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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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Miscellaneous Dear Santa, This year I’ve been nice. Here are a few things I am wishing for: little baby toys with lights and sounds. I love all of my bubba’s toys but he doesn’t like to share. I love to sit up, stand & play; anything that will help me do all of those things will make me smile! Don’t ...

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West Carroll Hosts Annual Holiday Mart


WEST CARROLL HOSTS ANNUAL HOLIDAY MART West Carroll Hosts Annual Holiday Mart By Brad Sam brad@mckenziebanner.com ATWOOD (December 9) — Seniors and parents at West Carroll High School hosted the annual Holiday Mart Saturday to benefit Project Graduation. Vendors filled the gymnasium, selling all sorts of products perfect for wrapping and putting under the tree. Baked goods and concessions were ...

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Wee Care

LETTERS TO SANTA HUNTINGDON FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Wee Care Dear Santa, This year I’ve been nice. Here are a few things I am wishing for: I would like a book, some boots, a doll, and some toys to play with. My brothers have been okay. Please bring them a toy, too. I will leave you cookies and milk. Love, Meghan ...

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Gleason School

LETTERS TO SANTA Gleason School MISCELLANEOUS Dear Santa, This year I’ve been nice. Here are a few things I am wishing for: I wish for world of warcraft toys, spiderman toys, toy swords, bullseye from toy story, computer, hulk and knight action figures. Love, Eli, Age 10, 4th grade Dear Santa, This year I’ve been nice. Here are a few ...

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Gleason Rotary Hosts Breakfast with Santa


BREAKFAST WITH SANTA — GLEASON Gleason Rotary Hosts Breakfast with Santa By Jason Martin jmartin@mckenziebanner.com GLEASON (December 2) — Santa and his elves paid a special visit to the city of Gleason and the Gleason Rotary Club to eat breakfast and share Christmas cheer. Eager children and the young at heart gave the “Big Man” their Christmas list. Cristi Wallace ...

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Pierce’s Pooh Bears – Gleason

Pierce’s Pooh Bears – Gleason Dear Santa, This year I’ve been nice. Here are a few things I am wishing for: I would love an activity seat, a toy that lights up and plays music, a cuddle and kind doll, and new books to read with my mommy and daddy. Love, Beck Bennett, Age 2 months P.S. Please don’t forget ...

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