From News Director Cheryl Allen
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(Friday, Feb. 5th)
Dept. of Health Warns Against Impaired Driving Super Bowl Sun.
Nashville, Tenn - This weekend millions of people will be driving to a Super Bowl party to watch the biggest football game of the year. The Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security urge all Tennesseans to be safe on the roadways this Sunday and every other day of the year.
Learn more about TDH services and programs at www.tn.gov/health.
Rebels vs. Lions in Basketball Action Friday Night in Dresden
McKenzie, Tenn -Tonight the McKenzie Rebels and Lady Rebels will be traveling to Dresden to face off against the Dresden Lions in basketball action.
High Rate of Speed Reveals Active Warrant
McKenzie, Tenn -Sheena Jordan of Dresden was cited into court for driving on suspended license 1st offense, after Ptl. Kyle Beauchamp of the McKenzie Police Department made a traffic stop on her vehicle for traveling at a high rate of speed on Euclid Avenue in McKenzie. Ms. Jordan also had an active bench warrant for failure to appear in Weakley County.
Bradford Man Cited into Court
Huntingdon, Tenn -Spencer H. Belew of Mount Pisgah Road in Bradford was cited into court for Violation of Registration and Simple Possession of Schedule Vi after Dep. Michael Verner of the Carroll County Sheriffs Department observed that the tags on the vehicle were expired.
The report stated that when Dep. Verner made contact with Spencer Belew, Dep. Verner could smell marijuana coming from the inside of the vehicle. Dep. Verner asked for permission to search the vehicle and according to the report, Belew stated yes that he could.
Dep. Verner asked Belew to hand him the marijuana, and Belew retrieved it out of the back of the center seat console, and he was at that time cited into court.
217 Prescription Drugs Located in Huntingdon Man’s Possession
Huntingdon, Tenn - Ptl. Paul Hugueley of the Huntingdon Police department cited Erick Johnson of Green Allen Springs Road in Huntingdon for Driving on Suspended License, and arrested him for Possession of a Legend with a $500 bond after a traffic stop in Huntingdon.
The report stated that Johnson pulled out in front of Ptl. Hugueley at Casey’s Bar, causing Ptl. Huguley to swerve and brake very fast to keep from hitting the vehicle. After a traffic stop, a computer check revealed that Johnson’s license were suspended for child support issues. Consent was given to search the vehicle which revealed a white plastic box containing three prescription bottles full of white pills.
The report noted that the bottles were stripped of their labels with the patients and doctors name. The pills were identified as prescription only drug Methocarbamol 750mg, and there were 217 pills in total. Johnson did admit that he was just trying to make extra money by selling them, and at which point Ptl. Hugueley arrested Johnson.
TDEC Sets Public Meeting Feb. 8th to Discuss Big Sandy Basin Contamination
Buchanan, Tenn.- The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has set a public meeting for 6pm Monday February 8th at Paris Landing State Park. The purpose of the meeting is in regard to an advisory that TDEC issued in January relating to eating bass caught in the Big Sandy River Basin.
On January 19th, TDEC issued a Precautionary Fish Consumption Advisory which was the result in levels of mercury in fish tissue exceeding the trigger of .3 parts per million. The advisory was issued only for the species of bass.
A precautionary consumption advisory is specifically directed at sensitive populations such as children, pregnant women or women who are nursing, and those who frequently eat fish.
(Thursday, Feb. 4th)
Tuesday Rebel Basketball Game Rescheduled
McKenzie, Tenn - The McKenzie Rebel basketball game that was canceled on Tuesday Feb. 2nd due to severe weather conditions that were in the forecast, has been rescheduled for next Tuesday, Feb. 9th in Big Sandy.
Henry County Woman Charged with Leaving The Scene
Huntingdon, Tenn – The Huntingdon Police Department received a call in reference to someone striking a utility pole and a mailbox, then leaving the scene. Upon arrival, Inv. Joey Hedge spoke with the complainant and the person who witnessed the accident.
The witness informed Inv. Hedge that he seen the accident and immediately turned around, followed the vehicle and took a picture of the tag. The witness also gave a description of the woman driving the vehicle.
