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David W. Barnes Palmersville, TENN. - Funeral services for David W. Barnes “The Schwan’s Man” are Monday, December 4, 2023 at 1 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will …
Mike Brotherton Mr. Mike Brotherton, 60, of Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. A Memorial visitation will be held in the Oakwood Room of Chase …
Barbara Powell HUNTINGDON, Tenn. - Mrs. Barbara Powell, 95, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Saturday, November 18, 2023 at Brookdale Greeneville. Funeral services were Sunday November 26, 2023 in the chapel …
Teresa Lynn Laws Mrs. Teresa Lynn Laws, 62, of McKenzie, Tennessee, died on Wednesday, November 22, 2023. Mrs. Laws was born March 9, 1961 to Mary Louise Snow and James O’Neal. She battled Muscular …
Lois Ann Rich HUNTINGDON — Ms. Lois Ann Rich, 85 of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Sunday, November 19, 2023 at the Life Care Center in Bruceton. Funeral services were Saturday, November 25, 2023, at 1 p.m. in …
Calendar of Events
    • Music, Skits, Santa Highlight Mistletoe Christmas Show

      Carroll Arts, Inc. has been as busy planning the annual Mistletoe Christmas Show. This year’s show is Thursday, November 30 at 7 p.m. at the …

    • Calendar 11-28-23

      Beginner Computer Classes Carroll County Library is hosting free Beginning Computer Classes. Classes are one-hour increments, 3-7 p.m. on the …

    • CCHS Ruby Red Christmas Gala

      Please plan to join us for our big event of the year, the Ruby Red Christmas Gala. It is Saturday, December 2, 5-9 p.m. at The Venue at Waddell …

    • UT Extension Presents Holiday Workshop

      Join UT Extension Services for a two-day holiday workshop! Have Yourself a Thrifty Little Christmas will be presented by Lacy Yeley and Michele …

Most Recent Special Editions

Graduation 2023

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Community Focus
UT Martin’s Freeman Speaks to McKenzie Rotary
McKENZIE (November 14) — On Tuesday, Dr. Yancy Freeman Sr., chancellor of UT Martin, spoke to the McKenzie Rotary Club. The …
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CASA Expands Services to Carroll County
(October 27) — Gibson County Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) announces the expansion of its services to …
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Centennial Bank Donates Winter Coats to Head Start
McKENZIE — On November 2, Centennial Bank delivered winter coats to all our children at the Head Start Center in McKenzie. This …
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Habitat for Humanity Gala is Thursday
The annual Carroll County Habitat for Humanity Gala is Thursday, November 9, 6 p.m. at the Carroll County Civic Center. Individual …
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Crystal Gayle Performs to Full House at The Dixie
HUNTINGDON (November 4) — Crystal Gayle wowed the sold-out audience at the Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center on Saturday …
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Huntingdon Mustangs
Riverside Panthers Stop Mustangs’ Playoff Advance HUNTINGDON (November 17) — On Friday night, Huntingdon hosted Riverside at Paul Ward Stadium for the second matchup of the season between the two teams. Although the Mustangs defeated the Panthers the first time the two teams met on September 29, 22-15, a series of missed opportunities and untimely turnovers ended Huntingdon’s playoff advancement as they lost to Riverside, 24-7.
Huntingdon Mustangs Kennel the Bulldogs to Advance in the Playoffs HUNTINGDON (November 10) — On Friday, Huntingdon hosted the Milan Bulldogs in the second round of the TSSAA Class 2A playoffs at Paul Ward Stadium. The second match-up of the season between the two teams mirrored the first. The Bulldogs led throughout the first quarter after posting two early scores but were shut down for the remainder of the game as the Mustang defense forced three turnovers. The Huntingdon offense posted 42 unanswered points until the last play of the game. The final score of 49-20 included a perfect night for placekicker Grayson Anderson who was 7 for 7 with extra point attempts. This week, Huntingdon hosts a repeat match-up with the Riverside Panthers in the playoff quarterfinals.
Huntingdon’s Gray Eubanks Is Mr. Football Semifinalist HERMITAGE (November 2) — On Thursday, November 2, the TSSAA released the list of semifinalists for the Mr. Football Awards. Among those listed is Huntingdon’s Gray Eubanks. The junior quarterback / free-safety is on the list of candidates for Division 1, Class 2A.
McKenzie, Huntingdon Advance in State Playoffs HERMITAGE (November 3) — After one round of action in the TSSAA State Football Playoffs, the herd has thinned from 32 to 16 teams.
McKenzie Rebels
Lady Rebels Win Home Opener McKENZIE (November 16) — McKenzie Lady Rebels won their opening contest for the 2023-24 season about the USJ Lady Bruins on Thursday, November 16. In the nightcap, McKenzie Rebels lost to the Bruins. The Rebels, in their second season game, lost to the Bruins. The Rebels have few players in the early season as they await the addition of players who also play on the football team.
Savannah Davis Signs with MTSU McKENZIE (November 9) — Savannah Davis chose to continue her athletic and academic career at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. The McKenzie High School senior signed commitment documents on Thursday to play basketball for the university.
Rebels Continue Playoff Run McKENZIE (November 10) — On Friday night the McKenzie Rebels picked up their eleventh win of the season and advanced to the quarterfinal round of the TSSAA Football Playoffs. The Rebels hosted the Collinwood Trojans coming away with a 43-0 win. Next Friday, McKenzie travels to Lynchburg to battle it out with the Moore County Raiders (12-0).
Letter to the Editor

Makes His Son Rise

As hate and death continue in the Middle East, please allow me to share the following two passages of scripture with you, my Neighbors:
Hunker Down with Kes

Family Is Way More Than Just Family!

