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Henry, Tenn.–The Henry Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched out to a vehicle accident this morning in the 13000 block of HWY 79 South. Dispatch had advised that a car had been struck by lightning while driving down the highway and now the car smelled like smoke. more
BRUCETON – A Carroll County woman faces felony drug charges following a joint investigation by the TBI’s Drug Investigation Division and the Huntingdon Police Department. more
CARROLL COUNTY (April 8) — On Monday, many in North America stopped mid-day to gaze in wonder at the total solar eclipse, a rare event that won’t be visible again from the contiguous United States until August 23, 2044. Carroll Countians experienced 97.9% coverage of the sun. more
HUNTINGDON (April 5) — On Friday, after nearly a year of delays, the case against Carroll County Commissioner William “Lin” Smith, former Carroll County District 8 Fire Chief, and his wife, Malisa “Lisa” Smith, former department treasurer, has come to a close through a plea agreement. The Smiths pled guilty to a Class C Felony for theft over $30,000. According to documents provided by the 24th Judaical Circuit Court, the couple will repay $30,150.86 in restitution to the District 8 Volunteer Fire Department and will receive six years of supervised probation in lieu of jail time. After the probation and if restitution ($418.76 monthly repayment) is met, the felony will be expunged from their criminal record. more
The filing deadline of April 4 provided the final list of candidates for state and federal offices. Partisan candidates are seeking their party’s nomination in the August election to advance to the General Election in November. more
McKENZIE (April 8) — The City of McKenzie’s medical first responder program continues to grow. On Saturday, ten members of the McKenzie Fire Department along with two McKenzie police officers took part in training sessions to become qualified as medical first responders. more
McKENZIE — The Carroll County American Cancer Society netted $12,689 in its five days during the annual Cancer Bake Auction. more
McKENZIE (APRIL 2) — An overturned tanker loaded with herbicide blocked U.S. 79 on Tuesday evening. more
The McKenzie City Council meets Thursday, April 11. On the agenda is an amendment to the Fireworks Ordinance concerning age and purchase times. The purposed sale dates fireworks within the City Limits would be on a seasonal basis from June 20 through July 5 and December 20 through January 1. With an allowance date to shot the fireworks off from June 27 through July 5, and from December 25th through January 1. The fireworks can be shot until 10 p.m., except for December 31st when they shall be allowed until 1:00 a.m. Adding to the amendment is to make it unlawful to sale to children under the age of 18 or to any intoxicated person. The purposed changes will be discussed during at 5:30 p.m. workshop before the Council meeting. more
The West Carroll Special School District held its monthly meeting last Thursday, where they recognized Junior Hannah Fowler as she will go through the Tennessee Governor’s School of Agriculture Science at the University of Tennessee at Martin this summer. Fowler will attend a four-week program for high school juniors and seniors to experience various aspects of agriculture and natural resources both in the classroom and through hands-on learning both on and off campus at UTM and will receive three hours college credit. more
It was 1979, and I was the guest song leader for a church’s summer revival (although it was called “a gospel meeting” because “revival” sounded too much like a rival religious group). more
10 Years Ago — Carla Craddock slides safely for an RBI triple against the Lady Bulldogs. *Carroll County coordinated a health mock crash for high schoolers. *Jason Martin and Brittany Washburn announced their engagement. more
Last week, much to my chagrin, I was not only surprised by the story of Lem Motlow but also by the fact that I have never written about one of Tennessee’s most prolific sons, Jack Daniel. I’m not one to shy away from occasional libations, especially one of the brown spirit nature. So this week, it is a fine time to devote a little ink to the whiskey maker. more
McKENZIE (April 5) — McKenzie Special School District announced McKenzie High School has promoted Dru Emerson to head coach for the Lady Rebels Basketball team. Coach Emerson was the assistant coach this past season, and has extensive coaching experience prior to joining the Rebels’ staff. Emerson was head varsity boys coach at Carroll Academy from 2020-2023 and was a 2020 TSSAA A.F. Bridges Divisional Finalist. more
The shooting happened at approximately midnight in the 400 block of Travis Road. Deputies from the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department and officers from the Martin Police Department had responded to the area on a report of a stolen vehicle that had been set on fire. Information gathered during their investigation led them to the home of 44-year-old Bobby Dickens, a resident in the area. more
McKENZIE (April 1) — The McKenzie Special School District announces McKenzie High School has hired Keith Hodge as head football coach. Hodge is the 2023 Dresden football coach that blemished the Rebels’ undefeated regular season. Both teams met in the semi-final with the Rebels advancing to the state championship game. more
NASHVILLE — The County of Carroll has requested two changes in its form of government. In February, the Carroll County Commission voted to request a reduction in the number of road supervisors and also to convert to centralized accounting - one accounting department for all the county’s operations. more
McKenzie Board of Education meets Tuesday, April 9, 5:30 p.m. in the McKenzie Middle School Library. more
McKENZIE — Sweet Jordan’s is opening in McKenzie on April 15 after a long delay after announcing its expansion in November 2021. more
PARIS (March 28) — Jeremy Pate was honored for 25 years of safe driving with United Parcel Service during a brief ceremony at the Paris Tennessee distribution center. Pate, a McKenzie resident, his wife Gina, and girls, Emma, Sydney and Lydia were in attendance. more
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