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One Easter Mom dressed me, Leon and David Mark just alike. Good golly Lord America! It was like one of those Egyptian plagues! more
Me and Leon would get into an ugly staring contest by crossing our eyes and sticking out our tongues at each other. Mom would invariably say, “You boys stop that. You do it long enough and your eyes will stick that way!” more
If you look at McKenzie High School football over the last 40 years, there has been one fairly consistent face on the sidelines, Randy Thomas. He stands out as a superior and great teacher/coach. The 2020 football season marked his swan song in athletics, and at the end of the 2020-2021 school season, he will officially retire from education. more
March 30th is the date to observe National Doctor’s Day. This special day is observed by hospitals and communities throughout the country. more
The Inglenook Book Club met in March at the McKenzie Farmer’s Market. Our hostesses were Geneva Johnson and Shirley Martin, who had decorated tables with a St. Patrick’s Day theme in green and gold St. Pat symbols, along with packaged snack treats for everyone. more
The very first newspaper story I wrote was about a cat; that was back in March of 1984. The skinny, hungry-looking feline actually showed up on our back steps in 1976. I told Cathy right off not to feed that cat. more
Let us now take a look at what conditions around Bethel and McKenzie were, especially, during the early 1930s… I think you should be made aware of some of the hardships your parents and grandparents went through. Bethel students should learn something about how your school survived those times and what the school did to help provide an education for a large number of young folks. more
I think Leviticus is still in the Bible. With all the modern translations out there now, it’s a little hard to know for sure. The word, when translated into English, means “Hard to read; … more
Valentine’s Day came and went. I didn’t get nothing. Again. more
Graden Ambus Featherstone was born on April 20, 1908, near the Como community in Weakley County to J.D. and Lena Stoker Featherstone. He was one of four children, Murrell Penick, Lozette Burrow and Ann Harris. The family farmed for many years. more
On Tuesday, April 13, 1954, a young Jim Greengrass, batting 5th and playing leftfield for the Cincinnati Reds, hit four doubles that led his team to victory. more
I like to make the joke that the Feds are just around the corner because Big Brother is always watching. But did you know, for 24 years, a former FBI agent called McKenzie home? more
I ran into Kim Hunter. Literally.I was jogging down Tenth Street, lost in thought as my mind replayed a bare-knuckle fight I’d witnessed behind Frank’s Dairy Bar sixty years ago. I near … more
Cook’s Kerr McGee, Highland Drive, Early 1980s. (L to R): Don Cook, Roy Anderson, David Ferguson and _____. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, … more
David Alexander Burkhalter was born August 21, 1880, to Thomas (1853–1880) and Alice Thomas Burkhalter (1857–1883). He graduated from Bethel College in 1898 and received his law degree … more
As 2021 began, I couldn’t help but hope some of the tension and hostility within the United States would subside. I am not one to editorialize, nor will I use this article to preach that my … more
Clerks shown in the former Felts Drug Store include I. Dee House, Virgil Kerney and owner H.H. Felts. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by … more
You can’t hardly mess up cornbread.If it’s a bit undercooked, you can grin and pour a little extra syrup over it. If it got left on the stove too long, just scrape off the bottom and … more
While anchored in Alameda, California, near San Francisco, Max and a group of buddies traveled to Richmond. While walking down the street, his sailor cap blew off and landed at the feet of a group of … more
McKenzie High Band, 1948-49. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October 2004. more
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