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City of McKenzie Refinances $2.6 Million Bond

McKENZIE (September 10) — During its September meeting, the McKenzie City Council approved Mayor Jill Holland’s request to refinance the city’s 2019 loan for energy savings program …

Huntingdon Approves Online Drivers’ School

HUNTINGDON (September 8) — Persons who are eligible to participate in online driving schools to prevent a speeding citation from appearing on their driving/insurance history now have a new …

Trezevant Approves Increased Water Rates

TREZEVANT (September 8) — The Town of Trezevant Mayor and Board approved a rate hike in the water and sewer rates effective September 9, 2020. The rates were necessary to reach a break even …

Sheriff’s Department Charges McKenzie Men for Burglary, Drug Charges

McKENZIE (September 1) — Two McKenzie men facing burglary and drug charges are scheduled to appear in court next week for their preliminary hearings.Christopher Michael Cozart, 42, of Hightower …

Clarksburg Awarded Grant for City Hall Renovation

Mayor Howell Wayne Todd announced at Monday’s meeting of the Mayor and Aldermen that the USDA’s Office of Rural Development has awarded the City of Clarksburg financial assistance for the …

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 …
COVID-19

Deaths, Cases of COVID-19 Increase In Tri-County Area

NASHVILLE (September 5) — The number of cases and deaths attributed to COVID-19 increased over the last week in the tri-county area.The number of virus-related deaths as of Saturday, September …

Community Focus
Cash Express Honors First Responders on 9/11
McKENZIE (September 11) — The staff of Cash Express honored local first responders on Friday, the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 …
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Webb Alumni Association Celebrates 50th Anniversary
McKENZIE (September 5) — Members of the Webb (School) Alumni Association are celebrating their 50 anniversary. The usual big …
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Weekly 150: The Big Buck Community
The recent unrest around the expansion of hog farming in Carroll County has shined a temporary light on the once-thriving community of …
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Most Recent Special Edition
Obituaries

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, …

Bobbie Louise Cooper

McKenzie, Tennessee Services for Bobbie Louise Cooper, 78, will be held Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Grace Baptist Church with Brother Fred Morris and Brother Dennis Trull …

Mary Othene Mann

HOLLOW ROCK — Mary Othene Mann,, 83, died September 11, 2020 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. She was born on July 5, 1937 in Huntingdon to the late Otha Lee Smothers and Lillie Mae Higdon …

Jimmy Springer

    HUNTINGDON - Mr. Jimmy “Jim” Clark Springer, 74, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Saturday, September 12, 2020 at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, …

Charles “Chob” Edwin Balentine

Charles “Chob” Edwin Balentine 1940 - 2020 CEDAR GROVE - Mr. Charles “Chob” Edwin Balentine, 80 of Cedar Grove, Tennessee, died Thursday, September 10, 2020, at his …

Todd Michael Robertson

  1956 - 2020 HOLLOW ROCK - Mr. Todd Michael Robertson, 63 of Hollow Rock, Tennessee, died Thursday, September 10, 2020, at his home. Funeral services were Saturday, September 12, 2020 …

Ethel Mae Nash

ETHEL MAE NASH 1922 -2020 HUNTINGDON - Mrs. Ethel Mae Nash, 98 of Huntingdon, died Friday, September 11, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. She was born March 9, 1922, in …

MAJORIA ‘Jo’ MELTON ABBOTT

1931 – 2020  HUNTINGDON - Mrs. Majoria “Jo” Jane Melton Abbott, 89, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Saturday, September 12, 2020, at her home. The family had a private …
Records

Marriage Licenses

•William Brice Vandiver, 21, of Atwood to Kaitlin Brooke Pigue, 21, of Atwood.•Pricilla Jane Camper, 64, of Trezevant to Larry Joe Chrisman Jr., 63, of Trezevant.•Erica Lee Yarbro, 28, …

McKenzie Police Reports

SPEEDING, License Suspended-7th Offense — Demarquis Deshon Anderson, 30, of Memphis was charged with driving on a suspended license- seventh offense, speeding, and expired registration after a …

Property Transfers

•Darryl and Marsha Witwer to Jeffery and Kristy M. Clark.•Shirley Lewis to State of Tennessee.•Geneva Browning to State of Tennessee.•Whitney N. and Tabitha D. Foster to Whitney …

Carroll County General Sessions Report

HUNTINGDON (September 9-10) — The following cases were heard in Carroll County General Sessions Court on September 9 and 10.Bound over to the Grand Jury of the Carroll County Circuit Court were …
McKenzie Fire and Rescue
In our schools
McKenzie School Board Inducts New Members
McKENZIE (September 1) — McKenzie Special School District Board of Education inducted three newly elected members. Administered …
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West Carroll School Board Welcomes New Members, Elects Officers
ATWOOD (September 1) — The West Carroll Special School District Board of Education met Tuesday with a lengthy agenda. The …
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Public School Students Eat Free Through December 31
WASHINGTON, DC (August 31) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Monday the U.S. Department of Agriculture …
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McKenzie Schools Continue Distance Learning Through September 4
McKENZIE (AUGUST 25, 2020) — Due to the continued rise of active COVID-19 cases in Carroll County and the current number of …
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Huntingdon School Board Bids Farewell To Two Members, Welcomes Electees
HUNTINGDON (August 20) — The Huntingdon Special School District Board of Education met Thursday at the middle school, and, for …
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McKenzie Elementary
McKenzie High School Library
West Carroll Special School District
General

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 …

Sixty-Six Communities Receive Community Development Block Grants

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe recently approved over $27.6 million in Community Development Block Grants …

Mayor Butler Speaks to McKenzie Rotary

McKenzie (September 8) — Carroll County Mayor Joseph Butler was the featured speaker at the September 8 meeting of the McKenzie Rotary Club.Butler has served two years at the post. His father, …
Mama T's What's Cookin'

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 …
Mama T's What's Cookin'

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, …
Food
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. …
Cajun Style Pork Ribs 2 lbs country style pork ribs2 teaspoon onion powder1 to 2 teaspoon ground black pepper2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves1 teaspoon salt4 teaspoon paprika2 teaspoon garlic powder2 to 2 teaspoon Cayenne …
Barbecued Chicken 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (4oz.each)For the Sauce:1/4 c ketchup1 tablespoon ready-made white horseradish2 teaspoon firmly packed dark brown sugar1 clove garlic, minced1/4 teaspoon …
People

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 …

New Arrival

Jeri DeAnn and Robert Martin Shands of McKenzie welcomed daughter Ella Grace Shands on Sunday, July 5 in Paris. She weighed five pounds, 14.9 ounces and was 19 inches long. Siblings are Gabriella, …
Opinion
Pictorial History of McKenzie: Wilson, Gaines and Manner

(L to R): W.D. Wilson, Ben Gaines and Wendell Manner. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October 2004.

A Friend I Never Met
June 15, 1964, probably won’t ring any bells for you. Shoot, half of today’s world wasn’t even born at the time. President Lyndon Johnson was raving about something he called The …
Pictorial History of McKenzie: Dr. A. L. Dennison Dr. A. L. Dennison sitting on his rock (school house step) with his father-in-law, A. W. Wilson, in late 1920s, on Stonewall before it was paved. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial …
‘Leaning On The Everlasting Arms’
When things got off track back home we’d hold a tent revival. Now, I didn’t have nothing to do with it. I was just a boy. I never knew who organized it. Who set up the tents and rounded …
Weekly 150: Coach Wade Comer As each school year begins, there is a certain buzz in the air that focuses on the tradition of high school football. Cooler temperatures and stadium lights frame that imagery around the game, but …
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