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Community Focus
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The Carroll County UT Extension office is back at the McKenzie Farmers’ Market every Saturday morning with the Farmers’ Market Fresh program. Members of the UT Extension office have a booth where they offer food samples, recipes and research-based advice on the best ways to select and store everyone’s favorite summertime items. more
McKENZIE (July 18) — Lifeline Blood Services brought its Bloodmobile to First Cumberland Presbyterian Church Sunday to collect much-needed blood donations from the congregants. more
McKENZIE (July 15) — Summer concert series Nights on Broadway continued Thursday with Fajita Bros., who played on Banner Row before a sizable audience sitting under the shade trees in Veterans Memorial Park. Next up for Nights on Broadway is Longshot on Thursday, July 29 from 7-9 p.m. more
The Last Vol State Race, the annual 314 mile race across the state of Tennessee, began July 8. The race starts at Dorena Landing, Missouri, with a ferry ride across the Mississippi River to Kentucky and ends at “the Rock” atop Sand Mountain in Castle Rock, Georgia. more
Mrs. Thelma Sawyers was honored at Grace Baptist Church in McKenzie on June 27. Thelma is the Poet Laureate of the Church and writes many poems in the Bulletin for members to read each Sunday. Mrs. Thelma is also the oldest member of the church and has been in the church over seventy years. more
McKENZIE (July 10) — Members of the McKenzie First Cumberland Presbyterian Church thank those who helped with the Dr. Tony Janner Memorial Golf Tournament at Carroll Lake Golf Club. The event helped raise funds for the church’s new sanctuary. A total of $4,000 was raised from the tournament. more
PARIS/McKENZIE (July 6) — On Friday morning, members of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Paris Police Department, Paris Fire Department, and other City of Paris employees took part in the 2021 Special Olympics Torch run across Tennessee. Runners started at Paris City Hall and ran to McKenzie City Hall. more
Though it feels like summer just began to students and educators enjoying their break, the start of the 2021-22 school year is just weeks away. more
McKENZIE (July 6) — Fresh from the news of her qualification in the 2021 U.S. Paralympic Triathlon Team sat McKenzie native Kirsten Winkler Sass in The Banner office, donned in a red USA Triathlon jacket. Kirsten will race as a guide in the Paralympics August 24 through September 5. The news came after the June 27 paratriathlon race in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. Their story began in 2017 when Kirsten first met Amy Dixon, her partner in the race. more
SUMMER READING PARTNERS — Cox Oil continues the tradition of giving back to the community with a $2,000 donation to the Carroll County Library’s Summer Reading Program. These donations fund all library-provided summer programming. more
McKENZIE (July 3) — The children’s activity at the McKenzie Farmers’ Market on Saturday, July 3 was to make homemade ice cream. more
McKENZIE (June 29) — Sandi Roditis is the 2021-22 president of McKenzie Rotary Club following the installation banquet on June 29 at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Matt Lane, president 2020-21 administered the oath of office to Roditis. more
McLEMORESVILLE (July 4) — The City of McLemoresville hosted its annual July 4th celebration on Sunday in the downtown area with music, a cake walk, parade and food. Mayor Phil Williams welcomed everyone to the city, emceed the event, led the parade, and was the announcer for the cake walk. The Legends Band performed country music for the evening’s entertainment leading to the fireworks show at dark. more
McKENZIE (July 3) — Area residents of McKenzie enjoyed the fourth of July one day early this year because the official holiday was on Sunday. The day started with a children’s parade on Banner Row, followed by events at the Farmers’ Market and ending the celebration at City Park with a fireworks show, where spectators filled the park and side roads to watch the aerial show. Four children participated in the Children’s Parade including Gage Winchester, Ezra Grisham, Cali Diller, and Ava Diller. Uncle Sam (Dan Grisham) led the parade and Steve Bomar provided the music with pre-recorded soundtracks. Mayor Jill Holland and Jennifer Waldrup gave each of the participants novelty items for their participation. more
McKENZIE — A ribbon cutting ceremony for Magnolia Mercantile Co., located on 17 Broadway in McKenzie, was held Monday, June 28. For its grand opening, the store sold all bar soaps, bath bombs and shower steamers for only $5 each. more
PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis. (June 27) — Paratriathlete Amy Dixon of Encinitas, California, and her guide, Kirsten Sass of McKenzie, claimed the bronze medal Sunday at the Americas Triathlon Para Championships, held as part of the Pleasant Prairie Triathlon hosted by Race Day Events, giving the pair hopes for a spot on the U.S. Paralympic Triathlon Team. more
HUNTINGDON (June 19) — Local children performed in the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of Alice in Wonderland at the Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center on Saturday, June 19. more
Saturday was a busy day at the McKenzie Farmers Market with over 260 customers visiting 13 vendors. Although a few of the regular vendors were not able to be there, we welcomed several new vendors which we hope will become regulars.  more
PARIS (June 15) — Forever Communications showcased its remodeled studio in downtown Paris on Tuesday, June 15. more
Bella Batton, 9, earned the title of Little Miss Tennessee Volunteer Saturday afternoon at Jackson’s Carl Perkins Center. The pageant began at 2 p.m. and ended over two hours later with a crowning ceremony, where Bella was crowned queen. more
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