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HENRY, Tenn. - Barbara Carol Malone Priddy, 62, of Henry, TN, died Saturday, April 6, 2024, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris. She was a member of New Bethel Missionary …
 SPRING LAKE, North Carolina (formerly Atwood)  - Services for SFC Michael D Beal are Saturday, April 20, 2024, at 2 p.m. at McLemoresville United Methodist Church. The family will …
Robert Charles "Skip" Wolfe HUNTINGDON, Tenn. - Mr. Robert Charles “Skip” Wolfe, 85, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at his home. …
McKenzie, Tenn. - Mr. Milton Berry, 93, a welder for TAMCO and a member of The Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witness, died April 11, 2024, at his residence. There are no services at this time. He was …
 MILAN, Tenn. - Mrs. Hilma Clarice Dinkins, 88, died Sunday, April 7, 2024 at her home in Wesley Fountain, Milan, Tenn. Graveside services are Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Olivet …
Calendar of Events
Community Focus
Miss McKenzie — Brett Toombs is the 18-year old daughter of Casey and Johnna Toombs. Brett plans to attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and pursue a career as a Child Life Specialist.
McKenzie Beauty Review Winners
McKenzie Marching Rebels hosted the annual McKenzie Beauty Reviews on Saturday, April 6 at Bethel University’s Bouldin Auditorium. 
New MHS Football Coach Keith Hodge, his wife, Ashley, and children, Elle and Maddox were welcomed to McKenzie during a reception on Saturday, April 6 at Hometown Hangout. Pictured are members of the McKenzie School Board, Director Justin Barden, and the Hodge family. (L to R) LaShonda Williams, Misty Aird, Justin Barden, Maddox Hodge, Keith Hodge, Ashley Hodge, Elle Hodge, Bobby Young, George Cassidy and Chad Brown.
Coach Hodge Welcomed to McKenzie
McKENZIE (April 6) — Keith Hodge, the new head football coach at McKenzie High School, was welcomed to McKenzie on Saturday, April 6 during an informal meet and greet at Hometown Hangout.
The first responders and participants in the mock crash.
West Carroll High School Hosts Mock Crash
ATWOOD — West Carroll High School hosted a mock crash illustrating the danger of drunk driving. The event was held in advance of the Junior-Senior Prom to emphasize the impact of irresponsible behavior behind the wheel.
McKenzie Youth Soccer Kicks Off Season
McKENZIE (April 6) — On Saturday morning, despite cool temperatures, the McKenzie Youth Soccer League kicked off its season. With a full day packed of matches, players, parents, grandparents, fans and food trucks filled the fields adjacent to McKenzie Middle School. The four age groups, 3 to 4, 5 to 7, 8 to 10 and 11 to 14 were excited to start the season.
Jeremy Pate was honored for 25 Years of Safe Driving by UPS on March 28. He is joined by his family, Lydia, Gina, Emma and Sydney.
Jeremy Pate Honored for 25 Years of Safe Driving
PARIS (March 28) — Jeremy Pate was honored for 25 years of safe driving with United Parcel Service during a brief ceremony at the Paris Tennessee distribution center. Pate, a McKenzie resident, his wife Gina, and girls, Emma, Sydney and Lydia were in attendance.
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Huntingdon Mustangs
HUNTINGDON (March 28) — McKenzie Rebels and the Huntingdon Mustangs were both foregoing Spring Break when they competed on March 28 in Huntingdon.
MURFREESBORO (March 7) — After five months of competitive basketball, the Huntingdon Fillies season came to an end in the quarterfinal round of the TSSAA State Championship for Class 2A. The Huntingdon Fillies (23-5) played their hearts out losing 58-49 against a tough Gibson County Lady Pioneers (30-1) team.
Over the weekend, Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro was the site of some amazing high school girls’ basketball action. Nine of the 32 teams competing for gold were from West Tennessee.
The Huntingdon Fillies punched their ticket to Murfreesboro to play in the State Tournament Class AA quarterfinals with two late-game victorious rallies. Wednesday night the Fillies defeated Cheatham County 67-60 for the Region 6-2AA title. After trailing the Lady Cubs for most of the game, Huntingdon pushed forward in the final minutes to win the region title.
McKenzie Rebels
HUNTINGDON (March 27) — McKenzie played Adamsville in their first game of the Diamond Classic. The Rebels were down by one at the end of the first inning. McKenzie was still in the game and scored one run in the second inning followed by another run in the third.
McKENZIE (MARCH 29) — McKenzie Rebels baseball lost to Crockett County on March 29 at McKenzie Park.
McKENZIE — Bethel University Men’s Basketball Coach Jeff Britt announced the signing of McKenzie’s Christopher Beck recently. Beck will serve as a student- assistant for the Wildcats.

My Funeral Suit

It was 1979, and I was the guest song leader for a church’s summer revival (although it was called “a gospel meeting” because “revival” sounded too much like a rival religious group).

I Have To Open My Own Cokes Now

I thought this writing business for me was over forever…and then Pam Collins died.
50 Years Ago — Jack Purvis caught three fish weighing a total of 17 pounds.

Looking Back from Our Archives

10 Years Ago — The Huntington Cross Country Team Partnered with the Baptist Memorial Hospital to put on a 5k Rabbit Color run.

