From News Director Cheryl Allen
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Nashville Man Arrested for Driving on Revoked
McKenzie, Tenn - Officer Kyle Beauchamp of the McKenzie Police Department performed a traffic stop on a blue Nissan altima for having a headlight out. The driver, identified as Mr. Jason Green of Hackett Drive in Nashville, Tn by providing his name, date of birth, and social security number.
A NCIC check revealed that Mr. Green’s licenses were revoked administratively for failure to comply with financial responsibility. His licenses were revoked stemming from a crash that occurred in Dickson County. Mr. Green was taken into custody for driving on revoked and transported to the Carroll County Jail.
Items Stolen from Vehicle at Casey's
McKenzie, Tenn - Destiny Raspberry of Lexington Tennessee reported to the McKenzie Police department that while she was driving her boyfriend’s car from Paris on her way back to Lexington, she stopped at Casey’s in McKenzie.
The report stated that she informed Sgt. Adam Bailey, that while she was in the store someone had stolen items from the vehicle. The report stated she informed Bailey that the window on the back door was previously damaged and was only propped closed with a screwdriver on the inside to create a wedge to hit it closed.
The victim stated that when she came outside, the glass was down, with the window open and a game console, accessories and all the games were missing along with the new game she had just purchased from Game Stop. The case is still under investigation by the McKenzie Police Department.
Mississippi Man Arrest for Shoplifting in Huntingdon
Huntingdon, Tenn - Officers of the Huntingdon Police Department were dispatched to walmart in regards to a shoplifter. Upon arrival store security informed officers that he had Antonio Tremain Johnson of Courtland Mississippi in custody. The report stated that Mr. Johnson attempted to leave the store without paying for socks that were on his feet.
Officers asked Johnson to take the socks off and advised Johnson that he would be cited into General Sessions court and taken to the jail, booked and released on a citation.
After arriving at the jail, the report stated that a smell of marijuana came from the cruiser. A search revealed a pill bottle left in the vehicle. During the pat down at the jail, Johnson was in possession of 2 hydrocodone pills.
Christmas By the Lake To Be Fri.-Sun
Paris, Tenn.- Paris Landing State Park will present Christmas by the Lake this weekend. There will be lots of Arts and Crafts for sell, several with Christmas themes. The event will be held inside the Paris Landing State Park Inn and will run 3-8pm Friday and 8-5 Saturday and Sunday. Parking and Admission is free.
State Fire Marshal Urges Thanksgiving Safety
Nashville- The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds Tennesseans to avoid being careless or distracted when it comes to kitchen safety as families gather to give thanks for a prosperous year.
National and state statistics show Thanksgiving is the leading day for home fires involving cooking equipment. The results in Tennessee were devastating. In 2014, Tennessee residents sustained over $8.8 million in property losses due to fires involving cooking materials.
Nationally, an estimated 2,000 Thanksgiving Day fires in residential buildings are reported to U.S. fire departments each year and cause an estimated average of 5 deaths, 25 injuries, and $21 million in property loss.
“Unattended cooking is the leading contributing factor in all cooking fires,” said Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak. “I urge Tennesseans to celebrate Thanksgiving safely in 2015 by remembering some simple but important rules when they’re in the kitchen.”
The SFMO offers these safety tips (and this helpful graphic) as a reminder to cook smart this year.
Use a kitchen timer to remind yourself when you are cooking.
Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, boiling, grilling or broiling.
Never leave the fryer unattended. Most fryer units do not have thermostat controls. If you do not watch the fryer carefully, the oil will continue to heat until it catches fire.
Never let children or pets near the fryer, even if it is not in use. The oil inside the cooking pot can remain dangerously hot for hours after use.
To prevent spillover, do not overfill the fryer.
Use well-insulated potholders or oven mitts when touching pot or lid handles. If possible, wear safety goggles to protect your eyes from oil splatter. The National Turkey Foundation recommends thawing the turkey in the refrigerator approximately 24 hours for every five pounds of weight.
