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From News Director Tim Alsobrooks, Weekend News Reporter Benita Evans


Quick Action by Cpl. Bostwick With Narcan Helps Save Likely Overdose Victim

Paris, Tenn.- A press release from Capt. Adam Jenkins of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office detailed the actions of Cpl. Stacey Bostwick using his Narcan Nasal spray to assist a person who had possibly overdosed. Dep. Bostwick responded to Edgar Cemetery Road on a possible heroin overdose as CPR was being performed.

Cpl. Bostwick used his Narcan Dose, which all deputies carry on their utility belt, which did help the subject start breathing again. After another dose was administered by paramedics on scene, the patient was able to start talking and was then transported by ambulance non-emergency to HCMC. This spray is a spray that can help reverse opioid overdoses and quick action by Cpl. Bostwick likey saved this person’s life.

County, City Officers Busy With Multiple Incidents

Paris, Tenn.- A report at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office stated Dep. Kyle Waldron was on routine patrol and noticed a blue hearse with expired tags drive by. He activated his blue lights and the vehicle began to accelerate speed. The vehicle started down Buchanan Road and down Hwy. 140. Other deputies had knowledge of the vehicle being driven by Albert Thompson, age 33, of Hwy. 140 E. and where he resided at.

The car eventually stopped at the residence and Thompson immediately got out and got on the ground. He was taken into custody on felony evading and driving while revoked charges. The passenger, Kevin Moore, was arrested on some active warrants.

A report at the Paris Police Department stated that Ptl. Johnathan Baxter responded to a home on Manley Street for a possible home invasion. When Ptl. Baxter arrived on scene, he noticed the front door had been kicked in. A neighbor called the incident into police. Paris Police units arrived and searched the area and Ptl. Baxter went inside to search and found the suspect, Jack Herron, age 34, of Petti John Creek Road in Henry, was sleeping in the chimney, fireplace area. Ptl. Baxter could smell and odor of alcohol and Herron admitted to drinking recently. Herron told Ptl. Baxter he had been kicked out of his place and had no where to go. He was placed under arrest and charged with aggravated burglary and public intoxication and placed on $10K bond.

Capt. Ricky Watson of the Paris Police department charged Katherine Joann Carter, age 49, of Buchanan, with altered vin#, burglary, possession of schedule II with intent, and introduction of a contraband into a penal institution.

Trooper Josh Wade arrested Barbara Smith, 45, of 308 N. College St., for simple possession of schedule VI, possession of schedule II, and possession of drug paraphernalia on a traffic stop. She was placed on $3K bond.

Henry County Sweeps Huntingdon in Basketball

Huntingdon, Tenn.- Henry County swept games from Huntingdon on the road Tuesday night with the Lady Patriots winning 45-36. Caroline Hudson scored 24 points in the victory. The Patriots won 64-48 over the Mustangs and John Odoms had 21 points. Henry County is on the road again Friday night at Montgomery Central in District play.

Information Session Planned at Bethel Paris Campus Thurs.

Paris, Tenn.- There will be an information session held on Thursday at Bethel’s Paris campus on Tyson Avenue from 11am to Noon and 5-6pm. Discussion will be held on degree programs for busy adults including associates, masters, and bachelors degrees. For more information call Catherine Foster at 731-358-9260 or email fosterc@bethelu.edu.

County Commission Holds Quick January Meeting

Commissioners handle routine business quickly Mon. night. (Tim Alsobrooks photo)

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County Commission met Tuesday night for their January session and approved a bunch of housekeeping measures more or less for their first meeting of 2019.

Commissioners approved budget transfers approved last Monday night by the budget committee and approved some delinquent tax property to sell at a reduced prices. The property is subject to someone offering 10% more within a ten day period after the offer is published as prescribed by law.

Commissioners also approved a quitclaim request from the Road Board on Pinehurst Lane in Henry County. The landowner has agreed to construct a mini-turn around where the end of the road meets their property on Pinehurst Lane. Commissioners also approved the road listing for 2019 in action on Tuesday night as well.

