Humboldt welcomes Christmas

by Danny Wade Last week, as November came to an end and December rolled in, Humboldt welcomed the Christmas season. Santa Claus, Christmas trees and holiday bargains rang in the season with a cheer. Thursday night was the annual lighting of the Christmas tree celebration. The past few years, Bailey Park had been the setting.…

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School auditorium renovations underway

by Danny Wade Another phase of renovations to the schools is underway. This part of the project includes renovating the auditorium at the shuttered Humboldt Jr. High building. The auditorium renovation is just one part of the $4.5 million project with Humboldt City Schools. The majority of the funds were used to renovate Stigall Primary…

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Humboldt Utilities gearing up for new industrial progress

Half Million Grant by Danny Wade With Tyson Foods taking a permanent residence in Humboldt at the Gibson County Industrial Park, Humboldt Utilities is beefing up their operations. Part of the upgrades will be funded by a $525,000 Economic Development Block Grant. Humboldt Utilities General Manager Alex Smith said the money will be used to…

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Over 1,500 Jobs Coming!

Tyson to locate in county industrial park by Danny Wade The biggest news to hit Gibson County in decades was announced Monday morning. Tyson Foods will build a new plant at the Gibson County Industrial Park on the northern side of Humboldt and bring over 1,500 jobs to the area. Approximately 250 guests and dignitaries…

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Sikes re-elected by landslide

by Danny Wade Humboldt voters spoke loud and clear when they took to the polls last Tuesday. Mayor Marvin Sikes was re-elected by a landslide. Mayor Sikes, seeking a second term, campaigned on keeping the momentum and progress moving forward. And 75-percent of the voters agreed. Sikes was challenged by businesswoman, Tammie Porter. The Humboldt…

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Com. McQueen visits schools

by Danny Wade Humboldt schools had a very special guest last week to get a firsthand look at the exceptional work being done in the classrooms. Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen made stops at Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School and East Elementary School last Wednesday morning. “This is one stop of my Classrooms Chronicles…

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Wade named editor

Longtime newspaperman, Danny Wade, has been named editor of the Humboldt Chronicle. Victor Parkins, owner of The Chronicle’s parent company, Gibson County Publishing, made the announcement Friday morning. Wade has decades of experience in the newspaper field. With the retirement of editor/publisher April Jackson last week, Wade has assumed duties as editor. “I’m honored to…

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Voters to select mayor, aldermen, school board

by Danny Wade Humboldt voters will go to the polls next Tuesday to select a mayor, aldermen and school board members. Voters will also decide if Humboldt will continue to allow liquor by the drink. With the mayor’s race, all five aldermen and four of the five school board seats up for grabs to be…

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Historic magazine on sale

by Danny Wade The second edition of the Historic Humboldt magazine is hot off the press. The publication is a partnership with the Humboldt Historical Society and the Humboldt Chronicle. Last year, Humboldt celebrated 150 years. As a milestone in history, the Chronicle and Historic Society came together to produce two separate publications. One was…

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