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Airplane makes emergency landing

Plane crashes into swimming pool fence by Danny Wade An accident that could have well been fatal last Friday morning ended with a good outcome. An airplane made an emergency landing within yards of the airport. Humboldt Fire Chief Chester Owens said they received the call at 11:34 a.m., Friday on an airplane crash at…

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Business as normal—not quite

by Danny Wade When COVID-19 hit pandemic status, federal, state and local leaders acted firmly to help stop the spread. Unfortunately, the means to fight the spread of coronavirus put a major hurting on many small businesses. Even when restrictions began to be lifted for some, the guidelines for others did not change. One profession…

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MPD makes arrest in murder of Corinthain Gunn

Trenton man charged with First Degree Murder By Logan Watson A Trenton man was arrested last night, charged with the murder of Corinthain Gunn, Sr. Demarion Tyrel Mayberry, 26, has been charged with First Degree Murder in the killing, which took place outside a house party on May 27. When authorities responded to the shots…

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One killed in Milan shootings

One killed in Milan shootings By Logan Watson Milan police responded to a pair of shootings on Wednesday, May 20, one of which claimed the life of a 25-year-old man. The first incident took place just before 5:00 at an apartment complex on College Street. According to Chief of Police Bobby Sellers, two men, Terry…

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AHC senior living rehab holds parade for their residents

Some family members see loved ones for first time in weeks by Mindy East Local healthcare facility residents got to enjoy a drive through parade of family members and the community last Tuesday. With recent shut downs of healthcare facilities, activities coordinator Leeann Polasek wanted to do something for her residents at AHC Humboldt and…

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Hamlett lawsuit continues

by Danny Wade In late March, Dr. Versie Hamlett, director of Humboldt City Schools, filed a lawsuit in federal court in an attempt to keep her job. The case claims that her contract was not extended due to her refusing to fire qualified white educators and replace them with black educators. The case claims Humboldt…

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Skullbone man killed in shooting

Skullbone man shot & killed Sunday morning By Victor Parkins Gibson County Sheriff Deputies responded to a domestic call of shots fired Sunday morning that resulted in the death of Troy Cantrell, 56. Sources told the Mirror-Exchange that Cantrell had threatened his father, Harlan Cantrell, prior to the shooting that happened around 11:00 a.m. When…

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One killed in Milan shootings

One killed in Milan shootings By Logan Watson Milan police responded to a pair of shootings on Wednesday, May 20, one of which claimed the life of a 25-year-old man. The first incident took place just before 5:00 p.m. at an apartment complex on College Street. According to Milan Chief of Police Bobby Sellers, two…

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Humboldt City board hold first meeting in weeks

Moment of silence held for the late Alderlady Donna Johnson by Danny Wade The Humboldt City Board met Monday, May 11 with limited attendees. The meeting was broadcasted live on local radio station, Good News 99.9 FM – 1190 AM. The video is also available on the station’s Facebook page. To begin the meeting, the…

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