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(Monday, August 31st)

Rebels Defeat West Carroll 46-6

Rebels making their way to the end zone (Cheryl Allen photo)

McKenzie, Tenn -Friday evening, the McKenzie Rebels faced off against the West Carroll War Eagles, taking full advantage of playing on their home field. Rebel Stadium was packed with Rebel fans eagerly waiting to see how the game would end.

Near the middle of the 1st quarter, Lucas Waddell made a 20 yard field goal putting the Rebels on the board 3-0.  The Rebels had the fever and were ready to show the War Eagles they were playing to win.With a 40 yard pass, McKenzie Rebel took the ball to the end zone, leading West Carroll 11-0.

20 yard field goal by Rebel Lucas Waddell (Cheryl Allen photo)

By the end of the 1st quarter, the Rebels lit up the scoreboard with Eric Robinson making his way to the end zone, and with the extra point by Lucas Waddell the Rebels still led West Carroll 18-0.

Rebels taking it to the endzone (Cheryl Allen photo)

During the second quarter, West Carroll made the only touchdown of the night, after a pass interception West Carroll scored with a 23 yard run. The McKenzie Rebels held the West Carroll War Eagles the remainder of the game with a final score 46-6.

( Stats of Friday evenings game will be posted when available.)


The McKenzie Rebels had a combined total of 301 total yards. McKenzie Rebel Eric Robinson with 25 carries and two touchdowns, as well as McKenzie Rebel Quarterback Jack Surber handled two touchdowns and an interception. Freshman Tyler Spivey, also gained a touchdown for the Rebels. This was his 1st touchdown of the McKenzie Rebel Football season. (Stats Courtesy of Jim Steele)

Next Friday evening the McKenzie Rebels will be traveling to Gibson County and kick off is set for 7pm. The pregame show with Craig Lunn, David Jackson, and John Davis will begin at 6:30.

Accident Involving Deer Results in Charges

Huntingdon, Tenn - Investigator Joey Hedge of the Huntingdon Police Department charged Mr. Curtis Bennett of Trailer Court Lane in Huntingdon, when after a routine traffic stop and a check on Mr. Bennetts license revealed Revoked 1st offense.

 In a seperate incident, Marquis Hamright of Peachers Mill Road in Clarksville was charged with Driving While Suspended 4th offense, after Patrolman Michael Krause of the Huntingdon Police Department responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a deer.

Mr. Hamright, according to the report, needed a report done so he could use AAA, when a computer check revealed that his license were suspended for Failure To Pay Original Violation.

Christopher Pearson of Hill Court in Huntingdon was also charged with Driving While Suspended 1st offense for Failure to Appear, as was Joshua Williams of Grove Avenue in Jackson, for Failure to Show Proof of Insurance.

Routine Stop Reveals Sch. VI

Huntingdon, Tenn - Deputy Ryan Dickson of the Carroll County Sheriffs Department cited Termaine Buck of Weathers Road in Huntingdon into court for Possession of Sch. VI. Mr. Buck was found to be in possession of a small plastic bag of green plant like substance believed to be marijuana after he was stopped on Main Street.

Metro Crime Unit Arrests Couple for "Rolling Meth Lab"

Henry, Tenn. - According to a press release at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, a couple were arrested on Felony charges, after Metro Crime Unit Officers stopped a Chevy pickup truck for a traffic violation on Meadow Road, in Henry.

John F. Bates (HCSO booking photo)

Metro Officers arrested the driver, identified as John F. Bates, age 33, of 90 Herrondale West Road, for driving on a revoked license and violation of registration.

The passenger, identified as Melanie Smith, age 43, of 75 Spruce Street, in McKenzie, was also arrested after officers located a small amount of methamphetamine and pipes used for smoking narcotics in her purse.

Melanie Smith (HCSO booking photo)

Smith was charged with simple possession of a schedule II drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.A search of the vehicle was conducted and two backpacks were located that contained several items and ingredients used in the meth manufacturing process.

Metro Officers located liquid fire, salt, ammonia nitrate granules, drain cleaner, a pill grinder with residue, funnels, lithium batteries and other tools, all of which are used to “cook” methamphetamine.

