Humboldt Chronicle - News

Schools thrilled with ESSER 2.0, $2M grant funding

by Danny Wade Humboldt City Schools received some fantastic news last week. The school system will receive almost $2 million in grant funds. The Tennessee Department of Education announced school districts throughout the state will be receiving funds through ESSER (Emergency and Secondary School Emergency Relief) 2.0 allocations. ESSER is under the CARES Act umbrella.…

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Abernathy celebrates 150 wins

by Rhonda Vann On Friday, January 15, 2021, before the district home game against the Middleton Tigers, the Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School administration recognized Viking basketball Head Coach Ronald Abernathy for his 150th career win at Humboldt High School. “First of all I cannot take credit,” said Coach Abernathy. “God has blessed me to be…

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County Health Departments offer COVID-19 Vaccinations

TDH COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS OFFER COVID-19 VACCINATION BY APPOINTMENT Health Departments Scheduling by Phase as Vaccine Supplies Arrive NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee county health departments are now booking appointments for people in Phase 1 populations of the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan and those aged 75 and up who wish to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Tennesseans can…

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Pettigrew is new Viking football coach

New Skipper by Danny Wade The search for a new head football coach for the Humboldt Vikings is over. Teddy Pettigrew accepted the position and will lead the team this season. His first official day with Humboldt City Schools will be January 19. Pettigrew has Gibson County roots and brings a wealth of knowledge and…

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Two facing animal cruelty charges

by Danny Wade Two men are facing charges for animal cruelty after an explosion of posts made on social media. A video of two city of Humboldt workers killing a dog by knocking it in the head with a shovel surfaced on Facebook, causing quite a stir. According to Humboldt police, on January 4, 2021…

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Second Harvest Mobile Pantry coming to Humboldt

When Tyson announced three years ago they were opening a poultry plant in Gibson County, it brought exuberance to the community. Even though the plans to have the plant up and running have hit a couple of snags, it did not stop Complex Manager Tom McCue and the staff from becoming entrenched in the community…

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Bailey Park CLC to begin administering vaccine

by Caleb Revill Bailey Park Community Living Center in Humboldt has been designated as a priority facility to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as an option for employees and residents, with plans to begin administering the vaccine on Monday, December 28. The plan to offer priority vaccinations to staff and residents at long-term care facilities…

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Local people making Christmas brighter

The Giving Season   by Mindy East The old saying that “it takes a village” still stands true, especially when it comes to helping children and their families at Christmas. For the past six years the Humboldt City Schools gives the opportunity for local businesses and individuals to adopt a family for Christmas. Whether it…

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Schools, B&G Club partnership ends

by Danny Wade The Humboldt School Board met last Thursday evening for the first time in two months. The November meeting was canceled due to health and safety concerns with the COVID pandemic. The board made quick work of the agenda with discussion limited and voting soon after. It was during the superintendent’s report that…

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Grant to aid county schools’ vocational programs

$175k funds provided by Bongards/RDP grant partnership – Humboldt to receive $100,000 by Danny Wade A local industry is partnering with area schools to provide funding for CTE (career and technical education) programs. Bondards is participating in a partnership to boost high school student opportunities to receive training as they prepare to go into the…

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