Area News

Helping Hand receives truckload of food

Church donates over 40,000 lbs. of food by Danny Wade A wonderful thing happened last week at a local non-profit. A truckload of food arrived as a church donation. Thursday morning bright and early, the 18-wheeler had arrived overnight at Helping Hand of Humboldt and was ready to be unloaded. The truck reached its destination…

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Shooter facing attempted murder charges

After an investigation into a shooting in Bailey Park, an arrest warrant has been issued. Jaquez Reed has been identified as the shooter and is facing two counts of attempted first degree murder and possess firearm with intent to go armed during a dangerous felony. According to the warrant, on August 8, 2020, HPD began…

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Like Privitt, procession one of a kind

  by Danny Wade   A solemn call comes over the emergency scanner Thursday afternoon at 1:15, “Rescue 101 will be 10-7, 101 to 102, I’m coming home.” This was the final call made for Earl Privitt as he was laid to rest in Rose Hill Cemetery last Friday. He passed away Monday, August 10.…

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Gibson County man gets 7 years after 2019 Meth sting

Gibson County Man Sentenced to 7 Years for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine Jackson, TN – Michael Taylor, 37, has been sentenced to 87 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. D. Michael Dunavant, U.S. Attorney announced the sentence today. According to information presented in court, on May 20, 2019,…

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Officials announce plans to begin school

by Danny Wade With school opening in Humboldt Friday, interim superintendent Lillian Shelton and her administrative team have come up with a plan. The plan calls for easing into the school year during the first week. Each school will bring in one grade at a time each day to get students and staff oriented with…

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In-person, virtual students will be fed

All Humboldt students will be offered breakfast and lunch, five days a week   by Danny Wade   School has changed drastically due to the COVID pandemic as to how students will attend—from home or the classroom. One thing that will not change is all Humboldt students will still receive breakfast and lunch each day.…

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Coaches information meeting held for upcoming HJSHS sports seasons

by Danny Wade When Gov. Bill Lee signed Executive Order 55 last week, it lifted the restrictions on contact sports for high school football and soccer. The executive order will enable football to begin practices with contact drills, which had been banned. Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) will still have procedures to follow due…

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