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World’s Biggest Fish Fry is This Week

PARIS — The 68th World’s Biggest Fish Fry is this week with activities throughout Paris.

Trezevant to Hold Public Hearing on Water Grant-Loan

TREZEVANT (April 13) — The City of Trezevant will hold a public hearing on May 11, 6 p.m. to discuss the proposed improvements to the water and wastewater system in the city.

Bethel Plans Fall Semester

McKENZIE (April 15) — Bethel University plans to return to near-normal operations for the fall 2021 semester following the 2020-21 academic year dealing with a global pandemic.

Huntingdon School Board Amends Activities Policy

HUNTINGDON (April 13) — Non-certified staff members may now serve as head coaches and leaders of extracurricular activities at Huntingdon Special School District. The Board of Education approved the change, which previously stated only certified staff members could serve as the leader of student activities.

Henry County Medical Center Provides Community Update

PARIS, Tenn.   (April 20) – The pandemic, new programs and services, as well as new additions to the healthcare team were all included in Henry County Medical Center CEO Lisa …

Weekly 150: Steele Plant Company

Back in the 1950s, it wasn’t uncommon for families in the rural south to have a garden and sell their surplus crops for a little extra money. In Gleason, the cash crop was sweet potatoes, earning the little municipality the title of Tater Town, USA. Many households in Gleason raised a plot of sweet potatoes. During the harvest, the potatoes were brought to a central warehouse and were sent out to various vendors in the county.
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Honor a Graduating Senior!

Reserve Your Senior's Yard Sign!

Reserve your senior's yard sign today by using this form to order! No minimum quantity. All 24x18 in signs are $15 each (plus tax). Printed in high definition full color, printed 2 sides, comes with stand!

Calendar of Events
Diamond Rio, The Oak Ridge Boys Headline Tennessee River Jam 2021

PARIS (April 16) — The Tennessee River Jam is back! Rocking the shores of the Tennessee River June 17-20, the four-day music festival will feature 27 artists, 15 concerts, at eight venues and promising something for everyone.

Calendar 4-20-21
National Day of Prayer The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce hosts a National Day of Prayer event Thursday, May 6 from 8-8:45 a.m. at the Carroll County Airport. The theme for 2021 is “Lord, Pour Out Your Love, Life and Liberty.” Coffee and doughnuts will be available for those who attend. For more information, please contact the Chamber at 731-986-4664.
Obituaries

Aaron “Ray” Box

ATWOOD -   Funeral services for Aaron “Ray” Box are Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home Trezevant. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, 11 a.m. …

Ray Hodge

HUNTINGDON — Mr. Ray Hodge, 73 of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Friday, April 16, 2021 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Tennessee.Funeral services will be private for the immediate …

Dennis Belew

  YUMA — Mr. Dennis Belew, 67, of Yuma, Tennessee died Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis.Funeral services were Tuesday, April 13 in the Chapel of …

Kenny Ray Chandler

KENNY RAY CHANDLER1951 — 2021Mr. Kenny Ray Chandler, 70 of Paris, Tennessee, formerly of Westport, died Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.Funeral …

Teresa Ann Johnson

JACKSON  - Mrs. Teresa Ann (Oatsvall) Johnson, 63, of Jackson, Tennessee, died Monday, April 12, 2021, at her home.Graveside services were Friday, April 16, 2021 at the Tennessee State Veterans …

Beatrice Faye McCutcheon

McKENZIE, Tenn. - A memorial service for Beatrice Faye McCutcheon is Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 3 p.m. Mrs. McCutcheon, 75, died Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Jackson-Madison Co. General …

Jerry Eugene Davis, Jr.

McKENZIE, Tenn.  -  A graveside service for Jerry Eugene Davis, Jr. is Monday, April 19, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Everett’s Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Davis, 61, died Friday, April 16, 2021 at …

David Jarrett

 McKENZIE, Tenn. - Memorial services for David Lee Jarrett are Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 4 p.m. at McKenzie First United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, …
Opinion
    • No Wonder I Flounder At Times…

      The first bit of “story telling” I can remember was about a dog and a bone. This wayward hound was crossing over a small stream on an …

    • Weekly 150: Camp Gordon Browning

      On June 3, 1934, local Civilian Conservation Corps. (CCC) camps were granted the authority to enroll fifteen local men. The purpose behind the …

    • Talk About Robbing Peter...

      Folks, we’ve got to nip this in the bud. And I’m not talking leftover Easter lilies! It may be the stupidest idea in the history of the …

Community Focus
Webb School Has New Signage
McKENZIE — Webb School, Walnut Avenue, McKenzie, has a new sign to denote it is the home of Northwest Tennessee Head Start and …
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Records

McKenzie Police Reports

Forgery, Theft — Anthony Blake Clark, 31, Old State Route 22, McKenzie was charged with forgery, theft and burglary after an incident on April 13 in which he signed a check stolen from a local businessman.

Huntingdon Police Reports

Multiple Drug Charges — Fernado A. Marquez, 21, of Blue Island, Illinois was charged with possession of schedule VI, heroin, Adderall, Xanax, Hydrocodone, Codeine, ecstasy, and Focalin, all with intent, as well as possession of schedule II, drug paraphernalia, and possession of a handgun during the commission of a felony, all during an April 6 traffic stop in Huntingdon.

Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

Assault — John Adam Phillips, 32, of 95 Main Street, Hollow Rock, was charged with two counts of simple assault, and Darlareisa White, 21, of 105 Main Street, Hollow Rock, was charged with simple assault following an April 11 incident outside their residences.

Carroll County General Sessions Report

HUNTINGDON (April 14-16) — The following cases were heard in the Carroll County General Sessions Court.
McKenzie Fire and Rescue
In our schools
Kee’s Fourth Grade Class Earns 1,000 Accelerated Reader Points
  Congratulations to Mrs. Courtney Kee’s fourth grade class at McKenzie Elementary School for earning 1,000 Accelerated …
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Smith’s Fourth Grade Class Earns 1,000 Accelerated Reader Points
Congratulations to Mrs. Tiffany Smith’s fourth grade class at McKenzie Elementary School for earning 1,000 Accelerated Reader …
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Taylor’s Second Grade Class Earns 1,000 Accelerated Reader Points
Congratulations to Mrs. Megan Taylor’s second grade class at McKenzie Elementary School for earning 1,000 Accelerated Reader …
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County Students Win in 4-H Public Speaking Contest
Twenty-three of Carroll County’s brightest youth gathered for the 2021 Carroll County 4-H Public Speaking Contest. The event was …
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McKenzie Middle School Hosts Honors Program
McKENZIE (April 13) - McKenzie Middle School hosted its annual honors program on April 13 at McKenzie High School. Top academic …
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McKenzie High School Library
West Carroll Special School District
General
People
Haddocks to Celebrate Golden Anniversary
McKENZIE — Leroy and Brenda Haddock of McKenzie are celebrating their fiftieth wedding anniversary at 2 p.m. on April 17, 2021 …
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Cindy Holladay Retires From Clerk and Master’s Office
HUNTINGDON (March 2) — A parade, a giant American flag hoisted on the ladder of Huntingdon Fire Department ladder truck, and …
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Beamon is New Administrator at Harmony Hill
HUNTINGDON (March 1) — Brandi Beamon is the new administrator at Harmony Hill assisted living in Huntingdon. Mrs. Beamon is a …
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