The Commission also approved all committee nominations, something done yearly at the January meeting. County Mayor Brent Greer also reminded commissioners the February commission meeting would also be held on the third Tuesday of the month, as the third Monday of February is President’s Day.

Fundraiser Planned Friday for Buttrey/Bell Families

Paris, Tenn.- There will be a benefit cook-out this Friday January 25th for the Buttrey and Bell families at the Mineral Wells location of First Bank from 11am to 1pm.

Chesney Bell, daughter of Troy and Kristy Buttrey, was severely injured in a car accident and is currently in the hospital in Chattanooga were her and her family reside. She has already had multiple surgeries for several injuries and will be in the hospital for an extended length of time.

The event is pre-orders only and they will sell Ribeye or Chicken sandwich, chips, dessert, and drink for $10 and 100% of the proceeds will benefit the families for medical and daily needs. Delivery is available for orders of 10 or more. Send pre-order forms to keseym@abbottprintshop.com or fax to 644-7598 by noon January 24th.

Tuesday Sees Over $12K Raised at Helping Hand

Paris, Tenn.- Tuesday’s Helping Hand total was$12,683, one of the bigger single days so far this year as Security Bank, White & Associates Wimberley Agency donated items for sale. The total so far is now up to $96,283 as we are in the third week of the auction.

Wednesday is bank day at Helping Hand as Commercial Bank, Foundation Bank, Regions Bank, First Bank, and Carroll Bank and Trust employees will all be donating items. Helping Hand can be heard daily at 12:30pm on WRQR 97.5FM and AM 1000.

Man Arrested Early Tues. Morning After Evading Calloway Co.

Hazel, Ky.- A press release from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office stated officers were requested to assist Calloway County Tuesday morning around 3:15am as they had been having a string of thefts from churches around the Hazel and state line area. As Calloway County deputies were patrolling Tuesday morning, they came across a person in a vehicle parked on one of the church parking lots. As the deputies approached, the suspect took off running and ran across the state line into Tennessee.

The person was identified as Matthew Freeland, of Paris. Officers responding verified he had two active felony warrants and one non-felony warrant on him out of Henry County.

Cpl. Stacy Bostwick and K9 Rowdy arrived and began to track Freeland around 3:30am and located him approximately a half mile after starting the track. Freeland was arrested and transported to jail in Henry County and charged with his active warrants of burglary, theft over $1K, and driving on suspended license. Bond was set at $20K. Calloway County will also have charges pending for him.

Front Office Renovations Complete at BPU

Newly renovated front lobby at BPU.

Paris, Tenn.- The Paris Board of Public Utilities Board of Directors met in regular session Tuesday morning. General Manager Terry Wimberley gave a final report on the office renovation project. The project is basically complete with the front office opened up and more customer service stations added. The total cost came in at around $7K lower than budgeted for the project. They are still doing a few minor things in the back part of the building, but should finish in the next week or so. (Tim Alsobrooks photos)

Wimberley said “we should see improved customer service with more stations out front and opening the area up, it should allow us to get customers in and out more quickly. Our employees also feel more secure with the security upgrades we made, but customers haven’t felt like it was overwhelming. Overall we are very pleased with the end product and coming under buddget.”

Wimberley told the board the pre-construction meeting with engineers for the Water Treatment plant will be held Tuesday. They will set start times and once they are on site, the project should take about 14 months to complete. The BPU also recently hired a communications and marketing specialist. Wimberley said they had 125 applicants for the position, as it advertised on their Facebook page and thru Center Point Business Solutions.

Wimberley reviewed the monthly financials saying the Electric Department had a positive net income, which was more than the last two Decembers. He said year to date we are tracking along quite well in Electric but it is driven mostly by weather.

In the waste water department, Wimberley reported to the board that USDA loan is behind schedule because of the government shutdown. He said some of the money coming in from that loan will replenish dollars we’ve already spent, but we are now at least 30 days behind schedule on getting it.

The board approved write-offs in the amount of $8900.04 for the last quarter. The number was in line with previous totals as there was about 6 more customers and an increase of only $100. The writeoffs were deemed to be in good shape overall.  

Henry Co. Splits with Westview, Travels to Huntingdon Tues.

