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Fall Festival October 25th at Elementary School

McKenzie, Tenn - The McKenzie Elementary School PTO (Parent/Teacher Organization) will be sponsoring Fall Festival on Saturday, October 25th from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school.  The event will include food, games, a costume contest, cake walk and silent auction.  

Tickets may be purchased at the door and are .25 cents a piece.  Proceeds will be used by the PTO to help send students on field trips and to help teachers purchase much needed supplies.  For more information about this event, e-mail Kristin Klonowski at

Thefts At Local Retailer in Huntingdon

Huntingdon, Tenn - Officers from the Huntingdon Police Department were dispatched to Wal-Mart in regards to a theft that occurred earlier in the day. Upon arrival, officers spoke with Loss Prevention Officer who stated that someone had left the store with a buggy of items without paying for them.

After viewing the stores video surveillance footage officers were able to see the suspect walk into the store, select a HP Pavilion computer, and a pair of Monster NPulse headphones and walk out the front door without paying for the items. The total value of the items taken was placed at $798.96.

When the suspect walked out the front door it did set the store’s security alarm off and when a walmart employee went to check the alarm, the suspect took off running to her vehicle.

A walmart employee was able to obtain a license plate number from the vehicle that the suspect was driving as she pulled away. After running the tag number off the suspects vehicle and speaking with the registered owner of the vehicle officers were able to positively identify the suspect as Ms. Amanda Gallimore of Green Oaks Drive in Huntingdon.

Another incident of shoplifting was reported to the Huntingdon Police Department where Loss Prevention had Mr. Ricky Glisson of Palmer Road in Camden in custody. Glisson attempted to take three different kinds of make up without the permission of any store employee. The value of the items was placed at $21.26 and Glisson was charged with Theft Under $500.

Reports of Theft Across Carroll County

McKenzie, Tenn - Several reports of theft of property have been reported to the McKenzie Police department and the Carroll County Sheriff’s department over the past few days.

A homeowner on Bruce Street in McKenzie reported to the McKenzie Police department that a 6’x10’ utility trailer, rusty in color, with a wood floor, and a board missing on the right side, with black wheels with no fender walls, bad welds and faulty lights had been stolen from the residence.

Another victim on West End Avenue reported that a GPS System, MP3 Player and other personal items had been removed from their vehicle. A Resident on Cherry Avenue reported that cash, driver’s license as well as a GPS system had been taken from their vehicle as well. Both of these cases are being investigated by the McKenzie Police Department.

Huntingdon, Tenn - According to a report from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, the victim who lives in Arlington TN reported that within the past few days a Glock Model 30 Pistol had been stolen from a hunting cabin on Fry Road.

Officer Michael Mulligan of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call on Hwy 70 in regards to vandalism. Upon arrival Mulligan spoke with the homeowner who stated that during the night someone entered his property and vandalized his well, and removing the well tank, from its base that was valued at $300.00 and also siphoned $65.00 worth of gas out of his vehicle.

A resident on Bethlehem church road in Huntingdon reported to the Carroll County Sheriff’s department that their residence had been broken into. The victim informed Officer Adams Meggs that when he returned home from work that an unknown person/s  had broken into his house and taken numerous items as well as taking his 2000 Honda Rancher Four wheeler without his permission. The value of the missing items was placed at over $9000.00.

Heritage Festival in Huntingdon a Huge Success Saturday

Bethel Renaissance Theater Entertaining the Crowd

(Cheryl Allen)

Huntingdon, Tenn - On Saturday, the town of Huntingdon celebrated their Annual Heritage Festival on the court square with something for all the family to enjoy.

The Bethel Renaissance Theater performed with a Flash Mob that even had members of the community and audience partaking in the fun as they danced to several Disney movie themes.


Vendors with arts and crafts as well as food lined the court square, and several local bands performed way into the night.

