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Reading Program Teaches About Stranger Danger


Reading Program Teaches About Stranger Danger Investigator Jasmin Burgess with the McKenzie Police Department was the featured speaker for the summer reading program of the McKenzie Memorial Library. On Thursday, June 7, Investigator Burgess told children about the dangers of strangers and who to trust. Pictured above is Investigator Burgess placing a sticker on a young lady for answering one ...

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Scotts’ Annual Celebration

Scotts’ Annual Celebration On Sunday, June 3, the Scotts’ family and friends gathered at the barn in the McKenzie Recreational Park for a great day of fellowship and food. They enjoyed approximately two hours of music and singing by the Scotts and friends. Those signing the register were James A. Scott, Melvin Scott, Thelma Sawyers, Alicia and Justin Porter, Jaxxon ...

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Bethel Women’s Track, Field Team Awarded National Honor


Bethel Women’s Track, Field Team Awarded National Honor Courtesy Bethel SID McKENZIE — The Bethel University Women’s Track and Field team was recognized by the NAIA as the NAIA Female Track and Field National Champions of Character Team of the Year recently. The Lady Wildcats beat out every school in the nation who has an outdoor track and field program. ...

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Local Residents Named To Sewanee Dean’s List

Local Residents Named To Sewanee Dean’s List SEWANEE, Tenn. (Grassroots Newswire) June 6, 2018 — The following local students have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of the South for the Easter 2018 term. To earn a place on Sewanee’s Dean’s List, a student must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.625 on a 4.0 scale. ...

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Patrick Willis Visits Bethel Campus


Patrick Willis Visits Bethel Campus Courtesy Bethel SID McKENZIE — Former NFL great Patrick Willis was at Wildcat Stadium on the campus of Bethel University Tuesday filming a linebacker video series for players and coaches. The two time All-SEC standout at Ole Miss and seven-time NFL Pro Bowler played his prep career at nearby Hollow Rock Bruceton Central High School. ...

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Looking Back


Looking Back From Our Archives… 10 YEARS AGO — North Carroll Relay For Life’s Event Night and Ninth Annual Casting for a Cure Fishing Rodeo raised over $100,000. *Bethel College President Bob Prosser announced his intention to retire effective July 31, 2010. *Students at Carroll Academy were informed that the school would close on June 30 due to the state ...

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News From The Farmer’s Market

News From The Farmer’s Market BY NANCY HOLLAND The Farmer’ Market opened on June 2nd with several vendors and approximately 150 visitors looking over and buying a variety of products for sale. The baked goods included many kinds of breads, rolls, baked pies, and fried pies. There was an abundance of delicious homemade jams and jellies along with sausage and ...

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Mobile Job Center to Visit McKenzie

MAJC to Visit McKenzie McKENZIE — The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s (TDLWD) mobile American Job Center (MAJC) will be located at the Vera Low Center on the campus of Bethel University on Tuesday, June 12 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. MAJC staff will be on-site helping job seekers complete online applications, resumes, and to register or ...

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