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McLemore, McNeal sworn into office prior to school board meeting

  by Danny Wade With three school board members winning elections last November, their new term begins in January. Two of the three members were sworn into office last Thursday evening prior to the regular school board meeting. Humboldt Mayor Marvin Sikes performed the ceremonies for Wayne McLemore and Leon McNeal. Mark Hodge was unable…

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Best of the Best voting opens January 7

The Gazette officially launched its 4th Annual Best of the Best reader poll today. “You’ll notice changes to this year’s ballot,” said Editor Crystal Burns. “We’ve listened to reader feedback to eliminate categories that drew little interest and add categories as requested. The ballot is shorter and better reflects the goods and services available, particularly…

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County finance director resigns from position

By Steve Short   Greg Pillow, Gibson County director of finance since January 2015, is leaving the governmental position, according to Gibson County Mayor Tom Witherspoon. The county was advertising the job opening and accepting applications to fill the position. In a statement Jan. 2, Witherspoon announced, “It is with great sadness that I report…

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Blackburn offers insight on Washington during Humboldt visit

by Danny Wade A United States Senator made a stop in Gibson County last week. Senator Marsha Blackburn made a quick visit to Humboldt last Thursday afternoon as part of her tour of all 95 Tennessee counties. Senator Blackburn visited and spoke with the 30-plus attendees prior to addressing the crowd. State Representative Curtis Halford…

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Kustoff hits on several D.C. topics during Rotary Club visit

by Danny Wade It has been a long-standing tradition for the Rotary Club of Humboldt to have the sitting Congressman visit early in January to give the club an update on events from Washington D.C. That tradition continued last Friday when Congressman David Kustoff, representing Tennessee’s 8th Congressional District, spoke to club members and guests.…

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Trenton mayor asks citizens to be patient

Trenton Mayor Ricky Jackson is asking for the public’s patience as the city’s new leaf machine makes its rounds in town. Jackson said since the company finally delivered the machine to the city about two weeks ago, the leaf machine is still on its first round. He expects the initial round to take about three…

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County roads, bridges get numerous repairs and upgrades

By: Steve Short Many roads and bridges in Gibson County have been undergoing major upgrades and reconstructions in the last two years, county Highway Superintendent Carl Stoppenhagen said. “The demands placed by the volume of traffic and repetitious, heavy loads are fast rendering Gibson County’s roads and bridges obsolete,” said Stoppenhagen. “Road improvements accomplish safety…

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McNeal refutes allegations, new court date set

Leon McNeal, a Humboldt alderman and a school board member, was in court last week. McNeal is facing disorderly conduct charges and was in Humboldt General Session Court on Wednesday, December 8. McNeal had hired attorney Joe Tubbs as council. Judge Mark Agee reset McNeal’s case for March 18, 2020. McNeal was ordered to have…

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Shop with a Cop a success

  by Mindy East Monday evening, law enforcement officers from Humboldt, Trenton and Milan, along with the Gibson County Sheriff’s Department and Humboldt Fire Department, raided Humboldt Walmart. But not to make arrests; instead for the 2019 Shop with a Cop event. On December 16, local children got to be a part of a Christmas…

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Church steeple comes down to make needed repairs

  by Danny Wade Last Thursday, First Evangelic Presbyterian Church got a haircut. The 40-plus foot steeple was removed. Murry Greer, church administrator, said there were some issues with the steeple, forcing it to be removed. Greer said Mother Nature had not been friendly to the steeple that towered over 80 feet from the ground.…

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