From News Director Tim Alsobrooks, Assistant and Weekend News Director Alex AuBuchon
City Enters Into Beaver Management With WTRBA
Paris, Tenn.- In other business on Thursday night, City manager Carl Holder informed commissioners of an agreement to help control beaver issues with the West Tennessee River Basin Authority. Holder said the Authority preformed a major re-channelization on Bailey Fork Tribe II a couple of years ago and the area most impact was Lankford Road up and down the stream.
Holder said beavers are damming areas up and its continuing to cause issues.
The Authority offers a management program with a local cost of $500 to the city. Holder said this was a cost effective way to help with beaver issues and suggested the city go ahead and enter the agreement.
Commissioners also agreed to set the Board of Housing Adjustment and Appeals as the administrative hearing board for MS-4 permit violators; approved budget amendments to show some transfers; declared a one acre lot on Mockingbird Lane surplus property for BPU; and were informed by Holder the state will be studying data from signalization and traffic flow concerns at the Chickasaw, Fairgrounds, Hwy. 79 intersection.
Additional Burglary Charges Pending for Raines
Paris, Tenn.- A press release from the Paris Police Department stated that more investigation has revealed that Larry Raines was involved in burglaries of Haines Clinic and Sims Counseling on East Wood Street in Paris in late January. Investigator Greg Underwood and Inv. Ricky Watson have been involved in the investigation after charging Rains with burglary and theft from the burglary of Greer and Sullivan on January 31st.
These new burglary charges are pending on Raines from these additional businesses. Raines is set to appear in court Tuesday February 11th.
Judge Parish Denies 'Change of Venue' Request in Yarbrough Trial
Paris, Tenn.- In Henry County General Sessions Court on Wednesday, Jiles Yarbrough and his attorney Ben Dempsey were denied motions for a change of venue by Circuit Court Judge Donald Parish.
Yarbrough was charged with first degree murder for his involvement in the murder of Eric Kinley of Paris back in August of 2012 at a Paris nightclub.
Dempsey informed Judge Parish that the basis of the motion for the change of venue was based upon the recent trial of co-defendant Tevin Lumpkin was well publicized in the local media and it was asserted those elements and others may have spoiled the jury pool in Henry County such that Yarbrough may not have the benefit of a jury that would not be biased. Dempsey said holding the trial in an adjacent county might be a better venue and in the best interest of Yarbrough. Lumpkin was found guilty of first degree murder back in November.
Judge Parish didn’t agree and reminded Dempsey that during the jury challenge of the upcoming trial, those issues could be addressed as the attorneys made inquiry during the jury selection phase.
Shady Grove Cemetery Association Chili Supper is Saturday
Paris, Tenn.- Shady Grove Cemetery Association will hold their Chili Supper Fund Raiser on Saturday from 4:30pm to 7:30pm at the church fellowship hall, located at 4880 Shady Grove Road. It’s chili, drinks, and dessert and donations will be taken at the door. All proceeds go to the upkeep of the cemetery.
Fort Henry Anniversary Will be Saturday
Golden Pond, Ky.- Land Between the Lakes will hold the 152nd anniversary of the Battle of Fort Henry on Saturday February 8th from 1 to 2:30pm at the Homeplace. In February of 1862, “Between the Rivers,” was bracing for war. Confederate forces occupied Fort Henry with Federal forces moving up the Tennessee River, and LBL will remember the battle on February 8th.
Everyone is invited to come out and learn about Fort Henry’s construction, battle, and legacy as historian Susan “Ski” Witzofsky will speak at the program. After the program, you can gather at the Fort Henry Trail parking area for a guided walk from 3-4 and relive the battle with the historian guiding the way.
The interpretive center and gift shop will be open during the program, farm site will be closed. Registration and full deposit are required the cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children. Call 270-924-2000.
HCYB Signups Feb. 22nd, March 1st
Paris, Tenn.- Henry County Youth Baseball will have sign ups and tryouts on February 22nd and March 1st from 11am to 2pm. The fee is $35 per player and it’s open to all youth between the ages of 4 and 16 as of May 1st of this year.
Parents can sign up their youngsters online prior to February 26th at http://hcyba.baberuthonline.com. Players must try out ONLY if they are moving up from rookie to minor league or are 9 years old or older and have never played in the league before.
