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Early Voting Begins October 14 in Tennessee

Carroll County — Early voting for the November 3 local, state and national elections begins Wednesday, October 14 and ends Thursday, October 29, 2020 throughout Tennessee. Any registered voter …

Unemployment Down in 94 out Of 95 Tennessee Counties

NASHVILLE — Newly-released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development highlighted an improving economy with lower unemployment in nearly every county across the state …

County’s Tax Bills Delayed

HUNTINGDON (September 25) — Owners of real estate are accustomed to receiving their annual tax billing on or about October 1 of each year. This year, the tax notices are delayed.Paula Bolen, …

McKenzie Woman Charged with TennCare Fraud

NASHVILLE — A Carroll County woman is charged with TennCare fraud for allegedly reporting incorrect information to the state in order to obtain TennCare healthcare insurance benefits.The Office …

Candidates Seeking 76th House Seat Discuss Local Issues

76TH DISTRICT — After State Representative for the 76th District (Weakley, and portions of Carroll and Obion counties) Andy Holt announced he would not seek re-election to the seat he has held …
Matter of Opinion

The Old Motel Has to Go

Since my appointment and later election to the McKenzie City Council, I have made it my mission to work with city officials to make McKenzie a safe place to live and raise children. Now as my third …
COVID-19

COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Rise in County

NASHVILLE (September 28) — The Tennessee Department of Health released the following data concerning Carroll, Henry and Weakley counties for September 28, 2020 as it relates to COVID-19.Carroll …

Community Focus
Weekly 150: C.H. ‘Red’ Summers
About 10 or 11 years old, I became enamored with the game of golf. By seventh-grade, I had enough sense to realize there were not any …
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Huntingdon Council Honors Lori Nolen for Service at The Dixie
HUNTINGDON (September 22) — During Tuesday’s regular meeting, the Huntingdon Town Council and Mayor Dale Kelley presented …
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Local National Guard Soldiers Return From Overseas Deployment in Kuwait
SMYRNA (September 18) — Local Tennessee National Guard members were among approximately 116 soldiers from the 194th Engineer …
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Most Recent Special Edition
Obituaries

NORMAN HILLARD

HUNTINGDON — Mr. Norman Hillard, 79, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Saturday September 26, 2020 at his home.Funeral services were Monday, September 28, 2020 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter …

MARGURITE TIRADO

CAMDEN — Mrs. Margurite Tirado, 75, of Camden, Tennessee, died Friday, September 25, 2020 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital, from injuries she received in an automobile …

ANNIE CRUM

CLARKSBURG — Mrs. Annie Lee Crum, 89, of Clarksburg, Tennessee died Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at the NorthCliff Assisted Living in Lexington.Due to Covid-19, the family has chosen private …

PAUL BENSEN

HOLLOW ROCK — Paul Bensen, 88, of Hollow Rock, died Wednesday, September 23 at his home. He was a dear husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Paul Bensen, a 42-year resident and …

Doris Helen Haskell

McKENZIE - Graveside services for Doris Helen Haskell, 90, will be held Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Trezevant Cemetery with Randy McCadams officiating.  The family will receive …

Phyllis Lynch Torres

McKENZIE — Services for Phyllis Lynch Torres, 79, are Friday, September 25, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home with Reverend Tony Janner officiating. Interment will follow at …

REBECCA HAMPTON

CLARKSBURG — Mrs. Rebecca Hampton, 63, of Clarksburg, Tennessee, died Friday, September 18, 2020, at her home.Funeral services were Monday, September 21, 2020 in the Chapel of Chase Funeral …

Alexander Michael Pierce

Alexander Michael Pierce, infant son of Morgan Limbaugh and Alex Pierce, died Wednesday, September 16, 2020.Graveside services are 2 p.m., Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Bevill Cemetery in Paris, …
Records

Carroll County General Sessions

HUNTINGDON (September 23-24) — The following cases were heard in Carroll County General Sessions Court on September 23 and 24.The following cases were bound over the Grand Jury of the Carroll …

Property Transfers

•Larry Lewis to Jimmy Cannon in District 11.•Dennis Noel to Phillip Boyd and Rebecca Jean Bradley.•Corene Bennett to Logan C. Payne in District 22.•Leslie Allen to Stanley L. …

Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

Theft — Deputies are looking into the recent theft of a firearm from a residence near Huntingdon.Ronnie Cole told deputies on Sept. 9 that someone had broken into a house at 1165 Lakewood Lake …

Huntingdon Police Reports

Vehicle Theft Reported — Officers are looking into the possible theft of a vehicle.Huntingdon resident Cary Eskew told Officer Zachery Barker on Sept. 22 that Robyn Russell rented a 20-foot …
McKenzie Fire and Rescue
In our schools
COVID Closures Cause Learning Shortfalls
NASHVILLE — Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Education released estimated data regarding learning …
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West Carroll School Board Meets Thursday
The West Carroll Board of Education convenes Thursday, October 1, 6:30 p.m., at the West Carroll Jr./Sr. High Cafeteria. The agenda …
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Huntingdon Native is Bethel’s Hutchins Scholar
McKENZIE (September 8) — Bethel University recently presented the 2020-2021 Hutchins Scholar Award to Kera Meggs. Meggs, a …
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TCAT McKenzie Presents Recent Graduates
The Summer 2020 trimester at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at McKenzie ended differently this year. A virtual graduation …
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West Carroll Graduate is State’s Teacher of the Year
NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Education announced Kami Lunsford, a 14-year music teacher from Karns Middle School, is …
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McKenzie Elementary
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West Carroll Special School District
General
Mama T's What's Cookin'

