25 years ago A 10-year-old Paris boy was the winner in a Tennessee bicentennial art contest. Garrett Foust, son of Charlie and Janet Foust, was a winner in the category for 5- to 10-year-olds of the Tennessee Bicentennial Mall State Park network. His winning artwork was titled “Farmers,” and depicted a farmer and his son going to work on their family farm. A Bill McCutcheon staff photo showed an old barn on College Street looming through the darkness and a fresh snowfall. The city had escaped the brunt of a winter storm but had enough of the white stuff to make for artistic photos. Ninth-grade students at Grove School would have to wait a little longer to be back in regular classrooms at the school, according to County Schools Supt. William Atchison. He said the renovated classrooms would not be ready until the spring of 1998. 50 years ago The Carters — Lynda, Bobby, Steve, Mickey and Jeff — had returned to their home in Knoxville after spending the holidays with their aunt, Mrs. Jack Frey, and Mr. Frey, on Walnut Street, and their uncle, B.J. Carter and Mrs. Carter of Paris Route 2. Harold Alexander and Elmer Brandon were pictured presenting a silver button to Robert T. “Bob” Scruggs for 25 years of membership in the Rotary Club. Herman Claxton brought in a calendar from 1914 that featured a livery stable that had occupied the southeast corner of Wood and Brewer streets. Joan Bell’s “We Hear” column reported that a personable and well liked legislator from Dresden was seen dining one evening with an attractive lady from the same town who looked gorgeous in her red gown. 75 years ago Tayloe Paint & Glass Company advertised cornices and venetian blinds for beautifying windows. Billy Snow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Julian Snow, was spending a furlough with his parents. He was stationed at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. Pictured were the corps of Grove High School cheerleaders. Included were Beth Mann, Melba Smith, Jean Cates, Mary Louise Hurt and Jerry Sue Ridgeway. A rumor was confirmed that a petition was being circulated to call a referendum to legalize the sale of whiskey in Paris. An estimated 178 signatures would be required for the election to be held. 100 years ago According to contractors, all the grading work on the new highway from Paris to the Kentucky state line was to be completed by Feb. 1. The grading had started Sept. 1. Mrs. R.S. Foster of College Street was hostess to to a bridge party at her home. Auction was played at three tables, and the top prize, a decorated fly swatter, was won by Mrs. H.V. Somerville. Members of the Methodist Church choir were entertained by members of the missionary society at the home of Mrs. J.R. Rison of Poplar Street. A progressive game was played and prizes were won by Mrs. G.T. Blasingame and Flora P’Pool. The BYPU of First Baptist Church met for a social at the church with 43 present.

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