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JACKSON, TN (May 30, 2023): -- LIFELINE Blood Services announced today that West Tennessee’s blood supply is at a critically low level and that blood types O positive, O negative, A positive, A … more
TENNESSEE — The unemployment rate decreased in all 95 Tennessee counties during April. The Tennessee Labor Force Estimates indicate a growing labor force across Carroll, Henry and Weakley counties. Each of the three counties had a lower unemployment rate than the state rate. more
Members of the McKenzie American Legion, other veterans, and friends placed small American flags at the gravesites of veterans on Sunday, May 28. The flags were placed at the graves regardless of whether the veterans’ death was service related. more
HUNTINGDON (May 25) — A new headquarters for Carroll County Electric Department may be in the offing, but not anytime soon. more
HUNTINGDON (May 29) — The Town of Huntingdon hosted the 20th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Monday at Thomas Park on East Main Street in Huntingdon. The ceremony remembered those who died in military service to our country, as well as veterans and active military personnel. There was reserved seating for veterans and a red carnation for every veteran who registered at the table prior to the ceremony. more
McKENZIE (May 29) — Memorial Day is a day of remembrance, commemorated to honor the memory of the troops who never returned home from battle. The City of McKenzie hosted a Memorial Day ceremony Monday at 10 a.m. for citizens to honor and memorialize loved ones who sacrificed their lives in the name of freedom. more
The Tennessee Department of Education released scores from the spring English/language arts (ELA) TCAP assessment Wednesday, May 25, revealing that more than half of Tennessee’s third-grade students are not meeting proficiency in the subject. While some area schools have higher proficiency percentages than the statewide average, McKenzie, Hollow-Rock/Bruceton, Milan and West Carroll special school districts have found their percentages below the state average. more
PARIS (May 26) — Henry County Medical Center is suspending obstetric services for the foreseeable future, according to CEO John Tucker, who made the recommendation to the hospital’s Board of Trustees at Thursday’s monthly board meeting. more
(May 11) — More than half of all rural Tennessee hospitals no longer deliver babies — a trend that shows no clear signs of reversal while pregnant patients outside major metropolitan areas routinely drive an hour, or more, in order to give birth. more
Well, time has claimed another music legend. This time it’s a more local legend, Tina Turner. I can’t honestly say she was one of my favorites but her music catalog is impressive. Songs like “Proud Mary,” “River Deep – Mountain High,” “Private Dancer” and “What’s Love Got to Do With It” are probably on my playlist somewhere in my iTunes. For me, when you say Tina Turner the first thing that comes to mind is her role as Auntie Entity in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, and yes, as I write this synopsis on the Queen of Rock n’ Roll, Thunderdome is playing on my television. more
UNION CITY (May 27) — Northwest Tennessee Tourism hosted its first Legislative Breakfast at Discovery Park in Union City on May 27. more
McKenzie High School graduates who wish for a way to rekindle friendships with old classmates, promote school pride, and help current students – look no further. more
Forty-four years. That’s how long I have attended and reported from government meetings. At some meetings, I walk in with an agenda that was mailed, emailed, hand-delivered, or faxed to me in advance. Those are city government agencies with a desire to inform constituents. more
The 2023 Weakley County School graduates crossed stages, received diplomas, and took their next steps on paths that may prove to be challenging and we hope will be successful. Before the month is out, a gentleman who crossed the same stage as me back in 1979 will successfully conclude a career in education. Randy Frazier has more than proven he was up for the challenge of serving as teacher, principal, coach and director of schools. When he closes the door at the Board of Education in Dresden for the last time in that role and assumes his well-earned mantle of retiree, if he stays true to his nature, it will be without fanfare. But, I, for one among what I believe are many, want to at least express my appreciation for all he has brought to the school system and the county. more
ROCKVALE HIGH SCHOOL (SPRING FLING  2023) - McKenzie High School Rebels baseball team made it to the semi-final round of the Class 1A  state championship before falling 5-2 against East … more
Spring Fling (May 25, 2023)  - The McKenzie Rebels baseball and the Hollow Rock-Bruceton softball teams remain alive in the state Class 1A tournaments in the Spring Fling in the Murfreesboro … more
HUNTINGDON (May 23) — The Town of Huntingdon Mayor and Council approved the first of two readings on the 2023-24 fiscal year budget. Additionally, the Board approved $38,000 to renovate tennis … more
McKENZIE (May 18) McKenzie Rebels baseball team is returning to Murfreesboro to compete in the Class 1A state championship tournament. The first game is Tuesday, May 23, 4 p.m. at Rockvale against … more
McKENZIE (May 22) — The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new $300,000 pickleball courts in McKenzie was Monday, May 22. more
The cost of mailing your newspaper and other second class publication is increasing in July. more
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