From News Director Cheryl Allen
Bethel Coach Releases Statement
According to the Jackson Sun following a May 8 appearance in Weakley County court, Bethel men’s basketball coach Jeff Britt released a public statement Wednesday. Britt was arrested last fall on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Two weeks ago, his charges of reckless driving and implied consent resulted in judicial diversions. His open container charge was dismissed.“I am pleased this matter is behind us and regret any problems it may have caused my family and the university,” Britt said. “I am grateful to the court system which I feel was very fair in their ruling and I look forward to continuing to lead our men’s basketball program. I want to also thank all of those who have supported and continue to support our program and university.”Athletic director Dale Kelley also released a statement.“We are pleased the matter with Coach Jeff Britt has been resolved,” Kelley said. “As in all matters pertaining to personnel, the University has and continues to handle this matter internally.”
Former First Lady to visit FHU
The 2010 dinner featuring former president George W. Bush holds the record for most funds raised by the FHU dinner.
McKenzie Police Reports
A concerned citizen contacted the McKenzie Police Department concerning some children that were not restrained with seatbelts in a vehicle. Ptl. Jeff Winberry located the vehicle at the drive thru at McDonalds and pulled up beside it where one of the children stood up in the back of the vehicle and waved at him. Winberry initiated a stop and identified the driver as Kenneth Coradini the 2nd of Pinson Street in Trezevant. After a check on Coradini license, it revealed this his license were suspended, second offense for failure to satisfy a citation out of Shelby County in 2009.
While Ptl. Lorrie Mulligan was on patrol, she observed a vehicle on Walnut Ave run the stop sign. After initiating the stop, the driver was identified as Jose Becerra of Magnolia Avenue in McKenzie. After a NCIC computer check on Becerra’s license, it revealed that his license was revoked for an accident in September of 2012. Mr. Becca was cited into general sessions court of Carroll County.
Page McClerkin of Magnolia street while backing out of her drive way, struck another vehicle, a black pickup truck in the side. McClerkin admitted that she was operating the vehicle and was charged with driving on a suspended license, 2nd offense for a conviction in 2004 according to the report.
Lifeline Bloodmobile in Paris & Gleason
Most of us will require a blood transfusion at some point in our lives or know someone who will. To meet patients' needs for blood and blood components, Lifeline Blood Services requires approximately 500 donors each week!Last year, patients in the West Tennessee hospitals supplied by Lifeline, required over 27,000 units of blood by volunteer donors. Lifeline blood services are asking for all country music fans to donate blood this month. When you donate blood in the month of May you can register to win two tickets to the CMA Music Festival in June. The package includes a 4 night stay at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel in Nashville June 6th thru the 9th. Tomorrow the life line blood mobile will be at Henry County Medical Center from 9-11:30am and from 12:30 to 4pm, and also at the First United Methodist Church in Gleason from 1- 6pm. and don’t forget to register while you are there.
Haslam Signs Tax Reduction
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam officially signed legislation Monday afternoon to reduce the state portion of the sales tax on groceries from 5.25 to 5 percent. Haslam held a ceremonial bill signing at a grocery store in Monroe County. In 2012, the General Assembly passed and the governor signed the first step in reducing the state portion of the sales tax on groceries, lowering it from 5.5 to 5.25%.
“We’re lowering taxes and balancing the state budget by managing conservatively, making strategic investments in our priorities and find new ways to make government more efficient and effective,” Haslam said. “The sales tax on food impacts all Tennesseans, and I applaud the General Assembly for passing this important piece of legislation," Haslam stated.
The reduced rate does not apply to prepared foods such as a meal at a restaurant, candy, alcoholic beverages, or tobacco.
Nights on Broadway
The Nights on Broadway was a huge success this past Saturday evening with the music entertainment of the Longshot Band and the perfect steps of the Codys Linedancers. This weekend’s event will be hosting Motorcycle Night and music to reeve you up with Britt and Ernie, so make plans to attend, and as always, don’t forget your lawn chairs.
McKenzie High School Graduation
Class of 2013 - Cheryl Allen photo
Proud parents and other relatives filled Rebel arena, and along with the beautiful weather yesterday, made for a picture perfect graduation at McKenzie High school. Sixty six students walked across the stage receiving their high school diploma. Drake Cunningham played the National Anthem while Curtis Broadbent gave the Welcome address. Salutatorian Olivia Pate and Valedictorian Ashley Hughes gave memorable speeches and reflections on their years at McKenzie High School.
Drake Cunningham - Cheryl Allen photo
Curtis Broadbent-Cheryl Allen photo
Salutatorian Olivia Pate-Cheryl Allen photo
Valedictorian Ashley Hughes-Cheryl Allen photo
Within the graduating class there were twelve Beta Club Members, eighteen Honor Graduates, and thirteen with community service with lifeline blood services. Congratulations class of 2013 from WHDM!!!
Lifeline blood services are asking for all country music fans to donate blood this month. When you donate blood in the month of May you can register to win two tickets to the CMA Music Festival in June. The package includes a 4 night stay at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel in Nashville June 6th thru the 9th. Today the life line blood mobile will be at Southside Church of Christ in Dresden from 12 noon to 6 pm, and don’t forget to register while you are there.
Summer Camp at the Dixie
The Dixie in Huntingdon will be having Summer of Fun at the Dixie beginning in July. The camps will be Theatre Camp, Painting Camp and Sewing Camp. Costs vary from $85 to $100 per student. Applications and payments are due by Friday May 24th. You can download registration forms on the web site. For more information contact The Dixie Box Office at 731- 986-2100 or visit their web site at dixiepac.net.
May 22- HCMC Paris 9-11:30 & 12:30-4pm & First United Methodist Church Gleason 1-6pm
Sun, May 19 Graduation @ 3:00 P.M. in the MHS gym
Mon, May 20 Juniors set appts for senior pictures during activity period
Baseball Banquet @ MHS @ 6:00 P.M.
Tues, May 21 Final exams Blocks 1 and 4
Wed, May 22 Final exams Blocks 2 and 3 (1/2 day)
Fri, May 24 Report cards (10:30 – 12:00)
LOCAL EVENT & AREA HAPPENINGS
Nights on Broadway
May 25: Motorycle Night and music to reeve you up with
The Owen Family Singing Dates
May,19th Humbles Chap.Bapt.ch.Huntington,Tn.1:30
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