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Doodle Soup Days parade is Saturday

The Doodle Soup Days parade is Saturday at 10 a.m. in downtown Bradford, but there are plenty of activities scheduled throughout the week. The Greater Gibson County Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting Trivia Night Tuesday at 6:30 in the Bradford Elementary School gym. A community church service is scheduled Wednesday at 7 p.m. at…

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Old Rosenwald School to be partially demolished

By Crystal Burns The old Trenton Rosenwald High School could be partially demolished next year. Dick Tracy, executive director of facilities development for the Tennessee Board of Regents, which operates the state’s colleges and universities, explained the process in a phone interview with The Gazette last week. The building, former home of Trenton Rosenwald High…

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Boykin gymnasium ceremony set October 5

by Danny Wade The late Humboldt Viking basketball coach, Thomas Boykin, will soon be memorialized for years and years to come. On Friday, October 5 the Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School gymnasium will be named in his honor. The Thomas Ray Boykin Gym has been the discussion around town for weeks after his passing earlier this…

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Centurion Tyler still active after 100 years

by Kim Forbes Not everyone gets to reach the age of 100 and when it happens in Humboldt, people are eager to celebrate that milestone. The most recent Strawberry City resident on the cusp of reaching the centenarian club is Kathryn Tyler. Tyler was born September 19, 1918. Last Saturday a celebration in her honor…

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Denote receives Silver Star

Reflecting on the Silver Star he was being awarded, Army Sergeant First Class (Retired) Wilford “Mike” Denote, a resident of Humboldt, Tenn., said his troops that day, and the servicemen and women past, present, and future were his heroes. Denote delivered those comments to a standing-room-only crowd, August 30, at Fort Campbell, Ky. He was…

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Comedy fundraiser slated to benefit Helping Hand

Laugh Out Loud by Danny Wade There’s nothing funny about helping people in need. That is until next weekend when a fundraiser for a local charity will highlight three comedians. Helping Hand of Humboldt presents “An Evening of Comedy” slated for Saturday, September 29 in downtown Humboldt at the Opera House. Helping Hand Director Emma…

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District principals review achievement, growth scores for Gibson Co. school district board

By Crystal Burns Eight of the nine Gibson County Special School District principals reviewed their schools’ TNReady achievement and TVAAS growth scores at Thursday’s school board meeting. Overall, district students placed in the Top 10 in the state in three achievement categories: eighth in 5-8 Science with 79.9 percent of students testing On Track or…

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Driverless convoy treks between Three Way, Medina

by Danny Wade If you happened to be driving on Hwy 45E between Three Way and Medina, you may have thought your eyes were playing tricks on you. A convoy of trucks and machinery were chugging along, grinding and paving the highway. What was most strange is that none of the trucks had drivers—at least…

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Short board maneuvers short meeting

by Danny Wade The Humboldt School Board met last Thursday evening minus a board member. Lori Coleman resigned from the board and has moved out of state. With four members present, enough for a quorum, the meeting went on as planned. Superintendent, Dr. Versie Hamlett, was unable to attend the meeting in person due to…

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HPD running smoothly under Buchanan, Ables

Chiefs in Charge by Danny Wade It has been a little over four months since Reynard Buchanan was appointed chief of police for the Humboldt Police Department after former chief, Rob Ellis, retired. For most Humboldtans, the change in leadership went smoothly and no one noticed any drastic adjustments within the department. Chief Buchanan has…

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