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McKenzie Banner Classifieds 3-29-22

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In this issue

  • Two McKenzie High Students Receive Full Scholarships

    Tuesday, March 29

    Two McKenzie High School seniors were honored with the Ray and Linda Morris Scholarship last week. This scholarship is awarded to students who have shown strong academic abilities and achieved a high ACT composite score and majoring in Nursing, Math or Biology. This scholarship covers full tuition for four years. Congratulations to Raina Jones and Isabelle Wright. The two students are pictured with their parents.

  • Gasoline Prices Fluctuate in Tennessee

    Tuesday, March 29

    (March 28, 2022) — Average gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.01/g today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 3,821 stations in Tennessee. Prices in Tennessee are 56.8 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.38/g higher than a year ago.

  • Inglenook Book Club March Meeting

    Tuesday, March 29

    The Inglenook Book Club met March 9 at Lakeside Senior Living Community in McKenzie. The mask mandate has been lifted, but temperatures were still taken upon entering the facility. The hostesses were Geneva Johnson and Shirley Martin. The tables were decorated in St. Patrick’s Day green and gold, along with delicious peach cobbler, ice cream, and mint candies with peanut treats.

  • McKenzie School Board of Education to Meet April 5

    Tuesday, March 29

    McKenzie Special School District Board of Education meets Tuesday, April 5, 5:30 p.m. at the board office, 114 Bell Avenue.

  • Solar Project in Trezevant Might Be Delayed

    Tuesday, March 29

    HUNTINGDON (March 24) — The Board of Directors of the Carroll County Electric Department learned a large solar project in Trezevant has a new expected completion date of 2024. The board also learned Thursday of Carroll County Electric Department’s General Manager’s, Danny Brawner, plan to retire in June. (See separate story).

  • County Chamber to Honor Century-Old Businesses

    Tuesday, March 29

    As Carroll County continues to celebrate its bicentennial, the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will recognize and congratulate those businesses and institutions in the county that have been in continuous operation for 100 years or more. An example is Bethel University, which was founded in 1842.

  • McKenzie High Hosts Annual Honors Program

    Tuesday, March 29

    McKENZIE (March 22) — McKenzie High School held its annual program to honor students who have an average of 95 and above. The 2022 event was held at the MHS Gymnasium with Carol Putman Parkins as the featured speaker.

  • World’s Biggest Fish Fry Headquarters Opens

    Tuesday, March 29

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Saturday, March 26 at the World’s Biggest Fish Fry Headquarters on Fairgrounds Road, Paris. The event kicks off the annual week-long celebration.

  • Clarksburg Mayor Named To Baptist University Board

    Tuesday, March 29

    Clarksburg Mayor Dr. Howell Wayne Todd was named to the Board of Directors of Baptist Health Sciences University (BHSU) in Memphis. The University is affiliated with Baptist Memorial Health Care in Memphis, where it was founded in 1912 as a School of Nursing. It has grown into a fully accredited and comprehensive institution offering a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs in 14 majors in health-related fields.

  • McKenzie High Donates 36 Pints of Blood

    Tuesday, March 29

    McKENZIE (March 23) — Thirty-six McKenzie High School students and others donated the ‘gift of life’ when they donated a pint of blood to Lifeline Blood Services of Jackson. The mobile bloodmobile parked in front of MHS on Wednesday, March 23 for students, aged 17 and older to participate. The 36 pints are estimated to serve 108 others who need blood or blood products.

  • White, Walker Announce Wedding Plans

    Tuesday, March 29

    Josh and Melanie White of Huntingdon, Tenn. are proud to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Chesney White to Caleb Walker of Union City, Tenn. Chesney is the granddaughter of Jimmy White of Huntingdon, and the late Tom and Joan Hones, and the late Evangeline Lawrence Hilliard, all of McKenzie, Tennessee.

  • Huntingdon Town Council Approves $600,000 CDBG Grant Application

    Tuesday, March 29

    HUNTINGDON — Huntingdon’s Town Council met in regular session on Tuesday afternoon, March 22 with a quorum and the presence of Mayor Dale Kelly, who has been fighting illness for several months. Numerous people welcomed him back prior to the meeting.

  • Huntingdon Man Charged with Firearm Violation After Incident with Deputies

    Tuesday, March 29

    HUNTINGDON — Christopher Harold Kirksey, 46, of 410 Renfroe Road, Huntingdon, was charged with public intoxication and possession of a handgun while intoxicated during a March 21 incident at his residence.

  • Large Cache of Weapons Found After Neighbor’s House Struck by Gunfire

    Tuesday, March 29

    A McKenzie man faces two counts of Reckless Endangerment, Possession of a Handgun While Under the Influence and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with additional charges pending following an incident in which a neighbor’s house was struck by gunfire. On March 24, 2022 at approximately 6:10 p.m., the McKenzie Police Department executed a search warrant within the 300th block of Elm Street in McKenzie. This search warrant came after a nearby house had been struck with bullets in early February just a day after an argument between neighbors over dogs. Investigation into the incident by MPD Investigator. Justin Brister led to the primary suspect, Leo G. Palmer, III (DOB: 03/10/1984). After investigation, a search warrant was conducted at Palmer’s residence on Elm Street for any guns or ammunition matching a handful of different calibers that could be a possible match to one of the bullets recovered from the victim’s home.