City Commission To Honor Inman, HCHS FB Teams Thursday
Paris, Tenn.- The Paris City Commission will meet in regular session Thursday evening at 6pm at the city hall courtroom. Items on the agenda include proclamations honouring the Inman Middle School and Henry County High School Football teams for winning state championships, discussion on beaver issues at Bailey Fork, request to sell surplus property, discussion on signalization concerns and more. The meeting is open to the public.
Paris Fire Dept. Wants Community to Be Educated About Sprinklers
Paris, Tenn.- The Paris Fire Department wants to the community to know about a new online interactive guide from the national non-profit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition that provides information about home fire sprinklers.
The “Ask for Them” consumer guide is ideal for safety conscious consumers who are building new homes or are just simply interested in learning about home fire sprinklers.
Chuck Wade, Fire Marshal, Paris Fire Department, stated, “When you are building your dream home, there are a lot of options to consider and Safety should be at the forefront of those choices. If a homebuilder doesn’t offer fire sprinklers as an option, homebuyers need to know to ask for them, and they need to know the facts about fire sprinklers as well as life-saving benefits.”
Wade said the new guide available on the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition website, www.homefiresprinkler.org explains why it’s important to protect your family and your investment with home fire sprinklers. There are 11 brief video segments that answer common questions about home fire sprinklers and debunk the myths. The videos also explain fire sprinkler technology and how it works.
The Paris Fire Department is one of 2500 fire departments nationwide that are designated “Built for Life” fire departments, by HFSC, thanks to its commitment to making home fire sprinkler education a priority in its public education outreach.
New Tosh Farms Facility Brings 37 Job Opportunities
Jimmy Tosh (center) shows the new Tosh Pork Herrondale Sow
Farm facility to local farmer Joe Ed Clary and Henry County Mayor Brent Greer
(Damon Lowe photo)
Paris, Tenn.- The new Tosh Pork Herrondale Sow Farm facility at Tosh Farms in Henry is not only state of the art, but will also add 37 jobs which is good news to the area. Owner Jimmy Tosh hosted a small tour with local farmers and County Mayor Brent Greer toured the facility which has 41 electronic feeding stations.
Each feeding station will supply feed to 80 sows. The facility also has areas for birthing new piglets and places the piglets can stay with their mothers for 25 days.
Tosh Pork Herrondale Sow Farm will house 5600 pigs and with the birthing, feeding areas and will produce over 150K sows each year. 1.2M bushels of corn and 11K tons of soybean meal will be used in the facility each year as well.
Library Hosts Reception, Program for Black History Month Sat.
Paris, Tenn.- The WG Rhea Public Library will sponsor an African American program and reception Saturday February 8th from 2-4pm. The program is in conjunction with February being Black History Month and the national theme being “The Golden Jubilee Year of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.”
The program at the Library will celebrate the lives of African American workers in the railroad industry and guest speakers will be Robert Clark, of Huntington, the first African American Engineer on the then L&N railroad from Bruceton to Memphis and Elder Raymond Williams, first African American Engineer from Paris and the 2nd ever African American Engineer from Bruceton to Memphis.
Other railroad employees both active and retired will be honored and everyone is invited to attend the program. Also in conjunction with Black History Month the W.G. Rhea Public library will hold a Movie night each Monday in February at 6pm. Everyone is invited to attend the free movie.
Mother Nature Gives 1-2 Punch to Henry County with Ice, Rain
Angela Garner shared this photo on our Facebook page after rains flooded the
Trailer Park of Jackson drive.
Paris, Tenn.- Henry County had a 1-2 punch from Mother Nature Tuesday as freezing rain fell for much of the afternoon and early evening causing ice to bring down limbs and power lines in several parts of the county. Reports of power lines down on Old Paris Murray Road, Highway 69A, and others started to come in around 5pm Tuesday. Tree limbs were also reported down in many areas of the county as ice was beginning to way them down.
Temperatures warmed up over the next few hours, and flooded roads became more of a problem than ice. Several roads were impassable during the early evening hours including Fairgrounds, Reynoldsburg, Jackson Drive, Guthrie and others. Emergency crews, law enforcement, BPU, highway department crews worked tirelessly throughout the evening responding to the different issues the weather was causing.
BPU crews were out late Tuesday night restoring power and had everyone back on by 2am. The Old Paris Murray Road area was hit hardest with three broken poles. Other outages were reported in the Gate 3 and Palestine area, Henry, Puryear, Shady Grove, and Hico. Some of the fixes are temporary and crews will still be out Wednesday continuing to work on issues. BPU has sent a crew to a neighboring county to help with issues from the winter weather from Tuesday.
