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McKenzie Banner Classifieds 8-2-22

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In this issue

  • Students Return to School August 2

    Tuesday, August 2

    Students from around the county start back to school Tuesday, August 2 after a two-month summer break. The first day of school is a half-day for students, from 8 a.m. until 11:15 a.m.

  • Phipps Named Tennessee Pharmacists Association President

    Tuesday, August 2

    NASHVILLE (July 27) — The Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA) announced Dr. Jay Phipps, owner of four community pharmacy locations in McKenzie, Jackson, Huntingdon and Waverly, as the organization’s 2022-23 president. Dr. Phipps resides in McKenzie and is a Carroll County commissioner.

  • Huntingdon Town Council Approves New Dixie Director

    Tuesday, August 2

    HUNTINGDON (July 26) — After some animated discussion regarding Mayor Dale Kelley’s recommendation of Angela DeMaris to become executive director of the Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center, the council voted 4-3 to approve her for the position. DeMaris was serving as Director of Operations but had also been unofficially doing the theater director’s duties as well after Lori Nolen resigned. The position was not filled immediately due to the COVID pandemic.

  • Electric Bills Surge During Record Demand

    Tuesday, August 2

    HUNTINGDON (July 28) — Carroll County Electric Department customers are opening their monthly statements to electric bills that are on average 21 percent higher than the same period last year. That was the information coming from the monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of the CCED on Thursday, July 28.

  • County to Amend Highway Budget, Purchase New Voting Machines

    Tuesday, August 2

    HUNTINGDON (August 8) — The purchase of new voting machines is on the August 8 agenda of the Carroll County Commission.  The estimated cost of new machines for every precinct is $250,000. The machines are not expected to be ready for the November 2022 elections in Carroll County.

  • County Residents Qualify For November 8 Election

    Tuesday, August 2

    As the August 18 qualification deadline nears, more Carroll County candidates have qualified for the November 8 Local Municipal Election.

  • Seasonal Unemployment Affects Tennessee Counties

    Tuesday, August 2

    NASHVILLE (July 28) — New data released by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development showed increased unemployment rates across the United States and Tennessee during June. The country’s unemployment rate in June was 3.8%, a 0.4 percent-point increase from May’s rate. Tennessee’s June unemployment rate was 4.3%, a 0.9 percent-point increase from May’s rate. Taking seasonal unemployment into account, there is little change between the two months. Both entities have decreased unemployment rates from June 2021. 

  • Paris Utility Authority Receives Electric Vehicle Fast-Charging Infrastructure Grant

    Tuesday, August 2

    NASHVILLE (July 28) — The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced Paris Utility Authority as one of twelve entities receiving a total grant funding of $5.2 million to install direct current fast-charging (DCFC) infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs) along prioritized interstate or major highway corridors across the state. 

  • Cachengo Closet Opens in McKenzie

    Tuesday, August 2

    McKENZIE (July 29) — There is a new service agency in McKenzie. Cachengo Closet is located in a small portion of the former hospital building on Hospital Drive. Other parts of the building will be used as a campus for the development of advanced computer technology and other services of Cachengo.

  • Stafford Real Estate Welcomes New Affiliate Broker

    Tuesday, August 2

    Stafford Real Estate recently announced Valarie Flippin McMackin as new affiliate broker.  

  • County Budget Committee Recommends Budget Amendment, Elevator Repair

    Tuesday, August 2

     HUNTINGDON (July 28) — Members of the Carroll County Budget Committee voted to send a budget amendments for the Highway Department and budgetary appropriations for new voting machines for the Election Commission during its Thursday, July 28 meeting.

  • Three Cases of Potomac Horse Fever Found in Tennessee

    Tuesday, August 2

    NASHVILLE — State Veterinarian Dr. Samantha Beaty advises horse owners to be alert after another confirmed case of Potomac Horse Fever (PHF) in Tennessee. This week’s detection in a horse in Wayne County adds to the two confirmed cases in DeKalb and Rutherford counties earlier this month. 

  • McKenzie Banner August 2, 2022

    Tuesday, August 2

  • TDOT SmartWay Traffic, TDOTFIX Now Available on MyTN

    Tuesday, August 2

    NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced SmartWay traffic information and the new TDOTFIX are now available on MyTN, the mobile app that makes it easier for Tennesseans to access state government services. 

  • Bethel Athletics Earns Gold Status In Champions of Character

    Tuesday, August 2

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the seventh straight year Bethel University was recognized as a Champions of Character Five-Star Institution. Bethel is one of 157 Five-Star winners in the nation.

  • Flashback to Return to Nights on Broadway

    Tuesday, August 2

    Nights on Broadway continues August 4 with Flashback, McKenzie’s local throwback band.

  • HCMC Marketing, Public Relations Department Receive Recognition

    Tuesday, August 2

    PARIS — Henry County Medical Center (HCMC) Marketing and Public Relations Department as well as the grant staff of the Paris-Henry County Healthcare Foundation recently received recognition in two different healthcare marketing award programs.

  • Bethel Athletics Announces Staff Changes

    Tuesday, August 2

    McKENZIE (August 1) — Bethel University Director of Athletics Brad Chappell announced changes involving three staff members within the athletic department. 

  • Carroll County Students Receive Scholarships from UT Martin

    Tuesday, August 2

    MARTIN (July 26) — Two Carroll County Students have been awarded scholarships to attend the University of Tennessee at Martin for the 2022-23 academic year, according to Dr. James Mantooth, executive director, Office of Enrollment Services and Student Engagement. 

  • COVID-19 Cases Spike in Tri-Counties

    Tuesday, August 2

    COVID-19 numbers are on the rise once again. The week of July 17-23, Tennessee averaged 2,888 positive cases out of 6,182 tests per day. Seven cases per day resulted in hospitalization, and 13 resulted in death. 

  • Gas Prices Fall for Seventh Straight Week

    Tuesday, August 2

    Average gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 16.2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.75/g on August 1, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 3,821 stations in Tennessee.

  • TnAchieves Needs Mentors by October 21

    Tuesday, August 2

    TnAchieves, a privately-funded scholarship and mentoring program, needs more than 7,500 mentors by October 21, 2022 ensure every student in the TN Promise Class of 2023 has access to local mentor support.

  • General Election, Party Primaries are August 4

    Tuesday, August 2

    Tennessee voters will go to the polls August 4 to elect candidates in various offices in the general election and state and federal primaries. In Carroll County, the general election includes all county and school board offices, along with primaries in state representatives, governor and U.S. Congress.

  • Weekly 150: Looking Back

    Tuesday, August 2

    Running short on research ideas, I decided to do another looking back article. This week, someone had left the 2006 edition laying out so I took a little look and this is the just a few treasures I found.

  • Morris Supports Logan Re-election

    Tuesday, August 2

    I met Larry Logan in 1981, when I came to Grace Baptist Church, where I would serve as pastor for 34 years. Larry was the Juvenile Judge with an office in McKenzie. I sought his help with a youth headed for trouble. He was eager to help then, and he had continued to be a tremendous help to youth and others, I have observed him during his tenure as judge. His love for people, his honesty and his knowledge of the law are apparent when he is on the bench.

  • Taking Dead Aim At Old Memories

    Tuesday, August 2

    I hadn’t bought a BB in years. Well, over 60 in fact. I wasn’t sure they even made the things anymore. The young man at Ace Hardware pointed to the next aisle over like hundreds came in everyday looking for them.

  • Stafford Real Estate

    Monday, June 20