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A group of Humphreys County residents who live near the site of an upcoming sand and gravel mine project along the Duck River traveled to Paris Friday to stage a protest against the project in front of the Tennessee Valley Authority office here.

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One person appeared to be injured as a result of a traffic accident involving three vehicles Friday morning on East Wood Street in Paris. The wreck occurred about 11:30 a.m. just west of the Highland Street intersection. The three vehicles involved all were traveling east on East Wood Street…

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A big addition to the sales tax holiday weekend for Tennessee this year involves an extended period to buy food tax-free. The normal sales tax holiday for clothing, school supplies and computers began at 12:01 a.m. today and will end at 11:59 p.m. Sunday. During this time frame, those items …

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David Mitchell of the Paris Public Works Department moves a fallen lighting pole with an excavator while working Thursday morning in the parking lot behind Paris city hall. The city is expanding the lot behind city hall to incorporate more parking spots, by repaving a portion of the original…

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The Henry County Sheriff’s Department announced Wednesday that Deputy John McElroy, the department’s animal control officer, is leaving and will take a job with Henry County government. McElroy will now be the maintenance supervisor for the county, according to information provided by the sh…

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Signs for the new Harbor Freight Tools store hang on the outside of the former Peebles building at 1150 Mineral Wells Avenue, across from Walmart in Paris. A social media post from mid-week last week indicated that the store is in the midst of its interviewing process. Interested applicants …

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ron Popeil, the quintessential TV pitchman and inventor known to generations of viewers for hawking products including the Veg-O-Matic, the Pocket Fisherman, Mr. Microphone and the Showtime Rotisserie and BBQ, has died, his family said. Popeil died “suddenly and peacefully…

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Scores from Henry County restaurant inspections conducted by the Henry County Health Department for the week of July 22-28 (maximum score: 100; scores available online at inspections. myhealthdepartment.com/tennessee):

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HOUSTON (AP) — ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill, the long-bearded bassist for the million-selling Texas blues rock trio known for such hits as “Legs” and “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” has died at age 72. In a Facebook post Wednesday, guitarist Billy Gibbons and drummer Frank Beard said Hill died in his sleep.…

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Public meetings The following three governmental meetings are scheduled during the coming week. All are open to the public. TUESDAY The Henry County Planning Committee will meet at 3 p.m. in the Chancery courtroom at the courthouse. The Paris Housing Authority board will meet at 5 p.m. at th…

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Mementos from Tennessee State University and 13 other historically Black colleges and universities will be launched into orbit aboard Boeing's CST-100 Starliner this week.

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Henry County Hardwoods owner John Neese (left) leads West Tennessee educators on a tour of his operations as part of a three-day Forestry Conservation Workshop hosted by the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge in partnership with the Tennessee Forestry Association. The workshop, which ended S…

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Members of the Kentucky-based musical group Soul Dog, including, from left, Ron Coleman, lead vocals, Kevin Qualls, bass, Chuck Haney, soprano saxophone, and Steve Rowlett, trumpet, perform Tuesday night at Eiffel Tower Park. Band members not pictured include Veda Haney, drums, and David Boo…

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As a member of the secretive Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Angus King has reason to worry about hackers. At a briefing by security staff this year, he said he got some advice on how to help keep his cellphone secure.

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New guidance from the federal government set off a cascade of mask rules across the nation Wednesday as cities, states, schools and businesses raced to bring back mandates and others pushed back against the guidelines at a time when Americans are exhausted and confused over constantly shifti…

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MEMPHIS (AP) — The Interstate 40 bridge linking Arkansas and Tennessee that was closed after a crack was found in the span will begin reopening to traffic next week, transportation officials said Wednesday.

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GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Retired Sen. Mike Enzi, a Wyoming Republican known as a consensus-builder in an increasingly polarized Washington, has died after he broke his neck in a bicycle accident. He was 77.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears’ new attorney petitioned Monday to oust her father from the conservatorship that has controlled her life and money for 13 years and replace him with a professional accountant.

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A J.R. Hayes construction worker pilots a road grader Tuesday morning as he moves dirt and smooths the ground on the west side of Highway 641 north about a mile outside downtown Paris. This gravel area will be transformed into additional lanes that will turn the highways from a two lanes to …

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Three people were treated for injuries Tuesday afternoon and taken by ambulance to Henry County Medical Center after a two-vehicle collision resulted in a Buick Rendezvous colliding into a tree near the intersection of Volunteer Drive and Blythe Street in Paris. A Toyota Camry was also invol…

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee paid thousands of dollars for social media influencers to promote a contentious new initiative that uses $2.5 million in taxpayer dollars to offer flight vouchers largely to out-of-state residents.

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Henry County Mayor John Penn Ridgeway reads a proclamation Monday morning officially honoring this week as Human Trafficking Awareness Week in Henry County, which will last until Saturday. Standing beside him on top of the downtown courthouse steps is Henry County General Sessions Judge Vick…

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NASHVILLE (AP) — A drug manufacturer announced Thursday that it has reached a $35 million agreement that would settle a Tennessee lawsuit by local governments and a child born dependent to opioids over the company’s role in the opioid epidemic, though steps remain to finalize the deal.

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NASHVILLE (AP) — A conservative talk radio host from Tennessee who had been a vaccine skeptic until he was hospitalized from COVID-19 now says his listeners should get vaccinated.

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Annual New Beaverdam Cemetery meeting set Saturday

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There were smiles all around as the No Limits Livestock Show got underway Saturday morning at the Henry County Livestock Arena, after being delayed more than a year by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A trio of unoccupied homes went up in flames between Friday night and early Saturday in Henry County, and are being probed as possible arsons by state and local authorities.

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Volunteers from churches, local organizations, civic groups, government officials, local law enforcement and dozens of individuals work together Saturday morning under the shade of the Henry County Fairgrounds Pavilion as a long line of cars bearing kids ready for school drives slowly past. …

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One of Molly Solomon’s favorite memories from the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics was watching Lindsey Vonn in the start house. Cameras would focus on the skiing great, with microphones picking up her breathing while she listened to final instructions.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cumella, dressed in 1920s garb, laid his old Victrola record player down among the tombstones and turned to the small tour group assembled under the towering trees at Woodlawn Cemetery.“She was the diva of her day. The Beyoncé of her day,” he said, brushing leaves of…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is tired of ringing doorbells. The online shopping giant is pushing landlords around the country — sometimes with financial incentives — to give its drivers the ability to unlock apartment-building doors themselves with a mobile device.The service, dubbed Key for Busin…

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The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has announced it is working with electric vehicle automaker and automotive technology company Rivian to install Rivian Waypoint electric vehicle charging stations at Tennessee State Parks.The goal is to have charging stations available…

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Workers prepare scaffolding in front of a bust of Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest at the State Capitol Thursday, July 22, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. A decadeslong effort to remove the bust from the Tennessee Capitol cleared its final hurdle Thursday, w…

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Public meetingsThe following three governmental meetings are scheduled during the coming week. All are open to the public.MONDAYThe Northeast Henry County Utility District board will meet at 4 p.m. at the district office, 11 Rice Lane, Springville.The Henry County 911 Board will meet at 4 p.…

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