From News Director Tim Alsobrooks, Assistant and Weekend News Director Shannon McFarlin and intern Alex AuBuchon
Chamber Small Business Expo Set for Oct. 23rd
Vendors Still Being Accepted
Paris, Tenn.- The Paris Henry County Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual Small Business Expo on Tuesday October 23rd 2012 from 10am to 4pm at the Henry County Fairgrounds. The theme for this year’s expo is “Small Business Goes Hollywood” and it allows for businesses to dress up and decorate their booths for showmanship and fun.
The Small Business Expo showcases many small businesses in Henry County and there will be drawings for door prizes, free giveaways, and sales are permissible by the business so you might even get a head start on your Christmas Shopping.
Booths are still available in many sizes inside and outside of the community building at the fairgrounds. For more information call Carolyn Kaminski at the chamber office at 642-3431 or download an application at the chamber’s website, paristnchamber.com.
Patriots on Bye Week this Week; Next Game at Dickson
Paris, Tenn.- Henry County has a bye this week as they look to rest up for the remainder of the regular season. The Patriots will travel to arch rival Dickson County next Friday night and then host Rossview for senior night on Friday October 26th. The playoffs will start on Friday November 2nd.
American Veterans Golf Tournament to be Held Saturday
Paris, Tenn.- The 7th annual American Veterans Golf Tournament will be held Saturday at the Tennessean Golf Course. It’s a four person scramble with a shotgun start and 9am teeoff. There will be hole in one contests for a golf cart, and team prizes. Individual prizes will be awarded for longest drive, closest to the pin, and door prizes. The cost of the golf tournament is $60 per golfer or $240 per team, and that includes carts and green fees. For more information call 642-5545.
Holley Carburetor Reunion Pot Luck On Saturday
Plant has now been closed for 25 years this year
The Holley Carburetor Reunion will be held Saturday from 10:30am to 2pm at the Civic Center on Volunteer Drive. It’s pot luck and meet and greet and discuss old times with friends. The Holley Carburetor Plant closed in March of 1987, 25 years ago this year. For more information call 642-7266. All employees of Holley Carburetor and their immediate families are welcome.
Autism Awareness Event Will be Held at Fairgrounds on Sat.
Paris, Tenn.- There will be an Autism Awareness Fundraiser at the Henry County Fairgrounds Enoch Building Saturday from 3-9pm. The event is sponsored by the Royal Arch Masons and there will be a variety of entertainers including Gospel music, country and western, rock and roll, and contemporary and modern. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door on Saturday. The ticket includes a BBQ plate and the entertainment. For more information call 697-8321.
Two Camden Women Banned from Walmart for Life
Paris, Tenn.- Two Camden women now find themselves banned from Wal-Mart for life, after being caught attempting to shoplift an egregious amount of goods, according to Paris Police Department reports.
Crystal Caswell, 35 of Camden, and April Benfield, 34 of Camden, were cited into Henry County General Sessions Court by the Paris Police Department after Wal-Mart’s loss prevention department noticed the two attempting to shoplift a cart stuffed full of various household items, totaling $440 in value.
The goods were recovered and placed back on store shelves, and in addition to their shoplifting citation, Benfield and Caswell were advised by the PPD that they have been banned from ALL Wal-Marts for life.
Girl Drives into Buchanan Dollar General
Paris, Tenn.- A 17-year-old Buchanan girl literally ran into the Buchanan Dollar General store on Highway 79 North yesterday, according to Henry County Sheriff’s Office reports.
The 17-year-old told a Sheriff’s Deputy that she accidentally hit the clutch instead of the brake on her 1994 Toyota pickup truck, causing her to slam into the side of the Dollar General.
A store assistant manager claimed that the truck hit the building with enough force to move shelves on the inside wall of the store.
The driver’s registration and insurance were valid, but she was cited into juvenile court as she didn’t have her driver’s license on her at the time of the accident.
Gun Auction Set For Saturday
Sheriff Monte Belew, center, is flanked by Investigator Gary Vandiver, left, and Capt. Damon Lowe as they look over guns to be auctioned. (Shannon McFarlin photo).
