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The Holland family has played an intricate part in the history of McKenzie. The late patriarch of the family, Kermit S. Holland, was a beloved member of the community and known for his generosity and … more
Standing: Louise and Austin. Front: Charlie, Warren and Wayne Cooper, 1946. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in … more
I watched part of the presidential debate. Boy, you talk about some fun! I hate that I missed the beginning where the ring announcer said, “In this corner wearing the black trunks, trimmed in … more
Since my appointment and later election to the McKenzie City Council, I have made it my mission to work with city officials to make McKenzie a safe place to live and raise children. Now as my third … more
I tell people that story about Leon seeing a Tarzan picture show up at the Park Theatre and going down to Paris Landing the next day and jumping off that high bridge over the Tennessee River…I … more
About 10 or 11 years old, I became enamored with the game of golf. By seventh-grade, I had enough sense to realize there were not any 5’7’’ centers in the NBA or 115-pound … more
Growing up in the 1980s and 90s, McKenzie had a selection of doctors with an array of specialties. Our family chose Dr. Sidney Ray. On more than one occasion Dr. Ray saved my father’s life. … more
Fire at Log Cabin Market, 1987. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October 2004. more
Mr. Raymond White talked too slow to be a real meteorologist. But he was all we had growing up back home. He’d come on WHDM and in his unhurried, down home way tell us how hot it was and what … more
George Warren Barksdale was born in 1920 in the Crawley Store community between McKenzie and Greenfield. Before long the family moved to the Liberty Community about four miles from Greenfield. It was … more
(L to R): W.D. Wilson, Ben Gaines and Wendell Manner. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October 2004. more
June 15, 1964, probably won’t ring any bells for you. Shoot, half of today’s world wasn’t even born at the time. President Lyndon Johnson was raving about something he called The … more
The recent unrest around the expansion of hog farming in Carroll County has shined a temporary light on the once-thriving community of Big Buck. With barn construction under way, a passel estimated … more
Dr. A. L. Dennison sitting on his rock (school house step) with his father-in-law, A. W. Wilson, in late 1920s, on Stonewall before it was paved. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial … more
When things got off track back home we’d hold a tent revival. Now, I didn’t have nothing to do with it. I was just a boy. I never knew who organized it. Who set up the tents and rounded … more
As each school year begins, there is a certain buzz in the air that focuses on the tradition of high school football. Cooler temperatures and stadium lights frame that imagery around the game, but … more
Mayor Joe Morris presented Virginia Claire Edwards a plaque of recognition during dedication services for the gazebo in the downtown park during Homecoming ‘86 festivities. File photo … more
The first day of practice in the seventh grade Coach Rogers told us that “football mirrored life”. We then spent the next week doing side straddle hops, bear crawls, monkey rolls and … more
“Who knows if you have come to the Kingdom for such a reason as this?”, Mordecai asked his cousin, Esther.Those who read their Bibles know of this legendary favorite, and that Esther went … more
Dad would say I’m, “chewing my cabbage twice.” But I’ve had enough folks question my intent, meaning, sanity and writing process that I’m going to back up a couple of … more
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