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Two Bound to Grand Jury on Murder Charges

Two persons were bound over to the April term of the Weakley County Grand Jury following a preliminary hearing in Weakley County General Sessions Court on Wednesday, January 25. The murder occurred on July 10 in Weakley County near McKenzie.

County to Start Inmate Re-Entry Program

HUNTINGDON (January 19) — Carroll County will soon implement a program to help jail inmates to successfully return to society after completing their jail terms. It is called Evidence-Based Re-Entry Program.

Huntingdon School Board Extends Director’s Contract

HUNTINGDON (January 18) — The contract of Dr. Jonathan Kee, director of schools, was extended by unanimous vote by the Huntingdon Special School District Board of Education on January 18. Dr. Kee’s contract now extends to June 30, 2025, after the one-year extension.

Gov. Lee Delivers Second Inaugural Speech ‘Tennessee: Leading the Nation’

NASHVILLE (January 21) — Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee addressed Tennesseans during his second inauguration at 11 a.m. CT on Legislative Plaza. His remarks as prepared for delivery are below:

Massive Undercover Drug Operation Nets Numerous Arrests

HUNTINGDON (January 10) — Carroll County Jail was filled to capacity after an undercover operation spanning 15 months into the sale of illicit drugs throughout Carroll County has resulted in the indictment and arrest of dozens of individuals.

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Obituaries
James R. Watson Jr.   A memorial service for James R. Watson Jr.,  77, of Eva, Tenn. is Sunday February 5, 2023 at 3 p.m. at the New Valley Venue in Gleason, Tenn.. Visitation starts at at 2 p.m. and …
Rose Marie Anderson August 20, 1953 - January 24, 2023 Rose Marie Anderson, 69, of Gleason died Tuesday, January 24 at  Jackson Madison County Hospital after a battle with interstitial lung disease.  She …
Merel Douglas Smith   November 16, 1934 - January 28, 2023   Mr. Merel Douglas Smith, 88, of Clarksburg, Tennessee died Saturday, January 28, 2023 at his home. Funeral services are Monday, January …
Patti Bishop Foster Huntingdon, Tennessee - Memorial services for Patti Bishop Foster, 70, are Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 2 p.m. at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home with Brother Rodger Graham …
Sally House Branon McKENZIE  - Funeral services for Sally House Branon are Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 11 a.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 27, 2023 at …
Calendar of Events
    • Calendar 1-31-23

      McKenzie School Board Meeting February 1 McKenzie Special School District Board of Education is holding a workshop on Wednesday, February 1 …

    • Don Knotts’ Daughter Karen To Perform in McKenzie

      McKENZIE — Karen Knotts, daughter of the famed Don Knotts is performing her show “Tied Up in Knotts” at the McKenzie Park Theatre on …

    • Local Sports Schedule

      January 24 Huntingdon basketball at Union City 6 p.m. McKenzie Basketball at Gibson County 6 p.m. Gleason vs. Dresden 6 p.m. West …

    • Calendar 1-24-23

      Lake Planning Commission Meeting January 25 The Carroll County 1000-Acre Lake Planning Commission meets Wednesday, January 25, 1 p.m. in the …

    • Local Sports Schedule

      Tuesday, January 17 Huntingdon vs. Milan Basketball 6 p.m. McKenzie vs. Jackson South Side Basketball 6 p.m. Gleason at Greenfield …

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Huntingdon Mustangs
Mustangs Claim Second State Championship MURFREESBORO (January 28) — For the second time in school history, the Huntingdon Middle School Mustangs have claimed a state basketball championship. The Mustangs battled Thurman Francis Middle School in a 55-26 championship win in the James C. Haile State Basketball Tournament.
Fillies Split Games in District Action The state ranked Huntingdon Fillies defeated Union City on Tuesday and lost to state-ranked Gibson County during the final week of action in January. All compete in Class 12 2-A.
Fillies Flatten Lady Bulldogs HUNTINGDON — The Huntingdon Fillies flattened the Milan Lady Bulldogs 84-34. The Fillies dominated in the first quarter scoring 37 points off the bat.
McKenzie Rebels
Lady Rebels Defeat Gibson County by Two points DYER (January 24) — The McKenzie Lady Rebels slid past the Gibson County Lady Pioneers 57-55. The Lady Rebels took the lead in the final quarter to secure their victory. MHS was down 73-72 with 12 seconds remaining. Briley Auvenshine with a huge offensive rebound off a missed shot, kicked it out to Kylie Reynolds for a 3-pointer and the win.
Patel signs with Freed-Hardman McKENZIE — Anna Patel signed to continue her soccer career right down the road at Freed-Hardeman University. She has been a part of the McKenzie High School soccer team since she was a …
McKenzie Homecoming is Friday McKenzie — Five McKenzie High School senior ladies were selected to serve in the MHS Homecoming Court with one being crowned as queen during pre-game activities on Friday, January 27.
Community Focus
County Chamber’s STEM Program Meets
On Saturday, January 21, 2023, the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Inspire program met for its first session. Students were …
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McKenzie To Purchase Snow Plow
McKENZIE (January 12) — After December’s wintery mix, the City of McKenzie has agreed to purchase a snow plow implement to …
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McLemoresville Officials Administered Oath of Office
McLEMORESVILLE (January 10) — Mayor Phil Williams was recently re-elected to a four-year term in McLemoresville. His tenure as …
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Trezevant Officials Administered The Oath of Office
TREZEVANT (January 10) — Three Trezevant Councilman were administered the oath of office after winning their respective races in …
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Welcome to McKenzie, Bethel Sign to Be Moved
McKenzie — The physical roadside sign that welcomed passersby to McKenzie and Bethel University must be totally removed because …
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Wilson Foundation Donates to Habitat for Humanity
Lisa Stewart from McKenzie Banking Company presents Becky Burkhalter, office manager of the Carroll County Habitat for Humanity, a check for $2500 from the Charles P. Wilson Foundation.
Opinion
Hunker Down with Kes

Talk About An ‘Open-Book’ Policy!

