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TSSAA updates basketball game restrictions

TSSAA updates game restrictions to allow grandparents, school faculty amid extension of executive order By Caleb Revill The TSSAA announced via press release updated restrictions for athletic contests amid the extension of Gov. Bill Lee’s Executive Order No. 70 through Feb. 27. The order was originally set to expire on Jan. 19 at 11:59 p.m.,…

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Schools thrilled with ESSER 2.0, $2M grant funding

by Danny Wade Humboldt City Schools received some fantastic news last week. The school system will receive almost $2 million in grant funds. The Tennessee Department of Education announced school districts throughout the state will be receiving funds through ESSER (Emergency and Secondary School Emergency Relief) 2.0 allocations. ESSER is under the CARES Act umbrella.…

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Abernathy celebrates 150 wins

by Rhonda Vann On Friday, January 15, 2021, before the district home game against the Middleton Tigers, the Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School administration recognized Viking basketball Head Coach Ronald Abernathy for his 150th career win at Humboldt High School. “First of all I cannot take credit,” said Coach Abernathy. “God has blessed me to be…

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County Health Departments offer COVID-19 Vaccinations

TDH COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS OFFER COVID-19 VACCINATION BY APPOINTMENT Health Departments Scheduling by Phase as Vaccine Supplies Arrive NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee county health departments are now booking appointments for people in Phase 1 populations of the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan and those aged 75 and up who wish to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Tennesseans can…

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Chamber Cash puts more than $10,000 in local businesses

By Crystal Burns   It was a banner month for the Greater Gibson County Area Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Cash program. In December 2020, the chamber sold $10,045 in Chamber Cash, benefitting participating member businesses across the county. The 2019 total during the same time frame was $6,400. “That’s $10,000 from this chamber alone,” said…

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Commissioners accept $347K restoration bid for courthouse clocktower

By Caleb Revill   Gibson County Commissioners voted to accept a $347,702 bid for restoration work on the Gibson County Courthouse’s clocktower at their bi-monthly meeting held via Zoom Monday morning, Jan. 11. Gibson County Mayor Tom Witherspoon called the meeting to order, and Commissioner Steve Hemann gave the invocation. After roll call, the adoption…

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Town Hall covers junior high basketball options

By Crystal Burns   The Gibson County Special School District board hosted a Town Hall to discuss options for consolidating the junior high basketball programs on the north end of the district Sunday, Jan. 10 at Gibson County High School. The board has discussed consolidation in years past and most recently at the district’s December…

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Yorkville School seeks recipes for cookbook

Yorkville School leaders are reaching out to students’ parents and families as well as community friends to collect recipes for a cookbook. All sales of the cookbook will benefit the school. “When families gather, you seem to find most of the people in the kitchen because that is where the food is!” principal Sharon Sewell…

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Fire destroys old funeral home

By Lori Cathey   A Sunday night fire decimated the former Karnes & Son Funeral Home in Rutherford. The Rutherford Fire Department was dispatched to 113 South Trenton Street in Rutherford around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10. Upon arrival, firefighters found a working two-story residential structure on fire with heavy smoke coming out of the…

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Pettigrew is new Viking football coach

New Skipper by Danny Wade The search for a new head football coach for the Humboldt Vikings is over. Teddy Pettigrew accepted the position and will lead the team this season. His first official day with Humboldt City Schools will be January 19. Pettigrew has Gibson County roots and brings a wealth of knowledge and…

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