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Jane Blow   HUNTINGDON, Tenn. - Mrs. Jane Blow, 80, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Saturday, December 2, 2023 at her home. Funeral services will be private for family. Mrs. Blow was born …
Lucian Milbern Kee, Jr BUENA VISTA, Tenn. - Mr. Lucian Milbern “Luke” Kee, Jr, 54, of Buena Vista, Tennessee, died Sunday, December 3, 2023 at the Baptist Hospital in Huntingdon. Funeral services are …
Wilma Crider Smith HUNTINGDON, Tenn. - Wilma Crider Smith of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at the age of 98.   The funeral service are …
Kenneth Harold Russell TREZEVANT, Tenn.  - Kenneth Harold Russell was born April 17, 1939, in Trezevant, Tennessee.  He went home to be with Christ his Savior on December 4, 2023, at Baptist Hospital in …
Billy Joe 'Fireball' Roberts BILLY JOE ‘FIREBALL’ ROBERTS 1940 — 2023 HOLLOW ROCK — Funeral services for Billy Joe ‘Fireball’ Roberts, 83, are Thursday, December 7, 1 p.m. at …
Calendar of Events
    • Lifeline Blood Drives

      Lifeline Blood Services is having blood drives in the tri-county area on the following December dates.

    • Calendar 12-5-23

      Beginner Computer Classes Carroll County Library is hosting free Beginning Computer Classes. Classes are one-hour increments, 3-7 p.m. on the …

    • Local Christmas Events 2023

      McKenzie Thursday, November 30 Mistletoe Christmas, 7 p.m., presented by Carroll Arts, McKenzie Park Theatre, $5.

    • Ways to Support the Rebels, Attend the Game

      McKENZIE (November 27) — For the third consecutive year, the McKenzie High School Rebels football team is headed back to Chattanooga to the …

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Graduation 2023

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Community Focus
Pancakes with Bethel’s President
McKENZIE (November 27) — It was final tests week at Bethel University for the Fall 2023 seminar. A night of fun honored the …
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Superb Training Open for Business
McKENZIE (December 2) — Kory Wilson, owner of Superb Training, cut the ribbon signifying the opening of the fitness center. …
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UT Martin’s Freeman Speaks to McKenzie Rotary
McKENZIE (November 14) — On Tuesday, Dr. Yancy Freeman Sr., chancellor of UT Martin, spoke to the McKenzie Rotary Club. The …
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McKenzian Operates ‘Santa Train’
Stephen Brown, a lifelong McKenzie native and CSX engineer, had the recent honor of working the CSX Santa Train, which runs through …
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CASA Expands Services to Carroll County
(October 27) — Gibson County Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) announces the expansion of its services to …
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Huntingdon Mustangs
Riverside Panthers Stop Mustangs’ Playoff Advance HUNTINGDON (November 17) — On Friday night, Huntingdon hosted Riverside at Paul Ward Stadium for the second matchup of the season between the two teams. Although the Mustangs defeated the Panthers the first time the two teams met on September 29, 22-15, a series of missed opportunities and untimely turnovers ended Huntingdon’s playoff advancement as they lost to Riverside, 24-7.
Huntingdon Mustangs Kennel the Bulldogs to Advance in the Playoffs HUNTINGDON (November 10) — On Friday, Huntingdon hosted the Milan Bulldogs in the second round of the TSSAA Class 2A playoffs at Paul Ward Stadium. The second match-up of the season between the two teams mirrored the first. The Bulldogs led throughout the first quarter after posting two early scores but were shut down for the remainder of the game as the Mustang defense forced three turnovers. The Huntingdon offense posted 42 unanswered points until the last play of the game. The final score of 49-20 included a perfect night for placekicker Grayson Anderson who was 7 for 7 with extra point attempts. This week, Huntingdon hosts a repeat match-up with the Riverside Panthers in the playoff quarterfinals.
Huntingdon’s Gray Eubanks Is Mr. Football Semifinalist HERMITAGE (November 2) — On Thursday, November 2, the TSSAA released the list of semifinalists for the Mr. Football Awards. Among those listed is Huntingdon’s Gray Eubanks. The junior quarterback / free-safety is on the list of candidates for Division 1, Class 2A.
McKenzie, Huntingdon Advance in State Playoffs HERMITAGE (November 3) — After one round of action in the TSSAA State Football Playoffs, the herd has thinned from 32 to 16 teams.
McKenzie Rebels
Rebels to Play in Rematch for State Bid With two weeks remaining in the 2023 football season, the Rebels are on the cusp of making a third consecutive trip to play for the TSSAA State Football Championship. To make it to the final round, McKenzie will have to battle it out in a rematch with the undefeated Dresden Lions. Two other teams have the same goal in mind, South Pittsburg and Oliver Springs.
Rebels Advance to Semifinals After Nailbiter LYNCHBURG (November 17) — On Friday night, in what promised to be one of the best games in the playoff series, the McKenzie Rebels and the Moore County Raiders did not disappoint. Coming down to the wire, McKenzie defeated Moore County 28-27 advancing to the semifinal round of the TSSAA Playoffs. The Rebels moved one step closer to an opportunity to play for a second state championship.
Lady Rebels Win Home Opener McKENZIE (November 16) — McKenzie Lady Rebels won their opening contest for the 2023-24 season about the USJ Lady Bruins on Thursday, November 16. In the nightcap, McKenzie Rebels lost to the Bruins. The Rebels, in their second season game, lost to the Bruins. The Rebels have few players in the early season as they await the addition of players who also play on the football team.
Editor's Sidelines

