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President reflects with festival farewell

  by Ariel McRae Another week of berry sweet fun has come to an end as all of Humboldt sadly put away their expansive collections of strawberry decorum and said goodbye to the 84th annual West Tennessee Strawberry Festival. With another year of the festival gone, it was time to close the chapter on the…

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Strawberry Festival Royalty

Hostess Princess Royalty   HOSTESS PRINCESS – Katie Alexander is the new Hostess Princess and will reign over the 85th annual West Tennessee Strawberry Festival next year. Selected as the royalty court are (from left) 3rd Maid Chloe Patterson, daughter of TJ Patterson and Chris and Tammy Hill; 1st Maid Charley Cloud, daughter of Chuck…

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Family berries, sweetest in the land

by Ariel McRae In a world that measures its weight in the value of strength, durability and convenience, strawberries exist as a reminder that a few of the greatest things in life come in the most delicate of packages. Strawberries are a way of life in Humboldt and the surrounding cities within Gibson County. With…

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Privitt deserving of Jefferson Award

by Danny Wade One of the area’s most decorated volunteers was recently rewarded once again for his dedication to helping others. Jerry Privitt was among 11 recipients receiving Jefferson Awards during the annual Multiplying Good ceremony this year. Privitt is co-founder of the Humboldt Area Rescue Squad. HARS answers around 175 emergency calls each month.…

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