Fall Fest slated Saturday, Sept. 28

by Danny Wade Fall is just days away—and so is Fall Fest. This year, the Humboldt Downtown Business Association (HDBA) decided to move Fall Fest from October to September. This year, Fall Fest is teaming up with Relay for Life Fun Day. Downtown Humboldt will be the place to be Saturday, September 28 from 10…

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Split board axes Dr. Hamlett’s hope of new contract extension

Outraged   by Danny Wade Humboldt City Schools may have lost its director of schools after Dr. Versie Hamlett’s contract extension was voted down. A packed library witnessed a heated school board meeting last Thursday evening. Dr. Hamlett’s current contract expires June 30, 2020. She was seeking a 3-year extension at the same salary and…

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Chamber celebration to have game show theme

by Danny Wade Each year, the Humboldt Chamber of Commerce holds a banquet to honor their members and recognize board members. This year is no different. Some banquets have been more like a business meeting while others were fun, with twists. This year’s Chamber Annual Membership Celebration will definitely be for the latter. Beth Culpepper,…

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Relay Fun Day teaming up with Downtown Fall Fest

Fun Day Ahead by Danny Wade As September days are getting marked off the calendar, the countdown to autumn is just around the corner. To celebrate fall, two events are merging into one. Downtown Fall Fest and Relay for Life Fun Day are joining together to make one huge event. Downtown will be hopping on…

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Morrison files suit against Humboldt

by Danny Wade A former Humboldt employee has filed a lawsuit against the city of Humboldt. John Morrison, former city building inspector, filed a 13-page lawsuit in federal court on July 30 for being terminated. Morrison has hired Mike Weinman of Weinman Thomas Law Firm in Jackson, Tenn. as his legal counsel. According to the…

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Rachel’s Challenge presentation offers powerful message for Humboldt students

Dr. Versie Hamlett, director of Humboldt City Schools, and Dr. Lindsey Bradford, assistant principal at Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School, are working with Rachel’s Challenge to stimulate academic achievement and social-emotional learning by focusing on the connection between students, faculty and staff. Using the remarkable story of Rachel Scott, the first victim of the Columbine High…

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Uselton is new city building inspector

  by Danny Wade The city of Humboldt officially has a new building inspector. Michael Uselton was approved during the Humboldt Board of Mayor and Aldermen last Monday evening. Humboldt Mayor Marvin Sikes submitted his recommendation to hire Uselton. The mayor said Uselton had been working part-time with the city’s permitting and has the city…

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Humboldt City Schools misses mark by 1/10th point

by Danny Wade Humboldt educators received some hard news to swallow recently when the state released the 2018-19 TN Ready assessment results. Humboldt City Schools did not meet the expectations of the state by one-tenth of a point.   Missing the mark designated Humboldt as a Focus school, Targeted Support and Improvement. According to the…

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Chemical scare evacuates local industry

by Danny Wade A chemical scare at a local factory had first responders scrambling to get to the scene. A valve malfunction at Bongard’s Creameries released a small amount of anhydrous ammonia. Humboldt Fire Department Assistant Chief Leroy Kail said this type accident could have been much more serious. Chief Kail said they received the…

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Foundation seeking recipes for cookbook

  by Danny Wade Reading and cooking are two activities that do not often go hand-in-hand. But one exception would be cookbooks. A local foundation plans to publish a cookbook with recipes from local people. “The Humboldt Public Library Foundation Board is creating a custom cookbook featuring favorite recipes from our community,” said board member…

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