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10 YEARS AGO — Darren Riggs of Milan was appointed postmaster at the McKenzie Post Office, replacing the retiring Chuck Wallace.

*Common Grounds Coffee Shoppe in downtown McKenzie celebrated its Grand Opening.

*Zackery Cox, a McKenzie Technology student, was awarded a Skill Point Certificate in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.

20 YEARS AGO — At the Pat Summitt Camp at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, six members of the McKenzie Middle School Lady Rebels won individual awards on their respective camp teams: Julie Smith, Best Offensive Player; Angela Ramsey and Becky Toombs, Best Defensive Player; Mallory Brandon, Most Improved; Hope Wyder, Lady Vol Award; and Sara Hartz, named one of 40 (out of 950 participants) All-Americans.

*The Carroll County Watershed Authority announced a proposed site for a 977-acre recreational lake in the Reedy Creek area between Tate and Leach, two miles southwest of Huntingdon on Highway 70.

*Michael Douglas Chandler of McKenzie returned from a one-year study in music in Germany, where he served as the Rotary Club’s Ambassadorial Scholar from District 6760.

50 YEARS AGO — The Carroll County Quarterly Court approved a budget of $1,180,026.35, including a tax increase of 55 cents to $3.00.

*Showing at the Park Theatre: Up the MacGregors starring David Bailey; The Power starring George Hamilton; Madigan starring Richard Widmark and Inger Stevens; and The Biggest Bungle of Them All starring Raquel Welch and Robert Wagner.

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