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SAVANNAH — Ben Harmon is working hard to become the next chancellor for the 24th Judicial District. This district includes Carroll, Henry, Benton, Decatur and Hardin counties. Harmon says … more
We need help! Something is happening in our neighborhood and we don’t know what to do or where to turn. With this Pandemic occurring, it has been hard to get information. We live in what is … more
Recently we have heard the following questions: Where is God in all of this terrible suffering of death, illness, and of loss of income due to the COVID-19 virus? How could a loving God allow a … more
Boy howdy, if someone with just a smidgen of authority had told me and Buddy, Ricky and Yogi back in March of 1965 that we didn’t have to go through that graduation ceremony thing…let me … more
Mom used to say she was born in the “horse and buggy” days and lived to see a man step on the moon. She really thought that was special—to see so much progress, on so many … more
Irving Blumenthal and Rip Edwards, early 1980s. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October 2004. more
Once in a blue moon I write a story just for myself.It’s rare. Even when I launch into a long, winding, seemingly endless blurb about my old dog or a precious grandchild, mostly I’m just … more
Highland Bowling Lanes opened in this building on Highland Drive in the early 1960s. The building currently houses BR Supply. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of … more
There are some decidedly unhealthy side effects to this whole pandemic thing! My wife, with all the down time, has taken to watching the HGTV Channel.Talk about idle hands!These “made for … more
McKenzie Elementary Teacher, Ruth Brashear, stands in front of the old Elementary School on Woodrow Ave., 1967. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, … more
As I leave my residence on College St. in Henry, I can choose from several routes to get on to Hwy 79, with the intersections at Mansfield Rd and Mockingbird Ave putting me at greater risk to enter … more
The United States Postal Service is committed to delivering your mail and packages throughout the current pandemic. We are proud of our role in providing an essential service to every community. The … more
After a meeting of the Carroll County Budget Committee last week, I would like to point out that we and others Carroll County citizens have questioned the lake wheel tax .We have spoken to hundreds … more
You remember that famous actor in “A League of Their Own” saying, “There is no crying in baseball.” Well, he was wrong! I’m crying this morning.And it’s not so … more
This quarantine stuff is driving me nuts! It’s like being eight years old again on a rainy day out at the end of Stonewall Street. We couldn’t go down to the big ditch and swing on … more
Bill Brush and Les Haugen flip pancakes at the Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast, 1982. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner … more
McKenzie Motor Inn was built in the 1960s at the intersection of U.S. 79 and Cherrywood. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie … more
I’ve never seen so much hand sanitizer in all my life!Of course, the same can’t be said for toilet paper. Talk about a sign of the times!Americans can be the silliest people, even in the … more
Miss Barbara Clark taught our freshman high school English class. Holy Cow, Goodness gracious, merciful Heavens, sakes alive, Mother Maybelle! It was without a doubt the most difficult—dare I … more
Western Auto, owned and operated by Jack Hall, Cedar Street, McKenzie, early 1960s. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner … more
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