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WMUF/WLZK News                                                                          

From News Director Tim Alsobrooks, Assistant and Weekend News Director Shannon McFarlin

Sheriff's Deputies Apprehend Gream on Warrants

               Brandon Gream

Paris, Tenn.- Officers with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office went to 3563 Old McKenzie Highway Wednesday in an attempt to apprehend Brandon Gream, of that address. Gream had active warrants for violation of the sex offender registry. Once at the residence, officers witnessed Gream jump off the back porch and run towards the woods. He was finally apprehended and charged with violation of the sex offender registry and evading arrest. He was placed on $5500 bond.

A home on Radford Lake Road reported almost $2K worth of items missing but showed no signs of forced entry. Taken from the home was over $60 in loose coins, two gun safes, a 12 gage Mossberg Shotgun, a revolver, and several rounds of ammo. Police continue to investigate the theft.

Sheriff’s Deputies are also investigating a theft of a 18 karat gold ring with diamond cluster that was stolen from a home on Willow Oaks Road. The victim said there was no forced entry and felt a family member could have taken the ring. Its value was at $2K.

Paris Police took in a counterfeit $20 from Commercial Bank that was passed on Monday at the Mineral Wells Branch. They are not sure who had the bill originally. Counterfeit bills have plagued the city and county all spring and summer.

Chamber's Annual Water Fun Run Coming July 20th

Packets, T-Shirts Now Available at Chamber

This year's Water Run T-shirt is available for purchase

for $12 at the chamber office. (Chamber photo).

Paris, Tenn.- “Motorboating” is the theme of this year’s Paris Henry County Chamber of Commerce Water Fun run, scheduled for Saturday July 20 on Kentucky Lake. Resorts sponsoring this year’s events include Fat Daddy’s, Breakers Marina, Mansard Island, Buchanan Resort, Pleasant View Resort, Cypress Springs, Paris Landing State Park Marina, Leatherwood Resort, and Cypress Bay.

Registration is available now at the Chamber office, located at 2508 East Wood Street in Paris. All watercraft are invited to take part in the Water Run and registration is $20 each, or $25 on the day of the event.

Players collect stamps at area resorts. Five stops are required, but they can stop at all resorts if they choose. Cards will be dealt at the end based on the number of stamps collected. The best poker hand will win $1000 cash. A “Fun Run” Pontoon will travel the water during the day as well allowing players to find it and collect an extra stamp.

For more information call the chamber at 642-3431 or visit paristnchamber.com. T-shirts for the water run are available at the chamber office and cost $12.


HCMC Auxiliary Elects Officers, Awards Pins

New Auxiliary Officers for 2013-2014 year, left to right: Secretary Patsy Blount; Chaplain Laverne Crowley; Vice President Judith Welch; Treasurer Joan Shankle; Historian Jo Etta Nance; President Holly Ledden. (HCMC photo).


Paris, Tenn – Henry County Medical Center’s Volunteer Auxiliary recently awarded a 3,000 hour pin to Jo Etta Nance and a 2,000 hour pin to Bonnie McGrath for their collective hours of service to the organization.

Each month, the HCMC volunteer auxiliary collectively contributes around 1,000 hours of service to the organization by serving in positions such as hostess, surgery waiting desk, front and middle desk, working in the Pink Petal Gift Shop and more.

Additionally, during the June meeting, the volunteer auxiliary elected its 2013-2014 officers with an installation ceremony. The officers are as follows: Secretary Patsy Blount; Chaplain Laverne Crowley; Vice President Judith Welch; Treasurer Joan Shankle; Historian Jo Etta Nance; and President Holly Ledden. Mary Newsome will serve as the newsletter editor for the organization.

The HCMC Volunteer Auxiliary is planning celebration activities for the 60th anniversary of HCMC and the volunteer auxiliary in August. Part of that celebration will include the opportunity to learn more about the volunteer auxiliary. The HCMC Volunteer auxiliary is always looking for new volunteers to work a minimum of 10 hours a week. To learn more about the volunteer auxiliary, call 731-644-8266.

HC 4-H Plans Fun Horseshow July 20

Paris, Tenn.- Henry County 4-H kids are holding an open fun horseshow starting at 5pm Saturday July 20th at the Henry County Saddle Club on highway 79 North in Henry. The program will include barrels and poles as well as foot games and other games on horseback. The cost is $10 to ride all night and $4 for the foot games. Money raised will help Henry County 4-H members go to the Southern regional horse show in Monroe, Louisiana.

