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McKenzie Finally Approves Budget, Produces Nuisance Ordinance

McKENZIE (October 15) — During its regular monthly meeting, the City of McKenzie Board of Council and Mayor approved on the third reading the municipality’s 2020-21 fiscal year budget. …

Trezevant Cancels Trunk-or-Treat, Christmas Parade

TREZEVANT (October 13) — Aldermen made the difficult decision during Tuesday’s monthly board meeting to cancel two popular annual events in Trezevant due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This …

Huntingdon Applies for Sidewalk Grant

HUNTINGDON (October 13) — The Huntingdon Town Council voted to request a Tennessee Department of Transportation Multimodal Access Grant to construct sidewalks along East Main Street from …

Cotton Production is Late in 2020

McLEMORESVILLE (October 14) — Cotton production in Carroll County is late this year because of rain and cooler weather. Alan Espey of Espey Gin Company in McLemoresville said the gin has …

Weekly 150: Ben and Ludie Gaines

There are certain people in your life, who perform small acts of kindness, that leave a lasting positive impression. Those kind acts are of immeasurable importance as they help in shaping you into …

Pictorial History of McKenzie: Gwin Building

Gwin Building located on Lee St. in McKenzie shortly before it was razed in the early 1980s. This building housed the offices of Dr. R.D. Gwin about 1870 and later housed the Post Office. File photo …
COVID-19

COVID-19 Cases Continue Upward Trend

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

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

Carolyn Sue Wilkes

HUNTINGDON - Mrs Carolyn Sue Wilkes, 87 of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Sunday, October 25, 2020 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be …

William Eugene ”Gene” Foster

McKenzie, Tenn. Graveside funeral services for Mr. William Eugene ”Gene” Foster is Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 2:00p.m. at Carroll Memorial Gardens. Mr. Foster, 77, died Friday, …

Glenda Darlene Griffin Maupin

Glenda Darlene Griffin Maupin,  71 of Trezevant, died October 20, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon after a brief illness.  She was born on February 22, 1949 to Johnny L. …

Kelly Lynn Mitchell

Miss Kelly Lynn Mitchell, 41 of Vale, Tennessee, died Thursday, October 22, 2020, at her home. Funeral services are Sunday, October 25, 2020, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home with …

Sylvia Esch Filbeck

McKENZIE - Mrs. Sylvia Esch Filbeck, 82, of McKenzie, Tennessee, died Thursday, October 22, 2020 at the Lakeside Assisted Living. Funeral services are Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 3 p.m. in the …

James (Jimmy) McClain

TREZEVANT — Funeral services for Mr. James (Jimmy) Morris McClain are Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, …

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, …
Records

McKenzie Police Reports

Driving While Revoked, Manufacturing Meth — Gebrod T. Evans, 47, of Sharon was charged with driving on revoked license, manufacturing methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia after …

Huntingdon Police Reports

Theft — Joseph Forrest, 30, of 120 Bridgeman, Lot #4, Huntingdon, was charged with theft of merchandise under $1,000 on Sept. 12 in Huntingdon.According to the report by Officer Richard …

Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

Drugs, Warrant — Cheyenne Dean, 26, of Big Sandy was cited for simple possession of a schedule II drug and drug paraphernalia and arrested on an outstanding warrant on Oct. 14 in …

Carroll County General Sessions

The following cases were heard in Carroll County General Sessions Court on October 14 and 15.Two defendants was bound over to the Grand Jury of the Carroll County Circuit Court. Kasey Lemke, Green …
McKenzie Fire and Rescue
In our schools
TCAT Donates Computers
Tennessee College of Applied Technology in McKenzie is all about giving back to the community. The school’s motto is …
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Gleason Students Dedicate Tree to Late Classmate
GLEASON (October 7) — The Gleason Class of 2026 held a memorial service today for Carlie Hugueley, their classmate who was …
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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 …
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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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McKenzie High School Library
West Carroll Special School District
General

Henry County Medical Center Honored For Promoting Organ, Tissue Donations

PARIS — Henry County Medical Center earned national recognition for its efforts to increase organ, eye, and tissue donor registrations across the state through the Workplace Partnership for …

Inglenook Book Club October News

The Inglenook Book Club met in October for the first time since July at the pavilion on the grounds of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church with 15 members present. There were no meetings in …

McKenzie Walks Progress Reported

McKENZIE (October 3) — As of Saturday, the McKenzie Walks program reported 46,973 total miles for the year, 52.2 percent of the 2020 goal.Two individuals have logged over 1,000 miles each (both …

Red Geranium Village Derby Pie

1 cup chocolate chips1 cup sugar3/4 cup melted butter3/4 cup flour, self rising1/2 cup white karo syrup3 eggs1 -5 3/4oz. can evaporated milk2 teaspoon vanillaCombine sugar and flour. Add syrup, …

Broccoli Soup

8 oz. mushrooms (fresh or canned)3 Tablespoons flour (heaping)2 1/2 cup half & half1/2 teaspoon salt16 ounces broccoli, cooked and chopped1 small onion, chopped1/4 lb. butter2 cup chicken broth1 …
Food
Indian Stew

1 cup chopped onion1/4 cup olive oil1 can whole kernel corn,drained2 can tomato sauceDried basil1 cup chopped green peppers2 lb ground beef1 can red kidney beans, drained1 teaspoon steak sauceSalt …

Patti’s Sawdust Pie Recipe 7 egg whites1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs1 1/2 cup coconut1 1/2 cup granulated sugar1 1/2 cup pecans9 inch unbaked pie shellMix all ingredients together and stir by hand. Pour into unbaked pie …
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 …
People

Sylvias Celebrate Golden Anniversary

Bill and Lois Sylvia of McKenzie quietly celebrated their fiftieth anniversary October 17, 2020 at Liberty Christian Retreat.They married October 17, 1970 at Calvary Baptist Church in Modesto, …

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 …
Opinion
Wolfe Didn’t Grow Up With Jim Williams

Thomas Wolfe wrote “You Can’t Go Home Again” in the 1930’s as the Roaring Twenties grew into the Great Depression. The book is a classic about the ever changing way of life as …

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, …
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