Keep an all-purpose fire extinguisher nearby. Never use water to extinguish a grease or oil fire. If the fire is manageable, use your all-purpose fire extinguisher. If the fire increases, immediately call the fire department by dialing 911.
EMV Card Technology Arrives in Time for Black Friday
Nashville- The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Consumer Affairs Division reminds Tennesseans to be aware of changes in credit card technology as this holiday season will be the first year retail stores will be required to become compliant with EMV credit card technology.
EMV (which stands for Europay, MasterCard and Visa) is a new global standard for cards equipped with computer chips and the technology used to authenticate chip-card transactions.
In the wake of numerous large-scale data breaches and increasing counterfeit card fraud, U.S. card issuers have migrated to EMV technology which is harder to counterfeit than the magnetic stripes on traditional credit cards. Thus far, approximately 120 million Americans have already received an EMV credit card, according to Smart Card Alliance.
EMV cards are becoming more prevalent. Major chain retailers such as Walmart and Kroger have already installed EMV chip-card readers to accommodate the new cards.
After Oct. 1, 2015 (the deadline created by major U.S. credit card issuers MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express), the liability for card-present fraud will shift to whichever party is the least EMV-compliant in a fraudulent transaction
This means fraud liability will fall back on the merchant in the event of a large data breach.
Many small businesses are still in the process of implementing the new chip-card reader; some may not implement the chip-card reader at all. Keep this in mind as holiday shopping gets underway on Black Friday, Nov. 27, 2015
To learn more about EMV chip cards and how to use them, visit www.gochipcard.com or www.emv-connection.com/consumers
For more consumer resources, visit www.tn.gov/consumer.
(Wednesday, Nov. 25th)
Oak Ridge TN Man Cited into General Sessions
Huntingdon, Tenn - Sgt. Chris Cole of the Huntingdon Police department performed a traffic stop on West Paris Street in Huntingdon due to the vehicles driver side headlight being out. Upon making contact with the driver, Michael McClellan of Tuskegee Drive in Oak Ridge TN, Cole asked for his drivers license and information.
The report stated that Mr. McClellan stated he did not have a drivers license. After a computer check was performed, it revealed that his license to be in a suspended status with no prior convictions. Also the check revealed that he had two active arrest warrants, one from Anderson County and one from Knox County.
At that time, Mr. McClellan was taken into custody and transported to the Carroll County Jail and cited into General Session court for Driving While Suspended 1st offense and Violation of the Light Law.
Trailer & Equipment Stolen from Residence
McKenzie, Tenn - Officer Billy King of the McKenzie Police Department responded to a call on Everett Road in McKenzie, and upon his arrival he spoke with the victim of theft who reported that someone had stolen his trailer. The trailer was described as a 20ft trailer with various lawn care equipment.
Value of the missing items and trailer was placed at over $14,000.00 and this case is still under investigation.
Truck Vandalized at Vera Lowe Center
McKenzie, Tenn - A student at Bethel University reported to the McKenzie Police department that his truck, while parked at Vera Lowe Center had been vandalized. The report stated that according to the Bethel security camera footage, a while early 2000 model white Chevy impala pulled in next to the victims truck and the driver got out.
Unseen by the security camera (the vehicles were in a blind spot) but seen by witnesses, the driver got out of the car and smashed the passenger side window out of the truck. The driver returned to his vehicle and left the scene. According to the report, the witness stated the vehicle was a white Chevy impala.
Trim a Tree at Refuge Saturday
Springville, Tenn - On Saturday November 28th from 11am to 3pm, the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting a Trim a Tree for Wildlife event at the refuge. Everyone is invited to this free event to come and make outdoor Christmas ornaments and learn how to trim your tree for wildlife. The refuge is located at 1371 Wildlife Drive in Springville
TDOT to Halt Lane Closures for Busy Thanksgiving Travel
Nashville- Thanksgiving travelers will not be delayed by construction on Tennessee roads during this busy travel holiday. TDOT will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state. All construction related lane closures will be stopped beginning at noon on Wednesday, November 25 through 6:00 a.m. Monday, November 30, 2015. “Over a million travelers in Tennessee are expected to drive to their holiday destination this year,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer.
