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HUNTINGDON — After COVID-19 put the longstanding Carroll County tradition on hold last year, the Town of Huntingdon is ready to celebrate its 28th Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 25, with free, family-friendly activities planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Huntingdon’s historic Court Square. more
Saturday was another great day at the McKenzie Farmers Market with over 250 customers visiting our great vendors. We are looking forward to some of our produce vendors being back at the market on Saturday, and we were glad to welcome some new vendors including the Memory Bears. These are a beautiful and memorable way to remember your loved ones or to remember favorite clothing of your children and grandchildren. Bring clothing, and other items in and a creative and unique bear is made from the items. Each is truly a work of art and makes a beautiful keepsake. more
The Inglenook Book Club met in June at Lakeside Senior Living Community with Zia Locke and Sally Sutton as hostesses. They had prepared a Hawaiian Luau theme with tables decorated with pineapples, miniature palm trees, and other Hawaiian symbols. more
ATWOOD — National Beta announced West Carroll Special School District as a 2020-2021 National District of Distinction. This award is given to those deserving districts who offer National Beta in all schools in their district, and who induct qualifying students in all eligible grades (4-12). WCSSD is one of only 24 districts to receive this award nationwide. more
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
Frozen Strawberry Dessert 1 cup flour 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 cup sugar 2 cup frozen strawberries 1/2 cup melted butter 1/2 cup chopped pecans 2 beaten egg whites 2 teaspoon lemon juice 1 cup cool whip 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
Cucumber Relish 4 cup ground unpeeled cucumbers 1/2 cup ground red sweet pepper 3 cup onion 1/4 cup salt (canning salt) 2 cup white vinegar 1 tablespoon mustard seed 1 cup ground green sweet peppers 3 1/2 cup sugar 1 tablespoon celery seed more
The third annual Dixie Triathlon is September 18 at the Carroll County 1000-Acre Recreation Lake. more
In the spirit of a true Sweet Sixteen celebration, The Dixie has crafted the 2021-2022 Performance Series lineup. With acts from Texas Songwriter Hall of Fame member Robert Earl Keen, to two-time B.B. King Entertainer of the Year winner, Tab Benoit, to Forever Motown performing the hits of Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and more. more
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