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Life at 50 plus April 2021

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In this issue

  • McKenzie City Florist Honored With Rising Star Award

    Thursday, April 1

    McKENZIE (March 25) — In 2018, David and Michele Jarrett put their entrepreneurial spirit in high gear as they opened McKenzie City Florist & More. Fast forward four years, the Jarretts are celebrating their successful endeavors and were recently presented the Rising Star Award from the Regional Tennessee Small Business Development Center. The Jarretts were joined by family members, city officials as Landy Fuqua, director of the TSBDC at the UT Martin REED Center, made the presentation.

  • McKenzie Class of 2021 Hosts ‘Great Pretenders’

    Wednesday, March 31

    McKENZIE (March 20) — Members of the McKenzie High School Class of 2021 and their parents hosted the 2021 version of “Great Pretenders” as a fund raiser for the annual Project Graduation, a post-graduation celebration of the class.

  • McKenzie Girls’ Summer Softball Holds Jamboree

    Wednesday, March 31

    McKENZIE (March 27) — McKenzie summer softball leagues held a kickoff jamboree at McKenzie Park on Saturday. The event started with a prayer and singing of the National Anthem and the introduction of the teams. Each of the teams lined the inner-most area of the outfield of the high school softball field. The array of colors of uniforms were beautiful as the young competitors readied for competition. For some, it was their first season and others had a few years of competition.

  • Gränges-Huntingdon to Expand Again

    Wednesday, March 31

    Gränges will invest $33 million to expand its aluminum casting operations in Huntingdon, Tennessee, to meet the growing demand from North American customers. This investment follows the previous and successful investments in new rolling capacity at the sites in Huntingdon and Newport, Arkansas.

  • Electric Board Explores New Retirement Program

    Tuesday, March 30

    HUNTINGDON (March 25) — Carroll County Electric’s Board of Directors voted Thursday to change the retirement program to a state-run Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS), assuming a survey of the current employees is favorable toward the change.

  • Huffman Appointed President Of TCAT-McKenzie, Paris

    Tuesday, March 30

    MARCH 25 — The Tennessee Board of Regents today appointed Willie Huffman as the next president of the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology at Paris and McKenzie.

  • Preston Caldwell is New West Carroll Director

    Tuesday, March 30

    ATWOOD (March 27) — West Carroll Special School District has a new director of schools. Preston Caldwell of Milan was appointed by the Board of Education after an almost two-hour interview on Thursday evening at the West Carroll Junior/Senior High School. He was one of two candidates to interview. The other was Rory Hinso, a supervisor in the Gibson County School District.

  • Drew Hayes Returns to Pro Baseball as Coach

    Tuesday, March 30

    McKenzie native Drew Hayes returns to professional baseball this week returning as the development coach for the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He is coaching in their minor league system.

  • Employment Picture Mixed in Tri-Counties

    Tuesday, March 30

    NASHVILLE — Unemployment percentage slightly increased in Carroll County and it decreased slightly in Henry and Weakley counties in January as compared to one month earlier.

  • Indiana Man Arrested After Shooting Car

    Tuesday, March 30

    Nicholas James West, 41, of Zionsville, Indiana was charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon following a March 20 shooting incident near McKenzie.

  • Huntingdon Board Approves Budget Amendments, Changes Meeting Frequency

    Tuesday, March 30

    HUNTINGDON (March 23) — The Town of Huntingdon Board of Mayor and Council will meet once monthly - the fourth Thursday of each month at 5:15 p.m., following a vote to do so on March 23. It was one of only a few rural municipalities in the state meeting more than once monthly.

  • McKenzie School Board to Meet

    Tuesday, March 30

    McKENZIE — McKenzie Special School District Board of Education meets Tuesday, April 6, 5:30 p.m. in the McKenzie Middle School Library.

  • Carroll County Watershed Authority Grants Approval for Private Boat Docks

    Tuesday, March 30

    HUNTINGDON (March 23) — The Carroll County Watershed Authority, the authority of the Carroll County 1000-Acre Recreation Lake, granted approval for the construction of three private boat docks on the water of the lake.

