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FBI conducts search warrant on Sheriff Paul Thomas’ home

FBI conducts search warrant on Sheriff Paul Thomas’ home By Caleb Revill Federal Bureau of Investigation officials conducted several search warrants in Gibson County, one of which was on Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas’ home in Milan on Thursday morning, Sept. 1. Memphis FBI Field Office Public Affairs Officer Lisa-Anne Culp confirmed that the FBI…

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‘Grape’ teams stomp the ‘vine’yard

by Ariel McRae With summer coming to a close, it is nearing time for the grapes covering the vast expanse of vines to be harvested and crafted into wine at one of Humboldt’s busiest venues. The 5th annual Grape Stomp was held at Crown Winery on Saturday, August 13 to commemorate the harvesting season. Teams…

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Short named Strawberry Festival GC

by Danny Wade When Shane Lynch was named general chairman of the 84th annual West Tennessee Strawberry Festival last year, the gears in his brain began to turn. Lynch knew he had important positions to fill for the 85th festival—general chairman being the most important. Luckily for Lynch, he had a short list—a very short…

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Kyper transforms yard to new level

by Danny Wade A Humboldt lady has taken her yard to a new level. Marie Kyper’s yard has been designated as a Tennessee Smart Yard. Kyper’s yard, located on Honeysuckle in Humboldt, is one of four in Gibson County. Tennessee Smart Yard is a program with the University of Tennessee Extension Agency. The focus of…

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Homegrown veggies at Farmer’s Market

by Ariel McRae The Humboldt Farmer’s Market is officially open for the season. The market began the last Saturday in June and will conclude on the last Saturday in September. It is open to the public Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until they run out of the goods they…

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Hardiman bound over to grand jury

Hardiman facing first degree murder charges  from November school shooting by Danny Wade A preliminary hearing regarding the shooting at a Humboldt High School basketball game was held Monday morning, June 20 in Gibson County General Sessions Court in Trenton, Tenn. The defendant and alleged shooter, Jadon Hardiman, was bound over to the grand jury…

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City board votes down budget

by Danny Wade With the deadline of July 30, 2022 quickly approaching, cities across the state are approving their fiscal year budgets for 2022-23. Budgets must be in place by July 1, 2022 and filed with the Tennessee Comptroller’s office. Cities that have not approved their budget are scrambling to get them finalized and adopt…

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Music City Corps comes to town

by Ariel McRae Imagine for a moment being trapped under the sinking mass of your own demolished ship; floating in the harbor surrounded by the sound of hammers dinging across various desecrated metal fragments while you call for help endlessly as the waves lap oil from the wreckage around your comrades with the light refracting…

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Public library splashing in ‘Oceans of Possibilities’

  by Ariel McRae Reading a book is an inexpensive way to venture out on a vacation without the inconvenience of leaving home. A reader can scale vast mountains, sail across the seas and explore the great wide somewhere over the course of several hundred pages and half a day’s worth of reading. This summer,…

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Sheehan accepts principal position

Humboldt City Schools’ superintendent, Dr. Janice Epperson, announced last week that Debbie Sheehan has accepted the position as principal at East Elementary School. Sheehan has served as instructional coach at Stigall Primary School for the past three years. Sheehan is a 22-year educator and began her career teaching 1st grade. She earned her Bachelor of…

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