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Obituaries
McKENZIE  - Mrs. Joyce Wofford, 87, of McKenzie, Tennessee, died Sunday, February 25, 2024, at AHC McKenzie. Graveside services are 11 a.m., Tuesday February 27, 2024 at Carroll Memorial …
McKENZIE, Tenn. - Funeral services for Irene Eaton are Thursday, February 29, 2024, at 1 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Thursday, 11 a.m. – …
HUNTINGDON — Mrs. Agnis Christian Green, 92, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Saturday, February 24, 2024, at her home. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 27, 2024 in the Chapel …
McKENZIE, Tenn.  Mrs. Brenda Lee Fuzzell, 55, of McKenzie, Tennessee, died Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at Jackson Madison General Hospital. Funeral services were Sunday February 25, 2024 in …
McKENZIE, Tenn. - Funeral services for Annell Parker Felts are Sunday, February 25, 2024, at 2 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Sunday, 11:00 a.m. until …
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Community Focus
Lula Mae Hall Bounds in the year 2024.
Lula Mae Hall Bounds
Lula Mae Hall, the eldest of ten children, was born on November 10, 1928, to the late David and Luella (Bell) Hall, in the small, mighty town of McLemoresville, Tennessee.
Portia Zellars
Portia Morgan Zellars is a dedicated family member, educator, and church and community volunteer who has spent her entire adult life pouring into generations of students in the public schools in Charleston, Missouri.
Reverend Joel Rice
Reverend Joel Rice
Today, Bethel University is a strong, vibrant, and diversified campus because of Reverend Joel Rice’s decision to break barriers and attend Bethel College.
Michael Jasper
In an exclusive interview with Coach Michael Jasper, Bethel University’s head football coach, I gained invaluable insight into his journey and the profound significance of representation in leadership roles within the football industry. Coach Jasper shared his experiences, challenges, and vision for a more inclusive future.
Willie Huffman
Willie Huffman
Burlap bags may not be at the top of most children’s Christmas list for shiny new toys, but these “grass sacks” provided fun play for young Willie Huffman, who rode along as his mother dragged him across a field on the bag she filled with cotton, picked by hand. As Huffman grew a little older, he would also find himself picking cotton from the fields, in addition to mowing lawns and hauling hay at only 12 years old.
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    • Rebels Roll in Region

      McKenzie (February 24) — The Rebels came out ready; they started the game with a 13-0 run. McKenzie was just as fierce on the defensive end, …

    • Lady Rebels Advance in Region

      McKENZIE (February 23) — Perry County came out hot scoring the first five points of the quarter. McKenzie quickly retaliated with a basket …

Huntingdon Mustangs
HUNTINGDON (February 16) — On Friday night, the Huntingdon Fillies hosted Stewart County for the District 12-AA tournament championship game.
HUNTINGDON (February 17) — Saturday night the Huntingdon Mustangs hosted the Camden Lions for the district tournament championship game.
McKENZIE — The Bethel Lady Wildcats softball signed Huntingdon’s Adalyn Allen and Lillyan Wortham.
HUNTINGDON (February 2) — On Friday night, the Waverly Tigers and Lady Tigers traveled to Huntingdon for the second match-up between the two teams this week. Both Huntingdon teams emerged victorious. The Fillies increased their district record to 5-0, and 20-5 for the season while the boys posted a district record of 3-2, and 7-15 for the season.
McKenzie Rebels
HOUSTON COUNTY (February 16) — The Lady Rebels struggled in the first quarter while McEwen came out ready with a game plan. They double-teamed Savannah Davis on defense and out-scored McKenzie 15-2 by the end of the first quarter.
McKENZIE (February 12, 13) — Lady Rebels started the playoffs with a bang. McKenzie dominated Bruceton with a final score of 73-31. The win sent them to their fourth consecutive district championship.
Friday, February 16, 2024   McKenzie High School basketball schedule at Houston County is.... 7:00-McKenzie/McEwen in the girls' district 12A championship game. …
Opinion

Fighting the Good Fight

William Shakespeare’s line from King Henry IV, “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown,” sums up the first five months as co-owner of Tri-County Publishing. Now, I’m not calling myself the king or stating we have an empire, that is far from the truth. But when you own a business, you have to beware of a constant barrage of possible threats and shortfalls.

Who Says You Can’t Go Home Again

People have been so kind to me about these little stories over the years. And I certainly appreciate that. I have said from the beginning that I am not a writer. You think about Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce, Will Rogers, Jon Meacham...those guys could turn a blank page into a moving picture show...
W.E.B. Du Bois, his wife Nina, and their baby son Burghardt in 1898.

Weekly 150: W.E.B. Du Bois

W.E.B. Du Bois was a towering figure in American history, renowned for his intellectual prowess, tireless activism. From his early life in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, to his pioneering work in sociology, his time at Fisk University in Tennessee, his prolific publications, and his pivotal role in the founding of the NAACP, Du Bois left an indelible mark on the struggle for racial equality and social justice in the United States.