By Shannon McFarlin
Paris, Tenn.-A gun auction will be held Saturday morning at Hulme's Sporting Goods, 3735 Hwy 641S, to sell some 60 weapons that have been confiscated or seized over the past several years by the Henry County Sheriff's Department and Paris Police Department.
The lion's share of the guns will be auctioned off by the sheriff's department, which will have 55 for sale, with the Paris PD selling off seven weapons. The auction will be conducted by Brian Foster of Landmark Realty.
Sheriff Monte Belew said the auction is the first since a change in state law that mandates that law enforcement sell weapons that are confiscated. "Next year we'll have a sale that will be even bigger," he said.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) will be on-site to conduct background checks on potential buyers and once the purchase is approved, the buyer must pay a $10 fee to the TBI, above the sale price. Belew said there is a limit of one handgun that can be purchased per person, although there is no limit on the other type of guns.
Belew explained that the department already destroyed 16 guns that did not meet the criteria to be sold. "They were either unsafe or the serial numbers had been removed from them," he said. Circuit Court Judge Donald Parish signed off on the sale and destruction of the guns.
Captain Damon Lowe said the auction will not include any assault weapons.
Interested persons can get a list of the guns to be auctioned off at the sheriff's department. It includes rifles and shotguns of various types, several of which are outfitted with scopes, and a long list of revolvers, pistols, derringers and Magnums.
For more information, you can call the sheriff's department at 642-1672.
Aggravated Burglary Investigated
Paris, Tenn.-Henry County Sheriff's deputies are investigating an aggravated burglary of a home on East Antioch Rd. in Springville, on October 9. According to the report at the sheriff's department, items and jewelry were taken from the house while the homeowners were gone during the day.
It is believed entry was through a broken window in the basement and it is possible that the thief or thieves used a 5x8' trailer to transport the items. Included in items that were stolen were a .38 Special revolver valued $200; a 32 inch flat screen TV valued $250; Samsung cell phone valued $100 and jewelry valued $1,000.
Neighbors reported seeing traveling salesmen purporting to be selling security systems in the neighborhood prior to the theft.
Players of the Game Announced
Paris, Tenn.-Players of the Game for the past two weeks' Henry County Patriots' football games have been announced. Kicker Kyler Ainley, top, was named Player of the Game for the Clarksville game last week. In bottom photo, James Brooks, center, was named Player of the Game for the Clarksville Northeast game on Sept. 27. With him in photo are Farm Bureau Agents Glenn Lee, left, and William Russell. (Submitted photos).
March for Babies 5K to be Held Saturday
Paris, Tenn.- An Inaugural March of Dimes 5K run will be held Saturday October 13 at the Paris Civic Center with the registration starting at 7am and the run at 8 am. The Annual March for babies will follow at 10am. Prizes will be awarded in each age group and overall male and female. All proceeds will benefit the March of Dimes. T-shirts are guaranteed to the first one hundred who register for the 5K run and the cost is $25 to register.
Eli McClure, son of Joseph and Amy McClure is the 2012 Henry County Ambassador for March of Dimes. For more information contact Danyel Harber at 642-5335 pr Donna Craig at 642-2412.
Lakeway Kiwanis Mexican Dinner 10-2, 4-7 today
Paris, Tenn.- The 13th annual Paris Lakeway Kiwanis Mexican Dinner will be held Thursday at the Paris Convention Center. Tickets are ten dollars and all proceeds this year will go the Henry County High School Band to help them purchase new uniforms. Times for the Mexican Dinner will be 10-2 for lunch and 4-7pm for dinner and you can eat in or carry out. See a Lakeway Kiwanis member for tickets or call 642-8424.
Candidate Forum Well Attended; Candidates Discuss Many Issues
Cottage Grove Mayor Candidates, Mike Waddey, Dorothy Miller, and Machelle Operia discuss issues during Tuesday night's forum. (Alex AuBuchon photo)
Several people filled the Little Theatre on Tuesday night for the candidate forum which was broadcast on WLZK 94.1FM. The forum was a collaborative effort between our radio stations and two classes at Henry County High School as part of a service learning project for them.
