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Resurrection a Journey Tribute Set for January 14th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- Dr. Lee Carter, Carroll Bank and Trust and the West Tennessee Public Utilities District is sponsoring Resurrection a Journey Tribute, on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 7:30pm at the Dixie in Huntingdon.

This show features one brilliant hit single after another to enthrall all levels of Journey fans. Presented by musicians who have performed, written, or recorded with both the original band and Steve Perry, will take you back to the band’s most prolific period.

Tickets for the event costs $25 per person and you can purchase your tickets in person at the Dixie Box Office or online at or by calling 731-986-2100.

Owens Family Singing at NYE Celebration on Dec. 31st

Bruceton, Tenn.- The Owen Family will be singing at the Marlboro Baptist Church located at 25165 HWY 114 in Bruceton on Saturday, December 31st at 8pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy some New Year’s Eve singing.

Rebels vs Lions in Hoops Action on January 3rd

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rebels and Lady Rebels will play the Camden Lions at home on Tuesday, January 3rd. The girls tipoff at 6pm and the pregame will begin at 5:45pm.

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

Paris Landing New Year's Eve Celebration Starts at 8pm

Buchanan, Tenn.- Friends of Paris Landing will host their annual New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Ridgeway Center at Paris Landing State Park starting at 8pm. Tickets for the New Year’s Eve dance featuring the band 24-Seven will cost $25 per person. 

And the New Year’s Eve buffet will cost $16.95 per person which will be from 4:30pm to 8:30pm and the New Year’s Day buffet costs $8.95 per person which will be from 8am to 3pm. A New Year’s Eve Package will cost $149 plus tax. For more information or to make a reservation you can call 731-642-4311.

The Dinosaur Zoo Live Roars into the Dixie on Jan. 23rd

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 or by calling 731-986-2100.

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

9th Annual Shiver on the River is January 1st

Buchanan, Tenn.- The 9th Annual Shiver on the River at the Paris Landing Marina’s boat launch ramp will be held on Sunday, January 1st starting at 1:30pm and registration will begin at 12:30pm.

A donation of $25 includes the official plunge, lunch at the Inn’s restaurant and the official t-shirt. They will also have nonparticipant t-shirts for a donation of $25 or more. Trophies will be awarded for the individual and the group that raises the most sponsorship money. And a trophy will be awarded for the most outrageous costume.

Proceeds from the event benefit the REAL Hope Youth Center in Paris. The REAL Hope Youth Center is chilling for the children, so bring your family and friends and plan on joining them at the 9th Annual Shiver on the River on January 1st.For more information, you can call 731-333-1320.

Gene Watson Set to Perform at the Dixie on Jan. 21st

Gene Watson (photo by Alan Mercer)

Huntingdon,Tenn.- Gene Watson will be the first guest for the Dixie Concert Series for the 2017 year, when he performs at the Dixie in Huntingdon on Saturday, January 21st at 2pm.

Gene Watson from Houston, Texas has been thrilling audiences for more than 50 years. He’s best known as “The Singer’s Singer,” and he has over 75 charted titles that include: 23 top-10 hits and 6 number-one records which has led Watson membership in the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame.

This performance is almost sold-out and there are very few seats available, but the Dixie does have a waiting list that you can get on. Tickets for the concert costs $30 per person and you can purchase your tickets in person at the Dixie Box Office or online at or by calling the Dixie at 731-986-2100. All performances at The Dixie are funded in part by a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission. 

City Council Discuss New Roof for Fire and Police Dept.

McKenzie City Council (Cassie Walsh photo)

McKenzie, Tenn.- At the Thursday McKenzie City Council meeting, the council was given an update about the roofing problem at the McKenzie Fire and Police Departments. Currently the roof is leaking and there are a lot of holes in the roof which need to be repaired before the water damages the building or the equipment stored inside.

The previous roofing company that repaired the roof did a poor job on repairing the roof and now that company has since gone out of business. The city will discuss repairing the roof over the McKenzie Fire and Police Department at a later council meeting, possibly as early as the January McKenzie City Council Meeting.

McKenzie's Park Theatre Closed Till Dec. 29th

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Park Theatre in McKenzie will be closed now through Thursday, December 29th for the Holiday Season.

Rebels Play Crockett County on Dec. 31st

Huntingdon,Tenn.- In basketball action, the McKenzie Rebels will play Crockett County in the Huntingdon Christmas Classic which will be held on Friday, December 30th at 3pm.

McKenzie City Council Approves Selling Wine at Exxon

McKenzie City Council meeting on Thursday (Cassie Walsh picture)

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie City Council had a special called meeting on Thursday where the city council approved that applicant Romeo Shari doing business at the Paris 143, Inc. (Exxon) located at 17525 Highland Drive in McKenzie will now be able to sell wine in the store. 

