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Restoration project at Colonial Tea Room ready for viewing


shirleyNANNEY editor The beauty of the former Colonial Tea Room on the Court Square is now ready to be viewed by the public after a major restoration project of two years. An open house is set for 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. on Saturday night, the July 29 and again on Sunday, the July 30 from 1:30 until…

Hill and Baggett bound over for attempted murder


ronPARK staff writer Two men charged in a brutal June 19 home invasion near Buena Vista were bound over to the September session of the Grand Jury last week in Carroll County General Sessions Court. Dakota D. Baggett, 24, of Nashville is up for indictment on charges of attempted first-degree murder, especially aggravated robbery, especially…

Nurses learn about youth health topics


This year’s annual school nurse inservice was recently conducted at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Huntingdon to help educate the community’s school nurses about a variety of health care topics specifically related to our youth. Sponsored by Baptist Huntingdon, four attended the training that was facilitated by Nina Smothers, DPh, MBA, Director of Pharmacy, Ancillary, and Industrial Services.…

Late-night fire at MagPro in Camden


    A reported explosion around late Friday evening led to a roaring blaze at MagPro, LLC. in Camden, with flames rising above treetops and visible from nearby roadways.  Click here to subscribe to the Camden Chronicle Benton County Sheriff Kenny Christopher has reported that all MagPro employees have been accounted for, and asks that…

Megamarathon participants pass through Carroll County


ronPARK staff writer Anyone traveling along Highway 22 in Carroll County on Friday may have noticed more than the average amount of foot traffic walking or running along the side of the highway. That’s because dozens of competitors from all over the world were passing through as part of the 2017 Vol State Road Race.…

Throwback Thursday: Railroad Career in Bruceton Remembered


This week’s throwback Thursday looks back at the July 17, 1996 edition of the Carroll County News-Leader. Garland Enloe McClure, then a resident of Life Care in Bruceton, gave an interview recalling his railroad career in the area. Resident Recalls Railroad Career; Employed For Over 40 Years By Shirley Nanney Garland Enloe McClure remembers when…

Tornado rips through Cedar Grove; over a dozen buildings damaged or destroyed


ronPARK staff writer “There was no warning or nothing,” said Cedar Grove resident Janette Singleton, whose mobile home and car were damaged in the confirmed tornado that tore its way through the Cedar Grove area during the evening of Wednesday, July 5. According to Singleton, it was around 7 p.m., and she had just gotten…

Throwback Thursday: Carroll-South’s 2007 Relay for Life Topped $150,000 for Cancer Research


This year’s throwback Thursday looks back at the July 18, 2007 edition of the Carroll County News-Leader, which covered the Carroll-South Relay for Life event. More than $150,000 was raised during the event. This year’s Carroll County Relay for Life event will be held Friday, July 7 at the Carroll County Civic Center from 4-10…

Campbell Arms welcomed with open arms in McKenzie


ronPARK staff writer Carroll County’s newest industry was welcomed in true Fourth of July style as dozens of local and state leaders and interested citizens gathered at the Carroll County Airport’s main hanger for the official opening announcement. As was announced at the event, Campbell Arms Manufacturing, LLC (CAM) is moving into the former Cut…

Throwback Thursday: Huntingdon Unveils War Memorial In 2001


This week’s throwback Thursday looks back at the July 4, 2001 edition of the Carroll County News-Leader when Huntingdon held a ceremony to dedicate the war memorial monument. New War Memorial Monument Dedicated In Impressive Ceremony By Shirley Nanney Never was the pride of the red, white, and blue more prevalent than Saturday night in…

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