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Thanksgiving luncheon shows appreciation to employees


shirleyNANNEY editor The Town of Huntingdon treated approximately 75 employees and guests to a Thanksgiving meal Nov. 23 at the Huntingdon Public Safety building. State Senator John Stevens, (R-Republican) of Huntingdon, who represents the 24th Senatorial District of which Carroll County is a part, spoke following the meal. He serves on the Judiciary and Finance,…

Huntingdon Council: Third term council member elected as vice mayor


shirleyNANNEY editor A Huntingdon council member who was recently elected to a third term will serve as vice mayor for the next two years until the next town election. Nina Smothers was chosen at the Nov. 22 meeting of the Huntingdon Town Council to fill the appointment previously held by council member Melissa Powell. It…

McKenzie celebrating Hometown Christmas this week


ronPARK staff writer The City of McKenzie, the McKenzie Lions Club, Beta Sigma Phi, and Bethel University are hosting all kinds of Christmas events and activities this week as part of this year’s McKenzie Hometown Christmas. “The McKenzie Lions Club would like to invite everyone to come out and enjoy this year’s McKenzie Hometown Christmas…

Trenton man dies in head-on collision near Huntingdon


A head-on collision Nov. 23 at 10:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 70 near Huntingdon has claimed the life of a Trenton man. Dylan Hopper, 23, died when the car in which he was a passenger was stuck by another vehicle. According to a report filed by Trooper Shane Steele, the wreck happened four miles west…

At The Dixie: Marty Haggard pays tribute to his famous dad in song


shirleyNANNEY editor “I’m not here to impersonate my dad,” Marty Haggard, son of famous country music star Merle Haggard, told the audience who attended his Dixie Live Concert Series show on Nov. 12 at The Dixie. “I’m not my dad, but his son.” It mattered not to the audience. They loved him singing his dad’s…

West Carroll Special School District: Board chooses Dexter Williams as new director


ronPARK staff writer The process proved to be a little bumpier and drawn out than some may have hoped, but members of the West Carroll Board of Education finally settled on one of their own for the director of schools position during a called meeting Thursday night. In a unanimous vote, the board agreed to…

Central gives to Morgan Fuller


ronPARK staff writer Students and faculty with the Hollow Rock-Bruceton Special School District have stepped up to help a Huntingdon teen in her ongoing battle with cancer. Central High School Principal Joe Norval presented Morgan Fuller with a check for $1,400 during a special assembly in the school gymnasium on Monday. October was Breast Cancer…

Hal Holbrook visits Carroll Academy


ronPARK staff writer Students and faculty at Carroll Academy in Huntingdon had a very special guest Friday afternoon: award-winning film, TV, and stage actor Hal Holbrook. Widower of Carroll County native Dixie Carter, who died in 2010, Holbrook was invited to come visit the unique school by Huntingdon Mayor Dale Kelley after being informed of…

Throwback Thursday: Another Recognition for Col. Gordon Browning in 1945


This week’s Throwback Thursday takes a look at an article published in the November 16, 1945 edition of the Carroll County Democrat about the accomplishments of Gordon Browning, former governor of Tennessee.   Another Recognition for Col. Gordon Browning The Associated Press of Brussels, Belgium, on Nov. 9, gave out the contents of a letter…

Carroll County Legislative Body: Resolution abolishes partisan politics in county elections


shirleyNANNEY & ronPARK The identifying terms “Democrat” and “Republican” will likely be removed from the equation when it comes to county-level elections here in Carroll County. At the November 14 meeting of the Carroll County Legislative Body, county commissioners gave unanimous approved on a resolution to send a request to the Tennessee Legislature to pass…

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