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Helping Hand cooking up Thanksgiving meals

by Mindy East For the past several years, a local charity has made Thanksgiving a day of joy and hope for those in need. Helping Hand of Humboldt will be doing their Thanksgiving meal a little differently this year and in the new location at 808 North 22nd Ave. Every year, Helping Hand prepares around…

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Historic oak tree tragically falls

Lost History   by Danny Wade What took over 350 years to create came toppling down in a matter of seconds. A towering, majestic oak tree came crashing down last Tuesday. Twin Oaks is known for and named after the huge oak trees that flanked each side of the historical antebellum house. Last Tuesday, the…

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County hires new EMS director

By Steve Short Gibson County has a new director of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Dan Fowlkes, 42, was introduced to the County Commission Monday morning, Nov. 18 in Trenton. He succeeds Starr Austin who served in the position nine years. A Dyersburg resident with 20 years in emergency services, Fowlkes will begin Dec. 2. He…

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Abernathy earns TSSAA Coach of the Year Award

  by Danny Wade A Humboldt coach has received the highest honor in the state of Tennessee. Humboldt High School head basketball coach Ron Abernathy has been named Boys Basketball Coach of the Year. Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) notified Abernathy and school officials of the honor last month. The award is for all…

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History Museum celebrates 40 years

  by Danny Wade The Humboldt History Museum is celebrating its 40th anniversary in November. Founded in 1979, the museum holds a multitude of historical Humboldt artifacts and memorabilia. Curator John Blankenship offered some history of the history museum. It was named the Humboldt Strawberry Festival Historical Museum. The name was changed to reflect the…

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Hill pleads not guilty to rape & murder charges in McDaniel case

By Steve Short Dressed in a khaki colored prison uniform, with short cropped hair and black, horn-rimmed glasses, Finis “Pete” Hill slumped in his chair in a Trenton courtroom Monday afternoon, Nov. 4 and turned his head to avoid being photographed. He was alone in the courtroom, except for a journalist with a camera and…

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Trunk or treat slated Halloween night

  by Danny Wade Halloween is a fun night for children of all ages. But in today’s world, parents have to be extra careful when their little tykes hit the neighborhood. This year, the Humboldt Lions Club is teaming up with the Humboldt Chamber of Commerce and other local organizations to make Halloween both fun…

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