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The Grove High School Class of 1950 had its 68th high school reunion Sept. 7 at The Old Paris 5 and 10 event center, 110 W. Washington St. Of the 86 students that graduated from Grove that year, nine alumni were present. Attending were (seated, from left) Bobbie Faye Fulcher, Joan Shankle, J…

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From left, Paris Lakeway Kiwanis Club president Butch Powers, Leah Bell and Kiwanian Jim Bundy talk after Bell received the club’s Fred J. Gamlin scholarship for this year. Bell, daughter of Jerry and Tamara Bell, will attend Murray State University to play golf.

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Henry County Medical Center employees are joined by Henry County Mayor Brent Greer (third row, far right) on May 7 at the hospital for a proclamation signing to kick off National Healthcare Week. “The annual event provides a week to celebrate our healthcare organizations, healthcare provider…

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Members of Grove School’s A Team pose during the         sixth annual E.W. Grove A Team celebration which 

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The Paris Swim Team won second place in the Mid-South Swim Conference in Tunica, Miss., on Feb. 5.  Sarah Luff, Tony Lawrence and Corey Cain are the coaches. 

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The Lakewood School speech team competed in the Laker Middle School Invitational at Calloway Middle School recently, placing first overall as a team with the following students placing in their individual events: James Weatherly, first in Humorous Interpretation and fourth place in Duo Impro…

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Boy Scout Troop 22 was very busy during fall break doing Eagle Scout projects. Damian Campos (left), age 14, put in a sidewalk that is 220 feet long at Inman Middle School. He’s seen with troop master Jason Pooler. Another Eagle project involves Jacob Pooler, age 16, who prepared a T-ball fi…

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The Cabela’s Crappie USA fishing tournament was a big success during the last weekend of October at Kentucky Lake. Kyle Schoenherr of Oakdale, Ill. and Rodney Neuhaus of Hoyelton, Ill., were the winners in the tournament’s pro division. Not pictured are Ronald Keel of Cedar Grove and Ronald …

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Several students from Henry County High School recently attended a dinner honoring them for their participation in Boys State and Girls State, which are among the most respected educational programs of government instruction for high school students. Local students who attended, thanks to th…

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A group of Henry County High School students who are eligible to vote became registered Sept. 27 at the school’s Little Theatre. DeLaina Green, county administrator of elections, hosted a voter registration drive at the school that morning and about 25 students signed up. Green said another …

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Teresa Fridenstine of Paris checks out some of the bow ornaments on display Saturday during Arts ’Round the Square on the court square. More than a dozen arts and crafts vendors participated in the annual event, part of Eye Full of Paris.

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Rebecca Hickman of Paris guessed how many candy pieces were inside the jar at Christ Lutheran Church’s booth at the Henry County Fair. She won the jar of candy and $100.

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Street Dynamics in Paris hosted its first Jeep Cruise-In on Sept. 8. About  20-30 Jeeps participated, some from as far away as Paducah and Davidson County. Prizes were given away and there were trophies for Jeep category participants. They were “Biggest Baddest” (Charity Wilkey of Paducah), …

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Jim Forrest, Springville, proudly holds a whopping 17-pound cantaloupe that he grew in his home garden. Forrest has been gardening since the late 1980s and also recently produced a 10.5-pound cantaloupe.

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Christie Safin (left) and Faye Hooper, both teachers at Grove School, conduct lever experiments during a training workshop hosted by the University of Tennessee at Martin in June. They were among more than 250 West Tennessee teachers who participated in one of 13 different summer workshops. …

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Wanda Costa of Paris proudly holds up a 9.3-pound cabbage she had just harvested from her back porch garden during a recent visit to The P-I. Costa said she grew the pot-grown cabbage with a combination of garden soil and a commercial fertilizer. Costa said she made a goodly number of cabbag…

