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Tennessee has App for Weekly Unemployment Certifications

NASHVILLE — An individual who applies for unemployment benefits in Tennessee must do weekly certifications to receive benefits. These certifications are necessary to ensure a claimant is …

Non-Essential Businesses Order to Shut Down for Two weeks
LIST OF ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES   Here are the details about which businesses are exempted by Gov. Bill Lee’s order for non-essential operations to shut down to help stop the spread of …
Carroll County Has 5, Weakley and Henry 1 Each COVID-19 Cases
from The McKenzie Banner NASHVILLE (MARCH 30) Carroll County now has five confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus and Weakley and Henry counties have one each of positive cases. Henry County Medical …

Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Nearly $20 Million in Broadband Accessibility Grants

   $19.7 million will fund 17 grants serving 31,000 Tennesseans across 21 counties TNECD has awarded over $44 million in broadband grants since 2018   NASHVILLE (April 3, …

Pictorial History of McKenzie: McKenzie Motor Inn

McKenzie Motor Inn was built in the 1960s at the intersection of U.S. 79 and Cherrywood. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie …
Hunker Down with Kes

Be Still, And Know...

I’ve never seen so much hand sanitizer in all my life!Of course, the same can’t be said for toilet paper. Talk about a sign of the times!Americans can be the silliest people, even in the …

State Experiences 36,000 Spike in Unemployment Claims Due to COVID-19

NASHVILLE (March 26, 2020) — Tennessee experienced an unprecedented spike in new initial unemployment claims according to data released this morning by the United States Department of Labor.For …

Candidates Seek Office in August 2 Primary, General Elections

HUNTINGDON (March 30) — Candidates announce their intentions to seek office for the August 2 elections.State Representative Andy Holt is not seeking reelection. As of press time, several …

Federal Relief for Tornadoes, Severe Weather Comes to Carroll, Benton Counties

NASHVILLE (March 25) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced Wednesday Benton, Carroll and Smith counties will receive federal assistance under Tennessee’s current Major Disaster Declarations …

Trezevant Board Meeting Canceled

The Town of Trezevant canceled its regularly scheduled board meeting on Tuesday, April 14.The next meeting is Tuesday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the community center.

McKenzie Man Charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder

McKENZIE — A McKenzie man is charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault and Domestic Assault after a March 21 incident in McKenzie.According to three warrants filed by Lt. …

Carroll County Has 4, Weakley 1 Positive COVID-19 Cases

NASHVILLE (MARCH 27) Carroll County now has four confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus and Weakley County has its first. Henry County Medical Center treated its first cases of COVID-19 which was a patient from another county.
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UT Martin Community Aids in COVID-19 Relief Effort
MARTIN (March 25) — The University of Tennessee at Martin, along with multiple Tennessee higher education institutions, has …
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Moore-Wrinkle Family (Part II): Mayor Yancey Douglas “Y.D.” Moore
Yancey Douglass “Y.D.” Moore was the son of Benjamin Portius Moore and Lula Douglas Moore. Born August 25, 1897, Y.D. was …
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Moore-Wrinkle Family: Early Developers of McKenzie
One family with a significant impact on McKenzie was the Moore family. The descendants of Yancey and Mary Anne (Wade) Moore were true …
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Obituaries

Mrs. Dorothy Charleene Parker

Mrs. Charleene Parker, a longtime resident of McKenzie and Paris, died peacefully of natural causes on April 1, 2020, at the American Health Communities - Paris Nursing and Rehabilitation …

Kenneth Travis

McKENZIE, Tenn. - Private graveside services for Kenneth R. Travis are Saturday, April 4, 2020.  “We are dishearted that we are unable to give all Dad’s family and friends …

CALVIN MARTIN

HUNTINGDON — Mr. Calvin Thomas Martin, 95, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Friday, March 27, 2020 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.Private graveside funeral services were Sunday, March …

BARBARA ANN BROCK

BRUCETON — Mrs. Barbara Ann Brock, 77 of Bruceton, Tennessee, died Sunday, March 29, 2020 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.Private graveside funeral services are Wednesday, April 1, …

HELON FLOYD

GLEASON — A private family-only graveside service for Helon Lavelle Floyd, 70, of Paris, Tenn. were Sunday March 29, 2020 at Butler Cemetery in Gleason, Tenn. Mrs. Floyd is survived by her two …

KATHERYN HAYS

WESTPORT — Ms. Katheryn Elaine Hays, 55, of Westport, Tennessee died Thursday, March 26, 2020 at Briarwood Community Living Center in Lexington.Private graveside funeral services were Saturday, …

Wanda Lee Smith

Trezevant, Tennessee - Private family graveside services for Wanda Lee Smith, 75, are Thursday, April 2, 2020 at Trezevant Cemetery with Brother Freeman Mann officiating. There will be no …

Martha Anne Priestley

GREENFIELD - Private Graveside Services for Martha A. Priestley, 92, of Greenfield, are Monday March 30 at 2 p.m. at Highland Cemetery in Greenfield, with burial to follow. Martha is survived by …
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McKenzie Police Reports

Driving on Suspended/Revoked — Officer Dalton Raspberry charged Mike D. Edwards, 49, of Henry with Driving on a Suspended/Revoked License-Third Offense on March 24 after the vehicle was stopped …

Area Property Transfers

•Stephanie Lambert Wallace to Eugene and Ashley Finley.•David W. and Patricia D. Baker to Brian Bennett.•Jimmy Lynn Webb to Kelli Lynn Perry.•Floyd H. and Carolyn J. Lammersfeld …

Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

Aggravated Assault — Jamie Grover Meade, 45, of 31 Patsy Lane, Cedar Grove, was charged with aggravated assault following a March 25 incident at a Cedar Grove residence.According to the report …

