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Huntingdon Woman Hit By a Car is in Critical Condition
Huntingdon, Tenn.- On Wednesday March 29th at approximately 4:09pm the
Huntingdon Police Department was notified that a pedestrian had been
struck by a vehicle on West Main St ( U.S. HWY 70) near the western city
limits of Huntingdon.
Officers and rescue workers arrived on the scene
and found Ms. Amberly Hicks, age 30 of Huntingdon, in an unconscious state. Witnesses
reported that it appeared she was trying to get a dog out of road near her home, when
she was struck by the mirror of a pick-up truck that was westbound.
driver of the truck was Marlene Hernandez of Milan TN. Ms. Hernandez was
driving a 2015 Toyota truck and pulling a boat. Investigation of the
accident does not indicate any fault on the part of Ms. Hernandez, no
charges are expected to be forthcoming.
Ms. Hicks was airlifted to
Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville TN. This morning I was informed by a
spokesperson from Vanderbilt that Ms. Hicks remains in Critical
McKenzie Man Charged With Theft
McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Ptl. Brandon Leek charged Darrian A. Allen, age 37 of 184 Elm Street of McKenzie, on Wednesday, March 22nd for theft of merchandise.
Miss Southern Belle Pageant is Saturday, April 1st at 10am
McKenzie, Tenn.- The Miss Southern Belle pageant, which represents the Southern Fried Food and Sweet Tea Festival, will be held on Saturday, April 1st beginning with registration at 9:30am and the pageant will begin at 10am at McKenzie High School, located at 23292 Highway 22 in McKenzie.
Tickets cost $5 and children under 3 get in for free. The cost for contestants in beauty only is $25, which includes 1 guest, and each additional category will cost $5 per entry. There will be a sibling discount which will cost $60 for two contestants and for 3 contestants it will cost $90 for all categories.
A queen and 3 alternates will be chosen in each category. Attire for the pageant is Sunday best or pageant wear. There will also be three optional categories for brightest smile, prettiest hair and flair for fashion.
Approximate age division times are: 0-12 months at 10am, 13-23 months at 10:30am, 2-3 years at 11am, 4-6 yrs at 11:30am, 7-9 years at Noon, 10-12 years at 12:30pm, 13-15 years at 1pm and 16-21 years at 1:30pm.
For more information contact Kim Callahan at 731-234-3296 or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shine Like a Diamond is Saturday, April 1st
McKenzie, Tenn.- In celebration of their 10th summer, Royal Heights Productions will be presenting their annual fundraiser concert titled Shine Like a Diamond, on Saturday, April 1st at 7pm at Bethel University’s Dickey Fine Arts Building in the Bouldin Auditorium located on Bethel’s McKenzie Campus.
The fundraiser concert will be featuring acts from some of the Royal Heights Productions talented members and friends. Tickets cost $7 per person and tickets will be available in the lobby 30 minutes prior to performance.
Lady Rebels Take on Milan in Softball Action on April 3rd
McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Lady Rebel Softball team will take on the Milan Lady Bulldogs at home on Monday, April 3rd weather permitting. If you can’t make it to the game, you can listen to the Lady Rebels play right here on WHDM 98.9fm beginning with the pregame show at 4:45pm.
McKenzie Man Arrested on Possession Charges
Huntingdon, Tenn.- On Wednesday, officers from the Huntingdon Police Department arrested Adrian M Nesbitt,
age 28 of McKenzie, on possession charges after discovering 52 grams of marijuana in his car.
The Officers had prior knowledge that Nesbitt had multiple
charges on him in Carroll County and stopped him when he got parked in the Wal-Mart parking lot in
Huntingdon shortly after 1:14pm on Wednesday.
Upon checking his vehicle a strong odor of marijuana was noticed by the
Officers. Two bags of marijuana were seen in the floorboard of the
pick-up truck Nesbitt was driving.
