25 years ago
Former Paris Special School District Supt. J.T. Miles of North Highland Street died at Henry County Nursing Home. He had been a lifelong educator at other places in West Tennessee before moving here. Officiating at his funeral service were Charles Orr, the Rev. Jerry Massey and son-in-law Dr. Peter Rhea Jones.
The Henry County Patriot football team dominated the Nashville Hillsboro Burros with a 49-14 triumph. The Patriots were able to run and pass at will in the game. Quarterback Woody Winchester finished the game with eight pass completions and 169 yards.
The Henry County Lady Patriot girls soccer team blasted Calloway County 5-0 to end their regular home season. Mandy Wofford was pictured moving the ball downfield with a kick for Henry County.
Kristy Kummerow was recognized as a National Honor Roll award winner by the United States Achievement Academy.
50 years ago
Lon Looney retired after 21 years on the Paris police force. He had started his career on the force Jan. 1, 1950, and had served under nine police chiefs.
Betty Barrett exhibited nine of her oil paintings at the Paris-Henry County Library. She had been experimenting with oil painting for some time. Her husband was electrician R.C. Barrett.
Cecil Moody of West Wood Street was pictured with two huge gourds from his garden. The largest was 4 feet, 7 inches long. Moody said he didn’t know the variety of gourd.
Six Henry Countians were members of the marching band at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Included were Robert Michael Holden, Steven E. Lane, Mary McGlohn, Cindy Rawls, Robbie Robertson and William Haldeman.
75 years ago
Emily Ann Bowden of Blue Mountain College spent the weekend here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bowden.
Mrs. Urban Webb and daughters Joan and May Alice of Murray were guests of Mrs. Houston Webb of West Washington Street.
J.R. Riley advertised Servel kerosene refrigerators for sale at his store, including an eight cubic foot deluxe model. Phone number was 970 in daytime and 661-J at night.
Henry High School students on the honor roll were sophomores Jamie Sue Brite, Joan Hallum, Betty Jane McBride and Donna Mae Perry and senior Addie Ruth Steele.
Members of the Paris Lions Club heard a local musical program that included Margaret Porter, Franklin Goldston, Joe Routon and Elizabeth Porter.
100 years ago
Barton & Hicks Grocers, telephone 23, advertised fresh oysters and pure pork sausage, like the kind that was made down on the farm, for 30 cents a pound, and fresh fish on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
News paragraphs from Whitlock said the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Oliver and took their priceless little son, Burnell, said to be “a very sweet child and everyone loved him.”
The Mansfield news said everyone in the area was picking cotton and peas and making molasses.
Hunt Moore, recently appointed county game warden, urged nimrods to get their hunting licenses early. Most seasons would not open until December, but Moore said the state game office had urged licenses to be bought well before opening day.
Local delegates to a state conference of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union from Henry County were Mmes. S.J. Veltman, J.J.B. Johnsonius, Clair Wynns, J.D. Atkins and W.T. Warren and Mary Atkins and Nellie Mae Edwards.