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From News Director Cheryl Allen

Auction Raises $12,963.00 in Week Long Event

McKenzie, Tenn - Last week the North Carroll Relay for Life held their yearly event with the Cancer Bake Auction. The final tally for Friday was $2, 864.00. The grand total for the weeklong event raised $12, 963.00.

The North Carroll Relay for Life would like to thank all those who helped in making the event a success, by purchasing the items that were being auctioned off, as well as the ones who donated the items.

New Principals Appointed at Huntingdon Schools

Huntingdon, Tenn - On Thursday evening the Huntingdon Special School District met for their monthly meeting with several things on the agenda, beginning with the new assignments at the primary, middle and high school. The board approved the following assignments during the meeting. Alan Eubanks as the Principal of the Primary School, Scott Carter, Principal of the Middle School and Jonathan Kee, Principal of the High School. Angie Bunn is now Supervisor of Instruction and Special Education, Jean Caton is Supervisor of Food Service, and Steve Peery, Supervisor of Federal Projects and Attendance.

The board also acknowledged the employment of Clint Ezell, Huntingdon High School PE and basketball assistant coach as well as Brandon Sims, Huntingdon Middle School computer teacher and middle school basketball head coach.

The board also approved a trip for the Huntingdon High School FFA students to attend the National Land Judging Contest in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on April 28th through May 2nd.

The bid for the greenhouse project in the amount of $66,124.60 was accepted and awarded to BWI.

A request by Annice Tippitt and Jeaneen Blakeman to use Huntingdon Primary School for Super Summer Science during the month of June was also approved by the Huntingdon Special School District board.

 

Safety a Top Concern at World's Biggest Fish Fry Parade

Paris, Tenn.- According to a recent memo released by the Paris Police Department, eventgoer safety will be the top priority at the upcoming World's Biggest Fish Fry Parade on Friday morning.

Police Chief Chuck Elizondo briefed officers on certain things to look for to ensure safety, such as ensuring that all vendors have proper permits, keeping private drives and intersections clear, and having ATV officers on scene who can easily assist festivalgoers.

The memo also laid out several rules that will be strictly enforced by Paris Police Department officers. No pets will be allowed on the parade route unless participating in the parade; nor will any bikes, ATVs, skateboards, mini bikes or other vehicles be allowed unless specifically authorized by law enforcement or officers or the Paris - Henry County Jaycees.

Poppers and other noisemakers will be prohibited, and parade entrants will not be allowed to throw candy to spectators.

Event safety is of paramount concern to the PPD, and officers will appreciate cooperation both during the Grand Parade and other events during the World's Biggest Fish Fry.

 

WBFF Carnival Opens Tuesday at Henry County Fairgrounds

Paris, Tenn - Tonight is the opening of the Carnival at the Worlds Biggest Fish Fry in Paris beginning at 5 to 11 pm at the Henry County Fairgrounds. The Grand parade will be on Friday with the Grand Marshall being Cody Nance of Henry County. For more on the World’s Biggest Fish Fry, go to our website at whdmradio.com.

(A complete schedule of events for the World's Biggest Fish Fry is listed below under Area Happens)

 

Final Day of Cancer Bake Auction

McKenzie, Tenn -The North Carroll Relay for Life Cancer Bake Auction has been a great success this week. The final tally for Thursday’s auction was $3,325.00 bringing the 4 day total to $9,977.00.

Today is the final day of the auction so, help fight cancer by donating baked goods or purchasing these goods, the auction is being held in Winston Hall at the Church of Christ building in McKenzie.  You can tune it to the auction on WHDM 1440 am 98.9 fm or you can listen online by going to whdmradio.com and click on the McKenzie Rebel on the right side of the page. The numbers to place your bid are 358 - 9112, 358 - 9232 or 358 – 9506, so be sure to call in and bid high!!!

Easter Activities Today and Tomorrow

Huntingdon, Tenn - The First Baptist Church in Huntingdon will be hosting a Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt tonight beginning at 8 pm at the Angel Cove Subdivision for those in grades 1-6. The tomorrow, starting at 11 am will be the egg hunt for ages Kindergarten and under. For more information you are asked to call 731-986-4782

Bruceton, Tenn - On Saturday beginning at 2 pm will be the Lions Club of Bruceton Easter Egg hunt, at the New City Park.

McKenzie, Tenn - In McKenzie, the Ministerial Alliance Community will be hosting a Easter Sunrise Service starting at 7 am at the

McKenzie First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The speaker will be the pastor at Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Rev. Melissa Goodloe.

 

Ground Breaking for New Carroll Bank & Trust Location

Paris, Tenn - A beautiful morning was the setting for the ground breaking, and the Paris- Henry County Chamber of Commerce who was pleased to host the event for the location of the new Carroll Bank and Trust that will be erected on the space of the old Dairy Queen property at the corner of Hwy 79 and Mineral Wells Avenue in Paris.

