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CHRONICLE HUMB LDT ‘Serving Humboldt, home of the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival, since 1886’ 1 $ 00 VOL. 125, NO. 30 INSIDE... HUMBOLDT, TENNESSEE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011 HHA marks 60 years with open house Ribbon cutting, tours held at new Rosedale duplexes Tennessee sales tax holiday this weekend Take advantage of this annual event. Page 4 The Humboldt Housing Authority commemorated their 60-year anniversary last Friday by hosting an open house for its new duplexes, located at Rosedale Courts. The HHA was organized July 31, 1951, and Rosedale Courts was its first site, developed in 1958, under the leadership of Mayor H.J. Foltz and J.D. Senter, Jr., who was selected as the first executive director in 1952. This open house represents the first phase of a revitalization project of the housing authority, said current executive director Patricia Taylor. Nine buildings were demolished in 2010, and three new units have been constructed and two are underway at the site. The new duplexes were funded in part by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). All the materials, ranging from the sheetrock and faucets to trusses and nails, used in the new duplexes were made in America by American workers. Forsythe Construction Company of Jackson, Tenn. built the new units. According to Taylor, the U.S. Housing Act of 1937 was passed to provide an opportunity for lowincome citizens to have access to decent housing that was being provided in the private sector. This mission continues with over 3,000 housing authorities across the country of providing safe, decent, and sanitary housing. “Even though housing remains transitional, the needs of families utilizing this service have changed,â€? see HHA page 14 photo by APRIL G. JACKSON TOURING NEW ROSEDALE - At the Rosedale Courts open house last week, Myrtle Fitzgerald and Donna Seymour (from left) admire a photo display of the current board and staff of Humboldt Housing Authority. Club Online Roe’s bond denied Molly Jane Roe Former Humboldt resident Molly Jane Roe appeared in Crockett County General Sessions Court on Thursday, July 28, 2011, to waive her right to a preliminary hearing for charges stemming from the death of 17-month-old Maleeya Marie Murley. Bond was denied in the case. According to documents filed with the Crockett General Session Court, Maleeya was in Roe’s care at the Alumni add Red, Gold Pride at HHS stadium Humboldt High School Alumni Association transformed the home of the Vikings last Saturday. Page 6 see ROE page 3 photo by DANNY WADE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB BENEFITS – Andrea Stewart, director of the Humboldt Boys & Girls Club, checks out one of the brand new computers donated to the club by InfoStructure. The 13 new computers were installed by InfoStructure’s Dustin Tywman (left) in the computer lab and offices. John Scruggs, marketing manager looks on as Stewart gives one of the computers a test drive. City’s cleanup ongoing InfoStructure donates computers, service Wade retires at F&M, Three Way After a 20-year career in banking, the past seven at Farmers & Merchants Bank of Three Way, Paul Wade is retiring. Wade congratulates his successor, Brent Attaway, as F&M’s new city president. Page 2 BY DANNY WADE The Humboldt Boys & Girls Club is set to open within a few days. Last week the club got a boost when the local cable television and internet provider donated new computers. InfoStructure purchased and donated 13 brand new computers for the club’s computer lab and offices. They also wired the entire building for cable and internet, and will provide services free for a year, according to InfoStructure’s manager of marketing and PR, John Scruggs. “The computers are 23-inch, wireless, all-in-one desktop computers,â€? Scruggs noted. “We also moved eight of the better computers from Weed and Seed.â€? Scruggs said the club’s chairman of the board, Ralph Jones III, approached InfoStructure owner, Frank Warmath, a few months ago, looking for contributions. Since telecommunications is InfoStructure’s specialty, Warmath offered their cable and internet services, computers, wiring and labor to get everything set up and running. “We’re excited to support such a positive community venture as the Humboldt Boys & Girls Club,â€? Warmath said. “Frank called several months ago and said he would donate computers, including the wiring,â€? 396 tons of mostly storm debris removed in June alone see CLUB page 2 New prinicpal to welcome middle-schoolers back BY DANNY WADE With Lillian Shelton leaving the principal’s position at Humboldt Middle School and accepting her new position as data coordinator for the entire school district, Superintendent Steve Bayko is pleased to announce her replacement. Patrice Richardson is the new HMS principal. Her first day on the job was Monday, July 25. Richardson brings plenty of experience to Humboldt City Schools. Since 2002, she worked as supervisor of testing instructor for the entire Jackson-Madison County School System. “Right now, it is a steep learning curve, which is perfectly natural,â€? Richardson said of being hired less than two weeks before the start of the new school year. “I’m excited about the opportunity to make a positive impact in students and student achievement.â€? 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Barker Brother’s records for the past two springs mirror the usual early spring clean up but add severe storm damage clean up at the same time and the amounts are E-mail us at

Humboldt Chronicle August 3 2011

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