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(Wednesday, Oct. 7th)

North Carroll Relay for Life Kickoff Saturday

McKenzie, Tenn - North Carroll Relay for Life will be hosting a BBQ Fundraiser this Saturday at the McKenzie Church of Christ located on Highland Avenue from 11am til 2pm.

Melissa Baker, of NCRFL stated, “This will be a kickoff for the 2016 Relay for Life to help make people aware of the events in 2016, and to also inform people on how they can develop a team for Relay for Life. There will be games and activities for children as well.”

The BBQ fundraiser will consist of BBQ made by McKenzie’s very own Chris Chadwick, and the plates will consist of BBQ, baked beans, coleslaw, dessert and a drink for $10.00 per plate.

Tickets can be purchased prior to Saturday from any McKenzie High School or McKenzie Middle School student.

You can also purchase tickets at one of the following locations in McKenzie:

McKenzie Banking Company

McKenzie Medical Center

McKenzie Regional Hospital

Long Heights Baptist Church

A Place Called Home

Tickets will also be available on Saturday at the event.

McKenzie Town Council Meets Thursday at 7pm

McKenzie, Tenn - On Thursday evening at 7pm, Mayor Jill Holland and the City of McKenzie Town Council will be meeting at the council room inside City Hall for their October Council meeting.

Items on the agenda include:

Old Business:                   

1.  Open Bids for Signal Lights at Cherrywood & Highland                 

2. 1st Reading on Ordinance Regulating Playground Equipment in City      Parks.              

New Business:

1.  Water Department Purchase of Wrinkle Building      

2.   OSHA Inspection    



This meeting is open to the public and all citizens of McKenzie are urged to attend.

Handgun Reported Stolen from Vehicle

McKenzie, Tenn - A report of theft was reported to the McKenzie Police Department when a victim on Winston Avenue reported that someone had taken his Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun out of his console. At the time of the report, no suspects have been named and the case is under investigation.

City Yard Sale Maps are Available Today

McKenzie, Tenn - Just a reminder, The McKenzie City Wide Yard sale is this Friday and Saturday  Maps will be available to pick up at City Hall end of day on  October 7th, and will be in the lobby at City Hall. 

Holt Hosting Fundraiser at VFW in McKenzie

McKenzie, Tenn - On Saturday, October 17, 2015, State Representative Andy Holt will be hosting a fundraiser to benefit Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 4939 in McKenzie.

 “Myself and all of our veteran members are extremely grateful to have Rep. Holt’s assistance with this fundraiser,” said Post Commander William Milam Junior. “With his help in organizing this event, we hope to be able to raise the funds we need to serve our community.” 

Holt and his crew will be preparing an old fashioned pig roast. In addition to the BBQ, other activities will be taking place, including an appearance from the Rolling Thunder. “Truth be told, I’m just honored to have the opportunity to serve this community of veterans in any way possible,” said Holt. “We’ll be pulling out the smoker and roasting an entire hog. I’m really praying for a good turnout.

This is the Volunteer State, so  I’m asking the community to please consider coming together to enjoy some fellowship, good food and fun while supporting our veterans” stated Holt.

The event runs from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM on October 17 at the McKenzie VFW post (9750 Cherrywood Ave, McKenzie, TN 38201).

Plates are $7, and all proceeds go directly to benefit the McKenzie VFW. 

Boo Bash October 29

McKenzie, Tenn - Bethel University & City of McKenzie invite you to "The Great Big Old Fashioned Frighteningly Fun Family Boo Bash" on October 29th 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. in McKenzie's downtown square.  Truck or treat, costume contest, costumed pet, haunted train rides, photo booth and learn the latest frighteningly fun dances with the Bethel University Dance Team!  Enjoy heartyHallo"weenies" with your choice of tantalizing trimmings with proceeds to go to Park Theatre.  Delightfully, self-indulgent desserts will be served by Bethel University.

