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McKenzie High Golf Par 3 Extravaganza is Sat. July 15th

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie High School Golf Par 3 Extravaganza benefiting the McKenzie High School golf program will be held on Saturday, July 15th at Carroll Lake Golf Course.

The cost to participate is $35 per person and you must have a three-person team. All holes on the Carroll Lake Golf Course will be set up for par 3 action.

Registration begins at 3pm and playing will begin at 4pm. Everyone participating in the event will also receive a prize.

VFW Post 4939 Hosts All You Can Eat Breakfast on July 15

McKenzie, Tenn.- The VFW Post 4939 in McKenzie will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Saturday, July 15th from 6am to 10am at the VFW Post 4939 located at 9750 Cherrywood Avenue in McKenzie. The meal cost $7 and  includes country ham, sausage, grilled bologna, eggs, white gravy, red-eye gravy, coffee, milk and juice.

CCHS Bingo Night is Sat. July 15th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County Humane Society will host another bingo night on Saturday, July 15th from 6pm to 9pm at the Carroll Bank and Trust Community Room in Huntingdon.

Carroll County Humane Society’s Bingo Night will be fun for all ages. Concessions including BBQ, snacks, desserts and drinks will be available. And participants will also get a chance to win prizes including the grand prize which is a $100 Walmart gift card.

2nd Annual Taste of Carroll County is Sat. July 22nd

McKenzie, Tenn.- The 2nd Annual Taste of Carroll County will be held on Saturday, July 22nd from 6pm to 9pm at the Venue at Waddell Place on Joy Sparks Road in McKenzie.

The 2nd Annual Taste of Carroll County is a fun evening of delicious food, silent auction items, and live entertainment by The Flashback Band.

Admission is $10 per person or one free admission if you're entering an item in the Taste categories. Tickets can be purchased at the Carroll County Humane Society located at 21822 Hwy. 22 in McKenzie or you can purchase tickets at the door or from any volunteer.

Categories this year are: Best Appetizer, Best BBQ, Best Sandwich, Best Dessert, Best Side and Best Overall.

For more information just email clarkc@bethelu.edu. All of the proceeds will benefit the Carroll County Humane Society.


Maggie Moo's Ice Cream Fundraiser is Saturday

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Maggie Moo’s Ice Cream Truck will hold a fundraiser at the Carroll County Humane Society located at 21822 Highway 22 in McKenzie on Saturday, July 15th from 1pm to 8pm.

The  Carroll County Humane Society will receive a percentage of the sales. Maggie Moo’s offers delicious premium ice cream with your choice of fruit, nuts or candy toppings. The  Carroll County Humane Society will receive a percentage of the sales.

Let the Race Begin as More than 200 Compete in the Paris Landing Triathlon


Paula Crossett of Huntingdon crossing the finish line. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Buchanan, Tenn.- The Paris Landing Sprint Triathlon took place early on Saturday morning and it was a picture perfect morning for the race as 209 participants competed in the 2017 Paris Landing Sprint Triathlon.


Jess Hart of Paris running as she finishes in 1st place in the female individual 35-39 age group with a time of 1:22:20.14. (Cassie Walsh photos)

The Paris Landing Sprint Triathlon consisted of completing a 500 meter swim, a 14 mile ride ride and a 3 mile run around the park. Out of the 209 participants for this year’s race, 194racers completed the race. The race consisted of people who came from all over Kentucky and Tennessee and even a few racers came all the way from Texas and North Carolina to compete in the race.

Female Overall: 1st:  Kirsten Sass from McKenzie with a time of 1:03:32.97, 2nd: Robyn Hatler from McKenzie with a time of 1:13:20.52, 3rd: Tami Winston from Dresden with a time of 1:16:53.61, 4th place: Criscilla Tyler from Dover with a time of 1:20:29.36 and in 5th Sarah Deneve from Collierville with a time of 1:20:29.97.

In the female individual age group 50-54 Paula Crossett of Huntingdon came in 1st place with a time of 1:34:16:55. Jimmy Crossett of Huntingdon came in 3rd place in the male individual age group 60-64 with a time of 1:21:46.28. In the male individual age group 65-89, Volker  Winkler of McKenzie came in 1st place with a time of 1:22:16.53.              


(Cassie Walsh photos)

In the  Male Overall    category: in 1st place was Timothy Linn from Germantown, TN with a time of  58:47.36, in 2nd place was Jordan Green from Morgantown, KY with a time of 1:02:01.08, in 3rd place was Phillip Young from Memphis with a time of 1:03:33.63, 4th place was Matt Joiner from Milan with a time of 1:03:54.92 and in 5th place was James Slaba from Germantown, TN with a time of 1:05:00.90.

