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Movers and shakers

This is the first in a series of articles devoted to people that are in some way making a positive impact in some area of endeavor. For this article, I selected Fire Chief Ryan Shanklin and firefighters Brandon Rudd and Jessica Rudd. Jessica Lynn Rudd is a fully certified firefighter on the Dyer Fire Department.…

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Turner wins school district slogan contest

By Leslie Ferguson Thursday, Sept 6 at Yorkville School was a very special day for fifth grader Paxton Turner. Turner was the district winner for a slogan contest held for all schools in the Gibson Co. Special School District. Director of Schools Eddie Pruett formed a Risk Awareness Committee to make school life easier for…

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GCHS crowns Turner homecoming queen

By Lori Cathey    Gibson County High School students and teachers showed off their school spirit with a full week of activities and festivities marking homecoming. The week-long celebration ended with a pep rally Friday afternoon for the Pioneers football team. Prior to the start of the game, GCHS football cheerleaders and the homecoming court…

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Four local farms recognized as Tennessee Century Farms

Four Gibson County farms were recognized during opening ceremonies of the Gibson Co. Fair in Trenton last week. Representatives from the Dowland Hall Farm, E.H.M. Farm, Harris Family Farm and Flowers Farm received plaques recognizing their farms as Tennessee Century Farms. The Tennessee Century Farms Program was created in 1975 by the Tennessee Department of…

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$500K Grant

$37-million upgrade for Humboldt Utilities underway, more on horizon by Danny Wade With Tyson soon coming to town, lots of planning has been in the works for months. No one has done more planning than Humboldt Utilities, who will provide all utilities to the Gibson County Industrial Park. The state of Tennessee has been good…

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Humboldt school board seat now vacant

by Danny Wade Now that September has rolled around, the resignation of a school board member became effective as of August 31. Lori Coleman submitted her letter of resignation from the school board in August. She has moved out of state and can no longer represent her Ward. With the vacant seat, it is up…

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City takes action to prohibit tiny houses

by Danny Wade Humboldt officials are taking proactive steps to protect homeowners’ property values. Last Monday night during the city board meeting, aldermen approved the first reading of a zoning amendment requiring single dwelling houses to be a minimum of 960 sq.ft. The ordinance was presented after inquiries at the mayor’s office about tiny houses.…

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Fisher is new assistant librarian

by Kim Forbes   The Humboldt Public Library has been a Strawberry City constant since 1954. As with any constant it sees changes. The last couple of years have brought many changes to the library. The latest change is an addition to the staff. Joshua Fisher is the new assistant director over adult services. He…

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Lee makes stop in Humboldt

by Danny Wade One of Tennessee’s gubernatorial candidates paid a visit to Humboldt last week for a gathering at the Gibson County Industrial Park. Bill Lee, Republican primary winner, spoke to dozens of supporters. Lee, while campaigning for the Republican nominee, trekked across the state on a tractor, hitting 95 counties in 95 days, from…

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Relay Fun Day slated Sept. 8

  by Danny Wade Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 8 for a day of fun and entertainment. Relay for Life Fun Day will have something for everyone. This is the first ever Relay Fun Day, according to Humboldt Relay chair, Mitzie Privitt. With all five Gibson County Relays coming together for one big Relay…

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