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Obituaries
  McKENZIE, Tenn.  - John Thomas Kemp, 82, of the Henry County portion of McKenzie died Friday, June 7, 2024, at his residence. John was a veteran of the United …
Mr. Allan “L.A.” Franks Jr., 52, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Friday June 7, 2024 at St. Francis Hospital. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2024 in the Chapel of …
Mrs. Kelly Fahy, 65, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Thursday June 6, 2024 at her home. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2024, in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. Interment …
McKENZIE, Tenn. - Graveside services for Joyce F. James are Sunday, June 9, 2024, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, McKenzie. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, 12:30 p.m. …
Mrs. Virginia Smith, 91, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at Baptist Hospital. Funeral services are Friday, June 14, 2024, at 1  p.m. in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home …
Calendar of Events
Community Focus
Magician Barry Mitchell Brings Show to Carroll County Library
HUNTINGDON (June 7) — Barry Mitchell and Sam the Turtle entertained children at the Carroll County Library on Friday, June 7, 2 p.m. as part of the summer reading program.
McKenzie Rotarians gather in fellowship after being presented as Paul Harris Fellows. Past District 6760 Governor and Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Huffman (left) took part in the ceremony.
McKenzie Rotary Recognizes Members as Paul Harris Fellows
McKENZIE (June 4) — The McKenzie Rotary continued its stellar year by recognizing 22 of its 45 members as Paul Harris Fellows.
Jackson Symphony Opens Nights on Broadway
McKENZIE — The Jackson Symphony — Symphony on the Move was the opening event for the annual series Nights on Broadway on Friday. The small ensemble of musicians provided jazz music for an appreciative audience, who were seated in Veterans Park.
Sergeant Jonathan McDowell with Gleason P.D., Michella Wilson, librarian, and Mayor Charles Anderson at the open house of the newly renovated Gleason Memorial Library.
Gleason Library Reopens After Wall Collapse
GLEASON (June 8) — Community members welcomed the reopening of the Gleason Memorial Library after a 10-month closure due to a wall collapsing.
The old tile flooring at the Carroll County Complex is being removed as part of recent renovations.
County Complex Receiving Much Need Renovations
HUNTINGDON (May 30) — The Carroll County Complex is undergoing much needed renovations. Through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funds, the Carroll County Commission pledged $500,000 for maintenance, repair and improvements.
Thank You for Supporting this Small Business!

Huntingdon Mustangs
The TSSAA Spring Fling was more than baseball and softball. Two Huntingdon students competed at the state level in track and field during the week.
Six local high school baseball and softball teams are headed to Murfreesboro this week to participate in the TSSAA State Championship Series. McKenzie Rebels Baseball, Huntingdon Mustangs Baseball, Huntingdon Fillies Softball, Hollow Rock-Bruceton Lady Tigers Softball, Westview Lady Chargers Softball and Henry County Lady Patriots Softball will take the field Tuesday afternoon in the double elimination tournament.
HUNTINGDON (May 16) — The Huntingdon Mustangs knocked out the Summertown Eagles two straight games in the best of three series in the sectional round to advance to the TSSAA State Baseball Championship Series. The Mustangs took game one, 1-0, and game two, 5-2.
HUNTINGDON (May 17) — On Friday, the Huntingdon Fillies defeated the Summertown Lady Eagles 2-0 in the sectional series. The Fillies advance to TSSAA State Softball Championship Series.
McKenzie Rebels
MURFREESBORO (May 23) — On Thursday, the McKenzie Rebels and the Hollow Rock-Bruceton Central Lady Tigers bowed out of the TSSAA Spring Fling after advancing to the Final Four.
McKENZIE (May 18) — A meet and greet was held at the Hometown Hangout for two new head coaches at McKenzie High School. Dru Emerson, former assistant Lady Rebels basketball coach, was promoted to head coach. Coach Justin Lowery is joining the Rebels staff from Gibson Co. High School, where he has been head coach for the Pioneers basketball team since 2012. Lowery is the new head coach of the Rebels basketball team.
McKENZIE (May 15) — The McKenzie Rebel High School Baseball team played the Richland Raiders in a double header for a shot at the TSSAA State Championship Tournament. In a best out of three format, the Rebels were able to two from the Raiders to advance to championship series.
Opinion
25 Years Ago  —  Local youth got to experience what it might have been like to go to space when they got to go aboard the Dream Mission Space Shuttle at Bethel College. Jake Brown started his mission by entering the shuttle’s computer system.

