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A group of Humphreys County residents who live near the site of an upcoming sand and gravel mine project along the Duck River traveled to Paris Friday to stage a protest against the project in front of the Tennessee Valley Authority office here.

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One person appeared to be injured as a result of a traffic accident involving three vehicles Friday morning on East Wood Street in Paris. The wreck occurred about 11:30 a.m. just west of the Highland Street intersection. The three vehicles involved all were traveling east on East Wood Street…

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A big addition to the sales tax holiday weekend for Tennessee this year involves an extended period to buy food tax-free. The normal sales tax holiday for clothing, school supplies and computers began at 12:01 a.m. today and will end at 11:59 p.m. Sunday. During this time frame, those items …

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David Mitchell of the Paris Public Works Department moves a fallen lighting pole with an excavator while working Thursday morning in the parking lot behind Paris city hall. The city is expanding the lot behind city hall to incorporate more parking spots, by repaving a portion of the original…

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The Henry County Sheriff’s Department announced Wednesday that Deputy John McElroy, the department’s animal control officer, is leaving and will take a job with Henry County government. McElroy will now be the maintenance supervisor for the county, according to information provided by the sh…

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Signs for the new Harbor Freight Tools store hang on the outside of the former Peebles building at 1150 Mineral Wells Avenue, across from Walmart in Paris. A social media post from mid-week last week indicated that the store is in the midst of its interviewing process. Interested applicants …

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Scores from Henry County restaurant inspections conducted by the Henry County Health Department for the week of July 22-28 (maximum score: 100; scores available online at inspections. myhealthdepartment.com/tennessee):

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Public meetings The following three governmental meetings are scheduled during the coming week. All are open to the public. TUESDAY The Henry County Planning Committee will meet at 3 p.m. in the Chancery courtroom at the courthouse. The Paris Housing Authority board will meet at 5 p.m. at th…

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Henry County Hardwoods owner John Neese (left) leads West Tennessee educators on a tour of his operations as part of a three-day Forestry Conservation Workshop hosted by the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge in partnership with the Tennessee Forestry Association. The workshop, which ended S…

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Members of the Kentucky-based musical group Soul Dog, including, from left, Ron Coleman, lead vocals, Kevin Qualls, bass, Chuck Haney, soprano saxophone, and Steve Rowlett, trumpet, perform Tuesday night at Eiffel Tower Park. Band members not pictured include Veda Haney, drums, and David Boo…

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A J.R. Hayes construction worker pilots a road grader Tuesday morning as he moves dirt and smooths the ground on the west side of Highway 641 north about a mile outside downtown Paris. This gravel area will be transformed into additional lanes that will turn the highways from a two lanes to …

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Three people were treated for injuries Tuesday afternoon and taken by ambulance to Henry County Medical Center after a two-vehicle collision resulted in a Buick Rendezvous colliding into a tree near the intersection of Volunteer Drive and Blythe Street in Paris. A Toyota Camry was also invol…

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Henry County Mayor John Penn Ridgeway reads a proclamation Monday morning officially honoring this week as Human Trafficking Awareness Week in Henry County, which will last until Saturday. Standing beside him on top of the downtown courthouse steps is Henry County General Sessions Judge Vick…

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Annual New Beaverdam Cemetery meeting set Saturday

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There were smiles all around as the No Limits Livestock Show got underway Saturday morning at the Henry County Livestock Arena, after being delayed more than a year by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A trio of unoccupied homes went up in flames between Friday night and early Saturday in Henry County, and are being probed as possible arsons by state and local authorities.

