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COVID-19

COVID-19 Affects Schools, Nursing Facilities

NASHVILLE (August 10) — A lot can happen in a week. Today, Weakley County Mayor Jake Bynum joined Henry County in mandating face mask use in public spaces, after Weakley County reported its …

Huntingdon’s Heritage Day Festival Is Canceled

The Huntingdon Heritage Day Festival is canceled for the year 2020.A news release stated, “Due to the current circumstances and in following the guidelines set forth, the Town of Huntingdon is …

Carroll County Fair is September 22-26, Indoor Events Canceled

HUNTINGDON (August 10) — The Carroll County Fair Association announced Monday the annual fair is September 22-26, but with “substantial modifications” due to the COVID-19 …

McKenzie School District Board Approves Budget Amendments, Food Service Bids

McKENZIE (August 4) — The McKenzie Special School District Board of Education held its regular board meeting at McKenzie Middle School Tuesday following students’ return to school for …

West Carroll School Board Meets Thursday

The West Carroll Special School District Board of Education meets Thursday, August 13 at 6 p.m. at the junior-senior high school in Atwood. School reopening plans will be discussed.Other items on the …

McKenzie Council to Decide on Kencindot Repairs

The City of McKenzie Board of Mayor and Council will meet August 13 at 6 p.m. via the Internet application ZOOM Meeting. On the agenda is the discussion and possible approval of the following …

McKenzie Alcohol Board to Meet

The McKenzie Alcohol Board will meet Thursday, August 13 at 5:30 p.m. via the Internet application ZOOM Meeting. The purpose of the meeting is for the approval of a new certificate for a Type B …

Weekly 150: J.R. ‘Bob’ McDonald

Some of my fondest memories growing up come from my recollections of me as a little boy spending time with my granddad, Verdell Story. He was born and raised here, and when he returned home in the …
Hunker Down with Kes

If We All Had The Constitution Of Mr. Newbill...

This Covid-19 thing has spawned more ideas than you can shake a stick at. Some of them can leave you shaking your head…Take the new “contactless” food service being offered by …

Weakley County Early Vote Totals 8-6-20

Weakley County Early Voting Results: Senate and House races: State Senate District 24: John Stevens (incumbent) - 1,787; Casey Hood - 726 House of Representatives District 76: Tandy Darby - 1,146; …
Community Focus
County Library Summer Reading Concludes with Back-to-School Bash
HUNTINGDON (July 30) — Carroll County Library’s Summer Reading program came to a close Thursday with a Back-to-School Bash …
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E.W. James, Kristie Wainscott Earn Honorable Mention in National Contest
McKENZIE — E.W. James and produce manager Kristie Wainscott were recently awarded Honorable Mention in the national Idaho Potato …
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Young Entrepreneurs
McKENZIE (July 18) — Caroline Perry of McKenzie, Alexis and Aiden Wheeler of Alabama were helping Matt Perry at his booth at the …
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Most Recent Special Edition
Obituaries

VELMA PRINCE

WESTPORT — Mrs. Velma Prince, 86, of Westport, Tennessee died Thursday August 6,2020 at her home.There will be a private family service.Mrs. Prince was born July 16, 1934 to the late Charlie …

SYDNEY LEE ELIAS

PARIS — Ms. Sydney Lee Elias, 55, of Paris, Tennessee, died Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at her home.Ms. Elias was born September 17, 1964 in Nome, Alaska to the late Henry Anthony and Hilda Lee …

RALPH NEWHOUSE

HUNTINGDON — Mr. Ralph Leland Newhouse, 90, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital.Graveside funeral services were Monday, August 10, 2020, in the …

WILLIAM WHITFILL

McKENZIE — Lt. Colonial (ret) USAF William Edward Whitfill, 99, died Thursday, August 6, 2020 at his residence at Lakeside Retirement Center in McKenzie. Mr. Whitfill a retired farmer for many …

ANN MONTGOMERY

McKENZIE — Graveside funeral services for Kerry Anndora Montgomery, 87, were Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery located on Hwy 423 McKenzie with Phil …

RANDALL POTTER

NASHVILLE — Randall Scott Potter, 50, of Nashville, Tenn. died July 31, 2020. He was born November 5, 1969.He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Tammy Webb Potter, his mother, Ira Potter and …

Patricia Y. Jones

Patricia Y. Jones, 65, died Monday, August 10, 2020 at Baptist Hospital-Carroll County. Funeral services for Mrs. Jones are Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Brummitt- McKenzie Funeral …

West Carroll Student Dies Suddenly

ISAAC MUELLER2006 — 2020TREZEVANT — Graveside services for Isaac Mueller, 14, of Trezevant are Tuesday, August 4 at 11 a.m. at Trezevant Cemetery in Trezevant, Tenn. Visitation begins …
Records

Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

Disorderly Conduct — Nicholas Jerome Simmons, 39, of 200 Thorne Lane, Huntingdon, was charged with disorderly conduct following a July 31 incident at his residence.According to the report by …

McKenzie Police Department

DUI — Wesley R. McCaskill, Jr., 53, Cedar Street, McKenzie was charged with DUI on August 5 after he was found sitting behind the car wash on Cedar Street.Officer Trey Boucher spotted the …

Huntingdon Police Reports

Theft, Drug Paraphernalia — Elfy McCorry, 53, of Huntingdon was charged with theft of property under $1,000 (two counts) and possession of drug paraphernalia on July 25 in Huntingdon.According …

