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Tosh Farms Creating 45 Jobs Near McKenzie


By Jason Martin   jmartin@mckenziebanner.com Henry (December 6) — Tosh Pork, LLC, announced Wednesday the family-owned operation plans an expansion creating 122 new jobs over the next five years. Within the next few months, a 7,500 head sow farm will be completed near McKenzie creating 35 jobs along with 10 support staff positions in 2018. The McKenzie facility, a $15 million ...

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Huntingdon Motel Annex Burns


By Joel Washburn   washburn@mckenziebanner.com HUNTINGDON — Huntingdon Fire and Rescue units responded to the Huntingdon Motel on December 7, 1:40 p.m. at 22650 East Main Street, Huntingdon. Upon arrival, firefighters found an annex apartment completely engulfed in flames. Firefighters quickly went to work and doused the hot spots as they worked their way through the small apartment. Linda Bland was ...

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Mr. Wright in the Wrong, Faces Multiple Charges


CARROLL COUNTY (December 5) — Tyler Wright, 20, of Trezevant faces multiple charges after he pointed a gun and shot at a vehicle on December 4 and led authorities on a high-speed chase and ground search the next day in the Hinkledale, Christmasville area of McKenzie. Wright faces charges of aggravated assault, contempt of court, driving on a revoked license ...

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Driver Hits Parked TDOT Truck, Dies


HUNTINGDON (December 7) — A 78-year-old Huntingdon man died and his grandson was seriously injured when their 2010 Dodge van slammed into a parked Tennessee Department of Transportation truck on State Route 70 just east of Huntingdon on December 7. According to a report by Trooper Brent Russom of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, workers with TDOT were retrieving a sign ...

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Huntingdon’s Main Street Christmas is Saturday, December 9

Huntingdon’s Main Street Christmas is Saturday, December 9 Join The Dixie and the Town of Huntingdon on December 9, 2017, as they officially embark upon the Christmas season with Main Street Christmas! An annual street festival around the historic court square, Main Street Christmas abounds with the quaint charm of hometown Christmases past. Live nativity, carolers, open shops, hot chocolate, ...

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Deer Hunter Airlifted After Fall from Tree


Deer Hunter Airlifted After Fall from Tree A McKenzie man is in critical condition at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville after sustaining a fall from a tree stand while deer hunting on Friday, December 1. Doris Story said her husband, Bill, 68, had climbed into his deer stand when the straps gave way, sending he and the stand about 15 feet ...

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Electric Department Approves Employee Insurance Plan

Electric Department Approves Employee Insurance Plan BY JOEL WASHBURN washburn@mckenziebanner.com HUNTINGDON (November 30) — A new health insurance plan goes into effect January 1, 2018 for the 48 employees of Carroll County Electric Department. The Board of Directors of the utility company approved a plan that will save the company approximately 11.35 percent as compared to the 2017 premiums. In ...

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A Big Jingle


A Big Jingle McKenzie kicked off its annual Christmas celebration over the week with events at Bethel University and downtown. Dr. Bryan Merrick was honored as the grand marshal of. The community recently showed its love and support for Dr. Merrick in his successful battle against Medicare administrators. McKenzie Lions Club members were also honored as grand marshals for their ...

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Automotive components manufacturer to create more than 100 new jobs NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Toyota Boshoku Tennessee, LLC officials today announced that the company will expand its operations in Jackson. The automotive components manufacturer will invest $31 million and create 139 new jobs in Madison County. “Tennessee is known ...

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Mass Tree-Planting Effort Heralded as Largest of Its Kind In America

  NASHVILLE, November 30, 2017—In a joint press conference this week, Tennessee Environmental Council and its State Agency partners announced their effort to plant 250,000 native seedlings across Tennessee on February 24, 2018. Known as “250K Tree Day,” the event promises free seedlings to any Tennessee resident who registers between now and February 1st while supplies of seedlings last, and encourages donations ...

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