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Buses carrying the Henry County High School Patriots football team travel along Volunteer Drive in Paris Friday afternoon as Big Red fans yell and scream to show their support. The Patriots were headed to Williamson County to take on Page High School in Friday night's state semifinal Class 5…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland directed U.S. attorneys across the country to swiftly prioritize prosecution of federal crimes that happen on commercial flights as federal officials face a historic number of investigations into passenger behavior.

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Charles McDavid (left) and Rick Parker, veterans and members of New Harmony Baptist Church, work Saturday building the starry sky and clouds where angels will perch for the church’s Live Nativity. The annual tour telling the story of Jesus Christ will be held from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 3-5 at the ch…

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Ten- nessee Department of Cor- rection Commissioner Tony Parker plans to join a nonprofit based on criminal justice re- form next year after he leaves his state post.According to a 4th Purpose Foundation news release, Parker will join the Knoxville- based organization as its…

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Al-Anon, Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1210 E. Wood St. — 6:30 p.m. Mondays.Awaking to Peace: Adult Children of Alco- holics, Rhea Public Library meeting room — 6 p.m. Mondays.Celebrate Recovery (Christ-centered, 12 steps), Tennessee Valley Community Church, 2500 E. Wood St. — 6-8 p.m. Thursda…

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Medicare meetings planned next weekTN Ship, the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, is planning a pair of Medicare Annual One-Stop Shop sessions next week.The sessions will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Henry County Office on Aging. located in the Central Comm…

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Scores from Henry County restaurant inspections con- ducted by the Henry County Health Department for the week of Nov. 18-24 (maximum score: 100; scores available on- line at inspections.myhealth- department. com/tennessee):• Perry’s BBQ Cafeteria Style, 1055 Mineral Wells Ave., Suite 10 — N…

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A row of Christmas trees shines bright inside of The Old Paris 5 & 10 Event Center, 110 W. Washington St. The exhibit of trees will be open for a Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce event at 8 a.m. today and open again at noon Friday. Earlier Friday, Santa Claus makes his first appear…

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Garrison Barrett (left) and Jamie Paschall put away loose trash Saturday morning during a litter cleanup event in Puryear. Organized by the Keep Paris/Henry County Beautiful initiative and the Puryear community, a group of people took a few hours out of their weekend to roam different roads …

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Henry County Medical Center began and ended October with the same number of employees, and is expecting to add more workers in the coming months, according to its human resources director.

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Two Parisians were arrested Friday morning by the Paris Police Department for alleged drug distribution.

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From left, Eden Mead, 9, introduces himself to Paris Police Chief Ricky Watson and Sgt. Amber Roaten Wednesday afternoon. Mead went to the Paris Police Department with his grandparents, Rebecca and Jeffrey Fryhover, to donate $500 to the police department. The money is all his own, which he …

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From left, Eddie Allred, incoming Rotary district governor, gives Gene Gulish the 2020-21 Rotary District 6760 Humanitarian of the Year award Thursday night, as club members Tory Daughrity and Michele Atkins applaud, during the Paris Rotary Club’s 100-year anniversary celebration at the Pari…

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Posting a 23-0 shutout on Friday night at Springfield has qualified the Henry County High School football team for the semifinal game of the Class 5A state playoffs.

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One responder spectates a grass fire while a Henry volunteer firefighter hoses down the ground Friday afternoon as flames nearly reached a home at 190 Meadows Lane. Henry Volunteer Fire Department Chief Keith Qualls and his squad arrived the scene of the fire about 1 p.m. and were able to cl…

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Maria Ressa says much still remains uncertain about her life in the month since she became the first ever Filipino and the first working journalist in more than 80 years to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

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(RNS) — It is early morning in the Great Smoky Mountains. Kevin Burrell is half asleep and wrapped tightly in his sleeping bag. Before surrendering his warm cocoon to the chilly morning air, he hears the call of a hermit thrush just above his tent, coaxing him to stay in bed for just a few s…

