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Opinion
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Demetra Perkins was not an ordinary human. She was the shiniest gem in the crown of McKenzie; to know Demetra was to love Demetra. At first glance, you wouldn’t think of her as a warrior, but … more
Willie Bell (Bradley) Stubblefield, Mary Francis (Oliver) David, and Elaine Mitchell, about 1944. Gleason girls pose on the cannon in the downtown park. The Park Theatre (in background) was showing … more
Talk about being prepared for Halloween! We’ve been wearing our masks for the past six months!You can’t tell Nancy Pelosi from Freddy Krueger if they’re wearing one of those full … more
There are certain people in your life, who perform small acts of kindness, that leave a lasting positive impression. Those kind acts are of immeasurable importance as they help in shaping you into … more
Gwin Building located on Lee St. in McKenzie shortly before it was razed in the early 1980s. This building housed the offices of Dr. R.D. Gwin about 1870 and later housed the Post Office. File photo … more
Thomas Wolfe wrote “You Can’t Go Home Again” in the 1930’s as the Roaring Twenties grew into the Great Depression. The book is a classic about the ever changing way of life as … more
At times, deciding the subject matter for the Weekly 150 is an arduous task, but this week’s article has been on my mind since the inception of the column. There are many people and events that … more
Laverne and Harris Drewry, owners of Drewry’s Food Center on Cedar St. in McKenzie. This was the first supermarket in McKenzie (1960). Harris’ brother, Jack Drewry, was a founder of the … more
I knew I was in trouble.And it was just a stumble. A slight misstep as Cathy chased after a ball hit by our youngest grandchild. She didn’t fall or tumble down the side of the hill. She … more
There is one week set aside each year to salute newspapers for the important role they have played in our nation, a role that goes back to the beginning of these United States. This year, however, … more
The Holland family has played an intricate part in the history of McKenzie. The late patriarch of the family, Kermit S. Holland, was a beloved member of the community and known for his generosity and … more
Standing: Louise and Austin. Front: Charlie, Warren and Wayne Cooper, 1946. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in … more
I watched part of the presidential debate. Boy, you talk about some fun! I hate that I missed the beginning where the ring announcer said, “In this corner wearing the black trunks, trimmed in … more
Since my appointment and later election to the McKenzie City Council, I have made it my mission to work with city officials to make McKenzie a safe place to live and raise children. Now as my third … more
I tell people that story about Leon seeing a Tarzan picture show up at the Park Theatre and going down to Paris Landing the next day and jumping off that high bridge over the Tennessee River…I … more
About 10 or 11 years old, I became enamored with the game of golf. By seventh-grade, I had enough sense to realize there were not any 5’7’’ centers in the NBA or 115-pound … more
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