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McKENZIE (July 3) — Area residents of McKenzie enjoyed the fourth of July one day early this year because the official holiday was on Sunday. The day started with a children’s parade on Banner Row, followed by events at the Farmers’ Market and ending the celebration at City Park with a fireworks show, where spectators filled the park and side roads to watch the aerial show. Four children participated in the Children’s Parade including Gage Winchester, Ezra Grisham, Cali Diller, and Ava Diller. Uncle Sam (Dan Grisham) led the parade and Steve Bomar provided the music with pre-recorded soundtracks. Mayor Jill Holland and Jennifer Waldrup gave each of the participants novelty items for their participation. more
Carolyn Keiper Wrinkle Fite was the oldest of the two children born to Amos (1902–1995) and Elsie Keiper Wrinkle (1903–1990). Born on June 9, 1924, she was five years older than her brother Bailey Moore (1929–2015). Her father owned Wrinkle-Moore Hardware and Furniture which later became Wrinkle Hardware. more
Martha Sanborn was one of the first people I met when I moved to Port St. Joe in 1969. I coached her two sons. I had both of them in my history class. Her husband was a bit more country than I was…and that is quite a statement! I appointed her daughter the first bat girl ever in the history of Port St. Joe High School baseball. more
McKENZIE (June 26) — On Monday, June 26, 2021 at 2:20 a.m., Pocket’s Convenience Store in McKenzie was robbed at gunpoint. No one was injured during the incident. more
HUNTINGDON (June 22) — Carroll County is hiring. During a multi-employer job fair on Tuesday, June 22 at the American Job Center in Huntingdon, Twenty-one of the county’s employers participated in the four-hour event hoping to hire up to 400 employees. more
CARROLL COUNTY — Carroll County Republicans meet Tuesday, June 29, 7 p.m. at the Huntingdon Public Safety Building (old City Hall), 12740 Lexington Street, Huntingdon. more
HUNTINGDON — Retired Air Force Colonel James C. Harding of Huntingdon was honored on his 87th birthday with friends and neighbors, and elected officials honoring his service to his country. He was termed an American hero, whose military decorations place him at the top 25th most decorated in U.S. history. He was honored with a resolution from the Tennessee General Assembly at a celebration at the Carroll County Civic Center, coordinated by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce. more
Ramona Washburn, longtime owner and publisher of The McKenzie Banner and the Dresden Enterprise, died Monday June 28, 2021 at her home in McKenzie. She was 88 years old. more
John McAfee, the British-American founder of McAfee antivirus,  was found dead in his cell in a prison near Barcelona on Wednesday around 1 p.m. McAfee, known for his outlaw style and the antivirus software that still bears his name, even though his family no longer owns the company, once resided in Lexington, Tennessee and adopted a dog from the Carroll County Humane Society. more
Notice of Office Closure The McKenzie Banner will be closed Friday, July 2, in observance of Independence Day and to mourn the loss of our loved one, Ramona Washburn. more
HUNTINGDON (June 22) — The Town of Huntingdon Board of Mayor and Council gave second and final reading to the 2021-22 fiscal year budget on Tuesday with no increase in the $1.2487 per $100 assessed value of property taxes. In the Water and Sewer budget, the Council authorized a 3.6 percent increase in rates consistent with the Consumer Price Index. Councilman Kelly Eubanks and Carl Byars voted against the budget. more
NEWPORT, Rhode Island — Lt. j.g. Garrett Burns, a resident of McKenzie is serving in Newport, Rhode Island, as a U.S. Navy reservist. more
HUNTINGDON (June 26) — The Carroll County Democratic Party hosted a picnic at the Carroll County Sesquicentennial Park in Huntingdon on Saturday with food and entertainment. more
The story of Charlie Cox is the epitome of perseverance. Born in 1935, in the Buchanan community of Henry County, little Charlie fared worse than most children of the Great Depression. When he was nine months old, his father committed suicide. more
Wanderlust. It’s kind of a little brother thing. I’d remind David Mark that Mother said not to go past Archie Moore’s bottom field. He’d be over the fence and almost to the pond before my echo faded away. I was six months shy of being two years older...so naturally I had to shinny over that fence and go after him! more
McKenzie Fireworks Event Is July 3 The City of McKenzie is starting its celebration a day early this year due to July 4 being on a Sunday. The event is Saturday, June 3, and will feature food vendors and an on-site train to transport guests up the hill. The fireworks show is at the McKenzie Recreational Park, located at 570 Como Rd. more
Following the Carroll County Watershed Authority’s May 25 unanimous decision for the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce to help manage the fish population in the Thousand-Acre Recreational Lake and raise funds to stock 20,000 threadfin shad into the lake, the Chamber announced the “Adopt-a-Shad” initiative. more
PARIS/HENRY COUNTY — The Tennessee River Jam festival in Paris,/Henry County was June 17 through June 20, with over four days of music and entertainment with 27 artists, 15 concerts and eight venues. more
BUCHANAN — The Lodge at Paris Landing State Park is estimated to open this fall, according to park officials. The 90-room lodge will provide hotel resort-style vacation rentals on Kentucky Lake near Land Between the Lakes. Features of the lodge include a modern room design, conference space, a full-service restaurant, a bar and a lounge overlooking Kentucky Lake. more
HUNTINGDON (June 15) — The Carroll County Emergency Communications District (911) Board approved its 2021-22 fiscal year budget in a short meeting on June 15. more
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