Few changes coming to WTSF

  Back at Bailey by Danny Wade With the Strawberry Festival less than two weeks away, all the hard work and planning is complete. Now President Melissa Swingler and General Chairman Chelsea Caraway are putting the final touches on each event. Planning an event as large as the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival is a huge…

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Free physicals offered to Humboldt student athletes

  by Danny Wade Humboldt’s student athletes went through a rigorous medical exam last week to prepare them for sport next school year. Humboldt City School, Sports Plus and local physicians teamed up to give physicals to all students who will participate in team sports next year. Humboldt City Schools’ Athletic Director George Yarbro partnered…

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McDonald’s demo makes way for new restaurant

Out With McOld In With McNew   by Danny Wade For 35 years, a local restaurant has been serving hungry customers every day of the week. But that will soon change. McDonald’s, located at the corner of Hwy 45 Bypass and Central Ave. is closing its doors, but not for good. A new, upgraded restaurant…

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Perry named Relay for Life honoree

  by Danny Wade When the Relay for Life committee met a few weeks ago, one task ahead of them was naming an honoree. It was a unanimous vote for Humboldt Mayor Marvin Sikes as honoree. After all, Sikes had just been treated for prostate cancer. But minutes after that meeting, Relay co-chair Mitzie Privitt…

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City board applies for $1M grant

by Danny Wade The Humboldt Board of Mayor and Aldermen tackled a short agenda while meeting April 9. Even though the agenda was small, two important items took quite a bit of discussion. The first big ticket item was approving a resolution to authorize the submittal of an application to the Tennessee Department of Economic…

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Sikes selected Relay for Life honoree for Humboldt

by Danny Wade With big changes coming to Gibson County’s Relay for Life this year, one thing has not changed for Humboldt—naming honorees. Marvin Sikes, along with Margaret Perry, will be co-honorees representing Humboldt at Gibson County Relay for Life. (Perry’s article will be in next week’s Chronicle.) This year all five communities will join…

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City Tour a hit for Humboldt

Tour de ’Berry by Danny Wade Humboldt rolled out the strawberry red carpet last Friday inviting Strawberry Festival royalty and dignitaries to their companies for some hometown hospitality. The annual West Tennessee Strawberry Festival City Tour was the kickoff event for this year’s festival. Local festival royalty attending this year were Hostess Princess Hadley Lindsey…

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City board debates $1 million grant

Board given options where funds could be spent by Danny Wade The city of Humboldt is looking into revamping its parks using grant funds. During the March 3 city board meeting, board members acted on a resolution to apply for the grant and were given two options of how to use the funds. Mayor Marvin…

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Lashlee-Rich welcomes partner

Let’s Shake On It   by Danny Wade One of Humboldt oldest businesses now has some new blood. Lashlee-Rich has a new partner, Ashley Culpepper. Greer Lashlee, president of Lashlee-Rich, Inc. announced the formation of a new Humboldt company, Lashlee-Rich Building Materials, LLC. Assets from Lashlee-Rich, Inc. were transferred from the building materials division to…

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Nowell returns to sidelines as head coach

Welcome Home Coach by Danny Wade A former football coach is coming back to his alma mater after being away for 30-plus years. Danny Nowell is the new Humboldt High School football coach. “I’m pleased to announce the recent hiring of Mr. Daniel Nowell as the new head football coach at Humboldt Jr.&Sr. High School,”…

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