Humboldt Chronicle Breaking News

Hamlett files federal lawsuit attempting to keep her job

Claims of racism, violation of 1st Amendment among case allegations by Danny Wade In a turn of events, Dr. Versie Hamlett may not be leaving Humboldt City Schools after all. Dr. Hamlett is fighting for her job, and fighting for her good name and reputation. On Monday, March 30, documents were filed in the United…

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Strawberry Festival dedicated to Ramsey

by Danny Wade Strawberry Festival President Betty Langley is doing something a little different this year. Instead of having one Strawberry Festival dedication, she will recognize two this year. Last month, Humboldt Utilities was spotlighted as one of the festival dedications. Now, Langley has announced her second, the late Jack Ramsey. Last week, Langley and…

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Students learning at home instead of school classrooms

Teachers provide educational packets by Danny Wade With the announcement of Humboldt City Schools closing until April 6, some might think the students and staff are getting an extended spring break. Yes, in a way they are. But that does not mean students will not be learning. Dr. Versie Hamlett, director of Humboldt City Schools,…

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Schools recognized for RTI2-B behavior program

by Danny Wade Two Humboldt schools have received an illustrious recognition for implementing a program that rewards good behavior. East Elementary School and Stigall Primary School are participating in the RTI2-B program. The Tennessee Behavior Supports Project (TBSP) at Vanderbilt University (funded by the Tennessee Department of Education) is proud to announce that East Elementary…

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Gov. Lee issues statement regarding school closure

Local schools closed March 17 through April 3, online education available, meals provided Monday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued a statement regarding statewide school closure. “As the response to COVID-19 evolves, I urge every school district in Tennessee to close as soon as practically possible, with all schools expected to close by Friday, March 20,…

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CP Center plans for child abuse prevention month

  by Mindy East “Imagine this, a world without child abuse”, that is this years theme for the Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center of Gibson County. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan declared April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a tradition that still continues on today. For 37 years, April has been used to raise…

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Humboldt school board discusses buy-out of superintendent’s contract

Auditor reviews school finance report with board by Danny Wade Humboldt School Board members took the next step in hiring a superintendent during Thursday evening’s board meeting. Two agenda items were up for discussion—review and discussion of Dr. Versie Hamlett’s contract, and an update on the superintendent search. Both items overlapped during discussion. Board chairman…

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Hauling, recycling business creating jobs for veterans

American owned, veteran operated by Mindy East Spring is just weeks away and some people are starting to think about spring cleaning. Maybe it’s indoors or that old shed you can’t walk in anymore. It might be on your honey-do list and you just don’t know what to do with it. Well, Daniel Witherspoon, owner…

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Sanders is new president of West TN Mayors Assoc.

by Danny Wade A local mayor has moved up in the ranks and has now advanced to president. Three Way Mayor Larry Sanders is the new president of the West Tennessee Mayors Association. Every mayor in West Tennessee qualifies to become a member of the association, although several choose not to participate. The mayors meet…

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