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Community Focus
Terry Crowned American Beauties National Teen
ATLANTA (December 22) — Abby Terry of LaGrange, Georgia, was crowned the inaugural 2018-19 American Beauties National Teen at …
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Paris Landing Inn Being Razed
Buchanan — Workers have made significant progress in the demolition of the Paris Landing Inn since work began in mid-November. …
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Kathryn Gilbert Varnell
SEWANEE, Tenn. - Kathryn Gilbert Varnell was born in McKenzie, Tenn. to T. Graves and Lottie Everett Gilbert on October 3, 1917. She …
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Tours Bring Visitors Close to Winter Birding
SPRINGVILLE, Tenn. — Imagine watching hundreds of waterfowl rising from the lake, birding behind sanctuary gates, sailing aboard …
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Huntingdon’s Smith Completes Veterinary Technical Program
MARTIN (December. 19) — Amanda Smith, of Huntingdon, completed course requirements for the University of Tennessee at Martin …
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CHRISTMAS GREETINGS from our 'family' to yours!
Holiday News
Free Bicycles Donated to Kids in McKenzie, Huntingdon, West Carroll
More than 250 bicycles were given to children in   McKenzie, Huntingdon, West Carroll, Bradford and other schools in the …
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Carroll County Senior Choir Enjoys Christmas Outing
The Carroll County Senior Choir met on Monday, December 10 for lunch at the Old West Steak House in McKenzie to celebrate Christmas …
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Huntingdon Seat belt Safety Coloring Contest Winners
On Wednesday December 12, Huntingdon Mayor Dale Kelley and members of the Huntingdon Police Department went to the Huntingdon Primary …
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United Neighbors Receives Donation to Help with Food Drive
McKENZIE (December 11) — McKenzie-Carroll County United Neighbors received a donation of $2,000 to help purchase Blessing Boxes …
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CCTC DECA Students Hold 2nd Annual Toy Drive
The DECA chapter at Carroll County Technical Center (CCTC) recently partnered with the Carl Perkins Center to hold the second annual …
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MMS Presents Christmas Program
McKENZIE (December 14) — McKenzie Middle School presented its annual Christmas program Friday, full of music, fun and cheer.The …
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Morning Glory Garden Club, City of McKenzie Present Lighting Awards
Once again the Morning Glory Garden Club is delighted to continue its Christmas tradition of selecting the best traditional and …
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The Polar Express
Jackson (5) and Savannah (8) Vinson of Huntingdon wait at the depot to board the Polar Express during McKenzie’s A Mistletoe Christmas. Photo by Brad Sam/The Banner
Huntingdon Hosts Christmas Parade
HUNTINGDON (December 15) — The Huntingdon Police Department hosted its annual Bill Willoughby Memorial Christmas Parade on …
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Christmas Greetings 2018

Christmas Greetings 2018

In this edition: an estimated 2,200 letters to Santa, Christmas event coverage, parades, toy drives, recipes, tons of photos, kids’ activities and local businesses wishing you a happy holiday season! A BIG thank you to all who purchased advertising to make this special edition possible!

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Holiday Recipes
    • Chex Reindeer Poop

      9 cups Corn Chex®, Rice Chex®, Wheat Chex® or Chocolate Chex® cereal (or combination)1 cup semisweet chocolate chips1/2 cup peanut butter1/4 …

    • Turtles

      1 package chocolate flavored candy quick almond bark1 (14-ounce) package caramels2 tablespoons milk3 cups chopped pecansMelt caramels and milk …

    • White Trash

      4 cups prezels4 cups wheat or rice chex2 cups pecans4 cups regular flavored Bugles2 cups cheerios2 Tablespoon Crisco1 package almond barkMix …

    • Gorp

      1 12-ounce can unsalted dry roasted peanuts1 1/2 cup raisins1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chipsMix together peanuts, raisins and chocolate chips in …

    • Jam Cake Icing

      1 1/2 sticks margarine1 cup Pet Milk1 box powdered sugar1 teaspoon vanilla1/2 cup coconut1/2 cup chopped nutsCombine margarine and milk. Bring …

Pineapple Cake 2 cups sugar2 cups flour2 eggs, well beaten1 teaspoon soda1 stick margarine, melted1 15-ounce can crushed pineapple, with juiceCombine all ingredients. Pour into deep ungreased pan. Bake at 350 …
Heath Bar Cake 1 German Chocolate cake mix1 (8ounce) jar Smuckers caramel sauce1 can Eagle Brand milk1 box (12ounce) Cool Whip6 Heath Candy BarsPrepare cake mix as directed. Puncture cake with fork through-out when …
Chocolate Fudge 3 pounds sifted powdered sugar7/8 cups evaporated milk1/2 pound margarine1 teaspoon salt3 tablespoons cocoaMelt margarine and add evaporated milk and salt. Sift powdered sugar and cocoa together and …
Pecan Clusters 1/2 package almond bark2 cups pecansMelt almond bark on very low heat in double broiler. Stir often to keep from sticking. Mix in pecans and spoon out onto wax paper in desired sized pieces. Let …
Doris Ann Rich

HUNTINGDON - Doris Ann Rich, 70, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Thursday, January 10, 2019 in her home. Funeral services were Sunday, January 13, 2019 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. …

Frank Myers

Shelby Jean Klutts

Jane Forrest Nelson

Frances Jensen

Marriage Licenses

*William Larry Galloway, 68, of Trezevant to Rita Carolyn Baker, 63, of Trezevant.*Kathy Eyvonne French Ziemniarski, 68, of Bruceton to Thomas John Crocco, 68, of Bruceton.

McKenzie Police Reports

Property Transfers

Carroll County General Sessions Report

Marriage Licenses


Carroll County Students Receive Scholarships to Attend UT Martin

Martin — Two Carroll County Students have been awarded scholarships to attend the University of Tennessee at Martin for the 2019-2020 academic year, according to Dr. James Mantooth, executive …

TCAT-Paris Fall Graduation is Wednesday

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology, W.J. Neese Campus, Paris, will hold fall graduation Wednesday, December 19 at the Krider Performing Arts Center, 650 Volunteer Drive, Paris.Commencement …

Edlin Graduates Summa Cum Laude from UTM

MARTIN (December 15) — Rachel Lynn Edlin of McKenzie graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin with Highest Honors Saturday. She walked the line with her fellow 2018 UTM fall …

TCAT-McKenzie Holds National Technical Honor Society Induction

TCAT-McKenzie inducted four students into the National Technical Honor Society on December 5, 2018. The ceremony was conducted by Maureen Sledd, Administrative Office Technology instructor and …