Area News

Additional Statutory Rape charges filed against Scruggs

Scruggs facing new charges of Statutory Rape, more charges to come By Logan Watson John Scruggs, former band director at Milan High School, was charged with an additional four counts of Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure Friday afternoon, according to Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas. Arrest warrants issued on November 2 stated that four…

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Police training course planned

  by Danny Wade A group of highly trained individuals are putting their best foot forward to create even better training. Members of the Humboldt Police Officers Association (HPOA) plan to build an obstacle training course at their property on Bledsoe Rd. in Humboldt. Humboldt police officers, Devin Kesterson and Derek Way are spearheading the…

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City board approves SUV bids for HPD

  by Danny Wade Soon two policemen will have new rides after the city board approved purchasing two new SUVs for the Humboldt Police Department. Mayor Marvin Sikes opened sealed bids for SUVs submitted by Gene Langley Ford, Lonnie Cobb Ford and Humboldt Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for two different versions of vehicles. One is…

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Dowsley agency sells to FSB Insurance

by Danny Wade Two insurance agencies that have been staples in the Humboldt business scene for decades have joined forces. FSB Insurance and Dowsley Insurance are now under the same roof in downtown Humboldt on Main Street. John Hale and Cole Dowsley combined have almost 90 years of experience in the insurance field. Last month,…

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Gray takes oath, later resigns

Come & Gone by Danny Wade Within a matter of minutes of being sworn into office, the new school board member resigned before the meeting was over. Former high school history teacher, Terry Gray, was sworn in last Thursday night, but into the second hour of the two-plus hour meeting, he stood up and announced…

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Art gala set Nov. 3

by Kim Forbes One of Humboldt’s most beloved treasures, the West Tennessee Regional Art Center, will shine brightly on next month. The 6th Annual Art Gala will be held Saturday, November 3 at 6:30 p.m. at The Opera House in downtown Humboldt. Each year, the WTRAC hosts the art gala, which is their annual fundraiser.…

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Uselton to headline membership drive

by Kim Forbes Fall Into Friends is the annual membership drive hosted by Friends of the Library board members. This year’s Fall Into Friends event will be held Monday, October 22 at the Humboldt Public Library. In addition to food, door prizes and a silent auction, this year Humboldt native and author, Darrell Uselton, will…

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Culpepper receives chamber promotion

by Kim Forbes Last week, Humboldt Chamber of Commerce announced Beth Culpepper has been promoted to the position of events coordinator. Culpepper is taking over the job after the resignation of Anna Surratt, who is relocating. Culpepper has been with the chamber for two years. In the six years leading up to her accepting a…

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Get ready for Fall Fest this Saturday

  by Danny Wade One of Humboldt’s newest entertaining events hits a small milestone this year. The will be Fall Fest’s 10th year. Coordinators Michael Longmire and Tommy Goodrum, along with many volunteers and committee members, have grown Fall Fest into an event packed with loads of family fun. Sponsored by Humboldt Downtown Business Association,…

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