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Jackson Police Charge Man in Armed Robbery

JACKSON,  Tennessee (July 13)  – Jackson police have charged Decarlos Taylor, 20, of Jackson, with Aggravated Robbery, Tampering with Evidence and Evading Arrest in connection to an armed robbery. The crime occurred around 9:30 a.m., today at Eastgate Discount Beer and Tobacco, located at 825 Whitehall Street. Taylor is in custody at the Madison County Jail and will be formally ...

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Tennessee Opens I-55 Memphis Welcome Center

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (July 13, 2017) The new I-55 Memphis Welcome Center is officially hosting guests, the Tennessee Departments of Transportation and Tourist Development announced today. “This facility replaces what was the state’s oldest Welcome Center,” TDOT Commissioner John Schroer said. “I’m pleased we can offer visitors a state-of-the-art facility, while also preserving a bit of the history from the past.” ...

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Mama T’s What’s Cookin’ Recipes – July 7, 2017

Mama T ’ s WHAT’S COOKIN’ By Teresa Washburn Triple Bean Bake with Bacon 1/2 pound bacon strips, cut into 1/2 inch pieces 2/3 cup chopped onion (about 1 medium) 1 can (15 1/2 ounces) great northern beans, undrained 1 can (16 ounces) butter beans, rinsed and drained 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained 3/4 cup packed ...

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Mama T’s What’s Cookin’ Recipes – June 20, 2017

Mama T ’ s WHAT’S COOKIN’ By Teresa Washburn Surprise Pickles 1 quart whole dill pickles drain and slice 12 whole cloves 2 cup sugar 2 sticks cinnamon, broken 3 tablespoon vinegar Put in air tight container. Put all ingredients in it. Leave unopened for 24 hours. Stir one time at bedtime. Next day, put in jar and put in ...

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What’s Cookin’ Recipes – 6-13-17

Quick Salad by Nell Deck 1 can whole kernel corn (drained) 1 can green peas (drained) 1 large onion, chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped 1 cup celery, chopped ¾ cup vinegar (white or apple cider) ½ cup sugar Mix vegetables.  Mix vinegar & sugar & pour over vegetables.  Cover & store in refrigerator.  Keeps well in refrigerator.   Chicken Pasta ...

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City of McKenzie Commemorates Memorial Day


City of McKenzie Commemorates Memorial Day Awreath adorns the downtown McKenzie veterans’ monument to commemorate the sacrifice of the men and women who fought for and preserved the freedoms Americans enjoy. They gave the ultimate sacrifice for this nation. It was placed there at the conclusion of the annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday at 10:00 a.m. Dana Deem of ...

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BBQ, Blues On Broadway This Weekend


By Ernie Smothers   smothers@mckenziebanner.com MCKENZIE — Barbeque pit masters from the mid-south will converge on McKenzie’s Downtown Park this weekend to vie for trophies, bragging rights and a $700 top prize at the two-day, free admission, BBQ and Blues on Broadway cooking contest presented by the City of McKenzie. Cooking teams will compete in categories including chicken, ribs, pork, pit ...

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Candace Ridley Returns from Haiti


Candace Ridley Returns from Haiti BY LIBBY DAYHUFF McKenzie Banner Intern McKENZIE (May 24) — After spending a year in Haiti, Candace Ridley returned to McKenzie on April 3. The 2012 graduate of McKenzie High School served as a physical therapy intern with the organization myLIFEspeaks, where she assisted severely disabled children and adults with limited mobility. In addition to ...

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Murray State’s NPR Station to Host White House Correspondent

Tamara Keith, NPR White House Correspondent

MURRAY, Kentucky – Murray State’s public radio station 91.3 WKMS, partners with MSU Town & Gown to host a free public event featuring NPR White House Correspondent and PBS NewsHour Contributor, Tamara Keith. “An Evening with Tamara Keith” is Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at MSU’s Wrather Auditorium. It’s been a huge year for news and Tamara’s been ...

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