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Opinion
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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
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
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
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
Our extra nice postmaster answered politely my query concerning the mail business as we approach the holiday season. He mentioned the uptick in online shopping really kept them busy. And added almost … more
50 YEARS AGO — Showing at the Park Theatre: Fever Heat starring Nick Adams; Hour of the Gun starring James Garner; Prudence and the Pill starring David Niven and Deborah Kerr; and The Secret … more
Life’s lessons are not always gently taught. Or easily swallowed. And the idea that “absence makes the heart grow fonder” might work in the perfect world. But it didn’t mean … more
10 YEARS AGO — Carroll Countians, along with local and state officials celebrated the groundbreaking for the 1,000-acre recreational lake in the Leach community.*It was announced that the Mars … 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
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
Usually the off presidential election cycle is pretty mundane stuff...unless, of course, you happen to be one of the candidates. This year has been the rare exception. Following the current crop of … more
I am reminded of an inscription above the arched doorway of a hospital I once read--“The wealth of a nation lies in the health of its people.” No one can argue with that. You can be … more
Well, I reckon I can check riding out a major category 4 hurricane off my bucket list. I sure won’t do it again! Hurricane Michael carried a little more punch than I realized—until I saw … more
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