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McKENZIE (June 9) — Hometown Hangout hosted its Ribbon Cutting celebration Wednesday at 4 p.m., where the staff offered the first 25 customers one free scoop of ice cream or a small shaved ice. All customers from Wednesday were entered into a raffle to win a $50 gift certificate.  more
McKENZIE — June 15 marks 50 years since Marvin Newman and Charles Hudson began McKenzie Auto Parts on 15385 Highland Drive.  more
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. more
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. more
McKENZIE — Dr. Brooke Spivey, the oldest daughter of Dr. Scott Spivey, began her practice at Spivey Eye Clinic on 45 Hospital Drive in McKenzie last month, making her the third-generation Spivey to join the business, after her dad and her grandfather, Dr. A.L. Spivey III. Brooke, a 2014 graduate from McKenzie High School and a 2017 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin, graduated with her doctorate degree from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis this May. more
Children are enjoying the McKenzie Splash Pad, in downtown McKenzie, located between Waldran Street and South Stonewall and adjacent to the former railroad depot. more
McKENZIE (June 1) — Members of the McKenzie Rotary Club met at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, June 1. The program was presented by Dr. Keith Herris, a Rotary member and the organist at the church. more
The McKenzie Farmers’ Market had a record-breaking attendance for opening day, Saturday, June 5. Over 300 people browsed the 15 vendors who were selling everything from pies and cakes to bee traps, hand-woven baskets, beef, tomatoes, lettuce, and squash. The produce went fast and we encourage customers looking for produce to arrive early until it is more plentiful in the season. more
Bella Batton, 9, and Lola Batton, 7, daughters of Josefina and Chad Batton, are participating in the Miss Tennessee Volunteer Pageant as Iris Princesses. Bella, the Royal Miss International-West Tennessee Sweetheart, is Emma Martin’s Iris Princess, and Lola, 2021 Little Miss McKenzie, is the Iris Princess for Kelsi Walters, Miss Knoxville. Over the past year, Bella and Lola have contributed to their McKenzie community by sewing blankets for newborn babies and working with their church to distribute prepared meals to shut-ins during the COVID-19 quarantine. Bella will also compete in the Little Miss Tennessee Volunteer Pageant in Jackson on Saturday, June 19. Both sisters will compete in Orlando, Florida, this July for the title of Royal International Miss, where they are both excited to get dressed up in “pretty gowns” and meet new friends. This pageant will be livestreamed on the Royal International Miss website. more
Jayne-Shaye Bailey, 21, from Gleason, Tennessee, is Miss Bethel University at the Miss Tennessee Volunteer Pageant in Jackson, Tennessee. Jayne-Shaye, the daughter of Randy and Kelle Bailey, is contestant number two in the pageant. Jayne graduated from Gleason High School in 2018 and attends Bethel University, where she is double majoring in biology and nursing. She is also a cheerleader for Bethel University. more
Emma Martin, 20, from McKenzie, Tennessee, is competing in the Miss Tennessee Volunteer Pageant in Jackson as Miss McNairy County, a title she won in January of 2020. Emma Martin, number 26 in the pageant, is the daughter of Jessica Martin and graduated from McKenzie High School in 2019. She is a junior at Bethel University, where she majors in business management. more
JACKSON — Two Bethel University students and their iris princesses are competing in a premier scholarship pageant next week in Jackson, Tennessee. Local contestants include Bethel’s Emma Martin and Jayne-Shaye Bailey in the Miss Tennessee Volunteer Pageant, and McKenzie’s Bella Batton and Kinsley Wilson in the Little Miss Tennessee Volunteer and Pre-Teen Miss Tennessee Volunteer Pageants. Emma and Jayne-Shaye competed in preliminary pageants and earned the privilege of competing with young ladies from across the state. They will also compete against McKenzie Bryant, a recent graduate of Bethel University. Bryant is a native of Houston County. more
The McKenzie Farmers’ Market opens Saturday, June 5 at 8 a.m. Many of the regular vendors from last year will be at the downtown market, located at the intersection of Cedar and Waldran streets.  more
McKENZIE (May 27) — McKenzie Chamber of Commerce and Industry plans its first after-hours meet and greet event for members. It is Tuesday, June 15, 5 to 7 p.m. at Overflow Church on Highland Drive. more
McKenzie Memorial Day Event The City of McKenzie hosts its annual Memorial Day event at Veterans Park in downtown McKenzie on Monday, May 31 at 10 a.m. more
Amanda Paschall, Carroll County 4-H Agent, received the George S. Foster outstanding 4-H agent award and the Specialty Award State Winner for Excellence in Peer Professional Development at the 2021 Tennessee Association of Extension 4-H Workers annual conference this year in Murfreesboro. The George S. Foster Award is a recognition that 4-H workers receive for outstanding work as related to the overall 4-H program, including project work, judging team participation, junior and teen leadership programs, adult leadership programs, sponsorship and recognition, senior 4-H program, community service programs, innovative 4-H programs, and association participation. more
McKENZIE (April 29) — The McKenzie Fire Department received equipment and training to be used for grain bin emergencies. more
McKENZIE — The all-purpose field at McKenzie Park has a new scoreboard, thanks to the support of three sponsors and the City of McKenzie. Maddox Insurance, Carroll Bank and Trust and Tosh Farms helped purchase the new scoreboard. more
HUNTINGDON (May 13) — Hexpol Rubber Compounding of Huntingdon held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 13 at its new Huntingdon facility. The Huntingdon plant started as Associated Rubber and is now owned by Hexpol, a manufacturer with 17 domestic sites and 52 worldwide. more
The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce hosted Carroll County’s National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 6, 2021, 8 a.m. at the Carroll County Airport. more
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