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McKenzie vs Huntingdon in High School Season Opener on Friday

Huntingdon, Tenn.-  In the high school football seasn opener for the McKenzie Rebels, the Rebels will face their Carroll County rivals the Huntingdon Mustangs in Huntingdon on Friday, August 18th at 7pm.

The pregame show will begin at 6:30pm and you can listen to the Rebels play right here on WHDM 98.9 fm, 1440 am, online at whdmradio.com, or you can listen to the game by calling 712-432-5742. Just remember that if you listen to the game by phone, standard rates do apply.

Huntingdon Middle Defeats McKenzie Middle in Thursday Night Football


Screen pass from quarterback McCaslin complete to Kristin for 56 yard touchdown. (David Jackson photos)

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Huntingdon Middle School Mustangs defeated the McKenzie Middle School Rebels in Huntingdon on Thursday night 34  to 28.


The McKenzie Middle School Rebels taking on the Huntingdon Middle School Mustangs in Huntingdon on Thursday night. (David Jackson photos)

The McKenzie Middle School Rebels go to 1-1 on the season and the Huntingdon Middle School Mustangs go to 2-0 on the season. McKenzie Middle will play Bruceton at home on Thursday, August 24th at 6:30pm.


Get Your Tickets to A Night With Tim Priest on August 26th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Huntingdon Quarterbacks Club will be presenting A Night with Tim Priest on Saturday, August 26th at 6pm at the Huntingdon High School Gym, located at 475 Mustang Drive in Huntingdon.

Tim Priest was a Huntingdon Mustang Quarterback in 1964-66, a Tennessee Vols 1968-1970 and is the current color analyst for Vol Radio Network.

The meal will begin at 6pm followed by Guest Speaker Tim Priest. The cost of the ticket is $50 and includes a meal and the event. Tickets can be purchased at the Huntingdon Termite and Pest Control, located at 122 2nd Avenue, Beyond the Ivy located at 12834 Paris Street, Watson Lumber located at 114 West Paris Street or at the Huntingdon Board of Education located at 585 High Street in Huntingdon.


2nd Annual Miss Dixie Pac Pageant is Saturday at 7pm

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The 2nd Annual Dixie PAC Scholarship and Miss Tennessee Preliminary Pageant will be held on Saturday, August 19th at 7pm at the Dixie in Huntingdon.

Tickets for the Miss Dixie Pac pageant cost $15 each and you can purchase tickets at the Dixie Box Office open Monday through Friday 10am to 4pm, online at dixiepac.net or by calling the Dixie at 731-986-2100.

Veterans Memorial Wall Coming to Paris on Labor Day Weekend

Paris, Tenn.- On Labor Day weekend, The Paris Henry County Chamber of Commerce will be bringing “The Moving Wall” a Vietnam Veterans Memorial to the Eiffel Tower Park, located at 1020 Maurice Fields Drive in Paris.

The Moving Wall will be available 24 hours a day beginning at 1pm on Thursday, August 31st until 1pm on Monday, September 4th. There will be an opening ceremony on Thursday, August 31st at 5pm and the closing ceremony will be held at Noon on Monday, September 4th. The exhibit and ceremonies are open to the public.

Local Veterans organizations, National Guard Members, and community members will serve as volunteers.

For more information on the moving wall, visit www.themovingwall.org. For more information on the local event visit the chamber’s website at www.paristnchamber.com

Listen to the McKenzie Middle vs. Huntingdon Middle Football Game on Thursday on WHDM

Huntingdon, Tenn.- County-Wide football kicks off on Thursday, August 17th. The McKenzie Rebels will face the Huntingdon Mustangs in Huntingdon on Thursday, August 17th at 6:30pm.

The pregame show will start at 6:15pm and you can listen to the Rebels play right here on WHDM 98.9 fm, 1440 am, online at whdmradio.com, or you can listen to the game by calling 712-432-5742. Just remember that if you listen to the game by phone, standard rates do apply.

Blue Suede King Performing at Final Nights on Broadway is Thursday

McKenzie, Tenn.- Elvis Impersonator: Blue Suede King will be performing at the City of McKenzie’s last Nights on Broadway of the season on Thursday, August 17th from 7pm to 9pm on Broadway in downtown McKenzie.

