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From News Director Tim Alsobrooks         

Weekend News Director Nicki Marr


UT Martin Students Place Third in Design Comp.

Martin, Tenn.- Eight engineering students from the University of Tennessee at Martin participated in the SAE Aero Design East competition, held March 13-15 in Lakeland, Fla. The team placed third overall, as well as third in the “technological report” and “closest to target” categories. UT Martin was also the highest-ranked American team.


The competition, sponsored by SAE International, is designed to expose graduate and undergraduate engineering students to real-life challenges encountered in the work environment. The event is divided into three classes – regular, advanced and micro – and emphasizes not only product design, but written and oral communication skills as well. Seventy-two teams from nine countries participated in this year’s event.


The UT Martin team competed in the advanced class, which requires students to integrate aeronautical, mechanical, electrical and computer engineering to achieve a pre-determined goal. This year, teams were required to design and build an eight-pound aircraft capable of carrying 15 pounds of static weight and a three-pound “humanitarian package,” which was then dropped into a target zone using video feed and telemetry.


“Our team was one of only a few who did not have an aerospace engineering program at their institution, and we still blew many of the aerospace programs out of the water,” said Dr. Doug Sterrett, professor of engineering and team pilot. “I am incredibly proud of their hard work and dedication. The students had to develop their own unique design, and they had one of the best flying aircraft there.”


Several regional corporations sponsored the UT Martin team both financially and through the use of professional equipment to complete the student design.


This year’s participants are pictured above (l-r): Alex Taylor, a senior from Cleveland, Tenn.; Sterrett; Eric Wilson, a senior from Martin; Jared Miller, a junior from Dickson; Brad Jones, a senior from Lexington; Cory Bullard, a senior from Booneville, Miss.; Michael Dawson, a senior from Henderson; Jan Brotherton, a senior from Hollow Rock; and Gauri Patel, a junior from Humboldt. Dawson is an electrical engineering major while the other students are mechanical engineering majors. Miller and Patel are projected to serve as team leaders in the 2016 competition in Fort Worth, Texas.


For more information, contact Sterrett at 731-881-7389 or by email at dsterret@utm.edu.

Artists Showcase Deadline is Thursday

Paris, Tenn.- Thursday is the deadline to enter the Paris Henry County Arts Council’s 30th Annual Artists Showcase. Entry forms must be in the Arts Council Office by the close of business on Thursday.

Each artist is allowed three works and the fee is $10 per piece for adults and there is no fee for artists 16 and under. All works must be two dimensional art and framed and ready to hang with only wood, metal, or plastic frames. Framing must include wire only as a framing device and fiber art must have a hanging device appropriate to type of fiber.

All work must be done with the last two years and not previously shown in the Artists Showcase or any juried event. It must be suitable for family viewing.

Potters must provide their own display stand if needed. The following must be on the back of each piece: Name, Address, Phone Number, Age (Youth only), Title, Medium, Price, or NFS (Not for Sale).

Works need to be turned into the W.G. Rhea Public Library on Saturday April 4th between 9am and 11am. Entries will be on display starting Sunday April 12th as an awards ceremony and public reception will be held at 2pm. Entries will be on display until Thursday April 30th and must be picked up on Friday May 1st between the hours of 9am and Noon.

For questions or more information call the Paris Henry County Arts Council at 642-3955.

PML Relay Team to Host Jimmy Church Band Sat. Night

Paris, Tenn.- PML Relay for Life Team will host the Jimmy Church Band on Saturday April 4th at the Paris Convention Center from 8pm to Midnight. Tickets are $20 per person and reservations will be accepted for those who purchase 8 or more tickets.

You can purchase tickets or get more information at PML front office on the highway 218 bypass or by calling 642-7398, ext. 221. After 4pm call 336-0314. Proceeds go to Relay for Life.

Lifeline Bloodmobile to Be at FUMC Thurs.

