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We are a blessed nation. We just don’t act like it at times. We’d rather fuss and carry on and point fingers at each other than eat chocolate ice cream. Naturally, we are all … more
10 YEARS AGO — A fire at Replogle Lumber Company in Henry destroyed the office building and an adjoining storage building.*The City of McKenzie was awarded three grants totaling $511,450. The … more
Specialty Gifts and Hallmark Center, owned and operated by Christine Dickson and Tracy Chandler, occupied the Mack’s Variety Store location in the 1980’s. Photo submitted by Ruth … more
Two mighty rivers of the United States, the Ohio River and the Mississippi River, meet just south of Cairo, Illinois. In 1929 a mile-long bridge was completed across the Mississippi River near Cairo. … more
10 YEARS AGO — The McKenzie Board of Education voted to cease the removal of Colonel Reb, which originated from a charge of infringement of the University of Mississippi’s trademarked … more
Tennessee Highway State Garage, Highland Ave., McKenzie, 1970. more
The first president that affected my life directly was Herbert Hoover. It didn’t matter that he left office fourteen years before I was born. Dad referred to him every time we asked for money. … more
Adolph Hitler was once named Time Magazine’s Man of the Year. Joseph Stalin made the list twice. Ed Wiley was, to my knowledge, never considered for the honor. That’s how skewed looking … more
20 YEARS AGO — Janice Griffin Newman of Huntingdon was named the Carroll County Emergency Management Director by the Rural Fire Committee.50 YEARS AGO — Showing at the Park Theatre: The … more
The name, Dr. J.A. Barksdale, was a name I’ve seen over the years in one context or another. So while scratching my head and looking for an interesting topic I came across his name. It must … more
Life just got a lot simpler for me. Luke has reached the magic teenage years. I don’t have to worry about what’s cool, hip, “in”, boss, trendy, current or … more
10 YEARS AGO — Carroll County’s first two liquor stores opened in Bruceton, Old Railroad Wine and Spirits and Bruceton Wine and Spirits. Liquor sales were approved in the town via … more
Keco Milling Company, early 1980s. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October 2004. more
McKenzie celebrated its 125th birthday with a cake served at the City Recreational Park in 1994. Pictured are Bea Barksdale’s grandchildren, J. T. Lindsey’s grandchildren, Gary McKinnie, … more
God Invented Baseball Of that, there is no doubt. And those poor misguided souls who believe there are no absolutes—absolutely don’t have a clue!90 feet between bases could only be a … more
10 YEARS AGO — Bethel College announced that it would transition to Bethel University.*The Trezevant town council approved the installation of speed bumps on Holmes Street, Crooked Street and … more
There is a scene in an old Western or two in which a crooked banker ties up his own hands or lets someone else do it to give the appearance he was robbed. Think about how you falsely tie yourself up … 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
By Glenn MolletteGMollette@aol.comMay 30, 1868 was the first official Decoration Day. The day was declared by General John A. Logan and observed at Arlington National Cemetery. Volunteers that day … more
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