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Graduation 2024

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In this issue

  • INSIDE: 2024 Graduation Keepsake Edition

    Tuesday, May 28

    Inside this week's edition is the much anticipated Graduation Keepsake Edition, celebrating over 375 graduating high school seniors from McKenzie, Huntingdon, West Carroll, Hollow Rock-Bruceton Central, Clarksburg, Gleason and Greenfield.

  • Unemployment Decreases Throughout Tennessee

    Tuesday, May 28

    NASHVILLE (April 2024) — Unemployment rates decreased in all 95 counties of Tennessee during April, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

  • UT Martin Board Recommends Three-Percent Tuition Increase

    Tuesday, May 28

    MARTIN — A three-percent in-state undergraduate tuition increase for UT Martin students was recommended for the 2024-25 academic year by the university’s advisory board Friday, May 17, during the board’s summer meeting in the Boling University Center.

  • Gleason Honored as a Tennessee Downtown Revitalization Community

    Tuesday, May 28

    Gleason was selected to be one of twelve towns in the state to benefit from the Tennessee Downtowns Program, which will benefit downtown Gleason in a variety of ways over the next two years. Angie Lassiter of Gleason Downtown Revitalization, and Mayor Charles Anderson attended the kick-off meeting in Nashville on May 21 for this prestigious program.

  • Nights on Broadway Returns to McKenzie

    Tuesday, May 28

    McKENZIE — Musical entertainment returns to downtown McKenzie during the summer with six nightly performances. All performances are free of charge. Spectators are urged to bring a lawn chair.

  • UT Martin Names Local Students On Spring Chancellor’s Honor Roll

    Tuesday, May 28

    MARTIN — The outstanding academic achievements of undergraduate students at the University of Tennessee at Martin have been honored with publication of the Spring 2024 Chancellor’s Honor Rolls for the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, College of Business and Global Affairs, College of Education, Health, and Behavioral Sciences, College of Engineering and Natural Sciences and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts.

  • McKenzie Farmers Market Opens June 1

    Tuesday, May 28

    The Farmers Market at 2451 Cedar Street is opening on June 1 and continues each Saturday until October 19. Saturday hours are 8 a.m. to noon. Tuesday hours are 3 to 6 p.m.

  • Summer Reading at McKenzie Memorial Library

    Tuesday, May 28

    McKENZIE — McKenzie Memorial Library, Broadway Street, in McKenzie is hosting its Summer Reading Program.

  • Three Bethel Alumni Receive Research Awards

    Tuesday, May 28

    McKENZIE — Bethel University announces three of its distinguished alumni, Dr. Mark Bell (MBA ’12), Dr. Lisa Tyler (MBA ’11), and Dr. Tiffany McCutcheon (MBA ’09), were awarded the prestigious Martin S. Bressler Distinguished Researcher Award by the Institute for Global Business Research.

  • Coach Keith Hodge Speaks to Rotary

    Tuesday, May 28

    McKENZIE (May 21) — Keith Hodge, new head football coach at McKenzie High School, was the guest speaker at McKenzie Rotary Club on Tuesday, May 21.

  • West Carroll Considers Safety Upgrades at its Three Schools

    Tuesday, May 28

    ATWOOD — Building improvements and safety upgrades were the topic of discussion during the May meeting of the West Carroll School Board of Education.

  • Bethel’s Gaines Pool to Close

    Tuesday, May 28

    McKENZIE — Bethel University’s Gaines Pool is slated to close because of the maintenance cost of the indoor swimming pool.

  • TCAT-McKenzie to Break Ground on New Administrative Offices, Classrooms

    Tuesday, May 28

    McKENZIE — Construction will begin later this year on a new administrative and classroom complex at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at McKenzie. Construction is slated to begin in the fall of 2024 and take more than one year to complete. Bell and Associates is the general contractor.

  • McKenzie Station Splash Pad, Harmony Park Now Open

    Tuesday, May 28

    McKENZIE — McKenzie Station Splash Pad and the adjacent Harmony Park reopened Saturday, May 25 in downtown McKenzie. It is open daily 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for children.

  • McKenzie, Huntingdon Host Memorial Day Events

    Tuesday, May 28

    McKENZIE/HUNTINGDON (May 27) — McKenzie and Huntingdon hosted their annual Memorial Day events honoring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

  • Carroll County Inclusion Park Vandalized

    Tuesday, May 28

    HUNTINGDON (May 24) — As completion nears, the Carroll County Inclusion Park suffered a setback due to being vandalized last week. The incident has pushed the opening date back.

  • Huntingdon Places at State Track and Field

    Tuesday, May 28

    The TSSAA Spring Fling was more than baseball and softball. Two Huntingdon students competed at the state level in track and field during the week.

  • Rebels Baseball, Lady Tigers Softball Make it to Class 1A Final Four

    Tuesday, May 28

    MURFREESBORO (May 23) — On Thursday, the McKenzie Rebels and the Hollow Rock-Bruceton Central Lady Tigers bowed out of the TSSAA Spring Fling after advancing to the Final Four.

  • Calendar 5-28-24

    Tuesday, May 28

    McKenzie City Council Meets Monthly The McKenzie City Council meets at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of each month.

  • Sheriff’s Reports

    Tuesday, May 28

    Domestic Assault — Noah Ray Chandler, 25, of Lavinia, was charged with Domestic Assault on May 17.

  • Marriage Licenses

    Tuesday, May 28

    Elizabeth Anne Miller Fortner, 55, of Huntingdon, to Sammy Wilson Bettie, 58, of Huntingdon.

  • Property Transfers

    Tuesday, May 28

    Paul McAfee to Teraluma Land, LLC. No district listed.

  • Carroll County General Sessions Report

    Tuesday, May 28

    HUNTINGDON (May 22) — The following cases were heard in Carroll County General Sessions Court on May 22.

  • McKenzie Police Reports

    Tuesday, May 28

    Burglary, Theft — On May 20, 2024, an individual came to McKenzie City Hall regarding several thefts from his residence on Magnolia Avenue. The victim stated that his shed behind his residence had been burglarized several times over the last few months but he was unsure of how many times.

  • Looking Back from Our Archives

    Tuesday, May 28

    10 Years Ago — McKenzie Youth Summer Tee-Ball started. To get an out Kadarius Tharpe threw a ball to Fletcher Holt at first.

  • The Hitching Rail

    Tuesday, May 28

    A lot of you reading this have no idea what it’s like to live in a town of 5,000 people. You probably have lots of preconceived ideas about what life in such a small town must be like. Some of your notions may be accurate. But there are some things about life in a small town that can only be known by living there.

  • Weekly 150: Walter Sidney Butler, Jr.

    Tuesday, May 28

    After listening to Dr. Walter Butler speak this morning at Huntingdon’s Memorial Day event, I really wanted to know more about his uncle, Major Walter Sidney Butler, Jr. Within a few minutes of searching on-line for information, I found a treasure trove, and I am sharing it now in memory of Major Butler.

  • Carroll County Budget

    Tuesday, May 28

  • Hometown Health Clinic

    Friday, May 24