Epperson attends first board meeting

Epperson attends first board meeting by Katrina Smith and Danny Wade The July 8 Humboldt School Board meeting last Thursday was the first of the new fiscal year. But more importantly, it was the first for newly hired director of schools, Dr. Janice Epperson. For her first meeting, it was also a most important meeting…

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Bikes & Cars – Public Library prepares for big event

Foundation fundraiser to assist with Children’s Library construction costs by Katrina Smith Who are the Friends of the Humboldt Public Library and the Humboldt Public Library Foundation? They are a group of individuals who are dedicated in supporting and enhancing library services and programs in the community through strengthening advocacy efforts, increasing library awareness and…

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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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Dr. Epperson accepts position as new director of schools

Hometown lady comes home to lead Humboldt City Schools, her Alma Mater by Danny Wade Humboldt City Schools has its new leader. Dr. Janice Epperson accepted the contract offered by the Humboldt Board of Education last week. Her first day on the job as director of schools will be July 1. Dr. Epperson was one…

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First reading of budget ordinance approved

Balanced budget reflects no property tax increase by Danny Wade With June 30, 2021 looming, the end of the city’s fiscal year, the Humboldt Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the budget for the upcoming year. Monday, June 14, board members passed the first reading of Ordinance 2021-02, adopting the fiscal year 2021-22 budget for…

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Honoring two who dared to fly

Two pilots were honored for being pioneers in the aviation field last Tuesday in Jackson, Tenn. McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport hosted a program marking the 100th year when Bessie Coleman became the first African American female to earn an international pilot’s license. The Memphis Blackhawks and Team Memphis also partnered in the celebration, honoring those who…

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Smith joins staff

The Humboldt Chronicle proudly announces Katrina Smith has joined the staff as the new associate editor. Smith brings experience in journalism, photojournalism, communications and social media to the newspaper. “With a working faith, hope and love, I am so excited about becoming the associate editor for the Humboldt Chronicle,” said Smith. “This is a great…

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School board selects Dr. Epperson to lead Humboldt City Schools

Contract offered has base salary of $123,500 plus $10,000 car allowance, benefits package. by Danny Wade Humboldt City Schools has selected their new leader. The Humboldt School Board, under a united front last Monday evening, voted for the new superintendent. Dr. Janice Epperson was their unanimous candidate for the job. Board member Leon McNeal led…

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State mandates schools offer summer classes next two years

by Danny Wade Even though the 2020-21 school year ended a couple of weeks ago, that doesn’t mean school is out just yet. Summer school began for Humboldt City Schools on June 1. Humboldt has always held summer school sessions but this year is different. The state of Tennessee has mandated all public schools hold…

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City board approves of new development

Property owner requests rezoning to develop retirement community for Southern Baptist ministers by Danny Wade Humboldt may have a new residential development coming. The Humboldt City Board took the first step that would allow for the new development during their May 24 meeting. Tennessee Baptist Adult Homes owns property at the corner of Hwy 45…

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