Two Charged with Theft from Earlier Burglary
Paris, Tenn.- A press release from the Paris Police Department stated Investigators Greg Underwood and Ricky Watson executed a search warrant at 1205 Lone Oak Road Lot 11 and several items from a burglary at Sullivan and Greer were recovered. Arrested were Larry Raines and Debra K. Jones. Raines was charged with burglary and theft of property and Jones is charged with theft of property.
Reminder: Ky Lake Girls Softball Signups Next Two Saturdays
The Kentucky Lake Girls Softball League will once again hold sign ups for the 2014 season at the Paris Civic Center on Saturday February 8th and 15th from 10am to 2pm.
Schools Are In Session Wednesday
Paris, Tenn.- Temperatures warmed up enough Tuesday evening and heavy rains managed to help melt some ice to where roads, for the most part are in good shape across the city and county Wednesday morning. Both the PSSD and Henry County School System are in session Wednesday. Some roads may be flooded and have downed limbs so motorists should still use caution this morning.
Library Still Closed Wednesday As Technology Updates Continue
Paris, Tenn.- The technology upgrades at the W.G. Rhea Public Library were not completed on Tuesday so the Library will need to close again as techs will continue to work on new computers and technology upgrades. Staff is working and phone calls will be answered Wednesday but no other services can be given during the installation of new technology.
Stone to Check Into Rehab Center Wednesday Morning
Paris, Tenn.- Henry County Trustee David Stone will be released from Henry County Jail on Wednesday morning at 8am and be transported by family to check into the New Life Lodge Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center in Burns, Tennessee. This agreement was approved by Weakley County General Sessions Judge Thomas Moore at Tuesday afternoon’s reconvened session in Henry County General Sessions Court.
Stone and his attorney, Andy Clark were present along with District Attorney General Hansel McCadams and assistant district attorney Paul Hessing and came to agreement on these terms Tuesday.
Judge Moore amended the bond from $5K to $1K and stated that Stone was to be transported to and from the New Life Lodge in Burns by family members. It was also ordered that Stone should not possess a telephone with texting or any electronic or social media capabilities until further notice from the court.
After completing the program at New Life Lodge, Stone will reappear before Judge Moore in Henry County General Sessions Court on Thursday March 13th at 10am to check on the status of his rehab.
Judge Moore also granted General McCadams’s request to recuse himself from the case and appoint Dan Alsobrooks, District Attorney General for the 23rd District as District Attorney Pro Tempore in the matter. This was requested since Stone’s former spouse works in the District Attorney’s office and a conflict of interest was declared.
Mayor Greer Discusses Issues Involving Trustee's Office
Paris, Tenn.- Henry County Mayor Brent Greer said that 1st Deputy of the Henry County Trustee’s Office Lisa Wimberly will assume Stone’s duties as he is away from office. Greer said if the ladies in the trustee’s office feel they need some extra help with the duties in the office, the county budget committee could approve some temporary additional help.
Greer also said it was his opinion the situation involving the county trustee would be in the community’s best interest to be played out in the election process in August. Legally, citizens and/or the county commission could seek an ouster suit against Stone to have him removed from office, but Greer said he felt it would not only be costly to the county to seek this but its such a time consuming process, he didn’t feel it would be done by the August election anyway. Greer said he has talked with Madison County Officials who are going thru a similar process with their Sheriff and an ouster suit and they advised it has taken many months. Greer estimated it would cost the county about $50K.
Greer went on to say, there was no way to legally get around not paying Stone his salary for now, and the decision will be up to Stone whether or not to resign and not seek re-election. Greer said, if Stone did choose to do that, it would allow the community to begin the healing process from this ordeal.
Evening of Chocolate Delight Postponed for Tues. Night
Paris, Tenn.- Tuesday night's Evening of Chocolate Delight Fundraiser that was scheduled at Inman has been postponed due to weather. The event has been rescheduled for this coming Thursday night at 5:30pm.
HCHS Basketball Game At Northwest Tonight Postponed
Clarksville, Tenn.- Tuesday night's scheduled basketball game between Henry County and Northwest in Clarksville has been postponed due to weather. The game is a district game and will be made up on Monday, February 10th.
Paris Police Searching For 5 Suspects in Armed Robbery Attempt
Paris, Tenn.- Paris Police are searching for 5 suspects believed to involved with an armed robbery attempt and assault to a man as he walked down Dobbins Street Monday night. The report at the Paris Police Department stated the victim was walking from his sister’s house on Dobbins Street after dark Monday night. He observed a black male walking towards him and as they passed each other, the subject quickly put the victim in a choke hold. The victim fought back and eventually managed to get the subject in a chokehold and subdue him.
