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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…

State commissioner told Carroll Academy needs increased funding


shirleyNANNEY editor Carroll Academy officials are hoping that with State Commissioner of Children’s Services Bonnie Hommrich’s visit to the facility on Thursday that state funding will be continued and possibly increased. If funding is not granted for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, the facility that has been in operation for 23 years will more than likely…

Four suspects in custody, one still at large from liquor store break in


One suspect from the Tuesday early morning break in at The Old Railroad Spirits Liquor Store on Broad Street in Bruceton was still at large that afternoon. It is not known if he is still in the area or not. The last time he was seen, he was wearing jeans and a black shirt with…

Special awards go to three The Dixie ushers


shirleyNANNEY editor The Dixie’s Executive Director Lori Nolen presented three special awards at the Appreciation Usher Luncheon on July 25. They included: The Mayor’s Award, the Carter –Holbrook Award and Volunteer of the Year Award. Prior to the presentations, Nolen gave accolades to Mayor Dale Kelley for his vision in making The Dixie a reality,…

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.…

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