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Job Fair in Paris Set for Saturday, November 4th
Paris, Tenn.- The Paris Henry County Industrial Committee will host a Job Fair on Saturday November 4th from 10am to 3pm at the Conference Center at the Quality Inn in Paris. The event is free for any employer looking to fill open positions at their business.
David Hamilton, CEO of the Alliance, said they expect 300-400 people to attend the job fair looking for employment and the Job Fair is free to any local business who would like a table at the Job Fair.
The Industrial Committee said that everyone who attends the Job fair will be entered into a drawing for $500 cash. For more information on the Job Fair call 642-3431 and talk with Tara.
VFW Post 4939 Holding BBQ Fundraiser on Saturday
McKenzie, Tenn.- The VFW Post 4939 is hosting a BBQ plate fundraiser on Saturday, November 4 from 10am to 2pm at the VFW Post 4939, which is located at 9750 Cherrywood Avenue in McKenzie. BBQ plates will cost $7 per plate.
Bethel Renaissance Presenting The Addams Family This Weekend
McKenzie, Tenn.- The Bethel University Renaissance Theatre is presenting "The Addams Family" on Friday, November 3rd and Saturday, November 4th at 7pm at the Bethel Performing Arts Center, which is located at 625 Stonewall Street North, across from the Police and Fire Station in McKenzie.
Tickets for Bethel University Renaissance Theatre musical production of "The Addams Family" show will cost $10 person. To purchase tickets just visit the Bethel Renaissance website at www.bethelrenaissance.com or call their office 352-6980.
You can also purchase tickets Renaissance Office that is located at 28 Lee Avenue on the square in McKenzie which is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm.
American Legion Holding Free Veterans Dinner on Tuesday
McKenzie, Tenn.- The American Legion Post 37 is inviting all veterans to attend a Veterans Dinner on Tuesday, November 7th at 6pm at Hig’s Restaurant, which is located at 25185 TN-22 in McKenzie.
Deadline for Sponsorships for CCHS Banquet is Saturday
McKenzie, Tenn.- The Carroll County Humane Society is hosting their Annual Banquet and Silent Auction fundraiser on Saturday, November 11th at 5pm at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, which is located at 16835 Highland Drive in Mckenzie. Dinner will be provided by Church Street Catering with desserts by Mrs. Patti Hill being served at 6pm.
Tickets are on sale on now for $25 per person for the dinner and for a bid number for the auction. You can purchase tickets at the Huntingdon Animal Clinic, the Paris Vet Clinic, and at the CCHS in McKenzie.
If you are looking for more ways to help the Carroll County Humane Society you can be a CCHS Banquet Sponsor. Sponsor levels are: Priemer Sponsor for $1000, Gold Sponsor for $500, Silver Sponsor for $250 and Donor Sponsor cost $100.
You can stop and leave a sponsorship at the CCHS, donate via PayPal at PayPal.me/cchstn or mail a check to: CCHS, PO Box 384, McKenzie TN 38201. All sponsorships are tax deductible and really help the CCHS help area animals in need. Funds raised by the live auction items support low-cost spay/neuter for dogs and cats, cat isolation bays, and heartworm treatment.
The CCHS is continuing with their theme of utilitarian centerpieces for the tables this year, and you can sponsor a centerpiece for $10 to help purchase Kong toys for the dogs. Once they raise the funds needed to purchase the Kong toys, any additional funds will go to heartworm treatment.
The deadline for live and silent auction donations and sponsorships are due by Saturday, November 4th. For more information you can contact Event Chair Dr. Sarah Kidd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Carroll County Humane Society needs your help in support for continuing to provide care for the animals in Carroll County. So on Saturday, November 11th make plans to attend the Carroll County Humane Society’s Annual Banquet and Silent Auction.
McKenzie Rotary Auction Set for Saturday, Nov. 11th
McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rotary Club will hold their McKenzie Rotary Auction on Saturday, November 11th at 10am at the McKenzie High School, which is located at 23292 TN-22 in McKenzie.
