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WWII artifacts found in backyard by Katrina Smith What turned out to be a day of landscaping and cleaning turned into an amazing discovery, not of gold, but war artifacts from WWII.  The Dennis family had contracted a landscaper to clear some debris from their backyard when they unearthed the relics. “There was once an…

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Where were you… on September 11, 2001?

Marvin Sikes – I was at Humboldt Utilities. It was a beautiful September morning. All the ladies had gone to a utility function and us guys were running the place. We were looking forward to having a fun day while the ladies were gone. And was hoping they had one also. Someone came down the…

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City board approves new hires, resignations

by Danny Wade After nearly a month, the Humboldt Board of Mayor and Aldermen were back in session for their August 23 meeting. The hour-long meeting included 14 agenda items to discuss. Among agenda items for the meeting were the resignation/retirement of the city’s code enforcement officer, hiring a policeman and a fireman, two resignations…

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Milan Fire Department holds special ops drills

Milan Fire Department holds Special Operations drills, prepares for FEMA deployment qualifications By Caleb Revill A roofer at the Milan Walmart has a heart attack on top of the roof. There is no easy, accessible way to get to them, and time is running out. -Luckily, this is just a scenario that the Milan Fire…

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Peggy Jean Smith

Funeral Services for Ms. Peggy Jean Smith, 84, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 31, 2021 in the Shelton-Hunt Funeral Home chapel. Visitation will be Saturday from 12 p.m. until service time. Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Dyer, Tenn. Ms. Smith, a retired employee of Bellsouth, passed away Sunday, July 25,…

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Milan pitcher waiting on his big break

By Victor Parkins Former Milan Bulldog right handed pitcher Griffin Miller has come a long way since his time playing for the Diamond Dogs in the class of 2018. After two seasons playing for Dyersburg State Community College, Miller, 21, is playing in the Major League Baseball Draft League this summer.  If his name is…

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Chambers host job fair, expo

by Katrina Smith Over the past few months, the job market has been affected by COVID. In the Gibson County areas alone, the unemployment rate reached an all time high at 12.3 – percent in April 2020, compared to 3.6 – percent in April 2019. Businesses were forced to lay off employees and in some…

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Frances Reasons

Virginia Frances Coleman Reasons, 88, a native of Humboldt, Tenn. and a resident of Fairhope, Ala., passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 25, 2021. A memorial service will be held in Humboldt on July 10, 2021, at Shelton-Hunt Funeral Home at 2 p.m., with the visitation beginning at 12 noon. Mrs. Reasons was preceded in death…

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James (Jimmy) Riley Hill

James (Jimmy) Riley Hill It was a hot day August 28, 1932, but to much joy born to the late Robert Johnson Hill and Valeria Amanda Herndon Hill was their third son of four boys, James (Jimmy) Riley Hill. The adventures of those four boys were a story all on its on. Playing in the…

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Sales tax revenues decline across Gibson County

By Logan Watson   The majority of Gibson County saw a slight dip in Local Option Sales Tax collections for the month of August, according to data recently received from the Tennessee Department of Revenue. Net collections in many municipalities have trended downward since early summer, when the COVID-19 shutdowns were at their peak. Trenton…

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