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McKenzie Banner Classifieds 7-19-22

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  • Huntingdon Museum Has Soft Opening July 23

    Tuesday, July 19

    The Town of Huntingdon, in partnership with the Bicentennial Committee, announced the soft opening of the Huntingdon Museum on Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. until noon. The museum is at 19805 Main Street East, across from City Hall.

  • Taylor Seeks County Commissioner Seat

    Tuesday, July 19

    My name is Bertha Taylor. I am seeking County Commissioner in District 2. I am a resident of Trezevant, Tenn. in the Wingo community. I should be a familiar name to you. I have 41 years experience as an employee and county official.

  • ‘Symphony on the Move’ on The Court Square Thursday

    Tuesday, July 19

    The Jackson Symphony will present a free community concert on the Court Square in Huntingdon on Thursday evening July 21 beginning at 6:30 p.m. “Symphony on the Move” is an hour-long event sponsored by Huntingdon’s Paula Atkins and Clarksburg Mayor Howell Wayne Todd in cooperation with the Dixie and the Town of Huntingdon.

  • TCAT McKenzie to Host Community Block Party

    Tuesday, July 19

    The Tennessee College of Applied Technology in McKenzie hosts its first block party Friday, July 22, 2022 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

  • UT Martin Becomes Bee Campus USA Affiliate

    Tuesday, July 19

    MARTIN (AP) — The University of Tennessee at Martin has committed to improving its landscape for pollinators and is now an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, officials said.

  • Huntingdon Schools Release Supply Lists

    Tuesday, July 19

    Huntingdon Primary and Huntingdon Middle School released the 2022-23 kindergarten through eighth grade school supply lists Thursday, July 14. High school students will receive a list when classes start August 2.

  • Farmers Market News

    Tuesday, July 19

    The Farmers Market Tomato Festival was a great success, bringing in over 340 customers. Lots of early shoppers purchased the bushels of beautiful ripe tomatoes, which did not last long. Customers sampled and bought great salsa and tasted and received recipes for savory tomato pie and a tomato salad. Our fun “tomato splat balls” were a big hit with our children visiting the market.

  • Local Storytellers to Highlight Bicentennial Celebration August 6

    Tuesday, July 19

    The Dixie Carter Performing Arts & Academic Enrichment Center hosts three of Carroll County’s best storytellers for a free event in celebration of Huntingdon’s bicentennial. Robert “Gus” Radford, Judge John Everett Williams, and W. Kent Jones will tell “Stories From the Past” on Saturday, August 6 at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1:15.

  • McKenzie Rebels Prepare for 2022 Season

    Tuesday, July 19

    The McKenzie Rebels are preparing for the 2022 football season by twice-daily practices and through 7 on 7 contests with other schools.

  • Music, Food Raises Funds for Huntingdon Mustangs

    Tuesday, July 19

    HUNTINGDON (July 15) — The Huntingdon Quarterback Club hosted an event of music and food on Friday, July 15 on the parking lot of Cornerstone in downtown.

  • RYLA Attendees Speak to Rotary

    Tuesday, July 19

    McKENZIE (July 12) — McKenzie High School juniors Skyelor DeLoach and Belle O’Brien spoke to McKenzie’s Rotary Club Tuesday, July 12, in a regular meeting at McKenzie Station Bar and Grill. Skyelor and Belle represented McKenzie High School and McKenzie Rotary at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) camp in June.

  • Henderson, Barron to Wed November 12

    Tuesday, July 19

    Audra Frances Henderson, of Reform, Ala., and Jason Shane Barron, of Starkville, Miss., are excited to share the wonderful news of their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Audra and Jason reside in Jackson, Tenn., where they will be united in marriage with their exchange of vows on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at 6 p.m. in the evening at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

  • Humphreys Seeks County Commission, Huntingdon School Board Seats

    Tuesday, July 19

    Rakaya Humphreys, Head Start/Early Head Start (HS/EHS) Director, has been employed with Head Start (HS) programs for over 22 years. She oversees Head Start, Early Head Start and Pre-K programs in the counties of Benton, Carroll, Gibson, Henry, Lake, Obion, Madison, and Weakley counties. In total, this program serves a total of 871 at-risk, low-income families and children.

  • TCAT McKenzie Student Earns Certifications

    Tuesday, July 19

    Nathan Crenshaw, an Information Technology Systems Management student at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in McKenzie recently received his CompTIA Network+ certification. He also received his IT Operations certification for having his CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications.

  • ‘The Red Caboose’ Concession Stand Opens in McKenzie

    Tuesday, July 19

    The Red Caboose opened Monday, July 18, in McKenzie’s downtown, beside the McKenzie Station Splash Pad.

  • More Candidates Qualify for November 8 Election

    Tuesday, July 19

    As the August 18 qualification deadline nears for the November 8 Local Municipal Election, more candidates have qualified to be on the ballots.

  • Two Longtime Paris Attorneys Died Saturday

    Tuesday, July 19

    PARIS — Two longtime attorneys died Saturday. Fred McLean, 72, and William Neese, 77 both had distinguished careers.

  • County Schools Announce Back To School Events

    Tuesday, July 19

    As the first day back to school inches closer, select Carroll County schools have announced orientation, open house, and registration dates for students. Students return to school Tuesday, August 2 for a half-day.

  • City November Election, 2022-23 Budget Approved

    Tuesday, July 19

    McKENZIE (July 14) — Two meetings were held at McKenzie City Hall July 14.

  • Gleason School Alumni Honor 1940s, 1950s Grads

    Tuesday, July 19

    Gleason School Alumni Association Lifetime Charter Members, 1940s and 1950s were honored July 17, 2022, at a reception/recognition ceremony at First United Methodist Church in Gleason Tenn.

  • Early Voting Underway for August Election

    Tuesday, July 19

    HUNTINGDON — Early voting is underway for the August 4 general election and state and federal primaries.

  • Milan Man Found Dead on Rural Road Outside McKenzie

    Tuesday, July 19

    McKENZIE — On July 10, 2022, the Weakley County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the Bells Store Rd. and Patterson Road area just outside of McKenzie, Tenn. There had been a report of a person lying on the road. When they arrived, they found Terry Beard, 49, of Milan, Tenn., lying on the side of the road. He had suffered a gunshot wound and was deceased.

  • Historic Time Capsule’s Contents Are Wet

    Tuesday, July 19

    HUNTINGDON (July 15) — What county officials hoped would be a day of celebration instead resulted in disgust when the time capsule buried July 28, 1972 was opened.

  • Wade Announces Candidacy For County Road Supervisor

    Tuesday, July 19

    I am Ronnie Wade and I am asking for your vote for Carroll County Road Supervisor (District 2). Scotty Bailey is retiring after many years of service. The election is August 4 with early voting extending through July 30.

  • Carroll County Active Living Workshop is July 25

    Tuesday, July 19

    Carroll County was selected to participate as a pilot program for an Active Living Workshop presented by Health by Design and the Tennessee Department of Health. The workshop is Monday, July 25 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., with lunch provided, at Bethel University’s Vera Low Center in Activities Room A and B.

  • Cachengo Closet to Host Back to School Shopping Days

    Tuesday, July 19

    Cachengo Closet is hosting back to school shopping July 25-30 from noon until 6 p.m. each day. The Cachengo Closet is open to the public with no appointments needed to shop. All clothes are free with zero income requirements.

  • State Releases District TCAP Scores

    Tuesday, July 19

    NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Education released the 2021-22 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) district-level reports July 6. The results include Fall 2021 end-of-course exams (EOCs) and Spring 2022 exams in English language arts (ELA), mathematics, science and social studies.

  • Athletics Hall-of-Fame Nominations Being Accepted

    Tuesday, July 19

    The Bethel Athletic Department and the University take great pride in the BU Sports Hall of Fame. Each October during Homecoming week, the University honors individuals who have excelled as athletes, team members, coaches and staff, or contributors.

  • Local Students Previewed as 2023 West Tennessee Top Athletes

    Tuesday, July 19

    With the 2022-23 school year fast approaching, several local athletes have been getting mentions as top West Tennessee athletes headed into the new school year.

