Area News

$500K Grant

$37-million upgrade for Humboldt Utilities underway, more on horizon by Danny Wade With Tyson soon coming to town, lots of planning has been in the works for months. No one has done more planning than Humboldt Utilities, who will provide all utilities to the Gibson County Industrial Park. The state of Tennessee has been good…

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Humboldt school board seat now vacant

by Danny Wade Now that September has rolled around, the resignation of a school board member became effective as of August 31. Lori Coleman submitted her letter of resignation from the school board in August. She has moved out of state and can no longer represent her Ward. With the vacant seat, it is up…

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City takes action to prohibit tiny houses

by Danny Wade Humboldt officials are taking proactive steps to protect homeowners’ property values. Last Monday night during the city board meeting, aldermen approved the first reading of a zoning amendment requiring single dwelling houses to be a minimum of 960 sq.ft. The ordinance was presented after inquiries at the mayor’s office about tiny houses.…

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Fisher is new assistant librarian

by Kim Forbes   The Humboldt Public Library has been a Strawberry City constant since 1954. As with any constant it sees changes. The last couple of years have brought many changes to the library. The latest change is an addition to the staff. Joshua Fisher is the new assistant director over adult services. He…

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Lee makes stop in Humboldt

by Danny Wade One of Tennessee’s gubernatorial candidates paid a visit to Humboldt last week for a gathering at the Gibson County Industrial Park. Bill Lee, Republican primary winner, spoke to dozens of supporters. Lee, while campaigning for the Republican nominee, trekked across the state on a tractor, hitting 95 counties in 95 days, from…

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Relay Fun Day slated Sept. 8

  by Danny Wade Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 8 for a day of fun and entertainment. Relay for Life Fun Day will have something for everyone. This is the first ever Relay Fun Day, according to Humboldt Relay chair, Mitzie Privitt. With all five Gibson County Relays coming together for one big Relay…

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Bees halt demolition of crop storage building

By J.D. Pinkerton A swarm of bees halted the demolition of a crop elevator at West Front and Knox streets in Rutherford. Steve McCartney of Bradford won the bid to tear it down. A fan belt on the track hoe broke and bees overtook workers, causing the delay. For the last 71 years, the building…

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Rebuilding Process

St. James holds groundbreaking   by Danny Wade and Kim Forbes August 19 marked another significant day in the rebuilding process of one of Humboldt’s oldest churches. St. James Baptist Church held a groundbreaking and ribbon cutting ceremony as the church rebuilds. Dozens of church members were joined by community members to celebrate the occasion.…

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FFA Alumni Auction and BBQ slated this Saturday

  by Danny Wade A one time favorite event is coming back to Humboldt. The FFA Alumni Auction and BBQ is this Saturday at Bailey Park. The auction is set to begin at 9 a.m. with a silent auction. The live auction is slated to begin at 10 a.m. with auctioneer Gary Williams running the…

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