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WMUF/WLZK News                                                               

From News Director Tim Alsobrooks

Weekend News Director Blake Stevens

Cross Country Teams Compete in Meets Over the Weekend

Henry County runners did well in the Tennessee Classic.

Nashville- Henry County High School Cross Country competed in the Tennessee Classic in Nashville on Saturday. In the girls gold 5K race, Lady Patriots’ Kaity Beth James came in 21st out of 170 runners with a time of 21:56.

In the boys Gold 5K race the team finished 12th out of 29 teams. Individually, Javan Winders finished 1st overall with a time of 16:31 beating out 210 other runners. His brother Titus came in 23rd overall with a time of 18:00. Other finishers for Henry County included Harrison Robbins with a time of 18:59, Austin Nance with a  time of 19:22.

Henry County Middle Cross Country competed last Thursday in Lexington. In the Middle School girl’s 2 mile race, Henry County’s Lexi Daniels finished 3rd overall with 48 runners with a time of 13:52. In the boys 2 mile race Silas Winders finished 1st out of 57 runners with a time of 11:26.

Theft on Highway 54 West in Paris

Paris, Tenn. - The Henry County Sheriff’s office reports a theft of property on Highway 54 West in Paris. On Saturday, Tabatha Armstrong, 37, came home to several missing items including: a flat screen TV, two lap-top computers, a PlayStation 3 with 14 games, 2 DVD players with 40 movies, a cordless drill, and a dremel. Armstrong’s son was the last to leave the home at 9 a.m. He confirms that he did lock the door. Whoever broke into their home is believed to have known the location of a hidden spare key. The investigation is still ongoing.

Public Intoxication & Criminal Impersonation

Paris, Tenn. - Alex C. Johnson, 22, of Locust Street in Paris, was charged with public intoxication and criminal impersonation on Sunday. While checking the parking lot of Matt’s Pub, Cpl. Clyde Sulcer found Johnson sitting in a nearby driveway. Sulcer determined that the suspect had someone else’s driver’s license, because he could not correctly give the age that was on the ID. Johnson was reportedly loud and belligerent in the patrol car on the way to the Henry County jail.

DUI on East Wood Street

Paris, Tenn. - Deputy Bostwick of the Henry County Sheriff’s Department stopped a swerving nissan altima on East Wood Street in Paris with suspicions of drunk driving at around 2:28 a.m. Jeffrey Marshall, age 18, of Shady Grove Road in Paris, was determined unsafe for driving after taking field sobriety tests. Marshall consented to a blood test. He was charged with a DUI.

Attempted Theft at Wal-Mart's Self Check-Out

Paris, Tenn. - The Paris Police Department was called to Wal-Mart on Saturday for a reported theft. Louis Bell, age 56, of Paris, was arrested for attempting to leave the store without ringing up $41 of merchandise at the self check-out.

Unknown Cause of House Fire

Paris, Tenn. - The Paris Fire Department responded to a structure fire on 1315 North Market Street at 9:14 p.m. on Saturday. The fire was completely extinguished from the outside by 10:48.

Paris Fire Department Estinguishing Fire on North Market Street.

(Photo Tammie Garner)

The cause of the fire is unknown and is still under investigation. The PPD confirmed that the home was vacant and on the list for demolition anyway because to the upcoming four lane expansion.

Boss Hoss burnout BBQ Cook-Off

Paris, Tenn. - The 6th annual Boss Hoss burnout BBQ cook-off was held on Saturday at Paris Landing State Park. 9 teams from across the region came out to compete in three categories: chicken, ribs, and pulled pork. Sarah Sutherland, President of the Paris Landing Tourism League said the event went smoothly and that all of the judging was really close. “It was really great barbeque,” Sutherland said.

(Photo Blake Stevens)

Keith Brawner, co-founder of the Tennessee Barbecue Association said he was impressed with the turnout, especially considering the banana festival was hosting a competition just 50 miles outside of Paris. “It was great to see hometown teams stay hometown and support Paris” Brawner said.

Keith Brawner and the "Grillin & Chillin" team awaiting results from the judges.

(Blake Stevens photo)



1. K & K Kookers (Southaven, MS)

2. Big Bubba's BBQ (Ridgely, TN)

3. Ash Kickers (Paris, TN)


1. Pirate Pork (McKenzie, TN)

2. Jimmy Que (Hermitage, TN)

3. Grillin & Chillin (Springville, TN)

Pulled Pork

1. Grillin & Chillin (Sprinville, TN)

2. Big Bubba's BBQ (Ridgely, TN)

3. Pirate Pork (McKenzie, TN)

Grand Champions: K & K Kookers (Southaven, MS)

2nd place overall: Pirate Pork (McKenzie, TN)

The Tennessee Barbeque Association will invite five teams to compete in the champion of champions event held in Paris next March at the Henry County Fairgrounds: K&K Kookers, Grillin & Chillin, Tom Kat BBQ, Ash Kickers, and Hey Bud's BBQ.

