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From News Director Tim Alsobrooks, Assistant News Director Cassie Walsh

Patriots to Host Dyer County Friday Night at 7pm

Paris, Tenn.- Henry County will play Dyer County Friday night at 7pm, the regular scheduled time. Our broadcast will begin at 6:30pm on WLZK 94.1FM, streaming online at wmufradio.com, and you can also listen on your phone by calling 563-999-3349 just remember standard rates apply.

Nearly $150K in Sales at Thurs. Jr. Livestock Auction

Paris, Tenn.- A large crowd packed the livestock barn for the Jr. Livestock Auction Thursday night and just shy of $150K worth of livestock raised by Henry County youth was sold.

In the Jr. Hog Sale, Ben Hayes was awarded Grand Champion and his hog of 259 pounds sold for $4 per pound to Tosh Farms. Jackson Hayes’s hog was named Reserve Champion. His hog weighed 249 and was sold to B & G Equipment for 3.50 per pound. Bryan Valentine had the Grand Champion Born and Bred and it sold for $3 per pound to Tosh Farms and  weighed in at 255. The Reserve Champion Born and Bred was raised by Dylan Patrum. Carroll Bank bought the 237 pound hog for $2.50 per pound. Total sales in the hog sale was $45,335.60.

Austin Gasper was awarded the Grand Champion and Grand Champion Bred and Born in the Jr. Steer Show and Sale. The Paris Henry County Public Utility District bought his steer for $3,855, or $3.25 per pound as it weighed 1,285 pounds. Murray Perkins raised the Reserve Champion at 1220 pounds It was sold to Henry Farmers Coop for $3 per pound. Deanna Schoolfield’s steer received the Reserve Champion Bred and Born and was sold to the Coop for $3.20 per pound. It weighed 1,150 pounds. Total sales in the livestock auction was $80,941.

Murray Perkins raised the Overall Grand Champion Lamb and it sold to Perkins Drugs for $16 per pound at 128 pounds. He also won the Overall Reserve Champion. Commercial Bank bought it at $10 per pound, and it weighed 146 pounds. Kara Barnhart was awarded Bred and Born Grand Champion, which weighed 140 pounds and it sold at $11 per pound to Creekside Farms. Noah Barnhart’s lamb was named Bred and Born Reserve Champion and weighed 135 pounds. It sold for $10 per pound. $17,224 was the total sold during the lamb sale.

Mia Schultz’s goat was named Overall grand champion and weighed 74 pounds. It sold to Beasley and Company for $12 per pound. Allie Jo Shankle’s goat was the overall Reserve Champion and Bred and Born weighing 78 pounds and it sold to Stewart Seed Cleaning for $11 per pound. Total sales of goats Thursday was $6,491.

Woolies Revue Winners

Paris, Tenn.- Results from Thursday’s Woolies Revue are Eva Coleman, age 5, 1st in the Primary Age Group with Logan Barnhart, age 9, finishing 2nd, and Macy James, age 5, coming in 3rd.

In  the Jr.Division, 1st place went to Emma Kate Atkins, age 10, Emma Grace Dotson, age 10, took 2nd, and Anne Claire Collins, age 10, grabbed 3rd.

McKenna Thrower, age 12, won 1st in the Jr. High Division and Kara Barnhart, age 15, took 1st in the High School Division.

Friday and Saturday Events at the HC Fair

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County Fair is in its final days Friday and Saturday but there is still plenty of things going on at the Fairgrounds. The Henry County Retiree Afternoon and Ice Cream Social is at the Community Building at 2pm, the Commercial Beef Cattle Show is at 4pm Friday. The Carnival opens at 5pmwith $20 armbands until 10pm. The carnival will run $15 armbands from 10pm to Midnight Friday night.

Also Friday the Downtown Paris Association will have a fashion show at the Commercial Building at 7pm, the Paris Downtown Boxing Club will put on a demonstration from 6-8pm. The USA Pullers Tractor Pull that was scheduled at the Arena at 7pm has been cancelled due to the wet conditions.

Saturday events at the Fair include the Registered Beef Cattle Show at 9am, Handy Manny event for young boys at the Pavilion from 10:30am to Noon, the Country Ham Sale at 1pm, Carnival with $20 armbands opens at 5pm, the Kids demolition derby starts at 6pm at the arena, Riley Jenkins appears as Elvis on the commercial building stage at 6:30pm. Saturday's demolition derby is cancelled as well because of wet conditions at the arena.

Three Injured in Accident on East Antioch Road Thurs.

Springville, Tenn.- Three people were treated by EMS and sent for further treatment at HCMC after a one vehicle accident at the 5800 block of East Antioch Road. The Paris Landing Fire Department, Henry County EMS, Sheriff's Department, and Tennessee Highway Patrol all responded to the scene, just after 4pm Thursday. The three people were trapped in the car after it had appeared to leave the roadway and strike a tree. The driver was extricated by firefighers. Conditions of the three are not known at this time. (Reggie Coles photos)

HCMC to Implement Employment Engagement Surveys in Oct.

Billie McKee (standing), goes over a powerpoint on the surveys and rebranding plans for the hospital to make a bigger community impact and keep employees happy and engaged. (Tim Alsobrooks photo)

Paris, Tenn.- At Thursday night’s Henry County Medical Center Board of Trustees meeting, Chief Nursing Officer Cynthia Whitaker and Director of Imaging Billie McKee discussed an employee engagement survey that the hospital is planning on implementing in order to keep employees not only happy but engaged in the business. Press Gainey will be administering the survey and it will all be confidential.

McKee said we plan to do the survey for full time and part time employees in October of this year. She said, “we know our scores haven’t been consistent and we haven’t been able to slow turnover rates.”

McKee added, “with change in our leadership its important to tie this initiative in and brand ourselves to the community.”

Once again the surveys will be confidential and we will be compared against other hospitals and Press Gainey will come on site and do an executive level presentation to help begin an action plan.

McKee said Good Neighbor Day is Sept. 28th and the theme will be “We Believe Home is HCMC with HCMC House of Values. On Sept. 30th, they will work with the City of Paris in the next Preserve Paris event.

Hosp. Board Moves Ahead on Note for Capital Projects

Board members approve the resolution to move forward with bond issuance. (Alsobrooks photos)

Paris, Tenn.- Chief Financial Officer Dale Guffey went over the new debt issuance timeline with the board of trustees after discussion at August’s County Commission meeting was held earlier in month. The Hospital plans to borrow $9.2M for a 25 year term. The purpose is to be proactive on capital purchases and improvements while the healthcare reform hopefully works itself out in the next year or so.

