Board rejects Shelton’s bid for superintendent

by Danny Wade The Humboldt School Board held a special called meeting on Monday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. The only agenda item was interim superintendent decision, and whether or not to allow the interim to be a candidate for the permanent position. Current interim superintendent, Lillian Shelton, has stated she would like to be…

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Russell hired as new rabies control officer

by Danny Wade The city of Humboldt has a new rabies control officer. Sara Russell was hired last week when the Humboldt Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously approved the position. The position had been vacant for several weeks after the previous rabies control officer resigned. Humboldt Public Works supervisor, Willie Reed, made the recommendation…

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Humboldt election set for November 2

Mayor, all five aldermen seats and three of five school seats up for grabs by Danny Wade Humboldt citizens may soon be seeing campaigns signs around town with the city election coming later this year. A total of nine seats will be on the November 2 election ballot. The mayor’s race always brings a good…

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Sikes announces re-election plans

Marvin Sikes is announcing his candidacy for re-election as the mayor of Humboldt. Sikes is currently serving his second term as mayor. Humboldt’s city election will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. “I’m officially announcing my bid for re-election,” said Mayor Sikes. “So much has been accomplished in our city in the last eight…

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It’s Festival Time

After no festival last year, excitement this year is bigger than ever by Danny Wade The year 2020 was no fun, plain and simple. COVID put a damper on the entire year. And we’re still feeling the hangover from last year’s pandemic. But next week, that will all change when the 83rd annual West Tennessee…

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Rezoning, hiring policeman, fireman on board agenda

Police use of force policy receives board approval by Danny Wade Humboldt aldermen made quick work of the city board agenda last week. Although the meeting went rather quickly, that did not mean there were not some big decisions to be made. Prior to the Monday evening meeting at 5:15 p.m., Mayor Marvin Sikes and…

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