Wildcat Alley and Ultimate Tailgate Competition Oct. 17 at Bethel Homecoming

McKenzie, Tenn – The community is invited to take part in Wildcat Alley and the Ultimate Tailgate Competition as part of Bethel University’s 2015 Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 17.

 Wildcat Alley will be located behind the Vera Low Center for Student Enrichment beginning at 10 a.m. Visitors will be able to mix and mingle, to tailgate and to enjoy vendors’ and tailgaters’ special treats. Activity booths will also be a part of the experience. There is no entry fee for Wildcat Alley, but some activities and foods may require purchase. 

The Ultimate Tailgate Competition will be part of Wildcat Alley, and the community is invited to take part. Entry fee for being part of the competition will be $50 (or $25 for student and campus organizations), and pre-registration is required.  

Tailgate Competition Judging will begin at noon. There will be three divisions for tailgating: students/faculty/staff; alumni; and other. Prizes will be awarded to the top tailgater in each category. Prizes include a trophy and Bethel University “swag.” 

For more information about categories and criteria, contact Nick Batey at 731-352-4308 or at 

Four to Be Inducted Into UTM Sports Hall of Fame Oct. 10

Martin, Tenn.- The Class of 2015 for the University of Tennessee at Martin Athletics Hall of Fame has been announced, as former athletics director Phil Dane (2000-13), former soccer player Dani Myrick-Devore (2002-05), former golfer Chris Jones (1997-2001) and former football player Mike Taylor (1984-87) will be enshrined during the 32nd annual Letter Winner’s Breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 10.

This year’s Hall of Fame ceremony will be held in the Student Life Center at 7:30 a.m.A Martin native, Dane administered facility upgrades for seven different Skyhawk programs and oversaw 21 Ohio Valley Conference championship teams in his tenure, 15 of which came from 2009-13. Seven different athletic programs captured an OVC championship under Dane, five of which went on to win their first-ever OVC title.

UT Martin athletics also produced a new program record for OVC Medal of Honor (4.0 Grade Point Average) and OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll (at least a 3.25 GPA) honorees in three straight years under Dane from 2010-13.“It’s an honor to be inducted because of the association with the current Hall of Fame members,” Dane said. “Since Martin is my home and I worked here for 34 years, I know most of them personally. But I really share this honor with all the great students, staff, coaches, administrators, donors and faculty who worked together to achieve the goals we reached over my 14 years.

”Myrick-Devore’s presence is still felt throughout the Skyhawk soccer record book, as she is the career leader in points (91), goals (35), assists (21) and game-winning goals (eight).

A three-time All-OVC honoree under head coach Nathan Pifer, Myrick-Devore also is the record holder for points in a single season (39 as a freshman in 2002) and points in a single match (eight in 2002) while she was the first player in program history to rack up two career hat tricks (both in 2002).

The Midwest City, Okla. native will be the first soccer player enshrined into the UT Martin Athletics Hall of Fame.“This is a very huge honor,” Myrick-Devore said. “I enjoyed my time at UT Martin more than anything – we were always the underdogs when I was there. I always enjoyed just being a part of the team and I have made friends for a lifetime from those teams. My biggest dream was to play Division-I women’s college soccer and UT Martin provided me that opportunity.”A four-year letterman under head coach Grover Page, Jones was the first golfer in UT Martin history to earn a spot on both the All-OVC team and OVC All-Tournament squad in the same season, accomplishing that feat as a sophomore in 1999.

The Dyersburg, Tenn. native won the New Orleans Classic before finishing in fifth place with a final score of 217 (72-74-71) in the 1999 OVC Championships before leading the Skyhawks with a 74.2 scoring average as a senior in 2000-01.“It is a great privilege to be inducted into the Hall of Fame,” Jones said. “It is something I never would have dreamed of while playing golf there. Some of my fondest memories at UT Martin include playing some great golf courses, the friendships made with my teammates and traveling to different parts of the country that I might not have gotten to see otherwise.”

