Hamlett lawsuit continues

by Danny Wade In late March, Dr. Versie Hamlett, director of Humboldt City Schools, filed a lawsuit in federal court in an attempt to keep her job. The case claims that her contract was not extended due to her refusing to fire qualified white educators and replace them with black educators. The case claims Humboldt…

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Humboldt City board hold first meeting in weeks

Moment of silence held for the late Alderlady Donna Johnson by Danny Wade The Humboldt City Board met Monday, May 11 with limited attendees. The meeting was broadcasted live on local radio station, Good News 99.9 FM – 1190 AM. The video is also available on the station’s Facebook page. To begin the meeting, the…

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Local ownership, Hays purchases Humboldt Cash Saver

Gibson Countian adds new store to growing grocery business by Danny Wade A Humboldt business that previously had ownership out of state now has a new owner that is local. Gibson Countian Joey Hays has purchased Cash Saver grocery store located in the Humboldt Plaza Shopping Center. Hays has been in the retail grocery business…

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City of Humboldt files answer-to-complaint to lawsuit

by Danny Wade A lawsuit filed in March by Dr. Versie Hamlett, director of Humboldt City Schools, was brought upon the city of Humboldt and the Humboldt school board in an effort to keep her job. On May 1, 2020, attorneys Flippin, Collins & Hill from Milan, Tenn. issued an answer-to-complaint on behalf of the…

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TVA, Humboldt Utilities partner with local industries

Helping Hand to use $20K to assist those in need Those struggling to make ends meet due to coronavirus might get some assistance soon after tens of thousands of dollars became available for Humboldt people in need. Last week, the Tennessee Valley Authority announced it will partner with local power companies by providing $2 million…

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Riggs facing homicide charges

Fatal fire takes life of  Humboldt resident An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation into a fatal fire in Gibson County has resulted in the arrest of a Humboldt man. David Glynn Riggs has been charged with reckless homicide. On May 3, first responders with the Humboldt Fire Department and Humboldt…

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Executive director Hartig takes reins at Helping Hand

Hartig moving Helping Hand forward despite COVID-19 pandemic by Danny Wade When Sharon Hartig was named the new executive director for Helping Hand of Humboldt, she was ready to hit the ground running. That was until the coronavirus made it’s way to the United States and soon hit pandemic level. Hartig’s first day on the…

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Alderlady Johnson passes at 65

Johnson was first African American woman elected to Humboldt City Board by Danny Wade A Humboldt icon has left us and gone to be with her Savior. Donna Johnson passed away Monday, April 20 after battling cancer for several years. A private graveside service for immediate family was held Friday, April 24 at 1 p.m.…

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