From News Director Cheryl Allen
Commissioners Approve Resolution to Honor Fallen Soldiers
Huntingdon, Tenn - On Monday night the Carroll County Legislative Body met for their regular monthly meeting, with just a few things on their agenda. County Mayor Kenny McBride brought to the committee Resolution 03-01-2014 for the Carroll County Board of Commissioner to enter into an agreement with Government Services involving Property Tax Laws and Regulations Which are administered by local and state taxing officials including the county assessor of property.
Rita Jones informed the board that the company the county has been working with since 1994 is TMA, and that this is a state mandated item that the state has put forth.
(Cheryl Allen photo)
Another Resolution, 03-02-2014 Resolution to Support the Efforts of the Tennessee General Assembly to Honor our Fallen Heroes and their families by naming State Route 1 “The Gold Star Families Memorial Highway”. This resolution was brought to Gov Haslam from a mother of a fallen soldier in Afghanistan who resides in Tennessee. State Route 1 runs between Bristol Tennessee and Memphis, making its way through Carroll County, known as highway 70 and the legislative body whole heartedly passed this resolution.
Mayor McBride then introduced Resolution 03-03-2014 Resolution Authorizing the Submittal of an Application to the Tennessee Department of Environmental and Conservation for Grant Funding the Local Park and Recreational Program. McBride stated that this grant would be used for improvements at the Carroll County Civic Center, by replacing the HVAC unit, repaving of the drive way, and to clean and restripe the parking lines as well.
Vandalism at Residence on Stonewall Street
McKenzie, Tenn - In other news, McKenzie Police Officer Lorrie Mulligan, after stopping a vehicle on Forrest Avenue in McKenzie, located an open bottle of Mad Dog 20/20 and open bottle of vodka inside the vehicle. The juvenile was charged with Violation of Alcoholic Beverage Law in the incident.
A resident from the North Stonewall Street area, reported to Patrolman Jonathan Goodrum that her double pane windows had been busted from the outside. With further inspection is was revealed that a small caliber rifle round found between the panes in the window. According to the report, this case is still under investigation.
Warrant Filed By Local Restaurant
McKenzie, Tenn - According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department at one of the local restaurants in McKenzie, a white female was served and left the place of business without paying. A waitress ran outside to tell her she had left without paying and the female quickly drove away. Warrants have been filed for her arrest and the total cost of her bill was placed at approximately $30.
Driver of Hit and Run Apprehended
McKenzie, Tenn - An accident occurred at the intersection of Hwy 79 and Cherrywood Drive on March 1st. When officers arrived the other vehicle had left the scene but with help of a bystander, the vehicle was later located and the driver was arrested. The driver was listed as Jason Agent age 32 of Hollow Rock and was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving under the influence 2nd offense.
Man Charged with Several Offenses
McKenzie, Tenn - Patrolman Trey Boucher of the McKenzie Police department responded to a call on Carroll Street in regards to a break in. Upon arrival it was stated that Mr. Carlos Lavente Melton age 29 of McKenzie broke into the home on Carroll Street. The victim was held against her will in a locked room. When officers arrived, Mr. Melton had unlocked the door and was hiding in the house. Officers located Mr. Melton and he was transported to the Carroll County Jail on charges of burglary, assault, kidnapping, violating an Order of Protection and Vandalism.
Huntingdon Town Council to Meet Tuesday
Huntingdon, Tenn - Tuesday evening the City of Huntingdon Town Council will be meeting for their regular bi monthly meeting beginning at 6:15 in the council room at City Hall in Huntingdon. This meeting is open to the public.
Owen Gospel Group in Henry
Henry, Tenn - On Saturday March 15th, the Owen Gospel Group from Henry will be at the Henry Civic Center on Park Drive in Henry at 7pm. The public is invited and this is a free event.
Benefit at Civic Center in Huntingdon
Huntingdon, Tenn- -There was a good turnout at the Carroll County Civic Center on Saturday for the benefit for the American Cancer Society. The Trull Family from Gleason began the day of events with a gospel singing followed by Mr. Charles Cooper of Camden.
Trull Family Gospel Group
(Cheryl Allen photo)
(Cheryl Allen photo)
There were several cars and trucks on display including 2 from Ray Smith Chevrolet in Camden. The SWAG wresting show was also a good success and the crowds seemed well pleased. The final amount raised was unavailable at news time, but will follow up on the story when it is available.
Scrap Metal Theft
McKenzie,Tenn - A call came into the McKenzie Police department in regards to a theft. A homeowner on Booker Street reported to Officer Chris Adams that several items of scrap metal have been stolen from his property. This is still under investigation.
Two Arrested in Altercation
McKenzie, Tenn - Two individuals were arrested by the McKenzie police department when it was unclear who the primary aggressor was in the incident that the police departments were called to assist by the Bethel Security. According to the report, this incident took place on Wildcat Lane.Another call came into the McKenzie police department advising that shots were fired in the Walnut Circle area. While patrolling the area, police encountered a male subject who advised that shots were being fired at him as he was running from a residence in Walnut Circle. He advised there had been an altercation between him and approximately 8 to 10 other individuals. At this time, no arrests have been made but the investigation is ongoing.
