Humboldt Chronicle Breaking News

Lee makes stop in Humboldt

by Danny Wade One of Tennessee’s gubernatorial candidates paid a visit to Humboldt last week for a gathering at the Gibson County Industrial Park. Bill Lee, Republican primary winner, spoke to dozens of supporters. Lee, while campaigning for the Republican nominee, trekked across the state on a tractor, hitting 95 counties in 95 days, from…

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Rebuilding Process

St. James holds groundbreaking   by Danny Wade and Kim Forbes August 19 marked another significant day in the rebuilding process of one of Humboldt’s oldest churches. St. James Baptist Church held a groundbreaking and ribbon cutting ceremony as the church rebuilds. Dozens of church members were joined by community members to celebrate the occasion.…

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FFA Alumni Auction and BBQ slated this Saturday

  by Danny Wade A one time favorite event is coming back to Humboldt. The FFA Alumni Auction and BBQ is this Saturday at Bailey Park. The auction is set to begin at 9 a.m. with a silent auction. The live auction is slated to begin at 10 a.m. with auctioneer Gary Williams running the…

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East Elementary receives TVAAS Level 5

by Danny Wade The Tennessee Department of Education released the TN Ready scores last week. Humboldt City Schools received mixed results from the data. East Elementary School received the highest level on the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) ranked as a Level 5 for the 2017-18 school year. East received a 5 overall composite, 3…

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New Exhibit

“I Have a Voice” exhibit debuts at Stigall Museum by Kim Forbes Stigall Museum continues to impress visitors with the quality and relevance of the exhibits they bring to Humboldt. Throughout the year, the Tom & O.E. Stigall Museum and Ethnic Library board members work to keep the dream of Dr. Freeman alive and active…

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Coleman resigns from Humboldt School Board

by Danny Wade A Humboldt School Board member has resigned. Lori Coleman submitted her letter of resignation to board members last week. Her final day as a board member will be August 31. It was announced last Thursday night during the Humboldt School Board meeting by board chairman, Terry Johnson, who wished her well. Coleman…

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Humboldt kids return to school

by Danny Wade Humboldt kids were back in school last Wednesday for a half-day as summer break came to a close. Their first full day was Thursday. For the first time in recent history, all three of the Humboldt City Schools have new principals, Jason Newman at Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School, Brittanie Doaks at East…

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Blankenship keeps busy in retirement

by Kim Forbes There are faces that routinely pop up in Humboldt all throughout the year when you attend community service activities. One of those faces that always seems to be in the middle of one worthy cause or another is Elna Blankenship. She has a hand in countless activities and more often than not,…

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Tyson hatchery work begins

Scratching Dirt by Danny Wade As one contractor said, they are “scratching dirt” at the Tyson Hatchery. Construction work is now underway at the hatchery located in the Humboldt Industrial Park. Workers began moving dirt on the northern segment of the industrial park, the soon-to-be home of a 100,000 sq.ft. Tyson’s hatchery and the live…

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