25 years ago

Three Henry County High School football players were chosen as players of the week for their roles in a 28-0 victory over Franklin in the first game of the state playoffs. Included were Derrick Long on offense, Russell Blankenship on defense, and Justin Morris on special teams.

Eight Henry County High School choral students performed at the Quad State Choral Festival at Murray State University. They were Brandi Boyd, James Malone, Sherry Webb, Daniel Baker, Jessica Benton, George Williams, Katherine Darnell and Chris Page.  

Three other HCHS students were scheduled to perform with the All-West Tennessee Chorus Nov. 21-23 in Memphis. In the group were Erin Homesley, Brian Wimberley and Chad Wilson.

50 years ago

Former Parisian Dr. Larry McGehee became the new chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Martin. He had been executive vice president of the University of Alabama. An editorial lauded McGehee’s choice as the university president.

Mildred Rhea and Mildred Travis returned from a trip to New York where they stayed at the Taft Hotel on Times Square and attended five Broadway plays: “Applause,” “Pearlie,” “Follies,” “Sleuth” and “Company.”

Eight Henry County Patriot football stars were chosen to be on the All-West Tennessee football team. Included were Larry Ellis, James Puckett, Johnny Etheridge, John Register, Sammy Doyle, Curtis Dickey and Jeff Thompson.

Mr. and Mrs. James Enoch returned home after a visit here with Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Enoch and children.

75 years ago

Bob Hamlin, who lived four miles southeast of Henry, suffered two broken jaw bones while he was cutting wood and a tree fell on him.

Sullivan’s Drug Store advertised prescription medicine filled by experienced pharmacists. Included were Curtis Nichols, Herbert Sullivan and Billy Bundy.

Dr. and Mrs. J. Ray Smith disclosed plans to move to Paris. He would practice medicine on the fourth floor of the Commercial Bank building with Dr. R. Graham Fish.

The Clifty Community Club met in an all-day session at the home of Mrs. H.W. Hobby. At noon a delightful meal was served buffet style. The next meeting would be with Mrs. Arthur Hobby.

Robert Gooch advertised wood to be delivered anywhere in Paris.

100 years ago

Morris Plan Bank was paying 5% on savings.

The Thursday evening bridge club met with Mr and Mrs. Priestly Jernigan at their  home, Wildwood. Score prizes, a leather bill book and a hand painted jardiniere, were won by Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Matthews.

Stamm and Greenstone advertised a big red tag sale. Men’s and young men’s suits and overcoats were $13.95, men’s shoes $1.95 and underwear for the whole family were at pre-war prices.

The Whitlock news report said a Halloween party at Whitlock High School was a big success, with large crowds attending. The house was decorated in colors of gold and black.

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