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Tennessee’s Economic Recovery Group Issues New Guidance for Noncontact Sports, Summer Camps, and Higher Education

 Nashville, Tenn. – Governor Bill Lee’s Economic Recovery Group issued new guidelines today for noncontact sports, camps, and higher education under the Tennessee Pledge. …

UT Martin Provides PPE For Local Health Care Organizations
MARTIN (May 21) — As Reelfoot Rural Ministries prepares to reopen in early June, the doctors in its dental clinic knew they needed to take additional precautionary measures to ensure the safety …
State Lifts Capacity Restrictions on Restaurants, Retail; Allows for Large Attractions to Open
Nashville — As Tennessee continues to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the state’s Economic Recovery Group is lifting capacity restrictions on restaurants and retail to instead focus on …
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Suspect in Custody in McKenzie Shooting

According to Captain Randall McGowan of the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department, the suspect in the attempted first degree murder that took place on Wednesday, May 27 on Union Church Road near …

Campbell Arms, McKenzie Industrial Corporation, State Involved in Lawsuits

CARROLL COUNTY — Campbell Arms, McKenzie Industrial Corporation, and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development are involved in lawsuits and counter-lawsuits.The Tennessee …

McKenzie Students Scheduled To Return August 4

The 2020-2021 school year begins Tuesday, August 4 with one-half day of instruction. That’s the plan for all five special school districts in Carroll County. Lynn Watkins, director of schools …

McKenzie City Parks to Partially Open

The City of McKenzie is partially opening its city parks. The state issued its guidelines for reopening.Effective June 1, the following areas of McKenzie parks will open: Disc Golf, Dog Park, …

Bethel Continues to Honor Fallen Hero

McKENZIE — On this Memorial Day Bethel University and the Wildcat Athletic Department takes time to remember and thank all those who have served and paid the ultimate sacrifice. We are grateful …

Steve McCadams Kids Fishing Rodeo Postponed

To the list of changes and postponements as a result of the pandemic add the annual Steve McCadams “Casting For A Cure” Kids Fishing Rodeo. Initially planned for June 13 at McKenzie City …

Clarksburg Mayor, Aldermen Consider Financial Issues

At their regular monthly meeting Monday night, Clarksburg’s Mayor and Aldermen dealt with several financial issues impacting the City. In addition to adopting the City’s FY 2020-21 Budget …

Wilson Named TWRA Director

NASHVILLE — Bobby Wilson has been named executive director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The appointment was made following a unanimous vote by the 13-member Tennessee Fish and …

Huntingdon School Board Adopts Policy Changes Prompted by COVID-19

HUNTINGDON (May 21) — The Huntingdon Special School District Board of Education held a brief meeting Thursday in the cafeteria of Huntingdon Middle School.The board approved a resolution to …
Community Focus
Habitat for Humanity Celebrates New Homeowners in Gleason
New homeowners Danielle Beasley and girls Zayleigh, Hayden, and Hallee welcomed friends and neighbors into their new Gleason home …
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Big Fish from Carroll Lake
Anders and Braxton Rider display the big fish they caught at the newly reopened Carroll Lake in McKenzie. The two fished from kayaks …
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Pepsi Donates Drinks to McKenzie First Responders
McKenzie (April 28) — Representatives from Pepsi MidAmerica visited city hall Tuesday to donate drinks to the police and fire …
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Obituaries

SHANNON TOWNES

McKENZIE — Family-only graveside services for Shannon Terrell Townes, are Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.Mr. Townes, 38, died Sunday May 24, 2020 at Jackson-Madison Co. General …

HELEN LEWELLING

HUNTINGDON — Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Lewelling, 82, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Friday, May 22, 2020 at Life Care Center in Bruceton, Tennessee.Funeral services were Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 3 …

Mable J. Boane

Mable J. Boane, age 67, of McKenzie, Tenn. died at her home on May 24, 2020. A graveside service for her is Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason, Tenn. She is …
Pastor of Gleason Cumberland Presbyterian Church

James Pinnell

GLEASON - James J. Pinnell, 63, of Gleason, Tenn. died May 25, 2020 at his home.  A memorial service is Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Gleason Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where he was …

Lutisha “Tisha” Sisemore

PARIS, Tenn. - Lutisha “Tisha” Sisemore, 60, of Paris, died May 23, 2020 at Henry County Medical Center due to her COPD. Tisha was born in Reelfoot, Tenn. to Allan Dean and Betty Boyd on …

James Wendell Carr

McKENZIE - Mr. James Wendell Carr, 68, died Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Carroll County. Mr. Carr was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on December 1, 1951 to Wendell Charles and Betty …

Larry Rust

GLEASON — Larry Glynn Rust, 64, of Gleason, Tenn. died May 18, 2020 at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. He will have a private graveside service at Liberty All Cemetery in Huntingdon, Tenn. He …

