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Police Investigate Stolen Vehicle from Paris Dealership
Paris, Tenn.- According to a report from the Paris Police Department, Sgt. Jamie James investigated a case last week where an employee of Peppers Automotive let another man drive a vehicle for several days.
The report stated that a manager at Peppers informed Sgt. James that a friend of his in the Tennessee Highway Patrol had contacted him asking if a vehicle had been stolen off their lot. After searching, they found that a 2017 GMC Acadia valued over $47,000 was missing.
Police spotted the car and a Trooper attempted to stop the vehicle in Carroll County, but the driver evaded police. Sgt. James’s investigation continued as he learned that Michael Case, age 38 of Enon Church Road of McKenzie, was working at the dealership and had possibly let Anthony Haynes, Jr., age 40 of McKenzie, drive the vehicle.
On Star found the vehicle on Gibson Lane and Enon Church Road in Carroll County and Sgt. James notified the THP for assistance. Sgt. James spoke to Case who admitted to letting Haynes drive the vehicle around and Case also admitted that he removed the dealer tag from the car.
Tennessee Highway Patrol Sgt. Andy Forsythe took Haynes into custody, and Haynes told police that he paid $150 per day and marijuana to use the car. Case denied accepting cash for the vehicle. The Assistant District Attorney was contacted and the case is still under investigation.
Park Theatre Showing Trolls at Last Matinee on Wednesday
McKenzie, Tenn.- Park Theatre will hold its last Wednesday matinee of the summer on Wednesday, July 26th at 2pm at the Park Theatre, located at 2312 Cedar Street in Downtown McKenzie and tickets for the matinee cost $2.50 each.
The final Park Theatre matinee show will be Trolls, so bring the entire family and enjoy a family outing at the movies before the kids go back to school. For ticket and showtime information you can call the Park Theatre at 393-0555.
McKenzie's Splash Pad Now Open for Fun, Daily From 10-8
(Travis Jackson photos)
McKenzie, Tenn.- The City of McKenzie’s Splash Pad, near the old railroad depot, is officially open and the pad will be open daily from 10am to 8pm.
The Splash Pad is not supervised, but adult supervision is mandatory for all children ages 13 and under.Water in the Splash Pad is chlorinated and recirculates through a filtration system, so for your own safety do not drink the water.
Also for safety reason do not climb, swing, pull or sit on any of the splash pad equipment. Swim diapers are required for all children who are not potty trained and regular diaper changing should occur, but do not change diapers on or near Splash Pad. Parents are encouraged to take their children on frequent bathroom breaks every 30 minutes to an hour.
(Travis Jackson photos)
Please wear the appropriate swim attire at the Splash Pad. No jewelry, no sagging, no revealing or vulgar clothing or swimsuits are allowed at the park. Items not allowed at the Splash Pad include: skateboards, bicycles, athletic equipment, rollerblades, balls or swimming pool toys including water balloons.
Other items items that are not allowed at the Splash Pad are glass, food, drinks, gum, soaps, shampoos, or detergents, no rough play, running, or profanity, no radios or other electronic devices and no one with diarrhea is allowed at the Splash Pad.
Dogs and other pets are not allowed in the Splash Pad, except for legally defined service dogs. You cannot bring umbrella or tents that must be secured underground ,because there are underground wires and pipes at the Splash Pad.
For safety reasons you must leave the park and go to fully enclosed shelter at the first sign of thunder and you must remain indoors until at 30 minutes after the last sign of thunder or lightning.
Maintenance will be performed daily so this may cause the temporary closure of the splash pad. In the event of a malfunction, please call the McKenzie Parks and Recreation at 731-415-7887. Anyone interested in renting the park for a birthday party or other event should contact McKenzie City Hall 731-352-2292.
Police Gave Out Several Citations Last Week
McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Ptl. Jeremiah Brooks cited Robert Freeman, age 36 of Forrest Circle of McKenzie, on Monday for criminal trespass.
In another report, Ptl. Mark Boaz cited Tierra Diggs, age 32 of Everette Street of McKenzie, on Saturday, July 15th for driving on a suspended license.
MHS and MMS Baseball Movie Fun Night Fundraiser is July 29th
Tenn.- The McKenzie High School and McKenzie Middle School baseball
players will hold a Movie Night Fundraiser at the McKenzie High School
baseball field on Saturday, July 29th.
will open at 7:30pm and the movie will start at 8pm. Admission is $3
for adults, $1 for children 4-10 and children under 4 get in for free.
Concessions will be available for purchase.
raised at the event will help in the renovation of the McKenzie High
School baseball field. So bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a good movie while supporting the McKenzie High and McKenzie Middle School baseball teams at the Movie Night Fundraiser.
