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McKenzie Banner Classifieds 3-8-22

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In this issue

  • McKenzie Elementary School Celebrates Read Across America

    Tuesday, March 8

    McKENZIE (March 2) — Schools across America celebrated National Read Across America Day, a day to celebrate reading. The day was established by the National Education Association (NEA) in 1998 to help get kids excited about reading. The day occurs each year on the birthday of beloved children’s book author Dr. Seuss, so a perfect way to celebrate is to don a Seussian hat and read one his famous tales, like One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.

  • Rebels to Play Milan in Lions Club ‘Sight Bowl’ March 9

    Tuesday, March 8

    After a two-year hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Milan Lions Club 9th annual spring ‘Sight Bowl’ is back.

  • Caller Attempts Scam on Local Resident

    Tuesday, March 8

    A McKenzie resident phoned The Banner last week after she was the targeted victim of a failed attempted scam concerning Medicare.

  • Budget Committee Allocates $2.7 Million In COVID Relief Funds, Retires Debt

    Tuesday, March 8

    HUNTINGDON (March 3) — The county of Carroll has received one-half of the $5.4 million in Federal COVID relief funds known as the American Rescue Plan (ARP). Members of the county Budget Committee met Thursday, March 3, to distribute the $2.7 million that in the county’s possession to benefit the county government, municipal water systems, county fire department, and help two local high-speed Internet providers to apply for federal grants to expand fiber internet to underserved geographic areas. The county is expected to receive another $2.7 million in the fall of 2022.

  • West Carroll School Board Discusses Policies, Budget, New State Funding

    Tuesday, March 8

    West Carroll’s school board met for their March Session with a busy agenda. After approving an amended agenda and the consent agenda which included accepting resignations from Jamie Cruz and Noah Shackelford, they went into the regular agenda filled with requests for several trip approvals.

  • County Commission to Retire Long-Term Debt, Make Budget Amendments

    Tuesday, March 8

    Carroll County commissioners convene Monday, March 14, 7 p.m. at the Carroll County Civic Center, to take on a full agenda of debt retirement, budget amendments, road dedications, and the gifting of a county-owned service weapon to the family of the late Frank Rezac, a captain with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Dismissal Note From MHS

    Tuesday, March 8

    McKenzie Special School District will dismiss at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, March 10 to accommodate those traveling to the Girls State Basketball Tournament.

  • Emily Young Celebrates 50 Years at McKenzie Banking

    Tuesday, March 8

    McKENZIE (March 1) — Emily Young was surprised on March 1 with a celebration of her one-half century of service at McKenzie Banking Company. Her fellow workers and a few her banking customers surprised her when she returned from lunch to her downtown work location, where she has served for 50 years.

  • Bennett, Eubanks Retire From Electric Department

    Tuesday, March 8

    HUNTINGDON (March 2) — Carroll County Electric Department honored two retirees during a luncheon on Wednesday, March 2 in their honor.

  • State Representative Darby Speaks to Chamber Forum

    Tuesday, March 8

    HUNTINGDON (March 4) — State Representative Tandy Darby (R-Greenfield) was the featured speaker at the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce’s Capitol Talk on Friday. Chamber President Brad Hurley introduced the freshman legislator, noting he was a graduate of Greenfield and UT-M. He noted Darby serves on Calendar and Rules, Agriculture and Higher Education committees.

  • Barn Destroyed by Fire

    Tuesday, March 8

    McKENZIE (March 1) — McKenzie Fire Department responded to a barn fire at Whitworth Farms, 850 Connie Allen Road on March 1 around 10:30 p.m.

  • Frank Tate Helps in Evacuation Efforts in Ukraine

    Tuesday, March 8

    Frank Tate, former McKenzie Economic Development Director, assisted in evacuation of some of Ukraine citizens after the Russian invasion.

  • Multi-Purpose Building at MHS is Moving Forward

    Tuesday, March 8

    McKENZIE (March 1) —  Progress toward the construction of a new multi-purpose sports and practice facility at McKenzie High School is moving forward. Lynn Watkins, director of McKenzie Special School District, told the Board of Education that legislation was introduced in the Tennessee General Assembly that will allow MSSD to borrow up to $4 million, if needed, to construct the facility. 

  • Four Local Girls Teams Punch Tickets To State

    Tuesday, March 8

    Saturday night, March 5 was girls’ substate night for teams attempting to win a berth in the TSSAA Girl’s State Basketball Tournament in Murfreesboro. Four local teams took care of business and punched that ticket to state.

