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Rebel Senior Night Ends in Loss

McKenzie, Tenn - Friday evening the McKenzie Rebels hosted the Westview Chargers of Martin at Rebel Stadium. With it being  Senior Night for the Rebels, each senior was recognized in football, band and cheerleading, who in turn presented their parents with flowers at the 50 yard line.

McKenzie Senior, Noah Lowrance and his father, Roy Lowrance during Senior Night Acknowledgement Ceremony.

(Cheryl Allen photo)

The Rebels played a hard game but the Chargers took the lead early in the first quarter with a touchdown and held the lead during the entire game. Eric Robinson carried the ball for 24 yards, and Alex Zaragoza made a field goal, placing the Rebels on the board with a score of 3 to 7 in favor of the Chargers.

Rebels making their way to the Endzone against Martin Westview Chargers. (Cheryl Allen photo)

Late in the third quarter, Montell Adkisson made a touchdown for the Rebels, but it was not enough to beat the Chargers. The Rebels lost against the Chargers with a final score of 36-10.

Next Friday evening the Rebels will be traveling to Atwood to face off against the West Carroll War Eagles in Football action and kick off is set for 7:30.

Henry Man Killed in McKenzie Wreck

McKenzie, Tenn.- An accident involving a tractor trailer and a motorcycle that occurred in McKenzie on Wednesday took the life of a Henry man. The fatality report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol said Jeremy Allen, 43, of Henry was killed when his 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle crashed into the trailer of the semi at the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 79 and Oak Street.

The report said the semi, a 1996 International model driven by Andy Williams of Huntingdon, was traveling southbound on hwy. 79 and was making a right turn onto Oak Street when Allen failed to stop and crashed into the right rear side of the trailer.

Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Arrangements should be finalized by late Thursday afternoon.

Rebels vs. Chargers in Football Action Friday

McKenzie, Tenn -  Friday night the McKenzie Rebels will be facing off against Martin Westview Chargers at Rebel Stadium and kick off is set for 7:30. So come on out and cheer on the Rebels.

If you cannot make it out to the game tune into WHDM radio, 98.9 fm or am 1440. You can also listen to the game on your computer by  going to our website, click on the McKenzie Rebel Icon on the right side of the page or you can call and listen to all the play by play action at 712 432 5742 and charges may apply depending on your carrier and plan.

Harvest Day at Fairview Baptist Church

McKenzie, Tenn - On Sunday October 26th, Fairview Baptist Church located on Rochelle Road in McKenzie will be hosting their Harvest Day and the gospel group Hwy 22 will be singing at 1:30pm. They invite everyone to come to their church service and a meal will follow the service before the singing, and they hope to see you there.

Fence Destroyed at Fillies Field

Huntingdon, Tenn - A chain linked fence at the Jaycee Little League Ballpark on Hillcrest Drive, which is better known as Fillies Field in Huntingdon was reported damaged to the Huntingdon Police Department.

It is believed that the damage was done late last week, and the Huntingdon Police Department is urging anyone with information on the damage done at the park, to contact the Huntingdon Police Department at 986-2906. Those who are responsible for the damage will be facing vandalism felony charges.

Vale Fire Dept. Two Trucks Damaged in Fire

Fire trucks respond to Vale Fire Department Monday afternoon. (Kenny Summers photo)

Vale, Tenn.- Carroll County Authorities are continuing to investigate a fire that damaged the Vale Fire Department and two fire trucks. Investigation is continuing into the incident. The Vale Fire department is located just passed the Henry County line on State Route 114.

It was reported that a tanker truck and a pumper truck along with the building was deemed a complete loss. A fire department in Bruceton was damaged by fire nearly two months ago.

Neighborhood Watch Program in McKenzie

McKenzie, Tenn - The McKenzie Police Department is reaching out to each neighborhood in the corporate limits to help any group wishing to establish their own Neighborhood Watch Program. A Neighborhood watch Program can be very beneficial to your neighborhood as well as help your community be a safer place to live.

Neighborhood Watch Programs have been proven to be very effective in the reduction of crime, a better quality of life, a greater sense of security, responsibility and personal control, building community pride and unity, helping others and ourselves in our community, providing law enforcement agencies with volunteer support year round, and becoming the extra “eyes” of law enforcement personnel and therefore reduce law enforcement’s burden through prevention and interaction.

Anyone seeking to start their own Neighborhood Watch Program is urged contact Administrative Sergeant Kim Barker at the McKenzie Police Department for help and assistance in developing and establishing their own Neighborhood Watch Program. Sergeant Barker can be contacted at the McKenzie City Hall during regular

business hours of 7:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. or by telephone at 731-352-2265

McKenzie EW James Reports Break-In

McKenzie,Tenn - According to a report from the McKenzie Police department a break in occurred at EW James and Sons in McKenzie on October 13th during the overnight hours.  According to the report and investigation is ongoing and no further information was released.

