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From News Director Cheryl Allen

Assistant News Director Barron Robinson

This weekend, Barron Robinson will begin the Weekend News for WHDM. When you see him out and about in McKenzie and Huntingdon, be sure to welcome him to the WHDM News Staff.

Beginning Saturday Morning, May 28th you will be able to hear more local news and weather on the weekends (Saturday and Sunday) for McKenzie and Carroll County on 98.9 fm /am 1440 WHDM.


(Monday, May 30th)

(Sunday, May 29th)

National Trail Day Set For June 4th

McKenzie, Tenn.- Tennessee State Parks will celebrate National Trails Day with free, guided hikes at all 56 parks on Saturday, June 4.
The variety of ranger-led hikes will include historical tours, waterfall viewing, trail building and much more. With more than 1,000 miles of trails ranging from easy, paved paths to rugged backcountry trails to scenic waterways, there’s a hike for everyone.

“Tennessee is home to some of the most beautiful hiking trails in the country and you won’t be disappointed at any one of our state parks,” said Deputy Commissioner for Parks and Conservation, Brock Hill. “From an experienced hiker to someone new to the outdoors, all are welcome to enjoy the day with us out on the trail.”

This event is hosted annually on the first Saturday in June in coordination with the American Hiking Society. The purpose is to promote and celebrate the importance of trails in the United States.

Tennessee State Parks will also host a photo contest on National Trails Day. Hikers can submit their photos on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #findyourtrailTN. Submissions are required to incorporate the National Trails Day sticker, which will be available to hikers at all Tennessee State Parks for no charge on June 4 while supplies last.

Participants are encouraged to bring water and food, and wear long pants and appropriate footwear. To find a hike near you, visit

Night On Broadway Great Success

(Barron Robinson photo)

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Night on Broadway kicked off Saturday bringing out a great crowd with the musical group Juliet and the Romeo's playing through the evening. The exceptionally nice weather, food and atmosphere at the Night on Broadway every last Saturday of each month is a great place to bring family and friends.

Park Pools Open For The Summer

Paris, Tenn.- The Eiffel Tower Park Pool in Paris opened up for the summer this Saturday. The hours are from 10am - 6pm Monday through Saturday and 1pm - 6pm on Sunday. The Paris Landing Pool also opened up for the summer, so be sure to take all your family and friends out to cool off and have some summer fun.

(Saturday, May 28th)

Memorial Day Events Scheduled

Mckenzie, Tenn.- There will be events in McKenzie, Huntingdon, and Liberty-All Church for Memorial Day weekend. On Sunday, May 29th at 10:45am in Huntingdon at Liberty All Church the annual Memorial Day ceremony will be presented by guest speaker Commander Alan Blackletter, a helicopter and airplane pilot who last served as the U.S. Naval Attaché in Nairobi, Kenya before retiring in 2012.

The city of McKenzie is hosting its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday 30th at 10am in the downtown park. In case of rain, all activities will move to the Park Theater.

The Town of Huntingdon is hosting its 13th annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Thomas Park on Monday at 10am to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Police Arrests Man For DUI And Schedule VI Drug

Huntingdon, Tenn.- According to a report from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, the Sheriff’s Office received a call from 6492 Buena Vista Road stating someone was knocking on their door at 1:30am. When Deputy Jason Walker arrived at the scene he found a black car off the roadway down an embankment across from 6575 Buena Vista Road. At that time no one was in the vehicle.

After checking the area Deputy Walker went back to the vehicle and at that time, a Austin Bond, age 19 of 105 Ash Street was discovered in the back seat. Deputies could not get Mr. Bond to wake up and at that time deputies did break out the driver’s side window. Deputies did get Austin Bond to wake up and when trying to get him to exit the vehicle Mr. Bond was very uncooperative and refused to follow verbal instructions.

Bond did have a strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from his person, his speech was slurred and he was unsteady on his feet. Bond was asked to perform a series of field sobriety test which he did poorly on.

Bond admitted that he had been drinking and there was a full beer in the cup holder between the seats. Bond was asked to submit to a test to determine the amount of alcohol and or drugs in his system to which he did comply. After a search of his person deputies did find a small plastic bag containing a green leafy plant like material believed to be marijuana with an approximate weight of 1.5 grams. Bond was charged with driving under the influence and simple possession of Schedule VI marijuana.


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