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I’ve loved three women in my life: Mother, of course, my first wife…..and Loretta Lynn.It’s hard to describe how pivotal 1960 was to a thirteen year old trying to bridge the gap … more
10 YEARS AGO — McKenzie’s VFW Post 4939 hosted the VFW National Commander Glen Gardner, who spoke about the importance of the organization.*Col. James “Jim” Harding of … more
McKenzie Train Depot and Freight Loading Station in the early 1900s. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October … more
Nonnie got a call from our nine year old granddaughter. Hannah was excited about being out of school because of the snow. They talked way past “for a while”. I just shook my head and … more
10 YEARS AGO — Glenda Taylor, office supervisor at the Carroll County Health Department, was honored by the Tennessee Department of Health for 35 years of service.20 YEARS AGO — Members … more
I could write a book about Valentine’s Day, 1959. We were pretty much experts on the subject by the sixth grade. Good gosh, we’d been passing out those little cards every year since being … more
20 YEARS AGO — Governor Don Sundquist re-certified Carroll County as a Three-Star Community for the 14th year.50 YEARS AGO — Showing at the Park Theatre: Hammerhead starring Vince … more
On Thursday, February 14, the City of McKenzie will celebrate our founder, James Monroe McKenzie’s birthday at the freshly renovated depot. As part of McKenzie’s 150th Celebration, … more
Aerial view of downtown McKenzie. File photo published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October 2004. more
I didn’t make up the name Frog Jump! I was simply telling a fourth grade class about a baseball rhubarb that happened there. The young boys and girls didn’t believe anyplace could be … more
I would like to address the subject of recycling in Carroll County. We are part of a larger world that is being choked with consumers’ plastics, metals, styrofoam, and aluminum. Large portions … more
20 YEARS AGO — Raymond Harold (Ray) Martin, a well-known auctioneer and real estate broker in the tri-county area, died at age 84.*McKenzie National Guardsman Sergeant James Carl Powell of … more
I was speaking to a fourth grade class about growing up in an era before TV, Nintendo, cell phones and Drew Barrymore. And I was down to that part where the fight broke out over in Frog Jump. … more
10 YEARS AGO — Dana company officials announced that the Plumley McKenzie Plant would close by midsummer. At the time of the announcement, the facility employed 108 hourly and salaried … more
At WKTA in the late 1960s, Seated (L to R): David Freeland, Patricia Freeland, Doug Freeland, Carol Bennett. Standing (L to R): Paul Mitchell, Keith Bersey, and Steve Freeland... more
Let me start by saying thank you to everyone who helped make Saturday’s kick-off event a success. My deepest thanks to my fellow members on the executive committee, the staff at the McKenzie … more
Elvis was born in January. So was Martin Luther King Jr. And Dolly Parton, Benjamin Franklin, Edgar Allan Poe, Jackie Robinson, Sir Isaac Newton and Joan of Arc. You know all about these guys.Dennis … more
Fairview School, 1943-44 (L to R): Robert Lemonds, Paul Martin Jr., Ralph Sampson, Jodie Copeland, Johnny Lemonds, James R. Sawyer, Mrs. Ruth Clark, Joyce Kennon, Barbara Clark, Frances Kennon, Faye … more
10 YEARS AGO — McKenzie U.S. Postal Service mail carriers Jimmy Putman and Steve Sherwood each earned a 1,000,000 Mile Award. Carriers must reach the milestone or perform 30 years of service … more
The McKenzie Special School District will join school districts throughout the state to salute their local education leaders during Tennessee’s annual School Board Appreciation Week January … more
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