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U.S. Census 2020

Area Populations Are Little Changed Over Decade

The results of the 2020 U.S. Census were released last week and show the changes to the nation’s population.

Former Governor Bill Haslam Speaks to WestStar

JACKSON (August 11) — On Wednesday, Former Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam addressed alumni of the WestStar Leadership Program at the Southwest Development District office in Jackson, Tennessee. Haslam spoke briefly about his career and new book, “Faithful Presence: The Promise and the Peril of Faith in the Public Square,” as part of the leadership program’s “Lunch-Learn-Leadership series.”
Calendar of Events
    • Calendar 9-14-21

      Archaeological Show In Hollow Rock The Jimmy French Memorial Archaeological Show is Saturday, October 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hollow Rock …

    • Calendar 8-17-21

      Carroll County Election Commission The Carroll County Election Commission meets Tuesday, August 24, 6 p.m. in the Election Commission Office …

Community Focus

Farmers' Market News

The McKenzie Farmers’ Market continues to have an increasing number of customers and vendors each Saturday and Tuesday. Last Saturday, over 320 customers and 17 vendors were there. Some of our regular vendors were out on vacation and we are looking forward to getting them back. We have fewer numbers on Tuesdays, but our great produce vendors continue to bring in customers on Tuesday afternoons. You want to be sure to check the parking lot out during the week because many times, some of our seasonal vendors will set up through the weekdays.

Thank You for Supporting this Small Business!


James Grady Belew

Services for James "Jimmy" Grady Belew,  77, of Gleason, Tenn. are Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Gleason First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery in …

Mary Lucille Brown

Ms. Mary Lucille Brown, 76 of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Ms. Brown was …

Juanita Elinor Finley

McKENZIE, Tenn. - Mrs. Juanita Elinor Finley, 92, a retired school teacher for the City of Memphis Schools, died Monday, September 6, 2021 at her residence. She taught school for over 40 years, …

Kennidi Rae’lynn “Pinky” Chandler

Kennidi Rae’lynn “Pinky” Chandler, 4-month- old infant child of Roger Dale and Chantel Chandler, died Thursday, September 2, 2021, at her home. Funeral services are Friday, …

John Robert Dowland

TREZEVANT — Graveside funeral services for John Robert Dowland, 21, of Trezevant, Tennessee were Saturday, September 11, 2021, 1:30 p.m., at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery between Trezevant and Bradford on Hwy 105. Visitation was 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sally Ramsay Shymkiw

McKenzie, Tennessee - Services for Sally Ramsay Shymkiw, 69, are Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home with Brother Kevin Gallimore and Brother Dennis Trull …

Samuel Wade Willen

McKENZIE, Tennessee - Graveside funeral services for Samuel Wade Willen, 42, were Saturday, September 4, 2021  at Caledonia Cemetery-McKenzie with Kevin Beck officiating.   Mr. …

David Wayne Williams

Mr. David Wayne Williams, 73, a truck driver died Sunday, August 29, 2021 at his residence.  He was born on July 5, 1948 in Martin, Tennessee to Auvern and Rachel McCartney Williams, Jr. He …

Jason Allen Hunt

GLEASON — Memorial Services for Jason Allen Hunt, 49, of Gleason, Tenn. are Sunday, September 19 at 2 p.m. at Tumbling Creek Baptist Church in Gleason. He was born March 9, 1972 and died …

Weekly 150: Ruth Brashear

I think every kid in school got excited about getting a substitute teacher back in the day. It was usually a guaranteed movie day or possibly a day with extended recess, at least in the elementary school days and before common core or standardized tests with repercussions. But there is always an exception to every rule, it was not going to be a free day if Miss Ruth showed up.

Beam Us All Up Scotty

Transfer Portal.

Weekly 150: The 2007 Rebels

For the last couple weeks, the Banner staff has been hunkered down prepping for the upcoming football season. Each year we publish our gridiron guide along with a host of football programs for area schools. While it is a painstaking process, we take pride in what we do and feel honored to help the schools.

From One Second Grader To Another

Max called. With questions. I leaned in a little. He is sometimes hard to understand over the phone. “KK, what was the name of your second grade teacher?”


Marriage Licenses

Shelby Anne Nicholas, 23, of Lavinia to Jacob Cameron Pruett, 23, of Lavinia.

Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

Stolen Items Recovered, Two Arrested — Two Trezevant men were arrested on Sept. 4 when stolen items were found to be in their possession.

Property Transfers

Tammy Nolen Hardy to Michael Allen and Carrie Ann Van Slyke in District 7.

McKenzie Police Reports

Driving On Suspended License — A two-vehicle accident shortly before noon, Saturday, September 4, resulted in separate charges for each of the drivers. The first driver, Antonio Villanueva Calderon, 58, Mimosa Street, McKenzie was found to be driving on a revoked license due to a previous DUI conviction. Calderon was taken into custody for first offense driving while license is revoked. The other driver, Nikia Hart, was cited into McKenzie City Court for not having proof of insurance.
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    • Recipes 8-17-21

      Frozen Strawberry Dessert 1 cup flour 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 cup sugar 2 cup frozen strawberries 1/2 cup melted butter 1/2 cup …

    • Recipes 8-10-21

      Cucumber Relish 4 cup ground unpeeled cucumbers 1/2 cup ground red sweet pepper 3 cup onion 1/4 cup salt (canning salt) 2 cup …