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Volunteers from churches, local organizations, civic groups, government officials, local law enforcement and dozens of individuals work together Saturday morning under the shade of the Henry County Fairgrounds Pavilion as a long line of cars bearing kids ready for school drives slowly past. …

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Public meetingsThe following three governmental meetings are scheduled during the coming week. All are open to the public.MONDAYThe Northeast Henry County Utility District board will meet at 4 p.m. at the district office, 11 Rice Lane, Springville.The Henry County 911 Board will meet at 4 p.…

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Scores from Henry County restaurant inspections con- ducted by the Henry County Health Department for the week of July 14-21 (maximum score: 100; scores available online at inspections.my- healthdepartment.com/ten- nessee):• TheSpotBar&Grill, 11180 Hwy. 79 northeast of Paris — July 14. S…

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Al-Anon, Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1210 E. Wood St. — 6:30 p.m. Mondays.Awaking to Peace: Adult Children of Alco-holics, Rhea Public Library meeting room — 6 p.m. Mondays.Celebrate Recovery (Christ-centered, 12 steps), Tennessee Valley Community Church, 2500E. Wood St. — 6-8 p.m. on Thursd…

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One person was injured and airlifted to a hospital following a one-vehicle accident Thursday morning in the area of 11545 Hwy. 140 near the intersection with Highway 79 in the Paris Landing vicinity. Officers with the Henry County Sheriff’s Department and Tennessee Highway Patrol responded t…

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Ryan Jones (left) of ASP Enterprises and Alex Cain of AstroTurf lay down mats for gravel to be unloaded on Thursday afternoon on the grounds of Patriot Stadium. Jones said now that the gravel is covering the dirt, rainfall will no longer delay work from being done on the field since the grou…

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One person was injured Thursday afternoon and taken to Henry County Medical Center by Emergency Medical Services following a two-vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Highways 79 and 218 southwest of Paris. The two vehicles involved were a tan Mercury Milan and a white Chevro…

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The rising numbers of active COVID-19 patients continues to climb in Henry County and West Tennessee, according to figures introduced at Thursday’s meeting of the Henry County Medical Center board of trustees.

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Three Henry Countians graduated from the WestStar Leadership Program for 2020- 21 during a ceremony and reception June 22 in Jackson. Monte Belew, Norma Gerrell and Jamey Tosh took part in the program, joining 26 other participants from 18 counties at a series of both in-person and virtual s…

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New officers were installed at a recent meeting of the Athena Delphian club. From left are Lindsay Driscoll, president; Angela Nichols, vice president; Eliza Griffey, treasurer; Lindsey Dooms, corresponding secretary; and Lydia Edwards, secretary. During the meeting, the club awarded scholar…

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The KPAC Players rehearse Tuesday night for the upcoming performance of “12 Angry Jurors”  at the Krider Performing Arts Center. Based on the Emmy Award-winning 1954 TV movie written by Reginald Rose, the play is under the direction of James Matthew Wyatt, who also performs the role of Juror…

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Randy Grey of Masquerade Fundraising stocks shelves with necklaces Tuesday morning during a $5 fundraising sale held at Henry County Medical Center. Grey and his partner Shane Huggins came from Knoxville with their collection of jewelry and accessories for a fundraising sale where all items …

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An abandoned barn that caught fire early Sunday is the latest in a string of structure fires in Henry being investigated as arson, with a $5,000 cash reward now being offered by the Tennessee Advisory Committee on Arson and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for information leading to the…

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The Henry County High School Patriot Marching Band’s musicians and color guard members rehearse their 2021 field show last week at Barton Field in Paris. Under the direction of Kyle Graves, the students are in their second week of band camp at Grove School and Barton Field, rehearsing from 1…

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Members of the Nashville-based John Sutton Band, John Sutton (left), Christian Northover (drums) and Bill Baker perform Saturday afternoon at the Breakers Marina during the Kentucky Lake Water Fun Run. The band has performed in Henry County several times prior to Saturday, and also make thei…

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From left, Jeremy St. John lays down a hand of poker cards for Donna Plank as she participates in the Kentucky Lake Water Fun Run event Saturday afternoon at Paris Landing State Park. Stakes were high on these cards as contestants competed for a $500 cash prize, that went to whoever was deal…

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