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Splash Pad Splashing Along

At Thursday’s McKenzie City Council, Councilman Townes gave an update on the Splash Pad and work should be done by July 1st, 2017. Also everyone and all of the materials for the Splash Pad have been kept local.

The council also talked about the bids to complete paving of the Splash Pad and the City Council agreed that they will give the contract to the company who can pave the Splash Pad the soonest. The City wants to get the paving of the Splash Pad done by Thursday, June 15th.

Currently the bids for the contract is between Arrow Paving and Ford Paving, both of which have quoted the job as costing $5K. The City Council gave Mayor Jill Holland the authority to award the contract to whatever company can pave it the soonest.

Dollar Tree Update, City Offices Getting New Email System

McKenzie, Tenn.- At the City Council meeting, the council gave an update on the Dollar Tree, which is coming to McKenzie. Because of a court case, currently Dollar Tree has to wait until the building is constructed to look like a Family Dollar before they can turn it into Dollar Tree. The City of McKenzie has provided everything that Dollar Tree needs and Dollar Tree hopes to open by August of this year.

The City of McKenzie will also upgrade the new email system for city offices. The funds for the new system was in the 2016-2017 budget and now they will upgrade the system for all of the city offices who use email. The total cost for the new email system is around $5K and the email system will be a local system on a new server.

The McKenzie Alcohol Board approved the application submitted by Brahmananda Reddy Munagala to sell alcohol at the Corner Stone Market located at 15815 Highland Drive in McKenzie, which is the former Raceway.

McKenzie City Council Passes 1st Reading of 17-18 Balanced Budget


McKenzie City Council (Cassie Walsh photos)

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie City Council met Thursday night where the council passed several resolutions with the main resolution being the approval of the first reading of the 2017-2018 year budget for the city.

The 2017-2018 budget for the city is expected to have total revenues of $4,605,898 and the total expenses is expected to be $4,599,409. So the 2017-2018 budget for the city will be balanced and the city will actually make $6,489 with the proposed budget for 2017-2018.

The 2017-2018 budget has the General Government receiving $641,450 in funding, the  Fire Department is budgeted to get $382K and the Police Department is budgeted to get $1,402,302, the majority of the three budgets will go to salaries.

A total of $1,827,007 budgeted for the streets and highway department with the majority of that being the $1,050,000 for the Multi Modal Grant. A total of $193,950 budgeted for the parks and recreation department and street lighting is budgeted at $113K.

A hearing and the 2nd reading of the McKenzie 2017-2018 budget is scheduled for Thursday, June 29th at McKenzie City Hall at 5:30pm. Citizens are encouraged to attend the meeting. Once the 2nd reading has been passed the budget will be set for 2017-2018 fiscal year.

Reminder Casting for a Cure is Saturday in McKenzie

McKenzie, Tenn.- The 17th Annual Steve McCadams "Casting for a Cure" Kids Fishing Rodeo will be held this Saturday, June 10th at  McKenzie's City Park Lake, located at 570 Como Street in McKenzie.

The event is free to kids ages 15 and under. Registration on the day of the event will held be from 8am to 9am and the competition will be from 9am to 11am.  

Special plaques and bicycles will be awarded to kids catching the most and biggest fish in the four separate age groups. Age groups include: 5 and under, 6 to 9, 10 to12, and 13 to 15.

 The Carroll County Relay for Life teams will provide concessions for the event. Money raised at the event will benefit the American Cancer Society.

For additional information you can contact Steve McCadams at 642-0360 or you can email stevemc@charter.net.

Huntingdon Man Arrested for Theft

Paris, Tenn.- According to a report from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Cpl. Forrest Kemp arrested Abriel Quinones, age 28 of Green Allen Springs Road of Huntingdon, on Sunday for theft of property. Quinones was placed on $1,000 bond.

Enjoy Art at An Evening With Carroll Arts on June 17th

McKenzie, Tenn.- An Evening with Carroll Arts will be held on Saturday, June 17th with doors opening at 6pm and music begins at 7pm at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in McKenzie.

Admission to the event is free. Enjoy fine works of art by Carroll County artists including: paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, woodworking, metal art plus vocal and instrumental performances by Carroll County performers.

Carroll County’s Best selling author, David Johnson, will be at an Evening with Carroll Arts to sign his last novel titled “The Woodcutter’s Wife.” You can also take part in the silent auction for several gift baskets.


Gleason Woman Arrested for FTA

Henry County, Tenn.- According to a report from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Cpl. Forrest Kemp arrested Jaqueline Howington, age 27 of Carlton Street of Gleason, on Friday for failure to appear. Howington was placed on $10,000 bond.

Larry Gatlin Performs at the Dixie on June 17th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- Larry Gatlin will be performing in the Dixie’s Live Concert Series at the Dixie in Huntingdon on Saturday, June 17th at 2pm.