Looking Back from Our Archives

10 Years Ago — Lori’s Hair Solutions celebrated its reopening with a ribbon cutting. The owner, Lori McDade, hosted friends and community leaders, including Mayor Jill Holland, at her shop.

Me and Bobby McGee

A few months ago, Brenda and I decided to take a break from camping at Henry Horton State Park in Chapel Hill, Tennessee, and drive into Spring Hill, eat at a restaurant, and go see the latest Indiana Jones movie.

More Than Just A Picture on the Wall

I’m telling you, I am trying with all my might to get out of the writing business, but things just keep popping up that need to be said. And I will admit, this one is my own fault. For reading the New York Times!
25 Years Ago — McKenzie, Huntingdon Head Start Celebrated the end of the school year. There was a small graduation ceremony with songs from the children. Teachers Rita Hayes and Stacy Tippett, holding Lindsey Balius, Catherine Jimenez and Molly Tippett all had a great time at the festivities.

Looking Back from Our Archives

10 Years Ago — McKenzie Youth Summer Tee-Ball started. To get an out Kadarius Tharpe threw a ball to Fletcher Holt at first.
People
I want to tell my small town and county family, friends, and churches how grateful I am for the thoughts and prayers. I had an aneurysm four weeks ago while vacationing in Florida. It was never what I expected.
E.W. James & Sons, Inc., a family-owned business since its founding in 1934 by E.W. James, proudly announces its 90th anniversary celebration. This milestone marks a remarkable journey that began with E.W. James purchasing his first store from his brother-in-law for $5,000 in Hickman, KY. Today, E.W. James & Sons continues to thrive with 11 locations across northwest Tennessee, staying true to its roots and values.
PARIS (May 29) — After completing two summer internships as a land survey intern, L.I. Smith & Associates (LIS) is proud to announce that Nikolas Heath has returned as a full-time survey technician. Heath’s journey with LIS began in the summer of 2022 when he was a sophomore at the University of Tennessee at Martin (UTM).
MARTIN (May 29) — Aubrey Abbott and Jacob Sullivan, both of Huntingdon, received awards from the University of Tennessee at Martin Department of Mass Media and Strategic Communication during a ceremony April 11.
The Gleason Yard of the Month for May goes to Ms. Pam Belew at 105 Briar Cove. The home was built in 2000 and has been beautifully maintained ever since. Ms. Belew gives great attention to every lawn and landscaping detail on the property.
Records
    • Huntingdon Police Reports

      HUNTINGDON (June 5) — The following cases were heard in Carroll County General Sessions Court on June 5.DUI; 1st Offense — Robert Lyles, 37, …

    • Property Transfers

      Ashley Long to Amber Cole in District 22.

    • McKenzie Police Reports

      DUI-Second Offense — Wendy L. Calderon, 49, Highway 124, McKenzie, was charged with DUI-Second Offense on June 4.

    • Marriage License

      Megan Nicole Alosa, 28, of Cedar Grove, to Taylor Channing Weaver, 32, of Cedar Grove.

