Area News

East Elementary receives TVAAS Level 5

by Danny Wade The Tennessee Department of Education released the TN Ready scores last week. Humboldt City Schools received mixed results from the data. East Elementary School received the highest level on the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) ranked as a Level 5 for the 2017-18 school year. East received a 5 overall composite, 3…

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Second wreck in five days brings attention to SR 5 intersection

By Lori Cathey  For the second time in five days, emergency personnel responded to the State Route 5 and Broad Street intersection in Dyer to a multiple vehicle collision. The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday and shut down State Route 5 southbound lanes for about an hour and a half. According to the Dyer…

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Bradford board promotes city clerk to recorder

By Crystal Burns With City Recorder Melissa Workman tendering her resignation to take on her new role as County Trustee, the Bradford Board of Aldermen opted to promote from within city ranks to fill Workman’s position. City Clerk Valorie Rinks got the board’s vote of confidence at its Aug. 6 meeting. Workman gave Rinks her…

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New Exhibit

“I Have a Voice” exhibit debuts at Stigall Museum by Kim Forbes Stigall Museum continues to impress visitors with the quality and relevance of the exhibits they bring to Humboldt. Throughout the year, the Tom & O.E. Stigall Museum and Ethnic Library board members work to keep the dream of Dr. Freeman alive and active…

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Coleman resigns from Humboldt School Board

by Danny Wade A Humboldt School Board member has resigned. Lori Coleman submitted her letter of resignation to board members last week. Her final day as a board member will be August 31. It was announced last Thursday night during the Humboldt School Board meeting by board chairman, Terry Johnson, who wished her well. Coleman…

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Erica DuRall dives in at Kenton

By Lori Cathey  Aug. 1 wasn’t only the first day of school for students. It was also Erica DuRall;s first day as principal of Kenton School. DuRall replaced Kevin Turner who was re-assigned to Dyer School as principal after servring the past three years at Kenton. DuRall started her teaching career with the Gibson County…

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Washer pitchin’ kicks off Friday in Yorkville

By Lori Cathey The 25th Annual International Washer Pitchin’ Contest will be held at the Yorkville City Park on Saturday, but the fun starts Friday night. The Yorkville Fire Department is hosting a fish fry Friday beginning at 5 p.m. at the Yorkville Community Center. Plates include fish, fries, homemade hush puppies and onion rings,…

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Humboldt kids return to school

by Danny Wade Humboldt kids were back in school last Wednesday for a half-day as summer break came to a close. Their first full day was Thursday. For the first time in recent history, all three of the Humboldt City Schools have new principals, Jason Newman at Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School, Brittanie Doaks at East…

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