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Tyson toddles into teaching tykes

by Danny Wade “Promises made, promises kept,” are the words Gibson County Mayor Tom Witherspoon said as he took the podium last Wednesday in the Gibson County Industrial Park during a ground-breaking ceremony for Tyson Food’s newest venture. Tyson Tykes will be a childcare and learning center to be constructed directly across the street from…

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Humboldt’s WTRAC hosts show

  by Danny Wade Congressman David Kustoff recognized local students for their artwork in the U.S. Congressional Art Competition at a reception at the West Tennessee Regional Art Center. At the reception, Congressman Kustoff announced the overall winner, Ashton Martin from Obion County Central High School, whose artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a…

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Tate selected as honorary WTSF parade marshal

by Danny Wade Each year during the Strawberry Festival, the festival president always puts his or her own stamp on the week-long celebration. This year is no different. Strawberry Festival President Sherry Jo Smith is bringing back a position that has been inactive for over a decade—the honorary parade grand marshal. Smith proudly announces Jeremy…

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Allen slated as keynote speaker

by Danny Wade Humboldt is in for a treat on the Saturday before Strawberry Festival week. Commander Justin Allen will be the keynote speaker at the Boys & Girls Club Bird & Burger Dinner. Bird & Burger is the club’s biggest fundraiser each year and you cannot get much bigger than having a U.S. Navy…

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McRae joins Humboldt Chronicle staff

The Humboldt Chronicle staff proudly announces Ariel McRae has joined their newspaper team. McRae is the new news clerk. Her first day on the job was Monday, April 4. “We are thrilled to welcome Ariel to our team,” said Editor Danny Wade. “She brings writing and photography skills to the newspaper. We had been looking…

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Martin has record breaking season

by Seth Wilkerson Former Viking standout, Kortland Martin, who will graduate from Freed-Hardeman University on May 14 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management, is coming off a season he will not soon forget. Martin was named to the NAIA All-American Third Team, led the FHU Lions to their seventh NAIA National Tournament appearance…

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It’s Berry Time

Strawberry Festival royalties visit downtown during annual City Tour The first official event of the Strawberry Festival always takes place several days before festival week. Saturday, festival royalty and dignitaries participated in the 84th annual West Tennessee Strawberry Festival City Tour. The City Tour has evolved over the past couple of years, mainly due to…

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Ladies put their money where their mouth is

by Danny Wade A group of ladies put their heads together with hopes of building a community service project. Soon after, the project was in full swing and the first Humboldt Leading Ladies Scholarship Luncheon was born. “We wanted to create community involvement with the undertone of student success,” said Dr. Janice Epperson, who was…

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TISA awaiting legislative approval, governor’s signature

Humboldt City Schools projected to receive a minimum of over $600,00 in additional funding by Danny Wade This is the second article in a series on Tennessee’s new public education school funding program, TISA (Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement). This is the program Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn…

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