Relay Top Finishers: 1st: Mark Tomlin and Dan Hassell with a time of 1:11:50.76, 2nd:  Tony Lawrence, Tom Gee and Tory Daughrity with a time of 1:13:09.80, 3rd: Kelley Lassiter and Bobby Baker with a time of 1:15:45.37, 4th:  Connor Tyler, Zachary Lowe and Kaleb Lyle with a time of 1:18:38.84 and 5th: Woody Winchester, Will Ryan and Thomas Harrison with a time of 1:19:26.30


(Cassie Walsh photos)

For a complete list of the winners in each of the categories just visit http://paristntri.racesonline.com/results.

McKenzie Woman Arrested for Theft

Paris, Tenn.- According to a report from the Paris Police Department, Sgt. Tony Hutcherson charged Elizabeth Rae Scott, age 34 of McKenzie, with theft over $1K after she admitted to taking money from the cash register where she worked.

MHS and MMS Baseball Movie Fun Night Fundraiser is July 29th

McKenzie, Tenn.- The  McKenzie High School and  McKenzie Middle School baseball players will hold a movie night fundraiser at the McKenzie High School baseball field on Saturday, July 29th.

Gates will open at 7:30pm and the movie will start at 8pm. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for children 4-10 and children under 4 get in for free. Concessions will be available for purchase.

Money raised at the event will  help in the renovation of the McKenzie High School baseball field. So bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy an evening of fellowship and fun.

Huntingdon 10U Boys and 6U, 8U Girls All Stars Honored

Bottom row: Millie Luther, Mallory Warman, Kiley Crossno, Brylee Robertson, Brooklyn Laws and Briley Crum. Middle row: Wylie Grace Kee, Courtlyn Brewer, Tatum Rich, Marcie Mitchell, Gracey Martin.Top row: Coaches Cullen Brewer, Chris Mitchell, Mayor Dale Kelley, Mickey Holladay and Mark Rich. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Huntingdon, Tenn.- At the Huntingdon Town Council meeting on Tuesday night, the town gave special recognition to the Huntingdon 10U Boys All-Star team who won the State Tournament last week. The team will travel to Williamsburg, Virginia to compete in the Southeast Regional Qualifier tournament set for Thursday, July 19th through Sunday, July 23rd.

The Town of Huntingdon also congratulated the Huntingdon Girls 6U and 8U All-Star Softball teams who competed in the West Tennessee FASA Softball tournaments.

 

The Huntingdon Girls 6U Softball All-Stars became the West Tennessee FASA Softball Champions. The team includes Courtlyn Brewer, Briley Crum, Millie Luther, Tatum Rich, Molly Kate Williams, Lakeitha Cason, Wylie Grace Kee, Kiley Crossno, Gracey Martin, Brylee Robertson, Brooklyn Laws, Marcie Mitchell and Mallory Warman.

The 2017 Huntingdon Girls 6U Softball All-Stars team was coached by Cullen Brewer, Mickey Holladay, Chris Mitchell and Mark Rich.

Bottom row: Rowan Dunbar, April Boyd and Camdyn Sellers. Middle Row: Emalynn Maness,  Katherine Meggs, Taylor Canovan and  Emma Partridge. Top Row: Coaches Brooke Canovan, Chad Dunbar, Mayor Dale Kelley, Justin Maness and Tim Meggs. (Cassie Walsh photo)

The town of Huntingdon also congratulated the Huntingdon Girls 8U Softball All-Stars team after they finished in 5th  place in the West Tennessee FASA Softball tournament.

The Huntingdon Girls 8U Softball All-Star team includes: April Boyd, Rowan Dunbar, Katherine Meggs, Kylie Tippitt, Taylor Canovan, Meleigh Hilliard, Emma Partridge, Ellie Wilson, Korra Beth Doyle, Emalynn Maness and Camdyn Sellers.

The Huntingdon Girls 8U Softball All-Star team was coached by Brooke Canovan, Chad Dunbar, Justin Maness, Tim Meggs and Zach Wilson. Congratulations to both of the softball teams and good luck to the Huntingdon 10U team in the Southeast Regional Qualifiers tournament.


