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McKenzie Banner Classifieds 5-18-21


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In this issue

  • County 4-H Agent Receives State Award

    Thursday, May 20

    Amanda Paschall, Carroll County 4-H Agent, received the George S. Foster outstanding 4-H agent award and the Specialty Award State Winner for Excellence in Peer Professional Development at the 2021 Tennessee Association of Extension 4-H Workers annual conference this year in Murfreesboro. The George S. Foster Award is a recognition that 4-H workers receive for outstanding work as related to the overall 4-H program, including project work, judging team participation, junior and teen leadership programs, adult leadership programs, sponsorship and recognition, senior 4-H program, community service programs, innovative 4-H programs, and association participation.

  • Huntingdon Middle School Students Honored at Banquet

    Wednesday, May 19

    HUNTINGDON (May 6) — High academic-achieving seventh and eighth grade students at Huntingdon Middle School were honored with a banquet hosted by Baptist Memorial Hospital-Carroll County on Thursday, May 6. The annual banquet was held at the school’s cafetorium this year instead of the normal Baptist campus.

  • McKenzie High School Band Celebrates Year with Banquet

    Wednesday, May 19

    McKENZIE (April 26) — McKenzie High School band members, parents, staff, boosters and supporters gathered in the cafeteria Monday for the annual banquet.

  • McKenzie Fire Department Receives Grant For Grain Bin Rescue Equipment, Training

    Wednesday, May 19

    McKENZIE (April 29) — The McKenzie Fire Department received equipment and training to be used for grain bin emergencies.

  • Tennessee Ends All Federal Pandemic Unemployment

    Tuesday, May 18

    NASHVILLE (May 11, 2021) — Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the end of all federally funded pandemic unemployment compensation programs in Tennessee, effective July 3.

  • Sponsors Purchase New Scoreboard

    Tuesday, May 18

    McKENZIE — The all-purpose field at McKenzie Park has a new scoreboard, thanks to the support of three sponsors and the City of McKenzie. Maddox Insurance, Carroll Bank and Trust and Tosh Farms helped purchase the new scoreboard.

  • Bake Sale Raises Over $14,000

    Tuesday, May 18

    McKENZIE — At the close of this year’s Carroll County Relay for Life Cancer Bake Auction Friday afternoon, the total generated for the radio auction, including donations, totaled over $14,268. Hometown Health Clinic, formerly McKenzie Medical, contributed $2,500 of that total. Last year the auction raised $10,000 dollars.

  • Hexpol Hosts Ribbon Cutting at New Huntingdon Facility

    Tuesday, May 18

    HUNTINGDON (May 13) — Hexpol Rubber Compounding of Huntingdon held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 13 at its new Huntingdon facility. The Huntingdon plant started as Associated Rubber and is now owned by Hexpol, a manufacturer with 17 domestic sites and 52 worldwide.

  • Governor Lee to Announce New Economic Development

    Tuesday, May 18

    HUNTINGDON — Governor Bill Lee and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe will be in Huntingdon on Tuesday, May 18, 3 p.m. to announce an economic development project.

  • Pfizer Vaccine Available for Ages 12, Up

    Tuesday, May 18

    The Tennessee Department of Health announced May 12 that, beginning May 14, local health departments will administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 12-15 years. This follows the decision by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to recommend to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the Pfizer vaccine be made available to administer to children ages 12-15 years. Prior to this decision, the Pfizer vaccine was only administered to individuals aged 16 and above.

  • The I-40 Mississippi River Bridge is Closed to Traffic

    Tuesday, May 18

    On May 11, 2021, a mechanical fracture was discovered during a routine inspection of the I-40 Mississippi River Bridge, also known as the Hernando DeSoto Bridge. The fracture, or crack, is in a steel support beam that is critical to the structure of the bridge.

  • Rebels End Season with Double-Overtime Loss to Union City

    Tuesday, May 18

    McKENZIE (May 12) — The McKenzie High School Rebel soccer team ended its season Wednesday with a double-overtime loss to Union City in the first round of the District 11A tournament.

  • All-District 11A Softball Team Named

    Tuesday, May 18

    HUNTINGDON (May 11) — Following Tuesday’s championship game, the All-District 11A Softball team was announced. All-District players include Front Row (L to R): Payton Ognibene, Kassidy Brown, Keely Williams, Josie Sanders, Kayla Pulling and Kenadie Gibson. Back Row: Savannah Davis, Katie Chesser, Carlee Hicks, Shelby Childress, Nevaeh Davis, Kelsey Holmes and Rylee Holladay. 