Summer in the Park Features Jackson Purchase Saturday Night

Buchanan, Tenn.- The Paris Landing State Park Summer in the Park Concert Series will begin at 7pm this Saturday at the amphitheatre with the group Jackson Purchase performing live music. The concert is free, just bring blankets or lawn chairs to set out and enjoy the music while overlooking Kentucky Lake.

10-Year-Old Found Dead at Dunlap Home

Paris, Tenn.-Paris Police and other law enforcement agencies this morning are investigating the death of a 10-year-old girl found unresponsive Tuesday morning at her home at 1004 Dunlap Street.

Police were called to the residence at 10:39 a.m.  following a 911 request for an ambulance to treat a 10-year-old female who was discovered unresponsive.

The 911 call was received from Cleo Somerville who resides at the residence with the victim. Upon arrival officers assisted the Henry County Ambulance service do CPR on the victim.

The victim was transported to the Henry County Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. The cause of death is under investigation by the Paris Police, State District Attorney’s office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. The victim has been sent to Nashville for an autopsy.

Chief Chuck Elizondo said Wednesday morning that further details will be released in the future as the investigation proceeds.


Bethel Bass Team Ranked #1 in Bassmasters' Poll

Ranked Second, Third in Other Polls

  Coach Garry Mason

McKenzie, Tenn.- The world's largest fishing organization has ranked the Bethel University Bass Cats the number one fishing team in America. There are three college fishing polls in America. They are Bass Masters, Bass Rankings.com, and Boat US American Collegiate Anglers. Bethel is ranked number one by Bass Masters, number two by Bass Rankings.com, and number three by Boat US.

Bethel finished with 4,498 points beating out Daytona State College by 86 points. Other schools ranked in the top ten included; Western Illinois, UNC Charlotte, UCF, New Mexico State, Auburn University, Georgetown College, and Eastern Kentucky.

The team has experienced a spectacular year with championships and strong performances in every event they have entered. The Cats had first, third, and eighth place results in the Carhartt Bassmaster South Super Regional in January. Bethel finished second in the FLW Southern Regional. The Cats wothe Cabela's Open Team Championship in April held by Boat US. Bethel captured the Boat US Collegiate National Championship and the Carhartt Bassmaster Wildcard Championship. The Cats are the 2013 Boat US National Champions.

Head Coach Garry Mason of Springville commented on the latest news about his program. "We are so pleased by this latest news concerning our program. These young student-athletes have experienced a season like no other. We know this could not be accomplished without the support of our administration, our athletic department, parents, and so many others. We are proud to represent our university and we continue to be excited about our team and we look forward to the future with high expectations."


Update: Search for Missing Man Continues

Springville, Tenn.-The search for missing Paris man Michael Hendley, 30, of 5200 79S is continuing in the Springville area. Sheriff Monte Belew said Tuesday the department, along with K-9 and equine helpers, have been searching the area of Old Springville Rd. and Winsett Rd., where his car was found last Thursday.

"We haven't missed a day except Sunday, when we were looking into other leads," Belew said.

Hendley has been missing since Thursday and the search was concentrated around the area where his vehicle had been located earlier. WMUF covered the search extensively over the weekend and initial news articles and photos can be found on in our news archives and the WMUF/WLZK Facebook page.


CG To Move Meetings to School

Cottage Grove, Tenn.-Meeting in regular session last night, the Cottage Grove Legislative Council was notified the agreement for a permanent meeting space at the Cottage Grove School is pending the signature of school building owner Mark Atkins.

Council met last night at the fellowship hall of the Cottage Grove Baptist Church. Mayor Mike Waddey said the agreement has been drawn up, but still awaiting Atkins' signature before its finalization. Once it is finalized, Council will meet in one of the classrooms at the school.

Revenues of $2428.86 and expenses of $993.98 were reported for June 2013.

Councilmember John Weiher suggested sending a thank you letter to Terry Wheatley for mowing and tending the city grass. Waddey will send the letter.


Road Repairs Prompt Cross Creeks Road Closures

Paris, Tenn.-Due to ongoing road repairs and improvements visitors will notice temporary road closures occurring at various locations across Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge for public safety reasons.

