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McKenzie Banner Classifieds 7-26-22

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In this issue

  • McKenzie Teachers Prepare for August 2

    Tuesday, July 26

    The McKenzie Special School District faculty and staff are spending the last week before school starts in inservice, preparing to welcome students back August 2.

  • Arrests Made In Drug Sweep Of State, Local Agencies

    Tuesday, July 26

    CARROLL COUNTY — An ongoing joint investigation by special agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Huntingdon Police Department, and McKenzie Police Department has resulted in the arrest of four people on drug, weapons, and child endangerment charges.

  • Innovative Paving is in Progress Along US79 North

    Tuesday, July 26

    HENRY COUNTY — An innovative asphalt grinding and paving operation is in progress between McKenzie and Paris on U.S. 79 (S.R. 76).  In one operation, Dustrol, Inc. of Kansas removes the top layer of asphalt, conditions it and reapplies it.

  • Citizens Offered Limited Viewing of Time Capsule Contents

    Tuesday, July 26

    HUNTINGDON (July 22) — The contents of the time capsule, buried in July 1972, was placed on display last Thursday and Friday for a limited-time showing.

  • Huntingdon Museum Hosts Opening

    Tuesday, July 26

    HUNTINGDON (July 23) — Citizens of Carroll were treated to a ‘soft opening’ of the Huntingdon Museum, located across from City Hall in Huntingdon.

  • Chick-fil-A Celebrates 10 Years in McKenzie, Announces Menu Expansion

    Tuesday, July 26

    Chick-fil-A celebrated its ten-year anniversary July 19 with a little help from Sweet Jordan’s and the Snack Shack food trucks parked outside of Bethel University’s Vera Low Center. The celebration was from noon until 5 p.m. 

  • McKenzie Special School District Board of Education to Meet August 2

    Tuesday, July 26

    McKENZIE —  McKenzie Special School Board of Education meets Tuesday, August 2, 5:30 p.m. at the Board of Education office, 114 Bell Avenue, McKenzie.

  • McKenzie Youth Football Registration

    Tuesday, July 26

    Flag and Tackle Football When: Saturday, July 30, 9 a.m.-NOON; Tuesday, August 2, 6-8 p.m.; Saturday, August 6, 9 a.m.-NOON

  • Rebels Go Full Pads, Scrimmage this Week

    Tuesday, July 26

    This year’s McKenzie Rebels are continuing to get prepared for the 2022 campaign going to full pads this week and host a scrimmage on Friday, July 29 against McNairy County and another scrimmage on Friday, August 5 against Lexington. They will travel to Henry County and participate in the Henry County Jamboree on Friday, August 12 playing against McCracken County at 8:30 p.m.

  • Virginia House Campaigns for District 7 County Commissioner Seat

    Tuesday, July 26

    My name is Virginia “Ginger” House and I am asking for your vote for Carroll County Commissioner for District 7.

  • Huntingdon School Board Prepares For New Year

    Tuesday, July 26

    HUNTINGDON — The Huntingdon School Board met in their regular monthly session on Thursday, July 21. They approved several new hires, retirements, transfers, and resignations.

  • Coach Wilkins Hosts Girls Basketball Camp

    Tuesday, July 26

    Rebel and Lady Rebel basketball coach John Wilkins hosted a girls basketball camp July 11-14 for incoming first- through eighth graders at the McKenzie High School gymnasium. Coach Wilkins and his staff of Lady Rebels coached campers on free throws, dribbling, passing and more.

  • Farmers Market News

    Tuesday, July 26

    The Farmers Market had an abundance of fresh tomatoes, watermelons, cantaloupes, onions, squash, zucchini, carrots, and cucumbers. However, it sold out fast. If you are interested in produce, be sure to arrive early.

  • The Homemade Jam Band Brings Kentucky Bluegrass to McKenzie

    Tuesday, July 26

    The summer concert series Nights on Broadway once again relocated to the McKenzie Park Theatre on July 21 due to excessive heat.

  • McKenzie Band Practices for 2022 Season

    Tuesday, July 26

    The 2022 session of McKenzie High School Band Camp was July 11-15 for percussion and color guard students and July 18-22 for all members. The camp lasted from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day, with the band practicing outside in the mornings and inside during the afternoons. 

  • Carroll County Library Concludes Kids’ Summer Program

    Tuesday, July 26

    HUNTINGDON — On Thursday, July 21, the Carroll County Library hosted the Summer Reading Grand Finale with events for the children.

  • Weakley County Fair Returns to Gleason July 30-August 6

    Tuesday, July 26

    After a difficult seven months following the December 2021 tornado, Weakley County hosts its second annual fair. The fair is July 30-August 6 at the Gleason Raceway at 5469 State Route 22 South in Gleason. 

  • HVAC Unit Installed in McKenzie Elementary Gym

    Tuesday, July 26

    As McKenzie Elementary School administrators prepare for the first day of school, they are also celebrating the installment of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit inside the school’s gymnasium.

  • 2022 Bassmaster Junior National Championship is at 1000 Acre Lake

    Tuesday, July 26

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Talented young anglers from across the country converge in Huntingdon, Tenn., July 29-30 for the 2022 Bassmaster Junior National Championship for second- through eighth-grade anglers. This marks the seventh year the Carroll County Thousand Acre Recreational Lake hosts the Bassmaster Junior National Championship. 