  • Lee Recognizes Bethel’s Academic Achievements During Campus Visit

    Tuesday, March 8

    McKENZIE (March 4) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee visited Bethel’s traditional undergraduate campus in McKenzie on Thursday.

  • Baptist Memorial Donates Old Hospital to McKenzie Economic Development Corporation

    Tuesday, March 8

    HUNTINGDON (March 7) — Baptist Memorial Health Care recently donated the former McKenzie Regional Hospital building and grounds, valued at $1,290,000, to the McKenzie Economic Development Corporation (Industrial Board).

  • Lady Rebels Headed to State

    Tuesday, March 8

    The McKenzie Lady Rebels basketball team is headed to Murfreesboro to participate in the Class 1A state championship games. The Lady Rebels, 28-2, defeated a strong and disciplined team in Moore County, who led the first half but fell behind the Lady Rebels in the second half.

  • Gleason Rolls Westwood Advances To State Tournament

    Tuesday, March 8

    GLEASON — The Lady Bulldogs played host to Memphis Westwood Saturday night, March 5, with a state tournament berth on the line. Gleason came out hot and stayed that way from tip to finish.

  • Rebels Defeat War Eagles For Region Title

    Tuesday, March 8

    ATWOOD — McKenzie’s Rebels had a tall order on their plate containing West Carroll’s Jalen Anglin and matching their athletic team but they were up to the task.

  • Weekly 150: Bill Stout

    Tuesday, March 8

    Golston “Bill” Stout was born on May 14, 1936, in Nashville to William Franklin Stout and Etta Mai Hand. His father is deceased and his mother still lives in Nashville. He went to Nashville schools in early life, graduating from Cohn High School. After graduation from high school, Stout had planned to attend college in Cookeville but wound up taking a job with Cain-Sloan Department Stores instead.

  • Calendar 3-8-22

    Tuesday, March 8

     McKenzie City Council Rescheduled The McKenzie City Council meeting is rescheduled for Thursday, March 17, 6 p.m. , because of the MHS Lady Rebels participation in the state championship basketball game. The city wishes them good luck.

  • Recipes 3-8-22

    Tuesday, March 8

    Lemon Bisque 1 small box lemon jello 1 1/4 cup boiling water 1/2 cup sugar 1 large can Pet evaporated milk 1/4 teaspoon salt Juice of 2 lemons Vanilla wafers

  • Local Teams Advance in Regionals

    Tuesday, March 8

    Several local teams have advanced in the region tournaments with potential opportunities to go to sub-state and even to the state basketball tournaments.

  • Property Transfers

    Tuesday, March 8

    Kevin P. and Dana J. Robinson to Charles M. and Denise A. Boykin in District 11.

  • Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

    Tuesday, March 8

    Missing Firearm — Randy Callahan of McKenzie told deputies on March 1 that a black Ruger 22-caliber rifle valued at $400 has come up missing from his home on Cardinal Drive over the past couple of days. He said he is not sure if it was stolen or misplaced.

  • McKenzie Police Reports

    Tuesday, March 8

    Criminal Trespass/Resisting Arrest — On Thursday, March 6, late in the afternoon, an employee at a local convenience store called McKenzie Police reporting a suspicious person at the store talking to himself.

  • Marriage Licenses

    Tuesday, March 8

    •Cheyene Faith Kyle, 18, of Huntingdon to Joshua Christian Fitzpatrick, 22, of Huntingdon.

  • Huntingdon Police Reports

    Tuesday, March 8

    Disorderly Conduct — Mary J. Davis Johnson of Trezevant was charged with disorderly conduct during a Feb. 14 incident in Huntingdon.

  • General Sessions Report

    Tuesday, March 8

    HUNTINGDON — The following cases were heard in Carroll General Sessions Court on March 2 and 3.

  • An Anniversary...Of Sorts

    Tuesday, March 8

    My first newspaper article appeared the second week of March in 1984. A pound of bacon at the time cost $1.69. I had to look that up. And I don’t know how that is relevant because I have no idea what a pound of bacon cost today.

  • Local Teams Advance in Regionals

    Wednesday, March 2

    Several local teams have advanced in the region tournaments with potential opportunities to go to sub-state and even to the state basketball tournaments.McKenzie’s Lady Rebels and Rebels …