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News Director Nicki Cronkright

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McKenzie vs Bruceton in District Play on Friday

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rebels and Lady Rebels face district rivals the Hollow Rock-Bruceton Tigers and Lady Tigers at home on Friday, January 5th. The pregame show will begin at 5:45pm and the girl’s game will tip off at 6pm with the boys game to follow.

You can listen to the Rebels and Lady Rebels play right here on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am, 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 Arrest and Cite Several People for Multiple Driving Offenses

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to reports from the McKenzie Police Department, Ptl. Steven Scott arrested Glenn Payne, age 46 of Popular Street of Humboldt, on Sunday, December 24th for driving on a revoked license third offense. Payne was also given a warning for speeding.

Ptl. Ryan White charged Charles Bostic, age 53 of East Union Street of McKenzie, on Wednesday, December 27th for driving on a revoked license and improper passing in a no passing zone.

Officer Frank McGee cited Anna Lee, age 24 of Hamilton Street of McKenzie, on Monday, December 18th for driving on a revoked license. Lee was also given a warning for speeding.


Several People Cited for Driving on a Revoked License

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to reports from the McKenzie Police Department,Ptl. Steven Scott cited Christopher Norwood, age 37 of North Faxon Street of Greenfield, on Monday, December 18th for driving on a revoked license.

Sgt. Jeff Winberry cited Jennifer Vanwetter, age 48 of Park Street of McKenzie, on Tuesday, December 26th for driving on a revoked license.

Ptl. Steven Scott cited Sean Bomar, age 31 of Old Paris Road of McKenzie, on Saturday, December 23rd for driving on a revoked license.


McKenzie Man Charged With Forgery

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Sgt. Jeff Winberry arrested Dillion Flagg, age 21 of Cedar Street of McKenzie, on Wednesday, January 20th for forgery.

The McKenzie Police Department received a complaint about an ex-employee identified as Flagg. The complainant stated that Flagg was paid for a days wage and Flagg changed the amount of the check from $190 to $490. Flagg then admitted to police that he changed the amount of the check. Flagg was then charged with the following offense.

Tickets for the Heather Land "I Ain't Doing It Show" in McKenzie Are on Sale Now


McKenzie, Tenn.- Tickets for the Heather Land “I Ain’t Doing it Show” are on sale now. The show will be held on Thursday, February 8th at 9pm at the Park Theater, located at 2312 Cedar Street in downtown McKenzie. The 7pm performance is currently sold out so tickets are only available for the 9pm performance.

Tickets for the show cost $20 each and you can purchase tickets by going to the eventbrite website and following the link. You can also find more  information on the Park Theatre’s Facebook page.

Heather Land’s "I Ain't Doin It" has a knack for finding the funny out of the frustrating. Leaving no stone (or people) left unturned, she hilariously unravels everyday events that causes us to laugh not only at each other, but more often than not, ourselves. From ex-husbands to failed diets, her ability to deliver consistent comedy in a self-deprecating style has made her adored by millions of people of all ages. So get your tickets now before the show’s sold out.

McKenzie High Plays Milan in Basketball Action on Thursday

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie  Rebels and Lady Rebels will return to regular season basketball action when they face the Milan Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs at home on Thursday, January 4th with the girls game to tip off at 6pm and the boys game will follow.  

Our next broadcast will be when the Rebels and Lady Rebels face district rivals the Hollow Rock-Bruceton Tigers and Lady Tigers at home on Friday, January 5th. The pregame show will begin at 5:45pm and the girl’s game will tip off at 6pm with the boys game to follow.

You can listen to the Rebels and Lady Rebels play right here on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am, 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.

McKenzie Man Cited for Possession

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Sgt. Kyle Beauchamp cited Cainan Copeland, age 24 of North Main Street of McKenzie, on Saturday, December 23rd for simple possession.

On Saturday, Sgt. Beauchamp conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle going 35mph in a 25mph zone. When Sgt. Beauchamp spoke to the driver identified as Copeland, he informed Sgt. Beauchamp that he had a firearm in the driver side door. Copeland gave Sgt. Beauchamp permission to secure the firearm. When Sgt. Beauchamp secured the firearm he could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car.

Sgt. Beauchamp then conducted a search of the car where he found 0.3 grams of marijuana in the car. Copeland was then cited for simple possession of a schedule VI substance.

Marty Stuart's Pilgrims, Sinners, Saints and Prophets Exhibit Open at the Dixie Ballroom


Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Dixie is proud to announce that they are featuring Marty Stuart's photo exhibit "Pilgrims, Sinners, Saints, and Prophets" in The Dixie's Ballroom Gallery now through Wednesday, February 28th.

