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Deer meat giveaway scheduled for Friday morning

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City of Paris worker Gary Paschall (standing in the hole), places a new pipe in position Tuesday afternoon where a water line broke Sunday near the Paris Civic Center on Volunteer Drive. Above him (from left) are city employees Robert Beard, Tony Lawrence, director of the Parks and Recreatio…

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Roger Veazey (left), director of patient access for Henry County Medical Center, speaks with a patient while Tiffany Flippin, a pharmacist with HCMC, readies a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to be given Tuesday afternoon. Many of the people who received the vaccine on Jan. 5, approximately 765 peop…

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NASHVILLE (AP) — An attorney argued Monday that the potential for civil unrest is among the reasons a white Nashville police officer charged in the 2018 fatal shooting of an armed black man from behind during a chase should have his first-degree murder trial and the jury pool moved.

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Ben Hassell (center), president of the Optimist Club, and Chris Mooney (right), the club’s Youth/Buddy program chairman, present $2,000 to Carl Anderson, director of the REAL Hope Youth Center. The money will go toward the center’s five-year plan to build a full-service facility for the yout…

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As a student in college and seminary, then as a pastor in Texas, Dwight McKissic has been affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention for more than 45 years. Now he’s pondering whether he and his congregation should break away.

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Steve Willis, a native of Paris, known as “Steve Bo” to his friends, is a veteran of the U.S. Army, an amputee and, above all else, a person who goes out of his way to share kindness and goodwill with everyone he comes across.

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Armand Hebert of McKenzie lectures to an audience of about 10 people during his “Play Chess With Your Business, Instead of Checkers” weekday workshop Friday morning at the Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce. Hebert is the owner and CEO of Hebert Consulting and gave participants advice on…

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Registered Nurse Lora Phillips (right) prepares to give the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Katherine Wheatley of Paris Friday morning during the Henry County Health Department’s vaccination pod at the Henry County Fairgrounds. Health department staff as of Friday expected about 230 people to re…

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Federal prosecutors said a Tennessee man who carried flexible plastic handcuffs around the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 raid by Trump supporters is a danger to his community and a serious flight risk, and are asking that he be detained until trial.

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Some COVID-19 vaccination sites in New York City began canceling or postponing shots or stopped making new appointments Thursday amid vaccine shortages around the U.S. that President Joe Biden has vowed to turn around.

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville International Airport officials have sued a peer-to-peer car sharing company over claims that its offerings at the airport are unauthorized and illegal. 

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

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Scores from Henry County restaurant inspections conducted by the Henry County Health Department for the week of Jan. 14-20 (maximum score: 100; scores available online at inspections.myhealthdepartment.com/tennessee):

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Setting the membership for several county committees and boards was one of the items handled by the Henry County Commission during its Tuesday meeting.

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A high school senior who worked to get a livestock show organized to teach special needs students about agriculture was honored with the Loyal Patriot Award during Tuesday’s Henry County Commission meeting.

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MEMPHIS (AP) — DNA evidence belonging to a Tennessee death row inmate has been found on part of a knife used in the killings of a mother and daughter 33 years ago, but DNA from an unknown man also was found on the murder weapon, an attorney for Pervis Payne said in a Memphis court Tuesday.

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KNOXVILLE (AP) — The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees has been selected to receive a national leadership award from the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.

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Helping Hand auction begins; first weekend exceeds $55,000

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MEMPHIS (AP) — Elvis Presley’s Graceland is now offering live online tours for fans around the world, including those who can’t travel to the Tennessee tourist attraction during the coronavirus pandemic.

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NEW YORK (AP) — When Joe Biden addresses the country for the first time as president, his inaugural speech is likely to echo calls for unity that predecessors have invoked since the first time George Washington was sworn in.

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Tennessee has fired football coach Jeremy Pruitt, two assistants and seven members of the Volunteers’ recruiting and support staff for cause after an internal investigation found what the university chancellor called “serious violations of NCAA rules.”

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ATLANTA (AP) — Speakers at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration in Atlanta called Monday for a renewed dedication to nonviolence following a turbulent year in which a deadly pandemic, protests over systemic racism and a divisive election capped by an attack on the U.S. Capit…