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News Director Nicki Cronkright

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McKenzie Rebels are the District 13 A Champions after Defeating the Huntingdon Mustangs

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rebels are the 2017 Men’s District 13 A Champions after defeating the number one seeded Huntingdon Mustangs at Bethel University on Monday winning 53 to 50.

Brandon Baucum led the Rebels with 18 points and Mckenzie’s Preston Henderson was named tournament MVP.

 

Jeremiah Pearson led the Huntingdon Mustangs with 21 points and Keeton Bailey had 14 points.

 


Congratulations goes out to the McKenzie Rebels on being this year’s District 13 A Champions.

In the first round of the regional playoffs the McKenzie Rebels will host Halls High School.

Tickets Still Available for the Feb. 24th Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoats Show

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Dixie Players Amateur Production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, will be held on Friday, February 24th at 7pm and Saturday, February 25th at 2pm at the Dixie in Huntingdon.

The play is a Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. There is a wide range of musical styles in this production, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.

Tickets for the play cost $15 per person, but Saturday’s performance is sold out. You can still purchase tickets for Friday’s performance at the Dixie box office, or online at dixiepac.net or by calling 986-2100.

CCHS Hosting Reading Day for the Animals on March 2nd

McKenzie, Tenn.- Please join the Carroll County Humane Society on Thursday, March 2nd from 2pm to 4pm for the 2017 Read Across America Day at the Carroll County Humane Society, which is located at 21822 Highway 22 in McKenzie.

The Carroll County Humane Society is inviting community members to come read to the dogs and cats at the CCHS. This is a great way to socialize the animals and do some reading at the same time.

All attendees under the age of 16 will require a parent or guardian to accompany them. So, bring your favorite book and enjoy reading with the lovable animals at the Carroll County Humane Society on Thursday, March 2nd.


Rebels Battle Mustangs for the District 13 A Title on Monday, Feb. 20th at 7:30pm

McKenzie, Tenn.- The 3rd seed Dresden Lions will take on the 4th seed West Carroll War Eagles in the District 13 A the Men’s Consolation Game at 6pm at Bethel University. And the 2nd seed McKenzie Rebels will take on the 1st seed Huntingdon Mustangs in the District 13 A Boy’s Championship Game at Bethel University on Monday, February 20th.

The pregame show will David Jackson and Mitch Evans will begin at 7:15pm and the boys tip off at 7:30pm.

If you can’t make it to the game, you can listen to the game right here on WHDM 98.9fm or online at whdmradio.com or by calling 712-432-5742. Just remember that if you listen to the game by phone standard rates do apply.

Rebels Defeat Dresden to Play for District 13 A Title Feb 20th

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rebels defeated the Dresden Lions at Bethel University on Friday winning 67 to 37. Brandon Baucum led the Rebels with 18 points and Preston Henderson had 15 points.  

The McKenzie Rebels will take on the Huntingdon Mustangs in the District 13 A Boy’s Championship Game at Bethel University on Monday, February 20th. The pregame show will David Jackson and Mitch Evans will begin at 7:15pm and the boys tip off at 7:30pm.

If you can’t make it to the game, you can listen to the game right here on WHDM 98.9fm or online at whdmradio.com or by calling 712-432-5742. Just remember that if you listen to the game by phone standard rates do apply.

Bruceton Woman Cited for Theft

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Sgt. Jeff Winberry cited Alba L. Laureano, age 46 of 110 Ash Street of Bruceton, on Friday, February 10th for theft.

Sgt. Winberry received a call from a local store about a shoplifter and when he arrived at the scene he spoke to the victim who stated that Laureano had taken over $100 worth of items from the store without paying for them. Laureano was then cited for theft. 

Murder at the Madri Gras Set for Saturday, Feb. 25th

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Park Theatre’s ACT II committee will be hosting a murder mystery dinner theatre titled Murder at the Mardi Gras on Saturday, February 25th at 6:30pm at the Wildwood Event Venue, which is located at 121 Union Church Road in McKenzie.

Since the murder mystery is a Mardi Gras theme, be prepared to chow down on a Louisianan style menu which will be served at the event. Tickets cost $30 per person or $150 for a table of six. Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, February 1st and you can purchase your tickets at McKenzie City Hall.

Stop by and get your sleuthing skills on to figure out “who done it” at the murder mystery dinner theatre, Murder at the Mardi Gras on February 25th.

District 13 A Tournament Friday's Results

McKenzie, Tenn.- The 1st seed Huntingdon Mustangs defeated the 4th seed West Carroll War Eagles on Friday, February 17th at Bethel University 66 to 52. The Mustangs are 17-7 overall and 13-1 in the district.

The 2nd seed McKenzie Rebels defeated the 3rd seed Dresden Lions at Bethel University on Friday, February 17th winning 67 to 37. Brandon Baucum led the Rebels with 18 points. The Rebels are 18-10 overall and 12-2 in the district.

On Monday, February 20th, the 2nd seed McKenzie Rebels will face county rivals and district rivals the 1st seed Huntingdon Mustangs for the District Championship at 7:30pm at Bethel University. And the 3rd seed Dresden Lions will take on the 4th seed West Carroll War Eagles in the District 13 A the Men’s Consolation Game at 6pm at Bethel University.

Lady Mustangs are the District 13 A Champions

McKenzie, Tenn.- The 1st seed Huntingdon Lady Mustangs defeated the 2nd seed Dresden Lady Lions in the District 13 A Championship Game on Saturday night winning 42 to 39. Congratulations to the Lady Mustangs.

And the 3rd seed Gleason Lady Bulldogs defeated the 5th seed Clarksburg Lady Rockets in the District 13 A Girl’s Consolation Game on Saturday 51 to 42.         

2nd Round of District 13 A Boy's Tourney is Fri. Feb. 17th

McKenzie, Tenn.- The 1st seed Huntingdon Mustangs will play the 4th seed West Carroll War Eagles on Friday, February 17th at 6pm at Bethel University.

The 2nd seed McKenzie Rebels will play the 3rd seed Dresden Lions at Bethel University on Friday, February 17th at 7:30pm.

The winners of Friday night's game will advance to play in the District 13 A Men's Championship game that is set for Monday, February 20th at 7:30pm at Bethel University. The Men’s Consolation Game will be at 6pm.


Lady Mustangs Take on Lady Lions in Championship Saturday, February 18th at 7:30pm

McKenzie, Tenn.- The 1st seed Huntingdon Lady Mustangs defeated the 5th seed Clarksburg Lady Rockets on Thursday winning 76 to 42. The 2nd seed Dresden Lady Lions defeated the 3rd seed Gleason Lady Bulldogs on Thursday 29 to 27.

The 1st seed Lady Mustangs will take on the 2nd seed Dresden Lady Lions in the District 13 A Girl's Championship game at Bethel University on Saturday, February 18th at 7:30pm.

And the 3rd seed Gleason Lady Bulldogs will take on the 5th seed Clarksburg Lady Rockets at Bethel University on Saturday, February 18th at 6pm in the Girl’s Consolation Game.

Rebels vs Lions in 2nd Round of District Playoffs Feb. 17th

McKenzie, Tenn.- In the second round of the district playoffs the 2nd seed McKenzie Rebels will play the 3rd seed Dresden Lions at Bethel University on Friday, February 17th at 7:30pm. The pregame show with David Jackson and Mitch Evans will begin at 7:15pm and the boys tip off at 7:30pm.

If you can’t make it to the game, you can listen to the game right here on WHDM 98.9fm or online at whdmradio.com or by calling 712-432-5742. Just remember that if you listen to the game by phone standard rates do apply.

Support the CCHS Breakfast Fundraiser on Feb. 18th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County Humane Society will hold a breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, February 18th from 7am to 10am at the Carroll Bank and Trust in Huntingdon, which is located at 19510 Main St West in Huntingdon.

