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Throwback Thursday: Remembering when Martha Taylor became Huntingdon’s city recorder


This week’s throwback Thursday takes a look back at the February 22, 1995 edition of the Carroll County News-Leader, when it was announced that Martha Taylor would become Huntingdon’s new city recorder. Taylor retired at the end of 2016, and Kim Carter has since taken her place. Martha Taylor To Become New City Recorder May 1,…

Great Pretenders raises $3,389 for Project Graduation

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shirleyNANNEY editor Huntingdon High School seniors and parents rocked the stage Feb. 10 and 11 with their Great Pretenders show at the Carroll County Civic Center. They sang, danced and reenacted several of the songs with their own productions. Make-A-Wish’s representative Cliff Carter was presented a $500 donation in honor of the late Morgan Fuller,…

Marcus Hutson pleads guilty in boating death


A plea agreement has been reached in the matter of State of Tennessee vs. Marcus Hutson.  According to Assistant District Attorney, Lisa M. Miller, Hutson of Jackson pled guilty Feb. 15 in Decatur County Circuit Court to vehicular homicide, BWI (Boating While Intoxicated), and reckless operation of a motorboat. Hutson was charged after the July…

Huntingdon updates beer ordinance to comply with state statue


shirleyNANNEY editor Within the five-minute meeting on Feb. 14 the Huntingdon Town Council, an ordinance received approval and two resolutions were passed. The passage of the ordinance on the second and final reading brings the town code into compliance with the recent changes to state law pertaining to the definition of beer. The alcoholic content…

Dr. Webb speaks at CES Black History Program


ronPARK staff writer Students and faculty at Hollow Rock-Bruceton Central Elementary School celebrated the contributions that African Americans have made to our country during a Black History Month Program Friday afternoon. Serving as guest speaker at the program was Carroll County native Dr./Rev. Jesse Webb of Fulton, Ky. A 1981 graduate from Huntingdon High School,…

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…

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