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Mayor Wins By Landslide

Marvin Sikes pulls 75% of votes Carr, McNeal to faceoff in runoff election for Ward 1 Alderman position by Danny Wade The voters of Humboldt have spoken. And they spoke out at the tops of their lungs with a resounding voice by re-electing Marvin Sikes as their mayor for another term as mayor of Humboldt.…

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Carr seeking Ward 2 alderman position

The following is a paid political announcement. Lenford Carr is announcing his candidacy for Humboldt alderman of Ward 2 in the upcoming November 2 city election. Carr has many years of experience serving the citizens of Humboldt and Gibson County in several capacities. He served on the Humboldt Board of Education for 30 years and…

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Band Booster Club making a comeback

by Danny Wade The Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School band program just got a boost after school board members took action last Thursday evening. The October 7 meeting may have been small but three important agenda items were addressed, including restarting the Band Booster Club. Board member Terry Johnson was unable to attend the school board…

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Facing attempted murder charges

On October 10, officers with the Humboldt Police Department were dispatched to South Side Deli in reference to a subject that had been shot. The subject, a 31-year-old black male from Humboldt, was found with a non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital by EMS for treatment. After an investigation, it was…

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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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