At August’s County Commission meeting, County Mayor Brent Greer informed commissioners that the County can only apply for $10M in bond issuance per calendar year. The Henry County School System came forward first, and their note of just under $10M would go on this calendar year and the hospital would have to wait until January to seek their bond.

The board approved a resolution to move forward seeking the $9.2M note after January. There will be a classroom educational session September 12th, then the resolution will be presented for the full county commission approval September 18th. Funding will be available in January.

Joint Commission Follow Ups Complete; One Floor of Lakehaven Closed for 30 days

Paris, Tenn.- CEO and Hosp. Administrator Tom Gee told the board Thursday night the action plans for the Joint Commission were completed and they were back this week. He said one hiccup in the process revolves around the findings at the Lakehaven unit. Last April, new and tougher standards were enforced by CMS and where behavioral health patients are cared for and suicide risks have increased. CMS hasn’t allowed sufficient time for units to order the needed parts that need to be installed to bring older units up to new standards they are enforcing.

In order to make the necessary improvements, one floor will have to be closed for a short time in order to fix the issues. Once we have the improvements complete, the Joint Commission will check the unit and determine we can open back up. The closure of the 4 West Unit will last about 30 days, but the Lakehaven Unit remains in operation.

Gee reported that they have an OB physician that they hope will consider joining HCMC in the late spring when she finishes her military obligation at Fort Campbell. She lives locally and would take Dr. Crigler’s place if she accepts the offer.

Gee told the board that they had a Cancer Care Center board meeting and discussed progress towards getting a new partner for the joint venture. He said in the next 30-60 days they would be able to release more information and it should be beneficial to the hospital and Cancer Care Center.

Gee told the board he had been appointed by the Hospital Association to represent hospitals in a meeting with TennCare MCOs and post-acute providers to address network inadequacies that are causing delays in discharge of patients from hospitals. Gee said, “a key part of the issue is the poor or non-existent reimbursement for nursing homes and home health agencies and lack of behavioral health providers to take the most difficult of these patients. Hopefully the state will put some funding into helping the post-acute providers.”

Moving Wall Opens with Ceremony in the Rain

Paris, Tenn.- County officials, Chamber members, and a large crowd were on hand in the pouring rain to see the Opening Ceremony of the "The Moving Wall" which is now on display at Eiffel Tower Park until closing ceremonies at Noon on Monday, September 4th.

All 58K people who gave their all in Vietnam are on the wall, a replica of the original in Washington, D.C. The wall will be open 24/7 for public viewing until it leaves town on Monday. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Scenes from the Woolies Revue

Paris, Tenn.- The Woolies Revue is always a crowd pleaser at the Henry County Fair as young ladies dressed in wool showed out. Pictured is Anne Claire Collins, daughter of Andy and Suzanne Collins.

Tractor Pull Cancelled Friday Night at Fairgrounds

Paris, Tenn.- Due to the rains that have fallen, more forecasted, and the condition of the arena, the USA Tractor Pull that was scheduled at the fair Friday night has been cancelled.

Jr. Livestock Grand Champions and Other Winners Announced

Deanna Schoolfield's Born and Bred Reserve Champion steer, Murray Perkins' Reserve Champion steer and Austin Gasper's Grand Champion and Born and Bred Grand Champion steer. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Paris, Tenn.- The 2017 Henry County Fair kicked off events on Thursday with the Jr. Livestock auction where steers, hog, lambs and goat were sold off.  

In the steer category: Grand Champion and Born and Bred Grand Champion was Austin Gasper. Gasper’s steer came in at a weight of 1285lbs. The Reserve Champion was Murray Perkins and Perkins steer came in at a weight of 1220lbs.  The Born and Bred Reserve Champion was Deanna Schoolfield and Schoolfield’s steer came in at a weight of 1150lbs.

In the hog category: Ben Hayes’ hog won Grand Champion, Jackson Hayes’ hog won Reserve Champion, Bryan Valentine’s hog won Born and Bred Grand Champion and Dylan Patrum’s hog won Born and Bred Reserve Champion.

Ben Hayes' Grand Champion hog. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Jackson Hayes' Reserve Champion hog. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Bryan Valentine's Born and Bred Grand Champion hog. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Dylan Patrum's Born and Bred Reserve Champion hog. (Cassie Walsh photos)

In the lamb category: Murray Perkins’ lamb won Grand Champion and Reserve Champion. Kara Barnhartt’s lamb won Born and Bred Grand Champion and Noah Barnhartt ’s lamb won Born and Bred Reserve Champion.

Murray Perkins' Grand Champion and Reserve Champion lamb. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Kara Barnhartt's Born and Bred Reserve Champion lamb. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Noah Barnett's Born and Bred Reserve Champion lamb. (Cassie Walsh photos)

In the goat category: Mia Schultz’s goat  won Grand Champion, Allie Jo Shankle’s goat  won Reserve Champion and Tyler Miller’s goat  won Born and Bred Grand Champion and Born and Bred Reserve Champion.

Mia Schultz's Grand Champion goat. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Allie Jo Shankle's Reserve Champion goat. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Tyler Miller's Born and Bred Grand Champion and Born and Bred Reserve Champion goat. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Heather Hull was this year’s judge. Hull is from the West Coast where her family has been in the sheep business for over a century. Hull was always competitive at the State and National levels with her sheep, but at the same time she showed Angus and Simmental cattle and found many backdrops. With a passion for livestock evaluation and business, Hull attended Clarendon Jr. College and Tarleton State University where she judged competitively. In Hull’s free time she helps her brother run their weather sheep operation called Hull Club Lambs, where she has a special interest in nutrition, fitting and showmanship.

You can listen to the Woolies Revue and the Jr. Livestock Auction on WRQR 97.5fm, AM 1000 beginning at 6pm. The Jr. Livestock Auction will begin at 7pm.

Henry County Middle School FB Postponed for Thurs. Night

Paris, Tenn.- The football game between Henry County Middle and Houston County will not be played Thursday evening because Houston County is dismissing school at 1:30pm. There is no proposed make up date at this time.

Suspect From June Shooting Officially Charged in Henry Co.

Paris, Tenn.- Official charges in Henry County have been handed down to the man suspected of firing a gun at another vehicle in the Walmart Parking Lot back in June. Axel Javier Rivera, of Buena Vista, had been serving time in the Carroll County jail after the 24th Judicial Drug Task Force picked him up the night the shooting occurred in Paris after Paris Police tracked his vehicle to a Dresden address.

Capt. Ricky Watson of the Paris Police Department stated Rivera finished his sentence on other charges in Carroll County and was transferred to Henry County. He was charged in Henry County with attempted First Degree Murder, aggravated assault, and violation of probation. Rivera is being held on $300K bond.

Another report at the Paris Police Department stated a home on Spruce Street was burglarized with around $1K worth of items missing including a 55 inch TV, rifle, and movies. There are no suspects at this time.

The Metro Crime Unit has arrested Duane J. Ewell, 37 of Hwy 641 S. with possession of a firearm during a felony, simple possession of scheduled 6 with intent, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Ewell was placed on $6K bond.

PES Students Welcome Moving Wall Into Town

Paris, Tenn.- Paris Elementary Students wave American Flags to welcome the police escort of the Moving Wall into town Thursday morning. The Opening Ceremony is set for 5pm Thursday and the wall will be open 24/7 until it leaves town at 1pm on Labor Day.

PPD Reminds Citizens Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Paris, Tenn.- The Paris Police Department is reminding citizens to drive sober or get pulled over this upcoming Labor Day Weekend as they partner with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The high visibility national enforcement campaign began August 16th and will continue thru Labor Day. Law Enforcement will show zero tolerance for drunk driving and increased state and national messages about the dangers of driving impaired, coupled with enforcement and increased officers on the road, aims will be to drastically reduce drunk driving.

Statistics show a trend of an increase in drunk driving crashes and fatalities related to them. In 2015, 10,265 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes, up from 9,967 in 2014.

Paris Police Chief Chuck Elizondo said, “we’re stressing the dangers of impaired driving to our community. Drunk driving is a massive problem in the United States and if you’re out on the roads and see someone driving drunk call us, it could save a life.”

The Paris Police Department recommends safe alternatives to drinking and driving such as: designate a sober driver or use public transportation, take keys away from friends who are drinking and make arrangements for them to get home safely, and call a taxi when drinking to take you or friends home.

For more information on the Drive Sober, or Get Pulled Over Campaign visit www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov

Items Being Collected for Hurrican Harvey Victims

Paris, Tenn.- An effort that started with a couple people wanting to help has turned into a larger community effort to help our neighbors in Texas. Donations are being accepted at the Parisian Theatre, Paris Pharmacy, Studio K, and here at the WMUF Studios for supplies to go towards helping victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

A couple of volunteers have decided to take items to the Houston and Galveston areas in the next couple of weeks. Victims from Hurricane Harvey are needing tolietries, diapers, baby formula, canned food, bottled water, shoes, socks, clothing, and bedding. Monetary donations are being accepted also and the money will be used to purchase items victims need. Donations will be accepted at drop-off locations during regular business hours until September 14th.

For more information contact Lori Smith at 336-8918, Beth Blake at 363-4845, or Ashley Jackson at 336-3161.  

City of Paris Announces Labor Day Closings

Paris, Tenn.- The City of Paris has announced its Labor Day Closings for Monday September 4th. All emergency services will be on regular schedule. The City of Paris Public Works Department will be closed Monday, with Monday and Tuesday’s sanitation routes ran on Tuesday. The Landfill will close Monday September 4th and will reopen Tuesday at 7am. The City Animal Shelter will be closed Monday and open back up at 11:30am Tuesday and the Paris Civic Center will be closed Monday as well.

Michael Holden to Entertain Saturday at PLSP

Buchanan, Tenn.- Paris Landing State Park’s last Summer in the Park Concert Series event of the summer is set for this Saturday September 2nd as Michael Holden will be playing country music from 7-9pm. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy the free concert while overlooking beautiful Kentucky Lake.

Monetary Donations Sought to Buy Items for Cleaning Buckets to Send to Texas

Paris, Tenn.- Paris area United Methodist churches and UMCOR, or the United Methodist Committee on relief, are collecting monetary donations to use to purchase materials to make cleaning kit buckets to send to help residents affected by Hurricane Harvey.  

The cleaning kit buckets are valued at $65 and include a 5 gallon bucket with resealable lid and several cleaning supply items that fit down in the bucket. Due to time constraints, churches are seeking the monetary donations only instead of the materials. They will use whatever money they collect to purchase the items for the buckets, make them, and then ship them down to the Houston area.

Monetary donations can be made at First United Methodist Church in any amount and all are appreciated. The donations must be made by September 6th in order for the items to be purchased and buckets made and shipped in time. Call 642-4764 for more information or to help.

Moving Wall Memorial Opens at 1pm Thurs; Ceremony at 5pm

Paris, Tenn.- The “Moving Wall” Vietnam Veterans Memorial will open up for the first time Thursday at 1pm at Eiffel Tower Park with the opening ceremony planned for 5pm. The closing ceremony will be at Noon on Labor Day, Monday September 4th. Both ceremonies, viewing the Wall, and parking is free and open to the public. The “Moving Wall” will be on display 24 hours a day until it leaves town on Labor Day. The event is brought to you by the Paris Henry County Chamber of Commerce. For more information on the wall call the Chamber at 642-3431, visit the chamber’s website at www.paristnchamber.com or go online at www.themovingwall.org. The wall is a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Wall erected in Washington, D.C.

Busy Day Thursday at the Henry County Fair

Paris, Tenn.- Thursday is a busy day at the Henry County Fair, centered around livestock. The day starts with the Jr. Market Steer weigh-in at 7:30am, the Jr. Market Hog Show is at 9am, followed by the Lamb Show at 11am, Goat Show at 1:30pm, and Steer Show at 2:30pm. The Old Country Store opens from 11am to 6pm Thursday, there will be commercial exhibits on display 5-9pm, $20 armbands at the Carnival, the Woolies Revue begins at 6pm and Jr. Livestock Auction at 7pm. There is also a Moon Pie Eating Contest at 6:45pm.

Flash Flood Watch In Effect Until 7pm Friday

Paris, Tenn.- The National Weather Service has placed our area under a Flash Flood Watch until 7pm Friday night. The remnants of Hurricane Harvey will impact our weather with heavy downpours expected Thursday and Friday and the possibility of 7-9 inches of rain in some spots. Follow weather updates for continuing watches and warnings.

Two Charged With Drug Possession

Paris, Tenn.- Inv. Jeramye Whitaker arrested Michael Aarron Aldridge, age 32, of Bruceton and Hannah N. Hollingsworth, age 19, of Bruceton, for drug possession on a traffic stop. Aldridge was charged with possession of schedule two and six, and drug paraphernalia possession. Hollingsworth was charged with simple possession of schedule two.

Two separate reports at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office told of thefts in the county from overnight. A stihl chainsaw and some Chrome were stolen from a shop on Hwy. 79N when someone cut the chain on the door and entered the building. Another home on Kent Road had an electric generator stolen valued at $200. Both incidents are still under investigation.