Nesbitt was taken to the Carroll County jail on prior warrants
including: Capias from Weakley County, Charges from Carroll County:
Theft Over $1000, Vandalism Over $1000 and Aggravated Burglary.
Nesbitt was charged by Huntingdon Investigator Joey Hedge with Felony
possession of schedule VI with Intent to resell and possession of drug
Huntingdon Officers involved in Nesbitt's arrest were Investigator Hedge, Officer
Danny Emerson and Commander Johnny Hill. Two Carroll County Sheriffs
Deputies came to the scene to assist, Sgt. Lee Bates and Deputy Chris
Police Cite Woman for Theft
McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Officer Frank McGee cited Alice F. Harris, age 66 of 56 Cheryl Street of McKenzie, on Saturday, March 18th for theft.
Officer McGee was dispatched to 56 Cheryl Street to recover a stolen vehicle after he received a call from Detective Corey Hamby with the KY State Police about a 2001 Dodge Caravan that was in the possession of Harris.
The vehicle was impounded to the McKenzie Police Department impound lot, where it will be recovered by the owner at a later date.
Holy Family Catholic's Last Lenten Fish Fry is March 31st
Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Holy Family Catholic Church is holding a Lenten Fish Fry on Friday, March 31st from 4:30pm to 7pm at the church that located at 265 Cotham Drive in Huntingdon.
The Lenten Fish Fry includes catfish, hush puppies, white beans, fries, dessert and drinks. Carryout and dine is available. The price is $9 for adults and children under 8 years old eat for $4.
Easter With Renaissance is March 31st, April 1st
McKenzie, Tenn.- Bethel University wants to invite everyone to “Easter with Renaissance” on Friday, March 31st at 7pm and on Saturday, April 1st at 2pm in the Crisp Arena on Bethel University’s McKenzie Campus.
“Easter with Renaissance" features several aspects of Bethel University's Renaissance Program, and has quickly become one of the most anticipated worship services of the year.
Tickets for “Easter with the Renaissance” cost $10 for Adults and $5 for Children (12 and under). Bethel Faculty, Staff, and Students can get their free tickets by reserving their tickets through the Renaissance Office.
To purchase tickets, or for more information, please contact the Renaissance Office at 352-6980 or email them at email@example.com. All major credit cards are accepted.
McKenzie Rebels Move to 2-0 in the District
McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rebels Baseball team defeated the Bruceton Tigers at home on Tuesday winning 7 to 0.
The McKenzie Rebels scored 6 runs in the fifth inning after only getting one run in the second inning.
The next broadcast game on WHDM 98.9fm will be on Tuesday, April 4th and we will cover either the softball game between the Lady Rebels and the Huntingdon Lady Mustangs or we will cover a baseball makeup game between the McKenzie Rebels and the Huntingdon Mustangs.
The McKenzie Rebels are 4-2 on the season and 2-0 in the district.
Police Look to Identify Suspect in Theft and Burglary
McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Sgt. Trey Boucher investigated an aggravated burglary and a theft at a home on Magnolia Avenue in McKenzie on Tuesday, March 21st.
The victim stated to police that she woke up because her dog was barking and she saw a white male about 5’6 tall with dark curly hair wearing glasses, blue jeans and blue shirt standing in her bedroom. The victim asked the man what he was doing there and the suspect asked her if Jose lived there. The victim told the suspect that Jose didn’t live there and that he needed to leave.
The victim stated that the suspect left and then she went into the living room where she found her wallet open and $100 was missing from it. The victim did tell police that at the time of incident the front door was unlocked.
Police were unable to locate or identify the suspect by the time of this report.
Carroll Relay for Life Selling Luminarias Till Fri. March 31st
County, Tenn.- The Carroll County Relay for Life is still taking part in the West TN Online Luminaria
Challenge and the challenge ends on Friday, March 31st.
items are being sold through the local Relay for Life of Carroll County
website and from the Relay for Life Carroll County team pages. To order your
Luminarias online, just click on the "Luminaria" tab on the page.
