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McKENZIE (June 9) — Hometown Hangout hosted its Ribbon Cutting celebration Wednesday at 4 p.m., where the staff offered the first 25 customers one free scoop of ice cream or a small shaved ice. All customers from Wednesday were entered into a raffle to win a $50 gift certificate.  more
McKENZIE — June 15 marks 50 years since Marvin Newman and Charles Hudson began McKenzie Auto Parts on 15385 Highland Drive.  more
McKENZIE (June 11, 2021) — The City of McKenzie rededicated the flag pole at Veterans Park in Downtown McKenzie to the late James L. Washburn on Friday. In attendance were Mayor Jill Holland, McKenzie Industrial Board Director and Chamber President Monica Heath, Daniel Hollowell of Maddox Insurance along with Washburn family members; Ramona Washburn, Jeff and Jennifer Washburn, Joel and Teresa Washburn, and Brittany and Jason Martin. more
TREZEVANT (June 8) — The City of Trezevant adopted a new budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year beginning July 1 during its Tuesday, June 8 meeting. During the meeting, the board inducted Don Barger as a councilman to replace Christie Creyssels, who resigned in May. The board accepted the resignation of Eddie Granger, who submitted his resignation through written correspondence read during the meeting. more
McKenzie Police Department arrested a McKenzie woman and a Sharon man for drugs after a traffic stop on a moped on June 8 around 4:19 p.m. more
McKenzie Main Street’s Nights On Broadway kicks off Thursday, June 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. on Broadway Street in downtown McKenzie. Attendance is free of charge. Get ready to bring your lawn chairs, enjoy food from local vendors and stop by McKenzie’s many downtown shops. more
McKENZIE (June 10) — The City of McKenzie Board of Mayor and Council met Thursday, June 10, to discuss and approve the second and final reading of the 2021-22 Fiscal Year Budget. Projected expenses versus revenue for 2021-22 is $3,88,855 to $4,432,145 creating a surplus valued at $548,290. more
HUNTINGDON (June 14) — The $24.3 million 2021-22 fiscal year budget was approved in the June session of the Carroll County Commission on Monday, June 14 following approval by the Carroll County Budget Committee and the Resolution Committee. Meeting at the Carroll County Civic Center, the commission approved a three-percent pay raise for employees. Constitutional elected officials will receive a two-percent increase. Commissioners pay remains unchanged at $100 per commission meeting and $50 for committee meetings. more
McKenzie (June 10) — There is no property tax increase to fund the 2021-22 fiscal year budget for the McKenzie Special School District. The Board of Education of the McKenzie Special School District approved the budget and tax rate of $1.1844, a rate equal to the certified tax rate of more than 20 years. One of the highlights of the budget is the final $884,000 payment on the financing bond for the construction of McKenzie High School, constructed in 1998. more
McKENZIE — Dr. Brooke Spivey, the oldest daughter of Dr. Scott Spivey, began her practice at Spivey Eye Clinic on 45 Hospital Drive in McKenzie last month, making her the third-generation Spivey to join the business, after her dad and her grandfather, Dr. A.L. Spivey III. Brooke, a 2014 graduate from McKenzie High School and a 2017 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin, graduated with her doctorate degree from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis this May. more
Children are enjoying the McKenzie Splash Pad, in downtown McKenzie, located between Waldran Street and South Stonewall and adjacent to the former railroad depot. more
Harold Ross Martin was born December 11, 1929, to Luther Lee (1889–1961) and Mossie Cooper Martin (1892–1967). He was the youngest of five children; Caywood, Hazel, Kathryn and Rachael Jean. more
Daddy woke me up at first light the morning after I graduated from college with a 28 inch McCulloch 142 chainsaw in his hand, “Son, get up! Mother’s got breakfast on the table. We’ve got work to do.” more
Gov. Lee Announces Next Steps for Memphis Regional Megasite Plans to Complete Major Infrastructure Projects, Invest in Workforce  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee … more
Tennessee gas prices rose 2.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.87 per gallon on Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,821 stations in Tennessee. Gas prices in Tennessee are 18.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.10 per gallon higher than a year ago. more
The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce reported the Tennessee Bass Nation State Junior Championship Tournament on May 7 and 8, generated $48,400 in economic impact for Carroll County. more
The Tennessee River Jam festival in Paris, Tennessee, is June 17 through June 20. Over four days, the festival presents its audience with 27 artists, 15 concerts and eight venues. more
A memorial golf tournament for Dr. Tony Janner, former pastor of McKenzie’s First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, is Saturday, July 10, at 8 a.m. at the Carroll Lake Golf Course in McKenzie. more
McKenzie Main Street’s Nights On Broadway kicks off Thursday, June 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. on Broadway Street in downtown McKenzie. Attendance is free of charge. Get ready to bring your lawn chairs, enjoy food from local vendors and stop by McKenzie’s many downtown shops. more
The City of McKenzie Board of Mayor and Council meets Thursday, June 10 at 6 p.m. more
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