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From News Director Tim Alsobrooks         

Weekend News Director Nicki Marr

Guy Biggs Sentenced Monday In Henry County Court

Paris, Tenn. - Guy Biggs was sentenced today in Henry County General Sessions Court, after being found guilty of attempted 2nd degree murder.

Biggs was sentenced to 12 years in the Tennessee Department of Corrections and the fine of $25,000, which was the maximum penalty, set by the jury and was upheld.

Biggs was put back in custody of the Tennessee Department of Corrections.

Artists Needed for Arts Round the Square

Paris, Tenn.- Arts Around the Square is coming Saturday September 26th in downtown Paris, part of the Eye Full of Paris weekend. All artists are welcomed to come and showcase and sell their mediums at the event. Entry Forms and rules can be found on the Art’s Council’s website at www.phcarts.com or at our office at city hall. All works of art and fine crafts are welcome and there will be winners awarded in each category. For more information call the Art’s Council at 642-3955.

Arrests from the Weekend

Paris, Tenn.- Trooper Byars of the Tennessee Highway Patrol charged Ricky Lee Boone, age 48, of 52 Mickey Road with DUI, Due Care violation, violation of implied consent, financial responsibility law violation.

Other arrests from the weekend include Brandon Kelly Odom, age 22, of 322 Rison for unlawful possession of a weapon.

Monday Night at the Henry County Fair

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County Fair is in full swing and Monday night is a pay one price night as $10 gate admission gets you into the fairgrounds starting at 5pm. Molly’s Ark Petting Zoo will be held at the Livestock Barn from 5-9pm, the Carnival opens at 6pm and rides are free with the $10 gate admission, the Miss Teen and Fairest of the Fair Pageants will be held at the Commercial Building beginning at 6:30pm and at 9pm it’s the first of four cash giveaways.

5th Annual Henry County BBQ Cookoff Held Friday & Saturday

Paris, Tenn. - The 5th Annual Henry County BBQ Cook-Off took place on Friday and Saturday, at Mule Barn Racing, located on Scarborough Lane, in Paris.

The Mule Barn property is owned by Ken and Ramona Scarborough and they began hosting the event in 2009. The event includes an antique car show and BBQ competition, drawing a great crowd and community interest.

The competitors were asked to bring canned and dried food items to donate for our local Henry County Food Bank. Over 40 pounds of food were donated.

Friday nights event was the PitMaster Challenge. Each team that chose to participate had to make an edible meal using 3 given ingredients, but could add any ingredient they had in their possession. The 3 main ingredients were (beef) Ramen noodles, applesauce and a skin-on, hot dog.

The winner was awarded a $200 cash prize and a plaque. Special recognition was given to Dwayne Byard’s family, Dwayne was an avid BBQ enthusiast that passed away a few days prior to competition.

The winner of the PitMaster Challenge was Heavenly Manna BBQ from Corinth, MS. The winning entrée was jalapeno peppers stuffed with the three ingredients, along with cream cheese, shrimp and several spices.

Categories for Saturday competition were Chef’s Choice, Chicken, Ribs and Pork.

Winners of the competition were as follows:

Chef's Choice :
1st..Tuscumbia River BBQ
2nd..Tennessee MOJO
3rd..Tennessee Double D's
4th..Heavenly Manna BBQ

1st..Smoke'm if you Got'm
2nd..Double A's BBQ
3rd..The Spice is Right
4th..Bubba's BBQ..Tommy Raburn

1st..Blue Springs BBQ
2nd..Pig Out BBQ
3rd..Double A's BBQ
4th..Big B's BBQ

1st..Heavenly Manna BBQ
2nd..Tennessee Double D's
3rd..Ash Kickers
4th..Tennessee MOJO

The competition brought teams from all over Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Illinois and Missouri.

Winner of PitMaster Challenge. (Cheryl Allen photo)

Winner of PitMaster Challenge and Dwayne Byard's Family. (Nicki Marr photo)

(Nicki Marr photo)

(Donna Milam photo)

(Donna Milam photo)

Police Continue To Investigate Burglaries Throughout Area

Puryear, Tenn. - According to a report at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, a theft was reported at 2885 Foundry Hill Road, in Puryear.

Five window air units were stolen from cabins behind the church. Photos

have been obtained from a trail camera on the property, and while no arrests

have been made, police are still investigating.

Paris, Tenn. - In an unrelated incident, a report at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office stated that a theft was reported at 1615 Radford Lake Road, in Paris.

