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Deer Hunter Airlifted After Fall from Tree

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Deer Hunter Airlifted After Fall from Tree A McKenzie man is in critical condition at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville after sustaining a fall from a tree stand while deer hunting on Friday, December 1. Doris Story said her husband, Bill, 68, had climbed into his deer stand when the straps gave way, sending he and the stand about 15 feet ...

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Electric Department Approves Employee Insurance Plan

Electric Department Approves Employee Insurance Plan BY JOEL WASHBURN washburn@mckenziebanner.com HUNTINGDON (November 30) — A new health insurance plan goes into effect January 1, 2018 for the 48 employees of Carroll County Electric Department. The Board of Directors of the utility company approved a plan that will save the company approximately 11.35 percent as compared to the 2017 premiums. In ...

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A Big Jingle

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A Big Jingle McKenzie kicked off its annual Christmas celebration over the week with events at Bethel University and downtown. Dr. Bryan Merrick was honored as the grand marshal of. The community recently showed its love and support for Dr. Merrick in his successful battle against Medicare administrators. McKenzie Lions Club members were also honored as grand marshals for their ...

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Huntingdon’s Main Street Christmas is Saturday, December 9

Huntingdon’s Main Street Christmas is Saturday, December 9 Join The Dixie and the Town of Huntingdon on December 9, 2017, as they officially embark upon the Christmas season with Main Street Christmas! An annual street festival around the historic court square, Main Street Christmas abounds with the quaint charm of hometown Christmases past. Live nativity, carolers, open shops, hot chocolate, ...

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HASLAM, ROLFE ANNOUNCE TOYOTA BOSHOKU TENNESSEE, LLC TO EXPAND IN JACKSON

Automotive components manufacturer to create more than 100 new jobs NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Toyota Boshoku Tennessee, LLC officials today announced that the company will expand its operations in Jackson. The automotive components manufacturer will invest $31 million and create 139 new jobs in Madison County. “Tennessee is known ...

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Mass Tree-Planting Effort Heralded as Largest of Its Kind In America

  NASHVILLE, November 30, 2017—In a joint press conference this week, Tennessee Environmental Council and its State Agency partners announced their effort to plant 250,000 native seedlings across Tennessee on February 24, 2018. Known as “250K Tree Day,” the event promises free seedlings to any Tennessee resident who registers between now and February 1st while supplies of seedlings last, and encourages donations ...

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Tennessee Continues With Historically Low Unemployment

Tennessee Continues With Historically Low Unemployment Despite Lower Unemployment, Carroll, Weakley Have Fewer Employed Than in 2015 BY JOEL WASHBURN washburn@mckenziebanner.com Nearly all Tennessee counties continued to have unemployment rates below 5.0 percent in October 2017, following a record-breaking September when, for the first time ever, each of the state’s 95 counties experienced a rate below 5.0 percent. October marked ...

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Leach Fire Tower Placed on National Historic Registry

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Leach Fire Tower Placed on National Historic Registry LEACH (November 14) — The United States Department of the Interior and the National Park Service has placed the Leach Fire Lookout Tower on the National Register of Historic Places. The tower is under the Tennessee Division of Forestry Lookout Towers. Leach Located in Cedar Grove the structure was placed on the ...

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McKenzie Big Jingle Christmas Is This Weekend

McKenzie Big Jingle Christmas Is This Weekend McKenzie kicks off its annual Christmas events this week with events at Bethel University and downtown. Dr. Bryan Merrick is being honored as the grand marshal of the 1 p.m. parade. Merrick and his family have worked and served the community. The community recently showed its love and support for Dr. Merrick in ...

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Celebrate Christmas with The Dixie’s Annual Christmas On Broadway

Celebrate Christmas with The Dixie’s Annual Christmas On Broadway Come celebrate the holidays with The Dixie Performing Arts & Academic Enrichment Center Saturday, December 16, 2017, as they present their highly anticipated Christmas show, A Christmas On Broadway! An annual tradition, The Dixie promises a highly entertaining evening full of Broadway hits and Christmas favorites performed by an allstar cast! ...

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