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(Friday, March 27th)

Duo Deprive Walmart of Payment Arrested

Huntingdon, Tenn - Patrolman Brian Bennett of the Huntingdon Police Department was dispatched to Walmart in regards to two female shoplifters that the head of security had in custody. Upon arrival, Bennett spoke with security who stated that Alexandria Owens was the lookout while Aaliyiah Thomas of Oak Street in McKenzie did take several items and concealed them in her purse.

According to the report, both women did knowingly and willingly try and deprive Walmart of payment of the items that was stolen. Both women were charged with theft under $500 and transported to the Carroll County Jail to be booked and processed.

Fundraiser for Cody Williams Saturday

Gleason, Tenn - Tomorrow, Saturday March 28th beginning at 11:30 am there will be a fundraiser for Cody Williams at the Gleason Fire Department. Cody Williams is a Senior at Gleason High School and was in a life changing accident  with major head trauma on January 29th.

Since February he has been in the hospital in Atlanta Georgia and the doctors believe it will be 2 years until he fully recovers. They will be serving BBQ bologna with all the trimmings beginning at 11:30am, and they ask that you come out and help with this fund raiser for Cody.

New Service Club at Bethel to Hold Fund Raiser Cookout

McKenzie, Tenn - The Rotaract, a new service club on the Bethel University campus that is backed by the McKenzie Rotary Club to help colleges, is holding a fund-raising cookout also tomorrow, Saturday, March 28th from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the Save-A-Lot parking lot in McKenzie.

They will be selling Hamburgers and BBQ Bologna and a drink for $5.00 and Hotdogs and a drink for $4.00.  McKenzie Rotary Club members will be assisting, so come on out and show your support for the new Rotaract Club at Bethel University.

Blood Drive April 1st at Bethel University

McKenzie, Tenn - Give blood.  Change a life.  Be proud.  The American Red Cross will have a Blood Drive in the Vera Low Center for Student Enrichment on the Bethel University, Wednesday,April 1st. Times are 11:30 am - 5:30 pm in Room L128 (Student Activities Room) on the Bethel Campus.

You can walk in or schedule an appointment at and enter sponsor code BethelUniversity. Be sure to bring a photo ID with you when you come to donate blood.

Dye The Easter Eggs, But Don't Handle The Chicks

-Chicks and ducklings pose a Salmonella risk-

Nashville, Tenn  – Those Easter baskets are often filled with candy and colorful eggs. However, there is one type of gift you should avoid during the holiday—baby chicks and ducklings.   Live poultry commonly carry Salmonella germs. When humans handle the birds, the bacteria can spread. Exposure to Salmonella commonly causes extreme abdominal upset. In severe cases, the illness can be fatal. According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 400 people die each year with acute salmonellosis.

Children, the elderly, and people with other health conditions are most susceptible to a severe reaction.    “Live poultry may have Salmonella germs in their droppings and on their bodies even when they appear healthy and clean,” Tennessee Department of Health Epidemiologist Tim Jones, MD said. “Those germs can also get on cages, coops, feed and water dishes and other items where the birds live and roam and can be found on the hands, shoes and clothing of people who handle the birds or work or play around them. We recommend families leave handling of live poultry to people trained in their appropriate care.”

This is the time of year when chicks and ducklings arrive at local feed and farm stores. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture and the Tennessee Department of Health aim to educate customers on the risks of handling poultry, as well as the long-term commitment required for proper animal care.  

“We're working with feed suppliers and businesses to ensure the safety of the animals and people who may come in contact with them,” State Veterinarian Dr. Charles Hatcher said. “Our goal is to support backyard flocks and youth poultry projects like the 4-H Chick Chain while also informing the consumer.”  

Do not let children younger than five, elderly persons, or people with weak immune systems handle chicks, ducklings or other live poultry. If you do come into contact with a bird, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water immediately after.


(Thursday, March 26th)

TBI Releases Crime on Campus Report for 2014

Nashville, Tenn - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released its annual ‘Crime on Campus’ report detailing crimes committed on college and university campuses throughout the Volunteer State.

Overall the crime reported through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System or TIBRS decreased by 6.3% from 2013 to 2014. There were over 6300 offenses reported in 2014, compared to over 6700 reported in 2013.

Reported incidents of burglary decreased by 31.4% from 2013 to 2014. DUI offenses reported by Tennessee’s colleges and universities decreased by nearly 35% between 2013 and 2014.

