Humboldt Chronicle - News

Dr. Epperson plans 90-day listening tour

by Katrina Smith Dr. Janice Epperson has hit the ground running since she started work on July 1 as superintendent of Humboldt City Schools. She and her staff have worked hard to continue to work for the betterment of the school system. In the first 90 days, you will see Dr. Epperson all around the…

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Epperson attends first board meeting

Epperson attends first board meeting by Katrina Smith and Danny Wade The July 8 Humboldt School Board meeting last Thursday was the first of the new fiscal year. But more importantly, it was the first for newly hired director of schools, Dr. Janice Epperson. For her first meeting, it was also a most important meeting…

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Bikes & Cars – Public Library prepares for big event

Foundation fundraiser to assist with Children’s Library construction costs by Katrina Smith Who are the Friends of the Humboldt Public Library and the Humboldt Public Library Foundation? They are a group of individuals who are dedicated in supporting and enhancing library services and programs in the community through strengthening advocacy efforts, increasing library awareness and…

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Housing authority hosts summer camp

by Katrina Smith When a butterfly develops, it is not a butterfly immediately. There are steps that are taken leading into development. First the caterpillar crawls to and fro as an insect and then wraps itself into a cocoon. After being wrapped up for a period of time, the caterpillar turns into a beautiful butterfly.…

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Chambers host job fair, expo

by Katrina Smith Over the past few months, the job market has been affected by COVID. In the Gibson County areas alone, the unemployment rate reached an all time high at 12.3 – percent in April 2020, compared to 3.6 – percent in April 2019. Businesses were forced to lay off employees and in some…

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Senior Citizen’s Center to reopen

by Katrina Smith Growing up, people have all enjoyed social activities. It gives a sense of pleasure and serves as a stress reliever that allows a break from things happening in life. If you are 60 and older, the Humboldt Senior Citizens Center is the place to be. The center, located at 202 N. Central…

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Dr. Epperson accepts position as new director of schools

Hometown lady comes home to lead Humboldt City Schools, her Alma Mater by Danny Wade Humboldt City Schools has its new leader. Dr. Janice Epperson accepted the contract offered by the Humboldt Board of Education last week. Her first day on the job as director of schools will be July 1. Dr. Epperson was one…

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First reading of budget ordinance approved

Balanced budget reflects no property tax increase by Danny Wade With June 30, 2021 looming, the end of the city’s fiscal year, the Humboldt Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the budget for the upcoming year. Monday, June 14, board members passed the first reading of Ordinance 2021-02, adopting the fiscal year 2021-22 budget for…

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Honoring two who dared to fly

Two pilots were honored for being pioneers in the aviation field last Tuesday in Jackson, Tenn. McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport hosted a program marking the 100th year when Bessie Coleman became the first African American female to earn an international pilot’s license. The Memphis Blackhawks and Team Memphis also partnered in the celebration, honoring those who…

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