In the event of rain, Nights on Broadway will be moved to the Park Theatre. On Thursday, stop by downtown McKenzie for a fun night of music provided by Elvis Impersonator: Blue Suede King at McKenzie’s Nights on Broadway.

Nights on Broadway is sponsored by the Bank of Gleason, Campbell Well Drilling, Carroll Bank & Trust, City of McKenzie, Diversified Contractors Inc., Merchants Outlet Mall, McKenzie Banking Company, Super Drugs, Westan Insurance Group and Williams Furniture.


McKenzie Man Arrested for 2nd DUI

Paris, Tenn.- According to a report from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Paris Police Ptl. Tyrail Jackson arrested Vernon Moore, age 33 of Hwy. 190 of McKenzie, on Thursday for driving under the influence 2nd offense and driving on a suspended license. Moore was placed on $5,000 bond.

Southern Fried and Sweet Tea Festival Kicks Off Aug. 22-26

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Southern Fried and Sweet Tea Festival will be happening in Downtown McKenzie on Tuesday, August 22nd through Saturday, August 26th.

On Tuesday, August 22nd stop by the Farmer’s Market at 6pm for Bluesgrass and BBQ featuring No Time Flatt. Tickets for the show cost $20 and for kids 10 and under tickets cost $10. You can purchase tickets from any Act II member or at McKenzie City Hall.

On Wednesday, August 23rd at 7pm you can enjoy a Good Ole Southern Gospel Singing featuring The Joylanders at the First Baptist Church and admission to the show is free.

The Carroll Arts will be presenting the Southern Fried Funnies on Thursday, August 24th at 7pm and on Saturday, August 26th at 2pm at the Park Theatre in Downtown McKenzie.  Tickets for the show cost $5 at the door. The show will feature some of Carroll County’s wackiest citizens along with toe tapping music.

On Friday, August 25th Opening Ceremonies will be begin at 6pm featuring performances by Derek Fields and Matt, Short & Parks. Also on Friday kids will get to enjoy plenty of carnival rides.

Performances on the Broadway stage will begin with Derek Fields performing at 6:30pm on Friday and Matt, Short & Parks will also perform at 8:15pm on Friday.

On Saturday, August 26th there will be plenty of children’s activities including a pet zoo and carnival rides. Crafts will be at Veteran’s Park starting at 10am and Coffee on the Square including coffee and cornhole will also begin at 10am.

On Saturday performances on the Broadway stage kick off with Jon and Anna Eaton performing at 1pm. Ruthanna Hollis performs at 1:30pm, Brandon Powers performs at 2pm, Tera Townsend performs at 2:45pm and Ken Mallard performs at 3:30pm.

The Tennessee River Band will perform at 5pm, The Real Hooks will perform at 6:30pm and Kelly McGrath will all be performing at 8pm on Saturday.


American Legion Post #47 Car and Truck Show is Sat. August 26th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The American Legion Post #47 in Huntingdon will hold their first Car and Truck Show on Saturday, August 26th from 9am to 2pm at the Carroll County Civic Center, located at 201 Mustang Drive in Huntingdon.

Judging will begin at 11am and the entry fees for the 1st car is $15 and $10 for each additional entry. Concessions will be available. Drawings include 50/50 tickets that are $1 each and there will also be 6 kids’ prize drawings which will be held at 2pm.

Dance with the Trail Blazer will be from 6pm to 9pm and admission will be at the door. Concessions will also be available at the Dance with the Trail Blazer.

Proceeds from the event will benefit  Wounded Warriors. For more information call Richard Amidon at 731-986-9456 or Bobby Russom at 731-439-6773.

Bethel University 175th Year End Celebration is Saturday

 

McKenzie, Tenn.- Bethel University is inviting the community to its 175th Birthday Bash this Saturday, August 19 on the school’s McKenzie campus. The Bethel Birthday Bash is in conjunction with Bethel’s 2017 traditional student freshman orientation and with the kickoff of the Fall 2017 traditional semester, which begins Monday, August 21st.

The Birthday Bash will begin at 7pm with a Bethel University Renaissance concert adjacent to Wildcat Park and facing Baker Fieldhouse front parking lot. Birthday cake will be served, and the bash will conclude with Fireworks presented by Randy Bast Fireworks. The event is free and open to the public.

