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Phillies Fall to Hampton in State Quarterfinals
Murfreesboro, Tenn.-In Class A State Quarterfinals of the TSSAA High School Girls Basketball State Tournament that was held at MTSU’s Murphy Center in Mufreesboro, the Huntingdon Lady Mustangs lost to the Hampton Lady Bulldogs on Thursday in the State Quarterfinals 37 to 29.
Jesica Keith led the Phillies with12 points, Taylor Smith had 7 points and Marisa Belew had 4 points. The Lady Mustangs finished the season 25-5 overall.
Dresden Lady Lions Loses to Summertown in State Tourney
Murfreesboro, Tenn.- The Dresden Lady Lions lost to the Summertown Lady Eagles in the Class A State Quarterfinals on Thursday 64 to 52. The Dresden Lady Lions finished the season 28-8 overall.
Miss Hope Pageant Set for Saturday
Huntingdon, Tenn.- The 2017 Miss Hope Pageant will held this Saturday, March 11th at the Huntingdon Middle School, which is located at 199 Browning Avenue with doors opening at 1pm and the pageant will begin at 2pm. The 2017 Miss Hope Pageant benefits the Carroll County Relay for Life.
Kids ages 0 to 12 months will go on stage at 2pm and kids ages 13 to 23 months go on at 2:15pm. Kids in the 2 to 3 year age group will go on at 2:30pm, the 4 to 5 year age group will go on at 2:45pm and the 6 to 9 year age group will be at 3:15pm.
The 10 to12 year age group goes on at 3:45pm, the 13 to15 year age group goes on at 4pm and the 16 to 21 year old age group goes on at 4:15pm.
Tickets to the pageant cost $3 for ages three and up and children under three years old get in for free. For more information please call LaTasha Woodell at 731-695-3793.
Bethel's Renaissance Regiment Marches in St. Patty's Parade
Chicago, Illinois- The Bethel University Renaissance Regiment will be marching in the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, March 11th at 12pm.
The Owen Family Performing on Sunday, March 12th
Bruceton, Tenn.- This Sunday, March 12th come and enjoy some Gospel singing by The Owen Family at 1:30pm at the Calvary Baptist Church, which is located on HWY 70 just outside of Bruceton.
Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy some beautiful Gospel singing by the Owen Family on Sunday.
Phillies vs Hampton in State Quarterfinals Thurs. March 9th
Murfreesboro, Tenn.- In Class A, the Huntingdon Lady Mustangs are playing in the TSSAA High School Girls Basketball State Tournament at MTSU’s Murphy Center in Murfreesboro on Thursday, March 9th.
The Huntingdon Lady Mustangs will play Hampton Lady Bulldogs on Thursday, March 9th at 2:45pm. Tickets for the game costs $10 per person.
Dresden vs Summertown in State Tourney on March 9th
Murfreesboro, Tenn.- In Class A, the Dresden Lady Lions will play in the TSSAA High School Girls Basketball State Tournament at MTSU’s Murphy Center in Murfreesboro on Thursday, March 9th.
The Dresden Lady Lions will face the Summertown Lady Eagles at 4:30pm.Tickets for the game costs $10 per person.
CCHS Hosts Dog Message Class on Saturday, March 25th
The Carroll County Humane Society is holding a Dog Message Class on Saturday, March 25th at Carroll Bank & Trust Community Room in Huntingdon from 2pm to 3pm. At the Dog Massage Class you will find out all of the helpful benefits of pet message.
The cost of the Dog Message Class is $20 and all of the proceeds from the class will benefit CCHS.
At the CCHS Dog Message Class you will receive instruction, training, and a goody bag of seven Essential Oils to take home so you replicate the process and bring the benefits of pet message home to your furry friend.
All of the supplies are included in the class. You can bring a towel or yoga mat for your pet to sit on. All pets should be on leashes, but try not to take your pets on retractable leashes.
Bethel Holding Open House on March 18th
McKenzie, Tenn.- Bethel University will host an Open House for prospective traditional undergraduate students on Saturday, March 18.
Registration for the Open House will begin at 8:45am in the Board Room of the Vera Low Center for Student Enrichment. The Open House will begin with the Wildcat Fair at 9:15am, in the Rosemary and Harry Crisp Arena inside the Vera Low Center and Campus tours will follow at 10:15am.
