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Saturday is the Last Day to Drop Off Angel Tree Gifts at the CCHS

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Carroll County Humane Society is hosting its annual Angel Tree from now until Saturday, December 23rd. Please come by the shelter at 21822 Highway 22 in McKenzie and choose your very own angel. The shelter is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 1:30pm and on Saturday from 10am to 3pm.

Every animal in the care of Carroll County Humane Society will be represented on the tree along with the animals in the care of the McKenzie City Shelter. All gifts should be delivered to Carroll County Humane Society no later than 1pm on Saturday, December 23rd. The Carroll County Humane Society will be closed on Sunday, December 24th and Monday, December 25th.

A general list of items needed by the Carroll County Humane Society for cats/kittens include: Purina Cat Chow, Purina Kitten Chow, canned cat and kitten food (pate style), cat treats, cat beds, scratching posts, cat toys and baby blankets.

A general list of items needed by the Carroll County Humane Society for puppies and dogs you can get: Diamond Maintenance Dog Food and Diamond Puppy Food that can be found at Power Supply/McKenzie Feed and Grain, Tractor Supply and Rural King; canned dog and puppy food, Made in the USA dog treats, sturdy toys (like Kong or Nylabone brand), rope toys, tennis balls and toys for small dogs/puppies, fleece throws and cedar or pine shavings.

Don’t forget Christmas is the time of giving so give and pick an angel from the Carroll County Humane Society’s Angel Tree to help provide supplies for the friends at the Carroll County Humane Society.

McKenzie Woman Cited for Driving Offenses

McKenzie, Tenn.-According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Officer Steven Scott cited Karen Sexton, age 41 of Elwood Street of McKenzie, on Friday for driving an unregistered vehicle, driving on a revoked license and for dogs running at large.

Tickets for The Nutcracker at KPAC Still on Sale

Paris, Tenn.- The  Dancing Generation Studio will be presenting "The Nutcracker" on Friday, December 22nd at 6pm and Saturday, December 23rd at 2pm at KPAC, which is located at 650 Volunteer Drive in Paris.

Admission to the costs $10 for adults and children ages 6 and up, admission for children ages 2-5 will cost $5 and kids under the age of 2 get in for free. You can call 363-5682 to reserve your tickets or for more information.

At the presentation of The Nutcracker you will get  to have a meet and greet with Nutcracker, the Rat King, the Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, Flower Queen, Arabian Queen and Clara at KPAC on Dec. 22nd from 5pm to 5:30pm and Dec. 23rd from 1pm to 1:30pm, which is included in your ticket price.

The KPAC Box Office will open 1.25 hours before show time and kids special events will begin 45 minutes before show time.

Five People Arrested on Possession of Drugs With Intent to Sell

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from Officer Cody Coleman of the McKenzie Police Department, McKenzie Police arrested five people on the sale of drugs on Friday, December 15th. McKenzie Police arrested Corey Balentine, age 27 of Hinkledale Road of McKenzie, Chelsea Foster, age 19 of Magnolia Avenue of McKenzie, Brent Rhodes, age 27 of Gwin Street of McKenzie, Anthony Vermillion, age 24 of Oak Street of McKenzie, and a juvenile  for possession of a schedule VI substance with intent.

Officer Coleman, Officer Burgess, Officer Brooks, Officer Boaz and Sgt. Winberry responded to a call about a vehicle that was packaging drugs in front of a gas station. When police arrived at the scene the vehicle pulled out to leave, but police were able to stop the car. When they spoke to the occupants they could smell marijuana coming from the car.

Police asked everyone if there were any weapons in the car and the driver identified as Rhodes  and a juvenile in the car stated that they both had pistols on them, so police secured both weapons. Police then found that the weapon Rhodes had on him came back stolen from Memphis. Police searched the car where they found 3.1 grams of cocaine, a jar of marijuana, digital scale, several cigars and cigarellos.

All five occupants were arrested for possession with intent to sell. Rhodes was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a firearm and theft under $1,000. Vermillion and Foster were also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Balentine was also charged with possession of a schedule II substance with intent and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Rhodes was placed on $6,000 bond, Vermillion was placed on $3,000 bond, Balentine was placed on $8,000, Foster was placed on $3,000 and the juvenile was charged and released to his mother.

Heather Land Coming to McKenzie in February, So Get Your Tickets Today


McKenzie, Tenn.- Tickets for the Heather Land “I Ain’t Doing it Show” are on sale now. The show will be held on Thursday, February 8th at 7pm and 9pm at the Park Theater, located at 2312 Cedar Street in downtown McKenzie.

Tickets for the show cost $20 each and you can purchase tickets by going to the eventbrite website and following the link. You can also find more  information on the Park Theatre’s Facebook page.

