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Man Freed from Overturned Car

McKENZIE (November 12) — McKenzie Fire and Rescue freed a driver from his overturned car after it exited Old McKenzie Highway (SR124), traveled down a kudzu-filled ravine, and overturned, trapping him in the driver’s seat.

McKenzie Advances to Quarterfinals

The undefeated McKenzie Rebels (12-0) travel to Fayetteville for the quarterfinals in Class 1A football on Friday, November 19. Game time is 7 p.m. CST.
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Paris Rotary Celebrates 100 Years of Service

PARIS (November 18) — The Rotary Club of Paris celebrated its 100th year of service during a banquet at the Paris Convention Center on November 18. It comes as the City of Paris celebrates its 200th anniversary.

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Alfred Lee Thomason

NASHVILLE — Alfred Lee Thomason, 92, of Nashville died October 29, 2021.Al was born November 28, 1928 in Paducah, Kentucky to parents Jasper Lee and Arianna Thomason, and spent most of his …

Mary Jane (Kirk) Martin

PENNSYLVANIA — Mary Jane “JJ” (Kirk) Martin, of Red Lion, Pennsylvania died at her residence on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at the age of 86.Born in Shelby County, Tenn. on May 4, …

Scott Stewart

GLEASON — Scott Dudley Stewart of Gleason, Tenn. was born April 1, 1969 and died November 27, 2021. Services for Scott Dudley Stewart, 52, are Friday, December 3, 2021 at 1 p.m. at the First …

Gary Earl Jarrett

LAVINIA - Funeral service for Gary Earl Jarrett, 87 of Lavinia, are Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. at the Lavinia Baptist Church with burial to follow in the Lavinia Cemetery.  …

Jimmy Lee Johnson

ATWOOD, Tenn. - Mr. Jimmy Lee Johnson, 79, of Atwood, Tennessee died Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Baptist Hospital. Memorial services are Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of …

Thomas Allen Berry

HUNTINGDON  - Mr. Thomas Allen Berry, 67, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Thursday, November 25, 2021 at Baptist Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday 27, 2021, at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of …

Ronald “Ron” Wayne Shell

McKENZIE, Tenn. - Memorial services for Ronald “Ron” Wayne Shell are Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 3 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on …

Ruth Scott Owen

McKENZIE, Tenn. -  Funeral services for Ruth Scott Owen are Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Sunday 11:00 a.m. until …

Ruth Ettie Harris Bucy

McKENZIE, Tenn. - Services for Ruth Ettie Harris Bucy, 84, are Monday, November 22, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home with Brother Chance Steen.  Interment will follow at Mt. Zion …

Weekly 150: Alvin Hawkins

Two Tennessee governors have called Carroll County home. Both men, Alvin Hawkins and Gordon Browning were lawyers and politicians whose careers took hold in Huntingdon. This week I would like to share the story of Alvin Hawkins, most of which came from the History of Carroll County publication and William Robertson Garrett and Albert Virgil Goodpasture’s History of Tennessee.

Still Giving Thanks For Leon’s Bad Aim

I have no idea when you get old enough to “know something.” I was about five when I fell on the gravel running down what was then called the Como Road. I slid head first past six rows of cotton, two water troughs and a rusted out Arcade hay rake.

Weekly 150: Celebrating 200 Years

I find it interesting how many institutions, colleges and preparatory schools have called Carroll County home over its 200 years of existence. Currently, Bethel College/University is the only four-year accredited institution of higher learning in Carroll County, not to take anything away from McKenzie’s branch of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology.

They Let That Big Bird Loose!

I don’t do travelogue stories. I am not Triple A, Expedia, Travelocity or Hotel Finder.com. I don’t hardly even know where I’ve been...so it would be silly of me to suggest where you go.


Marriage Licenses

•Miguel Burgos Garcia, 30, of Henry to Rachel Lynndsey Taylor, 29, of Medina.

McKenzie Police Reports

Warrant Arrest — On Tuesday, November 16, Officer Cody Coleman and two other officers, served an arrest warrant out of Carroll County Juvenile Court on Melissa McCaig, 38, of McKenzie. McCaig was arrested at her residence without incident and transported to Carroll County Jail.

Property Transfers

William K. and Linda G. Coleman to Midway on the Square, LLC in District 4.

Huntingdon Police Reports

Meth — Robert J. McClerkin, 56, of Huntingdon was charged with drug possession during a Nov. 2 traffic stop in Huntingdon.
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    • Recipes 11-23-21

      Peppered Hamburgers 1 1/4 pound ground beef 1 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 green pepper, cut in rings 1 red pepper, cut in rings 6 …

    • Recipes 10-5-21

      Crescent Cookies 1 stick margarine 3 heaping Tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup …