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Scott Named Carroll County Airport Manager

HUNTINGDON (January 5) — On Wednesday, the Carroll County Airport Board named Charles Jonathan Scott as the airport manager. Scott was unanimously approved by the board following interviews with Carroll County Mayor Joseph Butler, retiring manager Tommy Swor, Board Chairman Bill Stoner and local pilot Jonathan Tosh.

2021 Year In Review

March 9 Sass Honored by City of McKenzie McKENZIE (March 4) — McKenzie native and champion triathlete Kirsten Winkler Sass was honored by the City of McKenzie on Thursday, March 4 for her international athletic accomplishments. Mayor Jill Holland and the McKenzie City Council approved the placement of three signs throughout McKenzie noting Sass’s accomplishments. March 4, 2021 was designated as Kirsten Winkler Sass Day in McKenzie.
Calendar of Events
    • Calendar 1-11-22

      Take Off Pounds Meets on Mondays The McKenzie Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Chapter meets Mondays at McKenzie Church of Christ gymnasium at …

    • Calendar 1-4-22

      Take Off Pounds Meets on Mondays The McKenzie Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Chapter meets Mondays at McKenzie Church of Christ gymnasium at …

Community Focus

McKenzie Station Wins Wreath Contest

McKENZIE (December 20)—This year, an anonymous citizen created a wreath contest exclusive to McKenzie’s downtown businesses. The wreaths were to be related to each business and presented by McKenzie’s Open House in November.

Thank You for Supporting this Small Business!


Bobby Gene Johnson

McKENZIE,  TENN. -  Funeral Services for Bobby Gene Johnson are Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Pisgah Cemetery, …

Nancy Marion Allen  

Ms. Nancy Marion Allen, 78, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Friday, January 14, 2022 at The Waters of McKenzie. Graveside funeral services were Saturday, January 15, 2022  in Jamison …

Bobby Babb

GLEASON — Services For Mr. Bobby Babb, 84, of Gleason are January 19, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Beech Springs Baptist Church in Gleason, Tenn. He was born July 4, 1937 and died January 15, 2022.His …

Harvey Leon Turner

Mr. Harvey Leon Turner, 87, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Friday, January 14, 2022 at the Tennessee State Veterans Home in Humboldt. Funeral services are Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 11 a.m. in …

Kay Fuqua Fry

GLEASON, Tenn. - Graveside services for Kay Fuqua Fry, 71 of Paris, Tenn., are Tuesday, January 18 at 10 a.m. at Bible Union Cemetery in Dresden, Tenn. She was born October 25, 1950 and died …

Maria Hurmiz

Mrs. Maria Hurmiz, 86, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died on Sunday, January 9, 2022.  Funeral Mass was Thursday, January 13, 2022 at Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment was at Memphis Funeral …

Raye Gloria Markle

Mrs. Raye Gloria Markle, 81, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Monday, January 10, 2022 at Baptist Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her husband of 61 years John Markle of Huntingdon, Tennessee; …

Carolyn Scates

Mrs. Carolyn Scates, 88, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at her home. Funeral services were Friday January 14, 2022 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. Interment …

Robert “Roscoe” Thelder Williams

HUNTINGDON - Mr. Robert “Roscoe” Thelder Williams, 75 of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at his home. Funeral services are Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 1 p.m. in …

Weekly 150: Carroll County Neighbors, Part I

As I worked on various topics over the years, it has surprised me as of late the number of small municipalities and communities that make up Carroll County. I find it fitting to dedicate a little space the next few weeks to provide a little history of our neighbors that are Carroll County.

A Man To Ride The River With

Never, not one time in all the years I knew him, did I hear Buddy Floore say he liked kids... But I’d ride by the old elementary school down on Long Avenue near Tenth Street and the youngsters would be following him out to the P. E. field like Coach Floore was the pied piper.

Weekly 150: Gene Hickerson

Once upon a time in the NFL, when face masks were optional and penalties were few and far between, roamed a breed of football player like no other. One of those legendary figures was Cleveland Browns lineman and NFL Hall-of-Famer Gene Hickerson. The story of Gene Hickerson starts in Trenton, Tennessee but transitions to Trezevant in Carroll County.

That Was Yesterday and Yesterday’s Gone

Making New Year’s predictions was a lot easier when I was a kid. Hog prices, for instance, only had two ways to go: down or way down. It was near ’bout impossible not to get that one right. Only the brightest optimist or some newbie fresh in from Gary, Indiana, could forecast any other way!


McKenzie Police Reports

Unlawful Weapon Possession — Sgt. Kyle Beauchamp and two other officers responded to a Forrest Circle address Tuesday, December 21, due to a caller stating he had been threatened with brass knuckles by Robert Woodard, 65, of McKenzie. According to Beauchamp’s report, officers had dealt with Woodard earlier in the day and he had prior knowledge that Woodard did possess brass knuckles.

Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

Aggravated Assault — Warrants have been filed against Jason Todd Perry, 49, of 4615 Hamilton Street, Atwood, for aggravated assault, domestic assault, vandalism, theft, and violation of a court order granting bail following a Dec. 31 incident in Atwood.

Carroll County General Sessions Report

HUNTINGDON (January 5) — Carroll County General Sessions Court heard the following cases on January 5.

McKenzie Police Reports

Simple Possession/Casual Exchange — According to a report from Sgt. Cody Coleman, he observed a blue Lincoln car traveling east on Cedar Street near the intersection with Main Street on New Year’s morning. The vehicle did not have any headlights or taillights activated and initiated a traffic stop on Cedar Street.
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    • Recipes 12-7-21

      Banana Oatmeal Muffins 1/4 cup butter or margarine softened 1 egg beaten 1 cup rolled oats 1 Tablespoon baking powder 1/2 …

    • Recipes 11-30-21

      Gingerbread 1 egg 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup molasses 1 cup sour milk 1/4 cup shortening 2 cup plain flour 3/4 teaspoon …