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News Director Nicki Cronkright

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McKenzie Middle Defeats Bruceton Middle 44-6

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Middle School Rebels defeated the Bruceton Middle School Tigers on Thursday night 44-6. McKenzie Middle now goes to 2-1 on the season. The McKenzie Middle School Rebels will play the West Carroll Middle School War Eagles on Thursday, August 31st.


Rebels vs. War Eagles on Friday at 7pm

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rebels will face the West Carroll War Eagles in Atwood on Friday, August 25th at 7pm.

The pregame show will begin at 6:30pm and you can listen to the Rebels play right here on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am, online at whdmradio.com, or you can listen to the game by calling 712-432-5742. Just remember that if you listen to the game by phone, standard rates do apply.


Southern Fried and Sweet Tea Festival Comes to an End Saturday

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Southern Fried and Sweet Tea Festival will be happening in Downtown McKenzie on Tuesday, August 22nd through Saturday, August 26th.

On Saturday, August 26th there will be plenty of children’s activities including a pet zoo and carnival rides. Crafts will be at Veteran’s Park starting at 10am and Coffee on the Square including coffee and cornhole will also begin at 10am.

On Saturday performances on the Broadway stage kick off with Jon and Anna Eaton performing at 1pm. Ruthanna Hollis performs at 1:30pm, Brandon Powers performs at 2pm, Tera Townsend performs at 2:45pm and Ken Mallard performs at 3:30pm.

The Tennessee River Band will perform at 5pm, The Real Hooks will perform at 6:30pm and Kelly McGrath will all be performing at 8pm on Saturday.

A Night With Tim Priest is Saturday, August 26th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Huntingdon Quarterbacks Club will be presenting A Night with Tim Priest on Saturday, August 26th at 6pm at the Huntingdon High School Gym, located at 475 Mustang Drive in Huntingdon.

Tim Priest was a Huntingdon Mustang Quarterback in 1964-66, a Tennessee Vols 1968-1970 and is the current color analyst for Vol Radio Network.

The meal will begin at 6pm followed by Guest Speaker Tim Priest. The cost of the ticket is $50 and includes a meal and the event. Tickets can be purchased at the Huntingdon Termite and Pest Control, located at 122 2nd Avenue, Beyond the Ivy located at 12834 Paris Street, Watson Lumber located at 114 West Paris Street or at the Huntingdon Board of Education located at 585 High Street in Huntingdon.

Southern Fried Funnies on Saturday at 2pm

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Carroll Arts will be presenting the Southern Fried Funnies on on Saturday, August 26th at the Park Theatre in Downtown McKenzie.

Tickets for the show cost $5 at the door. The show will feature some of Carroll County’s wackiest citizens along with toe tapping music.

American Legion Post #47 Car and Truck Show is Saturday

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The American Legion Post #47 in Huntingdon will hold their first Car and Truck Show on Saturday, August 26th from 9am to 2pm at the Carroll County Civic Center, located at 201 Mustang Drive in Huntingdon.

Judging will begin at 11am and the entry fees for the 1st car is $15 and $10 for each additional entry. Concessions will be available. Drawings include 50/50 tickets for $1 each or 6 kids’ prize drawings for $5 which will held be at 2pm.

Dance with the Trail Blazer will be from 6pm to 9pm and admission will be at the door. Concessions will also be available at the Dance with the Trail Blazer.

Proceeds from the event will benefit  Wounded Warriors. For more information call Richard Amidon at 731-986-9456 or Bobby Russom at 731-439-6773.

McKenzie Middle vs. Bruceton Middle on Thursday at 6:30pm

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Middle School Rebels will play Bruceton Middle Tigers at home on Thursday, August 24th at 6:30pm.

The pregame show will start at 6:15pm and you can listen to the Rebels play right here on WHDM 98.9 fm, 1440 am, online at whdmradio.com, or by calling 712-432-5742. Just remember if you listen to the game by phone, standard rates do apply. The game will also be simulcast on our sister station WLZK 94.1fm.