The report stated that as they struggled, the victim noticed four more suspects, heading towards where the scuffle was taking place. One of those subjects pulled a gun on the victim’s temple and demanded his wallet. The victim continued to fight back and was hit in the head twice by an object and knocked down to his knees, but finally managed to run away. He eventually went to the emergency room and was treated for his injuries.
Paris Police searched the area where the assault and attempted robbery took place, and found no clues. The continue to investigate this incident, with the only description of the 5 suspects from the victim, being they were all young black males. If you have any tips or clues on this incident that occurred in the Dobbins and Wynn Street areas Monday evening, please call Paris Police at 642-2424.
Bond Hearing for Stone Set for 2pm Tuesday
Paris, Tenn.- No action was taken this morning at Henry County General Sessions Court regarding the bond hearing for Henry County Trustee David Stone on charges of harassment and bond violations. Judge Moore couldn’t be at the courtroom this morning, but will be at the courtroom at 2pm Tuesday afternoon, so Judge Snyder ruled they would reconvene at 2pm when Judge Moore would be there to go forward with arraignment.
HCHS Baseball Team Chili Supper Is Friday Night
Paris, Tenn.-The Henry County High School Baseball team will host their annual chili supper fundraiser this Friday night during the HCHS basketball game against Clarksville High. Chili will be served along with sandwich, drink, and dessert for $7 per person. Meals will be served starting at 5:30pm Friday night and ‘to-go’ orders will be filled. Tickets to the Baseball team chili supper can be purchased at the door or from any member of the Patriot baseball team.
Javan Winders Finishes 3rd at Vandy Invitational
Nashville- Javan Winders, sophomore at Henry County High School, finished 3rd overall with a time of 9:53 on Saturday at the Vanderbilt High School Invitational track meet in Nashville. Javan competed for Team Mansfield and was ranked 10th out of 32 runners going into the race, which is a premier high school indoor Track meet, held at Vanderbilt University.
Javan ran in the first heat which featured the top 16 runners and moved up to 4th from the back of the pack midway thru the race. Javan finished only three seconds behind the 2nd place runner and only 10 seconds behind the winner.
VITA Open Each Tuesday in February and March
Site Has Certified Tax Preparers Ready to Help
Paris, Tenn.- The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, or VITA opens Tuesday February 4th and will be in operation each Tuesday throughout February and March from 9am to 4:30pm at Atkins Porter on Highland Drive.
The program has been in operation for a number of years in Henry County and is free with Certified Tax Preparers assisting citizens with their taxes. Last year, VITA efiled over 500 Federal Tax returns and 65 state returns for citizens in Henry County.
Any senior citizens, disabled persons, and anyone who made less than $52K in 2013 is eligible for VITA assistance.
Citizens are encouraged to make appointments to meet with a certified tax preparer by calling 642-4178. They ask to not call on Tuesdays, because the preparers will be busy helping file taxes those days but you can call every other week day.
Some walk ins will be taken if they can work it in, but appointments are strongly encouraged.
Also, when you are going to have your tax returned prepared be sure and bring the following items: proof of identification, social security cards for you, spouse, and dependents, birth dates for you, spouse, and dependents, bank routing numbers and account numbers for direct deposit, charity donations and medical bills paid, any other pertinent tax information.
Reminder: State Archivists Will Be at Heritage Center Wed.
Paris, Tenn.- Representatives from the Tennessee State Library and Archives and the Tennessee State Museum will be in Pairs on Wednesday February 5th to record and digitize Civil War memorabilia owned by local residents for an exhibit titled, “Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee.”
Archivists will be at the Paris Henry County Heritage Center, located at 614 North Poplar Street in Paris, from 10am to 2:30pm on February 5th. During that time, area residents are invited to bring in original photographs, documents, and other artifacts related to the Civil War. Archivists will scan or take digital photographs of the materials, some of which will be featured in the exhibit, located online at www.tncivilwar150.org Items will be given back to their owners to take back home with them.
Individuals may call 615-741-1883 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a reservation with the archivists. Reservation forms and available times may be found on the State Library and Archives’ section of the office of Secretary of State website at tn.gov.
Attendees at the event will receive copies of the digital photographs and tips on how to preserve their Civil War memorabilia. Archivists plan to visit as many of the state’s 95 counties as possible in search of material for the exhibit, which commemorates the Civil War’s 150th anniversary.
