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Administrators meet new staffs by Danny Wade Humboldt teachers got a chance to meet their new bosses at two schools last Wednesday. Jason Newman got a chance to meet his staff at Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School and Dr. Renette Coleman spoke with her teachers at Stigall Primary School during introduction meetings at their respective schools.…

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Keller is new Public Library director

  by Kim Forbes Humboldt Public Library’s search for a new director is over after library board of trustees passes unanimous vote to promote from within. Brittney Keller, assistant director at Humboldt Public Library, has been named to take the helm of the library after current director Diane Wright’s retirement on July 15, 2018. Keller,…

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Grey chosen as Dyer Station Parade Marshal

Dyer Station Celebration’s 2018 Parade Marshal is Vanessa Grey. She was born in Trenton to Norman and Rosell Shanklin. She attended school at Dyer and graduated Dyer High School in 1971. She started to work right away after she finished beauty school in 1970.  She has been a beautician for 48 years and 34 of…

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Three new principals named to Humboldt staff

Newman to lead HJSHS, Doaks promoted at East and Coleman to head Stigall Dr. Versie R. Hamlett, director of schools, is pleased to announce the appointment of new school administration. Jason Newman has been selected as the new Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School principal, Brittanie Doaks will serve as the new East Elementary School principal, and…

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Diggin’ the Chicken

by Kim Forbes It was a great, historic day for Gibson County. Before a larger than anticipated crowd gathered at the Gibson County Industrial Park last Wednesday morning, Tyson representatives held a groundbreaking ceremony. Leaders of Tyson Foods, Inc., along with local and state officials, gathered at the future site of the company’s new chicken…

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Keep on fighting

  by Logan Watson Cancer survivors from all across Gibson County came together Saturday night to support one another in their fight against a dreaded disease that has touched countless lives in Gibson County. The first annual Gibson County Relay for Life was held Saturday night at the Milan City Park, benefitting the American Cancer…

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Remembering Coach Po

Legendary coach Jim Poteete passes at 83   by Danny Wade Humboldt lost one its most beloved sons last week. Legendary coach Jim Poteete passed away last Wednesday morning. Practically everyone who lives in or has lived in Humboldt over the past 40-plus years either knew or knew of Coach Po. When word of his…

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Principals resign; Shivley retires, Willis accepts new job

Charlotte Shivley by Danny Wade After a career that spans over four decades, a Humboldt educator is calling it quits. East Elementary School principal, Charlotte Shivley announced her retirement recently. Shivley has been in the education field for 41 years, the past eight at East. “I never thought I would get past 30 years,” Shivley…

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Rotarians attend conference

by Danny Wade Humboldt Rotarians, president Christine Warrington, president elect Dave Barnett and assistant district governor Tommy Goodrum attended the Rotary International District 6760 Conference. District 6760 includes all of West Tennessee except Shelby County and over half of Middle Tennessee. There are approximately 63 clubs in the district. The conference was held Saturday, May…

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