Taylor was a four-year starter on UT Martin’s offensive line, logging 44 consecutive starts at either the center or guard position for head coaches Fred Pickard and Don McLeary. The Jackson, Tenn. native has been ranked as the top football line judge in the Southeastern Conference and has worked numerous postseason assignments, including four SEC Championships, the 2005 National Championship and the 2015 Rose Bowl – the first-ever BCS national semifinal game.

“This is an honor that I am very appreciative of but this award is truly a team effort in my case,” Taylor said. “I accept this on behalf of all of my teammates and coaches that helped an average player be a productive member of those teams. I was able to take what I learned at UT Martin and apply that to officiating and life.”


(Tuesday, Oct. 6th)

Victim of Counterfeit Turns False Bill Over to PD

McKenzie, Tenn - A victim of counterfeit went to the McKenzie Police Department to turnover a counterfeit $20 bill that he received in some change after making a purchase at AutoZone in McKenzie. The report stated that when the victim received his change from the transaction, he stuck the money in his pocket without looking at it.

Later the victim was at another establishment in McKenzie and was about to spend the $20 bill when he noticed the texture felt a little odd. He asked the clerk if she had a bill check pen to test the bill so he could make sure he did not leave her with a false bill. The report stated the clerk marked the bill and it indicated that it was not genuine.

The victim contacted AutoZone about receiving the bill from them and they said that they were unable to help him at that time due to the fact he had left and was gone for some time after receiving the bill, and they had no way of proving that the bill was actually received from them.

AutoZone advised him to return the next day and speak with the manager. The victim later brought the bill to the McKenzie Police Department to file a report.

Theft Reported in May Height Area of McKenzie

McKenzie, Tenn - The McKenzie Police Department received a call in regards to theft in the May Heights area of McKenzie. Upon arrival officers spoke with the homeowner who stated that someone had entered his residence and stolen his Xbox one console and two games.

The victim advised officers that the front door to the residence had been damaged previously and had not been repaired by the landlord, therefore it did not take a lot of force to gain entry into the residence. At the time of the report, no suspects have been identified and the incident is under investigation.

MSSD Meets Tonight with Full Agenda

McKenzie, Tenn - The McKenzie Special School District Board of Education members will meet tonight at 5:30pm at the School Board office located on Bell Avenue in McKenzie. Items on the agenda to be discussed are as follows


5.           McKenzie Middle School block schedule.

6.           Consider for approval expenditures related to 2015-2016 Safe School Grant.

7.           Consider for approval budget amendments to the McKenzie Special School District funds.


8.           Consider for approval, on second reading, the following amendments to the McKenzie Special School District Board of Education Policy Manual.

                   6.405   Medicines

                   6.205   Student Assignments

                   6.4001 Surveys of Students

                   5.118   Background Investigations         

9.           Consider for approval the annual Report of School System/School Compliance for Textbooks (2015-2016).  The School District is in compliance with the State Board Rules, Regulations, and Minimum Standards.           

10.         Consider for approval the McKenzie Special School District Disciplinary Hearing Authority.

                            1.           Board Member

                            2.           Amanda Boaz, McKenzie Elementary Principal

                            3.           Dorethea Royle, McKenzie Middle School Principal

                            4.           Tim Watkins, McKenzie High School Principal

Members of the DHA are appointed to one (1) year terms and subject to reappointment as stated in Student Disciplinary Hearing Authority Policy 6.317.


Rep. Holt Hosting McKenzie VFW Fundraiser

McKenzie, Tenn —On Saturday, October 17, 2015, State Representative Andy Holt will be hosting a fundraiser to benefit Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 4939 in McKenzie.

“Myself and all of our veteran members are extremely grateful to have Rep. Holt’s assistance with this fundraiser,” said Post Commander William Milam Junior. “With his help in organizing this event, we hope to be able to raise the funds we need to serve our community.”

Holt and his crew will be preparing an old fashioned pig roast. In addition to the BBQ, other activities will be taking place, including an appearance from the Rolling Thunder.

