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Humboldt Chronicle
11/26/2020

Humboldt Chronicle

It is with heavy heart we say goodbye to one of our own family members. Sports writer/photographer Stephen Russell passed away Wednesday morning. Stephen was a great guy and was full of life. We were blessed when he came onboard as the Chronicle's sports person in August of 2019. He loved covering the Vikings. He quickly friended the coaches and athletes. He will be sorely missed. Please keep his wife Amber and their children Logan and Mylie in your thoughts and prayers. As Thanksgiving approaches, we can all be thankful to have had Stephen in our lives. Rest in Peace my friend.

Pick up this week's edition of The Crockett County Times for our annual Basketball Section and "How to Cook a Turkey" le...
11/24/2020

Pick up this week's edition of The Crockett County Times for our annual Basketball Section and "How to Cook a Turkey" letters from the third grade classrooms across the county.

Cavalier basketball against Bradford begins at 6 p.m tonight in Crockett.

One dead and one injured in collision on Highway 412 - Crockett County Times
11/13/2020
One dead and one injured in collision on Highway 412 - Crockett County Times

One dead and one injured in collision on Highway 412 - Crockett County Times

A collision involving a tractor-trailer and front loader on Thursday, November 12 leaves one deceased and one injured. The accident occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. near the new construction site in the westbound lane of travel across from McDonalds on Highway 412 in Bells. The tractor-trailer wa...

Town votes in favor of retail package liquor stores - Crockett County Times
11/12/2020
Town votes in favor of retail package liquor stores - Crockett County Times

Town votes in favor of retail package liquor stores - Crockett County Times

The unofficial election results released by the Crockett County Election Commission show the Town of Alamo Retail Package Store Referendum was voted in favor 576 to 341 not in favor. The Alamo Planning Commission met on Monday, November 9 to discuss a recommendation to the Alamo Board of Mayor and A...

Sgt. Riddick's video interview in this article is so great! I hope you watch and thanked a veteran today.
11/12/2020
Veterans in education featured in TN History for Kids - Crockett County Times

Sgt. Riddick's video interview in this article is so great! I hope you watch and thanked a veteran today.

Multiple Crockett County staff members were featured in a book and video documentary on tnhistoryforkids.org. Eric Mansfield, Keith Eason, John Reddick, W.D. Wade and Rob Achee were all featured in a book titled “Tennessee’s Education Force: Veterans Who Work in Public Schools”. The author, .....

We loved the Bells Elementary School Veterans Parade today.Making the day even more special was a lap walked by the scho...
11/11/2020

We loved the Bells Elementary School Veterans Parade today.

Making the day even more special was a lap walked by the schools own veterans.

Eddie Blanchard - Army 2013-2016 - Special Education Instructor

Keith Curl - Marines 1990-1994 - PE Instructor and Safety Coordinator

Leo Gooch - Army 1964-1970 - Crossing Guard

Miranda Bonds - Army 1989-1995 - Business Office Manager

Unofficial results for Crockett County state and federal general election - Crockett County Times
11/04/2020
Unofficial results for Crockett County state and federal general election - Crockett County Times

Unofficial results for Crockett County state and federal general election - Crockett County Times

State and district totals are available here: https://elections.tn.gov/results.php Early and Absentee Votes Reported President and Vice President of the United StatesCandidate Party VotesDonald J. Trump and Michael R. Pence (REP) 3501Joseph R. Biden and Kamala D. Harris (DEM) 1120Don Blankenship and...

11/02/2020
REMINDER: FREE COVID-19 testing tomorrow in Alamo.I will be meeting with the National Guard before the event begins to l...
10/30/2020
Tennessee Unified Command group offered COVID-19 guidance and weekend testing for Crockett - Crockett County Times

REMINDER: FREE COVID-19 testing tomorrow in Alamo.

I will be meeting with the National Guard before the event begins to live stream the process and ask questions the community may have before the first patients are seen.

If you have questions specific to the free testing event, please comment within this post or email [email protected] with your question by midnight tonight.

I will do my best to ask any questions you may have before the event begins.

Governor Bill Lee’s Unified Command Group (UCG) met with community leaders and healthcare representatives at the courthouse in Alamo on Friday, October 23. During this meeting, Rachel Powers, Scott Brower and Dr. John Dunn of Unified Command offered guidance and information on concerns from local ...

Second round of pandemic EBT to help students and families! Read here!
10/29/2020
DHS launches next round of P-EBT - Crockett County Times

Second round of pandemic EBT to help students and families! Read here!

