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The Athena Delphian Club recently awarded scholarships to five Henry County High School seniors. Pictured from left are club president Lindsay Driscoll, Jamie Underwood, Dinah Winders, John Carter Olive, Emily Hendrix, Abby Taylor, and club treasurer Eliza Griffey.

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The Richardson Family Henry County Educational Foundation Scholarship was founded in 1997 with a gift from Bobby Richardson, M.D., a Springville native and renowned pioneer cardiovascular surgeon, to honor John Richardson, Ph.D., a Henry County native. Dr. John Richardson was a lifelong educ…

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From left, Peggy Veazey, Randi French and Joyce Kailus shop for some tasty treats Friday morning at the Rock Steady Boxing bake sale and cookout in the Lakeway Shopping Center. Nearby, members of the Paris-Henry County Jaycees were busy grilling as they hosted a cookout. According to Sway Cl…

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Paving crews from Delta Contracting Co. in Paris are working on the final layer of asphalt on the 641 widening project from Rison Street in Paris north to Smith Road. By late Thursday morning, they’d paved the outside northbound lane and had paved the outside southbound lane as far as Porter…

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Instructor Gioia Fazzini (left) leads a group of 3rd grade beginning string students during the Paris Special School District strings concert Thursday at the Krider Performing Arts Center. The concert also includes students from the district’s fourth and fifth grades.

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Grady Hutson (left), an 8th grade student at Lakewood School, helps Lakewood 1stgrader Aleeah Glatt try out his dad's equipment from C and G Underground.

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A mobile food pantry that serves Henry and its surrounding counties made a special delivery in Carroll County last week. More than 50 volunteers came together May 7 to hold a Mobile Pantry at the Carroll County Library in Huntingdon, in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Ten…

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Second grade students get an up-close look at a boom truck from the Paris Utility Authority Thursday morning at Lakewood School. The visit by the PUA was part of the Careers on Wheels program organized by the school’s guidance department.

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Henry County High School's Class of 2022 gleefully toss their caps skyward as they sing the final notes of the HCHS Alma Mater at the close of Friday night's graduation ceremony. The school's 53rd Commencement ceremony saw 288 students awarded their high school diplomas. Michele Webb, HCHS p…

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Staff raises, the hiring of an additional social worker and the creation of a dean of students position at Henry County High School are among the improvements being proposed in the Henry County School System’s 2023 budget.

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Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals Judge John Edward Williams (right) chats with Henry County Circuit Court Clerk Mike Wilson (left) about e-filing software during a Wednesday morning visit to the Henry County courthouse. Williams visited with Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sarah Campbell …

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Scores from Henry County restaurant inspections conducted by the Henry County Health Department for the week of May 5-11 (maximum score: 100; scores available

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We left Ketchikan on Thursday afternoon and arrived about 7:30 p.m. on May 6 at Victoria, British Columbia. Canadian officials delayed our docking, so it was 8 p.m. and close to dark before we were allowed to disembark and head for our horse-drawn trolley tour through Victoria.

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In this recent photo, pottery teacher and former Henry County High School band director Martin Paschall (right) presents the Dr. Douglas D. Paschall Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to Taylor Dunagan, HCHS valedictorian for the Class of 2022. “My brother, Douglas, passed away in …

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Members of the Puryear Volunteer Fire Department march down West Chestnut Street Saturday at the Puryear Day parade in downtown Puryear. Members of the department are carrying a mix of U.S. Flags and memorial flags.

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Jeff Seaton, an associate professor of management in the Murray State University department of management, marketing and business administration, addresses almost 20 homeschool families and community members interested in homeschooling at Capturing Hearts and Training Minds, a home education…

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Terry Wimberley (left), president and CEO of the Paris Utility Authority and Barry Flood, PUA energy solutions manager, recreate the groundbreaking at the nearby Paris Solar Farm — Puryear, while they ride in Saturday’s Puryear Day parade.

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A group of Henry County High School seniors take a walk through the halls of Lakewood School. The seniors who participated in the walk attended Lakewood when they were in elementary and middle school. The Graduation Walk allows them to have one final walk-through and farewell to their former…

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After more than a decade of providing care to patients from Henry County and the surrounding region, Henry Enyenehi, a hospitalist at Henry County Medical Center, announced his plans to retire. His last day will be Thursday.

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Country music hitmaker and Academy of Country Music award-winner Mickey Gilley died at the age of 86 in Branson, Mo. Saturday from complications after a recent hospitalization.

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Luke Nichols (right) is the 2022 winner of the East Wood Clinic Health Care Scholarship of $1,000. Presenting the scholarship is Joshua Roberts, administrator of East Wood Clinic, located at 1323 E. Wood St. Nichols plans to attend Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., where he will major…

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DeWayne Chadwick, pastor at Puryear Baptist Church, takes a trip into the dunking tank at the Puryear Day celebration Saturday in downtown Puryear. A steady stream of willing victims volunteered to man the tank throughout the day. 

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Members of Puryear Scout Troop 228 wave to the crowd during Saturday’s Puryear Day Parade on West Main Street 

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When the COVID-19 pandemic struck the country in March 2020, there were great fears that the economy would go into a tailspin at the local level.

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Led by the familiar grand marshal’s train float built by the late Warren Sykes, the Puryear Day parade kicks off Saturday morning on West Chestnut Street. The Puryear community selected Sykes and his late wife, Dorothy,  as posthumous grand marshals for the 2022 parade, which returned to dow…

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Members of American Legion Post 164 in Paris (front row) hold up a massive $30,000 check as they pose with select members of Henry County High School’s Class of 2022 during a scholarship presentation Wednesday at the school. The post auctioned off its building on Highway 69A last June, and d…

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Students from Inman Middle School will perform "Newsies, Jr.," an adaptation of the 1992 hit Disney film, “Newsies" and subsequent Broadway musical, this weekend at the Krider Performing Arts Center. Based on actual events, “ ewsies" chronicles the 1899 strike in which a group of impoverishe…

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Michael Williams, Post-Intelligencer editor and publisher, and his wife Evonne, The P-I associate publisher, are taking a trip with their daughter Katie to the West, culminating in Alaska. This report updates their progress.

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Monique Gray (left) watches as Rebecca Bray signs paperwork committing herself to attend Bethel University. The two Henry County High School seniors signed on to be student with the the Bethel University Renaissance performing arts program. The program strives to empower students to uplift, …