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Police Report The Humboldt Police Department reported the following arrests from 04/15/2019 through 04/21/2019: Valerie Payton Allewelt, 51, of Jackson; Arrest date and location: 04/18/2019, HPD; Charges: filing false report. Arresting officer: LT Williams. Jeremiah Lee Anderson, 20, of Medina; Arrest date and location: 04/15/2019, HPD; Charges: aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, failure to render aid.…

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Korean War soldier laid to rest after almost 70 years

Korean War soldier finally laid to rest in his homeland By Steve Short  A soft, cool rain fell on Pisgah Cemetery in Atwood Saturday, as the flag-draped coffin with the body of Corporal Benjamin White Scott was carried by a military honor guard from a white hearse to a grave, and a small crowd of…

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Sheriff, TBI investigate suspicious death near Milan

Sheriff, TBI investigate suspicious death near Milan By Logan Watson The Gibson County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are currently investigating a suspicious death at 73 Bradford Highway,  just outside of the Milan City Limits. According to statements from Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas, the body of a white male was discovered…

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General Sessions Daniel Simmons – auto burglary attempt (2 counts) Trent Williams – contempt of court Craig Jacobs – DUI Roy Sisson – driving without DL Ralph Land – aggravated criminal trespass Michael Gooch – contempt of court Harold Tate Jr. – driving without DL Jessica Epperson – cruelty to animals Tiffany Nance – possession…

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Grant helps Dyer purchase state-of-the-art jetter

By J.D. Pinkerton The City of Dyer recently received its new sewer jetter. The state-of-the-art John Bean SewerJet cost the city $76,000, thanks to a state grant that covered 97 percent of the cost. Its 3500 pounds per square inch (psi) is more powerful than the city’s old jetter (2000 psi). PSI is important as…

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‘Like putting lipstick on a pig’ Humboldt mayor cries foul on court consolidation plan

By Crystal Burns The Gibson County Commission voted Monday morning to table a resolution concerning the possible consolidation of the Humboldt and Trenton court systems. Commissioners voted 13-10 to table after hearing from Humboldt Mayor and Commissioner Marvin Sikes, Com. and Legislative Committee Chairman Stephen Hughes, Humboldt Clerk and Master Amy Brown, Gibson Co. Circuit…

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Biased online article targets Tyson plant, County Mayor

Biased online article targets Tyson plant, County Mayor By Logan Watson A recent article circulating on Facebook regarding the future Tyson Foods plant in Humboldt has gotten under the skin of many Gibson County residents, most notably Gibson County Mayor Tom Witherspoon. Mayor Witherspoon was targeted by an article in the Tennessee Star, a predominantly…

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Dyer board seeking help from outside the city

By J. D. Pinkerton The Dyer City Council met on December 11 and discussed seeking help from outside the city to keep rental properties clean, fire department purchases, anthracite replenishment, and sidewalk repairs. Only four alderpersons were present as Michael Barron, Ray Carroll and Richard Reed were absent. At least four have to attend to achieve…

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Jackson man arrested with laced heroin

JACKSON MAN ARRESTED IN JOINT HEROIN INVESTIGATION GIBSON COUNTY, May 26, 2017 – The 28th Judicial Drug Task Force in conjunction with the Jackson / Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit arrested William Keyundrae Hayes, 32 of Jackson, TN. on Monday following a sting operation. Both Metro Narcotics and the 28th Drug Task Force received information…

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Gibson County fugitive apprehended in Memphis

James Glen Owings, the Gibson County inmate who escaped from a work detail in Humboldt earlier this week, has just been apprehended by a team of law enforcement officials. The Tipton County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office, apprehended Owings today at a Memphis hotel. Owings was reportedly with his wife…

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