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News Director Nicki Cronkright

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Carroll Humane Society Soup Supper is Saturday, Jan. 28th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County Humane Society will host a Soup Supper this Saturday, January 28th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Carroll Bank & Trust community room in Huntingdon, which is located at 19510 Main Street West in Huntingdon.

The Soup Supper will have delicious homemade soups, drinks, bread, and desserts and it is all you can eat. You will also be able to enjoy entertainment by the progressive bluegrass band, Cherry Avenue Band.

Eat in or carry out is available and tickets for the Soup Supper will cost $7 for adults and $3 for children under 10. You can also bring your own jar and purchase a quart of soup to go for just $5.

So, make plans to grab some homemade soup, while supporting the Carroll County Humane Society at their Soup Supper held this Saturday.

Murder at the Madri Gras Set for Saturday, Feb. 25th

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Park Theatre’s ACT II committee will be hosting a murder mystery dinner theatre titled Murder at the Mardi Gras on Saturday, February 25th at 6:30pm at the Wildwood Event Venue, which is located at 121 Union Church Road in McKenzie.

Since the murder mystery is a Mardi Gras theme, be prepared to chow down on a Louisianan style menu which will be served at the event. Tickets cost $30 per person or $150 for a table of six. Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, February 1st and you can purchase your tickets at McKenzie City Hall.

Stop by and get your sleuthing skills on to figure out “who done it” at the murder mystery dinner theatre, Murder at the Mardi Gras on February 25th.


Rebels Defeated the Dresden Lions in District Action

Dresden, Tenn.- The McKenzie Lady Rebels lost to the Dresden Lady Lions in Tuesday night’s district game at Dresden 58 to 28.  Jaycee Davis led the Lady Rebels with 11 points.  The Lady Rebels are now 9-10 on the season and 6-4 in district play.

 

The Rebels defeated the Dresden Lions 78 to 65. The Rebels had five men with double figures on the night and Dejour Edmonson led the Rebels with 19 points. Paul Watkins had 14 points, Preston Henderson had 12 points and Tyler King and Brandon Baucum both had 13 points. The Rebels are now 12- 8 on the season and 9-1 in district action.

The McKenzie Rebels and Lady Rebels will play the Trenton Peabody Golden Tide and Lady Golden Tide at home on Monday, January 30th. The pregame show will begin at 5:45pm and the girls tip off at 6pm.

If you can’t make it to the game, you can listen to the game right here on WHDM 98.9fm or online at whdmradio.com or by calling 712-432-5742. Just remember that if you listen to the game by phone standard rates do apply.

MPD Arrested McKenzie Man on Drug Charges

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Sgt. Kyle Beauchamp arrested John D. Wallace Jr., age 25 of 42 Florida Court of McKenzie, on Friday, January 20th for possession of a schedule VI substance with intent to sell, manufacture and deliver.

 Sgt. Beauchamp and Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Adams were on Florida Court when they saw Wallace Jr., who matched a description of a person who had just evaded officers in a nearby neighborhood. When they approached Wallace Jr. they saw him take off a backpack and drop it off a house on Florida Court.

The officers then asked Wallace Jr. what was inside the backpack and he stated to police that he did not know what it was, so officers asked him if they could search the backpack and Wallace Jr. then gave them permission to search the backpack.

The officers found approximately 14 ounces of marijuana inside the backpack. And Wallace Jr. stated to police that he was going to get paid $200 for delivering the backpack to the house, but he didn’t what was inside the backpack.

Wallace Jr. was arrested and placed on $1,500 bond.

Get Your Trivia on at the Carroll Arts Trivia Night on Jan. 27th

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Carroll Arts will hold their annual Trivia Bowl on Friday, January 27th at 7pm at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in McKenzie.

You can win a trophy, bragging rights and know that you have done your part in helping benefit the arts in our area. The entrance fee for your team is $25 and teams should consist of 3 to 5 members per team. You can contact any Carroll Arts member to register or you can email bannister@bethelu.edu.

HTC Approves Moving Forward on Sewer Line Extension


Huntingdon Town Council meeting Tuesday night. (Cassie Walsh photo)

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Huntingdon Town Council passed a resolution that enters Huntingdon into an agreement with the Community Development Partners, LLC for the 2016 Community Develop Block Grant for the sewer line extension.  