The group Pine Hill Haints performing during the festival Saturday

(Cheryl Allen photo)

Train rides were available to tour the town of Huntingdon as well as jumpy houses and pony rides for the children. A great time was had by those in attendance and plans are in the making for next year’s Heritage Festival.


Rebels Victorious at Homecoming Game Against Humboldt

2014 Homecoming Queen Dorie Cook (Center) Her court, (L-R)

Morgan Webb, Anna Anderson, Sarah Warren, Ashley Taylor.

(Cheryl Allen photo)

McKenzie, Tenn - One could not ask for more pleasant weather for the McKenzie High School Rebels homecoming game against the Humboldt Vikings Friday evening.

Before the game the Homecoming Queen and court was named with Dorie Cook, daughter of Brian and Julie Cook was voted Homecoming Queen 2014. Her court is made up of Anna Anderson, daughter of Mark and Melissa Anderson, Ashley Taylor, daughter of Mike and Jennifer Taylor, Morgan Webb, daughter of Marsha Taylor and Tim Webb and Sarah Warren, daughter of Mark and Jill Warren. Congratulations to Dorie Cook and all of the Homecoming Court from WHDM.

After the crowning of the Queen, the Rebels took the field in attempts to beat the Vikings with making a touchdown within the first 6 minutes of the game. In the second quarter, after a 32 yard pass by Jack Surber to Noah Lowrance the Rebels scored another touchdown leading the Vikings 12-6.

Late in the 2nd quarter, again, Jack Surber handed off to Eric Robinson who ran straight down the middle of a 28 yard run touchdown. Going into halftime, Rebels 19-Vikings 6. The second play in the second half of the game, after a fumble by the Vikings, the Rebels gained control of the ball.

Rebels making their way to the End Zone

(Cheryl Allen photo)

Near the end of the game, Jack Surber ran for a 7 yard touchdown making the score 39-6. The Rebels continued to hold the Vikings and at the end of the game, the Rebels won their homecoming game against the Humboldt Viking with a final score of 39-6.

Next week the Rebels will be traveling and facing off against Bruceton in football action.


Heritage Day in Huntingdon on Saturday

Huntingdon, Tenn - On Saturday September 27 beginning at 9 am, the 22nd Annual Huntingdon Heritage Day One Way Music & Arts Festival will be taking place on the court square in Huntingdon.

The full day events will begin at 9 with a Classic Car Show along with Arts and Craft Vendors and food vendors set up around the square. A presentation of the Outstanding Citizen Award, Pioneer Family Award and a Tribute to the 1930’s band stand will all be taking place at 10 am at the Carroll Bank & Trust Bandstand Stage.

There will be something for all ages, with Giant Inflatable’s, pony rides, Train rides, children corn hole, as well as a corn hole tournament, and even a pottery demonstration.

So come on out tomorrow for a day of family fun for one and all at the 22nd Annual Huntingdon Heritage Day on the court square in Huntingdon.

Rebel Golf Tournament & Four Man Scramble in September

McKenzie, Tenn - The McKenzie Rebels Boy’s basketball 3rd annual golf tournament and four man scramble will be held on Saturday September 27th starting at 8 am at the Carroll Lake Golf Course in McKenzie.  The cost per team is $160 which includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, lunch, and a chance to meet the 2014/15 Rebel Basketball team. There will be prizes for the longest drive, closest to the pin and longest putt with a first place prize of $250. For more information on the this event you are asked to contact John Wilkins at or call 731 352 2133.

Reports of Break Ins Across McKenzie

McKenzie, Tenn - A report came into the McKenzie Police department in regards to a break in. A homeowner reported that they arrived home to find that the glass in their front door had been broken and there was blood on the front porch and also in the house in the kitchen area. The homeowner on Booker Street reported to Patrolman Chris Adams that nothing was missing at the time of the report.

Another victim on Jordan Avenue in McKenzie reported to Patrolman Jeff Winberry that when she arrived home, she found William Nunn age 19 of McKenzie and Dakota Sumrock age 20 of McKenzie in her house without permission. According to the report, entry was gained by going thru a window. Both Nunn and Sumrock were arrested for burglary.

