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Late-night fire at MagPro in Camden

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    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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

Miss Dixie PAC places in Top Ten in Miss Tennessee

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shirleyNANNEY editor Miss Dixie PAC, Yvannah Garcia, a Miss Tennessee contestant, says this past week was definitely a life changing experience for her. “Not only was I able to develop new friendships and strengthen older ones, but I was also able to grow as a competitor, daughter, and individual in that short week,” she said.…

Throwback Thursday: Battling On For Parker’s Crossroads

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This week’s throwback Thursday looks back to the June 15, 2004 edition of the Carroll County News-Leader. The Parker’s Crossroads Civil War battle reenactment was held the previous weekend on June 12 and 13. By John Latham Staff Writer History was brought to life on Saturday and Sunday at Parker’s Crossroads City Park, where nearly 450…

Longtime labor leader, public servant James Neely dies

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shirleyNANNEY editor Longtime AFL-CIO labor leader and former state commissioner James G. “Jim” Neely died June 14 after a bout with cancer at daughter Hope Turner’s home in Covington. His funeral was Sunday at First United Methodist Church of Huntingdon of which he was a member. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery. He was a 50-year…

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