Stop by the McKenzie Southern Fried and Sweet Tea Festival on Thursday and Friday for Music and Fun

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Southern Fried and Sweet Tea Festival will be happening in Downtown McKenzie on Tuesday, August 22nd through Saturday, August 26th.

On Wednesday, August 23rd at 7pm you can enjoy a Good Ole Southern Gospel Singing featuring The Joylanders at the First Baptist Church and admission to the show is free.

The Carroll Arts will be presenting the Southern Fried Funnies on Thursday, August 24th at 7pm at the Park Theatre in Downtown McKenzie.  Tickets for the show cost $5 at the door. The show will feature some of Carroll County’s wackiest citizens along with toe tapping music.

On Friday, August 25th Opening Ceremonies will be begin at 6pm featuring performances by Derek Fields and Matt, Short & Parks. Also on Friday kids will get to enjoy plenty of carnival rides.

Performances on the Broadway stage will begin with Derek Fields performing at 6:30pm on Friday and Matt, Short & Parks will also perform at 8:15pm on Friday.

Several Cited on Driving Offenses Last Week

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to reports from the McKenzie Police Department, Ptl. Steven Scott arrested Michael Cunningham, age 33 of Walnut Circle of McKenzie, on Friday for his 2nd driving on a suspended license offense.

Sgt. Jeff Winberry cited Christian Thompson, age 27 of Sylvan Avenue of Chattanooga, on Friday for driving on a suspended license and speeding 64mph in a 45mph zone.

Officer Jeremiah Brooks cited Whitney Kirkpatrick, age 20 of North Main Street of McKenzie, on Wednesday for driving on a suspended license.

HTC Approve Repair Bill and Police Cruiser Purchase


(Cassie Walsh photos)

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Huntingdon Town Council met Tuesday night and approved a few purchases for the town.

The Huntingdon Town Council approved to pay the bill for the Utility Department Backhoe repair, which is currently at the repair shop and the cost for repair is approximately $20,000.

The repair line item will be amended at mid-year for the cost of this repair with funds from a capital project line item per Public Works Director Randy Crossett.

The Town Council also approved  to give the Police Department authorization to purchase one used 2012 Dodge Charger police vehicle from Missouri State Highway Patrol at a cost of $10,500 from the Drug Fund. The purchase of the vehicle is in the FY18 Drug Fund budget.


HTC Approve Engineering Proposal for Flooding Areas

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Town Council approved the Engineering proposal from Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, Inc. for the culvert replacement in flooding areas. The estimate for the proposal is $9,800. The West Tennessee River Basin will pay $5,000 and the Town of Huntingdon will pay $4,800.

HTC Recognizes Babe Ruth All-Star and State Champion Team


Pictured bottom row L-R: Grant Bartholomew, Sam Parish, Jeb Atkinson, Aden Hutcherson, Hunter Britt and Luke Furr.  Pictured top row L-R: Mayor Dale Kelley, Konnor Pearson, Blake Bradley, Brett Huss, Dillon Mann, Reed Jones and coach Taylor McCarty. Not pictured: Jace Lowe, Peyton Collins and Cade Wood, and coaches Trevor Bradley and Trevor Burlison. (Cassie Walsh photo)

 

Huntingdon, Tenn.- At the Huntingdon Town Council on Tuesday the council gave a special recognition to the 2017 Huntingdon Jr. Babe Ruth All-Stars and State Champions.

The team included: Grant Bartholomew, Sam Parish, Jeb Atkinson, Aden Hutcherson, Hunter Britt, Luke Furr, Konnor Pearson, Blake Bradley, Brett Huss, Dillon Mann, Reed Jones, Jace Lowe, Peyton Collins and Cade Wood. The team was coached by Trevor Bradley, Trevor Burlison and Manager Taylor McCarty.


