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McKenzie Woman Arrested for 2nd Driving on Revoked
McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Ptl. Austin Jones arrested Angela J. Crawford, age 47 of 130 Bell Store Road of McKenzie on Saturday, December 31st for speeding, lack of financial responsibility and driving on a suspended license.
While on patrol, Ptl. Jones conducted a traffic stop of vehicle going 39mph in a 25mph zone. When Ptl. Jones made contact with the driver identified as Crawford, she said she did not have her license with her. Ptl. Jones then ran Crawford’s name through dispatch where he found that she was driving on a revoked license.
Ptl. Jones also found that Crawford had a prior driving on a revoked license offense back in 2003. Crawford was also unable to show proof of insurance on the vehicle. Ptl. Jones then arrested Crawford for her second driving on a revoked license offense. Crawford was placed on $500 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.
Rebels Play Gibson Co. on Monday, January 9th
McKenzie, Tenn.- The Rebels and Lady Rebels will play the Gibson County Pioneers and Lady Pioneers on Monday, January 9th. 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 Rebels and Lady Rebels play right here on WHDM 98.9fm or online at whdmradio.com or by calling 712-432-5742. Just remember if you listen to the game by phone standard rates apply.
The Dinosaur Zoo Live Roars into the Dixie on Jan. 23rd
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.
Resurrection a Journey Tribute Set for January 14th
Huntingdon, Tenn.- Dr. Lee Carter, Carroll Bank and Trust and the West Tennessee Public Utilities District is sponsoring Resurrection a Journey Tribute, on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 7:30pm at the Dixie in Huntingdon.
This show features one brilliant hit single after another to enthrall all levels of Journey fans. Presented by musicians who have performed, written, or recorded with both the original band and Steve Perry, will take you back to the band’s most prolific period.
Tickets for the event costs $25 per person and you can purchase your tickets in person at the Dixie Box Office or online at dixiepac.net or by calling 731-986-2100.
McKenzie Woman Cited for Driving Offenses
McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Ptl. Austin Jones cited Lela Christy Woods, age 39 of 148 Maple Street of McKenzie on Tuesday, December 27th for driving on a suspended license and violation of the light law.
While on patrol, Ptl. Jones conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle for having a right headlight out. When Ptl. Jones spoke to the driver identified as Woods, he asked dispatch to run Woods license and he found that she was driving on a revoked license. Ptl. Jones then cited Woods for the two driving offenses.
Lady Rebels are Victorious and Rebels Lose in Overtime
McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Lady Rebels defeated the Camden Lady Lions at home on Tuesday night winning 60 to 24. Anna Comer led the Lady Rebels with 15 points and Jaycee Davis had 12 points. The Lady Rebels are now 6-6 on the season and 3-1 in district play.
The McKenzie Rebels lost to the Camden Lions at home on Tuesday night in overtime 51 to 43. The Rebels are 6-6 on the season and 4-0 in district play.
The Rebels and Lady Rebels return to district action when they play the Gleason Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs in Gleason on Thursday, January 5th at 6pm.
Carroll Arts Trivia Night is 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.
McKenzie Woman Cited for Multiple Driving Offenses
McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Ptl. Mark Boaz cited Tamara Maggie Hollowell, age 39 of Paw Paw Lane of McKenzie, on Friday, December 23rd for speeding, driving on a revoked license and lack of financial responsibility.
While on patrol, Ptl. Boaz saw a vehicle traveling 55mph in a 40mph zone with only one headlight. When Ptl. Boaz made contact with the driver identified as Hollowell he found that she was driving on a revoked license. Hollowell was cited for speeding, driving on a revoked license, lack of financial responsibility and she was given a verbal warning for the headlight being out.
Rebels Play Lions on Jan 3rd
McKenzie, Tenn.- The Lady Rebels are 5-5 on the season and 3-1 in district play and the Rebels are 6-4 on the season and 4-0 in district play. The McKenzie Rebels and Lady Rebels will play the Camden Lions and Lady Lions at home tomorrow starting with the girls tipoff at 6pm and the pregame show will begin at 5:45pm.
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 if you listen to the game by phone standard rates apply.
McKenzie Couple Takes the Plunge at Shiver on the River
(Cassie Walsh photo)
Buchanan, Tenn.- The 9th Annual Shiver on the River at the Paris Landing Marina’s boat launch ramp held on Sunday, January was a huge success. Over two dozen people took the plunge at this year’s Shiver on the River.
People from Henry County and Carroll County took the plunge in 40-degree water for a good cause at the 9th Annual Shiver on the River. Barbara and Steve Matlock of McKenzie have been taking the plunge together at the Shiver on the River since 2010 and Barbara has participated in this event for years.
Steve and Barbara Matlock of McKenzie took the plunge at the 2017 Shiver on the River (Cassie Walsh pic)
Proceeds from the event benefited the REAL Hope Youth Center in Paris, which was able to raise over $7,000 at this year’s Shiver on the River. Thanks to everyone who donated and volunteered to help make the 2017 Shiver on the River a success and supporting the REAL Hope Youth Center.
(Cassie Walsh photo)
Huntingdon Man Arrested for Multiple Charges
Paris, Tenn.- According to a report from the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy John Krezinski arrested Eugene Edwards, age 57 of 226 6th Street of Huntingdon, on Tuesday December 27th for violation of parole and failure to do jail sentence.
