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Local Physician Fights to Recover Medicare Privileges

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By Jason and Brittany Martin  banner@mckenziebanner.com McKENZIE (October 4) — After an unblemished 31-year career in medicine a local doctor is faced with accusations of Medicare billing fraud. On April 16, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) accused Dr. Bryan Merrick of wrongful Medicare billings on ten patients over the course of 20 months. During the 20-month period in question, ...

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McKenzie School Board Meets with Light Agenda

McKenzie School Board Meets with Light Agenda BY BRAD SAM brad@mckenziebanner.com McKENZIE (October 3) — The McKenzie Special School District Board of Education met briefly Tuesday with a light agenda of mostly routine annual housekeeping. Budget amendments were approved covering the purchase of assessment tools and the hiring of a substitute who will also serve as a bilingual tutor. The ...

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School Supplies for Texas Students

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School Supplies for Texas Students On Aug. 25, 2017 Hurricane Harvey made a direct hit to Texas. Harvey, a Category 4 storm, devastated a large portion of Texas, leaving a large path of destruction behind. The state of Texas, working to get their students back in school as quickly as possible, knew the need for school supplies was urgent. McKenzie ...

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Renaissance Theatre to Present The Addams Family

Renaissance Theatre to Present The Addams Family McKENZIE — Bethel University Renaissance Theatre presents the highly acclaimed musical production “The Addams Family” at the Bethel Performing Arts Center in McKenzie. This hilarious musical comedy will bring the favorite characters as they come to life on stage. Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, and more will make this an unforgettable night ...

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McKenzie Police Department Receives Federal Grant

McKenzie Police Department Receives Federal Grant McKENZIE (October 3) — The Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) announced a $5,000 in federal grant funds for the McKenzie Police Department for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The funding will be split with $2,500 going towards purchasing new equipment to help improve traffic safety enforcement, and $5,500 will pay officer overtime for DUI saturation ...

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Students Celebrate National Walk-to-School Day

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Students Celebrate National Walk-to-School Day McKENZIE/BRUCETON (October 3-4) — Area students celebrated National Walk-to-School Day (Wednesday, October 4) last week. On Tuesday, at Hollow Rock-Bruceton, a total of 368 students and 32 parents, teachers, principals and the superintendent walked to school. Carroll County Coordinated School Health Director Mandy Drewry provided the students with bottled water and volunteers from Carroll County ...

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Alexia Allen Raises Money for Suicide Prevention

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Alexia Allen Raises Money for Suicide Prevention Pictured are Miss Fall Fest Iris Teen Alexia Allen and Ms. Regina Alred, Supervisor of Instruction at the West Carroll Special School District. Alexia is a 17-year old senior at West Carroll Junior-Senior School and the daughter of Brad and Melissa Allen. Alexia was recently crowned Miss Fall Fest Iris Teen. She chose ...

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Macedonia Fire Sporting Clay Shoot

Macedonia Fire Sporting Clay Shoot The Macedonia Fire Department is hosting its second annual Sporting Clay Shoot at the Carroll County Shooting Sports Park in Huntingdon. Registration starts at 8 a.m. for two rotations, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Each rotation is limited to 60 shooters. Registration fee is $60 for one of five classifications: 17 and under female, 17 ...

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BARBECUED CHICKEN 5-QUART SLOW COOKER

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BARBECUED CHICKEN 5-QUART SLOW COOKER 3-4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts Oil 1 onion, chopped ¼ cup chopped green bell pepper 1 cup ketchup 1-2 tablespoons hickory-smoked barbecue sauce 1 tablespoon prepared mustard 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons vinegar 3 tablespoon brown sugar ¼ cup water ½ teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon salt Lightly brown chicken ...

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