Area News

82nd Strawberry Festival days away

Festival Preview   by Danny Wade With the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival just days away, festival president, Chelsea Caraway, and general chairman, Betty Langley talked about the upcoming events. For the most part, there are very few changes in the line up, but there are new events and events that will get overhauls. New this…

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DeLoach to be honored at Relay for Life

  by Danny Wade Many people battle cancer—some win, some lose. But when Barry DeLoach found out he had cancer, he put his faith in God. Now that his cancer is gone, DeLoach will server as Humboldt’s co-honoree at Relay for Life, along with Theresa Kennedy. “When I was diagnosed, I got up the next…

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Korean War soldier laid to rest after almost 70 years

Korean War soldier finally laid to rest in his homeland By Steve Short  A soft, cool rain fell on Pisgah Cemetery in Atwood Saturday, as the flag-draped coffin with the body of Corporal Benjamin White Scott was carried by a military honor guard from a white hearse to a grave, and a small crowd of…

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Kennedy is Relay for Life co-honoree

by Danny Wade With the Gibson County community Relay for Life event right around the corner, Humboldt’s Relay committee is proud to announce Theresa Kennedy is co-honoree for Humboldt. Barry DeLoach (article in next week’s Chronicle) is also co-honoree. Kennedy is a supporter of the American Cancer Society, although she admits she does not always…

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School board approves key position

by Danny Wade Discussion of a key position in the school system was the hot topic when the Humboldt School Board met last Thursday evening. A board policy approved last month stated that the board would appoint the system testing coordinator position. Diane Hammonds has held the position for the past five years and was…

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Four to be inducted into Humboldt Hall of Fame

  Rita Howard Rita Wilson Howard’s many accomplishments include being the recipient of 89 local, state, and national beauty/talent honors including “Miss Tennessee 1961” – all of which placed her into the National Pageantry Hall of Fame. She was one of the first inductees into the National Baton Twirling Hall of Fame, a professional actress…

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Three Way revisits city hall project

Summer paving, bridge construction discussed For the past several months, even years, Three Way officials have had three topics of interest on city board agendas—paving, a city hall and bridge replacement. Last week’s meeting was no different with all three topics up for discussion. Mayor Larry Sanders opened discussion on the next paving project the…

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Festival gets first ever official brand

by Danny Wade In today’s world, almost everything has its own brand. Food is branded, clothes have brands, businesses and companies have their own brand. This is why Strawberry Festival officials, through the Humboldt Chamber of Commerce, decided it was time Humboldt’s claim to fame had it own branding. “This is the first time the…

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Businesses, industries roll out red carpet for Strawberry Tour

  by Danny Wade Last Friday kicked off the first Strawberry Festival event with the City Tour. Each year, Strawberry royalty and dignitaries tour several locations in Humboldt about a month before festival week. Humboldt businesses and industries roll out the Strawberry red carpet for the tour to serve up a taste of what Humboldt…

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