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Paving… coming to a street near you

  by Danny Wade   It’s been years, possibly decades since Humboldt streets have been repaved and there’s one reason only—it’s expensive, very expensive. This is the reason Mayor Marvin Sikes has not had paving as a priority. But when Governor Bill Lee announced Tennessee cities would receive state stimulus money, Mayor Sikes was pleasantly…

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Gibson Co. Industrial Park water tower near completion

1.5-million gallon tank will supply Tyson Foods processing plant at Gibson County Industrial Park on the northern end of Humboldt. by Danny Wade One piece of the puzzle to bring in 1,600 jobs to Gibson County is well on its way to completion. The 1.5-million gallon water tower being erected at the Gibson County Industrial…

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One dead, three facing murder charges in California

by Danny Wade Two Humboldt men and one Trenton man are facing murder charges in California. According to the San Bernardino California Sheriff’s Department, Troy Qushun Agnew, 24, and Terrence Donnell Pirtle, 20, of Humboldt, Tenn. and Jordan Damon Patrick, 20, of Trenton, Tenn. (formerly of Humboldt) are in custody, charged with murder, attempted murder…

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Star still shining, Bradford taking basketball career to next phase

Former Viking standout, Mr. Basketball winner Desonta Bradford named ETSU assistant for player development by Danny Wade One of Humboldt’s favorite sons is still at it, making a name for himself. Desonta Bradford continues to achieve in his basketball career and was named assistant for player development with his alma mater East Tennessee State University.…

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Brown named HJSHS principal

by Danny Wade Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School has a new but familiar face leading the school. Carla Brown is the new principal. Interim Superintendent Lillian Shelton recently hired Brown as principal. She takes over for Jason Newman, who was transferred to East Elementary School. Even though this is a new position for Brown, she is…

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Mayor responds to school board lawsuits

Mayor Marvin Sikes… We have no authority over the board of education. by Danny Wade When news hit the stands of another lawsuit against City of Humboldt Board of Education, some took to social media with their thoughts. Some of those comments were aimed at Humboldt Mayor Marvin Sikes. Mayor Sikes wanted to set the…

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Newman wants old job back, lawsuit filed

Shelton, McNeal, board of education named as defendants in principal’s transfer/demotion complaint lawsuit by Danny Wade Just when it was reported that a lawsuit against the Humboldt School Board had been settled out of court, another case has come to light. This time, former Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School principal, Jason Newman, has filed a complaint.…

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Boykin authors first book – “R.E.V.E.A.L the Year Without My Dad”

is adding to his resume. Come this fall, in addition to being a fashion model, celebrity wardrobe stylist, creative director, entrepreneur and philanthropist, he will also be an author. The West Tennessee native will release his first book, “R.E.V.E.A.L” this fall. “R.E.V.E.A.L” will be an anthology that will cover a number of emotional moments and issues that…

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Lawsuits against city total over a quarter million

Hamlett, Morrison reap reward from city, school board actions by Danny Wade The city of Humboldt has twice been hit hard over the past several months with lawsuits. Although the city is the entity being sued, the fact is, elected boards are responsible for both of these lawsuits. First, it was former city inspector John…

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