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CP Center dinner, auction raises thousands

by Kim Forbes Medina was home to a great party for a good cause last Saturday night. The 20th anniversary Gibson County Dinner and Auction to benefit The Gibson County Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse was a huge success. The dinner and auction was held at White Oak Farms on Spring…

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Few changes coming to WTSF

  Back at Bailey by Danny Wade With the Strawberry Festival less than two weeks away, all the hard work and planning is complete. Now President Melissa Swingler and General Chairman Chelsea Caraway are putting the final touches on each event. Planning an event as large as the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival is a huge…

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Free physicals offered to Humboldt student athletes

  by Danny Wade Humboldt’s student athletes went through a rigorous medical exam last week to prepare them for sport next school year. Humboldt City School, Sports Plus and local physicians teamed up to give physicals to all students who will participate in team sports next year. Humboldt City Schools’ Athletic Director George Yarbro partnered…

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Gibson police officer terminated over alleged sexual comments

Gibson fires police officer over alleged sexual comments By Victor Parkins The Gibson City Board of Aldermen voted unanimously to terminate Sgt. Larry Morris Monday night in a special called meeting. Morris was placed on unpaid administrative leave after a motorist filed a complaint against him on March 17, alleging that he made improper, sexual…

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McDonald’s demo makes way for new restaurant

Out With McOld In With McNew   by Danny Wade For 35 years, a local restaurant has been serving hungry customers every day of the week. But that will soon change. McDonald’s, located at the corner of Hwy 45 Bypass and Central Ave. is closing its doors, but not for good. A new, upgraded restaurant…

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Perry named Relay for Life honoree

  by Danny Wade When the Relay for Life committee met a few weeks ago, one task ahead of them was naming an honoree. It was a unanimous vote for Humboldt Mayor Marvin Sikes as honoree. After all, Sikes had just been treated for prostate cancer. But minutes after that meeting, Relay co-chair Mitzie Privitt…

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City board applies for $1M grant

by Danny Wade The Humboldt Board of Mayor and Aldermen tackled a short agenda while meeting April 9. Even though the agenda was small, two important items took quite a bit of discussion. The first big ticket item was approving a resolution to authorize the submittal of an application to the Tennessee Department of Economic…

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Three killed in head-on collision

By Crystal Burns A head-on collision on Hwy. 45 between Trenton and Dyer resulted in three fatalities Saturday afternoon. Anthony D. McMinn, 21, of Dyer, Thomas M. Aird, 62, of Cuba City, Wisc., and Mary Louise Aird, 60, also of Cuba City, were killed. According to the Tennessee Motor Vehicle Fatality Report, McMinn was driving…

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Robbery possible motive for Gibson shooting

Robbery possible motive for Gibson shooting By Logan Watson A man was shot in the arm during an altercation inside his Gibson apartment Tuesday afternoon. The victim, whose name has not been released, reportedly told investigators that he was attempting to purchase a small amount of marijuana when the dealer showed up at his door…

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Sikes selected Relay for Life honoree for Humboldt

by Danny Wade With big changes coming to Gibson County’s Relay for Life this year, one thing has not changed for Humboldt—naming honorees. Marvin Sikes, along with Margaret Perry, will be co-honorees representing Humboldt at Gibson County Relay for Life. (Perry’s article will be in next week’s Chronicle.) This year all five communities will join…

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