Luminarias cost $10 online and when you order them online you will
receive 2 identical bags since the Relay for Life sells them regularly
The Relay for Life team in West Tennessee that sells the most luminaria items by March 31st will received a private reception.
Rebels vs Bruceton in Baseball on Tues. March 28th at 6pm
McKenzie, Tenn.- There has been a game time change for the McKenzie Rebels and Bruceton Tigers baseball game at home on Tuesday, March 28th.
The game was scheduled to go on at 5pm, but that time has been changed to 6pm in order to dry out the field a little bit more.
If you can’t make it to the game, you can listen to the Rebels play right here on WHDM 98.9fm beginning with the pregame show at 5:45pm.
McKenzie Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault
McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Officer Cody Coleman arrested Bart Edward Franks, age 31 of 15 Forrest Avenue of McKenzie, on Sunday, March 19th for aggravated assault.
The victim stated to police that she went to the hospital due to injuries sustained in the attack and that her attacker, identified as Franks, attacked her with a knife. The victim stated that Franks grabbed the knife and attacked her, but she managed to get away and drive herself to the emergency room.
Franks was then arrested for aggravated assault and transported the Carroll County Jail where he was placed on $10,000 bond.
Bethel's Ragtime Coming to the Dixie April 7th and 8th
Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Bethel University Renaissance Theatre will be presenting Ragtime the Musical at the Dixie in Huntingdon on Friday, April 7th at 7pm and on Saturday, April 8th at 2pm and 7pm.
This production is rated PG-13 which is suitable for children ages 13 and older. Bethel University, the Friends of the Dixie and FirstBank are sponsoring Ragtime at the Dixie.
Tickets cost $15 per person and you can get your tickets in person at the Dixie Box Office or online at dixiepac.net or by calling the Dixie at 986-2100.
You can also purchase your tickets to see Ragtime at the Dixie in Huntingdon by going to the Bethel University Renaissance website at www.bethelrenaissance.com.
Rebels Take on Bruceton in Baseball Action March 28th
McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rebels Baseball team will take on the Bruceton Tigers at home on Tuesday, March 28th at 5pm weather permitting. If you can’t make it to the game, you can listen to the Rebels play right here on WHDM 98.9fm beginning with the pregame show at 4:45pm.
UT Martin and Bethel Announce Guaranteed Interview Agreement
Martin, Tenn.- The University of Tennessee at Martin and Bethel University have finalized a guaranteed interview agreement for UT Martin students wishing to enter the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program at Bethel University.
UT Martin students who have completed prerequisite coursework required by the Bethel program, have a cumulative GPA at or above Bethel’s average accepted GPA from the previous year, take the GRE and receive a bachelor’s degree before Sept. 1st of the application year are eligible for a guaranteed interview to the physician assistant program.
This means students who meet these criteria and apply through the central application service for physician assistants will be able to bypass the initial screening process that is normally conducted by Bethel University. Students are not automatically offered acceptance into the program, but they will be able to advance immediately to the interview stage.
“Over the years we have had many UT Martin graduates enter our program, and they’ve all performed exceptionally well and have gone on to become competent and successful physician assistants,” said Jeff Wilbert, Bethel University director of clinical education. “UT Martin graduates have a good track record with us, and we want to help them succeed in their careers.”
The central application service for physician assistants, a third party verification service, will open for the 2017-2018 application cycle in April for students hoping to begin school in the fall of 2018.
For more information, contact Kristina Pitz, UT Martin health science pre-professional coordinator, at 731-881-7478, or Jeff Wilbert at 731-407-7659.
Get Your Tickets to Paint and Sip Event on March 30th
McKenzie, Tenn.- The Paint and Sip event that benefits the Carroll County Humane Society will be held on Thursday, March 30th at 6pm at the Wildwood Event Venue, which is located at 121 Union Church Road in McKenzie.
Tickets cost $35 per person and you must pre-purchase your tickets through the Carroll County Humane Society at www.paypal.me/cchstn.