Larry Gatlin is a Grammy Award winning Grand Ole Opry member who has been dazzling audiences for more than 60 years. He is known throughout the Nashville music industry for his songwriting talents and penned all 33 Top 40 Hits recorded by Larry & the Gatlin Brothers including songs such as, “Broken Lady,” “I Just Wish You Were Someone I Love,” and “All The Gold in California.”

This concert is currently sold out.

Shooting Hunger Sporting Clays Fun Shoot is Thursday

Huntingdon, Tenn.- There will be a Shooting Hunger Shooting Clays Fun Shoot on Thursday, June 8th at the Carroll County Shooting Sports Park, located at 680 McAdoo Cemetery Lane in Huntingdon.

Registration begins at 7:30am, start times are at 8:30am and 1pm and lunch will be served at 11:30am.

The entry fee will include 50 targets on the course, lunch and provide eligibility for door prizes. An option for fun games including a cowboy town will be available for a chance to win a big green egg. Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 teams, best individual shooter and top two youth shooters under 18.

Single shooter cost $110 and a 5 person team costs $500.

You can enter or donate going online to www. tnfarmbureau.org/shootinghunger to pay by Visa or Mastercard.

Please contact Mark Turner or Bryan Wright with any questions regarding the shoot at 931-388-7872, ext. 2227, or email them at maturner@tfbf.com or bwright@tfbf.com.

This event is sponsored by the Co-Op, Farm Bureau and Farmcredit Mid-America.

Bassmasters Jr. Tourney Returns to Carroll Co. on June 20-21

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Bassmaster Junior Tournament will be held for the 4th year at the Carroll County 1000 Acre Recreational Lake  will be held from Tuesday, June 20th through June 21st.

Weigh-in will be at the Billy Cary Memorial Park in Downtown Huntingdon on June 20th and 21st. The Junior Tournament includes teams of kids ages 7 to 13 representing state organizations with the B.A.S.S. Nation. The Junior Bassmasters qualify to fish in the national championship through one of three fish-offs of the Academy Sports and Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation represented by Magellan.

“We are elated to have the 2017 Bassmasters Junior Championship back at the Carroll County 1000 Acre Recreational Lake, “ said Bard Hurley, president of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce. “This is a great opportunity to showcase Carroll County to people from more than 25 states.”

The Costa Bassmasters High School National Championship will be held at Kentucky Lake from Thursday, June 22nd through Saturday, June 24th. Over 5,500 students athletes representing 600 schools in 45 states will be competiting in the High School tournament.

Bethel University will hold an official welcome party for the High School and Junior National Championships on Monday, June 19th.  For more information on the Bassmaster High School or Junior Bassmaster programs just visit their website at bassmaster.com/high-school-bass-fishing.

Stuart Little is First Summer Matinee Show at Park Theatre

McKenzie, Tenn.- Beginning on Wednesday, June 7th, the Park Theatre will hold matinees on Wednesdays in June and July  at 2pm at the Park Theatre located at 2312 Cedar Street in Downtown McKenzie and tickets for the matinee cost $2.50 each.

This week’s matinee is Stuart Little.  For ticket and showtime information you can call the Park Theatre at 393-0555.

McKenzie Police Search for Stolen Vehicle

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Ptl. Austin Jones investigated theft of a vehicle at a home on Allen Street in McKenzie on Friday.

A suspect was named in the report but no arrests have been made and the vehicle is still missing.

Casting for a Cure is Saturday in McKenzie

McKenzie, Tenn.- The 17th Annual Steve McCadams "Casting for a Cure" Kids Fishing Rodeo will be held this Saturday, June 10th at  McKenzie's City Park Lake, located at 570 Como Street in McKenzie.

The event is free to kids ages 15 and under. Registration on the day of the event will held be from 8am to 9am and the competition will be from 9am to 11am.  

Special plaques and bicycles will be awarded to kids catching the most and biggest fish in the four separate age groups. Age groups include: 5 and under, 6 to 9, 10 to12, and 13 to 15.

 The Carroll County Relay for Life teams will provide concessions for the event. Money raised at the event will benefit the American Cancer Society.

For additional information you can contact Steve McCadams at 642-0360 or you can email stevemc@charter.net.

McKenzie Man Arrested for FTA

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Cpl. Forrest Kemp arrested Brandon Thomas Tyler , age 26 of North Main Street of McKenzie, on Sunday for failure to appear. Tyler was placed on$1,500 bond.

Huntingdon Man Arrested for Possession

Paris, Tenn.- According to a report from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Paris Police Ptl. Johnathon Baxter arrested Joe Reynolds, age 22 of Thompson School Road of Huntingdon, on Sunday for simple possession of a schedule VI substance. Reynolds was placed on $700 bond.