Should Habitual Winners Be Punished by the TSSAA?

Sitting in the media workroom Friday afternoon, I witnessed Alcoa win its ninth consecutive TSSAA Football Championship with twenty-two overall championships. Instantly, I hear chatter about how they should move up to 4A or even 5A. Then after McKenzie was defeated, I walked back into the media workroom feeling rather dejected. After a few minutes, I was thinking about how it would be nice not to have to play South Pittsburg ever again because they need to be playing in 2A or 3A. After all, it’s just not fair.

Weekly 150: Kemmons Wilson

In the mid-20th century, the American hospitality landscape underwent a transformation, thanks to the visionary entrepreneur Kemmons Wilson. His pioneering spirit and commitment to excellence culminated in the creation of Holiday Inn, a brand that would redefine the standards of the hotel industry and helped create jobs throughout the south including McKenzie.
Hunker Down with Kes

If I Had Married Kay, I’d Have The Answers

I always think about Chandler King on December 7. He is the only person I have ever actually known who was at Pearl Harbor on that fateful day in 1941. Of course, he never said a word about it to me.

Weekly 150: A Knoxville Thanksgiving

While digging around for inspiration this week, I began looking for interesting tales or stories about Thanksgiving in Tennessee. Well, let’s just say that all I could find were stories about the first Thanksgiving in 1621 or diatribes tearing down the holiday for whatever reason. Then I found something interesting and decided I would share it in its entirety this week. It comes from the Knoxville History Project, a group interested in promoting the history of Knoxville.
Bethel President Butler Honored by Faculty, Staff McKENZIE (November 30) — Bethel University President Walter Butler and wife, Jennifer were honored by the faculty, staff, and Student Government Association during a reception held in Butler’s honor on Thursday, November 30 at noon.
Colemans Celebrate 70th Anniversary On December 6, 1953, Martha Evelyn Tate married Julian M. “Ted” Coleman of Trezevant at Poplar Springs Baptist Church in the Gann community near Milan.
Winners in Miss Bethel, Miss Carroll County McKENZIE (November 18) — Bethel University hosted the Miss Bethel University Volunteer and the Miss Carroll County Volunteer pageants on Saturday, November 18 on the college campus.
Bethel University Selects Interim President McKENZE (November14) — Reverend Dr. Bob Watkins will serve as the interim president of Bethel University beginning January 1, 2024.
Watkins Brothers Selected Administrators of the Year The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) selected two McKenzie natives and brothers as School System Administrators of the Year.
    • McKenzie Police Reports

      Driving on Suspended License — Steven J. Thompson, 34, Forrest Circle, McKenzie, was charged with Driving on Suspended License-Second Offense, …

    • Carroll County General Sessions Report

      HUNTINGDON (November 29) — The following cases were heard in Carroll County General Sessions Court on November 29.

