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Tosh Farms Softball Travel Tourney is Friday and Saturday

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie On-Deck Club will be hosting the 2017 Tosh Farms Softball Classic 16 to 18u Travel Tournament, as six teams will compete to be this year's champion, with tournament action beginning on Friday August 4th and running through Saturday, August  5th at McKenzie City Park. 

The six teams that will compete in the Travel Tournament will be the Tennessee Wildcats, Tennessee Outlaws, Tennessee Fusion, West Kentucky Force, West Tennessee Reign and Team Gas.

On Friday night beginning at 6:30pm three games will be held and Saturday morning the pool play will begin at 10am with tournament action to declare a champion beginning at 2pm. Money raised at the fundraiser will benefit  the McKenzie Lady Rebel High School and Middle School Softball Teams and the event is sponsored by Tosh Farms.


McKenzie Woman Arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Ptl. Steven Scott cited Tina Padin, age 33 of Hamilton Street of McKenzie, on Sunday for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Ptl. Scott was dispatched to a call about an unresponsive person. When he arrived he found Padin laying underneath some pillows in the room. Padin was unresponsive at first but she eventually did get up as EMS arrived at the scene to examine Padin.

Ptl. Scott asked if he could search the room and Padin consented to a search of the room where Ptl. Scott found two meth pipes and a grinder in the room. Padin was then cited for the following offense.

One Arrested, Another Cited for Driving Offenses

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to reports from the McKenzie Police Department, Officer Jeremiah Brooks arrested Danny Hall, age 73 of West End Avenue of McKenzie, on Friday for his second driving under the influence offense, driving on a suspended license and joyriding.

In another report, Ptl. Steven Scott cited Malik Flagg, age 20 of Old Castle Drive of Mufreesboro, on Monday for driving on a revoked license and speeding 60mph in a 40mph zone.

Police Arrest Two Martin People

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Officer Jeremiah Brooks arrested Michael McClellan, age 29 of Summer Street of Martin, on Tuesday for driving on a suspended license second offense. Also arrested was Kristin McClellan, age 27 of Summer Street of Martin, for simple possession of a schedule IV substance and introduction of contraband into a Penal Facility.

Officer Brooks received a call from dispatch to assist the Huntingdon Police Department in apprehending two suspects traveling down Highway 22 for a possible theft at a store in Huntingdon. Officer Brooks saw the vehicle matching the discription of the suspects vehicle and he intiated a traffic stop of the vehicle.

Officer Brooks spoke to the driver identified as Michael McClellan, who was found to be driving on a suspended license and Officer Brooks placed Michael McClellan under arrest. Kristin McClellan was also taken into to custody in regards to the theft at the Huntingdon store.

 

When asked if either subject had contraband on them, both McClellans denied having anything. While at the Carroll County Jail, a search of Kristin McClellan’s purse revealed that she had a few Xanax pills in her purse. Kristin McClellan was then charged with the following offenses.

 

Julilet  & the Romeos Performs at Nights on Broadway on Thursday

McKenzie, Tenn.- Juliet & the Romeos will be performing at the City of McKenzie’s Nights on Broadway this Thursday, August 3rd  from 7pm to 9pm on Broadway in downtown McKenzie.

In the event of rain, Nights on Broadway will be moved to the Park Theatre. On Thursday, stop by downtown McKenzie for a fun night of music provided by Juliet & the Romeos.

Nights on Broadway is sponsored by the Bank of Gleason, Campbell Well Drilling, Carroll Bank & Trust, City of McKenzie, Diversified Contractors Inc., Merchants Outlet Mall, McKenzie Banking Company, Super Drugs, Westan Insurance Group and Williams Furniture.

McKenzie Woman Arrested on Multiple Charges

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Ptl. Steven Scott arrested Stephanie Houston, age 38 of County Highway 423 of McKenzie, on Saturday for assault, resisting arrest and indecent exposure.


MSSD BOE Purchasing More Chromebooks with Lenovo Lease


McKenzie Special School District Board of Education. (Cassie Walsh photos)

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Special School District Board of Education met Tuesday night and the board approved to enter into a 3 year lease agreement with Lenovo.

The school system will buy an additional 125 Chromebooks and if anything goes wrong with the computers or the hardware becomes outdated, Lenovo will take care of everything. The cost of the computers is $7.27 per month per computer, but that helps eliminate a lot of waste for the school system that comes with trying to get rid of old hardware and equipment.

Last year the school system purchased Chromebooks through Lenovo and they wanted to continue using them when purchasing new computers for the school system to use.

