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Anders and Braxton Rider display the big fish they caught at the newly reopened Carroll Lake in McKenzie. The two fished from kayaks in the lillypads. The fishing lake reopened May 1 after being … more
McKenzie (April 28) — Representatives from Pepsi MidAmerica visited city hall Tuesday to donate drinks to the police and fire departments in appreciation for their service. Pictured are (L to … more
When Stephanie Bolin decorated the family home as part of the local Class of 2020 Senior Light up Night, to celebrate her college senior, she never dreamed that it would result in a visit from the … more
HUNTINGDON — According to a press release by Huntingdon Director of Public Safety Walter Smothers, the Huntingdon Police Department continues to work with Cash Saver supermarket to ensure that … more
McKENZIE (April 20) — Residences and businesses around the community joined in a national trend Monday, lighting up for 20 minutes at 8:20 p.m. (20:20 in military time) to honor the Class of … more
Seniors aren’t the only ones missing out on special final moments at their schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The closure of schools has also robbed retiring teachers of those last days with … more
MARTIN (March 25) — The University of Tennessee at Martin, along with multiple Tennessee higher education institutions, has partnered with THEC and TEMA to create personal protective equipment … more
Yancey Douglass “Y.D.” Moore was the son of Benjamin Portius Moore and Lula Douglas Moore. Born August 25, 1897, Y.D. was a man dedicated to the task of serving his beloved hometown of McKenzie. more
One family with a significant impact on McKenzie was the Moore family. The descendants of Yancey and Mary Anne (Wade) Moore were true leaders in McKenzie and Carroll County. more
As I prepared my research and personal stories provided by the Lindseys, their friends and former employees, I felt it was not my place to rework their stories as cold facts. Instead, I decided to let the stories stand by themselves this week as a testament to the kindness and generosity of JT and Robye. more
GLEASON (February 14) — Weakley County residents were loving what they saw on Valentine’s Day as Simply Eventful opened its door on Union Street in Gleason. Tammy and Stacy Collins, … more
GREENFIELD (February 18) — The Directors of Greenfield Banking Company announce the opening of the new main office at 112 North Front Street in Greenfield. The new 7,205 square foot, one-story, … more
The City of McKenzie hosted the sixth annual Chocolate Tour on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Organizers stated that approximately 120 tickets were sold for this year’s … more
In 2014, I met the kindest and sweetest couple, I believe, to ever live in McKenzie. When I married Brittany, Robye and JT Lindsey didn’t know me from Adam’s cat, but they were so warm and inviting it was as if they were family. I honestly believed they were some distant aunt or uncle on the Washburn side I’d missed. more
McKENZIE (January 28) — McKenzie High School paid homage Tuesday to the 1960 and 1963 Rebelettes basketball teams for their state tournament appearances with a pregame dinner and a special … more
MARTIN — Leaders from the tri-county area of Carroll, Henry and Weakley counties are among 28 from throughout West Tennessee participating in the 2020 Weststar Leadership Program. Weststar … more
HUNTINGDON (January 31) — Huntingdon High School celebrated its 2020 Homecoming on Friday, January 31 in the HHS Gymnasium. Eight ladies served in the homecoming court. Each lady and her escort … more
McKENZIE (February 1) — Believe, Achieve and Succeed was the message of the Black History Month Program at the former, historic African-American school on Saturday as part of the local … more
Since 1948 and up to the present day, a member of the Washburn Family has worked under The McKenzie Banner flag. Starting with James and moving from Joel to his daughter Brittany, a third-generation … more
McKENZIE (January 16) — Winners of VFW Post 4939’s annual Voice of Democracy speech contest were honored at the post Thursday.Earning first place was Anna Callahan. In second place was … more
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