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McKenzie Banner Marketplace 2-6-24

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In this issue

  • Capitol Talk Begins Friday

    Tuesday, February 6

    HUNTINGDON — Two state representatives and a state senator are the featured speakers at the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Capitol Talk.

  • Carroll County FCE Clubs Host Cluster Meeting

    Tuesday, February 6

    The two FCE clubs of Carroll County, Bethel/Eastside of Huntingdon and Macedonia of McKenzie, came together in a joint effort to host the cluster meeting for Western Region FCE clubs. The Western Region consists of 31 counties bordered by the Mississippi River, There were about 70 ladies present including the extension agents for several of those counties. Lacy Yelley, our agent opened the meeting with a welcome greeting.

  • Mayce Mitchell is West Carroll Homecoming Queen

    Tuesday, February 6

    ATWOOD (February 3) — Mayce Mitchell, a senior at West Carroll High School, was crowned the 2024 Homecoming Queen during ceremonies between the ladies’ and men’s games on Saturday afternoon. Mayce is the daughter of David and Misty Mitchell.

  • Jackson’s Trey Smith Returns to Super Bowl

    Tuesday, February 6

    There was a day when West Tennessee native and Kansas City Chiefs’ starting guard, Trey Smith, wondered if he’d ever play football again, let alone make it to multiple Super Bowls. That …

  • Max Arnold Joins MTSU Coaching Staff

    Tuesday, February 6

    Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) has added McKenzie native Max Arnold Jr. to its football coaching staff. Arnold will serve as the special teams quality control coach for the Blue Raiders.

  • Carroll Arts Hosts Annual Trivia Bowl

    Tuesday, February 6

    On Saturday January 27, teams of county citizens gathered at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in McKenzie for the annual Trivia Bowl sponsored by Carroll Arts. Teams represented churches, civic organizations, college clubs and other groups in the area.

  • Four Chaplains’ Service is Saturday

    Tuesday, February 6

    The Four Chaplains’ Service is an annual service to commemorate the selfless acts of four chaplains on the early morning hours of February 3, 1943. This year Huntingdon American Legion Post 47 will hold the Memorial Service on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at the Carroll County Civic Center at 5 p.m. The Carroll County Civic Center is located at 201 Mustang Drive, Huntingdon.

  • New Playground Equipment Added for McKenzie Pre-K

    Tuesday, February 6

    McKENZIE (February 2) — Pre-K students at McKenzie Elementary School have new recreational equipment.

  • McKenzie City Council Meets Thursday

    Tuesday, February 6

    The City of McKenzie Board of Mayor and Council meets Thursday, February 8, at 6 p.m. with the following items on the agenda: discussion/approval of Landon Priestley’s Eagle Scout proposal; discussion/approval to offer monthly property taxes payments in lieu of yearly payment. Before the meeting at 5 p.m., the Council will hold a workshop to review paperwork of existing liquor stores.

  • McKenzie Man Arrested on Manufacturing Meth Charges

    Tuesday, February 6

    GLEASON — A McKenzie man was arrested over the weekend after a traffic stop in Gleason discovered nearly five grams of methamphetamine in the vehicle.

  • Bethel University Sports Management Students Working 2024 Super Bowl

    Tuesday, February 6

    McKENZIE (January 30) — Bethel University announces four exceptional sports management students, Eric Arnold, Adeline Edwards, Makenya Gaskin, Michael Rowser and professor, Dr. Joshua Greer are working at the Super Bowl in Las Vegas. This is the fifth straight Super Bowl for Bethel’s sports management.

  • West Carroll Seeks Paving Bids, Info on Metal Detector

    Tuesday, February 6

    ATWOOD (February 1) — West Carroll Board of Education authorized Preston Caldwell, director of schools, to seek bids for paving the drives and parking lots at West Carroll Junior/Senior High School and the possibility of adding one metal detector for use at the entrance of ball games and possibly schools.

  • Early Voting Starts Next Week

    Tuesday, February 6

    HUNTINGDON — The Carroll County Election Commission is preparing for three elections this year in March, August and November with new voting equipment and paper ballots. The first election is March 5, 2024 with the presidential preference primary and county primary election. Currently, 22 candidates have qualified for 18 school board seats throughout the county, but only one school board candidate will appear on the March partisan primary ballot.

  • Jeep Enthusiasts Descend on Sweet Jordan’s

    Tuesday, February 6

    PARIS (February 3) — Jeep enthusiasts descended on Sweet Jordan’s en masse to support the bakery’s mission of employing special needs adults to work and serve the clientele who visit the Paris restaurant, ice cream shop, and bakery.

  • Black History Program Held At Webb School

    Tuesday, February 6

    McKENZIE (February 3) — The Carroll County Martin Luther King Steering Committee hosted its annual Black History Program at Webb School on February 3, 2024. The theme for the program was “With God’s Grace, We are Still Moving Onward.” The speaker was Dr. Lawanda Jenkins. Music was provided by Mrs. Jackie Johnson and Tyronzia Beene. Brooks Chapel Harvest Kingdom Praise Team Daughters of Promise danced to the music “Jehovah”.