James "Buddy" Hutchens

McKENZIE - Mr. James “Buddy” Marshall Hutchens, 83 of McKenzie, Tennessee, died Thursday, May 21, 2020 at his home. Funeral services are Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 11 a.m. in …
Records

McKenzie Police Report

Counterfeit Money — Officer Trey Boucher wrote a report on May 20 concerning a counterfeit $20 bill handed to a Dominoes Pizza driver at a McKenzie residence. The person passing the money was …

Huntingdon Police Reports

Theft of Merchandise — Savannah Michelle Whitfield, 24, of Huntingdon was cited for theft of merchandise under $1,000 on May 15.According to the report by Officer Labe Ezell, he received a call …

Carroll County’s Sheriff’s Reports

Theft, Vandalism — A warrant was issued against Michelle L. Ridgeway, 47, of 23950 Highway 114, Hollow Rock, for theft and vandalism on May 16.According to the report by Deputy Michael Smith, …

Property Transfers

•Jason Pendergrass to Jason and Rebekah Pendergrass in District 16.•Tonye M. Petway to Doug and Kevin Johnson in District 4.•Frances Anne Isom to James and Alexis Stallcup in District …
McKenzie Fire and Rescue
In our schools
Captain Challenge Sets Goal of $325,000 for UTM
MARTIN (May 26) — The University of Tennessee at Martin hosts its sixth-annual Captain’s Challenge fundraising event June …
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Huntingdon Middle School Academic Banquet Honorees
Each year, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Carroll County hosts the Huntingdon Middle School Honors Banquet. This year, the event was not …
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UT Martin Four-Year Graduation Rates Increase After ‘SOAR In Four’
MARTIN — The University of Tennessee at Martin’s four-year graduation rate has increased 10.8 percent since proposing …
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UT Martin Receives $500,000 Donation for Phase II Renovation of Fine Arts Building
MARTIN (May 13) — The University of Tennessee at Martin received a $500,000 donation from Bill Blankenship, 1955 UT Martin …
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Local Students Receive UT Martin Honors Day Awards
MARTIN — Four Carroll County students received awards from the University of Tennessee at Martin in recognition of their …
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Lifeline Blood Service to Hold Drives in McKenzie, Huntingdon

Lifeline Blood Service is holding two blood drives in Carroll County. The dates are Thursday, June 4 from 1-6 Cash Saver, Huntingdon and Tuesday, June 9 from 11-4 , Centennial Bank, McKenzie.All …

Knotts Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

Buddy and Diane (Scarbrough) Knott will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 30, 2020. Buddy graduated from Bradford High School and Diane graduated from Greenfield High School. They …

Local Residents Earn Degrees from Western Governors University

SALT LAKE CITY (May 13) — Two local residents have earned a degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university has graduated over 178,000 students from across the …

Bethel’s Dr. Lancaster Named to SSAC All-Faculty Team

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The 2019-20 SSAC All-Faculty Team was announced recently by the Southern States Athletic Conference. Bethel University’s Dr. David Lancaster was named to the team.Each …

Bethel Alum Mandi Thomas Competes on NBC’s The Voice

Bethel University alum Mandi Thomas represented her alma mater well on NBC’s The Voice. The Memphis native was among the top 17 competitors on the singing contest before her elimination on May …
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

Lawrence, Hight to Wed

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Lawrence of McLemoresville are excited to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter Morgan to Cordon Trey Hight. Morgan is the maternal granddaughter of Jimmy McClain and …

Stanfords Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Travis and Peggy Stanford are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They married April 30, 1960. While the COVID-19 pandemic requires social distancing, the family is not hosting a formal …

Natalie Porter Among 20 Most Influential of West Tennessee

JACKSON — Carroll County Register of Deeds Natalie McCullough Porter was recently named among the 20 Most Influential Women of West Tennessee as part of the Jackson Area Business and …

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 …

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 …
Opinion
The Sound Of Silence

Dr. Joseph Warren peered down the hill. The entire city of Boston was teeming with Redcoats. I can not imagine what was going through his head. Or his heart….The fledging Provincial Congress …

Pictorial History of McKenzie: McTyiere Institute McTyiere Institute located on McTyiere St. was McKenzie’s first educational institution, coming to McKenzie from Caledonia in 1867 before there was a public school and before Bethel College …
Ben Harmon Seeks Chancellor’s Seat SAVANNAH — Ben Harmon is working hard to become the next chancellor for the 24th Judicial District. This district includes Carroll, Henry, Benton, Decatur and Hardin counties. Harmon says …
Proposed Hog Barn Concerns Neighbors
We need help! Something is happening in our neighborhood and we don’t know what to do or where to turn. With this Pandemic occurring, it has been hard to get information. We live in what is …
Are We Willing . . .
Recently we have heard the following questions: Where is God in all of this terrible suffering of death, illness, and of loss of income due to the COVID-19 virus? How could a loving God allow a …
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