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From News Director Tim Alsobrooks, Assistant News Director Cassie Walsh

PSSD BOE Holds Retreat; Looks to Add Bus Monitors on AM Routes

Dr. Gerrell discusses the need to retain bus drivers and AM bus monitors. (Tim Alsobrooks photo)

Paris, Tenn.- The Paris Special School District Board of Education held their yearly retreat Tuesday night to discuss their 5 year strategic plan. One of the topics the board talked about was making sure to maintain safe and healthy learning environments in all the schools and system as a whole for teachers, staff, and students.

Superintendent Dr. Norma Gerrell said there is an urgent need for bus monitors on morning routes. She said we need some way to attract more bus drivers and one way to help is by having a monitor on both AM and PM routes to allow the driver to concentrate on the driving and not taking care of kids.

Dr. Gerrell said there are no violent issues with kids on PSSD buses, but they are wound up, they get sick, and it’s a lot for one driver to deal. “I feel like putting monitors on the routes will help us get more bus drivers because the job is very tough without the monitors.”

The project cost to the system to add AM route monitor is an extra $72K per year. Dr. Gerrell said most of their afternoon monitors would be willing to also take a morning bus route as a monitor.

Paris Elementary Principal Chip Gray said 80% of their discipline referrals from buses come from the morning routes, where there are no monitors.

Dr. Gerrell said the retention of bus drivers is a big issue because beginning in January, the rules are become more stringent. She said they will look over the budget and see where some money can be shifted to possibly provide monitors for AM routes.

Other topics discussed included value added assesment. Dr. Gerrell said the achievement scores from the TVAAS tests have been released and the PSSD was in good shape as compared to National Averages. She told the board she would bring the full results to them at November’s board meeting. Dr. Gerrell said we have identified some issues and one is that in Reading, we have no set curriculum for K-8. She said over the next year we will look at this deeper and see how we can possibly improve with a more philosophical approach to a curriculum and resources that will help our teachers.

Dr. Gerrell said Science Standards are about to change and the next textbook will be aligned to the new curriculum. She said it will be changing to a very hands on approach at science. She said we have the lab space and that is a great jumpstart on these new standards. Dr. Gerrell said the equipment in the science departments is in good shape as well, but they will do more training for our science teachers.

Dr. Gerrell said the PSSD has tried to increase our presence on social media to help communicate and connections with families and we feel good about how it has worked so far. Parents are saying it’s good to see what my kids are doing on Facebook thru the team Facebook pages for the schools and system.

PSSD Seeking Ways to Fight Chronic Absenteeism

Paris, Tenn.- Another topic discussed at the retreat dealt with chronic absenteeism as Dr. Gerrell said we are going to have to try to address chronic absenteeism in the system. She said thru the Federal Government starting this year, the system is held accountable for chronic absenteeism. She said after meeting with Judge Vicki Snyder it may be time to have parents of some students who are chronically absent come and set in front of an attendance team to help make sure children get to school. Dr. Gerrel said “we should try to approach from a way to help, not punitive, to see what we can do.”

Dr. Gerrell said, “we don’t normally retain children at the end of the year due to absences, but we might have to look at doing that to help curb the chronic absenteeism we are seeing.”

The board agreed it was time to address the issues and start looking for ways to help get students to school more often. Principals said getting doctor’s notes is very easy to obtain for children who go to walk in clinics and such and then they are considered excused. Dr. Gerrell said a large portion of the students who had chronic absences were in the higher poverty homes in the system.

After discussion, the board suggested looking at making changes to the attendance policy and putting together an attendance committee to look at some individual cases and invite parents in to help with the problem. Dr. Gerrell said this is a problem for many systems in the state and across the nation.

Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting at Castle Car Wash

Paris, Tenn.- The Paris Henry County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at Castle Car Wash on Tuesday. The business, owned by Keith and Denise Hudson and Amber and Douglas Allan, recently upgraded and added new options on their car wash tunnel. They are located on Mineral Wells Avenue and will offer free car washes thru Friday night as a thank you to the community. (Hope Marr photos)

Alarm Stops Break-in at Vape Hut

Paris, Tenn.- The Paris Police Department is searching for two suspects who attempted to break into the Vape Hut on Tyson Avenue overnight. Ptl. David Beauvis’s report stated he arrived to the scene after the alarm had sounded and found the glass in the front door busted out. Paris Police cleared the scene and found no one inside. They did view the video and it showed two white males hanging around the building and then bust the door with a hammer type object. The suspects flew the scene once the alarm sounded. Investigation is continuing into the incident.

Ptl. Steven Dean, Jr. charged Alexander K. Beidler, age 25, of N. Highland Road with criminal trespass and public intoxication after responding to Brookfield Apartments to a unwanted subject call. Ptl. Dean Jr. found Beidler on the property and could smell alcohol on his person. Beidler was arrested and duly charged.

A report at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office stated Sgt. Terry Williams responded to McKenzie Highway for an accident and found a pickup in ditch and a man standing next to the pickup. Sgt. Williams ended up charging Logan H. Harvey, age 25, of 1030 Old Paris Murray Road, with DUI and possession after some marijuana was found in a pill bottle in the vehicle.

Cpl. Blake Jenkins of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ralph Vulpitta, age 30, of 640 Lampkins Road, for being a fugitive from justice, violation of probation, and evading.

Angel Tree Interviews To Take Place Wed. at FRC

Paris, Tenn.- The Salvation Army Angel Tree interviews will be held Wednesday October 18th from 10am to Noon on a first come, first served basis at the Family Resource Center, located at 55 Jones Bend Road Extended. To be eligible, you must provide proof of income and eligibility. Call 642-2938 or 642-4105 for questions or more information.

Reminder: Relay For Life Fall Kickoff Meeting Tues. Night

Paris, Tenn.- Henry County Relay for Life will host a community wide Fall Kick Off event Tuesday October 17th at the Paris Convention Center. The evening of entertainment, food, and fun begins at 6:30pm and everyone is invited. For more information call Tracey Beasley at 731-225-1729.

County Comm. Approves Cap. Notes For Patrol Cars, Roof Repair

HC Sheriff Monte Belew describes the plan to purchase and equip 12-13 new patrol cars with the capital note. (Tim Alsobrooks photos)

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County Commission met in regular session Monday evening for October and approved the issuance of more capital outlay notes, not to exceed $525K to purchase new patrol cars for the Henry County Sheriff’s Office and roof repair work at Central School.

Henry County Sheriff Monte Belew presented his plan for purchasing new patrol cars with a capital outlay note of $400K as he and Chief Damon Lowe did to the budget committee last Monday night. The plan includes the Sheriff’s Office using surplus sales and state inmate money to pay off the first payment of $100K in debt service. The note will be paid in four years and the Sheriff’s office should be able to purchase 12 to 13 new patrol cars and equipment to put on them. This replaces the plan of purchasing used cars they have been doing.

Henry County Mayor Brent Greer informed commissioners the other part of the note is for repairs to the last portion of the roof at Central School. He said “we’ve been repairing it in phases and this will completely put a new roof on the whole building, and it’s a building that a lot of good things are going on in for our community.”

Mayor Greer said this note, along with the note for the school system on the high school project, still keeps the county under the $10M borrowing mark for this calendar year.

HC Comm. Requests State to Rename Hwy. 69 for Sonny Melton

Comm. David Webb (middle) requests the commission to consider the resoltuion asking the State to rename Hwy. 69 in honor of Sonny Melton. (Alsobrooks photo)

Paris, Tenn.- The commission also approved a resolution to support the renaming and dedication of state highway 69A South as the “Sonny Melton Memorial Highway.” The resolution states “The Henry County and Big Sandy Communities mourn the loss of Sonny Melton and wish to honor and preserve his memory…recommends the portion of State Hwy. 69A South between Hwy. 218and Big Sandy be renamed.”  