Beginning July 11 through September 15, the refuge will block off sections of roads for periods lasting from one or two days to possibly a week. Ongoing work will include placement of new gravel, construction of concrete spillways in roads, reworking road ditches and installation of new drain culverts under roads.

While work is occurring on south side roads, visitors will still be able to access or exit the refuge at one of three entrances; at the main refuge office, off highway 49 at South Cross Creek Reservoir, or off highway 233 at Elk Reservoir. All work occurring on the north side roads may require a total closure during the project for approximately one day at Commissary Hollow entrance road, North Cross Creek Road leading to the boat ramp, Lee Hollow entrance Road and the Bull Pasture Creek entrance.

For an update on these temporary closures, please contact the refuge office at 931-232-7477.

Domino's Robbery Defendant Sentenced

                 David Ingram

Paris, Tenn. One of the defendants arrested for the March robbery of Domino's Pizza on Tyson Avenue was sentenced to serve four years in prison after he pleaded guilty to an amended charge Monday in Henry County Circuit Court. 

David W. Ingram, 20, whose last known address was 321 Walnut Street, pleaded guilty to the charge of criminal attempt to commit aggravated robbery. Judge Donald Parrish sentenced him to serve four years in the Department of Corrections (DOC), to be split this way: one year in continuous confinement and the balance in community corrections.  

According to court records, Ingram was provided the opportunity to spend nine months of his jail time in a drug treatment facility and was ordered to pay $100 in restitution.

The other local defendant in the case, Chapell Dain Cissell, 4350 Shady Grove Rd., Paris, pleaded not guilty to aggravated burglary and to a probation violation which occured before the robbery. He will next appear in court on August 5.

Ice Cream Social Coming to Downtown Paris July 27th

Still Accepting booths

Molly Jackson explains the rules before one of the contests at the 2011 Ice Cream Social. (Shannon McFarlin photo).

Paris, Tenn.- The 4th annual Downtown Ice Cream Social and Antique Car Show will be held on Saturday July 27th and booth applications are currently available and being accepted according to Kathy Ray, president of the Downtown Paris Association.

The Paris Henry County Healthcare Foundation’s Caring Hearts Fund will be the co-beneficiary of funds raised during the event, along with the DPA. Ray said,

“The DPA is proud to partner with this energetic group which assists cancer patients in Henry County who receive treatment at either the Cancer Care Center or Medical Center.”

Booth Partners are invited to promote their businesses and organization and will sell wristbands for the Ice Cream Social which are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under.

Car enthusiasts also can enter the Antique Car Show for just $10 which includes a free bracelet for them for all you can eat ice cream. Peoples Choice trophy will be awarded to the vehicle with the most votes during the event as well. There will also be fun games and activities going on.

For more information or to download and application for a booth vendor go to visitdowntownparis.com. You can also call 731-653-PARIS for more information.

Care Van To Hold Screeings Thursday at Farm Bureau

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County Medical Center Care Van will offer health screenings at Henry County Farm Bureau on Thursday July 11th from 8:30am-11am. The screening will take place inside the Care Van. They will offer free finger stick Blood Sugars and Blood Pressures will be available. Finger stick total cholesterol tests will be offered for minimal fee of $3 or a lipid panel for $10 each. Fasting for 8 hours is required for an accurate result and results will be available at the time of screening.

HCMC Postpones Educational Seminar

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County Medical Center has postponed a free educational seminar that was scheduled to take place on Thursday July 11th at 6pm in classrooms 2 and 3 of the learning center. There is no word on when the seminar will be made up.

No Quorum in Henry Again

Henry, Tenn.- For the 2nd month in a row, there was no quorum at the Henry Mayor and Board of Alderman meeting as they were scheduled to meet in regular session Tuesday night. The meeting will likely be made up later in the month. A 2nd reading of the proposed budget will be held at a special called meeting on Thursday July 18th at 7pm at Henry City Hall.

Springville Man Killed in Workplace Accident

Paris, Tenn.- A 48-year-old Springville man was killed in a workplace accident at Lakewood School Monday.

According to a press release from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Henry County EMS responded to Lakewood School Monday afternoon to treat the man, male who was unresponsive and CPR was being administered.

The man, identified later as John R. Barker, 177 Buchanan Resort Road in Springville, was pronounced dead at the scene by coroner Danny Tucker.

Barker was an employee with E & W Electric in Paris and was last seen by his supervisor before noon on Monday. The supervisor returned from lunch and couldn’t locate Barker and later found him in a ceiling portion of the work site where he was working on electric circuits.

