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In this issue

  • New Organization Offers Travel Opportunities for Students

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    DRESDEN (November 29)  — Area high school and college students now have a new opportunity for global travel, thanks to a new, local non-profit organization, Global Citizen Adventure Corps (GCAC). 

  • Inglenook Book Club December Meeting

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    The Inglenook Book Club met on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, for their annual Christmas Party at McKenzie Station restaurant in McKenzie. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the food was delicious.

  • McKenzie Garden Club December Meeting

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    The McKenzie Garden Club held their December meeting at the lovely home of Mrs. Glynda Rich.

  • The Old Christmasville Road

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    One of the oldest and most important roads in West Tennessee was the Christmasville Road built by western Carroll County settlers in the 1820s. 

  • Rotary Members Learn About LBL

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    McKENZIE — John Rufli, executive director of Friends of Land Between the Lakes, was the featured speaker at the Rotary Club of McKenzie on Tuesday, December 6. 

  • Huntingdon Football Celebrates Successful Season

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    HUNTINGDON (December 15) — Huntingdon football players, coaches, cheerleaders, and fans celebrated a successful season with a record of 11-3, making it to the semi-final round.

  • Rotary Club Tours Pottery Direct

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    McKENZIE (November 22) — Members of the Rotary Club of McKenzie toured Pottery Direct, one of McKenzie’s newest manufacturers on Tuesday, November 22. The company is located in the North McKenzie Industrial Park (Airport Park).

  • McKenzie Class of 1967 Holds 55-Year Reunion

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    Members of the McKenzie High School Class of 1967 held their 55-year reunion on October 8 at McKenzie Church of Christ.

  • Bilger Receives Meek Scholarship Award

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    MARTIN — Kelsea Koonce, of Dyersburg, and Hannah Bilger, of McKenzie, were recognized as the recipients of the Paul and Martha Meek Leadership Award during the University of Tennessee at Martin fall 2022 commencement Saturday, December 10.

  • Electric Department to Receive Pay Raise

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    HUNTINGDON (December 15) — Employees of the Carroll County Electric Department will receive a five-percent cost of living increase effective January 1, 2023. The CCED Board of Directors approved the increase during the December 15 meeting.

  • Ezell, Morris Among WestTeach Graduates

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    MARTIN — Alyssa Bynum and Bob Sparks live in different West Tennessee communities, but they share some things in common. Both are successful teachers, both are dedicated educators, and both are now WestTeach graduates. They were members of the fourth WestTeach class that graduated Dec. 13 at the University of Tennessee at Martin. 

  • Rotary Donates to Football Program

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    McKENZIE (December 13) — Rotary Club of McKenzie donated $1,000 to the McKenzie Rebels football program in an effort to purchase championship rings for the 2022 Class 1A State Championships.

  • TDOT Halts Highway Construction For the Holiday Travel Period

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    NASHVILLE (December 19) — Road construction won’t delay travelers during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

  • Cassidy, Sumrok Named Mr., Miss McKenzie High School

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    Jackson Cassidy and Lilly Sumrok were selected as Mr. and Miss McKenzie High School by their fellow students.

  • Snow in Forecast for Thursday Night

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    NORTHWEST TENNESSEE — The National Weather and West Tennessee Weather Online are forecasting bitter cold weather and possibly a slight accumulation of snow as Christmas approaches. Lows are predicted to be around 2 degrees on Friday night.

  • McKenzie School Board to Meet in Special Session

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    McKenzie Special School District Board of Education meets January 3, 2023, 3 p.m. at the Central Office on Bell Avenue.

  • Huntingdon Delays Purchase Of One Truck

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    HUNTINGDON (December 13) — The Town of Huntingdon voted to purchase one of two tandem-axle trucks in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022 and delay the other to the next fiscal year.

  • 2022 Christmas Greetings Special Edition

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    In this December 20 issue of The McKenzie Banner is the annual Christmas Greetings section, including Letters to Santa from McKenzie, Huntingdon, West Carroll and Gleason schools, area daycares, and other individuals who emailed their children’s letters in to The Banner. Staff members hope you enjoy this special publication. There were many hours of work necessary to type, Google the spelling of toys, and to compose the printed pages.

  • McKenzie Banner December 20, 2022

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022

  • McKenzie Banner Classifieds 12-20-22

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022

  • Lady Rebels Lose, Rebels Win Two During Week

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    McKenzie Lady Rebels, the Class 1A defending state champions lost two contests to Gibson County and Huntingdon, both Class 2A teams during the week. The Lady Rebels are suffering from a spate of injuries that have sidelined Savannah Davis, the Class 1A Miss Basketball, Madison Gilbert and Hannah Dillingham - all of whom played on the championship team last season.

  • West Carroll, Bradford Split Contests

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    West Carroll Lady War Eagles defeated Bradford’s Lady Red Devils 42, 34 on Thursday, December 15 at West Carroll High School.

  • Calendar 12-20-22

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    Carroll County Humane Society Christmas Open House The Carroll County Humane Society is hosting a Christmas Open House on Wednesday, December 21, from 4-7 p.m., at the shelter located at 21822 TN-22, McKenzie. This is a date change from December 22 due to the inclement weather forecast. Enjoy milk and cookies with the kitties and puppers while sharing the Angel gifts.

  • Tennessee Gas Prices Decrease

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    Average gasoline prices in Tennessee decreased 9.8 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.72 per gallon today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 3,821 stations in Tennessee. Prices in Tennessee are 47.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 26.3 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has fallen 14.1 cents in the last week and stands at $4.77 per gallon.

  • Carroll County General Sessions Court

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    The following cases were heard in Carroll County General Sessions Court on December 14.

  • Marriage Records

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    Christina Michelle French, 25, of Louisville to Kendall Troy Borders, 30, of Louisville.

  • Property Transfers

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    Brenda Marie Jones and others to Dassett at McKenzie LLC in district 22.

  • Huntingdon Police Reports

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    Multiple Charges — Matthew J. Rigney, 29, of Camden was cited for theft of property involving merchandise. He was also placed under arrest for a violation of an order of protection.

  • Carroll County Sheriff Department

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    Theft — December 5, Cody Roberts reports his two shotguns stolen from the backseat of his vehicle. Robert stated the two guns, were in a soft gun case and his vehicle was unlocked. The break-in happened around 4:30 p.m.

  • McKenzie Police Reports

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    DUI, Evading Arrest — Austin Bradley Cantrell, 27, Jeanette Circle, McKenzie was charged with DUI, Reckless Endangerment and Evading Arrest after he was stopped on December 14.

  • Weekly 150: McNairy County

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    After the death of Louise Hathcock, the legend of Buford Pusser began to snowball with each story or tale, some true, some stretched and others just outright untrue. Each week a new story would be published in the local papers. As the legend grew, so did the battles between Buford and the State Liners. Both sides believed violence was the answer to the problem at hand.

  • It’s All About Where The Heart Is

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    Someone asked about my most memorable Christmas. I cheated and said, “They are all memorable.” It was an easy and ready available retort. And it didn’t take any thought.

  • Notice to Creditors - MCLEMORE

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022

  • Three Arrested in McKenzie on Drug Charges

    Thursday, December 15, 2022

    McKENZIE (December 14) — A multi-agency drug investigation that began nine months ago by special agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the 24th Judicial District Drug Task Force, Huntingdon Police Department, McKenzie Police Department, and Carroll County Sheriff’s Office resulted in search warrants, arrests, and the seizure of drugs and weapons.