  • McKenzie Banner March 30, 2021

    Tuesday, March 30

  • Rebels Take Two from War Eagles

    Tuesday, March 30

    McKENZIE/ATWOOD (March 22-23) — McKenzie High School claimed a pair of wins from West Carroll in a home-away series Monday and Tuesday.

  • Rebels Top Waverly 6-2 in Home Opener

    Tuesday, March 30

    McKENZIE (March 23) — The McKenzie High School Rebel soccer team earned a 6-2 win over Waverly Tuesday in their home opener.

  • Lady Rebels Lose Slugfest to South Gibson

    Tuesday, March 30

    McKENZIE (March 23) — The McKenzie High School Lady Rebels hosted South Gibson Tuesday for non-district softball and were defeated 16-11 in an offensive battle.

  • Fillies Rout Lady Rockets, 19-1

    Tuesday, March 30

    CLARKSBURG (March 23) — The Huntingdon High School Fillies earned a district softball road win Tuesday at Clarksburg, 19-1.

  • Rebels Edge Dresden Lions

    Tuesday, March 30

    McKENZIE (March 19) — The McKenzie High School Rebels hosted Dresden Friday for a non-district baseball contest. Dresden struck first, but the Rebels came back to win the pitcher’s duel, 2-1.

  • March is Extension Month

    Tuesday, March 30

    March has been designated as Extension Month throughout America. The Extension Service was established in 1914 through the Smith-Lever Act which required an Extension Service presence in each county.

  • McKenzie Police Reports

    Tuesday, March 30

    Auto Burglary, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia — Michael A. Gilbert, 37, Magnolia Avenue, McKenzie was charged with attempted burglary of an automobile on March 18.

  • Huntingdon Police Reports

    Tuesday, March 30

    Over $50,000 stolen — The Huntingdon Police Department is investigating the recent theft of over $50,000 in cash from a Huntingdon business.

  • Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

    Tuesday, March 30

    Aggravated Assault — Nicholas James West, 41, of Zionsville Indiana was charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon following a March 20 shooting incident near McKenzie.

  • Carroll County General Sessions

    Tuesday, March 30

    HUNTINGDON (March 24-25) — The following cases were heard in Carroll County General Sessions Courton March 24 and 25. The following persons were bound over to the Grand Jury of the Carroll County Circuit Court.

  • Property Transfers

    Tuesday, March 30

    Sabrina Burnine to Sabrina S. Burnine and others in District 5.

  • Marriage Licenses

    Tuesday, March 30

    Katie Scarlet McSwain, 24, of Huntingdon to Jacob Austin Blake, 25, of Huntingdon.

  • Calendar 3-30-21

    Tuesday, March 30

    McKenzie Beauty Reviews are April 10 McKenzie High School Marching Rebels and McKenzie High School announce the date of the Little Mr. and Miss, Jr. Miss, and Miss McKenzie beauty reviews for 2021. Last year’s events were canceled because of the pandemic. 

  • Delinquent Taxes 3-30-21

    Tuesday, March 30

  • Weekly 150: Tornado of 1997

    Tuesday, March 30

    In recent weeks, Mother Nature has waged war in the Southeast with a barrage of heavy rains and tornadoes. With each passing tornado watch and warning, we dodged a serious bullet. In 1997, that was not the case.

  • Leon Didn’t Always Have The Right Answer

    Tuesday, March 30

    One Easter Mom dressed me, Leon and David Mark just alike. Good golly Lord America! It was like one of those Egyptian plagues!

  • Baptist Hospital, Phipps, Walmart Offer Vaccines

    Tuesday, March 30

    The Carroll County Health Department have extended COVID-19 vaccine hours. The local Health Department administered vaccines are offered by appointment only. Extended hours are on Tuesday 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday mornings, 7 to 8 a.m. at the Carroll County Health Department located at 633 High Street, Huntingdon. To schedule an appointment, phone 866-442-5301 or register online at covid19.tn.gov.