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News Director Nicki Cronkright

Assistant News Director Cassie Walsh

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Rebels Take Down the Patriots in Hoops Action on Thurs.

Paris, Tenn.- The McKenzie Lady Rebels lost to the Henry County Lady Patriots in Paris 62 to 38.  Anna Comer led the Lady Rebels with 19 points and Bailey Nelson had 9 points. The Lady Rebels are 10-14 on the season and 7-6 in district action.

The McKenzie Rebels defeated the Henry County Patriots on Thursday night winning 44 to 43. Brandon Baucum led the Rebels with 15 points, Tyler King had 12 points and Dajour Edmonson had 9 points. The Rebels are now 15-10 on the season and 11-2 district play.

The McKenzie Rebels and Lady Rebels will play district rivals the Hollow Rock-Bruceton Tigers and Lady Tigers in Bruceton on Friday, February 10th and the girls tip off at 6pm with the boys’ game to follow.

McKenzie Man Cited for Driving on Revoked

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Sgt. Kyle Beauchamp cited Aaron Scott Floyd, age 24 of 6775 Highway 423 of McKenzie, on Saturday, February 4th for driving on a revoked license.

Sgt. Beauchamp and several officers were sitting in their patrol cars on Highland Drive in McKenzie when a truck passed by the officers and the driver hit the gas and the truck’s exhaust became extremely loud.

Sgt. Beauchamp conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle for the loud exhaust and when Sgt. Beauchamp spoke to the driver of the vehicle identified as Floyd, his license came back as revoked. Floyd was then cited for driving on a suspended license first offense.

Hollow Rock Fire Dept. Sweetheart Dance Set for Saturday

Hollow Rock, Tenn.- The Hollow Rock Fire Department is sponsoring a Sweetheart Dance and Dinner this Saturday, February 11th from 6pm to 10pm at the Hollow Rock Fire Department, Station 1, which is located at 29035 Broad Street in Hollow Rock.

Tickets cost is $20 per couple or $12 per single. The dinner includes: pork tenderloin, baked potato, green beans, drink and dessert. You will also enjoy drawings, a silent auction and live entertainment by Touch of Grey.

McKenzie Travels to Paris to Play HCHS on Thurs. Feb 9th

Paris, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rebels and Lady Rebels will play the Henry County Patriots and Lady Patriots in Paris on Thursday, February 9th. The pregame show on our sister station WLZK 94.1fm will begin at 5:30pm and the girls tip off at 6pm.

If you can’t make it to the game you can listen to the Rebels and Lady Rebels play the Patriots and Lady Patriots on our sister station WLZK 94.1fm, or online at wmufradio.com or you can listen to the game by calling 415-325-0723. Just remember standard rates will apply.

Huntingdon Man Arrested for Failure to Appear

Paris, Tenn.- According to a report from the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, Cpl. Blake Jenkins arrested Brady L. Dale, age 37 of 120 Bridgeman Street of Huntingdon, on Saturday, February 4th for failure to appear, which is a class E felony. Dale was placed on $25,000 bond.  

Support the CCHS at Their Breakfast Fundraiser Feb. 18th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County Humane Society will hold a breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, February 18th from 7am to 10am at the Carroll Bank and Trust, which is located at 19510 Main St West in Huntingdon.

Come by and join the Carroll County Humane Society breakfast fundraiser for an all you can eat delicious breakfast. There will be scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, gravy, pancakes, assorted drinks. Tickets for adults cost $7 and children under 10 eat for $3.


TCAT McKenzie Takes Part in Signing Day on Feb. 16th

McKenzie, Tenn.- TCAT McKenzie is excited to announce that they are participating in the National CTE College Signing Day this year on Thursday, February 16th at 10am at TCAT McKenzie.  Similar to athletic signings, new students for the 2017-18 school year will ink their intentions to attend TCAT McKenzie.

Now in its fourth year, the event mirrors the NCAA’s National Signing Day for students who commit to play sports in college. It is designed to honor students who are entering a technical field, emphasizing that we have reserved a place for them and that we want to shape their future.

Forty technical institutions nationwide will be hosting signing day ceremonies tied together by live simulcasts. The event will be streamed live at www.nc3.net/signing-day

Huntingdon Mustangs Take Top Spot in the District

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Lady Rebels lost to the Huntingdon Lady Mustangs on Tuesday night 89 to 40.  Anna Comer led the Lady Rebels with 12 points, Jaycee Davis had 11 points and Shelby Davis had 8 points. The Lady Rebels are 10-13 on the season and 7-6 in district action.

And Taylor Smith led the Lady Mustangs with 19 points and Jessica Keith had 17 points. The Huntingdon Lady Mustangs are now 18-3 on the season and 12-2 in district play.

The McKenzie Rebels lost to the Huntingdon Mustangs in Huntingdon in district action 62 to 57. Tyler King led the Rebels with 18 points, Dajour Edmonson had 16 points and Brandon Baucum had 12 points. The Rebels are now 14-10 on the season and 11-2 district play.