  • Brawner to Retire from Carroll County Electric

    Tuesday, March 29

    HUNTINGDON (March 24) — Danny Brawner, general manager of Carroll County Electric, is retiring on June 2. Brawner announced his plans to the Board of Directors on March 24.

  • County Holds Budget Hearings

    Tuesday, March 29

    HUNTINGDON (March 24) — The Carroll County Budget Committee held its annual session to hear the financial requests of elected officials and other department supervisors. Members of the committee heard each request and took under advisement for further review.

  • Patel Crowned Miss McKenzie

    Tuesday, March 29

    Anna Claire Patel, 17, a junior at McKenzie High School, was selected as McKenzie High School 2022 during a beauty revue on Saturday, March 26.

  • Fire Destroys Pickup Truck in Downtown Huntingdon

    Tuesday, March 29

    Huntingdon Fire Department responded to a pickup truck fire on Monday around 11:40 a.m.

  • McKenzie Banner March 29, 2022

    Tuesday, March 29

  • Rebels Defeat Henry County, Bruceton, Trenton

    Tuesday, March 29

    McKenzie’s Rebels started the second week of the season with a sweep of three games against Henry County, Bruceton, and Trenton.

  • Lady Rebels Have Active Week

    Tuesday, March 29

    Camden The Lady Rebels played host to Camden on Tuesday, March 15, following their season opening loss to Westview the day before and evened up their record with their first win defeating the Lady Lions 8-5.

  • Rebels 6-4 on the Season

    Tuesday, March 29

    McKenzie Middle’s Rebels are well into their baseball season sporting a 6-4 record. They lost their season opener to Paris Inman 10-0 and picked up a 5-2 win over Bruceton and a 11-3 win over Greenfield.

  • McKenzie Soccer Ties McEwen

    Tuesday, March 29

    In their second contest of the season, the Rebel soccer team tied McEwen on Thursday March 24. Goalie Will Essary had five saves in the contest while Jesse Calderon scored the lone goal for the Rebels. Their record currently stands at 1-0-1. One win over Huntingdon and tying McEwen.

  • Spring Sports Schedules

    Tuesday, March 29

    March 29-April 4 Middle School Soccer April 4 — McKenzie vs Henry Co. at 5:30 p.m.

  • Calendar 3-29-22

    Tuesday, March 29

    McKenzie City Council Notice of Meeting The regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the McKenzie City Council will be Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at 6 p.m.

  • Huntingdon Police Reports

    Tuesday, March 29

    Shoplifting — Kristin P. Smith, 22, of Nashville and Bobby Porter, 34, of Cookeville were both cited for theft of merchandise under $1,000 after allegedly stealing and attempting to steal items from Walmart in Huntingdon.

  • General Sessions Report

    Tuesday, March 29

    HUNTINGDON — The following cases were heard in Carroll General Sessions Court on March 23 and 24.

  • Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

    Tuesday, March 29

    Public Intoxication, Firearm Violation — Christopher Harold Kirksey, 46, of 410 Renfroe Road, Huntingdon, was charged with public intoxication and possession of a handgun while intoxicated during a March 21 incident at his residence.

  • McKenzie Police Reports

    Tuesday, March 29

    Multiple Charges — McKenzie Police received a call Thursday evening, March 10 regarding a possible hit and run accident. According to a report filed by Dalton Raspberry, the caller advised a white Nissan Altima hit his vehicle and fled the scene. Raspberry found the Nissan on Main Street with fresh damage to the front bumper area. He also smelled what was believed to be marijuana coming from the vehicle.

  • Property Transfers

    Tuesday, March 29

    Wallace Q. and Lawanda Taylor in District 13.

  • Marriage Licenses

    Tuesday, March 29

    Mario Flores Landeroz, 52, of McKenzie to Claudia Mariela Alatorre Gonzalez, 39, of McKenzie.

  • Weekly 150: Gene Autry

    Tuesday, March 29

    While researching the Big Pecan Tree story last week I joined a Facebook group focused around the history of the Natchez Trace State Park. As I went down the rabbit hole, I came across a thread about Gene Autry and how the family had its roots in Carroll County. With limited time, I put a pin in it and decided to come back.

  • Coach Majors Shot Down My Last Hope

    Tuesday, March 29

    I’ve told you before about living life backwards. It’s a grave misfortune borne by Baby Boomers that CBS, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Golf Channel, Farmers’ Almanac and all the other “news sources” fail to report.

  • Notice to Creditors - PEARCE

    Monday, March 28

  • Notice to Creditors - DUNLAP

    Monday, March 28

  • Notice to Creditors - BUCY

    Monday, March 28