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Paris Board of Public Utilities employees work to repair a damaged electrical pole Tuesday morning on Highway 140 east of Paris. A pickup truck hit and damaged the pole, and emergency personnel closed off a block of the highway near the downed lines to allow work to be done without endangeri…

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A Paris man was sentenced to 10 years in jail after he pleaded guilty to a drug charge Friday in Henry County Circuit Court.

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Mark Berg (center, holding scissors) cuts the ribbon Wednesday afternoon during a ribbon cutting marking the reopening of Blues Landing, 130 Tate Drive in the Buchanan area. The Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce event allowed Chamber members and guests to sample the restaurant’s Cajun-h…

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Henry County High School’s speech team raised about $2,000 at its cornhole tournament on Aug. 10. From left, team coach Linda Miller poses with Roger Burges and Mark Carlisle, who won $250 as the winning team. The second-place team, Bob Haepp and Jerry Stallions, took home $150 while Rhonda …

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More details have been released about the arrest of a Henry man Friday for vehicular homicide, with reports indicating he was texting while driving before causing a November crash that killed a 12-year-old girl.

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The Henry County Literacy Council, in partnership with the Henry County School System and Paris Special School District, is recruiting volunteers to participate in an individual tutoring program called Team Read.

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Work tools litter the ground after an accident involving a Ford pickup truck that happened about 9:50 a.m. Monday on Highway 641 north of the intersection with Harvey Bowden Road. Further details were unavailable pending the release of information from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

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IWWA (Independent World Wrestling Alliance) wrestler Randall Floyd (left) holds Mohammed down on the top rope in an early match in a professional wrestling card presented by Jarrett Parsons Wrestling Saturday at the Atkins-Porter Recreational Center. Floyd went on to win by submission. The s…

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Posting a 14-0 victory over Paducah Tilghman in the McDonald’s Football Challenge Friday at Patriot Stadium has the Henry County High School football team eager to start the 2019 season.

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From left, John Weiher, Marsha Aldridge and Shannon Bomar are seen during ceremonies Saturday morning for the dedication of the renovated building housing the Whitlock branch of the Cottage Grove Volunteer Fire Department. The department hosted a free breakfast to show off the building and e…

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A new music venue, Puryear Pickin’ Parlor, will open in downtown Puryear across from the post office. It was the former location of Lisa Green’s photo studio.

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Master Gardeners Cee Koenig (left) and Valerie Stephens plant some colorguard yucca plants Thursday evening as they dress up the wall planter just outside the Paris-Henry County Rescue Squad building on the Highway 218 Bypass east of Paris. The plants were donated by the Master Gardeners and…

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Jim Stafford warms up backstage at the Krider Performing Arts Center Saturday night prior to his performance on behalf of the Lee Academy for the Arts. Almost 300 attended the concert which featured Stafford’s hit songs, comedy and virtuosity on guitar and other instruments. Stafford perform…

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Ben Hassell (left) and Austin Witherspoon lay down pipework for the plumbing in what will be a new, yet unnamed gas station and convenience store on Tyson Avenue southwest of Mineral Wells Avenue. Although construction is in relatively early phases, owner Kalpesh Patel said he hopes to open …

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The Henry County Sheriff’s and the Paris Police departments will be working with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office for a “Booze It and Lose It” campaign today through the Labor Day holiday.

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Paris firefighter Jason McCord is on the roof of the First Baptist Church educational building after four trucks responded early Thursday afternoon to a possible fire there. According to Fire Chief Michael Williams, roofers were seam-welding the rubber roof when wood behind a section began s…

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A Paris man was arrested on child abuse charges Wednesday night on Cherry Street.

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Paris firefighter Jason McCord works on the roof as he and other firefighters respond to a fire Thursday afternoon at First Baptist Church in Paris. A report on the incident was still in progress, but the fire was apparently related to roofing work being conducted at the time. Firefighters w…

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Mark Berg (center, holding scissors) cuts the ribbon Wednesday afternoon during the ribbon cutting marking the reopening of Blues Landing, 130 Tate Drive in the Buchanan area. The Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce event allowed chamber members and guests to sample the restaurant's menu.

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Workers for Wellspring Builders of Nashville continue work Wednesday afternoon on the new building for Advance Financial 24/7 next door to CVS Pharmacy near the corner of Memorial Drive and Mineral Wells Avenue. An older building that was at that location was demolished.

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Two minutes — 120 seconds. That’s all it took for a Henry County Sheriff’s Department bloodhound team to find a fugitive Tuesday night who had evaded officers in Decatur County.

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A Paris Public Works crew makes the sidewalk compliant with the American with Disabilities Act Wednesday at one corner of Volunteer and Maurice Field drives. In the truck is Justin Deaton, while John Smith is in the backhoe. The others are (from left) Chris Moseley, Lynn Banks, David Mitchel…

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The Henry County Board of Education will be exploring options for adding signs at the Henry County High School fieldhouse, football field and theater to indicate their new dedications.

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More than 50 hams were sold amounting to $32,000 during Saturday’s 2019 country ham auction at the Henry County Fair. In total, 67 hams were auctioned off this year. Remi Gardner, daughter of Beverly and Tas Gardner, was the overall grand champion for the curing of her ham. It sold for $600 …

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A mother and son were airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center after a one-car accident on Highway 140 near Cowpath Road Tuesday morning.

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The Paris Rotary Club will be hosting a radiothon and item pickup and donation Friday and Saturday to benefit the Paris Special School District weekend backpack program.

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Andy Bratton (center) operates a big trackhoe digging dirt in which a new culvert will go as Carlos McCutcheon (left) and Khris Dumas watch Tuesday on India Road just outside of Paris. At far left is a power pole across the ditch supporting a water line. Not seen on the right side is another…

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Jim Martens of Venedy, Ill., lifts the front wheels of his tractor, “Runaway,” as he competes in the USA Pullers Tractor Pull Friday night in the main arena at the Henry County Fair. Competitors traveled to the event to show just how much their tractors could pull. USA Pullers travels to cou…

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A good turnout showed up at the Henry County Fairgrounds livestock barn Saturday morning for the annual Beef Cattle Show at the Henry County Fair. One of the highlights was the senior showmanship class with 18 entries.