Area News

Theater renovations continue

In 2007, three local men purchased the downtown movie theater and began to bring it back to life. Now, in 2019, the Plaza is going through more renovations. Michael Longmire, Jason Tubbs, and Jeff Brown purchased the downtown landmark and put lots of elbow grease into fixing it up. Later, Brown decided leave the partnership…

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Summer Meals program begins June 3

by Danny Wade With the school year coming to an end and the summer break around the corner, school officials are gearing up once again for the Summer Meals program. The Summer Meals program allows all kids 18 and under to have two meals per day absolutely free. The program offers breakfast and lunch, Monday…

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School staff to receive 2% raise

by Danny Wade Humboldt educators will see a little extra on their paychecks come July. The Humboldt School board approved their 2019-20 school budget. The budget includes a 2-percent raise across the board for all staff. This includes non-licensed positions, such as custodians, cafeteria workers, aids, assistants and other positions. All licensed positions, such as…

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Strawberry Festival BBQ Cookoff

          Winners by category Anything but 1st Heavy D Smokers 2nd Superior Saw 3rd 2 Broke 2 Smoke 4th Holy Smoke Beef 1st DC Smokers 2nd Superior Saw 3rd Rocking Roe’s BBQ 4th K&K Kookers Chicken 1st Rocking Roe’s BBQ 2nd 2 Broke 2 Smoke 3rd Bubba’s BBQ 4th Phillip’s BBQ…

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Lee addresses crowd at festival Governor’s Luncheon

by Danny Wade With the slip of the tongue, Strawberry Festival Governor’s Luncheon committee chairman Alex Smith gave everyone attending the luncheon a good laugh. As he was introducing Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Smith misspoke, saying Lee was in his fifth year, instead of fifth month. “I’ve already got him re-elected,” Smith said in jest.…

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Strawberry Festival Recipe Contest

Recipe Contest   Winners by category Cake 1st – Denise Jones – Fresh Pickin’ Strawberry Cake 2nd – Donna Hardimon – Strawberry Lemonade Cake Pie 1st – Cynthia Snell – Strawberry Lush Cake 2nd – Donna Hardimon – Strawberry Shortcake Pie Salad 1st – Haley Beth Hill – Strawberry Fluff 2nd – Cynthia Snell –…

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Strawberry Festival Parades

  Strawberry Festival Junior Parade and Grand Floats Parade Jr. Floats Parade Winners Bicycles 1st place- Little Miss Union City 2nd place- Teen Miss UTM Rodeo 3rd place- Miss Springtime Princess Wagons/Carts 1st Place- Little Miss Huntington queen and court 2nd   Place- Little Miss Territorial Teapot 3rd Place- Jr. Miss Adamsville Out of Town Mini…

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