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McKenzie Police Reports

McKenzie Man Charged with Domestic Assault, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping

Carlos L. Milton, 35, Highland Drive, McKenzie and Brittany Hill, 29, Highland Drive, McKenzie are charged in an incident that occurred at an apartment neighboring theirs at the former McKenzie …

Three-Qualify As Write-In Candidates in Municipal Elections

HUNTINGDON (September 21) — The ballot for November 3 is set for national, state, and local elections. The official printed ballot will not include the names of three write-in candidates - two …

One Airlifted in Single-Vehicle Accident

A Huntingdon man was airlifted to The Med in Memphis following a single-vehicle accident on September 17 around 4 p.m. on September 17.According to sketchy details of a Tennessee Highway Patrol …

McKenzie Man Airlifted After Three-Wheeler Accident

McKENZIE (September 15) — A McKenzie man was airlifted for injuries following a Tuesday, September 15 accident on Bell Store Road, McKenzie, in Weakley County.According to a report by the …

Gleason Board Exploring Land Sale for Industrial Development; Street Paving

GLEASON (September 17) — The two major topics of discussion during a meeting of the Gleason City Board held Thursday, September 17, were selling a 15.1-acre tract of city-owned property for …

Cedar Grove Man Convicted of Possession, Distribution of Child Pornography

JACKSON — After a three-day jury trial with proper COVID-19 health and safety protocols, William Farrell Russell, 47, has been found guilty of possession and distribution of child pornography …
COVID-19

COVID-19 Case Report for Tri-Counties

NASHVILLE (September 21) — The Tennessee Department of Health released the following data concerning Carroll, Henry and Weakley counties for September 21, 2020 as it relates to COVID-19.Carroll …

Community Focus
Cash Express Honors First Responders on 9/11
McKENZIE (September 11) — The staff of Cash Express honored local first responders on Friday, the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 …
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Webb Alumni Association Celebrates 50th Anniversary
McKENZIE (September 5) — Members of the Webb (School) Alumni Association are celebrating their 50 anniversary. The usual big …
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Weekly 150: The Big Buck Community
The recent unrest around the expansion of hog farming in Carroll County has shined a temporary light on the once-thriving community of …
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Most Recent Special Edition
Obituaries

Phyllis Lynch Torres

McKENZIE — Services for Phyllis Lynch Torres, 79, are Friday, September 25, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home with Reverend Tony Janner officiating. Interment will follow at …

REBECCA HAMPTON

CLARKSBURG — Mrs. Rebecca Hampton, 63, of Clarksburg, Tennessee, died Friday, September 18, 2020, at her home.Funeral services were Monday, September 21, 2020 in the Chapel of Chase Funeral …

Alexander Michael Pierce

Alexander Michael Pierce, infant son of Morgan Limbaugh and Alex Pierce, died Wednesday, September 16, 2020.Graveside services are 2 p.m., Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Bevill Cemetery in Paris, …

Bobbie Louise Cooper

McKenzie, Tennessee Services for Bobbie Louise Cooper, 78, will be held Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Grace Baptist Church with Brother Fred Morris and Brother Dennis Trull …

Mary Othene Mann

HOLLOW ROCK — Mary Othene Mann,, 83, died September 11, 2020 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. She was born on July 5, 1937 in Huntingdon to the late Otha Lee Smothers and Lillie Mae Higdon …

Jimmy Springer

    HUNTINGDON - Mr. Jimmy “Jim” Clark Springer, 74, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Saturday, September 12, 2020 at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, …

Charles “Chob” Edwin Balentine

Charles “Chob” Edwin Balentine 1940 - 2020 CEDAR GROVE - Mr. Charles “Chob” Edwin Balentine, 80 of Cedar Grove, Tennessee, died Thursday, September 10, 2020, at his …

Todd Michael Robertson

  1956 - 2020 HOLLOW ROCK - Mr. Todd Michael Robertson, 63 of Hollow Rock, Tennessee, died Thursday, September 10, 2020, at his home. Funeral services were Saturday, September 12, 2020 …
Records

Property Transfers

•Philip E. Brooks to Michael S. Brooks.•Donna J. and Benjamin J. Kelly to John F. Ulen III Revocable Trust in District 6.•Leslie Michael and Allison Jasper to Anna Marie Martino and …

Marriage Licenses

•Herbert Dennis Pillow, 57, of McKenzie to Sandy Lynn Perry Greene, 46, of McKenzie.•Jacob Mark Abel, 36, of Huntingdon to Katherine Anne Westbury, 35, of Huntingdon.•Wilburn Lee …

Marriage Licenses

•William Brice Vandiver, 21, of Atwood to Kaitlin Brooke Pigue, 21, of Atwood.•Pricilla Jane Camper, 64, of Trezevant to Larry Joe Chrisman Jr., 63, of Trezevant.•Erica Lee Yarbro, 28, …

McKenzie Police Reports

SPEEDING, License Suspended-7th Offense — Demarquis Deshon Anderson, 30, of Memphis was charged with driving on a suspended license- seventh offense, speeding, and expired registration after a …
McKenzie Fire and Rescue
In our schools
Huntingdon Native is Bethel’s Hutchins Scholar
McKENZIE (September 8) — Bethel University recently presented the 2020-2021 Hutchins Scholar Award to Kera Meggs. Meggs, a …
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TCAT McKenzie Presents Recent Graduates
The Summer 2020 trimester at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at McKenzie ended differently this year. A virtual graduation …
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West Carroll Graduate is State’s Teacher of the Year
NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Education announced Kami Lunsford, a 14-year music teacher from Karns Middle School, is …
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West Carroll Dismisses School Due to COVID-19
West Carroll Special School District closed Monday and Tuesday, September 14 and 15 because of confirmed COVID-19 cases involving a …
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McKenzie School Board Inducts New Members
McKENZIE (September 1) — McKenzie Special School District Board of Education inducted three newly elected members. Administered …
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McKenzie Elementary
McKenzie High School Library
West Carroll Special School District
General

TNT BBQ Hosts Ribbon-Cutting

McKENZIE (September 18) — A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday at TNT BBQ, 436 Elm Street. The family-operated restaurant offers an extensive menu including barbecue, chicken, fish, ribs, …

McKenzie Nutrition Hosts Grand Opening

McKENZIE (September 19) — The new owners of McKenzie Nutrition hosted a grand opening Saturday, complete with an open house and ribbon-cutting.The business, located at 16214 Highland Drive, …

West Carroll Graduate is Tennessee Teacher of the Year

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Education announced Kami Lunsford, a 14-year music teacher from Karns Middle School, is the 2020-21 Tennessee Teacher of the Year. The West Carroll High …

LCDR Brent Summers Promoted to Commander

Commander Brent L. Summers, U.S. Navy, son of Linda and the late Roger Summers, brother of Tommy Summers and Susan Muzzall, is a 1998 McKenzie High School graduate, a 2002 UT Martin graduate and …

Sixty-Six Communities Receive Community Development Block Grants

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe recently approved over $27.6 million in Community Development Block Grants …
Food
Trash Celebration 2020

1 cup peanut butter12 ounce package chocolate chips1 box raisins1 large jar peanuts1 stick butter1 box Rice Chex or Crispix1 box powdered sugarMelt peanut butter, butter and chocolate chips. Mix with …

Chocolate Chip Cookies 1/2 cup Crisco (butter flavored)3/4 cup sugar1 teaspoon vanilla2 eggs1 teaspoon baking soda1 -12ounce chocolate chips1 stick margarine3/4 cup brown sugar2 1/4 cup plain flour1 teaspoon saltnuts, …
Brown Sugar Nut Bars 1 lb. brown sugar2 eggs2 cup nuts1 cup butter2 cup self-rising flourMelt butter. Add sugar. Stir until dissolves. Let cool if too hot. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Stir in remaining …
Watergate Salad 1 large can crushed pineapple(not drained)1 -8ounce cool whipfew maraschino cherries1 package pistachio pudding1 cup small marshmallowsnutsMix pudding and pineapple. Add balance of ingredients. …
People

Lanier Mabry To Celebrate 105th Birthday

McKENZIE — Retired elementary school teacher Lanier Mabry is celebrating her 105th birthday today, September 8 at AHC-McKenzie.She taught for 39 years at McKenzie Elementary School and retired …

Yogesh, Baker to Wed

Dr. and Mrs. Kumar Yogesh and Major General and Mrs. Tommy Baker are pleased to announce the engagement and soon-to-be marriage of their children, Niti Patel Yogesh and Cody Lee Baker.Growing up, …

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, …
Opinion
Weekly 150: Dr. Sidney C. Ray

Growing up in the 1980s and 90s, McKenzie had a selection of doctors with an array of specialties. Our family chose Dr. Sidney Ray. On more than one occasion Dr. Ray saved my father’s life. …

Pictorial History of McKenzie: Fire at Log Cabin Market Fire at Log Cabin Market, 1987. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October 2004.
Raymond Knew His ‘Degrees’
Mr. Raymond White talked too slow to be a real meteorologist. But he was all we had growing up back home. He’d come on WHDM and in his unhurried, down home way tell us how hot it was and what …
Weekly 150: George Warren Barksdale George Warren Barksdale was born in 1920 in the Crawley Store community between McKenzie and Greenfield. Before long the family moved to the Liberty Community about four miles from Greenfield. It was …
Pictorial History of McKenzie: Wilson, Gaines and Manner (L to R): W.D. Wilson, Ben Gaines and Wendell Manner. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October 2004.
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