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Rebels vs TCA Lions in Region 7AA Action on Friday, Sept. 15th

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rebels will face Region 7AA rivals the TCA Lions at home on Friday, September 15th at 7:30pm. The pregame show with David Jackson, Craig Lunn and Jon Davis will begin at 7pm.

You can listen to the Rebels play right here on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am, online at whdmradio.com, or you can listen to the game by calling 712-432-5742. Just remember that if you listen to the game by phone, standard rates will apply.


Italian is for Dinner at the CCHS Pawsta Party on Saturday

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County Humane Society is holding a Pawsta Party on Saturday, September 16th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Carroll Bank, which is located at 19510 West Main Street in Huntingdon.

On Saturday join the Carroll County Humane Society for a pawsta bar of spaghetti or fettuccine with options of red sauce or alfredo sauce along with your choice of veggie and meat options.  Salad, bread, dessert and drinks are included. The cost of the Pawsta Party is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

All of the proceeds will go to a matching spay and neuter grant for community owned dogs and cats. All proceeds will be matched $1 for $1 by the Tennessee Spay and Neuter Coalition up to $1,000.

McKenzie Arrest One Person and Cite Another on Driving Offenses

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to reports from the McKenzie Police Department, Ptl. Steven Scott charged Frankie Wood Jr., age 35 of Ellis Road of Buena Vista, on Thursday, September 7th for driving on a suspended license second offense.

In another report, Ptl. Scott also cited Sabreyana Brown, age 21 of Patton Street of McKenzie, on Sunday, September 10th for driving on a suspended license first offense.

Thetford Opening Reception at Dixie Ballroom Gallery is Saturday

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Dixie Ballroom Gallery will be holding the Daryl Thetford Art Exhibition Opening Reception and Artist Talk on Saturday, September 16th at 7pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Thetford 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.


McKenzie Woman Arrested for Public Intoxication

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Sgt. Jeff Winberry arrested Jannie Leone, age 51 of Kay Avenue of McKenzie, on Thursday, September 7th for public intoxication.


Carroll County Humane Society Breakfast Event is Saturday

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County Humane Society is holding a breakfast on Saturday, September 16th from 7am to 10am at the Carroll Bank Community Building in Huntingdon.

The breakfast is all you can eat and adults eat for $8 and kids eat for $4. So on Saturday join the Carroll County Humane Society at their breakfast in Huntingdon.

McKenzie FFA Blast Out Hunger Event is Saturday

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The McKenzie FFA will present its first Blast Out Hunger to benefit Second Harvest and Hunters for the Hungry on Saturday, September 16th at the Carroll County Shooting Sports Park, located at 680 McAdoo Park on Cemetery Lane in Huntingdon.

Beginning at 9:30am twelve teams will start followed by the start of twelve additional teams at 1pm. The cost is $50 per shooter or $250 per five-person team.

The multiple discipline shoot features 25 trap 25 skeet and 50 sporting clays. Trophies for Cream of the Crop shooters will be awarded to the top three shooters in each of the divisions for women, men and team. Also featured is a pistol side match (Advisor category also) with four-person team, 40 rounds-$10 per shooter (ammunition is provided).

The event includes a meal, tee-shirt and shooter goodie bags for each paid shooter. For more information or to register please call Lindsey Parham at 731-571-8809 or email her at parham3@mckenzieschools. org.

Boston Butt Sale Benefiting the Carl Perkins Center is Friday

McKenzie, Tenn.- There will be a Boston Butt Sale on Friday, September 15th from 4pm to 6:30pm at Veterans Park located on Northwood Drive in Huntingdon.

Hawg County Cookers along with award-winning BBQ champ Chris Chadwick will be doing the cooking. Pre-sale tickets cost $35 so if you want to reserve your Boston Butt please call 986-5920 or contact any board member for more information or for tickets. All of the proceeds will benefit the Carroll County Carl Perkins Center.

 

McKenzie Woman Cited for Theft

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Ptl. Billy King cited Brittany Hills, age 26 of Forrest Avenue of McKenzie, on Friday, September 8th for theft under $1,000.


