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Patrick Willis Inducted in Senior Bowl Hall of Fame

MOBILE, Alabama (June 26) — The Senior Bowl inducted five new members into the game’s Hall of Fame — former New England Patriots running back Kevin Faulk, current Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Von Miller, current Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, former Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, and former San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Patrick Willis. Along with the Hall of Fame inductees, the Senior Bowl has chosen Kansas City Chiefs center Creed Humphrey as 2021 Rookie of the Year. The recipients were honored in the annual induction ceremony sponsored by Spire at The Grand Hotel Golf Club & Spa in Point Clear, Alabama on Sunday, June 26, 2022.

McKenzie Chamber Honors Charter Members

McKENZIE (JUNE 21) — More than 100 persons attended the first-ever McKenzie Chamber of Commerce banquet on Tuesday, June 21 at The Venue at Waddell Place in McKenzie. The Chamber has more than 100 members in its inaugural year. Monica Heath serves as the executive director of the newly former McKenzie Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
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Shooting Hunger Held At Shooting Park
If you were anywhere near Hwy 22 North of Huntingdon on Friday, June 24, you likely heard multiple shots ringing out from the Carroll …
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Rotary Learns About Beating Hearts
McKenzie Rotary Club learned about Beating Hearts, a local support agency in McKenzie. Kathy Ham and Felicia Patterson spoke about …
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Area Youth Attend Teen Institute
Eight Students from Carroll County joined 450 youth leaders from across the state at the Tennessee Teen Institute. The Tennessee Teen …
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Kenneth Ray Smith

McKenzie, Tennessee - Mr. Kenneth Ray Smith, 60, a carpenter, died Thursday, June 30, 2022 at AHC McKenzie (McKenzie Health Care and Rehabilitation).  He was born on September 25, 1961 in …

Peggy Baumgardner

Mrs. Peggy Baumgardner, 83, of McKenzie died Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at The Waters of McKenzie. Graveside services are Friday, July 1, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Cool Springs Cemetery in Cedar …

Peggy Conley Sanders Lockhart

CAMDEN, Tenn. - Funeral services for Peggy Conley Sanders Lockhart are 2 p.m., Friday, July 1, 2022 at Republican Grove Baptist Church, Trezevant. The family will receive friends at the church …

Billy Ray Hoskins

GLEASON, Tenn.  A graveside service for Billy Ray Hoskins, 85, of Gleason was Thursday June 30, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason. Burial followed. He was born September 19, …

Little Jack Dunning

GLEASON, Tenn - Services for Little Jack Dunning, 87, of Gleason are Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 1 p.m. at Gleason First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery. He was born November …

Kenneth Wayne Rogers,

McKENZIE, Tenn. - Mr. Kenneth Wayne Rogers, 70, died at his residence on Monday, June 27, 2022. There are no services at this time. Mr. Rogers worked with the janitorial services for McKenzie …

Robert Charles Morgan

McKENZIE, Tenn. - Funeral services for Robert Charles Morgan are Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 29, 20022 at …

Willie E. Lowe, Jr.

McKENZIE, Tenn. -   Funeral services for Willie E. Lowe, Jr. are Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Monday, June 27, …

Weekly 150: Trezevant Devilettes

Let me start by saying that I am not taking anything away from the Lady Rebel championship this year, but I wanted to take a few moments to remind and/or make our readers aware they were not the first female basketball team from Carroll County to win a state championship.

Our Chickens Were Laying Omelets

The current heat wave across the South has got folks talking more about the weather in the last couple of weeks than college football, gas prices or the latest political jokes coming out of Washington put together. And I live in Florida. Everyone is a hot weather expert down here...

Weekly 150: The C-119 Crash

During the bicentennial celebration in Huntingdon, the story of a Korean War-era military plane crash came to my attention. The Colonial Tea Room displayed a piece of the wreckage that had landed on its roof from the 1954 incident. This week, I am sharing what I have put together of the story, and I’d like to thank Sam McGowan for his compilation of research on the crash.

It Had More Personality Than Some Girls I Dated

A fairly plain factory green 1960 Chevrolet was not a chick magnet by any stretch of the imagination. Now, if I’d a’had Nicky Joe Stafford’s brand new, shiny, fire engine red Corvette convertible that would have been a whole different story!

Miss Bethel University Volunteer Wins Miss Congeniality Title

JACKSON (June 18) — After a week of pageant festivities and competitions, the Miss Tennessee Volunteer Class of 2022 voted Bethel University’s Gracelyn Eaves as Miss Congeniality.

Lakeway Nutrition is Henry County Small Business of the Year The Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce recently named Lakeway Nutrition the county’s Small Business of the Year. Lakeway Nutrition, owned and operated by LaShonda Williams of McKenzie, sells healthy meal replacement shakes and energy loaded teas to Paris and Henry County residents.
Filtz Graduates from 2022 WestStar Class MARTIN (June 27) — Dr. Joshua Filtz, owner and founder of Magnolia Mercantile Co. in McKenzie, graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin WestStar Leadership Program’s Class of 2022 on June 21 at The Venue at Twin Oaks in Humboldt.
Lola Batton Wins Little Miss Tennessee Volunteer, Crowned by Sister JACKSON (June 12) — McKenzie native Lola Faye Batton, 8, won queen at the Little Miss Tennessee Volunteer pageant held June 12 at Jackson’s Carl Perkins Civic Center. Lola competed as Little Miss Paris Volunteer.

Property Transfers

Bruceton Church of Christ to Jerry W. and Loretta E. Bomar.

Marriage Licenses

Cyrus Andrew McCammon, 20, of Bruceton to Madelyne Faith Jones, 18, of Ripley.

Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

Drug Possession — Ramona Kay Hendon, 52, of 529 Ledsinger Road, Huntingdon, was charged with possession of schedule II (methamphetamine) and drug paraphernalia during a June 16 traffic stop in Cedar Grove.

Huntingdon Police Reports

Drug Possession — Billie Dwayne Pace, 60, of Huntingdon was cited for possession of schedule II (methamphetamine) at a local business on June 10.
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    • Recipes 6-28-22

      Apple Dumplings 2 granny smith apples, peeled & quartered 1 (8 count) can crescent rolls 1/2 cup margarine 1 cup sugar 1 cup …

    • Recipes 6-7-22

      Brickle Bread 1 package butter pecan cake mix 1 (3oz.) pkg. vanilla instant jello pudding 1/4 cup vegetable oil 4 eggs 2 …