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Trackhoe Destroyed in Fire

Trackhoe fire

McKenzie Fire Department responded to the rural area of Winston Road about mid-day Monday. Firefighters were called to a burning trackhoe that was clearing trees from a field. The trackhoe caught fire from a nearby burning debris pile. The machine was totally destroyed by fire.  Photo by Joel Washburn/The Banner

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Carroll County Tower, Dispatch Upgrades Near Completion


MCKENZIE (February 16) — A three-year project to improve the radio communications of all emergency service providers in Carroll County is nearing completion. During an interview with The Banner, Carroll County Fire Department Chief Terry Bradshaw said the project to purchase digital portable radios for area municipal law enforcement and fire departments and install additional dispatch communication towers throughout the ...

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Carroll Lake Stocked with Bluegill

Carroll Lake Fish

McKENZIE (February 14) — Valentine’s Day was sweeter as the recently refilled Carroll Lake comes back to life with the addition of 45,000 bluegill and redear fish. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency stocked the agency-owned 100-acre lake with hatchlings from the Humboldt hatchery. TWRA representatives Dylan Cox and Hunter Henley emptied the tank filled with 80 percent bluegill and 20 percent ...

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Recipes 2-21-17


PACIFIC CHICKEN 6 to 8 skinless chicken thighs ½ cup soy sauce 2 tablespoon brown sugar 2 tablespoons grated fresh gingerroot 2 garlic cloves, minced Wash and dry chicken. Place in slow cooker. Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Pour over chicken. Cover and cook on high 1 hour. Reduce heat to low and cook 6 to 7 hours. ...

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Judge Opines Legislature Erred in Sentencing Law

Judge Opines Legislature Erred in Sentencing Law PARIS (February 16) — Following a lengthy hearing last week in Henry County Circuit Court, regarding the effects of a new law concerning criminal sentencing, a judge’s decision has been filed with Mike Wilson, the Clerk of Court. Victor Sims and A. B. Price intend to plead guilty to pending charges pursuant to ...

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Huntingdon Police Department Makes Drug Arrest

Huntingdon Police Department Makes Drug Arrest On Thursday, February 16, 2017 at approximately 3:30 p.m. officers from the Huntingdon Police Department executed a search warrant at 159 Williams Street in Huntingdon. Drug Investigator Joey Hedge obtained the warrant after being informed of a high volume of traffic in and out of the residence. A resident at that address, Beverly Cole, ...

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Board Questions Police Department Effectiveness

TOWN OF BRUCETON Board Questions Police Department Effectiveness BY ERNIE SMOTHERS my personal opinion.” Keeton replied, “We are not raising the tax rate.” Cole asked Keeton if the town was only interested in looking at equipment on the government sales site for now. He said, “So, if you decide you want to purchase something, you will bring it before the ...

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Trezevant Considers Manager for Ball Fields

Trezevant Considers Manager for Ball Fields BY BRAD SAM brad@mckenziebanner.com TREZEVANT (February 14) — During a brief Tuesday meeting, the board of aldermen discussed the possibility of contracting the management of the town's ball fields up to and during the summer months. Alderman Pam Bryant brought up the issue, noting that West Carroll's baseball board had yet to meet and ...

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Missing Person Found Dead


Missing Person Found Dead Robert “Tank” Threadway, Jr., 30, a black male, was found dead on private land on Parkers Store Road in Carroll County on Monday. Threadway was living with a resident of Parker Store Road in the Cedar Grove area, who called the Sheriff’s Department on February 16 and said he had not seen Threadway since February 5, ...

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Man Pleads Guilty in Fatal Boating Accident

Man Pleads Guilty in Fatal Boating Accident DECATUR COUNTY, Tenn. — Marcus Hutson was sentenced to serve 10 months of a 10-year sentence after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide and boating under the influence in relation to the death of Nickolas Willhoit, 21, a West Carroll graduate. Marcus Hutson appeared last Wednesday morning in front of Judge Creed McGinley in ...

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