“Truth be told, I’m just honored to have the opportunity to serve this community of veterans in any way possible,” said Holt. “We’ll be pulling out the smoker and roasting an entire hog. I’m really praying for a good turnout. This is the Volunteer State, so  I’m asking the community to please consider coming together to enjoy some fellowship, good food and fun while supporting our veterans.”

The event runs from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM on October 17 at the McKenzie VFW post (9750 Cherrywood Ave, McKenzie, TN 38201). Plates are $7, and all proceeds go directly to benefit the McKenzie VFW.

TN Deploys Swift Water Rescue Teams to South Carolina

Nashville- The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), Tennessee’s Fire Marshal’s Office, and another 14 state and local agencies are providing swift water rescue personnel and equipment to South Carolina today as the state faces catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Joaquin.

Tennessee is sending nine swift water rescue teams to South Carolina, with a total of 83 personnel and more than 20 boats and water craft.  This is Tennessee’s largest support effort to another state in an emergency since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

“Tennessee has some of the best-trained, most-capable swift water rescue teams in the Southeast,” said TEMA Deputy Commissioner David Purkey. “I’m thankful we have such dedicated professionals willing to help others in their time of greatest need.”

“We have kept Gov. Haslam and his staff updated throughout the weekend on South Carolina’s needs and they have been fully supportive,” Purkey added.

State and local agencies deploying personnel and equipment to South Caroline include:

·         Ashland City Fire Department

·         Bradley County Fire and Rescue

·         Brentwood Fire Department

·         Dickson Fire Department

·         Franklin Fire Department

·         Knoxville Volunteer Emergency Response Squad

·         Knoxville Fire Department

·         City of Lavergne

·         Metro Nashville Fire Department

·         Montgomery County Emergency Medical Service

·         Rutherford County

·         Rutherford County Emergency Management Agency Special Operations Response Team

·         Williamson County Sheriff’s Office

·         Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

TEMA is sending four district coordinators and two communications specialist to assist the teams during missions.

The Tennessee Fire Chief’s Mutual Aid Program is supporting the South Carolina mission with its resource tracking system.

At 11 a.m., ET, four of Tennessee’s teams had arrived in Columbia, SC, and another five teams deployed from TEMA’s East Regional Office in Knoxville at 4 p.m., ET, to arrive this evening in Columbia.

South Carolina continues to have deteriorating conditions and expects upwards of 10 or more inches of rain in the next 12 to 24 hours as Hurricane Joaquin moves north and northwest away from the U.S. East Coast.

TEMA went to a Level IV – Elevated threat level on at 2 p.m., CT, on Friday, Oct. 1, due to the potential for Hurricane Joaquin’s heavy rains reaching East Tennessee. 

TEMA’s mission is to coordinate preparedness, response and recovery from man-made, natural and technological hazards in a professional and efficient manner in concert with our stakeholders.  More information is available

(Monday, Oct. 5th)

Fundraiser for "Team Morgan" Huge Success

People lined up to help show their support for "Team Morgan" (Photo courtesy of Walter Smothers, Director of Public Safety)

Huntingdon, Tenn - On Saturday October 3rd members of the Huntingdon Fire &  Rescue sponsored a hamburger and hotdog fund raiser at Cash Savers Supermarket in Huntingdon to help "Team Morgan".

The total amount of funds raised from the sale and donations was $3800. For those that don't know, Team Morgan is a group of people dedicated to helping one of our high school students, Morgan Fuller, who is undergoing extensive cancer treatment at Nashville.

(Photo courtesy of Walter Smothers, Director of Public Safety)

We were assisted in our event by members of the Huntingdon High Girls Softball Team.

Members of the Huntingdon Fire & Rescue tending to the grill (Photo courtesy of Walter Smothers, Director of Public Safety)

The softball team also collected $850 in concession sales at the HHS Alumni Softball Classic that was held on Saturday.  We want to thank everyone that contributed desserts, helped us at the scene and especially the people that came by and purchased our food, many of which also made generous donations!

