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McKenzie City Tax Notices in the Mail

Owners of property, located in the City of McKenzie, received their annual property tax notices last week. Some property owners received two notices for each property, however, only one of the notices must be paid.

Local Calls Will Require 10-digit Dialing On October 24

Phone customers in the ‘731’ area code must soon dial all 10 digits of a phone number to make a local phone call. On October 24, 2021, there are 82 area codes (including ‘731’) in 35 states and one U.S. territory that currently use “988” as their local exchange and allow seven-digit dialing. A local exchange, also known as a central office code, is the first three numbers of a seven-digit telephone number. To prepare for implementation of a quick way to dial the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – using only “988” to connect callers to the Lifeline – these area codes must transition to ten-digit dialing for all calls, including local calls.
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MHS Class of 1981 Holds Reunion

The class members of 1981 had their 40th class reunion on Saturday, September 25.

Thank You for Supporting this Small Business!


Barbara Wood

McKENZIE — Funeral Services for Barbara Jean Wood are 3 p.m., Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. until service time. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Brother Kenny Carr is the officiant and pallbearers to serve are Tim Culpepper, Barry Summers, Joe David Rich, Ricky Price, Tim Waldrup and Greg Barker.

Rev. Dr. Clinton Owen Buck

Rev. Dr. Clinton Owen Buck, 89, died October 9, 2021. He was born July 4, 1932, the sixth and youngest child of Rev. J.T. and Verner Giles Buck.

Margaret Dietz

McKENZIE — Mrs. Margaret Ann Dietz, 94, died September 30, 2021 at Morning Side of Paris.

Sean Bernard Gilbert

          McKENZIE, Tenn. - A private memorial service for the family of Sean Bernard Gilbert is Friday, October 15, 2021. Mr. Gilbert, 50, died Friday at …

Gary Deward Toombs

McKENZIE, Tenn. - Funeral services for Gary Deward Toombs are Friday, October 15, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Friday 10:30 a.m. – 1 …

Joyce Linton Page

Joyce Linton Page 1946 -  2021     Mrs. Joyce Linton Page, 75, of Huntingdon, died Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at Baptist Hospital in Huntingdon. There will be a private …

Danny Browning

Services for Danny Nelson Browning, 53, of Gleason, Tenn. are Friday, October 8, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Tumbling Creek Baptist Church in Gleason, Tenn. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Greenfield, Tenn.

Margaret Ann Dietz

  McKENZIE, Tenn. - Mrs. Margaret Ann Dietz, 94, died September 30, 2021 at Morning Side of Paris. She was a resident of Knoxville for many years and moved to West Tennessee in her later …

Mary Louise Stoner Dixon

MERIDIAN IDAHO — Mary Louise Stoner Dixon, 69, died after a long illness at St. Lukes in Boise, Idaho. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and received her last rights. She was surrounded …
Weekly 150: It’s Hard to Say Goodbye to Richardson Subdivision

As many of our readers know, it has been a very busy couple of months for the family. We said good-bye to the Washburn family matriarch, Brittany and I purchased a new home (still living out of cardboard boxes), I stepped down from the McKenzie City Council and then last week I turn 40. So this morning, between my morning cup of coffee and the daily battle of dressing two toddlers I was reflecting on 38 years of living in McKenzie, most of which was lived in the Richardson subdivision.

A Little ‘Green Tomato Sandwich’ Philosophy

It seems that America is about to run out of money. Again! I know what you are thinking... How can that be? What are they doing with the billions and billions we send in every week in income, luxury, estate, sin, gift, corporate, property, fuel, capital gains, pay roll deductions and various and sundry other taxes, including tariffs. And don’t forget the penalties and interest they collect if you are 10 minutes late...

Weekly 150: Mary Ruth Devault

Outside of Dr. James Potts, Mary Ruth Devault may have been the most knowledgeable of local history in Carroll County. Indirectly, either through her research or curation, she was a treasure trove of knowledge in my work on the Weekly 150.

Former Residents, Business Owners Enjoyed Return Visit to McKenzie

It was with joy and excitement to have visited McKenzie the Tea Festival weekend. The city looked vibrant and fresh. Both the business and residential areas visually looked well cared for.


General Sessions Report

HUNTINGDON — Only one case was heard in Carroll County General Sessions Court last week resulting in a guilty verdict rendered for Trey Mitchell.

Property Transfers

Carroll County Real Estate Investors, LLC to 14510 Highway 79, LLC in District 22.

Marriage Licenses

• Lindsay Leigh Allgood, 42, of Bruceton to Nelson Manuel Santiago, 50, of Bruceton.

Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

Domestic Assault — Rebecca Jean Evans, 45, of 2225 State Route 77, Atwood, was charged with domestic assault following an Oct. 1 incident at her residence.
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    • Recipes 10-5-21

      Crescent Cookies 1 stick margarine 3 heaping Tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup …

    • Recipes 9-21-21

      Earthquake Cake 1 can flaked coconut 1 cup chopped nuts 1 box German Chocolate Cake Mix 8 ounce cream cheese 1 box confectioners …