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JACKSON (August 11) — On Wednesday, Former Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam addressed alumni of the WestStar Leadership Program at the Southwest Development District office in Jackson, Tennessee. Haslam spoke briefly about his career and new book, “Faithful Presence: The Promise and the Peril of Faith in the Public Square,” as part of the leadership program’s “Lunch-Learn-Leadership series.” more
Garyn Hilburn, 11, Bruceton, the son of Teresa (David) Cawthon and Wayne (Andrea) Hilburn. He was fishing with his dad on July 10, 2021 and caught a long nosed Gar, 18-pound, 54-inch near Fort Pillow, at Cold Creek in Tenn. Garyn will attend Camden Jr High School, and is in sixth grade this fall. more
The volunteer ushers at The Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center were honored during the annual luncheon to celebrate their service. Ushers are the first faces patrons see as they enter The Dixie. more
CARROLL COUNTY (August 12) — Kirsten Winkler Sass was surprised with the tremendous outpouring of supporters in McKenzie and Huntingdon as she prepared to depart for Toyko for the paralympics. more
ATWOOD — The last few months, National Beta members from West Carroll Elementary and West Carroll Junior-Senior High School have been working hard to prepare their entries for National Beta Convention. In June, they were able to celebrate that hard work when announced as winners of the following competitions: more
The McKenzie Farmers’ Market continues to have an increasing number of customers and vendors each Saturday and Tuesday. Last Saturday, over 320 customers and 17 vendors were there. Some of our regular vendors were out on vacation and we are looking forward to getting them back. We have fewer numbers on Tuesdays, but our great produce vendors continue to bring in customers on Tuesday afternoons. You want to be sure to check the parking lot out during the week because many times, some of our seasonal vendors will set up through the weekdays. more
Three Carroll County schools released preliminary enrollment numbers for the first week of school. The three directors noted enrollment often changes during the early weeks of a new school year. more
BUCHANAN (August 8) — Kayakers and fishermen had a front row seat Sunday to the ongoing construction at The Lodge at Paris Landing, still on target for completion in the fall of 2021. Reservations are being taken now for 2022 events at The Lodge, such as weddings and conventions. Any event for 2022 can be placed on the Lodge group calendar by filling out a form at this link: https://tnstateparks.com/lodges/paris-landing. more
Dan Guinn is the new medication reconciliation pharmacist at Baptist Memorial Hospital Carroll County. He also has other pharmacy duties. more
McKENZIE (August 3) — Armand Hebert of Herbert Consulting was Tuesday’s program for the McKenzie Rotary Club. Hebert works with companies and business professionals looking to hire the best team members and develop leadership looking to increase productivity. more
McKENZIE (August 3) — What is the school’s policy for COVID for the 2021-22 school year? That will be discussed and decided during a special meeting on Tuesday, August 17, 5:30 p.m. at the Board Office, located on Bell Avenue. more
ATWOOD (August 5) — West Carroll Special School District Board of Education approved a $9,051,084 budget for the fiscal year 2021-22, beginning July 1, 2021. It is funded by a local tax rate of $1.2207 per $100 assessed value on real property within the district. more
MARTIN (July 28) — Braulio Vega, of McKenzie, received the William H. Baker Scholarship Award on May 2 during the University of Tennessee at Martin’s annual Honors Day Ceremony. The award is given by the College of Business and Global Affairs. For more information about UT Martin, visit utm.edu. more
A special celebration for two best friends and longtime residents is Sunday, August 8, 4 to 6 p.m., in Underwood Hall of the McKenzie First United Methodist Church, located at 16 North McTyiere Street. more
PARIS — Rachel Carroll is the new director of Human Resources. Prior to being named at Henry County Medical Center. Carroll served in the Human Resources Department as a generalist for four months. more
Merchants Outlet Mall in McKenzie provided free school supplies to students to start their academic year. more
McKENZIE — Dr. Brianna Douglas McKinney has joined Phipps Pharmacy as a full-time Pharmacy Doctor. Dr. McKinney will provide care for patients at all Phipps Pharmacy locations and serve as the director of Patient Care Services. In this position, she will use her certification in Medication Therapy Management (MTM) to provide complete medication reviews with our patients, as well as, more exciting health care services. more
McKENZIE (July 22) —James Derek Jones is the new director of the Renaissance Regiment at Bethel University. more
Mrs. Carol Morrissett’s love for gardening began as an inquisitive child, when she would ask her grandmother about flowers. As she grew older, she started viewing gardening as a way to “paint agriculturally,” loving to use as many colors as possible. She maintains a garden at home, tending to her many hydrangea bushes, brussel sprouts, cow pea patches, tomatoes and more. more
McKENZIE (July 23) — The McKenzie High School Marching Rebels wrapped up their annual two-week camp Friday with a performance for family and supporters in the MHS Theatre. more
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