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Mrs. Martha Jean Atkins, 90, of Jackson, died Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at her home. No services are planned at this time. Martha Jean Atkins was born in Minter, City, Mississippi on July 17, …
Mr. Travis Earl Copeland, 41, of Huntingdon, died Monday, May 20, 2024, at his home. The family will receive friends in the Oakwood Room of Chase Funeral Home on Friday, May 24, 2024,  1 …
Gilbert Hill Perritt, 85, of Gleason, Tenn. died at his home on May 19, 2024. His wishes were to be cremated. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date and time. He was born May 4, …
McKENZIE, Tenn. - Graveside Services for Kenneth Earl Foster are Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at 11 a.m. at Enon Baptist Church Cemetery with Chaplain Stephanie Brown officiating and burial to follow. …
Funeral services for Thomas Atkins Harrington, "Tommy", are Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at 2 p.m. at Gleason Methodist Church with Bro. Alan Trull and Bro. Gene Price officiating. Burial will  follow …
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Community Focus
Pictured are Dr. Justin Barden, director of schools; LaShonda Williams, a Rotary member and chairman of the school board; Coach Keith Hodge; and Kelly Spivey, principal at McKenzie High School.
Coach Keith Hodge Speaks to Rotary
McKENZIE (May 21) — Keith Hodge, new head football coach at McKenzie High School, was the guest speaker at McKenzie Rotary Club on Tuesday, May 21.
Angie Lassiter of Gleason Downtown Revitalization, and Gleason Mayor Charles Anderson.
Gleason Honored as a Tennessee Downtown Revitalization Community
Gleason was selected to be one of twelve towns in the state to benefit from the Tennessee Downtowns Program, which will benefit downtown Gleason in a variety of ways over the next two years. Angie Lassiter of Gleason Downtown Revitalization, and Mayor Charles Anderson attended the kick-off meeting in Nashville on May 21 for this prestigious program.
Pictured (L to R) are McKenzie Rotarians Joel Washburn and Christy Williams along with Stacie Freeman, leader of Bethel University’s Global Studies.
Rotary Hears About Bethel’s Global Studies
McKENZIE (May 14) — Members of the Rotary Club of McKenzie heard from Bethel University’s Global Studies program. Stacie Freeman, leader of Bethel University Global Studies, was the featured speaker. She thanked the club members for donating supplies for a service/learning trip to Guatemala, where Bethel students and community members, worked in elementary schools in Guatemala City. Travelers also visited Lake Atitlan, Antiqua, and San Juan.
Frank Ferrante portraying Groucho Marx at The Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center.
An Evening With Groucho
Frank Ferrante brought his portrayal of Groucho Marx to the stage of the Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center on Saturday, May 18. He delighted the audience with the comedy of the late actor.
Ann Anderson of McKenzie captured this photo of the rare occasion at her home on U.S. 79 in McKenzie.
Tennessee Experiences Northern Lights
Many people in the south experienced a rare incident — an Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights on Friday, May 10.
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Huntingdon Mustangs
HUNTINGDON (April 27) — Huntingdon Fillies and Mustangs, along with the cheerleaders celebrated the 2023-24 basketball season during a banquet at First Baptist Church on Saturday, April 27.
McKENZIE (April 28) — Huntingdon Middle School Baseball was the winner of the Tri-County Middle School Baseball Tournament on Sunday in McKenzie.
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.
McKenzie Rebels
McKENZIE (May 10) — On Friday, the McKenzie Rebel faced off against Perry County in the Region 6A Semi-Final. Jake Cassidy pitched a one hit game with eleven strikeouts claiming the 9-0 victory.
Tuesday, May 7 Softball and soccer tentatively, depending on Monday results. Jacob Smith at Track and Field Regionals in Memphis — discus throw.
McKenzie (May 3) — On Friday, the McKenzie Rebel High School Baseball Team defeated McEwen for the District Championship, 8-0.

Weekly 150: Walter Sidney Butler, Jr.

After listening to Dr. Walter Butler speak this morning at Huntingdon’s Memorial Day event, I really wanted to know more about his uncle, Major Walter Sidney Butler, Jr. Within a few minutes of searching on-line for information, I found a treasure trove, and I am sharing it now in memory of Major Butler.
50 Years Ago — Susan Smith and Laura Chandler decided to cool off in a new pool on a hot 90 degree day.

Looking Back from Our Archives

10 Years Ago — Miss Tennessee, Shelby Thompson Visits Oak Manor. She visited with the elderly people and gave them autographed photos.

Weekly 150: Black Wednesday

One of the greatest interventions by a news organization was by Jack McElroy of the Knoxville News Sentinel and the violation of the Sunshine Law by the Knox County Commission.