There were some areas that crime on campus increased from 2013 to 2014 however included Fraud Offenses which jumped 34% and rape increased from 26 rapes reported in 2013 to 46 rapes reported in 2014 on college campuses in Tennessee.

Some specific numbers in the report showed there were 6 arsons on Tennessee campuses in 2014, over 600 assault incidents, over 900 drug offenses, over 2K cases of larceny and theft offenses reported on campuses in 2014, and 9 kidnapping and abduction cases reported.

The report shows females were victimized 50% of the time and males 48.1% of the time. The report also shows the number of victims who were of white and non Hispanic race were victimized nearly two times that of Black and African American victims and about 25 more times than any other race.

Department of Music to Present Upcoming Events

(Bethel University photo)

McKenzie, Tenn - The Bethel University Department of Music will host a Recital Hour at noon this Friday, March 27 in the L.J. Turner Recital Hall in the Marrs-Stockton Music Building. Students and faculty will present prepared musical pieces. The event is free and open to the public.


On Tuesday, March 31, The Department of Music will present the Bethel University Singers and Chamber Choir in concert at First United Methodist Church at 16 McTyeire Street in McKenzie. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m.


 For more information about either event, contact Dr. Keith Herris at

Fitness Expo Postponed for this Weekend at Bethel

McKenzie, Tenn - Just a reminder, The Bethel University Fitness Expo and Wildcat Fitness Classic, which were originally scheduled for March 27 and 28, have been postponed until further notice. Unexpected school closings from the winter storms earlier this year have made drastic changes to all organizations on campus for scheduled events.

“This decision to postpone our events wasn’t made without careful discussions,” said club advisor Christopher Ray. “We offer our most sincere apologies, but we feel it is better at this time for our organization and for the community to postpone both events. The fitness society hopes the community will continue to support our organization as it aims to bring future quality events to the community in the months to come.”

Any businesses that had previously contacted the Fitness Society regarding the events will be notified immediately, according to Ray. Current plans are underway for these events to take place during the 2015-2016 school year. 

USDA Announces Housing Funding Availability

Union City, Tenn.- USDA Rural Development Union City Area Office Director Harriet Cannon announced that funding is now available for all Rural Development Housing Programs.  The Union City Area Office serves Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Henry, Lake, Obion and Weakley counties.  Many individuals have a dream of someday owning their own home.   USDA Rural Development is able to help make that dream a reality for many families in rural Tennessee. 

Through the USDA Rural Development Single Family Housing Direct Loan program, applicants may obtain 100% financing to purchase a home.  The current interest rate is 3% which is on a fixed 33-year term.  Some buyers may qualify for payment assistance that may reduce the effective interest rate to as low as one percent – thus reducing the monthly payment.   Often, the monthly payment is lower for a homeowner than the amount that they may be paying for rent.

The purpose of the loan is to provide financing at reasonable rates and terms with no down payment.  Eligible applicants may purchase an existing dwelling, purchase a site and construct a dwelling, or purchase a newly constructed dwelling.  Eligibility criteria for this program must be met and includes such requirements as meeting the income guidelines, have good credit history, be a U.S. citizen and have repayment ability for the home that they wish to purchase. 

Those interested in the program should contact the USDA Rural Development Office in Union City for information on the eligibility and application process, and to submit an application.

“Many in our rural communities are unaware that USDA Rural Development is also able to assist those individuals who already own their homes with needed home repairs,” said Cannon.  

The Home Repair program is a loan program with a one percent annual interest rate designed to help the owner remove health and safety hazards and to make essential repairs.  Most repairs completed under the program are for roof, siding, window and door replacement, electrical repairs, furnace and air conditioning replacement and other repairs needed to keep the home livable. 

To qualify for the program, applicants must own and occupy the home and have an income within Rural Development guidelines.  The program application paperwork is relatively simple for applicants with no initial cost involved.  Those interested in the repair program are encouraged to contact the USDA Rural Development Office in Union City for specifics on the eligibility criteria.

USDA Rural Development invests in jobs, infrastructure, community development, health, education, homeownership and affordable rental housing to improve the economic health of rural communities. Since 2009, the agency has assisted more than 1.5 million Tennessee families and businesses in 230 communities in all 95 counties of Tennessee, investing more than $5.4 Billion into local economies through affordable loans, loan guarantees and grants.

