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Ronnie and Emma Sue Morris Singleton of Paris will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary July 17. The Singletons met in 1969, one week before he left to serve in Vietnam. They were married July 17, 1970, with the Rev. B.K. Marshall officiating. The wedding was conducted at Marshall’s…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Holy Communion will have a different look when in-person worship services resume at the end of May in the Catholic Diocese of Knoxville: The wafers signifying the body of Christ will be placed in the hands of parishioners by priests and deacons wearing face masks and safety glasses.

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With the arrival of April, it is assumed winter is past. Well, April Fool. I read of a little girl who was asked when winter would be over. She said that her neighbor would plant his garden first, then it would freeze. He would plant it again, and again it would freeze. Then he would plant i…

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Megan Alford, hearing aid specialist with the Audiology & Hearing Clinic in Paris, presented an informative program on hearing loss at the Paris Quota club’s meeting Feb. 26 in the Lunchroom at Lee Academy for the Arts.

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Eileen Hook and Teresa Millikin were hostesses for the Feb. 20 meeting of the Newcomers Club held at the Paris Country Club. 

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Every four years we are blessed (hopefully not cursed) with an extra day. It’s leap year and the month won’t end until midnight Saturday. What will  you do with the extra day?

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Blossomway Garden Club and Paris Garden Club have worked together to implement an exciting project at Paris Landing State Park, in partnership with PLSP officers. Nine woodpecker houses were recently purchased and then donated on Feb. 11 to the park by the two clubs. The park officers will b…

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A local student was named to the dean’s list at The University of the South, known by its town’s name, Sewanee.

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Old Janus has packed his bags and will leave our scene in a few days. Janus, the mythological Roman god and namesake of January, has two faces, one looking backward, the other forward. He controlled, or thought he did, beginnings and endings, time, doorways, duality and on ad infinitum.  

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Quintell Osbron (center) greets his twin great-grandsons, Baylor and Julian LoVette, who were born in October, for the first time. The proud father, Osbron’s grandson Daniel LoVette (left) of Fairhope, Ala., and Osbron’s daughter, Margie Osbron LoVette (right) of Foley, Ala., sit with him. 

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BOSTON (AP) — Pete Frates, a former college baseball player whose determined battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease helped inspire the ALS ice bucket challenge that has raised more than $200 million worldwide, died Monday. He was 34.

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Dorothy and Jerald Sykes are seen in a current photo and one from their wedding in 1954. The Sykeses will be celebrating their anniversary on Wednesday. They were married Dec. 11, 1954, at the Ruff Street Church of Christ in Paris, with the late James Wells officiating. Dorothy Sykes is the …

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Regina and Chester Wilson of Paris will be celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary on Dec. 22. The couple was married Dec. 22, 1999.

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Members of the Class of 1957 at Henry High School met for their annual reunion Oct. 5 at Anne Brewer’s home. Those who attended are (seated, from left) Margaret Presson Morgan and Rebecca McCoy Cathey; (middle row) Joyce Guinn Cook, Grace McCain Wonderly and Anne Scott Brewer; and (back row)…

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Don and Carol Norwood of the Pleasant Hill community will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2-4 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Paris Convention Center, 1510 E. Wood St.

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We cautioned you here last week about choosing a tree simply on the basis of autumn color and disregarding possible problems down the road with some of them. Well, shoot, where are the ones that have good autumn leaf color and other good qualities to boot?

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Sandra & Kailey’s Dance Studios of Murray and Paris recently attended the Southern Association of Dance Masters Dance Convention and Competition in Memphis. Furthering their education, students as well as instructors attended eight hours of training in genres such as tap, ballet, jazz, h…

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Meagan Hart puts a decoration on the Paris Board of Public Utilities’ Festival of Trees entry Friday at The Old Paris 5 & 10 Event Center, 110 W. Washington St. The display is set to open at 8 a.m. today with a Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce coffee.

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Just as we are wallowing in the luxury of the most colorful time of the year, I will ply my trade as spoilsport No. 1. This is in addition to my efforts in organizing a Paris Pessimist Club here. 

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Sarah Catherine Ulderich of Holladay and Matthew Thomas Williams of Paris were united in marriage in a noon ceremony Sept. 10 at the Camden Church of Christ.

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Well, here it is: November. Thank Heaven we live in an area of the world that welcomes the month. In England and most of northern Europe, the gray (“grey” there) curtain of winter has already descended with the infamous London fogs, rain and other slippery features of nature’s often nonfeasance.

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