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Recreation area holds ribbon cutting

by Danny Wade One of the areas newest and largest recreation sites held a ribbon cutting Tuesday, June 21, officially marking its opening. Then on Saturday, June 25, a grand opening was held. The Middle Fork Bottoms Recreational Area is now officially open to the public even though people have been visiting it for months.…

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Hardiman bound over to grand jury

Hardiman facing first degree murder charges  from November school shooting by Danny Wade A preliminary hearing regarding the shooting at a Humboldt High School basketball game was held Monday morning, June 20 in Gibson County General Sessions Court in Trenton, Tenn. The defendant and alleged shooter, Jadon Hardiman, was bound over to the grand jury…

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City board votes down budget

by Danny Wade With the deadline of July 30, 2022 quickly approaching, cities across the state are approving their fiscal year budgets for 2022-23. Budgets must be in place by July 1, 2022 and filed with the Tennessee Comptroller’s office. Cities that have not approved their budget are scrambling to get them finalized and adopt…

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Juneteenth celebrated, two-day festival draws crowds

   The 6th annual African American Heritage and Music Festival celebrating the national holiday, Juneteenth, was held last weekend on Saturday, June 18 to Sunday, June 19. The Juneteenth celebration had a successful turn out at Viking Park where the attendees played games, shopped and ate food at several black owned and operated business vendors.…

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Grand Jury indicts Jackson in Dyer murder

Special Grand Jury indicts man in Dyer murder By Logan Watson Jamocus Jackson, the man taken into custody following an investigation into a “suspicious death” in Dyer on Sunday, was indicted by a special session of the Gibson County Grand Jury this morning on charges of First Degree Murder, Tampering with Evidence and Possession of…

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Music City Corps comes to town

by Ariel McRae Imagine for a moment being trapped under the sinking mass of your own demolished ship; floating in the harbor surrounded by the sound of hammers dinging across various desecrated metal fragments while you call for help endlessly as the waves lap oil from the wreckage around your comrades with the light refracting…

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Harwell named HJSHS principal

Humboldt City Schools superintendent, Dr. Janice Epperson, announced Grover Harwell has accepted the position as principal of Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School. Since 2007, Harwell has worked in the Haywood County School System. Most recently, he has served as their director of the Student Options Academy, which serves as a learning alternative for students who have…

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Public library splashing in ‘Oceans of Possibilities’

  by Ariel McRae Reading a book is an inexpensive way to venture out on a vacation without the inconvenience of leaving home. A reader can scale vast mountains, sail across the seas and explore the great wide somewhere over the course of several hundred pages and half a day’s worth of reading. This summer,…

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Sheehan accepts principal position

Humboldt City Schools’ superintendent, Dr. Janice Epperson, announced last week that Debbie Sheehan has accepted the position as principal at East Elementary School. Sheehan has served as instructional coach at Stigall Primary School for the past three years. Sheehan is a 22-year educator and began her career teaching 1st grade. She earned her Bachelor of…

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Curtis Halford looks back on time with legislature

Halford looks back on years with legislature By Logan Watson For almost 14 years, Curtis Halford has represented Gibson County and the rest of the 79th district in the Tennessee House of Representatives, but very soon he will be stepping away from the state legislature and returning to his role as a regular citizen. Before…

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