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2018 Best of Carroll County

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  • The Quick Lube Celebrates 10 Years of Service

    Wednesday, April 10

    McKENZIE — The Quick Lube and The Car Wash, located near the intersection of State Route 124 and Highland Drive, is celebrating more than 10 years of service to the McKenzie community.Alan …

  • West Carroll FCCLA Advances to National Competition

    Wednesday, April 10

    West Carroll FCCLA members placed first in the FCCLA Star Events Competition at the State FCCLA 2019 Conference in Chattanooga. Members Aleisha Annis, Clark Bradley, Lainee Hawkins, Brett Simmons and …

  • Carroll County Approves New Solid Waste Contractor

    Wednesday, April 10

    HUNTINGDON (April 8) — Carroll County commissioners awarded a five-year contract to Red River Waste Solutions of Union City to provide weekly curbside weekly solid waste collection and disposal …

  • Mock Crash Shows Carroll County Juniors, Seniors Consequences of Impaired Driving

    Wednesday, April 10

    McKENZIE (April 5) — The 647 juniors and seniors from the five Carroll County special school districts gathered Friday at the football stadium at McKenzie Middle School to witness a mock crash …

  • Representative Holt Speaks About School Vouchers

    Wednesday, April 10

    HUNTINGDON (April 5) — State Representative Andy Holt (R-Dresden) was the featured speaker at the Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Forum on April 5. The representative is an avid …

  • McKenzie Council to Consider Bidding Solid Waste Contract

    Wednesday, April 10

    McKenzie Mayor and Council convenes Thursday, April 11, 6 p.m. for the regular monthly meeting.On the agenda is a proposal to seek competitive bids for the collection of solid waste throughout the …

  • Kaitlynn Batey is New Miss Huntingdon

    Wednesday, April 10

    Miss Huntingdon Ages 16-19 (L to R) Third Maid Reanna Simmons, daughter of James and Jennifer Simmons; First Maid Ezmerelda Rivera, daughter of Xiomara Rivera; Queen Kaitlynn Batey, daughter of Chad …

  • Holy Week at McKenzie First United Methodist Church

    Wednesday, April 10

    Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday on April 14 at McKenzie First United Methodist Church, 16 McTyeire Street. Services begin at 10:50 a.m. The church will host a special week of lunchtime ecumenical …

  • Tri-County Unemployment Rates Continue to Decrease

    Wednesday, April 10

    NASHVILLE (March 28) — The percentage of persons unemployed in February decreased from the January rate in the tri-counties of Carroll, Henry and Weakley.Carroll posted a unemployment …

  • Reedy Creek Baptist Celebrates Installation of Historic Marker

    Wednesday, April 10

    McLEMORESVILLE (April 7) — Reedy Creek Missionary Baptist Church celebrated another milestone on Sunday with the dedication of a historic marker that tells the history of the church.The church …

  • Vandals Strike Trezevant Area Church

    Wednesday, April 10

    TREZEVANT (April 8) — Vandals slightly damaged Republican Grove Baptist Church near Trezevant on Sunday. Two windows on the rear of the church were broken and the rear lawn was marred when the …

  • HCMC Adds Pulmonary Clinic

    Wednesday, April 10

    PARIS — Henry County Medical Center announces the addition of the HCMC Paris Pulmonary Clinic located in the Medical Arts Building. Joining the practice is James Carruth, MD, Pulmonology and …

  • Kids Fly Free This Saturday at Carroll County Airport

    Wednesday, April 10

    McKenzie — Area young people ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies on Saturday, April 13, as Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 734 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at …

  • Household Hazardous Waste to Be Collected in Weakley County

    Wednesday, April 10

    NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) mobile household hazardous waste collection service will be in Weakley County on Saturday, April 13.Tennesseans are …

  • McKenzie

    Wednesday, April 10

    ‘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 …

  • Blest Be the Tie that Binds...

