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Obituaries
ELIZABETHTOWN, Kentucky - Judge Hugh William Roark, 94, of Elizabethtown, died peacefully Monday, May 13, 2024, at home among family. He was born October 26, 1929, near Bolivar, Tenn., and grew …
TREZEVANT, Tenn. - Mr. Roberto Morano, 68, of Trezevant, Tennessee died Tuesday May 14, 2024 at his home. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 16, 2024, in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter …
McKenzie, Tenn - Funeral services for Glenda Mize Chamber are Friday, May 17, 2024, at 2 p.m. (EST) at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville, Tenn. The family will receive friends on Friday at noon (EST) …
Mrs. Ruth Kelly, 82, of Cedar Grove, Tennessee died Saturday, May 11, 2024 at The Waters of McKenzie. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of …
ATWOOD, Tenn. -  Ms. Brenda L. Matlock, 65, died at Jackson Madison County General Hospital on May 10, 2024. She was a homemaker and a member The Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witness, McKenzie. She …
Calendar of Events
Community Focus
Twin Rivers Orthopeadics, Baptist Medical Open Clinic in McKenzie
McKENZIE (MAY 8) — Twin Rivers Orthopeadics and Baptist Medical Group held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new clinic in McKenzie, on State Route 22 near McKenzie High School.
Pictured (L to R): Christy Williams, Mayor Joseph Butler and Rotary President Jason R. Martin.
Mayor Butler Delivers State of the County Address to Rotary
McKENZIE (May 6) — On Tuesday, Carroll County Mayor Joseph Butler delivered a State of the County Address to the McKenzie Rotary Club. Butler explained that Carroll County is in good financial shape and is in the final stages of preparation for presenting the Fiscal Year 2024-2025 Budget. Butler was elected as Carroll County Mayor in 2018.
Inclusion: Coming Together to Play
HUNTINGDON (May 4) — The pieces are being assembled for all children to play inclusively. Carroll County Inclusion Park is coming together as workers busily assemble all the special playground equipment in preparation for children’s play.
MHS Band Ensemble Performed at the Celebration of the ARTS.
Celebration of the Arts
Carroll Arts sponsored an important event on April 27 with the assistance of the Dixie Carter Performing Arts and Academic Enrichment Center.
Mackenzie Morgan drop kicks Raven Black.
Memphis Wrestling Entertains at West Carroll High School
ATWOOD — Memphis Wrestling delighted fans at West Carroll High School with an outstanding show in the school’s gymnasium. The event was fundraiser for the War Eagle football team.
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Huntingdon Mustangs
McKENZIE (April 28) — Huntingdon Middle School Baseball was the winner of the Tri-County Middle School Baseball Tournament on Sunday in McKenzie.
HUNTINGDON (March 28) — McKenzie Rebels and the Huntingdon Mustangs were both foregoing Spring Break when they competed on March 28 in Huntingdon.
MURFREESBORO (March 7) — After five months of competitive basketball, the Huntingdon Fillies season came to an end in the quarterfinal round of the TSSAA State Championship for Class 2A. The Huntingdon Fillies (23-5) played their hearts out losing 58-49 against a tough Gibson County Lady Pioneers (30-1) team.
Over the weekend, Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro was the site of some amazing high school girls’ basketball action. Nine of the 32 teams competing for gold were from West Tennessee.
McKenzie Rebels
McKENZIE (May 2) — On Thursday, the McKenzie Rebels Baseball Team defeated Hollow Rock-Bruceton 14-4 to advance to the 1A District 11 Championship. Lane Anderson pitched in the game against Bruceton. The Tigers got the first run on the night in the first inning. McKenzie responded with two runs. Hayden Garrett stole home and Tate Surber hit Jake Cassidy in putting the score at 2-1 at the end of the first. The Rebels came alive in the bottom of the second scoring ten runs. A big hit from Anderson got Gage Crosland, Lelan Gordon, and Craegen Travis. Bruceton got three more runs before McKenzie ended the game in the fifth inning with a final score of 14-4.
Tuesday, April 30 Baseball at Waverly. Softball vs Houston County. Soccer at Obion County. Track at Regional Qualified in Jackson.
McKENZIE — McKenzie Middle School Baseball honored its eighth grade players on Eighth Grade Night at McKenzie City Park.
Opinion

It’s What Made Me Who I Am Today

Many factors influence the makeup of our personality and our station in life: genetics, the disposition we’re born with, culture, the country we live in, early childhood experiences, education, our childhood caregivers and probably even more factors. It’s a complex issue to try and cipher.

There's Room for Everyone on Broadway

So we find ourselves at a crossroads. Put on this path by short-sighted decision making and the breakdown of transparency.

Weekly 150: Georgia Tann

Tann died of uterine cancer three days before the state filed charges against the society.
50 Years Ago — Joel Washburn, Kathy Edwards, Keith Lindsey, Wendell Moore, Gaye Hickman, and Jerry Scott were selected for the Girls and Boys State Delegates. These participants were selected on qualifications of leadership, character, scholarship, cooperativeness, and physical fitness.

