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Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 5.9 percent in 2022, the Social Security Administration announced today. more
NASHVILLE — Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Tennessee General Assembly closed a special session to address funding and oversight of Ford Motor Company’s historic $5.6 billion investment at the Megasite of West Tennessee. more
PARIS (October 13) — Long-time Henry County General Sessions and Juvenile Court Judge Vicki S. Snyder is one of five applicants the Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments will consider when it meets to select nominees for the Court of Criminal Appeals opening in the Western Section created by the retirement of the Honorable Alan E. Glenn. The other four applicants are Donald H. Allen (Jackson), Kyle C. Atkins (Jackson), John W. Campbell Sr. (Memphis) and Robert W. Wilson (Memphis). Allen and Atkins are Circuit Court Judges in the 26th Judicial District, Campbell is a Criminal Court Judge in the 30th Judicial District and Wilson is an Assistant Attorney General. more
The West Carroll School Board met Tuesday, October 19, for their monthly session with several items to discuss and vote on. more
The Huntingdon School Board approved a change in the bid to replace the roof on Huntingdon High School during their meeting on October 21. They voted to rescind the old bid approved in August and accept the new bid from another company after a brief presentation by Jim Atkins who represents Lashlee-Rich contractors. The old company couldn’t guarantee their price after a certain date which precipitated the change. The new construction company guaranteed a maximum price of $609,000 which is a $10,000 increase over the old price. The project entails removing the top layers of the roof down to the insulation and adding a new layer of insulation on top of the old insulation and a top membrane. more
Bethel alumni, friends, and supporters will celebrate Homecoming at Bethel University on November 1-7 on the Bethel University home campus in McKenzie. The events include basketball, football, volleyball, a decades reunion, alumni softball game, bonfire, tailgating, Sports Hall of Fame breakfast, and performances by Renaissance Theatre. The event culminates with worship on Sunday at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. more
HUNTINGDON (October 18) — Carroll County commissioners approved an enhanced retirement plan for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department and delayed the approval of a redistricting plan for the county commission districts during its October 18 meeting at the Carroll County Civic Center. more
HUNTINGDON (October 22) — Some rural residents have not had their solid waste (garbage) collected and disposed for three weeks after the independent contractor, Red River Waste Solutions, filed for bankruptcy. A solution might be on the horizon with Republic Services, a nationwide solid waste contractor with a branch operation in McKenzie. more
Those that know me, know I have a love for older music, preferably classic country and rock from the 60s and 70s. Probably much to wife’s announce, I know and can sing along to almost every song that comes on the radio or iPod (when I’m the vehicle DJ). The Story family has a history and love for music, going back at least five generations. Naturally, I married one of the best singers from McKenzie. more
I believe it was 1958. But don’t hold me to that. A tad of water has slipped under the bridge since then. And I was way more into hide-and-go-seek, finding the key to my roller skates and Little League baseball than I was new city fire trucks. more
HUNTINGDON (October 21, 2021) - The garbage is accumulating along rural roads in Carroll County after Red River Waste Solutions has failed to empty the waste cans for at least one week. Carroll … more
The undefeated McKenzie Rebels football team has a change in schedule and venue for the Friday, October 22, 2021 game at 7 p.m. Originally, the Rebels were to play Hollow Rock-Bruceton Tigers at … more
NASHVILLE (October 15) — The percentage of local citizens who have received the COVID-19 vaccination is lower than the state average, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. more
The Trezevant City Board met for their monthly session last Tuesday, October 12 passing the second reading of an ordinance governing Sunday beer sales. The ordinance will now allow beer sales on and off premises between the hours of 12 noon and 12 midnight on Sundays. more
Unemployment fell in the tri-counties between July and August. more
McKenzie’s City Council met for their regular monthly session Thursday, October 12, passing two ordinances on the first reading and discussing possible future ordinances. more
McKENZIE (October 10) — Bethel Baptist Church celebrated a historic moment on Sunday, October 10 with a groundbreaking service for a new sanctuary. Bro. James Hazlewood said, it has been a six year process with lots of prayer, meetings and planning. Once the site passes inspection, then the pad will be poured and steel is set to arrive Monday, November 8. Bro. Hazlewood said, after that the building will begin to go up. more
NASHVILLE — After 41 years of service, Maj. Gen. Tommy H. Baker, a Huntingdon resident, retired from the Tennessee National Guard on October 17. more
McKENZIE (October 14) — McKenzie Fire and Rescue responded to a tractor fire at 260 Old Paris Road on Long Heights Baptist Church’s property on Thursday at 3:01 p.m. more
Leon had a birthday this week. It might seem odd to you but I still celebrate it. I call Paula and we cry. And we laugh. And we remember. And we thank our lucky stars. more
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