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The University of the South was an all-boys college from 1857 until 1969. The first class of women appeared the following year. If you had known the “Class of ’69” like I … more
As we end the Fiscal Year 2019, the town of Huntingdon reflects back on some of the accomplishments of this year. As mayor and town council, it was our goal through Fiscal Year 2019 to continue … more
Life just got a lot simpler for me. Luke has reached the magic teenage years. I don’t have to worry about what’s cool, hip, “in”, boss, trendy, current or … more
10 YEARS AGO — Carroll County’s first two liquor stores opened in Bruceton, Old Railroad Wine and Spirits and Bruceton Wine and Spirits. Liquor sales were approved in the town via … more
Keco Milling Company, early 1980s. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October 2004. more
I’ve been doing a study on Moonlight Graham and his role in “Field of Dreams”. Burt Lancaster, in his last acting appearance, portrayed Moonlight and he was on screen for just a few … more
10 YEARS AGO — Lynn Watkins was selected as the new director of schools for the McKenzie Special School District. *Construction began on Bethel College’s new state-of-the-art science … more
CHOIR BOYS, 1943 (L to R): Eddie, Jimmy, Ben and Dick Freeman. more
I leaned in close, peering at the grainy black and white pictures of the shaven heads, taunt faces and ultra skinny frames of the just freed Holocaust victims. Tears slid silently across my face. You … more
By Glenn MolletteGMollette@aol.comMay 30, 1868 was the first official Decoration Day. The day was declared by General John A. Logan and observed at Arlington National Cemetery. Volunteers that day … more
Does Article I Section 8 of the US Constitution state that Congress has the power to declare war? Further, does it state that the Congress has the power to raise and support armies, but no … more
David Mark called, “Let’s go to Adobe Walls.”“OK.” He’s the only brother I have left. I’m going to do about whatever he says. “Isn’t that up by … more
McKenzie Eighth Grade Graduation, 1948, at Miss Ophie Everett’s home on Magnolia Ave. First Row (L to R): Kenneth Townsend, Billy Hall, Ann Sneed, Gaylon Hickman, Joyce Hill, Marty Carter … more
The first time I consciously appreciated summer was after I had been captured and held against my will in the first grade for nine months. I was a bit “shaken” by the daunts of adding and … more
Community Picnic at Campbell Well Drilling, hosted by Max Campbell and family, 1980. (L to R): J.T. Jones, Marvin Clark, Polly Lemonds, Betty Hubble, and Jerry Vinson. File photo originally published … more
Mentor Club members in 1993. Back Row (L to R): Mrs. Howard Edwards, Mrs. Jim Ginter, Mrs. Jim Alexander, Mrs. Clifford Bateman, Mrs. Franklin Howell, Mrs. Jack Brummitt, and Mrs. DeRay Neisler. … more
Mothers will check your ears to see if they are clean before you go to church. Every Sunday. Without fail. I’ve done a study on this. In all my many years of church gathering, not one pastor, … more
I do not know Steve King. And this is not an indictment of him. He is a Republican Congressman from Iowa. This is also not an indictment of Republicans, Congress or Iowa.And I don’t pretend to … more
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