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Pulling The Wheat From The Chaff

HUNKER DOWN WITH KES Pulling The Wheat From The Chaff It’s hard to know exactly Patrick Henry’s thinking when he stood in the Virginia House of Burgess and fairly shouted, “Give me liberty or give me death”. Was he totally sold out to overthrowing the current regime or was he “turning a phrase” to further his political career? Do you ...

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Gasoline Prices Are Lowest in 12 Years

Gasoline Prices Are Lowest in 12 Years NASHVILLE (June 26, 2017) — Gas prices opened the summer travel season averaging the lowest price in 12 years. Since June 1, Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.07 – 9 cents less than the same period last year, and the lowest since 2005 ($2.03). “Lower gas prices will make it more enticing for Americans ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR POLICY

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR POLICY Letters to the editor bear the opinion of the letter writer, and not necessarily that of the newspaper management or staff. Letters of opinion are not verified for accuracy of fact and truly stand only as the writer’s opinion. Letters to the editor of public interest are solicited. Most letters, not libelous or harmful, will ...

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Looking Back

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Looking Back From Our Archives… 10 YEARS AGO — Carroll South Relay For Life hosted its annual Survivor’s Dinner for 117 cancer survivors and their caretakers at First Baptist Church in Huntingdon. *McKenzie High School graduate Ashley Merrick Ramshur was awarded a Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. *Terry Bateman, a 1974 McKenzie graduate, was ...

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Letters

Letters The Readers Speak … Are We Contacting… Is the United States Senate considering a bill titled American Health Care Act, AHCA for short? Will from 10,000,000 to 20,000,000 people lose health insurance with this bill? Will Medicaid be cut by between $600,000,000 and $800,000,000? Will twothirds of American seniors living in nursing homes lose their health care services? Will ...

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Looking Back

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Looking Back From Our Archives… 10 YEARS AGO — A flatbed trailer carrying 22 large bales of hay ignited on Highway 22. The McKenzie Fire Department extinguished the hay without damage to the truck or trailer. *The McKenzie Water Commission unanimously voted to add a $3 maintenance fee to each customer’s monthly bill for repairs and upkeep. 20 YEARS AGO ...

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McKenzie Industrial Board Developing Strategic Plan

McKenzie Industrial Board Developing Strategic Plan BY FRANK TATE Executive Director, McKenzie Industrial Board McKenzie Industrial Development Board (MID) is developing a strategic plan for the community as well as industrial development. Through a series of meetings with individuals and groups, the plan is being developed and will be released later this year. There is a saying that failing to ...

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Heartaches By The Number

HUNKER DOWN WITH KES Heartaches By The Number My chest has been hurting me for over a week now. That can be a little disconcerting. And annoying. To say nothing of the runaway thoughts as you self analyze the probable causes… It is, however, not the first time my chest has dealt with a pain issue. The initial ache came ...

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Clarification: Election Commission Consulted After Appointment

Clarification: Election Commission Consulted After Appointment On June 8, McKenzie City Council approved a person to serve as councilman of Ward II only to rescind the appointment after city officials learned the appointee resided outside the boundaries of Ward II. A news article in The Banner indicated the Carroll County Election Commission was consulted. Peg Hamlett, administrator of elections, said ...

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