The sewer line extension project includes the construction of a sewer along the sections of Campbell Road, Highway 22, and Northwood Drive. This agreement is for the administrative services cost which is $28,500.

The total cost of the sewer extension project is $360,000 and the grant for the project is for $327,600 and the town will pay the match costs which is $32,400.

Chocolate, Chocolate and More Chocolate at McKenzie's Chocolate Tour

McKenzie, Tenn.- For all those chocolate lovers out there the City of McKenzie will hold a Chocolate Tour on Saturday, February 4th from 10am to 2pm.

Tickets for the Chocolate Tour are already available for purchase, but you must purchase your tickets before Tuesday, January 31st.  Tickets for McKenzie’s Chocolate Tour will cost just $5 per person. You can purchase your tickets at City Hall or at any participating stores where you see the I Love Chocolate Signs.

Huntingdon Town Council Approves 2 New Cars for HPD

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Huntingdon Town Council approved to purchase two 2012 Dodge Chargers from the Missouri Highway Patrol, which will cost $12,000 per car. The purchase of the two patrol cars totaling $24,000 is included in the 2017 fiscal year General Fund budget.

McKenzie Teen Arrested For Driving Under the Influence

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Officer Cody Coleman arrested Mitchell Thomas Lunn, age 19 of 445 Old McKenzie Road of McKenzie, on Sunday, January 22nd for driving under the influence.

While on patrol, Officer Coleman observed a vehicle with a right headlight out, so Coleman followed the vehicle. Officer Coleman was following the vehicle he observed the vehicle weaving back and forth across the lines.

 Officer Coleman then conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle and when he spoke to driver of the vehicle identified as Lunn he could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from him.

Officer Coleman then asked Lunn to perform field sobriety test, which he failed.  Lunn was then arrested for his first DUI offense and he was placed on $500 bond.

City of McKenzie Accepting Bids Until Feb. 14th for the Stonewall Sidewalk Project

McKenzie, Tenn.- The City of McKenzie is now seeking bids for the Stonewall Sidewalk Project.  Bids must be sent to McKenzie City Hall before Tuesday, February 14th at 2pm, which is the time the bids will be read. For specifications on bidding information about the project you can visit the CIty of McKenzie website at mckenzietn.gov/home.

Mudslinger Studio Offering 2nd to 8th Students Pottery Classes


Campbell learning the art of pottery at Mudslinger Studio.

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Annex of The Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center called Mudslinger Studios, located on Huntingdon’s Court Square inside a repurposed gas, will be offering pottery classes for children in 2nd to 8th grades beginning on Monday, January 23.

The Mudslinger Studio  pottery classes will be held on Mondays under the direction of Candace Gooch-Ward and there will be an exhibit to display all of the student’s artwork at the end of the session. Mudslingers Studio is designed to provide a distinctive visual art education program that will empower students to embrace a life of excellence and creativity through their artistic abilities and open doors to imagination and self-confidence.

For more information or to ask a question call 731-986-2100 or email achasse@dixiepac.net.

McKenzie Man Arrested for Public Intoxication

Paris, Tenn.- According a report from the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Dalton Watson arrested Maurice L. Lawrence, age 24 of 338 Forrest Ave. of McKenzie, on Saturday, January 14th for public intoxication. Lawrence was placed on $1,000 bond.

Rebels and Lady Rebels Win Homecoming Games


McKenzie Basketball Homecoming Queen Molley Kate Tippitt escorted by Julias Owen and Tyler King. (David Jackson photo)

McKenzie, Tenn.- Homecoming victories for both the Rebels and Lady Rebels in Friday night's basketball game between McKenzie Big Sandy.

The McKenzie Lady Rebels the defeated the Big Sandy Lady Red Devils at McKenzie’s homecoming game on Friday winning 55 to 21. Anna Comer led the Lady Rebels with 27 points. The McKenzie Lady Rebels are now 9-9 on the season and 6-3 in district play. 

The Rebels defeated the Big Sandy Red Devils in district action on Friday 75 to 27. The Rebels are now 11-7 on the season and 7-1 in district play.

The McKenzie Basketball Homecoming Queen was Molley Kate Tippitt, is the 18-year-old daughter of Stacey Hagler and Tyler and Beth Tippitt. Tippitt was escorted by Julias Owen and Tyler King.


