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News Director Nicki Cronkright

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Rebels Battle the Golden Tide on Friday, October 13th

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rebels will face the Trenton Peabody Golden Tide at home in Region 7AA action on Friday, October 13th at 7:30pm.

The pregame show will begin at 7pm and you can listen to the Rebels play right here on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am, online at whdmradio.com, or you can listen to the game by calling 712-432-5742. Just remember that if you listen to the game by phone, standard rates do apply.

McKenzie First United Methodist Holding Pet Blessing is Saturday and 150th Celebration is Sunday

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie First United Methodist Church Blessing of the Animals will be held on Saturday, October 14th at 10:30am and everyone is invited to attend with their furry loved ones. 

The McKenzie First United Methodist Church is also celebrating its 150th year on Sunday, October 15th at 10:50am.  Reverend Harrell Nation will provide the message and memorabilia will be on display to commemorate the special occasion. A fellowship meal will follow in Underwood Hall.

Several People Arrested and Cited After Routine Traffic Stop

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Ptl. Brandon Leek arrested and cited several people on multiple charges after a routine traffic stop for a plate light violation on Thursday.

Ptl. Leek cited Bryan King, age 29 of Elm Street of McKenzie, for driving on a revoked license first offense. Steven Savoy, age 28 of Union Church Road of McKenzie, was arrested for violation of probation out of Weakley County. Savoy was also cited for criminal impersonation after he lied to police about what his real name and date of birth were.

Police also cited Danny Tucker for violation of probation out of Carroll County. Two other passengers in the vehicle were questioned about needles and scales that were found in the car, but neither of the two passengers were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Long Heights Hosting Fall Bible Conference Beginning Sunday

McKenzie, Tenn.- Long Heights Baptist Church in McKenzie is holding a Fall Bible Conference beginning on Sunday, October 15th at 6pm and on Monday, October 16th through Wednesday, October 18th at 7pm.  

Guest speakers at the conference include Dr. Don Whitt, Dr. Kevin Hamm, Dr. Bob Reccord and Reverend Jeff Crook. For more information about the Fall Bible Conference at Long Heights Baptist Church please call 731-352-2372.


Huntingdon Man Arrested for DUI

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Officer Mark Boaz arrested Leonard Britt, age 60 of Bowden Road of Huntingdon, on Sunday for driving under the influence and violation of the implied consent law.

Britt was placed on $750 bond for the DUI  offense and $500 bond for the violation of implied consent offense.

Several People Cited and Arrested on Driving Offenses

McKenzie, Tenn.- Police charged and cited several people for driving on a revoked license offense.

According to reports from the McKenzie Police Department, Ptl. Austin Jones charged Raymond Lockett, age 39 of Booker Street of McKenzie, on Thursday for his third driving on a revoked license offense. Lockett was also cited for violation of the seat belt law.

 Ptl. Jones charged Deborah Smith, age 63 of Petty Road of Lexington, on Wednesday for her second driving on a revoked license offense. Smith was also given a verbal warning for speeding.

Ptl. Jones also charged Eli Brown, age 30 of Mill Creek Road of Cedar Grove, on Saturday for driving on a revoked license second offense. Brown was also cited for speeding and failure to stop at a stop sign.

Officer Mark Boaz cited Daniel Drew, age 24 of Crystal Drive of Clarksville, on Monday for driving on a revoked license. Drew was also cited for traveling 66mph in a 40mph zone.

You Can Pick Up McKenzie City Wide Yard Sale Maps Beginning on Thursday

McKenzie, Tenn.- The  McKenzie City Wide Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, October 14th. And on Thursday, October 12th you will be able pick up the McKenzie City Wide Yard Sale maps at McKenzie City Hall, located at 2470 Cedar Street in McKenzie.

First Baptist in Bruceton Holding Trunk or Treat on Oct 25th

Bruceton, Tenn.- The First Baptist Church in Bruceton will be hosting their annual Trunk or Treat on Wednesday, October 25th from 6pm to 7:30pm. The First Baptist Church in Bruceton Trunk or Treat event will include music, games, bouncy house, a cake walk and of course lots of candy and treats.

There is no admission to the event and everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call Jan Price at 586-7119.

Huntingdon Town Council Approves Water and Wastewater Rate Increase


Huntingdon Town Council (Cassie Walsh photos)

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Huntingdon Town Council met Tuesday night and the Huntingdon Town Council  passed an ordinance that will increase water and wastewater rates. The schedule of rates will be effective with the January 2018 billing, the following rates for the sale of water of the town based on the measured or estimated volume to the nearest multiple of 100 gallons are established as follows on a monthly basis.

Vice Mayor Nina Smothers who is also the Chairman of the Public Works Committee stated that the increase in water and wastewater rates means that monthly bills for residential customers will increase on average about $20.

The water and wastewater increase will help keep the town’s water system up to date and it will also help will repairs that might have to happen if there are leaks or other unforeseen issues with the lines. The Town contracted with Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) to complete the utility rate study and the  ordinance includes the water and sewer rates proposed by MTAS.

The TN Water and Wastewater Financing Board is requiring that the new rate structure not have a declining rate based on usage, which is what the Town of Huntingdon currently has.The TN Water and Wastewater Financing Board found that the town is not in compliance with state rate standards and that the Town of Huntingdon’s Depreciation Fund does not meet the state’s desire.

If the Huntingdon Town Council  had not passed the resolution to get in compliance with the State then the State would have come in and set their own water and wastewater rates for the town.

Water Rate increases are listed below:

Water Rates inside corporate limits for the minimum monthly usage(based on meter size) are as follows: 5/8" meter will cost $12.81, 1" meter will cost $34.06, 1 12" meter will cost $68.11, 2" meter will cost $108.98, 3" meter will cost $476.79, 4" meter will cost $1,362.25 and volume usage will cost $3.87 per 1,000 gallons.

Water Rates outside corporate limits for the minimum monthly usage (based on meter size) are as follows: 5/8" meter will cost $16.85 and  volume usage will cost $5.37 per 1,000 gallons.

Wastewater rate inside corporate limit for the minimum monthly usage based on meter size are as follows: 5/8" meter will cost $12.80, 1" meter will cost $32.00, 1 W' meter will cost $64.00, 2" meter will cost $102.40, 3" meter will cost $447.99, 4" meter will cost $ 1,279.96 and volume usage will cost $6.06 per 1,000 gallons.

Wastewater rate outside corporate limit for the minimum monthly usage based on meter size are as follows: 5/8" meter will cost $16.00 and  volume usage will cost $7.51 per 1,000 gallons.

 

Huntingdon Asking Citizens to Fill Out Assessment Form

Huntingdon Town Council (Cassie Walsh photos)

 

Huntingdon, Tenn.- Communications from Huntingdon Mayor Dale Kelley included that the Carroll County Watershed Authority is in the preliminary stages of submitting the next LPRF grant application. 

The beginning steps include the completion of a 2017 Recreational Needs Assessment Survey which needs to be completed by members of the community.  Hard copies are available at Huntingdon City Hall and you can return hard copies to City Hall or just drop them off at the drive through. The survey also available online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CCWA2017.

HTC Approve to Waive Certain Fees for the Next Habitat for Humanity Home on McKendree Lane


Huntingdon Town Council (Cassie Walsh photos)

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Town Council also approved to waive the fees for the Habitat for Humanity’s construction of a new home on McKendree Lane.  In a letter addressed to the Huntingdon Town Council, the Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County, Inc. announced that they will be building their  21st home this fall on McKendree Lane in Huntingdon.  This is the 6th house they have built in that area and will be the 9th house that they have built in Huntingdon since 1999.

The Habitat for Humanity asked that the Town Council to waive the following fees waived for this build which include: water tap cost of $400, sewer tap cost of $700, building permit cost of $80, building inspections cost of $475 and water line extension cost of an estimated $2,500.

The Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County, Inc. has appreciated everything the Town of Huntingdon has done for them in the past and they look forward to the Town Council’s continuing support as they continue building affordable homes for  qualifying families in Carroll County.

Carroll County Commissioners Approve Funds for CC Fire Department


The Carroll County Commissioners approving fund transfers for the CC Fire Department. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County Commissioners approved a resolution to transfer funds in the amount of $19,000 from the Fund Balance Account for the Carroll County Fire Department. These 911 funds were not set up in the 2017-18 Fiscal Year budget for the Carroll County Fire Department.

These reserve funds will be transferred into the Fire Communication Equipment Account for the 17-18 Fiscal Year Budget for the Carroll County Fire Department.

Carroll County Commissioners Approve Funds for HWY and CC Sheriff's Departments


The Carroll County Commissioners approving fund transfers for the CC HWY Department. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County Commissioners approved a resolution to transfer funds in the amount of $43,379.10 from the Fund Balance Account to the Other Equipment Account for the Carroll County Highway Department for the 2017-18 Fiscal Year Budget.

These funds were received for reimbursement to the Carroll County Highway Department for a tractor that was totaled in a wreck that occurred on Wednesday, July 12th, 2017.


The Carroll County Commissioners approving fund transfers for the CC Sheriff's Department. (Cassie Walsh photos)

The Carroll County Commissioners also approved a resolution to transfer funds in the amount of $15,175 from the Insurance Recovery Account  to the Other Liability Claims Account for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department 2017-18 Fiscal Year Budget.

These funds were received as a reimbursement to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department for the 2014 Ford Explorer that was totaled in a wreck which occurred on Monday, August 7th, 2017.

TCAT McKenzie Open House is Thursday, October 19th

McKenzie, Tenn.- TCAT McKenzie will hold their annual Open House along with FAFSA Filing Night on Thursday, October 19th from 3:30pm to 6pm at the campus, which is located at 16940 Highland Drive in McKenzie.

The TCAT McKenzie Financial Aid Staff will assist students and members of the community in completing your FAFSA, filing for TN Promise and TN Reconnect. Come by and tour the campus and see what TCAT McKenzie has to offer at their guided tours on Thursday night . Light refreshments will also be served at TCAT McKenzie’s Open House on October 19th.


Rebels Fall to Adamsville in Region 7AA Rivalry 42-6

Adamsville, Tenn.-The McKenzie Rebels lost to the Adamsville Cardinals in Region 7AA action on Friday 42-6.

With 9:02 left in the 1st quarter McKenzie’s Zach Jarrett threw a 5yd touchdown pass to Elijah Horton, but the 2 point conversion failed.  At the end of the 1st quarter the Rebels led the Cardinals 6-0.

At the 6:08 mark Adamsville scored a touchdown and the point after attempt was good. In the 2nd quarter the Cardinals led the Rebels 7-6. With2:54 left in the 2nd quarter the Cardinals scored a touchdown as Adamsville led McKenzie 14-6.

With 29 seconds left in the 2nd quarter Adamsville scored a touchdown as the Cardinals led the Rebels 21-6. With seconds left  in the 1st half the Cardinals scored a touchdown off of an interception. At the end of the 2nd quarter Adamsville led McKenzie 28-6.

At the 10:18 mark in the 3rd quarter the Cardinals scored a touchdown as Adamsville led McKenzie 35-6. With 50 seconds left in the 3rd quarter Adamsville scored a touchdown. At the end of the 3rd quarter the Cardinals led the Rebels 42-6.

The final score was the McKenzie Rebels 6, Adamsville Cardinals 42.  

Final stats McKenzie had 16 1st downs, 117yds passing, 145yds rushing and  57 plays for 262yds of total offense.

The Adamsville Cardinals had 13 1st downs,  49yds passing,  376yds rushing, and 43 plays for  425yds of total offense.

The McKenzie Rebels go to 3-4 overall on the season and 1-2 in Region 7AA. The McKenzie Rebels will face the Trenton Peabody Golden Tide in Region 7AA action at home on Friday, October 13th at 7:30pm.

The pregame show will begin at 7pm and you can listen to the Rebels play right here on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am, online at whdmradio.com, or you can listen to the game by calling 712-432-5742. Just remember that if you listen to the game by phone, standard rates do apply.

Juvenile Arrested for Huntingdon Armed Robbery

Huntingdon, Tenn.- According to a press release from the Huntingdon Police Department, a positive identification has been made of the suspect involved in the armed robbery of the Little General convenience store in Huntingdon that took place on September 27th.

Director of Public Safety Walter Smothers said the subject was positively identified by the clerks that were working in the store. The suspect is a 17 year old juvenile. Commander Johnny Hill is currently seeking a juvenile petition charging him with felony aggravated robbery.

Smothers said the juvenile became a suspect after Huntingdon Police received several anonymous tips identifying him as being the person in the pictures circulated throughout the media and social media. The surveillance photos released to the media last week showed the juvenile pointing a gun at the head of the clerk in the store.

VFW Post 4939 Car Show is October 14th from 9am to 2pm

McKenzie, Tenn.- The VFW Post 4939 will be hosting a Car Show on Saturday, October 14th from 9am to 2pm at the VFW Post 4939 which is located at 9750 Cherrywood Avenue in McKenzie.

The cost to enter a car in the Car Show is $25 and limited edition veterans trophy and dash plaques will be awarded to the first 25 entries.  Prizes will be awarded to the Grand Champion and first, second and third place winners in each of the categories that include: original, modified and custom.

For more information please contact the VFW Post 4939 at 731-352-9976.

Paying Respects and Showing Support as Sonny Melton Returns Home


A crowd of people lined the street of Paris to pay their respects and show their support as Sonny Melton's body was returned home. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Paris, Tenn.- Emotions were high as crowds of people lined the streets of Big Sandy and Paris as Sonny Melton’s body came home. Sonny Melton lost his life on Sunday night in the Las Vegas Shooting.

Sonny Melton’s body was greeted at the Nashville Airport by the Benton and Henry County Sheriff’s Deputies, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Ridgeway Funeral Home and family members. The police escort made its way through Big Sandy and through Paris as the procession came past the Henry County Medical Center where Melton was an RN before going  to Ridgeway Funeral Home.


Members of local sheriff, police, fire departments and the HCMC were honored as they helped escort Sonny Melton's body home. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Visitation will be Monday, October 9, 2017 at Big Sandy School in Big Sandy, TN from 2 to 8 pm and Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 11 am to 1pm with the funeral service at 1:00 pm at Big Sandy School with Bro. Greg Brewer officiating.  A nurses final farewell will be held as part of the service.

A private burial is to be held. Memorials may be made to at: sonnymeltonfund.com. Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  

Register Your Address for the McKenzie City Wide Yard Sale by October 9th

McKenzie, Tenn.- The  McKenzie City Wide Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, October 14th. You can contact McKenzie City anytime before Monday, October 9th to register your address.

To register your address please call McKenzie City Hall at 731-352-2292 or you can stop by McKenzie City Hall, located at 2470 Cedar Street in McKenzie.

The McKenzie City Wide Yard Sale maps will be ready for pickup by Thursday, October 12th.


October Football Schedule for McKenzie High Football

Friday, October 13th:  Rebels face Trenton at Home at 7:30pm. Pregame show starts at 7pm.

Friday, October 20th: Rebels face Union City in Union City at 7pm. Pregame show starts at 6:30pm.

Friday, October 27th: Rebels face Gibson County in Dyer at 7:30pm. Pregame show starts at 7pm.

You can listen to the Rebels play right here on WHDM 98.9 fm, 1440 am, online at whdmradio.com, or you can listen to the game by calling 712-432-5742. Just remember that if you listen to the game by phone, standard rates do apply.

Thetford Art Exhibition Open at Dixie Ballroom Gallery Until November 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.

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 Guy Penrod show on Saturday, October 7th at 2pm cost $35. Tickets for Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles show on Saturday, October 21st at 7:30pm cost $35. 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.

Carroll County RV Park Rates Released

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County 1000 Acre camping rates have been set which include costs for night, monthly and annual rates for camping at the new RV park that was established by the Carroll County Watershed Authority.

The rates are $35 daily, $175 weekly, $350 monthly, and $2,000 annually.

Rates are slightly less for campers 62 and older. The camping season season is from March 1st to October 30th.

Rules include a minimum of two nights stay on weekends and three nights on holidays; quiet hours are 11pm to 6am, there is a  speed limit of 15mph, no alcoholic beverages are allowed, check-in is 4pm and checkout time is 3pm.

There have also been rules set at the camp regarding pets. Pets must be a leash of six feet or shorter and under physical control at all times. The owner must clean up after pets and the pets are not allowed in swimming areas, restrooms, and shower buildings.

 

 


 

 

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