And Keeton Bailey led the Mustangs with 20 points, Dylan Johnson had 10 points and Tyrese Mebane had 8 points.  The Huntingdon Mustangs are 14-7 on the season and 13-1 in district play.

Gleason Woman Arrested for Theft

Paris, Tenn- According to a report from the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, Cpl. Blake Jenkins arrested Jacqulin N. Howington, age 27 of 114 Carlton Street of Gleason, on Friday, February 3rd for theft of property. Howington was placed on $2,500 bond.


Carroll Arts Valentine's Gala on Feb. 11th is Postponed

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Carroll Art's Valentine Gala which was going to be held on Saturday, February 11th at 6pm at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in McKenzie has been postponed.

Rebels vs Huntingdon on Tuesday for Top Seed in District

Huntingdon, Tenn.-  The McKenzie Rebels and Lady Rebels will play district and county rivals the Huntingdon Mustangs and Lady Mustangs in Huntingdon on Tuesday, February 7th. The pregame show will David Jackson and Mitch Evans will begin at 5:45pm and the girls tip off at 6pm.

If you can’t make it to the game, you can listen to the game right here on WHDM 98.9fm or online at whdmradio.com or by calling 712-432-5742. Just remember that if you listen to the game by phone standard rates do apply.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoats is Feb 17th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Dixie Players Amateur Production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, will be held on the Fridays of February 17th and 24th at 7pm and on Saturdays of February 18th and 25th at 2pm at the Dixie in Huntingdon.

The play is a Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. There is a wide range of musical styles in this production, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.

Tickets for the play cost $15 per person. And you can purchase your tickets in person at the Dixie box office, or online at dixiepac.net or by calling 731-986-2100.


Murder at the Madri Gras Set for Saturday, Feb. 25th

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Park Theatre’s ACT II committee will be hosting a murder mystery dinner theatre titled Murder at the Mardi Gras on Saturday, February 25th at 6:30pm at the Wildwood Event Venue, which is located at 121 Union Church Road in McKenzie.

Since the murder mystery is a Mardi Gras theme, be prepared to chow down on a Louisianan style menu which will be served at the event. Tickets cost $30 per person or $150 for a table of six. Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, February 1st and you can purchase your tickets at McKenzie City Hall.

Stop by and get your sleuthing skills on to figure out “who done it” at the murder mystery dinner theatre, Murder at the Mardi Gras on February 25th.

Carroll Arts Holding Valentine's Gala on Feb. 11th

McKenzie, Tenn.- Don't miss the Carroll Art's Valentine Gala which will be held on Saturday, February 11th at 6pm at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in McKenzie.

Come enjoy a delicious dinner, live entertainment, and a silent auction where there will be a wide variety of beautiful gift baskets to choose from. This will be a special evening that all will enjoy. Tickets are only $15 each and available from Carroll Arts Members or email bannisterw@bethelu.edu for more information.


Murder at the Mardi Gras Auditions to be Held on Sunday

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Park Theatre ACT II Committee wanted to announce that Philip Collins will hold auditions on Sunday, February 5th at 2pm at the Farmers Market in McKenzie for the upcoming Murder at the Mardi Gras Mystery Dinner Theatre.

 If you love performing or want to try it, come out and audition. You must be 21 years of age or older to audition for the Murder at the Mardi Gras Mystery Dinner Theatre.


Puppies Battle to Win at the 2nd Butler Bowl at Bethel Feb. 4th

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Carroll County Humane Society is thrilled to bring you the Second Annual Butler Bowl at Bethel University on Saturday, February 4th at 4pm which be held at the Bethel Baker Field House (old gym). The CCHS will be pitting brother against brother in this epic battle of puppy playfulness.

 Dr. Lee Butler along with his associates and staff at Huntingdon Animal Clinic and Dr. Walter Butler along with faculty and staff of Bethel University have graciously allowed us to name the puppy “players” after them.

The Huntingdon Animal Clinic team includes Captain Dr. Lee Butler, Dr. Martha Killen, Dr. Matt Cole, Dr. Justin Johns, Margaret Hopper, Office Manager Angie Sanders, Vet Techs, Krista Alsobrooks and Ashlyn Barnes, and kennel assistant Hannah Chandler.

 The team from Bethel University will be Captain President Walter Butler, Vice President Cindy Mallard, Mrs. Myra Carlock, Faculty Emeritus Dr. Deb Thompson, Mr. Tim Lindsey, Coach Chris Elliott, Chris Kelley, SGA Vice President; Shelby Bowles, SGA Secretary of Affairs; and Jessica Russell, SGA Secretary of Finance.

There will be no admission charge for the event, but the CCHS hopes that you will make a donation via Paypal.me/cchstn or you can mail your donations to the Carroll County Humane Society P.O. Box 384 McKenzie, TN 38201 for your favorite puppy (or person).

