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Veterans Park Flag Pole Rededicated

McKENZIE (June 11, 2021) — The City of McKenzie rededicated the flag pole at Veterans Park in Downtown McKenzie to the late James L. Washburn on Friday. In attendance were Mayor Jill Holland, McKenzie Industrial Board Director and Chamber President Monica Heath, Daniel Hollowell of Maddox Insurance along with Washburn family members; Ramona Washburn, Jeff and Jennifer Washburn, Joel and Teresa Washburn, and Brittany and Jason Martin.

McKenzie Auto Parts Celebrates 50 Years of Business

McKENZIE — June 15 marks 50 years since Marvin Newman and Charles Hudson began McKenzie Auto Parts on 15385 Highland Drive. 
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Cachengo With A Heart Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

HUNTINGDON — Cachengo With A Heart held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday to celebrate the opening of the counseling service. Janae Young of Huntingdon, a licensed counselor, opened the space in the former service station of C.B. Kee on South Main Street in Huntingdon. Organizing the event was the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce.

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Billy F. Manning

GLEASON  Services for Billy F. Manning, 76, of Gleason, Tenn. were Sunday, June 20, 2021  at the New Life Pentecostal Church in Gleason.  There was no burial to follow as it were the …

Russell Jason Horn

HUNTINGDON  - Services for Russell Jason Horn, 40 of Huntingdon, Tenn., are Saturday June 19, 2021 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from …

Nancy Elizabeth Beacham Moody

Mrs. Nancy Elizabeth Beacham Moody, 50 of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Sunday, June 13, 2021. In lieu of flowers the family would like donations made to Chase Funeral Home, 21190 Main Street …

Jack Dalton Preshern

Mr. Jack Dalton Preshern, 24, of Cordova, Tennessee, died Sunday, June 13, 2021 at Baptist Memorial Hospital of Huntingdon, Tennessee. In lieu of flowers, the family is accepting donations to a …

Ruth Nell Forrest

Mrs. Ruth Nell Forrest, 74, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Sunday, June 13, 2021 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Graveside funeral services were on Friday, June 18, 2021 at Union …

Mary Agnes Revel

Memorial services for Mary Agnes Revel, 82, are Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the Effingham First Baptist Church on Fayette Street.  It was Mary’s wish and desire to be …

Bobby Lee Gaskin

  CAMDEN  -  Mr. Bobby Lee Gaskin, 86 of Camden, Tenn. died Thursday, June 17, 2021 at Henry County Medical Center.  Mr. Gaskin was born on August 4, 1934 in Fulton, …

Robert Kieth Dublin

McKENZIE, Tenn. - Services for Robert Kieth Dublin, 74, are Monday, June 21, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the McKenzie First Baptist Church with Brother Al Bailey officiating.  Interment will …

Roddy Adkisson

PARIS — Mr. Roderick Leotis “Roddy” Adkisson, 51 of Paris died Saturday, May 29, 2021, at his home. Services were Saturday, June 5, 2021, at Tennessee Valley Community Church …

Weekly 150: Harold Ross Martin

Harold Ross Martin was born December 11, 1929, to Luther Lee (1889–1961) and Mossie Cooper Martin (1892–1967). He was the youngest of five children; Caywood, Hazel, Kathryn and Rachael Jean.

A Man For All Seasons

Daddy woke me up at first light the morning after I graduated from college with a 28 inch McCulloch 142 chainsaw in his hand, “Son, get up! Mother’s got breakfast on the table. We’ve got work to do.”

Weekly 150: Ezra Martin

Ezra Martin was born on August 30, 1914, to Seth Thomas Martin and Millie B Hayes Martin. As the eldest of eight children, he grew up in Trezevant. His parents were sharecroppers with plenty of work for the eight kids. The siblings joined in picking beans, corn and strawberries, digging potatoes and other jobs around the house.

Ode to The Generation Gap

I’ve been doing some serious thinking. About life, living, children, work ethic, vacations, brown Jersey cotton work gloves, the-way-it-used-to-be and weeds.


Two Arrested for Drugs While on Moped

McKenzie Police Department arrested a McKenzie woman and a Sharon man for drugs after a traffic stop on a moped on June 8 around 4:19 p.m.

Huntingdon Police Reports

Drug Possession — Sarah M. Burks, 35, and Brittany Baker, 30, both of Huntingdon, were both charged with drug possession and drug paraphernalia violations following a June 5 search of a Huntingdon residence.

Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

Aggravated Assault — Christopher Darien Ramsey, 27, of 417 High Street, Hollow Rock, was charged with aggravated assault, domestic assault, and false imprisonment on June 6 after allegedly stabbing his wife.

Carroll County General Sessions Report

HUNTINGDON (June 9-10) — The following cases were heard in Carroll County General Sessions Court on June 9 and 10.
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      3 Cheese Enchiladas 1-1/2 cup Shredded Monterrey Jack Cheese 1 cup picante sauce 1/2 cup sliced green onions 1 tablespoon …

    • Recipes 6-1-21

      Banana Pudding 1 large package instant vanilla pudding 1 8-ounce sour cream 3 cup milk 1 8-ounce container cool whip Blend …

    • Farmers' Market News

      A bumper crop of fresh produce, delicious baked goods, and unique crafts brought in over 260 customers to the market on Saturday. We also had a …

    • Inglenook Book Club News

      The Inglenook Book Club met in June at Lakeside Assisted Living Center with 20 members and two guests present. Hostesses were Carolyn Goodwin …