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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.

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.


CCHS Hosts Bingo Night on 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.

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.

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

McKenzie Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault

Paris, Tenn.-According to a report from the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy John Krezinski arrested Michael W. Welch, age 37 of 68 Paris Street of McKenzie, on Friday for aggravated assault, which is a class c felony, and shoplifting. Welch was placed on $10,000 bond.

Lady Mustangs Face Lady Lions in Region 7A Championship

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Huntingdon Lady Mustangs defeated the Trenton Peabody Lady Golden Tide on Saturday night winning 56 to 39. The Huntingdon Lady Mustangs will now face the Dresden Lady Lions in the Region 7A Championship game at Bethel University on Tuesday, February 28th at 7pm.


Rebels Fall to Halls in Regional Playoffs

McKenzie, Tenn.- In the first round of the Region 7 A tournament the McKenzie Rebels lost to the Halls Tigers at home on Friday 47 to 42. Brandon Baucum led the Rebels with 17 points and Preston Henderson had 11 points.  In the Rebels game against Halls, Brandon Baucum scored his 1,000 point    for his career as a McKenzie Rebel.  The McKenzie Rebels finish the season 19-11.

Lady Lions and Mustangs Advance to 2nd Round of Regional Playoffs on Saturday, February 26th

The Huntingdon Lady Mustangs advance to the 2nd round of the regional playoffs where they will play the Trenton Peabody Lady Golden Tide at Bethel University on Saturday, February 25th at 6pm. The Dresden Lady Lions will face the Greenfield Lady Yellow Jackets on Saturday, February 25th at 7:30pm at Bethel University.

The Huntingdon Lady Mustangs defeated the Union City Lady Tornados on Thursday winning 63 to 55. And the Dresden Lady Lions defeated the Gibson County Lady Pioneers on Thursday 54 to 38.

The Gleason Lady Bulldogs season came in the first round of the regional playoffs when they lost to the Trenton Peabody Lady Golden Tide on Thursday 48 to 32.  And the Clarksburg Lady Rockets lost to the Greenfield Lady Yellow Jackets 59 to 35.

Rebels Play Tigers in Regional Playoffs Friday, Feb. 24th at 7pm

McKenzie, Tenn.- In the first round of the regional playoffs the McKenzie Rebels will host the Halls High School Tigers on Friday, February 24th at 7pm at McKenzie High School.

The pregame show will David Jackson and Mitch Evans will begin at 6:45pm and the boys tip off at 7pm.

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.

Springville Woman Arrested for Theft

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Officer Adam Bailey cited Melissa Dawn Morris, age 52 of 2965 Pleasant Grove Road of Springville, on Saturday, February 18th for theft.  

A Raisin in the Sun at Bethel is Feb 24th and Feb 25th

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Bethel University Academic Theatre will be presenting A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry at the Bouldin Auditorium, located in the Dickey Fine Arts Building on McKenzie’s Bethel Campus will on Friday, February 24th at 7:30pm and on Saturday, February 25th you can catch the show at 2pm and 7:30pm.

General admission costs $7 per person and admission is free for all Bethel faculty, staff and students. The show has mature themes so discretion is advised.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoats Ends this Weekend

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Dixie Players Amateur Production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, will be held on Friday, February 24th at 7pm and Saturday, February 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, but Saturday’s performance is sold out. You can still purchase tickets for Friday’s performance at the Dixie box office, or online at dixiepac.net or by calling 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.

McKenzie Woman Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Officer Frank McGee arrested Stacy L. Myers, age 41 of 423 Stonewall Street of McKenzie, on Tuesday, February 14th for disorderly conduct.

McKenzie Police Arrest Paris Man

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Ptl. Brandon Leek cited Formica Junior Milliken, age 45 of 726 Elmore Street South of Paris, on Saturday, February 18th for driving on a revoked license, writing bad checks, and violation of the light law. Milliken was placed on $500 bond.

McKenzie Rebels are the District 13 A Champions after Defeating the Huntingdon Mustangs

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rebels are the 2017 Men’s District 13 A Champions after defeating the number one seeded Huntingdon Mustangs at Bethel University on Monday winning 53 to 50.

Brandon Baucum led the Rebels with 18 points and Mckenzie’s Preston Henderson was named tournament MVP.

 

Jeremiah Pearson led the Huntingdon Mustangs with 21 points and Keeton Bailey had 14 points.

 


Congratulations goes out to the McKenzie Rebels on being this year’s District 13 A Champions.

In the first round of the regional playoffs the McKenzie Rebels will host Halls High School.

Rebels Battle Mustangs for the District 13 A Title on Monday, Feb. 20th at 7:30pm

McKenzie, Tenn.- The 3rd seed Dresden Lions will take on the 4th seed West Carroll War Eagles in the District 13 A the Men’s Consolation Game at 6pm at Bethel University. And the 2nd seed McKenzie Rebels will take on the 1st seed Huntingdon Mustangs in the District 13 A Boy’s Championship Game at Bethel University on Monday, February 20th.

The pregame show will David Jackson and Mitch Evans will begin at 7:15pm and the boys tip off at 7:30pm.

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.

Rebels Defeat Dresden to Play for District 13 A Title Feb 20th

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rebels defeated the Dresden Lions at Bethel University on Friday winning 67 to 37. Brandon Baucum led the Rebels with 18 points and Preston Henderson had 15 points.  

The McKenzie Rebels will take on the Huntingdon Mustangs in the District 13 A Boy’s Championship Game at Bethel University on Monday, February 20th. The pregame show will David Jackson and Mitch Evans will begin at 7:15pm and the boys tip off at 7:30pm.

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.

Bruceton Woman Cited for Theft

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Sgt. Jeff Winberry cited Alba L. Laureano, age 46 of 110 Ash Street of Bruceton, on Friday, February 10th for theft.

Sgt. Winberry received a call from a local store about a shoplifter and when he arrived at the scene he spoke to the victim who stated that Laureano had taken over $100 worth of items from the store without paying for them. Laureano was then cited for theft. 

District 13 A Tournament Friday's Results

McKenzie, Tenn.- The 1st seed Huntingdon Mustangs defeated the 4th seed West Carroll War Eagles on Friday, February 17th at Bethel University 66 to 52. The Mustangs are 17-7 overall and 13-1 in the district.

The 2nd seed McKenzie Rebels defeated the 3rd seed Dresden Lions at Bethel University on Friday, February 17th winning 67 to 37. Brandon Baucum led the Rebels with 18 points. The Rebels are 18-10 overall and 12-2 in the district.

On Monday, February 20th, the 2nd seed McKenzie Rebels will face county rivals and district rivals the 1st seed Huntingdon Mustangs for the District Championship at 7:30pm at Bethel University. And the 3rd seed Dresden Lions will take on the 4th seed West Carroll War Eagles in the District 13 A the Men’s Consolation Game at 6pm at Bethel University.

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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