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10 YEARS AGO — Heavy rains of up to eight inches over three days caused over $40,000 in damages to the county road system as well as significant power outages.*Tibby Edwards Liles, longtime … more
Russell Chevrolet-Olds, Highland Drive, McKenzie. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October 2004. more
I did not grow up in the hills of Northeast Georgia. But I have taken a great liken to the people there. You talk about friendly, honest, straight forward folks. They will tell you what they’re … more
I never in my life thought I’d say this; but I kind’a miss those Easter Sunday hats that ladies wore “once upon a time”...You’ve got to be pretty old to know what … more
10 YEARS AGO — Bethel College announced a record enrollment of 2,626 for the Spring 2009 semester.20 YEARS AGO — Strong thunderstorms with winds reaching 50 miles per hour caused … more
In any society the establishment of a house of worship is one of the most important establishments constructed. McKenzie and its surrounding territory has as deep and rich religious tradition. … more
‘Tis sweet and natural that our mindsRevert to scenes we used to know,The heart so much enjoyment findsRemembering friends of long ago. Our infancy’s time seems to blessMore than the … more
Richard met us at the door. I could see the loss of sleep in his eyes. I could see the concern. I could see the heartache. I could see he had aged “more than a little” since we’d … more
10 YEARS AGO — Pat Dillahunty was named Director of the Huntingdon Special School District.*The annual Cancer Bake Auction raised $12,153.*State Senator Roy Herron of Dresden announced his … more
The Steak House, owned and operated by Billy Vawter, Highland Drive, late 1950s and BEASLEY’S ESSO SERVICENTER. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, … more
I was driving through a small town in Georgia listening to a Kingston Trio tape and wondering why folk singers never had a fiddle in the band when a house number caught my eye. The town had one … more
Aerial photo of Hwy. 79 showing Gaines and Brown Shoe Companies, 1960s. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October … 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
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
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
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