Decision on Patriot Football Game Coming at 11am Friday

Paris, Tenn.- Henry County Athletic Director Mike Poteete said a decision on when Friday night's home football game between the Patriots and Dyer County will be played will be made at 11am Friday morning. Poteete said the two options are to play at the regular scheduled time of 7pm Friday night, or to move the game to 2pm Saturday afternoon.

The decision will be made at 11am after seeing what type of rainfall amounts the area has as the remnants of Hurricane Harvey move over us. We are under a flash flood watch from 7pm Wednesday night until 7pm Friday night. Forecasts call for the possibility of up to 7-9 inches of rain in the area before the system moves out late Friday night.

HC Golf Hosts McKenzie and Camden

Paris, Tenn.- Henry County High School hosted McKenzie and Camden for golf at the Paris Country Club on Tuesday. The men’s team shot a 181, finishing just a stroke behind McKenzie’s 180. Camden shot a 215. Individually for the men, Jameson Robbins shot a 39, Eli Ridgeway 40, Cameron May 50, and Jack Foster 52.

The Lady Patriot team shot a 93, McKenzie finished with an 89. Leah Bell shot a 44 and Sydney Williams a 49.

Library To  Host Tea Time Thurs. at 4pm

Paris, Tenn.- The W.G. Rhea Public Library will host Tea Time Thursday August 31st at 4pm. Mandy Hamilin, of Wofford’s Nursery, will be on hand to give tips on how to prepare your yard for fall. For more information and to secure your spot at the event call the Library at 642-1702.

Chamber Coffee Held Wed. at HC Fair

Paris, Tenn.- 2017 Fairest of the Fair Alison Reagor hands Lisa Dodd, of At Work  Personnel Services, a ticket for a drawing held this morning. (David Jackson photo)

Scenes from Tuesday at the HC Fair

Paris, Tenn.- It was a little on the humid side Tuesday evening but some Henry Countians ventured out to the Fairgrounds for the carnival and other fair events. A talent show was held in the Commercial Building and a watermelon eating contest was held on the pavilion. (Tim Alsobrooks photos)

County Unemployment Rates Vary In Our Area

Nashville- July County Unemployment rates were released late last week and although many county rates have improved, Weakley County and Houston County currently continue to deal with the some of the highest unemployment rates in the state.

Weakley County’s rate was the highest of all 95 counties in the Volunteer State for July at 7.4%. That equates to 1,130 people in Weakley County being out of work for July. The estimated workforce in Weakley County is 15,360. Weakley County’s rate of 7.4% is up from 5.6% in June and down from 8.8% in July of 2016.

Houston County’s unemployment rate for July ranked as the state’s 5th highest at 6.5%. That is up from June’s rate of 6.3% for Houston County and down from a year ago when the rate came in at 8.0%. Houston County had 200 people out of an estimated labor force of 3,120 looking for work in July.

Henry County’s July unemployment rate came in at 4.8% which is unchanged from June’s rate. That rate is down from 6.3% in July of 2016. Numbers show that of Henry County’s estimated labor force of 13,870 in July, 660 were looking for a job.

Carroll County’s unemployment rate for this July was 5.7% the same it was in June, but still down from July 2016’s rate of 7.7%. Carroll County had 660 people of its estimated workforce of 11,680 seeking work this July.

Benton County’s unemployment rate for July was 6.0%, down from 6.1% in June and down from last July’s rate of 8.0%. Stewart County’s rate for this July came in at 5.8%, the same as June, and down from 7.3% from last July.

Wednesday Fair Activities Start with Chamber Coffee

Paris, Tenn.- Wednesday’s activities at the Henry County Fair begin with the Chamber Coffee at 8am at the Community Building, the Century Farm Picnic starts at Noon, celebrating 100 year farms in Henry County, the Old Country Store opens from 4-8pm in the Enoch Building, Commercial Exhibits will be on display from 5-9pm at the Commercial Building. It’s $16 armbands Wednesday night at the carnival when it opens at 6pm, Andrea and Ervin Dutton will entertain with Gospel music at the Commercial Building at 6:30pm, and the Kiddie Tractor Pull starts at 6:30pm. The Point Pleasant Baptist Church Puppet Show starts at 6pm at the Pavilion.

Thunder 11U Team Finishes 2nd in Jackson Tourney

Jackson, Tenn.- The Paris Thunder 11U AAA team finished 2nd in the USSSA Launch to 2018. The Thunder went 4-1 over the course of the Tournament, losing the Championship game to Memphis. The team is pictured with Head Coach Gervis Gallimore and Assistant Coaches Tracey Tharpe and Caleb Townsend.

Stormwater Fees to Appear on BPU Bills In Sept.

Paris, Tenn.- In July the Board of Commissioners for the City of Paris passed a Storm Water Fee ordinance which will allow the City to collect a storm water fee from all city property owners. 

This fee will be specifically used to defray costs associated with its Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program, a state and federally mandated storm water program that the city was required to implement beginning in the fall of 2013. 

For over two years the City has been able to absorb the costs associated with this program, but “we are now to a point where administration of the program is quite costly and we are no longer able to avoid implementation of a fee schedule” said Kim Foster, City Manager.  “We have done our best to come up with a fair and reasonable fee schedule.  The fee will be $2.50 per month for residential property, for commercial property the fee will be based on parcel size and is determined using the following breakdown:”

Less than 1 acre- $5/ month

1 acre to 10 acres- $7/ month

10 acres to 50 acres- $10/ month

Greater than 50 acres- $25/ month

The City will be partnering with the Board of Public Utilities to collect this fee.  The fee will begin to appear on BPU bills beginning in September.  Single Family residential properties/ parcels that receive multiple electric bills (e.g. house and garage) should only receive one Storm Water Fee, unless the additional meters are part of a commercial operation.  Multi-family residential lots will be billed for each resident that receives a utility bill.

The City of Paris made the determination of all fees and will continue to determine if any fees need to be reclassified.  All corrections and adjustments will be handled by The City of Paris.  If you feel that you are being billed incorrectly or have any further questions, you may contact Mike Brown at 731-641-1409.  An appeals process is available if you feel you are being unfairly billed.

Tuesday's Slate of Activities at the HC Fair

Paris, Tenn.- Tuesday is another busy day at the Henry County Fairgrounds as the fair continues. The adult, youth, and horticulture and field crop judging will be going on from 9:30am at Noon and then will be open to view from 1-8pm. From 6-8pm at the Community Building, guess the weight of pumpkins and watermelons, laser tag begins at 6pm, the carnival opens with $20 armbands at 6pm Tuesday night also. There is a talent contest at 6pm at the Commercial Building, a Watermelon eating contest at 7:30pm and more.