Paris, Tenn.- The Lifeline Bloodmobile will be at the First United Methodist Church on Thursday April 2nd from Noon to 6pm. There is a critical need for O positive and B negative donors. The blood drive had to be cancelled in March because of snow and ice and they are requesting all eligible donors to come out and give blood.

Animal Control Officer Phillip Paschall Honored Upon Retirement

Paris, Tenn.- The City of Paris honored Phillip Paschall for his years of dedicated service. Paschall began working with the city in 1990 and at the Animal Shelter in 1992. The city held a reception in his honor and Paris Mayor Carlton Gerrell presented him with a proclamation honoring him for his years of service. (Photo from City of Paris Facebook page)

TN Tomato Growers To Meet, Consider Association Formation

Nashville- Tennessee tomato growers have the opportunity to help build a foundation for their industry’s future at a number of scheduled meetings across the state.

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture has been granted federal Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) funds to launch the Tennessee Tomato Initiative. The goal of the initiative is to provide growers necessary information to determine if a grower-owned organization can increase national recognition and markets for Tennessee tomatoes. The growers will decide by vote in May.

Stanley Trout, consultant for the statewide initiative, will host three regional meetings to discuss the benefits of forming a statewide growers association. “The goal of the association would be better promotion of the Tennessee tomato as a brand with inherent qualities, in much the same way that Vidalia onions are promoted,” Trout said.

The meetings are scheduled as follows:

  •  April 27 – Pikeville

    • 6:30 p.m. CDT/ 7:30 p.m. EDT at the Pig-N-Catch Restaurant, 3651 Main Street

  • April 30 – Morristown

    • 7 p.m. EDT at the Best Western Plus, 5435 S. Davy Crockett Parkway

  • May 5 – Jackson

    • 7 p.m. CDT at the Casey Jones Restaurant, 56 Casey Jones Lane

Growers traveling more than 25 miles to a meeting are eligible for mileage reimbursement, and a meal will be provided.

“There will be a give and take atmosphere at these meetings as we get input, and as we educate growers about this opportunity,” Trout said. “We’ll discuss challenges facing the tomato industry in Tennessee and the potential that a grower-owned association could help Tennessee tomatoes have a competitive edge.” 

Growers will hear about the kinds of associations most commonly found in the fresh produce industry and discuss the activities and benefits each type of association can provide. According to Trout, “growers have expressed an interest in a number of support programs, from an association to education, marketing, insurance programs and supporting extension research.”

“Tomatoes are a dynamic part of Tennessee’s rural economy,” Trout said. “Tennessee growers spend an estimated $23 million to grow this crop with another $10 million devoted to harvest and marketing.”

Tennessee’s significant tomato industry includes more than 4,000 acres of production across the state. The 2012 crop was valued at more than $60 million by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Services, making Tennessee the fifth largest producer of fresh market tomatoes in the nation.

To learn more about the Tennessee Tomato Initiative or about upcoming meetings for tomato growers, contact Stanley Trout at 615-971-0505 or email Stanley_Trout@yahoo.com

JC Educational and Office Supply Hosts Chamber Coffee

Paris, Tenn. - Dan Jackson, owner of JC Educational and Office Supply, welcomed everyone to his East Wood Street location in Paris today for the Chamber Coffee, where he gave away three prizes. Winners included Jennifer Hayden, Hamilton-Ryker, Tommy Wimberley, White and Associates, and Tony Lawrence, (right) Paris Parks and Recreation.

Dan Jackson, owner of JC Educational and Office Supply (Chamber photo)

Police Investigating Several Burglaries In The Area

Paris, Tenn. - According to a report at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Cpl. Forrest Kemp responded to a burglary call at 305 Sloan Road in Springville. The resident was incarcerated between 02/11 and 03/26, during that time the home was entered and the items stolen included the residents drivers license, a Sony dvd player, Sony Playstation, dvds, a 37” flat screen tv and a Galaxy S-3 smart phone. The value of items stolen was listed at $1100. No arrests have been made at this time.

