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Gibson board hires attorney, fire chief

by Caleb Revill The Gibson City Board hired a new city attorney and fire chief at their meeting Monday night, January 10. Alderman Billy Loflin was not present for this meeting. The board voted unanimously to approve both the November 8 meeting minutes and the December 13 meeting minutes. No fire report was given. Police…

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The man behind the Mass Band plan

Former HHS band member Jeremy Tate makes Rose Parade trip a reality by Katrina Smith The Gibson County Mass Band was quite the show-stopper at this year’s Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif. This event did not just happen over night but took a lot of preparation. Who was the man with the master plan behind…

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Mayor, aldermen sworn into office

by Danny Wade Humboldt city election in 2021 seemed to last the entire year—and it did. Candidates began announcing early in the year. Qualifying ran May through August to qualify for the November ballot. Campaigning was running full throttle from day one. Year’s Day was the grand finale for the 2021 city election when the…

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Cunningham to run for Gibson County mayor

The following is a paid political announcement “After prayerful consideration, the support of my family, and the encouragement of respected friends, I am announcing my candidacy for Gibson County mayor,” said Nelson Cunningham. “Gibson County has been my home for 48 years. I graduated from Milan High School and the University of Tennessee Knoxville where…

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McNeal wins runoff

by Danny Wade The final piece of the Humboldt political puzzle is now in place. The city’s Ward 2 alderman position has been determined. Incumbent Leon McNeal won the runoff election against challenger Lenford Carr in last Tuesday’s election. McNeal doubled the number of votes Carr garnered at 65-32. McNeal received 42 votes last Tuesday…

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Historic Marker

by Katrina Smith History was unveiled at the site where Stigall High School once stood. Gwendolyn Thomas and Tracie Claybrook, removed the covering unveiling a marker that honors the school and Tom Stigall, the first African American principal. Thomas and Claybrook both worked diligently soliciting donations from others to help make this possible. “These donations…

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Pasadena, California, here we come

by Logan Watson Members of the Gibson County Mass Band boarded planes Monday morning bound for Pasadena, Calif. and a world-wide audience as part of the 2022 Rose Parade this Saturday. The Mass Band is comprised of band members from Gibson County High School, Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School, Milan High School, Peabody High School and…

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Shivers, Pruett attend final city board meeting

McNeal possibly attended last meeting pending runoff election results by Danny Wade The Humboldt City Board held their final meeting of the year last week. For aldermen James Shivers and Bob Pruett, this was their last board meeting since both decided not to seek re-election. This may have been Leon McNeal’s last meeting as well.…

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Viking athletics bring disaster relief

by Katrina Smith Disaster can strike and affect people within a few seconds. Last Saturday, parts of West Tennessee experienced the forces of a tornado that left many people displaced but especially in Kenton, Tenn. The athletic department at the Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School wanted to help make a difference. Coach Craig “Teddy” Pettigrew was…

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