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We are a blessed nation. We just don’t act like it at times. We’d rather fuss and carry on and point fingers at each other than eat chocolate ice cream. Naturally, we are all … more
10 YEARS AGO — A fire at Replogle Lumber Company in Henry destroyed the office building and an adjoining storage building.*The City of McKenzie was awarded three grants totaling $511,450. The … more
Specialty Gifts and Hallmark Center, owned and operated by Christine Dickson and Tracy Chandler, occupied the Mack’s Variety Store location in the 1980’s. Photo submitted by Ruth … more
Two mighty rivers of the United States, the Ohio River and the Mississippi River, meet just south of Cairo, Illinois. In 1929 a mile-long bridge was completed across the Mississippi River near Cairo. … more
10 YEARS AGO — The McKenzie Board of Education voted to cease the removal of Colonel Reb, which originated from a charge of infringement of the University of Mississippi’s trademarked … more
Tennessee Highway State Garage, Highland Ave., McKenzie, 1970. more
Adolph Hitler was once named Time Magazine’s Man of the Year. Joseph Stalin made the list twice. Ed Wiley was, to my knowledge, never considered for the honor. That’s how skewed looking … more
20 YEARS AGO — Janice Griffin Newman of Huntingdon was named the Carroll County Emergency Management Director by the Rural Fire Committee.50 YEARS AGO — Showing at the Park Theatre: The … more
McKenzie celebrated its 125th birthday with a cake served at the City Recreational Park in 1994. Pictured are Bea Barksdale’s grandchildren, J. T. Lindsey’s grandchildren, Gary McKinnie, … more
God Invented Baseball Of that, there is no doubt. And those poor misguided souls who believe there are no absolutes—absolutely don’t have a clue!90 feet between bases could only be a … more
10 YEARS AGO — Bethel College announced that it would transition to Bethel University.*The Trezevant town council approved the installation of speed bumps on Holmes Street, Crooked Street and … more
There is a scene in an old Western or two in which a crooked banker ties up his own hands or lets someone else do it to give the appearance he was robbed. Think about how you falsely tie yourself up … more
I mention Slick Tosh and people roll their eyes LIKE I’m making that name up for sure. Then I get down to the part where Rollin Trull rammed his big Harley right through the front door of the … more
Kesley Colbert, writer of Hunker Down With Kes, did not submit a column this week because his town of Port St. Joe, Florida was devastated by Hurricane Michael. The Colbert family is safe and well. more
Graden Featherstone, former McKenzie Postmaster, 1979. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October 2004. more
10 YEARS AGO — The Terry community’s annual Fall Festival raised $15,050 for the Carl Perkins Center. The event offered a plethora of activities from 8 a.m. to midnight.20 YEARS AGO … more
20 YEARS AGO — Brothers Clint (age 17) and Chad (21) Crider of Huntingdon won first, second place, respectively, in the National Quarter Horse Association’s Pole Bending Contest in … more
Aerial view of downtown McKenzie. File photo published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October 2004. more
I didn’t make up the name Frog Jump! I was simply telling a fourth grade class about a baseball rhubarb that happened there. The young boys and girls didn’t believe anyplace could be … more
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