(Cheryl Allen photo)

The new 7,000 foot building is being erected by Barger Construction, and project manager is Randy Clement. Van Vinson, will be on-site manager of the project. Paris native, Justin Oliver, City President, stated at the ground breaking, “ I am excited to be back in Paris and being able to have this new opportunity to help citizens in Paris and Henry County with their banking needs. I am excited to be able to work with others in the corporate community to show support to Paris and surrounding areas”.

(Cheryl Allen photo)

Those in attendance were Mike Carey, CEO and Bank President of CB & T, Kathy Ray of the DPA in Paris, Andrea Lamb, President of the Paris Henry County Chamber of Commerce, past President of the Chamber Dan Jackson. Joyce Crocker and Amy Carter of the Huntingdon Branch of Carroll Bank & Trust were in attendance as well.

Carroll Bank Trust has locations in McLemoresville, Huntingdon, McKenzie, Camden, Milan, Bradford and soon to be in Paris.  

Cancer Bake Auction Going Strong

McKenzie, Tenn - The final tally for Wednesday's auction was $2,652.00 bringing the 3 day total to $6, 652.00. You are invited to stop by and look as well as bid on items at the Winston Hall in the Church of Christ on Highland Drive.

There is still time to bid on the above items. They will be sold on Friday.

(Cheryl Allen photo)

Remember the auction goes all this week starting at 12:45 pm. You can tune it to the auction on WHDM 1440 am 98.9 fm or you can listen online by going to whdmradio.com and click on the McKenzie Rebel on the right side of the page. There are new phone numbers this year to call and place your bid. The numbers are 358 - 9112, 358 - 9232 or 358 – 9506, Be sure to call in and bid high, after all it’s for a great cause!!!

 

McClerkin Admits to Vandalism

Huntingdon, Tenn - Officers from the Huntingdon Police department were dispatched to a home on Lexington Street in regards to vandalism. Upon arrival officers found a door kicked open. The owner informed police that she was renting the property and that Mr. Marlon D. McClerkin of hwy 423 in McKenzie was asked to leave. After officers spoke with McClerkin, he admitted to kicking the door in. At the time of the report, Mr. McClerkin was issued a citation into General Sessions Court and charged with Vandalism under $500 and informed not to return to the residence.

 

Benefit for Mr. Lynn Gilliam at First Baptist April 26th

McKenzie, Tenn - On Saturday April 26 there will be a benefit for Mr. Lynn Gilliam at the First Baptist Church, located on Stonewall Street in McKenzie beginning at 4pm. They ask that you join them for an evening of good food and entertainment while supporting this worthwhile cause.

There will be bbq plates for sale for $8 that consists of bbq, baked beans, slaw, potato salad, bread and a drink. Also there will be a hot dog plate that consists of a hot dog, baked beans, slaw and a drink for $5. There will be a silent auction, live auction, jumpers and face paintings for the kids as well as Gospel Music entertainment. For more information you are asked to call 731 336 5848.

 

Virginia Cross Recognized at Council Meeting

Mayor Holland Presenting Proclamation to Virginia Cross

(Cheryl Allen photo)

McKenzie, Tenn - At Thursday evening meeting of the McKenzie Mayor Jill Holland and the Town Council, Mayor Holland recognized Virginia Cross executive director who is retiring from the United Neighbors of Mckenize.  Holland stated that Saudi Akin will be taking the place of Ms Cross. Holland also read a Proclamation designating April 27th 2014 the 20th Anniversary Celebration Day. On April 2, 1994, United Neighbors was organized and has provided invaluable support to the community. On April 27th, there will be an Open House from 2-5 pm at United Neighbors.

Mayor Holland Introduces Ordinance 480

(Cheryl Allen photo)

Ordinance 480 Passed on First Reading

McKenzie, Tenn - Another item Mayor Holland brought to the council was approval for Ordinance 480 on the first reading. The Ordinance 480 is as follows:

An ordinance enacted to regulate the use of skateboards, roller skates, and/or in-line skates within the city limits of the City of McKenzie and to be inserted as a new section in Title 16 Chapter 1 as Section 16-116 of the City of McKenzie Municipal Code entitled “Skateboards and Skate Regulations”

  • Prohibition. It shall be unlawful for any person to skate utilizing a skateboard, roller skates, in-line skates, roller blades, heelies, heel skates or any like type conveyance in the historic district, downtown business district, or any place where such activity disrupts traffic, either motorized or pedestrian, or business operations or creats a danger to bystanders. No bicycles on the sidewalks in the downtown historic district.

The ordinance goes on the say that the city has built a Skateboard Park for the purpose of providing a location for said skate activities to take place in a regulated and legal environment subject to the Park’s posted Rules and Regulations. All skating activities are encouraged to take place only in the park. Any violation of this section shall be punishable by a fine of fifty dollars ($50.00).

This ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage, the public welfare requiring it.

The City of McKenzie Town Council passed this ordinance on the first reading at Thursday evening’s meeting.

 

                 Area Happenings

World’s Biggest Fish Fry Events

Paris, Tennessee

Carnival 

     

April 22-25              5PM-11PM                       Fairgrounds          

April 25-26              11AM-Midnight                 Fairgrounds

                            (Armband $20 11AM-5PM)

April 27                    1PM-6PM                                                               (Armband $15)                                  Fairgrounds

                                

Country Dance

April 22                    7PM-10PM                      Fairgrounds

Entertainment by: James Greer & Friends; Admission $5

 

Fish Tent    

April 23-24              5PM-9PM                         Fairgrounds

 

April 25-26            11AM-9PM                    Fairgrounds     

$12All You can Eat

$10 Children 6-12

 

Christian Concert

April 23                    7PM                                 Fairgrounds

Entertainment by: People of the Earth; Admission $4

 

Arts & Crafts Show

April 24                    5PM-8:30PM                   Fairgrounds

April 25                    8:30AM-8:30PM              Fairgrounds

April 26                    10AM-8:30PM                 Fairgrounds

 

IPRA Rodeo

April 24                    7:30PM                            Fairgrounds

(AT&T Family Night/Admission: $5/under 6 free with paying adult)

April 25                    7:30PM                            Fairgrounds

April 26                    7:30PM                            Fairgrounds

(Admission $10 Adults/$8 Children)

 

Grand Parade

April 25                    10AM                     East Wood Street

 

Small Fry Parade

April 26                    10AM                       Downtown

Catfish Races

April 26                    10:30AM                 Downtown

JR Fishing Rodeo

April 26                    11AM-1PM                    Williams Lake

Fish Tales

April 27                    2PM-4PM              Williams TN Dixter

 

Benefit for Mr. Lynn Gilliam at First Baptist April 26th

McKenzie, Tenn - On Saturday April 26 there will be a benefit for Mr. Lynn Gilliam at the First Baptist Church, located on Stonewall Street in McKenzie beginning at 4pm. They ask that you join them for an evening of good food and entertainment while supporting this worthwhile cause.

There will be bbq plates for sale for $8 that consists of bbq, baked beans, slaw, potato salad, bread and a drink. Also there will be a hot dog plate that consists of a hot dog, baked beans, slaw and a drink for $5. There will be a silent auction, live auction, jumpers and face paintings for the kids as well as Gospel Music entertainment. For more information you are asked to call 731 336 5848.

City Sticker Information

McKenzie, Tenn - City of McKenzie "city stickers" will go on sale, Monday-March 24th until May 1, 2014. The Police Department will no longer sell stickers at their window, but we will be offering extended hours for your convenience in which to purchase stickers. Cost is $ 10.00 per sticker.

City stickers may only be purchased during these times.
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8 am until 8 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 2 pm until 8 pm
Saturday 10 am until 6 pm

The following information will be needed:
Tag Number
Make
Model
Year
Owner's name and address

 

MHS to Host Basketball Camp in June

McKenzie, Tenn - The MHS Rebel Boys' Basketball Camp is scheduled for June 16 - 19 at McKenzie High School. Ages include boys 1st grade through 8th grade. Time is 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Monday through Thursday. For more information, please contact John Wilkins at wilkinsj4@k12tn.net.

 

 

Fishing Tournament at Kentucky Lake and Carroll County 1000 Acre Lake in July

McKenzie, Tenn - On July 16-19 at Kentucky Lake and Carroll County’s Thousand Acre Recreational lake, will be the inaugural invitational tournament. Along with Bethel University in McKenzie who will serve as host for the tournament, Henry and Carroll County will attribute two teams along with teams from 48 states including Tennessee.

 

      McKenzie High School News

 

 

Wed, April 23                     Club pictures @ 9:40 to 11:05

 

 

                         UPCOMING SPORTS:

 

Mon, April 21                  Softball vs. South Gibson @ 5:00 (JV)

                                      Soccer @ Gibson County @ 5:30

                                     

Tues, April 22                  Baseball vs. Waverly @ 4:30 (JV)

                                      Softball vs. Bruceton @ 4:30

                                      Soccer vs. Covington @ 5:30

                                     

Thurs, April 24                Baseball @ Waverly @ 5:00 (JV)

                                      Softball vs. West Carroll @ 5:00

                                      Soccer vs. Milan @ 5:30

                                     

Fri, April 25                      Baseball @ Henry County @ 5:00

                                      Softball vs. Dyer County @ 5:00 (JV) SENIOR DAY

                                      Soccer vs. Union City @ 5:30

                                     

 

                    

 

                                        

                  

 

 

 

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