  • 2022 McKenzie Middle Football Jamboree

    Tuesday, July 19

    Football season is fast approaching with the middle school Rebels already practicing and the High School Rebels getting ready to go full pad practices on July 25.

  • McKenzie Ranks Among Most Tax-Friendly for Retirees

    Tuesday, July 19

    Even during retirement, people are still taxpayers, and tax burdens faced in retirement could influence where they decide to spend their golden years.

  • Carroll, Henry County Are Among Top 5 Retirement Counties in State

    Tuesday, July 19

    Stacker compiled a list of the top 15 best counties to retire in Tennessee using data from Niche. Niche ranks counties based on a variety of factors, including cost of living, healthcare, recreation and weather.

  • Sen. Stevens Encourages Citizens to Utilize Upcoming Sales Tax Holidays

    Tuesday, July 19

    NASHVILLE (July 15) — State Senator John Stevens (R-Huntingdon) encourages citizens to take advantage of Tennessee’s new and traditional upcoming sales tax holidays.

  • Jason R. Martin Announces County Commission Candidacy

    Tuesday, July 19

    My name is Jason R. Martin and I am seeking the position of Carroll County Commissioner for District 9.

  • Thomas Announces District 4 Commissioner Candidacy

    Tuesday, July 19

    This August, I ask for your support and vote as the lone conservative Republican in the District 4 County Commission race. I’ve served on the Carroll County Fire Department for the last 10 years and Carroll County Rescue the last three.

  • Hal Eason Announces County Commission Re-election Bid

    Tuesday, July 19

    My name is Hal Eason and I am once again seeking a third term as your District 4 County Commissioner. Thank you for voting for me in the past and thank you for voting for me now.

  • And You Think Gasoline Is Expensive!

    Tuesday, July 19

    I’m not much for buying things on the side of the road. Cathy insisted. She wanted some fresh home-grown tomatoes. I got to thinking about a good BLT with just the right amount of mayonnaise. And I hadn’t had a baloney and tomato sandwich in years...

  • Marriage Licenses

    Tuesday, July 19

    Haley Lia Hughes, 22, of McKenzie to James Daniel McCord, Jr., 23, of McKenzie.

  • Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

    Tuesday, July 19

    DUI — Andrew Blaine Howell, 21, of 2250 Highway 77, Atwood, was charged with DUI during a July 10 traffic stop in Atwood.

  • Property Transfers

    Tuesday, July 19

    Sterling Shores, LLC to Steven G. and Michele L. Harn in District 7.

  • General Sessions Report

    Tuesday, July 19

    The following cases were heard in Carroll County General Sessions Court on July 13 and 14.

  • McKenzie Police Reports

    Tuesday, July 19

    Domestic Assault — On Wednesday morning, July 13, shortly after midnight, Shamira Haynes of McKenzie contacted police informing them that her husband, Anthony Haynes had just assaulted her at their Walnut Street residence.

  • Calendar 7-19-22

    Tuesday, July 19

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

  • Recipes 7-19-22

    Tuesday, July 19

    Banana Split Cake Graham Cracker crust 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine Small can crushed pineapple Maraschino cherries 2 cup powdered sugar 2 eggs 4 bananas Chopped nuts Large tub cool whip

  • Weekly 150: Looking Back

    Tuesday, July 19

    After the opening of the Sesquicentennial vault was a bust thanks to water damage. I decided to look through the Banners 1972 archives and find a little memorabilia for our readers.

  • Back to School in McKenzie

    Tuesday, July 19

    Teachers’ cars are in the parking lots. The sounds of the band practicing have returned to Holly Hills, the neighboring subdivision. The soccer girls are practicing when I drive by headed to breakfast. Middle and high school football players are on the practice fields. All of our schools have fresh wax on the halls. These indicate that the class of 2023 are about to begin their senior year. Students will attend the traditional half-day August 2nd and begin a full day schedule August 3. I want to welcome all of our new and returning students for what is going to be an exciting year.