McKenzie's Third Neighborhood Watch Meeting is Nov. 6th
McKenzie, Tenn.- McKenzie’s third Neighborhood Crime Watch Meeting will be held on Monday, November 6th at 5:30pm at the Calvary Tabernacle Church located at 865 Stonewall Street in McKenzie.
It is a known fact that an active neighborhood crime watch program is one of the very best ways to keep our neighborhoods safe from drugs, gangs and at the same reduce the crime rate.
So on November 6th stop by for McKenzie’s third Neighborhood Crime Watch Meeting to learn about keeping our neighborhood safe. If you can’t make Monday’s meeting there will be one more meeting that you can attend and the last meeting will have the same information so you can choose where and what meeting you can attend.
The final meeting will be held on Monday, November 27th at 5:30pm at the Grace Baptist Church located at 747 West Magnolia Avenue in McKenzie.
Costa FLW Series Championship is Nov. 2nd to Nov. 4th
(2017 FLW photo)
Buchanan, Tenn.- The 2017 Costa FLW Series Championship, which will feature more than 200 of the best regional anglers from around the world, kicks off on Kentucky and Barkley lakes Nov. 2-4.
The event is highlighted by a top prize of $95,000 in the Pro Division, including a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard, and an automatic qualification to the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup – the world championship of bass fishing.
Anglers will take off from Paris Landing State Park, located at 16055 Highway 79 N. in Buchanan, Tennessee, at 7:30 a.m. CDT each day. Weigh-ins will be held at the state park beginning at 3:30 p.m. each day. Takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public.
Competitors qualified for the Costa FLW Series Championship through five U.S. divisions – Central, Northern, Southeastern, Southwestern and Western – and an International division that features anglers from Canada, China, Mexico, South Africa and South Korea. The highest finishing pro from each U.S. division and the International division will qualify for the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup, along with the overall top five finishers not already selected as the highest finisher of a division. A total of 11 FLW Series boaters will advance to the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup.
“Kentucky Lake has been fishing tough lately, but it’s gotten a little better over the last week or two,” said 22-year FLW Tour veteran Terry Bolton of Paducah, Kentucky, who has logged 32 career top-10 finishes on Kentucky and Barkley lakes. “The more the temperature drops by the time the tournament starts, the better the fishing will be. If they can get some cloud cover and a little wind they’ll catch quite a few fish.
“This time of year it’s all about fishing flats,” said Bolton. “Whether they’re in the middle of the lake, in the mouths of creeks or in the back of creeks, it’s all about flats. The bites you get in the middle of the lake and in the mouths of creeks are generally bigger than in the backs of the creeks, but at times the back can produce some decent limits too.”
Bolton said covering a lot of water each day will be crucial for success. He predicted that it will take a three-day cumulative total of 15 bass nearing 50 pounds to win the tournament.
“I think it will be a power-fisherman’s tournament,” said Bolton. “The lake is low with the winter drawdown, so there isn’t a lot of cover in the water. Topwater baits will be big. Moving baits like lipless crankbaits and shallow-running crankbaits and spinnerbaits will also be the deal. There will be a few guys who will find groups of fish, but for the rest of the field it will be about covering a lot of water.”
The Costa FLW Series Championship on Kentucky Lake is hosted by the Henry County Tourism Authority.
For complete details and updated information visit FLWFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the Costa FLW Series on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWFishing.
Henry County Takes a Stance Against Domestic Violence
A group photo of those who are working to put an end to domestic violence in our community. (Cassie Walsh photos)
Paris, Tenn.- Brancy Patton of
WARP( Women and Men’s Resource and Rape Assistance Program) and Judge
Vicki Snyder gathered as members of the HC Juvenile Court, Officers
from the HCSO and members of WARP came together to take part in the
“Take a Stance Against Domestic Violence” balloon release at the
Courthouse on Tuesday afternoon. The event was to bring awareness to
October’s domestic violence awareness month.
Fighting to put an end to domestic violence throughout Henry County. (Cassie Walsh photos)
Patton spoke to the crowd and
said, “We are releasing these purple balloons in honor of those who
have experienced domestic violence, for those for continue experiencing
domestic violence and the survivors.”
