Area News

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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Bradford, Gibson County, Trenton postpone school start dates

By Crystal Burns In meetings held July 27 and 28, three local school district boards agreed to push back the start dates of their respective school years. The Bradford Special School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved changes to the 2020-21 school calendar at its July 27 meeting. Instead of returning to school on Friday,…

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Gibson County Fair happening Aug. 31-Sept. 5

The Gibson County Fair Association announced last week that the 165th annual event will happen Aug. 31-Sept. 5 in Trenton with some modifications. “The association, board of directors, concessionaires, and midway provider have met and come up with a plan to host this year’s fair while also keeping in mind the health and wellbeing of…

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