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Fugitive apprehended in Milan

Fugitive apprehended in Milan By Logan Watson U.S. Marshals apprehended wanted fugitive John McKinnie in Milan earlier this morning with the assistance of the 28th Judicial District Drug Task Force. Unmarked vehicles swarmed the area Thursday morning, with witnesses stating that law enforcement had to break down the door of a home. According to 28th…

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Jerry & Rosa Hollis named Washer Pitchin’ grand marshals

By Lori Cathey With the sun shining brightly in Yorkville, organizers of the 26th Annual International Washer Pitchin’ Contest honored Jerry and Rosa Hollis as the grand marshals and welcomed a host of competitors for a day of friendly games, good food and lots of fellowship. Before the opening ceremony, juniors competed with Cason Reynolds…

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Christian Women’s Job Corp closes on transitional home

By Crystal Burns Christy Skelton, executive director of the newly incorporated Gibson County Christian Women’s Job Corp (CWJC), flashed a big grin last week as the group closed on a transitional house for women. The home, located in Trenton, will house up to eight women beginning in November. Skelton said the women would likely come…

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Brothers donate Air Evac subscriptions to every Trenton resident

By Crystal Burns At the ribbon cutting of the Trenton helipad, located on Halliburton Street off Highway 45 Bypass W, brothers Bob and Ken Wilson donated one-year, basic subscriptions to Air Evac Lifeteam for every Trenton resident. Bob Wilson, owner of AVC Inc. in Trenton, introduced his brother Ken, who lives in Connecticut and owns…

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Beer permit rejected a second time

  by Danny Wade For a second time in three weeks, a Humboldt business has been denied a beer permit. The owners/partnerships of Q-Mart/Valero located at 2990 East End Drive had twice submitted beer applications but were turned down. During the Humboldt Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting on Monday, August 12, Ezzat Hannah, one…

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FFA Auction & BBQ set for Saturday

Going Once, Twice, Sold     by Danny Wade Who doesn’t like to find bargains these days? Everyone wants to find good deals. How would you like to find these good deals while helping out local students? If so, the annual Humboldt FFA Alumni Auction and BBQ is the place to be Saturday. Once again,…

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Board discusses superintendent’s contract

by Danny Wade Will Humboldt City Schools soon be looking for a new leader? After Thursday night’s school board meeting, a contract extension for the director of schools is up in the air. Dr. Versie Hamlett’s contract is set to expire June 20, 2020. Typically, the early part of the final year of the superintendent’s…

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At 76, Newell still playing ball

by Mindy East If you have ever been around a ball field, then you must know or heard of Herman Newell. At 76 years young, Newell is still playing softball for a senior league in Jackson. His team, Denton’s Carpet One, recently won the championship in their age bracket. Newell said his team was marked…

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Four qualify for school board seats

by Danny Wade Time is running out for anyone who would like to be a school board member. The deadline to qualify to be on the November ballot is this week. Gibson County Administrator of Elections Julieanne Hart said petitions must be turned in and verified by noon on Thursday, August 15. Petitions are available…

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