Area News

Milan man apprehended by U.S. Marshals

Milan man apprehended by U.S. Marshals By Logan Watson According to documents provided by Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas, Taylor’s arrest stems from an order from the West Tennessee district of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Taylor had reportedly filed a chapter 13 petition for bankruptcy relief on May 28.
Judge Jimmy R. Croom issued two orders…

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Humboldt City Schools misses mark by 1/10th point

by Danny Wade Humboldt educators received some hard news to swallow recently when the state released the 2018-19 TN Ready assessment results. Humboldt City Schools did not meet the expectations of the state by one-tenth of a point.   Missing the mark designated Humboldt as a Focus school, Targeted Support and Improvement. According to the…

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Uselton is new city building inspector

  by Danny Wade The city of Humboldt officially has a new building inspector. Michael Uselton was approved during the Humboldt Board of Mayor and Aldermen last Monday evening. Humboldt Mayor Marvin Sikes submitted his recommendation to hire Uselton. The mayor said Uselton had been working part-time with the city’s permitting and has the city…

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Chemical scare evacuates local industry

by Danny Wade A chemical scare at a local factory had first responders scrambling to get to the scene. A valve malfunction at Bongard’s Creameries released a small amount of anhydrous ammonia. Humboldt Fire Department Assistant Chief Leroy Kail said this type accident could have been much more serious. Chief Kail said they received the…

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School directors react to state designations

By Crystal Burns Directors of Schools for all five county school districts have shared their initial reactions to the Tennessee Department of Education’s designations, released recently along with TNReady (third-eighth grade assessments) and End of Course (high school) test results. The Gibson County Special School District (GCSSD) received the state’s highest designation, earning Exemplary status.…

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Former Navy Seal to speak at God & Country Rally

A former Navy Seal will be the featured speaker at the God & Country Rally to be held Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 6:31 p.m. at the Gibson County Courthouse in Trenton. Michael H. Imhof is an evangelist with a unique background. The retired Navy commander and former Navy Seal has lived and worked all over…

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Juveniles charged in Humboldt shooting

A Humboldt shooting has left one person dead and two facing charges. On Tuesday, August 20, Humboldt police responded to a shots fired call in the 2300 block of Maple Circle in Humboldt. Police and first responders arrived on the scene where a 16-year-old male victim was found. According to reports, the victim had been…

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Foundation seeking recipes for cookbook

  by Danny Wade Reading and cooking are two activities that do not often go hand-in-hand. But one exception would be cookbooks. A local foundation plans to publish a cookbook with recipes from local people. “The Humboldt Public Library Foundation Board is creating a custom cookbook featuring favorite recipes from our community,” said board member…

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Music club folds after 97 years

  by Danny Wade Humboldt’s oldest continuously running club has called it quits. The Humboldt Music Club has dissolved due to lack of participation. “It’s a sad day,” said music club member Fran Newell. “The Humboldt Music Club has sung its last note.” The Humboldt Music Club was founded in 1923. The club’s last program…

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