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Harrington Named Manager of Weakley County Electric

MARTIN (January 2022) — Andrea Ferguson Harrington was appointed as the new manager of the Weakley County Municipal Electric System. The system’s board of directors selected her to replace Faron Collins, who is retiring after 45 years at the job.

TBI, Local Authorities Make Drug Arrests

CARROLL COUNTY (January 19) — As the result of an ongoing joint investigation by special agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Huntingdon Police Department, and McKenzie Police Department two search warrants were executed in Carroll County Wednesday resulting in the arrest of three people.
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    • Calendar 1-25-22

      Take Off Pounds Meets on Mondays The McKenzie Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Chapter meets Mondays at McKenzie Church of Christ gymnasium at …

Community Focus

Wilma Pearson: Hometown Hero

Mrs. Wilma Pearson, “born and reared” in Henry, Tenn., holds preaching and helping others close to her heart. Over time, Mrs. Pearson has received the Knoxville Department Bronze Woman of the Year, the Appreciation Award, the third runner-up Queen of Elks, the Outstanding Award as Concerned Citizen, and the Woodmen of the World Hometown Hero award, among several others.

Thank You for Supporting this Small Business!


Irvin Atkins Bryant

GLEASON - Irvin Atkins Bryant, 90, of Gleason, Tenn. died January 27, 2022 at AHC VanAyer Healthcare in Martin, Tenn.A Celebration of Life Service is noon Saturday, January 29, 2022 at the Chapel of …

Robert Allen McCaslin

McKENZIE - Robert Allen McCaslin of Winter Haven, Florida, formerly of McKenzie, died January 25, 2022. He was 77. Robert was born on …

Donald C. Whitworth

GLEASON, Tenn. - Service for Donald C. Whitworth, 91 of Gleason are Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at Beech Springs Church in Gleason at 2 pm. Entombment to follow in Beech Springs Cemetery. He was …

Julia F. Fowler

GLEASON, Tenn. - Services for Julia F. Fowler, 91 of Martin, Tenn., are Friday, January 28 at 1 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason. Visitation begins Friday  11 a.m. and goes until time of …

David Brent Warbritton

HUNTINGDON — Mr. David Brent Warbritton, 72, of Huntingdon, Tenn. died Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at Jackson – Madison County General Hospital.Mr. Warbritton was born on April 15, 1949, …

Johnny Bartholomew

HUNTINGDON  - Mr. Johnny Bartholomew, 73 of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services are Saturday, January 29, 2022 …

Dawn Marie Becker

McKENZIE, Tenn. - Ms. Dawn Marie Becker, 45, of McKenzie, Tennessee died Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. A memorial visitation was Thursday, January 27, …

Martha Jean Miller

Mrs. Martha Jean Miller, 83 of Huntingdon, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, January 22, 2022, at Life Care Center in Bruceton. Funeral services were Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at in the Chapel …

Jewell B. Simpson

Ms. Jewell B. Simpson, 85, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Sunday, January 23, 2022 at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were Thursday, January 27, 2022, at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase …

Public Service Personified

CARROLL COUNTY — Carroll County Health Department is serving the public, regardless of the working conditions. During the winter weather, associates were administering vaccines and COVID tests at a drive-through station outside the Health Department. Last week, the outdoor temperatures were in the 20s and the associates continued to work in their insulated clothing.

Citizens of McKenzie Special School District

The McKenzie Special School District joins school districts throughout the state to salute their local education leaders during Tennessee’s annual School Board Appreciation Week January 23-29, 2022.

Ask Rusty – Is My Analysis of My Wife’s Social Security Correct?

Dear Rusty: I am 63 and my wife is exactly 4 ½ years younger than me to the day. I plan to file for Social Security when I turn 70. My earnings history is considerably higher than my wife’s. I talked with a person at the local Social Security office, and she suggested that my wife file at 62 based on her own record then convert to her spousal benefit when I file at age 70. However, from what I can tell, if she files before her FRA of 67, not only will she get less based on her own record, but she will also receive less for her spousal benefit, as well as her survivor benefit if I die before her (which is statistically likely). Is my analysis correct? Signed: Planning Ahead

Weekly 150: The Carroll County Neighbors, Part III

Last week, my stopping point was Maple Creek. Marlborough-Vale The Seventeenth Civil District, organized in 1836, is situated in the northeast corner of Carroll County and is approximately five miles square. The first polling place was at the home of David Green, Jr.


Marriage Licenses

Joel Edward Hall, 38, of Hollow Rock to Casey Nichol Miller, 35, of Hollow Rock.

Carroll County Sheriff’s Department

Multiple Charges — William Paul Beaton, 50, of 775 Dillahunty Road, Huntingdon, was charged with domestic assault, aggravated criminal trespass, unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, unlawful possession of a firearm while intoxicated, and possession of schedule VI following a Jan. 16 incident.

Huntingdon Police Reports

Protection Order Violation — A warrant has been filed against Rickey Phoncello Warlick of Atwood for allegedly violating an order of protection.

Carroll County General Sessions Court

The following cases were heard on Thursday and Friday, January 20 and 21 in Carroll County General Sessions Court.
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    • Recipes 12-7-21

      Banana Oatmeal Muffins 1/4 cup butter or margarine softened 1 egg beaten 1 cup rolled oats 1 Tablespoon baking powder 1/2 …

    • Recipes 11-30-21

      Gingerbread 1 egg 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup molasses 1 cup sour milk 1/4 cup shortening 2 cup plain flour 3/4 teaspoon …