Qualified families to receive P-EBT cards in mail The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is extending its successful Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program into the fall semester by sending qualifying families a card they can use to buy food for their student who has been im...

We loved this feature from one of our local teachers!!!!
10/29/2020
“HOORAY! YOU’RE HERE! YOU’RE HERE! YOU’RE FINALLY HERE!” - Crockett County Times

We loved this feature from one of our local teachers!!!!

Mrs. Nikki Crossnoe – Bells Elementary School – 4th grade ELA Teacher As I gazed at my students’ sweet faces intently watching the Safe YouTube stream of “You’re Finally Here” by Mélanie Watt, (Read Aloud with Calgary Reads – Chris Hunt), I felt the tears well-up in my eyes.  Before ...

10/29/2020

***Update-The juvenile has been located ***

From the Crockett County Sheriff's Dept - Tennessee

Only takes a second to share - let’s all join together and help this family.

Advisory: RUNAWAY JUVENILE

RUNAWAY JUVENILE MONTANA 12 YEAR OLD BI RAICAL FEMALE LAST SEEN ON NEIL WARREN RD CLOSE TO JOHNSONS GROVE RD. FEMALE IS DESCRIBED AS 5FT1 150LBS, BLACK HAIR STYLED IN TIGHT BRAIDS, WEARING A GRAY HOODIE, BLACK SHIRT, AND WHITE PAJAMA PANTS.

ANY CONTACT NOTIFY THE SHERIFFS DEPT DISPTACH 731-696-2104

Lady Cavs volleyball team places fifth in state tournament - Crockett County Times
10/28/2020
Lady Cavs volleyball team places fifth in state tournament - Crockett County Times

Lady Cavs volleyball team places fifth in state tournament - Crockett County Times

Lady Cavalier Volleyball team finished fifth in the state with a 29-3 record, winning district championship, regional championship and sectional championship. They’re ranked first in West Tennessee. All-District first team awards were given to Citlali Aguirre, Hadley Mansfield, Anna Goldsby and MV...

10/27/2020

Regional XC awards at CCHS

We had the opportunity to speak with the board of education this week and gather a little additional information about t...
10/22/2020
CCHS moves to distance learning due to COVID-19 - Crockett County Times

We had the opportunity to speak with the board of education this week and gather a little additional information about the high school closure and what to expect coming up.

Crockett County High School (CCHS) stepped back into distance learning with students not being allowed in the building on Monday, October 19. Parents and students are encouraged to reach out to their teachers during distance learning for any educational concerns or needs. The school is also asking t...

Cole named legal services pro bono coordinator - Crockett County Times
10/22/2020
Cole named legal services pro bono coordinator - Crockett County Times

Cole named legal services pro bono coordinator - Crockett County Times

Jackson attorney, Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) member and Crockett County resident Andy Cole has been promoted to Pro Bono Coordinator at West Tennessee Legal Services (WTLS). Cole joined WTLS a year ago after working in private practice. He previously worked in the Tennessee Senior Law Alliance....

There have been alot of questions about the Alamo ballot. We hope this clears some of them up for voters.
10/22/2020
Alamo residents to vote on retail package stores selling alcoholic beverages - Crockett County Times

There have been alot of questions about the Alamo ballot. We hope this clears some of them up for voters.

Voters in the town of Alamo will notice an additional option on their official election ballot this year. Alamo voters will notice an option to vote to permit retail package stores to sell alcoholic beverages in the Town of Alamo or not to permit retail package stores to sell alcoholic beverages in....

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
10/20/2020

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

UPDATE: Great news! June Simpson has been located.
We appreciate each of you who helped us get the word out so quickly.

PREVIOUS:
AMBER ALERT: We need your help to find 2-year-old June Simpson, who is missing from Sullivan County.

She was reportedly last seen Monday evening along Mitchell Road in Kingsport, which is located in the Eastern Star Community. June was last seen wearing a pink shirt, gray leggings, and purple unicorn boots.

At this time, we do not have additional information to pass along. We’ll update this post with new details as we can.

Please call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND or the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office at 423-279-7330 with any information!

Have you seen this child? June Simpson
10/20/2020
Have you seen this child? June Simpson

Have you seen this child? June Simpson

Missing From: Kingsport, TN. Missing Date: Mon, Oct 19 2020. A Statewide Amber Alert has been issued by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on behalf of the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office for 2-year-old June Simpson. June was last seen last seen in the area of Mitchell Road in Kingsport, which i...

