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Helping Hand cooking up Thanksgiving meals

by Mindy East For the past several years, a local charity has made Thanksgiving a day of joy and hope for those in need. Helping Hand of Humboldt will be doing their Thanksgiving meal a little differently this year and in the new location at 808 North 22nd Ave. Every year, Helping Hand prepares around…

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Historic oak tree tragically falls

Lost History   by Danny Wade What took over 350 years to create came toppling down in a matter of seconds. A towering, majestic oak tree came crashing down last Tuesday. Twin Oaks is known for and named after the huge oak trees that flanked each side of the historical antebellum house. Last Tuesday, the…

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Pettigrew out as Bulldogs coach

Pettigrew out as Bulldogs coach By Victor Parkins After two years guiding the Bulldog football program, Craig ‘Teddy’ Pettigrew is out as the head coach.  He resigned from the position Monday morning. Pettigrew was 14-11 in his tenure with the Bulldogs.  He led Milan to the playoffs in both of his two seasons, with each of those teams finishing…

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Abernathy earns TSSAA Coach of the Year Award

  by Danny Wade A Humboldt coach has received the highest honor in the state of Tennessee. Humboldt High School head basketball coach Ron Abernathy has been named Boys Basketball Coach of the Year. Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) notified Abernathy and school officials of the honor last month. The award is for all…

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History Museum celebrates 40 years

  by Danny Wade The Humboldt History Museum is celebrating its 40th anniversary in November. Founded in 1979, the museum holds a multitude of historical Humboldt artifacts and memorabilia. Curator John Blankenship offered some history of the history museum. It was named the Humboldt Strawberry Festival Historical Museum. The name was changed to reflect the…

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Investigators find more remains in wooded area

Investigators locate more remains in Phillips investigation By Logan Watson Investigators have confirmed that more remains have been found near the rural site where the skull of Sarah Michelle Phillips was discovered. The incomplete human remains were found roughly 100 yards from where the skull was initially found by a Gibson County resident on October…

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Trunk or treat slated Halloween night

  by Danny Wade Halloween is a fun night for children of all ages. But in today’s world, parents have to be extra careful when their little tykes hit the neighborhood. This year, the Humboldt Lions Club is teaming up with the Humboldt Chamber of Commerce and other local organizations to make Halloween both fun…

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