Comm. David Webb requested the resolution of the Commission saying, "Sonny Melton's compelling story of heroism has grabbed people's attention from Melton's Filling Station in Big Sandy to Buckingham Palace in London."

County Mayor Brent Greer said the Benton County Commission was set to pass a similar non-binding resolution at their meeting Monday night.

The resolution now goes to the State and TDOT for approval and proper signage will be erected in the future. Melton was killed in the Las Vegas mass shooting that occurred on October 1st.

County Commission Approves Appointments to Boards

Paris, Tenn.- The Commission also ratified action from the Nominating Committee Monday night on some appointments to boards. They include to Commissioner James Copeland be appointed to the Delinquent Tax Committee, replacing Commissioner Dell Carter, for a term ending Jan. 2018. Commissioners also appointed Dell Carter to the Tourism Authority Board, replacing former commissioner James Travis.

Jack Veazey was appointed to the Budget Committee to fill the unexpired term of Terry Evans which is ending January 2020. County Mayor Brent Greer said, “Mr. Evans’ s health has continued to decline and he hasn’t been able to come to our budget committee meetings so we decided to appoint Mr. Veazey to fill the term. I will, on behalf of the Commission send a letter to Terry and his family expressing our gratitude for his many years of service to this commission.”

County Attorney Rob Whitfield informed the commission a notice was being sent out to announce the next Delinquent Tax Sale would be tentatively set for Monday November 20th.

HCPC Learns of Student Experiences at Teen Institute

Paris, Tenn.- Faith Umstead and Emilee Smith, two of the six HCHS students to attend TTI (TN Teen Institute) over the summer break, shared some of their experiences with members of the Henry County Prevention Coalition members.  HCPC covered the cost of attending the week long leadership camp at UT Martin. The students told advisory board members about the workshops and lectures that focused on topics related to teen issues such as driver safety, suicide prevention, tobacco, alcohol and drug use. 

Students are challenged to implement activities in their community which target issues they feel are a concern among their peers. To date, they have formed a Students Against Destructive Decisions chapter called Patriots In Action S.A.D.D. and have promoted National Suicide Prevention month with a poster campaign and a video shown during high school classes. In recognition of National Teen Driver Safety Week, the Patriots in Action S.A.D.D. chapter will be participating in the S.A.D.D. Rock the Belt campaign, October 23-27 on both HCHS and Grove campuses. 

Some of the activities are Chalk the Walk, morning announcements, TV factoids, Seat Belt "Fasten" Show, Living Seat Belt around Grove Tower, and Seat Belt Pledge Drives. They are also hosting a district wide poster contest for all elementary students. 

Future events include presenting TN Teens Talk Tobacco to 6th grade students on November 9 and promoting the Great American Smokeout on November 16. For more information contact Coordinated School Health, Stephanie Winders or Jennifer McFarland at 642-9733.

Deceased Man Found in Waters of Ky Lake Monday Morning

Paris, Tenn.- A press release from  the Henry County Sheriff's Office stated that officers with the Sheriff's Office and TWRA responded to a call of a man in the water near the power lines on Kentucky Lake Monday morning. Arriving officers found Dale Ross, 78 of Pineview Drive of Henry County, had been fishing with a friend. Ross fell out of the boat while they were out fishing.

After further investigation, it is believed Mr. Ross passed from natural causes before falling into the water and at this time it is not being classified as a drowning. Capt. Adam Jenkins said the HCSO sends thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Mr. Ross.

Thefts Keep Deputies Busy Over the Weekend

Paris, Tenn.- Several reports at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office’s dealt with officers investigating thefts throughout the county. One of the reports stated a Yamaha 400 Four-Wheeler and a Snapper Riding 52 Inch Cut Lawnmower were stolen from some property on Osage Crossland Road. The items were valued at a total of $7K and were outside on the property when stolen. The victim did give Deputies a possible suspect in the incident and investigation is ongoing.