Paris, Tenn.- Henry County split with Martin Westview on the hardwood Monday night in a non-District contest. The Lady Patriots lost by a point 40-39 and Caroline Hudson scored 11 for Henry County. The Patriots won by a point over the Chargers 53-52, with John Odoms scoring 15 points to lead the way.

Henry County will travel to Huntingdon on Tuesday night for non-District basketball action. The Lady Patriots will tip at 6pm, followed by the men. If you can’t make the trip, listen to our broadcast beginning at 5:30pm on WLZK 94.1FM, streaming on our website, wmufradio.com, or on your phone by calling the sports line at 605-781-3169, just remember standard rates apply.

Two From Murray Arrested for Meth, Marijuana After Traffic Stop

Paris, Tenn.- A man and woman from Kentucky were arrested over the weekend during a traffic stop on North Market St. in Paris by officers from the Metro Crime Unit. Darrell Foster and Jessylan Redmon, both of Murray, were stopped by the MCU for traffic violations on North Market Street. During the stop, Paris Police K9 Kenzie was deployed and conducted a sniff of the vehicle. Kenzie did alert positive on Foster’s vehicle and a search was then conducted.

MCU officers located a felony amount of marijuana packaged for re-sale along with digital scales and baggies. Both Foster and Redmon were arrested and transported to jail and Sgt. Jamie Myrick located over an ounce of methamphetamine ice in between the two suspects in the back of the patrol unit while at the jail. The ice was packaged for resale and was going to be transported back to Kentucky.

MCU officers have linked the two suspects in a “meth trafficking operation” involving both Henry County and Calloway County. Foster and Redmon were charged with possession of schedule II and possession of schedule VI with intent to sell, manufacture, or deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia. Investigation is ongoing and further charges are pending. Bond on the two suspects was set at $40K each. MCU, PPD, and HCSO officers all assisted in the arrest.

Patrick and April Perry Honored with MLK Drum Major for Justice Award

April and Patrick Perry say a few words after receiving the MLK Drum Major for Justice Award Mon. night. (Tim Alsobrooks photos)

Paris, Tenn.- Unity in Community, Unity in Country was the theme Monday night for the MLK Day Celebration at Mt. Zion Baptist Church where a program filled with great music, devotionals, prayer, and quotes from Dr. King was enjoyed by several in attendance including some local elected officials. Patrick and April Perry of Perry’s BBQ were honored with the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Drum Major for Justice Award.

Bro. Andre Richardson, of Mt. Zion, said this award is for someone who has and continues to make a positive difference in our community. He said, “when you go and talk to Pat and April, God is going to come up in the conversation."

Bro. Richardson then challenged the ministerial alliance to be more diverse themselves in giving this award in the future, he said, "this award, like all others shouldn’t be based on skin color, if someone is doing good things, lets recognize them."

Mt. Zion's youth choir performs.

Pastor Richard Adkisson of Progressive Baptist Church was the Emcee of the evening. The Mt. Zion Youth Choir, Quinn Chapel Choir, and Union Grove Baptist Church choir all performed along with music from Chuck Haney and Michael Gray.

Pastors from different churches spoke throughout the evening quoting both scripture and Dr. King and urging everyone to love one another and do it everyday away from church like you do in church.

Helping Hand Raises over $6300 Mon., over $77K Total so Far

Paris, Tenn.- Monday was a long day at Helping Hand as Quinn Chapel, the Madrigals, St. John’s Inman Beta Club, and TN Valley High Bass Club all contributed items and $6388 was raised with the total so far this year now at $77,212

Tuesday donations will come from Security Bank, White and Associates Wimberley Agency. Helping Hand airs each week day at 12:30pm on WRQR 97.5FM and AM 1000.

MLK Day Activities Going On Monday

Paris, Tenn.- The bitter cold didn’t deter a good crowd from heading to Central School’s gym Monday morning to take part in this year’s MLK day celebrations as a basketball game was played at Central gym. It was old school, with Zach Teague, from the 2004 Patriot Basketball team as captain vs. new school with James King from last year’s 2018 Patriot Basketball team as captain Concessions were being sold and several got out to enjoy the games. A church service is planned for 6pm Monday night at Mt. Zion with several congregations and their choirs involved. The theme this year is Unity in Community and the theme at the church program Monday evening will be Unity in County, Unity in Community.  (Tim Alsobrooks photos)

Drug Possession, Thefts Keep Officers Busy

Paris, Tenn.- Sgt. Jamie James and Ptl. Chad Andrews of the Paris Police Department cited a young woman into court for simple possession of schedule 6 after a traffic stop over the weekend. Alex Dowdy, 19, of Fairview St., was stopped for broken tail light and odor of marijuana was detected. Search did reveal some.

Dep. John Andrews of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office responded to Chandler Drive for the theft of 1977 16 ft. boat with mercury motor valued at $2500. There are no suspects in the theft.

Sgt. Wayne Fuqua of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the possible theft of a stereo and CD/DVD system from a 2000 Ford Explorer on Taylor Lane. The victim told police he had heard someone had taken the items, but hadn’t checked, investigation is ongoing.

Henry County Hosting Martin Westview on the Hardwood Mon.

Paris, Tenn.- Henry County will host Martin Westview on the hardwood Monday evening with the Lady Patriots game at 6pm, followed by the men. This game was originally scheduled for back in November, but no referees showed up for the contest.

If you can’t make it to the game, our broadcast will begin at 5:30pm on WLZK 94.1FM, streaming online at wmufradio.com or on your phones by calling 605-781-3169, just remember standard rates apply. Henry County also plays on the road Tuesday at Huntingdon and on the road Friday night at Montgomery Central.  

Henry Spelling Bee Winner is Blake Farris

Henry, Tenn.- Henry School conducted a school wide spelling bee and 8th grader Blake Farris was the winner. He is the son of Michelle McCabe. (Henry School photo)

KPAC Hosts Worlds Biggest Fish Fry Little Prince and Princess Pageant Sunday

Paris, Tenn.-

Little Princess 7-11 Months old

Left to Right: 1st Maid Nalonna Grace Tharpe, Queen Elizabeth Rogers

Little Prince and Princess 1-yr old

Left to Right: 2nd Page Mazi McKennie, 1st Maid Maddison Kay Cramer, King Sawyer McCaslin, Queen Finley Blaire Swor, 1st Page Kayden Cowen, 2nd Maid Ialey Valor Gregory

Little Prince 2-Yr Old

King: Khaza McKinnie

Little Princess 3-Yr Old

Queen Faith Tanner, 1st Maid Presley Lewandowski

Fish Fry Pageants Underway this Weekend Despite Weather

Paris, Tenn- (Updated) Several Pageants were held today with girls of all ages vying for the title of Queen including the coveted Hostess Princess Pageant with a $1000.00 Scholarship for the winner.

2019 Tiny Tots:

Left to right: 3rd Maid Anastyn Klaire Bowlin,1st Maid Shayna Gale Page, Queen Landry Kate Flowers, 2nd Maid Kora Fisher, 4th Maid Avey Bea Robbins (Photo: Benita)

2019 Little Miss :

Left to Right: 3rd Maid Ally Lacey, 1st Maid Madaley Norris, Queen Kinsley Grace Wilson,2nd Maid Kase-Lynn Dunn, 4th Maid Lilly Robbin Page (Photo: Benita)

2019 Jr. Miss:

Left to Right: 3rd Maid Khloie Elyse Sipes, 1st Maid Mattilyn Shantel, Queen Addyson Littleton, 2nd Maid Ella Reese Flint (Photo: Benita)

2019 Miss Pre-Teen:

Left to Right: 3rd Maid Lily Morris, 1st Maid Halle Ann Casey, Queen Jayla Boutwell, 2nd Maid Madeline Gottshall, 4th Maid Lauren Nicole Chandler

2019 Miss Teen:

Left to Right: 3rd Maid Tatiana Sperber, 1st Maid Bryliegh Cate Hayes, 2nd Maid McKenna Ryle Thrower, 4th Maid Emma Brewer (Photo:Benita)

2019 Hostess Princess

Left To Right: 3rd Maid Lexi Daniels, 1st Maid Olivia Harbor, Queen Page Alexander, 2nd Maid Caroline Gurton, 4th Maid Jessica Whalen ( Photo: From Fish Fry Facebook Page)

HCHS splits with Springfield in Friday Basketball Action

Paris, Tenn.- Henry County  Lady Patriots beat  Springfield 40-25 in basketball action Friday Night. Springfield Boys beat Henry County 72-57. They will be back in action Monday against Westview at home.

