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They Got The Ball Rolling…

HUNKER DOWN WITH KES They Got The Ball Rolling… Iread it again. And again. And one more time. It was two sentences under the “Today in History” column of a local newspaper. It carried me instantly miles and years away from the kitchen table… It was the August 7 paper and the highlighted year was 1942. The brief synopsis read, ...

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Looking Back


Looking Back From Our Archives… 10 YEARS AGO — Champion Homes of Tennessee’s new manufacturing plant in Dresden celebrated the production of the first manufactured home to roll off the assembly line since the company moved following a fire that destroyed the previous facility in Henry. *Newly-elected area school board members included Lance Rider (McKenzie), Steven Nolen and Paul E. ...

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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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McKenzie Police Department Hosting National Night Out

McKenzie Police Department Hosting National Night Out The McKenzie Police Department is hosting a National Night Out on August 7, 2018, on the city square! The National Night Out event is the largest annual crime and drug prevention event across the country. This event is meant to heighten crime awareness and drug prevention. There will be food, drinks, and party ...

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HCMC’s July Stars of Excellence Revealed


HCMC’s July Stars of Excellence Revealed PARIS — Henry County Medical Center announces the partner of the month for July in the Stars of Excellence program is Laura Presson, Scheduling. Seventeen others were also nominated for the stars of excellence program. Presson was nominated by co-workers for going above and beyond to help HCMC. She was asked to look into ...

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Bethel University Announces Summer 2018 Local Graduates

Bethel University Announces Summer 2018 Local Graduates McKENZIE (August 3, 2018) — Bethel University held its Summer 2018 Commencement on Saturday, August 4, in the school’s Rosemary and Harry Crisp II arena on the school’s main campus in McKenzie, Tenn. Local graduates included: Atwood — Jazane Shawnta Williams, Bachelor of Science, Human Services Cedar Grove — Crystal Nolen, Associates of ...

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Correction An article in last week’s Banner titled “MHS Golf to Begin Season Monday inadvertently identified golfer Johnathan Moore as a freshman. Moore is a sophomore. Tim McBride, who contributed the article, and The Banner regret the error.

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You Talk About Some Roots!

HUNKER DOWN WITH KES You Talk About Some Roots! Another school year is about to break out. That automatically whips me into an educational state of mind. And that somehow brought me around to the old expression, “Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach”… Listen, I can’t name two of the original astronauts, but I remember every crease in ...

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