Huntingdon Town Council Approve Mitigation Plan



(Cassie Walsh photo)

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Huntingdon Town Council met Tuesday night where they adopted a mitigation plan.

The Town of Huntingdon recognized its responsibility to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from major disasters and other emergencies. The Carroll County Emergency Management is committed to saving lives, reducing injuries, and reducing financial losses due to natural or man-made events.

The objective of the Carroll County Hazard Mitigation Plan is to identify specific vulnerabilities, formulate a degree of risk, and develop strategies to lessen or eliminate hazardous outcomes. The Town Council and Mayor Kelley approved the Carroll County Hazard Mitigation Plan because it benefits the general welfare of Huntingdon citizens.

Huntingdon Town Council Discusses New Equipment and Training at Huntingdon Fire and Rescue


Training at the Advanced Extrication Course that was hosted by the Huntingdon Fire and Rescue this past weekend. (Walter Smothers photos)

Huntingdon, Tenn.- At the Huntingdon Town Council meeting on Tuesday, Huntingdon Mayor Dale Kelley told the Town Council about the stabilizer equipment system that the Huntingdon Fire & Rescue recently purchased at a cost of $9,250, to assist in vehicle extractions involving overturned vehicles. The equipment will greatly improve the safety level for rescue workers and vehicle occupants in overturned vehicles.


Huntingdon Fire and Rescue's new stabilizer equipment system which is used to assist in vehicle extractions involving overturned vehicles. (Walter Smothers photos)

During this past weekend the Huntingdon Fire & Rescue hosted an Advanced Extrication Course that was instructed by Instructors of the Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads. This was an opportunity for fire and rescue workers to learn about advanced rescue methods in different scenarios. The department also wanted to thank Dennis Bush for allowing them to use his building along with him providing scrap vehicles for use in the training scenarios.

5th Annual McKenzie Basketball Golf Tournament is Sept. 23rd

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rebels Boys Basketball will host their Fifth Annual Golf Tournament at the Carroll Lake Golf Course on Saturday, September 23rd with tee-time beginning at 8am.

The cost to participate is $200 per team with the first place winners winning $200. There will be $100 hole sponsorship with other sponsorship opportunities including prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin and longest putt.

The event includes 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch, and a chance to meet the 2017-18 Rebel Boys Basketball Team.

For more information please call the McKenzie High School Basketball Coach John Wilkins at 731-352-2133.

McKenzie High Teen Council Still Collecting Donations for Harvey Victims Until Wednesday, Sept. 13th

McKenzie, Tenn.- TN Volunteers for Texas from all schools across the state are collecting new supplies to be sent to Houston Hurricane victims. The McKenzie High School Teen Health Council will be collecting items for Houston Hurricane victims until Wednesday, September 13th.

Items needed are college and standard ruled paper, backpacks, #2 pencils, scissors, glue and crayons. You can still find the items marked down in the back to school sections. There will be a collection box for donations in the front office of the school. All donations will be sent to Nashville on Friday, September 15th.

Commissioners Approve New Appointments and the 17-18 Committee List


Commissioner Paula Watkins appointed as Chairman Pro Tempore of the Carroll County Legislative Body and Carroll County Mayor Kenny McBride is the Chairman of the Carroll County Legislative Body. (Cassie Walsh photo)

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County Commissioners met Monday night where the commission approved several appointments.

The Carroll County Commissioners approved to elect Carroll County Mayor Kenny McBride as the Chairmanof the Carroll County Legislative Body. Commissioner Paula Watkins was also elected as Chairman Pro Tempore of the Carroll County Legislative Body.

The Commissioners approved to appoint Marge Tucker and Sue Ann Lewis to the Carroll County Indigent Care Board with both terms ending in October 2020. The Commission also released the names of who would be on each of the Carroll County Committees for the 2017-18 year.

Commissioners Approve $572,000 of State Funds for the Carroll County HWY Dept.


Carroll County Commissioners. (Cassie Walsh photo)

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County Commissioners also approved a resolution to transfer funds from the Fund Balance Account in the amount of $572,000 to the State Aid Projects Account for the Carroll County Highway Department for the 2017-18 fiscal year budget.

