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Huntingdon PD, Fire & Rescue Respond to Milk Truck Crash

Crews working to remove the tractor trailer from the ditch. (Walter Smothers photo)

Huntingdon, Tenn.- At approximately 4am on Thursday, May 11th, the Huntingdon Police and the Fire & Rescue were called to come near the intersection of Veterans Drive (Huntingdon By-pass) and Lexington Street.

A tractor trailer rig operated by Howard Baer trucking had went into the median and overturned. The driver stated that his left front steer tire dropped of the edge of the pavement causing the truck and trailer to go left into the median.

The truck was carrying 3600 one gallon bottles of milk that had been loaded in Fulton KY. The milk had to be off loaded one gallon at a time onto another trailer. This was done by inmates from the county jail and a portion of the milk, that could not be sold, was donated to the jail to be consumed by the inmates.

The driver was not injured in the crash and no other vehicles were involved. Police remained on the scene until 2:30pm when the truck and trailer were pulled back up on the pavement and towed from the scene. The Huntingdon Police, Fire and Rescue Squad were thankful that no one was injured in this serious crash.

Police Search for Vehicle That Hit Two Teens

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Sgt. Trey Boucher took a report of a vehicle leaving the scene of an accident after the vehicle struck two teenagers walking down Magnolia Avenue at around 8pm on Monday, May 1st

The victims told police that they were walking down Magnolia Avenue when a medium sized pick up truck possibly dark red or black in color struck them and the truck left the scene traveling west. Both teens were taken to McKenzie Hospital for minor injuries they suffered from the accident.

Police are still looking for the suspects in this case.

Bruceton in May Festival is This Saturday

Bruceton, Tenn.- The 16th Annual Bruceton in May Festival is set for Saturday, May 13th at the Bruceton Memorial Park beginning with the opening ceremony at 10am and the Golf Cart parade will follow.

At the Bruceton in May Festival you can enjoy food, entertainment, train rides, laser tag, bungee jump, petting zoo, magicians and more. You will also be able to enjoy the Paula Bridges Band with their performance at 5:30pm to 8pm. And the BBQ Cook-off Contest with judging and prizes will be awarded at 4pm. 

For more information just call the Bruceton City Hall at 586-2401.

McKenzie Marching Rebels Fundraiser is Friday and Saturday

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Marching Rebels will be holding a Ribeye or BBQ Bologna Sandwich fundraiser on Friday, May 12th and Saturday, May 13th from 11am to 4pm at the Save-A-Lot in McKenzie.

Tickets cost $7 per person and it will get you a ribeye or BBQ bologna sandwich. So stop by on Friday or Saturday and support the Marching Rebels at their BBQ fundraiser.

Bruceton in May Dog Show is This Saturday

Bruceton, Tenn.-  The Carroll County Humane Society will be hosting the Bruceton in May Dog Show on Saturday, May 13th with registration beginning at 10:30am and the show will be at 11am. The entry fee for the show is $10 per dog up to three categories.

Bruceton in May Dog Show categories include: Glamour Girl, Mr. Dreamboat, best trick, perfect puppy age 6 months and younger, most obedient, most mysterious mixed breed mutt, best junior showmanship ( children 12 and under) and people’s choice award.

First, second, third place ribbons and People’s Choice trophy will be awarded at the event.

McKenzie Man Arrested After 17.7 grams of Marijuana is Found

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Sgt. Jeff Winberry arrested Elijah P. Howard, age 27 of Walnut Circle of McKenzie, on Friday for resisting arrest and sale and delivery of a controlled substance.

While on patrol, Sgt. Winberry and Ptl. Eddleman stopped a vehicle due to the fact that Sgt. Winberry had prior knowledge that the driver was driving on a suspended license. Howard exited the vehicle and ran from police.

As Howard was running he dropped two bags which would later be identified as marijuana. Officers caught and arrested Howard. As the officers searched the area they did locate the two bags of marijuana, which weighed a total of 17.7 grams. Howard was then charged with possession of a schedule VI substance with intent to sell.