Reports of Theft of Property from Vehicles

McKenzie, Tenn - Two separate reports of theft of property from a motor vehicle were reported to the police department. The first incident was reported in the Diamond Drive area, where the victim reported to Sgt. Lee Weaver that items were stolen from his vehicle during the night. Another was reported in the Paris Street area as well.

California Resident Arrested for Shoplifting in Huntingdon

Huntingdon, Tenn - A report from Patrolman Whitworth of the Huntingdon Police department stated that officers were dispatched to walmart in regards to a shoplifter. Upon arrival Whitworth spoke with store security who informed him that Ms. Latasha Butler of Fresno, California made several attempts to deprive the store of proper payment for several items.

It was stated in the report that Ms. Butler deprived the store of proper payment by swapping the price tags of the items for those of lesser value. Ms. Butler was cited into Carroll County General Sessions Court for theft under $500.

Mail Carrier Window Shot with BB Gun

Huntingdon, Tenn - Deputy Christopher Byrd of the Carroll County Sheriffs Department responded to a call on Kiwi Lane in Huntingdon in regards to a mail carriers vehicle window being shot out with a bb gun.

Byrd spoke with the driver who stated that while traveling down Kiwi Lane, she passed two boys walking down the road holding bb guns. She stated that the boys waved at her and then heard a loud pop and her back glass window shattered.

Officers located the boys in question and with one being a minor, Byrd spoke with the other who was identified as Jason Anderson of Old Stage Road in Huntingdon.

During the investigation it was determined that Anderson was the one who shot out the back glass and was arrested and charged with vandalism and wreckless endangerment.

Shoplifting, Public Intoxication and Open Container at Local Retailer

Huntingdon, Tenn - Sgt Joey Hedge of the Huntingdon Police department responded to a call from a local retailer in regards to shoplifting. Upon arrival Hedge spoke with store security who informed him that Ms. Wilma Harville of Airport Road in Gallatin Tn was observed taking property that was paid for. According to the report, Harville was unsteady on her feet, and had the strong odor of alcohol on her breath. It was also discovered that a bottle of Vodka was open and in her purse. Harville was arrested for shoplifting, public intoxication and open container and transported to the Carroll County Jail

Rebel Air Plays Defeat Mustangs 34-13

Rebels Win Over Mustangs (April Beard photo)

McKenzie, Tenn - Rebel Stadium was the place to be on Friday evening when the McKenzie Rebels faced off against the Huntingdon Mustangs. With a full crowd on hand for both teams, the McKenzie Rebels held the first half of the game with Jack Surber passing for a 96 yard Touchdown pass to Montell Adkisson within the first few minutes of the game.

Once again Jack Surber threw a 71 yard touchdown pass to Noah Lowrance making the score 14-0 in favor of the Rebels at the end of the 1st quarter.

Again in the second quarter, Jack Surber showed the Mustangs how scoring is done in McKenzie with another 69 yard touchdown pass to Eric Robinson. Minutes later Noah Lowrance had an interception return with a 57 yard run, placing the ball on the 23 yard line, with Surber who then ran for a 4 yard touchdown making the score at halftime in favor of the Rebels 27-0.

Going into the 3rd quarter another 47 yard touchdown run was credited to the Rebels by Eric Robinson. The Huntingdon Mustangs came back for a touchdown making the score 34-7. Huntingdon intercepted the ball but the Rebels recovered on a fumble. Once again the Mustangs gained a touchdown, but with Noah Lowrance blocking the extra point, the McKenzie Rebels won the game over the Huntingdon Mustangs with a final score of 34-13.

This win has the Rebels at 4-0 in 13-A District Play. Next Friday evening the Rebels will be facing off against Martin Westview at Rebel Stadium and kickoff is set for 7:30pm.

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

Early Election Voting Runs thru October 30

Huntingdon, Tenn - Early elections have begun in Carroll County yesterday and will run through October 30th. Early voting times are Monday thru Friday from 8am till 4 pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 12pm. The Elections Office is located at the Carroll County Municipal building located on High Street in Huntingdon. Be sure to take a photo ID when you go to place your early vote.

Handmade Crafts at Church Bazaar on October 25

McKenzie, Tenn - On Saturday October 25th, from 9am til 2 pm the First United Methodist Church in McKenzie will be hosting a Church Bazaar. All are welcome for this special event featuring handmade crafts, baked goods, and a silent auction to help raise funds for our church! 

