25 years ago
Robyn Danyel Mooney was chosen 1995 World’s Biggest Fish Fry Hostess Princess in the annual review. Pictured with her were Mandi Leanne Hart, first maid; Laura Sykes, second maid; Kim Owen, third maid, and April Miles, fourth maid.
A photo by Joe Casey titled “Ice,” was the winning photograph in the Paris-Henry County Arts Council’s Photo Showcase ’95. Others in the top five were Charles McMillen, Emily Daniel Cox, Billie Crews and LaDonna Tidwell.
Gaines Manufacturing Co. in McKenzie advertised for sewing machine operators and Mohon International of Paris was looking for general factory workers.
50 years ago
William T. Looney announced the opening of his law practice here, with his office in the REA Jackson building. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Looney and he and his wife Ann resided at 508 Franklin Drive.
Striped (white) bass were taking lures at will in Tennessee lakes and streams. Just as soon as ice went out, the stripes started striking just about anything thrown their way. Fisheries personnel said the mouths of creeks and below dams were most productive.
Darrell Teague and Diana Cate were named Mr. and Miss Basketball for Henry County High School. Glen Lee, president of the Student Council, was pictured presenting Cate with her trophy and Teague received his award from Pep Club president Sarah Dunlap.
75 years ago
Advancement of Boy Scouts in Troop 26 was announced. Dick Richardson was awarded the Star badge; Forrest Brice, First Class; and Second Class, Billy Joe Adams, Lowell McGuire, Johnny McGuire, Bobby Higgs, Charles McCutcheon, George Morris, Jimmy Fisher, Bobby Sanders, Tommy Norwood and Tom Mayo.
T.L. and W.O. McNutt opened a welding shop and garage at East Wood Street and the Camp Tyson highway. They had formerly operated a service station.
Owens and Gillespie used car dealers at 308 E. Wood St. advertised to buy used cars at best prices.
Seaman J.W. Robinson arrived here from Norfolk, Va. to spend a 14-day leave with his wife and sons on Jackson Street.
100 years ago
Mrs. S.C. Dobbins died at her home here. She was a devout member of the Methodist Church since she was 10 years old and was president of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
McSwain Brothers Druggists advertised Valentine cards of all descriptions.
The “Grove Notes” column told of many of the students being in the throes of vaccinations. An order had come from the county health officer that vaccinations were necessary.
The J.W. Phillips Co. had an advertisement stating people could save 2 cents a yard on tobacco canvas.
Mr. and Mrs. S.E. Cozatt left for a tour to New Mexico, Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma.