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Opinion
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We are a blessed nation. We just don’t act like it at times. We’d rather fuss and carry on and point fingers at each other than eat chocolate ice cream. Naturally, we are all … more
10 YEARS AGO — A fire at Replogle Lumber Company in Henry destroyed the office building and an adjoining storage building.*The City of McKenzie was awarded three grants totaling $511,450. The … more
Specialty Gifts and Hallmark Center, owned and operated by Christine Dickson and Tracy Chandler, occupied the Mack’s Variety Store location in the 1980’s. Photo submitted by Ruth … more
10 YEARS AGO — The McKenzie Board of Education voted to cease the removal of Colonel Reb, which originated from a charge of infringement of the University of Mississippi’s trademarked … more
I mention Slick Tosh and people roll their eyes LIKE I’m making that name up for sure. Then I get down to the part where Rollin Trull rammed his big Harley right through the front door of the … more
Kesley Colbert, writer of Hunker Down With Kes, did not submit a column this week because his town of Port St. Joe, Florida was devastated by Hurricane Michael. The Colbert family is safe and well. more
Graden Featherstone, former McKenzie Postmaster, 1979. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October 2004. more
10 YEARS AGO — The Terry community’s annual Fall Festival raised $15,050 for the Carl Perkins Center. The event offered a plethora of activities from 8 a.m. to midnight.20 YEARS AGO … more
20 YEARS AGO — Brothers Clint (age 17) and Chad (21) Crider of Huntingdon won first, second place, respectively, in the National Quarter Horse Association’s Pole Bending Contest in … more
I’ve been thinking about insurance lately. You know; life, auto, home. There’s no telling how much money I have paid out in premiums on some type of coverage over the last half century. … more
10 YEARS AGO — Carroll County’s bellweather status ended after 44 years. Since 1964, the presidential candidate who received the most votes in the county had also gone on to win the … more
Oh drats! They called off the parade. I was looking so forward to it. I’ve never seen a ninety-two million dollar parade! But can you just imagine! They must have been planning on giving away … more
McKenzie High School 1945 Little Ten Champions — Top Row (L to R): Punk Akers-mgr., Franklin Fesmire, Hugh Roark, Joe Quesenberry, Walter Roark, Robert Hearne, Ralph Smith, J. D. Parker, Robert … more
10 YEARS AGO — LeAnn Webb was crowned Carroll County Little Miss Fairest of the Fair. Other members of the court included First Maid Sadie Martin, Second Maid Megan Delaney, Third Maid Natalie … more
We have been without TV, phone and internet service for the past couple of weeks. The cable company blames it on Hurricane Michael. I pointed out when I borrowed a phone and called to complain that … more
Elizabeth Barlow accompanies Girl Scouts in the 1979 McKenzie Christmas Parade. more
I was driving along the other day listening to a compilation of 1940s hits when the smooth, slightly Southern sound of Tennessee’s own Dinah Shore came charmingly out of the speakers:Shoofly … more
Holland Farms Ice Cream Wagon, (Pulled by Old Dutch), 1952. Pictured: Tom and Bob Putman. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie … more
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