Winners of Fair Pet Show

Marly Latta, with Titan, who won 3rd Place Beginning Obeidence and 2nd Place in Pet owner look alike. (MW Animal photos)

Paris, Tenn.- The 2017 Pet Show held Monday night at the Henry County Fair was well attended with several entries. Mike Wilson, Circuit Court Clerk, served as emcee. Judges were Fran Wermer, Robin Hainley, and Greg Couch. The Henry County Sheriff’s Animal Shelter was on hand as well with pets and information about adoption. A raffle was held for the Animal Shelter and $107 was raised.

Winners are as follows: Best Costume: 1. Paris and owner Alexis Hughes; 2. Willow and owner Morgan Chilcutt; 3. Nala and owner Jessica Visser.

Beginning Obeidence: 1. Lacey and owner Jennifer Ussery; 2. Teddy and owner Judy Gengler; 3. Titan and owner Miles Latta.

Best Vocal Performance: 1. Duke and owner Sara Beth Smith and 2. Vadale Sh-fawn and owner Cathy Bullington.

Advanced Obedience: 1. Dixie with owner Megan Hollingsworth; 2. Teddy, owner Judy Gengler; 3. Vadale Sh-fawn, owner Cathy Bullington.

Best Tail Wag: 1. Optimus, owner Jon Vance; 2. Grizz, owner Riley and Reagen French; 3. Sadie, owner Joyce Lunsford.

Pet Owner Look a-like: 1. Maci, owner Debra McGuire; 2. Titan, owner Marly Latta; 3. Duke, owner Sara Beth Smith.

Biggest Pet: Nala, owner Jessica Visser.

Smallest Pet: Willow, owner Morgan Chilcutt

Best Smile: 1. Beggy, owner Gail Ellis; 2. Tumbler, owner Clint Young; 3. Buddy, owner Michele Wade.

Trick and Talent: 1. Vadale Sh-Fawn, Cathy Bullington; 2. Gracie, owner Alexis Hughes; 3. Duke, Sara Beth Smith.

Best in Show Jr. Handler: Paris, owner Alexis Hughes. Best in Show Adult: Dixie, Megan Hollingsworth.

Pageants, Pets, and Cash Giveaways Monday at the HC Fair

Five lucky people got their chance to grab as much cash as possible in 60 seconds. (Tim Alsobrooks photo)

Paris, Tenn.- Several events went down Monday night as the Henry County Fair kicked into full swing with the Pet Show, Corn Hole Tournament, entries accepted, and of course more pageants.

LIttle Miss Court pictured L to R: 1st Maid Korey Lee Kendall, Queen Ella Noel Hutson, 2nd Maid Maggie Fowlkes. (Tim Alsobrooks photos)

The Little Miss Pageant featuring 15 young girls ages 4-6, had the largest group to enter. Winners were Queen Ella Noel Hutson, daughter of Syd and Mallorie Hutson; 1st Maid Korey Lee Kendall, daughter of Nicki Bobo and Keenan Kendall; and 2nd Maid Maggie Fowlkes, daughter of Clint and Kim Fowlkes.

Pictured L to R: Jr. Miss Court 1st Maid Madeline Gottshall; Queen Hailey Anne Wilson, 2nd Maid McKenna Grace Miles (Alsobrooks photos)

The Jr. Miss Queen was Hailey Anne Wilson, daughter of Caleb and Ashley Wilson; 1st Maid Madeline Gottshal, daughter of Todd and Megan Gottshall; 2nd Maid McKenna Grace Miles, daughter of David and Ashley Miles.

Pictured L to R: 1st Maid Arabella Guilfoose, Queen McKenna Rylee Thrower, 2nd Maid Jayden Wilson in the Miss Pre-Teen (Alsobrooks photo)

In the Miss Pre-Teen pageant, McKenna Rylee Thrower was named Queen. She is the daughter of Michael and Sherry Thrower. 1st Maid is Arabella Guilfoose, daughter of Brent and Edith Guilfoose, and 2nd Maid Jayden Wilson, daughter of Caleb and Ashley Wilson.

Bobby Milam served as emcee of the pageants again Monday evening and intermission entertainment was provided by Marley Trosper.

Marley Trosper entertained the crowd during intermission between pageants. (Alsobrooks photo)

The Pet Show, sponsored by Mineral Wells Animal Clinic was well attended, there were several in the cornhole tournament Monday night, and 5 lucky people got in the wind machine tunnel to grab at their share of $2K Monday night. Pictures of the fair are on our website, wmufradio.com on the main page and on the HC Fair link in the top left corner.

The crowd at Monday's pageants. (Alsobrooks photos)

City of Paris Mailing Out ESN122 Fee Notices Thursday

Paris, Tenn.- The City of Paris will begin mailing out notices for ESN122 Fire Protection Fees on Thursday of this week. All property owners within in the ESN122 in Henry County should expect to receive those notices. Payment is due by September 30th.

Fires in the ESN122 district, just outside the Paris City limits, are covered by the Paris Fire Department. Unlike City property owners who pay city taxes, property owners in ESN122 pay no taxes for this service. Annual fees have been established for residents based on their appraised property values. The amount charged for fire service is based on information from the Assessor of Property and State of Tennessee Division of Property Assessments.

The billing amount will strictly follow the City Ordinance as adopted in 2008 and copy of the municipal code will be included with the billing or can be picked up at City Hall.

Property owners inside the ESN122 who fail to get a notice from the City or who get a notice and no longer own property, are asked to call City Hall at 641-1402.

Paris Police Seek Info on Driver of Truck Involved in Aug. 10 Incident

Paris, Tenn.- Capt. Ricky Watson of the Paris Police Department issued a press release asking for the public's help in identifying the truck pictured that was involved in an incident that happened back on August 10th. The truck appears to be silver in color and is a new model, 4 door. It has a roll bar and possible fog lights. Any citizen that has information on who might have been driving this vehicle on or about August 10th is asked to call Capt. Watson at 642-1478, Inv. Jeramye Whitaker at 641-1437, or Inv. Derrek Colley at 641-1412.

Man Charged With Evading, Drugs After Crashing into Pond

Paris, Tenn.- A man is in jail after evading Paris Police and eventually driving a vehicle into a pond off County Home Road. The report at the Paris Police Department stated Ptl. Dean Jr, and Ptl. Daniel Andres noticed a green 1999 Ford F150 matching the description of a vehicle that had evaded Paris Police the day before.

The vehicle fled and turned quickly down several streets and ended up on County Home Road where it turned into a yard, spun around destroying the lawn and eventually went crashing into a pond. The driver, later identified as Justin Michael Simmons, age 33 of 308 Peachtree, attempted to flee by swimming from the vehicle into the pond and trying to make it to the other side. Some meth and marijuana were found in the car after searching.

