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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
McKENZIE — The senior players of the McKenzie High School Men’s Basketball Team and coaches John Wilkins and Preston Henderson visited the January 7 meeting of the McKenzie Rotary Club. … more
James Loyd Washburn is remembered as one of the hardest working people in McKenzie. He was a person who loved his family, the city of McKenzie, the State of Tennessee, the United States and his fellow man. Dropping out of school in the ninth grade, he became a self-educated man with the ability to learn complex skills in addition to understanding and performing intricate business tasks. more
McKENZIE (January 9) — The McKenzie Rebels celebrated a successful high school football season with a banquet Thursday in the MHS cafeteria.Principal Kelly Spivey welcomed everyone, then senior … more
The next chapter in The McKenzie Banner history brings us to the Washburn family. James L. Washburn began working for J. Frank Barlow in 1948. From that point onward, the Washburns evolved into the heart and soul of the Banner and became civic leaders in the community. For over half a century a Washburn has owned The McKenzie Banner with three generations working for the company in some capacity. more
McKENZIE (January 11) — Saturday night was Homecoming at McKenzie High School. Prior to a pair of basketball contests against Humboldt, the Homecoming Royalty was presented and senior Shelby … more
Continuing on the rich history of The McKenzie Banner, I felt it necessary to tell the tale of an owner who modernized our newspaper. J. Frank Barlow purchased The Banner from Harry and Vida … more
McKenzie High School celebrates Homecoming Saturday, January 11 as the Rebels and Lady Rebels host Humboldt. Prior to the 6 p.m. tip-off, the Homecoming royalty will be presented and the queen … more
Pottery Classes Begin February 4, 2020 at Mudslingers Pottery Studio Mudslingers Pottery Studio and The Dixie Carter Performing Arts and Academic Enrichment Center are once again hosting … more
It has been a true honor and privilege to work on the history of McKenzie and take part in the City of McKenzie’s sesquicentennial. As 2019 draws to a close, it is time to welcome in a new year and begin another sesquicentennial celebration. Since 1870, The Banner is an intricate part of McKenzie’s heritage and serves as McKenzie’s oldest continuous business. more
Dollar General collected toys, candy, school supplies, clothing and accessories for United Neighbors beginning in late November. more
McKENZIE — Overflow Church is poised to begin a new chapter in its unconventional story. Over two years of praying, planning, generosity and hard work will come to fruition on Sunday, January 5 when the first worship services are held in the church’s new location on Highland Drive. more
PARIS — Henry County Medical Center announces Amanda Finley, DO FACOI, FACP, Hospitalist — Internal Medicine, was recently recognized by the Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants … more
Mrs. Sydney Lane’s second grade class at McKenzie Elementary School earned 1,000 points in Accelerated Reader in December. They had 92 percent correct and are the first class at McKenzie … more
Charlie Penick married Betty Lou McDonald on Wednesday evening, November 27, 1935, at Reverend G. L. Johnson’s Presbyterian Church parsonage in McKenzie. The witnesses were Guy Robert Kirk and … more
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