“Halting road work during this busy time will provide maximum capacity on our roadways and help alleviate congestion, especially during the predicted peak travel days of Wednesday and Sunday.”While all lane closure activity will be stopped, workers may be on site in some construction zones. Motorists are reminded to drive safely and obey the posted speeds, especially in work zones.
Drivers convicted of speeding in work zones where workers are present face a fine of up to $500, plus court fees and possible increased insurance premiums. “The Governor’s Highway Safety Office and TDOT are partnering with law enforcement across the state for the I-40 Challenge, with the goal of having zero fatalities on the 455 miles of I-40 in Tennessee,” said GHSO Director Kendell Poole.
“The Tennessee Highway Patrol will have troopers stationed every 20 miles on I-40, along with increased law enforcement on all highways. We want everyone to have a safe holiday, so remember to buckle up, drive the speed limit, and don’t get behind the wheel of a vehicle if you’ve had anything to drink.”Some long-term lane closures will remain in place on some construction projects for motorists’ safety.
AAA predicts 46.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more during the Thanksgiving holiday, an increase of 0.6 percent over last year and the most in eight years. An estimated 1,025,217 people are expected to travel by automobile in Tennessee. Nationwide, 89.3% of all travelers will drive to their destination. Motorists will pay the lowest Thanksgiving gas prices since 2008.
From your desktop or mobile device, get the latest construction activity and live streaming SmartWay traffic cameras at www.TNSmartWay.com/Traffic. Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TN511 for statewide travel.
As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely andKnow Before You Go! by checking travel conditions before leaving for your destination. Drivers should never tweet, text or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel.
Carroll Bank & Trust Warns of Text Scam
Paris, Tenn.- Individuals throughout Carroll, Benton, Gibson, and Henry Counties have received text messages that appear to be from Carroll Bank and Trust which reads your Carroll Bank and Trust debit card has been locked and then links you to a log in page.
Carroll Bank and Trust released a statement saying this is a scam and is an attempt to gain your personal information. The text is not from CB &T and even people who are not CB & T customers have received the text.
Citizens are urged to be cautious and never click any suspicious links or enter any of your personal or banking information into a site that has requested your information.
JCA Wins Over Rebels in Basketball Monday Evening
McKenzie, Tenn - The McKenzie Rebels lost two games on Monday night to the Jackson Christian Eagles with the Lady Rebels falling 56 to 42 while the Rebels lost the night cap 68 to 48.Six three point shots by Eagles Kayla Davenport in the first half opened up a 38 to 23 lead.
The Lady Rebels played even during the second half but the fifteen point first half lead was to much to overcome. Lady Rebels were led by senior Anna Comer with 17 points, Jacey Davis and Emma McDaniel had 8 each. Davenport ended the night with 30 to lead the Eagles.
The next broadcast on 98.9 FM WHDM will be on December 11 when they will host the Huntingdon Mustangs in McKenzie.
(Tuesday, Nov. 24th)
Burglary at Dollar General in Atwood
Huntingdon, Tenn - Deputies of the Carroll County Sheriff’s department responded to a break in call at Dollar General in Atwood, after a resident near the store reported that a grey pickup truck had backed into the doors breaking out the glass.
Video from the residence revealed that the truck had pulled out from the store heading towards Milan.
When deputies arrived to the scene, they found that the doors were broken open and the safe from between the registers had been stolen. It was noted in the report that $800.00 in cash was in the safe and the value of the safe was placed at $500.00.
A BOLO was issued for the description of the truck. Bradford Police stopped the vehicle matching the description near Elm Street in Bradford. The driver fled on foot from the officers, and deputies did confirm that the vehicle stopped was used in the break in at Atwood Dollar General Store.
