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Two People Cited for Driving on Revoked License

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Ptl. Paul Eddlemon cited Jaylan Floyd, age 24 of Rison Street of Paris, on Tuesday for driving on a suspended license.

In another report, Ptl. Austin Jones cited Russell Mullins, age 22 of West Main Street of Huntingdon, on Thursday for driving on a revoked license and speeding 40mph in a 25mph zone.

West TN Artisan Trail at the Dixie Ballroom Till July 29th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Dixie Ballroom Gallery presents West Tennessee Artisan Trail Exhibit "Fine art, fine life" is open now through July 29th.

“Fine art, fine life” will feature 12 juried artisans sharing their creative journey in art mediums such as pottery, woodturning, jewelry, paintings, photography, textiles and sculpture.

These artisans include: Jan Strickland, pottery; Libby Lynch, jewelry; Wanda Stanfill, painter, sculptor; Andrew Boks, abstract artist; Greg Phillips, woodturning; Hattie Duncan, sculptor; Janice Sumler, painter; Lisa Garner, textiles; Jacque Hillman, jewelry; Jesse Hillman, photography; Lisa Kersey, painter; Dennis Fischer, woodturning.

The West Tennessee Artisan Trail was created in 2015 to provide regional artists the opportunity to show and sell through local festivals, gallery shows and pop-up shops. westtennesseeartisantrail.com

To see the art show just stop by the  Dixie Ballroom Gallery open Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm and during performances.  For information about this and other Ballroom Gallery events, please contact Laura DeVille at ldeville@dixiepac.net.

Dixie's July Summer Pottery Camp is July 10-14

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Dixie Summer Pottery July Camp will be held on Monday, July 10th through Friday, July 14th. at the Mudslingers Studio in Huntingdon. Candace Gooch-Ward will be the instructor and the cost is $85 per camper.

Camp times for PreK to K Grades are from 10am to 11am, 1st to 2nd Grades is from 12:30pm to 1:30pm, 3rd to 4th Grades is from 2pm to 3pm and  5th to 8th Grades class will be from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.

Classes will consist of an introduction to basic pottery skills of pinching, coil-building, slab construction, and throwing on the potter’s wheel. The student will also be introduced to various glazing and firing processes.


Carroll County Relay for Life Rescheduled for Fri. July 7th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County Relay for Life will be Traveling Around the World to Find a Cure at their Event Night which was scheduled for Friday, June 23rd at the Carroll County Civic Center in Huntingdon was postponed to the weather.

The Carroll County Relay for Life Event Night will now be scheduled for Friday, July 7th from 4pm to 10pm at the Carroll County Civic Center in Huntingdon.

From 4pm to 5:30pm:  Doors Open/Survivor Check In. 6pm to 6:15pm: Welcome Ceremony, National Anthem- Katie McGill, Music/Pledge- First United Methodist Church Pre-K Children and the National Guard Presentation of Flags. 6:15pm to 6:50pm: Music from Anna and Jon Eaton.

From 7pm to 7:45pm: Opening Ceremony, Recognition of Sponsors and Teams- Wayne, Billy and Melissa, Survivor Recognition and Honoraries- Johnny Beth Nolen and the Survivor Lap. From 7:45pm to 8:30pm: The Pit Band performs and from 8:30pm to 8:50pm: John Everett Williams Magic Show.

From 9pm to 9:30pm: Luminaria Ceremony/Lap and Reading of Luminarias Honored/In Memory- Brittany Bowen. At 9:30pm they will hold their Lyp Sync Battle and the Relay asks teams to be ready at the stage for Lyp Sync Battle by 9:15 and turn in your Song and Team Name as soon as possible so that Emcee Tim McBride has all of the information that he needs. 

And the Closing Ceremony will be held at 10pm. The Relay for Life will also have Minute to Win It Games throughout the day.

Carroll County Relay for Life Event Night Postponed

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County Relay for Life will be Traveling Around the World to Find a Cure at their Event Night which was scheduled for Friday, June 23rd at the Carroll County Civic Center in Huntingdon will be rescheduled for a later date due to the weather.

Two Cited and One Arrested in Traffic Stop

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Ptl. Cody Coleman cited Steven Harris, age 19 of Buchanan Road of Buchanan, for driving on a revoked license. Also cited was Lonnie Winsett, age 25 of Cole Fairway Way of Paris, for driving on a revoked license and speeding. Ptl. Jones and Coleman arrested  Kayla Herron, age 21 of Patterson Street of Paris, as a fugitive from justice.

