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Dribbling Around In March

HUNKER DOWN WITH KES Dribbling Around In March Listen, I’m a bona fide expert on March Madness. I’ve seen it up close and personal. I’ve had it kick me in the shin, fill my head with empty plots, loosen my tongue to middling chit chat and drop me over the edge of boredom into the endless pit of ennui. March ...

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Feeling the Heat

Feeling the Heat BY CLAYBURN PEEPLES “If you can’t get a column out of this,” my lovely young wife said with a smile while pointing to an Internet article headline, “you might as well quit.” “Lawyer’s Pants Catch Fire During Florida Arson Trial,” the headline read. “Wow!” I said. “That sounds too good to be true,” and as it turns ...

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Looking Back

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Looking Back From Our Archives… 10 YEARS AGO — Samantha Wheat was crowned Miss McKenzie. Other members of the court were First Maid Laura Beth Fowler, Second Maid Victoria Hampton, Third Maid Kelsey Cooper and Fourth Maid Josie Jarrett. *Katie Snider, daughter of Mike and Sabrina Snider of Gleason, was the first runnerup at the Miss Tennessee Outstanding Teen pageant. ...

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Don’t Tell The IRS About Those Walnuts!

HUNKER DOWN WITH KES Don’t Tell The IRS About Those Walnuts! Ipaid my Federal Income Taxes yesterday. Reluctantly. Then I won dered if George Washington paid income taxes. Did Paul Revere pay income taxes? I’m pretty sure Thomas Jefferson didn’t— he rarely, if ever had any money! Then I remembered the Boston Tea Party. You can bet those guys didn’t ...

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Patricius

Patricius BY CLAYBURN PEEPLES Here’s a question for you. What do Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Theodore Roosevelt and Andrew Jackson all have in common other than the fact that they were all presidents of the United States? The answer? They all are, or were, of at least partial Irish descent. An astonishing 22 of our 45 presidents have ancestors from ...

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Looking Back

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Looking Back From Our Archives… 10 YEARS AGO — West Carroll hosted its annual beauty pageants. Linsey Kimberlin was crowned Miss West Carroll High School. Other members of the high school royalty included First Maid Jesse Milam, Second Maid Ashley Wilson, Third Maid Amanda White and Fourth Maid Aurree King. *McKenzie High School DECA students Kelsey Schweitzer and Carson Rider ...

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A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee

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Aerial view of downtown McKenzie. Lower right is First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, First Baptist Church and former City Hall (with McKenzie, Tenn. on roof).  File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October 2004.    

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From A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee – March 7, 2017

Former City Officials

Former City Officials, about 1936: (L to R) B. C. (Candy) Pate, R. D. (Don) Gwin, W. D. (Bill) Hudson, C. W. Covington, Aldermen. Mayor Dr. B. C. Gallimore; R. J. (Bob) Parnell, Alderman; Charles Penick, Alderman at Large; and Warren Elliott, Garbage Collector. File photo published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October ...

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Hunker Down with Kes: West Tennessee Crystal

HUNKER DOWN WITH KES West Tennessee Crystal Itried to catch it! I grabbed, and missed it twice on the way down. I thought as it was still a i r b o r n e , “Maybe it won’t bre—” The crashi ng sound belied my best hope even before I could complete the prayer. Tiny shards of glass flew ...

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