Property Transfers

•Dennis Noel and others to Dennis Noel.•Leon and Dianne Garton to Shannon W. and Cynthia J. Sloan in District 16.•William Haskel and Dorothy Cook and others to William Haskel and …
McKenzie Fire and Rescue
In our schools
Bethel University Receives Approval as a Continued Education Preparation Provider
McKENZIE (August 7) — On July 24, Bethel University, along with several other schools, received recommended approval from the …
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Bethel Hosts Spring, Summer Graduation at Wildcat Stadium
by Joel Washburn washburn@mckenziebanner.com McKENZIE (August 1) — Bethel University held a combined spring and summer …
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West Carroll, Huntingdon Delay School Openings
CARROLL COUNTY (July 30) — With the increase in cases of the COVID-19 virus, two of the five Carroll County schools have …
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Bethel Students Return August 10
McKENZIE (July 13) — In a Monday letter to students, Bethel University President Dr. Walter Butler announced the Fall 2020 …
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Local School Systems Share In-Service Training
ATWOOD (July 29) — Teachers from McKenzie and West Carroll combined for in-service training at West Carroll Junior/Senior High …
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McKenzie Elementary
McKenzie High School Library
West Carroll Special School District
General
Mama T's What's Cookin'

Dixie Bars

2 sticks butter or margarine1 cup sugar1 cup brown sugar2 eggs1 tablespoon vanilla2 cup flour1/2 teaspoon salt1 cup chopped nutsCream butter and sugars. Add eggs then add the combined flour and salt. …
Mama T's What's Cookin'

School Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup sugar1 cup brown sugar1 teaspoon vanilla2 eggs1 cup shortening2 cup flour (all purpose)1 teaspoon baking soda1 cup peanut butterBeat ingredients in mixer. When blended, drop by tablespoons onto …
Mama T's What's Cookin'

Mexican Bean Dip

In a large pie pan layer the following ingredients:1 can refried beans (mixed with 1 package taco seasoning)1 -16 ounce sour cream1 small jar black olives sliced1 jar salsa1 package grated cheddar …
Mama T's What's Cookin'

Snacking Ritz Crackers

12 to 16 ounces Ritz Bits1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper1/2 to 1 teaspoon dill weed1/4 to 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder1 cup salad oil1 pkg Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing MixCombine Ranch mix and oil. Add dill …

Human Trafficking Awareness Raised Through Red Sand Project, Carroll County Health Department

HUNTINGDON — The Carroll County Health Department partnered with Coordinated School Health and other stakeholders within the community to shed light on human trafficking during the week of July …
Food
Iron Skillet Chocolate Pie

1 cup sugar2 tablespoons cocoa (rounded)2 eggs, separated1 teaspoon vanilla2 tablespoons flour1 cup milk1 pie shell,bakedMix sugar, flour and cocoa. Melt butter in iron skillet. Add sugar mixture and …

Pecan Pie Bars 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour1/2 cup butter or margarine1/2 cup dark corn syrup1/2 cup chopped pecans1 teaspoon vanilla2 tablespoons packed brown sugar2 eggs1/2 cup packed brown sugar2 tablespoon …
Busy Day Cobbler 1 stick margarine1 cup self rising flour1 teaspoon vanilla1/2 cup sugar1 cup milk1 cup sugar3 cups strawberriesMelt butter. Mix flour, sugar and milk. Pour over butter. Heat strawberries and sugar. …
Pecan Gems Ritz crackers1/2 cup chopped pecans1 box powdered sugar1/4 cup oleo1 can Eagle Brand Milk1/2 cup dates, chopped1 -8oz. cream cheese1 teaspoon vanillaCook milk, pecans and dates on medium heat until …
People

AHC Resident Trevathan Celebrates 30th Birthday with Parade of Visitors

McKENZIE (July 30) — AHC McKenzie resident Kyle Trevathan celebrated his 30th birthday Thursday, and, despite visitation restrictions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, family and friends made sure …

Anderson Tires Marks Fifth Anniversary With Customer Appreciation Luncheon

McKENZIE (July 17) — Anderson Tires and Alignment, 126 Oak Street, celebrated five years of service Friday with a customer appreciation luncheon. Customers were invited to the business for …

New Arrival

Jeri DeAnn and Robert Martin Shands of McKenzie welcomed daughter Ella Grace Shands on Sunday, July 5 in Paris. She weighed five pounds, 14.9 ounces and was 19 inches long. Siblings are Gabriella, …

Rorer Awarded Taylor Buckley Scholarship

Recent McKenzie High School graduate Nathan Rorer was awarded the Taylor Buckley Scholarship. The scholarship is a memorial to the McKenzie cheerleader who died in a car accident in October 2011. …

Family Dedicates Bench at Splash Pad to the Late Lila Griffin

McKENZIE (June 27) — The family of the late Lila Ruth Griffin gathered at the splash pad Saturday to dedicate a bench donated in her memory.Lila was born November 10, 2014 to Lisa and Ryan …
Opinion
My COVID Observations And a Request

March 5, 2020 the state of Tennessee reported its first COVID-19 positive patient. With this news, pandemic medical care in West Tennessee advanced from theory to reality. At West Tennessee …

Weekly 150: Steve McCadams (Part II) As a fisherman, Steve is best known for his forte in crappie. In 1996, he and his fishing partner, Jim Perry, won the world championship Crappiethon Classic. The top prize provided each man with …
McKenzie Responds to Citizens’ Requests for Property Clean-Up
McKenzie is blessed to have so many citizens who take tremendous pride in the city. On numerous occasions, we hear comments from visitors and those looking to relocate here about the pride you take …
For Whom the Bell Tolls
The apocalypse is here! Life as we know it is over! And just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse…There is nothing we can do. Nobody gives a flying rip about what’s right. …
Steve McCadams (Part I) Growing up in McKenzie, it is commonplace to learn how to fish and hunt long before you become school age. Like most of my counterparts, I have a love for the outdoors and can think of no place …
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