Edwards was placed on a total of $6,000 bond.
Gleason Honoring Championship Teams on Friday, Jan. 6th
Gleason, Tenn.- Gleason is going to honor the 1992 and the 2007 State Championship teams on Friday January 6th at their home game against Greenfield. The reception will start at 5pm in the cafeteria and if you want to attend you can RSVP Coach Luke Hughes at 931-305-9233.
Gene Watson Set to Perform at the Dixie on Jan. 21st
Gene Watson (photo by Alan Mercer)
Huntingdon,Tenn.- Gene Watson will be the first guest for the Dixie Concert Series for the 2017 year, when he performs at the Dixie in Huntingdon on Saturday, January 21st at 2pm.
Gene Watson from Houston, Texas has been thrilling audiences for more than 50 years. He’s best known as “The Singer’s Singer,” and he has over 75 charted titles that include: 23 top-10 hits and 6 number-one records which has led Watson membership in the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame.
This performance is almost sold-out and there are very few seats available, but the Dixie does have a waiting list that you can get on. Tickets for the concert costs $30 per person and you can purchase your tickets in person at the Dixie Box Office or online at dixiepac.net or by calling the Dixie at 731-986-2100. All performances at The Dixie are funded in part by a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission.
Owens Family Singing at NYE Celebration on Dec. 31st
Bruceton, Tenn.- The Owen Family will be singing at the Marlboro Baptist Church located at 25165 HWY 114 in Bruceton on Saturday, December 31st at 8pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy some New Year’s Eve singing.
Paris Landing New Year's Eve Celebration Starts at 8pm
Buchanan, Tenn.- Friends of Paris Landing will host their annual New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Ridgeway Center at Paris Landing State Park starting at 8pm. Tickets for the New Year’s Eve dance featuring the band 24-Seven will cost $25 per person.
And the New Year’s Eve buffet will cost $16.95 per person which will be from 4:30pm to 8:30pm and the New Year’s Day buffet costs $8.95 per person which will be from 8am to 3pm. A New Year’s Eve Package will cost $149 plus tax. For more information or to make a reservation you can call 731-642-4311.
9th Annual Shiver on the River is January 1st
Buchanan, Tenn.- The 9th Annual
Shiver on the River at the Paris Landing Marina’s boat launch ramp will
be held on Sunday, January 1st starting at 1:30pm and registration will
begin at 12:30pm.
A donation of $25 includes the official
plunge, lunch at the Inn’s restaurant and the official t-shirt. They
will also have nonparticipant t-shirts for a donation of $25 or more.
Trophies will be awarded for the individual and the group that raises
the most sponsorship money. And a trophy will be awarded for the most
Proceeds from the event benefit the REAL
Hope Youth Center in Paris. The REAL Hope Youth Center is chilling for the children,
so bring your family and friends and plan on joining them at the 9th Annual Shiver on the River on January 1st.For more information, you can call 731-333-1320.
City Council Discuss New Roof for Fire and Police Dept.
McKenzie City Council (Cassie Walsh photo)
McKenzie, Tenn.- At the Thursday McKenzie City Council meeting, the council was given an update about the roofing problem at the McKenzie Fire and Police Departments. Currently the roof is leaking and there are a lot of holes in the roof which need to be repaired before the water damages the building or the equipment stored inside.
The previous roofing company that repaired the roof did a poor job on repairing the roof and now that company has since gone out of business. The city will discuss repairing the roof over the McKenzie Fire and Police Department at a later council meeting, possibly as early as the January McKenzie City Council Meeting.
McKenzie City Council Approves Selling Wine at Exxon
McKenzie City Council meeting on Thursday (Cassie Walsh picture)
McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie City Council had a special called meeting on Thursday where the city council approved that applicant Romeo Shari doing business at the Paris 143, Inc. (Exxon) located at 17525 Highland Drive in McKenzie will now be able to sell wine in the store.
The council also discussed that the Exxon located at 17525 Highland Drive in McKenzie will be able to sell wine since it will not affect the liquor store in McKenzie, because the Exxon is more than 200 feet away from the liquor store which is the required distance between the two businesses.
Because the Exxon is more than 200 feet away from the liquor store, Exxon does not need to get the liquor store’s permission in order to sell wine at the store. A certificate of compliance will now be issued to Mr. Shari.
City Council Discusses MFD Ladder Repairs
McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie City Council also discussed an issue with a ladder truck at the McKenzie Fire Department that is no longer in compliance. The McKenzie Fire Department can use the pump, but the department will not be able to utilize the ladder on the truck since it recently failed inspection.
The McKenzie Fire Department estimates that the repairs to the ladder truck will cost around $5,000, which is less than what they anticipated it costing around $10,000. Since the expenses for the repairs to the McKenzie Fire Department ladder truck is considered an emergency the MFD can do the repairs without having a city council meeting.
The McKenzie Fire Department will need to take the truck to a company in Nashville that is certified to repair the truck and the department estimates that the ladder will be down anywhere from 3 weeks to a month. Once the repairs to the ladder are completed the McKenzie Fire Department will have to have it inspected again in order to be back in compliance so they can use the ladder again.
The McKenzie City Council also passed the Americans Disabilities Act Grievance Procedure that is required for TDOT grants.
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