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McKenzie Banner Classifieds 6-29-21

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In this issue

  • McKenzie Convenience Store Robbed

    Wednesday, June 30

    McKENZIE (June 26) — On Monday, June 26, 2021 at 2:20 a.m., Pocket’s Convenience Store in McKenzie was robbed at gunpoint. No one was injured during the incident.

  • Carroll County Employers Seek 400 Employees

    Wednesday, June 30

    HUNTINGDON (June 22) — Carroll County is hiring. During a multi-employer job fair on Tuesday, June 22 at the American Job Center in Huntingdon, Twenty-one of the county’s employers participated in the four-hour event hoping to hire up to 400 employees.

  • Carroll County Republicans to Meet Judicial Candidates

    Wednesday, June 30

    CARROLL COUNTY — Carroll County Republicans meet Tuesday, June 29, 7 p.m. at the Huntingdon Public Safety Building (old City Hall), 12740 Lexington Street, Huntingdon.

  • New Skyhawks Attend SOAR at UT Martin

    Wednesday, June 30

    Every year, the University of Tennessee at Martin holds Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) for incoming freshmen. This year, SOAR sessions began May 24 and will end August 6. Sessions can be in-person or virtual beginning June 23.

  • McKenzie Middle School Hosts Mini-Special Olympics

    Wednesday, June 30

    McKENZIE (May 7) — McKenzie Middle School hosted a Mini-Special Olympics Friday for students from all three McKenzie schools.

  • MMS Bridge Camp Learns About Robotics

    Wednesday, June 30

    McKENZIE (June 9) — Students participating in McKenzie Middle School’s Bridge Camp visited Jones Electric and Automation Wednesday and learned about the production of robotics from Matt Jones.

  • Area Children Perform Alice in Wonderland

    Wednesday, June 30

    HUNTINGDON (June 19) — Local children performed in the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of Alice in Wonderland at the Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center on Saturday, June 19.

  • Sass, Dixon Take Bronze at Paralympic Selection Event

    Wednesday, June 30

    PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis. (June 27) — Paratriathlete Amy Dixon of Encinitas, California, and her guide, Kirsten Sass of McKenzie, claimed the bronze medal Sunday at the Americas Triathlon Para Championships, held as part of the Pleasant Prairie Triathlon hosted by Race Day Events, giving the pair hopes for a spot on the U.S. Paralympic Triathlon Team.

  • Magnolia Mercantile Co. Hosts Ribbon Cutting

    Wednesday, June 30

    McKENZIE — A ribbon cutting ceremony for Magnolia Mercantile Co., located on 17 Broadway in McKenzie, was held Monday, June 28. For its grand opening, the store sold all bar soaps, bath bombs and shower steamers for only $5 each.

  • Retired Colonel James Harding Honored on 87th Birthday

    Tuesday, June 29

    HUNTINGDON — Retired Air Force Colonel James C. Harding of Huntingdon was honored on his 87th birthday with friends and neighbors, and elected officials honoring his service to his country. He was termed an American hero, whose military decorations place him at the top 25th most decorated in U.S. history. He was honored with a resolution from the Tennessee General Assembly at a celebration at the Carroll County Civic Center, coordinated by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Former Newspaper Publisher Dies

    Tuesday, June 29

    Ramona Washburn, longtime owner and publisher of The McKenzie Banner and the Dresden Enterprise, died Monday June 28, 2021 at her home in McKenzie. She was 88 years old.

  • John McAfee Found Dead in Prison Cell in Barcelona

    Tuesday, June 29

    John McAfee, the British-American founder of McAfee antivirus,  was found dead in his cell in a prison near Barcelona on Wednesday around 1 p.m. McAfee, known for his outlaw style and the antivirus software that still bears his name, even though his family no longer owns the company, once resided in Lexington, Tennessee and adopted a dog from the Carroll County Humane Society.

  • McKenzie Shooting Sports Members Participate in SCTP Regional Championships

    Tuesday, June 29

    The Tennessee SCTP Regional Championships were at the Carroll County Shooting Sports Complex June 3-6. The Scholastic Clay Target Program, SCTP, is the largest and fastest-growing youth clay target program in the United States and provides students from elementary school through college a chance to compete.

  • UT Board of Trustees Votes to Acquire Martin Methodist

    Tuesday, June 29

    MEMPHIS (June 25) — After several months of conversations, meetings, measures and proceedings, the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees voted Friday to acquire the assets of Martin Methodist College and establish a new UT campus in Pulaski, Tennessee: UT Southern. Martin Methodist College’s Board of Trustees will vote on the measure following UT’s morning board session.

