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Bradford boasts best tasting water

The Bradford Water System has been named the winner of the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts (TAUD) Region 8 Best Tasting Water Competition. The event took place April 11 at Rogers Hydrant Service. Drinking water samples were judged on quality of taste, clarity and bouquet. In addition to Bradford Water System, competitors included Camden Water…

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39th Annual Trenton Teapot Festival kicks off Sunday

By Crystal Burns It’s festival time in Trenton! The 39th Annual Trenton Teapot Festival kicks off Sunday afternoon with opening ceremonies at the Downtown Pedestrian Park. Billy Woods, a Trenton resident and devoted community volunteer since 1983, will be honored as this year’s parade marshal. Woods is a retired bank president who was instrumental in…

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82nd Strawberry Festival days away

Festival Preview   by Danny Wade With the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival just days away, festival president, Chelsea Caraway, and general chairman, Betty Langley talked about the upcoming events. For the most part, there are very few changes in the line up, but there are new events and events that will get overhauls. New this…

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DeLoach to be honored at Relay for Life

  by Danny Wade Many people battle cancer—some win, some lose. But when Barry DeLoach found out he had cancer, he put his faith in God. Now that his cancer is gone, DeLoach will server as Humboldt’s co-honoree at Relay for Life, along with Theresa Kennedy. “When I was diagnosed, I got up the next…

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Korean War soldier laid to rest after almost 70 years

Korean War soldier finally laid to rest in his homeland By Steve Short  A soft, cool rain fell on Pisgah Cemetery in Atwood Saturday, as the flag-draped coffin with the body of Corporal Benjamin White Scott was carried by a military honor guard from a white hearse to a grave, and a small crowd of…

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Kennedy is Relay for Life co-honoree

by Danny Wade With the Gibson County community Relay for Life event right around the corner, Humboldt’s Relay committee is proud to announce Theresa Kennedy is co-honoree for Humboldt. Barry DeLoach (article in next week’s Chronicle) is also co-honoree. Kennedy is a supporter of the American Cancer Society, although she admits she does not always…

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School board approves key position

by Danny Wade Discussion of a key position in the school system was the hot topic when the Humboldt School Board met last Thursday evening. A board policy approved last month stated that the board would appoint the system testing coordinator position. Diane Hammonds has held the position for the past five years and was…

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Four to be inducted into Humboldt Hall of Fame

  Rita Howard Rita Wilson Howard’s many accomplishments include being the recipient of 89 local, state, and national beauty/talent honors including “Miss Tennessee 1961” – all of which placed her into the National Pageantry Hall of Fame. She was one of the first inductees into the National Baton Twirling Hall of Fame, a professional actress…

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