“It will be a great evening for the students and for the community,” said Myra Carlock, Director of University and Alumni Events. “We do encourage those attending to bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating.”

The Saturday evening event will conclude Bethel’s year-long celebration of its 175th birthday.

“Not every university can say it is 175 years old,” President Walter Butler said. “In fact, there are only four higher education institutions in the state of Tennessee that are older than we are. So we felt an entire year of celebrating was certainly appropriate. Now we move forward always striving to make Bethel the best it can be -- laying the foundation for another 175 years.”

Affiliated with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Bethel University offers bachelor’s, master’s and associate degrees through a variety of learning platforms. For more information about program offerings, go to www.bethelu.edu.

McKenzie High and County Wide Football Schedule Released

 

Huntingdon, Tenn.- County-Wide football kicks off on Thursday, August 17th. The 2017 County-Wide Football broadcast schedule will be as follows: on Thursday, August 17th McKenzie will play Huntingdon in Huntingdon beginning with the pregame show at 6:15pm. The McKenzie vs Huntingdon will be broadcast on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am.

Also Inman will play HCMS in Barton on Thursday, August 17th at 6:15pm. The Inman vs HCMS will be broadcast on WLZK 94.1fm with the pregame show beginning at 6:15pm. All other county wide football games will be simulcast on WLZK 94.1fm and WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am.

On Thursday, August 24th Bruceton will play McKenzie in McKenzie with the pregame show at 6:15pm. On Thursday, August 31st McKenzie will play West Carroll in McKenzie with the pregame show at 6:15pm. On Thursday, September 21stGrove will play Dyer County at HCHS beginning with the pregame show at 6:15pm. And on Thursday, September 28th Camden will face McKenzie in McKenzie with the pregame show at 6:15pm. All pre-game show times are subject to change.

The 2017 McKenzie High School Football Schedule is as follows: Friday, August 18th: Rebels face Huntingdon in Huntingdon at 7pm. Pregame show starts at 6:30pm. Friday, August 25th:  Rebels face West Carroll in Atwood at 7pm. Pregame show starts at 6:30pm.

Friday, September 1st: McKenzie has a bye week. Friday, September 8th: Rebels face Scotts Hill at Home at 7:30pm. Pregame show starts at 7pm. Friday, September 15th: Rebels face TCA at Home at 7:30pm. Pregame show starts at 7pm. Friday, September 22nd: Rebels face Waverly at Home at 7:30pm. Pregame show starts at 7pm. Friday, September 29th: Rebels face Halls at Home at 7:30pm. Pregame show starts at 7pm.

Friday, October 6th: Rebels face Adamsville in Adamsville at 7pm. Pregame show starts at 6:30pm. Friday, October 13th:  Rebels face Trenton at Home at 7:30pm. Pregame show starts at 7pm. Friday, October 20th: Rebels face Union City in Union City at 7pm. Pregame show starts at 6:30pm. Friday, October 27th: Rebels face Gibson County in Dyer at 7:30pm. Pregame show starts at 7pm.

You can listen to the Rebels play right here on WHDM 98.9 fm, 1440 am, online at whdmradio.com, or you can listen to the game by calling 712-432-5742. Just remember that if you listen to the game by phone, standard rates do apply.

Bethel Student Advances in Carhartt Bassmaster Classic Bracket

Cole Floyd (purple jacket) advanced to Tuesdays semi-finals. (Bassmaster photo)

Deerwoood, Mich.- Cole Floyd, of Bethel University, has moved on to the 2nd day of fishing and currently leads at the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Classic Bracket in Deerwood, Michigan. Over the weekend the National Championship took place with Bryan College crowned as top team, and then Monday the top 4 teams were split into eight individual anglers and battled head-to-head in the first leg of the Classic Bracket.

Floyd caught the biggest bass of the day at 4.0lbs. His Bethel teammate Carter McNeil eliminated in the head-to-head matchup. The four top anglers will compete until 3pm Tuesday and then the top two will move on to a championship battle on Serpent Lake Wednesday.

MID Executive Director Frank Tate Addresses Growth at County Commissioners Meeting


McKenzie Industrial Board Executive Director Frank Tate speaking to the Carroll County Commissioners about tactics for growing industry and jobs in Carroll County. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County Commissioners met Monday night where McKenzie Industrial Development Executive Director Frank Tate also spoke to the commission about tactics in growth and gaining business for Carroll County and the commission also approved a few resolutions.