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Henry School recently had its second annual book drive hosted by the school’s Beta Club. Beta members collected books and asked for donations of new or gently used books throughout the year. Standing in back row (from left) are Beta members Sierra Tucker, Ashley Koch and Chase Webb, as they …

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Henry County High School student April Hovis works on a biodiesel production project. Chemistry teacher John Anderson said the project involves students volunteering their time to collect kitchen grease, run a pH test, calculate the appropriate amount of catalyst and alcohol, and then mix it…

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Willow Vlastelica, who’s from Chicago, grins from ear to ear after catching her first fish at Diane and Gordon Nelson’s pond. Willow was in Henry County visiting her Aunt Pat and Uncle Bill Bailey.

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The Paris FFA chapter was recognized as the third-place finisher out of 48 chapters in West Tennessee at the 67th annual awards banquet April 19. The chapter was also recognized as the District 2 champions, third in the SAE division, third in the instructional division and fourth in the lead…

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Colby Duke of Mansfield recently won a first-place medal in the Promote and Publicize Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) event at the 2016 Tennessee State Leadership Conference in Chattanooga. Duke is the son of Jason and Cassia “C.J.” Duke of Mansfield. A freshman at Gr…

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The Paris chapter 2521 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy celebrated Confederacy History Month by meeting for a photo at the Confederate monument on the lawn of the Henry County courthouse. From left are Julie Wilson, Sandra Paschall, Susan Pemberton, Pat Boals, Lois Conroy, Virginia…

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Ogie Shaw (center), founder of Community Fitness Leaders, meets with Michelle Webb (left), Grove School vice principal, and Walt Peterson (right), Rotary Club member. Shaw donated Isorobic exercise equipment to the school recently and also spoke to the Rotary Club. Shaw created Community Fit…

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Several Harrelson School band students competed March 31 at the West Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association Solo/Ensemble Festival at the University of Tennessee at Martin. The students performed solos and were critiqued by a panel of judges. From left are (kneeling) Bradley Barrett…

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Henry County Mayor Brent Greer presents a proclamation making April Confederate History Month in Henry County to Joy Bland, vice president of the Paris Chapter 2521 of United Daughters of the Confederacy. Special events are planned this month by the members.

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The Henry County High School speech team competed in the Tennessee High School Speech and Drama League District Tournament at Kenwood High School in Clarksville March 18-19, qualifying seven of the 11 students they entered for the state tournament at Walters State Community College in Morris…

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Trinity United Methodist Church pastor Dennis Vance (left) and Jim Hayes (second from left), chairman of the church’s building committee, examine the contract the church agreed to with builder Wyatt Owens (second from right) and architect Kevin Perry early this month. The church building is …

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The University of Tennessee at Martin chapter of the Student Members of the American Chemical Society hosted a chemistry merit badge clinic for 16 area Boy Scouts on Feb. 6. The clinic included mini-lectures, demonstrations, a chemical magic show and tours of the UT Martin laboratory facilit…

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Hannah Robison (center), a Henry County native who is a University of Tennessee at Martin student and is the current Miss Tennessee, is joined by her parents Rusty and Pam Robison at a donor event in Martin Thursday. Interim Chancellor Bob Smith and his wife, Ramona, hosted a Donor Appreciat…

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The Western District Baptist Association sponsored a team to travel to Guatemala City to repair and restore lodging for future mission teams at a Baptist seminary. Included on the trip were (front row, from left) Jim Winchester, Larry Simmons and Jim Twilbeck; and (back row) Richard Routon, …

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The University of Tennessee at Martin chapter of the Student Members of the American Chemical Society hosted a chemistry merit badge clinic for 16 area Boy Scouts on Feb. 6. The clinic included mini-lectures, demonstrations, a chemical magic show and tours of the UT Martin laboratory facilit…

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Paris native Dr. Corey M. Teague and his wife Emily Teague recently built a new office building in Murfreesboro in order to continue their work in counseling, psychotherapy, psychological evaluations and other services provided to the communities in Middle Tennessee. Their new office is loca…

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Employees of Carey Counseling Center, Inc. this year donated the money that was raised during the 12 days of Christmas to the Paris-Henry County Food Bank. Each year, employees bring in new items or items in good condition and have bidding for those items. Carey raised more than $900 and pre…

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Henry County Alliance Administrative Coordinator Tara Wilson (left) presents a $5,000 check to the Family Resource Center’s director, Becky Holland, on behalf of the Weekend Backpack Program. The money was part of the state’s Three-Star program. 