For more information on USDA Rural Development programs available in Northwest Tennessee contact the Union City Area Office at 731-885-6480 x 4, or 800-342-3149 x1497. Visit us online at


(Wednesday, March 25th)

Item Considered Stolen at Arnold's in McKenzie

McKenzie, Tenn - A call came into the McKenzie Police Department from Arnolds Hardware on Highland Drive in McKenzie in regards to theft. The caller stated that Mr. James Michael Ryg rented a dump trailer and an air compressor on March 14 2015 for one day.

The total amount of the rental for the day was 98.78 including tax. On March 20th the equipment was overdue and considered stolen. The rental manger from Arnold’s has made attempts to contact Mr. Ryg but was unable to reach him. The amount of rental that would be due at the time of the report would be $330.00 before tax is added. The value for the equipment is approximately $5,000.00. The case is under investigation.

Items Reported Missing at Buena Vista Residence

Huntingdon, Tenn - The Carroll County Sheriffs department responded to a call of theft of property on Pond Branch Road in Buena Vista. The victim stated that he had 10 gallons of gas sitting on the front porch of his residence when he left to go to town, and upon returning home, the container was missing.

Also the victim had stated that he had a vehicle repossessed earlier and that upon calling Scarletes Car Lot in Camden, they informed officers that two rear tires and rims were also missing from the vehicle when they came out to retrieve the vehicle.

Another report of theft was reported from Thompson School Road in Huntingdon, where the victim stated that some person or persons stole a Grey Job Smart Weilder with black letters ELECTRIC with a value placed at $300.00

Two Reports of Theft at Huntingdon Walmart

Huntingdon, Tenn - Patrolman Randy Kelley of the Huntingdon Police department was dispatched to walmart in regards to theft. Upon arrival and speaking with store security, they stated that Mr. Samuel Alexander Jewell of Hinkledale Road in McKenzie did take, without their permission, 2 packs of Skull Candy Ink’d Ear Buds with a value of $39.76. Mr. Jewell was arrested and transported to the Carroll County Jail where he was charged with theft under $500.

William Hollowell of Huntingdon was also charged with theft after removing a sticker off of one item onto another item at a cheaper price at Walmart in Huntingdon. Store security was able to detain him till officers arrived.

Knights of Columbus To Hold Ravioli Lunch And Dinner

Paris, Tenn. -The Knights of Columbus will be holding a Ravioli Lunch & Dinner benefiting Tomorrow’s Hope Pregnancy Medical Clinic on Thursday, March 26th.Meals will be served at Holy Cross Catholic Church Family Life Center, located at 1210 East Wood Street in Paris.Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Dinner to be served from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.Take-outs are available. Lunch delivery will be available for 5 or more meals.The meal includes Ravioli with homemade sauce, salad, drink and dessert. $9.00 per adult. $20.00 for a family (Includes parents and dependent children) Children under 5 eat free.

(Tuesday, March 24th)

Arrest Warrant for Paris Woman

Huntingdon, Tenn - Two reports of theft have been reported to the Huntingdon Police department over the past week. Patrolman Michael Krause was dispatched to Walmart in regards to theft and upon arrival he was informed by the Loss Prevention Team that April N. Woods age 30 of North Brewer Street in Paris and an unknown male who were together was attempting to leave the store without paying for multiple items.

When they were approached by a member of the Loss Prevention Team they both fled the store and go into the same vehicle and left without paying for the items of which none of the property was recovered. The Loss Prevention Team was able to retrieve the tag number off the vehicle why came back to April Woods. Upon comparing the drivers license photo and store surveliance footage it was determined that Woods was the one in the security footage.

The Loss Prevention Team also positively identified Woods in the photo as the woman in the store. The LPT stated that the defendant has been caught stealing from the store twice previously in the past. At that time Ptl. Krause issued an arrest warrant for April Woods.  The combined total of merchandise was placed at $105.62.

Camden & Huntingdon Walmart Both Victims of Theft By Wisconsin Man

Huntingdon, Tenn - Sgt Brad Allen also of the Huntingdon Police Department was called to Walmart in regards of security video footage. Allen seen pictures of a Hispanic male that he was not familiar with.

