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10 YEARS AGO — Carroll County’s bellweather status ended after 44 years. Since 1964, the presidential candidate who received the most votes in the county had also gone on to win the … 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
McKENZIE (March 20) — A 73-year old McKenzie man was injured in a single-car accident on Wednesday, March 20 when his northbound vehicle crossed the centerline and exited the southbound … more
Carroll County needs to envision and then enact a new economic development plan. It is embarrassing to see the county’s unemployment percentages in the bottom of statewide statistics in May … more
Several local Fred’s Pharmacies are closing as part of a purchase agreement between Fred’s Inc. and Walgreens announced in September 2018.McKenzie’s Fred’s Pharmacy will cease … more
I’m still not one hundred per cent certain about this moon landing thing. And I also realize that fifty years is an extra long time to perpetuate a hoax. But you’ve got to realize, CNN … more
Grand Ole Opry members Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent bring their award-winning unique bluegrass vocals and standout band to The Dixie Carter Performing Arts and Academic Enrichment Center in … more
McKENZIE (December 29, 2018) — A McKenzie man has been charged with multiple offenses following a Saturday collision at the intersection of State Route 22 and Thompson Road near the Carroll … more
The Polar Bar, owned and operated by Junior and Ruth Owen, was a popular gathering place for young and old alike. Pictured is the building as it looked on their first day of business on March 1, … more
With the new year comes a slate of laws taking effect in Tennessee.A total of 31 laws regarding subjects ranging from wine sales to immigration became effective on January 1. The majority will have … more
Three appointments to the Carroll County Industrial Development Board are on the agenda for the January 14, 7 p.m. meeting in the Conference Room of the Carroll County Office Complex, Huntingdon.A … more
The West Carroll Board of Education will hold its first meeting of 2019 on Thursday, February 7, with a busy agenda.They will take action on a number of school-related trips including the first … 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
MACEDONIA (January 3) — Six months after ground was broken, the first walls are now standing at what will be the Macedonia Fire Department’s new firehouse.The concrete foundation was … 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
McKENZIE (October 18) The high school soccer game ended when one official obviously was offended by an off-field Martin player's comment. He suspended the game with 3.01 remaining in the contest with … 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
McKENZIE (March 22) — The City of McKenzie voted to replace all of the city’s 2,000 water meters, 1,111 Carroll County Electric Department-owned street lights, and provide Wi-Fi to access … more
Oh drats! They called off the parade. I was looking so forward to it. I’ve never seen a ninety-two million dollar parade! But can you just imagine! They must have been planning on giving away … more
McKenzie High School 1945 Little Ten Champions — Top Row (L to R): Punk Akers-mgr., Franklin Fesmire, Hugh Roark, Joe Quesenberry, Walter Roark, Robert Hearne, Ralph Smith, J. D. Parker, Robert … more
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