Weekly 150: The Motlow Murder Trial

This one comes courtesy from historian and author Bill Carey.
McKenzie (March 23) — McKenzie City Park was filled with excitement as children from throughout West Tennessee gathered for the third annual McKenzie Chamber of Commerce’s Easter Egg Drop.
McKENZIE — Ava Mae Warman, a senior at McKenzie High School was the recent winner of two state awards.
MURFREESBORO (March 12) — Savannah Davis is the TSSAA Miss Basketball Class 1A for 2024. The senior at McKenzie High School also earned the title in 2022, her sophomore year.
HUNTINGDON (March 13) — Sixty years of private law practice and no intention of retiring. W. Kent Jones has been a central figure in Carroll County, serving clients in all aspects of legal practice. That’s something in which he takes great pride. But one of his favorite joys is talking about his many years of serving as the radio announcer of high school and college sports, a passion that started as a senior at McKenzie High School when he worked as a disc jockey for WHDM radio.
    • McKenzie Police Reports

      Juvenile Arrested With Guns, Drugs — A juvenile was arrested on April 2 and charged with Carrying a Weapon on Campus (Bethel), Simple …

    • Property Transfers

      Darren and Gwen Parrish to Aubrey Ray and Nathan Ray Chamberlain in District 11.

    • Carroll County General Sessions

      HUNTINGDON (April 5) — The following cases were heard in the Carroll County General Sessions Court on April 5.

    • Sheriff’s Reports

      Domestic Assault — James Darrell Walker, 53, of Bruceton, on March 28 was reported to have punched Bruce King in the left cheek at Bruce’s …

In our schools
    • Recipes 4-9-24

      Everyday Cookies 1 cup white sugar 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup margarine 1 cup Wesson oil 1 large egg 3 1/2 cups plain flour 1 …

    • Recipes 3-26-24

      Ham and Egg Bake 6 cups frozen, not thawed hash brown potatoes 2 cups diced, fulled cooked ham 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded Swiss …

    • Recipes 3-19-24

      Pasta Primavera 1/4 cup margarine or butter 1 envelope Lipton Recipe Secret Vegetable soup mix 1 1/2 cup milk 8 oz. linguine or …


Barbara Carol Malone Priddy

Henry, Tenn. -- Barbara Carol Malone Priddy, age 62 of Henry, TN, died Saturday, April 6, 2024, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris.

Joyce Hill Al-Kishaly

FRANKLIN, Kentucky - Joyce Hill Al-Kishaly died at home on Sunday, March 24 at the age of 91 in Franklin, Kentucky. She was born in McKenzie, Tennessee to the late Evora Argo and the late Tommie …

James Roy Anderson

McKENZIE,  Tenn. - Mr. James Roy Anderson, 66, died at his residence on April 4, 2024. He retired from CSX Railroad as a signal maintainer. He was born in Huntingdon on September 6, 1957 to …

Monda Jewell Rimmer

TREZEVANT, Tenn - Funeral services for Mrs. Monda Jewell Rimmer, 82, were Thursday, April 4, 2023, at 12 p.m. in the Hunt Funeral Home Chapel with burial  in Republican Grove Cemetery.  Her …

Thomas H. Horton

McKENZIE, Tenn.  - Funeral services for Mr. Thomas H. Horton are Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at 2 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. …

Wendell G. Cary

Mr. Wendell Cary, 83, of Westport, Tennessee died Saturday, March 30, 2024 at his home. Funeral services are Monday, April 1, 2024 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. …

John Wiggleton Jr.,

  HUNTINGDON   - Mr. John Wiggleton Jr., 71, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at Huntingdon Health & Rehabilitation. Mr. Wiggleton has chosen …

Grace Lewis McCain Wonderly

Ms. Grace Lewis McCain Wonderly, 84, of Springville, Tennessee died Monday, March 25, 2024 at her residence. Her funeral service are 12 p.m., Saturday, March 30, 2024 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. …

James G. Prieur

McKENZIE, Tenn. - Mr. James G. Prieur, 51, died Monday, March 25, 2024 at his residence. He had pre-arranged for cremation with no services. Mr. Prieur, was born in Memphis, on September …

Eric Scott Gordon

GLEASON  Services for Eric Scott Gordon, 60, of Gleason, Tenn. were Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 2 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason.  …

Janice Dixon

  July 28, 1944  ~  March 18, 2024     McKENZIE - Services for Janice Dixon, 79, of McKenzie, Tenn. were Thursday, …

Heather Lynn Ward

HUNTINGDON — Mrs. Heather Lynn Ward, 36, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at her home. Funeral services are Thursday, March 28, 2024 in the chapel of Chase Funeral …

Betty Lou Warpool

MURFREESBORO, Tenn., formerly of McKenzie  -  Graveside services for Betty Lou Warpool are Friday, March 22, 2024 at 1 p.m. at Shiloh Cemetery, McKenzie. Mrs. Warpool, 91, died …

Alva Jean Boyd

Mrs. Alva Jean Boyd, 94, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Sunday, March 17, 2024, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2024 at Clarksburg Church of …

Mildred Butler Byars

HUNTINGDON - Mrs. Mildred Butler Byars, 85, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at Lakeside Assisted Living Community. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday, March 22, …