25 years ago
Cottage Grove School announced that Jaquetta Randle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cedric (Pamela) Randle, was valedictorian of the eighth-grade class with an average of 99.3.
A line of severe thunderstorms moved through the Mid-South, causing damage in Henry County and surrounding area. Trees were downed and electricity was off at several short intervals.
The Paris Little League’s 9-10-years-old girls softball all-stars were named. Included were Elise Mann, Jamie Dye, Kayla Miles, Amber Wood, Alex Muller, Megan Thigpen, Amanda Hendrix, Brittney Pace, Shantese Floyd, Yuri Floyd, Lindsey Peale, Heather Tucker, Katherine McGuire and Brittney Moore. Coaches were Jim Thigpen and Ricky Miles.
50 years ago
Mrs. George Sonka of Highwood Circle was hostess to a meeting of the Chickasaw Garden Club. Flowers were judged by the president, Mrs. M.E. Field. Club chaplain Mrs. Jimmy Williams read the “love chapter” from the Bible, I Corinthians, chapter 13.
William B. Caldwell of 10 Hillcrest Circle was graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.
Max French announced his candidacy for superintendent of schools, subject to an election Aug. 3.
Four from Henry County — Ricky Mohon, Mark Barrow, David Harris and Caldwell Crosswy — were named to attend Boys State at Cookeville.
Larry Raymer of Crutchfield Lane was pictured with a snake nearly 6 feet long which he found in his yard. The snake had just finished a meal of several baby rabbits.
75 years ago
Laura Formwalt, teacher at the Tennessee School for the Deaf in Knoxville, was conducting a week’s Bible conference at First Baptist Church here.
Knight’s Fish Market, across from the shirt factory, advertised fresh fish at retail and wholesale. Catfish were on special and crawfish were available for fish bait.
W.C. Hutchins advertised his new barbecue and ice cream business in Benton, Ky., and welcomed anyone passing through the city to stop for a treat.
The Rev. H.F. Paschall, who had been at Maplewood Baptist Church, resigned his work here to take a full time pastorate at Hazel Baptist Church.
100 years ago
Special music by the Paris Colored Orchestra was featured at the opening of Shady Nook Swimming Pool for the summer. Owners of the pool were C.D. Buck, C.L. Buck and son and A.W. Jackson.
Humphreys Brothers and Foster clothing store advertised cool clothes for men for summer. A seersucker coat and pants were $8.50.
Paris Hardware Company advertised KeenKutter tools for good housekeeping, which also included cutware and meat grinders.
Babe Ruth, the “Sultan of Swat” was pictured striking out after being reinstated by baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis. Ruth, however, resumed his string of home runs the next day.