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School board selects Dr. Epperson to lead Humboldt City Schools

Contract offered has base salary of $123,500 plus $10,000 car allowance, benefits package. by Danny Wade Humboldt City Schools has selected their new leader. The Humboldt School Board, under a united front last Monday evening, voted for the new superintendent. Dr. Janice Epperson was their unanimous candidate for the job. Board member Leon McNeal led…

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State mandates schools offer summer classes next two years

by Danny Wade Even though the 2020-21 school year ended a couple of weeks ago, that doesn’t mean school is out just yet. Summer school began for Humboldt City Schools on June 1. Humboldt has always held summer school sessions but this year is different. The state of Tennessee has mandated all public schools hold…

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City board approves of new development

Property owner requests rezoning to develop retirement community for Southern Baptist ministers by Danny Wade Humboldt may have a new residential development coming. The Humboldt City Board took the first step that would allow for the new development during their May 24 meeting. Tennessee Baptist Adult Homes owns property at the corner of Hwy 45…

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Stigall, East hold drive through events

End of the year celebration wraps up school year for students, parents, school staff by Danny Wade Two Humboldt schools held end of the year celebrations for staff and students. Stigall Primary School and East Elementary School hosted drive through graduation and award recognitions last Thursday. Parents and family members drove their vehicles through designated…

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Lynch is new museum curator

Humboldt Strawberry Festival Historical Museum filled with artifacts, memorabilia by Danny Wade For those who think Trey Lynch is somewhat a history buff, they would be correct. Now, he has a job that fits his love for history. He is the new curator for the Humboldt Strawberry Festival Historical Museum. The museum is located on…

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Board at odds over hiring freeze, virtual academy

Split board votes to continue mask mandate by Danny Wade The Humboldt School Board had a lengthy agenda to go through during their May 13 meeting. Some of the items included bonuses, creating a new virtual school, tenure for teachers and mask mandate. At the beginning of the school board meeting when approving the agenda,…

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Four vie for superintendent position

by Danny Wade Humboldt City Schools may have a new superintendent as early as next month. During Thursday night’s school board meeting, board members received a packet, which mapped out the search process and included four candidates. Over the past couple of months, the board voted to hire Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) to assist…

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Jelks charged with attempted murder

A Humboldt man is facing attempted murder charges after trying to set his mother on fire. Timothy Barbarras Jelks, 29, has been charged with attempted first degree murder. According to a Humboldt Police Department incident report, officer Jeremy Douglas responded to a call on Spangler Dr. for a domestic disturbance at 8:42 p.m. on Friday,…

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Doug Walters

Doug Walters Funeral services for Mr. Tommy Douglas “Doug” Walters, 68, were be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 18, 2021 in the Shelton-Hunt Funeral Home chapel. Burial followed in New Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation was Monday from 5 until 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 12 p.m. until service time.  Mr. Walters, a truck driver and…

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Grace Howard Sullivan

Grace Howard Sullivan Rosary services for Mrs. Grace Howard Sullivan, 88, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 in the Shelton-Hunt Funeral Home chapel. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 p.m. until service time. Mrs. Sullivan, a homemaker and member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, passed away on Sunday, May 16,…

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