Come by and join the Carroll County Humane Society breakfast fundraiser for an all you can eat delicious breakfast. There will be scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, assorted drinks, biscuits and gravy. Tickets for adults cost $7 and children under 10 eat for $3.

TCAT McKenzie Takes Part in Signing Day on Feb. 16th

McKenzie, Tenn.- TCAT McKenzie is excited to announce that they are participating in the National CTE College Signing Day this year on Thursday, February 16th at 10am at TCAT McKenzie.  Similar to athletic signings, new students for the 2017-18 school year will ink their intentions to attend TCAT McKenzie.

Now in its fourth year, the event mirrors the NCAA’s National Signing Day for students who commit to play sports in college. It is designed to honor students who are entering a technical field, emphasizing that we have reserved a place for them and that we want to shape their future.

Forty technical institutions nationwide will be hosting signing day ceremonies tied together by live simulcasts. The event will be streamed live at www.nc3.net/signing-day

2nd Round of District 13 A Girl's Basketball Tourney is Feb. 16th

The 1st seed Huntingdon Lady Mustangs advance to play the 5th seed Clarksburg Lady Rockets at 6pm on Thursday, February 16th at Bethel University.

The 2nd seed Dresden Lady Lions advance to play the 3rd seed Gleason Lady Bulldogs at 7:30pm on Thursday, February 16th at Bethel.

In the District 13 A Girls Basketball Tournament, the winners of Thursday night’s games will advance and play in the Championship Game that will be at 7:30pm on Saturday, February 18th at Bethel University. And the Girl’s Consolation Game will also be on Saturday, February 18th at 6pm at Bethel.


McKenzie Man Cited for 3rd Driving on Revoked

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Officer Billy King cited Anthony Haynes Jr., age 39 of McKenzie, on Friday, February 10th for speeding, driving on a revoked license and driving an unregistered vehicle.

Officer King was on patrol on Magnolia Avenue in McKenzie when he clocked a vehicle going 53mph in a 25mph zone. Officer King conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle and after a check of Haynes license Officer King found that Haynes had two prior driving on a revoked license offenses.

Haynes was then cited for his third driving on a revoked license offense.


Bethel Choir and Quartet Recording Live on Feb. 19th

Union City, Tenn.- Bethel University’s Renaissance Choir and Quartet are recording a new project that is set to be release in early April of this year. Unlike other projects, this year's CD will be recorded live and they invite the public to be part of it. The recording will be held at Second Baptist Church in Union City on Sunday February 19th at 6pm.

The Renaissance Program has recorded multiple projects through the years, but this will be the first time that the Choir and Quartet have recorded, singing together, doing what they do best which is performing in front of a LIVE audience.

The evening will have plenty of great music and worship. Admission is free and a love offering will be taken.


Boys Teams Advance to 2nd Round of District 13 A Tourney

The 1st seed Huntingdon Mustangs defeated the 8th seed Gleason Bulldogs on Tuesday 74 to 33. The 2nd seed McKenzie Rebels defeated the 7th seed Hollow Rock-Bruceton Tigers 64 to 29. The 3rd seed Dresden Lions defeated the 6th seed Big Sandy Red Devils on Tuesday 61 to 53. The 4th seed West Carroll Was Eagles defeated the 5th seed Clarksburg Rockets 62 to 50.

The 1st seed Huntingdon Mustangs will play the 4th seed West Carroll War Eagles on Friday, February 17th at 6pm at Bethel University.

The 2nd seed McKenzie Rebels will play the 3rd seed Dresden Lions at Bethel University on Friday, February 17th at 7:30pm.

The winners of Friday night's game will advance to play in the District 13 A Men's Championship game that is set for Monday, February 20th at 7:30pm at Bethel University. The Men’s Consolation Game will be at 6pm at Bethel.


