Chronicle contest receives dozens of entries

by Danny Wade When Mother Nature decided West Tennessee needed some snow, she did not play around. She dumped as much as a foot of snow in some areas. Here in the Humboldt area, there was anywhere from six to 10 inches of the white stuff. This made for hazardous driving conditions, causing schools to…

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Hamilton among 21 ladies honored

Women of Impact honors those dedicated to their communities, raising awareness of women’s No. 1 health risk, heart disease by Danny Wade February is American Heart month and the American Heart Association is honoring 21 West Tennessee women with a new initiative, Women of Impact. According to a press release, Leaders Credit Union and the…

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Jr. Vikings finish third in state

Middle School. The game started out with a fast pace as both teams quickly got up and down the floor. South Lawrence scored the first points of the game with just six seconds off the clock. Humboldt answered as Jeffrey Patterson made a lay up for two points with 5:28 left. Both teams continued the…

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Tyson ramping up hiring

by Danny Wade In November of 2017, Tyson Foods announced plans to build a poultry processing plant in the Gibson County Industrial Park. During the announcement, Tyson representatives estimated there would be 1,500 new jobs. Now, in less than two months, the plant will open. Complex Manager Tom McCue said last week that the plants…

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State of the City

by Danny Wade “All I can say is, what a year!” Humboldt Mayor Sikes said as he looked back at 2020. “I’m the first mayor in recent history, maybe in history, to issue two state of emergencies—both due to the pandemic. COVID changed everything we do here.” Dealing with the COVID crisis definitely tops the…

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Former Three Way Mayor Jimmy Hill passes

Hill was key player in founding Three Way, elected first mayor by Danny Wade Sad news hit the area last Thursday with the death of the former mayor of Three Way, Tenn., Jimmy Hill. Mayor Hill was 88. He leaves three children, Suzanne Hill Jackson, Shirley Hill and Brandon Hill, and granddaughter Syrena Amanda Jackson…

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Humboldt’s Rodgers to coach in Super Bowl LV

Super Bowl Bound by Danny Wade A former Humboldt Viking superstar is about to be on the biggest stage in the football world. Kacy Rodgers will coach in Super Bowl LV in Tampa Bay, Fla. this Sunday. Rodgers is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ defensive line coach and will be the first Humboldtan to participate in…

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Board promotes officers

by Danny Wade After not meeting for over two months, the Humboldt Board of Mayor and Aldermen were back in session last week. Their last meeting was November 9, 2020. The two-plus month hiatus made for a lengthy meeting with 21 agenda items. Among the agenda items included one resolution and eight ordinances. The first…

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