(Photo courtesy of Walter Smothers, Director of Public Safety)

Its another reminder for us to be thankful that we live in a supportive community that come together for a worthy cause ! 

"If The Shoe Fits" Theme for Ladies Gala Saturday

Morning Glory Members (L-R) Gena Manner, Ann Dinkins, Miss Tennessee Hannah Robison, Joanne Gibson, Robbie Barker, Lillian Russell (Cheryl Allen photo)

McKenzie, Tenn - Saturday afternoon the fellowship hall at the McKenzie Church of Christ was a beautiful setting for the Ladies Gala Luncheon and Fall Fashion Show. City of McKenzie Mayor Jill Holland welcomed those in attendance and expressed her great appreciation for all who participated in the fundraiser for the Park Theater.

Holland stated that, “having fundraisers like this luncheon, and fall fashion show is a great thing for the theater to help preserve and bring back the theater. She stated that in the next few months the theater will be open, and hope that all attend that special event.

Holland stated that a lot of the credit for the luncheon and fall fashion show went to not only Jennifer Waldrup, but also Angela Hughley, who spent many hours coordinating the event, but also preparing the wonderful meal. Mayor Holland thanked Hayes Brummitt for the beautiful decorations throughout the room, and also the members of the McKenzie High School Beta Club who helped serve for community service, and also modeled some of the fall fashions.

Act II Table at Ladies Luncheon & Fall Fashion Show fundraiser for Park Theater (Cheryl Allen photo)

Mayor Holland expressed her gratitude and thanks to the McKenzie Church of Christ for allowing them to hold the luncheon and fashion show at their building. She stated, “They are always open to help when fundraisers like this are planned, and for that we are all very thankful”. Mayor Holland thanked a very special guest who was in attendance, Miss Tennessee Hannah Robison.

Holland stated that Hannah not only graciously accepted to attend this function but also helped with the Southern Fried Food and Sweet Tea festival in the Southern Belle Pageant as the emcee.Ladonna Herrin thanked all those in attendance for attending the fundraiser for the park theater; she stated “the park theater has very special meanings for each one of us present today. We either had our first date there, had first crush, whether it was James Dean, Elvis, or Patrick Swayze, we all loved how the theater made our days special, and to see it coming back to life is such a wonderful thing that we can be proud of”.

Ladonna Herrin introducing Miss Tennessee Hannah Robison (Cheryl Allen photo)

Ladonna Herrin, McKenzie Special School District Supervisor of Education introduced the Mistress of Ceremonies, Miss Tennessee Hannah Robison. Herrin spoke of Hannah’s accomplishments of representing the great state of Tennessee at the Miss America Pageant that was held in Atlantic City, stating that she plated in the Top Seven.

Miss Tennessee Hannah Robison also was the first Miss Tennessee to win America’s Choice at the Miss America Pageant. Herrin went on to inform those in attendance that Hannah was awarded one of five $5,000.00 STEM Education Scholarships at the Miss America Pageant. Herrin stated that STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Education and Math. Herrin stated “Hannah’s bio shows that she is a beautiful woman with a caring and servants heart”.

One of the models took a second to pose for a photo op during the fashion show (Cheryl Allen photo)

Ladonna Herrin stated that she asked Miss Tennessee Hannah Robison where she seen herself in 10 years. Herrin stated, “Hannah replied, she would like to get a PhD and teach Chemistry at a college level”.  Ladonna Herrin, before turning the program over to Miss Tennessee announced the table who was voted the favorite by those in attendance, went to the Morning Glory Club.

With a very warm welcome, Miss Tennessee Hannah Robison took to the podium and the fall fashion show began. Ladies of all ages showed off the fall fashions from My Sister’s Closet & Boutique, the Weezeree/Lulu Belle’s of McKenzie, Cato’s from Huntingdon, and Maggie’s from Paris.

