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HUNTINGDON (April 13) — Non-certified staff members may now serve as head coaches and leaders of extracurricular activities at Huntingdon Special School District. The Board of Education approved the change, which previously stated only certified staff members could serve as the leader of student activities. more
McKENZIE (April 15) — Bethel University plans to return to near-normal operations for the fall 2021 semester following the 2020-21 academic year dealing with a global pandemic. more
TREZEVANT (April 13) — The City of Trezevant will hold a public hearing on May 11, 6 p.m. to discuss the proposed improvements to the water and wastewater system in the city. more
PARIS — The 68th World’s Biggest Fish Fry is this week with activities throughout Paris. more
HUNTINGDON — Carroll County commissioners voted 18 to 2 on a resolution to limit the amount of ‘growth’ funds it grants to the Carroll County Watershed Authority. The vote came after a failed procedural move by Commissioner Barry Mac Murphy, who entered a motion to table the action. That move failed 17 to 3. more
PARIS, Tenn.   (April 20) – The pandemic, new programs and services, as well as new additions to the healthcare team were all included in Henry County Medical Center CEO Lisa … more
Back in the 1950s, it wasn’t uncommon for families in the rural south to have a garden and sell their surplus crops for a little extra money. In Gleason, the cash crop was sweet potatoes, earning the little municipality the title of Tater Town, USA. Many households in Gleason raised a plot of sweet potatoes. During the harvest, the potatoes were brought to a central warehouse and were sent out to various vendors in the county. more
The first bit of “story telling” I can remember was about a dog and a bone. This wayward hound was crossing over a small stream on an equally small bridge (the Childcraft book had pictures) carrying a bone in his mouth. Mother read how the dog saw his own reflection and, greedy for the “other dog’s possessions,” opened his mouth to bark, thereby dropping his bone. more
HUNTINGDON  (April 19) – Special agent fire investigators with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested and charged a Carroll County man in connection with a fire at a residence. more
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced Major General Tommy H. Baker will serve in his cabinet as commissioner for the Department of Veterans Services, effective immediately. more
HUNTINGDON (April 9) — Tennessee State Senator John Stevens (R-Huntingdon) was the featured speaker at the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce forum on Friday, April 9.Brad Hurley, president of … more
McKENZIE (April 8) — During the regular meeting of the City of McKenzie Board of Mayor and Council, the short agenda contained one item, the approval of a paving bid by Martin Paving Company in Medina, Tennessee. The paving entity bid $106.50 per ton to pave Elm Street, Mulberry Street and Cherry Avenue. The bid was accepted and approved 5-0 by the Council; Councilperson Josefina Batton was unable to attend the meeting. more
The West Carroll Special School District voted unanimously to approve Preston Caldwell’s contract as the new director of schools at Tuesday night’s school board meeting, April 6. The board also unanimously approved $36,357 to be distributed to school cafeteria staff in the form of a one time bonus. All school board meetings are open to the public. more
David Jarrett, owner of McKenzie City Florist and More, lost his battle with brain cancer this week. David was retired from the National Guard and his wife, Michele, retired from the Social Security Administration. They have three wonderful adult children Morgan Richards, Zachary and Evan Jarrett. more
McKENZIE — The 2020-21 school year at McKenzie Special School District included daily temperature checks of students and the mandatory wearing of masks. In the April 6 meeting of the Board of Education, members voted to eliminate the daily temperature checks for the remainder of the school year. more
McKENZIE (April 8) — Following the regular monthly meeting of the City of McKenzie Board of Mayor and Council during an after-meeting workshop Mayor Jill Holland and the Council briefly discussed the possibility of abolishing the current six ward system used in the municipality elections. McKenzie is the only municipality in Carroll County using the antiquated ward system. more
Haley Brasfield, 17, a senior at McKenzie High School, was crowned Miss McKenzie 2021 during pageants at McKenzie High School on Saturday, April 10. more
McKENZIE — Haven Steel Products, Inc. purchased McKenzie’s Cutting Specialists, Inc. on April 1. more
HUNTINGDON — Huntingdon Police Department arrested six out-of-area individuals during two traffic stops. more
CARROLL COUNTY — Fourteen high school seniors from Carroll County were recognized by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce for their academic excellence, by scoring a 29 or better on the national ACT test. The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon on April 12 at Mallard’s Restaurant to honor these students. more
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