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Opinion
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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
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
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