Chamber Golf Tournament is Thurs. May 18th

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Carroll County Chamber Golf Tournament is set for Thursday, May 18th at the Carroll Lake Golf Course. Lunch and registration will be from 11am to 12:45pm.

The golf tournament is a 4-person scramble shotgun which begins at 12:45pm and will run until 5pm. Everyone is invited to play or volunteer or sponsor the event. Hole sponsorship is $100 per 12”x18” sign which includes only the business or person’s name. The deadline to register is Thursday, May 11th.

The inclusive package  will cost $300 for Chamber Members and $350 for

Non-Chamber Members. The package includes any cost item associated with the tournament including a 20 foot ball advance on Hole #4, one free drive at Hole #16 and 4 people at putting contest.

For more information please call the Chamber at 731-986-4664 or email them at cchamber@earthlink. net.

Curious George Coming to the CC Library on June 5th to Inspire Kids to Read

(Cassie Walsh photos)

Huntingdon, Tenn.- At the Huntingdon Town Council meeting on Tuesday night Mayor Dale Kelley announced that Curious George, the PBS Kids star, will be visiting the Carroll County Library on Monday June 5th at 11am as part of the summer reading program.

The Town of Huntingdon knows that good reading skills are essential to school success. Additionally, kids that don’t read during the summer months tend to fall behind on their reading abilities. Students who don’t read in the summer have to relearn the literacy skills that were lost over the summer when they start school the following year. 

And with Curious George’s visit children will be drawn to the library where they can participate in programs that they might not know about. Mayor Kelley also said that there is no charge for Curious George to come and visit Huntingdon.

HTC Thanks
All of the Derby Day Volunteers for a Successful Day

Huntingdon, Tenn.- At the Huntingdon Town Council Meeting, Mayor Kelley also stated that the 6th Annual Derby Day was a success as large crowds attended the event.

The town wanted to say thank you sponsors the Huntingdon Animal Clinic and the Dixie staff, volunteer ushers and volunteers from HMS and HHS students for all of their hard work in helping put on this free community event.

HTC Accepting Bids for Museum Painting Project

(Cassie Walsh photos)

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Huntingdon Town Council on Tuesday passed a resolution that states that the town will now start requesting bids for the exterior painting project of the Museum property. The project is currently budgeted and now Huntingdon will start to go out for bids on the project.

The Huntingdon Town Council also passed Ordinance No.573, which is an ordinance to provide a municipal zoning designation of R-1 (low density residential) for the following area that was annexed into the city. The property located at 9625 Highway 22 South adjoining and adjacent to the existing corporate limits that includes approximately 1.1 acres will be annexed.

Rebels Softball, Baseball and Soccer Tourney Action Continues on Tuesday, May 9th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The McKenzie Lady Rebels Softball team defeated West Carroll on Monday winning 6-1. The Lady Rebels will  play the Huntingdon Phillies on Tuesday, May 9th at Phillies  Field at 5pm.

The McKenzie Rebels Baseball lost to Huntingdon on Monday 2-1. The Rebels will now play Dresden on Tuesday, May 9th at 5pm in Huntingdon.

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Mckenzie Soccer team defeated the Obion County Rebels on Monday winning 8-1. The Rebels Soccer team will play the Milan Bulldogs on Tuesday, May 9th at 6:30pm at Bethel University.

Granges Holds Hiring Event on Mon. May 15th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- Gränges will hold a hiring event on Mondy, May 15th from 12pm to 7pm at the American Job Center, which is located at 470 Mustang Drive in Huntingdon. According to Carroll County Mayor Kenny McBride at the Carroll County Commissioner meeting on Monday, he wanted to let the public know that Granges will be looking for quality employees at their upcoming hiring event and they hope to hold another hiring event within the next few months in order to keep up with demand.

Opportunities available include: packers and mobile equipment operators on rotating shifts. Gränges benefit package includes: medical, dental and vision insurance, above average wages, DC pension plan, opportunities for overtime, vacation, paid holidays, life insurance and long and short term disability. 

