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Humboldt County crowds hail Supreme Court marriage ruling


The coalition organized celebrations in front of the Humboldt County Courthouse and on the Arcata ...
The cases before the court involved laws from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee that define marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

Accident claims life of Humboldt resident


Sweat Jr., 27, of Humboldt died on a construction site in the West bound lane of Interstate 40 in Benton County, at 9:17 p.m., Thursday. A 1995 International dump truck, driven by Stanley Redmon of Selmer, backed over Sweat, according to the Tennessee ...

Equality is the Law of the Land, and Humboldt Will Celebrate Tonight


even in Tennessee and other places. You can and should read Justice Anthony Kennedy’s majority opinion, and Justice Antonin Scalia’s dissent, at this link. Tonight Humboldt County celebrates this culminating, victorious moment in the 21st century’s ...

City finds its manager; Council votes to extend offer to former Tennessee mayor


The council, following an executive session, adopted a resolution authorizing sending an employment agreement to former Humboldt, Tenn., Mayor Allen Barker. If he accepts the agreement, Barker would fill the post that is being vacated by current City ...

Police: Officer injured in shots fired call in Humboldt


HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is assisting Humboldt police in investigating an incident after one of their officers was injured Monday evening during a shots fired call. Two officers tried to stop a car around 7:30 p.m. Monday on ...

Bank Employee Shot During Attempted Robbery


The man wanted for kidnapping and shooting a Humboldt, Tennessee bank employee is behind bars tonight. HUMBOLDT, TN (localmemphis.com)-The man wanted for robbing a west Tennessee bank and shooting a bank employee is locked up. It all happened Wednesday ...

1 person in custody after shooting at W. Tennessee bank


One man is in custody after a shooting and attempted bank robbery Wednesday morning in Humboldt, Tennessee, according to Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents identify the suspect as Dominic S. Williams, 39, of California.

100 Small dogs rescued from puppy mill in Humboldt, TN


Animal Rescue Corps has once again joined forces with local officials to rescue 100 small breed dogs from a puppy mill located in Humboldt, TN, approximately two hours west of Nashville. On November 5th, ARC responded to complaints that had been filed ...

Grillin’ & Chillin’ Team attends West Tennessee Strawberry Festival BBQ Cook-off in Humboldt, Tennessee


Paris, TN – This week the O’le BBQ trail took us, James Brawner of Team Grillin’ & Chillin’ on a short trip west to historical Humboldt, TN where they hold the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival BBQ Cook-off. This was their 10th year of hosting ...

Delta Winner, Jason Luckey, Humboldt, Tennessee


Cotton is ginned at Crockett Gin in Maury City and Farmers Gin, in Humboldt, Tenn. Luckey markets with Staplcotn. Equipment dealers for the Luckeys include Tri-County Equipment in Trenton, Tennessee Tractor in Alamo and Trenton and German Equipment Co., in ...

DA motion to amend charges in Jason Warren homicide case , nothing to report yet


For details, read post below. The type of hearing should have been an intervention. Judge Cissna closed the courtroom and I found out in court last minute. So, I called the rest of the media who were…

Guess Kimberly Steele will show up in court now


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Tips to Prevent Data Theft in HUMBOLDT TENNESSEE

Today, it’s quick and easy to get a credit card approved, transfer money from one account to another, renew your driver’s license, fill a prescription from your doctor at your local pharmacy, use store loyalty cards, and purchase products online. But you pay for this convenience by providing more opportunities for your personal information to be changed, stolen, or reported inaccurately. Companies can also use the information you have shared to direct their future marketing efforts or can sell the information to other companies. To help protect your privacy, follow these tips:

  • Look for privacy statements on websites, sales materials, and forms you fill out. If a website claims to follow a set of established voluntary standards, read the standards. Don´t assume they provide the level of privacy you want.
  • Ask how your personal information will be stored and used.
  • Only provide the purchase date, model/serial numbers, and your contact information of warranty registration forms.
  • Discuss privacy with others in your home. Everyone, even children, should understand what information is not appropriate to share on the phone, while using a computer, tablet, smart phone and in other situations.

Check with your state or local consumer agency to find out whether any state laws that help protect your privacy. Some companies and industry groups have also adopted voluntary policies that address privacy concerns.

Creating Secure Passwords

The number of passwords that you need on a daily basis can be overwhelming. It is tempting to use the same password across several sites; however to get the most protection available, you should use different passwords on each site and change your passwords periodically. The goal for creating passwords is to strike a balance between being something that is easy to remember and unique. Some general tips for creating a secure password include:

  • Use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • The longer password, the better it is.
  • Don’t use your name, birthday, license plate, favorite sports teams or other facts that are easily guessed.
  • Create a password based on a phrase. For example “A stitch in time saves nine” can be translated into the password “Ast!Ts9”. where each character represents a word in the phrase.
  • If you must use the same password on several websites, add a prefix or suffix. For example, use “Ast!Ts9:4bnk”for your bank account and “Eml: Ast!Ts9” for your email account.