Candidates for the Puryear Alderman, Cottage Grove Mayor, Henry County Commission 5th district, Paris City Commission, and 75th district state representatives were on hand to take part in the forum.
Each candidate started with their opening statement and then were asked a series of questions. The questions were thought up from our news department and students from David Huber’s U.S. Government class.
Students keep time and hold up placards during the forum to let candidates know how much time was let in their allotted time during opening and closing statements.(Susan Burton photo)
Another group of students from Candi Norwood’s marketing class assisted with broadcast duties, green room work, made flyers for the event and helped to promote it for several weeks. Students also kept time during the opening and closing statements.
Candidates running for the 75th district seemed to get the crowd on hand the most excited and were asked a wide range of questions ranging from education, illegal immigration, brining in jobs to the area and much more.
Steve Wright, James Hart, Tim Wirgau discussed many topics during Tuesday night's Forum. (Susan Burton photo)
Three of the four candidates for two open spots on the Paris City Commission were asked questions about economic development, downtown parking, and the hot button issue of the yard sale ordinance at last night's meeting.
Terry Fuller, Gayle Griffith, and Catherine Herrera tackled many topics at the forum on Tuesday as well. Robert Sleadd is also running for one of the two seats that are open but didn't make it to the forum. Sleadd had informed news director Tim Alsobrooks of a prior committment beforehand. (AuBuchon photo).
Emergency Siren, Vests, Repairs and More OKed
Paris, Tenn.-A tornado siren will be placed at the Paris Landing emergency complex, 62 new bullet-proof vests will be purchased for the sheriff's department, and voting machines will be repaired--those are among the requests acted upon by the Henry Co. Budget Committee at its Tuesday night meeting.
In addition, the committee approved capital requests to renovate and expand the drivers' license station at the request of the state of Tennessee and to renovate the county health department. Both of those requests have been discussed and approved by the county commission previously, and the actions taken Tuesday night formalize those actions.
The committee approved increasing 'other charges' in the amount of $1,734 and decreasing the same amount in the reserve account to pay for the tornado and emergency warning siren at the Paris Landing complex on Hwy. 79N.
Chief Deputy Randy Gean asked the committee to increase the revenue account 'law enforcement grants' in the amount of $14,570 to pay for the local match of a 50-50 state grant to pay for 62 new bullet-proof vests for the department. Gean noted that a grant from the Department of Justice has been approved to purchase the vests for the department's certified and correctional officers. The vest that officers currently are wearing are outdated and the federal government will reimburse the county 50 percent of the purchase.
Gean noted that the department has implemented a mandatory 'must wear your vest' policy.
Gean also requested increasing revenue account 'other state grants' in the amount of $5,000 and 'law enforcement equipment' in the amount of $5,000. That transfer would pay for the sheriff's department receiving a Governor's Highway Safety grant to purchase in-car video equipment, he said, which is 100 percent funded by the grant.
Both of the sheriff department requests were approved by the committee.
The panel also approved a request from Elections Commission Director Darrin Thompson for $1,000 to pay for "unexpected repair cots on a number of voting machines that will be in excess of $1,000." He noted that the current line item was budgetedfor $500 and would not cover the costs of the needed repairs. The committee approved taking $1,000 from the postage line item and transfering it to maintenance and repair to pay for that.
Henry to Begin Claunch Settlement Payments in June of 2014
By Cheryl Allen
Henry, Tenn.- At the Henry Mayor and Board of Alderman meeting on Tuesday, Mayor Joe Qualls gave a report on the Claunch Settlement stating that he hasn’t received the final paperwork on the settlement. He stated that in June 2014 the payments of $15,000 will begin. To make the first initial payment they will be cashing in cd’s to make the first payment of $350,000.
The board approved for the long distance carrier to be returned to TEC instead of continuing with ATT, for the price of long distance service with ATT is nearly double of that of TEC. The board also approved for Police Chief David Andrews to purchase a new set of tires in the amount of $372.40 at Joe & Jerry’s for one of the patrol vehicles.
Public Works Director Ed Bush requested for the purchase of a Phosphate Testing Meter for the use of testing the amount of phosphate in the water. He stated to the board that the tester would cost approximately $650.00 and would be needed to replace using the Color wheel that is used currently. After a thorough discussion, the board voted to table this item until the next meeting.