Shooting Hunger Sporting Clays Fun Shoot is Thursday

Huntingdon, Tenn.- There will be a Shooting Hunger Shooting Clays Fun Shoot on Thursday, June 8th at the Carroll County Shooting Sports Park, located at 680 McAdoo Cemetery Lane in Huntingdon.

Registration begins at 7:30am, start times are at 8:30am and 1pm and lunch will be served at 11:30am.

The entry fee will include 50 targets on the course, lunch and provide eligibility for door prizes. An option for fun games including a cowboy town will be available for a chance to win a big green egg. Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 teams, best individual shooter and top two youth shooters under 18.

Single shooter cost $110 and a 5 person team costs $500. Sponsor costs $750 without a  team and 2 insulated tumblers, Station Sponsor is $750 and includes a team and 1 insulated tumbler, Bronze Sponsor is $1,000 and includes a team and 2 insulated tumblers, Silver Sponsor is $2,500 and includes a team and 20qt ORCA cooler, Gold Sponsor is $5,000 and includes a team, 5 insulated tumblers and 26qt ORCA cooler, and the Platinum Sponsor is $10,000 and includes a team, 5 insulated tumblers, 40qt ORCA cooler and recognition as a Harvester or Hope by Second Harvest.

You can enter or donate by mailing your entry directly to the TN Farm Bureau office at TFBF Membership Division, P.O. Box 313, Columbia, TN 38402. Or you can enter or donate by going online to www. tnfarmbureau.org/shootinghunger to pay by Visa or Mastercard.

Please contact Mark Turner or Bryan Wright with any questions regarding the shoot at 931-388-7872, ext. 2227, or email them at maturner@tfbf.com or bwright@tfbf.com.

This event is sponsored by the Co-Op, Farm Bureau and Farmcredit Mid-America.

Police Investigate Vandalism at a Home on Elm Street

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Sgt. Trey Boucher investigated a case of vandalism at a home on Elm Street in McKenzie on Monday.

When Sgt. Boucher arrived at the scene he spoke to victim who stated to police that he was asleep when someone broke into his bedroom window.

The victim stated that glass fell on top of him and he sustained minor injuries to his arm and wrist. The damage to the window is estimated to be around $150. Police have no suspects in this case.

Curious George Visits McKenzie and Huntingdon on Monday

McKenzie, Tenn.- Curious George will first be stopping by the Carroll County Public Library, located at 625 High Street in Huntingdon, at 10:30am.

At 2pm Curious George will stop by the McKenzie Memorial Library’s Summer Reading kick-off event at the Park Theatre, located at 2312 Cedar Street in downtown McKenzie. 

All of the McKenzie Memorial Library summer events will be held at the Park Theatre in McKenzie. The McKenzie Memorial Library looks forward to stating the Summer Reading events and there will be prizes and drawings so please register.

Carroll Co. Humane Society Yard Sale is Sat. June 3rd

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Carroll County Humane Society will be holding a Yard Sale at the    McKenzie First United Methodist Church, located at 16 McTyiere Street in McKenzie, on Saturday June 3rd from 8am to 12pm.

The Carroll County Humane Society will also host a bake sale on Saturday, June 3rd from 8am to 1pm in conjunction with the yard sale at FUMC in McKenzie.

Two Men Charged With Driving on Suspended License

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Officer Frank McGee arrested Charles Lawrence, age 19 of Voss Lane of Huntingdon, on Friday for speeding and driving on a revoked license.

Officer McGee observed Lawrence speeding and after a check of Lawerence’s license, Officer McGee found that Lawrence was driving on a revoked license due to a previous DUI charge.

In another report, Officer McGee also cited Tony Earhart, age 39 of Highway 120 of Bumpus Mills, on Monday for speeding and driving on a revoked license.

Pirates of Penzance is Fri. June 2nd and Sat. June 3rd

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Carroll Arts will be sponsoring a Royal Heights Production special presentation of Pirates of Penzance at Bethel’s Dickey Fine Arts Building in Bouldin Auditorium on Friday, June 2nd at 7pm and Saturday, June 3rd at 6pm.

Tickets for adults ages 13 and up are $7 per person and children age 12 and under cost $3 per person and tickets will be available at the door.

McKenzie Man Charged for Multiple Driving Offenses

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the  McKenzie Police Department, Ptl. Austin Jones charged Porter Cunningham, age 51 of Evertt Street of McKenzie, on Friday for leaving the scene of an accident, driving on a suspended license, expired license and driving without insurance.


McKenzie Man Arrested for Evading and on Drug Charges

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the  McKenzie Police Department, Sgt. Jeff Winberry arrested Demarcus Robinson, age 27 of Hamilton Street of McKenzie, on Wednesday for evading arrest, tampering with evidence, possession of a schedule VI substance, marijuana, and driving on a revoked license.

