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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…

Joyce Noles is recipient of healthcare President’s Award


West Tennessee Healthcare has honored Joyce Noles of Buena Vista as the 2016 President’s Award recipient. The President’s Award, which is awarded annually, recognizes a department director that goes above and beyond their day-to- day responsibilities by exhibiting a selfless manner within their career, community and civic involvement.  Noles was presented with the honor during…

Throwback Thursday: Carroll County Very Special Arts Festival in 1996


This week’s throwback Thursday takes a look back at coverage from the Carroll County Very Special Arts Festival in the April 3, 1996 edition of the Carroll County News-Leader. Carroll County Arts Festival Is A Tremendous Success Approximately 800 children and adults attended Carroll County’s Very Special Arts Festival that was held Saturday, March 23…

Stevens speaks at Chamber Capitol Talk luncheon


ronPARK staff writer State Senator John Stevens was the guest speaker Friday at the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce as part of the ongoing Capitol Talk series of luncheon meetings. Stevens spoke at length about Governor Bill Haslam’s proposed state fuel tax increase to fund improvements to the state’s highways and bridges. The senator commented…

Bruceton man attends presidential rally in Nashville

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lindseyBELL Staff writer Victor Rich of Bruceton was among the thousands of Tennesseans who arrived at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville on March 15 to hear President Donald Trump speak. The rally was the president’s first visit to Nashville as president. Rich, who retired from the army in 2012, and his mother Daisy Smothers Short of…

Commodity food to be distributed


The Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council announced that U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities will be distributed to eligible area residents of Carroll County on April 12 and April 13. 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…

Youth Leadership students graduate from program


Twenty-four senior student leaders from the five high schools in the county have graduated from the Carroll County Youth Leadership Program. More than 409 students have graduated from the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce’s Youth Leadership program. The graduation was celebrated with a concluding ceremony at Mallard’s Restaurant on Wednesday with the students, directors of…

Carroll County Very Special Arts Festival: Hundreds turn out for yearly event


More than 630 individuals streamed through the doors of the Carroll County Civic Center on Saturday to participate in and enjoy music performances, arts and crafts and various other activities at the 2017 Very Special Arts Festival (VSAF). For more than 35 years the VSAF has provided opportunities for all students in Carroll County, both…

Throwback Thursday: Jessica Andrews performs at Relay for Life in 2002


This week’s throwback Thursday takes a look back at the March 20, 2002 edition of the Carroll County News-Leader, when Jessica Andrews put on a benefit concert that raised $11,000 for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Jessica Performs Locally, Raises Over $11,000 For Cancer Fund By Shirley Nanney Country music star Jessica Andrews…

Emmitt Smith to speak at Second JSCC Foundation Scholarship Banquet


The Jackson State Community College Foundation is excited to announce the keynote speaker for its second annual scholarship banquet. Pro Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith will bring a message of leadership, teamwork, and what it takes to succeed in business and in life. The event will be Tuesday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in…

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