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McKENZIE (November 28, 2021) - Community support for the McKenzie Rebels has been outstanding so far! It’s greatly appreciated! However, Friday’s trip to the championship game in Chattanooga comes with additional expenses in the way of transportation, lodging and meals. Your financial support is very much appreciated. Financial donations can be made at Centennial Bank in McKenzie, or McKenzie Touchdown Club members Jan Latimer, George Cassidy, Matt Aird, or Mary Hudson. Let’s bring the Championship home to McKenzie. more
PARIS — Prior to the Henry County Medical Center Board of Trustees meeting, the members in attendance watched two videos produced by Tenn. Hospital Association for their annual meeting. The first was a recognition video of THA Small and Rural CEO of the Year, Lisa Casteel. The second was one featuring Tenn. hospitals and employees documenting the work with COVID-19 for the past 20 months. more
HUNTINGDON (November 18) — The Insurance Committee of the Carroll County Commission voted unanimously to remain with the State of Tennessee’s health insurance plan with Blue Cross-Blue Shield for employees (and their families) of all county departments. For the 2022 calendar year, premiums will increase 5 percent over the 2021 rates. more
Nov. 30 — Beta Sigma Phi’s Jingle Bell Luncheon – Church of Christ, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. more
McKenzie McKenzie’s annual Christmas Parade is Saturday, December 4 at 4 p.m. Lineup is 3:30 p.m. at McKenzie Middle School. To register to participate, email mckenzie.events@cityofmckenzie.com or phone 731-415-0981. more
GLEASON (November 16) — The playing surface at Gleason School’s basketball gymnasium has a new name, “Randy Frazier Court” in honor of the former coach. more
McKENZIE (November 18) — In the next general election, the City of McKenzie will no longer have council representation through the gerrymandered ward system. Thursday evening, the City of McKenzie Board of Mayor and Council approved resolution 21-0004 requesting the Tennessee legislature to end the ward system. McKenzie will use the at-large system by which any candidate meets the following requirements: must be 21 years or older and has been a resident of the City of McKenzie for at least one year immediately proceeding an election. more
FAYETTEVILLE (November 19) — McKenzie Rebels won a hard-fought victory to defeat Class 1A defending state champions Fayetteville on Friday, November 19. more
I have no idea when you get old enough to “know something.” I was about five when I fell on the gravel running down what was then called the Como Road. I slid head first past six rows of cotton, two water troughs and a rusted out Arcade hay rake. more
Two Tennessee governors have called Carroll County home. Both men, Alvin Hawkins and Gordon Browning were lawyers and politicians whose careers took hold in Huntingdon. This week I would like to share the story of Alvin Hawkins, most of which came from the History of Carroll County publication and William Robertson Garrett and Albert Virgil Goodpasture’s History of Tennessee. more
McKENZIE, Tenn. (November 18) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and VP Racing Fuels officials announced today that the company … more
McKENZIE (November 12) — McKenzie Fire and Rescue freed a driver from his overturned car after it exited Old McKenzie Highway (SR124), traveled down a kudzu-filled ravine, and overturned, trapping him in the driver’s seat. more
JACKSON (November 10) — We are the cusp of something great, said Dr. Keith Carver, Chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Martin. He was speaking of the announcement of Ford Motor Company’s Blue Oval Project to members of the WestStar alumni. Dr. Carver said the project has the potential to reshape West Tennessee. more
The Trezevant City Board met Tuesday, November 9, with a bare quorum and took action on a few items on the agenda. Regarding the Davis property on Crooked Street, Mayor Bobby Blaylock recommended sending another certified letter to Lucinda Davis about the condition of her property since she has not updated the board in several months. more
McKenzie McKenzie’s annual Christmas Parade is set for Saturday, December 4 at 4 p.m. more
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development will make an industrial announcement on Thursday, November 18, 11 a.m. at the Carroll County Airport. more
McKENZIE (November 13) — McKenzie City Recorder Jennifer Waldrup was airlifted to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville after she was struck by an automobile at the intersection of Cedar and Main streets on Saturday. more
McKENZIE (November 11) — Area veterans were the guests of honor at McKenzie High School at the annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the school. Garrett Burns, a chaplain with the Navy, was the featured speaker. Burns was an Arkansas native, Bethel University graduate, former youth minister at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and now serves as associate chaplain at his alma mater, Bethel. He and wife, Jessica, have four children. more
The undefeated McKenzie Rebels (12-0) travel to Fayetteville for the quarterfinals in Class 1A football on Friday, November 19. Game time is 7 p.m. CST. more
I don’t do travelogue stories. I am not Triple A, Expedia, Travelocity or Hotel Finder.com. I don’t hardly even know where I’ve been...so it would be silly of me to suggest where you go. more
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