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Opinion
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In the previous edition, I left off with Joseph Robert Baker “Bake” Dinwiddie who was the third generation Dinwiddie to live in the Caledonia community. If you recall his grandfather, … more
I invite you to come watch our Rebels play on Friday nights. It not only motivates the players and cheerleaders but it’s also a great time to say hi to people you haven’t seen in a while. … more
Over the last eight months of research, the surname Dinwiddie is one of many names that has come up numerous times. From reading about Caledonia to Ms. Cora Sedberry, the name Dinwiddie has seared … more
I grew up in the safest place in America. And it could be argued, I grew up in the safest time in the storied history of our great nation.Listen, when I was eight years old, I would walk by myself up … more
Looking down Broadway toward Cedar, Downtown McKenzie, 1967. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October 2004. more
Bethel English Professor Mary Holmes (center) talks with students Maribeth Smith McGuire and Bob White. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by … more
“Why is there no national holiday in August?” You had to lean in close to understand Pam when she was talking through a mouthful of French fries.Silence.I mean the whole table went quiet. … more
Since I have started this column, there are many days I think about all the people I have met and have had a role in my life. With school back in session I’ve felt very nostalgic; mostly … more
Isn’t there an old expression, “perception is nine-tenths of the law”...ok, maybe that’s “ownership”. But the idea is kinda the same.Facts are wonderful, but the … more
I don’t remember remembering the Pledge of Allegiance. Miss Carolyn Blades made us stand up, put our hand over our heart, and say it every morning of our lives in the first grade to start the … more
In Paris, Texas, it was called the Lamar Theater. It opened in 1930. It would seat 452 downstairs and the upstairs balcony area would hold over 100 more. It had only one screen of course, and the old … more
The silver haired skinny guy up front looked like he could be a Greenup County farmer. And he was tall enough to have played basketball in this old gym-turned church that for today was hosting the … more
Robert Snead, Cynthia Jo Billingsby (Kemp) - Nancy Hall Jubilee. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October 2004. more
Carroll County needs to envision and then enact a new economic development plan. It is embarrassing to see the county’s unemployment percentages in the bottom of statewide statistics in May … more
I’m still not one hundred per cent certain about this moon landing thing. And I also realize that fifty years is an extra long time to perpetuate a hoax. But you’ve got to realize, CNN … more
The Polar Bar, owned and operated by Junior and Ruth Owen, was a popular gathering place for young and old alike. Pictured is the building as it looked on their first day of business on March 1, … more
It didn’t take long for this country to celebrate the Fourth of July. In 1777, at Bristol, Rhode Island, thirteen gunshots were fired, once in the morning and again in the evening, to mark the … more
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