Area Property Transfers

•Barbara Ann Crocker to Dusty and Emily McDaniel in District 3.•Benny J. and Curtis A. Jackson to Mark D. and Nona A. Wilson in District 19.•John Houston Binkley to Christopher Andrew …
McKenzie Fire and Rescue
In our schools
MMS Hosts Daddy-Daughter Dance
McKENZIE (March 13) — McKenzie Middle School hosted a Daddy-Daughter Dance Friday. The event is an annual fundraiser for the …
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West Carroll Primary Hosts Beauty Pageant
Miss West Carroll Primary School and court  includes: MaKenna Hollowell (Prettiest Smile), first grade daughter of Kenny and …
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McKenzie High School Hosts Academic Honors Banquet
McKenzie High School hosted its 35th annual Academic Honors Banquet on Tuesday, March 10 at the school. The annual event is hosted by …
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Carroll County Schools Closed March 19, Reopen April 13
CARROLL COUNTY, Tenn. (March 16, 2020) Carroll County schools are closed Thursday, March 19 and reopen April 13 immediately after the …
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In-Person Classes at UT-Martin Convert to Online This Week
ARTIN - The University of Tennessee system has created the policies concerning the COVID-19 virus. The University of Tennessee at …
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Bow Wow at the Barn IV Nets $6,500 for Carroll Humane Society

McKENZIE (March 7) — Carroll County Humane Society hosted 100 at a sold-out Bow Wow at the Barn IV Saturday at The Venue at Waddell Place. Approximately $6,500 was raised for the …

Morning Glory Garden Club Celebrates Tennessee Arbor Day

On Friday, March 6, the Morning Glory Garden Club continued its annual tradition of celebrating Tennessee Arbor Day by planting a white dogwood tree in the downtown Veterans Park. Our special thanks …

World War II Veteran Receives High School Diploma

After 75 years, World War II veteran, Jerry Dunlap, 94, was awarded his high school diploma. With the help of Terry Frazier and the Weakley County Board of Education Office, Dunlap’s dream of a …

State's Community Colleges, TCATs Given Flexibility to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

NASHVILLE (March 12, 2020) – The state’s community colleges and colleges of applied technology comprising the College System of Tennessee were given broad flexibility today to alter their …

TDOC Visitation Suspended Until Further Notice

Nashville – The Tennessee Department of Correction is committed to protecting the safety and well-being of our staff, inmates, visitors and volunteers.  We are actively monitoring …
Food
Ambrosia

4 bananas1/4 cup orange juice3 tablespoons sugar2 cups oranges (sections)1 cup strawberries, halved1/2 cup salad dressing1 cup whipped creamstoasted coconutCombine bananas with orange juice. Drain, …

Upside Down Pizza 1 1/2 pound ground beef1 jar pizza sauce1/4 teaspoon oregano2 eggs1/2 teaspoon salt1 cup flour1 medium onion, chopped1/2 teaspoon garlic salt8 oz mozzarella cheese, grated1 cup milk1 teaspoon …
Baked Beans 1 can pork and beans2 tablespoons catsupgrated onions2 tablespoon brown sugar1 tablespoon mustardTop with 3 slices of bacon. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
No Bake Coconut Pie 2 (3.4oz.) packages Instant vanilla pudding mix1/2 cup flaked coconut, toasted1 large or 2 small graham cracker crusts2 3/4 cup cold milk1 teaspoon coconut extract1 8oz. frozen whipped topping, …
People

Galey Retires from Bank of Gleason

McKENZIE (February 28) — Tina Galey was given a fond farewell by co-workers Friday at the McKenzie branch of the Bank of Gleason.Galey, a branch administrative assistant, retired after 20 years …

From Prison to the Pulpit: Christie Dawn Shepherd Tells of Transformation to Christ

McKENZIE (February 28) — Christie Dawn Shepherd, 41, of Kenton has a storied life of drug use, drug sales, jail time in 12 jails and two prisons. Today, she is out of jail and evangelizing for …

Four Generations

Pictured is William Smith with daughter Geniece Shands, granddaughters Amy Pruitt and Crystal Winters and great-grandchildren Carson, Nolan, Kelsey and Mila.

Smothers, Allen Announce Marriage Plans

Linda Carol Smothers and Jackie Lynn Allen are happy to announce their upcoming marriage on Saturday, March 7, 2020.The ceremony is at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. with music beginning …

Michelle Mitchell Leaving The Dixie

Michelle Mitchell was honored for three years of service to The Dixie Carter Performing Arts and Enrichment Center during the Lyle Lovett Concert. Mitchell served as the CEO of the Center. Pictured …
Opinion
Teach A Young Boy To Fish...

Miss Barbara Clark taught our freshman high school English class. Holy Cow, Goodness gracious, merciful Heavens, sakes alive, Mother Maybelle! It was without a doubt the most difficult—dare I …

Pictorial History of McKenzie: Western Auto Western Auto, owned and operated by Jack Hall, Cedar Street, McKenzie, early 1960s. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner …
Pictorial History of McKenzie: Ed and Lucille Brashear Ed and Lucille Brashear about 1953 in front of Riley’s Furniture Truck. Riley’s is where Ed first worked in furniture sales in downtown McKenzie. File photo originally published in …
All that Glitters is Not Gold
It’s hard to ignore the folks clamoring to be the next President of the United States. Believe me, I have tried. It’s not that I don’t care. It’s more like we’re being …
Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee: Vince Edwards Vince Edwards, McKenzie High School and Bethel College alumnus, choral director of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Chesshire, CT., 1993. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial …
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