With the picture, Inv. Hedge was able to run the tag and discover that the tag came back to Mrs. Ashley Gaut of Mansfield Road in Mansfield. The information that the witness gave Inv. Hedge matched the description of the said vehicle, and it did come back as a Henry County address.
At that point, Inv. Hedge made contact with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office and they made contact with Ashley Gaut. The report noted that Ashley Gaut did go to the Huntingdon Police department the next day. According to the report, she was advised of her Miranda Rights, and Gaut admitted to leaving the scene of an accident. At that point, she was charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident.
The value of the mailbox was placed at $75.00 and and estimated value of the utility pole was placed at $2,000.00.
Dedicate Your Vote with Honor Vote
Nashville, Tenn - In 2016, Tennessee will play a bigger role than ever before in deciding who will be the next president of the United States.
That’s why Secretary of State Tre Hargett is urging Tennesseans to dedicate their vote this election season to those who are serving or have served our country through the Honor Vote Program.
“The men and women of the U.S. military ensure our freedom and democracy, allowing us to cast a ballot each Election Day. It’s important we honor those who protect that right,” Secretary Hargett said.
The free program allows registered Tennessee voters to dedicate their vote to a U.S. veteran or active duty military member by visiting GoVoteTN.com/honor. The dedication will be posted on the official Honor Vote List as well as the Honor Vote Twitter account: @tnhonorvote. Voters can also share their dedication on their own Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts using #GoVoteTN.
The Division of Elections will send a packet to each participant with an official Honor Vote button and Voter Information Guide. Voters are encouraged to wear the newly redesigned button and vote early or on Election Day in honor of the veteran or service member they are honoring.
Bethel University’s Renaissance Theatre set to present “Once Upon A Dream” at KPAC
Paris, Tenn - Singers, dancers, and actors will take the stage of the Krider Performing Arts Center in Paris, TN Saturday February 6th to present a musical revue entitled “Once Upon A Dream.” Featuring over 20 songs from your favorite animated classics, this show will make you want to jump out of your seat with excitement. You will hear some of the classic songs including “A Whole New World” and “Part of Your World”, as well as new favorites like “Let it Go,” and “Circle of Life.”
Joining with the Renaissance students on stage will be a group of students from the Inman Middle School Chorus in Paris. Renaissance Theatre director Brian Hill stated “I am thrilled to be working with Jessica McLeese and the talented young people at Inman Middle School. Jessica, a graduate of our program, has been very successful in incorporating theatre into the curriculum at Inman. I know it will be a lot of fun for our students, as well as the Inman students, to perform together on some of these songs.”
Your favorite princesses will make a guest appearance following the show for a free autograph and photograph session. Photographers will be available on site and by providing your email address, your photos will be emailed directly to you.
“Once Upon a Dream” will take place at the Krider Performing Arts Center on Saturday, February 6th with a 2:00 show and a 6:00 show. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling the Renaissance Office at 731-352-6980. Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information visit www.bethelrenaissance.com
Hearts and Soles 5K In McKenzie February 13th
McKenzie, Tenn.- The Hearts and Soles 5K Fun Run and walk will be held Saturday February 13th at McKenzie City Park. Registration begins at 8am with the kids 1 mile at 8:30am and the 5K starts at 9am. The first place male and female finishers will receive a pair of Costa Sunglasses. The event will benefit the new Beating Hearts Help Center opening in Carroll County.
(Wednesday, Feb. 3rd)
Special Called Meeting Monday in McKenzie
McKenzie, Tenn - McKenzie Mayor Jill Holland announced on Tuesday that There will be a called McKenzie City Council Meeting on Monday, February 8, 2016, 5:00 p.m. to discuss and approve repairs to the city brush truck. The public is welcomed to attend this meeting and all meetings of the McKenzie Town Council.
Rebels Tuesday Game Against Big Sandy Canceled
McKenzie, Tenn - The McKenzie Rebels were scheduled to travel to Big Sandy of Tuesday evening in basketball action, but due to the possibility of severe weather, the game was canceled. There is no word as of yet, when the game will be rescheduled.
