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School board votes to get paid

by Danny Wade A somewhat touchy topic was once again on the Humboldt School Board’s agenda last Thursday evening. A few times over the past several years, the board has visited the subject of being paid for their service. During the school board’s February meeting, pay for the school board was open to discussion. Director…

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Gibson County Election Commission votes to close precincts

Election Commission votes to close precincts Town Hall set for Nov. 30   By Logan Watson The Gibson County Election Commission voted to close a number of superfluous voting precincts throughout the county and open a third Early Voting location in Rutherford to help increase voter turnout in the upcoming elections. Matthew Gill, a representative…

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Stigall hosts ABC fashion show

by Katrina Smith Students at Stigall Primary School ripped the runway on last Thursday celebrating literacy month and what better way to showcase their skills than to walk it out. Every letter in the alphabet is instrumental in learning sight words and sounds. Each student was given a vest that was constructed from a brown…

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Lambert, Abernathy to lead HJSHS

by Danny Wade When school begins this Thursday, students attending Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School will see a couple of familiar faces in the office. Debbie Lambert and Ron Abernathy have been promoted to new administrative positions. Lambert, who served as assistant principal last year, is now the interim principal. Abernathy will serve as interim assistant…

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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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$8.5M approved for South Gibson County sports complex

By Crystal Burns At its Nov. 10 meeting, the Gibson County Special School District board approved a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) of $8,465,106 for the South Gibson County sports complex and authorized the issuance of school refunding and improvement bonds not to exceed $8.63M. Lashlee-Rich, Inc. is the district’s construction manager. Greer Lashlee and Billy…

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Commissioner Schwinn makes statement about Executive Order No. 50

Gov. Bill Lee’s recent extension of the State of Emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic left parents and teachers across the state with more questions than answers, especially with the beginning of the 2020-21 school year just weeks away. Tennessee Commissioner of Education Dr. Penny Schwinn sent out a volley of emails to school Superintendents…

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Donor pays off $14k in lunch debt

Donor pays $14k in school lunch debt By Logan Watson Thanks to an anonymous donor, an enormous burden is being lifted from the shoulders of thousands of parents in Gibson County. The donor has reportedly committed to paying off outstanding school lunch debts for students in all five school districts in Gibson County. The generous…

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Changes coming to Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School

Block schedule gone, new AP courses added by Danny Wade When students return to school in a few days, they will notice changes at Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School. The school is moving away from a block schedule in favor of the more traditional schedule. Last week, HJSHS Principal Jason Newman and Assistant Principal Dr. Lindsey…

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Vikings are state runner up

By Amber Adams The Mighty Vikings of Humboldt rolled right through the competition in the first two rounds of the State Tournament. Humboldt found themselves preparing for the State Championship against Columbia Academy this past Saturday night. The Vikings battled hard but some clutch three pointers, and questionable calls left Humboldt with the short end…

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