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Mansfield is First ‘Melinda Garrett Leader of the Year’


BY BRAD SAM MCKENZIE MIDDLE SCHOOL BETA CLUB Mansfield is First ‘Melinda Garrett Leader of the Year’ brad@mckenziebanner.com McKENZIE (April 11) — The McKenzie Middle School Beta Club held its annual banquet Tuesday, sponsored by the Rotary Club. The event also marked the emotional inception of the Melinda Garrett Leader of the Year Award, named for a 2001 McKenzie graduate ...

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McKenzie Middle School Hosts Daddy-Daughter Dance


McKenzie Middle School Hosts Daddy-Daughter Dance McKenzie Middle School hosted its second annual Daddy-Daughter Dance Friday night, with the theme, “Boots and Bling,” drawing dozens of elementary-age young ladies and their dads, stepdads and grandfathers. Music and dancing filled the gymnasium throughout the evening, though the girls did most of the dancing amongst themselves. The young ladies enjoyed carnival- style ...

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Huntingdon School Board Approves $800K Synthetic Turf Field


HUNTINGDON SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT Board Approves $800K Synthetic Turf Field BY ERNIE SMOTHERS smothers@mckenziebanner.com HUNTINGDON (March 16) — At the recommendation of Huntingd on Spe cial School District (HSSD) Director of Schools Pat Dillahunty and motion by Dr. Tim Tucker, board members approved initiation of community fundraising efforts to purchase an $800,000 synthetic turf field for Paul Ward Stadium. Addressing ...

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Trezevant Board Discusses Next Budget


TREZEVANT Board Discusses Next Budget BY BRAD SAM brad@mckenziebanner.com TREZEVANT (March 14) — The board of mayor and aldermen for the Town of Trezevant met Tuesday with a light agenda. Mayor Dennis Mitchell took the opportunity to walk through the proposed 2017-18 budget with members to discuss priorities before trying to finalize the numbers for a vote in the next ...

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McKenzie Beauty Revues


McKenzie Beauty Revues McKenzie Middle School and High School bands hosted the 2017 the annual beauty reviews at McKenzie High School Theater. Katlin Ridley, a MHS alumnae and student at UT-M, served as emcee for the event. The events were held over two nights in four reviews. Top, Miss McKenzie 2017 — Ten ladies from McKenzie High School competed for ...

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‘Ragtime, The Musical’ Coming to The Dixie

‘Ragtime, The Musical’ Coming to The Dixie After more than ten years and 32 theatre productions for audiences across West Tennessee, the renowned Bethel University Renaissance Theatre will take the stage at The Dixie on April 7th and 8th to present “RAGTIME.” The stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician unfold, all ...

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McKenzie Seniors Hosts Great Pretenders Performances


McKenzie Seniors Hosts Great Pretenders Performances McKenzie High School Class of 2017 held two performances of the Great Pretenders on Saturday and Sunday, March 11 and 12 in the Bethel University Bouldin Auditorium. The event was to raise funds for the annual Project Graduation, a post-graduation celebration party for the seniors and their parents. This year’s acts and participants included: ...

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Cooper Wins Central Region Hoop Shoot


Cooper Wins Central Region Hoop Shoot Luke Cooper, a sixth grader at Huntingdon Middle School, won first place in the Central Region Hoop Shoot competition (sponsored by the Elks Lodge) on Saturday, March 11 at the Henry County High School gymnasium. Luke competed in the 10-11 year old age group against the winners from Arkansas, Kentucky and Missouri. He made ...

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