News Director Nicki Cronkright
Assistant News Director Cassie Walsh
Carroll County Chamber Membership Banquet Oct. 24th
Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will hold their 34th Annual Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet on Monday, October 24th at the Carroll County Civic Center located at 201 Fairgrounds Rd in Huntingdon.
The silent auction will begin at 6:15pm and the program and dinner will be at 6:30pm.
The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will be honoring Martha Taylor, the 2016 Carroll Countian of the Year, Seth Bennett, the 2016 Carroll County Business Person of the Year, Tippett Farms, the 2016 Agri-Business/ Farmer of the Year, and Bethel University, the 2016 Carroll County Business of the Year.There will also be a special recognition given to Matthew Holt and Elijah Brewer.
For tickets please call the Chamber office at 731-986-4664. Tickets cost $22 each.
McKenzie Elementary Fall Festival is Saturday October 29th
McKenzie, Tenn.- McKenzie Elementary will be hosting their annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 29th at the school from 11am to 2pm.
The king and queen will be at 11:30am, the costume contest starts at 12pm, and food and games will be throughout the event. Tickets are 25 cents each and all proceeds are used to help the school and the teachers.
HSSD Now the Proud Owners of Fillies Field
Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Huntingdon Special School District Board of Education met Friday morning and the board passed a resolution that states the HSSD now owns Fillies Field after a resolution from the Town of Huntingdon passed stating that the Town of Huntingdon would donate Fillies Field to the HSSD.
HSSD Board of Education (Cassie Walsh photos)
The HSSD will now be responsible for the upgrades and maintenance of Fillies Field. The first thing the HSSD plans to do with the field is to add a concessions stand. The HSSD will build the concession stand and the school district will be responsible for the cost, but the HSSD left the discussion open about whether the HSSD would do a split cost with the boosters of the softball and baseball teams.
HSSD Board of Education (Cassie Walsh photos)
And if the HSSD ceases to use Fillies Field for school athletics the Board of Education of the Huntingdon Special School District agreed that ownership of Fillies Field will revert back to the Town of Huntingdon.
Rebels Victorious Over the Panthers 48-17
Cassie Walsh photos
McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rebels defeated the Riverside Panthers on McKenzie's Senior Night 48-17. This was the last game of the season that McKenzie will play at home.
Cassie Walsh photos
In the 1st quarter, Riverside scored a touchdown and the score at the end of the 1st quarter was Riverside 7 McKenzie 0.
Cassie Walsh photos
In the 2nd quarter, the Rebels’ Donavon Foley had an18yd touchdown pass from Zach Jarrett. The Panthers scored a touchdown and McKenzie’s Eric Robinson had an 86yd rushing touchdown. The Rebels Zach Jarrett threw a 42yd touchdown pass to Tyler Spivey, but the 2pt. conversion failed. And the score at halftime was the Rebels leading the Panthers 20-10.
Eric Robinson going in for the Rebel touchdown. (Cassie Walsh pics)
In the 3rd quarter, McKenzie’s Zach Jarrett threw a 23yd touchdown pass to Tyler Spivey. Riverside then scored a touchdown and the Rebels Eric Robinson rushed for the 45yd Rebel touchdown. And the score at the end of the 3rd quarter was McKenzie extending their lead 34-17.
Rebel's Tyler Spivey going in for the Rebel touchdown with 10:54 left in the 3rd quarter.
(Cassie Walsh pics)
In the 4th quarter, McKenzie’s Joseph Miller had a 47yd rushing touchdown and the Rebel’s Eric Robinson had a 6yd rushing touchdown. And the final score was the McKenzie Rebels victorious over the Riverside Panthers 48-17.
McKenzie High School Marching Band (Cassie Walsh photos)
The McKenzie Rebels are 4-5 overall and 1-3 in their region. The Rebels will face the Halls Tigers at Halls on Friday, October 28th at 7pm.
The pregame show will start 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.
Rebels Play Panthers Friday October 21st
McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rebels are 3-5 overall and 1-3 in their region. The Rebels will face the Riverside Panthers at home on Friday, October 21st at 7:30pm.