For more information you can call the American Job Center at 731-352-8898.

CCC Authorizes Submission for Litter and Trash Grant

(Cassie Walsh photos)

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County Commissioners passed a resolution authorizing the submission of an application for a Litter and Trash Grant from the Transportation and Authorizing of the acceptance of the grant for the fiscal 2017-2018 year.

The resolution states that Mayor McBride is authorized on behalf of Carroll County for a Litter and Trash Collection Grant. If the application is approved by the Tennessee Department of Transportation, then Mayor McBride is authorized to execute the contracts or other necessary documents which may be required to signify the acceptance of the Litter and Trash Collection Grant by Carroll County.

CCC Pass Public Records Policy

(Cassie Walsh photos)

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County Commissioners also passed a resolution to adopt a Public Records Policy for the Carroll County Government.

The Public Records Policy developed by the Office of Open Records Counsel or OORC states that county entities may adopt separate policies or by default accept this policy as the public records policy for the entity.

Unless a separate policy is adopted by a county entity, this policy will be applied to each county entity when it takes effect on July 1st, 2017.

istrict 13A Baseball and Softball Tourneys are Mon. May 8th


Huntingdon, Tenn.-  The District 13 A Baseball, Softball, and Soccer tournaments continue on Monday, May 8th beginning at 5pm.  Baseball action is at Huntingdon High school with Dresden taking on West Carroll at 5pm followed by the McKenzie and Huntingdon game at 7pm. 

Meanwhile across town at Fillies Field the Huntingdon Fillies will be hosting Bruceton at 5pm followed by West Carroll and McKenzie game at 7pm.  Both tournaments are double elimination with the baseball championship finishing up on Wednesday evening and the ladies softball championship scheduled for Thursday.

The McKenzie Lady Rebels defeated the Gleason Lady Bulldogs 9-0 on Friday at McKenzie to advance in the play in game.  The Rebel baseball team advanced beating West Carroll 9-0 on Friday.


Rebels Soccer Tournament Begins Mon. May 8th

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rebel Soccer team begins tournament action on Monday, May 13th at 5:30 as they will host Obion County in the first round of the tournament at Bethel University. 

The winner of that match will play on Tuesday with the higher seed hosting against the winner of Milan or Crocket County.  McKenzie is the # 2 seed team in the tournament and could, with a win, host Milan or Crockett County on Tuesday, May 9th in McKenzie. 

Dyersburg is the #1 team in the tournament and will not play until Tuesday, May 9th when they will host the winner of South Gibson and West View game.  The championship game will be played on Thursday, May 11th at the higher seed's school.

Rebels vs Mustangs in the District Playoffs on Mon. May 8th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- In the District 13A Baseball Tournament the #1 seed Huntingdon Mustangs will face the #2 seed McKenzie Rebels in Huntingdon on Monday, May 8th at 7pm, weather permitting.

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 or by calling the Dixie at 986-2100.

Over 2 Dozen People Come Out for the National Day of Prayer

David Jackson photo

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce organized the National Day of Prayer celebration and was held at the Carroll County Airport Thursday morning.  Local officials and dignitaries led in prayers for various groups including, the needy, businesses, local, state, national and world leaders, military, EMS and medical groups along with all the churches in the Carroll County area. 

Bob Rutledge opened the program with an opening prayer and National Prayer followed by Ben Whitehead who read Billy Graham's Prayer for the Nation. Carroll County Mayor Kenny McBride led prayer for the Carroll County Citizens.Al Bailey led the group in attendance in four songs including Amazing Grace, God Bless America and others.  Joe Smothers read President Washington's Prayer for Our Nation before a final song and group recitation of The Lord's Prayer led by Bob Rutledge. A total of 19 prayers were led at Thursday's National Day of Prayer.