  • All-District 11A Baseball Team Named

    Tuesday, May 18

    HUNTINGDON (May 12) — Following Wednesday’s championship game, the All-District 11A Baseball team was announced. All-District players include: Huntingdon’s Grant Bartholomew (Most Valuable Player), Javon Pritchard, Sam Parish, Hunter Britt and Cade Wood; McKenzie’s Ty Anderson, Brandon Boaz, Jake McDaniel, Hayden Hixson and Jackson Cassidy; West Carroll’s Parker McAfee, Briggs Easley and Brock Polinski; Hollow Rock-Bruceton’s Thomas Crews and Reece Patterson; and Big Sandy’s Brandon Berry. The District 11A Coach of the Year is Huntingdon’s Alan Eubanks.

  • Mustangs Claim Title with 6-3 Win Over Rebels

    Tuesday, May 18

    HUNTINGDON (May 12) — The Huntingdon Mustangs claimed the District 11A Baseball Championship with a 6-3 win Wednesday over the McKenzie Rebels.

  • Lady Rebels Claim Title with 10-2 Win Over Fillies

    Tuesday, May 18

    HUNTINGDON (May 11) — The McKenzie Lady Rebels claimed the District 11A Softball Championship with a 10-2 win Tuesday over the tournament host Huntingdon Fillies.

  • Lady Rebels Advance to Finals with Win Over Fillies

    Tuesday, May 18

    HUNTINGDON (May 10) — The McKenzie Lady Rebels defeated the host Huntingdon Fillies 7-3 in Monday’s District 11A Semifinals to advance to the title game.

  • Mustangs Advance to Finals with Win Over Rebels

    Tuesday, May 18

    HUNTINGDON (May 10) — The District 11A Baseball Tournament host Huntingdon Mustangs advanced to the title game with a 4-3 win Monday over the McKenzie Rebels.

  • AHC Earns Accreditation From Joint Commission

    Tuesday, May 18

    FRANKLIN (May 13) — American Health Partners announced 28 of its American Health Communities (AHC) skilled nursing facilities received accreditation and earned the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission. Only health care organizations who achieve the highest national benchmarks for patient safety and quality of care earn the Gold Seal of Approval. The newly accredited nursing homes in Jackson and surrounding counties include AHC McKenzie.

  • Inglenook Book Club News

    Tuesday, May 18

    The Inglenook Book Club met in May at Lakeside Assisted Living Center with 20 members present, the club’s largest attendance since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The hostess was Genia Sherwood, assisted by Donna Ward. Everyone enjoyed a piece of delicious homemade cake made by Genia along with Chex Mix, nuts, and assorted beverages. Tables were brightly decorated with flower-adorned paper baskets, also made by Genia.

  • McKenzie Police Reports

    Tuesday, May 18

    Driving on Suspended License — Jonathan Cody Farrell, 30, Barksdale Avenue, McKenzie, was charged with driving on suspended license after a traffic stop on May 15.

  • Property Transfers

    Tuesday, May 18

    Johnny M. and Teresa Wall to Lee Yang in District 20.

  • Marriage Licenses

    Tuesday, May 18

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

  • Huntingdon Police Reports

    Tuesday, May 18

    Drug Charges — Bethany Amanda Middleton, 41, of Huntingdon was arrested on drug possession charges involving heroin and methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and expired registration following a May 3 traffic stop in Huntingdon.

  • Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

    Tuesday, May 18

    Theft — Michael Chandler advised deputies on May 4 that someone came on property belonging to a deceased relative on Highway 105 in Trezevant and stole a 2007 Honda four-wheeler valued at $2,500.

  • Carroll County General Sessions Court

    Tuesday, May 18

    HUNTINGDON (May 12 -13) — The following cases were heard in Carroll County General Sessions Court on May 12 and 13.

  • McKenzie Garden Club News

    Tuesday, May 18

    The McKenzie Garden Club met on March 23 in the Hospitality Room at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church-McKenzie. This was the 91st anniversary of the club’s founding. Roll call was taken by Susan Lawrence, club secretary. Sixteen members were present. Everyone enjoyed a buffet-style luncheon.

  • Calendar 5-18-21

    Tuesday, May 18

    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.

  • Weekly 150: Carroll Lake

    Tuesday, May 18

    Growing up, I was led to believe Carroll Lake was built back in the 1930s. This led to my assumption it was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Well, you know what they say about assuming. Turns out the State of Tennessee bought the land to build the lake in 1949. So this week’s story shines a little light on the history of Carroll Lake.

  • ‘The Little Toy Dog is Covered with Dust, But Sturdy and Staunch He Stands...’

    Tuesday, May 18

    I don’t remember graduating from kindergarten. But I bet you we had ice cream and Miss Katie hugged each one of us. I’m not too far out on a limb here. Two of Miss Katie’s all time favorite things were ice cream and hugging.

  • NWTHRA - Hiring Drivers

    Tuesday, May 18


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