Tate gave the commission an update about the economic development of the county. Tate said, “I’m here to help a community grow.” Since Tate started in March, six new companies have come to the area and one company that plans on adding 50 new jobs has already started building a facility out by the airport.

Commissioner Paula Watkins asked Tate how many of those projects were in talks with locating to the county before Tate took over. Tate’s response was that none of the companies that have located to Carroll County were previously in talks with coming to the area.

Tate also said that the Industrial Board and the county is currently negotiating with two other companies who are talking about coming to Carroll County. And if these companies decide to the county a few hundred jobs would be added to the community.

Tate said that if these two companies came to Carroll County they would be looking for skilled workers, but he did not have any specifics on what type of skills. The jobs provided at these two companies, if they decide to come to Carroll County, could pay anywhere from $18-$22 an hour.

Tate told the commission, “We need to be creative in how we entice companies into coming to the area. We must be proactive and not reactive when trying to grow the economic development in Carroll County.”        


Commissioners Pass Amendments to the Budget


Carroll County Commissioners. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Commissioners approved to amend the Expenditure Account in the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year budget for the Carroll County Highway Department to receive $24,000 which was omitted from the 2017-2018 fiscal year budget.

The Commissioners also approved to amend revenue accounts in the 2017-18 Fiscal Year Budget for the Carroll County Highway Department. The amount of $25,670.78 will be transferred into the expenditure accounts for the 17-18 fiscal year budget to cover the costs of paving at the Carroll County Civic Center.

Commissioners Pass Mitigation Plan for the County


Carroll County Commissioners. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Commissioners adopted a Mitigation Plan for Carroll County for the county to be ready to respond to and recover from major disasters and other emergencies, while helping the welfare of the citizens of the county.

Registration for Mudslingers Fall Pottery Classes are Due on Thursday

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Mudslingers Studios will be holding fall pottery classes on the Tuesdays of August 29th, September 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th and on October 3rd. Classes for grades 2nd to 4th will be from 3:30pm to 4:30pm and grades 5th to 8th will be from 4:45pm to  5:45pm.

The cost of the class is $120 per student, which includes the material fees. Registration and payment for the class is due by Thursday, August 17th and the class has a limit of 10 students.

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.

Participants are expected to arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before class is scheduled to begin. Parents must be prompt in the pickup of their participants. No food, gum, or drink is allowed in the studio.  Please notify the instructor if you will be missing a class. Projects that take place during your absence can not be made up.

The Mud Exhibit for all classes will be held on Thursday, November 2nd at 5:30pm at Mudslingers Studio.

Blue Suede King Performing at Final Nights on Broadway on August 17th

McKenzie, Tenn.- Elvis Impersonator: Blue Suede King will be performing at the City of McKenzie’s last Nights on Broadway of the season on Thursday, August 17th from 7pm to 9pm on Broadway in downtown McKenzie.

In the event of rain, Nights on Broadway will be moved to the Park Theatre. So on Thursday, August 17th, don't miss out on a fun night of music provided by Elvis Impersonator: Blue Suede King at McKenzie's final Nights on Broadway.

Nights on Broadway is sponsored by the Bank of Gleason, Campbell Well Drilling, Carroll Bank & Trust, City of McKenzie, Diversified Contractors Inc., Merchants Outlet Mall, McKenzie Banking Company, Super Drugs, Westan Insurance Group and Williams Furniture.

Carroll County RV Park Rates Until October 30th are Released

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County 1000 Acre camping rates have been set which include costs for night, monthly and annual rates for camping at the new RV park that was established by the Carroll County Watershed Authority.

The rates are $35 daily, $175 weekly, $350 monthly, and $2,000 annually.

Rates are slightly less for campers 62 and older. The camping season season is from March 1st to October 30th.

Rules include a minimum of two nights stay on weekends and three nights on holidays; quiet hours are 11pm to 6am, there is a  speed limit of 15mph, no alcoholic beverages are allowed, check-in is 4pm and checkout time is 3pm.

There have also been rules set at the camp regarding pets. Pets must be a leash of six feet or shorter and under physical control at all times. The owner must clean up after pets and the pets are not allowed in swimming areas, restrooms, and shower buildings.

 

 


 

 

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