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By Glenn MolletteGMollette@aol.comMay 30, 1868 was the first official Decoration Day. The day was declared by General John A. Logan and observed at Arlington National Cemetery. Volunteers that day … more
Does Article I Section 8 of the US Constitution state that Congress has the power to declare war? Further, does it state that the Congress has the power to raise and support armies, but no … more
David Mark called, “Let’s go to Adobe Walls.”“OK.” He’s the only brother I have left. I’m going to do about whatever he says. “Isn’t that up by … more
McKenzie Eighth Grade Graduation, 1948, at Miss Ophie Everett’s home on Magnolia Ave. First Row (L to R): Kenneth Townsend, Billy Hall, Ann Sneed, Gaylon Hickman, Joyce Hill, Marty Carter … more
The first time I consciously appreciated summer was after I had been captured and held against my will in the first grade for nine months. I was a bit “shaken” by the daunts of adding and … more
Community Picnic at Campbell Well Drilling, hosted by Max Campbell and family, 1980. (L to R): J.T. Jones, Marvin Clark, Polly Lemonds, Betty Hubble, and Jerry Vinson. File photo originally published … more
Mentor Club members in 1993. Back Row (L to R): Mrs. Howard Edwards, Mrs. Jim Ginter, Mrs. Jim Alexander, Mrs. Clifford Bateman, Mrs. Franklin Howell, Mrs. Jack Brummitt, and Mrs. DeRay Neisler. … more
Mothers will check your ears to see if they are clean before you go to church. Every Sunday. Without fail. I’ve done a study on this. In all my many years of church gathering, not one pastor, … more
I do not know Steve King. And this is not an indictment of him. He is a Republican Congressman from Iowa. This is also not an indictment of Republicans, Congress or Iowa.And I don’t pretend to … more
10 YEARS AGO — Heavy rains of up to eight inches over three days caused over $40,000 in damages to the county road system as well as significant power outages.*Tibby Edwards Liles, longtime … more
Russell Chevrolet-Olds, Highland Drive, McKenzie. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October 2004. more
I did not grow up in the hills of Northeast Georgia. But I have taken a great liken to the people there. You talk about friendly, honest, straight forward folks. They will tell you what they’re … more
I never in my life thought I’d say this; but I kind’a miss those Easter Sunday hats that ladies wore “once upon a time”...You’ve got to be pretty old to know what … more
10 YEARS AGO — Bethel College announced a record enrollment of 2,626 for the Spring 2009 semester.20 YEARS AGO — Strong thunderstorms with winds reaching 50 miles per hour caused … more
In any society the establishment of a house of worship is one of the most important establishments constructed. McKenzie and its surrounding territory has as deep and rich religious tradition. … more
‘Tis sweet and natural that our mindsRevert to scenes we used to know,The heart so much enjoyment findsRemembering friends of long ago. Our infancy’s time seems to blessMore than the … more
Richard met us at the door. I could see the loss of sleep in his eyes. I could see the concern. I could see the heartache. I could see he had aged “more than a little” since we’d … more
10 YEARS AGO — Pat Dillahunty was named Director of the Huntingdon Special School District.*The annual Cancer Bake Auction raised $12,153.*State Senator Roy Herron of Dresden announced his … more
The Steak House, owned and operated by Billy Vawter, Highland Drive, late 1950s and BEASLEY’S ESSO SERVICENTER. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, … more
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