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McKenzie Banner Classifieds 7-27-21

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In this issue

  • Carol Morrissett: City of McKenzie’s Gardener

    Wednesday, July 28

    Mrs. Carol Morrissett’s love for gardening began as an inquisitive child, when she would ask her grandmother about flowers. As she grew older, she started viewing gardening as a way to “paint agriculturally,” loving to use as many colors as possible. She maintains a garden at home, tending to her many hydrangea bushes, brussel sprouts, cow pea patches, tomatoes and more.

  • United Neighbors Serves the Needy, Indigent in the Community

    Wednesday, July 28

    McKenzie/Carroll County United Neighbors has evolved in size and scope since the original idea of such an organization in 1965. The local service agency is back open after a period of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • James Derek Jones Named Director of Bethel Renaissance Regiment

    Wednesday, July 28

    McKENZIE (July 22) —James Derek Jones is the new director of the Renaissance Regiment at Bethel University.

  • Tri-County Veterans Services Officers Visit Rotary

    Wednesday, July 28

    McKENZIE (July 20) — McKenzie Rotary Club’s featured speaker for July 20 was Spiros Roditis, who works for the Tennessee Department of Veterans Services.

  • Postal Rates to Increase

    Tuesday, July 27

    On August 29, the United States Postal Service will make postal rate changes to first-class mail, international mail and newspapers.

  • Multi-Employer Regional Job Fair is August 5

    Tuesday, July 27

    The Multi-Employer Regional Job Fair is Thursday, August 5, 1:30-4:30 p.m. at American Job Centers in Dyersburg, Humboldt, Huntingdon and Union City.

  • McKenzie School Board to Meet

    Tuesday, July 27

    The McKenzie Special School District’s first school board meeting for the 2021-2022 school year is August 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the McKenzie Board of Education building.

  • The Dixie’s Education Series Returns

    Tuesday, July 27

    Step out of the classroom for a unique opportunity to learn a variety of subjects ranging from science to hip hop as the Education Series returns to The Dixie. The series begins October 27 and runs through May 4 with six outstanding shows to delight and engage students from Pre-K through twelfth grade.

  • Unemployment Increases in June

    Tuesday, July 27

    NASHVILLE — Unemployment rates in Northwest Tennessee rose in June as compared to May 2021. On July 1, Tennessee ended the participation in the federal subsidy on unemployment, which added $300 weekly to Tennesseans’ unemployment checks.

  • What to Expect in the Upcoming School Year

    Tuesday, July 27

    As the first day of the 2021-2022 school year approaches, students of the McKenzie Special School District can look forward to a mask-less, almost normal school year.

  • Large Solar Array Possibly Headed To Carroll County

    Tuesday, July 27

    HUNTINGDON (July 22) — A 150 megawatt solar array on 2,000 acres of land in southwest Carroll County is proposed for construction by Silicon Ranch, according to Danny Brawner, manager, Carroll County Electric Department.

  • Two-Week Camp has Marching Rebels Ready to Compete

    Tuesday, July 27

    McKENZIE (July 23) — The McKenzie High School Marching Rebels wrapped up their annual two-week camp Friday with a performance for family and supporters in the MHS Theatre.

  • McKenzie Schools Kick Off Inservice With Breakfast

    Tuesday, July 27

    McKENZIE (July 26) — The McKenzie Special School District School Board hosted its annual breakfast, catered by Mallards, Monday morning for all McKenzie Special School District faculty. The school board and administrators met in the McKenzie High School cafeteria at 8 a.m.

  • Farmers' Market News

    Tuesday, July 27

    The McKenzie Farmers Market celebrated its Corn Festival on Saturday with a record-breaking attendance of 386 customers and 19 vendors. Customers bought cornbread, corn light bread, Mexican cornbread, popcorn, and freshly grilled corn. They played cornhole and sampled Corn Caviar to receive free recipes from the Carroll County Agriculture Extension Service.

  • Weakley County Schools Set to Return August 9

    Tuesday, July 27

    Weakley County students begin the 2021-22 school year with a full day of school on Monday, August 9.

