Carroll County News-Leader Breaking News

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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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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Megamarathon participants pass through Carroll County

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.…

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