Jabali AfriKa Performs at Park Theatre on Feb. 15th at 8pm

McKenzie, Tenn.- Jabali AfriKa, an Afro-Rock jam band formed by former members of the Kenyan National Theatre, will perform as a showcase event as part of Bethel University's Black History Month Celebration. Jabali AfriKa will perform on Wednesday, February 15th at 8pm, at the McKenzie Park Theatre on Cedar St. in McKenzie.

Jabali AfriKa’s performance is free to Bethel University faculty, staff and students. All other tickets will cost $5 each. For ticket information, you can contact Raven Richardson at richardsonr@bethelu.edu.

Rebels Advance to 2nd Round of the District Playoffs

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rebels defeated the Hollow Rock-Bruceton Tigers in the first round of the playoffs on Tuesday night 64 to 29.  Brandon Baucum led the Rebels with 22 points, Preston Henderson had 12 points and Elijah Boyd had 11 points.

The Rebels are 17-10 on the season and 12-2 in district play. The 2nd seed McKenzie Rebels will play the 3rd seed Dresden Lions in the second round of the district playoffs on Friday, February 17th at 7:30pm at Bethel University.

 

District 13 A Boy's Basketball Tourney Kicks off Feb. 14th

 

On Tuesday, February 14th, the District 13 A Men’s Basketball Tournament Men’s Tournament will begin. Each game will begin at 6:30pm on Tuesday.

The 1st seed Huntingdon Mustangs will host 8th seed Gleason Bulldogs.The 2nd seed McKenzie Rebels will host 7th seed Hollow Rock-Bruceton Tigers.

The 3rd seed Dresden Lions will host the 6th seed Big Sandy Red Devils. The 4th seed West Carroll Was Eagles will host the 5th seed Clarksburg Rockets.

The winners of Tuesday’s men action will advance and play on Friday, February 17th at 6pm and 7:30pm at Bethel University. And on Monday, February 20th, the Men’s Consolation Game will be at 6pm and Championship Game will be at 7:30pm at Bethel.

 

Monday's Winners for the District 13 A Girl's Basketball Tourney

The 1st seed Huntingdon Lady Mustangs defeated the 8th seed Big Sandy Lady Red Devils 88 to 32. The 2nd seed Dresden Lady Lions defeated the 7th seed Hollow-Rock Bruceton Lady Tigers 76 to 34.

The 3rd seed Gleason Lady Bulldogs defeated the 6th seed West Carroll Lady War Eagles 73 to 35. The 5th seed Clarksburg Lady Rockets defeated the 4th seed McKenzie Lady Rebels 55 to 45.  

 

The 1st seed Huntingdon Lady Mustangs advance to play the 5th seed Clarksburg Lady Rockets at 6pm on Thursday, February 16th at Bethel University.

The 2nd seed Dresden Lady Lions advance to play the 3rd seed Gleason Lady Bulldogs at 7:30pm on Thursday, February 16th at Bethel.

In the District 13 A Girls Basketball Tournament, the winners of Thursday night’s games will advance and play in the Championship Game that will be at 7:30pm on Saturday, February 18th at Bethel University. And the Girl’s Consolation Game will also be on Saturday, February 18th at 6pm at Bethel.

CC Sports Complex to Enhance Safety with $50K Grant


Carroll County Commissioners approve Sports Complex enhancements. (Cassie Walsh pic)

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County Commissioners met Monday and the commissioners passed a resolution to amend the Carroll County Budget for funds received from the Tourism Enhancement Grant.

The county received $50,000 from the Tourism Enhancement Grant, which will be used to enhance the safety of shooters and guests at the Carroll County Sports Complex.


CC Highway Department to Receive $210K for Tractors

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The County Commissioners also approved to issue a capital outlay note of $210,000 to the Carroll County Highway Department to purchase two Holland Tractors with boom mowers.

