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Mrs. Wilma Pearson, “born and reared” in Henry, Tenn., holds preaching and helping others close to her heart. Over time, Mrs. Pearson has received the Knoxville Department Bronze Woman of the Year, the Appreciation Award, the third runner-up Queen of Elks, the Outstanding Award as Concerned Citizen, and the Woodmen of the World Hometown Hero award, among several others. more
Alajah Gilbert, 16, is the president of McKenzie High School’s Minority Council, and she holds Black History Month close to her heart. more
Jackson, Tennessee (February 24, 2022) – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews are making repairs on the Wildersville Road Bridge over I-40 for several consecutive weekends … more
McKENZIE (February 21) — Bobby Gee’s Diner hosted the meet-and-greet coffee for the McKenzie Chamber of Commerce on Monday, February 21. Cindy and Bobby Gaylord own Bobby Gee’s, located at 131 South Main. The diner is known for its 50s and 60s theme, including photos of old cars and other memorabilia. The diner hosts drive-in events for classic cars. more
HUNTINGDON — Nina Smothers, pharmacist and ancillary services manager at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Carroll County, retired after 47 years at the medical facility. more
HUNTINGDON (February 5) — Just days after an ice storm affected west Tennessee, the Dixie PAC stage was heated up by the Florida-based band, Sister Hazel. An appreciative audience was cheering for the performers. Some audience members moved to the aisles so they could move to the music. more
McKENZIE (February 2) — McKenzie’s newest business, Arnold CPA and Associates, PLLC, was welcomed with a good attendance at its ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted jointly by the McKenzie Chamber of Commerce and the Weakley County Chamber of Commerce. more
GLEASON — Former Gleason Coach Randy Frazier will be inducted into the TSSAA Hall of Fame April 2 in Murfreesboro. Frazier is among 11 persons being inducted in this year’s class in the Hall of Fame. more
McKENZIE (January 25) — Rotary Club of McKenzie welcomed District Governor Dr. Michael Babb of Nashville to its January 25 meeting at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. During the meeting, Dr. Babb inducted seven new members to the service club, presented one Paul Harris Fellowship and awarded a district award to Ed Perkins. more
McKENZIE (January 28) — Russell Cellular of McKenzie held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new location in McKenzie. The store opened September 3, 2021 in the former ACS location at 15020 Highland Drive. more
UNION CITY — Dresden First United Methodist Church leaders are working with artifact experts from Union City’s Discovery Park of America to open and conserve the contents of a copper cornerstone box that was found during the demolition of the church building. more
McKENZIE — After almost 50 years in the insurance business, Beverly Ellis has retired. She worked with Maddox Insurance for the past 24 years. more
Mrs. Wilma Pearson, “born and reared” in Henry, Tenn., holds preaching and helping others close to her heart. Over time, Mrs. Pearson has received the Knoxville Department Bronze Woman of the Year, the Appreciation Award, the third runner-up Queen of Elks, the Outstanding Award as Concerned Citizen, and the Woodmen of the World Hometown Hero award, among several others. more
HUNTINGDON (January 5) — On Wednesday, the Carroll County Airport Board named Charles Jonathan Scott as the airport manager. Scott was unanimously approved by the board following interviews with Carroll County Mayor Joseph Butler, retiring manager Tommy Swor, Board Chairman Bill Stoner and local pilot Jonathan Tosh. more
Mayfield, Ky. — On Christmas Eve, Minister Franklin Graham, Bluegrass Legend Ricky Skaggs and Samaritan’s Purse staff members served roast turkey, baked ham, and all the trimmings in Mayfield for area tornado victims. Mayfield and Graves County took a direct hit from the deadly EF-4 tornado two weeks ago. more
DRESDEN — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently completed an assessment of tornado-related damage to structures in Dresden and other cities in Weakley County. In its assessment, FEMA determined there were 187 residential structures and 21 businesses damaged or destroyed as a result of the deadly December 10 tornado outbreak that traveled through parts of Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, and Kentucky and damaged several structures in Samburg, Tennessee, and Mayfield, Kentucky. more
The Family and Community Education Clubs, of which there are two in Carroll County, is a national service organization; FCE for the shortened version. As a service to our community we see a need and try to help. The Bethel/Eastside FCE decided as one of their projects to donate hats to the Pre-k and Head start programs. This year the club donated to the Clarksburg, West Carroll and Huntingdon Pre-K and Head Start. more
McKENZIE (December 20) — Tuesday, on behalf of the Fannye Baxter Moore Trust Fund and the McKenzie Rotary Club, Saudia Akin accepted a $4,500 check from trust fund chairman Ed Perkins to help increase the positive impact that United Neighbors has on the lives of countless local families. more
Carroll County Sheriff’s Department K9 Gotchi received a bullet-and-stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Gotchi’s vest was sponsored by Vikki and Arnie Medrano of Paso Robles, California and embroidered with the sentiment “In honor of those who protect and serve”. more
McKENZIE (December 20)—This year, an anonymous citizen created a wreath contest exclusive to McKenzie’s downtown businesses. The wreaths were to be related to each business and presented by McKenzie’s Open House in November. more
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