Area Breaking News

Rep. Halford seeks re-election to Tennessee House

The following is a political announcement paid for by Friends of Curtis Halford, Charlotte Halford treasurer.   Curtis Halford (R) of Dyer is announcing that he will seek re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives. “It will be my great pleasure to continue to serve the people of Carroll and Gibson counties,” Halford said. While…

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TSSD director to parents: ‘Give us what you can’

By Crystal Burns   On Wednesday, March 25, Governor Bill Lee asked all Tennessee schools to remain closed through April 24, extending the shutdown from March 31, in continuing efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. Leaders from all five schools districts in Gibson County quickly posted information to websites and social media announcing their…

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Dyer Mayor and Board of Aldermen hold first “e-meeting”

By Cara Zarecor   On the evening of Thursday, March 26, the Dyer Mayor and Board of Aldermen held its first ever virtual meeting via Zoom, an online cloud platform that allows web conferencing through audio and video. City Recorder Nathan Reed coordinated the “e-meeting,” and all eight alderpersons logged in to attend. The first…

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Pruett reacts to school shutdown extension

  By Crystal Burns   On March 25, Governor Bill Lee asked that all Tennessee schools remain closed through April 24, extending the shutdown from the end of March to the last full week in April. Leaders of all five school districts in Gibson County announced soon thereafter that local schools would follow Lee’s directive.…

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Hamlett files federal lawsuit attempting to keep her job

Claims of racism, violation of 1st Amendment among case allegations by Danny Wade In a turn of events, Dr. Versie Hamlett may not be leaving Humboldt City Schools after all. Dr. Hamlett is fighting for her job, and fighting for her good name and reputation. On Monday, March 30, documents were filed in the United…

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Strawberry Festival dedicated to Ramsey

by Danny Wade Strawberry Festival President Betty Langley is doing something a little different this year. Instead of having one Strawberry Festival dedication, she will recognize two this year. Last month, Humboldt Utilities was spotlighted as one of the festival dedications. Now, Langley has announced her second, the late Jack Ramsey. Last week, Langley and…

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Rutherford breaks ground on air ambulance helipad

By Lori Cathey    The Rutherford Fire Department and Gibson County Fire & Rescue Station No. 9 recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a new air ambulance helipad. Around 40 people were present on Saturday morning, March 7 for the event. The new helipad will be located on the south side of the Gibson County…

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Students learning at home instead of school classrooms

Teachers provide educational packets by Danny Wade With the announcement of Humboldt City Schools closing until April 6, some might think the students and staff are getting an extended spring break. Yes, in a way they are. But that does not mean students will not be learning. Dr. Versie Hamlett, director of Humboldt City Schools,…

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