Carryout chicken lunches will be pre-sold for $8 each (no lunch tickets will be sold at the door).  Meals can be picked up starting at 11:30am.  The deadline for purchasing lunch tickets is October 17th.  Please contact the church office for information: (731) 352-2456.  Hope to see you there!

McKenzie Family Boo Bash

McKenzie, Tenn - The Great Big Old Fashioned Frighteningly fun family boo bash sponsored by Bethel University and the City of McKenzie will be held on October 30 from 530 to 830 pm around the Square in McKenzie.

There will be trunk or teat, scaryoke, a costume contest, costumed pet parade, haunted train rides, and a pumpkin pie eating contest. You will also be able to learn the latest Frightenly fun dances with the Bethel University dance team, as well as a photo booth and much much more.

The Big boo costume contest is for Tiny Terrors ages 0-2, Small Spooks ages 3-5, Middle Monsters 6-9 and Older Ogres 10-14.

Also there will be dinner delicacies such as hearty hallo “weenies” with your choice of tantalizing trimmings will be served by the City of McKenzie and proceeds go to the Park Theatre, and delightfully desserts will be served by Bethel University.



Huntingdon, Tenn - As part of their 78th consecutive year of touring the USA, Carson & Barnes Circus, the largest traveling big top tent circus in America will visit HUNTINGDON on October 20TH located at the Carroll County Civic Center Fairgrounds – 201 Mustang Dr.

Show times are scheduled on Monday at 4:30 & 7:30 P.M. For the best value, fans should purchase their advance tickets from : Adult/$12, Child/$6; or at the gate on Circus Day, Adult/$16, Child/$10. Tickets can also be purchased online at the Circus website at

Tickets bought online incur a per-ticket charge of $1.50.Circus fans can get free discount tickets at area retailers or print them from the Circus website at to get a child in free with the purchase of an adult ticket at the gate, from local outlets, or when buying online.

The Carson & Barnes Circus is “The Real Circus” with everything fans expect to see under the big top: clowns, acrobats, aerial daredevils, spectacular pageantry, and a cast of amazing performing animals led by the biggest stars of the show—the Carson & Barnes Asian elephants.  We are the oldest family-owned circus in the United States. 

We strive to provide an experience for all ages showcasing artists from around the world.  There is something for every generation to enjoy and create a cherished family memory.   The show is “still” the traditional circus under the Big Top with over 78 years of experience. The children are the prime reason we travel from city to city each year bringing magic and enchantment to each town. Carson & Barnes Circus feels there is nothing more rewarding than watching the glow in the eyes of children who are witnessing circus magic for the first time. 

 It would be difficult to choose the “most exciting” part of the show. Every act of this year’s tour has been hand selected to provide a unique experience for all in attendance.  Patrons can expect to sit in awe for the following productions:  The Globe of Death, Flying Cavallini’s, “Smallest elephant in the world”, Rosales Family Juggling Legend, Masters of Magic and Illusion, Canine Capers, Equines of Excellence featuring the beautiful Appaloosa Stallions, Arial Ballot, Teenage Singing Sensation and the stars of the show – the Spectacular Ponderous Pachyderms! One of the most popular attractions at the Circus is before the show.

The Circus travels with a menagerie of exotic animals including a rare Sicilian donkey, two llamas, a miniature zebra and a standard-sized zebra, an alpaca, camels and a half-dozen pygmy goats. Kids delight in the chance to get up close and pet these unusual creatures – free of charge.

Also on the Circus midway the little tykes can ride a miniature train or saddle-up for a Shetland pony ride. For older kids there's the SuperSlide. Towering above all along the midway are those magnificent Asian elephants and the camels. Both can be ridden with the right ticket in hand.

With a cast of dozens and twenty-five vehicles loaded with everything from popcorn bags to grandstands, exotic animals, hundreds of costumes and tons of equipment for the performers, and even the big top tent itself, every day is an adventure.

For the nearly one million guests who will gather under the tent this year for the thrills and excitement that are the hallmark of the greatest of all family entertainments, it all comes down to the center ring where the outside world yields to the fantasy world under the big top — an American icon.  

Find a complete tour schedule, show information, and how to buy tickets visit the circus website at or call 580 743-7292.

SPONSORED BY: Huntingdon Masonic Lodge # 106.  

Family Day and Recruiting Event

Camden, Tenn - Family Day and Recruiting Event will be held on

Saturday October 25th from 11 am to 2 pm at the Bank of Camden Community Center- West Main Street Camden, TN.

There will be Apple Bobbing, Pumkin Painting, Food, Games, Prizes and Fall Fun. Fall into fun with STS! We will have games, food, and fun for kids of all ages!

There will be an onsite recruiter available to speak to any Class A Truck Drivers interested in learning more about STS! Kids, come in costume! We hope to see you there!

For more information go to or call 855-STS-JOBS

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