George Combs Jr. has been named grand marshal of the World's Biggest Fish Fry's grand parade.

Meanwhile, the annual Fish Fry program book was dedicated to the late Tim Alsobrooks.

Both announcements were made Saturday morning at a ceremony dedicating Fish Fry headquarters on Tyson Avenue.

Combs, who worked for years at the Paris Board of Public Utilities and ShowThyme Catering until his retirement in 2019, is a well-known community booster. He was the 2019 recipient of The P-I's Laura Dougherty Award, which is for promoting the community.

Alsobrooks was a longtime local reporter and radio personality. He died at his home in Paris in 2019.

This is a breaking story and additional details will be published later.

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