The Dinosaur Zoo Live Roars into the Dixie on Monday

Huntingdon,Tenn.- The Dinosaur Zoo Live will make its debut at the Dixie in Huntingdon on Monday, January 23rd at 7pm.

This will be the Ultimate Playdate: 65 Million Years in the Making: Earth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live will take kids and adults on a prehistoric journey featuring life-sized dinosaur puppets brought to life by puppet mastery. These amazing life-like dinosaur recreations can help children become fascinated with paleontology in a fun and informative setting.

Nineteen dinosaurs will be coming to town and children can watch and learn while also interacting with the creatures in this fun, educational and unique presentation.

The Dixie is currently offering a holiday special on tickets for the Dinosaur Zoo Live which costs $20 per person plus tax and tickets are currently buy one get one free. To get your tickets to go back in time and see prehistoric Australia dinosaurs you can get your tickets in person at the Dixie Box Office or online at dixiepac.net or by calling 731-986-2100.

For more information about the show you can visit http://dinosaurzoolive.us.  Sponsors of the event include Friends of the Dixie and Carroll Bank and Trust.


Rebels vs Big Sandy in Hoops Action on Friday, Jan. 20th

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rebels and Lady Rebels will play the Big Sandy Red Devils and Lady Red Devils at home on Friday, January 20th. The pregame show will begin at 5:45pm and the girls tip off at 6pm.

If you can’t make it to the game, you can listen to the game right here on WHDM 98.9fm or online at whdmradio.com or by calling 712-432-5742. Just remember that if you listen to the game by phone standard rates do apply.


PPD Arrest 2 Hollow Rock Men After Routine Traffic Stop

Paris, Tenn.- The Paris Police Department arrested two Hollow Rock men over the weekend after a routine traffic stop.

According a report from the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, Paris Police Lt. Josh Frey, arrested Tyler James Ashby, age 25 of Seminary Street of Hollow Rock, on Saturday, January 14th for driving on a revoked license.

Paris Police Lt. Josh Frey also arrested Drew Logan Autry, age 23 of 4452 Ephesus Road of Hollow Rock, on Saturday, Jan. 14th for simple possession of a schedule IV substance.

Ashby was placed on $2,500 bond and Autry was placed on $2,000 bond.

Carroll Relay for Life Gospel Singing is Saturday, Jan. 21st

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County Relay for Life will be holding a Gospel Singing on Saturday, January 21st at 6pm at the Huntingdon First Pentecostal Church. There is no admission, but a love offering will be taken. 

At the Carroll County Relay for Life Gospel Singing a number of people and groups will be performing at the event which include: Dr. Kevin Wheatley, Meggs Trio, Dr. Toby Hampton, Howell Wayne Todd, Bethany Ellis, the Huntingdon First Pentecostal Church Choir, and the Clark Street Baptist Church Choir.

All of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Carroll County Relay for Life.

Gleason Man Cited for Multiple Driving Offenses

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Sgt. Jeff WInberry cited Larry Dale Mingle, age 58 of 775 Sandhill Road of Gleason, on Friday, January 13th for driving on a suspended license, failure to provide proof of insurance and failure to stop at a stop sign.


CC Relay for Life Travels Around the World to Find a Cure

McKenzie, Tenn.- At the first Carroll County Relay for Life meeting last week, they decided that this year’s theme will be” Traveling Around the World to Find a Cure”.

The Carroll County Relay for Life released a schedule of this year’s events, but events are subject to change. The Cancer Bake Auction is set for the week of April 10th through the 14th and WHDM 98.9, 1440am will be broadcasting this year’s Carroll County Relay for Life Cancer Bake Auction.

The survivor’s dinner is set for Tuesday, June 20th at 6:30pm at the Carroll County Civic Center in Huntingdon. Bank night is scheduled for Thursday, June 22nd at 6pm at the Carroll County Civic Center and everyone is asked to bring a dish and they will eat a picnic style dinner.

The Carroll County Relay for Life will hold their Event Night on Friday, June 23rd from 4pm to 10pm at the Carroll County Civic Center in Huntingdon.

Rebels and Lady Rebels Defeat West Carroll

Atwood, Tenn.- The McKenzie Lady Rebels defeated the West Carroll Lady War Eagles on Tuesday, winning 55 to 28. The Lady Rebels are now 8-9 on the season and 5-3 in district play.

