Hargett brings big check to Humboldt Public Library

by Danny Wade Humboldt had a very important visitor last Thursday. Secretary of State Trey Hargett was in town to make a presentation to the Humboldt Public Library. A check for $5,049 was presented from the state’s Library Technology Grant fund. The grant requires local matching funds, making the total amount $10,098. “Access to technology…

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Game show theme a hit for chamber celebration

by Danny Wade For those who were unable to attend last Thursday’s Chamber Membership Celebration, they missed a treat. This year, Amanda Love, Beth Culpepper and Syndey Crews took the annual banquet to a new level. The night was filled with fun and games, dinner and drinks, and prizes galore. Many people walked away with…

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WTH pulls the plug on Humboldt ER

  by Danny Wade Plans being made by West Tennessee Healthcare will have a detrimental affect on Humboldt. The medical giant announced last week that the emergency department in Humboldt will be closing. WTH’s board of trustees approved a $5.5 million-plus renovation and expansion of Milan General Hospital’s emergency department. As a result of the…

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Carter’s legacy to live on through library

by Danny Wade Through a very generous donation from the trust of a dedicated supporter, the Humboldt Public Library is one step closer to funding the proposed children’s library expansion. Plans are to add 2,200 sq. ft. onto the existing building for the children’s library. Last week, a check for $119,196 was presented to help…

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Dowell to be tried as adult

A 16-year-old juvenile facing murder charges will now be tried as an adult. On September 16, 2019, after a hearing in Gibson County Juvenile Court, Demonze Dantrell Dowell of Humboldt was transferred to be tried as an adult on charges of second degree murder, possession of a weapon (gun) in the commission of a dangerous felony…

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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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