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Henry County Young Professionals helped out with the Cops and Kids Christmas shopping event Dec. 5. From left are Henry County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Bryan Hall, Veronica Steer, Monica Smith, Jennifer Collins Mosely, Paris Police Cpl. Tony Hutcherson, Molly Jackson, Bethany Edwards, Sheri…

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Owners Lisa Nance and Ryan Hutchinson and a group of family and Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce supporters cut the ribbon for the Old Shirt Factory, which is now indoor storage and flea market space, with other businesses soon to open.

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Janis Watkins, an employee at Herrons and Wills Co., decorates and showcases trends and treats during the Downtown Paris Open Houses event during this Christmas season. All the stores involved in the open house event had special hours and sales. 

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From left, Inman Middle School students Hunter Lawrence, Izzy Arthurs, Rylan Perry and Kara Barnhart attended the FutureStar Leadership Summit at the University of Tennessee at Martin on Oct. 29. Hosted by the WestStar Leadership Program, the FutureStar summit gave students selected for thei…

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Andrew Nickell (center left) and Ava Kate Bomar (center right) had the winning essays in the Drug Abuse Resistance and Education (DARE) program graduation program Nov. 13 at the Krider Performing Arts Center. Two hundred and fifty fifth-graders completed this year’s program. Also involved in…

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Jennifer Hayden (left) of Falcon Plastics in Lexington accepts the Servant Leadership Award from Charley Deal, WestStar director at the University of Tennessee at Martin during a meeting of the Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce board of directors in November. Hayden, who is a former cha…

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Rhonda Green (left) and Lisa Ellison were on hand to welcome everyone to the Consolidated Insurance business after hours event on Nov. 12. The reception, which included refreshments, was held at the company’s new location at 64 Commerce Street in Paris.

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Members of the Henry County High School Madrigals accept a donation of $950 from McDonald’s general manager Steven Davis, Kristy Frisch and Nikki Freeman. The money was raised from the Burger Bash Nov. 9 at the restaurant on Mineral Wells Avenue in Paris.

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Grove School Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) sponsored Pink Out Days for Grove staff and students during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Club members gave students and staff information on cancer statistics, early warning signs, and preventative meas…

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Tom Beasley (right), Paris Optimist Club president, gives Justin Muller the Optimist of the Year award. Muller chaired the club’s annual Boys Camp this summer, which included a canoe trip on the Buffalo River. Muller is the club’s new vice president.

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A group of Henry School teachers dress as their favorite character in children’s books. It was part of an activity in which they read to students from prekindergarten through 3rd grade. The teachers read from the books their characters were from. Angie Justice, pre-K teacher, and her assista…

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Kassidi McDannel works on her octopus chalk art she drew Sunday for Chalk the Walk as Youthful Expressions Studio presented the sixth annual event at Maryville College at the Clayton Center for the Arts.

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Sandy Needles-Perry (left) gives some love to John Wayne the Golden Retriever belonging to  Andy Heath (right) at Noon on the Square’s last show of the year Sept. 25. The Reedy Creek Band performed for a large crowd of at least 300 people. 

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Members of Henry County’s Scholastic Clays Target Program’s national champions were honored by the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission Sept. 18. Pictured are (from left) Andrew Peercy, manager of the state program; Drew James; Skye McLain; Bill Neese, skeet coach; Hunter Fletcher; Bryce T…

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