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Dresden Native, Dresser Winn Propels Skyhawks to Victory

Brentwood, Tenn.- University of Tennessee at Martin true freshman quarterback, Dresser Winn, had been named Adidas Ohio Valley Conference Co-Newcomer of the Week after a breakout performance against Southeast Missouri.

In just his third collegiate start, Winn posted the best game of his young  collegiate career, spearheading an offense which posted a 16-14 victory over Southeast Missouri. In the contest, Winn completed 12-of-23 passes for 224yds and a touchdown while notching 20 carries for 61yds. Included in his strong performance were 10 plays which eclipsed 15 yards or more.

A native of Dresden, Tennessee, Winn led an offense which tallied 420 yards of total offense, which ranked as the highest total output since the regular season opener. With the team trailing by one point and just 1:52 to play in the contest, Winn moved the Skyhawks down the field by connecting with Londell Lee Sr., for a 25yd completion to move the squad into striking position. The drive would later result with a game winning 22yd field goal, which propelled the Skyhawks to a road victory.

Winn and the Skyhawks will return to action on Saturday, November 11th when hosting No. 3 ranked Jacksonville State. Kickoff at Hardy M. Graham Stadium is scheduled for 2pm.

The Addams Family at Bethel Wraps Up on Friday and Saturday

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Bethel University Renaissance Theatre is presenting highly acclaimed musical production "The Addams Family" this week at the Bethel Performing Arts Center, which is located at 625 Stonewall Street North, across from the Police and Fire Station in McKenzie. 

Showtimes will  held on the Friday, November 10th at 7pm and on the Saturday, of November 11th with a 2pm matinee and the final show will be held at 7pm.

Tickets for Bethel University Renaissance Theatre musical production of "The Addams Family" show will cost $10 person. To purchase tickets just visit the Bethel Renaissance  website at www.bethelrenaissance.com or call their office 352-6980. 

You can also purchase tickets Renaissance Office that is located at 28 Lee Avenue on the square in McKenzie which is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm. 

Auditions for Camelot are Nov. 27th and Nov. 28th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Dixie Players will be holding auditions for Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot on Monday, November 27th and Tuesday, November 28th from 6pm to 9pm at the Dixie in Huntingdon.

The auditions are open to the public for kids ages 5 thru adults. Auditions will consist of singing, movement and cold readings from the script.

Performances for Camelot will be held in 2018 on February 23rd and March 2nd at 7pm and on February, 24th and March 3rd at 2pm at the Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center, located at 191 Court Square in Huntingdon.

If you have any questions please call the Dixie at 986-2100, check out their website at dixiepac.net or email achasse@dixiepac.net.

 

McKenzie Rotary Auction is Saturday

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rotary Club will hold their McKenzie Rotary Charity Auction Live, In-Person on Saturday, November 11th at 10am at the Threatre at McKenzie High School, which is located at 23292 TN-22 in McKenzie.

Bidders will place their in-person competitive bids as in traditional auctions. There will be no  bidding by phone. License auctioneer Micky Stafford is volunteering his services to conduct the auction, which will not be televised.

Hundreds of donated items by area merchants and individuals will be at the auction and all of the proceeds will go to local projects.

Christmas Open House in McKenzie is This Weekend

McKenzie, Tenn.- McKenzie’s Christmas Open House will be happening this weekend so get ready for the holidays by attending the Christmas Open House for the newest decorating ideas and gifts for those special folks on your Christmas list. The Christmas Open House will held on Friday, November 10th through Sunday, November 12th.

On Friday City Florist, Cloud 9 and Threds will be open until 7pm. On Saturday City Florist, Cloud 9, LuluBelles, Southern Gypsy and Threds will be open from 6pm to 8pm. On Sunday City Florist, Cloud 9, LuluBelles and Thred's will be open from 1pm to 4pm.

So this weekend make plans to get a jump on Christmas shopping at McKenzie’s Christmas Open House.

Early Bird Booth Registration for Carroll County Business Expo is Due Thurs. November 9th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County Chamber will be hosting their 23rd Annual Business Expo on Thursday, November 16th from 11am to 6pm at the Carroll County Civic Center, which is located at 201 Fairgrounds Road in Huntingdon.

If you would like to get a booth at the expo the early bird registration is required by today. For an 8x7 booth the fee is $110 for members and $155 for non-members, for an 8x9 booth the fee is $130 for members and $180 for non-members and outside booths cost $100 for members and $130 for non-members.