Johnson Temple CME Church Holding Event Saturday

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Johnson Temple CME Church, will be selling BBQ and Fish on Saturday, July 15th starting at 11am at the church which is located at 915 West Walnut Avenue in  McKenzie. BBQ sandwiches cost $3, fish plates cost $8 and BBQ nachos cost $5. To place orders just call 352-3130.


McKenzie Lady Rebel Softball Tryouts are Wednesday

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie High School Lady Rebels Softball team will be holding tryouts for the 2017-18 McKenzie High School Lady Rebel Softball team on Wednesday, July 12th from 9am to 11am at the McKenzie City Park, which is located at 570 Como Street in McKenzie.

Sign Up Now for the Dixie School of Rock 'N' Roll Camp Set for July 17-21

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Dixie Summer Camp series continues next week with the School of Rock from Nashville teaching the Dixie’s School of Rock ‘N’ Roll Camp which will be held Monday, July 17th through Friday, July 21st from 9am to 4pm at the Dixie,  located at 191 Court Square in Huntingdon. 

The camp is a one week camp for students in the 3rd through12th grades and the cost of the camp is $250 per camper.

Students will experience what it's like to be in a Rock 'N' Roll Band. They will learn how to be a team player/band member, build confidence, meet some new friends, and most importantly have fun making music.

Group rehearsal, music trivia, song casting, one-on-one attention from instructors, gear education and band-related activities are all aimed at helping kids learn a new set of songs to be ready to rock n roll by the end of the week. All levels of musical experience are welcome, whether you play drums, sing, shred guitar or bass or play keyboard - you will have a blast.

Students should bring bottled water and a packed lunch each day. No cancellations and there is a limit of 20 students for the class.

At the end of the camp the students will perform a full rock concert on Friday, July 21st at 7pm.

For more information on this and other Dixie Summer Camps just contact the Dixie in Huntingdon by calling 986-2100 or visit their website at dixiepac.net.

Park Theatre Showing the Secret Life of Pets at Wed. Matinee

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Park Theatre is still holding Wednesday matinees  during the summer at 2pm at the Park Theatre, located at 2312 Cedar Street in Downtown McKenzie. Tickets for the Wednesday matinee costs $2.50 each.

The Wednesday, July 12th matinee show will be The Secret Life of Pets. For ticket and showtime information you can call the Park Theatre at 393-0555.

2018 Bassmaster Elite Series Coming to KY Lake on May 4-7

Birmingham, Ala.- The Bassmaster Elite Series has a rich history that always seems to lead it back to venues where special moments have taken place in the past.

It’s also blessed with a sense of discovery and that leads the organization to sometimes visit lakes that are a little off the beaten path.

The 2018 Elite Series schedule, which was announced on Monday. The lineup includes stops at traditional venues like the Sabine River in Orange, Texas, and the St. Lawrence River in Waddington, NY., where crowds for past Elite Series events have always been huge. The schedule also features an eye-popping, first-time stop at scenic Lake Oahe on the Missouri River near Pierre, S.D.

B.A.S.S. CEO Bruce Akin said he loves the flow of a schedule that will allow the Elite Series to visit old friends and make a lot of new ones during an eight-month stretch of next year’s calendar.

“We are very serious about taking bass fishing into new regions of the country and exposing as many people to our sport as we can,” Akin said. “But in doing that, we’ll never forget the people who have shown us so much support every time we’ve visited their communities.

“This schedule has some history, as well as some new adventures for our Elite anglers and fans, and I think that’s fantastic.”

As it did in 2017, the schedule will begin in early February in the southeastern United States — where the prevailing weather patterns could range from 20 degrees with sleet and snow to 60 degrees with a need for SPF 50.

The third and fourth Elite Series tournaments of the year will also be held at familiar venues, with the trail stopping at Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees in Grove, Okla., April 26-29, and at Kentucky Lake in Paris, Tenn., May 4-7. Grand Lake hosted the Classic in 2013 and 2016, and Kentucky Lake has been the site of a dozen high-level B.A.S.S. events, including the 2015 BASSfest.

For more information just visit Bassmasters website at https://www.bassmaster.com/slideshow/2018-elite-series-schedule

2018 Bassmaster Elite Series Schedule

Date              Event                          Fishery                                 City, State

Feb. 8-11    Elite 1  at  Lake Martin in  Alexander City, Ala.

March 16-18 Bassmaster Classic at Lake Hartwell in Greenville/Anderson, SC

April 6-9        Elite 2 at Sabine River in Orange, Texas

April 26-29     Elite 3 at Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees in Grove, Okla. 