Window A/C Stolen on Locust Ave. in McKenzie
McKenzie, Tenn - Mr. Kevin White of Hartsville Tennessee reported to the McKenzie Police department that his Frigidaire window unit was stolen out of a house on Locust Avenue in McKenzie.
According to the report, Mr. White previously lived at the residence and does still own the home. The report stated that the window unit was insecurely installed in a window of the home and was unplugged from the wall. The incident is currently under investigation.
Non Working Headlight Leads to Variety of Charges
Huntingdon, Tenn - Sgt. Chris Cole of the Huntingdon Police Department cited into General Sessions Court of Carroll County, Jillian Goble of Trailer Lane in Huntingdon.
The report stated that Sgt. Cole performed a traffic stop on Goble’s vehicle due to the driver’s side headlight not working. All documents were given when asked but the insurance had been expired since June 2015, and her license revealed at a suspended status with no prior convictions. While speaking with Goble, Sgt Cole observed three children in the back seat that were not restrained.
Jillian Goble was cited for for Driving While Suspended 1st Offense, Violation of Light Law, Violation of Financial Responsibility and Violation of Child Restraint Law.
Dresden Woman Charged With Theft At MOM's
McKenzie, Tenn - Sgt. Adam Bailey of the McKenzie Police Department cited Mary Williams of Dresden into court after Merchants Outlet Mall located on Highland Drive in McKenzie, contacted the police department in regards to a shoplifter. Williams was charged with Theft Under $500
(Tuesday, Feb, 2nd)
Rebels Split Games With Greenfield
Lady Rebel Caleigh Britt makes the shot from the free throw line (Cheryl Allen photo)
McKenzie, Tenn - The McKenzie Rebels and Lady Rebels hosted Greenfield in basketball action on Monday evening at Rebel Gymnasium. Even though the Lady Rebels fought a hard battle, the ladies of Greenfield won the game with the final score at the buzzer of 42-27.
(L) #14 Anna Comer shoots and scores from the 3 pt line during McKenzie vs Greenfield game Monday evening. (Cheryl Allen photo)
Directly after recognizing the Seniors, the Rebels took to the floor against the men of Greenfield. The Rebels came back to take the win against Greenfield with a final score of 48-34.
The Rebels will be back in basketball action Tuesday night, February 2nd when they will travel to face off against Big Sandy.
Seniors Recognized During Basketball Game
McKenzie, Tenn - Monday night was also Senior Night for the McKenzie Rebels, with Senior Basketball and Cheerleaders recognized between the ladies and men’s game.
Mariah Kautz, daughter of Sean and Heather Kautz. Mariah has spent one year on the cheer squad, one year on the softball team, and two years on the soccer and track teams. Some special honors she has received are 2015 MHS Homecoming Football Queen, and was selected as All-American Cheerleader for summer of 2015. Mariah is active in DECA, BETA Club, FTA, M-Club and FCA. She qualified for the DECA Nationals in 2015 and DECA State in 2016. She attends First Baptist Church and plans to obtains a Master’s Degree in art education.
Lauren Riley, daughter of Debbie and Larry Riley. Lauren has been a cheerleader for 4 years. She was selected as All-American Cheerleader for 3 years, Carroll County Youth Leadership delegate, 2015 Girl’s State delegate, FBLA President, and BETA Parliamentarian. Lauren is also active in the M-Club, Relay for Life, Science Club and the MHS Book Club. She plans to attend Murray State University and obtain a graduate degree in Psychology.
CeCe Sutton, daughter of Kate Wilwhal and Phil Sutton. CeCe has served as MHS cheerleader for two years and was selected as an All-American Cheerleader. CeCe has been a 2 year Honors Banquet attendee, Key Club Secretary, Science Club Treasurer, and active in the BETA Club, Relay for Life team, and the Yearbook. CeCe plans to attend Spring Hill College in Mobile Alabama and major in Chemistry.