Don't Miss the Dixie's Derby Day on Sat. May 6th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- If you’re on this side of the Kentucky line on Derby Day, you don’t want to miss the Dixie’s 6th Annual Derby Day on Saturday, May 6th beginning at 3pm at the Dixie in Huntingdon.

Derby Day at The Dixie is free and open the public. The Dixie will usher in the big race with a good old-fashioned tail gate party starting at 3pm outside with The Cherry Avenue Band playing some of the best bluegrass music around.

The Huntingdon Animal Clinic,a sponsor of the Derby Day, will have a thoroughbred racehorse on hand along with a jockey for you to take photos with and there will be plenty of crafts and games for kids to enjoy.

There will be lots of good Southern food, fun, fellowship, live and silent auctions and let’s not forget about the fast horses. You can also take part in the silent and live auctions with proceeds from the auctions going to benefit The Dixie’s Academic Enrichment programs

At 5pm, attendees will move inside The Dixie to cheer on your favorite horses in the Kentucky Derby on the big screen in the Hal Holbrook Theatre.

If you would like to host your own tent at the tailgate party so you can decorate your tent, invite your friends and provide your favorite food just call, Teresa Carter at 614-7487.

On Saturday, May 6th grab a lawn chair and come on out to Derby Day at The Dixie.

McKenzie Man Arrested for Public Intoxication

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Sgt. Kyle Beauchamp arrested Timothy Cook, age 50 of Allen Trailer Circle of McKenzie, on Sunday for public intoxication and placing 911 calls in a non-emergency situation. Cook was placed on $2,500 bond.

McKenzie City Wide Yard Sale Set for This Weekend

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie City Wide Yard Sale which is set for Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th.

If you need a map with all of the yard sale addresses you can now pick up the maps at  McKenzie City Hall. For more information, please contact Nancy Jarred at 731-514-8761.

Carroll County Man Wanted After Fleeing from Police

Paris, Tenn.- According to a press release from the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, the Metro Crime Unit arrested a Benton County Woman and have issued warrants on two other men after executing a search warrant on Monday, May 1st at a residence on Vale Road in Paris.

When officers arrived at the scene, Harry T. McNeal, the homeowner, and Tyler Ashby, of Carroll County, fled from the home into the woods.

Amber Smotherman, of Camden, was arrested for possession of stolen property over $10K after police found her in possession of a stolen car from East Tennessee.  Smotherman was placed on $2,500 bond.

After searching officers recovered a second stolen vehicle in McNeal’s shed and drug paraphernalia was located at the home.  McNeal and Ashby both have outstanding warrants and further charges for theft and possession will be filed.

The Henry County SRT team and the Paris Police Fast team were deployed to search and secure the home. The Tennessee Highway Patrol, Paris Police, Puryear Police, DEA, and Sheriff’s Office assisted in the execution of the search warrants. Both McNeal and Ashby were still on the run as of Tuesday morning on May 2nd.

Bethel University Spring 2017 Commencement is May 6th

McKenzie, Tenn.- Bethel University’s Spring 2017 Commencement will be held Saturday, May 6th.

Those receiving undergraduate degrees will take part in a 10am ceremony and those receiving graduate degrees will take part in a 1pm ceremony. Both events will take place in the Rosemary and Harry Crisp II Arena, which is located at 101 Wildcat Lane on Bethel University’s McKenzie campus.

Guest seating for commencement will begin one hour prior to each ceremony, and line up of graduates will begin at that time as well.

For questions regarding Bethel Commencement, graduates should contact the registrars within their specific colleges. Anyone other questions please contact Myra Carlock at 352-4090 or at

MSSD BOE Pass New Early Grad and Wellness Policies

MSSD BOE (Cassie Walsh photos)

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Special School District Board of Education met Tuesday and they passed amendments to the McKenzie Special School District Board of Education Policy Manual in regards to early graduation and student wellness.

The new early graduation policy states that the school system will not penalize students who graduate early. So students who graduate early will be allowed to attend prom and the graduation ceremony, but the exception to this is for student athletes who aren’t allowed to play sports after they graduate under TSSAA rules. Director Lynn Watkins said that as of now they expect to have around 16 students graduate in December this coming school year.

