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Oink the Original Singing Pig entertains a full set of bleachers during the Pork Chop Revue at the carnival Tuesday night as part of the World’s Biggest Fish Fry at the Henry County Fairgrounds. The Pork Chop Revue, orchestrated by a showman named Cousin Grumpy, contains pigs, goats and a ll…

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Pistol Perkins (right) waits patiently for a fish to bite with his father Jamie Perkins of Paris Saturday morning during the Kids Fishing Rodeo at Paris Landing State Park. Children had a four-hour window to fish for free as part of the Cast ’N’ Blast event put on by the Henry County Carl Pe…

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For the past 2-1/2 weeks, the Henry County Airport has been closed to airplanes after a sinkhole was discovered beneath its only runway.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Underwood brought the Academy of Country Music Awards to church. Maren Morris won the most awards of the night, including song of the year. Miranda Lambert performed three times and held on to her record as the most decorated winner in ACM history. And Mickey Guyton, t…

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The Tennessee State Library and Archives is now open to the public in its new building at 1001 Rep. John Lewis Way N. in Nashville. According to information from Secretary of State Tre Hargett’s office, the 165,000-square-foot state-ofthe- art library and archives building’s design adds to t…

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John Harrison (left), a residential construction teacher at Henry County High School, unloads a couple of bundles of ferns with the help of student David Richardson Saturday afternoon during the 2021 HCHS Spring Greenhouse Sale. The sale is organized by the local Future Farmers of America ch…

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John Harrison (left), a residential construction teacher at Henry County High School, unloads a couple of bundles of ferns with the help of student David Richardson Saturday afternoon during the 2021 HCHS Spring Greenhouse Sale. The sale is organized by the local Future Farmers of America ch…

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From left, Felicia and James Taylor, Angela Spigall and Mike Enoch, all of Paris, get their groove on to The Ray Lewis Band’s performance of “Wagon Wheel” during the World’s Biggest Fish Fry Kick-Off Street Dance Monday night in downtown Paris. Well more than 50 people were at the annual dan…

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Despite some mild blowback toward the idea of a salary increase for the Henry County general sessions/juvenile judge position, the County Commission voted Monday to approve an amendment to a private act here to OK that raise.

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The 68th World’s Biggest Fish Fry officially kicked off with the Hushpuppy Dash 5K race, which had about 35 contestants gather on a chilly Saturday morning. Everyone in the front row of the starting line, in near-perfect synchronicity, made sure to get their fitness devices ready as the race…

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Drivers pull their cars to a halt as firemen and officials race to a stalled car that has caught fire during the third heat at the Fish Fry demolition derby Saturday at the Henry County Fairgrounds. A standing-room-only crowd packed the fairgrounds arena to watch the cars run laps complete w…

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Kaila Wimberly (center), daughter of Jessica Kinley and Antonio Manzi of Paris, was crowned queen in the 2-years-old category of the Fish Fry Little Prince and Princess Pageant on Jan. 26, 2020. Emma Scott (left), daughter of Shelby and Ryan Scott of Paris, was crowned first maid. Raven Bunc…

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Millie Ana JoLee McGarity (center), daughter of Hannah Bethune and Jenson McGarity of Puryear, was crowned queen in the 0-6 months category of the Fish Fry Little Prince and Princess Pageant on Jan. 26, 2020. Evelyn May Paschall (left), daughter of Ben and Erica Paschall of Springville, was …

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In photo at left, Ember Rose Robbins (center), daughter of Colt and Melissa Robbins of Paris, was crowned queen in the 7-11-months category of the Fish Fry Little Prince and Princess Pageant on Jan. 26, 2020. Olive Mae Hornbrook (left), daughter of Jacob and Alaina Hornbrook of Buchanan, was…

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Ryanne Eloise Snow (center), daughter of Kenny and Elisa Snow of Paris, was crowned queen in the 3-years-old category of the Fish Fry Little Prince and Princess Pageant on Jan. 26, 2020. Maci Hutcherson (left), daughter of Carin Matchler and Justin Hutcherson of Paris, was crowned first maid…

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Irelyn Grace Snow (center), daughter of Kenny and Elisa Snow of Paris, was crowned queen in the 1-year-old category of the Fish Fry Little Prince and Princess pageant on Jan. 26, 2020. Caroline Bruce (left), daughter of Justin and Morgan Bruce of Paris, was crowned first maid of the court. G…

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In photo at right, Zane Ray Flood (center), son of Jonathan and Rebecca Flood of Springville, was crowned king in the 0-6 months category of the Fish Fry Little Prince and Princess Pageant on Jan. 26, 2020. Flynn Casey (left), son of Richard and Kayla Casey of Cottage Grove, was crowned firs…

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One of the highlights of all the Saturday events at the World’s Biggest Fish Fry is the Small Fry Parade, geared toward the youngest generation of Henry Countians.

