Welcome to our new web site!

To give our readers a chance to experience all that our new website has to offer, we have made all content freely avaiable, through October 1, 2018.

During this time, print and digital subscribers will not need to log in to view our stories or e-editions.

McKenzie Banner Classifieds 7-5-22

Posted

Having trouble viewing this document? Click here to download the PDF.

In this issue

  • McKenzie’s Historic Caboose Undergoes Restoration

    Tuesday, July 5

    The City of McKenzie recently contracted Mike Mazza of Mazza’s Painting to repaint the city’s historic caboose, which is located downtown to the left of McKenzie’s Splash Pad. The caboose had never been repainted since its arrival to McKenzie.

  • Former Countian Dies in Crash

    Tuesday, July 5

    The Martin Police Department and Tennessee Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash Friday morning between a tractor-trailer and pickup truck.

  • Postage Rates Increase July 10

    Tuesday, July 5

    The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) of price changes to take effect July 10, 2022.

  • Unemployment Increases Slightly Across Tennessee

    Tuesday, July 5

    NASHVILLE — New data released by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development showed unemployment rates increased slightly during May in each of the state’s counties. Even with the minimal increases, 93 of Tennessee’s 95 counties maintained rates lower than 5% for the month.

  • Farmers Market News

    Tuesday, July 5

    McKENZIE (July 2) — Our Saturday Farmers Market had a variety of great vendors bringing in over 300 customers. Gardens are coming in, and we had tomatoes, onions, yellow squash, zucchini, onions, cabbage, herbs, and eggs.

  • Large Tree Removed From Veterans Park

    Tuesday, July 5

    McKENZIE (June 29) — A 100-foot tall tree was removed from the downtown Veterans Memorial Park on Wednesday, June 29. The tree was heavily damaged and rotten in much of the top.

  • Baptist Carroll County Celebrates Independence Day With Ceremony Honoring Veterans

    Tuesday, July 5

    HUNTINGDON (June 30) — Baptist Memorial Hospital-Carroll County recently celebrated Independence Day with a ceremony honoring team members who have served in the United States military.

  • UT Martin’s Cindy West Receives President’s Award

    Tuesday, July 5

    MARTIN (June 27) — Cindy West, dean of the College of Education, Health, and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Tennessee at Martin, received one of seven President’s Awards presented to faculty and staff members throughout the UT system.

  • Nights on Broadway Features The Cool Daddy Band

    Tuesday, July 5

    The City of McKenzie celebrated the end of June with the biweekly Nights on Broadway event Thursday, June 30. The Cool Daddy Band performed to a crowd of fans while attendees enjoyed snacks and treats from Hawg County BBQ, Ry Ro Lemonade and Rolling Snow (courtesy of Michael King).

  • Children Learn About Natural Gas At Carroll County Library

    Tuesday, July 5

    HUNTINGDON (June 30) — What is natural gas and what does it do? The children visiting the Carroll County Library learned those answers on June 30 from West Tennessee Public Utilities, the local natural gas distributor.

  • TWRA Begins Management of Lake Halford

    Tuesday, July 5

    NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officially began management of Lake Halford (also known as the Carroll County 1000 Acre Recreational Lake) July 1, 2022. The lake continues to be open for fishing and recreational activities.

  • TCAT McKenzie Student Earns Certification

    Tuesday, July 5

    Brian Hicks recently received his CompTIA A+ certification, the industry standard for launching IT careers in today’s digital works. It appears in more tech support job listings than any other IT credential.

  • Electric Department Board Meets With New Leadership

    Tuesday, July 5

    HUNTINGDON (June 30) — Carroll County Electric Department Board of Directors held its first meeting under new general manager, Ryan Drewry. It marks the first change in leadership since July 1, 2014, when immediate past manager Danny Brawner was selected to lead the utility.

  • Clarksburg Officials Discuss Budget, City Hall Renovations

    Tuesday, July 5

    CLARKSBURG (June 27) — Clarksburg’s Mayor and Aldermen approved the city’s 2022-23 budget at a regular meeting Monday night and received an update on the construction at City Hall by Mayor Howell Wayne Todd.

  • Huntingdon Delays Budget, Approves Emergency Repairs

    Tuesday, July 5

    HUNTINGDON (June 28) — The 2022-23 fiscal year budget for the Town of Huntingdon was delayed due to “extenuating circumstances” caused by the budgets of the Carroll County Watershed Authority and the town being associated. The Watershed is selling the Carroll County 1000-Acre Lake to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. That transfer has not been completed but is anticipated in July.

  • Oglesby-Townes is New Director

    Tuesday, July 5

    The Board of Directors of Northwest Tenn. Economic Development Council recently appointed Mrs. Cheryl Oglesby-Townes as the executive director of Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council located in Dresden. Northwest Tenn. Economic Development Council is the local Community Action Agency in Northwest Tennessee serving the counties of Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Henry, Lake, Obion and Weakley counties.

  • Lake Transfer of Ownership Was July 1

    Tuesday, July 5

    CARROLL COUNTY — Carroll County 1000-Acre Recreational Lake is now owned by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. That transfer of ownership occurred on July 1 with an intragovernment transfer of assets from the Carroll County Watershed Authority, a state agency to TWRA, another state agency.