When tickets are purchased, please go to the memo section of Paypal to indicate the painting you will be doing, the paintings are pre sketched. Space is limited, so call your friends and make your plans to attend the Paint and Sip event benefiting the CCHS.
Lady Rebels Defeat Lady Rockets in Softball Action
McKenzie, Tenn.- The
McKenzie Lady Rebels were victorious in their double header against the
Clarksburg Lady Rockets on Thursday with a 13-0 win in the first game and 14-0 in the
Both games were shortened due to mercy rule. Karli Brown,
freshmen hurler for the Lady Rebels pitched both games for a total of 6
innings and was perfect in the second game. Audrie Washburn had two
home runs in the first game and multiple hits were supplied by Alayna
Parrisha and Bailey Nelson. Senior Anna Comer had a triple in the
The Lady Rebels will be off next week during spring break, but they
will return to play on April 3 at McKenzie City Park when they face the Milan
Lady Bulldogs. The Lady Rebels April 8th Softball game will be broadcast on WHDM 98.9 FM beginning at
The McKenzie Baseball team was victorious over the Camden Lions winning by a score of 6-3 in a seven inning contest at McKenzie City Park and the Rebels will travel to play South Gibson on Friday, March 27th and on Monday, March 27th the Rebels will face the West Carroll War Eagles in Atwood.
McKenzie Woman Cited for Theft
McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Officer Frank McGee cited Regina C. Bryant, age 45 of 278 Magnolia Avenue of McKenzie, on Friday, March 17th for theft.
CHHS Holds Dog Massage Class on Sat. March 25th at 2pm
Huntingdon, Tenn.- The CCHS is holding a Dog Massage Class on Saturday, March 25th from 2pm to 3pm at Carroll Bank & Trust Community Room, located at 19510 West Main Street in Huntingdon.
At the Dog Massage Class you will receive instruction, training and will find out all of the helpful benefits of pet massage. Also for a $20 donation you will get a goody bag of seven Essential Oils to take home so you replicate the process and bring the benefits of pet massage home to your furry friend.
All of the supplies are included in the class and pets should be on leashes, but try not to bring your pets on retractable leashes. All of the proceeds from the Dog Massage class will benefit the Carroll County Humane Society.
The Carroll County Humane Society will also be selling tickets to the Saturday, April 8th Bow Wow at the Barn event, just see a CCHS volunteer for more details
CCHS Hosts Bingo Night on Sat. March 25th at 6pm
Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County Humane Society will host a night of Bingo on Saturday, March 25th from 6pm to 9pm at the Carroll Bank and Trust Community Building, which is located at 19510 West Main St in Huntingdon.
Admission is free and bingo cards are fifty cents each. The bingo cards come in sheets so you can play one or multiple cards each game, but you can only use each square once.
Concessions are available including Big Max BBQ, snacks and desserts. There will be Bingo with prizes including a grand prize $100 Walmart gift card that will be played for at 8:30pm.
The Carroll County Humane Society will also be selling tickets to the Saturday, April 8th Bow Wow at the Barn event, just see a CCHS volunteer for more details
Police Cite McKenzie Woman for Resisting Arrest
McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Officer Cody Coleman arrested Tonyka T. Clark, age 30 of 155 Forrest Avenue of McKenzie, on Monday, March 13th for aggravated burglary and resisting arrest.
Union City Man Cited for Driving on Revoked
McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Ptl. Jeremiah Brooks cited Jack James Glisson, age 58 of 217 N. Ury Street of Union City, on Wednesday, March 15th for driving on a suspended license first offense.
Lady Rebels Softball Takes on Clarksburg March 23rd
McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Lady Rebels Softball team will take on the Clarksburg Lady Rockets at home on Thursday, March 23rd at 5pm weather permitting. If you can’t make it to the game, you can listen to the Lady Rebels play right here on WHDM 98.9fm beginning with the pregame show at 4:45pm.
