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MEMPHIS — The Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close the I-55 Mississippi River Bridge June 9-12 to continue construction activities on the I-55 and Crump interchange. more
MARTIN (June 2) — The University of Tennessee at Martin hosted its annual Greek Awards ceremony June 2, and several Carroll County students received awards. more
Hunter Ensley had a rocky start when he joined the University of Tennessee’s baseball team. But now, three seasons in, Tennessee’s “Comeback Kid” has finally found his footing on the baseball diamond. more
HUNTINGDON (June 2) — The Second Harvest Food Bank teamed up with the Carroll County Library Friday, June 2, to host a mobile food pantry at the Carroll County Civic Center. Trucks dropped 24 pallets of bread, yogurt, shelf stable items and produce off at the Civic Center parking lot at 7:15 a.m., and volunteers arrived at 8 to organize and set up for the food drive. more
Justin Barden will assume his new role as McKenzie’s director of schools at the McKenzie Special School District Board of Education June meetings. more
The Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) hosted its second annual Tech Discovery Camp for rising eighth graders May 22-26 for Bruceton and Clarksburg students and May 30-June 2 for McKenzie students. The camp was introduced last summer as a way to introduce students to technical career options. more
The Bethel/Eastside Family and Community Education (FCE) group met May 11 in Mary and Pennye Mays’ home. Ten members attended. more
After a month-long competition to master the most words in Vocabulary.com’s 2023 Spring Training Challenge, McKenzie Middle School students took first place in their division. The students collectively learned and mastered 29,850 words. more
(May 26) — The May meeting of the McKenzie Garden Club was at the home of Mona Batchelor. The devotional was given by Marsha French who shared a poem entitled “What Heaven Means to Me” in which the writer enumerates the joys awaiting us in Heaven. These included: no night, no tears, no sorrow, sin, nor death; perfect weather and being reunited with loved one; meeting the old saints and hearing their stories; and, of course, seeing Jesus and living in His presence. more
MARTIN — During commencement exercises on May 6, Jack Lawrence of McKenzie received a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from the University of Tennessee at Martin. Here, he is pictured with his parents, Benjamin and Nichole, and his grandmother, Susan. more
The Tennessee Department of Education released scores from the spring English/language arts (ELA) TCAP assessment Wednesday, May 25, revealing that more than half of Tennessee’s third-grade students are not meeting proficiency in the subject. While some area schools have higher proficiency percentages than the statewide average, McKenzie, Hollow-Rock/Bruceton, Milan and West Carroll special school districts have found their percentages below the state average. more
UNION CITY (May 27) — Northwest Tennessee Tourism hosted its first Legislative Breakfast at Discovery Park in Union City on May 27. more
McKenzie High School graduates who wish for a way to rekindle friendships with old classmates, promote school pride, and help current students – look no further. more
McKENZIE (May 22) — The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new $300,000 pickleball courts in McKenzie was Monday, May 22. more
The monthly meeting of the Inglenook Book Club was May 10, 202, at Lakeside Senior Living Community in McKenzie, with 18 members in attendance. President Carolyn Moore called the meeting to order and extended a thank-you to hostesses Geneva Johnson and Shirley Martin. The ladies graciously served delicious warm peach cobbler topped with ice cream, assorted nut medley, and assorted beverages. The tables were decorated with tulip-designed napkins, and little spring baskets holding the assorted nut medley. more
The Bruceton American Legion Post 180 honored five individuals with awards during Central High School’s Academic and Leadership Banquet at the Carroll County Civic Center April 24. Award recipients were Joe Bishop, Post Commander; Reyna Joyner, Citizenship; Drake Northup, Boys State; Owen Crocker, Americanism; and Derreld Robinson, Post Adjutant. more
Carroll County’s annual Relay for Life event returns Saturday, Sept. 9, for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, held at the Carroll County Civic Center, helps the American Cancer Society (ACS) fundraise and raise public awareness of benefits for cancer patients. more
McKenzie/Carroll County United Neighbors received a donation of 567 healthy food items (weighing a total of 430.37 pounds) for our first Food Drive event during April promoting Food Waste Awareness. It is expected to be an annual event. more
McKENZIE (May 16) — Members of the Rotary Club of McKenzie had Ricky Price as the featured speaker. Ricky is a vice-president of Pepsi MidAmerica in Marion, Illinois. more
The McKenzie Elementary School celebrated the end of their 4th nine-weeks of school by honoring students with high or improving grades. The school released the names of students who made the Honor and Merit Rolls and the recipients of the individual Principal’s P.R.I.D.E. Reading, Principal’s P.R.I.D.E. Math, B.U.G. (Bringing Up Grades) and Citizenship awards. more
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