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Celebration honors late coach Boykin

  by Amber Adams The late Humboldt Viking basketball coach Thomas Ray Boykin was memorialized Friday afternoon in front of a packed crowd during a ceremony held at the Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School gymnasium. The city and school board were both eager to make this happen after his passing earlier this year and name the…

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Standing Ovation

Auditorium opening soon   by Danny Wade After almost a year, auditorium renovations at the old Humboldt Jr. High School of Ferrell St. are just days away from being complete. The completely renovated auditorium will be ready to use once the finishing touches are completed. Renovating the auditorium is part of a $4.5 million project…

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Public Library hosts opioid seminar

by Kim Forbes Everywhere you turn these days, you hear, read and see that this country is experiencing an opioid epidemic that is having disastrous results in the lives of families everywhere. Government agencies are pouring money into combating the problem. First responders and business people came together last week to learn to be proactive…

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MHS Band Director arrested for sexual battery of juvenile

Milan band director arrested on sexual battery charges By Logan Watson A Milan educator was arrested last Thursday night, September 27, on charges of sexual battery stemming from incidents with an underage student. John Scruggs, 40, the band director at Milan High School, was charged with one count of sexual battery by an authority figure…

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Chamber banquet a success despite warm weather

Night of music, food, fun, games, auctions, awards entertained all           Chamber (humorous) award winners         Other awards voted by chamber banquet attendees are Lamplighter Award winner Laurie Gamble for always having a light on in the business or office long after everyone else has gone; and the…

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October is Women in Small Business Month

by Danny Wade The month of October is National Women’s Small Business Month, and the Humboldt Chronicle is proud to honor those women who have made a difference in local businesses. No matter the field, women have an influential presence in small business – as business owners, professionals and employees, they make invaluable contributions to…

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Rotary provides dictionaries for Humboldt third graders

Dictionaries for All     by Danny Wade Humboldt has a few civic clubs and all play an important role in serving the community. Last week, one of these clubs continued a project aimed at assisting students. The Rotary Club of Humboldt, for a second year, donated dictionaries to East Elementary School third grade classes.…

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Davy Crockett Days begin Oct. 7 in Rutherford

By Alan Abbott The Davy Crockett Days Advisory Committee and volunteers want to encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the 51st Davy Crockett Days Festival. The festival, held the first full week of October each year, gives us an opportunity to honor not only Colonel Crockett, but all those who came before us to…

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Boykin gymnasium ceremony set October 5

by Danny Wade The late Humboldt Viking basketball coach, Thomas Boykin, will soon be memorialized for years and years to come. On Friday, October 5 the Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School gymnasium will be named in his honor. The Thomas Ray Boykin Gym has been the discussion around town for weeks after his passing earlier this…

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