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Jackson man charged with murder one

One man dead, two wounded in fatal shooting in gym lobby of basketball game. by Danny Wade A shooting at a Humboldt basketball game has left one dead and two others wounded. The altercation took place last Tuesday night during the Vikings vs North Side Indians game at Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School. Humboldt City Schools…

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Emerson wanted for attempted murder charges

by Logan Watson A Humboldt man is facing charges of attempted murder after shooting a Trenton man in his home last Monday morning. Shortly after 3:15 a.m. on Monday, November 22, officers were dispatched to a home on West Tenth Street in Trenton in response to a shooting where they found the victim, Thomas Buchanan,…

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Gibson County Election Commission votes to close precincts

Election Commission votes to close precincts Town Hall set for Nov. 30   By Logan Watson The Gibson County Election Commission voted to close a number of superfluous voting precincts throughout the county and open a third Early Voting location in Rutherford to help increase voter turnout in the upcoming elections. Matthew Gill, a representative…

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Mayor Wins By Landslide

Marvin Sikes pulls 75% of votes Carr, McNeal to faceoff in runoff election for Ward 1 Alderman position by Danny Wade The voters of Humboldt have spoken. And they spoke out at the tops of their lungs with a resounding voice by re-electing Marvin Sikes as their mayor for another term as mayor of Humboldt.…

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$1M Grant

Grant funds to update city parks by Danny Wade How far does $1-million go? When it comes to upgrading city parks, it goes a long way but maybe not as far as one might think. The city of Humboldt has finalized plans to renovate five park areas in Humboldt and submitted those plans to the…

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Carr seeking Ward 2 alderman position

The following is a paid political announcement. Lenford Carr is announcing his candidacy for Humboldt alderman of Ward 2 in the upcoming November 2 city election. Carr has many years of experience serving the citizens of Humboldt and Gibson County in several capacities. He served on the Humboldt Board of Education for 30 years and…

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Vietnam vets, families to be honored at Traveling Wall ceremony

Veterans, families to be honored at Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall ceremony By Logan Watson Local veterans who lost their lives in the Vietnam War will be honored at ceremonies this week during the display of the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall in Trenton. The memorial, a 3/5 scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington,…

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FedEx moving into GC Industrial Park

The Gibson County Industrial Park will soon have a new tenant. FedEx and the Gibson County Industrial Development Board delivered the good news after reaching an agreement to locate a distribution center in the industrial park. FedEx will be the second company in the GCIP. Tyson hatched their plans in 2017 and was the first…

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Close Call

Car crash leaves one injured, building damaged The Humboldt Chronicle is known for covering news stories on a weekly basis. But last week, the Chronicle was the news when a car crashed into the building, seriously injuring the driver. Around 3:15 p.m., Tuesday, September 14, the Chronicle staff was working away as usual. That’s when…

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Graves dies from COVID

A Humboldt alderman has passed away from complications brought on by COVID. Don Graves died last Friday. Few details  of his death were available at press time on Monday. Alderman Graves served two terms on the Humboldt City Board, first elected in 2013, then re-elected in 2017. He served Ward 3 in Humboldt and had…

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