Register Now for Selfie Class at the Dixie on August 10th
Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Mobile Phone Photography Workshop will be held on Thursday, August 10th from 6pm to 8:30pm at the Dixie in Huntingdon. The cost of the class is $25.
Not long ago a camera was a camera, an audio recorder was an audio recorder, and a phone was a phone. That has changed. “Convergence” is all around us.
The quality and capabilities of mobile phone cameras continues to improve at an amazing rate. Once a photograph has been taken, image files may be enhanced in a variety of ways. But as amazing as mobile phone cameras are becoming, they are still simply an extension of the ones holding them.
Cameras don’t make photographs, people do. Jim Veneman will host this class and focus on using this amazing device to make compelling, storytelling images beyond "selfies."
To Register for the Selfie class just call the Dixie Box Office at 986-2100.
Reminder: 2nd Annual Taste of Carroll County is Saturday
McKenzie, Tenn.- The
2nd Annual Taste of Carroll County will be held on Saturday, July 22nd
from 6pm to 9pm at the Venue at Waddell Place at 894 Joy Sparks Road
2nd Annual Taste of Carroll County is a fun evening of delicious food,
silent auction items, and live entertainment by The Flashback Band.
is $10 per person or one free admission if you're entering an item in
the Taste categories. Tickets can be purchased at the Carroll County
Humane Society located at 21822 Highway 22 in McKenzie. You can also
purchase tickets at the door or from any volunteer.
this year are: Best Appetizer, Best BBQ, Best Sandwich, Best Dessert,
Best Side and Best Overall. Winners of best of each category will
receive a plaque.
For more information just email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All of the proceeds will benefit the Carroll County Humane Society.
School of Rock Concert at the Dixie on Friday
Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Dixie’s School of Rock Summer Camp Concert is set for Friday, July 21st at 7pm on the Hal Holbrook stage at the Dixie in Huntingdon. The School
of Rock Concert is free and open to the public. So come out and
support the School of Rock summer camp students at their concert on
McKenzie Man Cited for Theft
Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Ptl.
Jeremiah Brooks cited Kelly Turnbow, age 40 of Walnut Avenue, of
McKenzie, on Tuesday for theft of property.
Benefit For Ellen Kirkendoll is Saturday, July 29th
McKenzie, Tenn.- There will be a benefit for Ellen Kirkendoll on Saturday, July 29th at the VFW Post 4939, located at 9750 Cherrywood Avenue in McKenzie.
Kirkendoll is a cancer patient and money raised at the event will go
to help with medical expenses. The benefit starts with a silent auction
beginning at 11am and you can purchase spaghetti plates from 11am to
5:30pm for just $6.
Longshot Band will perform from 7pm to 11pm and admission costs $3 per
person or $5 per couple. To attend the concert you must be 21 years of
age and bring your ID with you to the concert. For more information,
Two Cited for Driving on Suspended License
Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department,
Officer Cody Coleman cited Joshua Flowers, age 23 of Chestnut Avenue of
McKenzie, on Wednesday, July 12th for driving on a suspended license and speeding.
Wednesday at around 1am, Officer Coleman observed a vehicle going
35mph in a 20mph zone. Officer Coleman then conducted a traffic stop of
the vehicle. When Officer Coleman spoke to the driver identified as
Flowers, he found that Flowers was driving on a suspended license.
In another report, Ptl. Paul Eddlemon cited Amy Anderson, age 44 of Modena Road of Decherd, on Thursday, July 13th for driving on a suspended license.
Eddlemon conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle and when he spoke to
the driver identified as Anderson he found that Anderson was driving on
a revoked license.
Ptl. Eddlemon spoke to Anderson she also stated that she did not have
proof of insurance. Dispatch did check to see if Anderson had any prior
convictions for failure to show proof of insurance. Dispatch advised
that Anderson had two other prior convictions for failure to show proof
The Barons Perform at Nights on Broadway on Thursday
Tenn.- The Barons will be performing at the City of McKenzie’s Nights
on Broadway on Thursday, July 20th from 7pm to 9pm on Broadway in
the event of rain, Nights on Broadway will be moved to the Park
Theatre. On Thursday, stop by downtown McKenzie for a night of music
provided by The Barons and fun at McKenzie’s Nights on Broadway. Nights
on Broadway will be on the first and third Thursdays of each month
during the summer.
West TN Artisan Trail at the Dixie Ballroom Till July 29th
Huntingdon, Tenn.- The West Tennessee Artisan Trail Exhibit "Fine art, fine life" will be open for another week until Saturday, July 29th at the Dixie Ballroom Gallery in Huntingdon.
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.
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.
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
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 email@example.com.
Police Investigate Auto Burglary on Ben Smith Road
McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Steven McClure took a report of burglary from a home on Ben Smith Road in McKenzie on Friday, July 14th.