Regan Toombs, daughter of Randy and Reni Toombs. Regan is a 4-year member of the Cheerleading squad and Captain of this year’s cheer squad. She is also an active member of the FCA, HOSA, M-Club, DECA, and FTA clubs. Regan is a member of the McKenzie First Baptist Church. She plans to pursue a career in the medical field.
Emma McDaniel, daughter of James and Paula McDaniel. She is a 4 year member of the Lady Rebel basketball team. She has received the Most Improved Player Award twice. She is active in FCA, HOSE, and DECA clubs. Emma plans to attend Jackson State Community College and pursue a career in nursing.
Kelsey Spivey, daughter of Scott and Jennifer Spivey. She is a three year member of the Lady Rebel Basketball Team. Kelsey qualified for DECA Nations, was a Girl’s State and Carroll County Youth Leadership delegate, serves as president of the Class of 2016 and BETA parliamentarian. She is an active member of FCA, FTA, M-Club, Spanish Club, BETA and DECA. Kelsey plans to attend Union University and major in Cell and Molecular Biology before entering Optometry School.
Jamocus Jackson son of Liz Johnson and Will Jackson. He is a 2 year member of the Rebel Basketball team. Jamocus is a member of the Rebel Football squad and the M-Club. He plans to join the Navy and pursue a career in Music.
Chase Kelley, son of Matt and Kelly Kelley. He is a 4 year member of the Rebel Basketball team. Chase was named twice as All-District golfer, twice All-District baseball player and twice All-West Tennessee baseball player. He is a member of FCA, FBLA, BETA Club, M-Club, Pep Club, Leo Club, FTA and Student Council. Chase plans to attend University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
Jack Surber, son of Tommy and Meredith Surber. Jack is a 4-year member of the Rebel Basketball team, Rebel Football and Rebel Baseball team. He was twice named to the All-District basketball, twice named to All-District Baseball, District MVP Football, and the Region Offensive MVP Football. Jack is an active member in the BETA Club, Leo Club, M-Club, FCA and the Student Council. He plans to attend a four year university.
McKenzie Man Charged with Shoplifting at Walmart
Huntingdon, Tenn - In a report from the Huntingdon Police Department, Noah D. Maxwell of Hazel Avenue in McKenzie was charged with Theft Under $500 by Inv. Joey Hedge when store security at Walmart in Huntingdon had taken Noah Maxwell into custody.
Store security informed Inv. Hedge that Maxwell had taken a wiring kit and attempted to leave the store with it, and the incident was captured on security video. The value of the item was placed at $39.99.
Revoked License 8th Offense on Erin Woman
Huntingdon, Tenn - Dep. Ethan Parham of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department while on patrol observed a truck driving slow behind Prospect Baptist Church in Hollow Rock with the headlights off.
At that point Dep. Parham initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the driver. The driver could not produce any identification and gave deputies a false name, birthday, and social security number.
The report stated that after a computer check was performed, the driver was identified as Shelly Lynn Sinkler of Erin Tennessee. The check also revealed that Sinkler’s license was revoked for the 8th time and that she had two active warrants in Humphreys County for Failure to Appear and Escape.
Sinkler was placed under arrest for driving on revoked licence and her two warrants, and was transported to the Carroll County Jail.
Fraudulent Charges on Credit Card Reported
Huntingdon, Tenn - A victim of credit card theft reported to the Carroll County Sheriffs department that her credit card had been used on three different transactions and needed a report for her financial institution. The report stated that her credit card had been used in one transaction in December, and two in January. The case is still under investigation.
Theft From Vehicles in Driveway in McKenzie Area
Huntingdon, Tenn - A resident on Connie Allen Road in McKenzie contacted the Carroll County Sheriffs Department in regards to theft. The report stated that when deputies arrived the victim informed them that items had been taken from 2 vehicles that were parked in the driveway.
The victim reported that his check book was missing and found his wallet laying on top of the rear tire with $100.00 missing from it. In the other vehicle it was reported that a small amount of cash, drivers license and college ID, along with a debit card and assorted papers were missing.