MPD Cite Henry Man for Possession
McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Sgt. Kyle Beauchamp cited David Lee Sanders, age 44 of 71 Peebles Street of Henry on Tuesday, March 14th for simple possession of a schedule VI substance.
Lifeline Blood Drive in McKenzie on Tues. March 21st
A former Bethel University student giving blood at Tuesday's blood drive. (David Jackson photo)
McKenzie, Tenn.- The Lifeline Blood Drive will be held at Crisp Arena on Bethel University’s McKenzie Campus until 6pm on Tuesday, March 21st. So stop by and give blood at today's blood drive.
Rebels Play Mustangs in Baseball Action on Tues. March 21st
McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rebels Baseball team will take on the Huntingdon Mustangs at home on Tuesday, March 21st at 5pm weather permitting. If you can’t make it to the game, you can listen to the game right here on WHDM 98.9fm beginning with the pregame show at 4:45pm.
Lady Rebels Softball Defeats Dresden
McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Lady Rebel Softball team gave up three runs to visiting Dresden Lady Lions in the first inning but still came out on top outscoring the Lady Lions 14 to 4 on Monday evening.
The Lady Rebels scored three runs in the second inning and didn’t look back. They scored 4 runs in the fourth and sixth innings. They combined for 12 hits on the evening with Amberleigh Cooper, Anna Comer, and winning pitcher Audrie Washburn all getting multiple hits in the game.
The McKenzie Lady Rebels are 5-2 on the season.
McKenzie Man Arrested on Multiple Charges
Paris, Tenn.- According to a report from the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, Cpl. Brian Davis arrested Brandon T. Tyler, age 25 of 805 North Main Street of McKenzie on Wednesday, March 8th for failure to appear. Tyler was placed on $1,500 bond.
Deputy John Kresenski also arrested Tyler for violation of probation on Thursday, March 9th. Tyler was placed on $22,355 bond for the violation of probation charge.
Bethel Student Competes in Bassmasters Classic This Weekend
Houston, Texas- Fifty-two of the world’s best bass anglers will head to Houston this week to compete for more than $1 million in the 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods, and fans will be able to follow the action as it happens.
Bethel University student angler John Garrett is preparing to fish in the biggest angling event of his career as he competes in the 2017 Bass Masters Classic which will be held on Friday, March 24th through Sunday, March 26th in Houston, Texas. Expo hours are Friday, March 24, noon to 8pm; Saturday, March 25, 10am to 7pm; Sunday, March 26, 10am to 4pm. All events are free and open to the public.
Garrett won the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Classic Bracket, which helped him qualify for a chance to compete in the Bass Masters Classic.
Each day of competition there will have six hours of coverage from 8am to 11am and 12:30pm to 3:30pm Eastern Time. You can watch the tournament leaders catch bass in real time on the exclusive Classic LIVE program on Bassmaster.com and simulcast on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app, just check your local listings.
Facebook Live broadcasts will be added to the coverage this year, on the B.A.S.S. Facebook page, including coverage of takeoff on Day 1, the Toyota Mid-Day Report all three days around noon, and the press conference with the Top 6 anglers after each competition day.
Also on Bassmaster.com, fans can keep up with every fish caught through BASSTrakk, a real-time leaderboard that shows each angler’s catch according to estimates of marshals assigned to each competitor’s boat. In addition, on-the-water reporters provide a running commentary on the action in the Live Blog.
Burn Permits Required Now Through May
Carroll County, Tenn.- The Carroll County Forestry Office wanted to remind residents that burn permits are required now through May 15th.
Anyone wanting to burn something outside must secure a burn permit from the Division of Forestry. Burn permits are required for anyone starting an open-air fire within 500 feet of a forest, grassland, or woodland.
Burn permits are not required for those using containers to burn something. An acceptable container would be to use a metal barrel with a half inch mesh screen cover. To obtain a free burn permit you can call the Carroll County Forestry Office at 731-986-5550.
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