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Donna Segraves June 6, 1949 - July 12, 2024 CLARKSBURG - Ms. Donna Segraves, 75, of Clarksburg, Tennessee, died Friday, July 12, 2024, at Huntingdon Health and Rehab. …
A memorial service for John T. Gullet will be scheduled at a later date. Mr. Gullet, 60,   died Thursday, July 11, 2024 at Milan General Hospital. He worked at Prysmian Group in the …
Patsy Ruth Hunt December 14, 1930  ~  July 10, 2024 (age 93) Patsy Ruth Hunt, 93, of Gleason, Tenn. died  July 10, 2024 at Hillview Community …
  Mr. Billy Wayne “Bill” Byars, 80, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at Lakeside Senior Living. Funeral services are Friday, July 12, 2024 at …
McKENZIE - Joint funeral services for Derrick L. Potter and Elisha Miller Potter are at 2 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2024, at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Friday from …
Calendar of Events
    • Calendar 7-9-24

      Back to School Events Back to School Bash at Long Heights Baptist Church - McKenzie on August 4 from 5-7 p.m. featuring water slides and food …

    • Area July 4th Celebrations

      Cottage Grove 49th Annual Freedom Festival Cottage Grove Volunteer Fire Department is hosting the 49th annual Freedom Festival on Thursday, …

    • Calendar 7-2-24

      Newspaper Office Closed on July 4-5 The McKenzie Banner office will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5 in observance of …

    • Huntingdon to Vote on Budget on Thursday, June 27

      TOWN COUNCIL MEETING Town of Huntingdon, Tennessee Called Meeting 4:00 P.M., June 27, 2024 Huntingdon City Hall 19810 Main Street East …

Community Focus
Bethel Reduces Staff, Budget, Sports Programs
McKENZIE (June 27) — Bethel University has slightly reduced the number of faculty and staff during the past week in an effort to balance the budget.
New Decorative Lighting in Downtown
McKENZIE — New decorative lighting is now completely installed in downtown McKenzie. Associates of Wade Electric Company installed the final lighting fixtures last week in Veterans Park. Additional lighting was placed on Broadway, Lee, and Waldren streets in downtown. The lighting project was first proposed in 2018 and was part of the Broadway sidewalk replacement project approved during the Jill Holland administration. The new decorative lighting replaces lights installed in the 1980s during the Mayor Joe Morris’ administration when the downtown gazebo was constructed, in part, by masonry students at the McKenzie TCAT.
The pictured location is on Highland Drive (Hwy 79) in McKenzie between Save-A-Lot and Dairy Queen.
The Big Panda Comes to Town
It’s usually the big blue and white tent that attracts fireworks enthusiasts but in McKenzie its a giant 20-foot inflatable panda.
The Waters of McKenzie Earns Quality Award
McKENZIE (June 2024) — The Waters of McKenzie announces it has been recognized as a 2024 recipient of the Bronze Commitment to Quality Award for improving the lives of residents through excellent care.
A room filled with first responders and officials, who played a part in the successful extraction and treatment of a van filled with injured patients. It was professional teamwork of all those involved.
First Responders Honored for Professionalism
HUNTINGDON (June 24) — First responders in Carroll County were honored for their professionalism and quick response to a two-vehicle wreck involving a van, transporting Hispanic males and a truck in Clarksburg.
Thank You for Supporting this Small Business!

Huntingdon Mustangs
The Tennessee Softball Coaches Association (TSCA) named Huntingdon’s Natalie Kreuziger and Hollow Rock-Bruceton Central’s Addison Hampton as Miss Softball for their prospective class.
MURFREESBORO (May 24) — After four days of intense action that included weather delays and a round-robin of venues, the Huntingdon Mustangs and Fillies claimed state runner-up titles in baseball and softball for Class 2A. In a double-elimination format, both teams made it to Friday’s round unscathed.
The TSSAA Spring Fling was more than baseball and softball. Two Huntingdon students competed at the state level in track and field during the week.
Six local high school baseball and softball teams are headed to Murfreesboro this week to participate in the TSSAA State Championship Series. McKenzie Rebels Baseball, Huntingdon Mustangs Baseball, Huntingdon Fillies Softball, Hollow Rock-Bruceton Lady Tigers Softball, Westview Lady Chargers Softball and Henry County Lady Patriots Softball will take the field Tuesday afternoon in the double elimination tournament.
McKenzie Rebels
The MHS Golf Team held its Par 3 Extravaganza golf tournament on a hot Saturday, June 15 at the Carroll Lake Golf Club, which serves as their course for home golf matches.
Faye Jones proved to be a dedicated Rebels baseball fan. Jones, age 92, great-grandmother of Fletcher Holt, attended the TSSAA State Championship Series.
MURFREESBORO (May 23) — On Thursday, the McKenzie Rebels and the Hollow Rock-Bruceton Central Lady Tigers bowed out of the TSSAA Spring Fling after advancing to the Final Four.
25 Years Ago — Lions Club President Herb New congratulated Dr. Howard Smith on receiving the Melvin Jones Award. The award indicated that a minimum of $1,000 had been given to Lions International for humanitarian work worldwide.

Looking Back from Our Archives

10 Years Ago — Johnny Mercer became the new McKenzie Street Department Supervisor. Johnny has worked with the City of McKenzie since 2007.

Where are You?