Brancy Patton taking about remember those affected by domestic violence. (Cassie Walsh photos)
“Being in the juvenile court
system, we want to stop the cycle of domestic violence. We often see
kids in juvenile court who are in homes where domestic violence is
present and in juvenile court we want to help those kids to prevent
them from continuing the domestic violence cycle with their kids,
“Judge Snyder said.
Judge Snyder also said that
our law enforcement officers also take great risks when they go into a
domestic violence situation, which can be often be very dangerous and
we need to remember our officers and those who are trying to put an end
to domestic violence.
Snyder talks about the impact that domestic violence has on some of the
juveniles she sees in her court. (Cassie Walsh photos)
In June of this year,
Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) and Speaker Beth
Harwell (R-Nashville) formed the Joint Ad Hoc Tennessee Blue Ribbon Task
Force on Juvenile Justice and Henry County Juvenile Court Judge Vicki
Snyder was appointed to the Joint Ad Hoc Tennessee Blue Ribbon Task
Force on Juvenile Justice to address issues like domestic violence
which contributes to juveniles committing crimes.
The message of Tuesday’s “Take
a Stance Against Domestic Violence” is to remember the victims and
survivors of domestic violence and to take steps to preventing the
future abuse from domestic violence.
Huntingdon Fire Dept. Conducted Controlled Burn on Saturday
(Director of Public Safety Walter Smothers photos)
Huntingdon, Tenn.- On Saturday, October 28th, the Huntingdon Fire & Rescue conducted a live burn of a residence on Carter Drive. The residence was donated by the property owner to be used for training purposes.
(Director of Public Safety Walter Smothers photos)
Nine firemen participated in the six hour long exercise. The residence was first filled with artificial smoke allowing the firemen to enter and practice navigation without actual fire present. Then the structure was set on fire and the firemen practiced both going through a window and cutting a hole in the wall to effect the rescue of a person.
(Director of Public Safety Walter Smothers photos)
This type of realistic training gives our firemen invaluable experience for their response to real fire calls thus enhancing the effectiveness of the department. Director of Public Safety Walter Smothers expressed appreciation for these firemen giving up a day off to do this realistic training.
Huntingdon Police Department is Handing Out Reflective Safety Strips to Keep Students Safe on Halloween
Huntingdon, Tenn.- In an effort to help ensure the safety of our children on this Halloween night the Huntingdon Police Department has passed out reflective safety strips to all students at our Primary School.
The strips reflect whenever a light is shined on them. Director of Public Safety Walter Smothers urges all parents to use the strips, especially if they plan on taking their children door to door. HPD highly recommend that parents bring their children to the Trunk or Treat event on the court square that starts at 6pm and avoid the dangers of going door to door.
The pictures demonstrate how well the strips reflect light. The Huntingdon Police Department wants to thank the West Tennessee Safe Kids Coalition for donating these safety strips for our children.
Bobby Gee's Diner Now Open at Their New Location on S. Main Street
(photo courtesy of Bobby Gee's Diner )
McKenzie, Tenn.- Bobby Gee’s Diner opened at their new location at 131 South Main Street in McKenzie on Tuesday.
You can still get breakfast and lunch for reasonable prices. And you can call Bobby Gee’s Diner at 731-352-5059.
Hours of operation include: Monday-closed, Tuesday through Saturday open 6am to 2pm and open Sunday from 7am to 2pm. In 2018 Bobby Gee’s Diner will be open on Friday from 6am to 8pm. So stop in Bobby Gee's Diner at their new location on South Main Street for good food, service and reasonable prices.
Get Ready for the Addams Family at Bethel on Halloween Night
McKenzie, Tenn.- The Bethel University Renaissance Theatre is presenting highly acclaimed musical production "The Addams Family" beginning on Halloween night, Tuesday, October 31st at 9pm at the Bethel Performing Arts Center, which is located at 625 Stonewall Street North, across from the Police and Fire Station in McKenzie.