May 4-7          Elite 4  at Kentucky Lake in  Paris, Tenn.

May 17-20      Toyota Texas Fest      TBA                                       

June 21-24      Elite 6 at Mississippi River  in La Crosse, Wis.

June 29-July 2  Elite 7 at Lake Oahe in Pierre, S.D.

July 26-29   Elite 8 at Upper Chesapeake Bay in Havre de Grace, Md.

Aug. 23-26     Elite 9 at St. Lawrence River in Waddington, N.Y.

Sept. 20-23     AOY Championship    TBA                                           

Sept. 25-28, Classic Bracket, TBA                                           

 

2017 Bassmaster Elite Series Platinum Sponsor: Toyota

2017 Bassmaster Elite Series Premier Sponsors: Nitro Boats, Mercury, Minn Kota, Power-Pole, Shell Rotella, Skeeter Boats, Triton Boats, Yamaha, Berkley, Huk, Humminbird

2017 Bassmaster Elite Series Supporting Sponsors: T-H Marine, Shimano, Advance Auto Parts, Livingston Lures, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Carhartt, Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels, Lowrance, Phoenix Boats.

CCHS Bingo Night is Sat. July 15th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County Humane Society will host another bingo night on Saturday, July 15th from 6pm to 9pm at the Carroll Bank and Trust Community Room in Huntingdon.

Carroll County Humane Society’s Bingo Night will be fun for all ages. Concessions including BBQ, snacks, desserts and drinks will be available. And participants will also get a chance to win prizes including the grand prize which is a $100 Walmart gift card.

VFW Post 4939 Hosts All You Can Eat Breakfast on July 15

McKenzie, Tenn.- The VFW Post 4939 in McKenzie will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Saturday, July 15th from 6am to 10am at the VFW Post 4939 located at 9750 Cherrywood Avenue in McKenzie. The meal cost $7 and  includes country ham, sausage, grilled bologna, eggs, white gravy, red-eye gravy, coffee, milk and juice.

McKenzie High Golf Par 3 Extravaganza is Sat. July 15th

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie High School Golf Par 3 Extravaganza benefiting the McKenzie High School golf program will be held on Saturday, July 15th at Carroll Lake Golf Course.

The cost to participate is $35 per person and you must have a three-person team. All holes on the Carroll Lake Golf Course will be set up for par 3 action.

Registration begins at 3pm and playing will begin at 4pm. Everyone participating in the event will also receive a prize.

West TN Artisan Trail at the Dixie Ballroom Till July 29th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Dixie Ballroom Gallery presents West Tennessee Artisan Trail Exhibit "Fine art, fine life" is open now through July 29th.

“Fine art, fine life” will feature 12 juried artisans sharing their creative journey in art mediums such as pottery, woodturning, jewelry, paintings, photography, textiles and sculpture.

These artisans include: Jan Strickland, pottery; Libby Lynch, jewelry; Wanda Stanfill, painter, sculptor; Andrew Boks, abstract artist; Greg Phillips, woodturning; Hattie Duncan, sculptor; Janice Sumler, painter; Lisa Garner, textiles; Jacque Hillman, jewelry; Jesse Hillman, photography; Lisa Kersey, painter; Dennis Fischer, woodturning.

The West Tennessee Artisan Trail was created in 2015 to provide regional artists the opportunity to show and sell through local festivals, gallery shows and pop-up shops. westtennesseeartisantrail.com

To see the art show just stop by the  Dixie Ballroom Gallery open Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm and during performances.  For information about this and other Ballroom Gallery events, please contact Laura DeVille at ldeville@dixiepac.net.

CC RV Park Rates Released

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County 1000 Acre camping rates have been set which include costs for night, monthly and annual rates for camping at the new RV park that was established by the Carroll County Watershed Authority.

The rates are $35 daily, $175 weekly, $350 monthly, and $2,000 annually.

Rates are slightly less for campers 62 and older. The camping season season is from March 1st to October 30th.

Rules include a minimum of two nights stay on weekends and three nights on holidays; quiet hours are 11pm to 6am, there is a  speed limit of 15mph, no alcoholic beverages are allowed, check-in is 4pm and checkout time is 3pm.

There have also been rules set at the camp regarding pets. Pets must be a leash of six feet or shorter and under physical control at all times. The owner must clean up after pets and the pets are not allowed in swimming areas, restrooms, and shower buildings.


Bethel Univ. Wins Case Against State Board of Education

McKenzie, Tenn.- Bethel University has won its petition against the Tennessee State Board of Education with the final order of the Davidson County Court case being delivered in late June.