Upon further investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and the Coroner it appears Barker accidentally came in contact with an electrical circuit that was energized causing Barker to be fatally electrocuted. He was sent to the Nashville Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

No foul play is suspected in Barker’s death and appears to be a workplace accident. Henry County EMS, Henry County Coroner, Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigation Division  all responded to the scene.

Workers have been busy at Lakewood working on the storm safe space areas of the school.

HCMC Emergency Services Purchases 2nd Mercedes Ambulance

Local EMTs Larry French (seated) and Robert Shell get accustomed to the new ambulance. (HCMC photo).

Paris, Tenn.– Henry County Medical Center EMS is proud to announce the purchase of another new ambulance to add to its fleet. The newest ambulance is a 2012 model Mercedes Benz, and was purchased from Peach State Ambulance Co. in May of 2013.

Usually associated with the name Mercedes is a higher price tag, but don’t let the name fool you. This is the second Mercedes ambulance HCMC EMS has purchased in the last 2 years, and the results are already paying off, according to hospital officials.

“The Mercedes ambulances have a very modern look, and are one of the highest safety rated ambulances on the road,” according to Twila Rose, Assistant Director of Emergency Services.

HCMC EMS is constantly trying to improve upon what they have for customer care, so replacing older equipment with newer more economical equipment is something they strive to do, Rose said.

“This ambulance will go to replace one of our older units, which had over 350,000 miles,” Rose said. “Along with having fewer miles on it, this model will also get better fuel efficiency at 17-18 miles per gallon.”

“We are excited to have the opportunity to have another new ambulance here to serve our community better,” she said.

The new ambulance is just like the one purchased in February 2012, which is already showing cost savings related to fuel.


Treece Case Still in Discovery Phase

Paris, Tenn.-The pending case against former Henry County Circuit Court Deputy Deanna Treece is still in the discovery phase and has been passed on to August 5 for its next hearing.

Treece, 63, Springville, was indicted earlier this year on charges related to missing funds from the clerk's office while she was employed. She was arrested by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation following her indictment.

She is charged with one count of theft over $10,000 and one count of official misconduct. An audit conducted by the State Comptroller’s office discovered approximately $29,000 missing from the office between July 2007 and August 2011.

Library Programs Set

Paris, Tenn.-W.G. Rhea Library has programs this week as part of its summer reading program. On Wednesday, July 10, Rachel Sumner, Professional ventriloquist, will perform from 10-11 a.m. On Friday, July 12, three programs will be held: from 10-11:30 a.m., a movie, Disney's Alice in Wonderland, will be shown. From 6-7 p.m., a craft for teens will be held and from 7-9:30 p.m., a movie, "Life of Pi" will be shown for teens. The programs are free.


SWAG Teen Rally Set for Saturday

Paris, Tenn.-Ladies with SWAG (Sisters with a Goal) will be hosting a Teen Empowerment Rally from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Vernon Place Apartments on Riggins. Girls aged 12-18 are invited. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served.

Budget Commmittee Sends Budget on to Full Commission

Budget includes 2% COLA for County Employees, No Tax Increases

Paris,Tenn- The Henry County Budget Committee met on Monday evening and approved to present the budget to the full county commission when they meet in regular session next Monday night. The budget was approved with a 2% cost of living adjustment for county employees and without a need for a property tax rate increase for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

The committee went over each budget and approved piece by piece starting with the general fund budget. The tax rate will remain the same at $2.19 per $100 of assessed property. County Mayor Brent Greer said they have included using around $93K from unappropriated fund balance to balance the budget, but he didn’t think they would have to use that. Greer said he was confident they will grow the fund balance in the coming year.

The committee had decided a couple of weeks ago to put in a 2% COLA for county employees instead of a one time bonus, as they have done in the past couple of years. Mayor Greer said the county is in better position this year to give a raise then they will be next year. The raise will cost about $17K more than a one time bonus would have cost this year.

Mayor Greer said they will have to look at healthcare cost later in the year to finalize numbers but anything they did would only save money for the general fund. The general fund budget also included an extra $7500 for non profit contributions. That total is less than last year and around $101K.

Mayor Greer said overall the county is in healthy shape as far as the budget goes. He said we put a tax increase in a couple of years ago to take care of some issues and avoid having to raise taxes on our citizens again in back to back years. He said going forward the highway department could use a couple of cents if state revenues don’t improve. Also the solid waste and debt service could use a little extra money in the future as well, whether its moving monies from one budget to another or tax increases in future years.

