Humboldt Chronicle Breaking News

Bird & Burger fundraiser back on this year

by Danny Wade To say 2020 and the pandemic hurt businesses and the general public would be an understatement. One organization was unable to host their largest fundraiser of the year in 2020, which put their finances in dire need. But 2021 seems to be getting life back to normal. That goes for the Boys…

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Superintendent search begins

by Danny Wade The Humboldt School Board took a big step moving forward Thursday evening during their monthly meeting in hiring a permanent superintendent. Last month, the board voted to use Tennessee School Boards Association to assist in the search for the next director of schools. TSBA Assistant Executive Director Ben Torres attended the school…

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Strawberry Festival theme remains same, with one new addition

  by Danny Wade In 2019 when Strawberry Festival officials began planning for the 2020 festival, they worked on coming up with a theme. Strawberry Festival President Betty Langley, General Chairman Sherry Jo Smith and Chamber of Commerce Events Coordinator Beth Culpepper brainstormed and came up with a catchy theme. Playing off the year 2020…

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Blankenship named Public Library director

by Danny Wade Humboldt Public Library has a new director. John Blankenship was selected to be library director. As director, Blankenship’s duties will be to oversee all day-to-day operations. Blankenship has a professional and qualified staff at the library. Joshua Fisher serves as assistant director. Blankenship said one of Fisher’s main roles is working with…

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Humboldt City Board terminates law officer

by Danny Wade The Humboldt City Board had the ominous decision to make last Monday night regarding a long-time policeman. Lt. Curtis Baxter had been with the Humboldt Police Department since he was hired May 21, 1984. Police Chief Reynard Buchanan submitted a letter to the board, recommending Lt. Baxter’s termination. “It is unfortunate that…

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$4.5 million stimulus funding coming to HCS

by Danny Wade Humboldt City Schools has been the benefactor of millions of dollars from federal and state funding. Last week, the state released their latest round of funding, Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER 3.0), where Humboldt will receive almost $4.5 million. This is the third round of ESSER funding this school…

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WTSF City Tour takes new look

No tour bus, no industry visits this year due to COVID did not mean no Strawberry Festival City Tour. The 83rd West Tennessee Strawberry Festival kicked off last Saturday with the first event of the year. The City Tour usually takes place in mid-April but this year’s version came early. Saturday was not the typical…

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Trenton church feeding bellies and souls with food giveaway

Trenton church feeding bellies and souls with giveaway 1,200 food boxes available Wednesday By Logan Watson   Trenton’s First Baptist Church North is taking a leap of faith this week. According to Reverend Ferdnando Bailey, his church is preparing to give away over 1,200 boxes of food, no matter the need, every Wednesday morning. “It’s…

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School board talks director search

by Caleb Revill The Humboldt Board of Education discussed teacher bonuses and approved a motion to get the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) involved in their search for a new superintendent at Thursday night’s board meeting, March 11. All board of education meetings are open to the public. Humboldt Interim Superintendent Lillian Shelton said that…

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