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NASHVILLE (AP) — A top Southern Baptist Convention administrator is resigning after weeks of internal division over how best to handle an investigation into the denomination’s response to sexual abuse reports.

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Development council plans canned goods giveaway Tuesday

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NEW YORK (AP) — Charise Castro Smith, the first Latino woman to co-direct a Walt Disney Animation Studios movie, admits that she has felt terrified at times. But when the chance to work on “Encanto” came around, she had no doubts.

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The Fajita Brothers perform during Noon on the Square Friday afternoon for a well-sized crowd that packed onto the downtown courthouse lawn. The longtime local musical group played a mix of hits by artists like James Taylor, The Doobie Brothers and the Eagles along with its own original song…

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Civil War re-enactors fire off cannons Sunday afternoon during the final day of the 6th Annual Battle of Paris Landing and Living History event. The event was sponsored by the Paris Landing Tourism League and had various displays and re-enactors that showcased the historical events that happ…

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LONDON (AP) — A work by British street artist Banksy that sensationally self-shredded just after it sold at auction three years ago fetched $25.4 million on Thursday — a record for the artist, and close to 20 times its pre-shredded price.

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Scores from Henry County restaurant inspections conducted by the Henry County Health Department for the week of Oct. 7-13 (maximum score: 100; scores available online at inspections.myhealthdepartment.com/tennessee):

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Brian Solowey (left) and Khris Dumas help guide Cody Rowlett (in excavator) as he maneuvers a bucket into a trench Thursday morning on Anderson Drive. The three Henry County Highway Department workers were hard at work replacing a culvert in the neighborhood near northeast Paris. The departm…

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A planned restaurant to be placed at 1008 E. Wood St. was delayed Thursday night when the issue of “screening” — making sure the business property is screened off from any residential property that abuts it — was brought up at the Paris Municipal Regional Planning Commission meeting.

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A Benton County man was charged with violation of the sex offender registry Tuesday night in Paris. Allan Lafate Phifer, 56, of Eva was arrested by Paris Police Sgt. Daniel Andres about 6:30 p.m. on Volunteer Drive in Paris. Phifer is classified as a violent sex offender, having been convict…

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Nash Green, a probationary member of the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department, creates a rainbow with his hose stream as he helps battle a fire that erupted Wednesday morning inside a mobile home on 4709 Clifty Road southeast of Paris. Oakland Chief James Martin said the fire broke through the …

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The holidays are just a few weeks away, and the Henry County chapter of the Salvation Army is getting ready to help local families put gifts under their Christmas trees this year. Once again, the local Salvation Army is taking part in the Angel Tree program this Christmas, which helps famili…

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Lydia Freyburger lifts a decorative Christmas candleholder as she unpacks donations to the Father to the Fatherless International yard sale Wednesday afternoon at Covenant Ranch. In addition to a trove of Christmas decorations, the three-day sale features many items, including toys, decorati…

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MEMPHIS (AP) — Postal workers returned to their jobs Wednesday after the shooting of a supervisor and manager by a letter carrier inside a sorting facility in Tennessee, where a colleague said the pandemic is putting U.S. Postal Service employees nationwide under stress. 

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Saturday’s Krider Idol  competition postponed

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NEW YORK (AP) — Trisha Yearwood is a collard greens kind of gal, but her husband, Garth Brooks, is definitely not a collard greens kind of guy. So she had to be a little sly when it came time to perfect her Collard-Stuffed Wontons.

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Anderson Drive to be closed for culvert repairs

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NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Crosby was 19 when his father, Bing, died in 1977. But when he goes to a shopping mall or party in December, there’s a strong chance he’ll hear his dad’s voice singing “White Christmas.”

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David Mitchell (left) wields a chain saw as he makes short work of a tree that fell Monday morning across Greenacres Drive. Mitchell, Adam Boyd (right) and Eric Coles (not pictured), all of the Paris Public Works Department, removed the tree from the road. A crew from the Paris Utility Autho…

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Tim Ruth of E&W Electrical Solutions works Tuesday to place some cabling inside a closet at the new home of the Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse at 305 W. Washington St. Ruth said the Perkins Center will be moving most of its equipment from its current location insid…

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee and Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn on Friday announced plans to review how the state funds its multibillion dollar K-12 education system.

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Henry County Democratic Party meeting tonight

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Now that schools are back in session, parents are mastering this year’s new school vocabulary: Modified quarantine, antigen vs. PCR testing and the so-called Swiss cheese model for keeping classrooms safe, which has become the butt of a few jokes.

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Russ Orr (left), the newly elected board member for the Henry County Board of Education, is sworn into his position by Henry County Mayor John Penn Ridgeway Thursday afternoon during the school board meeting at the Henry County schools transportation building. Orr will represent the county’s…

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MOSCOW (AP) — Journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their fight for freedom of expression in countries where reporters have faced persistent attacks, harassment and even murder.

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Sam Williams (center) croons for the crowd during his Saturday night performance at The Breakers Marina north of Paris Landing. The Henry County High School graduate, who grew up in the Springville area, played to an enthusiastic, sold-out crowd as he performed songs from his recently releas…

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Paul McKinney of Memphis takes a solo as he and his band, the Knights of Jazz, play for a packed crowd at Saturday night’s Brews, Blues and Barbecue. The night raised more than $10,000 for the Downtown Paris Association to help fund future DPA events. The event, which took place outdoors on …

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Sam Williams grins during his Saturday night performance at The Breakers Marina north of Paris Landing. The Henry County High School graduate, who grew up in the Springville area, played to a enthusiastic, sold-out crowd as he performed songs from his recently released debut album Glasshouse…

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A promising start gave way to a frustrating second half as the Henry County High School football team suffered its second straight loss in a 28-14 decision at Tilghman High School in Paducah, Ky.

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The Paris Post-Intelligencer will be closed Monday in honor of Columbus Day. (Since it’s a federal holiday, the U.S. Postal Service will be closed and we can’t mail our newspapers.)

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The Henry County Democratic Party will be meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12 at the Paris 5&10 Event Center on the court square in downtown Paris.

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Scores from Henry County restaurant inspections conducted by the Henry County Health Department for the week of Sept. 30-Oct. 6 (maximum score: 100; scores available online at inspections.myhealthdepartment.com/tennessee):

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STOCKHOLM (AP) — U.K.-based Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah, whose experience of crossing continents and cultures has fed his novels about the impact of migration on individuals and societies, won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday. The Swedish Academy said the award was in recogn…

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The City of Paris received word this week it has been approved for a $150,000 downtown improvement grant termed a Facade grant by the state Department of Economic and Community Development.

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The Henry County Board of Education’s meeting Thursday revealed that students in the school system performed better than the state average in curriculum testing and achievement in the 2020-21 school year.

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Plans sticking out of his back pocket, Smithy the Surveyor trains his transit level down North Market Street as he measures the distance to a point Wednesday on the Henry County court square. The straw man from L.I. Smith & Associates was one of about a dozen artistic creations submitted…

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Puryear Police Chief Dale Paschall of the Metro Crime Unit arrested two Henry Countians Tuesday night for alleged trafficking of methamphetamine.

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PARIS (AP) — Chanel brought Paris Fashion Week to its final day with a runway show that illustrated how designers and the people they dress want to look to the future with optimism.