Heather Land’s "I Ain't Doin It" has a knack for finding the funny out of the frustrating. Leaving no stone (or people) left unturned, she hilariously unravels everyday events that causes us to laugh not only at each other, but more often than not, ourselves. From ex-husbands to failed diets, her ability to deliver consistent comedy in a self-deprecating style has made her adored by millions of people of all ages. So get your tickets now before the show’s sold out.

Henry Man Arrested for Possession

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Officer Cody Coleman arrested Freeman Green, age 51 of Ben Smith Road of Henry, for driving under the influence, violation of the implied consent law and driving on a revoked license forth offense. Green was also cited for simple possession of a schedule VI substance, marijuana.

Officer Coleman and Officer Boaz responded to a home to do a welfare check on a woman who called the Henry County Sheriff’s Office and stated that she felt unsafe with Green. Officer Coleman conducted a traffic stop of Green’s vehicle and Green admitted to drinking. A bottle of vodka and 0.6 grams of marijuana were also found in the car. Green was then arrested and placed on $2,250.

This is the Last Week to Pick Up an Angel from the CCHS Angel Tree

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Carroll County Humane Society is hosting its annual Angel Tree from now until Saturday, December 23rd. Please come by the shelter at 21822 Highway 22 in McKenzie and choose your very own angel. The shelter is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 1:30pm and on Saturday from 10am to 3pm.

Every animal in the care of Carroll County Humane Society will be represented on the tree along with the animals in the care of the McKenzie City Shelter. All gifts should be delivered to Carroll County Humane Society no later than 1pm on Saturday, December 23rd. The Carroll County Humane Society will be closed on Sunday, December 24th and Monday, December 25th.

A general list of items needed by the Carroll County Humane Society for cats/kittens include: Purina Cat Chow, Purina Kitten Chow, canned cat and kitten food (pate style), cat treats, cat beds, scratching posts, cat toys and baby blankets.

A general list of items needed by the Carroll County Humane Society for puppies and dogs you can get: Diamond Maintenance Dog Food and Diamond Puppy Food that can be found at Power Supply/McKenzie Feed and Grain, Tractor Supply and Rural King; canned dog and puppy food, Made in the USA dog treats, sturdy toys (like Kong or Nylabone brand), rope toys, tennis balls and toys for small dogs/puppies, fleece throws and cedar or pine shavings.

Don’t forget Christmas is the time of giving so give and pick an angel from the Carroll County Humane Society’s Angel Tree to help provide supplies for the friends at the Carroll County Humane Society.


Two Cited on Driving Offenses Last Week

McKenzie, Tenn.-  According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Sgt. Jeff Winberry cited Cashyla Wilson, age 25 of River Hill Circle of Arlington, TX, on Sunday, December 17th for driving on a revoked license and speeding 57mph in a 40mph zone.

In another report, Ptl. Paul Eddlemon cited Phyllis Brown, age 35 of Old State Route 22 of McKenzie, on Wednesday, December 13th for driving on a revoked license.

             

Get Your Tickets to The Nutcracker as it Dances into KPAC This Weekend

Paris, Tenn.- The  Dancing Generation Studio will be presenting "The Nutcracker" on Friday, December 22nd at 6pm and Saturday, December 23rd at 2pm at KPAC, which is located at 650 Volunteer Drive in Paris.

Admission to the costs $10 for adults and children ages 6 and up, admission for children ages 2-5 will cost $5 and kids under the age of 2 get in for free. You can call 363-5682 to reserve your tickets or for more information.

At the presentation of The Nutcracker you will get  to have a meet and greet with Nutcracker, the Rat King, the Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, Flower Queen, Arabian Queen and Clara at KPAC on Dec. 22nd from 5pm to 5:30pm and Dec. 23rd from 1pm to 1:30pm, which is included in your ticket price.

The KPAC Box Office will open 1.25 hours before show time and kids special events will begin 45 minutes before show time.

McKenzie Man Arrested for DUI

McKenzie, Tenn.-  According to a report from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Trooper Josh Wade arrested Albert Beecham, age 79 of McKenzie, for driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident. Beecham was placed on $500 bond.

Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires Performing at the Dixie on Saturday

Huntingdon, Tenn.- Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires will be performing acoustically at The Dixie Carter Performing Arts & Academic Enrichment Center on Saturday, December 23rd at 8pm for an intimate evening of harmonies and modern Americana to a sold out crowd.

One would think by now playing to a full house might becoming second nature to Isbell after playing 6 sold-out shows at The Ryman this October.  His music seems to hit Americans right where we’re living now.  It’s smart, honest, a little gritty, but always insightful, holding up everyday life for us to closely examine in unexpected ways. 