The board also accepted the student wellness policy, which is to make sure that students in elementary schools received 130 minutes of exercise and students in secondary schools get 90 minutes of exercise per day.

There will also be a coordinator of school health who will do assessments to make sure that the schools are serving the proper meals and they are providing the specified amount of physical activity.

Elam Honored and Teacher Appreciation Week is This Week

MSSD BOE Chairman John Austin thanking Jo Ann Elam for all of her years of teaching in the school system. (Cassie Walsh photos)

McKenzie, Tenn.- At the McKenzie Special School District Board of Education meeting the board gave a special recognition for retiring teacher, Ms. Jo Ann Elam an English teacher from McKenzie High School, who has been teaching for around 37 years. 

Director Watkins also wanted to announce that this week is teacher appreciation week. So send a note or just tell your teachers or your child’s teachers thank you for all of the work they do.

MSSD BOE Pass New Amendments

MSSD BOE (Cassie Walsh photos)

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Board of Education also passed budget amendments to the McKenzie Special School District funds, because they received a refund from the battle the school district had with AT&T. So the board will use those funds to purchase the house next to the board office.

The McKenzie Board of Education also approved that Emma Renfro will serve as the student board representative for 2017-2018 school year.  Renfro will be sworn in at the McKenzie Special School District August board meeting.

The Board also approved that The McKenzie Board of Education, hereafter consents that the 2017-2018 budget for the IDEA and Carl Perkins Federal Projects shall be the budget approved by the Tennessee Department of Education.

Carroll County National Day of Prayer is Thurs. May 4th

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce wanted to invite the community to join them at the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 4th at 8am at the Carroll County Airport, located at 535 Airport Lane in McKenzie.

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce is holding a National Day of Prayer as gathering for people to pray for our nation, our state, our county and neighbors. Coffee and donuts will be available for those who attend.

The event is sponsored by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce. For more information about the Carroll County National Day of Prayer at the Airport please call the Chamber at 731-986-4664.

Rebels vs Rockets in 1st Round of District Playoffs on May 2nd

McKenzie, Tenn.- The District Tournament Baseball and Softball action begins this week and in baseball Huntington is number one, McKenzie is number two and Dresden is number three in the district. The McKenzie Rebels Baseball team will be hosting the Clarksburg Rockets at McKenzie City Park on Tuesday, May 2nd at 5pm, weather permitting.

Burger Bash Raises $7,164 for Carl Perkins Center

Paris, Tenn.- Local McDonald's in Carroll, Henry and Weakley Counties partnered with the Exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse in Paris to help raise money to support its programs earlier in April.

The Burger Bash included 9 different McDonald's and $7,164 was raised and will help families in these counties over the next several months. The Center has helped almost 1100 individuals in our community.

Carroll County Unemployment Rates Fall in March

Nashville- Tennessee’s county unemployment rates were released late last week for March and the rate has decreased in 91 counties, increased in three counties, and remained the same in one county from February’s rates.

Carroll County’s March unemploymen rate decreased from February to March from 6.7% to 6.4%.

Benton County’s rate came down from 6.9% to 6.6%;Henry County’s rate came in at 5.7%, down from 6.2% in February and down from 6.0% in March of 2016. Houston County’s rate dropped eight tenths of a percent from 7.8% to 7.0%; Stewart County saw the biggest decrease locally with a drop of 1.2% from a February rate of 7.5% to a March rate of 6.3%. Weakley’s County’s rate decreased from 5.7 to 5.3%.

Lady Rebels Defeat the Dresden Lady Lions on Monday

Dresden, Tenn.- The McKenzie Lady Rebels got a big win Monday evening at Dresden with a 10 to 1 victory over the Dresden Lady Lions. Winning pitcher and lead off hitter Audrie Washburn set the tone with a lead off home run over the left field wall to start things off.

