Area Breaking News

Tyson celebrates first year in Gibson County

by Danny Wade It was exactly one year ago when the biggest news in many years hit Humboldt and Gibson County. Tyson Foods announced plans to build a new chicken processing plant in the Gibson County Industrial Park. On November 20, 2017, hundreds of Tyson representatives; federal, state, county and city officials; business people and…

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Taylor facing murder charges

On November 16 at 5:03 p.m., officers of the Humboldt Police Department were dispatched to North 18th Ave. in reference to a domestic assault with injuries. Upon arrival, officers found Jennifer C. Barr, a 45-year-old white female of Humboldt, deceased. Also located at the scene was Monte Cortez Taylor, a 37-year-old black male from Humboldt.…

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School board accepts resignation, approves D.C. trip

by Danny Wade The Humboldt School Board met last Thursday evening in a calm, collective manner. As opposed to the board’s October meeting, this meeting had no fireworks, no one resigned from the board and no one walked out of the meeting. As the meeting began, board member Leon McNeal motioned to amend the agenda…

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Sanders, Tremblay run unopposed in Three Way

The Three Way city board will remain the same after two incumbent candidates ran unopposed in the November 6 election. Mayor Larry Sanders will serve a second term. Sanders won his first term as mayor of Three Way in 2014, running against former incumbent mayor, James “Jimmy” Hill and contender George Baker. In 2014, Sanders…

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Rutherford gets new mayor

By Crystal Burns Former Rutherford Alderperson Sandra Simpson narrowly defeated incumbent Bob White last week. Simpson received 228 votes to White’s 204. Simpson previously served two, four-year terms on the board. “That’s where you get your experience,” she said. All five candidates for Board of Aldermen were elected. James Roach received 337 votes, Broeck Horner…

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Scruggs now faces charges in Crockett Co.

Crockett County Sheriff Troye Klyce issued a press release Friday afternoon detailing charges against John Scruggs, former Milan High School band director, who is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student. The release states that the Crockett County Sheriff’s Office has been involved in a multi-jurisdictional investigation of Scruggs that focused on the…

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Two new council members elected to Trenton board

By Crystal Burns Two new council members were elected to the Trenton Board of Aldermen Tuesday. CeCe Jones and former mayor Tony Burriss won two of six seats on the board. Jones led all candidates with 831 votes. Burriss garnered 654. Aldermen Bubba Abbott, Frank Gibson and Rickey Graves were re-elected, collecting 729, 544 and…

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Gibson County Election Results

Gibson County Election Results   Total votes: 16,486 (55.7 percent of registered voters) Votes are unofficial. *Denotes winners in races where multiple seats were on the ballot   Governor Bill Lee (R) – 11,400 Karl Dean (D) – 4,471 The 27 Independent candidates combined for 218 total votes.   U.S. Senate Marsha Blackburn (R) –…

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Veterans Day programs slated

Honoring Our Vets   by Kim Forbes On the national level, Veterans Day is recognized on November 11 of each year. Veterans Day in Humboldt has, with the efforts of like-minded citizens, civic organizations and city officials, become a week-long series of events to honor, recognize and pay tribute to local veterans. Humboldt’s own Boy…

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