MSSD BOE Pass Several Policies for the Upcoming School Year

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Special School District Board of Education met Tuesday and the board discussed new policies that will take effect in the upcoming school year in order to be compliance with new policy standards released by the state board of education.

The Board of Education considered for approval, on first reading, the following amendments to the McKenzie Special School District Board of Education Policy Manual which include Credit Recovery, which this a new state policy but  this the same policy that the MSSD Board of Education passed last year.

The board also passed the Interscholastic Athletics policy, which means that if a national holiday is observed by the school and parents of a student, who plays sports, can excuse the student from sports practice or whatever is happening on that day so long as the coach is notified 3 days prior. This also means that coaches cannot make students do extra work for missing that session. The school system also stated that the MSSD will not tolerate any form of hazing.

Other policies approved include that teachers will get $200 to spend on their own classrooms, since the state has done away with teachers having to pool $100 of the $200 they got from the state like in year’s past. The MSSD BOE also approved a new policy that gives a student an extra 3 points for those students in honors, dual credit, college classes or advanced placement in order to equal out the grading structure for those students.

Another policy the board passed was to remove the 90 day restriction period for retired teachers who want to substitute, which is a change in the state board of education policy. Now retired teachers who want to substitute can substitute as long as the school wants them to.

MSSD BOE Welcomes Renfro as the New Student Board Rep


McKenzie Special School District Director of School Lynn Watkins along with Emma Renfro who is the new Student Board Representative. (Cassie Walsh photos)

McKenzie, Tenn.- At Tuesday, McKenzie Special School District Board of Education meeting the MSSD Board of Education officially welcomed Emma Renfro who will the 2017-18 Student Board Representative.

Man in Critical Condition After Shooting in McKenzie on Sunday

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a press release from the McKenzie Police Department, on Sunday, July 30th a thirty-one year old male was shot multiple times and was critically injured in Walnut Circle.

The McKenzie Police Department received a 911 call at 12:39am stating that shots had been fired in Walnut Circle in McKenzie. While officers were responding to the call, the Dispatcher received a second 911call stating that someone had been shot at that location.

Responding officers arrived at the scene and found Bryan Michael Townes, age 31, bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds. Townes was conscious, but he had difficulty speaking,due to gunshot wounds to his face. The victim was transported by ambulance to the McKenzie Regional Hospital. Townes was then LifeFlighted to a Nashville hospital,where he was admitted in critical condition.

If anyone has any information about this shooting, please call the McKenzie Police Department at 352-2264 or 352-2265.

McKenzie Industrial Board Holding Job Fair on Wed. Aug. 9th

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Industrial Development will hold a Job Fair on Wednesday, August 9th from 1pm to 4pm at McKenzie City Hall, which is located at 2470 Cedar Street.

Companies that are looking to hire at the Job Fair include: Campbell Arms Manufacturing, Hamilton-Ryker, Profile Metal Forming, Allegion Republic Builders, Cutting Specialist, Inc. and Dilla’s Sewing.

Tosh Farms Softball Travel Tournament is Aug. 4th and 5th

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie On-Deck Club will be hosting the 2017 Tosh Farms Softball Classic 16 to 18u Travel Tournament, as six teams will compete to be this year's champion, with tournament action beginning on Friday August 4th and running through Saturday, August  5th at McKenzie City Park. 

The six teams that will compete in the Travel Tournament will be the Tennessee Wildcats, Tennessee Outlaws, Tennessee Fusion, West Kentucky Force, West Tennessee Reign and Team Gas.

On Friday night beginning at 6:30pm three games will be held and Saturday morning the pool play will begin at 10am with tournament action to declare a champion beginning at 2pm. Money raised at the fundraiser will benefit  the McKenzie Lady Rebel High School and Middle School Softball Teams and the event is sponsored by Tosh Farms.

Julilet  & the Romeos Performs at Nights on Broadway on Aug. 3rd

McKenzie, Tenn.- Juliet & the Romeos will be performing at the City of McKenzie’s Nights on Broadway this Thursday, August 3rd  from 7pm to 9pm on Broadway in downtown McKenzie.

In the event of rain, Nights on Broadway will be moved to the Park Theatre. On Thursday, stop by downtown McKenzie for a fun night of music provided by Juliet & the Romeos.

Nights on Broadway is sponsored by the Bank of Gleason, Campbell Well Drilling, Carroll Bank & Trust, City of McKenzie, Diversified Contractors Inc., Merchants Outlet Mall, McKenzie Banking Company, Super Drugs, Westan Insurance Group and Williams Furniture.

Register for the Mobile Phone Photography Class at the Dixie on August 10th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Mobile Phone Photography Workshop will be held on Thursday, August 10th from 6pm to 8:30pm at the Dixie in Huntingdon. The cost of the class is $25.

