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Mural Art Graces Park Theatre

McKENZIE — A new mural is in development on the side of the Park Theatre in downtown McKenzie.

Gov. Lee, Ford Celebrate Historic BlueOval City in West Tennessee

STANTON, Tenn. (March 24) ­— Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Ford Motor Company marked significant progress on construction at the historic BlueOval City complex in West Tennessee.

Rebels Fall Short In Quarterfinals

MURFREESBORO (March 15) — The McKenzie Rebels were unable to keep up their hot streak Wednesday night. The Buccaneers of University School Johnson City (USJC) ended McKenzie’s run at the state basketball championship by a score of 66-53. McKenzie closes the season with a 22-5 record along with district and region championship titles.

D&D Closes as Owner Retires

McKENZIE (March 17) — D&D Service Center, 25675 Highway 22, closed Friday, March 17. The owner is retiring after operating the business for 43 years.

Lady Rebels Earn Back-to-Back State Championships

MURFREESBORO (March 11) — The McKenzie Lady Rebels defended their state title by defeating the Wayne County Lady Wildcats 71-54. The Lady Rebels took a quick lead in the first quarter and added onto that throughout the night.
Julia Ward Hudgins McLEMORESVILLE, Tennessee  - Graveside funeral services for Julia Ward Hudgins, 72, are Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 1 p.m. at McLemoresville Cemetery with Brother Jason Jackson …
Jo Helen Noel Mrs. Jo Helen Noel, 77, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at Jackson Madison General Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday March 25, 2023 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter …
Bobby E. Argo TREZEVANT, Tenn.  - Funeral services for Bobby E. Argo are Friday, March 24, 2023 at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church- Trezevant at 1 p.m. The family will receive friends at the church …
Jacky Moore Esch GLEASON, Tenn.  - Services for Jacky Moore Esch, 89, of Gleason  are Monday March 20, 2023 at 2 p.m. at Gleason First Baptist Church. Visitation begins Sunday at 3 p.m. at Gleason First …
Jean Eason HUNTINGDON  - Mrs. Lois Jean Eason, 91, of  Huntingdon, Tennessee died Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at Harmony Hills Assisted Living in Huntingdon. Memorial services were Thursday, March 16, …
Calendar of Events
    • McKenzie’s Annual Easter Egg Drop is April 1

      McKENZIE — McKenzie Chamber of Commerce and Industry is sponsoring the second annual Easter Egg Drop on Saturday, April 1 at McKenzie City …

    • Cancer Society Bake Auction Is Next Week

      The annual American Cancer Society Bake Auction is next week on WHDM radio. Each year, the bake auction features local cooks and artisans who …

    • Local Sports Schedule

      Tuesday, March 28 McKenzie Baseball at Henry County 5 p.m. McKenzie Soccer vs. Union City 5 p.m. McKenzie Softball at Houston County 5 …

    • Calendar 3-28-23

      McKenzie School Board To Hold Workshop The McKenzie Special School District Board of Education will conduct a work session on March 30, 2023, …

    • McKenzie Schools in Session March 23

      Students of the McKenzie Special School District will have class on Thursday, March 23, 2023. It serves as the make up day for the football …

