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Education Commissioner visits West TN

Education Commissioner visits West TN for ‘Accelerating TN 2021’ bus tour By Caleb Revill Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn visited with teachers across several West Tennessee school districts as a part of the “Accelerating TN 2021” bus tour. The Milan Special School District hosted Schwinn’s visit at the Milan FEMA building on Monday, June 21.…

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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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Smith joins staff

The Humboldt Chronicle proudly announces Katrina Smith has joined the staff as the new associate editor. Smith brings experience in journalism, photojournalism, communications and social media to the newspaper. “With a working faith, hope and love, I am so excited about becoming the associate editor for the Humboldt Chronicle,” said Smith. “This is a great…

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School board selects Dr. Epperson to lead Humboldt City Schools

Contract offered has base salary of $123,500 plus $10,000 car allowance, benefits package. by Danny Wade Humboldt City Schools has selected their new leader. The Humboldt School Board, under a united front last Monday evening, voted for the new superintendent. Dr. Janice Epperson was their unanimous candidate for the job. Board member Leon McNeal led…

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State mandates schools offer summer classes next two years

by Danny Wade Even though the 2020-21 school year ended a couple of weeks ago, that doesn’t mean school is out just yet. Summer school began for Humboldt City Schools on June 1. Humboldt has always held summer school sessions but this year is different. The state of Tennessee has mandated all public schools hold…

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City board approves of new development

Property owner requests rezoning to develop retirement community for Southern Baptist ministers by Danny Wade Humboldt may have a new residential development coming. The Humboldt City Board took the first step that would allow for the new development during their May 24 meeting. Tennessee Baptist Adult Homes owns property at the corner of Hwy 45…

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Stigall, East hold drive through events

End of the year celebration wraps up school year for students, parents, school staff by Danny Wade Two Humboldt schools held end of the year celebrations for staff and students. Stigall Primary School and East Elementary School hosted drive through graduation and award recognitions last Thursday. Parents and family members drove their vehicles through designated…

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Lynch is new museum curator

Humboldt Strawberry Festival Historical Museum filled with artifacts, memorabilia by Danny Wade For those who think Trey Lynch is somewhat a history buff, they would be correct. Now, he has a job that fits his love for history. He is the new curator for the Humboldt Strawberry Festival Historical Museum. The museum is located on…

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Board at odds over hiring freeze, virtual academy

Split board votes to continue mask mandate by Danny Wade The Humboldt School Board had a lengthy agenda to go through during their May 13 meeting. Some of the items included bonuses, creating a new virtual school, tenure for teachers and mask mandate. At the beginning of the school board meeting when approving the agenda,…

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