The puppy with the most donations by event time will be named our MVP (Most Valuable Puppy). The reigning MVP is Dr. Lee Butler of Huntingdon Animal Clinic.  May the best team win.

Get Chili and Celebrate at Cumberland Presbyterian on Feb. 4th

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Cumberland Presbyterian Church located at 16835 Highland Drive in McKenzie will hold a Chili Cook-off and Dinner Theatre to celebrate their 150th Anniversary on Saturday, February 4th from 5pm to 7pm.

Chili judging will begin at 5pm and the winner will be announced at 7pm. Dinner includes: chili, homemade cornbread, drinks and desserts. Music will feature the Bethel University Bluegrass Band and the Renaissance Theatre. Tickets cost $8 per person or $20 maximum per family.

All entrants are welcome to the cook-off where a prize package will be awarded.To register for the chili cook-off please call 731-352-2440. 

On Saturday, February 4th stop and grab some chili at the chili cook-off as the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in McKenzie celebrates their 150th anniversary.


Savannah Teen Arrested for Kidnapping

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Officer Cody Coleman arrested Shelby L. Qualls, age 19 of 20 Hooker Street of Savannah, TN, on Monday, January 23rd for kidnapping.

On Monday Carroll County transferred a 911 call to MPD and because there were several conflicting 911 calls, MPD Officer Coleman and Sgt. Trey Boucher along with two Carroll County Sheriff Deputies and three Henry County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the about two vehicles driving down the road and the passenger of one of the vehicles had been kidnapped.

All officers responded to the scene in an attempt to stop both vehicles in order to find out what the situation was. Officer Coleman stopped one of the vehicles when it stopped at the intersection and Carroll County Deputy Jackie Edwards stopped the other vehicle about 100 yards down the road.

 

When officers spoke to the victim he stated that he willingly got in the car to talk to Qualls. The victim said that when he was done talking to Qualls he said he wanted to get out of the car, but Qualls drove off and she wouldn’t let him out of the car.

 

The victim then told police that he was texting updates on his location to the driver of the vehicle Officer Coleman had pulled over.

 

Qualls was then arrested and placed on $1,000 bond.

McKenzie Woman Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Sgt. Trey Boucher arrested Elizabeth Heath, age 48 of 164 Liden Street of McKenzie, on Monday, January 23rd for disorderly conduct. Heath was placed on $250 bond.

Rebels Defeat Gleason on Senior Night

McKenzie, Tenn.-The Lady Rebels lost to the Gleason Lady Bulldogs on Tuesday night 44 to 32.  Anna Comer led the Lady Rebels with 8 points and Bailey Nelson and Jaycee Davis each had 7 points. The Lady Rebels are 10-12 on the season and 7-5 in district action.

The McKenzie Rebels defeated the Gleason Bulldogs in district action at home winning 84 to 28. Brandon Baucum led the Rebels with 11 points. The Rebels are now 14-9 on the season and 11-1 district play.


If You Like Chocolate Come on McKenzie's Chocolate Tour

McKenzie, Tenn.- For all those chocolate lovers out there the City of McKenzie will hold a Chocolate Tour on Saturday, February 4th from 10am to 2pm.

Tickets for the Chocolate Tour are already available for purchase, but you must purchase your tickets before Tuesday, January 31st.  Tickets for McKenzie’s Chocolate Tour will cost just $5 per person. You can purchase your tickets at City Hall or at any participating stores where you see the I Love Chocolate Signs.

City of McKenzie Accepting Bids Until Feb. 14th for the Stonewall Sidewalk Project

McKenzie, Tenn.- The City of McKenzie is now seeking bids for the Stonewall Sidewalk Project.  Bids must be sent to McKenzie City Hall before Tuesday, February 14th at 2pm, which is the time the bids will be read. For specifications on bidding information about the project you can visit the CIty of McKenzie website at mckenzietn.gov/home.


CC Relay for Life Travels Around the World to Find a Cure

McKenzie, Tenn.- At the first Carroll County Relay for Life meeting last week, they decided that this year’s theme will be” Traveling Around the World to Find a Cure”.

The Carroll County Relay for Life released a schedule of this year’s events, but events are subject to change. The Cancer Bake Auction is set for the week of April 10th through the 14th and WHDM 98.9, 1440am will be broadcasting this year’s Carroll County Relay for Life Cancer Bake Auction.

The survivor’s dinner is set for Tuesday, June 20th at 6:30pm at the Carroll County Civic Center in Huntingdon. Bank night is scheduled for Thursday, June 22nd at 6pm at the Carroll County Civic Center and everyone is asked to bring a dish and they will eat a picnic style dinner.

The Carroll County Relay for Life will hold their Event Night on Friday, June 23rd from 4pm to 10pm at the Carroll County Civic Center in Huntingdon.

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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