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Architect helps library supporters ‘pretend’

By Crystal Burns   In a room filled with colorful storybooks written and illustrated with a child’s imagination in mind, Jev Vaughn, architect/owner, and Carin Jeffords, interiors, of Vaughn Associates Architects, Inc., helped Gibson County Memorial Library (GCML) employees, board members, and supporters pretend. Vaughn and Jeffords spread the first drawings of a new library…

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YMCA leaders, members are ‘driven for their cause’

By Crystal Burns   Leaders and members of the Northwest Gibson County YMCA shared their passion for the local fitness center that offers a variety of programs for children and adults, all firmly rooted in Christian principles, at their annual campaign kickoff Friday in Trenton. This year’s theme is “Driven For Our Cause,” and all…

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Family opens up about Cades shooting victim

Family opens up about Cades shooting victim By Logan Watson Information about the fatal shooting at a home on Oak Grove Road in Cades last week is still very limited, but the family of Chad Oden, the man killed in the incident, is speaking out in defense of their loved one. Rodney Poole, Oden’s brother-in-law,…

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Tyson hatchery nears completion

Hatchery could be ready by May     by Danny Wade May in Humboldt is always all about strawberries. But June this year might be all about the chirping of baby chicks. The Tyson Foods hatchery should be ready to operate by the end of May and possibly have chicks as early as June. Tyson…

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School board votes to not use TSBA

Board will seek applications on their own   by Danny Wade The Humboldt School Board meeting last Thursday evening had its ups and downs. But for the most part, the meeting was productive and was civil. Prior to the beginning of the meeting, Humboldt Mayor Marvin Sikes administered the oath of office to newly elected…

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Homeowner shoots intruder on Oak Grove Road

A homeowner shot an intruder attempting to gain entry to his house on 73 Oak Grove Road in Milan on Thursday night. Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas released brief information Friday morning, stating in a news release that the 31-year-old homeowner shot a 43-year-old male, who was later pronounced dead at the Milan Emergency Room.…

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Body found outside Milan

Body found outside Milan By Logan Watson Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas confirmed this morning that a dead body was found in the area of Hope Hill Cemetery Road between Milan and Medina sometime last night. Sheriff Thomas stated that the body has been sent to the Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy. The preliminary…

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Volunteers enter Trenton in ‘Home Town Takover’ competition

By Crystal Burns   A group of Trenton volunteers ignored the odds and entered their town in the HGTV “Home Town Takeover” competition. The cable TV network is billing it as its biggest renovation project ever. Based on the hit series “Home Town,” which finds host Ben and Erin Napier updating classic homes in their…

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Bradford student aims to discourage distracted driving

By Crystal Burns   A Bradford High School freshman wants her classmates and teachers to keep their eyes on the road when driving. Chloe Goff, winner of the Miss Nashville Teen Volunteer pageant, chose Chloe’s Drive to End Distracted Driving as her platform for the statewide contest. Goff spoke to the Bradford Special School District…

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Kenton native crowned krewe king for Mardi Gras

A Kenton native has been crowned king for the 2020 Mardi Gras season. Tony Adams, a 1975 graduate of Kenton High School, is currently serving as King Janus XXXVII in Monroe, La. He and Queen Janus XXXVII Donna Tolar were presented to the public for the first time at their coronation Jan. 6 and are…

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