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Postal Rates to Increase

On August 29, the United States Postal Service will make postal rate changes to first-class mail, international mail and newspapers.
McKenzie Special School District

What to Expect in the Upcoming School Year

As the first day of the 2021-2022 school year approaches, students of the McKenzie Special School District can look forward to a mask-less, almost normal school year.
Calendar of Events
    • Calendar 7-27-21

      Olive Branch Cemetery Day Olive Branch Cemetery Day is Friday, August 6. There will be a potluck meal at noon. Bring donations or mail those …

    • Calendar 7-20-21

      Bethel Hosts Summer Science Camp Bethel University is hosting a Summer Science Camp on August 14, 5 to 7 p.m. The event is presented by the …

Community Focus

Nights on Broadway Features Fajita Bros. on Banner Row

McKENZIE (July 15) — Summer concert series Nights on Broadway continued Thursday with Fajita Bros., who played on Banner Row before a sizable audience sitting under the shade trees in Veterans Memorial Park. Next up for Nights on Broadway is Longshot on Thursday, July 29 from 7-9 p.m.

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Walter Waddle

McKENZIE — A memorial service for Walter Leslie Waddle is Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 11 a.m. at McKenzie First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends at the church …

William Paul Godwin

  GLEASON  - Memorial services for William Paul Godwin, 83, of Gleason, Tenn. were Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason. He was born October 31, 1937 and died …

Bessie M. Phillips

McKenzie, TN   Funeral services for Bessie M. Phillips are Friday, July 23, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church McKenzie. The family will receive friends at the church on Friday 10 a.m. …

Loyce Robertson

McKenzie, Tenn. -  Funeral services for Loyce Robertson are 12 p.m., Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time. …

Mollie Bell Rumley

BRUCETON - Mrs. Mollie Bell Rumley, 78 of Bruceton, Tennessee, died Saturday, July 17, 2021 at the Life Care Center in Bruceton. Funeral services are Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 11 a.m. in the …

Thaxton Guill Sullivan, Jr.

Mr. Thaxton Guill Sullivan, Jr., 74, of Huntingdon, Tenn. died Sunday, July 11, 2021 at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Mr. Sullivan was born on November 1, 1946 in Nashville, Tenn. to the late Thaxton …

John Gregory Nicoletti

McKENZIE - Mr. John Gregory Nicoletti, 61, of McKenzie, Tenn. died Thursday, July 8, 2021 at his home. Mr. Nicoletti was born on April 18, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Michael Nicoletti …

Mildred Marie Walls

Mrs. Mildred Marie Walls, 93 of Knoxville, Tennessee, died Monday, July 12, 2021 at her home. Graveside funeral services were Thursday, July 15, 2021 at Carroll Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Walls was …

Ligie Hollingsworth

Ligie Hollingsworth 1939 - 2021 BRUCETON  - Mr. Ligie Serrell Hollingsworth, 82 of Bruceton, Tennessee, died Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at his home. Funeral services were  Saturday …

Weekly 150: J. Tom Winsett

A few years ago I came across an old Life Magazine cover with a baseball player who looked as if he was trying to knock the cover off the ball. Since the cover was with other historical photos of McKenzie, I assumed the player had something to do with McKenzie but I never pursued any information. Then last week during a Rotary Club meeting, I noticed the photo downstairs at Lakeside Senior Living Community.

Go Rest High On That Mountain

Willie and Shirley Ramsey started talking to me about writing a weekly article for The Star in 1983.

Back to School in McKenzie

On Tuesday, August 3, the class of 2022 will begin their final year at McKenzie High School. Students will attend the traditional half-day on August 3 and begin a full-day schedule on August 4. I want to welcome all of our new and returning students for what is going to be an exciting year.

Weekly 150: H. Gordon Stoker

When talking about Mike Snider and his music career, it is a must to bring up Gordon Stoker as both men hail from Gleason. I didn’t realize until the other day, it was Stoker who arranged for Snider to appear on the Opry.


Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

Drug Possession — Andrew David Byrd, 29, of 9290 Highway 70, Cedar Grove, was charged with simple possession of schedule VI during a June 18 traffic stop in Trezevant.

Property Transfers

Johnny D. And Lacye L. Abbott to Jeffrey M. And Amber Nicole Weatherly in District 11.

Carroll County General Sessions Court Report

HUNTINGDON — The following cases were heard in Carroll County General Sessions Court on July 21 and 22.

McKenzie Police Reports

DUI — William T. Carter, 54, Highway 436, McKenzie was charged with DUI and implied consent after a traffic stop on July 22.
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    • Recipes 7-27-21

      Salad of Gold 1 (3oz.) package lemon jello 2/3 cup very hot water 2/3 cup juice from pineapple 2 tablespoon vinegar 2/3 cup …

    • Recipes 7-20-21

      Veazy Beans 2 (16oz.) cans VanCamp Pork-n-beans 1 small onion 2/3 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup tomato catsup 10 shakes nutmeg Dash …