  • TWRA Responds to Bird Disease Inquiry

    Tuesday, July 27

    NASHVILLE — Reports of dead birds have been increasing in Tennessee due to the recent news coverage of a disease affecting birds in several eastern and midwestern states. The disease is reportedly causing eye swelling and crusty discharge from the eyes of birds and may also be associated with neurological symptoms.

  • The Lost Season: 2020 Boys Soccer Team Honored with Plaque

    Tuesday, July 27

    McKENZIE (July 24) — Saturday, McKenzie High School soccer players, old and new, met at the high school soccer field at 5:30 p.m. to go head-to-head in a co-ed reunion scrimmage organized by coaches Karlene Brown and Jeremy Bilger. Little did the class of 2020 players know, there was a surprise to be unveiled at the conclusion of the game.

  • LOCAL Magazine August 2021

    Tuesday, July 27

  • Rebels Prepare for Football Season

    Tuesday, July 27

    McKENZIE — McKenzie Rebels football team is preparing for the 2021 campaign in Class 1A competition.

  • Williams’ Underdawgs Advance to Second Round with Upset Win

    Tuesday, July 27

    PEORIA, Ill. (July 24) — The Jackson Underdawgs, a 15-seed coached by West Carroll alum Dexter Williams, advanced to the second round of The Basketball Tournament with a stunning 64-58 upset over two-seed The House of “Paign” Saturday.

  • Weekly 150: J. Tom Winsett

    Tuesday, July 27

    A few years ago I came across an old Life Magazine cover with a baseball player who looked as if he was trying to knock the cover off the ball. Since the cover was with other historical photos of McKenzie, I assumed the player had something to do with McKenzie but I never pursued any information. Then last week during a Rotary Club meeting, I noticed the photo downstairs at Lakeside Senior Living Community.

  • McKenzie High School 2021 Golf Schedule

    Tuesday, July 27

    AUG.  2 Carroll Lake

  • Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

    Tuesday, July 27

    Drug Possession — Andrew David Byrd, 29, of 9290 Highway 70, Cedar Grove, was charged with simple possession of schedule VI during a June 18 traffic stop in Trezevant.

  • Property Transfers

    Tuesday, July 27

    Johnny D. And Lacye L. Abbott to Jeffrey M. And Amber Nicole Weatherly in District 11.

  • Carroll County General Sessions Court Report

    Tuesday, July 27

    HUNTINGDON — The following cases were heard in Carroll County General Sessions Court on July 21 and 22.

  • McKenzie Police Reports

    Tuesday, July 27

    DUI — William T. Carter, 54, Highway 436, McKenzie was charged with DUI and implied consent after a traffic stop on July 22.

  • Huntingdon Police Reports

    Tuesday, July 27

    DUI — James Andre Washington, 54, of Dresden was charged with DUI, violation of implied consent, and improper lane change during a July 16 traffic stop in Huntingdon.

  • Calendar 7-27-21

    Tuesday, July 27

    Olive Branch Cemetery Day Olive Branch Cemetery Day is Friday, August 6. There will be a potluck meal at noon. Bring donations or mail those to Earl Davis, 1800 Highway 140N, Cottage Grove TN 38224. 

  • Recipes 7-27-21

    Tuesday, July 27

    Salad of Gold 1 (3oz.) package lemon jello 2/3 cup very hot water 2/3 cup juice from pineapple 2 tablespoon vinegar 2/3 cup evaporated milk 2 (3oz.) pkgs cream cheese, softened 1 cup carrots, grated 2/3 cup crushed pineapple, drained Put jello and hot water into mixing bowl; beat until dissolved. Add juice,vinegar and milk. Blend in cream cheese, one piece at a time. Add carrots and pineapple.

  • Go Rest High On That Mountain

    Tuesday, July 27

    Willie and Shirley Ramsey started talking to me about writing a weekly article for The Star in 1983.

  • Notice - AHC McKenzie

    Monday, July 26

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