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FFA plant sale grows future greenhouse funds

by Ariel McRae Spring has sprung over the last few weeks around Humboldt, which presented the perfect opportunity for the greenhouse on the Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School campus to roll out their FFA plant sale on Friday, April 15. Jason Wiles, agricultural sciences teacher at the high school, is the director of the Future Farmers…

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Tyson toddles into teaching tykes

by Danny Wade “Promises made, promises kept,” are the words Gibson County Mayor Tom Witherspoon said as he took the podium last Wednesday in the Gibson County Industrial Park during a ground-breaking ceremony for Tyson Food’s newest venture. Tyson Tykes will be a childcare and learning center to be constructed directly across the street from…

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Medical professionals hold health fair

by Ariel McRae Gibson County citizens of all ages were welcomed out to the Humboldt Medical Center for a health fair event to provide information on wellness and free health screenings on Wednesday, April 14 from 8 a.m. through 12 p.m. Booths from health organizations throughout the county were set up in support of the…

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Humboldt’s WTRAC hosts show

  by Danny Wade Congressman David Kustoff recognized local students for their artwork in the U.S. Congressional Art Competition at a reception at the West Tennessee Regional Art Center. At the reception, Congressman Kustoff announced the overall winner, Ashton Martin from Obion County Central High School, whose artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a…

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Former Humboldt, Peabody coach Colvin going into TSSAA Hall of Fame

Former Humboldt, Peabody basketball coach Colvin going into TSSAA Hall of Fame By Steve Short / Mirror-Exchange Tommy Colvin, former girls basketball coach at Humboldt and Trenton Peabody, now an assistant at Crockett Co., will be among nine new inductees in the TSSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2019. TSSAA made the announcement Thursday. Nine…

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George Hunt Oliver

George Hunt Oliver, 75, husband of Rebecca Lee Oliver for 49 years, passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at his home in Smithville, TN. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca; sons, Col. Christopher (Stephanie) Oliver and Lt. Col William (Christina) Oliver currently serving in the USMC; and twin daughters, Allison (Michael) Safford of…

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Art gala set Nov. 3

by Kim Forbes One of Humboldt’s most beloved treasures, the West Tennessee Regional Art Center, will shine brightly on next month. The 6th Annual Art Gala will be held Saturday, November 3 at 6:30 p.m. at The Opera House in downtown Humboldt. Each year, the WTRAC hosts the art gala, which is their annual fundraiser.…

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Uselton to headline membership drive

by Kim Forbes Fall Into Friends is the annual membership drive hosted by Friends of the Library board members. This year’s Fall Into Friends event will be held Monday, October 22 at the Humboldt Public Library. In addition to food, door prizes and a silent auction, this year Humboldt native and author, Darrell Uselton, will…

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Centurion Tyler still active after 100 years

by Kim Forbes Not everyone gets to reach the age of 100 and when it happens in Humboldt, people are eager to celebrate that milestone. The most recent Strawberry City resident on the cusp of reaching the centenarian club is Kathryn Tyler. Tyler was born September 19, 1918. Last Saturday a celebration in her honor…

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Burnett celebrates 100 years

by Kim Forbes Brooksie Burnett, long-time contributor for the William Chapel column of the Humboldt Chronicle, was surprised last Saturday with an event at Bailey Park to commemorate her 100th birthday, which will be Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Burnett, a life-long citizen of Humboldt, and current resident at Bailey Park Community Living Center, today celebrates…

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