Board Alderman Faye Lowery stated that on November 3rd there will be a fundraiser to purchase 2 new stoves for at the Civic Center. There will be soup and chili, sandwiches, a drink and dessert all for $7.00. This will be fundraiser will be held at the civic center in Henry and will begin at 4pm.
Road Board Ponders Proposed $1.8 M Road Plan
County Road Supervisor Ray Norwood, center, reviews a quit claim request with board members Kyle Norwood, left, and Marty Allison. (Shannon McFarlin photo).
Paris, Tenn.-Meeting in regular session Tuesday night, the Henry County Road Board reviewed a proposed $1.8 million road plan for 2012-2013.
Board Chairman Bobby Milam clarified for new members Kyle Norwood and Marty Allison that the proposed plan was to be used as a guide for now. “You can go out and look at the roads we have on the list” before a final plan is adopted.
Milam strongly recommended that the board vote on the proposed plan, however. “The last one we voted on, we did complete the whole plan. This is just the time for us to put together a concrete road plan and complete it.”
County Road Supervisor Ray Norwood noted that the last formal road plan took 2-3 years to complete and said, “There is always a lot more to do than we have money for.”
The proposed plan calls for hot mix on roads in all county districts, specifically Mill Creek, Crossland, Howard, Puryear Country Club, Coast Guard, Riverdale, Jones Bend, Diggs, Vaughn, Old Paris, Chapel Hill and Guthrie Roads, plus Herrondale West, the west portion of Henry-Mansfield Rd., Swan Bay and Keck Lane, Patriot Drive, and Paul Drive.
Norwood said the work costs $71 a ton and you can figure 1000 tons to a mile will be used for the improvements. He said Mill Creek Rd. may be done with state aid, for which the road board’s engineering firm has applied. He said the firm has applied for the funds, which would be used for paving. “It’s a one-time deal and maybe we’ll get some funds for that, maybe we won’t,” Norwood said.
Milam told board members to massage the list over the next couple of meetings “and then we’ll get a formal road plan to vote on”.
In other business, the board recommended that the county commission approve quit claims for two properties: a portion of Stephanie Lane owned by Greg and Sandy Smith and a road off of Point Pleasant owned by Randy Shaffer and Marjorie Perryman.
Reward Offered For Theft Information
Paris, Tenn.-The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in the breakins this weekend in the lake area.
Five hundred dollars ($500.00) is being offered for information on the burglaries at Dry Docks and Pizza Pro that occurred late Friday night, Oct 5 or early Saturday morning, Oct 6.
Both businesses were entered by force and and a large amount of damage was done to the machines and to the building along with property and cash being stolen.
If you or someone you know has information about these thefts, the department is asking that you call the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 731-642-1672 or if you do not want to leave your name you can call in the information on the Henry County Tip Line at 731-642-0929 and remain annonymous, however still receive the reward.
HCSO Investigates Several Henry County Thefts
Paris, Tenn.- There has been a rash of thefts in Henry County recently, according to Henry County Sheriff’s Office reports.
A large trailer was stolen from Smith Tire Barn on Highway 79 North recently. The 16-foot dual axle car hauling trailer was equipped with wood floors, a 2 foot dove tail ramp, and an 8,000 pound winch for pulling vehicles. Smith Tire Barn estimates the value of the trailer at $2800, and Sheriff’s Department officials are still investigating the theft.
Another dual axle trailer was stolen from a home on Highway 79 North recently. The owner discovered his 16-foot dual axle trailer missing after returning home from a two-week business trip. He estimated the value of his trailer at around $1000. The Henry County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating.
A Trenton man parked his fishing boat on a boat ramp in Country Junction recently; when he returned to launch the boat, he found several items stolen, including four gray leather boat seats with red stripes, a Hummingbird depth finder, a trolling motor, and two rods and reels. The victim estimates the value of these items as at least $1500.
Electricity Theft at Paris Home
A home in Paris was recently discovered to be stealing electricity, according to Paris Police Department reports. The Paris BPU turned off electricity to a home on Pitt Street at the beginning of this month, but the meter was tampered with in order to reactivate electricity.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of the renter, Tisha Beane, 45, who claimed she couldn’t afford the deposit in order to reactivate the electricity. The BPU was unsure at this time how much electricity had been stolen.
