Carroll County, TN

Did Sen. John Stevens REALLY NOT KNOW about the renaming of the1,000 Acre Lake

Senator John Stevens made the announcement about the payoff of the Carroll County 1,000 Acre Recreational Lake at the Feb. 11 Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Legislative meeting. He announced it at the close of his speech and that TWRA would be managing it. He said he was surprised that...
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Letter to the Editor

I have just now read your editorial in last weeks paper about renaming the lake and I couldn’t agree with you more. I have tremendous respect for Representative Curtis Halford and he has definitely been a friend to Carroll County throughout his service in the state legislature but Dale Kelley is THE person that worked relentlessly for years to make the lake a reality. While others might have tried to accomplish something of this nature, they would have given up with the obstacles that he encountered during this process.
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1,000 Acre Recreation Lake public meeting

The TWRA will host a public meeting Tuesday, May 24 to hear community concerns about the future management of Carroll County 1,000 Acre Recreational Lake. TWRA’s Lee Wilmot says recent state legislative action began the process of transferring ownership of the lake from the Carroll County Watershed Authority. Both...
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Carroll County 4-H Agent Amanda Paschall Wins State Awards

Carroll County, Tenn.–Amanda Paschall, Carroll Count 4-H Agent, received the Achievement in Service Award at the State Tennessee Association of 4-H Extension workers held at Pickwick Landing. This award recognizes current NAE4-HA members who have shown outstanding achievement in creative and innovative programming. Tennessee’s ASA recipient is selected from those who have previously received the George S. Foster Award. Paschall received the George S. Foster award in 2021.

Carroll County Bank, Library Host Second Harvest Mobile Pantry

Huntingdon, Tenn.–More than 50 volunteers came together recently to hold a Mobile Pantry at the Carroll County Library in Huntingdon, in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Sponsored by Centennial Bank of Carroll County, the event provided 16,000 pounds of fresh produce and shelf stable goods to more than 275 local families. Each household also received bouquets of fresh flowers to share with loved ones for Mother’s Day.

Four people arrested in Huntingdon on drug charges

Four people are being held in the Carroll County Jail on drug charges following an investigation by the TBI and the McKenzie and Huntingdon Police Departments. TBI spokesperson Keli McAlister says that since January, agents and officers have proactively targeted drug activity in Huntingdon. As a result, on Wednesday, a...

Baptist Carroll County earns ‘A’ rating for care from national safety organization

The Leapfrog Group awards Baptist Memorial Hospital-Carroll County an “A” Safety Grade for its achievements in protecting patients from harm in the hospital for spring 2022. Baptist Carroll County CEO and administrator Susan Breeden said, “I am so proud of this recognition from the Leapfrog Group and what...

Bethel Offers Free Tuition to Qualifying Residents

MCKENZIE, Tenn.– Beginning immediately, Bethel University’s College of Professional Studies (CPS) will offer all Carroll County residents one tuition-free course toward select associate and bachelor’s degree programs. To qualify, prospective students must be accepted and enrolled into either the Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts (Liberal Arts,...