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McKenzie High Marching Rebels Wins WBFF Band Competition
Paris, Tenn.- Paris Police Chief Elizondo estimates that between 45,000 and 46,000 people came to see the 64th Annual World's Biggest Fish Fry Grand Parade on Friday morning, as the parade escaped looming rain showers.(Cassie Walsh photos)
Bands that marched in the 64th Annual WBFF Grand Parade: included the Henry County High School Marching Patriots, Henry County Schools County Wide Band, Bethel University, McKenzie High Schol, Camden High School, Lexington Middle School, Hollow Rock-Bruceton, Glencliff High School and Bellevue Middle School.
In the band competition of the WBFF Grand Parade the McKenzie High School Marching Rebels came in 1st place, Camden Central High School came in 2nd place, Hollow Rock- Bruceton High School came in 3rd place, Glencliff High School was 4th place and Lexington Middle School came in 5th place.
McKenzie High Rebels Marching Band
Float winners: General Managers trophy Miss Teen Float. Most Original 1st place Little Princess, 2nd place The Downtown Paris Association, 3rd place The Fish Tank. Best Club floats: TVCC and Celebrate Recovery was 1st place, Cub Scouts was 2nd place and Lady Bombers Soccer was 3rd place.
Most Beautiful Float: 1st place Tiny Tots, 2nd place Miss Teen, and 3rd place Little Miss. Best Out of Town Floats: Iris Festival won 1st place, City of Dresden won 2nd place and Strawberry Festival won 3rd place.
CCHS Holds Breakfast Fundraiser on Sat. April 29th at 7am
Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County Humane Society will hold a breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, April 29th from 7am to 10am at the Carroll Bank and Trust in Huntingdon, which is located at 19510 West Main Street in Huntingdon.
Come by and join the Carroll County Humane Society breakfast fundraiser for an all you can eat delicious breakfast. They will have all you can eat bacon, sausage, biscuits, gravy, pancakes, scrambled eggs, assorted jellies and jams, juice, milk, and coffee. Tickets cost $8 for adults and children under 10 eat for $4.
CCHS Holds Kitten Shower on Sat. April 29th
Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County Humane Society will hold a Kitten Shower on Saturday, April 29th from 2pm to 3pm at the Carroll Bank and Trust Community Building in Huntingdon.
The Carroll County Humane Society has recently taken in 37 kittens with 9 mamas since last week, so they are hosting a Kitten Shower in order to ask people to donate the supplies the need to care for the mama cats and kittens.
The CCHS is asking volunteers to bring in canned kitten food, wet or dry kitten formula and formula bottles, small blankets or cat beds, shallow litter pans or disposable aluminum pie or cake tins, kitten chow and they prefer you bring in Tidy Cat or Arm & Hammer cat litter.
Come by the Kitten Shower with a donation for the kittens and enjoy a snack, punch and even shower games. Some of the sweet kittens will be in attendance for cuddles, but they are still to young to be adopted out.
The Carroll County Humane Society will also have their $30 vouchers for cat alters available at the Kitten Shower.
McKenzie vs Dresden in Softball Action on May 1st
Dresden, Tenn.- The McKenzie Lady Rebels will play the Dresden Lady Lions in Dresden on Monday, May 1st at 5pm weather permitting.
If you can’t make it to the game you can listen to the Lady Rebels take on the Lady Lions right here on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am or online at whdmradio.com beginning with the pregame show at 4:45am.
Rebels vs Tigers in Baseball Action on Thurs. April 27th
McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rebels Baseball team will play the Waverly Tigers at home on Thursday, April 27th at 5pm weather permitting.
If you can’t make it to the game you can listen to the Rebels play the Tigers right here on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am or online at whdmradio.com beginning with the pregame show at 4:45pm.
Derby Day at the Dixie is May 6th
Huntingdon, Tenn.- If you’re on this side of the Kentucky line on Derby Day, you don’t want to miss the Dixie’s 6th Annual Derby Day on Saturday, May 6th beginning at 3pm at the Dixie in Huntingdon.
Derby Day at The Dixie is free and open the public. The Dixie will usher in the big race with a good old-fashioned tail gate party starting at 3pm outside with The Cherry Avenue Band playing some of the best bluegrass music around.
There will be lots of good Southern food, fun, fellowship, live and silent auctions and let’s not forget about the fast horses.
The Huntingdon Animal Clinic,a sponsor of the Derby Day, will have a thoroughbred racehorse on hand along with a jockey for you to take photos with and there will be plenty of crafts and games for kids to enjoy.
At 5pm, attendees will move inside The Dixie to cheer on your favorite horses in the Kentucky Derby on the big screen in the Hal Holbrook Theatre.
If you would like to host your own tent at the tailgate party, please contact Teresa Carter at 614-7487. On Saturday, May 6th grab a lawn chair and come on out to Derby Day at The Dixie.
McKenzie City Wide Yard Sale Set for May 5th and 6th
McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie City Wide Yard Sale which is set for Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th.
It is free to register for the yard sale and you should register your address for the yard sale by Tuesday, May 2nd at noon. You can register by stopping by McKenzie City Hall or by calling 352-2332.
