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A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee: Comb's Jewelers

Comb’s Jewelers Owner, Milton Combs, presents the keys to new owner, Lynda Miller, 1980. Miller and her husband, Kenneth, owned and operated Miller’s Jewelers on Cedar Street. File photo …
Hunker Down with Kes

Leave Nothing to Chance

My eyes must have been big as saucers. The air somehow wasn’t reaching all the way down to my lungs. Sweat was coming in such waves the wooden stick was sliding to and fro in my hands. And my …

McKenzie High School to Recognize 1960, 1963 Rebelette State Tournament Teams

On Tuesday, January 28, McKenzie High School will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the 1960 Rebelettes advancing to the state tournament. Also recognized will be the 1963 team that returned to the …

MHS Men's Basketball Visits Rotary

McKENZIE — The senior players of the McKenzie High School Men’s Basketball Team and coaches John Wilkins and Preston Henderson visited the January 7 meeting of the McKenzie Rotary Club. …

School Calendar, Awnings on McKenzie Agenda

McKENZIE — McKenzie Board of Education meets Tuesday, January 28, 5:30 p.m. in regular session to vote on the purchase of awnings at McKenzie Middle and High schools, adopting the 2020-21 …

Nine Huntingdon Teachers Granted Tenure

HUNTINGDON (January 16) — Huntingdon Board of Education granted tenure to nine teachers during its January 16 meeting.Teachers include: Lindsey Barnett, Paula Colvett, Tracy Connell, Brooke …

Holladay Man Charged with Aggravated Child Abuse

Troy Edward Cole, 52, of Holladay Tennessee was charged by Bruceton Police Chief Ronnie Stewart with Aggravated Child Abuse after he reportedly forced a female juvenile to perform housework while …

Presidential Preference Primary is March 3

Tennessee is holding its Presidential Preference Primary on March 3. A slate of well-known candidates and several less known candidates are vying for the office of U.S. President on both the …

Cedar Grove Man Charged in Homicide

CARROLL COUNTY MAN ARRESTED, CHARGED WITH MURDER   CEDAR GROVE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and deputies with the Carroll …
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Events
Community Focus
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, …
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Ribbon-Cutting Held at McKenzie Prater’s Taters
McKENZIE (January 15) — A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday for Prater’s Taters at 37 Broadway, which opened on …
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The Washburns (Part II): James and Ramona Washburn
James Loyd Washburn is remembered as one of the hardest working people in McKenzie. He was a person who loved his family, the city of …
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Most Recent Special Edition
Obituaries

REBECCA LUDLOW

TREZEVANT — Rebecca E. Ludlow, 69, of Trezevant died January 12, 2020. She was born January 15, 1950 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.She was preceded in death by her parents, Ellen and Floyd Baird, …

MATTIE CUNNINGHAM

McKENZIE — Services for Mattie Lee Cunningham, 76, of the Stafford Store Community in McKenzie, Tenn. were Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Williams Funeral Home in Greenfield, Tenn. Burial was in …

DIANE AGENT

McKENZIE — Ms. April Diane Agent, 39, of McKenzie, Tennessee, died Sunday, January 12, 2020 in Paris, Tennessee. Ms. Agent was born February 26, 1980. No more information was provided by Chase …

KAREN DASH

ATWOOD — Mrs. Karen Kay Dash, 78, of Atwood, Tennessee died Saturday, January 11, 2020 at her home.She was born July 20, 1941 in Boone, Iowa to the late Boone Nygren and Bernice Irene Patterson …

NAOMI HOUSE

HUNTINGDON — Mrs. Naomi House, 94, of Huntingdon, Tenn. died Monday, January 13, 2020.Funeral services were Thursday, January 16, 2020 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. Interment was …

JEFFREY PIERCE

BRUCETON — Mr. Jeffrey McKellar Pierce, 52, of Bruceton, Tennessee, died Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon, Tennessee.Funeral services were Monday, January …

MAVIS FIGARD

HUNTINGDON — Mrs. Mavis Darlene Coble Figard, 65, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Huntingdon Health and Rehabilitation Center.Graveside funeral services were …

PATRICIA WALKER

YUMA — Mrs. Patricia Diane Walker, 72, of Yuma, Tennessee died Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Life Care Center in Bruceton.Funeral services were Saturday, January 18, 2020 in the Chapel of …
Records

Carroll County Sheriff's Report

Resisting Arrest — Jerry Thomas Corder, 54, of 1235 Field School Road, McKenzie, was charged with resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia during a January 11 incident on …

Marriage Licenses

•Shannon Wayne Sloan, 48, of Bruceton to Cynthia Jane Walker Holland, 48, of Bruceton.•David Lynn Duncan, 49, of Lavinia to Deborah Lynn Churchwell Fuller, 44, of McKenzie.