  • McLemoresville Celebrates July 4 With Parade, Music, Fireworks

    Tuesday, July 5

    McLEMORESVILLE (July 4) — A long-standing tradition continued in McLemoresville on July 4 in downtown. The events started with a parade, starting at the McLemoresville Baptist Church and traveling a short distance to downtown. Temperatures were in the upper 90s, but that did not deter the spectators.

  • McKenzie Celebrates Independence Day

    Tuesday, July 5

    McKENZIE (July 4) — On an extremely hot summer day, the greater McKenzie community celebrated July 4 with concessions, music and fireworks at McKenzie City Park. The annual tradition started in the 1980s and has become an annual must-attend event.

  • 911 Board Approves Budget

    Tuesday, July 5

    HUNTINGDON (June 30) — The 2022-23 fiscal year budget of the Carroll County Emergency Communications District Board of Directors (911 Board) was approved unanimously in a lunch working meeting on Thursday.

  • New State Laws Benefit First Responders, Emergency Services

    Tuesday, July 5

    NASHVILLE (June 29) — New Tennessee laws supporting first responders and emergency services went into effect July 1. Among these include legislation that expands benefits for firefighters, strengthens protections for police and service animals and secures crucial funding for ground ambulance services statewide.

  • Local Residents Graduate from UT Martin

    Tuesday, July 5

    MARTIN — Several Carroll County students received degrees from the University of Tennessee at Martin during spring commencement ceremonies May 6 and 7, 2022. UT Martin hosted three in-person commencements to promote safety for graduates and their families while recognizing the class of spring 2022’s accomplishments. Each commencement was live-streamed via Facebook and YouTube for those unable to attend.

  • McKenzie Schools’ New Student Registration is July 19

    Tuesday, July 5

    All three McKenzie schools will host new student registration July 19, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Each school’s administration requires specific documents from new students during registration.

  • Area Students Make Freed-Hardeman University President’s List

    Tuesday, July 5

    HENDERSON (June 29) — Freed-Hardeman University (FHU) has released the names of students who made the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the spring 2022 semester.

  • Bethel to Host USA Hall of Fame International Games, Camps

    Tuesday, July 5

    McKENZIE — The Bethel Wildcat football program is hosting the USA Men and Women’s International teams July 13-17 in the USA Hall of Fame International Games. 

  • Jackson Symphony to Perform Free Concert in Huntingdon

    Tuesday, July 5

    The Jackson Symphony presents a free community concert on Huntingdon’s Court Square Thursday evening, July 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m. “Symphony on the Move” is an hour-long event sponsored by Huntingdon’s Paula Atkins and Clarksburg Mayor Howell Wayne Todd in cooperation with The Dixie and the Town of Huntingdon.

  • KPAC Presents ‘Disney Winnie the Pooh KIDS’

    Tuesday, July 5

    PARIS — The youngest of the Krider Performing Arts Center (KPAC) Young Artists, ages 5-9, take the KPAC stage to present “Disney Winnie the Pooh KIDS” Friday, July 8 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 9 at 3 p.m.

  • Bethel Renaissance Announces Move-In Dates, Theatre Productions

    Tuesday, July 5

    The Bethel University Renaissance program recently announced move-in dates for all incoming freshmen and returning students in the program. Also announced were Renaissance Theatre’s fall 2022 and spring 2023 productions.

  • Calendar 7-5-22

    Tuesday, July 5

    County Budget Committee to Meet Carroll County Budget Committee meeting meets the third Thursday of every month starting at 10 a.m. in the Conference Room of the Carroll County Office Complex.

  • Carroll County General Sessions Report

    Tuesday, July 5

    HUNTINGDON (June 29-30) — The following cases were heard in Carroll County General Sessions Court on June 29 and 30.

  • Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

    Tuesday, July 5

    Foot Pursuit — Michael Edward Newbill, Jr., 46, of 166 Clay Street, Trezevant, was arrested following a June 23 foot pursuit in Trezevant.

  • Marriage Licenses

    Tuesday, July 5

    Devyn Lee Smiley, 22, of McKenzie to Connor William McReynolds, 21, of McKenzie.

  • McKenzie Police Reports

    Tuesday, July 5

    Fentanyl Discovered — A McKenzie business discovered a baggie in the parking lot on June 29 and phoned McKenzie Police Department.

  • Property Transfers

    Tuesday, July 5

    Bennie Hutching to Plum Investment Group, LLC in District 17.

  • Weekly 150: Earl David Birchem

    Tuesday, July 5

    A few months back, I came across a Facebook post about “Weakley County’s notorious gangster of the 1940s.” I had never heard of Earl David Birchem, but his crime spree and subsequent capture were very intriguing. This story may be a little longer than most, but it is well worth the read. I would also like to take a second and thank Shawn M. Herron and The Courier-Journal for supplying the research for the story.

  • What So Proudly We Hailed

    Tuesday, July 5

    I spent most all of this past Fourth of July weekend humming the same tune over and over.