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McKenzie Banner Classifieds 5-16-23


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In this issue

  • Facility Awarded ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade

    Tuesday, May 16

    HUNTINGDON (May 3, 2023) – Baptist Memorial Hospital-Carroll County received an A Hospital Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit upholding the standard of patient safety in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers.

  • Rotary Hears About Granges

    Tuesday, May 16

    McKENZIE (May 9) — Members of the Rotary Club of McKenzie had Cody Richmond and Brooklyn Napier of Granges America as the featured speaker at the May 9 meeting.

  • Macedonia FCE Club May Meeting

    Tuesday, May 16

    The Macedonia FCE Club met at the center on May 1, 2023. President Martha Peters called the meeting to order and read the Thought for the Day: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift — that’s why we call it ‘the present.’” by Eleanor Roosevelt. Gaye Coleman read the devotional “Relax - Be content.” Sandi Deming lead the club in reciting the Club Creed. Roll call was answered by telling “what is number one on your spring cleaning list?” Gaye read the minutes and gave the treasurer’s report. Both were approved as read.

  • Lee Signs Strong School Safety Measures Into Law

    Tuesday, May 16

    NASHVILLE — Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed strong school safety legislation into law and recognized the investment of more than $230 million to strengthen safety at public and private schools across Tennessee.

  • Huntingdon Middle Celebrates Spring Sports at Banquet

    Tuesday, May 16

    The Huntingdon Middle School recognized its student-athletes at the annual banquet on Tuesday for the spring sports of girls’ soccer, boys’ soccer, baseball, and girls’ volleyball. The athletes for each sport all received a certificate of participation.

  • Boating Accident Claims Life

    Tuesday, May 16

    BENTON COUNTY — Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officers are investigating a fatal boating incident that occurred on Saturday, May 13. Jonathan A. Miller, a 24-year-old resident from Lawrence County, lost his life when his boat capsized on Kentucky Lake near Big Sandy in Benton County.

  • Latimer Receives Scholarship from HospitalityTN

    Tuesday, May 16

    The Carroll County Technical Center announces Daniel Latimer, a senior at McKenzie High School, was awarded the Hospitality Tennessee Education Foundation Scholarship for the HospitalityTN Education Foundation.

  • Expungement Clinic is Saturday

    Tuesday, May 16

    Carroll County Courts are hosting an Expungement and Resource Clinic on Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m. at the Carroll County Courthouse.

  • Woman Charged with Drugs in School Pickup Line

    Tuesday, May 16

    McKENZIE (May 10) — A McKenzie woman was charged with Simple Possession while she waited for a student and was parked in the school pickup line on May 10.

  • McKenzie to Pass $5.5 Million Budget

    Tuesday, May 16

    McKENZIE (May 11) — During Thursday’s regular meeting of the McKenzie Board of Mayor and Council, the first reading of the Fiscal Year 2023-24 Budget was approved. The second reading is June 15 with the budget taking effect on July 1, 2023. The budget for next year is $5,494,866 with an anticipated revenue totaling 6,046,662 creating a surplus of $551,796.

  • Carroll County Graduates 316 in Five Commencement Ceremonies

    Tuesday, May 16

    CARROLL COUNTY — A total of 316 high school seniors from five high schools in Carroll County received diplomas during the past week. West Carroll graduated 72 on Thursday, May 11. On Friday, Clarksburg graduated 20 and Hollow Rock-Bruceton graduated 39; Saturday, Huntingdon graduated 100 and on Sunday, McKenzie graduated 85. In The Banner’s coverage area is Gleason with an expected 36 to graduate on Friday, May 19. The McKenzie Banner will publish the names and individual photos of all graduates from the five special school districts in Carroll County and Gleason. That will publish on May 30.

  • McKenzie Couple Charged with Embezzling From Church

    Tuesday, May 16

    McKENZIE (May 6) — A McKenzie man and wife were arrested on six counts each for theft of property from a local church.