Fish Fry Pagents Set for the Weekend

Paris, Tenn.- Saturday is a day of Pageants at the Krider Preforming Arts Center. The event kicks off at 10 am with the Tiny Tot pageant. At 11pm the Little Miss, at 2 is the Junior Queen, Miss Preteen is at 4, Miss Teen at 5:30. The day ends with the Hostess Princess pageant at 7:30. Commercial Bank and Trust is giving away a $1000.00 Scholarship to the winner of the Hostess Princess Pageant.

Helping Hand Auction Going Strong

Paris, Tenn.-Another great day for Henry County Helping Hand auction as the event raised $5,862. Primary Donors for Friday's event was Palestine Community, Central Point, Bridge of Hope Church, and 1st Church of the Nazerene. Saturday the fundraising continues as the primary donors are Educators Day. The overall total $64,168. 

Chicago Cubs Pitcher and UTMartin Alum to Speak at Baseball Fundraiser

Martin, Tenn.- The University of Tennessee at Martin baseball program will hold its annual First Pitch Dinner at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 26, in the Boling University Center’s Duncan Ballroom. This year’s featured speaker is Chicago Cubs right-handed pitcher Alec Mills, who is the first Skyhawk baseball alum to play in the major leagues. 

Mills, a Clarksville native, began his UT Martin career as a walk-on before blossoming into the staff ace. He made his MLB debut with the Kansas City Royals in 2016 after being selected in the 22nd round of the 2012 MLB Draft, and he is now entering his third full season with the Cubs organization. 

Skyhawk Baseball head coach Ryan Jenkins is in his second season at the helm of the UT Martin program. The Skyhawks return 21 players (including three All-Ohio Valley Conference honorees) and welcome 13 newcomers for the upcoming 2019 campaign, which starts Feb. 15.

Tables for the First Pitch Dinner are available for $200 and single tickets are available for $30. All tips during the evening will benefit the UT Martin baseball program. Those interested in attending are asked to send an RSVP email to Lora McDonald at lmcdon13@utm.edu. Cash, check and credit cards are accepted.

For more information, contact Ryne Rickman, UT Martin director of sports information, at 731-881-7632 or rrickman@utm.edu.

Cody Nance Wins 1st Ever PBR Event and Dedicates to Fallen Rider

(Article and photo from rodeonews.com)

Denver- Cody Nance, of Paris, earned his first-ever win at the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Denver Chute Out Velocity Tour (VT) event during the National Western Stock Show Wednesday night after being the only rider to go a perfect 3-for-3 at the three-day bull riding.

Nance immediately dedicated the victory to fallen bull rider Mason Lowe (Exeter, Missouri) at the conclusion of the event. Lowe passed away on Tuesday night at Denver Health as a result of injuries sustained in competition when a bull stepped on his chest at the Denver Coliseum at the National Western Complex.

“I’m just thankful that God gave us the ability to do what we love to do,” Nance said while tearing up. “Mason and I shared a passion for bull riding, and we got to do it together for a long time. I saw him ride lot of good bulls and I never saw him quit. I think he’d be glad that we came out and gave it our all tonight. This win means the world not only because it’s the best I’ve ever done in Denver, but doing it in Mason’s memory makes it even more special.”

Prior to Wednesday night’s performance, Nance led the group of 30 bull riders competing, in a very heartfelt and moving prayer. Patches that say “Mason Lowe, PBR Cowboy 1993-2019” were distributed to each cowboy to wear on their vest, hats or shirts.

A video tribute dedicated to Lowe, one of the most popular and successful riders in the PBR, was shown on the big screen before the introductions of the riders.