    • Sheriff’s Reports

      Domestic Assault, Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property — Jesse Leo Thomas, 24, of Huntingdon, was arrested on November 25 for Domestic …

    • Marriage Licenses

      Tiffany Renee Eveland, 41, of Huntingdon, to Patrick Jerald Mudge, 42, of Huntingdon.

    • Sheriff’s Reports

      Public Intoxication — William Eric Brewer, 54, of Huntingdon, was cited and transported to the Carroll County Jail for Public Intoxication.

In our schools
    • Recipes 12-5-23

      Fudge Pie 1 stick melted oleo 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup cocoa (stir in melted oleo)

    • Recipes 11-21-23

      Sweet Potato Casserole 3 cup sweet potatoes cooked and mashed 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup melted butter 1 teaspoon …

    • Recipes 11-14-23

      English Pea Casserole 2 (303) cans small English peas 2 tablespoon green peppers 1 cup chopped celery 1 can mushroom soup 1 can …


Linda Louise Oatsvall

HUNTINGDON, TENN. - Mrs. Linda Louise Oatsvall, 76 of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Thursday, November 30, 2023 at The Lantern at Morning Pointe in Franklin, Tennessee. Funeral services are …

Sara Elizabeth Dunning

Mrs. Sara Elizabeth Dunning, 83, of McKenzie, Tennessee died Saturday, December 2, 2023 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services are 1 p.m. on Saturday December 9, 2023 at …

Delmer Lynn Dunning

McKENZIE, Tenn. - Mr. Delmer Lynn Dunning, 85, of McKenzie, Tennessee died Saturday, December 2, 2023...

David W. Barnes

Palmersville, TENN. - Funeral services for David W. Barnes “The Schwan’s Man” are Monday, December 4, 2023 at 1 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will …

Mike Brotherton

Mr. Mike Brotherton, 60, of Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. A Memorial visitation will be held in the Oakwood Room of Chase …

Barbara Powell

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. - Mrs. Barbara Powell, 95, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Saturday, November 18, 2023 at Brookdale Greeneville. Funeral services were Sunday November 26, 2023 in the chapel …

Teresa Lynn Laws

Mrs. Teresa Lynn Laws, 62, of McKenzie, Tennessee, died on Wednesday, November 22, 2023. Mrs. Laws was born March 9, 1961 to Mary Louise Snow and James O’Neal. She battled Muscular …

Lois Ann Rich

HUNTINGDON — Ms. Lois Ann Rich, 85 of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Sunday, November 19, 2023 at the Life Care Center in Bruceton. Funeral services were Saturday, November 25, 2023, at 1 p.m. in …

Elizabeth Carol Pinson

McKenzie, Tennessee - Services for Elizabeth Carol Pinson, 78, are Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 2 pm.m. at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home with Brother Scott Bloodworth …

Peggy Allen Winchester

McKENZIE, Tenn. - Funeral services for Peggy Allen Winchester are Friday, November 24, 2023 at 1 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Friday at 10 a.m. …

Nellie Ann Moseley Hale

McKENZIE, Tenn. - A Celebration of Life for Nellie Ann Moseley Hale is Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 2 p.m at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. until …

Betty Thompson

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. - Ms. Betty Dill Thompson, 91 of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Monday, November 13, 2023 at NHC Milan.   In lieu of flowers the family would like donations be made …

Ronald Lee Doster

McKenzie, TN Funeral Services for Ronald Lee Doster, 75,  are Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 11 a.m. at McKenzie Church of Christ. The family will receive friends at the church on …

James Michael Mattox

McKenzie Tenn. -  Mr. Mike Mattox's memorial service is Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at 11 a.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Monday, November 20, 2023 from …

Gaylon Byars Rich

Mr. Gaylon Byars Rich, 86, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Saturday November 11, 2023 at his home. Funeral Services were Wednesday November 15, 2023 in the chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. …