Lunch will conclude the Open House at Noon on Saturday, March 18th. To register for the March 18 Open House and events, go to www.bethelu.edu/visit
Allegion and Republic Holds Hiring Event on Thursday
Huntingdon, Tenn.- Allegion and Republic Doors and Frames are holding a hiring event tomorrow from noon to 6pm at the American Job Center that is located at 470 Mustang Drive in Huntingdon.
Job opportunities include: handler helpers, welders, electronics technician, machine operator, 2nd shift supervisor, productionscheduler and more. Just bring your resume to the hiring event. If you need help with your resume, stop by the American Job Center who will be offering resume assistance.
For more information, you can call the American Job Center at 731-352-8898.
CCHS Hosting Bingo Night on Saturday, March 25th
Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County Humane Society will host a Bingo night on Saturday, March 25th from 6pm to 9pm at the Carroll Bank Community Building, which is located at the Carroll Bank and Trust at 19510 Main St West in Huntingdon.
There will be Bingo, BBQ, snacks, and desserts! Stop by and get your bingo on at the Carroll County Humane Society’s Bingo night on Saturday, March 25th.
Carroll Chamber Holding Capitol Talk with Senator Stevens on Friday, March 10th
The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Capitol Talk with Senator John Stevens this Friday, March 10th at the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce from Noon to 1pm.
Lunch will be served from 12pm to 12:20pm and then from 12:20pm to 12:35 they will have remarks from Senator Stevens. And from 12:35pm to1pm you can take part in the Question and Answer session with Senator Stevens.
For more information, please call the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Office at 731- 986-4664.
Bethel Music Faculty Recital is March 14th at 7pm
McKenzie, Tenn.- The Bethel University Music Faculty Recital will be held on Tuesday, March 14th at 7pm at Odom Rectial and Lecture Hall on Bethel University’s McKenzie campus.
The event will feature performances by KeithCottrill, Alan Cross, DJ Culp Jr., Keith Herris, Esther Gray-Lemus, Danny Ray Martin, Lisa Powell and Lucy Presson. The Bethel Univeristy Music Faculty Recital is free and open to the public.
McKenzie Police Arrest Man for VOP
McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Ptl. Mark Boaz arrested Blake S. Roberts, age 20 of 580 Winston Road of McKenzie, on Sunday, February 26th for violation of probation out of Henry County.
Ptl. Boaz was patrolling on Highway 423 when he observed a vehicle that had 4 forward facing lights on an LED light bar that was mounted on the front bumper. Ptl. Boaz then conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle and he spoke to the driver identified as Samantha Lawrence, who stated that she did not have her license with her. Ptl. Boaz asked the passenger identified as Blake Roberts for his license.
Ptl. Boaz then ran Roberts license which stated that he had a warrant out of Henry County for violation of probation. Ptl. Boaz cited Lawrence for not carrying her license and Roberts was arrested and handed over to the Henry County Sheriff’s Department.
Fillies and Lady Lions Advance to State Tournament
Jackson and Dresden, Tenn.- In the Class A Sectionals the Huntingdon Lady Mustangs defeated Trinity Christian Lady Lions in Jackson on Saturday winning 71 to 69 as they advance to the state tournament. And the Dresden Lady Lions defeated the Middleton Lady Tigers in the Class A Sectionals on Saturday winning 39 to 38.
The TSSAA High School Girls Basketball State Tournament begins this week and tournament action will be played at MTSU's Murphy Center in Mufreesboro.
In Class A, the Lady Mustangs will play Hampton on Thursday, March 9th at 2:45pm. And the Dresden Lady Lions will play Summertown on Thursday, March 9th at 4:30pm.
Carroll Arts Art Festival Set for March 18th
Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll Arts Very Special Arts Festival is set for Saturday, March 18th from 10am to 1pm at the Carroll County Civic Center in Huntingdon.
Everyone from individuals to churches and schools are encouraged to participate in helping provide arts and crafts booths for kids in the community at the event. For more information about the arts festival please call 986-4482 extension 240.
Carl Perkins Center 13th Annual Dinner, Auction March 4th
McKenzie, Tenn.- The Carroll County Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse will hold its 13th Annual Dinner and Auction at Bethel University’s Vera Low Center on Saturday, March 4th with the silent auction beginning at 5:30pm and the live auction and dinner will begin at 6:30pm.
