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They come from Michigan. And Colorado. Canada. Maine. Georgia. Ohio. Kentucky. And all points north. I especially look for the ones that come from Tennessee. They come alone. They come as families. … more
McKenzie Elementary School on Woodrow Ave., later McKenzie Jr. High, was demolished in March of 1998 after a new high school was completed on Hwy. 22 and the middle school students relocated to the … more
Geir Helgemo, the world’s number one ranked bridge player, has been suspended by the World Bridge Federation for failing a drug test. I’d never heard of Mr. Helgemo and I’m sorry … more
10 YEARS AGO — Lisa Powell, store manager of Factory Connection in McKenzie, was named Rookie Manager of the Year for the 228-store chain.*Dr. Dennis Wieck joined Henry County Medical Center as … more
McKENZIE/WASHINGTON DC — A McKenzie city marshal, who was slain during an ambush on December 7, 1898 in McKenzie, Tennessee, will be memorialized in two ceremonies.City Marshal A.D. Bryant was … more
McKENZIE/WASHINGTON DC — A McKenzie city marshal, who was slain during an ambush on December 7, 1898 in McKenzie, Tennessee, will be memorialized in two ceremonies.City Marshal A.D. Bryant was … more
As part of McKenzie’s sesquicentennial celebration, citizens are invited to share photos and stories of the city’s history for a timeline to be curated by Carroll Arts and displayed … more
10 YEARS AGO — McKenzie’s Street Department installed the city’s new emergency alarm siren system after the previous system was damaged by a lightning strike. *Construction began … more
I gave a talk last week at the Port St. Joe Public Library. It got off to a horrible start. I was supposed to be speaking on the hurricanes of 1841 and ’44, and how they hastened the demise of … more
In last week’s edition, I promised stories of neighboring communities, the Civil War and early leadership. While researching different stories and characters in McKenzie’s history, I … more
(L to R): Gov. Gordon Browning, John Latham, and Mike Freeland in a bomb shelter, 1961, during the Cold War. Freeland stayed underground for 1 week, broadcasting to large stations, in an experiment … more
I’ve loved three women in my life: Mother, of course, my first wife…..and Loretta Lynn.It’s hard to describe how pivotal 1960 was to a thirteen year old trying to bridge the gap … more
10 YEARS AGO — McKenzie’s VFW Post 4939 hosted the VFW National Commander Glen Gardner, who spoke about the importance of the organization.*Col. James “Jim” Harding of … more
McKenzie Train Depot and Freight Loading Station in the early 1900s. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October … more
Nonnie got a call from our nine year old granddaughter. Hannah was excited about being out of school because of the snow. They talked way past “for a while”. I just shook my head and … more
10 YEARS AGO — Glenda Taylor, office supervisor at the Carroll County Health Department, was honored by the Tennessee Department of Health for 35 years of service.20 YEARS AGO — Members … more
I could write a book about Valentine’s Day, 1959. We were pretty much experts on the subject by the sixth grade. Good gosh, we’d been passing out those little cards every year since being … more
20 YEARS AGO — Governor Don Sundquist re-certified Carroll County as a Three-Star Community for the 14th year.50 YEARS AGO — Showing at the Park Theatre: Hammerhead starring Vince … more
On Thursday, February 14, the City of McKenzie will celebrate our founder, James Monroe McKenzie’s birthday at the freshly renovated depot. As part of McKenzie’s 150th Celebration, … more
Aerial view of downtown McKenzie. File photo published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October 2004. more
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