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Community Focus
Huntingdon Receives $13,000 Grant To Upgrade Bethel Hockey Rink
HUNTINGDON (October 8) — The Town of Huntingdon received a $13,000 Tourism Enhancement Grant Tuesday from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to be used at Bethel …
Park Theatre Grant to Replace Marquee
McKenzie (October 8) — Members of McKenzie City Council, Mayor Jill Holland, Sen. John Stevens, County Mayor Joseph Butler and several business owners were present for a check presentation from …
Beta Sigma Phi Decorates McKenzie for Fall
The ladies service organization Beta Sigma Phi spent the last weekend of September decorating the downtown area and the two welcome signs for fall. Pictured are (L to R): Sharon Hunter, Gail Robb, …
Wards Have October Yard of the Month
The Morning Glory Garden Club awarded Yard of the Month for October to Jim and Edie Ward of 75 Laurelwood Lane. The Wards’ lawn …
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Huntingdon Class of 1959 Has 60-Year Reunion
HUNTINGDON (September 28) — Members of the Huntingdon High School Class of 1959 celebrated their 60-year reunion at Mallard’s Restaurant Saturday. Pictured are (L to R): Front Row — …
Dr. Harold Russell, D.D.S.
Growing up I always heard children are supposed to be scared of the dentist. I guess for some bizarre reason I was the exception to …
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General
Pruett, Terry to Wed Hailey Pruett of Huntingdon and Zack Terry of Dresden announce their engagement.Ms. Pruett is the daughter of Michael and Stephanie Pruett of Huntingdon, Tennessee. Her grandparents are Howard and …
Chiropractic Health Month Proclaimed Carroll County Mayor Joseph Butler declared October as Chiropractic Health Month in Carroll County! Chiropractic Health Month raises awareness of the wide-reaching benefits that can be achieved from …
West Carroll School Board Calms Tax Hike Fears ATWOOD — West Carroll’s School Board met in their regular session Thursday, October 3 at the high school cafeteria due to higher than normal attendance at the meeting.Prior to the school …
FCE News The Bethel/Eastside FCE meeting was called to order in the home of Mary and Pennye Mays. The devotion was given by the hostess for the evening, Miss Pennye Mays. She read an article by Helen Steiner …
Food
Ambrosia 4 bananas1/4 cup orange juice3 tablespoons sugar2 cups oranges (sections)1 cup strawberries, halved1/2 cup salad dressing1 cup whipped creamstoasted coconutCombine bananas with orange juice. Drain, …
Upside Down Pizza 1 1/2 pound ground beef1 jar pizza sauce1/4 teaspoon oregano2 eggs1/2 teaspoon salt1 cup flour1 medium onion, chopped1/2 teaspoon garlic salt8 oz mozzarella cheese, grated1 cup milk1 teaspoon …
Baked Beans 1 can pork and beans2 tablespoons catsupgrated onions2 tablespoon brown sugar1 tablespoon mustardTop with 3 slices of bacon. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
No Bake Coconut Pie 2 (3.4oz.) packages Instant vanilla pudding mix1/2 cup flaked coconut, toasted1 large or 2 small graham cracker crusts2 3/4 cup cold milk1 teaspoon coconut extract1 8oz. frozen whipped topping, …
Obituaries
Harold Franklin Kee

HAROLD FRANKLIN KEEMcKENZIE — Harold Franklin Kee, 86, of McKenzie, Tenn. died Wednesday, October 16, 2019 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Mr. Kee services are Friday, …

Debbie Jean Joyner McKnight

Threasa F. Elliot

Roberta Howard-Teague

Charles Horn

Events
Records
Marriage Licenses

•Renae Paulette Justice, 35, of Huntingdon to Donald Zachory Wyatt, 38, of Buena Vista.•Jerry Eugene Deck, 25, of McKenzie to Jaycee Elizabeth Koontz, 20, of McKenzie.•Jonathan Kirby …

McKenzie Police Reports

General Sessions Report

Property Transfers

Huntingdon Police Reports

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Sports
School
MES Fall Festival King, Queen Candidates Announced
McKenzie Elementary School’s annual Fall Festival is Saturday, October 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each class chose candidates for Festival King and Queen who will raise money until just before …
MHS Beta Club Inducts 42 New Members
McKENZIE (October 6) — Parents, teachers and current Beta Club members gathered in the McKenzie High School Theatre Sunday …
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Area Bands Excel at Huntingdon Marching Invitational
HUNTINGDON (October 5) — The Marching Mustangs hosted the Huntingdon Marching Invitational Saturday at Paul Ward Stadium with an …
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Learning Partners at Gleason School
GLEASON (September 26) — Mrs. Sherri Brawner’s Pre-K students celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day at Gleason School. Students …
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UT Martin Reports Increased Enrollment
MARTIN — The University of Tennessee at Martin reports 7,296 students enrolled this fall semester, including both undergraduate …
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Opinion
A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee
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.
Three Chords, The Truth…
I don’t think I’m as “country” as some folks have been led to believe. But people who watched the recent …
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Listen Carefully...
On Monday, September 23, Greta Thunberg spoke at the United Nations Climate Action Summit. If you haven’t done so already let me …
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Jurisprudence 101
I’m so mad this morning I could just spit. It’s about this impeachment thing. Leon used to abuse us something awful. He …
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Jim Alexander (Part I)
First and foremost thank you to my friend, Keith Priestley, for helping me with this story. I had an idea to do a feature on Jim …
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