The cost is $40 per person and sponsorships are available. You can get your tickets at the Carl Perkins Center which is located at 50 Stone Ridge Cove in Huntingdon. You can also get your tickets from any Advisory Board member.
Alice in Wonderland Pops into the Dixie on March 4th
Huntingdon, Tenn.- Theatre Tout à Trac will be presenting an Alice in Wonderland production on Saturday, March 4th at 2pm at the Dixie in Huntingdon.
Tickets cost $20 per person and you can purchase your tickets in person at the Dixie Box Office, or online at dixiepac.net or by calling 986-2100.
Based in Quebec, this French touring theatre company presents a visually beautiful and imaginative production using masks, storytelling and puppetry. Faithful to the madness and the lively humor of the original piece, this adaptation of the famous Lewis Caroll’s classic tale has a unique twist that will captivate all ages.
Dr. Lee Carter and the West Tennessee Public Utility District is sponsoring the production.
Tea Time at the Mad Hatter Tea Party on March 4th
Huntingdon, Tenn.- Join the Dixie in Huntingdon on Saturday, March 4th for a Mad Hatter Tea Party following the performance of Alice in Wonderland presented by Theatre Tout à Trac.
There is a separate ticket for the Mad Hatter Tea Party, but only children need to purchase a ticket, adults may attend with the child at no extra cost and availability is limited.
Tickets for the Mad Hatter Tea Party cost $20 per person. You can purchase your tickets in person at the Dixie Box Office, or online at dixiepac.net or by calling 986-2100.
McKenzie Police Investigate Vandalism on Magnolia Ave
McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Ptl. Austin Jones investigated a report of vehicular vandalism at a home on Magnolia Avenue in McKenzie on Wednesday, February 22nd.
Late on Wednesday night Ptl. Jones received a call from a homeowner who stated that his tires had been slashed. The victim told police that his roommate heard someone outside of their home and when they looked outside they saw someone running away from the front yard where the vehicle had been parked.
A suspect was named in the report but no arrests have been made. The investigation is currently ongoing.
March 4th is Final Day for McKenzie Youth Baseball Sign-ups
McKenzie, Tenn.- This Saturday, March 4th is the last day to sign-up for the McKenzie Youth Baseball league. To sign up children must be between the ages of 4-16 and the child must be 4 years old by May 1st. The sign-ups will be held on Saturday from 9am to noon at the city-owned railroad depot building on Bruce Street in downtown McKenzie.
The sign-up fee for the McKenzie Youth Baseball league is $40 per child or $80 per family.
Lady Lions Defeat Lady Mustangs in Region 7A Championship
McKenzie, Tenn.- The Dresden Lady Lions defeated the Huntingdon Lady Mustangs at Bethel University on Tuesday in the Region 7A Championship Game winning 45 to 42 in a close one. The Lady Mustangs finish the season 24-4. The Dresden Lady Lions will now advance to the sectional playoffs.
MPD Arrest McKenzie Woman for VOP
McKenzie, Tenn.- According reports from the McKenzie Police Department and the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, Sgt. Trey Boucher of the McKenzie Police Department arrested Joyce A. Biggs, age 27 of 83 Elm Street of McKenzie, on Friday, February 24th for violation of probation out of Henry County.
McKenzie Police then transported Biggs to the county line where Cpl. Jim Sanders of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office took custody of her. She is currently at the Henry County Jail being held without bond.
CCHS Hosts Reading Day for the Pups and Cats is March 2nd
McKenzie, Tenn.- Please join the Carroll County Humane Society on Thursday, March 2nd from 2pm to 4pm for the 2017 Read Across America Day at the Carroll County Humane Society, which is located at 21822 Highway 22 in McKenzie.
The Carroll County Humane Society is inviting community members to come read to the dogs and cats at the CCHS. This is a great way to socialize the animals and do some reading at the same time. And you might just fall in love with an animal that you want to adopt.
All attendees under the age of 16 will require a parent or guardian to accompany them. So, bring your favorite book and enjoy reading with the lovable animals at the Carroll County Humane Society on Thursday, March 2nd.
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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