Over $5K worth of items were stolen from a home on Vaughn Road over the weekend as someone made entry thru the front door. Items reported stolen include an Avalon Mountain Bike, a Rack Stereo with a CD Player, and several assorted DVDs and CDs. Police do have a possible suspect in this incident as well.

A Honda motorcycle valued at $2K was reported stolen from a home on Railroad Avenue in Henry this weekend according to another report at the Sheriff’s Office. There are no suspects in this incident and investigation continues.

Winders Brothers Dominate In Dickson Meet

HCHS gathers prerace for instructions.

Dickson, Tenn.- The Winders Brothers finished 1st and 2nd in the Mid State Cross Country Association Championships held in Dickson this weekend. Titus came in 1st in the boy’s 5K race against 250 other runners with a time of 15:41. Silas finished 7 seconds behind his brother, good for 2nd place. Both broke the old course record which was 15:51.

Other Patriots that finished well include Cole Davis, Cooper Smith, Hunter Lawrence, Devin Pritchett, and Jesse Evans.

In the girls 5K Madison Aiosa and Madison Caldwell both did well in the 5K course with 199 runners.

Dinah Winders Finishes 1st In Middle School Race, Four Qualify for State

Dinah Winders (far right) receives her 1st place medal.

Memphis, Tenn.- Dinah Winders came in 1st overall in the girl’s two mile race at the West TN Middle School Regional Cross Country Championships in Memphis on Saturday. Winders finished the race at 12:39, winning 1st out of 154 runners. Sadie Adams and Kaitlyn Napier also did well. All three ladies qualified for the Knoxville Youth Athletics Middle School Cross Country State Championships held next week.

For the boy’s two mile race Hadyen Bostick finished 19th at 12:27 and qualified for the race in Knoxville as well. 246 runners ran in the boy’s race and other middle school runners for Henry County were Mason Elliot, Aidan Swisher, Will Wardlaw, and Blaise Payne.

Paris Man Arrested on Multiple Charges Including Rape

Paris, Tenn.- According to a report from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office,  Paris Police Ptl. Dereck Greenhill arrested Brice Lockhart, age 19 of Irvine Street of Paris, for shoplifting, a warrant for rape of a child and a pickup mittimus charge.  Lockhart was placed on $50,000 bond.

It's Going to Be a Spooky Good Time at the Spooktacular on Saturday

Paris, Tenn.- The Downtown Paris Association will be holding the 12th Annual Spooktacular on the Court Square in Downtown Paris on Saturday, October 21st from Noon to 3pm. It will be a spooky fun time at the Spooktacular on Saturday as people will get to enjoy activity booths, trick or treating with the merchants and costume contests for kids and adults.

Registration for the Costume Contests begins at noon. Prizes will be awarded in each of the categories which include: Birth to age 3, ages 4-7, ages 8-11, ages 12-14 and the family/group theme contest. No pets are allowed during this event. The birth to age 3 costume contest will begin at 12:30pm, the ages 4-7 costume contest will be held at 1pm, the ages 8-11 costume contest will be held at 1:30pm, the ages 12-14 costume contest will be held at 2pm and the family/group costume contest will be held at 2:30pm.

From Noon to 12:30pm the Inman Band and Friends will perform and the Lions Club will be holding Spooky Games and a Cornhole Tournament from 12:30pm to 1pm. You will also get a chance to win $100 in DPA bucks if you correctly guess the weight of Pumpkin Patch Pete at the Downtown Paris Association's booth. The winner of the Pumpkin Patch Pete contest will be announced on Halloween.

Also at the Spooktacular everyone can vote for which scarecrow they want to win this year’s People’s Choice award for Scarecrows on the Square. The winner of the People’s Choice for Scarecrows on the Square will be announced at 3pm at the Spooktacular and all of the scarecrows will be on display around the court square throughout the month of October.

Several Arrested on Driving Related Charges

Paris, Tenn.- According to reports from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office,  Paris Police Ptl. Justin Harden arrested Amy Younger, age 43 of Lone Oak Road of Paris, for driving under the influence and driving on a revoked license. Younger was placed on $2,000 bond. 

Ptl. Tyrail Jackson arrested Daniel Carter, age 38 of Tanyard Hill Road of Puryear, for driving on a revoked license and shoplifting. Carter was placed on $2,000 bond.

Investigator Derrek Colley arrested Jeff Buchanan, age 42 of East Wood Street of Paris, for driving on a revoked license. Buchanan was placed on $5,000 bond.

Ptl. Justin Harden arrested Michael Reinherd, age 27 of Hwy 69 North of Paris, for driving on a revoked license. Reinherd was placed on $500 bond.

Several Arrested on Drug Related Charges

Paris, Tenn.- According to reports from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Paris Police Sgt. Jamie James arrested Phillip Wyatt, age 31 of Rice Springs Road of Kevil, KY, on Saturday for simple possession of a schedule II substance. Wyatt was placed on $1,500 bond.

Sgt. James also arrested Cory Clayton, age 36 of Bridge Street of Big Sandy, on Saturday for possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of probation. Clayton was placed on $2,500 bond for the drug paraphernalia charge and he was placed on $10,950 bond for the VOP charge.

Ptl. Justin Harden arrested Karmen Hatfield, age 19 of State Route 132 of KY, on Friday for simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. Hatfield was placed on $1,500 bond.

Sparks Street First Surviving the Holidays Seminar is Thursday

Paris, Tenn.- The Sparks Street Church of Christ will be presenting the first of four Surviving the Holidays a Grief Share Ministry Seminars beginning on Thursday, October 19th at 10am at 109 Sparks Street in Paris.

The Sparks Street Church of Christ wants to help the grieving in the community navigate the holiday season which will be flooded with memories of happier past celebrations. They will be offering the Surviving the Holidays seminar to help provide practical holiday coping strategies and hope for brighter days ahead.

Everyone welcome to attend this bible based non denominational seminar. The Sparks Street Church of Christ will be offering three other seminars on Thursdays of October 26th, November 2nd and November 9th each at 10am.

For more information and to register for the event please call Edward Howard at 731-407-4857.

Newbern Man Arrested for Theft

Caruthersville, MO.- According to a report from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy John Krezinski arrested Bradley Hawks, age 39 of Lexie Cobb Road of Newbern, on Friday for theft of property above $10,000 and under $60,000. Hawks was placed on $30,000 bond.            

It's a Hole in One Success for the PHC Jaycees Golf Tourney

Judge Vicki Synder putting. (Cassie Walsh photo)

Paris, Tenn.- There was a great turnout for the 21st Annual Paris-Henry County Jaycees Golf Scramble on Saturday at the Paris Country Club.

(Cassie Walsh photos)

Eleven teams competed in the four person team golf scramble. The Paris Country Club gave the event a deal on using the facilities for the event.

(Cassie Walsh photos)

(Cassie Walsh photos)

All of the proceeds from the 21st Annual Paris-Henry County Jaycees Golf Scramble will benefit the Paris-Henry County Jaycees Children’s Shopping Tour that will be held in December.

(Cassie Walsh photos)

The golf scramble was sponsored by the 75th District and Representative Tim Wirgau. Joe Mahan Ford also sponsored a hole in one vehicle giveaway at Saturday’s event and the Paris Country Club hosted the event for the Paris-Henry County Jaycees.

One golfer trying to get a hole in one to win a Ford Escape from Joe Mahan Ford. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Missing Paris Man Located on Saturday

Paris, Tenn.- A local man that had been reported by family members as missing was located on Saturday.

Family members reported that William Allen, age 56 of Paris,had gone missing and they had not seen him in approximately 2 weeks ago. However, there was an officer from the Paris Police Department who had seen Allen on October 5th.

Allen was located on Saturday and he is safe.