In addition to his fame as a country music artist, Marty's work as a photographer and documentarian has created an additional cultural respect for Stuart. Inspired by his professional photographer mother, Hilda Stuart, Marty took his first photograph at the age of 11 at the Choctaw Indian Fair in his hometown of Philadelphia, Mississippi. The photo was of the performing artist Connie Smith, who is now his wife.

"Pilgrims, Sinners, Saints, and Prophets" is a 26 piece collection of country music icons Stuart has been privileged to call friends including Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, George Jones, and Roy Acuff. This particular collection has only been exhibited on one other occasion. Artwork is provided by The Arts Company in Nashville.

The Dixie Ballroom Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm. You can also call the Box Office at 731-986-2100 for weekend hours and to schedule a group tour.

Two People Cited for Driving and Stop Sign Violations

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to reports from the McKenzie Police Department, Officer Cody Coleman cited Robert Doede, age 37 of Briar Creek Road of Huntingdon, on Tuesday, December 19th for driving on a revoked license and failure to stop at a stop sign.

In another report, Officer Cody Coleman cited Roger Norman Jr., age 51 of Carroll Street of McKenzie, on Tuesday, December 19th for driving on a revoked license and failure to stop at a stop sign.

Gleason Man Arrested for 3rd Driving on Revoked License Offense

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Officer Cody Coleman arrested Jason Brasure, age 41 of College Street of Gleason, on Tuesday, December 26th for  his third driving on a revoked license offense and removal of a registration plate or decal. Brasure was also cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and lack of financial responsibility.

Dispatch advised that two cars were racing and Officer Coleman was sitting stationary on HWY 22 waiting for the pair of cars to come into the city limits. Officer Coleman pursued one vehicle whose tags came back to being from another vehicle. Officer Coleman then conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle where he spoke to Brasure. Brasure was unable to show police a valid registration for the vehicle or proof of financial responsibility.

Brasure was then arrested for driving on a revoked license. When police searched the vehicle they found several registration plates from various vehicles and a glass pipe with marijuana residue was also found in the car. Brasure was taken to the jail where he was placed on $2,250 bond.

Bill Anderson Performing at the Dixie on January 20th


Huntingdon, Tenn. - Bill Anderson will be performing at the Dixie in Huntingdon on Saturday, January 20th at 2pm with the box office opening 2 hours before showtime. 

Tickets cost $25 each and you can purchase tickets online at www.DixiePac.net or from The Dixie’s Box Office  located at 191 Court Square, Huntingdon, open Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm or by calling 731-986-2100.

Bill Anderson will return to The Dixie stage for a memorable afternoon, performing his greatest hits and telling his best stories as a part of The FirstBank “Dixie Live” Series for the 2017-2018 season with Friends of The Dixie as the event sponsor. Miss Tennessee 2017 Caty Davis will be joining Whisperin’ Bill as a Special Guest.

A country music staple, Anderson is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, a 56 year member of The Grand Ole Opry, and a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.  Making a lasting mark as both an entertainer and a songwriter, Bill Anderson has had a long and more than just slightly successful career.

"I'm thinking, 'I don't want to get up off of this sofa and go answer that phone. I'm trying to watch this ball game!'" Bill recalls. But aren’t we glad he did!

Miss Tennessee 2017 Caty Davis competed in Miss American in Atlantic City, NJ and placed in the Top 12.

In addition to being an amazing vocalist, Caty serves as Governor Haslam’s Official Spokesperson for Character Education and travels over 80,000 miles speaking to 50,000 school children about Character Education. She also serves as Tennessee’s Goodwill Ambassador for the five Children’s Miracle Network hospitals across the state.

So on Saturday, January 20th, spend an afternoon with “Whispering Bill,” a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry and one of the most popular entertainers of our time.

Martin Man Cited for Multiple Driving Offenses

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Officer Frank McGee cited Haidar Alshawikhat, age 24 of Gooch Hall of Martin, on Tuesday, December 19th for driving on a revoked license,  lack of financial responsibility and speeding 60mph in a 45mph zone.


Participants Brave North Pole Like Temperatures to Take a Dip at Shiver on the River to Raise More Than $8400


Taking a dip in Kentucky Lake at Shiver on the River with temperatures in the teens. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Buchanan, Tenn.- Eighteen people took the plunge as they braced for below freezing temperatures with wind chill values into the negatives to come out and support a good cause at the 9th Annual Shiver on the River.