Cavalier football cancelled due to COVID-19 - Crockett County Times
10/16/2020
Cavalier football cancelled due to COVID-19 - Crockett County Times

Cavalier football cancelled due to COVID-19 - Crockett County Times

Crockett County High School football has been cancelled for Friday, October 16 and 23 due to COVID-19 quarantine rules and contact exposure rules. These games will not be rescheduled. Haywood County and University School of Jackson (USJ) will be credited a win for the cancelled games but Crockett Co...

Lady Cav Volleyball advances to state
10/16/2020

Lady Cav Volleyball advances to state

Crockett County Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm - Crockett County Times
10/15/2020
Crockett County Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm - Crockett County Times

Crockett County Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm - Crockett County Times

Christopher Ethan Webb, 24, of Crockett County, TN has been sentencedto 57 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. D. MichaelDunavant, U.S. Attorney announced the sentence today.According to information presented in court, on December 3, 2019, Webb was releasedfrom a f...

Matocha battles lobular invasive carcinoma - Crockett County Times
10/15/2020
Matocha battles lobular invasive carcinoma - Crockett County Times

Matocha battles lobular invasive carcinoma - Crockett County Times

Rita Matocha is currently battling breast cancer and has been showered with love from the community to relieve some of the stress from the disease. Matocha first discovered she should be concerned during her self-exam at the first of May. She was slightly concerned in April when noticing a slight ch...

Pick up this week's edition of The Crockett County Times for local survivor stories and more!
10/15/2020

Pick up this week's edition of The Crockett County Times for local survivor stories and more!

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
10/15/2020

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

UPDATE: Koraleigh Simon and Kayson Jones have been located and are safe.
Thank you for helping us get the word out!

PREVIOUS:

AMBER ALERT: We need your help to find 5-year-old Koraleigh Simon and 6-year-old Kayson Jones, who are missing from Erwin.

Both children were last seen earlier today and may be with Jason Simon, their non-custodial father. He is wanted by the Erwin Police Department on kidnapping charges.
At this time, we do not have a vehicle description to pass along.

If you have information regarding the whereabouts of Koraleigh, Kayson, or Jason Simon, please call 1-800-TBI-FIND.

We will update this post with any new details as we can.

Agee appointed district attorney general for the 28th Judicial District - Crockett County Times
10/13/2020
Agee appointed district attorney general for the 28th Judicial District - Crockett County Times

Agee appointed district attorney general for the 28th Judicial District - Crockett County Times

Frederick H. Agee, a Milan attorney, has been appointed District Attorney General of the 28th Judicial District. While serving an active duty tour in Kuwait with the Army Reserve; Agee. 41, received a call late Monday (8-hour time difference), October 12 from Lang Wiseman, deputy and chief counsel ...

10/12/2020
First annual Crockett for a Cure raises money for local breast cancer survivor - Crockett County Times
10/08/2020
First annual Crockett for a Cure raises money for local breast cancer survivor - Crockett County Times

First annual Crockett for a Cure raises money for local breast cancer survivor - Crockett County Times

The month of October is a month of awareness for breast cancer warriors. The local boutiques in Crockett County kicked off the month on October 1 with the first annual Crockett for a Cure in memory of Stephanie Jones. The event featured late night shopping at The Squirrel’s Nest, Meri’s, Emma Gr...

Crockett County Sheriff's Dept - Tennessee
10/08/2020

Crockett County Sheriff's Dept - Tennessee

This is the vehicle that was in the area when the shots were fired on Pearson Drive and it left at a high rate of speed. Please check your cameras for evidence at around 315 pm today.

Two locations in Bells are being investigated in afternoon shootings - Crockett County Times
10/08/2020
Two locations in Bells are being investigated in afternoon shootings - Crockett County Times

Two locations in Bells are being investigated in afternoon shootings - Crockett County Times

Bells Police department, Alamo Police department,and Crockett County Police department are currently on scene at two locations where reports of shots fired were received. A portion of Pearson Drive is blocked to traffic A large police presence is also in the area of Taylor Drive and King Cove. These...

Still an active scene.
10/07/2020
Tractor-trailer crash sends two to the hospital - Crockett County Times

Still an active scene.

A female and child have been transported to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital following a tractor-trailer involved crash. The tractor-trailer was traveling southbound on Hwy 88 in Maury City when it struck the white Chevy Equinox. The condition of the woman and child is unknown at this time.