Maps with all of the yard sale addresses will be available beginning on Thursday, May 4th and you can pick up the maps at McKenzie City Hall. For more information, please contact Nancy Jarred at 731-514-8761.
CC Chamber Holding National Prayer Day on May 4th
McKenzie, Tenn.- The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce wanted to invite the community to join them at the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 4th at 8am at the Carroll County Airport, located at 535 Airport Lane in McKenzie.
The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce is holding a National Day of Prayer as gathering for people to pray for our nation, our state, our county and neighbors. Coffee and donuts will be available for those who attend.
The event is sponsored by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce. For more information about the Carroll County National Day of Prayer at the Airport please call the Chamber at 731-986-4664.
Bethel University Spring 2017 Commencement is May 6th
McKenzie, Tenn.- Bethel University’s Spring 2017 Commencement will be held Saturday, May 6th.
Those receiving undergraduate degrees will take part in a 10am ceremony and those receiving graduate degrees will take part in a 1pm ceremony. Both events will take place in the Rosemary and Harry Crisp II Arena, which is located at 101 Wildcat Lane on Bethel University’s McKenzie campus.
Guest seating for commencement will begin one hour prior to each ceremony, and line up of graduates will begin at that time as well.
For questions regarding Bethel Commencement, graduates should contact the registrars within their specific colleges. Anyone other questions please contact Myra Carlock at 352-4090 or at email@example.com.
McKenzie vs Huntingdon on WHDM on Tues. April 25th at 5pm
Huntingdon, Tenn.- The McKenzie Lady Rebels Softball team will face the Huntingdon Lady Mustangs in Huntingdon tonight at 5pm weather permitting.
If you can’t make it to the game you can listen to the Lady Rebels take on the Lady Mustangs right here on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am or online at whdmradio.com beginning with the pregame show at 4:45am.
Huntingdon Man Arrested for Meth After Being Passed Out in Car
Paris, Tenn.- According to a report from the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Dalton Watson arrested Matthew Davis, age 30 of Huntingdon, last week for public intoxication and possession of a schedule II substance.
Deputy Watson responded to a call about a suspicious car in a resident’s driveway on Reynoldsburg Road and when he arrived at the scene he found the driver asleep. After a few attempts Deputy Watson managed to wake the driver up identified as Davis.
Davis told Deputy Watson that he thought he was in Carroll County and he gave Deputy Watson permission to search the vehicle. After searching the vehicle Deputy Watson found some crystal methamphetamine in Davis’ front pocket folded up in aluminum foil. Davis was then charged with public intoxication and possession of schedule II substance.
Lady Rebels vs Camden on Friday is Cancelled
McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Lady Rebels Softball team will face the Camden Lady Lions at the McKenzie City Park on Friday, April 28th has been cancelled.
Two Cited for Driving Offenses
McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Ptl. Brandon Leek cited Amy Alene McCaskill, age 40 of 803 Highway 190 of McKenzie, on Tuesday, April 11th for driving on a revoked license, lack of financial responsibility and violation of the light law.
In another report from the McKenzie Police Department, Ptl. Austin Jones cited Jennifer Nicole Rolen, age 28 of 193 Morton Road of Gleason, on Monday, April 17th for driving on a revoked license, lack of financial responsibility and violation of the light law.
Paint and Sip Event is Tues. April 25th at 7pm
McKenzie, Tenn.- The Wildwood Event Venue, located at 121 Union Church Road in McKenzie, will be offering their last April Paint and Sip class on Tuesday, April 25th at 7pm.
The April 25th Paint and Sip class will be painting a lighthouse and Sherry Moore will be teaching the class. Admission cost $30 per person and everything that you need to paint is provided to you.
You can also bring your own wine and snacks to the event. For more information or to reserve your seat to the last April Paint and Sip class on April 25th just call or text 731-415-5757.
Bethel's Purple and Gold Football Game is Sat. April 22nd
McKenzie, Tenn.- Bethel University’s Wildcat Football will hold its annual Purple and Gold Game on Saturday, April 22nd at the Wildcat Football Stadium on University Drive in McKenzie.
The pre-game activities will begin at 2pm with contests, games, prizes and activities for all members of the family to enjoy. Kickoff for the game is set for 5pm. The Purple and Gold Game is free and open to the public.
Come join tailgating activities, explore the International Tent and enjoy food prepared by the Hawg County Cookers, GiGi’s Cupcakes and Nan Nan’s Fried Pies. Dessert items from Nan Nan’s and GiGi’s as well as concessions at the game will be for purchase.
For more information about Bethel’s Annual Purple and Gold Game, please contact Myra Carlock at 731-352-4090 or email Carlock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Citizen Center Holds Thrive and Survive Event on April 24th
Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County Senior Citizen Center will be hold a Thriving and Surviving workshop for those living with cancer, cancer survivors and family members on Monday, April 24th at 9am at the Carroll County Office on Aging, which is located at 625 High Street Suite 108 in Huntingdon.
Gwen Joyner, a UT Extension Agent, will be teaching the class. To sign up for the classes just call 986-1985.
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