HHA Camp Discovery delivers entertainment to educators

Camp Discovery participants performed for the Humboldt City Schools teachers on their in-service day at the Humboldt Medical Center last week. Bro. Rob Harris was playing random music and directing the campers in dance moves. As he was giving direction, Mayor Marvin Sikes made his way up to the stage and joined in the fun. 

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Career day at Camp Discovery brings out array of professional speakers

WELCOMING GUESTS  –  Camp Discovery campers Joseph Linningham, Christin Currie, Jaliyah Fair and Andrea Jackson perform the camp song as a welcome to the career day professionals who enjoyed lunch and spoke to campers June 19. LANE PRESIDENT – Dr. Logan Hampton, the 10th president of Lane College entertained the campers as he spoke. Dr.…

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Heritage & Music Festival reborn here

ADINKRA ART – Promise Porter and Evelyn Baskerville work on  an Adinkra design at the African American Heritage and Music Festival. Adinkra art west African symbol art. ORGANIZERS – The African American Heritage and Music Festival was the brainchild of Leon McNeal who says he is passing the torch to Valerie Poston (right). The African…

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Street renamed to honor Rev. J.T. Freeman

Public works superintendent Willie Reid unveils the sign designating J.T. Freeman Street in Humboldt. A crowd came out last Saturday morning for the dedication and renaming. Shirley Poston and daughter Stella Humphreys moved the entire crowd with their rendition of “Lay down My Burdens.” A large crowd filled the sidewalk in front of the Stigall Museum where…

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Martin to retire Humboldt Library after 30 years

Felita Pearson Martin put her heart and soul into her hometown library for 30 years. “This is the only thing I’ve ever known,” said Martin last week. Her work there ends this month as she retires. She began working for the Humboldt Public Library at the same time Carolyn Adams began there in July, 1987.…

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Folk art graces festival show

BEST OF SHOW – The folk art of Hattie Marshall-Duncan was on display during the West Tennessee Regional Art Center Invitational Art Exhibition held at the West Tennessee Regional Art Center on Main Street in Humboldt last Sunday. Marshall-Duncan’s piece “Sharon” was selected Best of Show. Sunday afternoon brought many people out for the West…

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Honoring Dr. King

Honoring Dr. King by Kim Forbes Humboldt celebrated Martin Luther King Day Monday morning. The day began with a march from Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church to the Municipal Building on Central Avenue. Marchers carried American flags, sang “We Shall Overcome” and other songs as they proceeded. One vehicle led the parade of children and…

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Stigall Gala marks success

At the Stigall Gala, Cora Johnson and Kathy Woolfork (seated) are joined by Matthew Sealey and Bertha Perry. The second annual Stigall Center Gala was held Saturday, October 22 at the Humboldt Medical Center Conference Room. The Stigall Center’s motto is Play, Learn and Grow Together and this motto was emphasized throughout the evening as…

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Davy Crockett Days kicks off with opening ceremony

  By Kim Forbes The 49th annual Davy Crockett Days kicked off Sunday at the Davy Crockett Cabin as a large crowd gathered for the Opening Ceremony. The weather was near perfect for the day. Introductions were made by Alan Abbott, Chairman of the Davy Crockett Days Advisory Committee. Welcoming the guests was Rutherford Mayor…

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