CCC Approve to Make CC Jail a Workhouse, Accepts Funds from CC E911 Board


Carroll County Commissioners at Monday's meeting. (Cassie Walsh photo)

Huntingdon, Tenn.- At the Carroll County Commissioners meeting the commission approved to declare the Carroll County Jail a workhouse where the Carroll County Sheriff will serve as the superintendent of the workhouse.

The Carroll County Commissioners passed a resolution to have Carroll County accept an impact payment from the Carroll County E911 Board to purchase emergency communications equipment for Carroll County.

The impact payment is in the amount of $19,435, which will be used to purchase emergency communications equipment for Carroll County.


Lady Rebels Fall to Lady Rockets in 1st Round of Playoffs

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Lady Rebels lost to the Clarksburg Lady Rockets in the first round of the district playoffs on Monday 55 to 45. Anna Comer led the Lady Rebels with 17 points and Shelby Davis had 9 points.

The McKenzie Lady Rebels finished the season 11-15 overall and 8-7 in the district.


District 13 A Girl's Basketball Tournament Kicks off Feb. 13th

 

On Monday, February 13th, the District 13 A Girls’ Basketball Tournament kicks off.  Each game will begin at 6:30pm on Monday.

The 1st seed Huntingdon Lady Mustangs will host 8th seed Big Sandy Lady Red Devils. The 2nd seed Dresden Lady Lions will host the 7th seed Hollow-Rock Bruceton Lady Tigers.

The 3rd seed Gleason Lady Bulldogs will host 6th seed West Carroll Lady War Eagles.The 4th seed McKenzie Lady Rebels will host the 5th seed Clarksburg Lady Rockets.

 

In the District 13 A Girls Basketball Tournament, the winners of Monday night’s games will advance and play on Thursday, February 16th at Bethel University at 6pm and 7:30pm. And on Saturday, February 18th the Girl’s Consolation Game will be at 6pm and Championship Game will be at 7:30pm at Bethel.

 

Lady Rebels Take on Lady Rockets in Playoffs on Feb. 13th

McKenzie, Tenn.- The 4th seed McKenzie Lady Rebels will play the Clarksburg Lady Rockets tonight in McKenzie in the first round of the playoffs. The pregame show will David Jackson and Mitch Evans will begin at 6:15pm and the girls tip off at 6:30pm.

If you can’t make it to the game, you can listen to the game right here on WHDM 98.9fm or online at whdmradio.com or by calling 712-432-5742. Just remember that if you listen to the game by phone standard rates do apply.

CC Relay for Life Travels Around the World to Find a Cure

McKenzie, Tenn.- At the first Carroll County Relay for Life meeting last week, they decided that this year’s theme will be” Traveling Around the World to Find a Cure”.

The Carroll County Relay for Life released a schedule of this year’s events, but events are subject to change. The Cancer Bake Auction is set for the week of April 10th through the 14th and WHDM 98.9, 1440am will be broadcasting this year’s Carroll County Relay for Life Cancer Bake Auction.

The survivor’s dinner is set for Tuesday, June 20th at 6:30pm at the Carroll County Civic Center in Huntingdon. Bank night is scheduled for Thursday, June 22nd at 6pm at the Carroll County Civic Center and everyone is asked to bring a dish and they will eat a picnic style dinner.

The Carroll County Relay for Life will hold their Event Night on Friday, June 23rd from 4pm to 10pm at the Carroll County Civic Center in Huntingdon.

Burn Permits Required Now Through May

Carroll County, Tenn.- The Carroll County Forestry Office wanted to remind residents that burn permits are required now through May 15th.

Anyone wanting to burn something outside must secure a burn permit from the Division of Forestry. Burn permits are required for anyone starting an open-air fire within 500 feet of a forest, grassland, or woodland.  

Burn permits are not required for those using containers to burn something. An acceptable container would be to use a metal barrel with a half inch mesh screen cover. To obtain a free burn permit you can call the Carroll County Forestry Office at 731-986-5550.

 

 

 

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