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Dear Editor,I respectfully ask the McKenzie City Council to change the fireworks ordinance in some manner to prevent future injury and/or property loss. The fireworks of today are dangerous, … more
The Great Depression and World War II molded the group known as the Greatest Generation. They are the parents of the “Baby Boomers” and are the children of the “Lost … more
Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Richardson Owned and Operated Richardson’s, a department store, for many years. They are shown here in the early 1980’s when the store closed. File photo originally … more
We ain’t playing baseball. We’ve postponed the basketball season. We’ve stopped ice hockey for goodness sakes! You can watch golf on TV but you can’t be there in person. Whew, … more
As the McKenzie Rotary Club year of 2019-2020 comes to a close, I can’t help but think of all the leaders the club has had over the years. One name stands out among the rest, Oscar Owen. He was … more
Hotel McKenzie, corner of Main and Cedar, Downtown McKenzie, 1940s. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October … more
I’m telling you, your mind can stray if kept indoors too long. This quarantine stuff could lead us into some dangerous health issues or even worse…bad habits!Like over thinking the … more
The vocal grace and ease of an auctioneer have always been a fascination of mine. Reed’s Auction Company is a logo ingrained in my memory. At a young age, I remember standing with the granddad … more
The Golden Rule, an old-time five and dime store located on Broadway in Downtown McKenzie is pictured here in the late 1950s. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of … more
It is almost the Fourth of July. Do we need to ask ourselves the following questions? Who are we?What do we believe? When we were in elementary school did we learn the following Pledge? “I … more
My first father figure was…my Father.He didn’t say a lot. Lecturing wasn’t in his nature. He didn’t see every other happenstance in life as a “teaching” moment. … more
Thelma Kee was born to Ken Kee and Eunie Pinkley Kee on January 14, 1908, on a farm in Yuma just outside of Clarksburg, Tennessee. She had two brothers, Ray and Ben, Jr.Growing up on a farm, she was … more
As a concerned citizen of Big Buck Community, I am opposed to the construction of two wean-to-finish hog barns on Bright Road off Renfroe Road in Huntingdon, Carroll County. I am writing this from … more
There are no laws which properly cover the prosecution of police officers, and it would be very difficult to create laws which could.Police are protected by the fact (ideally) that they act at the … more
There are some things you just cannot “get back” in life; a special moment; a sterling recompense; a meaningful crossroads; a light bulb awakening; an occasion that eclipses all … more
Mr. John Reeder Austin purchased a little over 100 acres in 2018 in a small community known as Big Buck in Huntingdon. The property lies between Bright Road and Pearle Lane with Renfro being the … more
Two things are becoming crystal clear as we muddle our way through this pandemic mess. Both have to do with how we are governed. Neither one is very comforting. And, really, deep down, in the honest … more
McKenzie City Council, 1994 — Seated (L to R): Atty. Kent Jones, Mayor Bob Putman and City Clerk Jane Thompson. Standing (L to R): Billy Vawter, Dennis R. Coleman, J. R. McDonald, Dan … more
Dr. Joseph Warren peered down the hill. The entire city of Boston was teeming with Redcoats. I can not imagine what was going through his head. Or his heart….The fledging Provincial Congress … more
McTyiere Institute located on McTyiere St. was McKenzie’s first educational institution, coming to McKenzie from Caledonia in 1867 before there was a public school and before Bethel College … more
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