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Opinion
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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
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
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