Checks Presented at Pink-Out Game Friday Night
The junior class officers presented a check to Casey Brown for cancer research, one of three presented Friday night. (Pam McCord photo).
Paris, Tenn.- For Friday night's Pink-Out game at Patriot Stadium, three checks were presented to organizations that aid in the research and battle against breast cancer in our community.
The previous Friday night, the Henry County High School student government hosted a Powder Puff Football game as a charity event; there were over 500 in attendance and more than 100 students participating in the games, with the juniors taking the trophy in a hard fought game against the seniors.
Each organization received a check in the amount of $1,000 for a grand total of $3,000 for their cause.
The senior class officers presented a check to the Never Quit Foundation. Accepting the check were HCHS Assistant Principal, Ms. Renae Lassiter, and the sons of the late Mrs. Lori Pearson: Kade, Konnor, and Kaleb. This organization was started in memory of Lori Pearson who, after fighting 18 months, lost a courageous battle with breast cancer in 2010. This organization helps cancer patients in Henry County as well as the surrounding counties with out-of-pocket expenses not covered by insurance.
The junior class officers presented a check to the Caring Hearts Fund. Accepting the check was Casey Brown. The Caring Heart Fund is an organization that helps cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers in the surrounding 5 counties with additional expenses, transportation, and support during their battle.
The sophomore class officers presented a check to the Henry County Educators Relay for Life Team. Accepting the check were Molly Jackson & Dana Allen. The Relay for Life event is sponsored by the American Cancer Society for the prevention of breast cancer.
HCMC Sets Flu Clinic At Co-op
Paris, Tenn.-A public flu clinic will be held Henry Farmers Co-Op on 1311 West Wood Street from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday.
The cost for a flu shot is $25. HCMC will file your insurance for the flu shot. HCMC will also be accepting Medicare as a method of payment for shots. A list of insurance companies HCMC accepts will be available. If your insurance does not pay, you will receive a bill from HCMC for the shot.
For more information, call the Henry County Medical Center Find Line at
Candidate Forum Set for Tuesday Night at HCHS
Opposed Candidates Invited, WLZK/HCHS Service Learning Project
Paris, Tenn.- WMUF/WLZK and students at Henry County High School will host a candidate forum Tuesday night live from the Little Theatre at the High School starting at 5:30pm. Candidates running for Puryear Alderman, Cottage Grove Mayor, Paris City Commission, Henry County Commission 5th district, and Tennessee House of Representatives 75th district have all been sent letters inviting them to participate in the forum. Each candidate will receive a two minute opening statement, be asked some questions, and have a two minute closing statement. The candidates will NOT be receiving any information on the questions prior to the forum.
The questions have been submitted by David Huber’s class at Henry County High School as part of a service learning project (as well as from WMUF/WLZK news staff) and Candi Norwood’s class will be assisting us in putting on the broadcast and promoting the forum. Citizens can come to the forum at the Little Theatre at the high school and join us in person or can listen to the broadcast Tuesday night on WLZK 94.1FM or online at wmufradio.com.
Gun Auction to be Held Saturday at Hulme's Sporting Goods
Paris, Tenn.- The Paris Police Department and Henry County Sheriff’s Office will partner to auction confiscated and seized weapons in compliance with the state law. The auction will begin at 10am on Saturday October 13th at Hulmes Sporting Goods, located on Highway 641 South in Paris.
The winning bidder must be approved through state and federal gun purchasing laws and will be checked through TBI’s Instant Gun Check. A valid Tennessee Driver’s License photo and current address is also required. The buyer will be responsible for paying a ten dollar TBI Gun Check Fee for each weapon they win. There will be a strict limit of one handgun per buyer.
Mammogram Lunch to Learn Seminar Tuesday at HCMC
Paris, Tenn.- Henry County Medical Center will have a Lunch to Learn seminar starting at noon Tuesday in Classrooms 2 and 3. The seminar will feature Dr. Russell Boyd and the HCMC Mammogram Team and topics to be discussed include current minimally invasive diagnostic tools and treatment options. Lunch will be provided and the seminar is free, but you must pre-register either by calling the find line at 644-3463 or on the web at hcmc-tn.org. Seating is limited.