Not long ago a camera was a camera, an audio recorder was an audio recorder, and a phone was a phone. That has changed. “Convergence” is all around us.

The quality and capabilities of mobile phone cameras continues to improve at an amazing rate. Once a photograph has been taken, image files may be enhanced in a variety of ways. But as amazing as mobile phone cameras are becoming, they are still simply an extension of the ones holding them.

Cameras don’t make photographs, people do. Jim Veneman will host this class and focus on using this amazing device to make compelling, storytelling images beyond "selfies."

To Register for the Selfie class just call the Dixie Box Office at 986-2100.

Burger Bash in Carroll County is August 8th

Carroll County, Tenn.- The Carroll County Burger Bash which benefits the Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse of Carroll County will be held on Tuesday, August 8th from 4pm to 7pm.

Make plans to enjoy McDonald's for dinner and 20% of the proceeds will be donated to the Carroll County Carl Perkins Center. Kids can visit with Ronald McDonald in McKenzie from 4pm to 5pm and in Huntingdon from 6pm to 7pm.

So on Tuesday, August 8th take the worry out of dinner while supporting a great cause at the Carroll County Burger Bash from 4pm to 7pm.

Serving Up Ice Cream and an Antique Car and Tractor Show at the Ice Cream Social in Paris


Kids lined up to see who could eat the most ice cream at the kids ice cream eating contest. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Paris, Tenn.- Hundreds of people from the community came out to socialize, eat ice cream, look at antique cars and tractors and watch a few contest 8th Annual Downtown Paris Ice Cream Social and Antique Car and Tractor Show on Saturday. Kathy Ray, Executive Director of the Downtown Paris Association, said, “It was a record breaking day and we even ran out of parking downtown which was a great sign.”


WMUF/WLZK's own David Jackson explains to Mary Jones about what prize she could win after spinning the wheel at the WMUF/WLZK booth on Saturday. (Cassie Walsh photos)

The Ice Cream Social and Car Show was a great chance for kids and adults to socialize with friends and neighbors, play games, look at antique cars and tractors and most importantly eat ice cream all for a good cause. Many of the kids enjoyed bouncing and sliding down the inflatables along with eating lots of ice cream.


Spectators looking at the newest addition to the DPA Ice Cream Social and Antique Car,which was opening the car show to include tractors. (Cassie Walsh photos)

The Ice Cream Eating Contests started off with the youth followed by the adults. Each youth contestants had to eat as many individual ice cream cups as they could within the three minute time limit and each adult contestant had to be the fastest at eating 1.5 quarts of ice cream. And the winner of the Kids Ice Cream Eating Contest was Wyatt Jones, who managed to eat 7 cups of ice cream in three minutes.


Molly Jackson along with her parents from Comer Farms presented Wyatt Jones with the A La Mode Gift Certificate after he won the Adult Ice Cream Eating Contest. (Cassie Walsh photos)

And for the third time the winner of the Adult Ice Cream Eating Contest was Brian Tower who was the fastest at eating 1.5 quarts of ice cream. The ice cream eating contests were sponsored by Comer Farms.


Molly Jackson along with her parents from Comer Farms presented Brian Tower with the A La Mode Gift Certificate after he won the Adult Ice Cream Eating Contest. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Seventeen kids competed in the Youth Frozen T-shirt Contest as the contest became a race to the finish to see which kid could get their frozen T-shirt on first. The Kids Frozen T-Shirt Contest winner in 1st place was Drea Lovett, 2nd place Nate Case and 3rd place was Mary Allison Griffey.  Drea Lovett won the $25 prize, Nate Case won the $15 prize and Mary Allison Griffey won the $10 prize.


David Jackson and Janice Benton of WMUF/WLZK Radio presented the awards to Nate Case, Drea Lovett and Mary Allison Griffey who were the winners of the Kids Frozen T-Shirt Contest. (Cassie Walsh photos)

The Adult Frozen T-shirt Contest provided lots of entertainment as well for the crowd. Richard Sullivan came in 1st place and won the $25 prize. Jonathon Tull came in 2nd place winning the $15 prize and Scott Henderson came in 3rd place winning the $10 prize.


Scott Henderson, Richard Sullivan and Jonathon Tull winners of the WMUF/WLZK Adult Frozen T-Shirt Contest. (Cassie Walsh photos)

T-Shirts for the contest were donated by Hulmes Sporting Goods and were sponsored by WMUF/WLZK/WRQR.

All of the proceeds from the event benefited the Henry County Arts Council and the Downtown Paris Association.

CC RV Park Rates 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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