They will also hold a costume contest during intermission at tonight’s show. Tickets for Bethel University Renaissance Theatre musical production of "The Addams Family" show will cost $10 person. To purchase tickets just visit the Bethel Renaissance website at www.bethelrenaissance.com or call their office 352-6980.
You can also purchase tickets Renaissance Office that is located at 28 Lee Avenue on the square in McKenzie which is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm.
Park Theatre Holding $5 Halloween Movie on Tuesday
McKenzie, Tenn.- The Park Theatre will be playing The Ghost & Mr. Chicken at 7pm on Tuesday, October 31st. Ticket costs $ 5, which includes ticket, small drink and bag of popcorn. So this Halloween night make plans to attend the movies at the Park Theatre in McKenzie.
Several Area Teams Heading to the Playoff on Friday
Henry and Carroll County, Tenn.- The TSSAA announced playoff pairings for the first round of the playoffs as several area teams advanced to the playoffs which begin on Friday, November 3rd and each game will be played at 7pm.
In the first round of the Class 1A playoffs: Bruceton will face Cornersville in Cornersville and Huntingdon will face Fayetteville at home.
In the first round of the Class 3A playoffs: Camden will face Pearl-Cohn at Pearl-Cohn and Trezevant will play South Gibson at South Gibson.
In the first round of the Class 5A playoffs, Henry County will take on the Ridgeway at home. For a complete list, see: http://tssaa.org/
Huntingdon Trunk or Treat Set for Halloween Night
Huntingdon, Tenn.- The local churches in Huntingdon are hosting Trunk or Treat tonight from 6pm to 8pm on the Huntingdon Town Square.
Entrances will be at CB&T and by Mallard’s. Only small pets will be allowed at the event. For more information please contact Morgan Butler.
All TCAT McKenzie Students Invited to Attend TCAT's Fall Festival on Tuesday
McKenzie, Tenn.- TCAT McKenzie is hosting their Fall Festival on Tuesday, October 31st from 9am to 12pm.
The costume contest will be judged in the front lobby at 9am and the costume contest winner will get a gas card.
The chili cookoff will be held right after with the winner being announced at 10:30am and the winner will received $25. After a chili is judged chili will be sold for $3 per bowl and includes crackers and a drink. For $5 you can get all you can eat. Proceeds and donations will go to their local SkillsUSA Chapter.
The pumpkin carving contest will be judged at 11am and each class will provided with a pumpkin to carve in the theme of their program offering. The winning class will get bragging rights.
All TCAT McKenzie students are invited to take part in their Fall Festival.
Bethel Renaissance Presenting the Addams Family This Week
The Bethel University Renaissance Theatre is thrilled to present the highly acclaimed musical production "The Addams Family" beginning on Halloween night.at the Bethel Performing Arts Center, which is located at 625 Stonewall Street North, across from the Police and Fire Station in McKenzie.
The Addams Family show will begin on Halloween night on Tuesday, October 31st at 7pm and includes a costume contest during intermission at 9pm. Other showtimes will held on the Fridays of November 3rd and November 10th at 7pm and on the Saturdays of November 4th and November 11th will be held at 7pm. There will also be a 2pm matinee on November 11th.
This hilarious musical comedy will have you laughing, singing, and snapping your way through as you see your favorite characters come to life on stage! Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, and more will make this an unforgettable night of theatre!
“We are thrilled to bring this show to McKenzie, TN,” commented Aubrey Doyle, Director of Renaissance Theatre. “Our students are doing an incredible job developing these beloved characters that we all know and love. This production will showcase the brilliance
Tickets cost $10 person. To purchase tickets just visit the Bethel Renaissance website at www.bethelrenaissance.com or call their office 352-6980. The Renaissance Office is located at 28 Lee Avenue on the square in McKenzie and tickets will be available to purchase Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm.
Rebels Win, but Season Comes to an End on Friday
Dyer, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rebels defeated the Gibson County Pioneers 48-6 on Friday night, but the Rebels season came to an end after Trenton Peabody defeated Adamsville 34-20 which sent Peabody to the playoffs.