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Huntingdon Mustangs
Colton King Signs to Compete at UT Martin HUNTINGDON (February 8) — Colton King, a senior at Huntingdon High School is committed to attend the University of Tennessee at Martin and compete in Cross Country and Track and work toward a career in Physical Therapy.
District Tournament Brackets Boys District 11-1A Tournament Tuesday, February 14
Fillies, Lady Chargers Battle in District Contest HUNTINGDON (February 7) — Martin Westview Lady Chargers edged the Huntingdon Fillies in a district battle that lived up to a promise of a championship-style game between two of the top Class 2A teams in the state.
McKenzie Rebels
McKenzie Lady Rebels Headed to State Lady Rebels Head to State McKENZIE (March 4)  The McKenzie Lady Rebels punched their ticket to the TSSAA Blue Cross State Championship Tournament after defeating the Huntland Lady Hornets …
Rebels Two-Time Region Champions, Host Sectionals McKENZIE (March 2, 2023) — The McKenzie Rebels defeated the Frank Hughes Lions 56-46 to be crowned Region 6-A champions for the second consecutive year. The Rebels took a lead during the second …
Rebels Dominate in Region Tournament, Head to Championship By Erin Douglas erin@mckenziebanner.com McKENZIE - The McKenzie Rebels defeated the Perry County Vikings 78-54 in the first round of the regional tournament. The Rebels scored in double digits …
Community Focus
HCMC CEO Speaks to Rotary
McKENZIE (March 21) — John Tucker, CEO of Henry County Medical Center, was the speaker at the Rotary Club of McKenzie on March …
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Humane Society Volunteers Wait Tables for Tips
McKENZIE — Members of the Carroll County Humane Society volunteered their services to wait tables for tips to benefit the …
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Bethel’s Production of Freaky Friday Continues This Weekend
Bethel University’s production of Disney’s Freaky Friday continues this weekend. On March 31, 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 1 …
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The Dixie Hosts Designing Women Curated Market
HUNTINGDON — The Dixie Performing Arts Center hosted its second-annual Designing Women Curated Market, which highlights …
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Prompalooza Offered Free Prom Attire to High Schoolers
McKENZIE (March 18) — Prompalooza was Saturday, March 18. 1 to 5 p.m. to offer girls’ and boys’ prom attire for free …
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Clarksburg Welcomes Relocation Of Freedom Gunworks, LLC
Clarksburg welcomed a new business on Saturday, March 18, with the relocation and grand opening of Freedom Gunworks, LLC. Randy and …
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Weekly 150: Martha Craig Daughtrey

Throughout history, women have faced diversity. It has taken women of a special nature to tear down the walls blocking their path and have had to shatter many a glass ceiling. One such woman from Tennessee history is Martha Craig Daughtrey. She is one of the leaders in firsts for women across the state. From being the first female U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee in Nashville to the first Tennessee State Supreme Court Justice.
Letter to the Editor

The 1000-Acre Lake

Dale Kelley, our father, had a dream and a vision for a lake to be built in Carroll County, Tennessee. Dad’s dream was for the lake to generate pride for Carroll Countians through residential growth, economic development, and recreation.
Hunker Down with Kes

We Thought It Would Last Forever (And It Has)

The major league baseball season opens this week. Many “purists” are upset with three big changes to the game this year. The bases (not counting home plate) have been enlarged. A pitch clock has been instituted. And the shift of additional fielders to one side of the diamond has been eliminated.

Weekly 150: Margaret Rhea Seddon

Tennessee’s history is filled with numerous trailblazers. Yet, one individual not only blazed a trail in history, but she also blazed a trail outside our atmosphere. In 1978, she was one of the females selected as part of the first group of astronauts to include women. She went on to log over 720 hours in space.
Bethel University Sophomore Selected for Red Cross Collegiate Leadership Program Bethel University sophomore Gracelyn Eaves is one of 15 students from NAIA and NCCAA colleges across the country selected to participate in the Red Cross Leadership Program for 2023.
Jones Honored for 85th Birthday HUNTINGDON (March 17) — W. Kent Jones arrived at work Friday thinking he had five appointments with clients on that day. Instead, those fictitious appointments were a decoy to assure Jones attended his own surprise birthday party.
Kimberly Martin, Vicki Snyder Named Among Most Influential Women JACKSON — Linda Rizzuto, president of Jackson Area Business and Professional Women, has announced the winners of Sterling Awards 2023: 20 Most Influential Women in West Tennessee, the Outstanding Woman Military Veteran and the Sue Shelton White Award.
RaeKar Expands to Carroll County RaeKar is a family-owned business based in Wayne County.
Bank of Gleason Honors Martha Arnold The Bank of Gleason honored Martha Arnold for 50 years of service with an Open House on Friday, March 10. Friends and family members filtered in all day to congratulate Arnold and enjoy cake and punch. “Over all these years, it’s the people that have made all the difference. I’ve come to cherish each and every one of them,” said Arnold.
In our schools
    • Recipes 3-28-23

