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CARROLL COUNTY (January 2022) — After more than 20 years of the proposed construction work has begun, beginning with the razing of structures and removal of trees and other objects that are in the path of the U.S. 79/State Route 76 bypass around Atwood and Trezevant. more
NASHVILLE — Carroll County just recorded its lowest unemployment in 12 years, possibly longer, according to statistics released by the State of Tennessee and the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce. more
March 9 Sass Honored by City of McKenzie McKENZIE (March 4) — McKenzie native and champion triathlete Kirsten Winkler Sass was honored by the City of McKenzie on Thursday, March 4 for her international athletic accomplishments. Mayor Jill Holland and the McKenzie City Council approved the placement of three signs throughout McKenzie noting Sass’s accomplishments. March 4, 2021 was designated as Kirsten Winkler Sass Day in McKenzie. more
HUNTINGDON (January 5) — On Wednesday, the Carroll County Airport Board named Charles Jonathan Scott as the airport manager. Scott was unanimously approved by the board following interviews with Carroll County Mayor Joseph Butler, retiring manager Tommy Swor, Board Chairman Bill Stoner and local pilot Jonathan Tosh. more
McKENZIE — On Saturday, January 8, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting someone had shot into the front of Liberty Hill Baptist Church on 2825 Hinkledale Road in McKenzie. A second call to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office said someone was still shooting. more
HUNTINGDON (January 3) — Gregory Curtis, 53, of McKenzie was indicted by the Carroll County Grand Jury of the Circuit Court on January 3 for vehicular homicide in the August 2021 death of Drake Pate, 21, of McKenzie. more
McKENZIE (January 6) — A winter weather system dropped significant snowfall in Tennessee during what Nashville’s State Emergency Operations Center declared a Level 3 - State of Emergency. more
The McKenzie Chamber of Commerce and Industrial Development Board moved offices from the train depot to the newly developed Rail Yard Workspace in December. Monica Heath, executive director of the McKenzie Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said the decision to relocate was prompted to make downtown management easier. more
Bruceton-Hollow Rock native Patrick Willis is a finalist for nomination into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. This is the second year he has been nominated for the honor. Fifteen finalists will be notified sometime in January and will be inducted later in the year. more
Carroll Bank and Trust announces the promotion of Brian Winston as the new city president of the McKenzie Branch. more
On Monday, January 3, the new Tennessee standard license plate became available to order online or in-person at the County Clerk’s Office in each county. more
January 5 Annexation Process Begins for Profile Metal McKENZIE (December 30) — In a special called meeting, the City of McKenzie Board of Mayor and Council met to begin the annexation process of annexing Profile Metal into the city limits. Following a recommendation from the McKenzie Regional Planning Commission, the council had to first adopt a resolution. Councilperson Jason R. Martin made the motion with the second from Councilperson Jesse Townes to adopt the resolution. more
NASHVILLE (December 23) — The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) released year-end, reconciled COVID-19 data, process improvements and previewed 2022 operational priorities including the data indicating 20,644 have died from COVID in 2020 and 2021. more
DRESDEN — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently completed an assessment of tornado-related damage to structures in Dresden and other cities in Weakley County. In its assessment, FEMA determined there were 187 residential structures and 21 businesses damaged or destroyed as a result of the deadly December 10 tornado outbreak that traveled through parts of Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, and Kentucky and damaged several structures in Samburg, Tennessee, and Mayfield, Kentucky. more
State Rep. Curtis Halford, R-Dyer, announced he will not seek re-election for the District 79 seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives. more
BELL BUCKLE, Tenn. (December 1) — Trooper Brenna Smith was named Trooper of the Year for District 3 of the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The McKenzie High School graduate was honored during a ceremony in Bell Buckle Tennessee on December 1. Brenna was also honored in a separate ceremony in Nashville on December 8 by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers. Brenna was credited for removing 26 impaired drivers from the roadways in the year 2020. more
Jason Mark Mills, 34, of Camden pled guilty to 2nd Degree Murder in the February 2020 death of his estranged wife, Ryan Bennett Mills, of Bruceton.  He has been sentenced to 36 years in prison where he will serve 100 percent of the sentence except for time served between February 2020 and November 22, 2021 in the Carroll County Jail. more
A multi-state tornado Friday night left much destruction in its path, totally destroying some areas and leaving widespread damage in others. more
HUNTINGDON (November 30) — Carroll County Election Commission approved the geographic boundaries for the 15 voting precincts in the county. During the Tuesday, November 30 meeting, the commission established the boundaries, reviewed the redistricting of districts of the county commission, county school board and county highway commissioners as approved by the Carroll County Commissioner. Redistricting is required each 10 years to bring the districts within 10 percent variance of population of the districts. more
McKENZIE (December 4) — Bethel University hosted a traditional commencement ceremony with some COVID-19 safety protocols. A total of 427 persons graduated during the morning ceremonies at the Crisp Arena. Dr. Kimberly Martin, Vice-President-Vice President of Bethel’s College of Professional Studies was the featured speaker. more
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