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Humboldt Library serves up books

Buffet line tempts readers’ taste buds with Thanksgiving smorgasbord of library books by Katrina Smith Sampling different foods will tickle your taste buds every time. While shopping in some stores, customers are able to do a taste test of food before they buy. The Humboldt Public Library had a taste test last Tuesday, not with…

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Sheriff’s Santas

Deputies handing out Christmas salutations by Danny Wade Unsuspecting drivers in Gibson County are being pulled over by Gibson County sheriff’s deputies each year. But in December, instead of writing tickets, the deputies are doing good deeds, handing out $4,000 worth of gift certificates that can be used at dozens of businesses throughout the county.…

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Gibson County Election Commission votes to close precincts

Election Commission votes to close precincts Town Hall set for Nov. 30   By Logan Watson The Gibson County Election Commission voted to close a number of superfluous voting precincts throughout the county and open a third Early Voting location in Rutherford to help increase voter turnout in the upcoming elections. Matthew Gill, a representative…

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Carr, McNeal face off in runoff election

by Katrina Smith Election night was a big night in the city of Humboldt.  The citizens took to the polls on November 2 and political hopefuls were anxious to see the results. The three candidates, Leon McNeal, Lenford Carr and Mrs. Yahweh faced off for the Ward 2 alderman seat. Carr received the most votes…

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Around the Corner

Christmas plans slated for Humboldt by Danny Wade The Humboldt Chamber of Commerce has been working hard making plans for an exciting Christmas season this year. Movies, shopping, contests and other such events are sure to make Humboldt a holly jolly place to be. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Amanda Love, Events Coordinator Beth Cullpepper…

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Hoodoo exhibit on museum display

by Danny Wade new exhibit is on display at the Humboldt History Museum in downtown Humboldt. The exhibit, with African roots of Hoodoo and its folklore, will run through mid-January. Museum curator Trey Lynch is thrilled to have the exhibit for people to see. Lynch said to check the museum’s Facebook page for dates and…

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Students surprised with bicycles

by Katrina Smith Christmas came early for students at East End Elementary. Santa and his helpers have been working overtime to make a big surprise. The Bikes for Kids foundation is a program that serves over 61,000 economically disadvantaged children. This program promotes healthy learning by character building, reading and writing.  They enforce to the…

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Veterans Honored

Parade, program highlights Veterans Day   by Danny Wade   Humboldt rolled out the red carpet for area veterans last Thursday with a parade and a special program, honoring them for their service to their country. Main Street was briefly closed at 10 a.m. for the parade, which began near the fire station and ended…

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Judge Ellis dies

Chancery Court Judge George Ellis passed away Monday morning at his home in Dyer, Tenn. Judge Ellis has served Gibson County courts since 1978 when he became the youngest individual in state history to serve on a constitutionally-mandated court. Ellis was appointed as the General Sessions Judge for Gibson County by the late Governor Ray…

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Veterans Day program, parade slated Thursday

by Katrina Smith “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America,” are words that are uttered in schools, sporting events and patriotic events across the world. The pledge of allegiance is a solemn oath of commitment to the U.S. The flag is a symbol that is associated with freedom and the…

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