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By Glenn MolletteGMollette@aol.comMay 30, 1868 was the first official Decoration Day. The day was declared by General John A. Logan and observed at Arlington National Cemetery. Volunteers that day … more
As we mark another Veterans Day, I find it all the more important to write this week’s article paying some semblance of a tribute to the veterans of McKenzie. The men and women of McKenzie hold … more
McKENZIE (December 4) — The McKenzie Special School District Board of Education met Tuesday with several items on the agenda. Most notable was a recommendation for tenure for five … more
McKENZIE (November 8) — During the regular monthly meeting of the McKenzie Board of Mayor and Council, Vice-Mayor Gene Hale and Councilperson Cassie Allen were recognized for their service on … more
Does Article I Section 8 of the US Constitution state that Congress has the power to declare war? Further, does it state that the Congress has the power to raise and support armies, but no … more
If I remember correctly, the first person to broach the subject of what I “wanted to be in life” was Miss Carolyn Blades in the first grade. I’m not sure if she asked it as part of … more
Chandler King was the first veteran I ever heard talk about his time in the service. He was in the Navy. And he was at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He came to our second grade class in 1954 and … more
West Carroll School Board convenes Thursday, December 6 at the Board Office in Atwood.The following items are on the agenda:Approve consent agenda: a. Approve minutes from November 1, 2018 Board … more
David Mark called, “Let’s go to Adobe Walls.”“OK.” He’s the only brother I have left. I’m going to do about whatever he says. “Isn’t that up by … more
I don’t think I’m as “country” as some folks have been led to believe. But people who watched the recent “Country Music” documentary by Ken Burns seem to … more
Long-time Bethel supporters and brothers (L to R): Joe Morris, Ray Morris and Jack Morris. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie … more
Election Day 2018 has come and gone with some voter records getting broken in the process. Carroll County’s early vote total of 4426 was more than double the early vote total from 2016 which is … more
ATWOOD — West Carroll’s Board of Education will meet Thursday September 5 with election of officers on the agenda. Boardmembers will hear a school/district level data presentation along … more
1960s, Street Dance on Banner Row in Downtown McKenzie. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October 2004. more
I mention Slick Tosh and people roll their eyes LIKE I’m making that name up for sure. Then I get down to the part where Rollin Trull rammed his big Harley right through the front door of the … more
McKenzie Eighth Grade Graduation, 1948, at Miss Ophie Everett’s home on Magnolia Ave. First Row (L to R): Kenneth Townsend, Billy Hall, Ann Sneed, Gaylon Hickman, Joyce Hill, Marty Carter … more
Sixty-six years removed from his valiant service in the Korean Conflict, Oscar Owen received a Bronze Star for his unselfish service during that conflict.In 1953, from March through December, … more
An Atwood woman was shot and killed in Trenton early Sunday morning, and police have charged a Gibson County man with reckless homicide.Madisson Bright, 18, was shot at a house on 808 South Lexington … more
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