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Despite Doctors’ Plea, McKenzie School Board Maintains No Mask Mandate

McKENZIE (September 7) — Facemasks are recommended but not mandated at McKenzie Special School District after a majority voice vote by members of the McKenzie Special School District on Tuesday, September 7.
U.S. Census 2020

Area Populations Are Little Changed Over Decade

The results of the 2020 U.S. Census were released last week and show the changes to the nation’s population.
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Obituaries

Merle A. “Sonny” Mearida

HENRY - Merle A. “Sonny” Mearida, 79, of Henry, Tenn., formerly of Wapella, Illinois died at 7:20 a.m., September 5, 2021 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, Jackson, …

Charles Edward Lutz, Jr.

HUNTINGDON  - Mr. Charles Edward Lutz, Jr., 80, of Huntingdon, Tenn. died Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Baptist Health in Paducah, Kentucky. Funeral services are 1 p.m. on Friday, September …

Zachary James Knuutila

 BRUCETON - Mr. Zachary James Knuutila, 28, of Bruceton, Tennessee died Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Tri-Star Summit Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services are Thursday, September 23, …

Linda McMackin

McKENZIE, Tenn. -  Graveside funeral services for Linda McMackin are Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Mt Olivet Cemetery, McKenzie. The family will receive friends on Saturday, 11 …

Leslie (Danny) Daniel McElhiney

    MARTIN, Tenn. - Mr. Leslie Daniel (Danny) McElhiney, 70, of Martin, formerly of Gleason, died Saturday, September 18, 2021, at St. Thomas Hospital West, Nashville, …

Sam A. Goodman, Jr

HUNTINGDON — Sam A. Goodman, Jr., 81, of Huntingdon, Tenn., died Thursday, September 16, 2021, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris.A graveside service was Saturday, September 18, 2021 at …

Gary Charles “Chuck” Beecham

HENRY — Gary Charles “Chuck” Beecham, 44, of Henry, Tenn. died Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris.Chuck was born August 27, 1977, in Murray, …

Lucielious Ray King, Jr., “Junior”

HOLLOW ROCK — Mr. Lucielious Ray King, Jr., “Junior”, 66 of Hollow Rock, Tennessee died Sunday, September 12, 2021 at the Henry County Medical Center in Paris.Mr. King was born …

Charlie Ray “Zippy” Pritchard

Mr. Charlie Ray “Zippy” Pritchard, 73 of Yuma, Tennessee, passed away Friday, September 10, 2021, at Henderson County Community Hospital in Lexington.Mr. Pritchard was born January 4, …
Opinion

Weekly 150: J.C. Popplewell

Coach J.C. Popplewell was considered a “true teacher” by his colleagues and his students who long recalled their admiration for the former coach. A narrative in the 1987-88 Henry County Elementary School yearbook reads of Popplewell, “He is well-liked and much respected by his students as well as by his peers in the education field. He gives us his all every day in the P.E. classes he teaches. He is always there to lend a kind word, to give a little one an extra smile on their first day of school, to loan 50 cents for a Coke, to encourage or just to care.

One Quick Question

Can anyone tell me how it came to be that our government can mandate employers (with 100 employees or more) be vaccinated or tested weekly for COVID while thousands are coming across our southern borders wearing no masks and showing no proof of vaccination?

Spreading It On Pretty Thick

Mother didn’t actually lie to us. I don’t think. She said it was mayonnaise. We called it mayonnaise. It wasn’t all that complicated. Besides, it was white and creamy…like you expected mayonnaise to be.

Weekly 150: Ruth Brashear

I think every kid in school got excited about getting a substitute teacher back in the day. It was usually a guaranteed movie day or possibly a day with extended recess, at least in the elementary school days and before common core or standardized tests with repercussions. But there is always an exception to every rule, it was not going to be a free day if Miss Ruth showed up.

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McKenzie Police Reports

Driving On Suspended License — On Saturday, September 11, Officer Andy Weaver observed a gray Jeep Cherokee disregard the stop sign at the intersection of Como Street and Bethel Court. Weaver initiated a traffic stop and found the driver to be James Joseph Bell , 38, Georgia Ave, McKenzie. A license check revealed he was driving on a revoked license due to an earlier DUI conviction. Bell was arrested for driving on a suspended license and cited into court..

Marriage Licenses

*Kara Lyn Rumley, 25, of Huntingdon to Jordan Jeffrey Melson, 23, of Huntingdon.

Property Transfers

Margaret T. Felts to Brandon L. and Ashley M. Sellers.

Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

Goat At Large — John R. Jordan, 38, of 95 Maytown Road, Huntingdon, was cited for animal running at large following a recent incident involving his goat.
McKenzie Fire and Rescue
In our schools
McKenzie High School Library
West Carroll Special School District
Food
    • Recipes 9-21-21

      Earthquake Cake 1 can flaked coconut 1 cup chopped nuts 1 box German Chocolate Cake Mix 8 ounce cream cheese 1 box confectioners …

    • Recipes 8-17-21

      Frozen Strawberry Dessert 1 cup flour 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 cup sugar 2 cup frozen strawberries 1/2 cup melted butter 1/2 cup …

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