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Dr. Epperson earns contract extension leading HCS

by Danny Wade When Dr. Janice Epperson was hired as director of Humboldt City Schools over a year ago, she accepted a 4-year contract. Now with almost a year and a half under her belt leading the school system, board members believe she deserves an extension. The first item on the Humboldt School Board’s agenda…

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Gibson County voter turnout at 41%

by Danny Wade Gibson Countians came out in low numbers for last Tuesday’s election. Of the 31,286 registered voters, only 12,826 casted their ballot. Less than half the voters (41-percent) participated in this election. By comparison, in the 2018 General Election, 16,491 voters took part in the democratic process, accounting for 55.71-percent of the total…

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City, chamber, civic club come together for Halloween

by Danny Wade Last week, Bailey Park transformed into a trick or treat thrilling event with the annual community trunk or treat. Kids and their parents took advantage of an easy way to get loads of Halloween candy. The Humboldt Lions Club takes the lead each year organizing the event. Humboldt Mayor Marvin Sikes was…

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Chamber banquet full of fun, facts, festivities

by Danny Wade The annual Humboldt Chamber of Commerce banquet was a big hit last Thursday evening. Executive Director Amanda Love and Events Coordinator Beth Culpepper once again put together a wonderful event. Humboldt Chamber President Ben Sinclair got things started, welcoming everyone for attending the banquet, held in the Humboldt Medical Center conference room,…

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‘Artful Evening’ gala returns this year

by Danny Wade With the holidays upon us, people are looking for ways to celebrate but not necessarily with Thanksgiving family get-togethers or Christmas parties or dinners. They just want to go out for an evening of fun. There is a way to do this while supporting one of Humboldt’s treasures. The West Tennessee Regional…

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Holiday Mart coming to East

by Danny Wade Even though Halloween was just here, people have already begun their Christmas shopping. For those who have not started and still have gifts to purchase, you are in luck. The 17th annual Holiday Mart is back. Holiday Mart is Junior Auxiliary of Humboldt’s largest fundraiser of the year. This year’s event will…

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Chamber banquet is next week

by Danny Wade For those who regularly attend the annual Humboldt Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet, you know it is going to be a good time. There is always some type of entertainment to keep things fun, festive and fantastic. This year’s banquet will keep that fun tradition going. Chamber Executive Director Amanda Love and…

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City hires rabies control officer

by Danny Wade The Humboldt City Board held a called meeting on Monday, October 17 that included 12 agenda items. Three of the bigger items were hiring new city workers, approving water project funding and approval of paving bids. When the hiring of three employees for the street department was brought to discussion, the board…

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