The $572,000 is from the state since the state of Tennessee was able to award more grants for state funded projects. The money will be used by the Carroll County Highway Department to help pay the match on state funded bridge projects.


Carroll County Commissioners Honor the Huntingdon 10U Cal Ripken All Stars


Top Row left to right: Coaches Chad Byars and Michael Sharpe. Middle Row left to right: Braylon Rich, Graham Bartholomew,  Easton Byars, Braylin Dearmon and Gray Eubanks. Bottom Row left to right: EJ Lewis, Owen Kreuziger, Broox Bennett, Caleb Ezell, Silas Sharpe and Shawn Simpson. Not pictured was Brady Warbritton. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Huntingdon, Tenn.- At Monday’s Carroll County Commissioners meeting the commissioners honored the Huntingdon 10U Cal Ripken All Stars for the team’s accomplishments they had this past season.

The team included: Brady Warbritton, Owen Kreuziger, Broox Bennett, Graham Bartholomew, Silas Sharpe, EJ Lewis, Easton Byars, Caleb Ezell, Gray Eubanks, Shawn Simpson, Braylin Dearmon and Braylon Rich. The team was coached by Michael Sharpe and Chad Byars.

The Huntingdon l0U Cal Ripken All Stars had an overall record of 17-2 and outscored their opponents 198-24. The team had a batting average of .414 and a team pitching ERA of.681. The team was the District  and Tennessee State Champions and represented Huntingdon and Carroll County in the Southeast Regionals in Williamsburg, Virginia.


Huntingdon Fire and Rescue Hosted Advanced Extrication Course Over the Weekend


(Walter Smothers photos)

Huntingdon, Tenn.- During this past weekend from September 8th through September 10th, the Huntingdon Fire & Rescue hosted an Advanced Extrication Course that was instructed by Instructors of the Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads.

The fire and rescue workers learned about advanced methods of rescue in multiple vehicles, vehicles on top of vehicles etc. The 9 instructors at the course came from all across Tennessee. Green County Rescue, Hamblen County Rescue, Benton County Rescue, Hardin County Rescue, Cocke County Rescue Hardeman County Rescue and Huntingdon Fire & Rescue.


(Walter Smothers photos)

Members that were enrolled in the training course were from Dickson County, Benton County, Wilson County, Carroll County, Hardin County, Ethridge Fire Department and Huntingdon Fire & Rescue. The three day workshop was very intense with long hours and multiple scenarios were run simultaneously.

At the Advanced Extrication Course, the Benton County Rescue Squad brought their TARS unit which is used to store rescue equipment that is used in these training exercises. TARS also has a similar trailer stationed in east Tennessee and they emphasized that they can be deployed to use anywhere in the state in the event of a catastrophe or other disaster.


Benton County Rescue Squad's TARS unit which is used to store rescue equipment that is used in these training exercises. (Walter Smothers photos)

The Huntingdon Fire and Rescue wanted to thank Dennis Bush of Huntingdon for allowing them  to use his building and for providing many of the scrap vehicles that were used in the workshop.

12 People Including Several Carroll Countians Indicted and Arrested Following Joint Investigation

Jackson, Tenn.- A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and investigators with the McKenzie Police Department has resulted in the indictment of 12 people from across West and Middle Tennessee, each facing drug-related charges.

In January, TBI DID Agents and McKenzie Police Department investigators, with the assistance of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, began an investigation into the illegal sale and distribution of controlled substances in and around McKenzie, Tennessee. During the course of the investigation, Agents conducted multiple undercover purchases from 12 different individuals, including purchases of marijuana, methamphetamine and cocaine.

On September 5th, the Carroll County Grand Jury returned indictments, charging 12 people with various offenses of the Tennessee Drug Control Act.  Today, those individuals were arrested by TBI Agents and McKenzie Police investigators, with the support of multiple other law enforcement agencies: Tennessee Highway Patrol, Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, Weakley County Sheriff’s Department, Jackson Police Department, Madison County Sheriff’s Department, Paris Police Department, Henry County Sheriff’s Department, Milan Police Department, Benton County Sheriff’s Department, Puryear Police Department, and the Governor’s Task Force for Marijuana Eradication. The individuals below were arrested Thursday and booked into the Carroll County Jail.

