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Emery seeking mayor position

The following is a paid political announcement Thomas D. Emery, Pastor of Greater Six Street M.B. Church, is a mayoral candidate in the upcoming election for Humboldt city mayor. Emery has been a native of Humboldt for 68 years. He has been a successful business owner of Emery’s Restaurant and T & F Trucking Co.…

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Blood Battle

Badges battle to save lives by Katrina Smith The Humboldt Police Department, Humboldt Fire Department and Humboldt Area Rescue Squad battled it out yesterday for a very good cause and that was, to donate blood. Lifeline Blood Services set up the bloodmobile at a local store from 12:30 p.m. – 5:30p.m. in the parking lot.…

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Milan Fire Department holds special ops drills

Milan Fire Department holds Special Operations drills, prepares for FEMA deployment qualifications By Caleb Revill A roofer at the Milan Walmart has a heart attack on top of the roof. There is no easy, accessible way to get to them, and time is running out. -Luckily, this is just a scenario that the Milan Fire…

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Epperson attends first board meeting

Epperson attends first board meeting by Katrina Smith and Danny Wade The July 8 Humboldt School Board meeting last Thursday was the first of the new fiscal year. But more importantly, it was the first for newly hired director of schools, Dr. Janice Epperson. For her first meeting, it was also a most important meeting…

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Bikes & Cars – Public Library prepares for big event

Foundation fundraiser to assist with Children’s Library construction costs by Katrina Smith Who are the Friends of the Humboldt Public Library and the Humboldt Public Library Foundation? They are a group of individuals who are dedicated in supporting and enhancing library services and programs in the community through strengthening advocacy efforts, increasing library awareness and…

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Housing authority hosts summer camp

by Katrina Smith When a butterfly develops, it is not a butterfly immediately. There are steps that are taken leading into development. First the caterpillar crawls to and fro as an insect and then wraps itself into a cocoon. After being wrapped up for a period of time, the caterpillar turns into a beautiful butterfly.…

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Chambers host job fair, expo

by Katrina Smith Over the past few months, the job market has been affected by COVID. In the Gibson County areas alone, the unemployment rate reached an all time high at 12.3 – percent in April 2020, compared to 3.6 – percent in April 2019. Businesses were forced to lay off employees and in some…

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Senior Citizen’s Center to reopen

by Katrina Smith Growing up, people have all enjoyed social activities. It gives a sense of pleasure and serves as a stress reliever that allows a break from things happening in life. If you are 60 and older, the Humboldt Senior Citizens Center is the place to be. The center, located at 202 N. Central…

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Dr. Epperson accepts position as new director of schools

Hometown lady comes home to lead Humboldt City Schools, her Alma Mater by Danny Wade Humboldt City Schools has its new leader. Dr. Janice Epperson accepted the contract offered by the Humboldt Board of Education last week. Her first day on the job as director of schools will be July 1. Dr. Epperson was one…

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