Bethel University filed the petition against the state board after the board denied approval for Bethel to continue to license teachers – something the school had been doing for decades. The board’s move took place in July 2016 just shortly after Bethel had received word that it had been given continued accreditation from NCATE, the predecessor to what is now known as CAEP (The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation).

“The action by the Tennessee State Board of Education hit us very hard,” said President Walter Butler. “We had a thriving teacher education program. In fact, this program was among our largest.”

Butler said after the board denied approval for Bethel to continue to license teachers that they had to temporarily begin to close the program down.

“We knew we could not offer such a program to students if we could not help them attain licensure as well,” he said. “We had to work with students who were in the program to ensure that they would indeed be in a place to receive licensure when they completed their teacher education program. We lost a great deal of revenue, and we felt like we were letting down a lot of students who had put their educational futures in our hands.”

Butler said he is very pleased with the outcome of the case.

“To know that the court felt like the State Board’s revocation of our ability to license was invalid is gratifying,” he said. “We know that we have a strong teacher education program. We have always received a lot of anecdotal feedback from school systems who praise the kinds of teachers we have educated. And we’ve had a 100 percent pass rate for our students taking the PRAXIS Principles of Learning and Teaching examination in three of the last five years with a 93 percent and 98 percent pass rate the other two years. This clearly shows that Bethel’s teacher candidates have been prepared to teach.”

Butler said the final order of the case was that Bethel’s status would be restored to the approved status it possessed before the Board invalidly attempted to deny Bethel’s EPP approval. The final order also said that all costs involved with the case would be taxed to the Tennessee State Board of Education.

“This is what we had been hoping for,” said Butler. “We are so excited to be back in the business of preparing teachers for the classroom. With the court’s final order of putting us back at the approved status we were at before, we can hit the ground running to enroll students interested in teacher education programs.”

Bethel University is one of Tennessee's oldest 4-year institutions. In 2017, it is celebrating its 175th birthday. For more information about Bethel University, go to www.bethelu.edu.

Travel Around the World at the Relay for Life Event Night on Fri. July 7th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County Relay for Life will be Traveling Around the World to Find a Cure at their Event Night next Friday, July 7th from 4pm to 10pm at the Carroll County Civic Center in Huntingdon, located at 201 Fairgrounds Road in Huntingdon.

Doors Open and the Survivor Check In will be from 4pm to 5:30pm and from 6pm to 6:15pm there will be the Welcome Ceremony, National Anthem- Katie McGill, Music/Pledge- First United Methodist Church Pre-K Children and the National Guard Presentation of Flags. Music from Anna and Jon Eaton will be from 6:15pm to 6:50pm.

The Opening Ceremony, Recognition of Sponsors and Teams- Wayne, Billy and Melissa, Survivor Recognition and Honoraries- Johnny Beth Nolen and the Survivor Lap will be from 7pm to 7:45pm. The Pit Band performs from 7:45pm to 8:30pm and from the John Everett Williams Magic Show will be from 8:30pm to 8:50pm.

From 9pm to 9:30pm the Luminaria Ceremony/Lap and Reading of Luminarias Honored/In Memory- Brittany Bowen. At 9:30pm the Relay for Life will hold their Lip Sync Battle and the Relay asks teams to be ready at the stage for Lip Sync Battle by 9:15 and turn in your Song and Team Name as soon as possible, so that Emcee Tim McBride has all of the information that he needs. 

And the Closing Ceremony will be held at 10pm. The Relay for Life will also have Minute to Win It Games throughout the day.

On Friday, July 7th stop by the Carroll County Civic Center and Travel Around the World to Find a Cure with the Carroll County Relay for Life at their Event Night. For more information please contact Melissa Baker at 731-393-3747.

Mudslingers Summer Pottery Camp is July 10-14

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Dixie Summer Camps: Mudslingers July Pottery Camp will be held on Monday, July 10th through Friday, July 14th at the Mudslingers Pottery Studio in Huntingdon.

Candace Gooch-Ward will be the instructor and the cost is $85 per camper.

Camp times for PreK to K Grades are from 10am to 11am, 1st to 2nd Grades is from 12:30pm to 1:30pm, 3rd to 4th Grades is from 2pm to 3pm and  5th to 8th Grades class will be from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.

Classes will consist of an introduction to basic pottery skills of pinching, coil-building, slab construction, and throwing on the potter’s wheel. The student will also be introduced to various glazing and firing processes.

 


 

 

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