The resident stated that sometime during the night, someone entered the

residence and an Emerson flat screen television was stolen from the living room. The television was valued at $450.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Two Local Men Arrested After B.O.L.O. Issued

Paris, Tenn. - According to a report at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, a B.O.L.O. was issued for a vehicle with the windshield busted on the driver’s side.

While on routine patrol, the vehicle was located on Mark 1 Drive in Henry. A traffic stop was initiated and the driver, was identified as Danny Trotter, age 40, of Harmon Cemetary Road, in Paris.

A check revealed Trotter’s driver’s license was revoked, due to failure to satisfy. Trotter refused to give consent to search the vehicle.

Sgt. Ricky Wade and K-9 Stryker were brought in and K-9 Stryker did alert on the vehicle.

4.6 grams of methamphetamine were located in the air vent, along with a jar that contained coffee filters, and a glass pipe with residue. Digital scales were located beside the seat.

Trotter was charged with driving on revoked, possession of a schedule II with intent and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $20,000.

The passenger, Jeremy G. Freeland, of 52 Van Dyke Road, in Henry, also denied ownership of the drugs and paraphernalia and was also charged with possession of a schedule II drug with intent and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $10,000.

The vehicle was impounded and both men transported to the Henry County Jail without incident.

In an unrelated incident, another report at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, stated that James Douglas Meadows III, of 42 Dudley Street, in Paris, was charged with driving on suspended, possession of a schedule VI with intent, and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $10,000.

HCHS Marching Patriots Car Wash To Be Held August 8th

Paris, Tenn. - The Henry County High School Marching Patriots Car Wash will be held Saturday, August 8th, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The car wash will take place at the First Bank, Mineral Wells Branch.

There is  a $5 donation and all proceeds benefit the Marching Patriots and the Henry County High School band program.

Paris Woman Cited For Possession And Paraphernalia

Paris, Tenn. - According to a report at the Paris Police Department, Ptl. Smith and Ptl. Carper initiated a traffic stop on Market Street, for improper passing.

The driver, identified as Amanda Jo Qualls, age 28, of 1175 Hwy 641 South, appeared to be extremely nervous and had bloodshot eyes.

Consent to search was obtained and a cigarette pack, in a make-up bag in the floor board contained 2 baggies of a green leafy substance. Further testing revealed it to be marijuana. Two pipes commonly used for smoking narcotics were also found.

Qualls was cited for simple possession of a schedule VI drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Springville Man Charged With DUI 2nd And Reckless Driving

Paris, Tenn. - According to a report at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, a caller stated that a red truck pulling a trailer with a lawn mower was traveling in bound on Hwy 79 N at the 218 intersection.

The caller advised that the truck was all over the road and driving fast. The caller also advised that the truck hit the curb at the 218/ Hwy 79 intersection and continued. The driver was traveling at approximately 65 mph.

Deputy Howard attempted a traffic stop in front of Fresh Market. The vehicle kept going over the viaduct and Deputy Howard continued pursuit.

The driver was partially in the emergency pull off lane and made a right turn into the hotel parking lot, and then into the nearby drive at Ace’s Pizza. The driver ran off the road, into the grass and then around the building.

Deputy Powell blocked the vehicle and the driver immediately exited the truck, unsteady on his feet.

A strong odor of alcohol was detected and a field sobriety test was unable to be passed. When the driver realized he was being placed under arrest, he became combative and tried to pull away and struggled with deputies.

Deputies did deploy a taser and were able to regain control of the subject and place him under arrest.

The driver, identified as Ricky Hoskins, age 38, of 2576 W. Antioch, in Springville, was charged with DUI 2nd offense, reckless driving and resisting arrest. Hoskins was placed on $7500 bond.

Police Investigating Burglary/Vandalism On Reynoldsburg Road

Paris, Tenn. - A report at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office stated that Deputy Terry Williams responded to a burglary call at 701 Reynoldsburg Road.

The resident was on vacation and the home was broken into sometime between July 23rd and July 30th.

Items stolen were a Emerson television, Dell flat screen computer, 96 bottles of wine, table top cover, box of fingernail supplies and 2 piggy banks. The subject also spent quite a bit of time in the home, as it was discovered the subject took a shower and hung their towel over the shower curtain rod.

Items stolen were valued at $1200. 

In the same instance, a vehicle parked at the same address had the left front tire cut, the replacement cost of the tire was $150.      

Persons of interest were named in the report, but no arrests have been made at this time.

Smartt To Address Chamber Women's Luncheon

Lisa Smartt (Chamber photo)

Paris, Tenn. - Author and motivational speaker Lisa Smartt will address the first Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce Women’s Luncheon at 11:30 am on Friday, August 21st at Tom’s Restaurant, sponsored by Air Evac. Cost is $15, which will include lunch. Seating is limited. Call the Chamber at 731.642.3431 for more information or to reserve a seat.

Known for her funny, upbeat topics and the “Doug and Carlie” series of books, Lisa is based in Dresden, Tennessee, and travels nationally. She is also the author of “The Smartt View,” a weekly newspaper column.

Chamber Vice President of Membership Development and Training, Jennifer Hayden, Hamilton-Ryker, said “Lisa will provide a humorous and uplifting message for our first women’s luncheon and we are so pleased to have her as our speaker.”

Also serving on the luncheon committee are Tory Daughrity, Henry County Medical Center; Andrea Lamb, Commercial Bank; and Michele Atkins, Henry County Extension.

Henry County School Board Met Thursday

(Nicki Marr photo)

Paris, Tenn. - The Henry County School System Board Meeting was held Thursday afternoon, at the Paris Landing State Park Inn. This meeting marked the first for Dr. Brian Norton, as Director of Schools.

The first order of business was the adoption and approval of the Consent Agenda and the Main Agenda. Both of which received a motion and seconds for approval.

Next on the agenda were Exam Exemptions. Students who have an A average and no more than 3 attendance events will have the opportunity to be exempt from exams. B average students with no more than 2 attendance events and C average with no more than 1 attendance event, will also be eligible.

An attendance event includes, excused, unexcused, tardies and early check-outs. School functions, field trips, athletic events, college visits, do not count as attendance events. Absences are on a class by class basis, not based on a whole day.

Dual enrollment and Advanced Placement, also known as AP classes, will not be eligible for exemption.

This motion was approved.

SAT 10 Assessments for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade were next on the agenda. Dr. Norton advised that the tests aren’t accurate, due to the fact that the testing doesn’t fall in line with the standards that are being taught.

The true purpose of these tests, are to have a predicted score and testing history for 3rd grade.

To opt out of this testing would free teachers to focus on true TN academic standards.

The Board went on record and noted their support to opt out of SAT 10 and the motion was given and approved.

The August board meeting date was set for August 20th. The new board member will take his/her seat on August 17th, so the meeting was scheduled a few days later for the new board member to participate.

The last order of business was the Tenure Recommendations. 14 teachers earned the right to receive Tenure. Tenure is no longer given, but has to be earned.

A motion was made and second given to approve the Tenure. An invitation was sent to all 14 teachers, inviting them to the Kick-off on Monday, August 3rd, where they will be honored for their accomplishment.

HCHS Cheerleaders To Host Spaghetti Supper At Sophomore Open House

Paris, Tenn. - Henry County High School Sophomore Open House, will be held on Monday, August 3rd, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This opportunity is given to tour the building, and meet the teachers of Henry County High School.

Also, that same night during the open house, the Henry County High School Cheerleaders will be having a bake sale, along with a spaghetti supper.

Again, this will be held, Monday, August 3rd, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. only.

DPA To Host Fall Fashion Show On Friday, August 7th

Paris, Tenn. - Fall Fashion Friday in Paris, a fundraising event for the Downtown Paris Association, will be held on Friday, August 7th, at the Paris Country Club.

Shop with the Vendors from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Fashion Show from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

$20.00 donation to the Downtown Paris Association, enjoy a fashion show showcasing fashions, accessories, and gifts from the DPA Boutique and gift shops.

Harrelson School Plans Back To School Night On August 3rd

Paris, Tenn. - Harrelson School will be having Back-To-School Night on Monday, August 3rd, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Parents are encouraged to come out and meet your child’s teacher, get important information for the upcoming school year and receive an ice cream treat.

PSSD Releases Info About School Registration

Paris, Tenn.- Parent Orientation will be held on Monday August 3rd from 8-9am for Rhea Kindergarten and from 5-6pm for Rhea 1st and 2nd graders. Paris Elementary Parent Orientation will be Monday August 3rd from 6:30-7:30pm and for Inman it will be Tuesday August 4th from 5-6:30pm for grades 6-8th.

Friday August 7th will be an abbreviated day for all PSSD students. Schedule on that day is as follows: Rhea- 7:45am to 12:30pm, PES from 7:50am to 12:35pm, and Inman from 8am to 12:45pm and lunches will be served. The first full day of class is Monday August 10th.


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