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Haven Steel Purchases Cutting Specialists

McKENZIE — Haven Steel Products, Inc. purchased McKenzie’s Cutting Specialists, Inc. on April 1.

Brasfield is Miss McKenzie 2021

Haley Brasfield, 17, a senior at McKenzie High School, was crowned Miss McKenzie 2021 during pageants at McKenzie High School on Saturday, April 10.

McKenzie To Consider Abolishing Wards

McKENZIE (April 8) — Following the regular monthly meeting of the City of McKenzie Board of Mayor and Council during an after-meeting workshop Mayor Jill Holland and the Council briefly discussed the possibility of abolishing the current six ward system used in the municipality elections. McKenzie is the only municipality in Carroll County using the antiquated ward system.

McKenzie Schools Eliminate Daily Temperature Checks

McKENZIE — The 2020-21 school year at McKenzie Special School District included daily temperature checks of students and the mandatory wearing of masks. In the April 6 meeting of the Board of Education, members voted to eliminate the daily temperature checks for the remainder of the school year.

David Jarrett Went to War, Came Home a Changed Man

David Jarrett, owner of McKenzie City Florist and More, lost his battle with brain cancer this week. David was retired from the National Guard and his wife, Michele, retired from the Social Security Administration. They have three wonderful adult children Morgan Richards, Zachary and Evan Jarrett.

WCSSD Ratifies Preston Caldwell’s Contract as Director of Schools

The West Carroll Special School District voted unanimously to approve Preston Caldwell’s contract as the new director of schools at Tuesday night’s school board meeting, April 6. The board also unanimously approved $36,357 to be distributed to school cafeteria staff in the form of a one time bonus. All school board meetings are open to the public.
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Calendar of Events
LIFELINE Blood will be in Downtown McKenzie

LIFELINE Blood Services will be in downtown on the square in McKenzie across from The McKenzie Banner on April 20 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Calendar 4-13-21
National Day of Prayer The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce hosts a National Day of Prayer event Thursday, May 6 from 8-8:45 a.m. at the Carroll County Airport. The theme for 2021 is “Lord, Pour Out Your Love, Life and Liberty.” Coffee and doughnuts will be available for those who attend. For more information, please contact the Chamber at 731-986-4664.
Obituaries

Kenny Ray Chandler

KENNY RAY CHANDLER1951 — 2021Mr. Kenny Ray Chandler, 70 of Paris, Tennessee, formerly of Westport, died Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.Funeral …

Teresa Ann Johnson

JACKSON  - Mrs. Teresa Ann (Oatsvall) Johnson, 63, of Jackson, Tennessee, died Monday, April 12, 2021, at her home.Graveside services were Friday, April 16, 2021 at the Tennessee State Veterans …

Beatrice Faye McCutcheon

McKENZIE, Tenn. - A memorial service for Beatrice Faye McCutcheon is Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 3 p.m. Mrs. McCutcheon, 75, died Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Jackson-Madison Co. General …

Jerry Eugene Davis, Jr.

McKENZIE, Tenn.  -  A graveside service for Jerry Eugene Davis, Jr. is Monday, April 19, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Everett’s Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Davis, 61, died Friday, April 16, 2021 at …

David Jarrett

 McKENZIE, Tenn. - Memorial services for David Lee Jarrett are Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 4 p.m. at McKenzie First United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, …

Joe Vickers, Jr.

HUNTINGDON — Mr. Joe Franklin Vickers, Jr., 76, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at his home.Funeral services were Friday, April 9, 2021 in Chapel of Chase Funeral Home …

Carolyn Maupin

CAROLYN J. MAUPIN GLEASON — A memorial service for Mrs. Carolyn J. Maupin, 74, of Gleason will be announced at a later date.She was born March 22, 1947 and died April 05, 2021.Mrs. Maupin is …

Dale Reeder

McKENZIE - Ms. Dale Reeder, 69, of McKenzie, died Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at her home. Funeral services are noon, Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. Interment will follow …
Opinion
    • Weekly 150: Camp Gordon Browning

      On June 3, 1934, local Civilian Conservation Corps. (CCC) camps were granted the authority to enroll fifteen local men. The purpose behind the …

    • Talk About Robbing Peter...

      Folks, we’ve got to nip this in the bud. And I’m not talking leftover Easter lilies! It may be the stupidest idea in the history of the …

    • Weekly 150: Camp Gordon Browning

      On April 5, 1933, through an executive order, Roosevelt created the Civilian Conservation Corps or CCC. This “New Deal” legislation was …

Community Focus
Webb School Has New Signage
McKENZIE — Webb School, Walnut Avenue, McKenzie, has a new sign to denote it is the home of Northwest Tennessee Head Start and …
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Records

McKenzie Police Reports

Public Intoxication — Dossie Lynn Wright, 40, Highland Drive, McKenzie, was charged with public intoxication on April 11 while he was sitting at the end of his driveway in his vehicle.

Huntingdon Police Reports

Drugs found after crash — James D. Avery (age and address not provided) was airlifted following a March 30 high-speed pursuit in Huntingdon that ended with Avery crashing his vehicle, which was found to contain illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

Murder Warrant — Anthony Vermillion, 27, of 187 Oak Street, McKenzie, was arrested on an active out-of-state warrant for murder on April 2 at the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

General Sessions Report

HUNTINGDON (April 7-9) — The following cases were heard in Carroll County General Sessions Court.
McKenzie Fire and Rescue
    • Lady Tigers Top Lady Bulldogs, 8-2

      GLEASON (April 9) — The Gleason Lady Bulldogs hosted Hollow Rock-Bruceton Central Friday for a non-district softball contest and were …

    • Wildcats Fall at Lindsey Wilson

      COLUMBIA, Ky (April 9) — The Bethel Wildcats closed the season with a 49-7 loss at number three ranked Lindsey Wilson Friday night in …

    • Fillies Defeat Lady Tigers, 7-2

      BRUCETON (April 8) — The Hollow Rock-Bruceton Central Lady Tigers hosted Huntingdon Thursday for a district softball game. The Fillies had big …

    • War Eagles Best Indians, 8-4

      ATWOOD (April 7) — The West Carroll War Eagles hosted Jackson North Side Wednesday for a non-district baseball contest and earned an 8-4 …

    • Lady War Eagles Edge Lady Tigers

      ATWOOD (April 6) — The West Carroll Lady War Eagles hosted Hollow Rock-Bruceton Central Tuesday for a district softball contest and won, 4-2.

In our schools
County Students Win in 4-H Public Speaking Contest
Twenty-three of Carroll County’s brightest youth gathered for the 2021 Carroll County 4-H Public Speaking Contest. The event was …
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McKenzie High School Juniors Learn About Tosh Farms
McKENZIE — McKenzie High School juniors learned about the swine operations of Tosh Farms, based in Henry. The juniors were …
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Jan Latimer Named Vice President of TCAT-McKenzie
McKenzie resident Jan Humphreys Latimer, is returning to the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-McKenzie to assume the role of …
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McKenzie High School Library
West Carroll Special School District
General
People
Cindy Holladay Retires From Clerk and Master’s Office
HUNTINGDON (March 2) — A parade, a giant American flag hoisted on the ladder of Huntingdon Fire Department ladder truck, and …
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Beamon is New Administrator at Harmony Hill
HUNTINGDON (March 1) — Brandi Beamon is the new administrator at Harmony Hill assisted living in Huntingdon. Mrs. Beamon is a …
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Clean Kutz Barber Shop
McKENZIE — When one job opportunity ended, another career began for Tommy Horton, owner of Clean Kutz barber shop. Horton, a …
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