Seven public meetings scheduled for next week

The following seven governmental meetings are scheduled during the coming week. All are open to the public.



The Northwest Henry County Utility District board will meet at 6 p.m. at the Whitlock Volunteer Fire Station.



The Puryear Mayor and Board of Aldermen will meet at 5 p.m. at Puryear City Hall.

The Henry County Highway Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Highway Department headquarters, 575 Cedar St.

The Cottage Grove Legislative Council will meet at 6 p.m. at Cottage Grove City Hall.



The Springville Utility District board of commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. at the SUD office, 31 Wofford Lane in Springville.

The Paris Municipal Regional Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. at Paris city hall.

The Henry Mayor and Board of Aldermen will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Henry Civic Center.


Civil War living history event focuses on Battle of Paris Landing

The Paris Landing Tourism League is sponsoring the sixth annual Battle of Paris Landing and Living History event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 16-17 at Paris Landing State Park.

The event includes a cannon firing every hour, a cakewalk, hay rides and period music throughout the day. 

Civil War re-enactors will be available to talk and answer questions. A replica Civil War camp will be set up, with a nurses tent, suds row, relics and a beekeeper display. 

A vendor camp will feature souvenirs, period displays and food, including homemade chili, chili pies, hot dogs, sweets and drinks.

Colton Sanders will be speaking on the importance of the Tennessee River during the Civil War. On the morning of Oct. 17, there will be a soldiers’ prayer.

Admission and parking are free. For more information, go to


Cheerleaders sponsor Patriot Pride Halloween event

Henry County High School’s cheerleaders will be sponsoring a combination Patriot Pride cruise-in and trunk or treat from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 30 in the parking lot at Sweet Jordan’s, 849 Volunteer Drive.

Classic and show cars are welcome for the cruise-in. Participants in the cruise-in will be providing candy for trick-or-treaters. Costumes are encouraged.

There will be no admission or registration fee.

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