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Rebels Crowned District 13A Tournament Champions

Rebels Champs

McKenzie Defeats Huntingdon in Barnburner, 53-50 By Ernie Smothers   smothers@mckenziebanner.com McKENZIE (February 20) — Before a capacity crowd inside Bethel University’s Crisp Arena, the McKenzie Rebels, fueled by fierce inside scoring by Brandon Baucum and Tyler King and three-point marksmanship of eventual tournament Most Valuable Player Preston Henderson, avenged its regular-season sweep by Huntingdon to defeat the Mustangs in a ...

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Trackhoe Destroyed in Fire

Trackhoe fire

McKenzie Fire Department responded to the rural area of Winston Road about mid-day Monday. Firefighters were called to a burning trackhoe that was clearing trees from a field. The trackhoe caught fire from a nearby burning debris pile. The machine was totally destroyed by fire.  Photo by Joel Washburn/The Banner

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Carroll County Tower, Dispatch Upgrades Near Completion


MCKENZIE (February 16) — A three-year project to improve the radio communications of all emergency service providers in Carroll County is nearing completion. During an interview with The Banner, Carroll County Fire Department Chief Terry Bradshaw said the project to purchase digital portable radios for area municipal law enforcement and fire departments and install additional dispatch communication towers throughout the ...

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Carroll Lake Stocked with Bluegill

Carroll Lake Fish

McKENZIE (February 14) — Valentine’s Day was sweeter as the recently refilled Carroll Lake comes back to life with the addition of 45,000 bluegill and redear fish. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency stocked the agency-owned 100-acre lake with hatchlings from the Humboldt hatchery. TWRA representatives Dylan Cox and Hunter Henley emptied the tank filled with 80 percent bluegill and 20 percent ...

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Huntingdon Approves New Beer Ordinance

Huntingdon Approves New Beer Ordinance Courtesy Carroll County News-Leader Within the five-minute meeting on February 14 the Huntingdon Town Council, an ordinance received approval and two resolutions were approved. The passage of the ordinance on the second and final reading brings the town code into compliance with the recent changes to state law pertaining to the definition of beer. The ...

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Missing Person Found Dead


Missing Person Found Dead Robert “Tank” Threadway, Jr., 30, a black male, was found dead on private land on Parkers Store Road in Carroll County on Monday. Threadway was living with a resident of Parker Store Road in the Cedar Grove area, who called the Sheriff’s Department on February 16 and said he had not seen Threadway since February 5, ...

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Beers Sales Possible In Near Future

GLEASON CITY BOARD Beers Sales Possible In Near Future BY JASON MARTIN jmartin@mckenziebanner.com GLEASON (February 9) — City Hall was near full capacity Thursday night as the Gleason City Board of Mayor and Aldermen opened the discussion of beer sales within the city limits. Newly appointed alderman, Keith Radford opened the debate. Radford explained the City of Gleason needs to ...

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Single Vehicle Wreck Claims Life


Single Vehicle Wreck Claims Life HUNTINGDON (February 10) – Jonathon A. Carter, age 36, died on Friday, February 10 at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 70, approximately three miles south of Huntingdon near the new 1000-Acre Recreation Lake. He is survived by his wife, Kayla Carter of Huntingdon, his four daughters, ...

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Overflow Church to Relocate to Former Rural King Building


Overflow Church to Relocate to Former Rural King Building Overflow Church, a non-denominational church, has been meeting at 9 Broadway Street in downtown McKenzie for approximately 18 months. During that time, the church family has experienced tremendous growth in attendance. Its three weekend worship services – Saturday, 5:30 p.m., and 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Sundays, were filled to ...

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Bethel Files for Relief in Davidson County Court

Bethel Files for Relief in Davidson County Court NASHVILLE (February 10) — Bethel University is taking its case against the Tennessee Board of Education to court. During a motion’s hearing Friday, Chancellor Claudia Bonnyman denied the Board’s Motion to Dismiss and granted the university’s Motion to Amend. This means the action will now proceed against the State Board of Education ...

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