Patriots Return to Region Action on Friday, October 20th

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County Patriots are 5-3 on the season and 4-0 in Region 7-5A action. The Henry County Patriots will have a bye week on October 13th and the Patriots will return to Region 7-5A action when they face the Clarksville Northeast Eagles at home on Friday, October 20th at 7pm. The pregame show will begin at 6:30pm on WLZK 94.1fm.

Paris Woman Arrested for Possession

 Paris, Tenn.- According to a report from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office,  Paris Police Ptl. Amber Roaten arrested Zaria Nored, age 20 of Manley Street of Paris, on Friday for simple possession of a schedule VI substance. Nored was placed on $2,000 bond.

Paris Teen Arrested for Underage DUI

Paris, Tenn.- According to a report from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Trooper Jason Mounts arrested Roger Cain, age 19 of India Road of Paris, on Friday underage driving under the influence. Cain was placed on $1,000 bond.

Next Poetic Painting Class With Dani Poe is Friday, Oct. 20th

Paris, Tenn.- Poetic Painting with Instructor Dani Poe continue on Friday, October 20th from 7pm to 9pm at Lee Academy.

The cost of the class is $35 per person and all supplies provided except the snacks and drinks. The class is open to adults ages 18 and older and there is a maximum of 20 people for the class.

You will get to paint alongside your friends with guided encouragement from the instructor. Beginners will gain confidence  and skill while experienced painters will enjoy a fun evening of art, laughs, and friends.

For more information on how to register you can call Lee Academy at 642- 3411 or visit their website at schoolforthearts.org.

Reminder: Hunter's Safety Course Starts Monday at Hulmes

Paris, Tenn.- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will hold a Hunter Education Classroom Course beginning Monday October 16th at 6pm at Hulmes Sporting Goods, located on Hwy. 641 S. Class will be held Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights that week from 6-9pm each night.

Students must attend each night to pass the course. The written test and live firing exercise will be held Saturday October 21st at 9am at Holly Fork Shooting Complex. Students must register online at www.tn.gov/twra. Click on “for hunters” and follow the links to find a class near you to sign up. For more information call TWRA Office Greg Barker at 336-9665 or Steve Brewer at 615-308-5775.

HCHD Closing Mt. Sinai Road Monday for Culvert Replacement

Buchanan, Tenn.- The Henry County Highway Department will close Mt. Sinai Road in the Buchanan-Clayton Town area on Monday October 16th for two culvert replacements. The 1st closure will be two tenths of a mile west of Clayton Town Road. The 2nd closure will be one mile west of Clayton Town Road. If both jobs are not completed on Monday, the road will be closed again Tuesday October 17th. The road will be open for late afternoon traffic on either day.

HCSO Animal Shelter Holding Facebook Auction for Grill

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County Sheriff’s Department Animal Shelter will be holding a Facebook auction for a grill to raise money beginning on Monday October 16th. Recently, a Primo 773 all in one ceramic Kamado Round Grill was donated to the Sheriff’s Office and it will be auctioned off on the Henry County Sheriff’s Department Animal Shelter’s Facebook page from October 16th thru 20th, with the last bid taken at 5:30pm on Oct. 20th. All proceeds will go to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office Animal Shelter. The grill is a $1000 value and pictures are on the Facebook page.

PHCHF Casino Night Set for Oct. 21st

Paris, Tenn.- The Paris Henry County Healthcare Foundation will host its 4th Annual Casino Night Fundraiser at the Paris Convention Center on Saturday October 21st. The event gives attendees the opportunity to enjoy an evening filled with the lights and excitement of Las Vegas while supporting a great cause in their own backyard.

Foundation Board members are planning an event to give party-goers the chance to use “Fun Money” to play a variety of casino games including Black Jack, Slots, craps, roulette, and more. Guests will also have a chance to bid on prizes in a silent auction.