    Wednesday, April 10

    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 …

  • McKenzie School Board Hears Student SCOPE Delegates

    Wednesday, April 10

    McKENZIE — McKenzie’s School Board met Tuesday, April 2, with a short but active agenda on tap. After adopting the regular and consent agenda, High School Counselor Sheila Ridley …

  • Looking Back from our Archives

    Wednesday, April 10

    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 …

  • Jo Ann Wolfe

    Wednesday, April 10

    QUARRYVILLE, Penn. — Jo Ann Wolfe, 73, of Quarryville, Pennsyvania, died on April 2, 2019 at her home after a brief illness.She was born August 6, 1945 in Martin, Tennessee to Joseph (Joe) …

  • Robert Leo Sommer

    Wednesday, April 10

    FAIRFIELD, Ohio — Robert Leo Sommer, 88, of Fairfield died March 26, 2019 at Mercy Hospital in Fairfield. He was born September 9, 1930 to Bernard and Freida Sommer of Portsmouth, Ohio.Robert …

  • Sandra Gill Jones

    Wednesday, April 10

    McKENZIE — Graveside funeral services for Sandra Gail Jones, 61, were Friday, April 5, 2019 at Everett’s Chapel Cemetery with Brother Eugene Whitt officiating. Per Sandra’s …

  • Barbara Garner

    Wednesday, April 10

    McKENZIE — Services for Barbara Kay Garn, 75, were Monday, April 8, 2019 at First Baptist Church, McKenzie. Interment is Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park, Tampa, …

  • Lou Helen Baker

    Wednesday, April 10

    HUNTINGDON — Mrs. Lou Helen Baker, 80, of Huntingdon died Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at her home.Funeral services were Saturday, April 6, 2019 in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment was …

  • Eddie Mae Pearson

    Wednesday, April 10

    BRUCETON — Ms. Eddie Mae Pearson, 85, of Bruceton, Tennessee died Friday, April 5, 2019 at Baptist Hospital in Huntingdon, Tennessee.Funeral services were Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Mt. …

  • Tabatha Gearin

    Wednesday, April 10

    Services for Tabatha S. Gearin, 29, of Gleason, Tenn. was Thursday April 4, 2019 at the First Pentecostal Church of God in Gleason. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery. She was born January 16, 1990 and …

  • Russell Pearson

    Wednesday, April 10

    Mr. Russell Landis Pearson, 77, died April 1, 2019. He was born to the late Jessie and Lillie Mae Pearson in Henderson County, Tennessee on May 30,1941.   His funeral service were Sunday, April …

  • James Douglas Sanders

    Wednesday, April 10

    HUNTINGDON — Mr. James Douglas “Doug” Sanders, 60, of Huntingdon, died Sunday, April 7, 2019 at his home.Funeral services are Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of …

  • County Budget Committee To Meet Friday

    Wednesday, April 10

    The Carroll County Budget Committee meets Friday, April 12 at 10 a.m. in the Conference Room located at the Carroll County Office Complex Building at 625 High Street, Huntingdon, Tenn.The public is …

  • Bethel Nursing Program Ranked Top Ten

    Wednesday, April 10

    Registered Nursing.org has ranked Bethel University’s Nursing program 9th out of 44 in Tennessee in their 3rd Annual RN Program Rankings.According to the website, the rankings rely heavily on …

  • Revival at Enon Baptist

    Wednesday, April 10

    Everyone is cordially invited to Enon Missionary Baptist Church for the Spring Revival with Bro. Hunter Jones. Revival begins Sunday afternoon, April 14 at 5 p.m. And continues nightly through …

  • Fillies Top Lady Rebels, 7-2

    Wednesday, April 10

    McKENZIE (April 2) — The McKenzie High School Lady Rebels hosted Huntingdon Tuesday for a District 11A softball contest. Pitching prevailed through the early part of the game, but the Fillies …

  • Lady War Eagles Edge Lady Tigers, 6-5

    Wednesday, April 10

    BRUCETON (April 2) — The Hollow Rock-Bruceton Central High School Lady Tigers hosted the West Carroll Lady War Eagles Tuesday for a District 11A softball contest. The game was tight from start …

  • Rebels Pound Red Devils, 11-4

    Wednesday, April 10

    McKENZIE (April 5) — The McKenzie High School Rebels hosted Bradford Friday for a non-district baseball contest. The Red Devils started strong, but the Rebels scored in each of the first five …

  • Lady War Eagles Top Lady Rebels, 4-0

    Wednesday, April 10

    ATWOOD (April 3) — The West Carroll Lady War Eagles hosted the McKenzie Lady Rebels Wednesday in a District 11A softball game moved up from Thursday in expectation of rain. Solid pitching and …

  • War Eagles Sweep Tigers in Home-Away Pair

    Wednesday, April 10

    ATWOOD/BRUCETON (April 1-2) — The West Carroll War Eagles and Hollow-Rock Bruceton Central Tigers played a pair of District 11A baseball contests last week. The War Eagles scored in all but two …

  • McKenzie Rebels Blow Out Lions

    Wednesday, April 10

    McKENZIE (April 5) — The McKenzie Middle School Rebels hosted Camden Friday. The Rebels scored in every inning for a dominant 17-3 win.Camden struck first with a run in the top of the first, …

  • Rebels Rout Patriots, 9-1

    Wednesday, April 10

    McKENZIE (April 2) — The McKenzie Middle School Rebels hosted the Henry County Patriots Tuesday, dominating both sides of the ball for a 9-1 victory.McKenzie struck first with three runs in the …

  • McKenzie Earns Second in Ironman Shoot

    Wednesday, April 10

    The Tennessee Sporting Clay Target Program SCTP Ironman Shoot was at the Nashville Gun Club in Nashville on March 9 and 10. Representing the McKenzie Shooting Sports Team were Will McBride, Drew …

  • Rebels Fall to Golden Tide

    Wednesday, April 10

    McKENZIE (April 1) — The McKenzie High School Rebels hosted Peabody Monday for a non-district soccer contest.For the third time this season, the Rebels were defeated by one goal as the Golden …

  • McKenzie Girls Fastpitch Kicks Off with Jamboree

    Wednesday, April 10

    McKENZIE (April 6) — The McKenzie Girls Fastpitch Softball League kicked off its season Saturday with an opening ceremony and a jamboree of games between the eight teams in four divisions.Teams …

  • McKenzie Youth Baseball Kicks Off with Jamboree

    Wednesday, April 10

    McKENZIE (April 1) — The McKenzie Youth Baseball League kicked off its season Monday with an opening ceremony and a jamboree of games between the eleven teams in three divisions.Teams lined one …

  • Madison Academic Edges War Eagles, 7-6

    Wednesday, April 10

    ATWOOD (April 3) — The West Carroll War Eagles hosted the Madison Academic Magnet Mustangs Wednesday in a game moved up from Thursday in expectation of rain. The first few innings were …

  • TCAT McKenzie Students Win State Awards

    Wednesday, April 10

    Tennessee College of Applied Technology in McKenzie sent 20 post-secondary students and two dual enrollment students to the Tennessee SkillsUSA Competition in Chattanooga. Thirteen students received …

  • Gleason High School Academic Banquet 2019

    Wednesday, April 10

    Gleason High School held its 2019 Academic Banquet on February 28 at the First United Methodist Church of Gleason. The following students were honored.       Special Awards: …

  • Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

    Tuesday, April 9

    Unsolved Incident — Authorities are still trying to find out what happened during a March 31 incident in Buena Vista.According to the report by Deputy Christopher Adams, he and other deputies …

  • Property Transfers

    Tuesday, April 9

    •Jerry Lee Miller to Deborah Miller Climer in District 1. •Larry Wood and others to Frank W. and Elizabeth A. McCord. •Dorothy Lee Dorris to Carol Chandler in District …

  • General Sessions Report

    Tuesday, April 9

    HUNTINGDON (April 3-4) — The following defendants were bound over to the Grand Jury last week in Carroll County General Sessions Court:Joshua Caleb Burrell, S. Vancouver Ave, Tulsa, OK, bound …

  • Huntingdon Police Reports

    Tuesday, April 9

    DUI — A Bruceton man was arrested during a March 30 traffic stop in Huntingdon.Fischer-Blake H. Wortham, 18, was charged with DUI (first offense). According to the report by Officer Carlton …

  • Marriage Licenses

    Tuesday, April 9

    •Catherine Courtney Clark, 35, of McKenzie to Jeffery Randall Perritt, 42, of Huntingdon.•April Victoria White Hoggard, 36, of Trezevant to Adam Richard Pierce, 30, of …

  • McKenzie Police Reports

    Tuesday, April 9

    Aggravated Assault — A McKenzie man is facing multiple charges of Aggravated Assault following an incident at a Diamond Circle residence last Wednesday, April 3.McKenzie Police received a call …

  • A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee

    Tuesday, April 9

    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, …

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