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FLASH FLOOD Inundates McKenzie, Closes Roads BY JOEL WASHBURN washburn@mckenziebanner.com McKENZIE (April 19) — A flash flood Wednesday afternoon inundated McKenzie with flooded streets and temporary chaos as emergency responders were called to a wreck at an intersection, a flooded underpass on U.S. 79, and South Main Street, where water rose several feet and stranded a motorist. The first call ...

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Bethel University Commencement is Saturday, May 6

Bethel University Commencement is Saturday, May 6 McKENZIE — Bethel University’s Spring 2017 Commencement is Saturday, May 6. Those receiving undergraduate degrees will take part in a 10 a.m., ceremony, and those receiving graduate degrees will take part in a 1 p.m. ceremony. Both events are in the Rosemary and Harry Crisp II Arena at 101 Wildcat Lane on the ...

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INSIDE Dr. Hugh Scarbrough Concludes Half-Century Optometric Career, Page 2 McKenzie Industrial Board Hosts Meet, Greet, Page 2 Railroad Tracks Repaired, Page 2 South Main Flooding More Often, Intense, Page 3 MES Celebrates ‘One School, One Book’, Page 7 McKenzie FFA Attends State Convention, Page 7 Bethel Students to Host Field Day for Awareness of Child Abuse, Page 7 David ...

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World’s Biggest Fish Fry is This Week


World’s Biggest Fish Fry is This Week PARIS — The biggest week of the year for Paris is here: the annual World’s Biggest Fish Fry. Specifically, the 64th annual World’s Biggest Fish Fry, which runs through April 29. The activities will be held all over: the fairgrounds, downtown Paris, Henry County High School, Paris Elementary, and of course, the grand ...

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McKenzie School Board Discusses Future Plans

McKenzie School Board Discusses Future Plans McKENZIE (April 18) — McKenzie Board of Education discussed the needs for physical plants, sports complexes, and needs of curriculum during a workshop session on Tuesday, April 18. Board members were presented plans for the purchase of 60 students desks, science lab stools, whiteboards, and the three-year lease of 125 Chromebooks, purchase two used ...

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OBITUARIES Jeffrey Allen, 59 Maxie Cook Bersey, 101 Martha Carol Burke, 65 Jerry Wayne Esch, 69 Elah Rogers Morris, 86 William David Noles, 81 Bobby Pritchard, 83

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$500,000 in Pledges, Donations Secured for Synthetic Field


HUNTINGDON SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT $500,000 in Pledges, Donations Secured for Synthetic Field BY ERNIE SMOTHERS smothers@mckenziebanner.com HUNTINGDON (April 21) — During the regular monthly meeting of the Huntingdon Special School District Board of Education, Director of Schools Pat Dillahunty informed the board that the new, $800,000 HHS synthetic football field surface campaign had already received $300,000 in secured pledges and ...

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McKenzie Industrial Board Hosts Open House Friday


McKenzie Industrial Board is hosting an open house and meet and greet on Friday, April 21, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the historic McKenzie railroad depot, the headquarters of the industrial board in downtown McKenzie. The depot is on the National Register of Historic Places. Light refreshments will be served. This is an opportunity to meet Frank Tate and ...

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Police to Receive 15 Tasers With Grant

HUNTINGDON Police to Receive 15 Tasers With Grant Courtesy Carroll County News-Leader HUNTINGDON (April 5) — The Huntingdon Police Department will soon receive 15 Tasers. Huntingdon Town Council members authorized the purchase at the April 5 meeting. “This expense will be reimbursed 100 percent through a Department of Justice grant with no local match required,” Mayor Dale Kelley told council ...

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Dollar Tree Coming to McKenzie


Dollar Tree Coming to McKenzie MCKENZIE (April 12) — After almost four years, there is a promise to complete the construction of a 8,400 square-foot retail store at the intersection of Oak Street and U.S. 79 (Highland Drive). Rick Burreca, representing one of the companies responsible for completing the building, said the store, originally intended for a Family Dollar, will ...

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