HTC Recognizes 10U All-Star Team


Pictured bottomrow L-R: Caleb Ezell, Brady Warbritton, Owen Kreuziger, Broox Bennett, Shawn Simpson and Silas Sharpe. Pictured top row L-R: EJ Lewis, Easton Byars, Graham Bartholomew, Gray Eubanks, Braylin Dearmon and Braylon Rich, Mayor Dale Kelley and coaches Michael Sharpe, Clint Ezell and Chad Byars. (Cassie Walsh photo)

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Huntingdon Town Council on Tuesday night gave recognition to the 2017 Huntingdon 10U All-Star team.

The team included: Caleb Ezell, Brady Warbritton, Owen Kreuziger, Broox Bennett, Shawn Simpson, Silas Sharpe, EJ Lewis, Easton Byars, Graham Bartholomew, Gray Eubanks, Braylin Dearmon and Braylon Rich. The team was coached by Michael Sharpe, Clint Ezell and Chad Byars.


One Killed, Two Injured in Wreck on Hwy 79 on Monday

Paris, Tenn.- Lt. Brad Wilbanks of the Tennessee Highway Patrol has released information on the fatality accident that occurred Monday afternoon on Hwy. 79 near the Old State Hwy. 76 intersection.

Stacey L. Couturier, age 37 of McKenzie, was killed in the accident as a passenger in a 2001 Chevy SUV when the SUV attempted to pass on the right emergency lane as a tractor trailer was making a right turn onto a field road. The vehicles collided.

The driver of the SUV, Matthew A. Griffin, age 33 of Martin, was also injured as was the driver of the tractor trailer Billy E. Osburn, age 42 of Paris.

Trooper Caleb Cooper worked the accident scene with assistance from Henry County Deputies and other emergency responders. Attempts to find information on the injured persons have been unsuccessful so far.

American Legion Post #47 Car and Truck Show is Aug. 26th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The American Legion Post #47 in Huntingdon will hold their first Car and Truck Show on Saturday, August 26th from 9am to 2pm at the Carroll County Civic Center, located at 201 Mustang Drive in Huntingdon.

Judging will begin at 11am and the entry fees for the 1st car is $15 and $10 for each additional entry. Concessions will be available. Drawings include 50/50 tickets for $1 each or 6 kids’ prize drawings for $5 which will held be at 2pm.

Dance with the Trail Blazer will be from 6pm to 9pm and admission will be at the door. Concessions will also be available at the Dance with the Trail Blazer.

Proceeds from the event will benefit  Wounded Warriors. For more information call Richard Amidon at 731-986-9456 or Bobby Russom at 731-439-6773.

Get Your Tickets to A Night With Tim Priest on August 26th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Huntingdon Quarterbacks Club will be presenting A Night with Tim Priest on Saturday, August 26th at 6pm at the Huntingdon High School Gym, located at 475 Mustang Drive in Huntingdon.

Tim Priest was a Huntingdon Mustang Quarterback in 1964-66, a Tennessee Vols 1968-1970 and is the current color analyst for Vol Radio Network.

The meal will begin at 6pm followed by Guest Speaker Tim Priest. The cost of the ticket is $50 and includes a meal and the event. Tickets can be purchased at the Huntingdon Termite and Pest Control, located at 122 2nd Avenue, Beyond the Ivy located at 12834 Paris Street, Watson Lumber located at 114 West Paris Street or at the Huntingdon Board of Education located at 585 High Street in Huntingdon.

McKenzie Middle vs. Bruceton Middle is August 24th

McKenzie, Tenn.- County wide football coverage continues on Thursday, August 24th at the McKenzie Middle School Rebels will play Bruceton Middle Tigers at home at 6:30pm.

The pregame show will start at 6:15pm and you can listen to the Rebels play right here on WHDM 98.9 fm, 1440 am, online at whdmradio.com, or by calling 712-432-5742. You can also listen to the game on our sister station WLZK 94.1fm.


