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High School and Junior High Bassmaster Series at Kentucky Lake, Carroll County Lake

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — National championships for the fastest-growing youth and high school fishing circuits in the country will be held on Tennessee fisheries, B.A.S.S. announced …

Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Profile Metal Forming to Expand, Create 23 Jobs in McKenzie

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe today announced that Profile Metal Forming plans to invest $2.5 million in …

Early Voting Begins Wednesday

HUNTINGDON (October 12) — Early voting for the November 3 local, state and national elections begins Wednesday, October 14 and ends Thursday, October 29, 2020 throughout Tennessee. Any …

Myers is County’s New Veterans Service Officer

HUNTINGDON (October 12) — Renee Myers of Yuma is Carroll County’s new veterans service officer. She started her duties on October 2020 in the office located in the Carroll County Office …

TEC Bringing Fiber Internet to Portion Of Carroll County

Bradford, Tenn. — TEC, a leading provider of rural broadband, is the recipient of a matching grant in North Carroll County and McLemoresville from the USDA ReConnect Program. TEC will provide …

McKenzie School Board Extends Daily Temperature Checks Through Next Semester

McKENZIE (October 6) — Students at McKenzie schools will have their temperatures checked daily as they enter until the end of the school year following action taken by the district’s …
COVID-19

Area’s COVID-19 Cases Continue To Increase

NASHVILLE (October 11) — The Tennessee Department of Health released the following data concerning Carroll, Henry and Weakley counties for October 11, 2020 as it relates to COVID-19.In this …

Community Focus
Brylee Robertson Asks for Food Donations for Birthday
Brylee Robertson’s grandmother, Patricia Robertson, died April 22, 2020. So this year for Brylee’s 11th birthday on August …
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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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Most Recent Special Edition
Obituaries

Alice Jane Washburn

McKenzie, Tenn. - Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Jane Washburn are Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, …

Billy Washburn

McKenzie, Tenn. - Funeral services for Mr. Billy Jr Washburn are Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 20, …

Dennis Charles Hurley

Mr. Dennis Charles Hurley, 64 of Huntingdon, died October 14, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Medina, Tenn. on April 4, 1956 to Ernest and Ruby Carey Hurley.  He was a …

William Maupin, Jr.

TREZEVANT — Graveside service for Mr. William “Bill” Henry Maupin, Jr., 77, of Trezevant, are Monday, October 19, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Howse Cemetery near Atwood. Mr. Maupin died …

Emily Cary Peterson

Miss Emily Cary Peterson, 17, of Clarksburg, Tennessee died Monday, October 12, 2020, from injuries she received in an automobile accident. Funeral services were Thursday noon, October 15, 2020, …

Frances Claudene Williams

Mrs. Frances Claudene Williams, 90 of Westport, Tennessee died Saturday, October 17, 2020 at the Life Care Center in Bruceton. Funeral services are Monday, October 19, 2020 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel …

Annie Bernice (Cole) Loving

Mrs. Annie Bernice (Cole) Loving, 85 of Paducah, Kentucky, died Friday, October 16, 2020, at her home. Graveside funeral services are Monday, October 19, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Carter’s …

Lindell Wayne Meggs

Mr. Lindell Wayne Meggs, 71 of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Thursday, October 15, 2020, at his home. Funeral services were Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home …
Records

McKenzie Police Reports

Burglary, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon — Three men were charged with various offenses after a burglary on October 10 at 99 Linden Street.Officer Dalton Raspberry was responding to the …

Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

Protection Order Violation — Blake Edward Speer, 30, of Buena Vista was charged with violation of an order of protection on Oct. 7.According to the report by Deputy Tony King, he responded to a …

Marriage Licenses

•Tiffany Ladawn Driggers, 20, Bruceton to Brian Keith Gross Jr., 20, of Buena Vista.•Gabriel Annibale Clericuzio, 39, of McKenzie to Tiffany Danielle Turnbow, 30, of Martin.•Aaron …