(Monday, Feb. 1st)
Tori Starks Crowned Hostess Princess 2016 Saturday Evening
Paris, Tenn -The grand finale of the day that was filled with pageants, was the most anticipated crowning of the 2016 World’s Biggest Fish Fry Hostess Princess.
Hostess Princess Tori Starks and her court. (Cheryl Allen photo)
Ten beautiful ladies adorned the KPAC stage, setting a beautiful sight for a beautiful day. The contestants took to the stage from the rear of the KPAC, walking down the aisles, making their way to the stage all in blue jeans, better known as, Casual Attire, then with a quick wardrobe change, all shown their personal beauty in beautiful dresses.
With all the nerves and anxiety coming down to the wire, the girls were cut from ten contestants to five. All five contestants were asked the same question, during the ‘question part’ of the contest. “If you could be one famous person, who would you be, and why”? The answers were a range, from Tayor Swift, to Miranda Lambert.
2016 Hostess Princess recieves her crown from 2015 Hostess Princess Grace Hassell (Cheryl Allen photo)
The 2016 63rd Annual World’s Biggest Fish Fry Hostess Princess was crowned, and in tears of joy, shock and disbelief, Tori Starks graciously received her crown, from 2015 reigning Hostess Princess Grace Hassell.
Tori is the 16 year old daughter of Monte & Jennifer Starks, and attends HCHS.
Jayna Nance, Tori Starks, and Aleece Passman wait to hear who is second maid (Cheryl Allen photo)
(L) First Maid Janyna Nance shows her surprise for Tori Saturday evening (Cheryl Allen photo)
Her court consists of First Maid, Jayna Nance, 17 year old daughter of Jerry & Tami Nance and she attends HCHS.
Second Maid Aleece Marie Passman, 18 year old daughter of Gary & Tina Passman and she attends HCHS.
Third Maid Victoria Page, 17 year old daughter of Jeff Page & Terri Clark, and she attends HCHS.
Fourth Maid Madison Lovelace, 18 year old daughter of Heath & Teresa Lovelace, and she also attends HCHS.
HSSD Board Approves Band Trip
Huntingdon, Tenn - The Huntingdon Special School District Board of Education met on Thursday evening for their regular monthly meeting. At the beginning of the meeting, the board approved leave of absences from Debbie Stinson, Vicki Crossno, Heather Kee, and Lindsay Barnett.
The board approved a field trip request for the Huntingdon High School band students to attend Honor Band in Oxford Mississippi February 18-20 2016. The board also approved to extend the Director of Schools, Pat Dillahunty contract to June 30, 2018.
Another area that expressed interest with the board was the hosting the TSBA Northwest are Fall District meeting. This item will be discussed further at the next board meeting.
The board has hired 2 new members to the Huntingdon School System, with the employment of Linda Kee, at the Huntingdon Primary School to work in the cafeteria, and Ramona Loggains, for Huntingdon Middle School to work in the cafeteria as well.
The next scheduled meeting of the board is set for Thursday February 18th at 7pm at the board office located on High Street in Huntingdon.
E911 Directors to Meet February 16th
Huntingdon, Tenn - The Board of Directors for the E911 Communications District in Carroll County will meet in regular session on Tuesday February 16th at 5:30 pm. The meeting will be held in the Conference Room at the Carroll County Office Complex located at 625 High Street in Huntingdon.
McKenzie Rebels Sent Bruceton Tigers Back to the Den
McKenzie, Tenn - After the Homecoming activities, the Lady Rebels took to the hardwood with winning on their minds and if Bruceton had any plans on winning, they had their work cut out for them.
In Double Overtime, the Lady Rebels defeated Bruceton with a final score of 113 to 111.
Anna Comer led the Rebels with 60 points scored, and this set a new record for the Lady Rebels in points scored in one game. Jacey Davis, scored 20 points with Shelby Butler 16 points. This was a game for the history books for the Lady Rebels.
The Rebels was not about to let the ladies be the only ones with a victory. Brandon Baucum had 18 points and Jack Surber with 16 points, and at the final buzzer of the game, the McKenzie Rebels were victorious over Bruceton with a final score of 92-18.