Both suspects were also charged with criminal attempt to manufacture methamphetamine, and Bates bond was set at $10,000. Smith’s bond was set at $15,000.Officers from the Henry Police Department and Henry County Sheriff’s Office assisted on the stop. 

Vanderbilt Life Flight Opens Base at HC Airport

Vanderbilt’s Airbus Helicopter H-135 can fly at speeds faster than 150 mph. it is the only aircraft in the Henry County area that provides 360-degree access to the patient and has the ability to fly under instrument flight rules (IFR). The aircraft is also equipped with air conditioning, state-of-the-art navigation, a communications and avionics package that includes night vision goggles, and a terrain avoidance warning system. (Lifeflight photo)

Nashville- Vanderbilt LifeFlight has expanded its footprint into West Tennessee by adding an emergency helicopter base at the Henry County Airport.

The base began 24/7 operations on Aug. 27. Lee McMurray, BSN, RN, CEN, CFRN, CCRN, NR/CC-Paramedic/FP-C, has been named chief flight nurse for the base.

Henry County Medical Center (HCMC) CEO Thomas Gee said he and his team at HCMC were very excited to have Vanderbilt LifeFlight in the county.

“We are excited to welcome Vanderbilt Lifeflight to Paris,” Gee said. “Lifeflight has a long history of service to Henry County Medical Center and our community, and having them located within the county will only enhance the ability of our citizens to access timely and quality health care services.”

The helicopter has a four minute flight from the Henry County Airport to HCMC.

Henry County Mayor Brent Greer said the new base would strengthen the delivery of health care services in the area.

“On behalf of the Henry County Commission and the citizens of Henry County, I would like to express my appreciation and welcome to Vanderbilt Lifeflight on their decision to open a new base at the Henry County Airport,” he said. “This decision will greatly enhance the delivery of emergency medical ambulance service to our entire medical community. Henry County Medical Center is an important regional medical center for Northwest Tennessee and Southwest Kentucky and their decision to be a part of our medical community will only serve to strengthen our commitment to delivery of health care services.”

Stephan Russ, M.D., associate professor of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and associate chief of staff for Vanderbilt University Hospital, praised the support received from Henry County officials in establishing the new base.

"We appreciate the help and guidance received from Henry County Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Thomas Gee, Henry County Medical Center Board of Trust, Henry County Mayor Brent Greer, Henry County Airport Manager Don Davenport, Henry County Medical Center EMS Director Twilla Rose, as well as numerous other community leaders,” Russ said. “The groundswell of support has been very encouraging as Vanderbilt LifeFlight makes its first expansion into West Tennessee.”

“We look forward to continuing Vanderbilt LifeFlight’s commitment to excellence in education, patient care and patient safety with our hospital, EMS and 911 colleagues throughout West Tennessee,” Russ added. “For more than 31 years Vanderbilt LifeFlight has been delivering industry-leading medical care as a community asset, and we trust that our expansion into West Tennessee will strengthen the access, reach and viability of the program for many more years to come.”

The aircraft is a twin engine Airbus Helicopter H-135 that can fly at speeds faster than 150 mph and has about a 35 minute flight time to Nashville area hospitals from Henry County.

Additionally it is the only aircraft in the Henry County area that provides 360-degree access to the patient and has the ability to fly under instrument flight rules (IFR). The aircraft is also equipped with air conditioning, state-of-the-art navigation, a communications and avionics package that includes night vision goggles, and a terrain avoidance warning system.

LifeFlight is also the only air medical service in Middle and West Tennessee that carries lifesaving blood products on every flight, and more than 10 percent of trauma patients flown receive blood while in flight.

For $49 a year (family coverage) Air Methods offers a membership called OmniAdvantage.  OmniAdvantage members incur no out-of-pocket expense if flown by any Air Methods program (including Vanderbilt LifeFlight) for medically necessary emergent conditions. For information on that program call 855-877-2518 or visit .

Vanderbilt LifeFlight also provides hospital-based emergency air medical transport services throughout Tennessee and Southern Kentucky, with remote helicopter bases in Lebanon, Tullahoma, Clarksville, Murfreesboro and Mt. Pleasant, Tenn. LifeFlight also operates an airplane base at Nashville International Airport and has four ground ambulances as well as an event medicine division.

