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HUNTINGDON (April 8) — On Monday, the Carroll County Commission met approving a significant paving project to be undertaken by the Carroll County Highway Department. Carroll County received a $3 million portion of the grant, $2,961,173 from the state with the county spending roughly $68,000. The Highway Department’s match was factored into the FY Budget 2023-2024. more
Spectrum today announced The Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center (The Dixie PAC) will receive $10,000 through the 2023-2024 Stand For The Arts Awards, a partnership with Ovation TV that recognizes local arts, cultural and educational organizations and programs. Since the initiative started in 2017, Ovation TV and Spectrum have given out 70 awards totaling $700,000 towards arts education. more
HUNTINGDON (April 12) — Students with intellectual disabilities from the county’s five special school districts displayed their prowess in sporting events during Special Olympics held at Huntingdon’s Paul Ward Stadium on Friday, April 12. more
TREZEVANT (April 14) — Trezevant is proud of its new performance stage, playground equipment that complements its walking track, picnic pavilion and baseball fields. On Sunday, April 14, city officials and area citizens were in attendance for the ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open Trezevant Community Park, adjacent to West Carroll Elementary School. more
10 Years Ago — Brooke Baucum signed to play softball for the Lady Wildcats. more
Recently, I saw a post on Facebook asking, “What’s one thing you’ve done that you’ll never do again?” more
CARROLL COUNTY — Eleven 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 hosted a luncheon on April 15 at Mallard’s Restaurant to honor the students. more
I have told you I am getting out of this writing business, and I mean it. But a beautiful young girl in the Omnibus Class at Faith Christian School asked if I was a Democrat or a Republican. Good golly, I’ve had that very story in mind for the last ten years…I just didn’t know how to start it. more
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
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