Commissioners to Met Monday Evening
Huntingdon, Tenn - Tonight beginning at 7pm the Commissioners of Carroll County will be meeting at the Complex in Huntingdon. The meeting is open to the public and urged to attend to keep abrupt on the happenings in the county government.
Early Morning Fire Damages Ben Smith Road Home
Henry, Tenn.- An early morning fire broke out at a residence at 1080 Ben Smith road south of Henry Thursday morning. The Henry Volunteer Fire Department responded to the 911 call about 4:30am and called for assistance from the McKenzie Fire Department.
The home was able to be saved with one room in the house deemed a total loss. The remainder of the home suffered smoke damage, according to Henry Fire Department Chief Keith Qualls. Qualls stated that with combined efforts and quick response of both the Henry and McKenzie Fire department the loss was a minimum. Both departments were on the scene for approximately two hours and the home owner refused medical treatment. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.
Decatur County Grand Jury Indicts Adams for Felony Murder
Decaturville, Tenn.-The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained indictments and an arrest in the case of the disappearance of Holly Bobo.
On April 13, 2011, Holly Bobo disappeared from her home on Swan Johnson Road between 7:40 AM and 8:00 AM. TBI along with local and federal authorities, have spent several hundreds of manpower hours on this investigation. There have also been hundreds of ground and warrant searches conducted. There was a $25,000 reward offered from the community, an $85,000 reward offered from a government and private citizen reward fund, a $100,000 reward offered from a Memphis private citizen for a self-surrender and lastly a $250,000 reward offered for Holly’s safe return.
This afternoon at 2:00 PM, a special Decatur County Grand Jury convened to hear case presentation from a TBI Special Agent. After the session, the grand jury returned indictments on Zachary Rye Adams, age 29 of Parsons, TN. He was charged with Felony First Degree Murder and Especially Aggravated Kidnapping. He is currently being held in the Chester County Jail with no bond for these charges. Adams was officially served this afternoon at the jail. The District Attorney General, Hansel McAdams will prosecute this case.
Wednesday Evening Church Cancelations for March 5th
Bethlehem Baptist Church in Henry
First Baptist Church in Trezevant
Henry Baptist in Henry
McKenzie First Baptist- McKenzie
First Methodist in McKenzie
McKenzie First Cumberland Presbyterian Church - McKenzie
Great Pretenders for Project Graduation This Weekend
Top left Larry Joe Smith, top right grease performance, middle picture senior class, bottom left senior girls doing the Hoedown Throw Down, bottom right Dr. Colors, David Jarrett, Scott Spivey, Ronnie Waddell as the Beatles. (photo courtesty of Stacey Wilson McCaleb)
McKenzie, Tenn - The McKenzie High School will be presenting Great Pretenders, this Saturday March 8th at 7 pm and again on Sunday March 9th at 2 pm at the Dickey Fine Arts Building located on the Bethel University Campus. General admission is $9.00 per person and tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information you are asked to contact any senior at McKenzie High School or their parents, or you can contact the High School at 731 352 2133. All proceeds for Great Pretenders go to the Class of 2014 for project graduation night.
Carroll County Habitat Gala
Huntingdon, Tenn - The Carroll County Habitat for Humanity's annual gala is Thursday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Civic Center. This year's theme is Mardi Gras. Tickets are $ 50.00 for individuals, $ 400.00 for eight tickets and names listed in the evening's program, or $ 600 to be listed as an event sponsor for two. For more information, contact the Habitat office at 986-5900 or 693-2212.
O Negative and O Positive Needed at Blood Drive
McKenzie, Tenn - Lifeline Blood Services will be at Fred’s Dollar Store in McKenzie on Friday March 7th from 12 noon to 6 pm. All eligible donors are asked to come donate blood on Friday and there is a critical need for O Negative and O positive blood. You are asked to bring a photo ID when you come to donate blood.
TBI To Hold Press Conference Wed. at 4pm on Holly Bobo Investigation
School Board Discuss Grievance Against Director of Schools
McKenzie, Tenn - At last night’s McKenzie Special School District Board meeting, a very lengthy discussion was had on the grievance against Director of School Lynn Watkins regarding the complaint that was filed by Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Moore concerning their daughter being dismissed from the cheerleading squad. The complaint was originally filed on August 18, 2013.
Board Discussing Grievance (Cheryl Allen photo)
It was stated by board member Greg Barker that "he was not happy that it got to this point and that it could have been handled a different way”. It was stated that Mr. Lynn Watkins addressed the situation by excusing himself from the complaint when his brother, Tim Watkins, Principle of McKenzie High School was brought into the complaint. It was also stated that board members received letters on that the situation was handled but not exactly how, after an inside investigation was completed by “three seasoned professionals of the McKenzie High School with over 20 years of service performed the investigation".