Huntingdon Police Reports

License Violation — Cleitus Montgomery, 32, of Clarksville was cited for driving on a suspended license during a January 15 traffic stop in Huntingdon.Officer Aaron Patton reported that he …

McKenzie Police Reports

Burglary — On January 6, the McKenzie Police Department received a call from Casey Drewry’s Real Estate Office stating that several of their storage units had locks cut off of them over …

Property Transfers

•Shoaf Brothers Farms to Carroll County.•Douglas Walsh to Douglas Walsh and others in District 23.•Karen Newsom to Frank and Alice McKee in District 6.•Gary Matheny to Cassie …

General Sessions Report

HUNTINGDON (January 15-16) — The following cases were adjudicated in Carroll General Sessions Court.Cases bound over to Carroll County Circuit Court were:Jeffrey Barrett, Hindman Road, Tyronza, …

McKenzie Police Reports

Domestic Assault/Aggravated Assault — A McKenzie man was arrested on multiple charges on December 28 after McKenzie Police received an open line 911 call transferred from the Carroll County …

General Sessions Report

HUNTINGDON (January 8-9) — The following cases were adjudicated in Carroll General Sessions Court.Cases bound over to Carroll County Circuit Court were:Andrew E. Arnold JR, White Clay Road, …
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In our schools
Bethel University Dean's List Fall 2019
Deans List status is awarded to undergraduates who have completed 12 or more hours of academic work with an average GPA of 3.5 – …
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Bethel University Honor Roll Fall 2019
Honor Roll Status is awarded to undergraduates who have completed 12 or more hours of academic work with an average GPA of 3.7 or …
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McKenzie Elementary School’s Second Quarter Honor, Merit Roll
Honor Roll First Grade C. Barton: Cooper Cunningham, Olivia Shank, Nathaniel Sweatt and Claire Wilkins. L. Brown: Layla …
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Bethel Offers Pharmacy Tech Class
McKENZIE — Bethel University College of Professional Studies is offering a non-credit course to prepare students for the …
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Huntingdon All-West Band Honorees
The following Huntingdon Band students made All-West Honor Band 2020: Huntingdon Middle School Jacob Hicks, Trumpet, 12th Chair …
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McKenzie Elementary
McKenzie High School Library
West Carroll Special School District
General

McKenzie's Chocolate Tour is February 8

The City of McKenzie hosts its annual Chocolate Tour Saturday, February 8 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at city hall or participating locations and on the City of …

Two Bethel Students to Compete In Hostess Princess Pageant

PARIS — It is time for the World’s Biggest Fish Fry Hostess Princess Pageant. Two Bethel University students are competing in the Saturday event.The Paris-Henry County Jaycees is hosting …

UT Martin Names Local Students to Honor Roll

MARTIN — The outstanding academic achievements of undergraduate students at the University of Tennessee at Martin were honored with publication of the Fall 2019 Chancellor’s Honor Rolls …

McKenzie Middle Second Nine Weeks Honor, Merit Roll

Honor Roll (All A’s)Eighth Grade — Bella Arnold, Danielle Bateman, Bethany Bell, Sarah Boackle, Jesse Bourne, Brady Brewer, Jake Cassidy, Chandler Conrad, Skyelor Deloach, Isabella Etter, …

Two Bethel Students to Compete in Hostess Princess Pageant

PARIS, Tenn. - It is time for the World’s Biggest Fish Fry Hostess Princess Pageant. Two Bethel University students are competing in the Saturday event.The Paris-Henry County Jaycees is hosting …
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

Kelly Winston Receives AHCAP Certification

PARIS —Henry County Medical Center is proud to announce that Kelly Winston, Executive Assistant to Lisa Casteel, Chief Executive Officer at Henry County Medical Center, recently received her …

Ambassador Hagerty Campaigns in Huntingdon

HUNTINGDON (January 3) — U.S. Senate Candidate Bill Hagerty, ambassador to Japan, was in Huntingdon on Friday to listen to area constituents and to detail his platform in seeking the …

HCMC Announces Brooke Ulrich as Department Director of the Quarter

Paris — Henry County Medical Center announces Brooke Ulrich, RN, director of Surgical Services, as the Director of the Quarter.

TCAT McKenzie Presents Recent Graduates

The Fall trimester at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at McKenzie ended with graduation on December 18. The ceremony was at McKenzie First Cumberland Presbyterian Church and led by Dr. …

Christmas in Gleason

Opinion
Pictorial History of McKenzie: Barksdale Auto Service

Barksdale Auto Service, Cedar St., 1955. Tri-County Motors Co.’s wrecker tows a ‘55 Olds. Front (L to R): Warren Barksdale; driver of wrecker is his brother, Kenneth Barksdale; in back is …

Ricky Plays Sigmund Freud
One of the great advantages of getting older is you don’t have to endure the “first day back to school after the Christmas break” bombardment. Maybe that’s no big deal to you. …
Life Over By The Vegetable Oil
We were halfway down aisle 8, trying with all our might to stay out of the way. Luke had picked out his beef jerky and loaded a case of root beer on the cart. He was through shopping. I only came …
Gloria, in Excelsis Deo!
Christmas takes you back.Me and Leon and David Mark would fight over who got to carry the ax. And we fought over which tree we thought was “the perfect one.” Then we’d fight over …