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HUNTINGDON (March 26) Sharron Holland retired from Baptist Memorial Hospital - Carroll County after 42 years of combined service at the former county-owned hospital and its successor, Baptist Health … more
McKENZIE (March 11) — High-achieving students at McKenzie High School were honored during the 36th annual Honors Program on Thursday, March 11 in the MHS Gymnasium. Student honorees were seated at floor-level and due to the pandemic, the limited-sized, socially-distanced audience was seated in the bleachers. more
HUNTINGDON (March 2) — A parade, a giant American flag hoisted on the ladder of Huntingdon Fire Department ladder truck, and gifts were the fare of the day for Cindy Holladay, the longest-serving employee of the County of Carroll, who retired recently. Huntingdon Mayor Dale Kelley represented a resolution naming the day as Cindy Holladay Day in Huntingdon. more
HUNTINGDON (March 1) — Brandi Beamon is the new administrator at Harmony Hill assisted living in Huntingdon. more
HUNTINGDON (March 12) — State Representative Tandy Darby (R-Greenfield) was the featured speaker at the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Briefing. Chamber President Brad … more
DRESDEN — Brother Fred Morris is serving as associate pastor of Beulah Baptist Church, Highway 22, Dresden. Pastor Dennis Doster made the announcement this week.Brother Morris and his wife, … more
McKENZIE — There is a new mini-park under development in downtown McKenzie. Pocket Park is under development on Lee Street. It is located in the vacant space of the former, burned-out City … more
McKENZIE (March 4) — McKenzie native and champion triathlete Kirsten Winkler Sass was honored by the City of McKenzie on Thursday, March 4 for her international athletic accomplishments. Mayor Jill Holland and the McKenzie City Council approved the placement of three signs throughout McKenzie noting Sass’s accomplishments. March 4, 2021 was designated as Kirsten Winkler Sass Day in McKenzie. more
HUNTINGDON — Carroll County’s emergency services dispatchers went beyond the call of duty last week as they chose to remain at the Dispatch Center around the clock instead of traveling home during their off-hours. more
PARIS — Healthcare workers are true warriors. This year has been extremely tough with the knowns and unknowns and COVID-19 topped by unusual winter weather. more
McKENZIE (February 16) — The associates of Little General in McKenzie were pleasantly surprised on Tuesday, February 16 when the parking lot was cleared of snow by a kind area man. more
McKENZIE — When one job opportunity ended, another career began for Tommy Horton, owner of Clean Kutz barber shop. Horton, a native McKenzian, worked at New Generations Furniture Company when it closed. He then bounced around factory to factory when he decided to become his own boss and own his own company. more
HUNTINGDON — Desmond Taylor is continuing a family tradition of barbering. From his 13340 Paris Street location, Taylor cuts men’s hair just as his late great-uncle, Harold Howard did. The name of the barber shop continues to bear the name of Mr. Howard. more
McKENZIE (February 12) — On Friday, February 12, 2021, residents of Lakeside Senior Living, 390 Dr. Smith Lane, McKenzie met in the living room area to announce the crowning of the 2021 Lakeside Senior Living Valentine King and Queen Contest. more
McKENZIE — “I did not realize how bad I was. They were moving extremely fast and said I might not make it to the Jackson Hospital.” That’s what Christy Lowe-Sweatt remembers of her near-death experience with COVID-19 while eight months pregnant with her first child, Hannah. If not for the outreach and love of the medical community and the love of God, Christy would not be telling her story of a miracle birth and her own unlikely survival. more
BEVERLY HILLS, California — Hal Holbrook, an Emmy- and Tony-Award winning actor, who lived part-time in McLemoresville, Tenn. in Carroll County died on January 23, 2020. He will be buried next to his wife, Dixie Carter in McLemoresville Cemetery. more
McKENZIE (January 29) — A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday afternoon at The Fellowship Hall ahead of its Saturday grand opening. Owner-operators Weltonette and Jermaine Taylor welcomed community and business leaders, including Mayor Jill Holland, into the venue at 150 Broadway for a sneak peak at the various services offered at the new business. more
McKENZIE — Felicia Boyd operates two businesses in McKenzie — one in the much-needed service of daycare and another new venture, Expressions Tanning Salon. more
McKENZIE — Renee Hodson, founder of Two Sisters and a Book, and Reverend Garrett Burns, director of Community Engagement at Bethel University, both spoke to McKenzie Rotary Club about their after-school tutoring and mentoring programs. more
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