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COTTAGE GROVE, Tenn. (July 4) — Tennessee’s smallest incorporated city always puts on a festival on July 4 in celebration of America’s independence from Great Britain. more
McLEMORESVILLE (July 4) — The town of McLemoresville celebrated the fourth of July in traditional style with a parade, cake walk, music, famous burgers by McLemoresville Fire Department, music, and fireworks. more
McKENZIE (July 4) — Thousands enjoyed the fireworks show at McKenzie City Park on July 4. The traditional show attracts spectators from throughout the region as they observe from inside the park, nearby Bethel University, State Route 22, from the adjacent residential subdivision. more
John Penn Ridgeway is the new Tennessee College of Applied Technology president Henry/Carroll. A committee of the governing body, the Tennessee Board of Regents, selected him. Ridgeway began his service on July 1, following the retirement of TCAT President Willie Huffman. more
McKENZIE (July 9) — A McKenzie business owner is fighting for his right to continue operating his business downtown after the City of McKenzie condemned his building while he was recovering at home from an aggravated assault and robbery that happened in November 2023. more
COSTA RICA — Students from Bruceton, Huntingdon, Camden and Memphis discovered that summer means rainy season in steamy tropical Costa Rica. But armed with serving hearts and good senses of humor, participants in the latest Global Citizen Adventure Corps program overcame the weather, interacted with children who needed their attention, erected fencing and secured habitats for animals needing protection, and even squeezed in a lesson in softball. more
McKENZIE (June 25) — Tennessee College of Applied Technology Henry/Carroll hosted a groundbreaking for its new academic and administrative building on June 25 at the McKenzie campus. more
McKENZIE (June 2024) — The Waters of McKenzie announces it has been recognized as a 2024 recipient of the Bronze Commitment to Quality Award for improving the lives of residents through excellent care. more
It’s usually the big blue and white tent that attracts fireworks enthusiasts but in McKenzie its a giant 20-foot inflatable panda. more
McKENZIE — New decorative lighting is now completely installed in downtown McKenzie. Associates of Wade Electric Company installed the final lighting fixtures last week in Veterans Park. Additional lighting was placed on Broadway, Lee, and Waldren streets in downtown. The lighting project was first proposed in 2018 and was part of the Broadway sidewalk replacement project approved during the Jill Holland administration. The new decorative lighting replaces lights installed in the 1980s during the Mayor Joe Morris’ administration when the downtown gazebo was constructed, in part, by masonry students at the McKenzie TCAT. more
McKENZIE (June 25) — McKenzie Chamber of Commerce held its third annual banquet on Tuesday, June 25 at Bethel University’s cafeteria. The food was provided by the food service at Bethel. more
McKENZIE (June 27) — Bethel University has slightly reduced the number of faculty and staff during the past week in an effort to balance the budget. more
HUNTINGDON (June 24) — First responders in Carroll County were honored for their professionalism and quick response to a two-vehicle wreck involving a van, transporting Hispanic males and a truck in Clarksburg. more
HUNTINGDON (June 24) — Tennessee Commissioner of the Department of Health, Ralph Alvarado, MD, cut the ribbon on Monday to symbolize the planned improvements to the Carroll County Health Department, located at 633 High Street, Huntingdon. more
HUNTINGDON (June 22) — Huntingdon hosted Scattered Grass, a bluegrass band on the first of two nights of Pickin’ Parties on the Huntingdon Court Square. The event was June 22 and the second event is July 20. more
McKENZIE (June 20) — Christy Williams, branch manager of Regions Bank in McKenzie, is the new president of the Rotary Club of McKenzie. Williams was installed by District 6760 Governor Darrell Ailshie at a banquet on June 20 at the McKenzie First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. more
McKENZIE (June 24) — Contractors erected the Christian cross at Bethel University’s new chapel on Monday, June 24. The $4.2 million multi-level project has a seating capacity of 1,058. The finished height of the building should measure approximately 487 feet. It is currently under construction on the McKenzie campus. more
McKENZIE (June 12) — The City of McKenzie’s Park and Recreation Board met Wednesday to discuss building a soccer complex at Mulberry Park. Members of the McKenzie Soccer League were in attendance in hopes of encouraging the board to reconsider building the complex at Mulberry. more
McKENZIE — Webb Alumni are celebrating a major milestone in the history of the former school for African-American students. On May 31, the school building was approved for the National Register of Historic Places. more
HUNTINGDON — Get ready to tap your toes and enjoy the sweet sounds of bluegrass music at not one, but two Pickin’ Parties set to take over Huntingdon’s Court Square this summer! Mark your calendars for 6-8 p.m. on June 22 and July 20, 2024, as these evenings promise to be filled with lively tunes, good company, and unforgettable memories. more
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