National Western Stock Show, a 501c-3 non-profit entity, in conjunction with PBR conducted a special in-arena fundraiser for the Lowe family during the event. Donations can be made either online or by mail. All funds received will be sent to Lowe’s family. Donations and information can be found by clicking here.

Nance picked up his first ride of the event on Tuesday night with an 80.5-point ride aboard Rooster Cogburn (Flying V Bucking Bulls). He began Round 2 on Wednesday night by covering Bug Eyes (Big Rafter Rodeo LLC) for 88 points.

The Tennessee cowboy was the only rider to go 8 seconds in the final round of the event as he took Lorena’s Pet (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/Heald Pro Bulls) for 86 points.

Nance, the No. 9 bull rider in the world earned 175 points towards the PBR world standings along with $26,307.25.

Two Charged with Meth Possession After Traffic Stop

Lt. Perry and Sgt. Williams with Droid and the items confiscated. (HCSO photo)

Paris, Tenn.- Two people were arrested following a traffic stop Thursday for illegal window tint. A press release from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office stated Lt. Lance Perry stopped the vehicle driven by Graden Miller, 705 Ogburn St. on Hwy. 119.

Lt. Perry noticed Miller had a weapon on his side as he opened the door and exited the vehicle and he was trying to conceal it. Lt. Perry was able to take control of the weapon as Miller was moving his hand towards his waistband.

Sgt. Terry Williams and K9 Droid arrived to assist Lt. Perry and Droid did alert on the vehicle and during the search of the vehicle another loaded handgun was recovered along with three baggies of ice meth, set of digital scales, meth pipe, scalpel and blades, and spoons and tweezers.

Hope Clark, of 7405 Rabbit Creek Rd, was the passenger and she was found to be in possession of a makeup bag that contained four hypodermic needles, one that was loaded with meth. Graden Miller, 21 of Paris, was charged with possession of schedule II w/ intent, possession of a firearm during a felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Hope Clark, 26 of Buchanan, was charged with the same list of crimes that Miller was as well. Both Clark and Miller were arrested and transported to jail with bonds of $30K apiece.

2019 Miss Tennessee Scholarship Competition Moving to Knoxville

Knoxville- The 2019 Miss Tennessee Scholarship Competition will be held at Thompson-Boiling Arena on the University of Tennessee campus in Knoxville. The event will be held June 26th-29th.

Tickets will be available starting March 1st at www.misstennessee.org. Be sure and like the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Competition page on Facebook as well.

Ethan Thompson Named Most Outstanding Player at FB Banquet

Paris, Tenn.- A large crowd was on hand Thursday night to honor the 2018 Henry County Patriot Football team and see Ethan Thompson win the Lion’s Club Most Outstanding Player Award at the 91st annual Paris Lion’s Club Henry County Football Banquet held at the Henry County Fairgrounds Commercial Building.  Other honors and award winners from last night’s banquet were; All-State Academic Award Winners Stuart Archer, Matthew Bradham, Mason Burks, Alex Coffield, Kane Hendon, Drew James, Nick Metzinger, Avery McKee, Will Parrish, Paxton Pierpoint, Samari Rack and Ethan Thompson.

Region 7-5A superlatives are Will Parrish-Offensive Most Valuable Player, Samari Rack-Defensive Most Valuable Player, Nick Metzinger-Offensive Lineman of the Year, Ethan Thompson-Receiver of the Year, Alex Coalfield-Linebacker of the Year and Darrius Stephens-Placekicker of the Year.

Members of the Region 7-5A All-Region 1st  Team Kane Hendon, Drew James, Tavion Kendley,  Camran Long, Paxton Peirpoint, Donovan Teague and Donyah Teague. Region 7-5A All-Region 2nd Team members are Paul D. Atkins, Jaylan Foster, Davy Harrod, Jawan Odoms, Mekhi Sanders and Joseph Travis.

Iron Patriot Award (players who did not miss a summer workout) winners are: Jaylon Bennett, De’Andre Burton, Christian Davis, Ethan Thompson, Alex Coffield, Samari Rack, Mason Wood, Blair Houston, Joseph Travis, Caleb Bryan, Sam Sledd, Sanchez Aldridge, Rodney Littleton, Jordan Root and Brandon Werner.