*Demarcus Robinson (DOB 10/24/1988), McKenzie, TN – two counts Sale or Delivery of Schedule II Controlled Substance, three counts Sale or Delivery of Schedule VI Controlled Substance, one count Possession of a Firearm during a Dangerous Felony

*Destin Skinner (10/24/1988), McKenzie, TN – three counts Sale or Delivery of Schedule I Controlled Substance, two counts Sale or Delivery of Schedule VI Controlled Substance

*Ezekiel Harris (6/04/1988), McKenzie, TN – three counts Sale or Delivery of Schedule II Controlled Substance, one count Sale or Delivery of Schedule VI Controlled Substance

*Elijah Howard (DOB 3/15/1990), McKenzie, TN – two counts Sale or Delivery of Schedule II Controlled Substance, one count Sale or Delivery of Schedule VI Controlled Substance

*Jonathan Moore (DOB 9/30/1982), Atwood, TN – three counts sale of Schedule VI Controlled Substance

*Stephen Talley (DOB 5/22/1986), Antioch, TN – one count Sale or Delivery of Schedule I Controlled Substance, three counts Sale or Delivery of Schedule VI Controlled Substance

*Anthony Haynes (DOB 7/11/1977), Murfreesboro, TN – three counts Sale or Delivery of Schedule II Controlled Substance

*Maurice Gladney (DOB 3/07/1991), Memphis, TN – three counts Sale or Delivery of Schedule VI Controlled Substance

*Jamarqus Steptoe (DOB 3/11/1997), Clarksville, TN – three counts Sale or Delivery of Schedule VI Controlled Substance, two counts Possession of a Firearm during a Dangerous Felony

*Darian Nash (DOB 2/28/1997), Big Sandy, TN – one count Facilitation of Sale of Schedule VI Controlled Substance

*Chauncie Sebree (DOB 3/30/1996), Clarksville, TN – three counts Sale or Delivery of Schedule VI Controlled Substance

*Daniel Western (DOB 3/17/1989), Henry, TN –three counts Sale or Delivery of Schedule VI Controlled Substance

During the course of Thursday’s arrests, Agents and investigators seized an undetermined amount of cash, six vehicles, six weapons, amounts of cocaine, crack cocaine, ecstasy and diverted prescription pills, and approximately 40 pounds of marijuana. The investigation remains ongoing, and additional charges are possible.

Huntingdon Puts Safety First After Purchasing Stabilizing Equipment


Huntingdon Fire & Rescue at Wednesday's training session. (Walter Smothers photos)

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Huntingdon Fire & Rescue recently purchased a stabilizer equipment system to assist in vehicle extractions involving overturned vehicles. These stabilizers, known as rescue jacks, will greatly improve the safety level for rescue workers and vehicle occupants in overturned vehicles, especially if the vehicle is off road.

Huntingdon Director of Public Safety Walter Smothers said, “ In a matter of less than 5 minutes we can now stabilize a vehicle so well that you cannot shake it. Often, when a vehicle is upside down the roof is crushed in. This equipment will not only stabilize that vehicle but you can raise it using the jacks in addition to the stabilizers. The roof can then be cut away when the vehicle is clear of the ground.”


Huntingdon Fire & Rescue at Wednesday's training session. (Walter Smothers photos)

This equipment was purchased at a cost of $9,250 which included the training provided by the vendor. Currently we are the only rescue unit in the county to have this stabilizing system. This was a very worthy investment as the Huntingdon feels that they cannot put a value on the safety and life of our rescue workers or the ones they are attempting to rescue.

Smothers said, “I'm very thankful for the interest and involvement our of Fire & Rescue personnel, especially our volunteers, as we expand our services to our town and nearby communities.”

Twenty-four members of the department participated in a training session on Wednesday.

McKenzie Rebels Defeat the Scotts Hill Lions 43-7


The McKenzie Rebels and the Scotts Hill Lions show a good sign of sportsmanship after the game by shaking hands. (David Jackson photo)

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rebels defeated the Scotts Hill Lions at home on Friday 43-7.