      Microwave Caramel Corn 4 quarts popped corn 1 stick margarine 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup corn syrup 1/2 …

    • Recipes 3-21-23

      Corn Salad 2 (12oz.) cans shoe peg corn (drained) 2 tomatoes, chopped (don’t peel) 1 bell pepper, chopped 1 purple onion, …

    • Recipes 3-14-23

      Cranberry Crunch 1 cup uncooked rolled oats 1/2 cup flour 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup butter Can cranberry sauce (jellied or whole)


Susan Blackman Sharp

GREENFIELD, Tenn. - Susan Blackman Sharp, 64, of Greenfield, Tenn. died at her home on March 5, 2023. Susan was born March 13, 1958, in Brinkley, Arkansas to Jim and Myra Blackman. Ms. Sharp is …

Billy Ray Threadgill

Billy Ray Threadgill April 25, 1940 - March 14, 2023   Mr. Billy Ray …

Mattie Frances Adkisson Copeland

Trinity Funeral Home  215 Wynn Street Paris, Tennessee 38242 Phone # 731-644-2251 Mattie Frances Adkisson Copeland, 86, of Huntingdon, died March 5, 2023 at Huntingdon Health and …

John Richard Damesworth

June 27, 1957 ~ February 28, 2023 (age 65) John Richard Damesworth,  65 of Gleason Tenn. died  February 28, 2023 at Jackson- Madison County General …

Jimmy Coffman

Jimmy Coffman 1955 - 2023 LAVINIA - Mr. Jimmy Lane Coffman, 68 of Lavinia, Tennessee, died Monday, February 27, 2023 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.  Funeral services …

Kathy Ann Graham

ATWOOD - Ms. Kathy Ann Graham, 65 of Atwood, Tennessee died Sunday, February 26, 2023 at her home.Graveside funeral services were  Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Pisgah Cemetery with …

Barbara Jean Gordon-King

HUNTINGDON  Mrs. Barbara Jean Gordon-King, 64, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Thursday February 23, 2023 at Life Care Center. Memorial services are 12 p.m., Saturday March 4, 2023 at Smyrna …

Victoria “Toni” Jenkins

McKENZIE, Tenn.,  - Ms. Victoria “Toni” Jenkins, 69, died Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at The Waters in McKenzie. She is a retired retail associate for Walmart. She was born in …

Charlotte Ann Loggain

Charlotte Ann Loggains December 28, 1948 - February 25, 2023     Ms. Charlotte Ann Loggains, 74, of Camden, formerly of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Saturday, February 25, 2023 at …

Martha Joann Hickman

McKENZIE  - A Memorial service for Mrs. Martha Joann Hickman, 91, will be Sunday, March 5, 2023, at 3 p.m. at Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church- McKenzie. The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday 1 p.m. to  3 p.m. Brother Kenny Carr is the officiant and there is a private burial to follow.  

Robert “Bob” Green Powell

HUNTINGDON  - Mr. Robert “Bob” Green Powell, 66, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Saturday, February 18, 2023 after a long illness. Memorial services are 11:30 a.m. Saturday, …

Greg Boyd

Mr. Greg Boyd, 62, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Monday, February 20, 2023 at his home. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday, February 23, 2023 at Howse Baptist Church. Interment will follow in …

Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Bugg

McKENZIE, Tenn. - Funeral services for Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Bugg are Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 2 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Mt Olivet …

Jackie Earl Batton

Funeral services for Jackie Earl Batton are Friday, February 24, 2023 at 2 p.m. at McKenzie Church of Christ. The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 5 p.m. - …
Retired Carroll County Deputy Clerk

Mignon Edwards

Mrs. Mignon Edwards, 85, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Sunday, February 19, 2023 at her home. Funeral services are 11 a.m., Thursday, February 23, 2023 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. …