The thing I like best about Thanksgiving is the sameness of it. Now, you say that about most anything else in the world and it is a condemning statement. Nobody wants the same old, same old...

Weekly 150: Elizabeth Patterson

In the town of Savannah, Tennessee, a star was born on November 16, 1874. Mary Elizabeth Patterson would go on to become a trailblazer in the world of entertainment, leaving an indelible mark as an actress whose talent and tenacity transcended the limitations of her time.

Weekly 150: Alvin C. York

In the heart of the Cumberland Plateau in Pall Mall, Tennessee, on December 13, 1887, Alvin Cullum York was born. Raised in a modest log cabin, Alvin grew up in a large family where he was one of eleven children. Like most in the area, the Yorks faced the harsh realities of poverty and a hardscrabble existence.
Winners in Miss Bethel, Miss Carroll County McKENZIE (November 18) — Bethel University hosted the Miss Bethel University Volunteer and the Miss Carroll County Volunteer pageants on Saturday, November 18 on the college campus.
Beta Sigma Phi Hosted Annual Luncheon McKENZIE (November 6) — Beta Sigma Phi sorority hosted its annual fund-raising luncheon at the McKenzie Church of Christ on November 6.
Tyler Milam Promoted To Sergeant THP Officer Tyler Milam was promoted to the rank of sergeant during a pinning ceremony on October 19. He will serve over THP Jackson District operations in Decatur County.
Griffin Named Outstanding Young Alumnus at Union JACKSON — Ryan Griffin (BA 2011) received the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award during Union University’s Awards Banquet on November 3.
President Butler Honored During Bethel Reception McKENZIE (November 9) — Walter Butler was honored during a reception on Thursday evening in the Vera Low Center for Student Enrichment on the campus of Bethel University.
    • Marriage Licenses

      Tiffany Renee Eveland, 41, of Huntingdon, to Patrick Jerald Mudge, 42, of Huntingdon.

    • Sheriff’s Reports

      Public Intoxication — William Eric Brewer, 54, of Huntingdon, was cited and transported to the Carroll County Jail for Public Intoxication.

    • Huntingdon Police Reports

      Simple Assault, Disorderly Conduct, Simple Possession — Kendall L. Johnson, 22, of Huntingdon, was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Simple …

    • McKenzie Police Reports

      No Passing Zone — Willie Laroy Hines, 22, Milwaukee, was charged with Violation of a No Passing Zone and Violation of Financial Responsibility …

In our schools
    • Recipes 11-21-23

      Sweet Potato Casserole 3 cup sweet potatoes cooked and mashed 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup melted butter 1 teaspoon …

    • Recipes 11-14-23

      English Pea Casserole 2 (303) cans small English peas 2 tablespoon green peppers 1 cup chopped celery 1 can mushroom soup 1 can …

    • Recipes 11-7-23

      Oatmeal Cake 1 1/2 c boiling water 1 c quick oats 1 c sugar 1 1/2 c sifted flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 …


Elizabeth Carol Pinson

McKenzie, Tennessee - Services for Elizabeth Carol Pinson, 78, are Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 2 pm.m. at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home with Brother Scott Bloodworth …

Peggy Allen Winchester

McKENZIE, Tenn. - Funeral services for Peggy Allen Winchester are Friday, November 24, 2023 at 1 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Friday at 10 a.m. …

Nellie Ann Moseley Hale

McKENZIE, Tenn. - A Celebration of Life for Nellie Ann Moseley Hale is Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 2 p.m at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. until …

Betty Thompson

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. - Ms. Betty Dill Thompson, 91 of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Monday, November 13, 2023 at NHC Milan.   In lieu of flowers the family would like donations be made …

Ronald Lee Doster

McKenzie, TN Funeral Services for Ronald Lee Doster, 75,  are Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 11 a.m. at McKenzie Church of Christ. The family will receive friends at the church on …

James Michael Mattox

McKenzie Tenn. -  Mr. Mike Mattox's memorial service is Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at 11 a.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Monday, November 20, 2023 from …

Gaylon Byars Rich

Mr. Gaylon Byars Rich, 86, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Saturday November 11, 2023 at his home. Funeral Services were Wednesday November 15, 2023 in the chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. …

Amy Brooks Carter

McKENZIE, Tenn. - Funeral Services for Amy Brooks Carter are Friday, November 17, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Friday, 10 a.m. until service time. Interment is at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, McKenzie.

Ricky Dean Blankenship

 McKENZIE, Tenn. - A memorial service for Ricky Dean Blankenship will be scheduled for a later date. Mr. Blankenship, 62 years old, died Friday, November 10, 2023 at Jackson Madison …

Darrell M. Smith

HUNTINGDON  - Mr. Darrell M. Smith, 90, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Sunday, November 12, 2023 at his home. Funeral services are Sunday, November 19, 2023, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Chase …

Marjorie Nell Smith

  CLARKSBURG  - Mrs. Marjorie Nell Smith, 85 of Clarksburg, Tennessee died Thursday, November 9, 2023 at her home. Funeral services are Tuesday, November 14, 2023 …

Evelyn Karnes

  Mrs. Evelyn Karnes, 87 of Leach, Tennessee, died Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday, November 11, 2023  in …

Bonnie Ruth Clanton Martin

Bonnie Ruth Clanton Martin, 77, died on November 10, 2023, leaving us a legacy of hard work, generosity, faith, and love. Ms. Martin was born to Jewell and Edward Clanton on May 1, 1946, the …

Charlene Penick Jones

Mrs. Charlene Penick Jones, 85, of McKenzie, Tennessee died Saturday November 4 , 2023 at Jackson Madison General Hospital. Celebration of Life services are 2 p.m., Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at …

Katie Hill Patterson

McKenzie, Tennessee Services for Katie Hill Patterson, 85, are Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home with Brother Jason Jackson …