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“The Faithful Souls” Gospel Group, 1980s. Pictured are: Marilyn Johnson, Robert Johnson, Alvin Fields, Anthony Gordon, Marie Fields Johnson and Danny Johnson. File photo originally … more
Since I have started this column, there are many days I think about all the people I have met and have had a role in my life. With school back in session I’ve felt very nostalgic; mostly … more
McKenzie has always been blessed with an array of quality doctors ranging from general physicians down the line to dentists and optometrists. Since the early 1950s the Smith family has provided eye … more
Robert Snead, Cynthia Jo Billingsby (Kemp) - Nancy Hall Jubilee. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October 2004. more
McKenzie was all abuzz in May of 1975 with the anticipated arrival of Hollywood Legend Bob Hope. The film icon was scheduled for a stage performance at Bethel College on Sunday, May 31 in order to … more
In this edition, I’d like to go through two interesting points of history I came across scanning the archives about McKenzie Schools. Both deal with the Saturday morning fire that ravaged the … more
In a fit of spring cleaning and purging, our staff went riffling through filing cabinets and old boxes at the office. As the resident scrounger, I came across a Banner special section focusing on the … more
10 YEARS AGO — Carroll County’s first two liquor stores opened in Bruceton, Old Railroad Wine and Spirits and Bruceton Wine and Spirits. Liquor sales were approved in the town via … more
10 YEARS AGO — Lynn Watkins was selected as the new director of schools for the McKenzie Special School District. *Construction began on Bethel College’s new state-of-the-art science … more
In 1956, The McKenzie Banner began “The Banner Salutes McKenzie Citizens.” Each week, through a panel of judges, a different person was selected for the honor. In the edition below, The … more
After flipping through the archives and old newspaper clippings, I found something of interest about James Robins the former principal of the McTyeire School in McKenzie. I decided to use Google to … more
McKenzie Eighth Grade Graduation, 1948, at Miss Ophie Everett’s home on Magnolia Ave. First Row (L to R): Kenneth Townsend, Billy Hall, Ann Sneed, Gaylon Hickman, Joyce Hill, Marty Carter … more
As another school year comes to a close, I felt the need to hop into the Banner archives to honor one of McKenzie’s great educators, Miss Cora Sedberry. I have heard over the years that she was … more
The following is a continuation from the previous edition. The information was written by Mary Lou Carlisle for The McKenzie Banner in May 1956. In 1935 an experimental corn processing plant was … more
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