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County Approves Budget with No Tax Increase

HUNTINGDON (June 14) — The $24.3 million 2021-22 fiscal year budget was approved in the June session of the Carroll County Commission on Monday, June 14 following approval by the Carroll County Budget Committee and the Resolution Committee. Meeting at the Carroll County Civic Center, the commission approved a three-percent pay raise for employees. Constitutional elected officials will receive a two-percent increase. Commissioners pay remains unchanged at $100 per commission meeting and $50 for committee meetings.

McKenzie Approves Budget

McKENZIE (June 10) — The City of McKenzie Board of Mayor and Council met Thursday, June 10, to discuss and approve the second and final reading of the 2021-22 Fiscal Year Budget. Projected expenses versus revenue for 2021-22 is $3,88,855 to $4,432,145 creating a surplus valued at $548,290.

McKenzie’s Nights On Broadway Begins Thursday

McKenzie Main Street’s Nights On Broadway kicks off Thursday, June 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. on Broadway Street in downtown McKenzie. Attendance is free of charge. Get ready to bring your lawn chairs, enjoy food from local vendors and stop by McKenzie’s many downtown shops.

Two Arrested for Drugs While on Moped

McKenzie Police Department arrested a McKenzie woman and a Sharon man for drugs after a traffic stop on a moped on June 8 around 4:19 p.m.

Trezevant Approves Budget, Accepts Resignation

TREZEVANT (June 8) — The City of Trezevant adopted a new budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year beginning July 1 during its Tuesday, June 8 meeting. During the meeting, the board inducted Don Barger as a councilman to replace Christie Creyssels, who resigned in May. The board accepted the resignation of Eddie Granger, who submitted his resignation through written correspondence read during the meeting.

Veterans Park Flag Pole Rededicated

McKENZIE (June 11, 2021) — The City of McKenzie rededicated the flag pole at Veterans Park in Downtown McKenzie to the late James L. Washburn on Friday. In attendance were Mayor Jill Holland, McKenzie Industrial Board Director and Chamber President Monica Heath, Daniel Hollowell of Maddox Insurance along with Washburn family members; Ramona Washburn, Jeff and Jennifer Washburn, Joel and Teresa Washburn, and Brittany and Jason Martin.
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Calendar of Events
McKenzie Schools’ Summer Food Service Program Open Through July 16

McKenzie Special School District’s Summer Food Service Program is open now through July 16, Monday through Friday, except for July 5-6.

The Shepherd’s Table Will Serve June 15, June 22
HUNTINGDON — The Shepherd’s Table, Huntingdon’s community kitchen, will serve twice this month, on the third and fourth Tuesday in June. Due to COVID-19 safety procedures, volunteers will serve contact-free drive-through and take-out only meals. There will not be a dine-in option until further notice.
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Obituaries

Roddy Adkisson

PARIS — Mr. Roderick Leotis “Roddy” Adkisson, 51 of Paris died Saturday, May 29, 2021, at his home. Services were Saturday, June 5, 2021, at Tennessee Valley Community Church …

Linda Faye Belew

 Linda Faye Belew, 81, of Clarksburg died Friday, May 28, 2021 at her home. Funeral services were Monday, May 31, 2021 at Clarksburg Church of Christ. Interment will follow at Sellers Hill …

Judy Diane Nunnery

McKENZIE, Tenn.  - Services for Judy Diane Nunnery, 69, are Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 2 p.m. with Reverend Garrett Burns officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery., …

Edward Leon Russell

GLEASON - A memorial service for Edward Leon Russell, age 76, of Gleason, Tenn. is Sunday June 13, 2021 at Jolley Springs Baptist Church in Dresden, Tenn. He was born May 30, 1945 and died June …

Tammy Elaine Bell

GLEASON  - Services for Tammy Elaine Bell, 60, of Gleason, Tenn. were Saturday June 5, 2021  at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery.  She was born …

Terry “Stump” Wright Rich

Mr. Terry “Stump” Wright Rich, 72, of Huntingdon, Tennessee,died from a short battle of cancer on Monday, May 31, 2021, at his home, with his family gathered around him. Funeral …

George Lewis Haynes

Funeral services for George Lewis Haynes are Monday, June 7, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home.

Shirley Anne Hubbard

1933— 2021 Shirley Anne Hubbard, 87, a longtime resident of Weakley County, died April 20, 2021 in Columbia, Missouri. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1933 to Lee and Martha Allison. …
Opinion
    • Weekly 150: Harold Ross Martin

      Harold Ross Martin was born December 11, 1929, to Luther Lee (1889–1961) and Mossie Cooper Martin (1892–1967). He was the youngest of five …

    • A Man For All Seasons

      Daddy woke me up at first light the morning after I graduated from college with a 28 inch McCulloch 142 chainsaw in his hand, “Son, get up! …

    • Weekly 150: Ezra Martin

      Ezra Martin was born on August 30, 1914, to Seth Thomas Martin and Millie B Hayes Martin. As the eldest of eight children, he grew up in …

Community Focus
McKenzie Auto Parts Celebrates 50 Years of Business
McKENZIE — June 15 marks 50 years since Marvin Newman and Charles Hudson began McKenzie Auto Parts on 15385 Highland …
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Hometown Hangout Celebrates Ribbon Cutting
McKENZIE (June 9) — Hometown Hangout hosted its Ribbon Cutting celebration Wednesday at 4 p.m., where the staff offered the …
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McKenzie Rotary Learns About First Cumberland Presbyterian Pipe Organ
McKENZIE (June 1) — Members of the McKenzie Rotary Club met at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, June 1. The …
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Records

Huntingdon Police Reports

Drug Possession — Sarah M. Burks, 35, and Brittany Baker, 30, both of Huntingdon, were both charged with drug possession and drug paraphernalia violations following a June 5 search of a Huntingdon residence.

Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

Aggravated Assault — Christopher Darien Ramsey, 27, of 417 High Street, Hollow Rock, was charged with aggravated assault, domestic assault, and false imprisonment on June 6 after allegedly stabbing his wife.

Carroll County General Sessions Report

HUNTINGDON (June 9-10) — The following cases were heard in Carroll County General Sessions Court on June 9 and 10.

Property Transfers

Mitchell and Kirk Akins to Stacy Baker.
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In our schools
Bank of Gleason Vice President Graduates LSU School of Banking
BATON ROUGE, La. (June 2) — Preston Frazier, vice president of Bank of Gleason in Gleason, Tennessee, is among 129 bankers to …
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Three West Carroll Graduates Sign with Bethel Renaissance
McKENZIE — Bethel University’s Renaissance Regiment, the marching band, signed three 2021 graduates of West Carroll. …
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West Carroll Announces New Principal, Administrators
ATWOOD — It was a larger-than-usual audience at the West Carroll Special School District Board of Education meeting on Thursday, …
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People
Phifer, Hargett to Wed
Kaitlin Taylor Phifer and Benjamin Thomas Hargett, both of Orange, Virginia, will wed Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 4 p.m. at Orange …
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McKenzie Station Bar & Grill Hosts Ribbon-Cutting
McKENZIE (April 16) — McKenzie Station Bar & Grill at 5 Broadway hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, joined by staff, …
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