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News Director Nicki Cronkright

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Rebels Take on Bruceton in District Action on Friday

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Lady Rebels are 10-12 on the season and 7-5 in district action.  And the Rebels are now 14-9 on the season and 11-1 district play.

The McKenzie Rebels and Lady Rebels will play the Hollow Rock-Bruceton Tigers and Lady Tigers in Bruceton on Friday, February 3rd in district action. The girls tip off at 6pm and the boys game will follow. The next broadcast game on WHDM will be the Feb. 7th McKenzie vs Huntingdon game.


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.

Carroll Arts Holding Valentine Day 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 for beautiful Gift Baskets. 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.


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.

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.


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.

The McKenzie Rebels and Lady Rebels will play the Hollow Rock-Bruceton Tigers and Lady Tigers in Bruceton on Friday, February 3rd in district action. The girls tip off at 6pm and the boys game will follow.


Rebels Face District Foes Gleason on Senior Night Jan. 31st

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rebels and Lady Rebels will play the Gleason Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs in district action on senior night at home on Tuesday, January 31st. The pregame show 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.


McKenzie Rebels and Lady Rebels Fall to Trenton

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Lady Rebels lost to the Trenton Peabody Golden Tide on Monday night 54 to 38. Anna Comer Led the Lady Rebels with 12 points and Jaycee Davis had 11 points. The Lady Rebels are 10-11 on the season and 7-4 in district play.

The McKenzie Rebels lost to the Trenton Peabody Golden Tide 48 to 44. Dajour Edmonson led the Rebels with 15 points. The Rebels are now 13-9 on the season and 10-1 district play.

McKenzie vs Trenton in Basketball Action on Jan. 30th

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rebels and Lady Rebels will play the Trenton Peabody Golden Tide and Lady Golden Tide at home on Monday, January 30th. The pregame show 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.


Police Arrest McKenzie Man on Multiple Charges

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Officer Cody Coleman arrested Michael Steven Lee, age 36 of 303 Elwood Drive of McKenzie, on Sunday, January 22nd for aggravated criminal trespassing, public intoxication and possession of a handgun while under the influence. 

Officer Coleman, Sgt. Beauchamp and Officer Jones responded to a call about someone who was yelling on their porch. When officers arrived at the scene, Officer Coleman saw the man identified as Lee and a pistol was on the porch next to him. Officer Coleman then picked up the pistol and handed it to Officer Jones, so that no one would get hurt.

Officer Coleman then asked Lee to perform field sobriety tests that he failed. Lee was then arrested and placed on a total of $3,000 bond.

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.


McKenzie Defeats Clarksburg in District Hoops on Friday

Clarksburg, Tenn.- The Lady Rebels defeated Clarksburg 49 to 44 in district action on Friday. Anna Comer led the Lady Rebels with 19 points, Jaycee Davis had 11 points and Shelby Davis had 10 points. The Lady Rebels are 10-10 on the season and 7-4 in district action.

The McKenzie Rebels defeated Clarksburg in Clarksburg winning 68 to 30.  Brandon Baucum led the Rebels with 19 points, Paul Watkins had 13 points and Bryce Wiggins had 10 points.  The Rebels are now 13-8 on the season and 10-1 district play.

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.

Mudslinger Studio Offering 2nd to 8th Students Pottery Classes


Campbell learning the art of pottery at Mudslinger Studio.

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Annex of The Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center called Mudslinger Studios, located on Huntingdon’s Court Square inside a repurposed gas, will be offering pottery classes for children in 2nd to 8th grades beginning on Monday, January 23.

The Mudslinger Studio  pottery classes will be held on Mondays under the direction of Candace Gooch-Ward and there will be an exhibit to display all of the student’s artwork at the end of the session. Mudslingers Studio is designed to provide a distinctive visual art education program that will empower students to embrace a life of excellence and creativity through their artistic abilities and open doors to imagination and self-confidence.

For more information or to ask a question call 731-986-2100 or email achasse@dixiepac.net.

The Dinosaur Zoo Live Roars into the Dixie on Monday

Huntingdon,Tenn.- The Dinosaur Zoo Live will make its debut at the Dixie in Huntingdon on Monday, January 23rd at 7pm.

This will be the Ultimate Playdate: 65 Million Years in the Making: Earth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live will take kids and adults on a prehistoric journey featuring life-sized dinosaur puppets brought to life by puppet mastery. These amazing life-like dinosaur recreations can help children become fascinated with paleontology in a fun and informative setting.

Nineteen dinosaurs will be coming to town and children can watch and learn while also interacting with the creatures in this fun, educational and unique presentation.

The Dixie is currently offering a holiday special on tickets for the Dinosaur Zoo Live which costs $20 per person plus tax and tickets are currently buy one get one free. To get your tickets to go back in time and see prehistoric Australia dinosaurs you can get your tickets in person at the Dixie Box Office or online at dixiepac.net or by calling 731-986-2100.

For more information about the show you can visit http://dinosaurzoolive.us.  Sponsors of the event include Friends of the Dixie and Carroll Bank and Trust.


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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