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A garage fire Thursday night on Laurel Lane is currently being investigated by the Henry County Sheriff’s Department.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — almost five times the previous record set in 1982 — amid a widespread economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus.

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BOSTON (AP) — Neil Diamond posts a fireside rendition of “Sweet Caroline” with its familiar lyrics tweaked to say, “Hands ... washing hands.” A news anchor asks when social distancing will end because “my husband keeps trying to get into the house.” And a sign outside a neighborhood church r…

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee’s “hope and expectation” is that there will be no “elective” abortions performed in the state under an executive order barring non-essential medical procedures to free up protective equipment for hospitals treating the coronavirus, his spokesman said Wednesday.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Chef Floyd Cardoz, who competed on “Top Chef,” won “Top Chef Masters” and operated successful restaurants in both India and New York, died Wednesday of complications from the coronavirus, his company said in a statement. He was 59.

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DUFUR, Ore. (AP) — The social distancing rules repeated like a mantra in America’s urban centers, where the coronavirus is spreading exponentially, might seem silly in wide-open places where neighbors live far from each other and “working from home” means another day spent branding calves or…

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Chief John Weiher (left) of the Cottage Grove Volunteer Fire Department shows local farmer Tillman Paschall a self-contained breathing apparatus, or SCBA, at the department’s annual meeting earlier this month in Cottage Grove. Paschall was responsible for the department receiving a Farmers G…

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In this photo from Cathy Bullington, Vadale Sh-fawn of 1101 Grove St. reads The P-I to keep up with the latest news on the COVID-19 outbreak.

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A wanted man featured on the front page of Wednesday’s Post-Intelligencer was caught later Wednesday morning by the Henry County Sheriff’s Department.

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Delta Contracting Co. worker Tim Olive operates a milling machine Monday to remove old pavement on Highway 641 near the ICI plant as workers prepare to lay fresh asphalt. This is another step in the Highway 641 widening project that officially kicked off in November 2017. Workers with Delta …

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Henry County Sheriff’s Department investigators are offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man shown in these photos. Investigators would like to identify the man, who is wanted for a burglary and theft committed in Henry County. At the time of the…

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Hunter Stout of Paris finishes fueling up Tuesday afternoon at Patriot Mart, 1330 E. Wood St., as a long line of other motorists wait for their chance to buy gas for 99 cents a gallon for the first time since the 1970s. Jay Sukhadia, Patriot Mart owner, said he dropped the price to that leve…

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Patriot Mart on East Wood Street at Chickasaw/Fairgrounds Road became the first station in Tennessee to sell unleaded gasoline for less than $1 Tuesday, according to owner Jay Sukhadia.

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Lisa Casteel, Henry County Medical Center CEO, speaks during the March 9 meeting of the Lakeway Kiwanis Club. She gave an update on the COVID-19 virus and how it might effect Paris and Henry County and the rest of the country. Also, she gave several tips on how to prevent getting the virus a…

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Gov. Bill Lee issued an executive order Sunday mandating that Tennessee businesses begin to use alternative business models because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes ordering restaurants and bars to close their dining rooms, and gyms to close their doors.

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Less than three months ago came the first reports of cases of pneumonia related to a virus first detected in Wuhan, China. The outbreak of the virus that causes COVID-19 has caused unprecedented disruptions that have brought an unparalleled shock to the global economy.

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee on Sunday urged residents to work from home and ordered bars and restaurants to close for 14 days starting Monday with the exception of drive-thru, take-out and delivery services in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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We’ve all heard the stories about grocery stores across the United States being hit hard by customers concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic, with household items such as toilet paper, and basic food items such as meats and bread being whisked away by zealous buyers.

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Avery McElrath (left) of Lifeline Blood Services confers with Kyla Lowe of Paris as she is one of many residents lined up to donate blood Friday at Joe Mahan Ford in Paris. McElrath said the Bloodmobile had already had 50 donors after just two hours. The five-hour event wound up drawing 97 p…