Ptl. Andres talked him out of the pond and into custody. Simmons was charged with felony evading, vandalism, reckless driving, simple possession of schedule two and simple possession of schedule 6. He was placed on $12K bond.

Titus Winders Named Scholar Athlete of the Week

HC Athletic Director Mike Poteete stands with Titus Winders after being recognized as the Scholar Athlete of the week.

Clarksville, Tenn.- Henry County Senior athlete Titus Winders was awarded the Nissan of Cool Springs Scholar Athlete of the Week at Friday Night’s Football game between Henry County and Beech. Titus is a runner on the Cross Country and Track teams.

Busy Day Monday at the HC Fair

Paris, Tenn.- Monday is a busy day at the Henry County Fair as Adult and Youth Department entries are being accepted from 11am to 6pm. The Pet Show starts at 6pm at the Livestock barn, the Little Miss, Jr. Miss, and Miss Pre-teen Pageants will begin at 6:30pm. There is  Laser Tag at 6pm at the Arena, and a Corn Hole Tournament at 6:30pm at the Pavilion. The first cash give-a-way is Monday evening after the pageants at the Commercial Building.

The carnival, which wasn’t originally slated to open until Tuesday came a few days early and will open again Monday evening at 5pm and its $20 armbands to ride all the rides. There are no admission fees at the gates anytime this year at the Henry County Fair.

Cross Country Teams Compete in Smyrna

Smyrna, Tenn.- The Henry County High School Cross Country team competed in the Voyles Classic in Smyrna this weekend. In the Girls 5K, Madison Aiosa finished in 24:18 and Madison Caldwell finished in 25:48. For the boys 5K, the team placed 9th out of 42 teams. Titus Winders came in 1st overall at 15:38 and Silas Winders was 2nd overall at 15:48. Cole Davis finished 38th overall at 17:15. Also competing for the boys were Cooper Smith, Hunter Lawerence, Deviin Pritchett, Jesse Evans, Ryan Patrum, and Dylan Patrum.

Golf Teams Compete at Montgomery Bell

Dickson, Tenn.- In High School Golf Action Thursday of last week, Henry County Lady Patriots defeated Creek Wood 100 to 84. Leah Bell shot a 40 and Sydney Williams 44. For the men’s team, the Patriots finished with a 180 behind Waverly’s 146 and Creek Wood’s 162. East Hickman shot a 203. Individual scores for the men were Jameson Robbins 42, Chase Wyrick 45, Jack Foster 46, and Eli Ridgeway 47.

Police Make Several Arrests for Vandalism, Theft and on Drug Charges Over the Weekend

Paris, Tenn.- According to reports from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office,  Paris Police Ptl. Steven Dean Jr. arrested Justin Simmons,  age 34 of Peachtree Street of Paris, on Sunday for felony evading, vandalism, reckless driving, simple possession of a schedule II substance and simple possession of a schedule VI substance. Simmons was placed on $12,000 bond.

Cpl. Forrest Kemp of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tabitha Coye, age 21 of Salem Circle of Paris, on Saturday for theft of property. Coye was placed on $1,000 bond.

In another report, HCSO Sgt. Terry Williams arrested Breanna Wilson, age 24 of Paris, for vandalism. Wilson was placed on $500 bond.

Ptl. Steven Dean Jr. also arrested Desmond Howard, age 33 of West Wood Street of Paris, on Saturday for driving on a revoked license. Howard was placed on $300 bond.

Handy Manny is Coming to the Fair on Saturday, Sept. 2nd

Paris, Tenn.- Handy Manny 2017 will be happening on Saturday, September 2nd from 10am to 12:30pm at the Henry County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

Boys ages 4-8 are invited to a free Farm Fun party in partnership with the Henry County Fair and the W.G. Rhea Public Library. At the event you will learn more about what goes on behind the scenes at the fair. You will also get to touch a tractor, roping practice, a cornhole toss and other games and lunch will also be served.

Registration for the event begins on Monday, August 28th and you can register by calling the W.G. Rhea Public Library at 642-1702 ext. 0. There is limited space for the first 30 boys and their accompanying adult male.

Baby Barnyard Pageant Winners for 18-23 Month to 3 Years Old Announced

Girls 18-23 month: 1st maid Khloe Gallimore, Queen Channing Hendricks and 2nd maid Abbey Grace Eason. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Paris, Tenn.- Baby Barnyard Pageants kicked off Sunday’s events at the 2017 Henry County Fair.In the Girls 18-23 category: the Queen was Channing Hendricks, the 19 month old daughter of Josh and Christy Hendricks from Buchanan. The 1st maid was Khloe Gallimore, the 18 month old daughter of Autumn and Andrew Gallimore from Henry. The 2nd maid was Abbey Grace Eason, the 21 month old daughter of John and Alyssa Eason of Paris.

In the Boys 18-23 month category: the King was Connor Darrin Sipes, the 21 month old son of Jillian Barnes and Daniel Sipes from Henry. The 1st page was Chase French, the 22 month old son of Josh and Julie French from Paris. The 2nd page was Beau Taylor, the 18 month old son of Brooklyn and Adam Taylor from Springville.

Boys 18-23 month: 1st page Chase French, King Connor Darrin Sipes and 2nd page Beau Taylor. (Cassie Walsh photos)

In the Girls 2-year-old category: the Queen was Londyn Kate Rice, the 2-year-old daughter of Dillion and Olivia Rice from Paris. The 1st maid was Amelia Morgan Taylor, the 2-year-old daughter of Ashley and Josh Taylor from Paris.  The 2nd maid was Corrye Blaire Hedges, the 2-year-old daughter of Jess and Candy Hedges from Paris.

Girls 2-year-old: 1st maid Amelia Morgan Taylor, Queen Londyn Kate Rice and 2nd maid Corrye Blaire Hedges. (Cassie Walsh photos)

In the Boys 2-year-old category: the King was Knox Barnett, the 2-year-old son of Dwayne and Laura Barnett from Paris. The 1st page was Jax Allen, the 2-year-old son of Lauren Allen and Cody Carter from Paris. The 2nd page was Lane Elliott McCroy, the 2-year-old son of Matt and Elizabeth McCroy from Buchanan.

Boys 2-year-old: 1st page Jax Allen, King Knox Barnett and 2nd page Lane Elliott McCroy. (Cassie Walsh photos)

In the Girls 3-year-old category: the Queen was Landry Flowers, the 3-year-old daughter of Lydia Flowers from Paris. The 1st maid was Madison Wardlaw, the 3-year-old daughter of Sara and Jeramy Wardlaw from Henry. The 2nd maid Riley Walker, the 3-year-old daughter of Cassie and Kyle Walker from Paris.

