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Community Focus
McKenzie Depot Hosts Second Leg of Year-Long Celebration
On February 14, the City of McKenzie celebrated the 201st birthday of James Monroe McKenzie. In honor of his birthday, the depot …
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  Race fuel manufacturer and distributor to create 40 new jobs  NASHVILLE – VP Racing Fuels announced today …
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MES Students Decorate Cafeteria
McKENZIE — Students in McKenzie Elementary School’s Pre-K through third grades showed their creativity with a project to …
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Local Leaders Participate in WestStar Leadership Program
MARTIN — Nichole Lawrence, Andrew Maddox and Jason Martin, all of Carroll County, were selected to participate in the University …
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McKenzie Held its Annual Downtown Chocolate Tournament
The annual Downtown McKenzie Chocolate Tour was Saturday, February 9. Participating locations were: City Florist and More, …
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CHRISTMAS GREETINGS from our 'family' to yours!
Holiday News
Free Bicycles Donated to Kids in McKenzie, Huntingdon, West Carroll
More than 250 bicycles were given to children in   McKenzie, Huntingdon, West Carroll, Bradford and other schools in the …
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Carroll County Senior Choir Enjoys Christmas Outing
The Carroll County Senior Choir met on Monday, December 10 for lunch at the Old West Steak House in McKenzie to celebrate Christmas …
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Huntingdon Seat belt Safety Coloring Contest Winners
On Wednesday December 12, Huntingdon Mayor Dale Kelley and members of the Huntingdon Police Department went to the Huntingdon Primary …
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United Neighbors Receives Donation to Help with Food Drive
McKENZIE (December 11) — McKenzie-Carroll County United Neighbors received a donation of $2,000 to help purchase Blessing Boxes …
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CCTC DECA Students Hold 2nd Annual Toy Drive
The DECA chapter at Carroll County Technical Center (CCTC) recently partnered with the Carl Perkins Center to hold the second annual …
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MMS Presents Christmas Program
McKENZIE (December 14) — McKenzie Middle School presented its annual Christmas program Friday, full of music, fun and cheer.The …
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Morning Glory Garden Club, City of McKenzie Present Lighting Awards
Once again the Morning Glory Garden Club is delighted to continue its Christmas tradition of selecting the best traditional and …
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The Polar Express
Jackson (5) and Savannah (8) Vinson of Huntingdon wait at the depot to board the Polar Express during McKenzie’s A Mistletoe Christmas. Photo by Brad Sam/The Banner
Huntingdon Hosts Christmas Parade
HUNTINGDON (December 15) — The Huntingdon Police Department hosted its annual Bill Willoughby Memorial Christmas Parade on …
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Christmas Greetings 2018

Christmas Greetings 2018

In this edition: an estimated 2,200 letters to Santa, Christmas event coverage, parades, toy drives, recipes, tons of photos, kids’ activities and local businesses wishing you a happy holiday season! A BIG thank you to all who purchased advertising to make this special edition possible!

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Holiday Recipes
    • Chex Reindeer Poop

      9 cups Corn Chex®, Rice Chex®, Wheat Chex® or Chocolate Chex® cereal (or combination)1 cup semisweet chocolate chips1/2 cup peanut butter1/4 …

    • Turtles

      1 package chocolate flavored candy quick almond bark1 (14-ounce) package caramels2 tablespoons milk3 cups chopped pecansMelt caramels and milk …

    • White Trash

      4 cups prezels4 cups wheat or rice chex2 cups pecans4 cups regular flavored Bugles2 cups cheerios2 Tablespoon Crisco1 package almond barkMix …

    • Gorp

      1 12-ounce can unsalted dry roasted peanuts1 1/2 cup raisins1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chipsMix together peanuts, raisins and chocolate chips in …

    • Jam Cake Icing

      1 1/2 sticks margarine1 cup Pet Milk1 box powdered sugar1 teaspoon vanilla1/2 cup coconut1/2 cup chopped nutsCombine margarine and milk. Bring …

Chili-Beef Casserole 1 pound ground beef1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 cup minced dry onions1 can tomato soup1 can chili beef soup1 tablespoon chili powder1 (6 or 7 ounce) package regular corn chips1 cup shredded cheddar …
Broccoli Soup 3 cans chicken broth15 ounces frozen chopped broccoli1 small onion, diced1 bay leaf1/4 cup oleo5 tablespoons all purpose flour1 teaspoon onion saltsalt and pepper to tasteCombine broccoli, broth and …
Potato Soup 6-7 Potatoes, peeled and diced1/2 to 3/4 stick butter1 can cream of mushroom soup1 can cream of celery soup1 medium onion, chopped1 1/2 cups milk1 teaspoon garlic salt8 ounces cream cheesesalt and …
Corn Casserole 2 cans whole kernel corn 1 stick butter8 ounces cream cheese 2/3 cup milkMix together in casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees until slightly brown.
Sylvia Cox

McKenzie, Tenn. -  A funeral service for Sylvia Irene Cox, age 82, is Friday, February 22, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Brummitt- McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Friday, …

Charles Kirk

Virgil Moore Presley

Sandra Fay Rayburn

Sheila Denise Gardner

Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

Driving on Suspended License — A Gleason man was arrested after failing to stop at a stop sign.On February 7, Deputy Scott observed a motorcycle fail to stop at a stop sign. A traffic stop was …

Marriage Licenses

Property Transfers

General Sessions Report

Huntingdon Police Reports


West Carroll School Board Agenda

The West Carroll Board of Education will hold its first meeting of 2019 on Thursday, February 7, with a busy agenda.They will take action on a number of school-related trips including the first …

McKenzie School Board to Meet February 7

McKenzie Board of Education meets Thursday, February 7, 5:30 p.m. at the Board of Education building at 114 Bell Avenue.The following are the items on the agenda:Hear correspondence addressed to the …

Local Bethel Students Named to Honor Roll, Dean’s List

McKENZIE — Bethel University College of Arts & Sciences and College of Health Sciences announce the names of local students who earned Honor Roll and Dean’s List status for its fall …

MMS Receives Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant

The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation awarded a $2,780 Lowe’s Small Toolbox for Education grant to McKenzie Middle School for the installation of a canopy over the rear …