With 9:54 left in the 1st quarter, Cameran Rawls scored a 2yd touchdown off of a blocked punt and the 2 point conversion was good. McKenzie led Gibson County 8-0.
With 6:13 left in the 1st quarter, Joseph Miller scored a 51yd rushing touchdown and the 2 point coversion was no good. At the end of the 1st quarter, the Rebels led the Pioneers 14-0.
With 10:42 left in the 2nd quarter, Joseph Miller took it in for the 1yd Rebel touchdown and Josh Cannon took it in for the 2 point conversion which was good. McKenzie led Gibson County 22-0. At 6:46 mark in the 2nd quarter, Zach Jarrett threw a 32yd touchdown pass to Lane Horton and the 2 point conversion was no good. The Rebels led the Pioneers 28-0.
With 4:37 left in the 2nd quarter the Pioneers scored a touchdown but the point after attempt was no good. McKenzie led Gibson County 28-6. Zach Jarrett threw a 68yd touchdown pass to Cameran Rawls and the point after attempt was no good. At halftime McKenzie led Gibson County 34-6.
At the 9:15 mark in the 3rd quarter, DeAaron Diggs scored a 3yd touchdown, but the point after attempt was no good. The Rebels led the Pioneers 40-6.
With 10:42 left in the game Bryston Diggs scored a 3yd rushing touchdown and the 2 point conversion was good. The final score was the McKenzie Rebels 48, the Gibson County Pioneers 6.
Final stats: McKenzie had 15 1st downs, 147yds passing, 206yds rushing and 52 plays for 353yds of total offense. Gibson County had 8 1st downs, 29yds passing, 142yds rushing and 59 plays for 171yds of total offense.
The McKenzie Rebels finished the season 5-5 overall on the season and 3-3 in Region 7AA action.
My Father's Dragon is Set for Tuesday, November 7th
Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Dixie in Huntingdon will kick off their school time performance series next week so join the Dixie for the wonderful children's show My Father’s Dragon on Tuesday, November 7th at 11am.
My Father's Dragon is based on the beloved stories by Ruth Stiles Gannett. Join Elmer, a courageous young boy, who sets out to rescue a flying dragon from the ferocious animals of Wild Island. This fabulous adventure is brought to the stage in Enchantment Theatre's distinctive style using puppets, masks, inventive scenic effects and original music.
Tickets cost $8 per student. For ticket information please contact the Dixie Box Office at 731-986-2100 or visit the box office open Monday-Friday from 10am to 4pm.
Newly Relocated Dollar General Store in Bruceton to Open on Saturday, Oct. 28th at 8am
Bruceton, Tenn.- Dollar General continues to make shopping easier and more convenient for customers in Bruceton with the grand opening its newly-relocated store at 30544 Hwy 70 on Saturday, October 28 beginning at 8am.
Customers will enjoy special deals and free prizes at the grand opening event. Additionally, the first 50 adult shoppers will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag with complimentary product samples, among other giveaways.
The new store will continue to provide customers with the same value and convenience they have come to rely on, just in a different location.
“Dollar General is committed to delivering a pleasant shopping experience that includes a convenient location, a wide assortment of merchandise and great prices on quality products,” said Dan Nieser, Dollar General’s senior vice president of real estate and store development. “We hope our Bruceton customers will continue to enjoy shopping at Dollar General’s new location.”
Dollar General’s new location features a fresh layout, designed to make shopping easier and simpler for customers. Some of the store’s new features include seasonal products featured in the center of the store, easily recognizable departments with visible signage and coolers that are more conveniently located at the front of the store.
Dollar General stores offer convenience and value to customers by providing a focused selection of national brands and private brands of food, housewares, seasonal items, cleaning supplies, basic apparel and health and beauty care products.
Dollar General gives its customers more than everyday low prices on basic merchandise. Dollar General is deeply involved in the communities it serves and is an ardent supporter of literacy and education.
