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My basketball career began in that large space where our living room ran into the dining room. I “shaped” a coat hanger into a goal and hung it on the facing above the opening between the two rooms. I bounced a tennis ball off the floor, feinted left, deftly moved around Wilt Chamberlain and banked a right-handed hook shot off the “backboard” and through the coat hanger for the winning basket. more
  ELECTION RETURNS AUGUST 4, 2022 CARROLL COUNTY TENNESSEE   Number of Precincts  Counted so far. FINAL VOTE , 15 of 15 precincts   The totals from each of the … more
  ELECTION RETURNS AUGUST 4, 2022 CARROLL COUNTY TENNESSEE Number of Precincts  Counted so far. The totals from each of the precincts are brought to the Carroll County Election Commission to be counted. The totals will be updated on Thursday evening as those are available to the media.         The General Election includes:   Circuit Court Judge, District 24, Part 1: … more
HUNTINGDON (August 8) — The purchase of new voting machines is on the August 8 agenda of the Carroll County Commission.  The estimated cost of new machines for every precinct is $250,000. The machines are not expected to be ready for the November 2022 elections in Carroll County. more
HUNTINGDON (July 28) — Carroll County Electric Department customers are opening their monthly statements to electric bills that are on average 21 percent higher than the same period last year. That was the information coming from the monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of the CCED on Thursday, July 28. more
HUNTINGDON (July 26) — After some animated discussion regarding Mayor Dale Kelley’s recommendation of Angela DeMaris to become executive director of the Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center, the council voted 4-3 to approve her for the position. DeMaris was serving as Director of Operations but had also been unofficially doing the theater director’s duties as well after Lori Nolen resigned. The position was not filled immediately due to the COVID pandemic. more
NASHVILLE (July 27) — The Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA) announced Dr. Jay Phipps, owner of four community pharmacy locations in McKenzie, Jackson, Huntingdon and Waverly, as the organization’s 2022-23 president. Dr. Phipps resides in McKenzie and is a Carroll County commissioner. more
Students from around the county start back to school Tuesday, August 2 after a two-month summer break. The first day of school is a half-day for students, from 8 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. more
Average gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 16.2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.75/g on August 1, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 3,821 stations in Tennessee. more
COVID-19 numbers are on the rise once again. The week of July 17-23, Tennessee averaged 2,888 positive cases out of 6,182 tests per day. Seven cases per day resulted in hospitalization, and 13 resulted in death.  more
As the August 18 qualification deadline nears, more Carroll County candidates have qualified for the November 8 Local Municipal Election. more
NASHVILLE — State Veterinarian Dr. Samantha Beaty advises horse owners to be alert after another confirmed case of Potomac Horse Fever (PHF) in Tennessee. This week’s detection in a horse in Wayne County adds to the two confirmed cases in DeKalb and Rutherford counties earlier this month.  more
 HUNTINGDON (July 28) — Members of the Carroll County Budget Committee voted to send a budget amendments for the Highway Department and budgetary appropriations for new voting machines for the Election Commission during its Thursday, July 28 meeting. more
NASHVILLE (July 28) — The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced Paris Utility Authority as one of twelve entities receiving a total grant funding of $5.2 million to install direct current fast-charging (DCFC) infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs) along prioritized interstate or major highway corridors across the state.  more
NASHVILLE (July 28) — New data released by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development showed increased unemployment rates across the United States and Tennessee during June. The country’s unemployment rate in June was 3.8%, a 0.4 percent-point increase from May’s rate. Tennessee’s June unemployment rate was 4.3%, a 0.9 percent-point increase from May’s rate. Taking seasonal unemployment into account, there is little change between the two months. Both entities have decreased unemployment rates from June 2021.  more
Tennessee voters will go to the polls August 4 to elect candidates in various offices in the general election and state and federal primaries. In Carroll County, the general election includes all county and school board offices, along with primaries in state representatives, governor and U.S. Congress. more
Running short on research ideas, I decided to do another looking back article. This week, someone had left the 2006 edition laying out so I took a little look and this is the just a few treasures I found. more
I met Larry Logan in 1981, when I came to Grace Baptist Church, where I would serve as pastor for 34 years. Larry was the Juvenile Judge with an office in McKenzie. I sought his help with a youth headed for trouble. He was eager to help then, and he had continued to be a tremendous help to youth and others, I have observed him during his tenure as judge. His love for people, his honesty and his knowledge of the law are apparent when he is on the bench. more
I hadn’t bought a BB in years. Well, over 60 in fact. I wasn’t sure they even made the things anymore. The young man at Ace Hardware pointed to the next aisle over like hundreds came in everyday looking for them. more
The McKenzie Special School District faculty and staff are spending the last week before school starts in inservice, preparing to welcome students back August 2. more
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