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HUNTINGDON (July 26) — After some animated discussion regarding Mayor Dale Kelley’s recommendation of Angela DeMaris to become executive director of the Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center, the council voted 4-3 to approve her for the position. DeMaris was serving as Director of Operations but had also been unofficially doing the theater director’s duties as well after Lori Nolen resigned. The position was not filled immediately due to the COVID pandemic. more
McKENZIE (July 30) — The early bird gets the produce. McKenzie Farmers Market shoppers who arrived early bought their pick of cantaloupes, honeydew melons, squash, zucchini, onions, potatoes, cucumbers, peas, and green beans, and we had a tasty treat this week with the Milam’s heirloom tomatoes. They may look a little different, but the taste brings you back to the tomatoes many of us grew up with. more
HUNTINGDON — Sixty-Five fishing teams from throughout the United States and one team from Canada descended on the Carroll County area for the Bassmaster Junior National Championship held at Lake Halford (1,000 Acre Lake) on Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30. more
McKENZIE (July 29) — There is a new service agency in McKenzie. Cachengo Closet is located in a small portion of the former hospital building on Hospital Drive. Other parts of the building will be used as a campus for the development of advanced computer technology and other services of Cachengo. more
McKENZIE (July 22) —The Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) held its first public block party Friday, July 22. On campus, students, visitors and their families enjoyed activities including bowling, ring toss, a photo booth, a cake walk, golf, campus tours and a bake sale. more
There are few moments in life a person could never forget. Mrs. Brenda Berryman has two: meeting her late husband, Ray Berryman, and kissing the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. more
HUNTINGDON (July 23) — Citizens of Carroll were treated to a ‘soft opening’ of the Huntingdon Museum, located across from City Hall in Huntingdon. more
HUNTINGDON (July 22) — The contents of the time capsule, buried in July 1972, was placed on display last Thursday and Friday for a limited-time showing. more
The Farmers Market had an abundance of fresh tomatoes, watermelons, cantaloupes, onions, squash, zucchini, carrots, and cucumbers. However, it sold out fast. If you are interested in produce, be sure to arrive early. more
The summer concert series Nights on Broadway once again relocated to the McKenzie Park Theatre on July 21 due to excessive heat. more
HUNTINGDON — On Thursday, July 21, the Carroll County Library hosted the Summer Reading Grand Finale with events for the children. more
Chick-fil-A celebrated its ten-year anniversary July 19 with a little help from Sweet Jordan’s and the Snack Shack food trucks parked outside of Bethel University’s Vera Low Center. The celebration was from noon until 5 p.m.  more
The Farmers Market Tomato Festival was a great success, bringing in over 340 customers. Lots of early shoppers purchased the bushels of beautiful ripe tomatoes, which did not last long. Customers sampled and bought great salsa and tasted and received recipes for savory tomato pie and a tomato salad. Our fun “tomato splat balls” were a big hit with our children visiting the market. more
HUNTINGDON (July 15) — The Huntingdon Quarterback Club hosted an event of music and food on Friday, July 15 on the parking lot of Cornerstone in downtown. more
McKENZIE (July 12) — McKenzie High School juniors Skyelor DeLoach and Belle O’Brien spoke to McKenzie’s Rotary Club Tuesday, July 12, in a regular meeting at McKenzie Station Bar and Grill. Skyelor and Belle represented McKenzie High School and McKenzie Rotary at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) camp in June. more
The Red Caboose opened Monday, July 18, in McKenzie’s downtown, beside the McKenzie Station Splash Pad. more
Gleason School Alumni Association Lifetime Charter Members, 1940s and 1950s were honored July 17, 2022, at a reception/recognition ceremony at First United Methodist Church in Gleason Tenn. more
HUNTINGDON (July 7) — Robyn Hatler, Public Health Educator 2, Carroll County Health Department was the featured guest at the Carroll County Library’s summer children’s program on July 7. more
The summer concert series Nights on Broadway continued July 7 with the Ray Lewis Band. The event, typically at Banner Row, relocated to McKenzie’s Park Theatre due to excessive heat in the area. more
Tomatoes, Tomatoes, Tomatoes! Be sure to come out for our Farmers Market Tomato Festival Saturday, July 16 from 8 a.m. to noon when we celebrate all things tomatoes. Peruse your home gardens for tomatoes to enter our contests for “Largest Tomato,” “Weirdest Looking Tomato,” and “Best Looking Tomato.” more
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