Since 1984 Vanderbilt LifeFlight has flown more than 35,000 patients and it is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Trauma Systems (CAMTS). LifeFlight transports to any medically appropriate hospital and has immediate access to the region's only Level I Trauma Center, Burn Center and Children's Hospital, all at VUMC.

Air Methods provides aviation, fuel, maintenance, aircraft, dispatch, billing and EMS licensure while VUMC provides all medical staffing, patient care and clinical services for Vanderbilt LifeFlight.

Air Methods Corporation ( is the global leader in air medical transportation. The Air Medical Services Division is the largest provider of air medical transport services in the United States. The United Rotorcraft Division specializes in the design and manufacture of aeromedical and aerospace technology.

The Tourism Division is comprised of Sundance Helicopters, Inc. and Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, which provides helicopter tours and charter flights in the Las Vegas/Grand Canyon region and Hawaii, respectively. Air Methods’ fleet of owned, leased or maintained aircraft features over 450 helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.


LF 6 – West Tennessee (Henry County)
Approximate Response Times to Area Hospitals
Includes aircraft dispatch and startup times

Henry County Airport to Henry County Medical Center – 12 minutes (8 minute startup/dispatch, 4 minute flight)

Henry County Airport to Houston Co. Hospital - 25 minutes (8 minute startup, 17 minute flight)

Henry County Airport to McKenzie Regional Hospital - 17 minutes (8 minute startup, 9 minute flight)

Henry County Airport to Baptist Huntingdon - 19 minutes (8 minute startup, 11 minute flight)

Henry County Airport to Camden General Hospital - 19 minutes (8 minute startup,11 minute flight)

Henry County Airport to Murray Calloway Hospital - 20 minutes (8 minute startup, 12 minute flight)

Henry County Airport to Baptist Three Rivers Hospital – 24 minutes (8 minute startup, 16 minute flight)

Henry County Airport to Henderson Community Hospital - 29 minutes (8 minute startup, 21 minute flight)

Henry County Airport to Jackson Hospital – 33 Minutes (8 minute startup, 25 minute flight)

LF 6 – West Tennessee (Henry County)
Flight Times to Nashville
Includes aircraft dispatch and startup times

Henry County Medical Center to Nashville- 42 minutes (8 minute startup/dispatch, 34 minute flight)

Houston Co. Hospital to Nashville- 28 minutes (8 minute startup, 20 minute flight)

McKenzie Regional Hospital to Nashville- 47 minutes (8 minute startup, 39 minute flight)

Baptist Huntingdon to Nashville- 45 minutes (8 minute startup, 37 minute flight)

Camden General Hospital to Nashville- 37 minutes (8 minute startup, 29 minute flight)

Murray Calloway Hospital, Ky. To Nashville- 45 minutes (8 minute startup, 37 minute flight)

Baptist Three Rivers Hospital to Nashville- 30 minutes (8 minute startup, 22 minute flight)

Henderson Community Hospital to Nashville- 47 minutes (8 minute startup, 39 minute flight)

Jackson Hospital to Nashville- 57 minutes (8 minute startup, 49 minute flight)




       McKenzie High School News

                        REBEL SPORTS:

August 14              Jamboree @  Dyersburg against Crocket Co. 1st quarter


Final Score            McKenzie Rebels 7  Crocket Co 28 

August 21              Dyer Co.                            Away

                                McKenzie Rebels 13       Dyer Co. 41


August 28              West Carroll                      Home       7:30

                                McKenzie Rebels 46       West Carroll 6

Sept. 4                   Gibson Co.                        Away       7:00

Sept. 11                Camden                              Home        7:30

Sept. 18                 Adamsville                         Home       7:30

Sept. 25                  Huntingdon                        Away        

Oct. 2                       Trinity Christian                Home        7:30

Oct. 9                       Open

Oct. 16                     Jackson Christian            Away        7pm

Oct. 23                      Riverside                          Away

Oct. 30                       Halls                                 Home    Sr. Night 7:30


McKenzie Rebel 2015 Football Schedul (JV)

August 31      Milan     Home

Sept. 14         Dresden   Home

Sept. 21         Westview  Away

Sept. 28          Camden   Home

Oct 5                Bruceton   Away

Oct. 19             Trenton      Away


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