Picking Out World Leaders is a Tricky Business

I lifted my bottom slightly off the seat. And craned my neck. I still couldn’t see much through the ladies’ hats and the back of the men’s Vitalis slicked-down hair. This was going to be a long night.
McKENZIE — Bethel University announces three of its distinguished alumni, Dr. Mark Bell (MBA ’12), Dr. Lisa Tyler (MBA ’11), and Dr. Tiffany McCutcheon (MBA ’09), were awarded the prestigious Martin S. Bressler Distinguished Researcher Award by the Institute for Global Business Research.
CARROLL COUNTY — The weekend was filled with high school graduations in Carroll County from the five county high schools. The events began Friday, May 10 with graduations at Clarksburg and West Carroll, Saturday at Huntingdon, and Sunday at McKenzie and Hollow Rock-Bruceton Central.
McKENZIE (MAY 8) — Twin Rivers Orthopeadics and Baptist Medical Group held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new clinic in McKenzie, on State Route 22 near McKenzie High School.
At Henry County Medical Center [HCMC], they don’t just want to be the good in our community. There mission extends beyond the walls as they work to share the good with those around them.
A group of first responders in Carroll County were honored for their fast and efficient response and care for victims of an automobile accident. The group was honored by the Children’s Emergency Care Alliance of Tennessee
In our schools
    • Recipes 5-21-24

      Chicken Cheese Enchilada 4 chicken breast, cooked and cubed 1 pkg Tortilla’s 10”size 8 oz. cheddar or Colby-Jack cheese, …

    • Recipes 5-14-24

      Banana Nut Bread 1 cup shortening (margarine), softened 2 cups sugar 4 eggs 6 large over-ripe Bananas, mashed 4 cups all-purpose …

    • Recipes 5-7-24

      Cinnamon Biscuits 2 cans biscuits 1/2 cup melted oleo 3/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon


Michael Jay Hampton

Michael Jay Hampton, 65, of McKenzie, Tennessee died at his home on Saturday, May 18, 2024 with his loved ones by his side.  Michael was born April 14, 1959, to J.D. and Otera Hampton …

Annie Mae Holland

Mrs. Annie Mae Holland, 95, of McLemoresville, Tennessee, died Friday, May 17, 2024, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were Sunday, May 19, 2024, in the Chapel of …

Judge Hugh William Roark

ELIZABETHTOWN, Kentucky - Judge Hugh William Roark, 94, of Elizabethtown, died peacefully Monday, May 13, 2024, at home among family. He was born October 26, 1929, near Bolivar, Tenn., and grew …

Roberto Morano

TREZEVANT, Tenn. - Mr. Roberto Morano, 68, of Trezevant, Tennessee died Tuesday May 14, 2024 at his home. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 16, 2024, in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter …

Glenda Maze Chambers

McKenzie, Tenn - Funeral services for Glenda Mize Chamber are Friday, May 17, 2024, at 2 p.m. (EST) at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville, Tenn. The family will receive friends on Friday at noon (EST) …

Ruth Kelly

Mrs. Ruth Kelly, 82, of Cedar Grove, Tennessee died Saturday, May 11, 2024 at The Waters of McKenzie. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of …

Brenda L. Matlock

ATWOOD, Tenn. -  Ms. Brenda L. Matlock, 65, died at Jackson Madison County General Hospital on May 10, 2024. She was a homemaker and a member The Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witness, McKenzie. She …

Mary Borntrager

McKENZIE, Tenn. - Funeral services for Mary Borntrager are Tuesday, May 14, 2024. Burial is at McKenzie Amish Cemetery. Ms. Borntrager, 12 years old, died at her home on Saturday, May 11, …

Fannie May Murphy

DICKSON, Tenn. - Funeral services for Fannie May Murphy are Thursday, May 16, 2024, at 2 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Thursday, 12 p.m. to 2 …

Luvergene Adkisson

Mrs. Luvergene Adkisson was born December 4, 1924 in McLemoresville, Tennessee to the union of George and Ella Luter Bigham. She departed this peaceful life on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at AHC McKenzie …

Zayden Kyrie Compton

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. - Mr. Zayden Kyrie Compton, 4 months, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died April 27, 2023.  Zayden’s celebration of life was May 10, 2024 at Chase Funeral Home. …

Mary Jo Holmes

Mrs. Mary Jo Holmes, 89, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Sunday May 5, 2024 at Huntingdon Health & Rehab. Funeral services were Thursday, May 9, 2024, in the Chapel of …

Darryl Lynn McDowell

Mr. Darryl Lynn McDowell, 63, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at his home. Mr. McDowell was born October 14, 1960 to the late LeeRoy McDowell and Alpha Louise Byler. …

Mary Hamilton Bryant

TREZEVANT, Tenn. -    Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Hamilton Bryant are Monday, May 13, 2024, at 11 a.m. at Trezevant Church of Christ.

Georgie “Ray” Meggs

Mr. Georgie “Ray” Meggs, 90, of Huntingdon, died Friday, May 3, 2024, at Baptist Hospital in Huntingdon. Funeral services are Monday, May 6, 2024, at 12  noon, in the Chapel of …
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