Hamlett files federal lawsuit attempting to keep her job

Claims of racism, violation of 1st Amendment among case allegations by Danny Wade In a turn of events, Dr. Versie Hamlett may not be leaving Humboldt City Schools after all. Dr. Hamlett is fighting for her job, and fighting for her good name and reputation. On Monday, March 30, documents were filed in the United…

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Strawberry Festival dedicated to Ramsey

by Danny Wade Strawberry Festival President Betty Langley is doing something a little different this year. Instead of having one Strawberry Festival dedication, she will recognize two this year. Last month, Humboldt Utilities was spotlighted as one of the festival dedications. Now, Langley has announced her second, the late Jack Ramsey. Last week, Langley and…

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Students learning at home instead of school classrooms

Teachers provide educational packets by Danny Wade With the announcement of Humboldt City Schools closing until April 6, some might think the students and staff are getting an extended spring break. Yes, in a way they are. But that does not mean students will not be learning. Dr. Versie Hamlett, director of Humboldt City Schools,…

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Schools recognized for RTI2-B behavior program

by Danny Wade Two Humboldt schools have received an illustrious recognition for implementing a program that rewards good behavior. East Elementary School and Stigall Primary School are participating in the RTI2-B program. The Tennessee Behavior Supports Project (TBSP) at Vanderbilt University (funded by the Tennessee Department of Education) is proud to announce that East Elementary…

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Gov. Lee issues statement regarding school closure

Local schools closed March 17 through April 3, online education available, meals provided Monday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued a statement regarding statewide school closure. “As the response to COVID-19 evolves, I urge every school district in Tennessee to close as soon as practically possible, with all schools expected to close by Friday, March 20,…

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Humboldt school board discusses buy-out of superintendent’s contract

Auditor reviews school finance report with board by Danny Wade Humboldt School Board members took the next step in hiring a superintendent during Thursday evening’s board meeting. Two agenda items were up for discussion—review and discussion of Dr. Versie Hamlett’s contract, and an update on the superintendent search. Both items overlapped during discussion. Board chairman…

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Sanders is new president of West TN Mayors Assoc.

by Danny Wade A local mayor has moved up in the ranks and has now advanced to president. Three Way Mayor Larry Sanders is the new president of the West Tennessee Mayors Association. Every mayor in West Tennessee qualifies to become a member of the association, although several choose not to participate. The mayors meet…

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School board to discuss director of schools

Update on superintendent search, reviewing Dr. Hamlett’s contract among agenda items by Danny Wade The search for the superintendent of schools is in the works. But no one knows when the candidates will be selected and the interviews will begin. Thursday evening during the monthly school board meeting, hopefully plans, schedule and timeframe will be…

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Crane sightings all along Humboldt area skylines

Tyson locating here responsible for upsurge of construction by Danny Wade For those driving in and around Humboldt, you might have noticed the skyline looking a little different. Construction cranes can be seen at multiple locations. All of these cranes have something to do with Tyson Foods coming to town. The Tyson feed mill located…

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