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McKenzie Industrial Board Developing Strategic Plan

McKenzie Industrial Board Developing Strategic Plan BY FRANK TATE Executive Director, McKenzie Industrial Board McKenzie Industrial Development Board (MID) is developing a strategic plan for the community as well as industrial development. Through a series of meetings with individuals and groups, the plan is being developed and will be released later this year. There is a saying that failing to ...

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Heartaches By The Number

HUNKER DOWN WITH KES Heartaches By The Number My chest has been hurting me for over a week now. That can be a little disconcerting. And annoying. To say nothing of the runaway thoughts as you self analyze the probable causes… It is, however, not the first time my chest has dealt with a pain issue. The initial ache came ...

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Clarification: Election Commission Consulted After Appointment

Clarification: Election Commission Consulted After Appointment On June 8, McKenzie City Council approved a person to serve as councilman of Ward II only to rescind the appointment after city officials learned the appointee resided outside the boundaries of Ward II. A news article in The Banner indicated the Carroll County Election Commission was consulted. Peg Hamlett, administrator of elections, said ...

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Looking Back

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Looking Back From Our Archives… 10 YEARS AGO — A flatbed trailer carrying 22 large bales of hay ignited on Highway 22. The McKenzie Fire Department extinguished the hay without damage to the truck or trailer. *The McKenzie Water Commission unanimously voted to add a $3 maintenance fee to each customer’s monthly bill for repairs and upkeep. 20 YEARS AGO ...

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Looking Back

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USA. Looking Back From Our Archives… 10 YEARS AGO — McKenzie Special School District honored retiring teachers Pat Forgy and Marlene Kreuter for their years of service. Chosen as Teachers of the Year were Courtney Kee (elementary), Sally Shymkiw (middle school) and Jennifer Yates (high school). *Carroll County United Way contributors exceeded their yearly campaign goal by raising $110,271.57, including ...

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The Odd Professor…and Country Royalty

HUNKER DOWN WITH KES The Odd Professor…and Country Royalty The last time I was in Lexington, Virginia, we were getting soundly thrashed in a baseball game by Washington and Lee University. Lyndon Johnson was president, nobody had walked on the moon and my little brother was preparing for a tour of Viet Nam. I was back now to see the ...

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Paris Toughens Regulations On Temporary Vendors

Paris Toughens Regulations On Temporary Vendors BY SHANNON MCFARLIN WENK/WTPR News Director PARIS — After hearing the pros and cons from members of the public, the Paris City Commission Thursday night toughened the regulations governing temporary vendors. During the public hearing prior to approval of the ordinance, Henry County Alliance CEO David Hamilton spoke out against roadside vendors who he ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR POLICY

LETTER TO THE EDITOR POLICY Letters to the editor bear the opinion of the letter writer, and not necessarily that of the newspaper management or staff. Letters of opinion are not verified for accuracy of fact and truly stand only as the writer’s opinion. Letters to the editor of public interest are solicited. Most letters, not libelous or harmful, will ...

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