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Opinion
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I used to sit by the telephone waiting for it to ring. Mostly to no avail. Apparently, no one in our house was very popular. more
WESTPORT After the American Civil War, in the late 1860s, the first railroad was laid through western Tennessee. This venture was done by the Northwestern Railroad with the help of the Chattanooga Tennessee Railroad. In 1872, the Chattanooga line bought out the Northwestern then changed its name to the Nashville-Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway (NC&ST.L). more
I don’t think I passed out. Or went into a trance. But my mind was definitely defying logic. It was enough to give you whiplash! And I don’t think I ever left the room. more
The Twenty Third District The southern part of the Twenty Third District lies along the banks of Crooked Creek. The land has hills rolling down toward the creek. The hill land is mostly clay, but the bottomland is rich black soil. more
It might have been the concrete block walls. Cold and austere would have been an understatement. And don’t count the red bunting taped sparsely around the room. It was only temporary “window dressing.” more
RosserThe Rosser community grew where the railroad crossed the main highway east of Huntingdon. The official name was Post, but it has always been called Rosser. According to legend, it was called … more
You may remember back several months ago I told you how my wife willingly and unlawfully stole a cat from our sweet and unsuspecting next door neighbors. I am here today to tell you in no uncertain terms that CRIME DOES NOT PAY! more
CARROLL COUNTY — Carroll County Health Department is serving the public, regardless of the working conditions. During the winter weather, associates were administering vaccines and COVID tests at a drive-through station outside the Health Department. Last week, the outdoor temperatures were in the 20s and the associates continued to work in their insulated clothing. more
The McKenzie Special School District joins school districts throughout the state to salute their local education leaders during Tennessee’s annual School Board Appreciation Week January 23-29, 2022. more
Dear Rusty: I am 63 and my wife is exactly 4 ½ years younger than me to the day. I plan to file for Social Security when I turn 70. My earnings history is considerably higher than my wife’s. I talked with a person at the local Social Security office, and she suggested that my wife file at 62 based on her own record then convert to her spousal benefit when I file at age 70. However, from what I can tell, if she files before her FRA of 67, not only will she get less based on her own record, but she will also receive less for her spousal benefit, as well as her survivor benefit if I die before her (which is statistically likely). Is my analysis correct? Signed: Planning Ahead more
Pauline’s coconut cream pies were so good I moved into the house next door to be close to them. Well, it might not have been your typical house. It was right downtown on Reid Avenue, the main business section of Port S. Joe. It had formerly been a hardware store. more
Last week, my stopping point was Maple Creek. Marlborough-Vale The Seventeenth Civil District, organized in 1836, is situated in the northeast corner of Carroll County and is approximately five miles square. The first polling place was at the home of David Green, Jr. more
A very good friend asked if I had “some things” that I was going to work on changing in the upcoming year. I mumbled a halfhearted answer and let it pass...until I got home that afternoon. more
Last week, my stopping point was Hollow Rock. more
As I worked on various topics over the years, it has surprised me as of late the number of small municipalities and communities that make up Carroll County. I find it fitting to dedicate a little space the next few weeks to provide a little history of our neighbors that are Carroll County. more
Never, not one time in all the years I knew him, did I hear Buddy Floore say he liked kids... But I’d ride by the old elementary school down on Long Avenue near Tenth Street and the youngsters would be following him out to the P. E. field like Coach Floore was the pied piper. more
Once upon a time in the NFL, when face masks were optional and penalties were few and far between, roamed a breed of football player like no other. One of those legendary figures was Cleveland Browns lineman and NFL Hall-of-Famer Gene Hickerson. The story of Gene Hickerson starts in Trenton, Tennessee but transitions to Trezevant in Carroll County. more
Making New Year’s predictions was a lot easier when I was a kid. Hog prices, for instance, only had two ways to go: down or way down. It was near ’bout impossible not to get that one right. Only the brightest optimist or some newbie fresh in from Gary, Indiana, could forecast any other way! more
Literature and poetry may not be everyone’s cup of tea. But in Carroll County, most are familiar with the poetic musing of Billy O. Williams. more
The year 2022 is a great time to start a McKenzie High School Alumni Association, a Community Fund, and a Newcomers’ Welcome Initiative. more
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