The report stated that a tracking dog was brought in to try to find the suspect and did track the suspect several hundred yards without any luck apprehending the suspect. It was noted in the report that the vehicle used in the break in had been stolen from a car dealership in Bells Tennessee.
Buena Vista Woman Arrested at Walmart
Huntingdon, Tenn - Patrolman Senenca Butcher of the Huntingdon Police department responded to Walmart in regards to theft. Upon arrival and speaking with store security who stated that a white female had been observed taking items and damaging them.
The woman, later identified as Alyssa Hollingsworth of Buena Vista Road in Buena Vista, was asked if she had any items on her person to which, according to the report she stated that she did and took out four items that had not been paid for. Mr. Hollingsworth was issued a citation for Theft Under $500 and escorted to the Carroll County Jail.
McKenzie High Bring Home 3 State Winners
McKenzie, Tenn - Congratulations to our MHS BETA Club and our three (3) state winners!
These students advance to the National Competition in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Theft Reported on Main Street in McKenzie
McKenzie, Tenn - Sgt. Adam Bailey of the McKenzie Police department responded to a report of vandalism and theft on Main Street in McKenzie. Upon arrival he was advised by the victim that someone had opened a plywood enclosure that was built around an air compressor that was sitting outside of the building and took 2 air compressors that were inside.
The report noted that also taken at the time was a well heater and an electrical timer.
Parish to be Bethel University Commencement Speaker
The Honorable Donald Parish, Circuit Court Judge(photo courtesy of BU)
McKenzie, Tenn - The Honorable Donald Parish, Circuit Court Judge with the Tennessee State Courts, will be the Commencement Speaker for Bethel University’s Fall 2015 Commencement scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m.
He is a member of the national honor societies of Phi Theta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. Upon graduating from the University of Tennessee College Of Law, he was awarded the Order of the Coif, an academic distinction only given to the top five per cent of law school graduates nationally.
(Monday, Nov. 23rd)
No Quorum at Council Meeting Thursday
Morning Glory Club Receives Proclamation from Mayor Jill Holland (Cheryl Allen photo)
McKenzie, Tenn - Thursday evening the McKenzie Town Council met and Mayor Jill Holland stated, “in the past 5 years this is a first that we do not have a quorum. No financial business could take place, but recognitions and other items can be that are on the agenda”.
Mayor Jill Holland introduced two additions to the McKenzie Police Department, Mark Boaz and Cody Coleman. After both Boaz and Coleman introduced their families that were attendance, Mayor Holland proceeded to the Swearing in of the new police officers.
Mayor Holland Swears In (L) Cody Colemand and (R) Mark Boaz(Cheryl Allen photo)
Recognition of the McKenzie Clay Shooting Team for all their accomplishments with the team competiting in Sparta Illinois earlier this year. The 17 member team each spoke of their personal achievements while on the shooting team, with proud parents and coaches in attendance.
CC Clay Shooting Team: Front row, Mayor Holland, Dillon Vinson, Drew Chappell, Sack Chandler, Sawyer Phipps, Hannha Atkins Second row, Logan Green, Richard Clay Wilson, Nathan Nanney, molly Kate Tippitt, Ellie Roditos Third row, drew Beeler, Devan Fields, Anders Rider, Will McBride, Nathan Rorer, aaron Hillard, Hannah Chandler (Cheryl Allen photo)
Mayor Holland then recognized Ellie Roditis and her accomplishments. Mayor Holland stated that not only is Ellie a wonderful shooter and competitor, but she is a great example of McKenzie.
Holland stated that Ellie traveled to Italy earlier in September, and not only represented the United States, and Tennessee, but also McKenzie. Holland said “it’s a wonderful feeling to have such a sweet and dedicated person as Ellie to represent us here in McKenzie, and she has done us so proud and we, the City of McKenzie will continue to show our support and gratitude for all her hard work she has done and continues to do”.
