Area News

City board approves hiring dispatcher

by Danny Wade The Humboldt City Board of Mayor and Aldermen met for their bi-monthly meeting last week with a short agenda. Two items up for discussion pertained to dispatchers with the Humboldt Police Department. Police Chief Reynard Buchanan received a letter from police dispatcher, Jerry Gordon. In the letter, Gordon submitted his resignation for…

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MHS renovation meeting set for April 2

Community to address MHS renovations on April 2 MSSD School Board in brief By Logan Watson Community members will have an opportunity to give their opinions on the upcoming renovations to Milan High School next week as the MSSD Board of Education and representatives of TLM, Associates meet to make preliminary decisions regarding the 40-year-old…

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Festival dedicated to McGill

by Danny Wade For those who had the pleasure of knowing, or just knowing of, Chuck McGill, one word would come to mind—talented. McGill’s God given musical talent was one of the many qualities that made him special. Now, to honor that talent, West Tennessee Strawberry Festival President Chelsea Caraway has selected McGill as this…

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Free trees available March 23

Trenton residents are invited to beautify their properties and their communities by planting trees on Tree Day, Saturday, March 23. Trees will be available at the Trenton Farm Market while supplies last. The event is organized by the Tennessee Environmental Council in its effort to maintain a healthy tree canopy in communities across the state. Tree species…

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Students share impact of Dyersburg State Gibson County Center

By Crystal Burns Laci Keel, a 2013 graduate of South Gibson County High School, fought back tears as she described her experience at Dyersburg State Community College Gibson County Center. “I love these people,” she said. Keel was one of two Gibson County students to address scholarship donors and recipients at a luncheon held Friday…

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City board appoints school board member

by Danny Wade After several months of having an incomplete school board, the empty seat now has been filled. Mark Hodge was unanimously approved by the Humboldt City Board to fill the Ward 3 Humboldt School Board position. During the February 25 city board meeting, Mayor Marvin Sikes made the recommendation to appoint Hodge for…

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Adkisson found guilty in Meadows murders

Adkisson found guilty in Meadows murders By Logan Watson Antonio Demetrius Adkisson, also known as Antonio Demetrius Turner, Jr., was found guilty by a jury of his peers today in the murders of Troy Whitemore II and De’Airrious Young. Adkisson’s trial began Tuesday in Gibson County Circuit Court and concluded this afternoon with the jury…

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Tyson feed mill progressing upward

by Danny Wade For those who have driven through Fruitland this week, they may have noticed a spectacle rising into the air. Tyson Foods has begun work on the feed mill. The feed mill is located next to the former Andersons Granary in Fruitland. Last spring, Tyson purchased the granary, along with granaries in Dyer…

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TN Commissioner of Education Schwinn visits East Elementary

by Danny Wade Humboldt City Schools had a surprise guest last Wednesday, Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn. Governor Bill Lee recently appointed Schwinn to the position in January. The school was notified late Tuesday afternoon that Commissioner Schwinn would be coming to East Elementary School the next day at 10:15 a.m. “The tour…

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