Area News

Task Force cripples local drug business

By Crystal Burns Drug Task Forces across the state are making communities safer by crippling drug dealers’ businesses, and they’re doing it without taxpayer money. Leaders with the West Tennessee Violent Crime and Drug Task Force held a town hall meeting in Humboldt last week to discuss the headway units are making in the war…

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Students visit Stigall Museum

by Kim Forbes Last week Humboldt students had the opportunity to visit the Tom and O.E. Stigall Museum and Ethnic Library. This was an after-hours field trip for many students. On Tuesday students from grades second and third visited as did students from grades fourth and sixth. Wednesday kindergarten and first grades visited the museum.…

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School auditorium renovations underway

by Danny Wade Another phase of renovations to the schools is underway. This part of the project includes renovating the auditorium at the shuttered Humboldt Jr. High building. The auditorium renovation is just one part of the $4.5 million project with Humboldt City Schools. The majority of the funds were used to renovate Stigall Primary…

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Search begins for next Bulldogs head coach

Search begins for next Bulldogs head coach By Logan Watson When Jeff Morris announced last month that he would be stepping down as Head Coach of the Bulldogs, it created a vacuum in one of the most highly-regarded football programs in West Tennessee. Now, Milan High School Principal and Athletic Director Greg Scott is faced…

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Volunteers deliver Thanksgiving blessings

by Kim Forbes Thanksgiving is one example of how Humboldt comes together to generously support their own. Since the 1980s the Community Wide Thanksgiving meal has been served. When this concept was first brought to life, it was by the hands of one woman, Dorothy Sherron, who was raising six of her grandchildren. The community…

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Humboldt Utilities gearing up for new industrial progress

Half Million Grant by Danny Wade With Tyson Foods taking a permanent residence in Humboldt at the Gibson County Industrial Park, Humboldt Utilities is beefing up their operations. Part of the upgrades will be funded by a $525,000 Economic Development Block Grant. Humboldt Utilities General Manager Alex Smith said the money will be used to…

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Trenton child, parent sue school district for negligence

By Crystal Burns A minor student and the child’s parent are suing the Trenton Special School District and another minor for negligence. Hearings are set to begin in Gibson County Circuit Court on December 11. The plaintiff, who is represented by Michael Carter, a partner with Crocker & Carter, PLLC in Milan, originally filed the…

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Milan’s oldest church plans new building

Milan’s oldest church plans new building near S. First and Meadowbrook By Steve Short Milan’s oldest church is planning to move to a new location on S. First Street, following approval with stipulations by the Planning Commission Nov. 13. Members of New Hope Primitive Baptist Church, located on West Main St., presented plans for a…

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Speaker Harwell hits hot topics during Humboldt visit

by Kim Forbes and Danny Wade Speaker of the House for Tennessee, Beth Harwell, was in Humboldt last Friday. Part of her visit took her to A Mother’s Love, a Humboldt facility for pregnant women who are addicted to opioids. Harwell also spoke to Humboldt Rotarians during lunch. Beth Harwell was first elected to the…

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