A report at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, a vehicle break-in occurred at Swiss Villa, sometime between 3/28 at 9 p.m. and 3/29 at 10:30 a.m. The vehicle was locked, however the front windows were taped closed. The tape was removed and items stolen were a LG smart tv, dvds, an Xbox 1 and 2 Xbox games. Items stolen were valued at $1320. Police are still investigating.

According to a report at the Paris Police Department, a theft was reported at 308 Routon Street, in Paris. A Troy built red and grey lawn mower and a chain saw were stolen, valued at $300. No arrests have been made.

A report at the Paris Police Department, stated that a burglary was reported at 510 North Brewer Street. The front door was opened and the glass broken. One of the back doors was preyed open and damaged, the other back door was removed off the hinges and destroyed. A pool table was stolen from inside the home and a yellow air hose taken off the porch. Damages to the home were valued around $600.

Two Henry County Inmates Recognized In Rubies for Life Program

Crystal Hinson and Amanda Dew were honored for completing the Rubies for Life program. (Tim Alsobrooks photo)

Paris, Tenn.- A couple of inmates at the Henry County Jail were recognized in a ceremony on Monday at the Henry County Courthouse. The Henry County Sheriff’s Office and HR Ministries held a graduation ceremony for Crystal Hinson and Amanda Dew as they had completed the first 18 week part of the Rubies for Life Program.

The ladies had to recite the pledge and mission. (Alsobrooks photo)

For over ten years, HR Ministries, based in Princeton, Kentucky, have engaged in the ministry of reconciliation through prisons, jails, and halfway houses in Kentucky, Tennessee, and other states. Hinson and Dew have been involved in the HR Ministries program since December. Rubies for Life for women inmates and Malachi Dad’s for men, use redemption, reconnection, and reentry as they learn about God’s salvation, reconnect with their family, and have structure in place when they get out of jail to better themselves in society and avoid going back to jail in the future.

The ladies have not only been learning of God's Grace, but also doing classwork in the Rubies for Life Program such as writing letters home.

Each student received a signed certificate along with a special gift and are encouraged to continue to work in the Rubies for Life Program.

The ladies are now eligible to complete the 12 month course which will take them deeper into working the vision and continuing to practice the basics they have learned from the first 18 weeks. Volunteers known as coaches lead the classes and help with the women as they learn and develop while in the program.

Pats Six Game Win Streak Snapped by Clarksville High

Nashville- Henry County traveled to Vanderbilt to play District 10-AAA rival Clarksville High on Hawkins Field on Monday afternoon. The Wildcats defeated the Patriots 9-2, ending the Patriots six game win streak. Clarksville High's ace pitcher Donnie Everett, who plans to sign with Vanderbilt, pitched for Clarksville High and pitched 6 innings with 15 Ks.

Patriots hurler Perry Atkins pitched 4 and one third innings and struck out three. Jared Pugh had two RBIs in the loss. The Patriots return home on Tuesday to host Clarksville High and the game will be broadcast on WLZK 94.1FM starting at 6pm, with first pitch set for 6:30pm.

Quota Club Easter Bake Sale Set for Saturday

Paris, Tenn.- The Quota Club of Paris will hold their famous Easter Bake Sale on Saturday April 4th from 8am to Noon at the Mineral Wells Branch of Commercial Bank. They will have cakes, pies, cobblers, cookies cupcakes, and other treats for sale. Money raised will benefit the Quota Club Scholarship Fund.

Patriots Father/Son Baseball Clinic Rescheduled for June

Paris, Tenn.- Henry County High School Baseball coaching staff, current and former players will host the 2015 Patriot Baseball Father/Son Clinic scheduled for Saturday has been rescheduled for June. Coach Brian Welp said with Spring Break this week and other field trips going on, and it being Easter Weekend they hope to get better participation this summer.

