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Employees find no easy answers with hemp

By Crystal Burns Tennesseans using hemp or hemp products for medicinal purposes should beware, especially if their employers require drug tests. The Gibson County Workforce Development Board hosted a Lunch and Learn called H.E.M.P. – Helping Employers Make Policy last week at the Ed Jones Agri-Plex in Trenton. Leaders said the session boasted the largest…

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Leaders review test scores for GCSSD board

By Crystal Burns Leaders, including the director of schools, supervisors of instruction and the principals from each of the Gibson County Special School District’s (GCSSD) nine schools reviewed their 2018-19 testing data at Thursday’s school board meeting. GCSSD is designated as Exemplary, the highest achievement the state Department of Education gives under its accountability system.…

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Split board axes Dr. Hamlett’s hope of new contract extension

Outraged   by Danny Wade Humboldt City Schools may have lost its director of schools after Dr. Versie Hamlett’s contract extension was voted down. A packed library witnessed a heated school board meeting last Thursday evening. Dr. Hamlett’s current contract expires June 30, 2020. She was seeking a 3-year extension at the same salary and…

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Fall Fest slated Saturday, Sept. 28

by Danny Wade Fall is just days away—and so is Fall Fest. This year, the Humboldt Downtown Business Association (HDBA) decided to move Fall Fest from October to September. This year, Fall Fest is teaming up with Relay for Life Fun Day. Downtown Humboldt will be the place to be Saturday, September 28 from 10…

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Chamber celebration to have game show theme

by Danny Wade Each year, the Humboldt Chamber of Commerce holds a banquet to honor their members and recognize board members. This year is no different. Some banquets have been more like a business meeting while others were fun, with twists. This year’s Chamber Annual Membership Celebration will definitely be for the latter. Beth Culpepper,…

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Relay Fun Day teaming up with Downtown Fall Fest

Fun Day Ahead by Danny Wade As September days are getting marked off the calendar, the countdown to autumn is just around the corner. To celebrate fall, two events are merging into one. Downtown Fall Fest and Relay for Life Fun Day are joining together to make one huge event. Downtown will be hopping on…

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Morrison files suit against Humboldt

by Danny Wade A former Humboldt employee has filed a lawsuit against the city of Humboldt. John Morrison, former city building inspector, filed a 13-page lawsuit in federal court on July 30 for being terminated. Morrison has hired Mike Weinman of Weinman Thomas Law Firm in Jackson, Tenn. as his legal counsel. According to the…

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Rachel’s Challenge presentation offers powerful message for Humboldt students

Dr. Versie Hamlett, director of Humboldt City Schools, and Dr. Lindsey Bradford, assistant principal at Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School, are working with Rachel’s Challenge to stimulate academic achievement and social-emotional learning by focusing on the connection between students, faculty and staff. Using the remarkable story of Rachel Scott, the first victim of the Columbine High…

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California man says Taylor forged his name on legal documents

California man says Taylor forged his name on legal documents By Logan Watson *Editor’s Note: This story has been updated and revised with more accurate information from a lengthy order issued by Judge  Jimmy Croom of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Christopher M. Wilson, an employee of Foreclosure Avoidance Group in Santa Ana, California, stated that…

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