Greenfield Woman Charged with Driving on Revoked License
Paris, Tenn.- Deputies responded to a car on fire on highway 641 N. Saturday night and ended up making an arrest on the driver for driving on a revoked license. The Puryear Fire Department responded to the scene near Middleton Lumber as hood of the car was engulfed in flames. Officers ended up making an arrest of the driver because dispatch revealed the license was revoked. April Stout, 34, of Greenfield was charged with revoked license1st Offence.
BPU Crews Work Outages Sunday Night
Paris, Tenn.- BPU crews stayed out most of the night Sunday night as icy conditions caused some power outages. About 11 different outages were reported and all of them were short lived, lasting no more than about 3 to 3 and ½ hours. Crews responded to different areas such as Cottage Grove, Puryear, near McKenzie, and in Paris. Everyone is back on as of this morning, and crews continue to watch the weather and power lines because of the ice that formed on them.
WG Rhea Library Black History Movie Night Cancelled Monday
Paris, Tenn.- The WG Rhea Public Library has cancelled the Black History Movie Night that was scheduled for Monday night at 6pm. The Library will be showing Black History Movies each Monday night in February at 6pm, but cancelled tonight because of icy weather.
Henry County, PSSD Schools Closed Monday For Icy Roads
Paris, Tenn.- Winter weather has prompted Henry County and the Paris Special School District to close schools for Monday. Directors from both systems made the call just before 5am Monday morning. Other schools closed Monday in our listening area include Carroll, Weakley, Stewart, Houston, Humphreys, Decatur, Benton, and Dickson Counties. Please use caution if you have to be on the roadways this morning.
Car Vandalized on West Antioch Road
Springville, Tenn.- Officers discovered a car off the side of West Antioch Road that had been badly vandalized Sunday morning, according to Henry County Sheriff's Office reports.
Reports indicate an officer saw the black Ford Explorer on the side of the road and stopped to investigate; he then noted that all the windows had been broken out of the vehicle and the windshield was shattered. The rear lift gate of the vehicle had also been pried open.
The officer made contact with the registered owner of the vehicle, who said that her son had been driving it that evening. He had informed her that the car had broken down, but did not specify where.
An estimate of damages was not available at the time of the report.
The Henry County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the incident and has no suspects at this time.
Paris Police Department Investigates Thefts
Paris, Tenn.- An East Wood Street business was robbed recently, according to Paris Police Department reports.
Greer and Sullivan Attorneys reported a break-in -- the business appeared ransacked, with dozens of items knocked over, computers and monitors unplugged, and a TV ripped off the wall causing some sheetrock damage.
Complainants indicate a TV, computer, and coffee maker were stolen for sure; a full, itemized list was unavailable at the time of the report.
Police are currently investigating and have no suspects at this time.
Paris police are also investigating a theft that occurred at Sonic Drive-In on Friday.
A Sonic employee complained that she had placed her purse on the floor where employees hang coats and other items before beginning her shift; when she collected it to leave, she noticed the purse had been moved and approximately $70 was stolen.
Sonic does not have security cameras on that area of the store, and Paris Police have no suspects at this time.
Three Arrested Near Tennessean Golf Club Saturday
Springville, Tenn.- Three men were arrested for public intoxication Saturday night after disturbing several area residents with ATVs and obnoxious behavior, according to Henry County Sheriff's Office reports.
Three officers responded to the area after several disturbance complaints and made contact with the men on ATVs -- one officer instructed the men via loudspeaker to come to the roadway, at which point they sped off in the opposite direction.
Before officers gave chase, one of the ATVs returned; the men were at that time given a verbal warning and released with a sober driver.
Henry County dispatch received several more calls of disturbance from the area less than an hour later; officers investigated and found the three men hiding in the bed of a pickup truck. All were highly intoxicated and admitted to having spent the entire day drinking.
James Oakley, 45 of Springville, Matthew Spellings, 28 of Gleason-Como Road in Paris, and James Davidson, age 50 of McKenzie, were each arrested and charged with public intoxication.
Fire Destroys Home on Reynoldsburg Rd. Saturday
The front of a home on Reynoldsburg Rd. destroyed Saturday afternoon by fire, along with a standalone garage (Photo provided by Mansfield Community Volunteer Fire Dept.).
Mansfield, Tenn.- The Mansfield Community Volunteer Fire Department responded Saturday afternoon to a house, garage, and vehicle fire on Reynoldsburg Road in Mansfield Saturday afternoon.