HCHS Track and Field Does Well in Benton

Jared Adkisson completing his long jump. (Lance Winders photo)

Benton, Ky.- Henry County High School Track and Field competed in Benton, Kentucky this weekend at the Invitational of the South.

Some highlights of the meet included Javan Winders taking 1st overall in the 1600 meters with a time of 4:24 and also in the 800 meters with a time of 1:59. Titus Winders took 2nd place overall in the 1600 meters, coming in right behind his brother with a time of 4:41. In the long jump, Jared Adkisson grabbed 3rd place overall with a jump of 18’10’. The boys team finished 9th out of 20 teams.

Javan received the “Howard S. Reeves” Outstanding Distance Runner Award presented to the outstanding runner of the meet based on points, times, etc.

For the girls Madison Aiosa fihinsed 3rd overall in the 1600 meters with a time of 6:11.

HCHS Band Members Busy with Competitions

Jackson, Tenn.- Henry County band members have been busy in the last few days and have done well in some performances and competitions. The HCHS Marching Patriots Concert Band competed at the Regional Concert Festival held at Liberty Tech in Jackson. The Marching Patriots performed two songs and sight reading for the judges. Students had only 5 minutes to look at the music before sight reading it for the judges. Henry County earned Superior, the highest, ratings across the board and qualified for State Concert Festival which will be held in Smyrna on April 23rd.

The HCHS Jazz Band played at the MSU Jazz Festival. (Tracey Beasely photo)

The Henry County High School Jazz Ensemble earned a Superior Rating at the 2015 Jamey Aebersold Jazz Festival held at Murray State University. Students worked with jazz educators from across the country in a clinic; had sectionals with Murray State Jazz students, attended an improvisation workshop with renown jazz educator Jamey Aebersold, and performed a concert in Lovett Auditorium as well that evening.

The HCHS Winter Guard competed in the Southeastern Color Guard Circuit (SCGC) championship event on Saturday at Stewart’s Creek High School in Smyrna.

In Class AAA, with 14 teams competing, HCHS Winter Guard placed 6th and was the highest ranking team in the class from Tennessee. Scoring was very close as only two points separated 1st and 6th place.

Three Men Charged With Meth, Drug Possession

Paris, Tenn.- Sgt. Ricky Watson and Cpl. Greg Underwood of the Paris Police Department charged three men with meth and drug possession this weekend. Donald Wayne Gallimore, age 29 of Utica, Kentucky was charged with simple possession of schedule two and driving without a license; Thomas Wachter, age 33 of Paducah, was charged with possession of schedule two, methamphetamine, and violation of probation, placed on $4K bond; Chadwich D. Dycus, age 38 of Memphis, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of schedule two, possession of schedule four, and possession of a weapon. Dycus was placed on $7500 bond.

Juveniles Cited in Car Fire

Paris, Tenn.- Three juveniles were cited after one of them admitted to setting fire to a car parked on Carter Lane. The report at the sheriff’s office stated that one of the juveniles did admit to starting the fire. The report said victims say the three juveniles have vandalized the area for some time.

In a separate incident, Deputy Blake Jenkins responded to Blood River Church of Christ on Blood River Church Road in regards to a break-in. It appears someone had kicked in the door to the fellowship hall. The incident seemed to have occurred in the last couple of weeks according to a representative of the church.

Over $8K Worth Of Fishing Equip. Stolen From Cypress Bay Rd

Buchanan, Tenn. - According to a report at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Brian Davis responded to a reported break-in at 110 Cypress Bay Road, in Buchanan.

The owner of the storage unit stated that it had been broken into sometime in the last week.

The items stolen were 4 life jackets, 2 throw cushions, a pair of prescription glasses, set of rain gear, 2 bush stick fishing rods with 2 Zebco 22 reels, Minn Kota trolling motor, 4x6 Hummingbird depth finder, landing net, anchor rope, 2 boat anchors, bilge pump, Brinkman Q-beam spot light, battery charger, 2 marine batteries, clear yellow plano tackle box, 4 Zebco reels, and 4 yellow ugly stick fishing rods.

The items stolen were valued at $8701. Police are still actively investigating.

Henry, Tenn. - In another incident, a report at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office stated that Sgt. Ricky Wade responded to a call of theft at 85 Maple Street in Henry. The resident of the home left for a while and when she returned, her daughters Xbox 360 was missing. The value of the item stolen was listed at $250. No arrests have been made at this time.

Trespassing Call Leads To Drug Charges For Paris Man

Paris, Tenn. - According to a report at the Paris Police Department, Sgt. Josh Frey responded to a call of trespassing at Tyson Park Apartments. He was advised by the caller that the trespasser could possibly be in a specific apartment.

When Sgt. Frey knocked, a woman with holding a toddler answered the door and advised the male he was looking for was not inside. Sgt. Frey detected an odor of marijuana in the air and requested permission to search. The woman denied. As he was explaining the steps to obtain a search warrant, Colton Thompson came down the stairs, he asked what was going on and upon explanation from Sgt. Frey, Thompson stated he would make it easy and took them to the kitchen drawer where the marijuana was located.

Thompson gave consent to search the rest of the house. In a plastic tub in the bedroom, officers located several grinders, a rolling machine and rolling papers. A digital scale was located in the kitchen.

Colton W. Thompson, age 23, of 1042 Manley Street, in Paris, was cited for Simple possession of a Schedule VI drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Paris Man Charged With DUI 3rd Offense

Paris, Tenn. - A report at the Paris Police Department stated that Sgt. Josh Frey performed a routine traffic stop when he observed a while Chevrolet Malibu traveling 51 mph in a 30 mph zone.

Upon approach of the car, he noted the driver on his cell phone, which he refused to hang up, stating it was against the advice of his attorney and that was to whom he was speaking. Sgt. Frey detected the odor of alcohol and slurred speech. Upon search of the driver, a bag of marijuana was found in his pants pocket.

Craig B. McBee, age 29, of 60 Spirit Lane in Paris, was charged with DUI 3rd offense, Violation of implied consent, Simple possession of a Schedule VI drug and a citation for speeding. McBee’s car was seized and placed in the impound lot.

Buchanan, Tenn. - In an unrelated incident, a report at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Heather Rogers, age 43, of 6381 US Hwy 641 S, in Hazel, KY, was found by Sgt. Ricky Wade on 119 in Buchanan passed out and slumped over the steering wheel of her vehicle. The vehicle was running and a bag of hypodermic needles were observed in her lap.

When Deputy Frankie Scott arrived, Rogers was standing next to her vehicle. Upon approach and while speaking to Rogers, Deputy Scott observed watery eyes and slurred speech. Rogers was arrested and transported to Henry County Jail without incident, after failing a series of field sobriety tests.

Rogers was charged with DUI 2nd offense and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $7500.

Skyhawk Softball Earns Doubleheader Split Over Austin Peay

Martin, Tenn. - The University of Tennessee at Martin softball team found its offensive stride as the Skyhawks picked up a doubleheader sweep over Austin Peay on Saturday afternoon in the team’s Ohio Valley Conference home opener.

The Skyhawks (16-14, 4-4 OVC) battered the Lady Govs pitching core for 22 hits and 18 runs on the day while posting a .478 combined batting average in the twinbill. Sophomore Carly Gonzales paced the squad with five hits in seven plate appearances, tallying a pair of doubles to go along with a three-run home run and five RBIs on the day.

The offensive outburst was not limited to one person however as freshman Alicia Hansen went 4-of-5 while driving in four runs of her own. Junior Kacie Daugherty tallied three hits out of the leadoff spot while driving in three. Lauren Smith joined in the action by making the most of her lone at bat of the day, chopping a ball over the third baseman to bring in a pair of runners.

