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EDITOR’S NOTE: This story by Annette French Hall won the Judge’s Choice top honors in the 2022 Writing Competition sponsored by the Paris-Henry County Arts Council. The contest required entrants to tie their stories into the Henry County-Paris Bicentennial that is being celebrated this year.

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A long line begins in the front parking lot and stretches past the back of the Joe and Jerry’s Car Care building on Mineral Wells Avenue as customers line up for a visit from the Chick-fil-A food truck Wednesday in Paris. The visit from the MetroCenter food truck opened at noon and saw high demand.

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Fresh from Las Vegas, "Father Vito Ciaramitaro" (Andy Fazzini) brandishes a suspicious object in a violin case as he addresses the crowd at Saturday’s 100th anniversary celebration at Holy Cross Catholic Church on East Wood Street. 

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Scores from Henry County restaurant inspections conducted by the Henry County Health Department for the week of June 16-22 (maximum score: 100; scores available online at inspections.myhealthdepartment.com/tennessee):

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

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Jason McCord, animal control officer at the Henry County Sheriff’s Department animal shelter, gets some burgers ready during the Cheeseburgers at Breakers event Thursday night at the Breakers Marina at Paris Landing. Chris Thompson, maintenance supervisor with the Sheriff’s Department, was a…

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Anna Hefner (the Drowsy Chaperone) commiserates with Olivia Grace Wyatt (Janet Van De Graaf) during a Wednesday rehearsal for a scene from “The Drowsy Chaperone,” a musical to be presented at 7 p.m. Friday and at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Krider Performing Arts Center. The musical won five Tony…

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Leslie Green (second from right) has earned a $1,000 scholarship from the Tennessee Valley Association of Realtors. From left are Rick Moody, president of the TVAR; Green’s mother Linda Frantom; Green; and Jennifer Townsend, TVAR scholarship committee chairman. Green graduated this spring fr…

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Now that the 2022 Tennessee River Jam is in the books, the staff at the Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce has begun to take stock about how this year’s event went, and how they can make next year’s Jam better.

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Jim Cloar, who was a teacher and FFA adviser for decades here, got a nice surprise Monday night when the Henry County Fair Association’s 2022 Fair Book was dedicated to him.

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With Juneteenth now recognized as a federal holiday, members of the Project 21 black leadership network urge Americans of all ethnic backgrounds to learn more about the historic foundations and constructive goals of this longstanding tradition that was thrust into the public consciousness la…

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“Big Kenny” Alphin (left) and John Rich of the country duo Big & Rich harmonize for an appreciative audience as they headline the Tennessee River Jam Saturday night at Paris Landing State Park. The duo and their band entertained the crowd on a cool West Tennessee night with hits like “Co…

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From left, Rick Willis (obscured), Doug Gray, Chris Hicks and Marcus James Henderson of the Marshall Tucker Band look out on an enthusiastic crowd Thursday night as they get the Tennessee River Jam started with a free concert on the Henry County Court Square. The band, which is celebrating i…

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This story by Paige Craig was the second-place winner in the 2022 Wrting Competition sponsored by the Paris-Henry County Arts Council. The contest required entrants to tie their stories into the Henry County-Paris Bicentennial that is being celebrated this year. This is Part T…

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Scores from Henry County restaurant inspections conducted by the Henry County Health Department for the week of June 9-15 (maximum score: 100; scores available online at inspections.myhealthdepartment.com/tennessee):

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Meeting Monday at McNeill Park, the Paris Parks and Recreation Board discussed whether to allow people to bring alcohol into Eiffel Tower Park for concerts, but decided against recommending a change to the current policy of not allowing alcohol in city parks.

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Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce officials surprised Tony Lawrence Tuesday with an announcement that he is the Chamber Person of the Year.

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As the extreme temperatures continue in our area, the TVA is once again asking electric power consumers to reduce their use of electricity between 2-8 p.m. Tuesday. The Paris Board of Public Utilities and the TVA participate in this load reduction by reducing their own electric usage. The re…