PSSD Budget Committee Discusses Upcoming Budget

Affordable Care Act Huge Concern Going Forward

Paris, Tenn.- The Paris Special School District Budget Committee met on Monday and discussed three topics that not only impact the budget for this current fiscal year, but also years down the road, the biggest issue, continuing to be the impact of healthcare cost and the Affordable Care Act.

The Act, which is set to become law on January 1, 2014, is wreaking havoc on local budgets and it appears that the penalties that were set to take effect for not following the act, will be pushed off until January 1, 2015 for companies with more than 50 employees.

Superintendant Mike Brown informed the committee that the representative from their benefit agency is continuing to gather information on whether or not school systems will still have to comply beginning in January of 2014.

After much discussion on the budget impact, the committee agreed that Brown and staff should go ahead and put the expected 5.6% healthcare cost increase in the budget for the FY 14 as proposed by the state. It would go into effect January 1st. They should know more on the penalties by later in the week, and have announced another special called budget meeting for Thursday at 11am where hopefully more information will allow them to plan for more in the budget.

The committee decided that even though they might not have to pay penalties in 2014, it was a good idea to begin the process of developing strategies to help with the continual increase of healthcare cost moving forward.

They decided to consider the following strategies for the system to combat increasing cost going forward: 1. Cap the PSSD contributions on health insurance cost. Brown said this would give them more flexibility and allows them to create a pool to better manage increased healthcare expenses. 2. Better define the tiers of programs they offer in the future, when relating to employees and their spouse or children. 3. Identify potential positions in the system for transitions to part time work to avoid paying penalties under the mandate.

Brown said many local government agencies and companies are having to look at ways to lower cost because of the penalties and uncertainty going forward with the Affordable Care Act.

The committee then looked at another issue with a big impact on the proposed budget, dealing with a one time bonus for teachers and staff. Brown explained that the state had BEP funds coming in to support a 1.5% raise, which means state monies of $57,475 would be given to the PSSD and become part of the BEP formula for the future. Brown said considering that, and the fact that starting with the 14-15 school year differentiated pay plan for teachers will go into effect, he suggested using this to start a pool of money to have in place for those raises on the differentiated pay plan in the future.

After discussion, the committee decided to proceed in the budget with a one percent bonus for teachers this current fiscal year and a flat rate bonus for all other full time employees somewhere in the $200-$300 range.

The last topic discussed by the committee dealt with paying down the PSSD debt. The debt currently sits at just under $3M with plans to pay it all off by the 2018-19 year. Brown said there are options to consolidate the debt, save the system some interest and not add years. He said they could also double some payments with a  healthy fund balance and pay all debt off by the 16-17 year and look at the next phase of the Rhea renovation project. The PSSD will likely add about $600K to their fund balance when the books for the year ending June 30th are finalized.

All these discussions will be considered as the budget process continues. The PSSD budget committee meets again Thursday at 11am, if more information on the mandates and penalties from the affordable care act are available. These topics and more will be discussed as a full budget is presented to the PSSD board later on.

Paris Woman Charged with DUI and Leaving the Scene

Paris, Tenn.- Sgt. Tony Elkins of the Paris Police Department charged a Paris woman with DUI 1st offense and leaving the scene of the accident after an incident that occurred Sunday. The report stated that the woman backed into another car on Franklin Drive and left the scene. The tag came back to Mary Angela Wilson, age 33 of 1726 Lone Oak Road.

Sgt. Elkins went to the address and Wilson pulled into the driveway minutes later. She got out of the vehicle and said go ahead and take her to jail and admitted having a couple of beers. Sgt. Elkins could smell alcohol on her breath and he administered some field sobriety test, which Wilson couldn’t pass. Wilson was charged as noted and placed on $2500 bond.

Thefts Investigated by Sheriff's Deputies

Paris, Tenn.- Deputies with the Sheriff’s Office are investigating a couple of thefts that occurred over the weekend. One report stated over $1600 worth of stereo equipment was stolen from a car on Dudley Street. The victim said he had left his sunroof open and it appears someone gained access to the vehicle from there and stole the equipment.

Another report stated someone broke into a home on Old Paris Murray via the back door and stole medication from the fridge and bedroom. Police have no suspects in either case.