Ptl. Coleman was running radar when he saw two vehicles speeding 60mph in a 40mph zone. Ptl. Coleman conducted a traffic stop of both vehicle and when he was speaking to Winsett another vehicle pulled up next to Ptl. Coleman and the driver got out of the vehicle.

Due to the number of cars, Ptl. Coleman called Ptl. Jones for back-up and when she arrived at the scene she collected license and insurance information from the other vehicle. Ptl. Coleman could smell the odor of intoxicating beverage on Winsett and he passed on sobriety tests and was not deemed intoxicated by the officer.

Dispatch then advised that a passenger in the truck, identified as Herron,  had an active warrant in Henry County for assault.

Herron then arrested and transported to Carroll County Jail for temporary holding until  Henry County authorities could take take her into custody.

VFW Post 4939 Holds Rib-eye Lunch on Sat. June 24th

McKenzie, Tenn.- The VFW Post 4939 will be selling rib-eye sandwiches with drinks on Saturday, June 24th from 11am to 2 pm or until gone at the VFW Post 4939 located at 9750 Cherrywood Avenue in McKenzie. The rib-eye sandwich lunch costs $6 per person.

McKenzie Woman Arrested on Multiple Charges

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Ptl. Mark Boaz arrested Laporsha Spinks, age 24 of Beal Street of McKenzie, on June 13th for simple possession, driving on a suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia. Spinks also had two warrants out of Madison County for violation of corrections and probation. Spinks was placed on $1,250 bond.


2nd Annual Community Baby Shower is Friday, June 23rd

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County Community Action Center will be holding their 2nd Annual Community Baby Shower to celebrate new life and parenthood on Friday, June 23rd from 10am to 2pm at the Northwest Community Action Center, located at 13355 Paris Street in Huntingdon.

Expecting and new parents are welcomed to attend this free educational event. The purpose of the Community Baby Shower is to provide a forum for expectant and new families to learn about topics important to the health and well being for the new baby. There will be giveaways and door prizes at the event.

You can also meet with community representatives to get all of your questions answered.  For more information please contact Amber Gilmer at 731-209-4458 or email agilmer@nwtncap.org.

Bethel Jr. Physician's Assistant Day is Sat. June 24th

Paris, Tenn.- Bethel University and the Bethel University Physicians Assistant Programs will be presenting Junior Physicians Assistant Day on Saturday, June 24th from 9am to 12pm at the Bethel University PA Program Building located at 302B Tyson Avenue in Paris.

Families can join them for educational fun featuring: Ambulance, Fire Truck and Helicopter Exploration, 911 Education and CPR lessons. Pictures with Doc McStuffins, Teddy Bear Clinic. Each child will receive a stethoscope and more.

Tickets cost $10 at the door per child and $20 maximum per family For more information contact Jennifer Green at 508-243-9771 or jgreen39@bethelu.edu. All of the proceeds from the event will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Honk Jr. is Thursday, June 22nd at 7pm

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Theatre Summer Camp at The Dixie will be presenting Honk Jr. on Thursday, June 22 at 7pm at the Dixie in Huntingdon. Admission is free and open to the public. Honk Jr. is a heartwarming celebration of being different, based on the story of "The Ugly Duckling".

Police Issue Warrants for the Arrest of McKenzie Man

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, warrants have been issued for the arrest of Joseph M. Joyner, age 37 of McKenzie.

Over the weekend, Deputy  Dalton Watson of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office responded to Hwy. 77 and 3 Bridges Road to assist Carroll County Police who was in pursuit of a crotch rocket motorcycle.

Deputy Watson observed a male in a black t-shirt standing near a garage on a residence on Hwy. 77 and pulled back into the driveway. The man did disappeared, but Carroll County informed them that the suspect they were looking for was Joyner.

Deputy Watson found a Yeti Cup with 78g of crystal meth inside laying near a motorcycle that was parked in the driveway. The homeowner, who was a cousin of the suspect, gave authorities permission to search the home, but police were unable to find Joyner.

