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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
PARIS (January 25) — Emily Raines was crowned Hostess Princess for the 2020 World’s Biggest Fish Fry Saturday night. The 67th Annual Pageant was at the Krider Performing Arts Center in … more
MARTIN — For the seventh consecutive year, UT Martin is represented at America’s biggest sporting event, Super Bowl LIV (that’s Super Bowl 54 for those of you not good with Roman … more
The Washburn family legacy started in 1948 when James L. Washburn returned home from his military service in Japan and took employment under J. Frank Barlow. The second generation of newspaper publishing Washburns brings the story to James and Ramona’s second son Joel Trent Washburn. more
Ashley Myles, a senior, is the homecoming queen for West Carroll High School. She was crowned during pre-game activities on Friday, January 17. She is the daughter of Michael and Julie Johnson. She … more
McKENZIE (January 15) — A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday for Prater’s Taters at 37 Broadway, which opened on December 17. Cutting the ribbon is owner Edward Prater (center). … more
On Tuesday, January 28, McKenzie High School will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the 1960 Rebelettes advancing to the state tournament. Also recognized will be the 1963 team that returned to the … more
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