The Patriots finished the season with a 13-2 overall record and again went undefeated in Region 7 5-A with a record of 6-0. The Patriots made it to the 5-A State Championship game of the TSSAA Football Play-offs and lost to Knoxville Central 14-9.

Two Arrested After Altercation at Gas Station

Paris, Tenn.- Ptl. Jeff Smith of the Paris Police Department responded to a fight at a Tyson Avenue gas station and was advised that one of the vehicles involved left with a person on the hood of the car.  Smith made contact with both parties and was advised by Terrance Kilpatrick, 32 of Paris, that Jennifer Edwards, 49 of Henry, had pulled up next to his car and started calling him racial names.  Kilpatrick went to the other side of the car and advised Ms. Edwards’ husband that he needed to calm her down.  Edwards then pulled out a knife and stabbed the rear passenger tire of Kilpatrick’s car. Kilpatrick then went to leave, and that is when Edwards’ husband jumped on the hood of the car.

Then Edwards claimed that during the argument, Kilpatrick reached in the car and stole $120 in cash. Jennifer then cut the tire and her husband jumped on the hood to keep Kilpatrick from leaving the scene.  A witness then stated that he observed all parties arguing and then Edwards pulled the knife to cut Kilpatrick’s tire. He then heard Kilpatrick state that he wanted money for the tire and reached in the vehicle and grabbed the cash. 

Jennifer Edwards was arrested and charged with vandalism. Terrance Kilpatrick was arrested and charged with vehicle burglary, reckless endangerment, and driving on a revoked license.  Bond was $1,000 for Edwards and $2500 for Kilpatrick.

In other arrests, Thomas D. Thomas, 34 of Paris, was arrested and charged with theft of property, criminal trespassing, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Deputy Dalton Watson of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office was attempting to serve a warrant for Violation of Probation at a Fairview Street residence when he observed a white male take off running out is the back door. Watson alerted other nearby authorities and Adam Jones, 32 of Paris, was arrested and charged with evading arrest in addition to his active warrant.

Food Commodities to Be Distributed Jan. 23 and 24

Paris, Tenn.- The Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council will distribute U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities to eligible residents on January 23rd and 24th.

The food will be distributed at Central School, located at 55 Jones Bend Road between 9am and 2pm. If your last name starts with the letters M-Z you will come on Wednesday January 23rd. Last name with letters A-L will come get commodities on Thursday January 24th.

Applicants should have a Green Commodity Card and if you don’t have one, sign up through distribution day.

Cars should not line up before 8:30am and should not line up on the highway. Eligibility is based on total household income size. For more information call the Northwest Office Henry County Service Center is 642-3132.

Basketball Game, Church Program Planned for MLK Day

Paris, Tenn.- “Unity in Our Community” will be the theme for the 2019 Henry County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration and there is a change of format of events this year.

There will be an old school vs. new school basketball game at Central School Gym Monday January 21st at 11am. Zac Teague, the HCHS class of 2004, will captain the old school team and James King, HCHS class of 2018, will captain the new school team. The game will include a special pep talk from HCHS Basketball Coach Mike Greer and Staff.

Monday evening at 6pm there will be a program at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, located at 401 Irvine St., with featured speakers addressing Unity in our County and our Country. The program will include Pastor Corey Cain & Choir from Maplewood Baptist, Pastor John Dandridge and Choir from Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church, Pastor Joe Hansen and Choir from First United Methodist Church, and Pastor Thomas Taylor and Choir of Union Grove Baptist Church in Puryear. There will also be special presentation for the 2019 Drum Major for Justice Award.

City of Paris Announces MLK Day Closings for Monday

Paris, Tenn.- The City of Paris has announced closings for this upcoming Monday January 21st, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., day. The Paris City Hall, City of Paris Public Works, Landfill, and Animal shelter will all be closed. Monday and Tuesday’s sanitation routes will all be ran on Tuesday January 22nd and trash should be out by 7am.


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