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SPOTLIGHT: James Carter

James Carter graduated from McKenzie High School in 2005. He was accepted into college of engineering at University of Tennessee-Knoxville and received a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from UT-Knoxville in 2009. James was awarded an internship working for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Langley, Virginia during the summer of 2009. During that summer, he performed wind tunnel ...

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Morning Glory Garden Club Honored


Morning Glory Garden Club Honored The City of McKenzie recently honored the Morning Glory Garden Club with a commemorative stone placed in front of a Southern Magnolia tree in the green space designated as an arboretum on University Drive. The Morning Glory Garden Club was honored for their 45 years of annual Christmas luncheons they sponsored as a holiday gift ...

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Spotlight: Erika Renee Dudley


Spotlight: Erika Renee Dudley Erika has been a nurse for 26 years and a nurse manager for 16 years. Erika was a 1988 graduate of McKenzie High School. She went to nursing school in Memphis at Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and graduated in April 1991. She became the manager of the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit in 1996. In ...

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Carl Perkins 13th Annual Dinner, Auction


Carl Perkins 13th Annual Dinner, Auction BY ERNIE SMOTHERS smothers@mckenzienbanner.com HUNTINGDON (March 4) — A large crowd enjoyed a fun night of food and fellowship while supporting a tremendous cause at the 13th Annual Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse Dinner and Auction held at Bethel University inside the Vera Low Center Conference room. A silent auction, ...

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McKenzie Celebrates Read Across America Day


McKenzie Celebrates Read Across America Day MES Kicks Off ‘One School, One Book’ BY BRAD SAM brad@mckenziebanner.com McKENZIE (March 2) — Students at McKenzie Elementary had to wait an extra day due to Wednesday’s power outage, but it was worth the wait for the “big reveal” from school staff on Thursday. Over the next few weeks, students and parents are ...

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Atkins Honored at Retirement Reception


CARROLL COUNTY PROPERTY ASSESSOR’S OFFICE Atkins Honored at Retirement Reception BY ERNIE SMOTHERS smothers@mckenziebanner.com HUNTINGDON (February 24) — Surrounded by a large gathering of family, fellow employees and county elected officials, longtime Carroll County Property Assessor’s Office First Deputy Gina Atkins was honored with a retirement reception on her last day on the job. After embracing friend and co-worker Sheryl ...

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West Tennessee Beauty Pageant is March 11

West Tennessee Beauty Pageant is March 11 The 37th Annual West Tennessee Beauty Pageant is Saturday, March 11, at West Carroll Jr./ Sr. High on U.S. 70/77 between McLemoresville and Atwood. Proceeds will benefit the West Carroll Elementary Parent Teacher Organization. The pageant is for girls from birth to age 21. Registration begins at the door at noon, and competition ...

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FBC-Huntingdon Hosts Women’s Conference


FBC-Huntingdon Hosts Women’s Conference HUNTINGDON — The twentyfirst annual Women’s Conference is Friday, March 24 at Huntingdon First Baptist Church. Registration deadline is March 12. The conference and worship leader is Kim Bolton, of Franklin. The cost for the conference is $25, which includes the banquet, served by the men of the church, and the conference. Child care is provided ...

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