The council also discussed that the Exxon located at 17525 Highland Drive in McKenzie will be able to sell wine since it will not affect the liquor store in McKenzie, because the Exxon is more than 200 feet away from the liquor store which is the required distance between the two businesses.

Because the Exxon is more than 200 feet away from the liquor store, Exxon does not need to get the liquor store’s permission in order to sell wine at the store. A certificate of compliance will now be issued to Mr. Shari.

City Council Discusses MFD Ladder Repairs

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie City Council also discussed an issue with a ladder truck at the McKenzie Fire Department that is no longer in compliance.  The McKenzie Fire Department can use the pump, but the department will not be able to utilize the ladder on the truck since it recently failed inspection.

The McKenzie Fire Department estimates that the repairs to the ladder truck will cost around $5,000, which is less than what they anticipated it costing around $10,000. Since the expenses for the repairs to the McKenzie Fire Department ladder truck is considered an emergency the MFD can do the repairs without having a city council meeting.

The McKenzie Fire Department will need to take the truck to a company in Nashville that is certified to repair the truck and the department estimates that the ladder will be down anywhere from 3 weeks to a month. Once the repairs to the ladder are completed the McKenzie Fire Department will have to have it inspected again in order to be back in compliance so they can use the ladder again.

The McKenzie City Council also passed the Americans Disabilities Act Grievance Procedure that is required for TDOT grants.

Wildersville Man Cited for Speeding and Possession

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Officer Frank McGee cited Andre D. McNeal, age 22 of 313 Watson Road of Wildersville, TN, on Wednesday, December 14th for speeding and simple possession.

Officer McGee was on patrol when he did a traffic stop of a vehicle for speeding. When Officer McGee spoke to the driver of the vehicle identified as McNeal, he gave Officer McGee permission to search the vehicle.

Officer McGee then checked the other occupants of the vehicle and Officer McGee found that a juvenile in the car had two rolled up marijuana cigarettes in her possession. McNeal was then cited for speeding and simple possession.

McKenzie First Baptist Candlelight Service is Dec. 22nd

McKenzie, Tenn.- The First Baptist Church in McKenzie will hold their Candlelight service Thursday, December 22nd at 6:30pm. The public is invited to attend and receive the joy of the Christmas Season.

Carroll Humane Society Christmas Brunch is Dec. 25th

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Carroll County Humane Society is hosting their 3rd Annual Christmas Brunch on Christmas Day Sunday, December 25th from 10am to 12pm at the Carroll County Humane society located at 21822 TN 22 in McKenzie.

The Christmas Brunch will feature food by the fabulous from the Hugueley family, as well as goodies for the animals at the Carroll County Humane Society.  

The Carroll County Humane Society will hang Angel garland at the shelter and community members are invited to come choose a cat or dog to provide for this holiday season.

If you do not live locally or cannot attend, general donations are always accepted and CCHS will post a list of these closer to December or you can visit the CCHS Amazon wish list. Angel gifts can be delivered through Dec. 24th and will be distributed appropriately.

The Carroll County Humane Society wanted to say thank you to everyone in the community who has supported and continues supporting them, especially during the holiday season.

Rebels Victorious Over the Bulldogs

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Lady Rebels lost to the Milan Lady Bulldogs at home on Tuesday night 35 to 33. Anna Comer led the Lady Rebels with 8 points.  The Lady Rebels are 5-5 on the season and 3-1 in district play.

The McKenzie Rebels defeated the Milan Bulldogs at home on Tuesday night 67 to 54. The Rebels are 6-4 on the season and 4-0 in district play.

McKenzie City Council and Beer Board Meeting is Dec. 22nd

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie City Council will have a special called meeting on Thursday, December 22nd at 12pm in the Council Chambers at the McKenzie Municipal Building. The agenda will be to approve a grievance policy for American’s with disabilities. The public is invited to attend.

The McKenzie Beer Board will also have a beer and alcoholic board meeting at Noon on Thursday, December 22nd in Council Chambers at the McKenzie Municipal Building. The meeting will be to approve a license to sell wine at the Paris 143 Inc. (Exxon) on 18525 Highland Drive in McKenzie. The public is also invited to attend.

Over 250 Coats Collected at the McKenzie High Coat Drive

McKenzie, Tenn.-The students at the McKenzie High School had 259 coats donated for the McKenzie High School Coat Drive which ended on Wednesday, December 14th. McKenzie High partnered up with Cash Express to put on the coat drive and Cash Express will take the coats to be cleaned and then hand them out to those in need throughout Carroll County.




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