Hamlett’s contract up for discussion

Current contract expires June of 2020 by Danny Wade Last Thursday evening, the Humboldt School Board met for what could have been a short meeting. Instead, the board meeting was delayed close to half an hour while superintendent, Dr. Versie Hamlett, and the entire board were called for an executive session at the advice of…

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City board approves water projects

by Danny Wade Utility projects are ongoing at the Gibson County Industrial Park. Humboldt Utilities will provide services to the park. Last week, the Humboldt Board of Mayor and Aldermen met, and approved two resolutions allowing Humboldt Utilities to move forward with the projects. The board had previously approved letting bids for a new water…

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Camp is new city attorney

Going Camping by Danny Wade The city of Humboldt has a new attorney. Randy Camp is the new city attorney after the city board approved Mayor Marvin Sikes’ recommendation. The position had been vacant for several weeks after former city attorney, Terri Crider, accepted a new position with a Jackson law firm. Crider resigned as…

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B&G holds pre-4th of July picnic

by Danny Wade Humboldt kids celebrated the 4th of July a day early last week. The Boys & Girls Club of Humboldt enjoyed a pre-4th of July picnic on the grounds last Wednesday. B&G Director Gladys Robinson said the picnic offered an opportunity to show kids the importance of teamwork. She called it a learning…

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Purnell is new principal at Stigall Primary School

by Danny Wade With the new school year just weeks away, one of Humboldt’s three schools will have a new principal. When Stigall Primary School students come back to school on August 1, Tiffany Purnell will be their new principal. Purnell is no stranger to Humboldt City Schools. She has worked here going on seven…

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Smith named Strawberry Festival general chairman

  by Danny Wade For most people in Humboldt and the surrounding area, the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival is one week out of the year. But for those involved with the festival, it can be 52 weeks a year. That is the reason President Betty Langley has named Sherry Jo Smith as her general chairman.…

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Countians gather for Relay for Life

Ready, Set, Relay   by Danny Wade Gibson Countians came out in droves last Saturday evening for a big fight. No, this was not a boxing match. Instead, they joined forces to fight cancer. This year’s Gibson County Relay for Life was hosted by Trenton at Shady Acers Park. People from all across the county…

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City board approves budget

by Danny Wade The Humboldt City Board tackled an agenda last Monday evening with several key issues. Among the agenda items were approving the city budget, proposed re-zoning property, hiring firemen and last minute agenda item discussing the city attorney and city building inspector positions. As the meeting began, Alderlady Donna Johnson asked to amend…

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Presidential artifacts exhibit on display

by Danny Wade When Tim Besmer was a young lad straight out of the U.S. Army, he came back to his home in Bergen County, New Jersey. One morning on his way to work, he stopped by a local deli to get a bagel and coffee to go for breakfast. That day changed his life…

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