Also assisting the Mansfield Volunteer Fire Department were units from Oakland, Springville, and Sandy River Volunteer Fire Departments.
Henry County EMS and the Henry County Sheriff's Department also pitched in to assist.
It took firefighters over 4 hours to contain and extinguish the blaze; the home and garage (with vehicle inside) were total lossses.
Prince & Princess, Tiny Tot, Junior Queen Pageant Results
Paris, Tenn.- The World's Biggest Fish Fry wrapped up their pageant season with the Little Prince and Princess, Tiny Tot, and Junior Queen pageants held Saturday at the Krider Performing Arts Center.
The results of these pageants are as follows:
Junior Queen: Arabella Guilfoose, Lakewood student and daughter of Brett and Edith Guilfoose.
First Maid: Lily Ann Morris, Rhea student and daughter of Amanda Morris.
Second Maid: Sophie Singleton, Lakewood student and daughter of Marty and Sheri Singleton.
Third Maid: Keira Sanks, Rhea student and daughter of Kristy Sanks and Toby Sanks.
Fourth Maid: Katie Elizabeth Barnett, Rhea student and daughter of Dwayne and Laura Barnett.
Princess: Irelynn Rain Beecham, daughter of Brian and Stephanie Beecham.
First Maid: Charlotte McCuistion, daughter of Jason and Kendra McCuistion.
Second Maid: Anna Marie Elliott, daughter of John and Kristian Elliott.
Third Maid: Kaylei Teague, daughter of Angela Goodrum.
Fourth Maid: Bailey Williams, daughter of Michael and Amy Williams.
Little Prince and Princess
Age 2 Years
Princess: Oaklee Grace McClure, daughter of Steven and Alicia McClure.
Prince: Carson Tyler Bynum, son of Erica Brockwell and Tyler Bynum.
First Maid: Farrah Jolie McDurmon, daughter of Patrick and Shawna McDurmon.
First Page: Ashton Lucas Dowdy, son of Damon and Jan Dowdy.
Second Maid: Ella Noel Hutson, daughter of Syd and Mallorie Hutson.
Second Page: Isaiah Farris, son of Terry and Dawn Farris.
Age 1 Year
Princess: Aubrey Leigh Brockwell, daughter of Adam and Christian Brockwell.
Prince: Bentley Gordon, son of Shane and Sarah Gordon.
First Maid: Sofia Guzman, daughter of Pedro and Brandy Guzman.
First Page: McGuire Finnegan Watson, son of Lucas and Michelle Watson.
Second Maid: Presley Anne Jones, daughter of Keith Jones and Kelsey Arthurs.
Second Page: Bryson Lamar Allen, daughter of Samantha Watson and Dominique Allen.
Age 7-11 Months
Princess: Korey Lee Charlotte Kendall, daughter of Nikki Bobo and Keenan Kendall.
Prince: Karter David Golden, son of Christina and Brian Golden.
First Maid: Paisley Raine Mason, daughter of Amanda Mason.
First Page: Eli Robert Rowland, son of Mary Katherine Sadler and Shaun Rowland.
Second Maid: Danilynn Jones, daughter off Lee and Carrissa Jones.
Second Page: Mason James Loines, son of Alex Smothers and Jeffrey Loines, Jr.
Age 0-6 Months
Princess: Marlie Reece McClure, daughter of Steven and Alicia McClure.
Prince: Bryson Chase Hua-Johnson, son of Sarina Hua and Jayson Johnson.
First Maid: Gracie Ann Smith, daughter of Sydney Smith.
First Page: Gabriel Hacker, son of Crystal Mayo and Brian Hacker.
Second Page: Farrah Kate Espinosa, daughter of Daniel and Brittany Espinosa.
Healthcare Foundation Scrub Run Results
Healthcare Foundation employee Angie Ghyers pictured along with her children at the 2014 Scrub Run. Ghyers placed second in the 30-34 female age group (Photo provided by James Caldwell).
Paris, Tenn.- Approximately 60 runners participated in this year's Paris - Henry County Healthcare Foundation Scrub Run 5K and Mile Fun Walk.