On the other side of the ball it was senior Casey Vincent (3-4) who kept the Lady Govs off balance for most of the game. Vincent tossed a complete game with five innings of work, allowing just three hits while striking out six. Sophomore Elizabeth Wiegand picked up her team-leading eighth win of the campaign with five strikeouts in seven innings of work, despite being roughed up for six earned runs.

“We were a little lethargic in the first game which was a little surprising, but the kids really picked it up in the second game and came up with some timely hits,” said UT Martin head coach Donley Canary. “There were a lot of balls hit into the gaps today. We talked before the game that it’s not about you, it’s about us and this was a great team effort.”

Skyhawk Runners Smash Third Consecutive School Record

Nashville, Tenn. -For the third consecutive meet the University of Tennessee at Martin distance runners posted an impressive showing with yet another record setting performance from standout junior Justin Morgan at the Vanderbilt Invitational.

A native of Cookeville, Morgan posted his third consecutive meet this spring with a new program record. Competing in the 3000 meter field, Morgan finished sixth overall with a record setting time of 8:42.03, finishing higher than runners from Southeastern Conference foes Missouri and Vanderbilt. His posted time ranked over six seconds faster than the previous record of 8:48.9 set by Allen Thurman in 2011.

For as consistent at Morgan has been throughout the track schedule, the grouping duo of Kiana Hope and Hayley Doty on the women’s side has been just as impressive. Hope paced the women’s side in the 3k with a time of 10:45.43 while her pacing partner Doty finished just nine seconds behind with a time of 10:54.40.

The second group of Skyhawk runners once again saw Emily Pett, Chelsea Bear and Grace Lucas all finish within six seconds of each other. Pett led the threesome with a time of 11:28.16 while Bear’s 11:31.67 and Lucas’s 11:34.03 rounded out the group, improving over last week’s positive times.

“It is encouraging to see the team is hitting its stride at the right time,” said UT Martin coach Peter Dalton. “This is the time of year when you want to see good performances as the racing season comes to its peak.”

UT Martin will return to action next week with an appearance at the Joey Haines Invitational on Friday, Apr. 3-4. With his third record in as many meets, Morgan aims to use the invitational to try to break the 15 minute barrier in the 5k.

Summer Crockett Moore Named Grand Marshall

Paris, Tenn. -The official opening of the World’s Biggest Fish Fry Headquarters took place Saturday morning. The 62nd annual Fish Fry will take place April

18th – April 26th.

Hostess Princess Grace Hassell and her 2015 Court, Madison Lovelace, Addi Cate, Brooke Johnson and Haley Birmingham, cut the ribbon at the Fish Fry Grand Opening. (Nicki Marr photo)

General Manager of the Fish Fry is Patrick Cooper. Patrick has been a Paris-Henry County Jaycee since 2002. He has served as Assistant General Manager in 2013 and 2014. Patrick has been a resident of Henry County his entire life. He and his wife Stephanie have been married for nine years and have three children; Craig, Mariah, and Joseph.

General Manager Patrick Cooper kicks off the grand opening. (Nicki Marr photo)

Grand Marshall for the 62nd Annual Fish Fry is Summer Crockett Moore. Summer grew up in Paris, and attended Henry County High School. She is an award-winning actress and producer and a Managing Partner and founding member of Choice Films & Choice Theatricals. Summer can be seen and heard in various national and international television and radio commercial spots, as well as in recurring roles in television shows and in feature films. Summer currently resides in New York City, where she has lived since graduating high school, but visits Tennessee several times a year, as her family still resides here. Summer’s parents are Larry & Sandra Moore, and her grandparents were Paul & Olivia Crockett.

Actress and former Henry Countian Summer Crockett Moore, Fish Fry Grand Marshall (Dirty Sugar Photography)

Air Evac, one of the new Fish Fry sponsors, landed a helicopter near the headquarters and several members of the crew attended the opening.