Quarterly Meeting for CCHS

McKenzie, Tenn - The Carroll County Humane Society will hold a quarterly members meeting on Tuesday, October 13 at the Carroll Bank & Trust activities building in Huntingdon at 6 p.m. The public is invited.

There will also be elections of president and at-large board members.

Fire Prevention Week Kicked Off Oct. 2nd

Nashville- As Tennessee fire departments and communities continue to make historic strides in reducing the state’s fire death rate, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) kicks off the upcoming “Fire Prevention Week” (Oct. 4-10) with a fun and educational event Friday, Oct. 2 at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in downtown Nashville.

The theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week is “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: A Smoke Alarm In Every Bedroom.”When: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (CDT), Friday, Oct. 02, 2015Who: The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (which is part of the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance)Where: The Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park at 600 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN (Displays will be near the Tennessee Map Plaza)What: State Fire Marshal and TDCI Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak will make remarks at 10:15 a.m.

Friday’s event included educational displays from our fire prevention partners for students and adults including a fire truck driving simulator, firefighting equipment, a “bounce house” , K-9 arson dogs, and more.Why: To raise awareness of the dangers of fires and celebrate the successes across Tennessee with our programs like the “Close the Door” awareness campaign and “Get Alarmed, Tennessee!” which is responsible for the installation of more than 88,000 free smoke alarms and 106 saved lives since 2012.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported Tennessee’s 2006-2010 fire death rate to be 17.7 deaths per million which means for every 1 million people in Tennessee, 17.7 deaths occur annually. This ranking put Tennessee as the nation’s 6th highest in fire deaths.

Through outreach, education and our programs, new figures now show the state’s fire death rate has decreased to 13.7 deaths per million, equaling a 25.6 percent reduction for 2011-2014 compared to 2006-2010. This is the single largest reduction of the state’s fire mortality rate in Tennessee’s recorded history.

Other events throughout Fire Prevention week will include a “side by side” burn demonstration on Oct. 7 at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park to demonstrate the effectiveness of fire sprinklers as well as the first statewide “100 For 100” SFMO Smoke Alarm Challenge on Oct. 10.

For more information, contact Kevin Walters at (615) 491-8941 or

Bethel University Homecoming Golf Tournament is Friday, Oct 16 

MCKENZIE, TN – Bethel University will host its annual Homecoming Golf Tournament on Friday, Oct. 16 at Carroll Lake Golf Course. The event is a 4-person scramble with a shotgun start at 10 a.m.      “One thing we want people to remember is that this is not just for our alumni,” said Jennifer Glass, Director of University Relations. “It’s a great opportunity to sign up, have a day of fellowship and catch up with alumni who are playing in the event.”          The tournament fee is $55 per person or $220 per team. The fee covers green fees, cart, lunch and prizes.      “With a good turnout we will have two flights with first, second and third place cash prizes in each flight,” Glass said.      To reserve a team or an individual spot in the tournament, contact Jennifer Glass at or at 731-352-4259. Space is limited, so reservations are recommended. However, space permitting, anyone can register the day of the tournament beginning at 9 a.m.

Bethel University Academic Theatre to Present Evita

 MCKENZIE, TN – Bethel University’s Academic Theatre will present the Tony Award winning musical, Evita, Thursday, Oct. 15 through Sunday, Oct. 18 on the school’s McKenzie campus.    

Evita offers music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. It concentrates on the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón.

The story follows Evita's early life, rise to power, charity work, and eventual death. The musical began as a rock opera concept album released in 1976. Its success led to productions in London's West End in 1978, winning the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical, and on Broadway a year later, where it was the first British musical to receive the Tony Award for Best Musical. 

This has been followed by a string of professional tours and worldwide productions and numerous cast albums, as well as a major 1996 film of the musical starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas. The musical was revived in London in 2006, and on Broadway in 2012, and toured the UK again in 2013-14 before running for 55 West End performances at the Dominion Theatre in September–October, 2014.

 Bethel’s production of Evita will be presented in Bouldin Auditorium in the Dickey Fine Arts Building. Three evening performances will each begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct, 15, Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17.