Money raised from the Casino Night will be used to purchase a flex coil for the MRI at the HCMC Diagnostic Center. The new flex coil would allow for more detailed image quality on small body parts. It would also allow patients to be placed in a more comfortable position for certain exams such as elbow or wrist. Patient comfort cuts down on having repeat images, which in turn makes the entire exam quicker for the patient. It also allows the orthopedic surgeon to more precisely pinpoint issues that need treatment and surgery.

Cocktail attire is recommended for all guests. Tickets are $40 or $75 per couple with all proceeds going to the Healthcare Foundation. Tickets for Casino Night can be purchased from the Marketing Department, Pink Petal Gift Shop, My Favorite Things, the Law Office of Shon Johnson, the Iron Place, or from any Foundation Board member, or online at www.hcmc-tn.org.

BPU Flushing Hydrants Week of Oct. 16th

Paris, Tenn.- The Paris Board of Public Utilities will be flushing fire hydrants during the week of October 16th. BPU Customers could possibly experience air in water lines or discoloration in the water. They ask customers to check for discoloration of water prior to doing laundry. If discoloration conditions occur, run water through the facet for several minutes. The water should return to normal color in a short amount of time. If problems continue call Tony Brown at BPU at 642-1322 ext. 115.

4th Annual Battle of Paris Landing Civil War Event Oct. 20-22

Buchanan, Tenn.- The Paris Landing Tourism League will sponsor the 4th Annual Battle of Paris Landing Civil War Living History and Reenactment October 20-22 with the Chili Cook Off on Saturday October 21st.

The event is free admission and free parking and begins Friday October 20th with Civil War Demonstrations, vendors, and local historians on site to tell about the battle. Saturday October 21st the vendor camp will be open at 9am with food, arts and relics, and more. Infantry, Cavalry, and Artillery demonstrations will go on every hour with a night firing of the cannons at dusk Saturday evening. Sunday there will be a church service under the large pavilion, hay rides, and cannon firings every hour as well.

The chili cook-off will be held Saturday and categories include chili with beans and chili without beans. Entry fee is $25 and no prepackaged seasonings or seasoned beans can be used. Participants must name their chili and cook 1 gallon of it for judging purposes. Heat sources may be used, but no open fires are permitted. Meat must be cooked on site.

1st place in the chili cook-off wins $100, 2nd $75, 3rd $50, and best name wins $25. For more information like the Paris Landing Tourism Facebook page or their website, www.visitparislading.com.

Burn Permits Required Oct. 15 thru May 15th

Paris, Tenn.- The Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry, reminds citizens anyone starting an open-air fire must by law secure a burning permit from the Division of Forestry between the dates of October 15th and May 15th. Permits are free of charge and may be obtained by calling the Henry County Division of Forestry Office of 642-3808 or by going online to www.burnsafetn.org.

Office on Aging Taking Trip to National Corvette Museum

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County Office on Aging will be going to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky on Friday November 17th. The trip will leave from the Central Community Building at 7am and stop along for breakfast along the way to the museum.

The trip includes a tour of the museum and eating lunch in Bowling Green and a few stops for some Christmas shopping and the holiday seasons. Plans are to be back to Paris between 4-8pm Friday evening. The cost of the trip is $32 per person which includes the bus and entry to the Corvette Museum. Extra money is needed for food and shopping. For more information call 644-3193.  

PHC Industrial Comm. To Host Job Fair Nov. 4th

Paris, Tenn.- The Paris Henry County Industrial Committee will host a Job Fair on Saturday November 4th from 10am to 3pm at the Conference Center at the Quality Inn in Paris. The event is free for any employer looking to fill open positions at their business.

David Hamilton, CEO of the Alliance, said they expect 300-400 people to attend the job fair looking for employment and the Job Fair is free to any local business who would like a table at the Job Fair.

The Industrial Committee will advertise the Job Fair in local media and in surrounding counties and everyone who attends will be entered into a drawing for $500 cash. For more information on the Job Fair call 642-3431 and talk with Tara.


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