Area News

Split board approves rezoning property

by Danny Wade Who would have thought rezoning a property would cause such an uproar? The residents of Bradford Acre, that’s who. During a public hearing held prior to last week’s Humboldt Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, 30-plus people attended to let their voices be heard. Most of those attending were not in favor…

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Exchange Club to host Veterans Day parade, program

by Mindy East The show must go on when it comes to honoring our veterans. They sacrificed so much for our country and truly deserve the recognition. When the CDC guidelines went into effect back in March most people didn’t think too far ahead, but Exchange Club President Elna Blankenship did. Her first thought was…

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$544k  of meth seized

Drug Task Force Director Johnie Carter says that a Humboldt man is in custody after agents arrested him for receiving a large shipment of methamphetamine – ice. On October 23, agents with the West Tennessee Drug Task Force received information from a shipping company that they had identified a dangerous package that they believed contained…

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School board considers wood shop class

Split board approves interim superintendent Shelton with $600 car allowance by Danny Wade The Humboldt School Board met last Thursday evening and into the night. The 6:30 p.m. lasted almost two and a half hours. After the agenda was amended at the beginning of the meeting, it received unanimous approval by all five board members.…

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Board reopens Pine Hill Park

  When COVID hit Tennessee at a pandemic rate, Governor Bill Lee and Madison County officials were forced to shut down businesses and other areas including parks. Three Way officials had to close Pine Hill Park April 1, 2020. In May, Mayor Larry Sanders advised the city board that Madison County had opened their parks’…

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Board refuses to discuss property rezoning

Property owner seeking to rezone from residential to business by Danny Wade It had been almost three months since the Humboldt Board of Mayor and Aldermen had met. Their last meeting was June 29, 2002. With 22 agenda items, Mayor Marvin Sikes expected the meeting to be lengthy. But that was not so. The meeting…

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Riggs facing arson charges

Special Agent Fire Investigators with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested and charged a Gibson County man in connection with a fire at a residence in Humboldt, in which four individuals were inside. Saturday, TBI agents, along with accelerate detection canine Wrigley, joined the Humboldt Fire Department and the Humboldt Police Department in investigating…

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Halford offers legislative update

by Danny Wade State Representative Curtis Halford, representing Gibson County and a portion of Carroll County, offered a legislative update for 2020. Halford, who grew up in Kenton and has lived most of his life in Dyer, described 2020 as the strangest year in his whole life, especially as a legislator. “This is the first…

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Exchange Club display to use five locations this year

Flags will fly at the Church at Sugar Creek, Humboldt Higher Education Center, Downtown Mini-Park, Edward Jones, St. James Baptist Church by Mindy East With Veteran’s Day just around the corner, the Humboldt Exchange Club and the Gibson County Carl Perkins Center are getting a head start on their annual display of American flags to…

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