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Search for Missing Boaters Continue

---For Immediate Release: DAY TWO UPDATE FOR THREE BOATERS MISSING NEAR PICKWICK DAM   HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn.--- Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has suspended its second day of …

Tennessee, Four Other States Move to Halt Attempt to Rewrite the U.S. Constitution

(Nashville) — Tennessee has joined Alabama, Louisiana, Nebraska, and South Dakota in a motion to intervene in litigation over whether the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) can be placed into the …
Hunker Down with Kes

Every Second Counts

I would get soooo excited over going to the picture show. We’d see Roy Rogers, Randolph Scott or Audie Murphy. What a “big event” for a young lad. But as the years roll irrevocably …

Pictorial History of McKenzie: Harry Toombs

Harry Toombs with team at his homeplace on Rochelle Store Road in Macedonia Community, 1942. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The …

Kentucky Headhunters Sell Out The Dixie

The Kentucky Headhunters performed to a sold-out audience at The Dixie Carter Center for Performing Arts on Saturday, February 15. The band rocked the Hal Holbrook Auditorium with their brand of …

Gleason Rotary Pancake Breakfast Draws Crowd

The Gleason Rotary Club held its annual pancake breakfast Saturday, February 15, at Simply Southern Cafe. The amount of money raised and number of patrons was unavailable at press-time. Since 1947, …

Simply Eventful Opens in Gleason

GLEASON (February 14) — Weakley County residents were loving what they saw on Valentine’s Day as Simply Eventful opened its door on Union Street in Gleason. Tammy and Stacy Collins, …

2020 U.S. Census Begins in March

The 2020 United States Census begins in mid-March as American households will be asked to provide the government with basic information to create a statistical demographic profile of the …
McKenzie City Council

Hot Topic is First Responder Communications

McKENZIE (February 13) — During the February meeting of the McKenzie Board of Mayor and Council, the board discussed the lack of cooperation from the Carroll County 911 Board. Repeatedly, …
Events
Baby It's Cold Outside!

Community Focus
JT and Robye Lindsey: Remembering the Good Times
As a professionally trained historian, I was taught two important components of research, remain unbiased and never publish an …
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Greenfield Banking Company to Host Grand Opening
GREENFIELD (February 18) — The Directors of Greenfield Banking Company announce the opening of the new main office at 112 North …
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McKenzie Hosts Sixth Annual Chocolate Tour
The City of McKenzie hosted the sixth annual Chocolate Tour on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Organizers stated …
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Most Recent Special Edition
Obituaries

JUDY LEE MARTIN

McKENZIE — Funeral services for Judy Kay Lee Martin are Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home. Interment is at Caledonia Cemetery. The family will receive …

Cary M. Parris

Mr. Cary M. Parris, 62 of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Sunday, February 23, 2020 at his home. The family will have a private memorial service at a later date. Mr. Parris was born July 16, 1957 …

Michael Crocker

  CEDAR GROVE, Tenn. - Mr. Micheal Crocker, 62 of Cedar Grove, Tennessee died Friday, February 21, 2020 at the Select Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services are Tuesday, February 25, 2020 …

Carol Dianne Hicks, 1946-2020

Funeral service for Carol Dianne Hicks, age 74 of Atwood, are 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at Bodkin Funeral Home- Milan, Tenn. with burial to follow in the Pisgah Cemetery in Atwood.  …

LELA PROVO CARTER

McKENZIE — Services for Lela Provo Carter are Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home. Visitation is Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. until the time of service …

JIM MAGGART

HENRY — Jim Maggart, 62, of Henry, died Saturday, February 15, 2020 at his residence.He was a regional production supervisor for Tosh Farms in Henry. He was born August 12, 1957, in …

DAVLON KAYE GRAY

HUNTINGDON — Mrs. Davlon Kaye Gray, 53, of Huntingdon, died Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon.A private memorial service will be held at a later date.Mrs. …

Judge William Edward Hammett

  1925 - 2020   HUNTINGDON - Judge William Edward Hammett, 95, of the Shiloh Community, Tennessee, died Friday, February 14, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon, …
Records

Property Transfers

•Adrian Jamison to Kenneth Stanley and Vickie Carol Scates in District 13.•Brian and Sonia Baird to Dennis Beecham.•Denean P. Schwertfeger to Robert J. Schwertfefer Jr. in District …