CC Library Holds Book Sale on Sat. June 24th

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Friends Of The McKenzie Memorial Library Group will be having a book sale on Saturday June 24th next door to the Library at Connie's Place 'Coffee on the Square' from 10am to 1pm. There is a huge selection to choose from including Hard back books, paperbacks, audio books, DVDs and more will be available for this sale and there will be something for everyone.

Still Time to Order Luminaries for Friday's Relay for Life

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County Relay for Life will be Traveling Around the World to Find a Cure at their Event Night on Friday from 4pm to 10pm at the Carroll County Civic Center in Huntingdon. For more information please contact Melissa Baker at 731-393-3747.

And if you would like to purchase a Luminary bag In Honor or In Memory of someone who has had cancer at some point in time or who is presently battling cancer, please contact  any relay team, Brittany Gowan at 415-4385 or Sherry Crossett at the City Drug Company in Huntingdon.  Each Luminary bag costs $5.

Team New York is Leading the Coasta Bassmasters Jr. Tourney


In Day 1 of the Costa Jr. Bassmasters Championship Tournament , Team New York is leading the tournament with 15 lbs. and Rein Golubjatnikov, 8th grader from Rochester, NY, caught an 8lb big fish. (David Jackson photos)

Huntingdon, Tenn.- In Day 1 of the Costa Jr. Bassmasters Championship Tournament , Team New York is leading the tournament with 15 lbs. and Rein Golubjatnikov, 8th grader from Rochester, NY, caught an 8lb big fish.  Ken Golubjatnikov said, “We are just glad to get the kids out of the Xbox and into the tackle box.”  


Participants and the crowd getting ready for the weigh-in on Day 1 of the Costa Jr. Bassmasters Tournament. (Gary Benton photos)

The Costa Jr. Bassmasters Championship Tournament is the of kids ages 7 through 15 years of age fishing at Carroll County 1000 Acre Recreational Lake. Catfish bites went quickly at the weigh-in at Billy Cary Memorial park in Huntingdon.

And toward the weekend the Bassmasters High School National Championship  will be held at Kentucky Lake and there are 51 teams from all across the nation who will be competing in the tournament.

Gniewek Speaks to McKenzie Rotary About Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease


Cathy Gniewek, Henry County Medical Center Director of Lakehaven Behavioral Unit, speaking about dementia and Alzheimers disease to McKenzie Rotary. (David Jackson photos)

McKenzie, Tenn.- Cathy Gniewek, Henry County Medical Center Director of Lakehaven Behavioral Unit, spoke to the McKenzie Rotary Club about dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Gniewek pointed out that unlike symptoms associated with aging, dementia is not an aging problem.

Dementia is a disease that cannot be cured but can be treated.

Diagnosis can be managed by treating symptoms to slow the process of dementia. If you or a loved one shows symptoms or you would like to know more about dementia and Alzheimer's can be obtained by calling Lake Haven Behavioral Unit in Paris.

Relay for Life Releases Friday's Event Night Schedule

Huntingdon, Tenn.- Here is a complete schedule of events for the Carroll County Relay for Life Event Night which will be held on Friday, June 23rd from 4pm to 10pm at the Carroll County Civic Center, located at 201 Fairgrounds Road in Huntingdon.

From 4pm to 5:30pm:  Doors Open/Survivor Check In. 6pm to 6:15pm: Welcome Ceremony, National Anthem- Katie McGill, Music/Pledge- First United Methodist Church Pre-K Children and the National Guard Presentation of Flags. 6:15pm to 6:50pm: Music from Anna and Jon Eaton

From 7pm to 7:45pm: Opening Ceremony, Recognition of Sponsors and Teams- Wayne, Billy and Melissa, Survivor Recognition and Honoraries- Johnny Beth Nolen and the Survivor Lap. From 7:45pm to 8:30pm: The Pit Band performs and from 8:30pm to 8:50pm: John Everett Williams Magic Show.

From 9pm to 9:30pm: Luminaria Ceremony/Lap and Reading of Luminarias Honored/In Memory- Brittany Bowen. At 9:30pm they will hold their Lip Sync Battle and the Relay asks teams to be ready at the stage for Lip Sync Battle by 9:15 and turn in your Song and Team Name as soon as possible so that Emcee Tim McBride has all of the information that he needs.  And the Closing Ceremony will be held at 10pm. The Relay for Life will also have Minute to Win It Games throughout the day.

On Friday stop by the Carroll County Civic Center and Travel Around the World to Find a Cure with the Carroll County Relay for Life at their Event Night.

