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Throwback Thursday: Sam Siegel’s 1974 Heart Fund Campaign


This week’s throwback Thursday looks back at the 1974 Heart Fund Campaign, which was featured in the February 14, 1974 edition of the Carroll County News. The campaign was kicked off at the home of Sam Siegel. Heart Means Love “The heart may tick, but that doesn’t mean it’s a time piece. It knows no…

Black History celebrated at Webb School


ronPARK staff writer The many contributions that African Americans have made to this country and the local community were spotlighted Saturday afternoon at the former Webb High School. Local church, civic, and governmental leaders gathered at the school along with dozens from the community for a Black History Program, sponsored by the Martin Luther King,…

Jackson man killed in Hwy. 70 wreck


shirleyNANNEY editor A Jackson man died of injuries suffered in a one-vehicle accident that occurred Feb. 10 at 7:38 a.m. three miles west of Huntingdon on U.S. Highway 70. Jonathon A. Carter, 36, was transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital – Huntingdon after being removed from the vehicle by members of the Huntingdon Fire & Rescue…

Billy and Lurene DePriest are Carroll County’s Sweetheart Couple

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shirleyNANNEY editor They only kissed once before they were married and that was right before the ceremony. That’s been almost 55 years ago. Billy and Lurene DePriest of Huntingdon married on Aug. 9, 1962, when she was only 16 and he was 21. It was at her parents’ house on Green Allen Springs Rd. Billy’s…

Throwback Thursday: Talking Black History with Nathaniel McCullough– “Loving God” is the answer to racism


This week’s throwback Thursday takes a look back at “Loving God Is The Answer To Racism” in the February 10, 1999 edition of the Carroll County News-Leader. Nathaniel McCullough of McLemoresville discussed some of his experiences with racism, and his thoughts on the solution to it.   “Loving God” Is The Answer to Racism By…

Throwback Thursday: remembering the fire at Hotel Carroll in 1990


This week’s throwback Thursday looks back at the February 7, 1990 edition of the Carroll County News after the fire that ravaged Hotel Carroll   Fire Guts Hotel Carroll By David M. Wallace Early Monday morning, Allen Zyla, owner of the Hotel Carroll and AJ Restaurant in Huntingdon, heard a crackling sound, then the smoke…

Nominate the Sweethearts of Carroll County


The Carroll County News-Leader is looking for the next Sweethearts of Carroll County. Your parents, grandparents, or a couple you know may qualify to be our Sweethearts of Carroll County! Submit a 500 or fewer word nomination by Friday, February 3 at noon, and let us know who you think is the sweetest couple in…

Bruceton Clinic opens at new location


ronPARK staff writer The Bruceton Clinic now has a new location. The clinic opened for business back in November of last year at 30810 Broad Street (Highway 70) next to the new Apex Bank branch. Open house festivities were held at the clinic on Thursday with food and refreshments for incoming patients and visitors from…

B & J Donut opens on East Main


ronPARK staff writer Really good donuts. That’s what they make at Huntingdon’s newest addition, B & J Donut. Located at 19860 East Main Street next to Shear Designs near downtown, B & J opened for business on January 21. They also make all kinds of pastries (some jelly or cream-filled), as well as apple and…

Water level rising in Carroll Lake: First fish to be reintroduced next week


ronPARK staff writer Water was starting to cover the bottom of the supporting posts of the boat dock at Carroll Lake around press time Monday afternoon. According to Tim Broadbent, regional fisheries manager with the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA), the water level has been rising much faster since a leaky sluice gate was finally…

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