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Members of the Gleason High School Class of 1960 or earlier can now become lifetime charter members for the Gleason School Alumni Association for only a one-time $20 fee, with the yearly $20 membership dues forever waived. more
Jean Alexander — Librarian more
McKENZIE (October 23) — McKenzie Elementary School held its annual Fall Fest at the school on Saturday, October 23. There fun and games on the front sidewalk, in the hallways, and in the cafeteria along with a costume contest. more
The West Carroll School Board met Tuesday, October 19, for their monthly session with several items to discuss and vote on. more
The Huntingdon School Board approved a change in the bid to replace the roof on Huntingdon High School during their meeting on October 21. They voted to rescind the old bid approved in August and accept the new bid from another company after a brief presentation by Jim Atkins who represents Lashlee-Rich contractors. The old company couldn’t guarantee their price after a certain date which precipitated the change. The new construction company guaranteed a maximum price of $609,000 which is a $10,000 increase over the old price. The project entails removing the top layers of the roof down to the insulation and adding a new layer of insulation on top of the old insulation and a top membrane. more
Bethel alumni, friends, and supporters will celebrate Homecoming at Bethel University on November 1-7 on the Bethel University home campus in McKenzie. The events include basketball, football, volleyball, a decades reunion, alumni softball game, bonfire, tailgating, Sports Hall of Fame breakfast, and performances by Renaissance Theatre. The event culminates with worship on Sunday at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. more
DOVER, Tenn. (October 8) — The National Park Service has awarded a $3.3 million contract for the extensive rehabilitation of the Visitor Center at the historic Fort Donelson National Battlefield in Dover. The rehabilitation includes an addition and upgrades to the almost 60-year-old facility to meet current accessibility standards and provide modern enhancements while still maintaining the historic character of the building’s original design. more
The Inglenook Book Club met in October at Lakeside Senior Living Center with Jean McKinnie and Elaine Williams as hostesses. Everyone enjoyed delicious apple cobbler made by Lakeside’s kitchen staff, along with vanilla ice cream, Chex Mix, nuts and beverages. Tables were brightly decorated in a Halloween motif. more
The Carroll County Humane Society’s annual banquet and auction is Friday, November 5 at The Venue at Waddell Place in McKenzie. Attendees can choose limited contact by driving up for a to-go meal for $20 or for $30, a meal on site which includes a s’mores bar on the patio, cider and an appetizer. more
We have an exciting day planned for our Farmers Market, Saturday, October 23. You will want to be sure to come out for our “Here’s the Beef Festival” featuring our Youth Grilling Workshop and Adult Chili Cookoff, sponsored by our Carroll County 4-H and UT Extension Office. Be sure to register by calling or emailing Amanda Paschall at 731-986-1976, paschall@utk.edu. Prizes will be given to the winner of the Best Overall Chili and Most Creative and Unique Recipe. All children entering the Youth Grill Masters will receive prizes. more
A benefit lunch for Rick Crossno, who is battling COVID-19, is Saturday, October 23, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Court Square in Huntingdon. more
Jennifer Waldrup — City Recorder more
Amber Sam is the agency’s personal lines producer and has worked in insurance since 2010. more
Cindy Poff is the manager at Bennett Hardware in McKenzie. Cindy has been with the store since 2005 and took on the management role in August 2016 when the store changed ownership. more
Ashley Little, Owner of Urban Trading Company, located on 55 Broadway in McKenzie, has spent the first year in her shop servicing the community with a combination boutique and furniture refurbishing business. Ashley graduated in the top ten of her class at high school from Gleason in 2004 and subsequently graduated from UT Martin with a degree in psychology. Ashley has two children, Morgan, 14 and Reed 11. They have lived in the McKenzie area for many years. more
McKENZIE (October 18) — Allegion’s McKenzie Operations (Republic Doors & Frames) will host two virtual field trips for area students Wednesday, Oct. 20, joining the National Association of Manufacturers to celebrate National Manufacturing Day and Manufacturing Month – with the overall goal of inspiring the next generation of manufacturers. more
NASHVILLE — Tennessee will be among 14 central and southern U.S. states on Thursday, Oct., 21, 2021, coordinating the annual Great Central U.S. ShakeOut drill to raise awareness about the importance of catastrophic earthquake preparedness. more
McKENZIE (October 8) — McKenzie Fire and Rescue visited McKenzie Elementary School to provide a demonstration in fire prevention in honor of Fire Prevention week. more
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