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Bethel University Angler Heads to National Professional Tournament

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Bethel University Angler Heads to National Professional Tournament Bethel University's student angler John Garrett is competing in the Bass Masters Classic on March 24-26 in Houston, Texas. Garrett, a member of the Bass Cats from Union City, took the nation by storm in August of 2016 when he and his fishing partner, Brian Pahl, won second place in the coveted ...

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Dynamix Physical Therapy Opens April 1

Dynamix Physical Therapy Opens April 1 BY ERNIE SMOTHERS smothers@mckenziebanner.com McKENZIE (March 16) — On April 1, Dynamix Physical Therapy LLC (DPT) is opening its newest sports-medicine facility inside the former YMCA building located adjacent to Fred’s Store at 103 South Main Street. During an interview with The Banner, Trent Presley, DPT Vice-President and Marketing and Business Development Director, Said, ...

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Gleason Police Department Receives Grant

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Gleason Police Department Receives Grant The Gleason Police Department recently received a non-matching grant in the sum of $13,000. The Law Enforcement Grant came from the Federal Department of Justice and was administered through the State of Tennessee. Patrolman Bill Yates led the application process. The police department used the money to purchase new bullet proof vests, in-car radios and ...

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Huntingdon School Board Approves $800K Synthetic Turf Field

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HUNTINGDON SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT Board Approves $800K Synthetic Turf Field BY ERNIE SMOTHERS smothers@mckenziebanner.com HUNTINGDON (March 16) — At the recommendation of Huntingd on Spe cial School District (HSSD) Director of Schools Pat Dillahunty and motion by Dr. Tim Tucker, board members approved initiation of community fundraising efforts to purchase an $800,000 synthetic turf field for Paul Ward Stadium. Addressing ...

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Trezevant Board Discusses Next Budget

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TREZEVANT Board Discusses Next Budget BY BRAD SAM brad@mckenziebanner.com TREZEVANT (March 14) — The board of mayor and aldermen for the Town of Trezevant met Tuesday with a light agenda. Mayor Dennis Mitchell took the opportunity to walk through the proposed 2017-18 budget with members to discuss priorities before trying to finalize the numbers for a vote in the next ...

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Straight-Line Winds Damage Near McKenzie

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By Jason Martin  jmartin@mckenziebanner.com McKENZIE (March 9) — Thursday night’s thunderstorms produced heavy rains and damaging straight-line winds on Blooming Grove Road in Weakley County near McKenzie. One mobile home was completely destroyed and multiple homes reported property damage. The mobile home located behind the home of Peggy Lindley was destroyed tossing portions of building into an adjacent field. Lindley’s ...

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Huntingdon Residence Burns

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Huntingdon Residence Burns HUNTINGDON (March 12) — According to Walter Smothers, Director of Public Safety, Huntingdon Fire & Rescue received a 911 call Sunday at 10:07 a.m. that there was a house on fire at 167 Hawkins Avenue. The first responders on the scene reported the house was fully engulfed upon arrival at 10:08 a.m. The house was occupied by ...

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Tornado Damages 12 Homes Near Clarksburg

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Tornado Damages 12 Homes Near Clarksburg McKENZIE (March 12) — Carroll County Emergency Management Director Janice Newman said twelve homes were damaged via a Nation Weather Service-verified F-0 tornado on Anark Road and Highway 22 outside of Clarksburg city limits. She said, “Twelve livable structures were damaged along with numerous barns, outbuildings and garages. The National Weather Service sent a ...

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Orthopedic Surgery Now Available at McKenzie Hospital

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Orthopedic Surgery Now Available at McKenzie Hospital McKENZIE (MARCH 9) — Allan Moede, M.D., has joined the medical staff of McKenzie Regional Hospital. Dr. Moede graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine in Madison, Wisconsin. He completed residency in orthopedic surgery at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. Dr. Moede has extensive experience in general ...

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Carroll County’s Unemployment Rate Rises 1.5 Percent

Carroll County’s Unemployment Rate Rises 1.5 Percent Carroll County’s January unemployment rate of 8.4 percent rose 1.5 percent from the December rate of 6.9 percent. Neighboring Henry County’s unemployment rate of 7.8 percent rose 1.5 percent from the December rate of 6.3 percent. Weakley County’s January unemployment rate of 6.7 percent rose 0.8 percent from the December rate of 5.9 ...

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