While Allen was talking with store security, the security officer received a call from the Camden Walmart stating that the Hispanic male had been in their store and that the Camden Police Department had arrested the subject for theft and transported him to the Benton County Jail.

Allen contacted the Camden Police Department and was able to get a identification number and was able to confirm that it was the same subject that had taken a home security camera from the Huntingdon Wal-Mart valued at $200.00. At that time a warrant was placed on Mr. Hector Luis Correa Rios Jr. of Redgranite Wisconsin, and faxed to the Benton County Jail so they could serve the warrant of Mr. Rios Jr.


Katherine Koestner to Speak at Bethel University Wednesday, April 8

Katherine Koestner (photo courtesy of Bethel University)

McKenzie, Tenn – Katherine Koestner, a national expert on student safety and wellness issues, will speak at Bethel University Wednesday night, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Crisp Arena. The event, sponsored by the school’s Department of Housing and Student Life, is part of a month-long celebration to commemorate Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. The event is free and open to the public, and high school students as well as church youth and adult groups are encouraged to attend.

Ms. Koestner has presented to more than one million students in the U.S. As the first victim of date rape to speak out nationally and publically about her experience at The College of William and Mary, she appeared on the cover of TIME Magazine in June of 1991.

HBO made a movie about her story in 1993. Ms. Koestner has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Geraldo, NBC Nightly News, CNBC Talk Live, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Later Today, CNN, Entertainment Tonight, MTV, Lifetime Television, Italian TV, The Jane Whitney Show, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, and dozens of other news programs. She has given interviews for the Washington Post, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Journal of Higher Education, and countless other national and regional publications.

Ms. Koestner’s appearance and press conference on Capitol Hill with Congressman Jim Ramstad helped to encourage Congress, and later President George H. Bush, to pass the Campus Sexual Assault Victim’s Bill of Rights into law in 1992. Ms. Koestner has keynoted over 200 conferences including the East and West Coast 4th Annual Student Conferences on Campus Sexual Violence in 1995, as well as on behalf of the New Mexico School Boards Association, the association of Maryland Independent Schools, the Pennsylvania State Educators’ Association, and the U.S. Department of Defense.

She has presented at the national conferences for the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the National School Boards Association (NSBA), the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), and the Association for Student Judicial Affairs (ASJA).

At age 21, Ms. Koestner was asked to present to the incoming students at MIT, Dartmouth University, West Point, the US Naval Academy, Brown University, Amherst College, Williams College, Colorado College and many other top universities. She continues to regularly present for students and is under contract with public and private secondary and post-secondary schools throughout the country, ranging from Phillips Andover Academy and the Lawrenceville School to Brown University and Colorado College. To date, she has presented on student safety issues at over 1,500 schools in forty-nine states, Canada and numerous other international locations.

Ms. Koestner has served as a consultant to schools on the revision and development of their sexual misconduct and technology policies and response protocols. She is the architect of The Complete Sexual Misconduct Reduction and Response System and The Customizable Model Acceptable Use Policy in place at schools across the country.

She has partnered with the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars’ Foundation to work with students in twenty-four public schools in Jacksonville, Florida. The U.S. Department of Education asked Ms. Koestner to work with Tipper Gore and Bonnie Campbell in its initiative to help women at risk for sexual violence. She founded “The I Club,” a national high school peer leadership organization focusing on respectful relationships, and she directs the foundation for Take Back the Night, an international organization dedicated to ending sexual violence.

In 2002, Ms. Koestner worked with MIT to create “LifeLessons: Sexual Assault 101,” an interactive CD ROM for high school and college students. In 2003, she wrote and directed two films with national award-winning Top Hat Productions: “Please Write Back: Sexual Assault among America’s Students” and “Helping a Sexual Assault Survivor.” These thirty-minute educational videos are used by schools and rape crisis centers across the country to educate students in health classes and other community awareness programs, as well as to train faculty, police officers, coaches and other responders on the appropriate steps to take in assisting a student who reports a sexual assault experience.

In 2008, Ms. Koestner developed the first Virtual Sexual Assault Response Training Center for schools, utilizing subject matter experts from Colorado College, Harvard University, the University of San Diego, Franklin and Marshall College, the University of Texas at San Antonio, and top education attorneys. This online platform enables any school to provide affordable, consistent, high-quality training and resources for their staff.

