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Dr. Hugh Scarbrough retires from 50-year optometry career


shirleyNANNEY editor Dr. Hugh Scarbrough has retired from a professional career of optometry that has spanned 50 years. Scarbrough, 75, closed his office at 159 Court Square March 31. He says it’s been a journey that has served him well with friendships and experiences that he would have otherwise missed. “I have been blessed by…

Kustoff speaks at shooting sports complex


ronPARK staff writer U.S. Congressman David Kustoff with Tennessee’s Eighth Congressional District paid a visit Friday morning to the Carroll County Shooting Sports Complex, where he spoke to a crowd of about 56 invited guests during a special breakfast gathering inside the complex’s main lodge. Carroll County Chamber of Commerce President Brad Hurley introduced Kustoff,…

Beer sales now legal in Clarksburg


ronPARK Staff Writer After several decades as a dry town, the City of Clarksburg is dry no more — or, at least, the door is now legally open for beer sales inside the city limits. During their Monday night meeting, Clarksburg aldermen unanimously passed a new ordinance allowing the sale of beer by Clarksburg businesses…

Nearly 100 participate in Mini-Special Olympics


ronPARK staff writer Approximately 95 special needs children from all over the county gathered at with dozens of adult and student volunteers at Bethel University’s football stadium Friday morning for this year’s Carroll County Mini-Special Olympics. The children participated and competed in a wide variety of track and field events and medals were presented in…

ECD commissioner hands out $182,900 in awards


shirleyNanney editor Newly appointed State Commissioner of Economic and Community Development Bob Rolfe paid Carroll County a visit April 4 in a meeting at The Dixie to explain what is being done in the area of recruiting business and industry and discuss Tennessee’s overall economic growth. While here, he and other state officials handed out…

West Carroll Board of Education: Technology upgrades proposed, bass fishing team approved


ronPARK staff writer Though no decision was made at their April 6 meeting, members of the West Carroll Board of Education are considering proposed classroom technology upgrades in the school district. Cheryl Lambert, supervisor of instruction for grades 7-12; Sheila Brawner, district technology coordinator; and third grade teacher LeAnn Coleman gave a presentation before the…

McDonald’s April 11 sales will help Carroll County Carl Perkins Center


McDonald’s of Huntingdon and McKenzie are partnering with The Exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse in Carroll County on Tuesday, April 11 for the first McDonald’s Burger Bash. The McDonald’s Burger Bash will include Carl Perkins advisory board members and staff at the local McDonald’s working the counter and tables during…

UT achieves world record


With more than 3,100 students, about 700 faculty, staff and retirees, about 400 alumni and one bluetick coonhound, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, set the Guinness world record title for the largest human letter. Volunteers stood together to create a Power T that spanned 190 feet by 190 feet, encompassing the majority of Shields-Watkins Field…

Local WWII hero passes at age of 95: A legacy of courage, honor, and love


ronPARK staff writer The skies were threatening stormy weather Thursday afternoon as family and friends gathered at the burial site of Buster B. Norden at Carroll Memorial Gardens in McKenzie. Norden, a lifelong Carroll County resident, died that previous Sunday (March 26) at the age of 95 at McKenzie Healthcare. But while the storms held…

Celebrity Waiter Dinner raises $10,146 for Relay


shirleyNANNEY editor Thursday night proved to be a good night for the Ninth Annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner, hosted by Baptist Memorial Hospital – Huntingdon Relay for Life team. According to team captain Jennifer Britt, the event raised a walloping $10,146. The 150 guests who attended the dinner dined on Hawaiian chicken or grilled steak, green…

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