Looking Back from Our Archives

10 Years Ago — Andrew Cole performed as Elvis in his fourth grade play “Rockin’ America.”
People
At Henry County Medical Center [HCMC], they don’t just want to be the good in our community. There mission extends beyond the walls as they work to share the good with those around them.
ATWOOD (May 2) — West Carroll School District Board of Education bid farewell to two retirees on Thursday, May 2.
McKENZIE (April 23) — Hometown Health Clinic, Hospital Drive, McKenzie hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Behavioral and Mental Health Department on Tuesday, April 23. The event was coordinated through the McKenzie Chamber of Commerce.
HUNTINGDON (April 16) — Carroll County Relay For Life teams, spearheaded by the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Carroll County’s Relay Team hosted the Celebrity Waiter Dinner to raise funds to benefit the American Cancer Society.
BOSTON (April 15) — McKenzie’s Mark Smith participated in the 128th Boston Marathon and completed the 26.2-mile race in less than three hours with an average pace of 6:49 per mile. This is an incredible feat considering that the average marathon time for men is approximately 4 hours and 21 minutes, and for women is around 4 hours and 48 minutes.
Records
    • Marriage Licenses

      Larry Ray Moore, 59, of McKenzie, to Sheila Ann Porter Pratt, 59, of McKenzie.

    • McKenzie Police Reports

      Driving Without License, Insurance — Rigoberto Chavez Otero, 28, Dresden, was charged with Driving Without a License, Violation of Financial …

    • Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

      Criminal Trespass — Gavin Clay Rosson, 25, homeless, was charged with Trespassing at the Country Store on Hwy 70. Deputy Bongiovanni arrived …

    • Property Transfers

      John Michael and Melinda Jean Martin to Shelley A. and Kenneth J. Fannin in District 22.

In our schools
Food
    • Recipes 5-14-24

      Banana Nut Bread 1 cup shortening (margarine), softened 2 cups sugar 4 eggs 6 large over-ripe Bananas, mashed 4 cups all-purpose …

    • Recipes 5-7-24

      Cinnamon Biscuits 2 cans biscuits 1/2 cup melted oleo 3/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon

    • Recipes 4-30-24

      Quick and Easy Cobbler Melt 1 stick of butter in pan. Mix 1 cup flour 1 cup sugar 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon baking powder. Pour batter over …

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Obituaries

Mary Borntrager

McKENZIE, Tenn. - Funeral services for Mary Borntrager are Tuesday, May 14, 2024. Burial is at McKenzie Amish Cemetery. Ms. Borntrager, 12 years old, died at her home on Saturday, May 11, …

Fannie May Murphy

DICKSON, Tenn. - Funeral services for Fannie May Murphy are Thursday, May 16, 2024, at 2 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Thursday, 12 p.m. to 2 …

Luvergene Adkisson

Mrs. Luvergene Adkisson was born December 4, 1924 in McLemoresville, Tennessee to the union of George and Ella Luter Bigham. She departed this peaceful life on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at AHC McKenzie …

Zayden Kyrie Compton

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. - Mr. Zayden Kyrie Compton, 4 months, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died April 27, 2023.  Zayden’s celebration of life was May 10, 2024 at Chase Funeral Home. …

Mary Jo Holmes

Mrs. Mary Jo Holmes, 89, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Sunday May 5, 2024 at Huntingdon Health & Rehab. Funeral services were Thursday, May 9, 2024, in the Chapel of …

Darryl Lynn McDowell

Mr. Darryl Lynn McDowell, 63, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at his home. Mr. McDowell was born October 14, 1960 to the late LeeRoy McDowell and Alpha Louise Byler. …

Mary Hamilton Bryant

TREZEVANT, Tenn. -    Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Hamilton Bryant are Monday, May 13, 2024, at 11 a.m. at Trezevant Church of Christ.

Georgie “Ray” Meggs

Mr. Georgie “Ray” Meggs, 90, of Huntingdon, died Friday, May 3, 2024, at Baptist Hospital in Huntingdon. Funeral services are Monday, May 6, 2024, at 12  noon, in the Chapel of …

Gordon Ashby

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. - Mr. Gordon Ashby, 72, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Sunday, April 28, 2024. Funeral services are at 1:00 PM Sunday, May 5, 2024, in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. …

Robert Scott

  GLEASON, Tenn. - Robert Scott, 65, of Gleason  died on April 25, 2024. He was born on February 20, 1959. Robert was known for his kind and generous nature. He was always willing …

Jewell Newman

  Mrs. Jewell Newman, 93, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Monday, April 29, 2024, at Cades Center Assisted Living. Funeral services were Wednesday, May 1, 2024, in the Chapel of …

Marshall Wayne Rosamond

PARIS, Tenn. - Graveside services for Marshall Wayne Rosamond are Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at Chapel Hill Cemetery. Mr. Rosamond, 56,  died Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at Jackson …

James Dwight Finch

MILLINGTON, Formerly  McKenzie, Tenn.  - James Dwight Finch, 67, of Millington, Tennessee, died April 25, 2024, at Gallaway Health and Rehab. The family will receive friends on …

David Wendell Scates

McKENZIE, Tenn. - Funeral services for David Wendell Scates are Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church Trezevant. The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday from …

Dorothy Moody

Mrs. Dorothy Moody, 88, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Friday, April 19, 2024, at Huntingdon Health & Rehab. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2024, in the Chapel of …