White Bean Chili

4-5 large chicken breasts1 medium onion, chopped1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped2 -15 ounce cans cooked Great Northern beans, drained2 teaspoon ground cumin2 …
Mama T's What's Cookin'

Seven Layer Salad

1 head chopped lettuce3 green onions, chopped1/2 bag frozen green peas, thawed1 or 2 cucumbers, dicedCelery sticksLayer above ingredients in glass bowl. Put on salad dressing to cover. Put in …

TNT BBQ Hosts Ribbon-Cutting

McKENZIE (September 18) — A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday at TNT BBQ, 436 Elm Street. The family-operated restaurant offers an extensive menu including barbecue, chicken, fish, ribs, …

McKenzie Nutrition Hosts Grand Opening

McKENZIE (September 19) — The new owners of McKenzie Nutrition hosted a grand opening Saturday, complete with an open house and ribbon-cutting.The business, located at 16214 Highland Drive, …

West Carroll Graduate is Tennessee Teacher of the Year

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Education announced Kami Lunsford, a 14-year music teacher from Karns Middle School, is the 2020-21 Tennessee Teacher of the Year. The West Carroll High …
Food
Trash Celebration 2020

1 cup peanut butter12 ounce package chocolate chips1 box raisins1 large jar peanuts1 stick butter1 box Rice Chex or Crispix1 box powdered sugarMelt peanut butter, butter and chocolate chips. Mix with …

Chocolate Chip Cookies 1/2 cup Crisco (butter flavored)3/4 cup sugar1 teaspoon vanilla2 eggs1 teaspoon baking soda1 -12ounce chocolate chips1 stick margarine3/4 cup brown sugar2 1/4 cup plain flour1 teaspoon saltnuts, …
Brown Sugar Nut Bars 1 lb. brown sugar2 eggs2 cup nuts1 cup butter2 cup self-rising flourMelt butter. Add sugar. Stir until dissolves. Let cool if too hot. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Stir in remaining …
Watergate Salad 1 large can crushed pineapple(not drained)1 -8ounce cool whipfew maraschino cherries1 package pistachio pudding1 cup small marshmallowsnutsMix pudding and pineapple. Add balance of ingredients. …
People

LCDR Brent Summers Promoted to Commander

Commander Brent L. Summers, U.S. Navy, son of Linda and the late Roger Summers, brother of Tommy Summers and Susan Muzzall, is a 1998 McKenzie High School graduate, a 2002 UT Martin graduate and …

Lanier Mabry To Celebrate 105th Birthday

McKENZIE — Retired elementary school teacher Lanier Mabry is celebrating her 105th birthday today, September 8 at AHC-McKenzie.She taught for 39 years at McKenzie Elementary School and retired …

Yogesh, Baker to Wed

Dr. and Mrs. Kumar Yogesh and Major General and Mrs. Tommy Baker are pleased to announce the engagement and soon-to-be marriage of their children, Niti Patel Yogesh and Cody Lee Baker.Growing up, …

AHC Resident Trevathan Celebrates 30th Birthday with Parade of Visitors

McKENZIE (July 30) — AHC McKenzie resident Kyle Trevathan celebrated his 30th birthday Thursday, and, despite visitation restrictions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, family and friends made sure …

Anderson Tires Marks Fifth Anniversary With Customer Appreciation Luncheon

McKENZIE (July 17) — Anderson Tires and Alignment, 126 Oak Street, celebrated five years of service Friday with a customer appreciation luncheon. Customers were invited to the business for …
Opinion
Life After Death

I tell people that story about Leon seeing a Tarzan picture show up at the Park Theatre and going down to Paris Landing the next day and jumping off that high bridge over the Tennessee River…I …

Weekly 150: Dr. Sidney C. Ray Growing up in the 1980s and 90s, McKenzie had a selection of doctors with an array of specialties. Our family chose Dr. Sidney Ray. On more than one occasion Dr. Ray saved my father’s life. …
Pictorial History of McKenzie: Fire at Log Cabin Market Fire at Log Cabin Market, 1987. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October 2004.
Raymond Knew His ‘Degrees’
Mr. Raymond White talked too slow to be a real meteorologist. But he was all we had growing up back home. He’d come on WHDM and in his unhurried, down home way tell us how hot it was and what …
Weekly 150: George Warren Barksdale George Warren Barksdale was born in 1920 in the Crawley Store community between McKenzie and Greenfield. Before long the family moved to the Liberty Community about four miles from Greenfield. It was …
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