Paris Mayor Carlton Gerrell, County Clerk Donna Craig and Henry County Trustee Randi French among other city and Chamber Officials showed up to take a dip in Kentucky Lake for Shiver on the River. A total of $8462 was raised at the 9th Annual Shiver on the River beating last year’s total of $7500.


Steve and Barbara Matlock of McKenzie take a dip in Kentucky Lake at Shiver on the River with temperatures in the teens. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Best Costume:1st Place was Dawn Hurney who was an Ice Cube, 2nd Place was Donna Craig and Randi French who were Hunters and 3rd Place was Barbara and Steve Matlock who were Penguins.


County Clerk Donna Craig and Henry County Trustee Randi French take a dip in Kentucky Lake at Shiver on the River with temperatures in the teens. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Group Awards for Money Raised: 1st Place was Alpha and Omega with $250 and 2nd Place was the CCHS with $222. Individual Awards for Money Raised: 1st Place was Dawn Hurney with $2455, 2nd Place was Donna Craig with $1385 and 3rd Place was Randi French with $425.


McKenzie Home Destroyed by Sunday Morning Fire

McKenzie, Tenn.- Shortly after midnight on Sunday, December 31st, McKenzie Fire and Rescue Units responded to a fire at a home located at 191 Elm Street in McKenzie. Firefighters battled the blazed and bitter cold weather conditions that included wind chill values dropping into the negatives.

The fire was primarily in the attic before the roof collapsed during the blaze. No one was injured in the fire and the homeowners were able to get out of the house safely, but the home was destroyed. Firefighters were called back out to the scene around 7:30am after the fire rekindled.

Blood Drive at Huntingdon Health and Rehab on Tuesday


Huntingdon, Tenn.- The LifeLine Blood Services will be at Huntingdon Health and Rehabilitation Center on Tuesday, January 2nd from 12pm to 5pm.

All donors will receive a free long-sleeve t-shirt and will be registered to win three nights in Gatlinburg, Wall Art from Bills Florist, gift card from Pure Style Salon, gift certificate from The Gift Grove, one of five meal vouchers (combo) at Sonic, one of two $50 Wal-Mart gift cards from Huntingdon Health and Rehabilitation Center, $25 gift certificate from Mallards Restaurant or a $25 Domino’s Pizza gift card.

Murray Man Arrested for Possession With Intent

Puryear, Tenn.- According to a report from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office,  Deputy Dalton Watson arrested Stanjuan Lee, age 38 of Murray, for violation of the light law, simple possession of a schedule VI substance, marijuana, and possession with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver cocaine.

Deputy Watson was patrolling when he observed a vehicle traveling with a non-functioning headlight. Deputy Watson then tried to conduct a traffic stop of the vehicle, when the driver leaned over towards the passenger seat and threw a baggie containing a white substance out the window. Deputy Watson stopped the vehicle and when he approached the vehicle he smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car.

Lee then opened the door and handed Deputy Watson two bags of marijuana which weighed 3.2 grams. Deputy Watson then waited for Sgt. Fuqua to arrive at the scene to take custody of Lee. Deputy Watson was able to recover the baggie Lee threw out the window which contained  6.6 grams of cocaine.

Lee admitted to that it belonged to him and he was on his way to Murray from Jackson, where he had purchased a quarter ounce of cocaine for $400. Lee was placed on $20,000 bond.

Rebels and Lady Rebels Take on Milan on Thursday

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie  Rebels and Lady Rebels will return to regular season basketball action when they face the Milan Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs at home on Thursday, January 4th with the girls game to tip off at 6pm and the boys game will follow.  

HCSO Offering Sober Ride Home Program on New Year's Eve

Henry County, Tenn.- The Henry County Sheriff's Office will once again be offering the Sober Ride Home Program on New Year's Eve. Between the hours of 11pm and 2am on New Year's Eve, you can call the Henry County Sheriff's Office at 642-1672 and they will come to your location and provide you with a sober ride home, no questions asked.

The program is sponsored by the Henry County Sheriff's Office and the Henry County Prevention Coalition and the project is funded under a grant contract between the Tennessee Department of Mental Health Substance Abuse Services.


Shiver on the River Set for January 1st at Paris Landing

Buchanan, Tenn.- The 9th annual Shiver on the River, Chillin for the Children event will be happening on Monday, January 1st at the Paris Landing Marina’s Boat Ramp with registration beginning at noon.  

Registration costs $25 per person and the goal is to raise as much money as possible through contributions, sponsorships, and donations. Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place individual and group for those who raise the most.