The McKenzie Rebels defeated the West Carroll War Eagles 56 to 44. The Rebels are now 10-7 on the season and 7-1 in district play.

The McKenzie Rebels and Lady Rebels will play the Big Sandy Red Devils and Lady Red Devils at home on Friday, January 20th. The pregame show will begin at 5:45pm and the girls tip off at 6pm.

If you can’t make it to the game, you can listen to the game right here on WHDM 98.9fm or online at whdmradio.com or by calling 712-432-5742. Just remember that if you listen to the game by phone standard rates do apply.


Kustoff Visits Paris and Discusses Plans for West TN


PHC Chamber Director Mark Johnson welcoming Congressman David Kustoff to Paris. (Cassie Walsh pics)

Paris, Tenn.- Members from several government and local law enforcement officials had a meet and greet with Congressman David Kustoff, of Memphis, which was held t the Paris Henry County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. Kustoff is a Republican who represents the 8th District in West Tennessee.


McKenzie Mayor Jill Holland (Cassie Walsh pic)

Kustoff spoke to the crowd about his three main concerns for the 8th district the first was the economy. Kustoff said that the economy in parts of rural and West Tennessee have clearly not grown, since the recession of 2008. Kustoff said that President Elect Donald Trump said that he and Congress need to work together and lower tax rates for everyone, including big and small businesses.

Kustoff also made that point that by reducing tax rates will equal having more cash spent locally to raise wages, get more jobs and help jump start the economy in West Tennessee.  

Kustoff second thing that needs to be worked on to help those in West Tennessee is to repeal Obamacare, because it hasn’t worked and Kustoff wants to open up competition in the healthcare industry. He hopes that Congress will pass a plan that allows people to get the best deal on insurance by allowing individuals to get insurance across state lines.

Kustoff also talked about strengthening and supporting law enforcement. Kustoff said, “Obama and his administration have turned the police into the boogeyman.” Kustoff said local law enforcement are on the ground and they are the first line of defense in protecting all of us from terroristic threats in West Tennessee and abroad.

"President Elect Trump has a strong support with the military and law enforcement and he is committed to getting things done in the best interest of the country," said Kustoff.

Take McKenzie's Chocolate Tour on Saturday, February 4th

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Chocolate Tour in McKenzie will be held on Saturday, February 4th from 10am to 2pm. Tickets go on sale today and tickets cost $5 per person. You can purchase your tickets at City Hall or at any participating stores where you see the I Love Chocolate Signs. 

You must purchase your ticket before the day of the tour.

Man Arrested for 2nd DUI After Fleeing Scene of a Wreck

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Ptl. Mark Boaz arrested Jeremy C. Chandler, age 43 of 1969 Syndor Road of McKenzie, on Tuesday, January 10th for driving under the influence, violation of implied consent and leaving the scene of an accident. 

Ptl. Boaz and Ptl. Jasmin Burgess responded to a call from a house on Cherrywood Road stating that someone had been in a wreck. Ptl. Boaz and Ptl. Burgess were going to the scene when dispatch advised that the vehicle had left the scene, but they later discovered that the vehicle had gone down Winston Ave.

Ptl. Boaz then went down Winston Ave. where he found a man walking in front a vehicle that appeared to have been damaged. Ptl. Boaz spoke to the driver of the vehicle identified as Chandler who appeared to have been injured in a wreck and he was bleeding from a head injury.

As Ptl. Boaz spoke to Chandler he could smell the odor of alcohol coming from Chandler. Ptl. Boaz then asked Chandler to perform field sobriety tests, which Chandler failed.

Chandler was then arrested for his second DUI offense. Chandler was placed on a total of $1,000 bond.

Burn Permits Required Now Through May

Carroll County, Tenn.- The Carroll County Forestry Office wanted to remind residents that burn permits are required now through May 15th.

Anyone wanting to burn something outside must secure a burn permit from the Division of Forestry. Burn permits are required for anyone starting an open-air fire within 500 feet of a forest, grassland, or woodland.  

Burn permits are not required for those using containers to burn something. An acceptable container would be to use a metal barrel with a half inch mesh screen cover. To obtain a free burn permit you can call the Carroll County Forestry Office at 731-986-5550.

 

 

 

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