Full results from the race are as follows:
1 Mile Fun Walk Winners
Overall Female: Caitlyn Napier
Overall Male: Terry Murphy
5K Run Winners
Overall Male – Gideon Gielis – 20:28
Overall Female – Criscilla Tyler – 22:44
Overall Male Masters – Rick Horinchi – 21:15
Overall Female Masters – Sherry Smith – 25:56
Male Age Division Winners
14 & Under
1st – Hunter Lawrence – 23:47
2nd – Rylan Perry – 23:59
1stt – Ian Smith – 28:10
2nd – Josh Gent – 37:02
1st – Joseph Buckner – 25:22
30 - 34
1st – Jeremy Johnson – 23:43
2nd – Michael Puckett – 27:22
3rd – Jeremy Clark – 38:35
1st – J Perras – 37:23
2nd – Aaron Daniel – 43:13
1st – Chris Guess – 33:21
2nd – Mark Warren – 35:48
1st – Todd Henson – 24:31
2nd – Kerry Pat Ray – 24:40
3rd – Rod James – 24:54
1st – Scott Winkler – 21:54
2nd – Bryan Watson – 29:51
1st – Mark Hendrix – 25:15
2nd – Bobby Thomas – 25:48
3rd – Larry Dukes – 46:53
Female Age Division Winners
1st – Loren Tubbs – 38:15
2nd – Kate Sherard – 43:15
1st – Erin Goetz – 27:04
2nd – Anna Buckner – 28:52
3rd – Jasmyn Pinkston – Allen – 44:35
1st – Kelley Lassiter – 24:22
2nd – Angie Ghyers – 47:17
1st – Tory Daughrity – 26:00
2nd – Amy Lawrence – 29:09
1st – Nicci Winston – 25:25
2nd – Tracy Lacy – 27:47
3rd – Cheryl Darnell – 35:31
1st – Kim Womack – 37:05
1st – Sylvia Greer – 28:16
2nd – Sheri Osment – 30:40
3rd – Teresa Jones – 36:10
1st – Debbie Thomas – 41:33
2nd – Karen Dukes – 47:09
Event chair and participant Tory Daughrity: "We want to thank all our sponsors and participants for today's events." Thanks also went out to Tony Lawrence and the Parks and Recreation Department for timekeeping, the City of Paris, and the Paris Police Department for controlling traffic along the race route.
Patriots, Lady Patriots Play Two Games in Quick Succession
Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County High School Patriots and Lady Patriots basketball teams have had a busy couple of days. Both teams went on the road to Rossview on Friday night, then turned around to host Springfield in an afternoon game on Saturday.
At Rossview, the Lady Patriots lost decisively, by a final score of 56 to 29.
The boys’ team kept things close, but fell in the end by a single point margin, 52 to 51, behind an 18 point effort from Brandon Donaldson.
Both teams turned things around against Springfield at home. The Lady Patriots won by well over 20 points, 55 to 28 with a 14 point outing from Natiya Jumper.
The Patriots, meanwhile, pulled out a 5-point victory over the Jackets, 55 to 50. Brandon Donaldson led scoring with 21 points in that contest.
The Lady Patriots are currently 5th in the district with a district record of 6 and 6.
The Patriots, meanwhile, are 2nd in the district with an 8 and 4 district record.
Both teams have two games left on their regular season, an away game against Clarksville Northwest on Tuesday night and a visit from Clarksville High School to Gamlin Gymnasium on Friday.
Each of those games will be broadcast on 94.1 FM WLZK with the Paris Civic Center Pre-game Show starting at 5:30.
Trustee David Stone Arrested for Harassment, Bond Violation
Accused of Sending Several Threatening Messages to Sheriff Belew
Henry County Trustee David Stone, from his Jan. 24th arrest on charges of civil rights intimidation. Stone is back in the Henry County Correctional Facility where he will remain without bond until his court date, which has yet to be determined (HCSO photos).
Paris, Tenn.- Henry County Trustee David Stone is being held without bond after an incident involving threatening text messages and violation of bond conditions.
According to a prepared statement from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Monte Belew received a total of eleven text messages from David Stone Friday evening that grew increasingly aggressive, to the point where Belew was being threatened and harassed.
Stone was arrested Friday, January 24th on an unrelated charge of Civil Rights Intimidation after allegedly sending threatening Facebook messages to his opponent in the upcoming Democratic primary election, Randi Allen French.
One of the conditions of Stone’s $7,500 bond release was that he not consume any alcohol while on bond.
Given the context of the messages Sheriff Belew received Friday evening, officers went to Stone’s home on Clifty Village Road to investigate. Those officers reported smelling an odor of alcohol on Stone and that he appeared to be under the influence of something.
Stone was asked to submit to a breathalyzer test and refused.