Girls 3-year-old: 1st maid Madison Wardlaw, Queen Landry Flowers and 2nd maid Riley Walker. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Baby Barnyard Pageant Winners for 0-6 Month to 12-17 Month Announced

Girls 0-6 month: 1st maid Clara Ann Allen, Queen Zoey Ferguson and 2nd maid Saige Paxton Foust. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Paris, Tenn.- Baby Barnyard Pageants kicked off Sunday’s events at the 2017 Henry County Fair.In the Girls 0-6 month category: the Queen was Zoey Ferguson, who is the 6 month old daughter of Colby and Jessica Ferguson from Buchanan. The 1st maid was Clara Ann Allen, the 5 month old daughter of Shelby Beechum and Tyler Allen from Henry. The 2nd maid was Saige Paxton Foust, the 4 month old daughter of Sarah and Derrick Foust from Paris.

In the Boys 0-6 month category: the King was Jackson Ray Williams, the 2 month old son of Amy and Michael Williams from Paris. The 1st page was Tripp Weston McCroy, the 4 month old son of Matt and Elizabeth McCroy from Buchanan. The 2nd page was  Boone Carter Smith, the 4 month old son of Drew and Caitie Smith from Puryear.

Boys 0-6 month: 1st page Tripp Weston McCroy, King Jackson Ray Williams and 2nd page Boone Carter Smith. (Cassie Walsh photos)

In the Girls 7-12 month categoyr: the Queen was Ava Jewel Moody, the 10 month old daughter of Adam Boyd and MaKenzie Moody from Paris. The 1st maid was Isabella Grace Poteete, the 8 month old daughter of Nolan and Shonna Poteete of Paris. The 2nd maid was Elliana Gene Hart, the 10 month old daughter of Tony and Tanya Hart from Paris.

Girls 7-11 month: 1st maid Isabella Grace Poteete, Queen Ava Jewel Moody and 2nd maid Elliana Gene Hart. (Cassie Walsh photos)

In the Boys 7-11 category: the King was Greyson Lee Cherry, the 11 month old son of Dustin and Anita Cherry from Paris. The 1st page was Paxton Lee Boyd, the 9 month old son of Lee and Morgan Boyd from Springville. The 2nd page was Alexander Carbajal, the 11 month old son of Greg and Betsy Sutton.

Boys 7-11 month: 1st page Paxton Lee Boyd, King Greyson Lee Cherry and 2nd page Alexander Carbajal. (Cassie Walsh photos)

In the Girls 12-17 month: the Queen was Emery Lynn Brown, the 17 month old daughter of Phillip and Rikkilynn Brown from Paris. The 1st maid was Jaycie Lynette Burke, the 15 month old daughter of Ryan and Roxanne Burke from Henry. The 2nd maid was Maddie Matterson, the 15 month old daughter of Scott and Cayce Matterson from Buchanan.

Girls 12-17 month: 1st maid Jaycie Lynette Burke, Queen Emery Lynn Brown and 2nd maid Maddie Matterson. (Cassie Walsh photos)

In the Boys 12-17 month category: the King was Cotton McCrae Cummings, the 16 month old son of Clint and Montanna Cummings from Puryear. The 1st page was Khaza McKinnie, the 1 year old son of Star Williams and Tamarius McKinnie from Paris.

Boys 12-17 month: King Cotton McCrae Cummings and 1st page Khaza McKinnie. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Several Arrested and Cited on Alcohol and Drug Related Charges

Paris, Tenn.- According to reports from the Paris Police Department,  Lt. Josh Frey arrested James Ridgeway, age 26 of Peachtree Street of Paris, on Friday for public intoxication and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Lt. Frey responded to the Downtown Park due to a subject who was jumping out of a vehicle on North Market Street. Once Ridgeway jumped out of the car he started running around the park acting crazy. Upon arrival Ridgeway came running at the patrol car stating that he had just been in a high speed chase with the Kentucky State Police and Ridgeway started talking about how people were chasing him.

 Lt. Frey then placed Ridgeway under arrest for public intoxication and Lt. Frey searched Ridgeway where he found several spoons and other items used to shoot up drugs. Ridgeway was then placed on $350 bond.

Ptl. Steven Dean Jr. arrested John Reed, age 43 of East 11th Street of Chattanoga, on Friday for public intoxication. Reed was placed on $500 bond.

Ptl. Daniel Andres cited David Wagenknecht, age 18 of Hudson Avenue of Paris, on Friday for simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Coming to Paris on Labor Day Weekend

Paris, Tenn.- On Labor Day weekend, The Paris Henry County Chamber of Commerce will be bringing “The Moving Wall” a Vietnam Veterans Memorial to the Eiffel Tower Park, located at 1020 Maurice Fields Drive in Paris.

The Moving Wall will be available 24 hours a day beginning at 1pm on Thursday, August 31st until 1pm on Monday, September 4th. There will be an opening ceremony on Thursday, August 31st at 5pm and the closing ceremony will be held at Noon on Monday, September 4th. The exhibit and ceremonies are open to the public.

Local Veterans organizations, National Guard Members, and community members will serve as volunteers.

For more information on the moving wall, visit www.themovingwall.org. For more information on the local event visit the chamber’s website at www.paristnchamber.com.

Alison Reagor Crowned as the 2017 Fairest of the Fair

1st maid , Fairest of the Fair Queen Elizabeth Alexander, 2nd maid and 3rd maid. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County Fair officially kicked off on Saturday night as forteen ladies competed in the 2017 Henry County Fair’s Fairest of the Fair Pageant as Bobby Milam served as the MC for the Fairest of the Fair Pageant. The winner of the 2017 Henry County Fair’s Fairest of the Fair will also qualify to compete in the state Fairest of the Fair Pageant.

All of the 14 contestants who competed in the 2017 Henry County Fair's Fairest of the Fair Pageant. (Cassie Walsh photos)

In the Fairest of the Fair Pageant Gracie Milam, Roezona Godbott, Julia Dye, Alison Reagor, Abbey Prosser, Traci Willis and Grace Paschall made the Top 7. The Top 7 were asked the question, if you were in a mentoring role what is the best advise you would give to a preteen girl?  Gracie Milam said, “Don’t worry about the small stuff, because it will all work out.” Roezona Godbott said, “I would tell her to never give up on your dream.”

