HHS Homecoming 2017

Humboldt’s school spirit shone as bright as the skies Friday afternoon as the Vikings marched down Main Street during the traditional HHS Homecoming Parade. Led by the Humboldt Marching Band, the parade brought out supporters on the sidelines cheering the youngsters on as the team readied for the big game.

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BancorpSouth bids Frisbee fond farewell

RETIREMENT RECEPTION HONORS FRISBEE – Co-workers gather to honor Janeice Frisbee (second from left) upon her retirement after many years of service to BancorpSouth and its predecessors. Among those congratulating Frisbee are (from left) Celia Callahan, (Frisbee), Jan Inlow, Linda Lashlee, Jan Walker, Maggie Turnbo, Missy Hardin, Martha (Cookie) Skinner, and (back) Brad Webster and…

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Artist looks back after 34 years

ARTIST VISITS HIS OWN – Bill Hickerson, director of the West Tennessee Regional Art Center, joins artist Bill Schimek who created this piece “Eddie Rides a Bus” in 1983. He had not seen this piece of his art for 34 years, but was allowed the opportunity to see it and photograph it last Friday. A…

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Vets Home welcomes Wall

FAMILY SUPPORT – Shawn Wall’s family was in attendance for the official announcement of his position as administrator of the W.D. “Bill Manning” Tennessee State Veterans Home. Glenda Reeves, (front, from left) Madonna Wall, (back) Shawn Wall, Rhett Wall and Monica Wall attended the reception. A new administrator is leading the crew at the State…

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Thomas takes top honors for art center drone video

AWARD – The Award of Excellence from the Tennessee Association of Museums went to Humboldt T. Thomas (right) for his video of an exhibit at the  West Tennessee Regional Art Center. Center director Bill Hickerson presents the award to Thomas. To view the video visit www.https://vimeo.com/177597744. Firefighter wins state museum award A Humboldt firefighter was…

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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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