Rebels Homecoming Game Friday Against Humboldt

McKenzie, Tenn - Tomorrow night at Rebel Stadium will be Homecoming for the McKenzie High School. The Rebels will be facing off against Humboldt in football action. The crowning of the Homecoming queen will take place before the game and Kickoff is set for 7:30 pm.

So be sure to come out to Rebel Staduim located behind the middle school and cheer on the Rebels. If you are unable to make it out to the game, tune in to WHDM radio 98.9 fm or am 1440, or click on the rebel icon on the right side of the webpage or you can call 712 432 5742 and charges may apply depending on your carrier and plan.

Blessing of the Animals at FUMC in McKenzie

McKenzie, Tenn - Blessing of the Animals on October 4th at 10 AM will be held at First United Methodist Church in McKenzie.  We are located on the corner of Church St and McTyeire.  Everyone is invited to bring their pet for a special blessing.

A service thanking God for the creation of all animals. They ask that you Please bring your pet on a leash or in a crate and hope to see you at the gazebo October 4th at 10 am

McKenzie Resident Arrested in Paris

Paris, Tenn - A theft was reported at Burkes Outlet on 10-23 Mineral Wells Avenue in Paris. Officer Dereck Greenhill of the Paris Police Department arrested Destine Ballard, an employee of the clothing store for 124 dollars of stolen merchandise.

Ballard, 21, of Brooks Street in Paris, was cited into court for reportedly ringing up 4 hoodies, a pair of pants, and a top. Once the items were all rang up, Ballard deleted all of the items excluding one shirt. A warrant was issued for Dakota Starr, age 18, of Hazel Circle in McKenzie for involvement with the theft. Starr is also an employee at Burkes outlet.

The second employee accused of theft at Burkes Outlet, Dakota Starr, 18, of Hazel Circle in McKenzie was arrested on Saturday for theft of property. Sgt. Bryan Hall booked Starr into the Henry County Jail on a $500 bond.

Blood Drive at Bethel University Thursday

McKenzie, Tenn - Lifesaving 101:  Donate Blood!!  The American Red Cross will have a Blood Drive in the Vera Low Center for Student Enrichment on the Bethel University, Thursday, September 25th .  Times are 11:30 am - 5:30 pm in Room E110.  You can walk in or schedule an appointment at and enter sponsor code BethelUniversity19. All blood types are needed. Bring a photo ID when you come to donate blood.

Board Elects New Officers

Huntingdon, Tenn - On Tuesday evening the Huntingdon Special School District Board of Education met for their monthly meeting with a few items on the agenda. Paul Stokes was sworn in by Director of Schools Pat Dilahunty as a newly elected board member.

The board acknowledged the employment of Amber Hilliard at the Huntingdon Middle school cafeteria as well as the transfer of Billie Jo Jordan to the Huntingdon Primary school cafeteria.

The board elected officers as well and Dr. Lee Carter was elected Chairman of the board, Jason Culbreath was elected Vice Chairman and secretary/treasurer was elected to be Vicki Williams. The next meeting of the Huntingdon Special School District Board of Education is set for October 9th at 7 pm at the school district office.

Rebels 52 Gleason 6

Gleason, Tenn - Once again the McKenzie Rebels had winning as their game plan when they traveled to Gleason to face off against the Bulldogs. Leading the game, the bulldogs never gave up but at the end of the game, the Rebels won 52-6.

Deaaron Diggs of the Rebels scored a touchdown the first in his career with the rebels after Gleason fumbled the ball. This week the Rebels will be hosting Humboldt at Rebel Stadium and kick off is set for 7:30.

Remember if you cant make it out to the game you can always tune into WHDM radio 98.9 fm or am 1440, or you can call 712 432 5742 and charges may apply depending on your carrier and plan.




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