25 years ago

 

Dr. John Whitfield died at age 84. He had been a chiropractor for 55 years. 

Henry County Commissioner David Webb was honored Nov. 1 at Henry Horton State Park for completion of the third level in the University of Tennessee’s County Officials Certificate Training Program. 

Lamar Roberts was pictured with the Ralph Hatley Silver M Award plaque she was presented by the University of Memphis. She had graduated from the school in 1936 and began a girls basketball coaching career that spanned 43 years at Cottage Grove High School, Grove High School, Henry County High School and Atkins-Porter School. 

 

50 years ago

Ricky David Scarbrough, 19, of White Oak Drive died at age 19 at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was a freshman at the University of Tennessee at Martin and had undergone heart surgery on Oct. 22. 

Apron and racing car contests were discussed at a meeting of Mrs. Taylor’s fifth grade 4-H Club at Robert E. Lee School. President Lynn Taylor called the meeting to order and turned it over to vice president, Lori Gream. Mrs. Don Ridgeway gave the girls instructions for making aprons. 

P-I employees Linda Grubbs and Alice Webb were pictured throwing snowballs after the first snow of the season. About 2 inches of snow had fallen by 11 a.m. 

 

75 years ago

The Rev. T.W. Carl and John W. Williams returned from Chattanooga where they had attended the Tennessee Baptist Convention. 

From The Post Congratulates: Mr. and Mrs. James B. Enoch of Chattanooga on the birth of a son named Thomas James.

In a historical and monumental city election, Paris citizens voted in a landslide to change to a city manager form of government, replacing the mayor-alderman government the city had utilized since the city was incorporated more than 100 years earlier. Veterans and other groups had been active in promoting the change. All of the city’s voting wards voted for the change. 

Mr. and Mrs. Julian Eaker and Mr. and Mrs. Warren Snow were in Mayfield on business. 

 

100 years ago

I.B. Gillespie’s Store advertised Thanksgiving specials. Sugar was $1 for 15 pounds, smoked bacon 20 cents a pound, and cheese, 34 cents a pound. 

Mrs. M.C. Wiggins was again able to be out after several weeks confined at home after an operation. 

Florist Mrs. John Tayloe advertised fall chrysanthemums,  the best quality, at $1 to $10 a dozen. 

The Como news report said farmers in the area were gathering corn and filling the wood house for winter consumption. 

Mary and Nelle Woodson of Elkton, Ky. spent the weekend here with their father, L.A. Woodson.

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