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Carolyn Sue Churchwell Funeral service for Carolyn Sue Churchwell, 75, of McKenzie, Tenn. are Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at 11 a.m. at the Harmony Primitive Baptist Church near Bradford with burial to follow the Harmony …
Joe Tegethoff McKenzie, Tenn.  - Funeral services for Joe Tegethoff are Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 11  a.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 3, …
Iona C. Dunlap McKENZIE, Tenn. - Funeral services for Iona C. Dunlap are Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 11 a.m. at McKenzie Church of Christ. The family will receive friends on Monday, October 2, 2023 at the church, 5 …
Edral Joyce Ridley Driskell Edral Joyce Ridley Driskell of Athens, Alabama, died Tuesday evening, September 26, 2023.  Joyce was born on December 1, 1932, the daughter of Otto and Ila Ridley in McKenzie, Tennessee.  …
Audie Priestly Simpson Mr. Audie Priestly Simpson, 85, of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Sunday September 24, 2023 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at Huntingdon …
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Graduation 2023

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Community Focus
McKenzie, West Carroll Earn Top Band Honors
HUNTINGDON (September 30) — Twenty marching bands competed at Paul Ward Stadium in the Huntingdon Marching Invitational. In …
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1960 MHS Class Holds Reunion
On September 2, the members of the McKenzie High School Class of 1960 met for their sixty-third reunion. Hometown Hangout of …
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Dr. Jerry Atkins Habitat for Humanity Of Carroll County, Inc. Golf Scramble
Friday, September 8, 2023, was a great day for the annual Dr. Jerry Atkins Habitat for Humanity Golf Scramble. With blue skies and a …
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McKenzie City Florist Hosts Grand Reopening
McKenzie City Florist and More held its grand reopening on Friday, September 15. The business relocated to Broadway Street, next to …
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Relay For Life Held After Three-Year Absence
HUNTINGDON (September 9) — The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life fund-raising event was held Saturday after a …
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Thank You for Supporting this Small Business!

Huntingdon Mustangs
Area Sports Schedule September 29 McKenzie at Perry Co. Huntingdon vs Riverside West Carroll vs McEwen Gleason vs Lake Co. Central at Houston Co.
Emotions Run Strong as the Mustangs Dominate the Bulldogs MILAN (September 22) — Friday night marked the return to region play for the Huntingdon Mustangs (3-1) as they traveled to Milan to face the undefeated Bulldogs (5-0). Prior to the match-up, the Bulldogs were ranked number 1 in the state for the Class 2-A poll. Throughout four quarters of play the Mustangs dominated both defensively and offensively to win the game 32-14. Although tension between the local rivals erupted into a scrappy melee three minutes into the second quarter, coaches and officials quickly restored order, and the game continued without further incident. The travel win gave Huntingdon a 4-1 record for the season, 2-0 for region play.
Area Sports Schedule Tuesday, September 19 Golf at Permission Hills Soccer vs South Fulton — Senior Night
Huntingdon Posts Win Over Crockett County HUNTINGDON (September 15) — Friday night marked the first meeting between the Huntingdon Mustangs (Class 2-A) and the Crockett County Cavaliers (Class 4-A). The Cavaliers arrived at Paul Ward Stadium with an undefeated season record that quickly appeared in danger as the Mustangs took control defensively and limited Crockett County’s scoring efforts to only one touchdown for the night. Offensively, the Mustangs found the end zone five times and Greyson Anderson posted a perfect five for five on extra point attempts. The home field win against the non-region opponent gave Huntingdon a 3-1 record for the season.
McKenzie Rebels
Rebels Dominate Tigers in Region Win BRUCETON (September 22) — The McKenzie Rebels made the 20-mile cross-county trek to Hollow Rock-Bruceton Central High School to pick up their fifth win of the season. The Rebels dominated the Tigers 63-0 in the Region 6-1A victory.
Lady Rebels Claim 4-0 Victory Over South Fulton McKENZIE (September 19) — McKenzie Lady Rebels Soccer celebrated Senior Night and a 4-0 victory over South Fulton at the MHS soccer field on Tuesday, September 19.
McKenzie’s Wade Comer Wins 200th REAGAN (September 15) — On Friday night, McKenzie High School Football Head Coach Wade Comer picked up his 200th win as a head coach. What is even more remarkable is that all the wins come from his tenure at McKenzie High School.

Weekly 150: Andrew Jackson

The story of Andrew Jackson’s life is inseparable from the passionate and tumultuous love affair that defined his early years. In 1788, Jackson met Rachel Donelson, while boarding at the family’s tavern in Nashville, Tennessee. Andrew was instantly smitten, and their connection was immediate. However, there was a significant obstacle to their love story - Rachel was already married to Lewis Robards, a marriage plagued by troubles.
Hunker Down with Kes

Things You Carry With You Forever

Brother L. H. Hatcher was a big man. When you were seven, he looked like a giant! He would stride purposefully across the church lawn, smiling and nodding to all the grownups, but he was walking straight towards me!
Letter to the Editor

A Response to Radford’s Letter

Although I was not in attendance at any of the events mentioned and described in Mr. Radford’s letter/opinion piece published in the September 12 issue of The Banner, I could just kiss “Gus” Radford.