The Lady Rebels would ad four more runs in the second inning on singles by Amberleigh Cooper, Anna Comer, Alayna Parish, and Audrie Washburn. Walks in the fifth inning to Comer and Parrish and an error allowed Sarah Jackson to get on base setting up a base hit once again by Washburn and scoring three more runs.

Washburn would end up going 4 of 4 with three singles and the home run and would score three times on the evening. She allowed only 4 hits, struck out 7 Lady Lions and walked 3 for the game. The Lady Lions answered Washburn's lead off home run in the bottom of the first inning with two singles on bunts and a stolen base that tied the game one to one. But the Lady Rebels countered with 4 runs in the second, 3 runs in the 5th and 2 in the 7th for the final score of 10-1.

The Lady Rebels will start the district tournament with a play in game scheduled at McKenzie on Thursday, May 4th at 5pm, weather permitting. The remainder of the district tournament for Lady Rebels and the Rebels will be played in Huntingdon.

Gleason Fire Dept. Annual Chicken Sale is Sun. May 7th


Gleason, Tenn.- The Gleason Fire Department will hold its Annual Grilled Chicken Sale on Sunday, May 7th from 11am to 1pm at the Gleason fire station, which is located at 202 South Cedar Street in Gleason.

The grilled chicken lunch costs $6 per plate which includes a grilled chicken half, baked beans, slaw and bread.

All of the proceeds from the grilled chicken sale will benefit the Gleason Fire Department.

Lady Rebels vs Dresden in Softball Action on WHDM on Mon. May 1st

Dresden, Tenn.- The McKenzie  Lady Rebels will play the Dresden Lady Lions in Dresden on Monday, May 1st at 4:30pm weather permitting.

If you can’t make it to the game you can listen to the Lady Rebels take on the Lady Lions right here on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am or online at beginning with the pregame show at 4:15am.

Rebels Baseball Team Honors Seniors

McKenzie, Tenn.-  The McKenzie High School recognized their senior squad members last week before the baseball game with Waverly last week.  Seniors include Austin Travis, Stuart Spring, Thomas Stallion, Michael Floyd, Gavin Baucum, Brandon Baucum, Josh McCutcheon, and Bransen McCaleb. 

Baseball for Senior night at McKenzie City Park with the McKenzie Rebels taking on Waverly Central ended with a final score 2-0 with Waverly Central defeating the Rebels.

Waverly Central ended up scoring two runs in the top half of the seventh-inning after a couple of errors but runners in scoring position. Senior Thomas Townsend pitched the entire seven innings struck out five batters allowed three hits and walked four batters.

The Rebels left eight men on base and could not score any runs. The two to nothing loss comes after two big wins in a doubleheader against Dresden on Wednesday night. The Rebels one in dramatic fashion in the first game as the home team with a grand slam home run in the bottom of the seventh inning by Michael Floyd giving the rebels a 6 to 2 victory and the Dresden Lions only their second loss in district action.

The Rebels follow that victory with the 6 to 2 victory in the second game giving Dresden their third loss in the district. The Rebels have only one loss in the district behind Huntington who is undefeated in the district.

Tuesday is Last Day to Register for McKenzie City Wide Yard Sale

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie City Wide Yard Sale which is set for Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th.

It is free to register for the yard sale and you should register  your address for the yard sale by Tuesday, May 2nd at noon. You can register by stopping by McKenzie City Hall or by calling 352-2332.

Maps with all of the yard sale addresses will be available beginning on Thursday, May 4th and you can pick up the maps at  McKenzie City Hall. For more information, please contact Nancy Jarred at 731-514-8761.

Lavinia Woman Cited for Leaving the Scene of Accident

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department,  Ptl. Paul Eddlemon cited Destiny Renee Morris, age 20 of 455 Byrd Lane of Lavinia, on Sunday, April 23rd for driving an unregistered vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident.

