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Holiday Mart is Saturday

by Danny Wade With Christmas just a few weeks away, many people have already begun their shopping. Some started last year, the day after Christmas. Others pick up a few items throughout the year. This Saturday, November 10, is the perfect time to purchase gifts for almost everyone on your shopping list at Holiday Mart.…

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Flag Patrol revived at East Elementary

by Danny Wade When people drive down the city streets, it doesn’t take long to see a business, home or some other building flying an American flag. Often times, these flags are either not being displayed improperly or no flag is on the pole. This prompted Lt. Curtis Baxter of the Humboldt Police Department to…

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Two in a row Marching Pioneers claim state championship

By Lori Cathey  The Gibson County Marching Pioneers added to their trophy case, capturing their second Division I state title in as many seasons Saturday night at Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro. The band was also named the overall state champion band and state champion percussion for the fifth consecutive year. The drum majors placed…

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Additional Statutory Rape charges filed against Scruggs

Scruggs facing new charges of Statutory Rape, more charges to come By Logan Watson John Scruggs, former band director at Milan High School, was charged with an additional four counts of Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure Friday afternoon, according to Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas. Arrest warrants issued on November 2 stated that four…

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Police training course planned

  by Danny Wade A group of highly trained individuals are putting their best foot forward to create even better training. Members of the Humboldt Police Officers Association (HPOA) plan to build an obstacle training course at their property on Bledsoe Rd. in Humboldt. Humboldt police officers, Devin Kesterson and Derek Way are spearheading the…

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City board approves SUV bids for HPD

  by Danny Wade Soon two policemen will have new rides after the city board approved purchasing two new SUVs for the Humboldt Police Department. Mayor Marvin Sikes opened sealed bids for SUVs submitted by Gene Langley Ford, Lonnie Cobb Ford and Humboldt Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for two different versions of vehicles. One is…

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2018 Holiday Recipes

  The 2018 Holiday Recipes booklet is filled with all types of recipes for the holidays or for everyday meals. Be sure to check it out! Click the book’s cover above to view.

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Dowsley agency sells to FSB Insurance

by Danny Wade Two insurance agencies that have been staples in the Humboldt business scene for decades have joined forces. FSB Insurance and Dowsley Insurance are now under the same roof in downtown Humboldt on Main Street. John Hale and Cole Dowsley combined have almost 90 years of experience in the insurance field. Last month,…

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Gray takes oath, later resigns

Come & Gone by Danny Wade Within a matter of minutes of being sworn into office, the new school board member resigned before the meeting was over. Former high school history teacher, Terry Gray, was sworn in last Thursday night, but into the second hour of the two-plus hour meeting, he stood up and announced…

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