McKenzie Man Cited for Multiple Driving Offenses

 

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Officer Cody Coleman cited Ricky King,age 57 of Walnut Circle of McKenzie, on Monday for driving on a revoked license, expired registration and lack of financial responsibility.

 

At around 8:35pm Officer Coleman conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle for an expired registration. Officer Coleman spoke to the driver identified as King who was unable to provide proof of insurance or an updated registration.

A check of King’s license revealed that he was driving on a revoked license. King was then cited for driving on revoked first offense, expired registration, and lack of financial responsibility.


VFW Post 4939 Holds Rib-eye Lunch on Sat. June 24th

McKenzie, Tenn.- The VFW Post 4939 will be selling rib-eye sandwiches with drinks on Saturday, June 24th from 11am to 2 pm or until gone at the VFW Post 4939 located at 9750 Cherrywood Avenue in McKenzie. The rib-eye sandwich lunch costs $6 per person.

McKenzie Man Arrested for Public Intoxication

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Officer Cody Coleman arrested Christopher Eugene Townes, age 51 of David Street of McKenzie, on Saturday for public intoxication.

Plenty Food and Fun Planned for the Bassmaster Jr. Tourney Weigh-ins

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Bassmaster Junior National Championship tournament will be having a weigh in at Billy Cary Park on West Main Street here in Huntingdon at 1:45pm on Tuesday, June 20th and Wednesday, June 21st. There are expected to be about 50 boats that will compete on the Carroll County 1000 Acre Recreational Lake.

 

During the weigh in on Tuesday, June 20th members of the Huntingdon Public Safety Dept will be partnering with the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and grilling hotdogs that will be free to the public. The Chamber and other organizations will be providing drinks.

As a special treat to the public on Tuesday, June 20th, Walter Smothers, Director of Public Safety, Police, Fire and Rescue, will be doing his Cajun grilled fillets grilling using only fillets from fish taken from the lake. We're calling this " A Taste Of The Lake". If you want some of the Cajun grilled fillets then you better get there early, because supply is limited.

The Junior Tournament includes teams of kids ages 7 to 13 representing state organizations with the B.A.S.S. Nation. ESPN will be here filming the event.

The Junior Bassmaster winner will qualify to fish in the national championship through one of three fish-offs of the Academy Sports and Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation represented by Magellan.

McKenzie Police Cited and Arrested Several People on Driving Related Charges

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to reports from the McKenzie Police Department, Officer Cody Coleman arrested Robert Freeman, age 36 of McKenzie, on Friday for driving on a revoked license second offense, lack of financial responsibility and violation of the light law. Freeman was placed on $500 bond.

Ptl. Austin Jones cited Thomas Manuel, age 65 of McKenzie, on Sunday for driving on a revoked license first offense, driving an unregistered vehicle and violation of the light law.

In two other reports, Ptl. Mark Boaz cited Sabrina Davis, age 23 of Clarksville, on Thursday for driving on a suspended license first offense.

Sgt. Jeff Winberry cited Austin Goodrum, age 20 of Paris, on Thursday for driving on a revoked license first offense.

Henry and Carroll Counties Hosting Bassmaster Tourneys on June 20-24

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Bassmaster Junior Tournament will be held for the 4th year at the Carroll County 1000 Acre Recreational Lake  will be held from Tuesday, June 20th through June 21st.

Weigh-in will be at the Billy Cary Memorial Park in Downtown Huntingdon on June 20th and 21st. The Junior Tournament includes teams of kids ages 7 to 13 representing state organizations with the B.A.S.S. Nation. The Junior Bassmasters qualify to fish in the national championship through one of three fish-offs of the Academy Sports and Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation represented by Magellan.

“We are elated to have the 2017 Bassmasters Junior Championship back at the Carroll County 1000 Acre Recreational Lake, “ said Bard Hurley, president of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce. “This is a great opportunity to showcase Carroll County to people from more than 25 states.”

The Costa Bassmasters High School National Championship will be held at Kentucky Lake from Thursday, June 22nd through Saturday, June 24th. Over 5,500 students athletes representing 600 schools in 45 states will be competing in the High School tournament.

For more information on the Bassmaster High School or Junior Bassmaster programs just visit their website at bassmaster.com/high-school-bass-fishing.


 

 

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