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From left,  Zander Hamby, Stone Tutt, Baelyn Thomasson and Kaylee Moody team up to give a visiting llama a relaxing brushing during a visit by a traveling petting zoo, made possible by a Plus Endowment Grant received by Henry School teacher Lana Currence. A page of color photos taken by Curr…

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Henry County High School senior guard Mary Raye Smith shoots during a 3-point contest at Tuesday’s Hype Night celebration at Gamlin Gymnasium. Smith and her Lady Patriot teammates saw their first action Thursday night in a Hall of Champions game at Trenton. Basketball fans can read about the…

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Universities, transportation agencies and the operator of a national laboratory are among those landing exemptions to a new Tennessee law that strictly limits or prohibits most government entities and businesses from implementing COVID-19 prevention mandates. For some, appro…

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MEMPHIS (AP) — Rapper Young Dolph was shot and killed Wednesday at a cookie shop in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, and a search is underway for the shooter, officials said.

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Gunther the German shepherd spent a recent morning playing with his tennis ball, rolling in the grass, slobbering a little and napping a lot. Later, he had a “meeting” with the real estate agents selling his Miami mansion that his handlers bought from Madonna.

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Cooper Smith of OLCS Inc. Property Maintenance and Management of Paris blows fallen fall leaves from the Brasher household’s yard Tuesday afternoon on Chickasaw Road. Now in the thick of the fall season, it’s the time of year to get the mowers, rakes and leaf blowers out and make the leaves …

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Henry County High School runner Morgan Barrick (35) barrels over a Dyer County defender to score a touchdown during the Patriots’ 56-21 victory in a first round game in the Class 5A state playoffs played on Nov. 5 at Patriot Stadium. The Patriots followed that win up with a 56-27 triumph at …

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About 30 young girls in Paris have become involved in a new dance team started in an effort to provide positive recreation here for youths their ages.

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The Paris Special School District board made changes to the district policies Tuesday that will tighten up truancy issues and accelerate consequences for excessive unexcused absences.

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Nick Waxter of Jowers Sign Company in Martin is in the midst of installing letters Monday afternoon for the sign of Styles on Broadway Salonspa, on the former Jaspe Salon building on East Wood Street. According to Mari Dilday, owner of Styles on Broadway, the salon/spa bought Jaspe Salon in …

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — States will soon be flooded with federal money to address a pent-up need to repair, improve or remove thousands of aging dams across the U.S., including some that could inundate towns or neighborhoods if they fail.

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Henry County’s own Sammy Goldstein provided piano entertainment during a public reception Saturday afternoon at the Paris Academy for the Arts. Goldstein, known for his many successful years as a cruise ship entertainer, has performed in fundraisers for the academy in the past. Saturday’s ev…

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Students at Rhea Elementary School wave to the Henry County High School Patriots football team as the Big Red players and coaches depart Friday afternoon for Munford to play a second-round playoff game Friday night. The students were gathered for a Book Fair celebration during which they wer…

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Barrs Chapel Church, 5560 Briarpatch Lake Road northeast of Como, will have an installation service for its pastor Larry D. McCutcheon on Sunday. The service will begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school following at 11 a.m. Special guest speaker Leroy Brent, pastor of Fairview Baptist Church of …

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Alyssa Wade of Paris finished as first runner-up in the Miss UT Martin pageant Saturday. Jackson native Carly White was the winner of the pageant, conducted earlier this month at the Boling University Center’s Duncan ballroom. Pageant competition includes private interview, fitness and welln…

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NEW YORK (AP) — The first time they collaborated was such a surprise smash that the only question was when Robert Plant and Alison Krauss would sing together again. The answer is out this week.

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Henry County Clerk Donna Craig was named 2020-21 County Clerk of the Year for Tennessee at the annual County Officials Association of Tennessee Conference held last week in Chattanooga. Craig was selected by the County Clerks Association, in which she served as the 2020-21 president.

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Kennedy Thompson, 2, of Paris hangs one of 137 angels that are on The Salvation Army Angel Tree Monday afternoon at Walmart in Paris as gift shopping for people giving to the Angel Tree program began. Unwrapped gifts must be dropped off by Dec. 12 either at Walmart or at one of the Salvation…