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 McKENZIE, Tenn.. - A funeral service for Larry David Burke is Friday, February 23, 2024 at 11 a.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 22, …
McKenzie, Tenn. - A funeral service for Cailey Ashlin Garner Bonar is Monday, February 26, 2024, at 2 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Monday, noon until …
TREZEVANT, Tenn. - Funeral services for Lottie Hestella Adkisson are Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at Wingo Missionary Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday, 11 …
McKENZIE, Tenn. - Funeral services for Noble Noel “Pop” Wiggins, Jr. are Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 12 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on …
MARTIN, Tenn. -  Funeral services for Evita Totty are Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at 2 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, 11 a.m. until …
Calendar of Events
    • Calendar 2-20-24

      The West Tenn. Sarcoidosis Support Group is hosting a health informational. The meeting is at Reedy Creek Baptist Church, 150 Adams St., …

    • State Offers Children’s Summer Food Program

      NASHVILLE (January 29) — The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is announcing its participation in the 2024 Summer Food Service …

    • MHS Schedule in District Action

      Monday, February 12 McKenzie High School Girls’ Basketball at home against Bruceton at 6 p.m. in the District 12A tournament semifinals. …

    • Calendar 2-13-24

      Relay For Life Bake Auction The annual Carroll County Relay for Life Bake Auction is March 25-29. It is broadcast each year on WHDM radio. …

Community Focus
Pictured are Rotary Vice President Christy Williams, Jason Arnold, Brian Tucker, and Rotary President Jason Martin.
McKenzie Fire Department Discusses First Responder Program at Rotary
McKENZIE (January 30) — McKenzie Fire Department is now serving as medical first responders.
Pictured are Larry Joe Smith, Dr. Bob Jackson, Karen and John Camp, Ricky Price, and (back) Brad Camp.
Murray State President Speaks at Rotary
McKENZIE (February 6) — Bob Jackson, president of Murray State University, was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of McKenzie on February 6. Dr. Jackson spoke about the school’s efforts to start a veterinary school of medicine at the Murray, Kentucky-based university.
Bethel University Sports Management Students Shine at Super Bowl LVIII
Amidst the vibrant lights and pulsating energy of Las Vegas, a select group of driven and passionate Bethel University sports management students seized the spotlight at one of the world’s most highly anticipated and celebrated sporting spectacles: Super Bowl LVIII. Set against the dazzling backdrop of the renowned entertainment capital, these dedicated students embarked on a journey to showcase their talents and expertise in the dynamic field of sports management amidst the grandeur of this iconic event.
McKenzie School Board with BlueOval-SK Representative (L to R) Front Row: Sheronda R. Green, Community Engagement Coordinator with Ford BlueOval SK, and board members Misty Aird, LaShonda Williams and Karen Fowler. Back Row: Dr. Justin Barden, director, and board members Bobby Young, George Cassidy and Chad Brown. Not pictured: Spiros Roditis.
McKenzie School Board Learns About BlueOval, SK
McKENZIE (February 6) — McKenzie Board of Education members and school administrators learned about Ford’s and SK Battery’s BlueOval-SK manufacturing facility presently under construction in Haywood County.
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Huntingdon Mustangs
McKENZIE — The Bethel Lady Wildcats softball signed Huntingdon’s Adalyn Allen and Lillyan Wortham.
HUNTINGDON (February 2) — On Friday night, the Waverly Tigers and Lady Tigers traveled to Huntingdon for the second match-up between the two teams this week. Both Huntingdon teams emerged victorious. The Fillies increased their district record to 5-0, and 20-5 for the season while the boys posted a district record of 3-2, and 7-15 for the season.
MURFRESSBORO (February 2) — Winning a state tournament is a rare feat and the Huntingdon Middle School Mustangs pulled off even a rarer feat Saturday on the campus of Middle Tennessee Christian School in Murfreesboro. The Mustangs defeated Decatur County 56 – 21 to earn a state title in back-to-back years, becoming the first sport in the history of Huntingdon Middle School to win two consecutive state championships.
HUNTINGDON (February 1) — On Thursday evening, Huntingdon Middle School recognized many of the 2023-24 athletes in their respective sports at their annual athletic banquet. Head Coach Trevor Burlison presented the HMS football awards following their undefeated season. MVP: Hayes Eubanks; Offensive Player of the Year: K’Shun Carter; Defensive Player of the Year: Gavin Gray; Most Improved: Ayden Woods; Defensive Back Award: Keimonte Strayhorn; Lineman Award: Garvin Kee; Captain Award: K’Shun Carter and Gavin Gray; Mustang Award: Haven Dillahunty.
McKenzie Rebels
Friday, February 16, 2024   McKenzie High School basketball schedule at Houston County is.... 7:00-McKenzie/McEwen in the girls' district 12A championship game. …
McKENZIE (February 5) — Tate Surber, a junior at McKenzie High School, landed his 1,000th career point on Monday in a contest with Big Sandy.
McKENZIE — Senior Rebel Cheerleaders: Ava Jones. She is the 18-year old daughter of Kevin and Melissa Jones. Ava plans to attend UTM and major in biology.
Gene Hickerson takes a knee on the sidelines against the Rams during a 1968 playoff game.