Yearwood pleads guilty to assault - Crockett County Times
10/07/2020
Yearwood pleads guilty to assault - Crockett County Times

Yearwood pleads guilty to assault - Crockett County Times

Crockett County Property assessor George Walter Yearwood III pled guilty to simple assault, a class A misdemeanor on September 15. Yearwood was charged with aggravated assault on August 14, 2019 after Alamo Police Department (APD) and the Crockett County Sheriff’s Department responded to Crockett ...

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Welcome Crockett County residents!! If we can help in anyway give us a call!
Just wanted to let people know that Roberts Package store is closed and Hometown Spirits has what your looking for. Plus we are closer than Jackson and Dyersburg. 91b Milan Hwy. Milan TN 38358. City limits of Medina in the Shoppes of Medina.
Back when I could do something with dogs instead of just writing about them.The dog is Buddy who taught me that there are two days in every week that we should not worry about--Yesterday a d Tomorrow.
Love your paper, Jay Lowery, Ron Arnold, and anyone who likes dogs.
Good county paper.Covers events that are important to the communities in the county.
I appreciate getting something published now and then. The only place I see customers is at the doctor's office or at church or at the senior center and it makes me feel good when they compliment me on my articles. I used to write the sports section when the paper was called The Sentinel. My column was called Speaking of Sports by Charles Leggett. The paper seems to keep improving. Good work.
We are so excited to have a Christmas display in our window display on court square!
October 31, 2018 OP - ED VOTE BLUE IN NOVEMBER: DEFEAT THE TRUMPITE REPUBLICANS Americans should vote in the midterms to defeat Republicans in Congress because they are in effect serving as an arm of the White House and not serving the people of this country. These are some of the main things wrong about Trump and his cohorts in Congress: 1. Trump’s actions and policies are treasonous. He has acted in the interest of Russia, a hostile foreign power, as a puppet of Putin. He has failed to effectively enforce sanctions, continued to ignore Russian hacking into our midterm elections and worked against our NATO allies. He has consorted with Putin and other Russian officials in secrecy. What do the Russians have over Trump? The answer is under our nose. A forensic audit of his business and personal tax returns would prove that Russian-based investment and lending sources revived his once bankrupt business empire. There may well be crimes involved as well, such as money laundering. This isn’t conjecture, because enough information is already public. The Republican controlled Congress has stonewalled and avoids using its’ powers to investigate his finances The Russians could pull the rug on Trump’s empire, and that is why he is under their thumb. 2. The Republican regime has been making healthcare less available or affordable for people, especially as regards pre-existing conditions, which is putting sick people at risk and costing lives. We cannot let this continue. 3. Trump and the Republican majority in Congress disrespect women and women’s rights, treating women as an underclass, half of the population as they are, and holding back on issues such as equal pay, healthcare and childcare, and equal justice. Judge Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination reveals how the Republican Party has crossed a “red line”, and ought to be driven to obscurity, like the Communist party, because they are anathema to the American way. The Republican Party is not the party of Lincoln or even Eisenhower; it has morphed into a cancer on The Body Politic. The comment a few talking heads have made, that the “Me Too” movement may scare boys or young men from thinking of someday seeking office or coaching or whatever, is “Poppycock”, as Ike would say. The real point is that no mother or father wants their daughters raped or assaulted; it’s not acceptable, and the Republican tolerance of this will be their downfall. 4. Congressional Republicans, more than anyone else, are the “Enablers of illegal immigration” That is, they have for many years accepted illegal immigration as one of several ways to keep wages down on the backs of the American working class. Illegal immigration can only be curbed by enforcing laws violated by employers who hire and harbor illegals. Their policy is consistent with efforts to also suppress labor unions and fight increases in the minimum wage. Trump now rails against illegals only as a tactic to divide the electorate on racial grounds. 5. Republicans boast of their tax legislation, which does not noticeably lower income taxes for most working and middle class Americans, while Trump and his wealthy cronies will pay about one trillion dollars less in taxes at the expense of things like social security, education, healthcare, increased national debt. inflation and future tax increases including tariffs as a new form of taxation. Most of the tax benefits to wealthy people have gone to corporate buyouts, not capital improvements. 6. Now as to the economy, there is a lot of unjustified hype. Firstly, the unemployment rate does not take into account the millions of people who hold menial jobs rather than none, or who have given up looking for work, or perhaps even a little slanting by an administration which lies by the truckload. In any case worker wages are stagnant, leaving average people with a lower standard of living after taking into account inflation and rising healthcare, housing and other costs. 