Participants will receive a free t-shirt and meal at the Paris Landing Inn. T-shirts will be available for sale as well during the event. Money raised benefits the R.E.A.L. Hope Youth Center. For more information visit the R.E.A.L. Hope Youth Center’s Facebook page or visit shiverontheriver.com.

Water Company Warns of Frozen Pipes During the Winter Season

Paris, Tenn.- With the extreme cold temperatures for the next several days with highs that are below freezing and lows in the single digits comes the possibility of frozen water pipes.

Here are helpful hints as you think of preventing frozen water pipes in your home: make sure the foundation to your house or mobile home is air-tight and that foundation vents are closed, disconnect garden hoses, leave a small stream of hot and cold water running from an inside faucet (when temperatures drop below 20 degrees Fahrenheit) and make sure you and your family know the location of your home’s water shut-off valve.

 If a pipe bursts, shutting off the water promptly can help minimize damage. These extra precautions will far outweigh the inconvenience of frozen pipes and the cost of having burst pipes repaired. 


Fire Safety Tips to Use During the Winter and Year Round Released

Huntingdon, Tenn.- According to a press release from the Huntingdon Fire Deparment, Steven Cross,MTAS Fire Management Consultant, released an article addressing fire safety during the cold months of the year. Being in the last quarter of the year we are reminded that these months of the year can be some of the most dangerous for fire risk in our homes and businesses.

Statistics prove that people are most vunerable to these risk, often where we feel the safest - in our homes. By being proactive and taking the necessary precautions, we can help ensure family members and coworkers are safe in their homes and places of business.The NFPA theme for the recent National Fire Prevention Week was "Every second counts: Plan two ways out!"

Referring to the "Home Fire Timeline" in modern residential home fires, the NFPA estimates that people have between three to five minutes to evacuate the home before "flashover" occurs. Flashover is when all flammable materials in the room reach a temperature to ignite simultaneously. What this means is, if you do not get out before flashover occurs, You Do Not Survive!

 Time is one of worst enemies when a fire breaks out in a home or workplace. Occupants have to be alerted and evacuated before that three-minute window closes to have any chance of survival. With properly working and spaced smoke alarms, the fire should be detected within one to one and a half minutes. If no sprinkler system is present, then occupants only have a one-and-a- half to two minutes to evacuate before flashover. Survival is dependent on this very tight timeline.

The very best way to survive a fire is to prevent it from happening to begin with. Some items to consider:

-  Inspect for improper use and location of extension cords. Never use extension cords for heaters, air conditioners, refrigerators, and/or other appliances. Never run an extension cord under rug/carpets.

-   When cooking , always stand near the cooking appliance and be attentive. Keep the pan handle turned toward the back of the appliance and the lid. Keep baking soda nearby.

-  Never allow anyone to smoke in your home or workplace.

-  Give space heates their space. Always keep at least 3 feet between heaters and combustible items such as but not limited to curtains, sofa, chairs, etc.

 Survival tips for improving your chances of surviving if a fire should break out.

- Evacuate: As soon as a fire ia reported, evacuate the home/building and go to your predetermined meeting place. NEVER re-enter the building/home, YOU WILL NOT SURVIVE!!

- Working Smoke Alarms: We need a working smoke alarm in each bedroom and in the area outside the bedroom(s). Smoke alarms should be tested and maintined per manufacturers recommendations and the entire unit replace every 10 years. For new smoke alarms, contact you local fire department for assistance. All fire departments in Tennessee have access to free smoke alarms through the state's "Get Alarmed" program.

- Close the Door: Always sleep with your bedroom door closed. The practice may buy you more time by reducing the spread of smoke and toxic gasses. If you are in the room where the fire starts, close the door on your way out to maybe buy yourself and other people in the structure more time to escape.

EDITH-Exit Drill In The Home; Preplan two ways out of every room in your home or workplace. Your first exit path should be the way you normally enter the room. Your alternate route may be out a window. Have a predetermined meeting place outside to meet. Teach everyone the plan and practice regularly with everyone in the home or workplace.

In conclusion, being proactive and elimination the common causes of fire breaking out, you reduce the risks associated with having a fire. Along with these preventions efforts be prepared to take action if a fire does break out. With everyone involved, all will benefit from being prepared and have a much greater chance to survive.

If you have questions or want further information, contact your local fire department  or access the Tennessee State Fire Marshal's Office website at https://tn.gov/commerce/section/fire-prevention.

 

 


 

 

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