At the cash register of every Dollar General store, customers interested in learning how to read, speak English or get their General Education Diploma (GED) can pick up a brochure with a postage-paid reply card that can be mailed in for a referral to a local organization that offers free literacy services
Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $135 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than eight million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.
For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.com.
Donate a Deer in Carroll County to Feed the Hungry
Nashville, Tenn. (October 23, 2017) – Hunters for the Hungry connects generous hunters in Carroll County and across the state with Tennesseans in need. The Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunters for the Hungry program is open for the season. Participating deer processors throughout the state are now accepting donations of whole deer to feed local families in need.
This year, more than 80 deer processors in 66 counties are accepting deer donations. In Carroll County that includes CMR Processing and Kendall's Deer Processing. Contact information and additional processors in neighboring counties may be found by visiting tnwf.org/processors.
Hunters for the Hungry is a unique program providing healthy protein to hungry Tennesseans. When hunters harvest a deer, they may donate it to Hunters for the Hungry at a participating processor. The venison is processed for free or at a reduced rate and then provided to area food banks or soup kitchens. One deer provides as many as 168 meals of venison.
“For the first time ever, we have full funding in Tennessee. Every participating processor has funds to accept 10 or more donated deer at no cost to the hunter,” said Matt Simcox, Hunters for the Hungry manager. “We were able to expand the program this year thanks to the hard work of high schoolers across the state who raised money as part of the Hunger Challenge.”
Donations above the funded allotment are also accepted. Hunters may redeem Deer Coins purchased from Tennessee Wildlife Federation or pay a reduced, $50 processing fee directly to the processor to cover processing costs.
Both 2015 and 2016 were record seasons for Hunters for the Hungry. Tennessee Wildlife Federation is hoping to continue the trend—making the 2017 season the most impactful yet and providing more meals to those in need.
“Hunters for the Hungry is in its 20th year in Tennessee and has provided nearly 6 million meals in that time,” Simcox said. “The program also connects hunters to their communities, allows them more opportunities to hunt, and helps better control our state’s deer population.”
About Tennessee Wildlife Federation, the Tennessee Wildlife Federation leads the conservation, sound management and wise use of Tennessee's great outdoors. Since 1946, the Federation has led the development of the state’s wildlife policy, advanced landmark legislation on air and water quality and other conservation initiatives, helped restore numerous species, and introduced thousands of kids to the great outdoors. To learn more, visit tnwf.org.
Thetford Art Exhibition Open at Dixie Ballroom Gallery Until November 25th
Tenn.- Stop by the Dixie Ballroom Gallery for the Daryl Thetford Art Exhibition open now until Saturday, November 25th.
grew up on a hundred-acre farm just down the road in Bradford,
Tennessee. His father was a forklift operator who worked in a
warehouse, and his mother was a beautician. While they encouraged their
son to pursue so-called “practical” avenues of work, they also
recognized his early artistic abilities, and enrolled him in oil
painting lessons–which he loved–at age nine.
Thetford is an artist working in photography-based digital media and
collage. His work has been described as graphic, modern, pop, and
contemporary, although what to actually call the process has been a
larger source of debate. Thetford’s work has been called photo collage,
digital art, and digital mixed media.
FirstBank and the Arts Company in Nashville are sponsoring the event.
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 email@example.com.
Upcoming Shows at the Dixie for 2017 Released
Tenn.- If you want to get tickets to see performances at the Dixie in
Huntingdon you can get your tickets today. Upcoming shows at the Dixie
this year include: Guy Penrod, Hotel California:A Salute to The
Eagles, Marty Stuart and Christmas on Broadway with Kellye Cash, Bill
Tickets for the Sara
Evans show on Saturday, November 4th are currently sold out. Tickets for Marty Stuart on Saturday, December 2nd at 2pm cost $35. And tickets for Christmas on Broadway with Kellye Cash, Bill Anderson on Saturday, December 16th at 7pm cost $15.
purchase tickets you can visit the Dixie at 191 Court Square in
Huntingdon open Monday through Friday 10am to 4pm, online at
dixiepac.net or by calling the Dixie at 731-986-2100.
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