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Throwback Thursday: remembering First Baptist of Huntingdon’s dedication of Family Life Center


This week’s throwback Thursday takes a look back at First Baptist Church of Huntingdon’s dedication of their Family Life Center in the January 24, 1996 edition of the Carroll County News-Leader. First Baptist Dedicatees New Family Life Center By Shirley Nanney “So goes the family, so goes the church, school, community and nation,” Rev. Fred…

Morgan Fuller, A young woman of faith and courage; A tribute to William Smothers


By Shirley Nanney Seventeen-year- old Morgan Fuller has departed this life, but her influence, faith and positive attitude will forever be remembered for the way she handled the adversities that came her way. She lived her life every day in a manner that reflected her “never quit attitude.” Her memorial service was held Saturday at…

USDA commodity food to be distributed


  The Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council has announced that U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities will be distributed to eligible area residents on January 18 and 19. The food will be distributed at the Carroll County Community Action Center at 13355 West Paris Street in Huntingdon. Distribution will be between the hours of 9 a.m.…

Hollow Rock couple caught in illegal salvage at vacant nursing home


Deputies with the Henry County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Hollow Rock couple on January 9 after the two were allegedly found trying to conduct an illegal salvage operation at an abandoned nursing home near Paris. Larry D. Williams (aka Larry Dales) and Cindy M. Hayes (aka Cindy Forrest), both age 43, of 915 Vale McKenzie…

McKenzie man arrested after high-speed pursuit


ronPARK staff writer A high-speed pursuit ended in the arrest of a McKenzie man on multiple charges last week in the McKenzie area. Trooper Tyler Milam with the Tennessee Highway Patrol charged Angelo Jerome Brown, 31, of 76 Park Cove with reckless driving, reckless endangerment in a school zone, and evading arrest. According to Milam’s…

Dr. King’s legacy continued at Webb School


ronPARK staff writer Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of equal rights for all and social change through positive, nonviolent action has endured long after his 1968 assassination in Memphis — and around 70 community members gathered at Webb School in McKenzie Monday morning to celebrate King’s legacy and pass on his message on to…

Tim Boyd Benefit raises over $50,000


Shirley Nanney Editor The communities in the Clarksburg area came together Saturday to show their love and support for one of their own, Tim Boyd. The benefit raised approximately $50,000. All the totals had not been counted at press time. “It was just overwhelming to see people giving their time and effort to help someone,”…

Visitation for Morgan Fuller Friday, Memorial service is Saturday

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Visitation for Morgan Fuller, 17, of Huntingdon is Friday from 1 to 8 p.m. at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home in Huntingdon. Memorial services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at Huntingdon Missionary Baptist Church with burial to follow in Bethlehem Cemetery. Her parents, Jeff and Wanda Fuller would like for her to be remembered as a young…

Throwback Thursday: First Woman in Huntingdon Inducted Into TN National Guard


This week’s throwback Thursday takes a look back at the January 10, 1996 edition of the Carroll County News-Leader when Mary Weekly became the first woman to be inducted into the Huntingdon unit of the Tennessee National Guard.   First Woman Inducted Into TN National Guard By Shirley Nanney The Huntingdon unit of the Tennessee…

Carroll County Legislative Body: Senator Stevens chooses not to support nonpartisan elections


ronPARK staff writer The move to establish nonpartisan elections in Carroll County may have hit a snag. During the Monday night meeting of the Carroll County Legislative Body, County Mayor Kenny McBride informed commissioners that State Senator John Stevens has declined to support the measure. Back in November of last year, 20 out of 21…

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