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West Tennessee Road Construction August 16-23, 2017

  “TDOT anticipates heavier than normal traffic on Tennessee’s interstates and state routes during the eclipse event.  To assist motorists, TDOT will prohibit construction related lane closures and traffic restrictions from noon on Friday, August 18 through noon on Tuesday, August 22 BENTON COUNTY, I-40 Truck Climbing Lane Wednesday, August 16 through Wednesday, August 23: There are no scheduled closures. ...

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Kustoff Statement on Violence in Charlottesville

Jackson, Tennessee – Today, U.S. Representative David Kustoff (TN-08) spoke to the Jackson Chamber of Commerce and opened his remarks with the following statement. “We know that our nation has had a rough several days after the events in Charlottesville this past weekend. Make no mistake – White Supremacists, the KKK, neo-Nazis and all groups that preach hate, prejudice, racism and bigotry ...

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Leading food processor investing $80 million for 300-job expansion   NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) officials announced today that the food processing company will invest approximately $80 million to expand operations in Union City.   Tyson, one of the world’s largest food companies, plans to ...

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Trezevant Approves Bid for Water Upgrades

Trezevant Approves Bid for Water Upgrades BY BRAD SAM brad@mckenziebanner.com TREZEVANT (August 8) — The Trezevant Board of Mayor and Aldermen met briefly Tuesday with a one-item agenda, approval of a bid for improvements to the water system. The project stems from a Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $509,000. The approved bid of $276,900 came from Marbury ...

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HHS Ready to Compete for Crown


Huntingdon High School • Mustangs HHS Ready to Compete for Crown BY ERNIE SMOTHERS smothers@mckenziebanner.com Coming off last year’s undefeated regular season and controversial 27-26 second-round state playoff loss to Nashville Christian, the Huntingdon Mustangs dedicated their off-season workouts to build strength and stamina in their quest to complete unfinished business. Projected to reach the TSSAA Class A state championship ...

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Huntingdon Working to Solve Flooding Problems

Huntingdon Working to Solve Flooding Problems Courtesy Carroll County News-Leader Heavy rains cause flooding in certain areas in Huntingdon so council members took the initiative during the August 8 meeting to start the process to correct the problem. Council members agreed to solicit proposals for engineering for culvert replacement in areas of flooding at the request from the Public Works ...

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MES Principal Departing August 22

MES Principal Departing August 22 BY BRAD SAM brad@mckenziebanner.com Dr. Amanda Batts serves her final day as McKenzie Elementary principal on Tuesday, August 22 after six years in the position. Batts, who recently completed her doctorate, accepted a position as assistant professor of Educational Studies at the University of Tennessee at Martin. She begins that role Monday, August 28. In ...

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Football Is Back!

Football Is Back! Dear Banner Sports fans, after nearly nine months of anticipation, high school and middle school football has returned to Carroll County! The culmination of months of intense conditioning, full-contact practices, and highly-competitive scrimmages have local prep squads McKenzie, Huntingdon, Hollow Rock-Bruceton, West Carroll and Gleason primed to kick off their respective grid campaigns. In keeping with our ...

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