Area Breaking News

Human remains identified as Sarah Phillips

Remains identified as missing Milan woman By Logan Watson Human remains found over the weekend have been positively identified as missing Milan woman Sarah Michelle Phillips. Phillips, 22, was reported missing by her father earlier this year after leaving her home with a friend on January 9. Phillips had been known to leave for extended…

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E-911 names interim director

By Cara Zarecor, Tri-City Reporter Max Milam, a life-long native of Humboldt, has been named interim director of the Gibson County E-911 Center. A week after the termination of former director Johanna Harrell, Milam was approved by the board to fill the vacant position.      Milam brings with him a wealth of experience in…

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County mass band to march in 2021 Rose parade

By Crystal Burns For the past week, leaders of Gibson County’s five high school marching bands kept a big secret from their students and communities. To reveal it, they employed a helicopter, roses and he public address system at the Gibson County High School annual marching festival held Saturday in Dyer. Members of the Air…

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Building committee starts piecing together new library

By Crystal Burns Building a library is a lot like putting together a puzzle. Stakeholders will give their “wish list” to the architect, and the architect will work with them to prioritize needs and wants until each piece is designated and ready for placement. Anders Dahlgren, a world renowned library consultant, and Jev Vaughn, of…

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Alumni hold rally to save old Rosenwald school

By Crystal Burns Alumni of Trenton Rosenwald High School rallied Saturday morning to organize an effort to save their old school. Hollis Skinner, formerly of Trenton now living in Jackson, is spearheading the campaign to preserve the campus located on East Second Street. “We’re trying to save Rosenwald because we feel it deserves to be…

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St. James to hold church dedication, homecoming

by Danny Wade A local church has seen its share of hard times. Over the decades, St. James Missionary Baptist Church has lost church buildings due to being old, outgrown by the membership, and the third church was lost to fire. A tragic fire in December of 2017 was the disheartening fate of St. James’…

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Area law officers receive special training

  by Danny Wade Law enforcement agencies all work together to fight crime. Often times they come together for training as well. Last week, several policemen from various cities came to Humboldt for training. Humboldt Police Department’s Lt. Heath Smith spearheaded one of those training sessions last week. Lawmen from Humboldt, Medina, Alamo, Munford, Scotts…

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Early voting to begin Wednesday

by Danny Wade With the upcoming election less than a month away, Humboldt voters can get a jump on Election Day and take advantage of early voting. Three of the five Humboldt School Board seats are up for grabs. Early voting begins this week, October 16 and runs through October 31. Two races for seats…

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September drought actually helps cotton, corn, soybeans

by Danny Wade For local farmers, 2018 and 2019 is the tale of two completely different years. With fall harvest getting underway, the past two years could not have been any more different. This September, the area had a drought with some places not receiving a drop of rain, while some got a sprinkle or…

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Forcum Lannom to head MSSD renovations

Forcum Lannom to head MSSD renovations By Logan Watson Dyersburg-based construction firm Forcum Lannom was chosen last night to move forward as the Construction Manager for the upcoming  renovation projects at Johnnie Hale Stadium and Milan High School. The Milan Special School District’s Board of Education held a special called meeting Thursday night, calling in…

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