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Baptist assures continued medical services after McKenzie hospital closure

DISCUSSING – Some of the panelists at the McKenzie Health Care meeting Sept. 11 talk with each other following the meeting at the Park Theatre. From left are Priority Ambulance Service representative Eric Messer, McKenzie...

Resignation Letter Sheds Light on King’s Resignation

In her resignation letter to the governor King points squarely at actions taken by Rep. Bruce Griffey of Paris and his wife, Rebecca, as the primary cause of her resignation.

Puryear man arrested for evading arrest, stolen vehicle

A Puryear man, Jason Johnson, 40, was the object of a manhunt Friday after he fled while Huntingdon police officer Labe Ezell was attempting to stop him for a traffic violation. He...

Bruceton seeking town clerk

The town of Bruceton is advertising for applicants for the position of full-time city clerk.

Why is Tennessee losing rural hospitals?

One local businessman weighs in The statewide epidemic of rural hospital closures was the topic of discussion July 25 during a press call organized by the Tennessee Justice Center...

McKenzie Hospital Closes This Week

By Joel Washburn washburn@mckenziebanner.com McKENZIE, Tenn. - McKenzie Regional Hospital (MRH) will discontinue patient services, including the emergency department, by September 15, 2018. The 45-bed hospital has notified the Tennessee Department of Health of its planned...

Are your meds making you depressed?

Drugs taken by more than one-third of U.S. adults have depression as a possible side effect, a recent study revealed. These medications include blood pressure drugs called beta-blockers, hormonal contraceptives and pain medications, and they’re...

Suspected pipe bomb turns out to be harmless

What authorities initially feared might be a homemade explosive device at a McKenzie residence last week turned out not to be a bomb, according to a press release from the McKenzie Police...

Teen Health Council Members Attend Tennessee Teen Institute

Courtesy Mandy Drewry, Teen Health Council Sponsor MARTIN (June 17-22) — Students from Carroll County recently joined 490 youth leaders from across the state at the Tennessee Teen Institute held on the campus of the...

Cedar Grove man receives 18-year sentence for vehicular homicide

A Cedar Grove man was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Monday for the 2016 traffic death of a Gibson County man. Robert Hicks, 54, received the sentence from Circuit Court Judge Donald Parish...
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