 

Sgt. Winberry responded to a call about a vehicle that was swerving all over the road. After a couple of attempts, Sgt. Winberry was able to conduct a traffic stop. Police did find 4.4 grams of marijuana inside the vehicle, which Robinson tried to swallow. Robinson was then arrested and placed on $2,750 bond.

 

McKenzie Nights on Broadway is Thursday

McKenzie, Tenn.- McKenzie’s Nights on Broadway begins on Thursday, June 1st from 7pm to 9pm on Broadway in downtown McKenzie. Nights on Broadway begins with the Motown sounds of the King Beez, House band for BB King's in Memphis.

 In the event of rain, Nights on Broadway will be moved to the Park Theatre. On Thursday, stop by downtown McKenzie for a night of music and fun at McKenzie’s Nights on Broadway. Nights on Broadway will be on the first and third Thursdays of each month during the summer.

Bring Your Donations for the CCHS Yard Sale on June 3rd

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Carroll County Humane Society will be holding a Yard Sale at the    McKenzie First United Methodist Church, located at 16 McTyiere Street in McKenzie, on Saturday June 3rd from 8am to 12pm. The Carroll County Humane Society will also host a bake sale on Saturday, June 3rd from 8am to 1pm in conjunction with the yard sale.

You can drop of yard sale donations at the Carroll County Humane Society located at 21822 Hwy 22 in McKenzie, on Tuesday May 30th and Wednesday, May 31st from 8am to 1pm.

No items will be accepted after Wednesday, May 31st and the CCHS asks people to not leave items outside the building when they are closed.

The CCHS can’t  accept the following items for the CCHS yard sale: Clothing that is not in good condition,Readers Digest Condensed Books, VHS or audio tapes, exercise equipment, VCRs, Computers, Televisions, Mattresses, sleeper sofas, children's car safety seats, stuffed animals, electronic items that do not work and used bicycle helmets.

The CCHS also can’t accept anything broken, stained, non-working, missing pieces, mildewed, or dirty. Please check anything that has been stored away for musty smells or mildew.

Large items such as furniture in very good condition or working appliances are OK but will need to be brought to the yard sale site during set up times, to be announced the week of the sale.

If you would like to donate items for the yard sale or baked goods, please email cchstn@gmail.com for more information on how to donate. All of the proceeds will benefit Carroll County Humane Society.

Paris Man Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Ptl. Paul Eddlemon arrested Anthony Sparks, age 39 of South Market Street of Paris, on Saturday for sale and delivery of a controlled substance, simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Ptl. Eddlemon conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle for a tail light violation. Sparks and his passenger where nervous talking with police so Sgt. Kyle Beauchamp and Ptl. Eddlemon asked if they could search the vehicle and Sparks consented to the search.

Sgt. Beauchamp found 4.6 grams worth of marijuana in baggies. He also found several baggies filled with a total of 2.5 grams of a crystal like substance which tested positive for meth. Police also found prescription drugs and ecstasy in the car.

Sparks was then arrested and booked at the Carroll County Jail.


Get Registered for the Dixie's First Summer Camp

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Dixie Summer Pottery June Camp will be held Monday, June 5th through Friday June 9th at the Mudslingers Studio in Huntingdon.  Lori Nolen will be the instructor for the June Camp and it costs $85 per camper.

Camp times for 5th to 8th grades students is from 10am to 11am, 3rd to 4th grades camp is from 12:30pm to 1:30pm, 1st to 2nd grades camp is from 2pm to 3pm and PreK to K grades are 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 techniques. There is a limit of 10 kids per class.

Police Investigate Burglary from a Home on McTyiere Street

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Ptl. Billy King investigated a case of burglary at a home on McTyiere Street, McKenzie on May 16th.

The victim stated that when went to her vehicle around $2 in change was missing and that a DVD player, valued at $200, didn’t work because someone had attempted to remove it from the car. Police were able to lift fingerprints from the outside of the passenger side door and they were sent to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Police have no suspects in this case.

Police Cite 2 Women for Driving on Suspended Licenses

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the  McKenzie Police Department Sgt. Jeff Winberry cited Laura Darnell, of Highway 119 of McKenzie,  for driving on a suspended license. While on patrol, Sgt. Winberry saw a vehicle speeding on Magnolia Avenue.

When Sgt. Winberry stopped the vehicle he spoke to the driver, identified as Darnell, who stated that she didn’t have her license. Sgt. Winberry then found that Darnell was driving on a suspended license.  

In another report, Ptl. Paul Eddllemon cited Tamara Hollowell, of Paw Paw Lane of McKenzie, on Monday for driving on a revoked license.


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.


 

 

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