Sheriff's Office Investigating Buchanan Burglaries
Buchanan, Tenn.- Two businesses in Buchanan suffered burglaries and vandalism over the weekend, according to Henry County Sheriff’s Office Reports.
Both the Dry Dock Bar & Grill and Pizza Pro were broken into early Saturday morning, and all machines containing cash or change were pried apart.
The owner of Dry Dock Bar & Grill reported that he closed at around 1:30 Saturday morning, and when he arrived to reopen at 9, he found his arcade games, juke box, and pool tables heavily damaged with cash boxes missing.
The owner isn’t sure how much money was stolen from the machines, but he estimates the burglar did around $11,000 in damage. Deputies found no signs of forced entry at Dry Dock.
A Pizza Pro employee reported that the business was heavily vandalized when she arrived to work Saturday morning. Someone broke in through the front window and pried open gumball machines, a claw machine, and the cash register, taking all the money from those items. The suspect also disabled Pizza Pro’s camera system, cut the phone lines, and broke the back door. Pizza Pro has been unable to determine exactly how much money has been stolen or the value of the damaged items.
Sheriff’s deputies were able to pull two images of the suspect from Dodd’s Country Store nearby – those images have been burned to a disk at the Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office believes both these crimes were perpetrated by the same individual, due to the proximity of the businesses and the similar targets. They are still investigating the incidents.
Fire Destroys County Highway Shop Facility
Paris Fire Department personnel at the scene. From left: Jason Osbron, Justin Hughes, T. C. Myrick, Roger Clendenin, Assistant Chief Randall Jones, and Greg Andrews. (Shannon McFarlin photo).
Paris, Tenn.-A fire destroyed a shop and attached storage facility at the Henry
County Highway Department Sunday morning. The cause of the fire is
still being investigated.
The Paris Fire Department was called to the fire at 8:40 a.m. and
Assistant Chief Randall Jones said that when they arrived on the
scene, two-thirds of the buildings were fully engulfed. The fire
gutted the shop and storage area adjacent to the main offices at 575
Cedar Street in Paris.
In the course of fighting the fire, firemen and county personnel moved
dump trucks and other vehicles that were parked near the building to
locations away from the fire. Jones said if the fire had been further
along when the department was called, the fire could have spread to the
vehicles and then to nearby gas pumps, which would have made the
situation much worse.
Stored in the storage area were several road signs, oil filters and
other items, Jones said. There were no vehicles being worked on in the
shop at the time of the fire.
Monday, Oct. 8, is Last Day to Register to Vote
Paris, Tenn.-Monday is the last day for Tennesseans to register to vote by mail
if they wish to participate in the Nov. 6 election.
Mail-in applications to register must be postmarked by Monday, October
8 in order to be valid for the November election. However, the United
States Post Office will be closed on Monday for the federal Columbus
Day holiday. Therefore, applications need to be postmarked by
People may still register in person at the local election commission
offices in 93 of Tennessee’s 95 counties through the close of business
The Henry County Elections Commission office will be open Monday, even
though it is the Columbus Day holiday. For questions about registering
to vote, call them at 642-0411.
Vandalism Incidents Investigated
Paris, Tenn.-Paris Police were called to Lakeway Building Products at 2324 Lakeway Circle on a report that someone had damaged the facility and one of its vehicles.
According to the report, someone climbed a back fence, got in one of the company trucks and drove it through the gate on the right side of the building. The gate was knocked down and there was significant damage to the vehicle.
The incident is still under investigation.
Paris Police were called to 725 McClain St. where the owner of the
home reported someone had broken all the windows out and knocked down
interior walls. The home is not occupied and the owner said the
incident occurred sometime in the past three to four weeks.
Generator Theft Investigated
Paris, Tenn.-Paris Police also were called to Walmart Supercenter on a report that two people had stolen a gas generator from the store. Personnel showed Patrolman Jeramye Whitaker several videos of the incident, in which a man and a woman came into the store together, went to the hardwae section and put an International 4200 Watt gas generator in their cart and walked out of the store with it.
