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Some of my fondest memories growing up come from my recollections of me as a little boy spending time with my granddad, Verdell Story. He was born and raised here, and when he returned home in the … more
This Covid-19 thing has spawned more ideas than you can shake a stick at. Some of them can leave you shaking your head…Take the new “contactless” food service being offered by … more
March 5, 2020 the state of Tennessee reported its first COVID-19 positive patient. With this news, pandemic medical care in West Tennessee advanced from theory to reality. At West Tennessee … more
As a fisherman, Steve is best known for his forte in crappie. In 1996, he and his fishing partner, Jim Perry, won the world championship Crappiethon Classic. The top prize provided each man with … more
McKenzie is blessed to have so many citizens who take tremendous pride in the city. On numerous occasions, we hear comments from visitors and those looking to relocate here about the pride you take … more
The apocalypse is here! Life as we know it is over! And just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse…There is nothing we can do. Nobody gives a flying rip about what’s right. … more
Growing up in McKenzie, it is commonplace to learn how to fish and hunt long before you become school age. Like most of my counterparts, I have a love for the outdoors and can think of no place … more
I hope all are looking forward to starting a new school year. I wanted to make sure that all understand that the State Board of Education has mandated that schools in Tennessee provide 180 days of … more
I’m supposed to be writing happy stories about growing up back home. You know, like running barefooted through fields of clover. Splashing around with boyhood friends at the swimming hole. … more
In 1958, Sheriff Roy Butler of Huntingdon reached his term limit and Swat Scarbrough decided to make the transition from part-time police work to wearing the sheriff’s badge. For six years, he … more
Gaines salesmen at Chicago furniture show, 1964. Back Row (L to R): Jim Purcell, Ken Berry, L. S. Morton, Bennie Stovell, Homer Hurd and Stan Finfrock. Front Row (L to R): Chief White Eagle of Don … more
Miss Alice Ward gave my first wife a bag of garden fresh vine ripe tomatoes. I ate a tomato sandwich just as fast as Cathy could get one out of the sack. And thought about my Dad...He was a meat and … more
COVID19 Update, Thoughts, and Executive Order No. 54 Response:As of this afternoon, Carroll County has 18 active cases. 33 recoveries, 52 positive/probable cases, 2,144 negative tests, 1 death.As we … more
Growing up in McKenzie, I learned the names of many of the city leaders from years past. One name that stands out in this distinguished group is H.B. “Swat” Scarbrough. Through research … more
Cancer Bake Auction, W.H.D.M. 1980, Virginia Claire Edwards and Carolyn Burke. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in … more
I mostly went to the swimming pool in the early days to see Carol Jean Ellis. I’m telling you with all my heart, she was the prettiest girl God ever made! And don’t give me that Doris … more
Twin Pools, on Stonewall Street, was owned and operated by Roe and Belle Alexander in the 1950s and 60s. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” … more
Tibby was born Liberty Aloyce Walton on August 12, 1918, in Little Rock, Arkansas, to Robert and Mary Aletha McWhirter Walton. Her father wanted to name her Liberty Bell but her mother intervened. more
My six year old grandson called to tell me he is taking swimming lessons. “KK, I put my head ALL THE WAY UNDER…” more
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
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