McKenzie Police Reports

Domestic Assault — Two were arrested on charges of Domestic Assault after separate incidents on February 6.Dakota Rainwater, 28, and Byran Wuersch, 43, were preparing to eat at a residence on …

Carroll County Sheriff’s Report

Theft — The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a recent case of theft from a building near Huntingdon.According to the report by Deputy Kenny Tucker, several items were taken from the …

Marriage Licenses

•William Freddie Kirksey, 70, of Camden to Wanda Sue Pruitt Kirksey, 62, of Huntingdon.•Jeffrey Lee Towater, 57, of Cedar Grove to Vickie Lynn Dennett, 50, of Cedar Grove.•Noah Ray …
McKenzie Fire and Rescue
In our schools
Weakley County School System Names Teachers of the Year
WEAKLEY COUNTY (February 19) — First selected by their peers, then acknowledged through a committee review, three Weakley County …
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MHS Students Excel At Two Honor Bands
On January 18 at Jackson Northside High School, approximately 1,200 students auditioned for the 2019-20 All West Tennessee Honor Band, …
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TCAT-McKenzie Celebrates SkillsUSA Week
Tennessee College of Applied Technology McKenzie celebrated SkillsUSA week on February 3-7 with some friendly competition between the …
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Laws Wins Appliances In MHS Basketball Drawing
McKENZIE (February 4) — All season long at McKenzie High School home basketball games, fans have supported the teams by buying …
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McKenzie High School Beta Club Hosts Fundraiser
McKENZIE (February 8) — The McKenzie High School Beta Club hosted a series of well-attended fundraising events Saturday at the …
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McKenzie Elementary
McKenzie High School Library
West Carroll Special School District
General

Sign Language and Water Aerobics Offered at UTM

MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin is hosting non-degree courses in beginning sign language and water aerobics for community members beginning in March. Beginning sign …

Carroll County Senior Center News

Senior Sweethearts Maurice and Ivogene PinsonMary Bullington was the Valentine word search winner Carroll County Senior Center News(February 2020) - Warmer days are just around the corner. Of …

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 …

Macedonia FCE Club News

The Macedonia Family and Community Education Club met February 5 in the home of Martha Sue Peters. In the absence of the president, Vice President Martha Peters called the meeting to order and gave …

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 …
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

Smith to Mark 90th Birthday

The family of William H. Smith of McKenzie, Tennessee invite all friends and relatives to attend a 90th birthday celebration on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 3-5:30 p.m. at the Carroll Bank & …

McKenzie VFW Honors Voice of Democracy Winners

McKENZIE (January 16) — Winners of VFW Post 4939’s annual Voice of Democracy speech contest were honored at the post Thursday.Earning first place was Anna Callahan. In second place was …

Emily Raines Crowned 2020 Hostess Princess

PARIS (January 25) — Emily Raines was crowned Hostess Princess for the 2020 World’s Biggest Fish Fry Saturday night. The 67th Annual Pageant was at the Krider Performing Arts Center in …

McKenzie Middle School Student Wins National Quilting Contest

Lydia High, a sixth grader at McKenzie Middle School, was recently awarded first place among fifth through eighth graders in the national “School Block Challenge” quilting contest …

Ashley Myles Crowned West Carroll Homecoming Queen

Ashley Myles, a senior, is the homecoming queen for West Carroll High School. She was crowned during pre-game activities on Friday, January 17. She is the daughter of Michael and Julie Johnson. She …
Opinion
Pictorial History of McKenzie: Ice Storm 1994

Ice Storm, 1994. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October 2004.

Talk About A REAL Cupid!
To understand the importance of this Valentine miracle, we’ve got to start in Eau Claire, Michigan. In the summer of 1960. I was thirteen. It was only the second time I had ever been out of the …
In This Corner, Wearing the Blue Trunks
I’ve heard enough gloom and doom talk over this impeachment thing to last a lifetime. And it comes from all sides. Both parties. Male and female. Young and old…They’ve about fixed …
Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee: Bob Hope Bob Hope came to Bethel in May of 1975 to help raise money and support for the College. Pictured (L to R): Dr. Raymon Burroughs, Bob Hope, Rev. Jack Barker and Dr. Fred Bryson. File photo originally …
Hillbilly Heaven on Steroids
It’s the dangdest thing I’ve ever seen. And it’s not that big. I have no clue how it works. But I’m telling you, it is the best birthday gift I have received in …