Ms. Koestner’s latest energies have focused on the risks and responsibilities for students and schools with respect to technology in its many forms. She has assisted schools and school districts in developing proactive policies, procedures, risk management strategies, and educational programs around such topics as social networking sites, video phone usage, text and instant messaging, boundary setting for faculty and staff members, online gaming, identity theft, defamation of character, bullying, harassment, sexual exploitation, and a myriad of other ramifications of technology.

In 2006, Ms. Koestner developed an online education series, Parent-Connect, a powerful program that brings together parents nationwide through the internet to hear from national experts on a variety of student wellness and parenting issues, such as depression, learning differences, harassment, substance use, and high risk drinking.

Additionally, her foray into the benefits of technology has also enabled her to direct an annual program to assist schools in updating their policies and procedures on an emerging issue each spring in order to stay ahead of the fast-paced curve of today’s ever-changing educational landscape. She has been asked to assist fortune 500 companies, the U.S. Military, large public school districts, national public television groups, Canadian university presidents, and numerous other groups with their technology education programs.

In 2009, the U.S. Ambassador to India asked Ms. Koestner to lead the first campaign to raise awareness about violence against women in India. Ms. Koestner also keynoted the First National Take Back the Night Conference at Columbia University in November 2009, and has since become a highlight for boarding schools in annually reviewing top risk issues.

April 2010 became the first year for Take Back the Night to hold its Ten Points of Light to Take Back the Night Campaign. Her tireless campaign for safety and respect continue to lead her down new avenues toward that end. In 2010, she launched Dragonfly learning, an online educational series for parents, students and schools.

In 2011, Ms. Koestner’s Foundation, Take Back the Night, was chosen by the TV Show, The Good Wife, as their charity of choice for their first ever Celebrity Golf Tournament. In November 2011, the Girl Scouts of America selected Ms. Koestner, Katie Couric, and a handful of others as honored women leaders to present for their 125th Anniversary Celebration. January 2012 marks the first Thaw Out the Night Benefit for Take Back the Night.


(Monday, March 22nd)

Drive Off Reported at Local Convenience Store in McKenzie

McKenzie, Tenn - A call came into the McKenzie Police department from a local convenience store in regards to a drive off. Upon arrival officers spoke with the manager at the local store who stated that a brown in color chevy impala drove off without paying for the $25.00 in gas.

Drug Paraphernalia Found During Pat Down

McKenzie, Tenn - Patrolman Trey Boucher of the McKenzie Police Department  while serving  an arrest warrant  on Christopher Cozart of Windol Street in  McKenzie for theft under $500, found on his person during the routine pat down drug paraphernalia that consisted of a glass pipe that was thought to be used for the use to smoke narcotics. Cozart was arrested for unlawful drug paraphernalia.


Internship and Career Fair Thursday at Bethel

McKenzie, Tenn - Bethel University Career Services will be hosting an Internship and Career fair on Thursday March 26th from 10:30 am to 1 pm in the Student Activities Room inside the Vera Lowe Student Enrichment Building located on the McKenzie Bethel Campus. They ask that you dress professional and to bring a current resume when you attend the Career fair.


Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for Feb Decreases

Nashville, Tenn. - Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced that the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for February was 6.6%, 1/10 of a percentage point lower than the January revised rate of 6.7%Over the past year, Tennessee’s unemployment rate increased from 6.5% to 6.6% while the national rate decreased from 6.7% to 5.5%Total non-farm employment decreased 800 jobs from January to February. The largest decreases occurred in administrative/support/waste services, accommodation/food services, and local government.

Over the year, non-farm employment increased 60,400 jobs. The largest increases occurred in trade/transportation/utilities, professional/business services, and manufacturing.

Community Music Academy Offers Private Music Lessons

(UTM photo)

Martin, Tenn. - The Community Music Academy, sponsored by the University of Tennessee at Martin Department of Music, offers affordable voice and instrumental music lessons for all ages.Participants may choose to receive instruction from apprentice teachers (select, accomplished music students) or master teachers (UT Martin faculty members). Lessons with an apprentice teacher are $15 for a half-hour and $25 for a full hour. Lessons with a master teacher are $25 for a half-hour and $40 for a full hour.Lessons are available in voice, guitar, upright or electric bass, percussion, woodwinds and brass instruments.The Community Music Academy provides an opportunity for private instruction as students prepare for All-West auditions, solo and ensemble contests, and college auditions.All participants are welcome, regardless of age or experience level. All lessons are taught in the Fine Arts Building, located at 16 Mt. Pelia Road on the northwest corner of the UT Martin campus.