Wreck on Hwy. 79 Between Henry and McKenzie Causes Major Traffic Jam


(Janice Benton photo)

Henry, Tenn.-A severe wreck on Hwy. 79 between Henry and McKenzie has caused a backup in traffic. If you are taking Hwy. 79 South going towards McKenzie you will need to take an alternate route. No information about injuries from the wreck is available at this time.

Rebels Fall to Mustangs in Season Opener 34-0

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rebels battled their Carroll County rivals the Huntingdon Mustangs in the season opener on Friday, but the Mustangs defeated the Rebels 34-0.

In the 1st quarter, Huntingdon Mustang quarterback Kade Pearson took it in for the 25yd rushing touchdown leading the Rebels 7-0 with 4:47 left in the first quarter. Tyrese Mebane for the Mustangs scored a 16yd rushing touchdown, but missed the point after as the Mustangs still lead the Rebels 13-0.

Huntingdon’s Kade Pearson threw a 12yd touchdown pass to Tyrese Mebane and the 2pt. conversion after the touchdown was good. With 4:32 left in the 1st quarter Huntingdon led the Rebels 21-0. Both team were unable to score in the 2nd and 3rd quarter as the Mustangs still led the Rebels 21-0.

In the 4th quarter, Huntingdon’s Kade Pearson threw an 11yd touchdown pass to Elijah Wilkerson with 9:18 left to go in the 4th quarter as Huntingdon led McKenzie 28-0. With 5:54 left in the quarter Huntingdon’s Brandon Lawton ran it for the 22yd Mustang touchdown, but the point after was no good. The final score was the Huntingdon Mustangs 34,  McKenzie Rebels 0.

Final stats McKenzie had 9 1st downs, 59yds passing, 25yds rushing and 52 plays for 84yds of total offense. Huntingdon had 20 1st downs, 165yds passing, 210yds rushing and 52 plays for 381yds of total offense.

The McKenzie Rebels go to 0-1 on the season as the Huntingdon Mustangs go to 1-0 on the season. 

The McKenzie Rebels will face the West Carroll War Eagles  in Atwood on Friday, August 25th at 7pm.

Get Your Tickets for Bluegrass and BBQ at the Southern Fried and Sweet Tea Festival Kick Off on Tuesday

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Southern Fried and Sweet Tea Festival will be happening in Downtown McKenzie on Tuesday, August 22nd through Saturday, August 26th.

On Tuesday, August 22nd stop by the Farmer’s Market at 6pm for Bluesgrass and BBQ featuring No Time Flatt. Tickets for the show cost $20 and for kids 10 and under tickets cost $10. You can purchase tickets from any Act II member or at McKenzie City Hall.


Upcoming Show at the Dixie Go On Sale Monday

Huntingdon, Tenn.- Tickets for upcoming events in 2017 at the Dixie in Huntingdon will be going on sale beginning Monday, August 21st. Upcoming shows at the Dixie include: Guy Penrod, Hotel California:A Salute to The Eagles, Sara Evans, Marty Stuart and Christmas on Broadway with Kellye Cash, Bill Anderson.

Tickets for the Guy Penrod show on Saturday, October 7th at 2pm cost $35. Tickets for Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles show on Saturday, October 21th at 7:30pm cost $35. Tickets for the Sara Evans show on Saturday, November 4th at 7:30pm cost $50,  $60 or $100.

Tickets for Marty Stuart on Saturday, December 2nd at 2pm cost $35. And tickets for Christmas on Broadway with Kellye Cash, Bill Anderson on Saturday, December 16th at 7pm cost $15.

For a complete list of ticket and showtime information you can visit the Dixie's website at dixiepac.net or by following them on Facebook.

To purchase tickets or for show time information you can visit the Dixie at 191 Court Square in Huntingdon open Monday through Friday 10am to 4pm, online at dixiepac.net or by calling the Dixie at 731-986-2100.

Veterans Memorial Wall Coming to Paris on Labor Day Weekend

Paris, Tenn.- On Labor Day weekend, The Paris Henry County Chamber of Commerce will be bringing “The Moving Wall” a Vietnam Veterans Memorial to the Eiffel Tower Park, located at 1020 Maurice Fields Drive in Paris.