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Specialty Consumer Reports

Credit reports are not the only reports that you can get for free. The same law that allows you to get a free credit report each year also allows you to get a copy of specialty consumer reports. Just like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion collect your credit information, there are other companies that collect information about your medical, insurance, rental/tenant and alternative credit histories. Landlords, insurers and other companies buy these reports to help them decide whether or not they will offer their services to you.

Just like your credit reports, you have the right to a free annual report from each specialty consumer reporting agency. Since there is no centralized place to order these reports (like there is for credit reports), you must contact each agency individually. If you are planning to rent an apartment, ask the landlord for the name of the screening company that they use and request a copy of your report in advance. Similarly if you are getting a new insurance policy, you can contact the consumer reporting agencies that collect related information. If there is a mistake on your report, you have a right to correct it.

For a list of specialty consumer agencies, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (PDF) or Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. If you need to file a complaint about a consumer reporting agency, contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission.

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Fighting against human trafficking in HUMBOLDT TENNESSEE

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights » Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons » Identify and Assist a Trafficking Victim » 20 Ways You Can Help

20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking


After first learning about human trafficking, many people want to help in some way but do not know how. Here are just a few ideas for your consideration.

1. Learn the red flags that may indicate human trafficking and ask follow up questions so that you can help identify a potential trafficking victim. Human trafficking awareness training is available for inpiduals, businesses, first responders, law enforcement, and federal employees.

2. In the United States, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 (24/7) to get help and connect with a service provider in your area, report a tip with information on potential human trafficking activity; or learn more by requesting training, technical assistance, or resources. Call federal law enforcement directly to report suspicious activity and get help from the Department of Homeland Security at 1-866-347-2423 (24/7), or submit a tip online at www.ice.gov/tips, or from the U.S. Department of Justice at 1-888-428-7581 from 9:00am to 5:00pm (EST). Victims, including undocumented inpiduals, are eligible for services and immigration assistance.

3. Be a conscientious consumer. Discover your Slavery Footprint, and check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. Encourage companies, including your own, to take steps to investigate and eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains and to publish the information for consumer awareness.

4. Incorporate human trafficking information into your professional associations’ conferences, trainings, manuals, and other materials as relevant [example].

5. Join or start a grassroots anti-trafficking coalition.

6. Meet with and/or write to your local, state, and federal government representatives to let them know that you care about combating human trafficking in your community, and ask what they are doing to address human trafficking in your area.

7. Distribute public awareness materials available from the Department of Health and Human Services or Department of Homeland Security.

8. Volunteer to do victim outreach or offer your professional services to a local anti-trafficking organization.

9. Donate funds or needed items to an anti-trafficking organization in your area.

10. Organize a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to an anti-trafficking organization.

11. Host an awareness event to watch and discuss a recent human trafficking documentary. On a larger scale, host a human trafficking film festival.

12. Encourage your local schools to partner with students and include the issue of modern day slavery in their curriculum. As a parent, educator, or school administrator, be aware of how traffickers target school-aged children.

13. Set up a Google alert to receive current human trafficking news.

14. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper about human trafficking in your community.

15. Start or sign a human trafficking petition.

16. Businesses: Provide internships, job skills training, and/or jobs to trafficking survivors. Consumers: Purchase items made by trafficking survivors such as from Jewel Girls or Made by Survivors.

17. Students: Take action on your campus. Join or establish a university or secondary school club to raise awareness about human trafficking and initiate action throughout your local community. Consider doing one of your research papers on a topic concerning human trafficking. Professors: Request that human trafficking be an issue included in university curriculum. Increase scholarship about human trafficking by publishing an article, teaching a class, or hosting a symposium.

18. Law Enforcement Officials: Join or start a local human trafficking task force.

19. Mental Health or Medical Providers: Extend low-cost or free services to human trafficking victims assisted by nearby anti-trafficking organizations. Train your staff on how to identify the indicators of human trafficking and assist victims.

20. Attorneys: Look for signs of human trafficking among your clients. Offer pro-bono services to trafficking victims or anti-trafficking organizations. Learn about and offer to human trafficking victims the legal benefits for which they are eligible. Assist anti-trafficking NGOs with capacity building and legal work.

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The importance of local education funding in HUMBOLDT TENNESSEE

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 


"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 

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