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School board considers wood shop class

Split board approves interim superintendent Shelton with $600 car allowance by Danny Wade The Humboldt School Board met last Thursday evening and into the night. The 6:30 p.m. lasted almost two and a half hours. After the agenda was amended at the beginning of the meeting, it received unanimous approval by all five board members.…

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Board reopens Pine Hill Park

  When COVID hit Tennessee at a pandemic rate, Governor Bill Lee and Madison County officials were forced to shut down businesses and other areas including parks. Three Way officials had to close Pine Hill Park April 1, 2020. In May, Mayor Larry Sanders advised the city board that Madison County had opened their parks’…

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Board refuses to discuss property rezoning

Property owner seeking to rezone from residential to business by Danny Wade It had been almost three months since the Humboldt Board of Mayor and Aldermen had met. Their last meeting was June 29, 2002. With 22 agenda items, Mayor Marvin Sikes expected the meeting to be lengthy. But that was not so. The meeting…

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Riggs facing arson charges

Special Agent Fire Investigators with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested and charged a Gibson County man in connection with a fire at a residence in Humboldt, in which four individuals were inside. Saturday, TBI agents, along with accelerate detection canine Wrigley, joined the Humboldt Fire Department and the Humboldt Police Department in investigating…

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Halford offers legislative update

by Danny Wade State Representative Curtis Halford, representing Gibson County and a portion of Carroll County, offered a legislative update for 2020. Halford, who grew up in Kenton and has lived most of his life in Dyer, described 2020 as the strangest year in his whole life, especially as a legislator. “This is the first…

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Exchange Club display to use five locations this year

Flags will fly at the Church at Sugar Creek, Humboldt Higher Education Center, Downtown Mini-Park, Edward Jones, St. James Baptist Church by Mindy East With Veteran’s Day just around the corner, the Humboldt Exchange Club and the Gibson County Carl Perkins Center are getting a head start on their annual display of American flags to…

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Students receive additional classroom time to stay on track

Shelton, Kendall offering ACT assistance by Danny Wade Everyone knows just how hard the coronavirus pandemic has made life over the past several months. But one field has been struggled exponentially—education. There was the debate of closing schools last March. Then there was the debate to reopen school this year. Once it was decided to…

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Forbes returns to her newspaper roots

People around Gibson County will be seeing a familiar face very soon. Kim Forbes is returning to her newspaper roots in the county. “It’s good to be back home,” Forbes said of her first week back. “I’m looking forward to continuing the relationships I have with my clients and look forward to meeting new clients.”…

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Paving… coming to a street near you

  by Danny Wade   It’s been years, possibly decades since Humboldt streets have been repaved and there’s one reason only—it’s expensive, very expensive. This is the reason Mayor Marvin Sikes has not had paving as a priority. But when Governor Bill Lee announced Tennessee cities would receive state stimulus money, Mayor Sikes was pleasantly…

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Gibson Co. Industrial Park water tower near completion

1.5-million gallon tank will supply Tyson Foods processing plant at Gibson County Industrial Park on the northern end of Humboldt. by Danny Wade One piece of the puzzle to bring in 1,600 jobs to Gibson County is well on its way to completion. The 1.5-million gallon water tower being erected at the Gibson County Industrial…

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