Huntingdon Police Reports

Criminal Trespassing — Elfy L. McCorry of Huntingdon was cited for criminal trespassing at Walmart on Oct. 2.According to the report by Officer Kodie Edwards, he responded to a call about a …
McKenzie Fire and Rescue
In our schools
McKenzie School Board Selects Cassidy to Fill Vacancy
McKENZIE (September 28) — The McKenzie Special School District Board of Education held a brief special called meeting Monday at …
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West Carroll Junior High Crowns Homecoming Queen
ATWOOD (September 17) — West Carroll Junior High celebrated football Homecoming Thursday. The War Eagles hosted Hollow …
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Mustangs Celebrate Seniors, Homecoming
HUNTINGDON (October 2) — Paul Ward Stadium was filled with Mustang pride on Friday night as Huntingdon High School celebrated …
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Mr., Miss Huntingdon High School Named
HUNTINGDON (October 2) — Huntingdon High School held a Homecoming pep rally Friday during school at Paul Ward Stadium. During …
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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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General

Shepherd’s Table Offers Free Dinners

HUNTINGDON — The Shepherd’s Table, the community kitchen located in Huntingdon is serving on the third and the fourth Tuesday in October. Due to COVID-19 safety procedures, the volunteers …

Carroll County Senior Center News

It’s been a long time since we have been able to meet together, but we finally have a reopen date. We will begin having very limited activities on Tuesday, October 20. Senior groups of twelve …

McKenzie to Host Monster Mash Movie Night at High School

The City of McKenzie hosts Monster Mash Movie Night on Thursday, October 29 in the rear parking lot at McKenzie High School.The old drive-in style showing features the movie Hotel Transylvania at …

Free Youth Deer Hunt Registration Underway To Win Opportunity to Record First Harvest

NASHVILLE — Youth between the ages of 10-16, who are hunter safety certified and who have never harvested a deer, are eligible to win a spot in what has become an annual special hunt. The …

Adopt-A-Highway Cleanups Resume

NASHVILLE — Officials with the Tennessee Department of Transportation are announcing the resumption of Adopt-A-Highway cleanups statewide, beginning Sunday, October 11th. Cleanups have been …
Food
Cheesy Garlic Bread

1 -1 pound loaf Italian Bread1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley1/4 teaspoon garlic powderButter flavored vegetable cooking spraySlice bread in half horizontally. Coat …

Fudge Pecan Pie (Low Cholesterol) 1/2 cup margarine3 tablespoons cocoa3/4 cup hot water1 teaspoon vanilla1 -5 ounce can evaporated milk1 cup pecans, chopped1 deep dish pie crust1 cup non-dairy whipped topping2 cup sugar1/2 cup …
Diabetic Fruit Crisp 3 cups sliced apples1/2 cup oatmeal1/2 cup whole wheat flour3/4 teaspoon nutmeg2 Tablespoons reduced calorie margarine1 -16ounce can juice packed peaches3/4 teaspoon cinnamon3/4 teaspoon …
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 …
People

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 …

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 the 2020-21 Tennessee Teacher of the Year. The West Carroll High …

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, …
Opinion
Weekly 150: Dr. James L. Potts

At times, deciding the subject matter for the Weekly 150 is an arduous task, but this week’s article has been on my mind since the inception of the column. There are many people and events that …

Pictorial History of McKenzie: Drewry’s Food Center Laverne and Harris Drewry, owners of Drewry’s Food Center on Cedar St. in McKenzie. This was the first supermarket in McKenzie (1960). Harris’ brother, Jack Drewry, was a founder of the …
Talk About The Shoe On The Other Foot
I knew I was in trouble.And it was just a stumble. A slight misstep as Cathy chased after a ball hit by our youngest grandchild. She didn’t fall or tumble down the side of the hill. She …
2020 Has Shown Us Why America Needs Journalists There is one week set aside each year to salute newspapers for the important role they have played in our nation, a role that goes back to the beginning of these United States. This year, however, …
Weekly 150: Kermit S. Holland The Holland family has played an intricate part in the history of McKenzie. The late patriarch of the family, Kermit S. Holland, was a beloved member of the community and known for his generosity and …
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