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Churches to host “Lunch for the Community”


Several churches in Ridgely will host “Lunch for the Community” on the third and fourth Wednesdays in January, February, and March (January 16 and 23, February 20 and 27, and March 20 and 27). On each of these days a meal of soup, crackers, dessert, tea, and coffee will be served between 11:30 a.m. and…

Woods seeking re-election


The following is a paid political advertisement: I have been honored serving as alderman the past 15 years. I am announcing my candidacy for re-election on November 6, 2018. I will continue to make decisions that are best for our City. I was born in Tiptonville and I have lived here all of my life.…

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!


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


    Shayna Burg       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


Shayna Burg 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


     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


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


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


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…

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