...Lasting Peace

My brothers and sisters in the Middle East are suffering. Therefore, I am advocating for the following six actions.
People
In 1974, Ricky Price was a senior at McKenzie High School. While many of his fellow graduates visited area colleges on their ‘career day’, Price chose instead to visit Pepsi, based in Martin at the time. In 2024, Price celebrates 50 years at the family-owned Pepsi MidAmerica and as a graduate of McKenzie High School.
On February 21, 2024, Cheryl Oglesby-Townes walked up the sidewalk to McKenzie High School, not as a student as she did some 30 years ago, but as an honorary speaker for a program held at the school to commemorate Black History Month.
Growing up, I had a love/hate relationship with my birthday, of all things. From the minute I was born, 12:40 a.m. to be exact. I was robbed of something every other person takes for granted: their birth date.
McKENZIE (February 26) — Bethel University announces the winners of the Hendrix Scholarship Competition. After a rigorous selection process, Jayden Hendricks from Cottontown, Tenn., and Lauryn Russell from Paris, Tenn. have emerged as the recipients of this esteemed scholarship.
Records
    • Marriage Licenses

      * Brian Christopher Boyd, 44, of Somerville to Stacy Leann McLean Wilson, 36, of Jackson.

    • Huntingdon Police Reports

      Revoked License — Jeffrey Dean Goble, 61, of Huntingdon was charged with Driving on Revoked Driver’s License by Officer Brad Allen on Feb. …

    • Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

      Drug Violations — Ronnie Glenn Smith, 56, who is from Hollow Rock, but is homeless, was charged with Possession of Schedule II …

    • McKenzie Police Reports

      Shoplifting — Wendy Love Calderon, 49, Highway 124, McKenzie was charged with Theft-Shoplifting after an incident on February 24.

In our schools
Food
    • Recipes 2-27-24

      Strawberry Salad 1 small pkg strawberry jello 1/2 cup boiling water 1 small can crushed pineapple 1 (10 oz.) pkg frozen …

    • Recipes 2-20-24

      Easy Fried Rice 1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil 4 cups cooked rice 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 envelope Lipton recipe Secret …

    • Recipes 1-30-24

      Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (Microwave) 1/2 cup milk 2 cups sugar 1/4 cup butter 3 cups oats 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/4 cup …

General
Obituaries

Betty Ann Burrow

McKENZIE, Tenn. -  A Celebration of Life for Betty Ann Burrow is Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 1 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Saturday at 11 a.m. …

Larry David Burke

 McKENZIE, Tenn.. - A funeral service for Larry David Burke is Friday, February 23, 2024 at 11 a.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 22, …

Cailey Ashlin Garner Bonar

McKenzie, Tenn. - A funeral service for Cailey Ashlin Garner Bonar is Monday, February 26, 2024, at 2 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Monday, noon until …

Lottie Hestella Adkisson

TREZEVANT, Tenn. - Funeral services for Lottie Hestella Adkisson are Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at Wingo Missionary Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday, 11 …

Noble Noel “Pop” Wiggins, Jr.

McKENZIE, Tenn. - Funeral services for Noble Noel “Pop” Wiggins, Jr. are Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 12 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on …

Evita Totty

MARTIN, Tenn. -  Funeral services for Evita Totty are Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at 2 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, 11 a.m. until …

Ronald William Smith

McKENZIE, Tenn.  - A Celebration of Life for Ronald William Smith is Monday, February 26, 2024. Interment is at 10:30 a.m. at The Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery- Parkers Crossroads. Mr. …

Darris Nash

McKENZIE, Tenn. -  Funeral services for Darris Nash are Monday, February 19, 2024 at 1 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Sunday, 5 p.m.  to 8 …

Hal Jerome Taylor

Services for Hal Jerome Taylor, 88, of Gleason, Tenn. were Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 1 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason. He was born …

Carolyn Hurley Rich

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. - Mrs. Carolyn Hurley Rich, 81, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at her home. Funeral services are 2 p.m., Friday, February 16, 2024, in the Chapel of …

Mildred Herndon

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. - Mrs. Mildred Herndon, 94, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Monday, February 12, 2024, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, February 17, 2024 in …

Evelyn Kinningham

LEACH, Tenn. - Mrs. Evelyn Kinningham, 96, of Leach, Tennessee, died Sunday, February 11, 2024, at her home. Funeral services are Saturday, February 17, at 11 a.m., in the Chapel of Chase …

Dora Faye Hooper

BRADFORD, Tenn. - Funeral services for Dora Faye Hooper are on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church Trezevant. The family will receive friends at the church 10:30 a.m. …

Dawn D. Fralix

McKENZIE, Tenn.  - A Celebration of Life for Dawn D. Fralix is Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 1:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church-McKenzie. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:30 …

Judy M. Paschall

GLEASON, Tenn. - Judy M. Paschall, 80, of Gleason, died at her home on February 10, 2024. Her funeral service is at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2023. …