Area 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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‘Tis the Season to Lock Your Doors

‘Tis the Season to Lock Your Doors Police warn about post-holiday break-ins By Logan Watson A rash of recent burglaries around Milan have police urging residents to make sure their doors are locked before turning in for a long winter’s nap. The holiday season is, well, like Christmas for opportunistic thieves. Families make the mistake…

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Not the Christmas Day Nashville wanted to wake up to

Not the Christmas Day Nashville wanted to wake up to By Caleb Revill For Tennesseans, Christmas 2020 should be a reminder to be thankful for the things we may take for granted. I’m still relatively new to Milan and West Tennessee. For most of my life I’ve called Middle Tennessee -and Nashville- my home. I…

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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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Local, state courts closed through Jan. 29

Tennessee Supreme Court orders provisions to suspend most in-person proceedings at local and state courts By Caleb Revill With regards to Gov. Bill Lee’s Executive Order No. 70, the Supreme Court of Tennessee has adopted provisions that will suspend almost all in-person proceedings at both local and state courts from December 28, 2020 to January…

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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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