Ptl. Eddlemon and Sgt. Jeff Winberry were dispatched to a residence located on Como Street in reference to mailboxes that were damaged after being struck by a vehicle.  Ptl. Billy King  followed  tire marks from the scene to a vehicle located in the parking lot of the Bethel University pool and Bethel security assisted in locating the driver, identified as Morris.

Morris told officers that she swerved to miss a deer and ran off the road. Morris told officers that she had been drinking prior to the accident but she stated that she wasn’t drinking at the time of the accident. Field sobriety tests confirmed her sobriety. Morris agreed to pay for the mailboxes and poles valued at $700 and fix both yards.

McKenzie High Marching Rebels Wins WBFF Band Competition

Paris, Tenn.- Paris Police Chief Elizondo estimates that between 45,000 and 46,000 people came to see the 64th Annual World's Biggest Fish Fry Grand Parade on Friday morning, as the parade escaped looming rain showers.(Cassie Walsh photos) 

Grand Marshall's for the Grand Parade were three military cadets who included: Bailey Compton, United States Air Force Academy, Jesse Hudgins, United States Military Academy at West Point, and Gunner Osborn, United States Naval Academy.

Bands that marched in the 64th Annual WBFF Grand Parade: included the Henry County High School Marching Patriots, Henry County Schools County Wide Band, Bethel University, McKenzie High Schol, Camden High School, Lexington Middle School, Hollow Rock-Bruceton, Glencliff High School and Bellevue Middle School.

Bethel University Band

In the band competition of the WBFF Grand Parade the McKenzie High School Marching Rebels came in 1st place, Camden Central High School came in 2nd place, Hollow Rock- Bruceton High School came in 3rd place, Glencliff High School was 4th place and Lexington Middle School came in 5th place.

McKenzie High Rebels Marching Band

McKenzie High Rebels Marching Band

Float winners: General Managers trophy Miss Teen Float. Most Original 1st place Little Princess, 2nd place The Downtown Paris Association, 3rd place The Fish Tank. Best Club floats: TVCC and Celebrate Recovery was 1st place, Cub Scouts was 2nd place and Lady Bombers Soccer was 3rd place.

Most Beautiful Float: 1st place Tiny Tots, 2nd place Miss Teen, and 3rd place Little Miss. Best Out of Town Floats: Iris Festival won 1st place, City of Dresden won 2nd place and Strawberry Festival won 3rd place.

General Manager's trophy was the Miss Teen Float.

Hollow Rock Bruceton Tigers Marching Band

CCHS Holds Breakfast Fundraiser on Sat. April 29th at 7am

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County Humane Society will hold a breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, April 29th from 7am to 10am at the Carroll Bank and Trust in Huntingdon, which is located at 19510 West Main Street in Huntingdon.

Come by and join the Carroll County Humane Society breakfast fundraiser for an all you can eat delicious breakfast. They will have all you can eat bacon, sausage, biscuits, gravy, pancakes, scrambled eggs, assorted jellies and jams, juice, milk, and coffee. Tickets cost $8 for adults and children under 10 eat for $4.

CCHS Holds Kitten Shower on Sat. April 29th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County Humane Society will hold a Kitten Shower on Saturday, April 29th from 2pm to 3pm at the Carroll Bank and Trust Community Building in Huntingdon.

The Carroll County Humane Society has recently taken in 37 kittens with 9 mamas since last week, so they are hosting a Kitten Shower in order to ask people to donate the supplies the need to care for the mama cats and kittens.

The CCHS is asking volunteers to bring in canned kitten food, wet or dry kitten formula and formula bottles, small blankets or cat beds, shallow litter pans or disposable aluminum pie or cake tins, kitten chow  and they prefer you bring in Tidy Cat or Arm & Hammer cat litter.

Come by the Kitten Shower with a donation for the kittens and enjoy a snack, punch and even shower games. Some of the sweet kittens will be in attendance for cuddles, but they are still to young to be adopted out.

The Carroll County Humane Society will also  have their $30 vouchers for cat alters available at the Kitten Shower.


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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