2013 Fair Book Dedicated to Janet and Jerry Bomar


Jerry and Janet Bomar, at right, listen as Larry Gregson reads the fair book dedication to them. Leon Rogers is at left. (Deneicia Gregson photo).

Paris, Tenn.-The Henry County Fair Book of 2013 is dedicated to long-time fair volunteers Jerry and Janet Bomar.

Jerry Bomar became a director in the 1990's and contined through 2012. His wife, Janet, has worked right along side Jerry and
became a director serving through 2012.

Jerry Bomar served as President, Treasurer, Secretary and in many other capacities, along with working to get the Country Ham Project started at the Fair. Janet Bomar served on several committies and as Treasurer. Both Jerry and Janet served on committees for the Tennessee Association of Fairs.

Their family includes: Tiffany and Todd Latta, Marly Kate and Miles;
Laurie Russell, Haliee Bomar, and Hannah Russell; Donald and Tracy Bomar, Thomas, Tyler, Nolan, and Wesley; and Melanie Dodd.

Before his retirement, Jerry served many years as County Clerk and Janet is employed at Commercial Bank.

Lazy Days and Sundays

Paris, Tenn.-The goose population at Williams Lake in Paris were having a lazy morning Sunday, as were several fishermen (seen across the lake in background). And, yes, the fish were biting. (Shannon McFarlin photo).


BPU Project Coming Right Along

Paris, Tenn.-Ethan Clanton, left, and Matt Glomb of BWY Construction of Dresden, were working on Saturday to make as much progress as they could on the new drop-off window project at the Paris Board of Public Utilities. They said with the rainy days locally lately, they needed to get work done on Saturday. They said the project should be complete in a month. (Shannon McFarlin photo).


Dr. Crigler to Join OB/GYN Medical Staff at HCMC in August

Paris, Tenn.– Henry County will have a new obstetrician/gynecologist beginning in August. Henry County Medical Center has announced that Dr. Lakisha Crigler has joined the medical staff and will open her practice, Signature Obstetrics and Gynecology, in the Medical Arts Building next month.

Dr. Crigler is from Moorhead, Mississippi, a small, rural community in the Delta region. She received her BS from Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, MS and her Doctor of Medicine from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. She completed her residency in OB/GYN at Meharry Medical College as well. After graduation, she spent three years at The Woman’s Clinic and Northwest Regional MS Medical Center in Clarksdale, MS. In Clarksdale, she was a partner in a busy practice delivering approximately 250 babies a year. For the past year, she has done locum tenens work around the country.

“I wanted to find a community I could call home,” Dr. Crigler said. “Additionally, I wanted to spend some time working in hospitals across the country to remain abreast of the latest standards in OB/GYN. I want my patients to know they will be receiving the same standard of care as patients in larger cities.”

“Everyone in Henry County is so friendly, warm, and welcoming,” according to Dr. Crigler. “I look forward to opening my practice here and providing quality female healthcare and education to all patients. If you educate, you empower women to make the best choices for their own health.”

Dr. Crigler is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists. In addition, she has received several awards and honors such as the 2009 Chairman’s Award for Leadership in Obstetrics and Gynecology, the 2009 American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Special Excellence in Endoscopic Procedures Award, and the 2007 National Medical Association/ Obstetrics and Gynecology Section Resident Research Reporter Travel Award.

“We are pleased that Dr. Crigler has decided to join the medical staff at HCMC and provide OB/GYN care to women in Henry County,” Hospital CEO Tom Gee said. “Dr. Crigler will be a great addition to our women’s services and fill a much needed specialty at HCMC. We look forward to her start in August.”


Fundraiser for Moon Set

Paris, Tenn.-Henry County Medical Center Nurse Sara Robertson Moon is battling cancer, and the costs are racking up, even with insurance. Her friends are working together toward a fundraiser for her, to be held all day Saturday, July 13, at Set Free Ministries, 2965 E. Wood St.  The rundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A cook-out will be held and the public can donate items for a silent auction. You may bring items to Set Free Ministries from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact Lori at 731-924-8371 for information. The group also will pick up your merchandise.


PL Tourism League to Meet

Paris, Tenn.-The Paris Landing Tourism League will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 9 in the Senior Citizen Center of the Paris Landing Emergency Complex on Highway 79 N adjacent to Paris Landing State Park. For more information about the organization:  http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/p/about.html


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