The female was identified and a warrant will be issued for the 28-year-old Edgar Cemetery Road woman, but the male has not been identified yet.
Aggravated Domestic Assault Arrest Made
Paris, Tenn.-Police arrested Ruth Richardson, 66, 405 Allison St., Paris, for aggravated domestic assault after she hit a man in the head with a baseball bat.
Paris officers were called to the home where they found the victim bleeding from a head injury. She admitted to police that she hit him because he wouldn't leave the house. According to the report, she said on the way to jail that she hit him with the bat because she didn't have a gun and she wanted him out. The victim refused medical treatment.
Oktoberfest Draws Large Crowds
Paris, Tenn.- Caitlyn Bishop (on horse) and Deborah Wood, top photo, practice for the opening ceremonies of the 30th annual Oktoberfest at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Both are members of Kristie's Angels of Benton Co., which opened the event with the West Tennessee Honor Guard. Large crowds were on hand for the all-day activities that included food, dunking booth, petting zoo, arts and crafts and plenty of pumpkins, like those in bottom photo being sold by Ted Neumann. (Shannon McFarlin photos).
Chilly Temps Don't Deter Crowds From Hazel Days
Hazel, Ky.-Plenty of Henry Countians made the short drive to Hazel for the Hazel Day celebration, at which there were plenty of activities for young and old, including arts and crafts, a parade, concessions and good sales at the many antique stores in town. A Henry County girl, Selena Brooke McCord, won Best Vocalist at Hazel's Got Talent Friday night. (Shannon McFarlin photo).
Long, Soggy Night Ends in Patriot Victory
As a steady rain falls, #72 Donovan Owens and #9 Jamari Curtis tackle a Clarksville runner. (Tim Pharr photos).
Paris, Tenn.-It was a very long and very soggy night for the Henry County Patriots, the Clarksville Wildcats and their fans Friday night as the Patriots
beat Clarksville by a score of 45 to 3. With heavy rain and lightning strikes all around, the game was delayed some 30 minutes with just a few minutes to go before halftime. The stands were cleared and players went
to their locker rooms for safety.
An abbreviated halftime of 10 minutes and a shortened fourth quarter kept the game moving in case the weather worsened again, as school
officials for both teams wanted to finish the contest that night rather
than coming back to finish another night.
The Patriots are now 6-2 on the season, with one loss in district play. Next week is an open week, with no games scheduled.
Meanwhile, in Carroll Co., the McKenzie Rebels and their fans were experiencing even longer weather delays. By 10:15 p.m., their game was only at halftime, with the Rebels losing to TCA by a score of 9-7.
#5 Shontel THompson and #22 Malcolm Benau break up a pass play. (Pharr photo).
#32 Keshon Love carries the ball. (Pharr photo).
Trinity Christian 23, McKenzie 14
McKenzie, Tenn.-It was an especially long night for the McKenzie Rebels and Trinity Christian and their fans Friday night. With extremely long weather delays for them, their game was not over until later than 11 p.m. Final score:
Trinity Christian 23, McKenzie 14.
THP Accepting Job Applications
Paris, Tenn.-If you or someone you know has always wanted a job in law enforcement, this just may be your chance. The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is looking to fill around 100 open positions for state troopers. The jobs provide the opportunity to start a career that could bring more than $50,000 a year.
Starting October 3, the THP will be accepting applications online only
through Wednesday, October 10.
In order to apply, you must be at least 21 years of age, be a US citizen and
have a high school diploma or equivalent.
If you make it past the application phase, you will be required to
pass a physical agility test. If you pass that, you will have an interview.
If you make it through the process, you could be in the next trooper cadet class
beginning March 2013.
Bill Gibbons, Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security
Commissioner, said he is expecting 3,000 applicants. He said the
department is working to keep the THP at a full staff of 800 people.
If you are interested in applying, there is a link online at the
Tennessee Department of Human Resources. The link is at
www.agency.governmentjobs.com. You can connect to it through the THP’s
Facebook page and you can also call (615)
741-4841 for more information.
News from past weeks here.