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First Leg of U.S. 79 Widening Project Progressing

The first leg of the U.S. Hwy 79 (S.R. 76) road widening project is progressing, said Nichole Lawrence, Tennessee Department of Transportation Community Relations Officer.

Huntingdon to Purchase New Fire Trucks

Tuesday, during the regular monthly meeting of the Town of Huntingdon Council, the board approves nearly $1 million in future expenditures.
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Tree Planted, Dedicated to Mayor Holland
McKENZIE (November 22) — Morning Glory Garden Club planted a cherry tree on the campus of McKenzie City Hall in honor of Mayor …
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McKenzie Rotary Inducts Five New Members
McKENZIE (November 15) — Rotary Club of McKenzie inducted five new members during the November 15 weekly club meeting at …
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Huntingdon Highway Bypass Named in Honor of Colonel James C. Harding
HUNTINGDON (November 11) — Veterans Day, an appropriate day to unveil the sign along a portion of Veterans Drive in Huntingdon …
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Teresa Jones Smith

JACKSON (formerly of McKenzie)  - Renowned singer and beloved music and vocal instructor of 50 years, Teresa Jones Smith, 74, died Wednesday, November 23, 2022.Teresa was born to Carl and Grace …

Karen Hampton Lifsey

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Beulah M Ognibene

McKENZIE, Tenn.  - Funeral services for Beulah M Ognibene, 80, are Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Monday, …

Carolyn Kirksey

Carolyn Kirksey July 21, 1952 - November 19, 2022     Mrs. Carolyn Jean Kirksey, 70, of Huntingdon, died Saturday, November 19, 2022, at Lifecare Center in Bruceton. Funeral …

Eileen Marie “Tena” Riddick

McKENZIE - Eileen Marie “Tena” Riddick, 83, of McKenzie, Tenn. died surrounded by family on Thursday, November 24, 2022 at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn.. Her family is …

Sue Ellen Baucom

Mrs. Sue Ellen Baucom, 73, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Monday, November 21, 2022 at Baptist Hospital of Huntingdon.Funeral services are Saturday, November 26, 2022 at1 p.m. in the Chapel of Chase …

Reba Joan Dean

HUNTINGDON - Mrs. Reba Joan Dean, 74, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Friday, November 18, 2022 at her home. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday at 12:00 Noon at Clarksburg Cemetery with …

Guy L. “Red” Myers

CEDAR GROVE - Mr. Guy L. “Red” Myers, 69, of Cedar Grove, Tenn. died Sunday, November 20, 2022, at his residence. A memorial service will be planned at a later date. He proudly …

Weekly 150: The 2007 Rebels*

For the last couple weeks, the Banner staff has been hunkered down prepping for the upcoming football season. Each year we publish our gridiron guide along with a host of football programs for area schools. While it is a painstaking process, we take pride in what we do and feel honored to help the schools.

Tribute to Mayor Jill Holland

Today, McKenzie’s new mayor Ryan Griffin takes the oath of office for a four-year term. He has pledged to continue on the successes of retiring Mayor Jill Holland. Griffin plans to continue the city’s growth in new ways.

Something To Ponder...Long And Hard

John Howell Ingram could outrun the wind. I saw him make a diving catch in deep left-center in that old baseball field across from the Pajama Factory that you would not believe! It was the best I ever saw.

Weekly 150: Hitting the Back Roads

Growing up, it was not uncommon for my parents to go on a Sunday afternoon drive. I honestly think it was handed down through the generations. I know my grandparents did the same thing back in the day, and the Lord knows driving all the back roads with my granddaddy back in the day taught me how to get just about anywhere without hitting a major highway. 

Retiring McKenzie Councilmen Honored

Mayor Jill Holland recognized Steve Watson and Garrett Burns on November 22 for their service on the McKenzie City Council.

Edgar Floyd Honored for 37-Year Teaching Career GLEASON (November 17) — Edgar Floyd was honored Thursday, November 17 for 37 years of teaching agriculture at Gleason School.
Daniel Hollowell: Always Seeing a Need to Help Daniel Hollowell is always thinking of ways to serve others and provide solutions to area residents. Not, as he said, “to see how much money I can make, but to see something start small and watch it grow.” As an agent with Maddox Insurance since 2013, he enjoys helping people in McKenzie, Huntingdon and Camden protect their largest assets, but he always had a dream of getting into the agricultural industry. 
Dr. John Adams Named Union University’s Alumnus of the Year JACKSON (November 8) — Union University’s 2022 Homecoming celebration included the recognition of 19 alumni and friends of the university for outstanding achievements in their respective fields and the presentation of Union’s Homecoming Court, among other activities.
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Carroll County Sheriff’s Department Reports

Multiple Charges — Alex Paul Travelstead, 22, of Trezevant was charged with driving on suspended license: first offense, felony evading arrest, reckless endangerment, and resisting arrest. 

Property Transfers

Helen C. Camper to Shad David Camper in district 2.

Huntingdon Police Reports

Multiple Charges — Kimberly Lynn Taylor, 42, of Huntingdon was charged with simple possession and casual exchange, unlawful drug paraphernalia, and intent to manufacture, sell and deliver.

McKenzie Police Reports

Criminal Impersonation — Patrolman Sean Beck initiated a traffic stop on Friday afternoon, November 25, on a vehicle for driving without headlights on the corner of Walnut Avenue and Main Street. Beck made contact with the driver and smelled an odor believed to be marijuana coming from the vehicle. He asked if the vehicle had any drugs or weapons.
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    • Recipes 11-22-22

      Fresh Coconut Pie 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 stick butter 3 eggs 1/2 cup buttermilk 1 cup coconut

    • Recipes 11-8-22

      Ground Beef Casserole 1 1/2 lb. ground beef 1/2 cup chopped onion 3 oz. cream cheese 1 can mushroom soup 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup …