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Former Trooper David Rorer Begins Serving Sentence

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Former Trooper David Rorer Begins Serving Sentence PARIS — A former Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper has begun serving his sentence for solicitation of a minor. Former Trooper David Rorer, age 46, of McKenzie, was sentenced by Carroll County Circuit Court Judge Donald Parish earlier this month to serve four years of deferred probation, with 10 days to be served in ...

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Huntingdon Town Council Approves Tax Rate Increase

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Huntingdon Town Council Approves Tax Rate Increase Public Hearing, Second Reading Set for June 27 HUNTINGDON (June 13) — Huntingdon property owners will likely see a 14 cents tax rate increase for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Town council members approved the first of two required readings on the $1.34 tax rate to finance an estimated $4,564,210 expense budget that includes ...

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Former Commissioner of Labor Dies


JAMES G. NEELY Former Commissioner of Labor Dies HUNTINGDON — James Glen “Jim” Neely, 76, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Wednesday June 14, 2017. Funeral services were. Sunday June 18, 2017 at the Huntingdon First United Methodist Church. Interment was in Bethlehem Cemetery. Mr. Neely was born to the late Otis “Cokie” Neely and Louis Neely on April 28, 1941 in ...

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CARROLL COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE IS FRIDAY Carroll County Relay For Life north and south units join forces for the first time in many years to host a single event of Relay For Life at the Carroll County Civic Center on Friday, June 23, beginning at 4 p.m. Relay For Life started in Carroll County on May 21, 1997 at ...

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ROBBER ASSAULTS 97-YEAR-OLD WOMAN BY ERNIE SMOTHERS smothers@mckenziebanner.com BUENA VISTA (June 20) — According to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, an accused robber broke into a home located on McKee Levee Road around 7 p.m. on June 19 before assaulting and binding a 97-year-old woman. During an interview with The Banner, Carroll County Sheriff Andy Dickson said, “At around 7 ...

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Paul Ward Stadium Excavation Commences


By Ernie Smothers   smothers@mckenziebanner.com HUNTINGDON (June 6) — Following weeks of weather-induced delays, Barsto Construction of Huntingdon commenced earthwork excavation and grading of the playing surface of Paul Ward Stadium’s playing field in anticipation of the placing of a multi-purpose, synthetic playing field surface by Austin, Texas-based sports and stadium field construction specialist Hella Construction. During an interview with The ...

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Gleason Board Approves First Budget Reading

Gleason Board Approves First Budget Reading BY DAVID FISHER Dresden Enterprise GLEASON (June 8) — The Gleason City Board approved the first reading of an ordinance outlining the 2017-2018 fiscal year budget. The budget includes no tax increases and a restructuring of the City’s water rates. The 2017-2018 budget for the City of Gleason sets the property tax rate at ...

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Paris Landing, Carroll County to Host Bassmaster Series Fishing

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — For the fourth consecutive year, the Costa Bassmaster High School National Championship presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods is on Kentucky Lake at Paris Landing, The prestigious national championship is June 22-24. . The Junior Bassmaster Championship is June 20 and 21 on the Carroll County’s 1,000 Acre Recreational Lake in the Leach community of Carroll County. The junior ...

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Local Boy Scouts Trek through New Mexico Wilderness


Local Boy Scouts Trek through New Mexico Wilderness CIMARRON, N.M. — A crew of teenage Boy Scouts and their leaders are on a life-changing summer trek through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. Philmont covers 214 square miles of vast wilderness with trails that climb from 6,500 feet to as high as 12,441 ...

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City Council Appointee Does Not Reside in Correct Ward

McKENZIE (June 8) — Mason Powers, 155 Blackburn Avenue, McKenzie, served only one hour as the councilman for Ward II. Powers made application to serve as the councilman to fill the unexpired term of David Hochreiter, who resigned in May after moving from the city limits. Mayor Jill Holland recommended Powers to complete Hochreiter’s term and the council unanimously concurred. ...

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