7. Trump calls the media “the enemy of the people” and “fake news”, threatening news media and even inciting violence against reporters, this coming from a master of deceit himself. His conduct is reminiscent of dictators LIKE STALIN, dangerous to democracy. Freedom of speech and the press is guaranteed by the First Amendment. The cowardice of the Republican-controlled Congress, afraid to rein in a would-be despot like Trump, is alarming. 8. To reference some, but not all of the other issues briefly: Trump has been increasingly running the country as a dictator, setting a bad precedent for American democracy. The Republican controlled congress has not used its’ “checks and balances” powers. Trump demands loyalty to himself rather than the Constitution, like a mobster or dictator. He is divisive and incites his base to violence; he is immoral in character; he violates the Constitution in both governing and in promoting his business interests while in office. The Republican Congress has caved in fear of offending him, like the parliaments of countries such as Russia. He is incompetent in foreign affairs and his “loose-cannon” temperament poses the danger of self-declaring war while a paralyzed Republican controlled Congress sits by and tolerates his conduct. He has alienated our allies and diminished our standing in the world community. Trump and his Republican allies pose a threat to the environment. In light of all that is at stake for our country, it is urgent for all people to vote, for not voting is to accept whatever happens, which we can already see is of severe negative consequence. VOTE BLUE FOR YOU and your future and what you will leave behind for your loved ones. Arnold Tranes P.S. - #9 . 10/27/2018. More yet. Now we're seeing extreme violence incited by Trump's fiery rhetoric: (a) A domestic terrorist attempting to murder two former Presidents and other Democrats with pipe bombs, which Trump blamed on the media, and (b) A mass murder of Jewish worshippers, which Trump blamed on "not having an armed guard inside", and denying guns as an issue though a military grade assault rifle was used. What will it take to stop all this? YOU, ME AND WE HAVE TO VOTE! One more for the road: "THE PRICE OF APATHY TOWARDS PUBLIC AFFAIRS IS TO BE RULED BY EVIL MEN". -PLATO
Please share our FREE event with your readers Lawn & Garden EXPO Saturday April 7 9AM-4PM Something for whole family Tipton County Extension Master Gardeners 901-476-0231
https://youtu.be/4Q3U_8_bjXk https://youtu.be/oxBiGn7exds https://youtu.be/SvpaLMArg1s Mr. Wilcher, Thank you for your inquiry as to whether school boards are exempt from open meetings and sunshine laws. All “meetings” of “governing bodies” are subject to the Tennessee Open Meetings Act (“TOMA”). Tenn. Code Ann. § 8-44-102(a). “Governing body” is generally defined under TOMA as the members of any public body which consists of two or more members, with the authority to make decisions for or recommendations to a public body on policy or administration. Tenn. Code Ann. § 8-44-102(b). A public body to which TOMA applies includes any board, commission, committee, agency, authority or any other body, by whatever name, whose origin of authority may be traced to state, city or county legislative action. Hastings v. South Cent. Human Resource Agency, 829 S.W.2d 679 (Tenn. Ct. App. 1992). School boards are generally considered a “governing body” subject to the Open Meetings Act. See Neese v. Paris Special School Dist. 813 S.W.2d 432 (Tenn. Ct. App. 1990); Hampton v. Macon County Bd. Of Education, 2014 WL 107971 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2014); Van Hooser v. Warren County Bd. Of Education, 807 S.W.2d 230 (Tenn. Ct. App. 1991). Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance. Thanks! Lee Pope Open Records Counsel Office of Open Records Counsel Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury (615) 401-7891| [email protected]
Just curious if anyone on here can help me with something? I'm doing some family history research, except I'm trying to find/uncover some historical pieces that haven't been documented yet. One of which is where my great-great-grandfather is buried. William Michael Lovell died prior to 1900 in Crockett County. His great-granddaughter said she visited the grave site back in the day, but she now lives in Kansas. She said "it's on a country road - in a grove of trees in the middle of a cotton field - nowhere to pull off the road - four graves in all." She used to travel from Hwy 221 to Bells, TN each day for work and would drive past the gravesite. She got on Google Maps to try to figure out where it is and she thinks she's got the right spot, but I'm in St. Louis so I can't just drive there myself. Anyone on here able to help me out - go check it out in person, or put me in touch with someone who knows the history of the area? Or direct me to anyone who can track land ownership? The area looks right, but it seems to be a retention pond. I guess they could still be buried there. If it's not there then it's in the area (I circled another possible spot). Again, I'm looking for help trying to locate the family burial plot for William Michael Lovell and his wife Sarah Stanley. I have distant Lovell family in the area, but no one I know in person.