I have a serious announcement to make this morning. And I would appreciate it if you would gather around a little closer and give me your full and undivided attention.

Weekly 150: Go, Cat, Go!

After several weeks of doing some of the most interesting research I’ve done, I decided it was time to take a little more light-hearted approach this week. The story of Carl Perkins is one of a sharecropper’s son who made it to Memphis and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Much of what I’m sharing today comes from author Rose Clayton Phillips.
Letter to the Editor

Citizens of McKenzie Special School District

The McKenzie Special School District join school districts throughout the state to salute their local education leaders during Tennessee’s annual School Board Appreciation Week January 22-28, 2023.
Hunker Down with Kes

Luke Figures Out Mind Boggling Mystery

We were sitting in a local restaurant over the Christmas holidays. All of us! I was enjoying having the entire family together. It is a rare occasion when Josh, Jesse and their respective clans all come at once.
People
Brock Martin Sworn in as Member of 113th General Assembly NASHVILLE — State Rep. Brock Martin, R-Huntingdon, was officially sworn in as a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives on Tuesday, January 10.
State Representative Tandy Darby Speaks to Youth Leadership State Representative Tandy Darby (R-Greenfield) spoke to Youth Leadership Carroll County on December 7.
Katie Wells Named Director of HCMC’s Women’s Center PARIS — Katie Wells, RN, BSN, is the new director of the Women’s Center at Henry County Medical Center.  The Women’s Center is a state-of-the-art birthing experience from pre-natal to post-natal.
Noll is New Manager of WLJT Members of the West Tennessee Public Television Council, Inc. announce the appointment of Peter Noll as the station’s new general manager and CEO. Noll begins at West Tenn. PBS (WLJT-TV) January 2023.
Nancy Bean Nancy Bean has been part of the Bethel University community since she was three years old. Today, as incoming chair of the Board of Trustees, she continues serving the institution that has meant so much to her over the years.
Records
In our schools
Food
    • Recipes 1-31-23

      Chocolate Chip Pie 1 cup sugar ½ cup plain flour 2 eggs 1 cup chocolate chips 1 stick butter, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla …

    • Recipes 1-24-23

      Carrot Raisin Muffins Diabetic/Low Calorie 1 cup flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup packed light brown …

    • Recipes 1-10-23

      Potato Soup 6-7 potatoes, peeled and diced 1/2 to 3/4 stick of butter 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 can cream of celery soup 1 …

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Obituaries

Vester Ann Staten

Mrs. Vester Ann Staten, 68 of Clarksburg, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at the Baptist Hospital in Huntingdon. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at …

James Hershel “Buck” Rodgers

BRUCETON, Tenn. - Mr. James Hershel “Buck” Rodgers, 82, of Bruceton, Tennessee died Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at his home. Funeral services are Friday, January 27, 2023, at 2 p.m. in …

Janice Lorraine Foster

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. - Mrs. Janice Lorraine Foster, 73 of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at her home. Funeral services are Friday, January 27, 2023 at 11 a.m. with Bro. Hunter …

Joe Moore

JACKSON — Joe Moore, 81, died Friday, January 20, 2023, at Brookdale Memory Care of Jackson, Tenn.Born in Kennett, Missouri on October 19, 1941, he was the son of Oby Jewel and Carrie Carter …

Mary Katherine Beard,

Mrs. Mary Katherine Beard, 97, of Bruceton, Tennessee died Saturday, January 21, 2023 at Baptist Hospital. Funeral services are Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at 11 a.m., in the Chapel of Chase …

Wanda Joyner

Mrs. Wanda Joyner, 68, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Saturday, January 21, 2023 at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Monday, January 23, 2023 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter …

Barbara Ann Franklin

McKENZIE - Graveside services for Barbara Ann Franklin are Monday, January 23, 2023 at 11 a.m. at Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the cemetery before the …

Jack Robert Weaver

Mr. Jack Robert Weaver, 85, of Bruceton, Tennessee, died Thursday, January 19, 2023 at the Life Care Center in Bruceton. Funeral services are Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of …

Danny Joe “Joey” Avery,

Danny Joe “Joey” Avery, 59 of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Friday, January 20, 2023 at the Baptist Hospital in Huntingdon. Graveside funeral services are Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 11 …

James Olin Atkins

James Olin Atkins, 87, died on January 15, 2023. He was born on June 22, 1935 to Lola Wilder and John Wendell Atkins, Sr. in McKenzie, Tenn..  He met the love of his life and high school …

Robert M. Haley

McKENZIE, Tenn. - A memorial service for Robert M. Haley is Friday, January 20, 2023, at 2 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Friday 10 a.m. until service …

William “Dallas” Kirby

WESTPORT, Tenn. - Mr. William “Dallas” Kirby, 48, of Westport died Thursday, January 12, 2023, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be held at a later date. He was …

Maria Braun Tabor

McKENZIE, Tenn. - Funeral services for Maria Braun Tabor are Thursday, January 19, 2023, at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 18, …

Donald D. Reeves

Donald D. Reeves Col. Chaplin, Donald D. Reeves, U.S. Air Force (Retired), 83, died peacefully on January 5th, 2023 at Dekalb Regional Medical Center, Fort Payne, Alabama.Don was a native …

Deloma Ann Jonak

  GLEASON, Tenn. - Services for Mrs. Deloma Ann Jonak, 82, of Gleason are  Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 12 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Gleason. Burial will follow in …