Humboldt Chronicle - News

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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All Gibson County schools closing March 17-April 3

At the urging of Governor Bill Lee, all Gibson County schools are closing due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The Bradford, Gibson County, Milan, and Trenton special school districts and Humboldt City Schools will not be in session March 17-April 3. All school events are suspended effective March 17, and district leaders will reassess…

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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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Tornado rocks Skullbone

By Victor Parkins, The Mirror-Exchange   The community of Skullbone was hit hard March 2 when a F-1 tornado touched down and destroyed homes, barns, grain bins and hundreds of trees. The National Weather Service has confirmed that seven tornadoes ripped through different parts of Tennessee late Monday night and early Tuesday morning. Although no one was seriously injured in Gibson County, the storm left…

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Sex trafficking happens in small towns too

By Crystal Burns   Sex trafficking isn’t just a big-city problem. It’s happening in small towns across West Tennessee. Julanne Stone, executive director of Scarlet Rope Project in Jackson, shared how the Jackson non-profit is working to educate the public about commercial sexual exploitation while providing a safe place of healing and restoration for survivors…

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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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