  • Williams Sentenced in School Threat

    Tuesday, May 16

    HUNTINGDON (May 10) — A McKenzie man received a jail sentence and a monetary fine for making an threat to schools in an online post.

  • Carroll County to Recognize Juneteenth as Holiday

    Tuesday, May 16

    HUNTINGDON (May 15) — On Monday, May 15, during the monthly regular meeting of the Carroll County Commission, the once-tabled Resolution 4-05-2023 to establish Juneteenth as a legal paid holiday for Carroll County was approved with a split vote. Following the State of Tennessee’s establishment of the holiday, Commissioner Barry Mac Murphy made the motion with board approval to untable the resolution. Commissioners Larry Spencer and Darrel Ridgely voted against untangling the resolution.

  • Carroll County Ranked Among the Lowest Cost of Living

    Tuesday, May 16

    Carroll County is ranked seventh as one of the lowest cost of living counties in Tennessee.

  • Nine Leaders Graduate from the Carroll County Chamber’s Adult Leadership Program

    Tuesday, May 16

    Nine local business, civic and government leaders graduated from the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce 2022 Adult Leadership Class. Since its inception in 1990, 428 people have graduated from the Chamber’s Adult Leadership program.

  • Recipes 5-16-23

    Tuesday, May 16

    Ready Shrimp Salad 1 (14 oz.) package frozen, cooked tortellini, thawed 1 pound cooked, peeled, veined shrimp 1/2 cup sliced ripe olives 1/2 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup zesty Italian salad dressin

  • McKenzie Police Reports

    Tuesday, May 16

    DUI — Jordan Deshaun Barnhart, 21, Hinkledale Road, McKenzie, was charged with DUI-First Offense and Speeding on May 10.

  • Huntingdon Police Reports

    Tuesday, May 16

    Theft — Jamie Walker, 45, of Trezevant was charged with Theft of Merchandise under $1000.

  • Carroll County General Sessions

    Tuesday, May 16

    HUNTINGDON (May 10) — The following cases were heard in Carroll County General Sessions Court on May 10.

  • Property Transfers

    Tuesday, May 16

    Emery Carlton Davison to Richard and Melanie Aldridge in District 8.

  • Marriage Licenses

    Tuesday, May 16

    Kevin Donald Clark, 58, of Huntingdon to Becky Lynn Alexander, 45, of Gulf Shores.

  • Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

    Tuesday, May 16

    Multiple Charges — Shaquise Long, 30, for McKenzie was charged with Driving under the Influence, Child Endangerment, and Driving on Revoked.

  • Nobody Can Take It Away From You!

    Tuesday, May 16

    Dad’s “formal” education ended with the third grade. He didn’t quit at that tender age by choice. His father decided he was needed at home more than he was down at the one-room schoolhouse beside Sugar Creek.

  • Calendar 5-16-23

    Tuesday, May 16

    Free BBQ Supper at McKenzie Church of Christ The McKenzie Church of Christ is hosting a free BBQ supper at the church on Highland Drive on Thursday, May 18, 5 to 7:30 p.m. or until food is gone. Dine in or carry out. The menu is BBQ, baked beans, salad, dessert and a drink (for dine-in only). The meal is free to all. Come enjoy the Christian fellowship. Everyone is welcome. For information, call 731-352-2106 or 731-695-6576.

  • Weekly 150: Anna Jarvis

    Tuesday, May 16

    At times I hold the self-proclaimed title of The King of Useless Information. One such example comes with Mother’s Day. The individual who was the ramrod for the creation of the holiday was Anna Jarvis. The interesting part of the story is that not long after her holiday created momentum, she turned against the holiday requesting it be rescinded because of its commercialism. While this story has very little to do directly with Tennessee history, I can’t help but share some of my useless knowledge.

  • Ruta Sepetys, Bestselling Author, Visits McKenzie High

    Friday, May 12

    McKENZIE (May 9, 2023) — Ruta Sepetys (Rūta Šepetys) is an internationally acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction published in over sixty countries and …