On Friday, Deputy McClure responded to a home on Ben Smith Road in reference to a burglary of a vehicle. When he spoke to the victim she stated to police that she parked her vehicle outside her house at shortly after 12am on Friday and when she went out to her vehicle at 9:30am she noticed that her front passenger side window was broken.
The victim also noticed that her Victoria Secret purse and wallet valued at $70 had been stolen out of her car. Other items taken from the car include twenty dollars in cash, several debit and credit cars, perfume valued at $75, a bottle of percocet, social security card and driver’s license.
Deputy McClure advised the victim to notify the bank of the burglary and the victim stated to police that she had already cancelled her debit cards, which had not been used at the time of the report. Police have no suspects in this case.
The Barons Perform at Nights on Broadway on July 20th
McKenzie, Tenn.- The Barons will be performing at the City of McKenzie’s Nights on Broadway on Thursday, July 20th 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 night of music provided by The Barons and fun at McKenzie’s Nights on Broadway. Nights on Broadway will be on the first and third Thursdays of each month during the summer.
Martin Man Arrested for DUI
McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Sgt. Jeff Winberry arrested Treavon Atkins, age 23 of North McCombs Street of Martin, on Thursday for driving under the influence.
McKenzie Woman Arrested for 3rd Driving on Revoked License
McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Officer Cody Coleman arrested Kristinia Belk, age 27 of Hilltop Drive of McKenzie, on Sunday, July 16th for lack of financial responsibility and for her third driving on a suspended license. Belk was placed on $750 bond.
Photoshop and Lightroom Class at the Dixie on Thurs. July 20th
Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Dixie in Huntingdon will be hosting an Editing Basics Workshop: Photoshop and Lightroom class on Thursday, July 20th from 6pm to 8:30pm. The cost of the class is $25.
Jim Veneman will be hosting a fast-paced workshop evening to help provide a glimpse at the practical basics of Photoshop, Lightroom and other post-production programs.
This class is designed to remove some of the mystery surrounding these programs and demonstrate how in just a few moments, real improvements can be made. Some of the topics that will be discussed in the class will be cropping, contrast, how to improve selected areas of an image, color correction, and others.
To register for the class just call the Dixie Box Office at 986-2100.
McKenzie Lady Rebels Softball Holding Tryouts July 19th
McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie High School Lady Rebels Softball team will be holding tryouts for the 2017-18 McKenzie High School Lady Rebel Softball team on Wednesday, July 19th from 9am to 11am at the McKenzie City Park.
Park Theatre Showing The Big Friendly Giant at 2pm on Wednesday
McKenzie, Tenn.- The Park Theatre is still holding Wednesday matinees during the summer at 2pm at the Park Theatre, located at 2312 Cedar Street in Downtown McKenzie and tickets for the matinee cost $2.50 each.
The Wednesday, July 19th matinee show will be The Big Friendly Giant. For ticket and showtime information you can call the Park Theatre at 393-0555.
Bethel Recognized for Nursing Program
McKenzie, Tenn.- Bethel University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates have once again achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the NCLEX, the nurse licensure examination that determines nursing readiness. With this accomplishment by the school’s May 2017 nurse graduates, Bethel has now achieved the perfect pass rate for four out of the last five years.
“This is an achievement that is extremely rare for nursing programs,” said Mary Bess Griffith, Nursing Program Director. “And this accomplishment stands as recognition of the outstanding work done by each and every one of the nursing faculty and staff as well as the nursing students here at Bethel. It’s full commitment by everyone to give the health profession the best nurses possible.”
Griffith said that type of commitment is becoming well known in the region. “Our students are highly sought after graduates by employers in the West and Middle Tennessee regions,” she said.
“Bethel’s nursing program continues to shine brightly, and I know that this is not just something that happens,” said Bethel President Walter Butler. “There is a right mix of knowledgeable and caring instructors, a solid program framework and great student work ethic. Part of that is that we recruited great students, but part of that too is that we have people in place who are instilling a love and passion for the profession and a work ethic that truly helps our students stand out.”
The Bethel University Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program prepares its graduates for entry level Registered Nurse positions in primary, secondary, and tertiary health care settings and for entry into graduate studies which lead to advanced degrees in nursing.
Bethel University also offers an online RN-BSN program that accomplishes the same outcomes as the on-site BSN program.
For more information about Bethel University’s Nursing program contact Keisha Norwood at 731-352-6466 or John Norwood at 731-352-6875.
Bethel University is one of Tennessee's oldest 4-year institutions. In 2017, it is celebrating its 175th birthday. Headquartered in McKenzie, Bethel is associated with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and it offers bachelor’s, master’s and associate degrees through a variety of learning platforms.
For more information about Bethel University programs, go to www.bethelu.edu.
CC RV Park Rates 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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