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A Huntingdon woman was arrested back in May after her newborn infant and her 16-month-old child both tested positive for illegal drugs.Brehanna D. Porter, 28, was charged with two counts of … more
PUTNAM COUNTY — The Putnam County Grand Jury has issued indictments for animal cruelty against Tara Neutzler and Donald Schoenthal, the same couple who were charged with hundreds of counts of … more
Dr. Jerry Franklin Atkins, 82, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.He served the local community for more than 50 years as a physician. Dr. … more
McKENZIE (July 11)— During the regular monthly meeting of the McKenzie Board of Mayor and Council the 2019-2020 budget was approved on the second and final reading. The budget was approved … more
Tuesday, July 23 Tennessee Department of Transportation will close State Route 423 (Shiloh Road) in McKenzie between SR 22 and Holly Hills Subdivision to replace a culvert. It will be closed to … more
McKENZIE — Fred’s store in McKenzie is one of 49 retail stores announced to close in the latest round of closures in the Memphis-based chain. With the Friday, July 12 announcement, … more
Country Music Hall of Fame Member “Whispering” Bill will perform Friday, July 26, 2019 at the Krider Performing Arts Center in Paris.Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 … more
McKENZIE – U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee’s first female U.S. senator, is the featured speaker at the Women’s Suffrage Commemorative Luncheon, sponsored by the City of … more
Robert Snead, Cynthia Jo Billingsby (Kemp) - Nancy Hall Jubilee. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October 2004. more
HUNTINGDON (July 9) Members of the Huntingdon Town Council approved the 2019-2020 budget and tax rate during its July 9 meeting. Also approved a rate increase of 1.9 percent for water and wastewater … more
The McKenzie Banner is preparing launching a “focus group” of 12 individuals from a variety of age groups - young, middle aged, and senior adults, including readers and non-readers to … more
Tennessee motorists experienced a one-cent increase in the motor vehicle tax on July 1, thanks to the approval of the IMPROVE Act passed in 2017 under the Haslam administration and the Republican-led … more
UNION CITY (July 1) — McKenzie High School Principal Tim Watkins was elected as the new director of schools for Obion County. His service begins July 15 at the school system, based in Union … more
McKENZIE — Russell “Rusty” T. Newman, 55, of Old State Route 76, McKenzie, in Henry County, died Monday, July 8 while on his morning exercise route, where he bikes and … more
GIBSON COUNTY — The Gibson County Sheriff’s Office issued an arrest warrant for Montarius Douglas of Milan on a charge of first-degree murder following a shooting Saturday night, July 6, … more
Carroll County needs to envision and then enact a new economic development plan. It is embarrassing to see the county’s unemployment percentages in the bottom of statewide statistics in May … more
I’m still not one hundred per cent certain about this moon landing thing. And I also realize that fifty years is an extra long time to perpetuate a hoax. But you’ve got to realize, CNN … more
The Polar Bar, owned and operated by Junior and Ruth Owen, was a popular gathering place for young and old alike. Pictured is the building as it looked on their first day of business on March 1, … more
UNION CITY, Tenn. (July 8, 2019) —Meeting in special session Monday night, the Obion County Schools board of education agreed on a three-year contract to hire its new Director of Schools Tim … more
TREZEVANT — Trezevant’s Board of Aldermen met in a called meeting Thursday night, June 27, and approved the second reading of the FY 2020 budget which goes into effect July 1. They also … more
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