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McKenzie Banner Classifieds 5-11-21

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  • Bethel University Fall, Spring Commencement Conducted

    Tuesday, May 11

    McKENZIE (May 8) — Bethel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Sciences and College of Professional Studies commencement ceremonies for fall 2020 and spring 2021 graduates were May 8, 10 a.m. at Wildcat Stadium.

  • McKenzie School Eliminates Mask Mandate

    Tuesday, May 11

    McKENZIE (May 4) — The news McKenzie students were eager to hear: you can now go without a face mask. Members of the McKenzie Special School District Board of Education voted unanimously to eliminate the mask mandate during its May 4 meeting. All year, most students, teachers and administrators were required to wear face masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Members of the Board and those seated in the audience removed their masks immediately upon the vote.

  • TVA Adds Stack Silencer at Gleason Combustion Turbine Plant

    Tuesday, May 11

    GLEASON — After six months in reserved shutdown, Unit 3 at TVA’s Gleason Combustion Turbine Plant is back online after the planned spring outage, complete with a brand new exhaust stack silencer for continued noise reduction.

  • Coroner Charged With DUI After Arriving Impaired At Death Scene

    Tuesday, May 11

    McKENZIE — Johnny Wilson, 61, of Gardner Road, Cedar Grove, the Carroll County coroner, was charged with driving under the influence after he arrived in an impaired condition at a death scene in McKenzie on March 23.

  • McKenzie Middle School Wins Seventh Annual Vocabulary Bowl

    Tuesday, May 11

    NEW YORK, New York (May 6) — Throughout the past seven months, 1.3 million students across North America competed on behalf of their schools to master the most words in Vocabulary.com’s 7th annual Vocabulary Bowl. Students answered 450 million questions, mastered a collective total of 36.6 million words, and expanded their lexicons in the classroom and at home.

  • County Budget Committee Expects No Tax Increase

    Tuesday, May 11

    HUNTINGDON (May 7) — Members of the Carroll County Budget Committee met Friday, May 7 planning the 2021-22 fiscal year budget for the County of Carroll.

  • West Carroll Medical Therapeutics Program Receives Accreditation

    Tuesday, May 11

    ATWOOD — West Carroll Medical Therapeutics Program is now certified through Tennessee Pathways, providing some grant funding while allowing high school the opportunity to gain valuable, in-hospital training.

  • West Carroll Welcomes New School Director

    Tuesday, May 11

    ATWOOD (May 6) — Preston Caldwell served his first day as the director of schools of West Carroll Special School District on Thursday, May 6. He was welcomed to the school district during the first meeting of the Board of Education during his administration. He previously was the principal at Lake County High School and prior to that, a teacher at Milan High School. He and wife, Valerie, reside in Milan.

  • Phifer, Hargett to Wed

    Tuesday, May 11

    Kaitlin Taylor Phifer and Benjamin Thomas Hargett, both of Orange, Virginia, will wed Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 4 p.m. at Orange Baptist Church in Orange, Virginia. Rev. Alan Miller will officiate.

  • Chamber of Commerce Hosts National Day of Prayer Event

    Tuesday, May 11

    The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce hosted Carroll County’s National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 6, 2021, 8 a.m. at the Carroll County Airport.

  • Cancer Bake Auction is This Week

    Tuesday, May 11

    The annual Cancer Bake Auction is Monday to Friday, May 10-14, 2021 at the McKenzie Church of Christ, 16300 Highland Drive.

  • Lady Rebels Outslug Lady Tigers in Opener

    Tuesday, May 11

    HUNTINGDON (May 8) — The McKenzie High School Lady Rebels opened the District 11A Softball Tournament with a 7-2 win over the Hollow Rock-Bruceton Central Lady Tigers.

  • Rebels Advance with Win Over Tigers

    Tuesday, May 11

    HUNTINGDON (May 7) — The McKenzie High School Rebels advanced to the semifinals of the District 11A Baseball Tournament with a 5-1 win Friday over the Hollow Rock-Bruceton Central Tigers. The tournament is hosted by Huntingdon High School.

