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Short named Strawberry Festival GC

by Danny Wade When Shane Lynch was named general chairman of the 84th annual West Tennessee Strawberry Festival last year, the gears in his brain began to turn. Lynch knew he had important positions to fill for the 85th festival—general chairman being the most important. Luckily for Lynch, he had a short list—a very short…

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Downtown Humboldt still on the move

by Danny Wade Humboldt has been on the move for the past several years and downtown Humboldt has benefited from the progress. That progress is continuing with major upgrades to some building facades. It began when Milano’s Pizza, Mi Casita and The Coffee Shop restaurants opened as well as the Kandy Bank and Bakery La…

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Early Voting totals increase in final week

Early Voting totals increase in final week Election Day is Thursday   Early Voting for the County General Election closed at noon on Saturday, with more voters turning out for the second week of polling. In total, 1,394 registered voters cast their ballots last week, compared to 1,263 from Friday, July 15 through Saturday, July…

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New school year begins

by Danny Wade Last Thursday was a big day in Humboldt. It was the first day for the 2022-23 school year. For some students, it was a celebration for advancing to a new grade and seeing old friends. For others, it just meant the end of their summer break and dreading going back to the…

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Gunshot victim fatally injured

A Humboldt man was fatally shot last week. Lamorris Alfrantuan Jones, 44-year-old black male from Humboldt, Tenn., was transported to a Jackson, Tenn. hospital from gunshot wounds where he was pronounced dead. The body has been sent for an autopsy. The incident occurred on July 25, 2022. At 1:34 a.m., officers of the Humboldt Police…

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Hair stylists, barbers offer free haircuts

by Danny Wade When it comes to taking care of our own, Humboldt stands tall. Whether it is offering a meal, groceries, donating to non-profits or worthy causes, volunteering, you name it—the good people of Humboldt come through again and again. This Saturday, local hair stylists and barbers will give back to their community by…

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Tyson donates 40,000 lbs. of chicken to Helping Hand

by Ariel McRae Early last Thursday morning, Tyson delivered a ‘helping hand’ or  ‘wing’ to Helping Hand of Humboldt with a fairly hefty donation. A truck carrying 40,000 pounds of chicken made its way to the non-profit organization to help with Helping Hand’s goal to end food insecurity. This donation came at a needed time,…

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History museum host BBQ exhibit

  by Danny Wade The Humboldt History Museum is hosting a new exhibit that focuses on barbecue, particularly West Tennessee barbecue. “Meat, Fire & Wood, the History and Culture of West Tennessee Barbecue” exhibit opened last Tuesday at the museum and will be on display for the next several weeks. A reception was held on…

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Split board approves city budget

by Danny Wade The Humboldt City Board approved the city’s 2022-23 fiscal year budget last Monday evening. The second reading of Ordinance 2022-03, adopting the annual budget and keeping the property tax rate the same at $2.7297 per $100 assessed value. Prior to the board’s Monday, July 11 meeting, a public hearing was held at…

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