This year’s souvenir book is dedicated to Bobby Milam. He and his family live in the Elkhorn community, where he makes his living raising beef cattle. He is the Chairman of the County Road Board, Vice President of the Henry County Farm Bureau board, as well as a fair board member and is active in the local FFA. He’s married to the former Donna Owens and they have two children, Sarah, who is now married and a kindergarten teacher and Russell, a junior attending the University of Tennessee at Martin.

Loria Plunk and Lisa Stone dedicate souvenir booklet to Bobby Milam (Nicki Marr photo)

Routine Traffic Stop Leads To Three Drug Arrests

Paris, Tenn. - According to a report at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, 3 men were arrested on drug charges in a routine traffic stop on India Road on Friday evening. Thomas F. Wachter, age 33, of 5315 Reidland Road in Paducah, KY was charged with Possession of a Schedule II drug, possession of drug paraphernalia and his bond was set at $4000. Wachter was also charged with a probation violation out of KY and was held on that charge without bond.

Chadwick D. Dycus, age 38, of 1629 Winchester Road, in Memphis, was charged with 2 counts of Possession of a Schedule II drug, Possession of a weapon (felony) and Possession of a Schedule VI drug. Dycus’ bond was set at $7500.

In the same instance, Donald W. Gallimore, age 30, of 6556 Hwy 231, in Utica, KY was charged with Simple possession of a Schedule II drug and driving without a license. His bond was set at $2500.

Guy Biggs Found Guilty Of Attempt To Commit 2nd Degree Murder

Paris, Tenn. - Jury deliberations began at 1:19 p.m. and at 4:22 p.m. announced they had reached a decision.

Guy Biggs was found guilty of Attempt to commit 2nd degree murder, a Class B Felony, and fined $25,000.

Sentencing is scheduled for Friday, May 8th, 2015.

The jury consisted of 9 women and 3 men.

Henry County School System Accepting Applications For Pre-K

Paris, Tenn.  - Henry County School System is accepting applications for Pre-K enrollment for children to attend the 2015-2016 programs. If your child will be 4 years old by August 15th, 2015, you may complete an application during the registration days.

Registration is Tuesday, April 7th – Thursday, April 9th. You may complete and application at Harrelson Elementary School, located at 143 Country Club Road, in Puryear, Deanna Robinson is the teacher.  Henry Elementary School, located at 937 Pioneer Road, in Henry, Maureen Boyd is the teacher, Lakewood Elementary School, located at 6745-A Hwy 79 N, in Buchanan, Christy Hendricks is the teacher and Henry County Board of Education, located at 217 Grove Boulevard, in Paris, where Susan Burton is the Coordinator. For any questions, please call 731-642-3101.

14 Members of UT Martin Rifle Team Named All-Americans

Martin, Tenn. -14 members from the University of Tennessee at Martin rifle teams have been honored by the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association.

Earning CRCA Academic All-American honors were seniors Joe Barefoot, Kelly James, Jordan Jensen and Dana Maurizio. Joining the seniors was junior Nikki Kroll and sophomores Logan Hunt and Katrina Klaes.

First year rifle members to earn the honors were Ashley Coots, Brigitte Curcio, Summer Hopper, Joe Martin, Terry Moore, Brianna Sawyers and Alex Tamboli.

The CRCA Scholastic All-American award honors individuals who achieve at a high level academically, along with their commitment as student athletes.

Paris Man Charged With DUI, Possession Of Paraphernalia

Paris, Tenn. - According to a report at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Colton J. Robertson, age 24, of 2990 Hwy 54 West, in Paris, was arrested by Sgt. David Powell and charged with DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of implied consent.

A report at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office stated that Kelly L. Dunlap, age 25, of 420 Tanglewood Lane in Paris, was arrested on Lone Oak Road by Sgt. Jamie Myrick and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, and an outstanding warrant for shoplifting.

According to a report at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Hayley Ramos arrested James C. Ridgeway, age 24, of 605 Walnut Street, in Paris. Ridgeway was charged with aggravated domestic, aggravated burglary and vandalism.

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