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Weakley County Sees Spike in COVID-19 Cases

NASHVILLE (June 30) — According to the Tennessee Department of Health, the number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee stands at 42,297 (35,553 last Monday, with 592 deaths (531 last …

Humboldt Woman Dies After Near-Drowning in 1000-Acre Lake

LEACH (June 13) — A Gibson County woman was on life support after a near-drowning at the Carroll County 1,000-Acre Recreational Lake Saturday afternoon, June 13. Three days later, she died from …

County Electric Department Receives FEMA Reimbursement

HUNTINGDON (June 25) — A March 2 tornado wrecked portions of the Carroll County Electric distribution grid and caused $225,000 in damage. Danny Brawner, general manager of the system said the …

Texas Man Charged After Woman’s Body Discovered In Container Floating on Kentucky Lake

PARIS (June 23) — A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Kentucky State Police, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, Tennessee Wildlife …

Unemployment Decreases in all Tennessee Counties, Weakley Has Lowest Unemployment Statewide

TENNESSEE (June 25) — Record-high unemployment rates recorded in counties across Tennessee in April experienced sizable decreases as the state slowly reopened in May 2020, according to …

Weekly 150: Paul Thomas Carroll

The Great Depression and World War II molded the group known as the Greatest Generation. They are the parents of the “Baby Boomers” and are the children of the “Lost …

Pictorial History of McKenzie: Richardson's

Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Richardson Owned and Operated Richardson’s, a department store, for many years. They are shown here in the early 1980’s when the store closed. File photo originally …
Hunker Down with Kes

Everybody Needs An Independence Day

We ain’t playing baseball. We’ve postponed the basketball season. We’ve stopped ice hockey for goodness sakes! You can watch golf on TV but you can’t be there in person. Whew, …

Huntingdon Council Approves Budget Amendments

HUNTINGDON (June 23) — The Huntingdon Town Council met for a very brief meeting Tuesday. The only item on the agenda was the second reading of amendments to the current budget.While year-end …

Trio Faces Aggravated Child Abuse, Animal Cruelty, and Weapons in Henry County

BUCHANAN, Tenn. (June 26) A woman and two men are facing a multitude of charges including aggravated child abuse, animal cruelty, manufacturing marijuana, possession of firearms durng the commission …
Events
Community Focus
McKenzie Shows Unity with ‘Celebration of Our Youth’
McKENZIE (June 27) — A special event brought the community together Saturday at Mulberry Park and showed the unity and love that …
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Carroll County Library Hosts Second Harvest Food Drop
HUNTINGDON (June 19) — The Carroll County Library partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee for a perishable …
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Huntingdon Alumni Association Scholarships
Huntingdon High School Alumni Association presented two scholarships to 2020 graduates of the school. Pictured (L to R) Carl Byars, …
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Most Recent Special Edition
Obituaries
From The McKenzie Banner

Willie Mae Anderson Moore

McKENZIE, Tenn. -    Funeral services for Willie Mae Anderson Moore are Monday, July 6, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home. Nick Cox will interpret the service. The …

Martha Nell Reed

Trezevant, TN    Martha Nell Reed, 99, died Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at AHC of McKenzie.  A memorial service for Mrs. Reed will be announced at a later time. Mrs. Reed was …

Rory Thomas Cooke

RORY COOKE1957 - 2020 GLEASON — Rory Thomas Cooke, 62, of Gleason, Tenn. died in Jackson, Tenn. on June 27, 2020. A memorial service will be announced at a later date and time. He was born …

Samuel Earl Akins

TREZEVANT  - Samuel Earl Akins, 88, died Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Brummitt Funeral …

EWELL TOWNES

McKENZIE — Ewell E. Townes, 60, died Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Carroll County. Funeral services were Monday, June 22 at the funeral home. Interment was at Mt. Olivet …

DORIS DAVIDSON

McKENZIE — Doris Edna Davidson, 69, died Saturday, June 13, 2020 at her residence. She was born on November 24, 1950 in Casa Grande, Arizona to Magnus Ray Hale and Dorothy Louise Faulkner Hale. …

MAURICE CHANDLER

McKENZIE — Mr. Maurice “M.L.” Chandler, 94, of McKenzie died Thursday June 25,2020 at Milan General Hospital.Funeral services were Sunday June 28 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter …

DONALD WHEAT

HUNTINGDON — Mr. Donald D. Wheat, 64, of Huntingdon died Saturday, June 20, 2020 at his home.Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Caledonia Cemetery, McKenzie.Mr. Wheat …
Records

McKenzie Police Reports

Driving While Suspended — Officer Cody Coleman of the McKenzie Police Department charged Vernon Dale Moore, 36, Hwy 190, McKenzie with Driving on a Revoked License and Speeding after a traffic …

Property Transfers

•Jason and Misty Walker to Terry L. Reeves in District 21.•Teresa Edwards and Dwight Edward Hollingsworth to Jessica Marie Patterson.•Jamie Lee Smith to Jose Luis Arellano.•Jose …

Carroll County General Sessions Court Report

HUNTINGDON (June 24-25) — The following cases were bound over the Circuit Court Grand Jury.Lauren Newmon, Essary Road, Lexington, bound over on charges of Theft of Property, Forgery, …

Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

License, Drug Violations — Earl Lee Kindler, 54, of 1135 Cotton Creek Road, Bruceton, was charged with simple possession of a schedule II drug (Lortab), simple possession of methamphetamine, …
McKenzie Fire and Rescue
In our schools
Huntingdon School Hosts Listening Session on Reopening
HUNTINGDON (June 25) — Huntingdon Special School District hosted a listening session Thursday at Huntingdon Middle School. The …
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McKenzie School Approves Budget, Waits on Tax Rate
McKENZIE (June 16) — Members of the McKenzie Special School District (MSSD) Board of Education approved the 2020-21 fiscal year …
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Huntingdon School Board Approves Continuing Budget
HUNTINGDON (June 18) — The Huntingdon Special School District Board of Education met briefly Thursday evening and took action on …
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UT Martin Outreach Offers Zoom Act Prep Classes
MARTIN — The University of Tennessee at Martin Office of University Outreach is hosting two ACT prep classes from 5-7 p.m., July …
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Bethel University Announces Spring Honor Roll, Dean’s List
McKENZIE — President Walter Butler announced Bethel University’s College of Arts & Sciences and College of Health …
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General

Carroll County Library Summer Reading Continues Through July

HUNTINGDON — The Carroll County Library’s Summer Reading program began June 1 and continues through July. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of the programming is virtual, but …

Family Dedicates Bench at Splash Pad to the Late Lila Griffin

McKENZIE (June 27) — The family of the late Lila Ruth Griffin gathered at the splash pad Saturday to dedicate a bench donated in her memory.Lila was born November 10, 2014 to Lisa and Ryan …
Mama T's What's Cookin'

Kum-Back Sauce

1 cup light mayonnaise1/4 cup catsup1/2 cup oil1 teaspoon paprika1 medium onion, grated fine (drained)Tabasco sauce to taste1/4 cup chili sauce1 teaspoon dry mustard1 teaspoon Worcestershire1 …
Mama T's What's Cookin'

Bar-B-Que Salad

1 bottle Heinz 572 tablespoon vinegar1/4 cup coffeeGarlic to taste2 tablespoon wet mustard2 tablespoon minced fine onion1/4 to 1/2 cup honey (to taste)Mix and use on chicken or ribs
Mama T's What's Cookin'

Fresh Broccoli Salad

1 bunch of broccoli1 cup white raisins12 slices of crisp bacon1 medium red onion1 cup sunflower kernelsWash and cut broccoli into small pieces. Slice onion. Tear crisp-fried bacon into small pieces. …
Food
Strawberry Swirl Salad

1 can strawberry pie filling1 can sweetened condensed milk1 medium can crushed pineapple, drained1 large cool whipStir and mix well. Can be frozen and sliced.

Strawberry Butter 1 -10 ounce package frozen strawberries1 cup softened butter1 cup powdered sugarPlace all ingredients in blender. Blend at high speed until smooth. Refrigerate. Makes 2 1/2 cups
Chocolate Gravy 1/2 cup sugar2 tablespoon flour1 1/2 cup milk or 1 cup water with 1/2 cup dry milk2 tablespoon cocoa1/2 stick oleoMix dry ingredients. Stir in milk. Add oleo. Cook over low heat until thick. Serve …
Vegetable Patio Platter 3 envelopes Knox unflavored gelatin1 1/2 cup cold water1/2 cup sugar1 1/2 cup chopped celery1 cup grated carrot2 tablespoon lemon juice1 cup Miracle whip1 1/2 cup shredded cabbage1 teaspoon salt1/2 …
People

Susan Davis Earns Doctorate

Union University held three commencement ceremonies on the Great Lawn on June 20, 2020, to accommodate social distancing for the 593 graduates, faculty, family, and friends, who eagerly awaited the …

Gunters Celebrate 25th Wedding Anniversary

Tommy Wray Gunter and Patricia Ann Gunter were married June 24, 1995 by Robert White. Together they have four children.

Church Members Surprise Parkers on Anniversary

HUNTINGDON (June 13) — Members of Smyrna Baptist Church hosted a surprise parade caravan Saturday for Rev. Lonnie and Mary Parker on their 27th anniversary. The couple was also presented with …

Ridley-Robertson Announce Wedding Plans

Dan and Sheila Ridley of McKenzie announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Katelyn Danielle Ridley, to Lucas Keith Robertson, son of Keith and Lori Robertson, also of …

Johnson Earns Doctor Of Philosophy In Nursing

Ashley Creasy Johnson earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing with a minor in healthcare education from The University of Kansas during commencement exercises in May.Her research focused on faculty …
Opinion
Weekly 150: Oscar Raye Owen

As the McKenzie Rotary Club year of 2019-2020 comes to a close, I can’t help but think of all the leaders the club has had over the years. One name stands out among the rest, Oscar Owen. He was …

Pictorial History of McKenzie: Hotel McKenzie Hotel McKenzie, corner of Main and Cedar, Downtown McKenzie, 1940s. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October …
Talk About Flying Over The Cuckoo’s Nest!
I’m telling you, your mind can stray if kept indoors too long. This quarantine stuff could lead us into some dangerous health issues or even worse…bad habits!Like over thinking the …
Weekly 150: James ‘Bird Dog’ Reed The vocal grace and ease of an auctioneer have always been a fascination of mine. Reed’s Auction Company is a logo ingrained in my memory. At a young age, I remember standing with the granddad …
Pictorial History of McKenzie: The Golden Rule The Golden Rule, an old-time five and dime store located on Broadway in Downtown McKenzie is pictured here in the late 1950s. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of …
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