Weekly 150: Gene Hickerson

With all the local celebration of Patrick Willis being selected to the NFL Hall of Fame, I wanted take a little print space to rerun a feature on Carroll County’s other NFL Hall of Famer, Gene Hickerson.

Be Careful Around That Swinging Gate

One of the things I appreciated as a kid growing up in a small town in the 1950s was, I could understand the rules. Don’t lie, cheat, or steal, respect your elders, close the gate, and be home by supper.
Bob Hope receives a Doctor of Humanities Degree from Bethel College for his charitable work with the institution. Pictured (L to R): Dr. Raymond Burroughs, Bob Hope, Reverend Jack Barker and Dr. Fred Bryson.

Road to Saving Bethel...Starring Bob Hope

McKenzie was all abuzz in May of 1975 with the anticipated arrival of Hollywood Legend Bob Hope. The film icon was scheduled for a stage performance at Bethel College on Sunday, May 31 in order to raise much needed funds for the financially distressed McKenzie institution. Hope’s presence left the school with over $100,000 and the community with a life time of memories.

Leon Wasn’t Much Of A Track Coach

I had my first taste of chewing tobacco when I was 15 years old. Warren County Twist should have had a warning label on it plainly stating, “Take two aspirins before inserting.” This was back in 1962. I reckon you chewed at your own risk in those days….
HUNTINGDON (February 9) — State Representative Brock Martin (R-Huntingdon) was the featured speaker in the first of three Capitol Talk sponsored by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce.
DEARBORN, Mich. (February 7) — Local elected officials and other state economic leaders for the inaugural “West Tennessee Ford Fly-In” to Detroit/Dearborn.
McKENZIE (February 8) — Landon Priestley, an Eagle Scout candidate, received permission from the McKenzie City Council to use the City’s property for his scout project during the February meeting.
Who said handwritten letters are a thing of the past? Well for one local boy, it is an art that pays forward 1000%.
Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) has added McKenzie native Max Arnold Jr. to its football coaching staff. Arnold will serve as the special teams quality control coach for the Blue Raiders.
In our schools
    • Recipes 2-20-24

      Easy Fried Rice 1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil 4 cups cooked rice 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 envelope Lipton recipe Secret …

    • Recipes 1-30-24

      Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (Microwave) 1/2 cup milk 2 cups sugar 1/4 cup butter 3 cups oats 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/4 cup …

    • Recipes 1-16-24

      7 Can Soup 1 pound ground beef 2 cans Veg-all 2 cans ranch style beans, drained 2 cans minestrone soup, drained 1 can …


Ronald William Smith

McKENZIE, Tenn.  - A Celebration of Life for Ronald William Smith is Monday, February 26, 2024. Interment is at 10:30 a.m. at The Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery- Parkers Crossroads. Mr. …

Darris Nash

McKENZIE, Tenn. -  Funeral services for Darris Nash are Monday, February 19, 2024 at 1 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Sunday, 5 p.m.  to 8 …

Hal Jerome Taylor

Services for Hal Jerome Taylor, 88, of Gleason, Tenn. were Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 1 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason. He was born …

Carolyn Hurley Rich

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. - Mrs. Carolyn Hurley Rich, 81, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at her home. Funeral services are 2 p.m., Friday, February 16, 2024, in the Chapel of …

Mildred Herndon

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. - Mrs. Mildred Herndon, 94, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Monday, February 12, 2024, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, February 17, 2024 in …

Evelyn Kinningham

LEACH, Tenn. - Mrs. Evelyn Kinningham, 96, of Leach, Tennessee, died Sunday, February 11, 2024, at her home. Funeral services are Saturday, February 17, at 11 a.m., in the Chapel of Chase …

Dora Faye Hooper

BRADFORD, Tenn. - Funeral services for Dora Faye Hooper are on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church Trezevant. The family will receive friends at the church 10:30 a.m. …

Dawn D. Fralix

McKENZIE, Tenn.  - A Celebration of Life for Dawn D. Fralix is Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 1:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church-McKenzie. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:30 …

Judy M. Paschall

GLEASON, Tenn. - Judy M. Paschall, 80, of Gleason, died at her home on February 10, 2024. Her funeral service is at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2023. …

Beatrice Jones

MCKENZIE, Tenn. - Mrs. Beatrice Jones, 75, of McKenzie died Saturday, February 3, 2024, at her home. Services were 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at Greater Enon Missionary Baptist …

Harriet Drewry

GREENFIELD - Harriet Ann Ford Drewry, 83, of Greenfield died Friday, February 9, 2024 at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral services are  2 p.m., Sunday, Feb 11 at Williams Funeral …

Charles Eddie Young

Mr. Charles Eddie Young, 65, of Cedar Grove, Tennessee, died Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at Vanderbilt Hospital. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at Hickory …

James Lloyd Daily Jr.

  McKenzie, Tenn - James Lloyd Daily Jr., 65, of McKenzie, died Thursday, February 8, 2024, at Jackson Madison General Hospital. Memorial services will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday, …

Agnes L. Bush

McKENZIE, Tenn.  - Funeral services for Agnes L. Bush are Saturday, February 7, 2024 at 1 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Saturday, 11 a.m. until …

Barbara Nunnery

GLEASON — Services for Barbara Cecil Nunnery, 82, of Gleason, Tenn., were Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at 1 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason. …