The Rebels will be back in basketball action on Monday night, February 1st when they host Greenfield at Rebel Gymnasium. This will also be Senior night for McKenzie Rebels Basketball.
Kelsey Spivey crowned MHS Basketball Homecoming Queen
McKenzie Rebel Basketball Homecoming Court Queen Kelsey Spivey and her court. (Cheryl Allen photo)
McKenzie, Tenn - Every year, Homecoming is a very special event and this year is no exception for the McKenzie Rebels. Members of the royalty were selected by nominations from each homeroom at McKenzie High School, and the M-club selected the five beautiful ladies. The football team and cheerleaders have chosen the queen from the five young ladies.
Escorting Lindsey was Juniors Bransen McCaleb, son of Murray and Karen McCaleb, and Paul Watkins, son of Lynn and Molly Watkins. (Cheryl Allen photo)
The first candidate was Senior, Lindsey Balius. Lindsey is the 18 year old daughter of Mike and Rachel Balius. Lindsey is a member of the DECA, HOSA, BETA, the M-Club, Science Club, Student Council Parliamentarian and Vice President of the Key Club. Lindsey plans to attend the University of Tennessee at Martin and major in Biology.
Escorting Madison was Juniors Mason King, the grandson of Karen Laws, and Tyler King, the son of Sarah McAllister. (Cheryl Allen photo)
The second candidate was Junior Madison Barker. Madison is the 17 year old daughter of Greg and Amy Barker. Madison is a 3-year member of the MHS Lady Rebel Basketball team and was awarded the Team 1st Award, and the Lady Rebel Soccer team being awarded the Lady Rebel Award. Madison is also a member of the M-Club, BETA, FCA, HOSA, Pep Club Maniacs, Leo Club, and the Key Club. Madison is also a member of 1st Baptist Church of McKenzie, and plans to attend a 4 year college and pursue a career in the medical field.
Escorting Sierra was Senior Chase Kelley, son of Matt and Kelly Kelley, and Junior Brice Wiggins, son of Mike and Candy Wiggins.(Cheryl Allen photo)
The third candidate was Senior Sierra Dugall. Sierra is the 17 year old daughter of Chris Dugall and Christy Dugall. Sierra is a 4-year member of FCA, FTA, Pep Club Maniacs, a 3 year member of the BETA Club, HOSA, and DECA club, in which she was a DECA State competitor. Sierra plans to attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and major in nursing.
Escorting Emma was Juniors Brandon Baucum, son of Jason and Kechia Baucum, and Austin Travis, son of Kevin and Becky Travis. (Cheryl Allen photo)
The fourth candidate was Junior Emma Pate. Emma is the 17 year old daughter of Jeremy and Gina Pate. Emma is a 3-year MHS cheerleader currently serving as co-captain and Vice President of the Student Council. Emma is also the President of the Key Club and Teen Health Council, Vice President of the Leo Club and DECA, as well as the Secretary of the Book Club, and reporter for the FBLA. She is also a member of FTA, FCA, BETA, the M-Club, Spanish Club and Science Club. Emma is a member of the 1st Baptist Church of McKenzie, and plans to attend a four year university.
Escorting Kelsey was Seniors Jack Surber, the son of Tommy and Meredith Surber, and Jamocus Jackson, son of Elizabeth Johnson. (Cheryl Allen photo)
The fifth candidate was Senior Kelsey Spivey. Kelsey is the 18 year old daughter of Scott and Jen Spivey. She is a 3-year member of the Lady Rebels Basketball team, senior class president, Student Council secretary, BETA Club parliamentarian and a Girl’s State Delegate. Kelsey is also a member of the FTA, FCA, Leo Club, Spanish Club, DECA, M-Club and attends 1st Baptist Church. Kelsey’s future plans is to attend Union University and major in cell and molecular biology, then advance to the Optometry School in Memphis to become an Optometrist.
Kelsey Spivey was crowned Queen for the MHS Basketball Homecoming Queen. The crowning of the queen was presented by Senior Cheerleaders Lauren Riley and Regan Toombs.
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