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Throwback Thursday: Battling On For Parker’s Crossroads


This week’s throwback Thursday looks back to the June 15, 2004 edition of the Carroll County News-Leader. The Parker’s Crossroads Civil War battle reenactment was held the previous weekend on June 12 and 13. By John Latham Staff Writer History was brought to life on Saturday and Sunday at Parker’s Crossroads City Park, where nearly 450…

Longtime labor leader, public servant James Neely dies


shirleyNANNEY editor Longtime AFL-CIO labor leader and former state commissioner James G. “Jim” Neely died June 14 after a bout with cancer at daughter Hope Turner’s home in Covington. His funeral was Sunday at First United Methodist Church of Huntingdon of which he was a member. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery. He was a 50-year…

Speaker Harwell addresses Rotarians, Lions in McKenzie


shirleyNANNEY Editor Beth Harwell, State Speaker of the House of Representatives, addressed a joint meeting of the McKenzie Rotary and the McKenzie Lions Clubs Monday, along with several special guests. She discussed what her role as speaker entails in the General Assembly and the happenings of the last General Assembly. She was introduced by Lions…

Cancer Survivor Dinner set for June 20


Co-chairs for survivor hospitality, Kathy Whitehead and Johnny Beth Nolen, are making plans for the Carroll County Unit of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life Survivor Dinner. It is set for Tuesday, June 20, at 6:30 pm, at the Carroll County Civic Center in Huntingdon. “A cancer survivor is defined by the American Cancer…

Lap spread project: Church ladies believe in serving fellow man


shirleyNANNEY editor “Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all he widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.” Acts 9:39. The ladies at the Bruceton Church of Christ have shown that…

Young martial arts champions: Lavinia twins to compete in Ireland


ronPARK sports editor Most siblings are competitive to one degree or another — and maybe even more so when it comes to twins. For 11-year-old twins Drew and Ashley Smith of Lavinia, their competitive spirit and skill in the martial arts is taking them places they’ve never been before. The children of John and Brandy…

Sacrifices of the fallen remembered in Huntingdon ceremony


shirleyNANNEY editor “Today we commemorate our nation’s fallen heroes because it’s a day to remember and give thanks to our beloved war dead, who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country,” said the Town of Huntingdon’s Memorial Day speaker Commander Debbie O’Bryant, US Navy (Retired). The special 15th Annual Memorial Day ceremony was held Monday…

Forty-seven Central kindergartners graduate to first grade


shirleyNANNEY editor Forty-seven Hollow Rock-Bruceton Central kindergarten students graduated to the first grade in ceremonies on May 15 in the high school gymnasium. The class members will graduate from high school in 2029. Central Elementary School Principal Deborah Martin welcomed everyone to the event. During the program, students Dalton Howard, Amelia Bennett and Patience Tomlin…

Melodies Show raises $4,000 for Relay for Life


shirleyNANNEY editor The thirteenth annual Melodies show held at the Carroll County Civic Center May 11 and 12 raised over $4,000 for Carroll County’s Relay for Life, according to Huntingdon Special School District Director of Schools Pat Dillahunty, who directed the show. This year’s event was in memory of Larry Thomason who died this year…

Throwback Thursday: A Memorial Day tribute from 2003


This week’s throwback Thursday takes a look back at a Memorial Day Tribute in the May 22, 2003 edition of the Carroll County News-Leader written by ACE students Raquel Clark, Chase Sanders, and Seth Segraves. The students wrote tribute stories about Troy Kelly, Buster Norden, and Walt Montgomery.   This was a project of the…

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