In our schools
Food
    • Recipes 6-11-24

      Barbecued Beef Patties 1 cup soft bread crumbs 1/2 cup milk 1 lb ground beef 1 teaspoon salt Pepper to taste 1 1/2 tablespoons …

    • Recipes 6-4-24

      Pineapple Cheese Ball 2 (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened 1 small can crushed pineapple, drained 1/4 green pepper, finely chopped 1 …

    • Recipes 5-21-24

      Chicken Cheese Enchilada 4 chicken breast, cooked and cubed 1 pkg Tortilla’s 10”size 8 oz. cheddar or Colby-Jack cheese, …

General
Obituaries

Martha Jane Wilks

Mrs. Martha Jane Wilks, 87, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at Baptist Hospital. Funeral services are Friday, June 7, 2024, at 1 p.m.  in the Chapel of Chase Funeral …

Clinton Lee Pritchard, 1983 — 2024

Services for Clinton Lee Pritchard, age 40, of Greenfield, were Tuesday May 28, 2024 at 2 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home in Greenfield. Burial followed in Brock's Cemetery. Visitation was Monday evening, May 27 from 4-7 p.m. and Tuesday from 12 p.m. until service time at Williams Funeral Home. Clinton Lee Pritchard was born on October 2, 1983 to Huley and Sherri Pritchard of Greenfield and died Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

Lillie Bella Harr, 1942 — 2024

Mrs. Lillie Bella Harr, 82, of Hollow Rock, died Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at her home. Memorial services will be private for the family. 

Judy Ann Robinson, 1945 — 2024

Funeral services for Judy Ann Robinson, age 78 of Lavinia, were Saturday, June 1, 2024, at 11 a.m. at the Lavinia Baptist Church, burial followed in the Spain Cemetery in Cedar Grove. Visitation with the family was Friday evening from 5-8 p.m. at Bodkin Funeral Home and on Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at Lavinia Baptist Church. Judy Ann Robinson was born on July 13, 1945 and died on May 29, 2024.

Billy Darrell “Tripp” Wilson, III 1982 — 2024

HENRY — Billy Darrell “Tripp” Wilson, III, age 42, of Henry, Tenn, died Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris.

Sara G. Hollowell Scates 1943 — 2024

McKENZIE (Magnolia, TX) — Graveside services for Sara G. Hollowell Scates is Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at Shiloh Cemetery, McKenzie, Tenn. 

Martha Jean Atkins

Mrs. Martha Jean Atkins, 90, of Jackson, died Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at her home. No services are planned at this time. Martha Jean Atkins was born in Minter, City, Mississippi on July 17, …

Travis Earl Copeland

Mr. Travis Earl Copeland, 41, of Huntingdon, died Monday, May 20, 2024, at his home. The family will receive friends in the Oakwood Room of Chase Funeral Home on Friday, May 24, 2024,  1 …

Gilbert Hill Perritt

Gilbert Hill Perritt, 85, of Gleason, Tenn. died at his home on May 19, 2024. His wishes were to be cremated. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date and time. He was born May 4, …

Kenneth Earl Foster

McKENZIE, Tenn. - Graveside Services for Kenneth Earl Foster are Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at 11 a.m. at Enon Baptist Church Cemetery with Chaplain Stephanie Brown officiating and burial to follow. …

Thomas Atkins Harrington

Funeral services for Thomas Atkins Harrington, "Tommy", are Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at 2 p.m. at Gleason Methodist Church with Bro. Alan Trull and Bro. Gene Price officiating. Burial will  follow …

Michael Jay Hampton

Michael Jay Hampton, 65, of McKenzie, Tennessee died at his home on Saturday, May 18, 2024 with his loved ones by his side.  Michael was born April 14, 1959, to J.D. and Otera Hampton …

Annie Mae Holland

Mrs. Annie Mae Holland, 95, of McLemoresville, Tennessee, died Friday, May 17, 2024, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were Sunday, May 19, 2024, in the Chapel of …

Judge Hugh William Roark

ELIZABETHTOWN, Kentucky - Judge Hugh William Roark, 94, of Elizabethtown, died peacefully Monday, May 13, 2024, at home among family. He was born October 26, 1929, near Bolivar, Tenn., and grew …

Roberto Morano

TREZEVANT, Tenn. - Mr. Roberto Morano, 68, of Trezevant, Tennessee died Tuesday May 14, 2024 at his home. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 16, 2024, in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter …
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