Weekly 150: Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States, was born on March 15, 1767, in the Waxhaws region, which straddled the border between North and South Carolina. His life unfolded during a tumultuous period in American history, marked by revolutionary fervor, westward expansion, and the shaping of a new nation.
FutureStar Attendees from Carroll County Six students from Carroll County attended the WestStar Leadership Program’s 2023 FutureStar Leadership Summit on Sept. 12 at the Boling University Center on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Martin.
New Arrival - Myla Jane Stephens James and Autumn Stephens of McKenzie announce the birth of their daughter, Myla Jane Stephens. The young lady was born September 5, 2023 at 6:59 p.m. at Baptist Memorial Hospital of Union City. She weighed 6 pounds and 9 ounces and was 20 inches long.
West Tennessee Public Utility District Celebrates 70 Years McKENZIE (September 12) — Representatives of West Tennessee Public Utility District held its annual luncheon to inform local governmental leaders about its growth, mission, safety standards, and how gas is affordable and clean.
Gleason Junior High Homecoming 2023 Gleason Junior High held its 2013 football homecoming on Thursday, September 14.
Baptist-Carroll County Adds Two Practitioners HUNTINGDON (August 30, 2023) — Baptist Memorial Hospital-Carroll County has added two medical practitioners.
    • McKenzie Police Reports

      Driving Under the Influence — Mitchell Clark, 34, Connie Allen Road, McKenzie, was charged with Driving Under the Influence - Third Offense on …

    • Carroll County General Sessions

      HUNTINGDON (September 27) — The following cases were heard in Carroll County General Sessions Court on September 27.

    • McKenzie Police Reports

      Criminal Trespass, Resisting Arrest — Keshun Deeonte Smith, 20, Lexington Tenn., was arrested for Criminal Trespass and Resisting Arrest …

In our schools
    • Recipes 10-3-23

      Chicken and Noodles 1 (3 oz.) package chicken flavored, instant ramen noodles 1 (16 oz.) package frozen broccoli, cauliflower and …

    • Recipes 9-26-23

      Chicken-Grapefruit Salad Supper 1 (10 oz.) package romaine salad mix 1 (24 oz.) jar grapefruit sections, well-drained 1 Rotisserie …

    • Recipes 9-12-23

      Squash Pickles 6cup squash -diced 2 cup onions -diced 4 large bell peppers -diced 1 small hot pepper -diced


Ashley Rich

  HUNTINGDON - Mrs. Ashley Rich, 35, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Thursday, September 14, 2023. HUNTINGDON - Mrs. Ashley Rich, 35, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Thursday, September 14, 2023. Funeral services are noon Friday, September 29, 2023 in the …

Ernest James Martino

Mr. Ernest James Martino, 76, of Huntingdon, died Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at The Waters of McKenzie. Funeral services are Monday, September 25, 2023, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Chase …

Maggie Ruth Townsend

A memorial service for Maggie Ruth Townsend, 86, of Gleason, Tenn., are Sunday, September 24, 2023 at 3 p.m. at the Gleason First United Methodist Church. Visitation starts at 2 p.m. and until time …

Norma Sue Norman

  HUNTINGDON - Mrs. Norma Sue Norman, 84 of the Leach Community in Carroll County, Tennessee died Thursday, September 21, 2023 at her home. Funeral services are Saturday, September 23, …

Thomas A. Aljancic

McKENZIE, Tenn. - A memorial service for Thomas A. Aljancic is Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 11 a.m. at McKenzie First Cumberland Presbyterian Church with a small reception to follow the service. …

Jerry Bob Cooper

McKenzie, Tenn. - A memorial service for Jerry Bob Cooper will be held in Colorado at a later date. Mr. Cooper, 85, died at his residence on September 20, 2023. He was born December 20, 1937 in …

Kaiya Holder

HUNTINGDON -  Mr. Kaiya Holder, 29 of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Saturday, September 16, 2023 in Lexington, Tennessee. Memorial visitation will be in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home on Friday, 2 …

William Malcolm Pendergrass, Jr.

  HUNTINGDON  - William Malcolm Pendergrass, Jr., died September 15, 2023. He was born June 16, 1943, in Huntingdon, Tenn.  to Malcolm Pendergrass, Sr. …

Christine Dickson

McKENZIE, Tenn. - Funeral services for Christine Dickson are Monday, September 18, 2023, at 11 a.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Sunday, September …

Jimmy Segraves

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. - Mr. Jimmy Segraves, 61, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Tuesday September 12, 2023 at his home. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday September 16, 2023 in the Chapel of …

Johnny Earl Hammett

  WESTPORT - Mr. Johnny Earl Hammett, 71, of Westport, Tennessee died Monday September 11, 2023 at his home. Memorial services are 11 a.m. Friday September 22, …

Joseph Matthew Sellers

McKENZIE, Tenn. - A memorial service for Joseph Matthew Sellers, 32,  is Friday, September 15, 2023, at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends Friday at 11 a.m. until service time. …

Janet Key Humphreys

Janet Key Humphreys, 91, of Paris died Thursday, September 7, 2023, at the home of her daughter, Lisa Freeman Lewis in Georgetown, Texas where she has lived for the past two years. She was born March …

Hershel Riggs

BRUCETON - Mr. James Hershel Riggs, 76, of Bruceton, Tennessee, died Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at his home, with his daughter by his side. Memorial services were Saturday, September 9, …

Nancy Murphy

HUNTINGDON - Mrs. Nancy Laverne Murphy, 96, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Friday, September 8, 2023 at NHC Milan. Funeral services were Monday, September 11, 2023, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel …