Area News

Art gala set Nov. 3

by Kim Forbes One of Humboldt’s most beloved treasures, the West Tennessee Regional Art Center, will shine brightly on next month. The 6th Annual Art Gala will be held Saturday, November 3 at 6:30 p.m. at The Opera House in downtown Humboldt. Each year, the WTRAC hosts the art gala, which is their annual fundraiser.…

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Uselton to headline membership drive

by Kim Forbes Fall Into Friends is the annual membership drive hosted by Friends of the Library board members. This year’s Fall Into Friends event will be held Monday, October 22 at the Humboldt Public Library. In addition to food, door prizes and a silent auction, this year Humboldt native and author, Darrell Uselton, will…

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Culpepper receives chamber promotion

by Kim Forbes Last week, Humboldt Chamber of Commerce announced Beth Culpepper has been promoted to the position of events coordinator. Culpepper is taking over the job after the resignation of Anna Surratt, who is relocating. Culpepper has been with the chamber for two years. In the six years leading up to her accepting a…

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Get ready for Fall Fest this Saturday

  by Danny Wade One of Humboldt’s newest entertaining events hits a small milestone this year. The will be Fall Fest’s 10th year. Coordinators Michael Longmire and Tommy Goodrum, along with many volunteers and committee members, have grown Fall Fest into an event packed with loads of family fun. Sponsored by Humboldt Downtown Business Association,…

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Celebration honors late coach Boykin

  by Amber Adams The late Humboldt Viking basketball coach Thomas Ray Boykin was memorialized Friday afternoon in front of a packed crowd during a ceremony held at the Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School gymnasium. The city and school board were both eager to make this happen after his passing earlier this year and name the…

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Standing Ovation

Auditorium opening soon   by Danny Wade After almost a year, auditorium renovations at the old Humboldt Jr. High School of Ferrell St. are just days away from being complete. The completely renovated auditorium will be ready to use once the finishing touches are completed. Renovating the auditorium is part of a $4.5 million project…

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Public Library hosts opioid seminar

by Kim Forbes Everywhere you turn these days, you hear, read and see that this country is experiencing an opioid epidemic that is having disastrous results in the lives of families everywhere. Government agencies are pouring money into combating the problem. First responders and business people came together last week to learn to be proactive…

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MHS Band Director arrested for sexual battery of juvenile

Milan band director arrested on sexual battery charges By Logan Watson A Milan educator was arrested last Thursday night, September 27, on charges of sexual battery stemming from incidents with an underage student. John Scruggs, 40, the band director at Milan High School, was charged with one count of sexual battery by an authority figure…

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Chamber banquet a success despite warm weather

Night of music, food, fun, games, auctions, awards entertained all           Chamber (humorous) award winners         Other awards voted by chamber banquet attendees are Lamplighter Award winner Laurie Gamble for always having a light on in the business or office long after everyone else has gone; and the…

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