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Playing a big role in the “fish” theme of the World’s Biggest Fish Fry will be the Junior Fishing Rodeo, set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 24 at Williams Lake.

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Avion Curtis (center), son of Brittany Jackson and Mareka Curtis of Paris, was crowned king in the 7-11 months category of the Fish Fry Little Prince and Princess Pageant on Jan. 26, 2020. Miles Gregory (left), son of Taylor and Khristina Gregory of Paris, was crowned as the court’s first pa…

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The first event of the World’s Biggest Fish Fry comes Saturday morning as the 5K Hushpuppy Dash will get the celebrations moving at 8 a.m., starting at Henry County High School. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. at the HCHS fieldhouse, with the race fee set at $20, or $15 if you register ahe…

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The James Greer Band will be performing the music for everyone to dance to during the Fish Fry’s Country Dance Tuesday night.

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Sawyer McCaslin (center), son of Josh and Heather McCaslin of Paris, was crowned king in the 2-years-old category of the World’s Biggest Fish Fry Little Prince and Princess Pageant on Jan. 26. Easton Robert Keech (left), son of Hanna Keech and Shane Paschall of Paris, was crowned as the cour…

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Eliza Grace Hornbrook (second from right), daughter of Jacob and Alaina Hornbrook of Buchanan, is the 2020 Fish Fry Tiny Tot queen. Court members pictured are (from left) Genevieve Hayes, third maid, daughter of Matt and Stacy Hayes of Paris; Julia Pack, first maid, daughter of Ed and Sarah …

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This year’s Hostess Princess court includes (from left) Samantha Clark, second maid; Victoria Owen, hostess princess; Lexi Daniels, first maid; and Jessica Whalen, third maid. The photo, from the 2020 Hostess Princess pageant, has been digitally altered to place the crown on Owen after she s…

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After performing in the 2019 Fish Fry, Henry County native Nathan Shoemaker will headline the Christian concert again from 7-8:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Enoch building at the Henry County Fairgrounds. Admission for the concert is $5. Loria Plunk is the chairman of the event.

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While the Henry County Fairgrounds hosts the majority of the World’s Biggest Fish Fry events, downtown Paris gets an early chance to shine with the Kick-Off Street Dance.

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Kinsley-Grace Wilson (center), daughter of Sara Wilson and Kelsey Robinson of McKenzie, was crowned 2020 Fish Fry Junior Queen on Jan. 25, 2020. The court included (from left) Olivia Grace Stanley, third maid, daughter of Gene and Lori Stanley of Paris; Annie Kate French, first maid, daughte…

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In the left photo, Hannah Bethune holds her daughter, Millie Ana JoLee McGarity. In the center photo, Laurie Parrish holds her daughter, Layton Parrish. In the right photo, Ben Paschall holds his daughter, Evelyn May Paschall. The three girls made up the 0-6 months girls category of the 2020…

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The Demolition Derby has a different flavor compared to other Fish Fry events. The high energy and aggressive driving makes for a unique viewing experience.

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Taylor Grace French (center) is seen with her court after being named Miss Teen in 2020. She and her court will serve this year because they didn’t get a chance to last year. The court includes (from left) Phoebe Culpepper, third maid; Katie Barnett, first maid; French; Madison Vermillion, s…

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The World’s Biggest Fish Fry does not lack things to do and see, however many of the events only last for one night or two. The Kissel Entertainment Carnival opens from 5-11 p.m. Tuesday at the Henry County Fairgrounds and keeps on going until the very end of Fish Fry week.

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Katherine Elizabeth Binkley (center), daughter of Angela Binkley and Michael Binkley of Puryear, was crowned 2020 Fish Fry Junior Miss on Jan. 25, 2020. The court included (from left) Danilyn Jones, third maid, daughter of Lee and Carrissa Jones of Henry; Alliana Wood, first maid, daughter o…

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Madeline Gotshall (center) was chosen as Miss Preteen for the Fish Fry on Jan. 25, 2020. She is the daughter of Megan and Todd Gotshall. The court featured (from left) Mattie McCormick, third maid, daughter of Lee and Matt McCormick; Lauren Nicole Chandler, first maid, daughter of Mike and T…

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The traditional professional rodeo that has been a part of the World’s Biggest Fish Fry for decades was changed to a different approach in 2019, and that 

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Al-Anon, Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1210 E. Wood St. — 6:30 p.m. Mondays. 

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The mayor of the East Tennessee city of Knoxville requested the release of video footage of a high school shooting that left one student dead and a police officer wounded, but a local prosecutor said Thursday she denied the request amid the ongoing investigation. 

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Country singer Sam Williams of Henry County will be making an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” next week. Williams, a 2015 graduate of Henry County High School, has been increasing his impact in the country music industry recently, premiering a music video for the song “Can…