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Curious George Visits McKenzie and Huntingdon on Monday

McKenzie, Tenn.- Curious George will first be stopping by the Carroll County Public Library, located at 625 High Street in Huntingdon, at 10:30am.

At 2pm Curious George will stop by the McKenzie Memorial Library’s Summer Reading kick-off event at the Park Theatre, located at 2312 Cedar Street in downtown McKenzie. 

All of the McKenzie Memorial Library summer events will be held at the Park Theatre in McKenzie. The McKenzie Memorial Library looks forward to stating the Summer Reading events and there will be prizes and drawings so please register.

Carroll Co. Humane Society Yard Sale is Sat. June 3rd

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Carroll County Humane Society will be holding a Yard Sale at the    McKenzie First United Methodist Church, located at 16 McTyiere Street in McKenzie, on Saturday June 3rd from 8am to 12pm.

The Carroll County Humane Society will also host a bake sale on Saturday, June 3rd from 8am to 1pm in conjunction with the yard sale at FUMC in McKenzie.

Two Men Charged With Driving on Suspended License

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Officer Frank McGee arrested Charles Lawrence, age 19 of Voss Lane of Huntingdon, on Friday for speeding and driving on a revoked license.

Officer McGee observed Lawrence speeding and after a check of Lawerence’s license, Officer McGee found that Lawrence was driving on a revoked license due to a previous DUI charge.

In another report, Officer McGee also cited Tony Earhart, age 39 of Highway 120 of Bumpus Mills, on Monday for speeding and driving on a revoked license.

Pirates of Penzance is Fri. June 2nd and Sat. June 3rd

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Carroll Arts will be sponsoring a Royal Heights Production special presentation of Pirates of Penzance at Bethel’s Dickey Fine Arts Building in Bouldin Auditorium on Friday, June 2nd at 7pm and Saturday, June 3rd at 6pm.

Tickets for adults ages 13 and up are $7 per person and children age 12 and under cost $3 per person and tickets will be available at the door.

McKenzie Man Charged for Multiple Driving Offenses

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the  McKenzie Police Department, Ptl. Austin Jones charged Porter Cunningham, age 51 of Evertt Street of McKenzie, on Friday for leaving the scene of an accident, driving on a suspended license, expired license and driving without insurance.


McKenzie Man Arrested for Theft

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Officer Cody Coleman arrested Michael Connell, age 53 of Bailey Street of McKenzie, on Saturday for theft of merchandise under $1,000. Connell was placed on $250 bond.

McKenzie Man Arrested for Public Intoxication

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the  McKenzie Police Department, Ptl. Austin Jones arrested Timothy Cook, age 50 of Allen Street of McKenzie, on Friday for public intoxication.

McKenzie Man Arrested for Evading and on Drug Charges

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the  McKenzie Police Department, Sgt. Jeff Winberry arrested Demarcus Robinson, age 27 of Hamilton Street of McKenzie, on Wednesday for evading arrest, tampering with evidence, possession of a schedule VI substance, marijuana, and driving on a revoked license.

 

Sgt. Winberry responded to a call about a vehicle that was swerving all over the road. After a couple of attempts, Sgt. Winberry was able to conduct a traffic stop. Police did find 4.4 grams of marijuana inside the vehicle, which Robinson tried to swallow. Robinson was then arrested and placed on $2,750 bond.

 

McKenzie Nights on Broadway is Thursday

McKenzie, Tenn.- McKenzie’s Nights on Broadway begins on Thursday, June 1st from 7pm to 9pm on Broadway in downtown McKenzie. Nights on Broadway begins with the Motown sounds of the King Beez, House band for BB King's in Memphis.

 In the event of rain, Nights on Broadway will be moved to the Park Theatre. On Thursday, stop by downtown McKenzie for a night of music and fun at McKenzie’s Nights on Broadway. Nights on Broadway will be on the first and third Thursdays of each month during the summer.

Bring Your Donations for the CCHS Yard Sale on June 3rd

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Carroll County Humane Society will be holding a Yard Sale at the    McKenzie First United Methodist Church, located at 16 McTyiere Street in McKenzie, on Saturday June 3rd from 8am to 12pm. The Carroll County Humane Society will also host a bake sale on Saturday, June 3rd from 8am to 1pm in conjunction with the yard sale.

You can drop of yard sale donations at the Carroll County Humane Society located at 21822 Hwy 22 in McKenzie, on Tuesday May 30th and Wednesday, May 31st from 8am to 1pm.

No items will be accepted after Wednesday, May 31st and the CCHS asks people to not leave items outside the building when they are closed.

The CCHS can’t  accept the following items for the CCHS yard sale: Clothing that is not in good condition,Readers Digest Condensed Books, VHS or audio tapes, exercise equipment, VCRs, Computers, Televisions, Mattresses, sleeper sofas, children's car safety seats, stuffed animals, electronic items that do not work and used bicycle helmets.

The CCHS also can’t accept anything broken, stained, non-working, missing pieces, mildewed, or dirty. Please check anything that has been stored away for musty smells or mildew.