Mr. Greg Barker stated that “Mr. Watkins done what he was asked to do by the board according to school policy” Board member Horton stated that “the board has not seen evidence and do not know who was spoken with or what was said”. Near the close of the meeting, the board agreed that Mr. Lynn Watkins did handled the situation by school policy.
McKenzie, TN - Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home is now serving the family of Mr. Charles Howard Price age 86 of Trezevant..Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 7, 2014, at Brummitt Funeral Home Trezevant
They are also serving the family of Mr. Lon King age 66, of Henry. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 7, 2014, at the Cedar Avenue Chapel of Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home
Huntingdon TN - Chase Funeral home is now serving the family of Mrs. Imogene Deeter age 91 of Huntingdon. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 10:00 AM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home.
Icy Conditions Makes for Dangerous Travel
McKenzie, Tenn - People are aksed NOT to travel on Old Highway 22 between Highland Drive and SR 22 near the Tri County Animal Clinic. There are reports that two cars have rolled over, with one in the low area near Gaither Generations, according to the McKenzie Banner. The roads are still very dangerous for travel, and people are asked not to travel unless it is absolutely necessary. For those who chose to travel, please use extreme caution while doing so and stay alert.
Schools in Carroll County will be CLOSED Tuesday March 4th, 2014
TN Technology Center Paris, McKenzie Closed Tuesday
American Cancer Society Benefit Saturday
Huntingdon, Tenn - On Saturday March 8th, there will be a Benefit for The American Cancer Society to be held at the Carroll County Civic Center located on Mustang Drive in Huntingdon TN.
The doors will open at 8:00am, and at 9:00am Blessing of the event will be done by Bishop James Trull of Gleason Tn, followed by Gospel singing featuring the the Trull Family of Gleason and Mr. Charles Cooper from Camden.
The Trull Family ( Dan Hearod Photo)
(Charles Cooper photo)
Fault Line 155 Band ( Dan Hearod Photo)
The southern rock and country group Fault Line 155 Band will be in concert performing at 12 noon, along with a custom car show from Legend Cruisers will also be there with approximately 150 to 200 cars and trucks will also be on display.
Photo courtesy of Dan Hearod
BBQ will be available for purchase by The Lions Pit from Camden Tn, Perrys BBQ and Catering Paris Tn, along with Vendors selling goods as well. A booth will be set up from Maria’s Mexican Restaurant as well as one with Cancer survivor and owner Melody Porter from Krazy Wings and Things. Then Beginning at 2:00pm will be the SWAG Wrestling show (Southern Wrestling Athletic Group).
SWAG Wrestling Group (Cheryl Allen photo)
This event is sponsored by, Ray Smith Chevrolet and Buick Camden Tn, The Lions Pit BBQ in Camden, Perrys BBQ and catering of Paris, Tn. and SWAG Wrestling Promotions. The cost of this event is $10 for ages 12 and above and covers all events, under 12 is freeFor more information on this event, contact Dan Hearod at 731-924-8906.
McKenzie High School News
Tues. Feb 25 Teen Health Council to Mallard’s Dismiss @ 10:25
DECA Spaghetti dinner-serving starts @ 4:30
Sat, March 1 Little Rebels Softball Camp
The Northwest Tennessee Head Start/Early Head Start is currently accepting applications for enrollment of children for the 2014/2015 program year for the McKenzie Head Start and Early Head Start Center. If you are expecting or have children birth to four years old on or before August 15 and you are interested in enrolling him/her in the Head Start/EHS program registrations will be held on Wednesday March 5th from 9 am to 4:30 pm and on Thursday March 6 from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm at the McKenzie Head Start located at 938 Walnut Avenue in McKenzie.
You can call for an appointment if needed by calling 352-7170. They ask that you bring the following information to complete your childs application: Proof of child’s age, social security number for each family member, name address and phone number for at least 3 emergency contacts, Tenn Care and or Insurance card, and proof of family income. For more information you are asked to contact Lori Scott at 352-7170.
March 8, 2014
Benefit for The American Cancer Society to be held at the
Carroll County Civic Center located on Mustang Drive in Huntingdon TN.
The event will begin at 7:00am, and at 9:00am Blessing of the event will be done by Bishop Trull of Gleason Tn, followed by Gospel singing,10:30am. The group Fault Line 155 Band will be in concert, performing, a custom car show, BBQ to be supplied by The Lions Pit from Camden Tn, Perrys BBQ and Catering Paris Tn, Vendors selling goods. Beginning at 2:00pm will be the SWAG Wrestling show (Southern Wrestling Athletic Group). This event is sponsored by, Ray Smith Chevrolet and Buick Camden Tn, The Lions Pit BBQ in Camden, Perrys BBQ and catering of Paris, Tn. and SWAG Wrestling Promotions.
For more information on this event, contact Dan Hearod at 731-924-8906 or by email at email@example.com
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