A Sunday matinee performance will be at 2 p.m. on Oct. 18.  Tickets will be available at the door and will be $7 each.

Rebels Win 44-24

Rebels kicking off to TCA Friday evening (Jacob Allen photo)

McKenzie, Tenn - Friday evening the McKenzie Rebels faced off against the Lions of Trinity Christian Academy of Jackson at Rebel Stadium. With a chilly brisk wind blowing, Rebel fans filled up the stands to cheer on their Rebels.

During the first quarter, within the first few minutes, TCA was able to take the lead with 2 touch downs leading the Rebels 17-0. The Rebels were not fazed by TCA and the first play of the second quarter, Rebel Quarterback Jack Surber pushed through the defensive line of TCA  to place the Rebels on the board 17-7.

Rebel Defense prepares to hold the TCA Lions (Jacob Allen photo)

The Rebels were determined to come back and with a 15 yard touchdown by Surber again, plus the extra point by Lucas Waddell, the Rebels were closing in on TCA 17-14.

After an unattempted on side kick by TCA, the Rebels were able to gain control of the ball. Surber handed off to Eric Robinson who took the ball to the end zone, and with a 2 point conversion, the Rebels took the lead 22-17 at halftime.

During the third quarter, QB Jack Surber handed off to Donavon Foley who took the ball to the end zone on a 40 yard run, widening the score 29-17.

TCA came back with a 67 yard touchdown pass making the score 29-24.

After a swing out pass to Noah McEwen, the Rebels once again scored, and along with another 2 point conversion, the Rebels led 37-24.

Rebel QB Jack Surber prepares to pass ball to Donavon Foley for an 18 yd TD pass (Jacob Allen photo)

With minutes left in the fourth quarter, Surber passed to Donavon Foley for an 18 yard touchdown pass, and the final score of the game was McKenzie Rebels - 44 TCA Lions - 24.

The stats for tonights game are as follows:

McKenzie Rebels Rushing Yards 262, Passing Yards 173 for a total 435.

TCA Lions Rushing Yards 175, Passing Yards 105 for a total of 280.

Next week is a by-week for the Rebels, and will be back in football action on October 16th when they travel to Jackson to face off against Jackson Christian, and kickoff is set for 7pm.

Cash Seized During Executed Search Warrant

(Photo courtesy of HPD-W. Smothers)

Huntingdon, Tenn - On Thursday October 1st at approximately 8:30 a.m. Officers of the Huntingdon Police Dept, assisted by Deputies of the Carroll County Sheriff's Dept. executed a search warrants at 419 Bridgeman St. in Huntingdon after receiving information that drugs were at that location.

During the execution of the warrant a 2004 Nissian belonging to Daniel I. Harris, same address, was found to contain a loaded handgun and marijuana in the passenger compartment of the vehicle. 

Officers also discovered $21,000 in cash in the trunk of the vehicle.  Harris, age 30, is charged with felony possession of marijuana with at least 2 prior convictions, and also charged with felony possession of a weapon.  

Daniel Harris was also found to possess over $300 on his person. Total of all cash confiscated from Daniel I. Harris was in excess of $21,800 which was seized with the drugs, handgun and 2004 Nissian Maxima.

Another subject at the residence, Chris Harris (Huntingdon) was charged with simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Huntingdon Officers Johnny Hill, Joey Hedge, Angie Barker, and Randy Kelley were assisted by Deputies Ethan Parham, Chris Byrd, Terry Dickey and Mike Verner in the execution of the search warrant.


       McKenzie High School News

                        REBEL SPORTS:

Oct. 9                       Open

Oct. 16                     Jackson Christian            Away        7pm

Oct. 23                      Riverside                          Away

Oct. 30                       Halls                                 Home    Sr. Night 7:30


McKenzie Rebel 2015 Football Schedule (JV)

Oct 5                Bruceton   Away

Oct. 19             Trenton      Away


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