Welcome to our new web site!

To give our readers a chance to experience all that our new website has to offer, we have made all content freely avaiable, through October 1, 2018.

During this time, print and digital subscribers will not need to log in to view our stories or e-editions.

More Headlines
Shirley Lanee Inman Mrs. Shirley Lanee Inman, 80, of Cedar Grove, Tennessee, died Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at Henderson County Community Hospital.
Linda Sue Pearson Mrs. Linda Sue Pearson, 72 of Cedar Grove, Tennessee, died Sunday, June 4, 2023 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.
Lura Agnes Snead McKENZIE, Tennessee - A memorial service for Lura Agnes Snead, 86, is Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 2 p.m. at the pavilion in the McKenzie City Park with Brother Dennis Trull …
Douglas Leverne McCormick   Trezevant, Tenn. - Mr. Douglas Leverne McCormick, 63, of Trezevant, died at his home on Thursday, June 1, 2023. Memorial services are Tuesday, June 6, at 11 a.m. at Mount Ararat …
Flossie Adlaid Meals Flossie Adlaid Meals May 28, 1930 - June 2, 2023 Share this obituary       Send Flowers Sign Guestbook |   View Guestbook …
Calendar of Events
Most Recent Special Editions

Graduation 2023

The Graduation special edition file is 64.1 mb in size. It may take several minutes to load. 

Community Focus
Huntingdon Memorial Day Event Honors Those Who Paid the Ultimate Sacrifice
HUNTINGDON (May 29) — The Town of Huntingdon hosted the 20th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Monday at Thomas Park on …
Read More
Small American Flags Adorn Gravesites of Veterans
Members of the McKenzie American Legion, other veterans, and friends placed small American flags at the gravesites of veterans on …
Read More
Rotary Hears About Pepsi Mid-America
McKENZIE (May 16) — Members of the Rotary Club of McKenzie had Ricky Price as the featured speaker. Ricky is a vice-president of …
Read More
McKenzie United Neighbors Receives Food Donations
McKenzie/Carroll County United Neighbors received a donation of 567 healthy food items (weighing a total of 430.37 pounds) for our …
Read More
Bruceton American Legion Post 180 Awards Five Central High Students
The Bruceton American Legion Post 180 honored five individuals with awards during Central High School’s Academic and Leadership …
Read More
Thank You for Supporting this Small Business!

Huntingdon Mustangs
Huntingdon Middle Celebrates Spring Sports at Banquet The Huntingdon Middle School recognized its student-athletes at the annual banquet on Tuesday for the spring sports of girls’ soccer, boys’ soccer, baseball, and girls’ volleyball. The athletes for each sport all received a certificate of participation.
Former Bethel Wildcat, Huntingdon Mustang on Showboats Roster MEMPHIS – Professional football returned to Memphis with the Memphis Showboats playing their first game this past weekend with the USFL 2023 season getting underway at historic Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium.
Huntingdon Middle Baseball Claims District Championship Over Rebels McKENZIE - April 2023 - The McKenzie Middle School Rebels were defeated by the Huntingdon Mustangs 9-1 and placed second in the district tournament. The Rebels topped Stewart County Monday night to …
Mustangs, Fillies Celebrate Basketball Season HUNTINGDON (April 22) — Huntingdon’s Fillies and Mustangs celebrated the 2022-23 basketball season during the end-of-season banquet on Saturday, April 22 at the Huntingdon Church of Christ.
McKenzie Rebels
McKenzie Earn Spot at State Semifinals The McKenzie Rebels started off Wednesday with a 6-5 loss to the East Robertson Indians, but they battled back in the losers bracket and defeated the Bradford Red Devils 13-1 to secure their stop in the Class 1A State Semifinals.
McKenzie Rebels End Season in State Semi-Final Game ROCKVALE HIGH SCHOOL (SPRING FLING  2023) - McKenzie High School Rebels baseball team made it to the semi-final round of the Class 1A  state championship before falling 5-2 against East …
McKenzie Baseball Moves Past Bucs in State Tournament MURFREESBORO (May 23) - The McKenzie Rebels had a fifth-inning rally that hoisted them to a 5-1 victory over the University School Buccaneers. The Rebels had three hits during the fifth inning that …
Hunker Down with Kes

When The Mundane Certainly Wasn’t….

We used to explore the mysteries of the universe from the back booth of Frank’s Dairy Bar. As budding teenagers, over a cheeseburger, fries and a cherry coke, we’d discuss relevant and eye-opening topics. Looking back, my favorite might have been the single shoe theory.

Weekly 150: Tina Turner

Well, time has claimed another music legend. This time it’s a more local legend, Tina Turner. I can’t honestly say she was one of my favorites but her music catalog is impressive. Songs like “Proud Mary,” “River Deep – Mountain High,” “Private Dancer” and “What’s Love Got to Do With It” are probably on my playlist somewhere in my iTunes. For me, when you say Tina Turner the first thing that comes to mind is her role as Auntie Entity in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, and yes, as I write this synopsis on the Queen of Rock n’ Roll, Thunderdome is playing on my television.
Editor's Viewpoint

New State Law Requiring Advance Agendas is Welcomed Addition

Forty-four years. That’s how long I have attended and reported from government meetings. At some meetings, I walk in with an agenda that was mailed, emailed, hand-delivered, or faxed to me in advance. Those are city government agencies with a desire to inform constituents.
Letter to the Editor