With 9:33 left in the 1st quarter, McKenzie’s QB Joseph Miller took it in for the 45yd Rebel touchdown to lead the Lions 7-0. The Scotts Hill Lions answered with a touchdown of their own with 9:08 left to go as the Lions tied the Rebels 7-7. With 8:11 left in the 1st quarter the Rebels Larenzo Haynes ran it in for the 2yd McKenzie touchdown. At the end of the 1st quarter the Rebels led the Lions 14-7.

With 8:42 left in the 2nd quarter, McKenzie’s Joseph Miller had a 75yd rushing touchdown as the Rebels led the Lions 21-7. With 3:47 left in the 2nd quarter the Rebels Larenzo Haynes had a 4yd rushing touchdown and Lucas Waddell took it in for the 2 point conversion. Rebels led the Lions 29-7. With 1:02 left in the 2nd quarter, Larenzo Haynes took it in for the 1yd Rebel touchdown. At halftime McKenzie led Scotts Hill 36-7.

With 5:42 to go in the 3rd quarter, McKenzie’s Joseph Miller scored on a 3yd rushing touchdown. At the end of the 3rd quarter McKenzie led Scotts Hill 43-7.

Neither team scored in the 4th quarter as the final score was the McKenzie Rebels 43 the Scotts Hill Lions 7. Final stats McKenzie had 17 1st downs, 228yds passing, 224yds rushing and 58 plays for 452yds of total offense. The Scotts Hill Lions had 2 1st downs and 38 plays.

 

The McKenzie Rebels go to 2-1 on the season. The McKenzie Rebels will face Region 7AA rivals the TCA Lions at home on Friday, September 15th at 7:30pm.

The pregame show will begin at 7pm and you can listen to the Rebels play right here on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am, online at whdmradio.com, or you can listen to the game by calling 712-432-5742. Just remember that if you listen to the game by phone, standard rates do apply.

Huntingdon Heritage Day Arts and Music Festival is Sept. 23rd

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Huntingdon Heritage Day Music & Arts Festival will be held on Saturday, September 23rd from 10am to 5pm in  Downtown Huntingdon. The event is free and open to the public.

So on Saturday, September 23rd make plans to enjoy this all-day music and arts festival around the Court Square, as the Town of Huntingdon celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Heritage Day. Enjoy music, food, arts and crafts, storytelling, a Children’s Stage and local favorite band “24 Seven” on the Main Stage.


Upcoming Shows at the Dixie for 2017 Released

Huntingdon, 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 Anderson.

Tickets for the Guy Penrod show on Saturday, October 7th at 2pm cost $35. Tickets for Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles show on Saturday, October 21st at 7:30pm cost $35. 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.

To 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.

September and October Football Schedule for McKenzie High and County Wide Football

 

Henry County and Carroll County, Tenn.- County-Wide Football Schedule is as follows: On Thursday, September 21st Grove will play Dyer County at HCHS beginning with the pregame show at 6:15pm.

Thursday, September 28th Camden will face McKenzie in McKenzie with the pregame show at 6:15pm. All pre-game show times are subject to change. All county wide football games will be simulcast on WLZK 94.1fm and WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am.

The 2017 McKenzie High School Football Schedule is as follows:Friday, September 15th: Rebels face TCA at Home at 7:30pm. Pregame show starts at 7pm.

Friday, September 22nd: Rebels face Waverly at Home at 7:30pm. Pregame show starts at 7pm. Friday, September 29th: Rebels face Halls at Home at 7:30pm. Pregame show starts at 7pm.

Friday, October 6th: Rebels face Adamsville in Adamsville at 7pm. Pregame show starts at 6:30pm.

Friday, October 13th:  Rebels face Trenton at Home at 7:30pm. Pregame show starts at 7pm.

Friday, October 20th: Rebels face Union City in Union City at 7pm. Pregame show starts at 6:30pm.

Friday, October 27th: Rebels face Gibson County in Dyer at 7:30pm. Pregame show starts at 7pm.

You can listen to the Rebels play right here on WHDM 98.9 fm, 1440 am, online at whdmradio.com, or you can listen to the game by calling 712-432-5742. Just remember that if you listen to the game by phone, standard rates do apply.

Carroll County 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.

 

 


 

 

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