Camden Chronicle hosting 2017 Benton County Snowman Contest

With the first snow of the year coming in this morning, many local residents will be braving the cold weather to craft snowmen. The Camden Chronicle is hosting the 2017 Benton County Snowman Contest. Winners will have their snowman photos published in next week’s issue of the Camden Chronicle. The entry rules are simple –…

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News-Leader hosting 2017 First Snow Snowman Contest

With the first snow of the year coming in this morning, many local residents will be braving the cold weather to craft snowmen. The Carroll County News-Leader is hosting the 2017 First Snow Snowman Contest. Winners will have their snowman photos published in next week’s issue of the News-Leader. The entry rules are simple –…

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Fire levels Birdsong buildings; explosion heard

Early Tuesday evening, an explosion believed to have originated in the service department of Birdsong Resort, Marina and Campground quickly engulfed the entire structure in flames. The facility’s service department and adjacent office, pearl museum, and jewelry showroom were a total loss to the fire. Benton County Rescue Squad member Don Myers is a tenant…

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McKenzie votes in liquor by the drink

By a vote of 798 to 584, the City of McKenzie’s liquor by the drink referendum passed in the Nov. 8 General Election. The referendum that gained enough signatures to be placed on the ballot was iniatiated by Billy Wood, who is not a resident of McKenzie, but works as the city’s superintendent of the…

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Huntingdon mayor, council members sworn in

  shirleyNANNEY editor Huntingdon Mayor Dale Kelley and three of the four council members elected in Tuesday’s election for four-year terms were sworn in Wednesday morning by town judge Marsha Johns. Kelley is beginning his seventh term as mayor. Tim Tucker, beginning his eighth term; and Charles Hodges and Carl Byars, beginning their second terms,…

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Carroll County Election Totals

  Unofficial voting totals for Carroll County 19 of 19 precincts reporting President & Vice President Donald J. Trump – R– 7,731 Hillary Clinton – D – 2,323 “Rocky” Roque – 22 Gary Johnson- I – 181 Alyson Kennedy – I –20 Mike Smith – I – 18 Jill Stein – I – 38 Evan McMullin –…

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Special awards presented at Chamber of Commerce banquet

Nine individuals in five different categories were recognized during the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet Monday night at the Carroll County Civic Center. “This evening’s event represents the 34th time the Chamber has held a membership banquet,” said Chamber President Brad Hurley. “Our purpose this evening is simple: to honor businesses and individuals…

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Halloween can be scarier than you think when it comes to safety

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers safe trick-or-treating tips Safety experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt know Halloween can be scary, but for different reasons than you think. On average, twice as many children are killed while walking on Halloween than on any other day of the year.*  “The excitement…

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TSSAA announces reclassification for all sports for 2017-18

Russell Bush Sports Writer The TSSAA announced this past week the classifications for member schools in all sports for the 2017-18 season. The only sport in Carroll County that is basically being affected by the enrollment figures will be football. All county schools that participate in basketball, softball and baseball will all remain in 1-A.…

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Thomas, Arnold named Mr. and Miss HHS

ronPARK staff writer Scores of Mustangs fans watched Friday afternoon as Huntingdon High School football players, coaches, cheerleaders, band members, and other students and faculty paraded their way through town to the court square, where this year’s football homecoming pep rally was held. Homecoming week winners were named, as well as this year’s Mr. and…

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