Area News

Blackburn offers insight on Washington during Humboldt visit

by Danny Wade A United States Senator made a stop in Gibson County last week. Senator Marsha Blackburn made a quick visit to Humboldt last Thursday afternoon as part of her tour of all 95 Tennessee counties. Senator Blackburn visited and spoke with the 30-plus attendees prior to addressing the crowd. State Representative Curtis Halford…

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Kustoff hits on several D.C. topics during Rotary Club visit

by Danny Wade It has been a long-standing tradition for the Rotary Club of Humboldt to have the sitting Congressman visit early in January to give the club an update on events from Washington D.C. That tradition continued last Friday when Congressman David Kustoff, representing Tennessee’s 8th Congressional District, spoke to club members and guests.…

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McNeal refutes allegations, new court date set

Leon McNeal, a Humboldt alderman and a school board member, was in court last week. McNeal is facing disorderly conduct charges and was in Humboldt General Session Court on Wednesday, December 8. McNeal had hired attorney Joe Tubbs as council. Judge Mark Agee reset McNeal’s case for March 18, 2020. McNeal was ordered to have…

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Shop with a Cop a success

  by Mindy East Monday evening, law enforcement officers from Humboldt, Trenton and Milan, along with the Gibson County Sheriff’s Department and Humboldt Fire Department, raided Humboldt Walmart. But not to make arrests; instead for the 2019 Shop with a Cop event. On December 16, local children got to be a part of a Christmas…

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Church steeple comes down to make needed repairs

  by Danny Wade Last Thursday, First Evangelic Presbyterian Church got a haircut. The 40-plus foot steeple was removed. Murry Greer, church administrator, said there were some issues with the steeple, forcing it to be removed. Greer said Mother Nature had not been friendly to the steeple that towered over 80 feet from the ground.…

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City board swats police officer promotions

by Danny Wade Humboldt police officers who were up for promotions walked away empty handed and disappointed. Humboldt Police Chief Reynard Buchanan recommended to the Humboldt City Board that four of Humboldt’s finest be promoted. Humboldt Mayor Marvin Sikes presented the chief’s recommendation during the December 9 board meeting. Neither Mayor Sikes nor Chief Buchanan…

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Schools close due to flu, illnesses

  by Danny Wade Humboldt students received an unexpected break from school last Thursday and Friday. But for many, it wasn’t a pleasant time due to the flu epidemic spreading through the schools. Last week, director of schools, Dr. Versie Hamlett, made the decision to suspend school on Thursday, December 12 and Friday, December 13…

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Schools begin fundraising for Rose Bowl

by Danny Wade When it was announced a few weeks ago that the Gibson County Mass Band had been selected to participate in the Rose Bowl’s Tournament of Roses Parade a few weeks ago, excitement quickly spread across the county. Now, fundraising projects have begun to fund the trip. Last week, Humboldt Band Director Heather…

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Humboldt rings in Christmas

Oh Christmas Tree by Mindy East Christmas cheer filled the heart of every child and adult last Thursday evening during Humboldt’s third annual Christmas on Main. Hundreds of people gathered on Main Street to enjoy an evening full of fun, activities and Santa. Businesses and civic clubs from Humboldt lined the street with booths for…

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