Randy, Terry Frazier Lauded for Service

The 2023 Weakley County School graduates crossed stages, received diplomas, and took their next steps on paths that may prove to be challenging and we hope will be successful. Before the month is out, a gentleman who crossed the same stage as me back in 1979 will successfully conclude a career in education. Randy Frazier has more than proven he was up for the challenge of serving as teacher, principal, coach and director of schools. When he closes the door at the Board of Education in Dresden for the last time in that role and assumes his well-earned mantle of retiree, if he stays true to his nature, it will be without fanfare. But, I, for one among what I believe are many, want to at least express my appreciation for all he has brought to the school system and the county.
Local Graduates from UT Martin MARTIN — During commencement exercises on May 6, Jack Lawrence of McKenzie received a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from the University of Tennessee at Martin. Here, he is pictured with his parents, Benjamin and Nichole, and his grandmother, Susan.
TCAT McKenzie Students Inducted into National Society In April, seven students from the Tennessee College of Applied Technology–McKenzie were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society.
Two TCAT McKenzie Students Earn Certifications Eric Flores, of Henry, and Ashton Parsley, of McKenzie, recently earned certifications in information technology systems.
Latimer Receives Scholarship from HospitalityTN The Carroll County Technical Center announces Daniel Latimer, a senior at McKenzie High School, was awarded the Hospitality Tennessee Education Foundation Scholarship for the HospitalityTN Education Foundation.
Nine Leaders Graduate from the Carroll County Chamber’s Adult Leadership Program Nine local business, civic and government leaders graduated from the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce 2022 Adult Leadership Class. Since its inception in 1990, 428 people have graduated from the Chamber’s Adult Leadership program.
    • Huntingdon Police Reports

      David Sparks, 31, of Lexington was charged with Driving on Revoked, Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver, and Possession of Unlawful Drug …

    • Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

      Bridget D. Azbill, 36, of Wildersville was charged with Criminal Impersonation, Drug Paraphernalia and being wanted on a bench warrant.

    • McKenzie Police Reports

      Driving on Suspended/Revoked License — Tyler M. Emrich, 29, Gleason, was charged with Driving on Suspended/Revoked License and Obstruction to …

    • McKenzie Police Reports

      Speeding, Driving on Suspended License — Tammy M. Sheeks, 51, Clarksville, was charged with Speeding and Driving on a Suspended License on May …

In our schools
    • Recipes 5-23-23

      Caramel Pie 3 egg yolks 3/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon flour 3/4 cup milk

    • Recipes 5-16-23

      Ready Shrimp Salad 1 (14 oz.) package frozen, cooked tortellini, thawed 1 pound cooked, peeled, veined shrimp 1/2 cup sliced ripe …

    • Recipes 4-18-23

      Summer Vegetable Salad 1 2/3 cup sugar 3/4 cup vinegar Bring this mixture to a boil then set aside to get cold. 1 cup chopped …


Frank Edward White

McKENZIE,  Tennessee -  Services for Frank Edward White, 85, are Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 1 p.m. at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home with Brothers Scottie Davis, Windal Walker, and Fred …

Eddie Wayne Casey, Sr.

GLEASON, Tenn. - Graveside services for Eddie Wayne Casey, Sr. are Sunday, June 4, 2023 at 2 p.m. at El Bethel Cemetery, Gleason, Tenn.. Mr. Casey, 60, died Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at Jackson …

Phillip E. Coleman

McKENZIE, Tenn. - Funeral Services for Phillip E. Coleman are Friday, June 2, 2023 at 3 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Friday at 12 p.m. until service …

Mary Jane Hutchins

McKENZIE, Tenn.  - Funeral Services for Mary Jane Hutchins are Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 2 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Saturday at 11 a.m. until …

Beverly Elaine Grimble Frazee

DYERSBURG — Funeral services for Beverly Elaine Grimble Frazee are Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 1 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home with interment at Pleasant Green Cemetery, Trezevant. The …

Tony ‘Red’ Ray Hart

WILDERSVILLE — Mr. Tony “Red” Ray Hart, 69, of Wildersville, Tennessee, died Friday, May 19, 2023, at Henderson County Community Hospital.

William Lemont “Bull” Bullington

McKenzie, Tennessee Services for William Lemont “Bull” Bullington, 54, will be held Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at 1:00 pm at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home with VUMC Life Flight Chaplin …

Charles Wilford Barton

CHARLES WILFORD BARTON 1935 — 2023 McKENZIE — Charles Wilford Barton, 87, of McKenzie, Tenn., died Thursday, May 11, 2023, at White House Health Care. He was born November 7, 1935, …

Betty Jo Nunley

August 19, 1946 - May 23, 2023   PARIS  - Mrs. Betty Jo Nunley, 76, of Paris, Tennessee died Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at NHC Healthcare in Milan. Funeral services …

Charles Clinton Hinson

McKenzie, Tennessee - Services for Charles Clinton Hinson, 66, are Thursday, May 25, 2023, at 2 p.m. at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Finley Cemetery near …

Jo Ann Pickard

MILAN — Ms. Jo Ann Pickard, 91, of Milan died peacefully Wednesday evening in Oxford, Miss., surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 7, 1932, in Milan, Tenn., to Raleigh Pillow and …

John William “JW” Gulledge

McKenzie, Tennessee - Services for John William “JW” Gulledge, 79, are Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 11 a.m. at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home with Brother Joel Goodrum …

Kay Smith Rogers

HENRY, Tenn.  - Funeral services for Kay Smith Rogers are Saturday, May 27, 2023 at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends on Saturday at 11 a.m. until service time. Mrs. Rogers, 80, died …

Thomas Mathis

GLEASON, Tenn. - Graveside services for Thomas Mathis,  86,  of Gleason, were May 16 in Gearin's Chapel Cemetery. He was born June 21, 1936   and died May 13, 2023.    …

Kimberly King Mitchum

McKENZIE, Tenn. - Funeral services for Kimberly King Mitchum are Saturday, May 20, 2023, at 2 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Saturday, 10:30 a.m. until …