  • Farmers' Market News

    Tuesday, June 29

    Saturday was a busy day at the McKenzie Farmers Market with over 260 customers visiting 13 vendors. Although a few of the regular vendors were not able to be there, we welcomed several new vendors which we hope will become regulars. 

  • Area Independence Weekend Celebrations

    Tuesday, June 29

    Notice of Office Closure The McKenzie Banner will be closed Friday, July 2, in observance of Independence Day and to mourn the loss of our loved one, Ramona Washburn.

  • Huntingdon Approves Budget, Bids Farewell to Councilman

    Tuesday, June 29

    HUNTINGDON (June 22) — The Town of Huntingdon Board of Mayor and Council gave second and final reading to the 2021-22 fiscal year budget on Tuesday with no increase in the $1.2487 per $100 assessed value of property taxes. In the Water and Sewer budget, the Council authorized a 3.6 percent increase in rates consistent with the Consumer Price Index. Councilman Kelly Eubanks and Carl Byars voted against the budget.

  • Bethel Chaplain Garrett Burns On Active Duty as Navy Chaplain

    Tuesday, June 29

    NEWPORT, Rhode Island — Lt. j.g. Garrett Burns, a resident of McKenzie is serving in Newport, Rhode Island, as a U.S. Navy reservist.

  • County Democratic Party Holds Picnic in the Park

    Tuesday, June 29

    HUNTINGDON (June 26) — The Carroll County Democratic Party hosted a picnic at the Carroll County Sesquicentennial Park in Huntingdon on Saturday with food and entertainment.

  • JSCC Announces Spring Dean’s List, Honor Roll

    Tuesday, June 29

    The administration at Jackson State Community College announced the school’s 2021 Spring Semester Dean’s List and Honor Roll students. Students on the Dean’s List are enrolled for twelve or more hours of college-level work and complete a semester’s work with a quality point average between 3.50 and 4.00. Students on the Honor Roll are enrolled for twelve or more hours of college-level work and complete a semester’s work with a quality point average between 3.00 and 3.49.

  • Tennessee State Parks Invite Stories from Visitors

    Tuesday, June 29

    Tennessee State Parks is celebrating Park and Recreation Month in July by inviting visitors to share their park experiences Online. The project is part of a variety of events tied to the month-long initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association.

  • Charles Spencer Cox

    Tuesday, June 29

    The story of Charlie Cox is the epitome of perseverance. Born in 1935, in the Buchanan community of Henry County, little Charlie fared worse than most children of the Great Depression. When he was nine months old, his father committed suicide.

  • Huntingdon Police Reports

    Tuesday, June 29

    Fugitive Apprehended — John Quinton Hutcherson, 31, of Paducah, Kentucky was arrested on an outstanding warrant on June 12 in Huntingdon.

  • Property Transfers

    Tuesday, June 29

    Bennett B. Doubleday Jr. to Ledsinger Farms in District 10.

  • Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

    Tuesday, June 29

    Simple Assault — James Calvin Siggers, 53, of 289 Lisa Lane, Huntingdon, was cited for simple assault for allegedly pushing a female victim into a table and stomping on her foot, causing severe pain and swelling, at a residence on Michael Lane on June 12.

  • McKenzie Police Reports

    Tuesday, June 29

    False Imprisonment, Violation of Order of Protection — Calvin R. Loftis, 47, Walnut Circle, McKenzie was charged with violation of order of protection and false imprisonment after an incident at his former address on Walnut Circle on June 21.

  • Carroll County General Sessions Court Reports

    Tuesday, June 29

    Huntingdon (June 23-24) — The following cases were heard in Carroll County General Sessions Court on June 23 and 24.

  • Marriage Licenses

    Tuesday, June 29

    Adam Grant Arnold, 33, of Bruceton to Morgan Merry Crosby Smith, 37, of Bruceton.

  • Calendar 6-29-21

    Tuesday, June 29

    Bethel Hosts Summer Science Camp Bethel University is hosting a Summer Science Camp with a choice of dates — July 20 or August 14, 5 to 7 p.m. The event is presented by the student members of the American Chemical Society and is located on the Bethel campus quad outside Morris Science Complex. It is for grades 1 to 6 with demonstrations and hands-on experiments. Registration is $15 per day. Contact Andrew Evans for more information or to register at evansa@bethelu.edu.

  • Same Brother; Longer Trips!

    Tuesday, June 29

    Wanderlust. It’s kind of a little brother thing. I’d remind David Mark that Mother said not to go past Archie Moore’s bottom field. He’d be over the fence and almost to the pond before my echo faded away. I was six months shy of being two years older...so naturally I had to shinny over that fence and go after him!

  • Notice to Creditors - BAKER

    Tuesday, June 29

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