  • Lady Rebels Rout Big Sandy, 15-0

    Tuesday, May 11

    McKENZIE (May 3) — The McKenzie High School Lady Rebels hosted Big Sandy Monday for a district softball contest. The Lady Rebels took an early lead and ran away with a huge third inning for a quick 15-0 win.

  • Surber: Last Home At-Bat one to Remember

    Tuesday, May 11

    McKENZIE — The date was May 9, 2016 when McKenzie High School multi-sport star Jack Surber signed with the Bethel Wildcat baseball program. His prep accolades read like a Who’s Who in athletics. He was a three-time 13 A All-District performer in baseball and basketball at McKenzie High. He was the district MVP in football for the Rebels. He was named a two-time team MVP in basketball and team MVP in football and baseball. He was a member of the 6 AA All-Region Basketball squad. He was also All-West Tennessee in basketball and football.

  • Weekly 150: Manufacturing was King

    Tuesday, May 11

    Growing up in the 1980s and 90s in McKenzie, I remember an abundance of manufacturing jobs in the area. And this wasn’t even in McKenzie’s heyday. Slowly but surely with the blame placed on NAFTA and other economic downturns, the Tri-County area like most of the United States watched the unemployment rise as factories pulled up their stakes or shuttered their doors altogether.

  • MHS Baseball Seniors Honored

    Tuesday, May 11

    The four 2021 McKenzie High School senior baseball players and their parents were honored on the final game of the regular season on Monday, May 3.

  • The Sun Also Rises

    Tuesday, May 11

    Will Rogers died in a plane crash on August 15, 1935, near Point Barrow, Alaska. On August 16, 1935, in New York City, Patsy Montana and the Prairie Ramblers recorded “I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart” for the American Record Corporation.

  • McKenzie Police Reports

    Tuesday, May 11

    Simple Possession, Tampering With Evidence — Brandon M. Hartsifled, 23, Old McKenzie Highway, Paris, was charged with simple possession or casual exchange, tampering with evidence and violation of financial responsibility on May 7.

  • Carroll County Sheriff’s Department

    Tuesday, May 11

    Stabbing — The Sheriff’s Department is investigating the recent stabbing of a McKenzie man during a May 5 domestic incident at a McKenzie residence.

  • Marriage Licenses

    Tuesday, May 11

    James Ray Riggan, 44, of McKenzie to Janet Lou Longsworth Ruddy, 44, of McKenzie.

  • Property Transfers

    Tuesday, May 11

    Stephanie Hodge to Joseph and Naomi McDonald in District 11.

  • General Sessions Court

    Tuesday, May 11

    HUNTINGODN (May 5-6) — The following cases were heard in Carroll County General Sessions Court on May 5 and 6.

  • Huntingdon Police Reports

    Tuesday, May 11

    Drug Possession — Bethany Brown, 29, of Huntingdon was charged with possession of schedule IV during an April 28 traffic stop in Huntingdon.

  • Armed Forces Day is Saturday At the Gordon Browning Museum

    Tuesday, May 11

    McKENZIE — The Gordon Browning Museum in downtown McKenzie is hosting Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 15 to honor active troops and to memorialize the serve of Governor Gordon Browning, who was a WWI and II veteran.

  • The Dixie to Host Summer Camps

    Tuesday, May 11

    Starting in June, The Dixie is hosting art camps in partnership with the Tennessee Arts Commission. The in-person camps offer students the opportunity to learn new skills and discover new passions with some of West Tennessee’s most talented teachers. Scholarship opportunities are available for Pre-K-12th Graders. For camp registration and scholarship applications, visit DixiePAC.net.

  • Calendar 5-11-21

    Tuesday, May 11

    Carroll County Senior Citizen Choir The Carroll County Senior Citizen Choir is asking anyone who is interested in singing in the choir or playing the piano to contact the Office on Aging at 731-986-1985 or Wilma Pearson 865-406-9889. The group sings at different nursing homes and events in Carroll County and surrounding areas.

  • Notice to Creditors - GALEY

    Tuesday, May 11

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