Enrollment is ongoing. For more information, or to enroll, or email The academy can also be found on Facebook under “UTM Community Music Academy.”


Huntingdon Man Appointed to Brig. General

Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, congratulates Brig. Gen. Tommy Baker upon being pinned with the silver star of a Brigadier General. Baker was pinned by his son Cody and Maj. Gen. Haston as his wife, Camille and daughter, Hillari observed.  Numerous family members, friends and fellow Soldiers and Airmen were in attendance. The ceremony was held at the Tennessee National Guard Headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday, March 7, 2015.(National Guard Photos)

Nashville- Col. Tommy H. Baker, of Huntingdon, Tenn., was promoted to Brigadier General in a ceremony held at Tennessee National Guard Headquarters on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Baker is assigned as the Assistant Adjutant General-Army, Tennessee National Guard and is responsible for the training and supervision of the more than 13,000 Soldiers in the Tennessee Army National Guard.

Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, along with Brig. Gen. Tommy Baker’s son, Cody, pinned the silver star insignia on Baker’s uniform.  His wife, Camille and daughter, Hillari, observed along with numerous family members, friends and fellow Soldiers and Airmen.

Brig. Gen. Baker enlisted on December 17, 1980, as a 19D Calvary Scout at Troop B, 230th Calvary in Huntingdon, Tenn., where he served as an enlisted Soldier until June 1984. Upon receiving his commis­sion from the Tennessee Military Academy, Brig. Gen. Baker served as a Cavalry and Armor Officer, Maintenance and Logistics Officer and in various command and staff assignments within the Tennessee Army National Guard. Most recently, Baker served as the J-4, Director of Logistics for Joint Force Headquarters-Tennessee.

As the J-4, he was responsible for the logistics and maintenance operations of the Tennessee Army and Air National Guard.He was commissioned in 1985 and is a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee-Martin with a bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration. He received his master’s degree in Business Administration Military Management from Touro University, and is a 2011 graduate of the United States Army War College with a master’s in Strategic Studies.

Brig. Gen. Baker deployed to Kuwait in 2004 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom III, serving as the Theater Combat Service Support Automation Management Officer, and again in 2008 as the Commander of the 30th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion at Q-West, Iraq.

During a ceremony held at Tennessee National Guard Headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday, March 7, 2015, Brig. Gen. Tommy Baker was promoted to serve as the Assistant Adjutant General-Army.  Baker’s wife, Camille, and children, Cody and Hillari, are by his side along with numerous family members and friends in attendance.

McKenzie First United Methodist Host Bethel Singers

McKenzie, Tenn - On Tuesday March 31st, The Bethel University Singers will be performing at the First United Methodist church in McKenzie  at 7 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event, so come on out and hear some great music of the Bethel University singers at the First United Methodist church located on McTyiere street in McKenzie. For more information on this event, you are asked to call 352-2456.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny Fundraiser

McKenzie, Tenn - The Carroll County Humane Society will be hosting, Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday April 4th from 7-10am at the Carroll Bank and Trust Community Room in Huntingdon. The cost of the meal is $7.00 per person and ages 10 and under $3.00. So bring your cameras and while enjoying a great meal, let your kids meet the Easter bunny. So come on out to help support the Carroll County Humane Society on April 4th.


Bethel University Fitness Expo and Wildcat Fitness Classic Postponed

McKenzie, Tenn -  Due to extensive inclement weather, The Bethel University Fitness Expo and Wildcat Fitness Classic, which were originally scheduled for March 27 and 28, have been postponed until further notice. Unexpected school closings from the winter storms earlier this year have made drastic changes to all organizations on campus for scheduled events.

“This decision to postpone our events wasn’t made without careful discussions,” said club advisor Christopher Ray. “We offer our most sincere apologies, but we feel it is better at this time for our organization and for the community to postpone both events. The fitness society hopes the community will continue to support our organization as it aims to bring future quality events to the community in the months to come.”

Any businesses that had previously contacted the Fitness Society regarding the events will be notified immediately, according to Ray. Current plans are underway for these events to take place during the 2015-2016 school year. 

For questions, please contact Christopher Ray at or at 731-352-6744.




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