  • Henry County Medical Center Welcomes John Tucker as Chief Executive Officer

    Tuesday, July 26

    PARIS — Henry County Medical Center (HCMC) welcomes John Tucker as chief executive officer starting Monday, July 25, 2022. Tucker was officially hired in June at the monthly Board of Trustees meeting.  

  • 4-H’ers Can Now Receive College Credit

    Tuesday, July 26

    KNOXVILLE — Every 4-H’er knows the project portfolio is the culmination of years of work on the part of the youth. Whether they choose to learn in-depth about what it takes to rear a calf or colt, how to manage and coordinate a garden or how to research and present a first-rate presentation, the 4-H project portfolio represents a tremendous effort on the part of senior 4-H students. Now they can get college credits for their work.

  • TWRA to Consider Creation of 900-Acre Waterfowl Refuge at Big Sandy

    Tuesday, July 26

    NASHVILLE (July 21) — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is soliciting public comment on a Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission proposal to create a 900-acre waterfowl refuge at Big Sandy WMA. If implemented, the refuge would be closed to all access from November 15 through February 12, 2023.

  • Required Masking Reinstated at Henry County Medical Center, Its Facilities

    Tuesday, July 26

    PARIS — Effective July 22, 2022, Henry County Medical Center and its affiliated clinics and facilities will reinstate our masking policy.

  • Gas Prices See Steady Decline Across the Nation

    Tuesday, July 26

    Average gasoline prices declined in Jackson in the last week, averaging $3.819 per gallon July 24, according to GasBuddy’s survey of stations in Tennessee. Prices in Jackson were $4.556 per gallon a month ago and $2.767 per gallon one year ago. The national average price of regular gas has declined by 20 cents in the last week and stands at $4.327 per gallon.

  • Inglenook Book Club News

    Tuesday, July 26

    The Inglenook Book Club met July 13 at 3 p.m. at Lakeside Senior Living Community in McKenzie with 17 members in attendance. The meeting was called to order by President Carolyn Moore who opened with thanking our hostesses Zia Locke and Gayron Lyles for serving delicious pound cake, chocolates, and assorted beverages. The tables were decorated with red, white, and blue decor.

  • Highway 641 Widening Project Could Reconvene if Funding Made Available

    Tuesday, July 26

    PARIS — Henry County Mayor John Penn Ridgeway stated he along with  Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton and State Representative Tandy Darby drove out to Puryear to go over details of what will be a 3.1-mile portion of the highway that will start around Howard Road in Henry County and go to the Kentucky state line.

  • Calendar 7-26-22

    Tuesday, July 26

    Olive Branch Cemetery Day A Cemetery Day is at Olive Branch Cemetery on Friday, August 5. A potluck meal is at noon. Those who cannot attend, please mail donations to Earl Davis, 1800 Highway 140 N., Cottage Grove TN. 38224.

  • Recipes 7-26-22

    Tuesday, July 26

    Hello Dolly Cookies 1/4 cup butter 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 1 cup butterscotch bits 1 cup coconut 1 cup chocolate chips 1 cup chopped nuts 1 can sweetened condensed milk

  • Property Transfers

    Tuesday, July 26

    Richard Norden to Lucian Kee Jr. in District 15.

  • Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

    Tuesday, July 26

    DUI, Public Intoxication — Jennifer Dawn Parker, 39, of 154 Lexington Street, Bruceton, was charged with DUI, public intoxication, and violation of implied consent following a July 15 incident in Bruceton.

  • Huntingdon Police Reports

    Tuesday, July 26

    Theft, Drug Paraphernalia — Jamie Patrick O’Mahoney, 22, of Huntingdon was charged with two counts of theft of property and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia on June 25 in Huntingdon.

  • Marriage Licenses

    Tuesday, July 26

    James Franklin Hudspeth, 23, of Union City to Casey Ruth Langley, 24, of Greenfield.

  • General Sessions Report

    Tuesday, July 26

    HUNTINGDON — The following cases were heard in Carroll General Sessions Court on July 20 and 21.

  • McKenzie Police Reports

    Tuesday, July 26

    Criminal Trespass — McKenzie Police Sgt. Trey Boucher located Maurice Lawrence, 29, of McKenzie at a local convenience store early Monday morning, July 25 with knowledge that he had been banned from the store. Lawrence was arrested and charged with Criminal Trespassing and transported to Carroll County Jail.

  • Weekly 150: Looking Back

    Tuesday, July 26

    This week, I decided to pull an archive I’ve not looked at since working on this column. Much to my surprise 1981, was something of an interesting year for McKenzie and Carroll County.

  • Court of Appeals Whittles Away Protections of Open Meeting Law

    Tuesday, July 26

    It is difficult to watch Tennessee courts roll back the meaning of the sunshine law.

  • Morris In Favor of Holland Re-election

    Tuesday, July 26

    I opposed Jill Holland when she first ran for mayor.

  • What Goes Around MIGHT Come Around

    Tuesday, July 26

    Phil Cook was never not in my life...

  • Ballot Ad

    Monday, July 25

  • Notice to Creditors - PATE

    Monday, July 25