Roezona Godbott, Alison Reagor, Abbey Prosser and Grace Paschall await to see who willed be crowned Fairest of the Fair. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Julia Dye said, “I would tell her to be herself and be comfortable in her own skin because she’s perfect the way she is.” Reagor said, “Be confident in yourself and just be your self.” Abbey Prosser said, “Keep trying and just keep trying because one time may make all of the difference. “ Traci Willis said, “Just be yourself and just be you because that’s how God made you.” Grace Paschall said, “Always be true to yourself and do exactly what you want.”

Roezona Godbott is told that she is the 1st maid and that the 2017 HC Fairest of the Fair Queen is Alison Reagor. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Alison Reagor was crowned the Fairest of the Fair Queen and  will take home a $250 check and a silver tray. Roezona Godbott won 1st maid and will take home a $100 check. Abbey Prosser won 2nd maid and  will take home a $75 check. Grace Paschall won 3rd maid and will take home a $50 check.

Alison Reagor is crowned the 2017 HC Fairest of the Fair Queen. (Cassie Walsh photos)

All of the Top 4 will take home a sash, flowers, a medal and a tiara that was donated by Moon’s Jewelry and Repair. The winner of the 2017 Henry County Fair’s Fairest of the Fair will also qualify to compete in the state Fairest of the Fair Pageant.

Elizabeth Page Alexander Crowned 2017 HC Fair's Miss Teen Queen

1st maid Mattie Vermillion, Miss Teen Queen Elizabeth Page Alexander and 2nd maid Jessica Whalen. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Paris, Tenn.-On Saturday night twelve ladies competed in the 2017 Henry County Fair’s Miss Teen Pageant as Bobby Milam served as the MC for the Miss Teen Pageant. Elizabeth Page Alexander was crowned Queen and Alexander will take home a $100 check, a sash, flowers, a medal and a tiara which was donated by Moon’s Jewelry and Repair.

All 12 contestants for the 2017 Henry County Fair's Miss Teen pageant. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Mattie Grace Vermillion won 1st maid and Vermillion will take home a $50 check, a sash, flowers and a medal. Jessica Whalen won 2nd maid and Whalen will take home a $50 check, a sash, flowers and a medal.

Two Paris Men Arrested for Drug Possession

Paris, Tenn.- According to reports from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office,  Deputy James Higgins arrested Ryann N. Sutton, age 30 of Mandalay Road of Paris, for simple possession of a schedule III substance, unlawful possession of legend drug, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Sutton was placed on$2,500 bond.

Paris Police Ptl. Amber Roaten arrested Joshua Kamin, age 26 of East Blythe Street of Paris, for simple possession of a schedule II substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Kamin was placed on $2,000 bond.

Patriots Fall to the Buccaneers 34-31

The Henry County student section cheers on the Patriots at the Henry County vs Beech game. (Timothy Pharr photos)

Clarksville, Tenn.- The Henry County Patriots lost to the Beech Buccaneers  at Austin Peay State University on Friday night 34-31.

In the 1st quarter the Buccaneers scored a touchdown as they led the Patriots 7-0 with 6:54 left to go in the quarter. At the 3:35 mark Henry County’s Will Parrish threw a 28yd touchdown pass to Savon Stewart as the Patriots tied the game 7-7. With 1:08 left in the quarter, Beech scored another touchdown and at the end of the 1st quarter the buccaneers led the Patriots 14-7.

Patriots’ #23 Paxton Pierpoint brings down a Beech runner. (Timothy Pharr photos)

In the 2nd quarter  Beech scored a touchdown off of a blocked punt  and with 9:36 left to go in the quarter  the buccaneers led  the Patriots 21-7. In the 2nd quarter Patriots QB Will Parrish ran it in for the Henry County touchdown and with7:37 left in the quarter  Beech still led Henry County 21-14. With 4:59 left in the half, the  buccaneers scored a touchdown and at halftime the buccaneers led the Patriots 28-14.

In the 3rd quarter the buccaneers scored a touchdown, but the point after was no good. With 9:07 left to go in the 3rd quarter  the buccaneers led the Patriots 34-14. With 5:37 left to go in the 3rd quarter Patriots QB Will Parrish threw a 25yd touchdown pass to Nathan Thompson as Beech led Henry County 34-21. At the end of the 3rd quarter, the Henry County Patriots got a safety as the score was Beech 34 Henry County 23.

Henry County’s #3 Lukas Reynolds breaks free with a block from #45 Caleb Orr. (Timothy Pharr photos)

In the 4th quarter, the Patriots Lukas Reynolds rushed for a 2yd Patriot touchdown and the Patriots converted on a 2pt conversion. With 10:57 left in the 4th quarter the score was Beech 34 Henry County 31.

With 10:57 left in the 4th quarter, the Patriots Lukas Reynolds rushed for a 2yd Patriot touchdown and the Patriots converted on a 2pt conversion. The final score was Henry County 31 Beech 34. The Henry County Patriots are now 0-2 on the season.

In Region 7 Class 5A action, the Patriots will play the Dyer County Choctaws at home on Friday, September 1st at 7pm. The pregame show will begin at 6:30pm on WLZK 94.1fm.

Several People Arrested on Alcohol Related Charges

Paris, Tenn.- According to reports from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Paris Police Ptl. David Beauvais arrested Lisa Mabe, age 24 of Northwest Bell Avenue of Lawton, OK, for driving under the influence, violation of the seatbelt law and evading arrest.

Ptl. Beauvais also arrested Theodore Chapman, age 33 of Northwest Bell Avenue of Lawton, OK, for public intoxication, evading arrest and vandalism.  Mabe was placed on $2,500 bond and Chapman was placed on $1,500 bond.

In another report, Paris Ptl. Steven Dean Jr. arrested Joe Thomas, age 30 of Sulfer Wells Academy Road of Buchanan, for driving under the influence. Thomas was placed on $3,500 bond.              

Reminder: MW Animal Clinic Sponsoring Pet Show Mon. At Fair

Paris, Tenn.- Mineral Wells Animal Clinic will sponsor a pet show once again this year at the Henry County Fair. The pet show will be held Monday night August 28th at the livestock barn. Registration is 5:30pm that night, show begins at 6pm. The pet show is open to all animals. Categories are as follows: Beginning and Advanced Obedience, Best Tail Wag, Best Smile, Best Owner Pet Look A Like (no costume), Biggest and Smallest Pet, Best Trick or Talent, and Best Costume.

There will also be a Best in Show, Jr. Handler for owners 10 and under and a Best in Show for adults as well. Entry into the Pet Show is free. For more information call Mineral Wells Animal Clinic. The first 50 people competing will get a goody bag.

The Henry County Sheriff’s Department Animal Shelter will be on hand and have information about the shelter and be accepting donations that evening. There will also be a 50/50 raffle to help raise money for the shelter.


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