Update on Burkes Outlet Theft

Paris, Tenn. - The second employee accused of theft at Burkes Outlet, Dakota Starr, 18, of Hazel Circle in McKenzie was arrested on Saturday for theft of property. Sgt. Bryan Hall booked Starr into the Henry County Jail on a $500 bond.

Patriots win over Rossview

#72 Donovan Owens & #7 Areyon Autman along with some friends smother a Rossview runner. (Tim Pharr photo)

Paris, Tenn - The Henry County Patriots proved victorious over the Rossview Redhawks last night with a final score of 42-20. 11 minutes into the first quarter, Rossview is first on the scoreboard with a 50-yeard touchdown reception, leaving the scoreboard at 7-0. Jeremiah Godbott scored another touchdown four and a half minutes into the game, tying the teams at 7-7.

#6 R’Tario Perkins breaks free on a run against Rossview. Perkins finished with 147 yards rushing and 1 TD during the Patriots 42-20 wins Friday night. (Tim Pharr photo)

Two touchdowns in the second quarter tied the patriots and the redhawks at 14-14.An 82-yard touchdown by Rossview in the third quarter put the redhawks in the lead 20-14, although the extra point was blocked.

The fourth quarter seemed was complete domination as the Henry County Patriots scored four consecutive touchdowns. Chase Henderson begins the fourth quarter with two touchdowns with after points labeled good.

#45 Trey Etheridge & #30 Ben Scarbrough bring down a Rossview runner. (Tim Pharr photo)

Jake Croasmun scored a touchdown with a minute and half remaining in the game, putting the Patriots at 35-20. Lastly, Evan Harrison puts icing on the cake with a 50 yard interception return making the final score 42-20. Next week the Patriots will Travel to Kenwood in Clarksville. Papa Johns Pre Game show begins at 6:30 and kickoff is set for 7:00.

Driving on Revoked License

Paris, Tenn. - Mark Harrison, age 31, of Jackson Street in Paris, was arrested on Ogburn Street for driving with a revoked drivers license. Sgt. Myrick of the Henry County Sherriff’s department was the arresting officer.

Noon on the Square, Sep. 19th

The Barons Performing at Noon on the Square

(Photos Courtesy of Andrea Archer Dutton)

Paris, Tenn. - Great weather, food, and entertainment was the story at Noon on the Square as well as the parade from Paris Landing State Park with the bikers of Boss Hoss on Friday for Noon on the Square. Crowds of people gathered on the courthouse lawn to hear music of the Barons who played 60s n 70s type of music.

(Photos Courtesy of Andrea Archer Dutton)

Dancing on the Court House Lawn at Noon on the Square

(Photos Courtesy of Andrea Archer Dutton)

Hot dogs and cheeseburgers were served by Henry County high school seniors for the graduating class of 2015. Awards were presented for the “Bike and Trike” show after the Barons performance.

Next weeks performers will be John Austin McDaniel band. So make plans ahead to come and enjoy this final Noon on the Square in downtown Paris.

Theft at Burkes Outlet

Paris, Tenn. - A theft was reported at Burkes Outlet on 10-23 Mineral Wells Avenue in Paris. Officer Dereck Greenhill of the Paris Police Department arrested Destine Ballard, an employee of the clothing store for 124 dollars of stolen merchandise. Ballard, 21, of Brooks Street in Paris, was cited into court for reportedly ringing up 4 hoodies, a pair of pants, and a top. Once the items were all rang up, Ballard deleted all of the items excluding one shirt. A warrant has also been issued for Dakota Starr, age 18, of Hazel Circle in McKenzie for involvement with the theft. Starr is also an employee at Burkes outlet.

Reminder: Roots of Rhythm Set for Sept. 30th

Paris, Tenn.- The Paris Henry County Arts Council invites everyone to Roots of Rhythm on Tuesday September 30th at the Krider Performing Arts Center. The show will start at 7pm and tickets are currently on sale.

Roots of Rhythm tells the history and geography of where our musical heritage came from. The concert is performed by UT Martin Percussion Group and along with the Henry County High School Madrigals and promises to be a body moving, hand clapping, fun filled learning event for all ages.

Student tickets are $5 and adults are $10. Tickets can be purchased at the Arts Council Office at Paris City Hall, from any Council Member, any Friends of the Arts Member, Leaches Music, or Merisons.

Proceeds from the concert benefit the Paris Henry County Arts Council. For more information call the Arts Council office at 642-3955 or visit the website, www.phcarts.com.

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