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Lake County signs Domestic Awareness Month Proclamation

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Wednesday, October 11th, Lake County officials signed a proclamation to declare October Domestic Violence Awareness month. In attendance of the proclamation were County Mayor Denny Johnson, Sheriff Bryan Avery, Judge Danny Goodman, Detective Joe Vernon, Field Advocate for Lake/Obion Co. Marquita Valadez, Shelter Coordinator Lori Teague, WRAP representative Lynnsey Park, and Program Manager Penny Hensley.…

Arts & Crafts Festival is here!

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Its that time of year again! The Arts & Crafts festival has arrived and Reelfoot Lake is packed out with locals and many people from outside of the area. There are many different vendors set up across the Reelfoot Lake area with just about everything you could imagine! The festival will continue tomorrow and Sunday.…

Two car collision near Ridgely

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    Shayna Burg  banner@lakecountybanner.com       Today, September 28th, 2017, at about 2:30 p.m. there was a two car collision outside of Ridgely on Highway 78. Dana Wilcox of Dyersburg was driving southbound on Highway 78 in a black Ford Explorer, shown above. Wilcox was attempting to make a left turn onto Tippit Lane, when a…

Ridgely Chamber hosts first annual car show

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Shayna Burg Banner@lakecountybanner.com What better way to end summer than with some sweet classic, restored, and modified cars?  Many people local and outsiders gathered on Saturday for the Ridgely Chamber of Commerce’s first annual car show. There were many different models from different decades to view. Aside from the car show, the Bridge at Ridgely…

Lake County Banner Contributor Publishes Book

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     Lake County native John Dial has recently published a poetry book called “The Thing in the Woods and Other Selected Poems”. This book includes a selection of poems that he has written over the last 10 years. The poems are based loosely on real life events that have happened throughout his life. When asked about…

Southern Fried and Sweet Tea Festival attracts many out-of- towners

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shirleyNANNEY editor A young Paris couple attending McKenzie’s fifth annual Southern Fried and Sweet Tea Festival for the first time on Saturday complimented the festival as being an awesome event. Justin and Courtney were celebrating their fourth anniversary that was Monday. “We liked fried anything,” smiled Courtney as she fed her husband a golden fried…

Miss Dixie PAC 2018 title goes to Lauren Dickson

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shirleyNANNEY editor A 21-year- old beauty from Parsons was crowned Miss Dixie PAC in a Saturday night pageant that is a preliminary to Miss Tennessee. Lauren Dickson, daughter of Mark and Kim Dickson, became the second young woman to be chosen for this honor. She is a senior and a nursing student at the University…

2017 Southern Fried & Sweet Tea Festival: festivities this week in McKenzie

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ronPARK staff writer If you’re looking for some fun, food, and entertainment to follow up Monday’s solar eclipse, downtown McKenzie is the place to be this week. The main festivities kick in on Friday and Saturday, but some earlier festival-related events are on the early-to- mid-week schedule. The Farmers Market on Cedar Street featured good…

State commissioner told Carroll Academy needs increased funding

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shirleyNANNEY editor Carroll Academy officials are hoping that with State Commissioner of Children’s Services Bonnie Hommrich’s visit to the facility on Thursday that state funding will be continued and possibly increased. If funding is not granted for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, the facility that has been in operation for 23 years will more than likely…

Four suspects in custody, one still at large from liquor store break in

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One suspect from the Tuesday early morning break in at The Old Railroad Spirits Liquor Store on Broad Street in Bruceton was still at large that afternoon. It is not known if he is still in the area or not. The last time he was seen, he was wearing jeans and a black shirt with…

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