Large items such as furniture in very good condition or working appliances are OK but will need to be brought to the yard sale site during set up times, to be announced the week of the sale.

If you would like to donate items for the yard sale or baked goods, please email cchstn@gmail.com for more information on how to donate. All of the proceeds will benefit Carroll County Humane Society.

Paris Man Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Ptl. Paul Eddlemon arrested Anthony Sparks, age 39 of South Market Street of Paris, on Saturday for sale and delivery of a controlled substance, simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Ptl. Eddlemon conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle for a tail light violation. Sparks and his passenger where nervous talking with police so Sgt. Kyle Beauchamp and Ptl. Eddlemon asked if they could search the vehicle and Sparks consented to the search.

Sgt. Beauchamp found 4.6 grams worth of marijuana in baggies. He also found several baggies filled with a total of 2.5 grams of a crystal like substance which tested positive for meth. Police also found prescription drugs and ecstasy in the car.

Sparks was then arrested and booked at the Carroll County Jail.


Get Registered for the Dixie's First Summer Camp

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Dixie Summer Pottery June Camp will be held Monday, June 5th through Friday June 9th at the Mudslingers Studio in Huntingdon.  Lori Nolen will be the instructor for the June Camp and it costs $85 per camper.

Camp times for 5th to 8th grades students is from 10am to 11am, 3rd to 4th grades camp is from 12:30pm to 1:30pm, 1st to 2nd grades camp is from 2pm to 3pm and PreK to K grades are from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.

Classes will consist of an introduction to basic pottery skills of pinching, coil-building, slab construction, and throwing on the potter’s wheel. The student will also be introduced to various glazing and firing techniques. There is a limit of 10 kids per class.

Police Investigate Burglary from a Home on McTyiere Street

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Ptl. Billy King investigated a case of burglary at a home on McTyiere Street, McKenzie on May 16th.

The victim stated that when went to her vehicle around $2 in change was missing and that a DVD player, valued at $200, didn’t work because someone had attempted to remove it from the car. Police were able to lift fingerprints from the outside of the passenger side door and they were sent to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Police have no suspects in this case.

Police Cite 2 Women for Driving on Suspended Licenses

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the  McKenzie Police Department Sgt. Jeff Winberry cited Laura Darnell, of Highway 119 of McKenzie,  for driving on a suspended license. While on patrol, Sgt. Winberry saw a vehicle speeding on Magnolia Avenue.

When Sgt. Winberry stopped the vehicle he spoke to the driver, identified as Darnell, who stated that she didn’t have her license. Sgt. Winberry then found that Darnell was driving on a suspended license.  

In another report, Ptl. Paul Eddllemon cited Tamara Hollowell, of Paw Paw Lane of McKenzie, on Monday for driving on a revoked license.


Commander Debbie O'Bryan is Huntingdon's Memorial Day Speaker

Huntingdon, Tenn.- Mayor Dale Kelley  announced at the HTC meeting that the 15th Annual Memorial Day celebration will be held on Monday, May 29th at Thomas Park beginning at 10am. The guest speaker for Huntingdon’s Memorial Day celebration will be Commander Debbie O’Bryant. In the event of rain the ceremony will be held at the Huntingdon Middle School gymnasium.


Larry Gatlin Performing at the Dixie on June 17th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- Larry Gatlin will be performing in the Dixie’s Live Concert Series at the Dixie in Huntingdon on Saturday, June 17th at 2pm. The concert was originally scheduled for June 3rd, but the date has since been changed to June 17th.

Larry Gatlin is a Grammy Award winning Grand Ole Opry member who has been dazzling audiences for more than 60 years. He is known throughout the Nashville music industry for his songwriting talents and penned all 33 Top 40 Hits recorded by Larry & the Gatlin Brothers including songs such as, “Broken Lady,” “I Just Wish You Were Someone I Love,” and “All The Gold in California.”

Tickets cost $25 per person and you can get your tickets in person at the Dixie Box Office or online at dixiepac.net or by calling the Dixie at 986-2100.


West TN Artisan Trail at the Dixie Ballroom Till July 29th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Dixie Ballroom Gallery presents West Tennessee Artisan Trail Exhibit "Fine art, fine life" is open now through July 29th.

“Fine art, fine life” will feature 12 juried artisans sharing their creative journey in art mediums such as pottery, woodturning, jewelry, paintings, photography, textiles and sculpture.

These artisans include: Jan Strickland, pottery; Libby Lynch, jewelry; Wanda Stanfill, painter, sculptor; Andrew Boks, abstract artist; Greg Phillips, woodturning; Hattie Duncan, sculptor; Janice Sumler, painter; Lisa Garner, textiles; Jacque Hillman, jewelry; Jesse Hillman, photography; Lisa Kersey, painter; Dennis Fischer, woodturning.

The West Tennessee Artisan Trail was created in 2015 to provide regional artists the opportunity to show and sell through local festivals, gallery shows and pop-up shops. westtennesseeartisantrail.com

To see the art show just stop by the  Dixie Ballroom Gallery open Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm and during performances.  For information about this and other Ballroom Gallery events, please contact Laura DeVille at ldeville@dixiepac.net.


 

 

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