Ellie Roditis and Mayor Holland (Cheryl Allen photo)
(Cheryl Allen photo)
The Morning Glory Club was also recognized, with 45 years of dedication to the kicking off of the Christmas Season with the annual Luncheon, a magnolia tree will be planted in their honor, since the health issues of some of the club, they felt that it was time to pass it on to others.
Members of the Morning Glory Club are Lucille Russell, Robbie Barker, Joan Gibson, Sandi McMahen, Zia Locke, Diane Stafford, Donna Pruneau, Sally Sutton, and Gena Manner.
All recognized were given proclamations for all their achievements.
Wonderful Turnout for Christmas Breakfast at VFW
Volunteers, Boys Scouts and VFW Members who helped contribute Saturday at the Christmas Breakfast for Children (Cheryl Allen photo)
McKenzie, Tenn - Saturday morning McKenzie VFW Post 4939 held their annual Christmas Breakfast at the post with over 100 in attendance at the time of the report (7:45am).
Patrons lined up to enjoy a great breakfast Saturday (Cheryl Allen photo)
Brents Priestly, Boy Scout Master for the McKenzie Troop stated that the McKenzie VFW has been supporting them since 1946 and are a Charter Partner/Sponsor for most of their fundraisers.
The Boy Scouts who were busing tables were Logan Priestly, Austin Gant, Brent Webb, Caleb Huddleston, Duane Patrick, and Carter Cary. (Cheryl Allen photo)
VFW Treasurer Mary Revel stated, “this fundraiser we host every year for Children for Christmas, and this year, we will be helping 33 children, with possibly more to be added. A large amount has been raised thus far and we still have 2 ½ hours left in the fund raiser with people still coming in”.
(L-R) Mary Revel, VFW Treasurer, Ellen Kirkendoll, Pres. Brents Priestly, Scout Master, and JR. Milam VFW Post Commander 4939 (Cheryl Allen photo)
Revel stated that this fund raiser has been going on a long time, and each year we have a bake sale with items that consist of cakes, and pies are homemade by the auxiliary.
Mary Revel working the Bake Sale table at Saturdays' event (Cheryl Allen photo)
Auxiliary President, Ellen Kirkendoll stated, “we are santes helpers for a few children in McKenzie, and if not for the community, and local businesses and their support, this endeavor would not be possible, and for that we are all so grateful and appreciate each and every one who has stepped up to help us”.
VFW Aux. Pres. Ellen Kirkendoll (Cheryl Allen photo)
Kirkendoll stated that Tosh Farms furnished all the items for the breakfast at the VFW, and she is extremely grateful for their generosity, and that “I am beyond words on the appreciation that I have for all the volunteers that helped this morning from cooking, to washing dishes, this would not have been such great success without their help. For that, I am truly thankful”.
Jingle Bell Breakfast for CCHS
All you can eat scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, sausage gravy, pancakes, assorted drinks. Adults $7 and children under 10 $3
Deputies for the Hungry Giving Away a Rifle
Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County Sheriff's Office Deputies for the Hungry will give away a 270 Rifle at the end of deer season. They are currently accepting donated deer everyday of the week until the end of the season.
Every deer you donate enters you into a change to win the Ruger 270 Rifle, donated by Jamie Orr, Edward Jones Financial Officer. Tickets will be given when deer are dropped off at the sheriff's department and then the ticket should be taken to Hulmes Sporting Goods and put in the drawing bucket.
Deer must be field dressed and donated the same day as killed. Call the Henry County Sheriff's Office with questions at 642-1672.
McKenzie Christmas Upcoming Events
Dec. 5: Breakfast with Santa—First Methodist Church 8-11 A.M. $ 4.00.Visit Santa’s Gift Shoppe.
Lion’s Club Hometown ChristmasOpening Ceremonies in downtownpark 10:30 A.M. Carnival, jumpers open @ 11:00.