  • Bus Drivers Needed

    Tuesday, February 6

    CARROLL COUNTY — School bus drivers are in short supply, both locally and nationally. Carroll County is facing the same issues of trained drivers as others throughout the state and nation, said John McAdams, director of schools for the County of Carroll.

  • McKenzie Banner February 6, 2024

    Tuesday, February 6

  • Rebels, Lady Rebels Dominate Huntingdon on the Hardwood

    Tuesday, February 6

    HUNTINGDON (January 30) — On Tuesday the McKenzie Lady Rebels and Rebels traveled to Huntingdon to take on the Fillies and Mustangs in a non-region matchup. The Lady Rebels extended their season record to 11-5 with a decisive 77-62 victory against the Fillies. The Rebels followed this victory with their own 73-64 win on the court over the Mustangs, bringing their season record to 12-6.

  • Huntingdon Takes Two Off Waverly

    Tuesday, February 6

    HUNTINGDON (February 2) — On Friday night, the Waverly Tigers and Lady Tigers traveled to Huntingdon for the second match-up between the two teams this week. Both Huntingdon teams emerged victorious. The Fillies increased their district record to 5-0, and 20-5 for the season while the boys posted a district record of 3-2, and 7-15 for the season.

  • Huntingdon Middle Wins Third Basketball State Championship

    Tuesday, February 6

    MURFRESSBORO (February 2) — Winning a state tournament is a rare feat and the Huntingdon Middle School Mustangs pulled off even a rarer feat Saturday on the campus of Middle Tennessee Christian School in Murfreesboro. The Mustangs defeated Decatur County 56 – 21 to earn a state title in back-to-back years, becoming the first sport in the history of Huntingdon Middle School to win two consecutive state championships.

  • Lady Rebels are Blue Suede Champions

    Tuesday, February 6

    McKenzie Middle School Lady Rebels are the Blue Suede Class A Champions. They finished the season with a record of 19-4.

  • Huntingdon Middle School Holds Annual Athletic Banquet

    Tuesday, February 6

    HUNTINGDON (February 1) — On Thursday evening, Huntingdon Middle School recognized many of the 2023-24 athletes in their respective sports at their annual athletic banquet. Head Coach Trevor Burlison presented the HMS football awards following their undefeated season. MVP: Hayes Eubanks; Offensive Player of the Year: K’Shun Carter; Defensive Player of the Year: Gavin Gray; Most Improved: Ayden Woods; Defensive Back Award: Keimonte Strayhorn; Lineman Award: Garvin Kee; Captain Award: K’Shun Carter and Gavin Gray; Mustang Award: Haven Dillahunty.

  • Calendar 2-6-24

    Tuesday, February 6

    Celebration of Four Chaplains’ Service The American Legion in Huntingdon is hosting a Celebration of Four Chaplains Service on Saturday, February 10, 5 p.m. at the Carroll County Civic Center.

  • McKenzie Police Reports

    Tuesday, February 6

    Criminal Impersonation, Simple Possession — Steven A. Savoy, 34, Oaklawn Dr., McKenzie, was charged with Criminal Impersonation, Simple Possession, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia on January 29.

  • Property Transfers

    Tuesday, February 6

    Julie A. Summers to Susana Cox. No District Listed.

  • Marriage Licenses

    Tuesday, February 6

    Cynthia JJ Johnson, 62, of Huntingdon to Vance J. Harrington, 65, of Huntingdon.

  • Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

    Tuesday, February 6

    Missing License Plate — On Jan. 25 Dustan Joseph Bell 38, of Buena Vista, reported a missing license plate to Deputy Michael Smith. Bell said the tag, 652-BCVK, was on a 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe and went missing sometime on this date.

  • Huntingdon Police Reports

    Tuesday, February 6

    Driving on Revoked, Suspended or Canceled Driver’s License — Charles A. Tillman, 35, no address given, was cited into General Sessions Court for Driving on Revoked, Suspended or Canceled Driver’s License.

  • Carroll County General Sessions Court Report

    Tuesday, February 6

    HUNTINGDON (January 31) — The following cases resulted in a guilty plea or finding.

  • Road to Saving Bethel...Starring Bob Hope

    Tuesday, February 6

    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 raise much needed funds for the financially distressed McKenzie institution. Hope’s presence left the school with over $100,000 and the community with a life time of memories.

  • Leon Wasn’t Much Of A Track Coach

    Tuesday, February 6

    I had my first taste of chewing tobacco when I was 15 years old. Warren County Twist should have had a warning label on it plainly stating, “Take two aspirins before inserting.” This was back in 1962. I reckon you chewed at your own risk in those days….