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Opinion
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Let’s talk literary this morning. I have had more people lately asking me about “my” book than you can shake a stick at. They want to know when I’m writing one. Or when am I … more
I don’t think I’m as “country” as some folks have been led to believe. But people who watched the recent “Country Music” documentary by Ken Burns seem to … more
1960s, Street Dance on Banner Row in Downtown McKenzie. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October 2004. more
I’m so mad this morning I could just spit. It’s about this impeachment thing. Leon used to abuse us something awful. He extended his big brother’s power way past … more
On Monday, September 23, Greta Thunberg spoke at the United Nations Climate Action Summit. If you haven’t done so already let me encourage you to go to Google, FireFox, or Microsoft Edge to … more
First and foremost thank you to my friend, Keith Priestley, for helping me with this story. I had an idea to do a feature on Jim Alexander but had very little to work with other than a few notes from … more
On behalf of the students, faculty and staff of McKenzie High School I say thank you to the town of McKenzie and its citizens for your help and participation in the MHS Homecoming parade.Thank you … more
When I say “BIG HAIR” I can tell most folks don’t have an inkling. Or they picture Crystal Gayle or some ancient Egyptian princess with hair down to the bottom hem on a floor length … more
When I was on the Bethel College campus, I always took note of the names on the buildings. As an athlete I spent a great deal of my time in Baker Fieldhouse which predates the Vera Low building in … more
Anita Hale died.My heart stopped when I heard the news. Not in surprise mind you. She had, after all, survived two full years after the century mark. But my heart understood what my mind was trying … more
If I remember correctly, the first person to broach the subject of what I “wanted to be in life” was Miss Carolyn Blades in the first grade. I’m not sure if she asked it as part of … more
I did not know Dr. Headden personally, but I knew of him. From the fish tank at his office to his love for the Church, Dr. Headden was a giant among men in McKenzie. He was a dedicated husband, … more
My older brother, like he did with so many things, introduced me to football. He came in one afternoon with an old worn out leather football that looked more pumpkin shaped than the official Wilson … more
In the previous edition, I left off with Joseph Robert Baker “Bake” Dinwiddie who was the third generation Dinwiddie to live in the Caledonia community. If you recall his grandfather, … more
I invite you to come watch our Rebels play on Friday nights. It not only motivates the players and cheerleaders but it’s also a great time to say hi to people you haven’t seen in a while. … more
Over the last eight months of research, the surname Dinwiddie is one of many names that has come up numerous times. From reading about Caledonia to Ms. Cora Sedberry, the name Dinwiddie has seared … more
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