Magic Shows @ 11:30 & 2:30 P.M. endingwithparadeat 5:30 p.m./
Big Wins drawing @ 4:30 P.M.at the gazebo.
Huntingdon Christmas Parade Dec. 5th
Huntingdon, Tenn - The Huntingdon Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 5th at 6:30 p.m.
The parade route will begin on West Main Street near Carroll Bank & Trust and go east around the square to East Main Street and will turn onto 5th Avenue.
Please call the Huntingdon Police Department at 731-986-5310 to register your entry in the parade. Registration ends on Friday December 4th at 3 p.m.
Bethel U. Twinkle Ball Tickets On Sale Thru Nov. 30th
McKenzie, Tenn.- Tickets for Bethel University’s 4th Annual Twinkle Ball will be on sale through Monday, Nov. 30. The Twinkle Ball will be on Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Baker Fieldhouse Gymnasium on Bethel’s McKenzie campus.
The Twinkle Ball gives young girls and their mothers (or someone who is motherly to them) the chance to dress up and celebrate the magic of the holiday season in the girliest ways imaginable.
This year’s theme is “Let Your Twinkle Shine” with most activities centered around reminding girls that their beauty comes from within.Tickets are $25 for a mother/daughter ticket. Mothers with more than one daughter can purchase additional tickets for $7 each.
Tickets can be purchased at the Bethel University Bookstore. But they must be purchased in advance by Monday, Nov. 30.
For more information about the Twinkle Ball, call the Bethel Bookstore at 731-352-4094 or Myra Carlock at 731-352-4090.
Missing Henry County Woman Found Alive and at Home Safe
Henry, Tenn. - Brooke Walker, the missing woman from Henry County has been found alive and is at home with her family.
Brooke was found off Hwy 77 on Henry Mansfield Road by a deer hunter on Saturday morning. Brooke was located sitting in a lawn chair hiding under a tarp in a deer tent.
Brooke refused medical treatment on scene and according to a statement issued by Sheriff Monte Belew, the incident where she walked away from the home on Henry Mansfield Road, is currently under investigation.
The Henry County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the deer hunter who located Brooke, the THP Helicopter and all of those who have volunteered during the search on Friday and Saturday.
Rebels End Season at Quarterfinal Game
Rebels arrive ready to take on TCA Friday evening (JAllen photo)
McKenzie, Tenn - Friday evening with the temperatures in the mid 40’s made for a chilly night in quarterfinal football action, when the McKenzie Rebels hosted Trinity Christian Academy at Rebel Stadium in a fast paced game.
Rebels making their way to end zone (JAllen photo)
Both teams were playing to win, holding each other in the first quarter, but with seconds left in the quarter, TCA was able to light up the scoreboard with a touchdown to lead the Rebels 7-0
Early in the second quarter McKenzie Rebel Donavon Foley, with a one handed, behind the back catch, help set the rebels up for a touchdown. The next play, Quarterback Jack Surber with a 32 yard pass to Tyler Spivey put the rebels on the board 7-6
Jack Surber (far right) sets up to pass to Tyler Spivey (JAllen photo)
With 1:42 left in the second quarter, and then again with 11.5 seconds before halftime, TCA put two more touchdowns on the board.
In the final seconds of the contest, Jack Surber took the ball to the end zone for a 21 yard touchdown run, but it was not enough to win over TCA. TCA won over the Rebels with a final score of 28-12
Tuba Christmas Dec. 5 at UTM
Martin, Tenn - The University of Tennessee at Martin will be hosting a Tuba Christmas on Saturday, December 5th at 3:00pm in the UT Martin Fine Arts Building, Harriet Fulton Theatre. Tuba Christmas is open to brass musicians of all ages who play euthonium, baritone, tuba, or sousaphone.
Registration is $10.00 and this fee secures you a commemorative button and puts you onstage performing with the mass tuba ensemble.
Everyone is invited to attend, and for more information, call 731-881-7401
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