The pregame show will start at 7pm 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.
Fundraiser for Tim Boyd Set for Saturday Oct. 22nd
Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Huntingdon Fire and Rescue and Dilday-Carter Funeral Home will hold a fundraiser for Tim Boyd on Saturday, October 22nd from 10 am to 2pm at the Cash Savers Supermarket, which is located at 20150 E Main St in Huntingdon.
At the fundraiser you can purchase grilled hamburgers or jumbo hotdogs for $4 each or you can buy a meal for $6 which includes either a hamburger or jumbo hotdog and comes with a drink, chips and dessert.
Proceeds at the fundraiser will help Tim Boyd, who was paralyzed from the October 10th crash that happened on Highway 22 in Huntingdon.
McKenzie Art Show & Orchestra Concert is October 22nd
McKenzie, Tenn.- The Art Show and the Jackson Swing Orchestra Concert will be this Saturday, October 22nd in McKenzie. The ACT II and the Carroll Arts are sponsoring Saturday’s events.
The art show featuring local artists will be from 5pm to 7pm at Connie’s Place in downtown McKenzie. And the swing concert will be at 7:30pm at the Park Theatre. Tickets for the concert cost $10 and tickets for the concert and the art show cost $20, which includes hors d’ oeuvres.
Tickets for the events may be purchased at City Hall or from any ACT II member or Carroll Arts member.
Metal, Grass & Lace Event at the Dixie on Oct. 22nd
Huntingdon, Tenn.- Metal, Grass & Lace presented by Iron Horse Bluegrass and The Secret Sisters will be performing at the Dixie on Saturday, October 22nd at 7:30pm. Tickets for the event cost $20 and are available at the Dixie box office, online at dixiepac.net or by calling the Dixie at 731-986-2100.
Iron Horse Bluegrass will bring their signature sound of heavy metal/pop songs meets bluegrass, while the Secret Sisters will provide a powerful timeless Americana music sound. And Dr. Lee Carter is sponsoring the event.
Miss Dixie Pac Pageant Oct. 29th
Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Dixie in Huntingdon will be hosting a scholarship and Miss Tennessee preliminary pageant on Saturday, October 29th. The 2016 Miss Tennessee winner, Grace Burgess will be the Master of Ceremonies for the Miss Dixie Pac pageant. If you want to enter the Miss Dixie Pac pageant applications for the Miss Dixie Pac pageant are available online at dixiepac.net.
Tickets for the Miss Dixie Pac pageant cost $15 each and are available at the Dixie box office, online at dixiepac.net or by calling the Dixie at 731-986-2100.
Early Voting Begins Wednesday October 19th
Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County Election Commission wants everyone to know that early voting begins Wednesday, October 19th for November 8th Presidential election which includes federal, state and local general elections.Anyone who wants to request an absentee ballot must do so by Tuesday, November 1st.
You can vote at the Election Office located at 625 High Street in Huntingdon and early voting is from October 19th to November 3rd, voting hours are Monday through Friday 8:30am-4pm. And on the Saturday’s of October 22nd and October 29th voting will be from 9am to noon.
If you want to help work the polls you can call the Carroll County Election Commission at 731-986-1968.
Spooks, Ghouls and More Frights at the Boo Bash
The Boo Bash in Downtown McKenzie will be Thursday, October 27th at 5:30pm- 8:30pm. The Boo Bash will have loads of fun and tricks that include: trunk or treat, haunted train ride, costume contests, pumpkin decorating contest, games and supper with the City of McKenzie and desserts from Bethel University and so much more.
The costume contest categories include: Tiny Terrors (0-2yrs old), Small Spooks (3-5yrs old), Middle Monsters (6-9yrs old), Older Ogers (10-14yrs old), Ghastly Ghouls (15yrs and up) and Horrid Haunts (group or family entries). If you would like to participate in the costume contest, please fill out a Boo Bash costume contest entry form and return it to Jennifer Waldrup at city hall or you can email the form to Jennifer.email@example.com.
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