Adam and Eve had it made.
25 Years Ago — Brandon Moore competed in the Tennessee High School Rodeo Association state finals in Cookeville and won first place in the bull-riding event. Moore represented Tennessee in the National High School final in Gillette, Wyoming.

Looking Back from Our Archives

10 Years Ago — Tom Hilton of Tosh Farms discussed the company with prospective employee Ralph Dennie of McKenzie.

School Bus Misadventures

Back in the 1970s, when I was in my twenties and still a couple of bubbles shy of plumb, I decided I could manage the dual role of a schoolteacher and a school bus driver.
ROSWELL, New Mexico (July 7) — Did you hear about the UFO vehicle traveling from Indiana to Roswell, New Mexico for the annual UFO Festival? The driver was pulled over in three states, but ultimately made it in time to be spotted in the AlienFest Light Parade in Roswell on Saturday night, July 6. Law enforcement in Missouri, Oklahoma and New Mexico all got photos with the craft and occupants.
McKenzie (June 27) — Members of the McKenzie Industrial Board received training in economic development from associates of the Tennessee Valley Authority on Thursday, June 27.
McKENZIE (June 20) — Willie Huffman was honored for his 36 years of service at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology on the McKenzie campus on Thursday, June 20.
McKENZIE (June 20) — Christy Williams, branch manager of Regions Bank in McKenzie, is the new president of the Rotary Club of McKenzie. Williams was installed by District 6760 Governor Darrell Ailshie at a banquet on June 20 at the McKenzie First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
PARIS (June 17) — The Paris and Henry County Healthcare Foundation announced Brett Toombs, 2024 graduate of McKenzie High School, as the recipient of the 2024 McLean-Pedersen Endowment Scholarship. Toombs will attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in the fall, where she plans to major in Physical Therapy.
In our schools
    • Recipes 7-9-24

      Million Dollar Pie 1 (12 oz.) Cool whip 4 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh 1/2 cup pecans 1 can Eagle Brand milk 1 large can …

    • Recipes 7-2-24

      Pineapple Casserole 1 (20 oz.) can pineapple chunks, drained 2/3 cup sugar 5 teaspoon flour 1/4 box, Ritz crackers, crushed 1 1/2 …

    • Recipes 6-18-24

      Coconut Coffee Cake 1 pkg Duncan Hines yellow cake mix 1 pkg coconut cream instant pudding mix 3 eggs, beat one at a time 1/3 cup …


Derrick L. Potter and Elisha Miller Potter

McKENZIE, Tenn. -    Joint funeral services for Derrick L. Potter and Elisha Miller Potter are 2 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2024, at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive …

Debbie Dilday Measley

JACKSON, Tenn. - Mrs. Debbie Dilday Measley, 58, of Jackson, Tennessee, died Wednesday, July 3, 2024. The family will receive friends at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home on Monday, …

Roy V. Page

McKENZIE, Tenn. -  Funeral services for Roy V. Page are Sunday, July 7, 2024 at 2 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Sunday, 12 p.m. until service time. …

Mitchell Mayberry

TREZEVANT, Tenn. - Funeral services for Mitchell Mayberry are Monday, July 8, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Monday, 12:00 p.m. until …

Gladys Mann

Ms Gladys Mann, 97, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at Harmony Hills Assisted Living. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2024 at First Pentecostal Church with Bro. …

Dorothy Gill Scott

Mrs. Dorothy Gill Scott, 78, of Huntingdon, died Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at her home. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mrs. Scott was born May 11, 1946, in Huntingdon to the …

Cynthia Marie Ridgley

PARIS, Tenn. -  A graveside memorial service for Cynthia Marie Ridgley is July 11, 2024 at 10 a.m. at Carters Chapel Cemetery, Huntingdon, Tenn. Mrs. Ridgley, 65, died at Jackson …

Donald Lynn Nolen

McKENZIE, TENN.   - Donald Lynn Nolen's graveside services are Monday, July 8, 2024, at 11 a.m. at Mt Olivet Cemetery. Mr. Nolen, known affectionately as Butch by his family, was born …

Dennis Michael Lowe

  BRUCETON  - Mr. Dennis Michael Lowe, 51, of Bruceton, died Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at his home. A memorial service for Mr. Lowe is Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at …

James Bradley Hatley

MILAN  - Mr. James (Jim) Bradley Hatley died Thursday, June 20.  Mr. Hatley was a retired high school teacher/coach, including in McKenzie, and a Marine Corps veteran. He was born on …

Janice Chandler

HUNTINGDON - Mrs. Janice Chandler, 83, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Thursday, June 27, 2024, at Huntingdon Health & Rehab. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2024, in the …

Dennis Michael Lowe

BRUCETON, Tenn. - Mr. Dennis Michael Lowe, 51, of Bruceton, died Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at his home. A memorial service for Mr. Lowe will be scheduled in July.

Michael David Brandon

HUNTINGDON  -  Mr. Michael Brandon, 43, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Friday, June 21, 2024 at NHC Milan. Memorial services are Monday, July 1, 2024 at 4 p.m.  in the Chapel …

Diana Davis Snowden

TREZEVANT, Tenn. -   Graveside services for Diana Davis Snowden are Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 11 a.m. at Olive Branch Cemetery, Cottage Grove, Tenn.. Mrs. Snowden, 77, died at …

Joyce Ann Jackson

Mrs. Joyce Ann Jackson, 85 of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Friday, June 21, 2024 at the Life Care Center in Bruceton. Arrangements are incomplete at this time Mrs. Jackson was born December …
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