The 2 time Grammy award-winner from Green Hill, Alabama got his start in the music history-steeped studios of Muscle Shoals, Alabama.  And his roots certainly guide what he does today.  Working at the intersection of folk, country, and rock, Isbell’s authenticity resounds with fans from a variety of genres.

Amanda Shires might be the wife of Jason Isbell, but that doesn’t mean she plays second fiddle.  A solid performer in her own right Shires played with The Texas Playboys at the ripe age of 15.  She is an accomplished vocalist, guitar player, and fiddler who completed post graduate work in poetry at Sewanee University.  With 5 solo albums, Shires won the Americana 2017 solo artist of the year award.

The Isbell and Shires acoustic show, a late add to The Dixie’s season line up, sold out in just one quick afternoon.  Home to the 471 seat Hal Holbrook Theatre with state of the art acoustics, lighting and stage, The Dixie can honestly say there’s not a bad seat in the house.  A seat at The Dixie guarantees an up-close, personal experience, which is just what fans are wanting for this Isbell/Shires show.  It’s an experience that many concert and theatre goers don’t encounter at other venues unless they are willing to pay top dollar for VIP packages.

Situated between Memphis and Nashville, The Dixie serves as a premier venue for the performing, literary, visual and media arts to an area that usually doesn’t have access to events of this caliber without a bit of travel.  Already this year, The Dixie has seen the likes of Sara Evans, Marty Stuart, and Guy Penrod.

 After Isbell, The Dixie stage will play host to Bill Anderson, Pam Tillis and TG Sheppard, as well as theatrical performances of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet, Camelot, and Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Tickets for performances and musical events at The Dixie Carter Performing Arts & Academic Enrichment Center are available online at www.DixiePac.net and at The Dixie Box Office, 731-986-2100, M-F, 10AM-4PM.

Rebels and Lady Rebels Remain Undefeated in District Action

Atwood, Tenn.- In the third district game of the season, the McKenzie Lady Rebels defeated the West Carroll Lady War Eagles in Atwood on Friday 67 to 24. Lilly Bennett led the Lady Rebels with 26 points.  The McKenzie Lady Rebels now go to 5-5 overall on the season and 3-0 in district play.

The McKenzie Rebels defeated West Carroll War Eagles in Atwood on Friday 67 to 52. Lucas King led the Rebels with 27 points. The Rebels are now 6-2 overall on the season and 3-0 in district play.

The McKenzie  Rebels and Lady Rebels will return to regular season basketball action when they face the Milan Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs at home on Thursday, January 4th with the girls game to tip off at 6pm and the boys game will follow.  

Police Investigate Child Neglect Report

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Ptl. Austin Jones was dispatched to a home on Forrest Avenue on Tuesday in reference to a child being drug down the road.

The caller stated that they were concerned about a three-year old girl who was being drug down the sidewalk by a German shepherd. The caller was able to stop the large dog and child and she had the dog and the child with her when police arrived at the scene.

Ptl. Jones found the child’s mom who stated said she thought the child was asleep. The Department of Children Services was notified of the incident.

             

Bill Anderson Performing at the Dixie on January 20th


Huntingdon, Tenn. - Bill Anderson will be performing at the Dixie on Saturday, January 20th. The show will begin at 2pm with the box office opening 2 hours before. 

Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased online at www.DixiePac.net or from The Dixie’s Box Office open Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm or by calling 731-986-2100.

Bill Anderson will return to The Dixie stage for a memorable afternoon, performing his greatest hits and telling his best stories as a part of The FirstBank “Dixie Live” Series for the 2017-2018 season with Friends of The Dixie as the event sponsor. Miss Tennessee 2017 Caty Davis will be joining Whisperin’ Bill as a Special Guest.

A country music staple, Anderson is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, a 56 year member of The Grand Ole Opry, and a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.  Making a lasting mark as both an entertainer and a songwriter, Bill Anderson has had a long and more than just slightly successful career.

He is one of the most awarded songwriters in history of country music.  Penning songs for country’s greats, such as Porter Wagoner, Ray Price, Connie Smith, Jim Reeves, Conway Twitty, Eddy Arnold, Roy Clark, Brad Paisley, and George Strait, many of Anderson’s songs are now country classics.  The Billboard Music Industry named him their first country songwriting icon.  As if that isn’t enough, it has been documented that over 400 different Bill Anderson-written or co-written songs have been performed and released.

Anderson’s legacy as an entertainer runs along the same lines of success.  He earned the nickname “Whisperin’ Bill for his soft vocal delivery and spoken narrations during his performances.  But there is nothing subtle about Anderson’s rise to stardom.  Selling millions of records over a half a century in the industry, he has had 29 top 10 singles, been No. 1 on the country charts 7 times, and produced more than 40 studio albums. “Mama Sang A Song,” “Tip of My Fingers,” and “Po’ Folks” still remain some of his best known songs. 

