Area Breaking News

Lady Pioneers earn top seed in district

By Lori Cathey The Gibson County Lady Pioneers played two exciting games last week to pick up two district wins to put them in first place to start the district tournament. Feb. 5, the Lady Pioneers defeated Trinity Christian Academy, and on Friday night, they won over the Peabody Lady Tide 55-41. Friday night, the…

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Library consultant’s final report shows need for more space

By Crystal Burns Members of the Gibson County Memorial Library Board, Friends of the Library, Library Foundation and other supporters met Friday to hear the results of an extensive report prepared by a internationally-recognized library consultant. The library board contracted with Anders Dahlgren of Library Planning Associates in Illinois for the comprehensive needs analysis, which…

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Peabody retires Woods No. 10 jersey

By Gary L. Smith Last week, Peabody High School officially retired standout pitcher William Woods’ uniform No. 10 baseball jersey during a ceremony held between Trenton vs. Gibson County basketball games. Peabody Baseball Head Coach Todd Lumley and Assistants Franky Hodges and Taylor Paterson presented Woods’ famed jersey during the retirement ceremony. During the presentation,…

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Farmer passes at 93 years

Editor’s note: Calvin Farmer passed away last week at the age of 93. His obituary is on page 5. He was truly a pioneer for Humboldt and Gibson County. Below is an article from February of 2011 I had the honor of writing about a wonderful man who did so much good in his life.…

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Lavorn Jones celebrates 100 years

by Danny Wade It was a cold winter’s day back in 1919 when a little girl was born in Arkansas. Last week that little girl turned 100 years old. Lavorn Jones celebrated her 100th birthday on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. A bouquet of red roses was sitting on the coffee table in her living room.…

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West TN Drug Task Force foils murder for hire conspiracy

Two men are in custody on charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in a plot stretching from Humboldt to Murfreesboro that was foiled just three hours before the murder was to occur. Stephen Taylor, 43, of Murfreesboro, and Gregory Barnes, 22, of Humboldt, are in the custody of Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas. Barnes…

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Crockett uses strong second half to beat Lady Dogs

Crockett uses strong second half to beat Lady Dogs By Steve Short CROCKETT CO. 72, MILAN 48 MILAN Feb. 5 – Taking on No. 5 ranked Crockett Co. on Senior Night, the youthful Lady Bulldogs trailed 15-7 but stormed back to take a 29-28 lead before halftime. Katelyn Bradford made three 3-pointers the first half,…

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