The Moving Wall will be available 24 hours a day beginning at 1pm on Thursday, August 31st until 1pm on Monday, September 4th. There will be an opening ceremony on Thursday, August 31st at 5pm and the closing ceremony will be held at Noon on Monday, September 4th. The exhibit and ceremonies are open to the public.

Local Veterans organizations, National Guard Members, and community members will serve as volunteers.

For more information on the moving wall, visit www.themovingwall.org. For more information on the local event visit the chamber’s website at www.paristnchamber.com

McKenzie High and County Wide Football Schedule Released

 

Huntingdon, Tenn.- County-Wide football kicks off on Thursday, August 17th. The 2017 County-Wide Football broadcast schedule will be as follows: on Thursday, August 17th McKenzie will play Huntingdon in Huntingdon beginning with the pregame show at 6:15pm. The McKenzie vs Huntingdon will be broadcast on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am.

Also Inman will play HCMS in Barton on Thursday, August 17th at 6:15pm. The Inman vs HCMS will be broadcast on WLZK 94.1fm with the pregame show beginning at 6:15pm. All other county wide football games will be simulcast on WLZK 94.1fm and WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am.

On Thursday, August 24th Bruceton will play McKenzie in McKenzie with the pregame show at 6:15pm. On Thursday, August 31st McKenzie will play West Carroll in McKenzie with the pregame show at 6:15pm. On Thursday, September 21stGrove will play Dyer County at HCHS beginning with the pregame show at 6:15pm. And on Thursday, September 28th Camden will face McKenzie in McKenzie with the pregame show at 6:15pm. All pre-game show times are subject to change.

The 2017 McKenzie High School Football Schedule is as follows: Friday, August 18th: Rebels face Huntingdon in Huntingdon at 7pm. Pregame show starts at 6:30pm. Friday, August 25th:  Rebels face West Carroll in Atwood at 7pm. Pregame show starts at 6:30pm.

Friday, September 1st: McKenzie has a bye week. Friday, September 8th: Rebels face Scotts Hill at Home at 7:30pm. Pregame show starts at 7pm. Friday, September 15th: Rebels face TCA at Home at 7:30pm. Pregame show starts at 7pm. Friday, September 22nd: Rebels face Waverly at Home at 7:30pm. Pregame show starts at 7pm. Friday, September 29th: Rebels face Halls at Home at 7:30pm. Pregame show starts at 7pm.

Friday, October 6th: Rebels face Adamsville in Adamsville at 7pm. Pregame show starts at 6:30pm. Friday, October 13th:  Rebels face Trenton at Home at 7:30pm. Pregame show starts at 7pm. Friday, October 20th: Rebels face Union City in Union City at 7pm. Pregame show starts at 6:30pm. Friday, October 27th: Rebels face Gibson County in Dyer at 7:30pm. Pregame show starts at 7pm.

You can listen to the Rebels play right here on WHDM 98.9 fm, 1440 am, online at whdmradio.com, or you can listen to the game by calling 712-432-5742. Just remember that if you listen to the game by phone, standard rates do apply.

Carroll County RV Park Rates Until October 30th are Released

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County 1000 Acre camping rates have been set which include costs for night, monthly and annual rates for camping at the new RV park that was established by the Carroll County Watershed Authority.

The rates are $35 daily, $175 weekly, $350 monthly, and $2,000 annually.

Rates are slightly less for campers 62 and older. The camping season season is from March 1st to October 30th.

Rules include a minimum of two nights stay on weekends and three nights on holidays; quiet hours are 11pm to 6am, there is a  speed limit of 15mph, no alcoholic beverages are allowed, check-in is 4pm and checkout time is 3pm.

There have also been rules set at the camp regarding pets. Pets must be a leash of six feet or shorter and under physical control at all times. The owner must clean up after pets and the pets are not allowed in swimming areas, restrooms, and shower buildings.

 

 


 

 

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