After Thursday, November 9th registration fees for an 8x7 booth the fee is $135 for members and $180 for non-members, for an 8x9 booth the fee is $155 for members and $205 for non-members and outside booths with no electricity will cost $125 for members and $155 for non-members.

Payment must be received in full before booth space will be reserved and there will be no refunds. You can fill out the form and mail it to the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce at P.O. Box 726 in Huntingdon.

Booth fee includes draped area with skirted table and one chair, publicity, sign/garbage can, lunch for two and there is a $25 extra fee for electrical, which is very limited. You must provide your own cords and register early for a booth with electricity.

The Chamber will bring in various entertainment in during the afternoon.

Final Week of The Addams Family at Bethel is This Week

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Bethel University Renaissance Theatre is presenting highly acclaimed musical production "The Addams Family" this week at the Bethel Performing Arts Center, which is located at 625 Stonewall Street North, across from the Police and Fire Station in McKenzie. 

Showtimes will  held on the Friday, November 10th at 7pm and on the Saturday, of November 11th with a 2pm matinee and the final show will be held at 7pm.

Tickets for Bethel University Renaissance Theatre musical production of "The Addams Family" show will cost $10 person. To purchase tickets just visit the Bethel Renaissance  website at www.bethelrenaissance.com or call their office 352-6980. 

You can also purchase tickets Renaissance Office that is located at 28 Lee Avenue on the square in McKenzie which is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm. 


McKenzie Rotary Auction Set for Saturday, Nov. 11th

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rotary Club will hold their McKenzie Rotary Charity Auction Live, In-Person on Saturday, November 11th at 10am at the Threatre at McKenzie High School, which is located at 23292 TN-22 in McKenzie.

Bidders will place their in-person competitive bids as in traditional auctions. There will be no  bidding by phone. License auctioneer Micky Stafford is volunteering his services to conduct the auction, which will not be televised.


Carroll Co. Chamber Hosting Inter-Conference Challenge Thursday to Saturday

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Inter-Conference Challenge, Women’s Basketball Athletic Contract, on Thursday, November 9th through Saturday, November 11th and admission to see all of the games on each day will cost $5 at the door.

On Thursday, Blue Mountain will play #6 Campbellsville at 3pm, Martin Methodist will play #5 Shawnee State at 5:30pm and #11 Bethel will play UPike at 8pm.

On Friday, #6 Campbellsville will play Martin Methodist at 3pm, Blue Mountain will play UPike at 5:30pm and #5 Shawnee State will play #11 Bethel at 8pm.

On Saturday, Martin Methodist will play Upike at 1pm, Blue Mountain will play #5 Shawnee State at 3:30pm and #11 Bethel will play #6 Campbellsville.

Thetford Art Exhibition Open at Dixie Ballroom Gallery Until Nov. 25th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- Stop by the Dixie Ballroom Gallery for the Daryl Thetford Art Exhibition open now until Saturday, November 25th.

Thetford grew up on a hundred-acre farm just down the road in Bradford, Tennessee. His father was a forklift operator who worked in a warehouse, and his mother was a beautician. While they encouraged their son to pursue so-called “practical” avenues of work, they also recognized his early artistic abilities, and enrolled him in oil painting lessons–which he loved–at age nine.

Thetford is an artist working in photography-based digital media and collage. His work has been described as graphic, modern, pop, and contemporary, although what to actually call the process has been a larger source of debate. Thetford’s work has been called photo collage, digital art, and digital mixed media.

FirstBank and the Arts Company in Nashville are sponsoring the event.

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.

Camden Man Arrested on Multiple Charges

Jackson, Tenn.- According to a press release from the TBI, an investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Benton County Sheriff’s Department has resulted in the arrest of Derek Grooms.

On November 3rd, TBI began an investigation into the death of Ashley Grooms, age 21, that occurred at the residence located at 60 Jayson Street in Camden, TN.

At this point in the investigation the deceased individual’s husband, Derek Grooms, age 24, has been arrested on charges of Aggravated Child Endangerment, Unlawful Possession of Weapon, and Possession of Methamphetamine.

Derek Grooms is currently being held in the Benton County Jail on a $250,000 bond. This death investigation remains active and ongoing.

Tickets for Bethel's Twinkle Ball "Twinkle Has Been Grinched" on Sale Now

McKenzie, Tenn.- Tickets for Bethel University's 6th Annual Twinkle Ball are on sale now, which will be held on Wednesday, November 29th from 6pm to 8pm in the Baker Fieldhouse Gymnasium on Bethel 's McKenzie campus.

The Twinkle Ball gives young girls and their mothers (or someone who is motherly to them) the chance to dress up and celebrate the magic of the holiday season in the girliest ways imaginable. This year's theme is "Twinkle has been Grinched!"

Tickets are $25 for a mother/daughter. Mothers with more than one daughter can purchase additional tickets for $7 each. Tickets can be purchased at the Bethel University Bookstore, but they must be purchased in advance by Monday, November  27th.

For more information about the Twinkle Ball, call the Bethel Bookstore at 731-352-4094 or Myra Carlock at 731-352-4090.

             

Pete the Cat Coming to the Dixie on Nov. 20th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- Everyone's favorite Groovy Blue Cat, Pete the Cat, is coming to The Dixie in Huntingdon school time performance series on Monday, November 20th at 9am and 11am.

Tickets for the show cost $8 each. The show is presented by Theatreworks USA and the show will follow everyone's favorite groovy blue cat as he is sent to the Biddle family after the cat-catcher finds him rocking out after bedtime.

For ticket information please contact the  Dixie Box Office at 731-986-2100 or stop by the Dixie Box open Monday-Friday from 10am to 4pm.


Bethel University Division of Music Hosting Several Events This Week

McKenzie, Tenn.- Bethel University’s Division of Music will present several concerts this week. Each of these concerts is free and open to the public and will be held in Odom Recital and Lecture Hall on Bethel’s McKenzie Campus.

There will be a Jazz Band Concert  tonight at 7pm, on Thursday, November 9th Bethel student Erica Cuevas will present her Senior Clarinet Recital at 7pm and on Friday, November 10th there will be a Recital Hour at noon which will showcase a variety of musical acts.

For more information, contact Keith Herris at herrisk@bethelu.edu.

Two Men Killed in Head on Collision Near Cedar Grove

Cedar Grove, Tenn.- According to a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, two men were killed in a head on collision that occurred at 3pm on Wednesday near Cedar Grove on US 70, near Flat Bottom Road.

Roy T. Gardner, age 59 of Cedar Grove, was driving a 2000 Ford Explorer west bound on US 70 near Flat Bottom Road, while Cody H. Conway, age 22 of Munford, was driving a 2013 Nissan Infinity east bound on US 70.

Gardner’s vehicle exited the right side of the roadway and appeared to overcorrect then entered into the east bound path of Conway’s vehicle. Both vehicles hit head-on. Upon impact Gardner’s vehicle overturned several times and came to rest on all wheels just off the roadways east bound edge and Gardner was ejected from the vehicle.

Upon impact Conway’s vehicle exited the roadway of the east bound side  and it traveled approximately 25 feet down an embankment and came to rest.

Both drivers where found deceased at the accident scene and both men were not wearing seatbelts. Trooper Mark Jackson led the investigation.

McKenzie's Next Neighborhood Crime Watch Meeting is Monday

McKenzie, Tenn.- McKenzie’s third Neighborhood Crime Watch Meeting will be held on Monday, November 6th at 5:30pm at the Calvary Tabernacle Church located at 865 Stonewall Street in McKenzie.

It is a known fact that an active neighborhood crime watch program is one of the very best ways to keep our neighborhoods safe from drugs, gangs and at the same reduce the crime rate.

So on November 6th stop by for McKenzie’s third Neighborhood Crime Watch Meeting to learn about keeping our neighborhood safe. If you can’t make Monday’s meeting there will be one more meeting that you can attend and the last meeting will have the same information so you can choose where and what meeting you can attend.

The final meeting will be held on  Monday, November 27th at 5:30pm at the Grace Baptist Church located at 747 West Magnolia Avenue in McKenzie.

American Legion Holding Free Veterans Dinner on Tuesday

McKenzie, Tenn.- The American Legion Post 37 is inviting all veterans to attend a Veterans Dinner on Tuesday, November 7th at 6pm at Hig’s Restaurant, which is located at 25185 TN-22 in McKenzie.

Beavers Wins FLW Costa Championship

Buchanan, Tenn. (Nov. 4, 2017) – Boater Bradford Beavers of Ridgeville, South Carolina, caught five bass weighing 14 pounds, 15 ounces, Saturday – the only limit of the day – to win the Costa FLW Series Championship on Kentucky Lake with a three-day cumulative total of 15 bass weighing 45 pounds, 12 ounces. Beaver’s efforts earned him $50,200 and a slot in the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup - the world championship of professional bass fishing.

Tournament anglers faced incredibly difficult conditions on Kentucky Lake this week. Bites were scarce, and the weather wasn’t very cooperative. The final 10 anglers and co-anglers were met with a fog delay at Saturday morning’s takeoff that lasted nearly 2 hours. Despite the setbacks, Beavers was able to bring in consistent limits of around 15 pounds each day and vault to the top of the standings after the third and final day of competition.

“I’m speechless. I can’t believe I won one of these events,” said Beavers, who will return to the Forrest Wood Cup for the second-consecutive year after qualifying through the FLW Series Championship. “I’ve been in the top 10 in four of these, and my fish have always fallen off on the last day. It’s unbelievable.”

Beavers spent his week fishing shallow bars on the main lake, just north of New Johnsonville. He said he worked through three areas, with two producing the bulk of his weight.

“I wanted to fish down there because I saw it had more shallow water and that’s where the grass used to be, from what I’ve read,” said Beavers. “I think they were community holes because a lot of people were fishing them. I tried to slow down and get on stretches where people fished for like five minutes before moving on.

“The sweet spots were about 35 yards long and had deep water nearby,” continued Beavers. “I don’t think I caught a fish in more than 1½ to 2 feet of water all week. I had to run my trolling motor on 25 (slow) just to keep from spooking them. It’s hard to be that stealthy in shallow water, but I tried to take advantage of the wind and let it push me.”

Beavers said he caught 90-percent of his fish this week on one lure – a bone- and chrome-colored Heddon Zara Spook. He also caught some key fish on a River2Sea Whopper Plopper, a Cotton Cordell Red Fin and a Pearl White-colored Zoom Magnum Fluke.

“The ticket for me today was adding a treble hook to the fluke,” said Beavers. “I caught one and lost three, but after I attached the treble hook it was on.”

The top finishing boater from each of the six Costa FLW Series divisions that qualified for the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup were:
Southeastern
1st:          Bradford Beavers, Ridgeville, S.C., 15 bass, 45-12, $50,200
Southwestern
6th:         John Soukup, Agra, Okla., 11 bass, 31-5, $8,000
Central
2nd:        Todd Hollowell, Fishers, Ind., 11 bass, 37-7, $25,000 + $5,000 Ranger Cup Bonus
Northern
10th:        Bill Chapman, Salt Rock, W. Va., 10 bass, 26-13, $4,500
Western
14th:        Brent Shores, Boise, Idaho, nine bass, 24-10, $4,000
International
9th:        Michael Matthee, Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa, nine bass, 28-10, $5,000

Additionally, the overall top five finishers that were not already selected as the highest finisher in their division also qualify for the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup. Those five anglers were:

3rd:          Larry Stoafer, Leavenworth, Kan., 11 bass, 34-13, $20,000 + $3,500 Ranger Cup Bonus
4th:          Tim Fox, Meridian, Miss., 10 bass, 34-0, $15,100 + $2,000 Ranger Cup Bonus
5th:          Chad Foster, Pequot Lakes, Minn., nine bass, 33-6, $10,000
8th:          Jason Abram, Piney Flats, Tenn., 11 bass, 30-1, $6,000
11th:        Sheldon Collings, Grove, Okla., nine bass, 26-0, $4,000

Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.

The 2018 Forrest Wood Cup will be held Aug. 10-12 on Lake Ouachita in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Justin Hicks of Roanoke, Virginia, won the Co-angler Division and $30,000, including a Ranger Z175 boat with a 90-horsepower Evinrude outboard with a three-day total of eight bass weighing 30 pounds, 11 ounces. Gabriel Scott of Stanardsville, Virginia, finished in second place with 10 bass weighing 26 pounds, 3 ounces, good for $12,700.

The top 10 co-anglers finished:

1st:          Justin Hicks, Roanoke, Va., eight bass, 30-11, $30,000
2nd:         Gabriel Scott, Stanardsville, Va., 10 bass, 26-3, $12,700
3rd:          Robbie Bartoszek , Hampshire, Tenn., nine bass, 22-6, $10,050
4th:          Casey O'Donnell, Langston, Ala., seven bass, 20-1, $7,500
5th:          Andy Greek, Joplin, Mo., six bass, 17-11, $5,000
6th:          Chuck Laslie, Quincy, Fla., six bass, 16-5, $4,000
7th:          Heath Gilmore, Meridian, Miss., five bass, 15-1, $3,500
8th:          Austin Baskette, Leesburg, Fla., four bass, 14-10, $3,000
9th:          Gary Haraguchi, Redding, Calif., five bass, 13-4, $2,500
10th:        Michael Allbright, Athens, Texas, six bass, 12-7, $2,000

The Costa FLW Series Championship on Kentucky Lake was hosted by the Henry County Tourism Authority.

For complete details and updated information visit FLWFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the Costa FLW Series on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWFishing.

The Carroll County Humane Society Banquet is Saturday

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Carroll County Humane Society is hosting their Annual Banquet and Silent Auction fundraiser on Saturday, November 11th at 5pm at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, which is located at 16835 Highland Drive in Mckenzie. Dinner  will be provided by Church Street Catering with desserts by Mrs. Patti Hill being served at 6pm.

Tickets are on sale on now for $25 per person for the dinner and for a bid number for the auction. You can purchase tickets at the Huntingdon Animal Clinic, the Paris Vet Clinic, and at the CCHS in McKenzie.

The Carroll County Humane Society needs your help in support for continuing to provide care for the animals in Carroll County. So on Saturday, November 11th make plans to attend the Carroll County Humane Society’s Annual Banquet and Silent Auction.

My Father's Dragon is Set for Tuesday, November 7th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Dixie in Huntingdon will kick off their school time performance series next week so join the Dixie for the wonderful children's show My Father’s Dragon on Tuesday, November 7th at 11am.

My Father's Dragon is based on the beloved stories by Ruth Stiles Gannett. Join Elmer, a courageous young boy, who sets out to rescue a flying dragon from the ferocious animals of Wild Island. This fabulous adventure is brought to the stage in Enchantment Theatre's distinctive style using puppets, masks, inventive scenic effects and original music.

Tickets cost $8 per student. For ticket information please contact the  Dixie Box Office at 731-986-2100 or visit the box office open  Monday-Friday from 10am to 4pm.

Donate a Deer in Carroll County to Feed the Hungry

Nashville, Tenn. (October 23, 2017) – Hunters for the Hungry connects generous hunters in Carroll County and across the state with Tennesseans in need. The Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunters for the Hungry program is open for the season. Participating deer processors throughout the state are now accepting donations of whole deer to feed local families in need.

This year, more than 80 deer processors in 66 counties are accepting deer donations. In Carroll County that includes CMR Processing and Kendall's Deer Processing. Contact information and additional processors in neighboring counties may be found by visiting tnwf.org/processors.

Hunters for the Hungry is a unique program providing healthy protein to hungry Tennesseans. When hunters harvest a deer, they may donate it to Hunters for the Hungry at a participating processor. The venison is processed for free or at a reduced rate and then provided to area food banks or soup kitchens. One deer provides as many as 168 meals of venison.

“For the first time ever, we have full funding in Tennessee. Every participating processor has funds to accept 10 or more donated deer at no cost to the hunter,” said Matt Simcox, Hunters for the Hungry manager. “We were able to expand the program this year thanks to the hard work of high schoolers across the state who raised money as part of the Hunger Challenge.”

Donations above the funded allotment are also accepted. Hunters may redeem Deer Coins purchased from Tennessee Wildlife Federation or pay a reduced, $50 processing fee directly to the processor to cover processing costs.

Both 2015 and 2016 were record seasons for Hunters for the Hungry. Tennessee Wildlife Federation is hoping to continue the trend—making the 2017 season the most impactful yet and providing more meals to those in need.

“Hunters for the Hungry is in its 20th year in Tennessee and has provided nearly 6 million meals in that time,” Simcox said. “The program also connects hunters to their communities, allows them more opportunities to hunt, and helps better control our state’s deer population.”

About Tennessee Wildlife Federation, the Tennessee Wildlife Federation leads the conservation, sound management and wise use of Tennessee's great outdoors. Since 1946, the Federation has led the development of the state’s wildlife policy, advanced landmark legislation on air and water quality and other conservation initiatives, helped restore numerous species, and introduced thousands of kids to the great outdoors. To learn more, visit tnwf.org.

Upcoming Shows at the Dixie for 2017 Released

Huntingdon, Tenn.- If you want to get tickets to see performances at the Dixie in Huntingdon you can get your tickets today. Upcoming shows at the Dixie this year include: Guy Penrod, Hotel California:A Salute to The Eagles, Marty Stuart and Christmas on Broadway with Kellye Cash, Bill Anderson.

Tickets for the Sara Evans show on Saturday, November 4th are currently sold out. Tickets for Marty Stuart on Saturday, December 2nd at 2pm cost $35. And tickets for Christmas on Broadway with Kellye Cash, Bill Anderson on Saturday, December 16th at 7pm cost $15.

To purchase tickets you can visit the Dixie at 191 Court Square in Huntingdon open Monday through Friday 10am to 4pm, online at dixiepac.net or by calling the Dixie at 731-986-2100.

 

 


 

 

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