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10 YEARS AGO — Dana company officials announced that the Plumley McKenzie Plant would close by midsummer. At the time of the announcement, the facility employed 108 hourly and salaried … more
At WKTA in the late 1960s, Seated (L to R): David Freeland, Patricia Freeland, Doug Freeland, Carol Bennett. Standing (L to R): Paul Mitchell, Keith Bersey, and Steve Freeland... more
Let me start by saying thank you to everyone who helped make Saturday’s kick-off event a success. My deepest thanks to my fellow members on the executive committee, the staff at the McKenzie … more
Elvis was born in January. So was Martin Luther King Jr. And Dolly Parton, Benjamin Franklin, Edgar Allan Poe, Jackie Robinson, Sir Isaac Newton and Joan of Arc. You know all about these guys.Dennis … more
Fairview School, 1943-44 (L to R): Robert Lemonds, Paul Martin Jr., Ralph Sampson, Jodie Copeland, Johnny Lemonds, James R. Sawyer, Mrs. Ruth Clark, Joyce Kennon, Barbara Clark, Frances Kennon, Faye … more
10 YEARS AGO — McKenzie U.S. Postal Service mail carriers Jimmy Putman and Steve Sherwood each earned a 1,000,000 Mile Award. Carriers must reach the milestone or perform 30 years of service … more
The McKenzie Special School District will join school districts throughout the state to salute their local education leaders during Tennessee’s annual School Board Appreciation Week January … more
I’ve run into a couple of people who blamed God for Hurricane Michael and its devastation. And rest easy here, this is not going to be an extraterrestrial, ecclesiastical, out of body treatise … more
McKenzie Jaycettes, 1979. (L to R): Myra Sasser, Patsy Chadwick, Jeanette Pinson, Susan Lawrence, Pat Chadwick, Suzie Long, Janice Smith. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History … more
10 YEARS AGO — Darrell Blaylock was appointed chief executive officer at McKenzie Regional Hostpital. He had previously served as assistant CEO at Regional Hospital of Jackson.20 YEARS AGO … more
Am I the only one confused here? It is a federal government shutdown! That’s what they’ve advertised from the beginning. But apparently, not everyone is going home. We’ve shut down … more
20 YEARS AGO — Huntingdon Mayor Dale R. Kelley was appointed by Governor Don Sundquist to serve on the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.*Former University of Kentucky basketball standout … more
McKenzie City Council, 1984 (L to R): Danny Yates, Dennis R. Coleman, Billy Vawter, J. R. McDonald, Bob Putman, Ed Wallace. Seated: Mayor Joe Morris. 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
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
10 YEARS AGO — DARE sponsored a “Christmas for Kids” event in which area citizens and businesses helped provide a merrier Christmas for 36 families in need. Pictured are (L to R): … more
“KK, you can’t write about me in those newspaper things anymore. I’m thirteen now.” Luke was serious as a heart attack and wasted no time setting me straight. His father was … more
McKenzie Elementary School, Woodrow Ave., was constructed in 1937. more
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