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If the prolific ragwort clogging fields and byways, as we reported last week, hasn’t got your gardening genes aflutter, we’ll talk about two more wildlings almost as rife that grace our wastelands each May. Correction, they’re not wastelands when oxeye daisies and wild coreopsis are prevalen…

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Several of the senior citizens at the Conger Senior Citizens Center helped Lottie Smith celebrate her 98th birthday on April 12. Smith is the oldest person who is very active at the center, according to Reginald Caldwell, Henry County Office on Aging director. Smith still takes part in daily…

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Hannah Williams Robison of Springville and Gavin Lee Shellnut of Franklin announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

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Lois Dunlap and Charles Bates, both of Buchanan, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage at 1 p.m. Saturday at Point Pleasant Baptist Church in Buchanan. The reception will be at the AMVETS banquet hall in Buchanan. Dunlap is the daughter of Linda Hoy of Ozark, Ark., and the late Wil…

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The junk catalogs in the mail have made a resounding rebound since a momentary lull after Christmas when the count dropped to perhaps six a day. They’re back now to dozens and our home incinerator (fireplace) has a backlog (no pun) of such material for stoking hearth fires now that the need …

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The Paris Quota club welcomed a new member, Cassandra Perry, sponsored by Gina Olds, at its April 10 meeting in the Lunchroom at Lee Academy for the Arts.

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Jean Painter and David Hunter announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The wedding will be at noon April 20 at New Bethel Baptist Church located on Old Paris-Murray Road. There will be a reception following the ceremony at the Paris Convention Center, room 2, 1510 E. Wood St. in Pari…

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It’s one thing to be featured on the state’s public television series, “Tennessee Crossroads,” but quite another to be spotlighted on a national television show. Sally Lane’s Candy Farm has done both, as well as having been featured in several regional magazines.

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The General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) Paris Woman’s Club met Feb. 13 at First United Methodist Church, with eight members present and one guest.

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Mary Ann Crowder (seated, center) wears a tiara to mark her 100th birthday during a party at Paris Health Care Center. She was joined by six of her children, (from left) Wilma Key, Donna Farris, Judy Shankle, Alicia Galindo, Sam Crowder and Jeanette Dodd (seated, right.) Two other daughters,…

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Bethel Williams answers a question about her 55 years in the Paris Quota club during last week’s meeting at the Lunchroom at Lee Academy for the Arts. Williams, who just turned 101, is the oldest member of the local club and a year older than Quota International. She told about the many time…

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The Paris Lakeway Kiwanis Club has been designated as a Distinguished Club for the 2017-18 Kiwanis year. From left are Butch Powers, club president for that year; John Fry, Kiwanis Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee District Division 1A lieutenant governor; and Rita Reed, the current club …

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Trivia question for today: Of the two cities of Buffalo, N.Y., and Paris, Tenn., which has the most potholes per capita?

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Brittany Nicole Hicks and William Boyd were married Dec. 14, 2018, at a private ceremony in Jackson. The groom is the son of Roy and Karol Boyd of Puryear. The bride is the daughter of Linda Sue Hicks of Murray. The bride lived in Louisville, Ky., for most of her life until moving to Murray.…

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The late, lamented November stole in on balmy conditions, as is its wont. It then segued toward mid-month into a severe cold that was well below normal for days on end.

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The Class of 1948 at Grove High School had its 70th class reunion Sept. 29 at First Presbyterian Church in Paris. Following a luncheon, memories were shared by those present. Nine class members and three spouses attended. Pictured are (seated, from left) Emily Orr Shipper, Elaine Compton Mel…

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The Henry County UT Extension office and Henry County Health Department will begin a free Take Charge of Your Diabetes Program workshop Oct. 30. 

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Members of the Grove High School Class of 1963 gathered for their 55th class reunion June 30 at the Paris Landing State Park Inn. There were 104 members in the class, and 24 of those class members are now deceased. Pictured are (front row, from left) Pat Tatum Pergler, Ben Jobe, Bob Harding,…

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Members of the Grove High School Class of 1958 gathered for a 60th reunion Sept. 8 at the Lee Academy for the Arts. Members of the class include (seated, from left) Ethel Rose Rushing Paschall, Jean Sherwood Benton, Jan Nichols Norman, Janice Thompson King, Pat Hunter Walker and Terry Bagget…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Elvis, Whitney, Prince, Biggie and, now, Aretha: The funerals and public memorials of music royalty have been as varied as the work they created, from small family affairs to days of tributes as huge in death as they lived their lives.

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The Henry County Master Gardener Club met July 24 at the Henry County Extension office. 

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