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West Carroll Launches New School Year

ATWOOD (August 11) — The 2022-23 school year is off to a good start, said the three school site administrators.

Judge Snyder Wins Reelection

The County Commission race for District 3 was already decided in March, with incumbents Monte Starks and Marty Visser winning reelection and Missy Hamilton winning her bid for election.
Calendar of Events
Community Focus
McKenzie Farmers Market News
The recent rains have helped our sellers’ produce and we still have okra, peas, beans, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, tomatoes, onions, delicious melons and more. If you don’t feel like making your own pickles, jams, and jellies, we have you covered. Delicious bread and butter pickles, dill pickles, hot pickles and sweet pickles are available in addition to a variety of relishes.
Dixie’s Ushers Feted at Awards Luncheon
HUNTINGDON (August 11) — Volunteers ushers and other staffers were feted at the annual Volunteer User Luncheon at the Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center on Thursday.
History Relived Through Storytellers at The Dixie
HUNTINGDON (August 6) — The stories of Governor Gordon Browning, Governor Alvin Hawkins, and aviator Lt. Jack Jenkins were portrayed by Robert “Gus” Radford, John Everett Williams, and Kent Jones on Saturday, August 6. The portrayals were part of the history of Huntingdon during its bicentennial celebration.
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Jerry Gordon Dunlap 

Jerry Gordon Dunlap  February 12, 1926 - August 18, 2022       GLEASON - A graveside service for Jerry Gordon Dunlap, 96, of Gleason, Tenn. is Saturday, August 20, …

Robert Louis Hardy

MILAN — Robert Louis Hardy, 68, was bron May 17, 1954 in Carroll County to Clair A. (Tremblay) Hardy and Louis B. Hardy. He died at his home August 10, 2022.He worked in the Public Works …

James Ronald “Ronnie” Rice

HUNTINGDON - Mr. James Ronald “Ronnie” Rice, 82, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at Baptist Hospital in Union City. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, …

Bettye “Mopsey” Hodges Bell

McKENZIE, Tenn.  - Graveside funeral services for Bettye “Mopsey” Hodges Bell, 88, are Friday, August 19, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Hopewell Cemetery, Gleason. The family will receive …

James Robert Chatham

McKENZIE, Tenn.  - James Robert Chatham, 93, of McKenzie, died Sunday, August 14, 2022 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Born September 23, 1928 to Russell and Elizabeth Chatham in …

Lexie Maydell Hollowell

ATWOOD — Funeral service for Lexie Maydell Hollowell, 95 of Atwood, were Sunday, August 14, 2022 at Bodkin Funeral Home with burial in the Pisgah Cemetery in Atwood. Lexie was born in Atwood on …

Mrs. Donnis Hansen

CLARKSBURG — Mrs. Donnis Hansen, 79, of Clarksburg, Tennessee died Sunday August 7, 2022 at Baptist Memorial Hospital.Mrs. Hansen was born October 3, 1942 in Iowa to the late Lloyd Dahle and …

Thomas L. Belew

CLARKSBURG — Mr. Thomas L. Belew, 77, of Clarksburg, Tennessee died Thursday August 11, 2022 at Jackson Madison General Hospital.Funeral services were Sunday August 14, 2022 in the Chapel of …

Weekly 150: Looking Back

Initially, the plan for this week was to write a story of interest, but flipping through the archives got the better of me once again. So  I hope everyone is enjoying the Looking Back segments I am putting out because these are true records of McKenzie and the Tri-County area’s history. 

Life Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

Sometimes people ask me why I don’t write meaningful stories. I’m kinda baffled by that. And I know exactly what they mean….

Weekly 150: Looking Back

This week, I wanted to look at the 1961 Banner archives just to see what was going on in our town compared to the excitement taking place on a global scale. 

Life Above The Rim

My basketball career began in that large space where our living room ran into the dining room. I “shaped” a coat hanger into a goal and hung it on the facing above the opening between the two rooms. I bounced a tennis ball off the floor, feinted left, deftly moved around Wilt Chamberlain and banked a right-handed hook shot off the “backboard” and through the coat hanger for the winning basket.


Rittenberrys Celebrate Birthdays

McKENZIE — Mr. Jalmer Rittenberry celebrated his 95th birthday at El Vallarta restaurant with family and friends on the 18th of July.

Brown is Certified School Nurse

McKENZIE — Jamie Brown is now a nationally recognized certified school nurse (NCSN). The award was announced by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Reggie Wiggins. She is the first-ever nurse at McKenzie Special School District to acquire the certification from the National Board for the Certification of School Nurses. She is a nurse at McKenzie High School.

Huntingdon High School Teacher Participates in STEM Collaborative

NASHVILLE — Lindsey Reid Barnett, a geometry teacher at Huntingdon High School, participates in a the Tennessee Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) program. 

Two Countians Place in 4-H Horse Shows

Two Carroll County 4-Hers showed out at the regional and state 4-H horse shows this summer. Alyvia Foster and Gracie Hix, both seniors at Hollow Rock Bruceton Central High School earned numerous awards in the senior division of the regional and state 4-H horse shows.

Property Transfers

Samantha Coleman to Christopher M. Coleman in District 16.

Marriage Licenses

Kaitlyn Elizabeth Williams, 21, of Bruceton to Thomas Brazil Wortham, 24, of Bruceton.

McKenzie Police Reports

Multiple Charges — Officer Darren Davis initiated a traffic stop on Sunday evening, August 14 on West Magnolia Avenue on a speeding vehicle. Mark Grinnell, of Knoxville, was found to be the driver.  Davis checked Grinnell’s license status and found it to be suspended along with his vehicle being unregistered.

General Sessions Report

HUNTINGDON — The following cases were heard in Carroll General Sessions Court on August 10 and 11.
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    • Recipes 8-16-22

      Wedding Punch 2 quarts orange juice 1 cup lemon juice (real lemon) 1-2 cups sugar 1 quart pineapple juice 2 quarts water 2 …

    • Recipes 8-9-22

      Ice Cream 6 eggs 2 cups sugar 1 can Eagle Brand Milk Pinch of salt 1 tablespoon vanilla Milk