Judge Donald Parrish ordered that the trustee be placed under arrest for violation of his bond conditions, and signed a search warrant for Stone’s blood to be drawn at Henry County Medical Center. He was also charged with harassment for the content of his text messages to Sheriff Belew.
Stone was then transported to the Henry County Correctional Facility where he is currently being held without bond.
A court date for David Stone is not yet set; he will appear in court once Judge Parrish and the newly-appointed Judge Thomas Moore of Weakley County can hear the new bond revocation and harassment charges together.
Judge Moore was appointed to Stone’s civil rights intimidation case after Henry County General Sessions Court Judge Vicki Snyder recused herself to avoid an appearance of impropriety.
We will continue to provide information on this story as it develops.
Mild Weather Leads to Successful Scrub Run
Runners set off at the start of the 4th annual Scrub Run (Alex AuBuchon photo).
Paris, Tenn.- The Paris - Henry County Healthcare Foundation held their 5K Scrub Run and Mile Fun Walk Saturday morning to a good turnout and extremely mild weather.
Tory Daughrity, director of marketing and public relations for HCMC and head of the event, said registration was slightly down from last year, most likely due to concerns about the possibility of rain. However, there were lots of on-site registrations.
The Paris Police Department was on hand to block intersections along the 5K route, which stretched from the Civic Center behind the high school to Lone Oak Drive and back, and ensure participant safety.
Awards in the 5K were presented to the overall male and female winners, overall Masters winners, and the top three finishers in a wide variety of age groups.
There were also awards presented for the top overall male and female finisher in the mile run.
Overall winners for the 5K were Gideon Gielis and Criscilla Taylor; the overall winner for the mile was Caitlyn Napier.
We will have a full list of results from this year's Scrub Run as they become available.
All proceeds from this year's event went to benefit the Paris - Henry County Healthcare Foundation, the non-profit arm of HCMC with several initiatives toward wellness education, community outreach, health improvement programs and much more.
Gideon Gielis, first overall finisher in the 5K, signs his card after finishing his race (Alex AuBuchon photo).
25 Booths, Great Turnout at Chamber Health Care Expo
Several expo attendees get information from the HCMC Physician's Practice booth, advertising the wide variety of HCMC physicians in Henry County (Alex AuBuchon photo).
Paris, Tenn.- The Paris - Henry County Chamber of Commerce presented their Healthy Henry County Expo Saturday morning at the Paris Civic Center.
For the second year in a row, the expo has partnered with the Henry County Healthcare Foundation's Scrub Run, a move that Executive Director Jennifer Wheatley said has not only boosted event attendance, but also encouraged a different demographic to come and speak with the vendors on hand.
25 booths were set up at this year's expo from 17 different businesses, ranging from physicians and pharmacists to retirement communities, insurance, and even acupuncture.
Henry County Medical Center had 9 booths set up at the expo, offering information on various services including wellness and rehabilitation, home health and hospice, as well as their wide range of physicians and nurse practitioners on staff.
HCMC staff were also on hand to provide total cholesterol screenings, glucose checks, osteoporosis screenings, and blood pressure checks.
Wheatley was extremely pleased with this year's event, saying that 72 of the current Henry County Chamber members are healthcare-related, and it's a great way to showcase such a core part of the Henry County economy.
A full list of vendors present at this year's Healthy Henry County Expo is as follows:
Henry County Medical Center
The Peddler Advantage
Henry County Orthopedics
HCMC Women's Health Advisory Council
Paris Civic Center
Acupuncture of Paris
Bone and Joint Specialists
Northwest Tennessee AA
Paris Healthcare / Tennessee Quality Healthcare
David Michael and Mechelle Robbins display copies of the Peddler Advantage and Golden Years Magazine at the Healthy Henry County Expo (Alex AuBuchon photo).
"Margaret Lamb Day" Declared at Retirement Reception
County Mayor Brent Greer presents Margaret Lamb with the Loyal Patriot award and proclaims Jan. 31 "Margaret Lamb Day" (Tim Alsobrooks photo).
Paris, Tenn.- The public was invited to a retirement reception for Margaret Lamb Friday, January 31st at the Circuit Court and General Sessions Courtroom.
Judge Vicki Snyder held a mock Circuit Court session, and County Mayor Brent Greer was on hand to present Lamb with the Loyal Patriot Award and declare January 31st Margaret Lamb Day.
Lamb joined the Circuit Court office in the summer of 1990 and has served Henry County well for many years.
Margaret Lamb (2nd from left) alongside her family at Friday's reception (Tim Alsobrooks photo).
News from past weeks here.