Bill Anderson started his career as a sportswriter and disc jockey in Georgia.

He caught his big break and moved to Nashville in 1958 when Ray Price recorded his song "City Lights" and put it at the top of Billboard magazine's country charts for 13 weeks. Bill soon signed with Decca Records and made his Grand Ole Opry debut just weeks before his 21st birthday, singing his Decca debut, "That's What It's Like to Be Lonesome."

Bill's invitation to join the Opry cast came a little less than three years later, when the show's general manager Ott Devine called him during the middle of the 1961 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

"I'm thinking, 'I don't want to get up off of this sofa and go answer that phone. I'm trying to watch this ball game!'" Bill recalls. But aren’t we glad he did!

Miss Tennessee 2017 Caty Davis competed in Miss American in Atlantic City, NJ and placed in the Top 12.

In addition to being an amazing vocalist, Caty serves as Governor Haslam’s Official Spokesperson for Character Education and travels over 80,000 miles speaking to 50,000 school children about Character Education. She also serves as Tennessee’s Goodwill Ambassador for the five Children’s Miracle Network hospitals across the state.

So on Saturday, January 20th, spend an afternoon with “Whispering Bill,” a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry and one of the most popular entertainers of our time.

Fire Safety Tips to Use During the Winter and Year Round Released

Huntingdon, Tenn.- According to a press release from the Huntingdon Fire Deparment, Steven Cross,MTAS Fire Management Consultant, released an article addressing fire safety during the cold months of the year. Being in the last quarter of the year we are reminded that these months of the year can be some of the most dangerous for fire risk in our homes and businesses.

Statistics prove that people are most vunerable to these risk, often where we feel the safest - in our homes. By being proactive and taking the necessary precautions, we can help ensure family members and coworkers are safe in their homes and places of business.The NFPA theme for the recent National Fire Prevention Week was "Every second counts: Plan two ways out!"

Referring to the "Home Fire Timeline" in modern residential home fires, the NFPA estimates that people have between three to five minutes to evacuate the home before "flashover" occurs. Flashover is when all flammable materials in the room reach a temperature to ignite simultaneously. What this means is, if you do not get out before flashover occurs, You Do Not Survive!

 Time is one of worst enemies when a fire breaks out in a home or workplace. Occupants have to be alerted and evacuated before that three-minute window closes to have any chance of survival. With properly working and spaced smoke alarms, the fire should be detected within one to one and a half minutes. If no sprinkler system is present, then occupants only have a one-and-a- half to two minutes to evacuate before flashover. Survival is dependent on this very tight timeline.

The very best way to survive a fire is to prevent it from happening to begin with. Some items to consider:

-  Inspect for improper use and location of extension cords. Never use extension cords for heaters, air conditioners, refrigerators, and/or other appliances. Never run an extension cord under rug/carpets.

-   When cooking , always stand near the cooking appliance and be attentive. Keep the pan handle turned toward the back of the appliance and the lid. Keep baking soda nearby.

-  Never allow anyone to smoke in your home or workplace.

-  Give space heates their space. Always keep at least 3 feet between heaters and combustible items such as but not limited to curtains, sofa, chairs, etc.

 Survival tips for improving your chances of surviving if a fire should break out.

- Evacuate: As soon as a fire ia reported, evacuate the home/building and go to your predetermined meeting place. NEVER re-enter the building/home, YOU WILL NOT SURVIVE!!

- Working Smoke Alarms: We need a working smoke alarm in each bedroom and in the area outside the bedroom(s). Smoke alarms should be tested and maintined per manufacturers recommendations and the entire unit replace every 10 years. For new smoke alarms, contact you local fire department for assistance. All fire departments in Tennessee have access to free smoke alarms through the state's "Get Alarmed" program.

- Close the Door: Always sleep with your bedroom door closed. The practice may buy you more time by reducing the spread of smoke and toxic gasses. If you are in the room where the fire starts, close the door on your way out to maybe buy yourself and other people in the structure more time to escape.

EDITH-Exit Drill In The Home; Preplan two ways out of every room in your home or workplace. Your first exit path should be the way you normally enter the room. Your alternate route may be out a window. Have a predetermined meeting place outside to meet. Teach everyone the plan and practice regularly with everyone in the home or workplace.

In conclusion, being proactive and elimination the common causes of fire breaking out, you reduce the risks associated with having a fire. Along with these preventions efforts be prepared to take action if a fire does break out. With everyone involved, all will benefit from being prepared and have a much greater chance to survive.

If you have questions or want further information, contact your local fire department  or access the Tennessee State Fire Marshal's Office website at https://tn.gov/commerce/section/fire-prevention.

 

 


 

 

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