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From News Director Tim Alsobrooks, Assistant News Director Cassie Walsh

Lakewood SpeechTeam Does Well in Murray Tourney

Murray, Ky.- The Lakewood Middle School Speech Team competed at the Tigerspeak in Lakerville in Murray over the weekend and placed 2nd overall with the following students placing in their individual events:

Ella Seaton 1st in Poetry, Prose and Solo Acting; Taylor Boase 2nd in Prose, Oratory and Impromptu Speaking; Trinity Boase 6th in Storytelling; Haven Dunlap 4th in Prose; Jack Kibbler 5th in Poetry and 6th in Broadcasting; Isaac Tyler 5th in Declamation; Abigail George 4th in Solo Acting; McKenna White 4th in Oratory; Will Edgil and Preston Pooler 3rd in Improvisational Duo.

The team will compete next after the holidays at the Big Blue Invitational at Paducah Middle school. The team is coached by David Weatherly.

Cottage Grove Man Arrested on Multiple Charges

Tipton County, Tenn.- According to a report from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy John Krezinski arrested Bradley Green, age 31 of Cottage Grove, for intentional tampering with a GPS device, fugitive from justice and vandalism. Green was placed on $101,000 bond.

Titus Winders Places 35th in National XC Championships

San Diego, CA.- Titus Winders competed in the Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships on Saturday at Balboa Park in San Diego, CA. Titus came in 35th place with a time of 16:36 and the South team finished sixth overall.

The Nutcracker Dances into KPAC on Dec. 22nd and 23rd

Paris, Tenn.- The  Dancing Generation Studio will be presenting "The Nutcracker" on Friday, December 22nd at 6pm and Saturday, December 23rd at 2pm at KPAC, which is located at 650 Volunteer Drive in Paris.

Admission to the costs $10 for adults and children ages 6 and up, admission for children ages 2-5 will cost $5 and kids under the age of 2 get in for free. You can call 363-5682 to reserve your tickets or for more information.

At the presentation of The Nutcracker you will get  to have a meet and greet with Nutcracker, the Rat King, the Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, Flower Queen, Arabian Queen and Clara at KPAC on Dec. 22nd from 5pm to 5:30pm and Dec. 23rd from 1pm to 1:30pm, which is included in your ticket price.

The KPAC Box Office will open 1.25 hours before show time and kids special events will begin 45 minutes before show time.

Police Investigate Thefts Across the County

Henry County, Tenn.- According to reports from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office,  Police investigated a few theft across the county over the weekend. Sgt. Terry Williams investigated a theft from a home on HWY 69 North in Paris. The victim told Sgt. Williams that her .22 caliber revolver along with $210 were stolen from her house. Police are still investigating the case.

In another report, Cpl. Brian Davis investigated a theft of vehicle from a home on Hackberry Lane. The victim told police that someone had taken his Jeep Cherokee from his driveway at night. Police have no suspects in this case.

Inman Chorus Students Sing Christmas Joy


Chorus director Jessica McLeese leads Inman’s chorus group as they entertain at Eiffel Gardens. (Photos by Chorus Assistant Valerie Combs)

Paris, Tenn.- The Inman Chorus students entertained at two nursing homes this week.


Inman 8th grade students sing for the residents. (Photos by Chorus Assistant Valerie Combs)

Students from Inman Middle School’s chorus classes visited two nursing home facilities this week to spread Christmas cheer. Led by their teacher, Mrs. Jessica McLeese, the students sang a medley of Christmas songs for residents of  Eiffel Gardens and Henry County Healthcare.

Lady Eagles and Hawks to Play in the 2nd Round of River Conference on Monday Night

Paris, Tenn.- The River Conference Middle School Basketball Tournament kicked off at Gamlin Gym on Saturday as two Henry County teams advanced to the second round of the tournament.              

The Lakewood Lady Eagles defeated the Harrelson Lady Hawks 41 to 23. Charity Hutson led the Lady Eagles with 13 points followed by Amber Duncan who had 7 points and Averie O’Daniel led the Lady Hawks with 15 points. The Lady Eagles advance to play the Stewart County Lady Rebels on Monday, December 11th at 5pm.

The Lakewood Eagles lost to the Houston County Fighting Irish 41 to 35. Tyler Nelson led the Lakewood Eagles with 24 points. The Houston County Fighting Irish will take on the Stewart County Rebels on Monday, December 11th at 6:15pm

The Henry Lady Pirates lost to the Houston County Lady Fighting Irish 42 to 23. Kahlan Foster led the Lady Pirates with 13 points. The Houston County Lady Fighting Irish will take on the Camden Lady Lions on Monday, December 11th at 7:30pm.

The Henry Pirates lost to the Camden Lions 46-41. Hunter McElroy led the Pirates with 16 points followed by Kaden Story and Caden Hall who each had 12 points. The Camden Lions will face the Harrelson Hawks on Monday, December 11th at 8:45pm.

Our coverage of the River Conference Middle School Basketball Tournament will continue on on Monday, December 11th beginning with the pregame show at 4:30pm. And the finals will be played on Thursday, December 14th. If you can make it to the game you can listen to our coverage of the game on WLZK 94.1fm, online at wmufradio.com or by calling 563-999-3349. Just remember that if you listen to the game by phone, standard rates do apply.

Patriots Defeat Westview While Lady Patriots Come Up Short

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County Lady Patriots lost to the Westview Lady Chargers at home on Saturday 63 to 51. Caroline Singleton led the Lady Patriots with 15 points. The Lady Patriots are now 7-2 overall on the season and 3-1 in District 10AAA action.

The Henry County Patriots defeated the Westview Chargers at home winning 80 to 50. James King led the Patriots with 28 points. The Patriots are now 3-6 overall and 1-3 in District 10AAA action.

 The Patriots and Lady Patriots will play at Dyer County on Tuesday, December 12th. The pregame show will begin at 5:30pm and the girl’s game will tip off at 6pm with the boys game to follow. You can listen to our coverage of the game on WLZK 94.1fm, online at wmufradio.com or by calling 563-999-3349.

Two Paris Men Arrested for Assault, Another Arrested for Resisting Arrest

Paris, Tenn.- According to reports from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office and the Paris Police Department,  Deputy Gary Carroll arrested Austin Ainscough, age 21 of Puryear, for assault. Ainscough was placed on $750 bond

Paris Police Lt. Michael Ramos arrested Shawn Nieves, age 26 of Paris, for aggravated assault, domestic assault and aggravated burglary.

Ptl. Jacob Howington arrested Charles Felts, age 43 of Paris, for resisting arrest and driving on a revoked license. Felts was also given three citations for violation of the light law, a registration violation and lack of financial responsibility.  Felts was placed on $1,500 bond.         

Show Kindness By Donating a Gift for the District Attorney's No Blue Christmas Event

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County District Attorney’s Office is seeking donations of Christmas gifts for its second annual “No Blue Christmas” event that is scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 23rd.

The gifts will be provided to children from impoverished families in Henry County, who are the subject of pending cases in the District Attorney’s Henry County Child Support Office and otherwise would receive very little or perhaps nothing at all for Christmas.

Unwrapped donations for children between the ages of 2 and 16 can be dropped off at the downtown Paris DA’s office at 101 West Blythe Street between 8am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday until Friday, December 22nd.

If you have any questions please contact Rebecca Griffey or Debbie Madden-Gray at 731-644-9191.

Clifford and Santa Bring Christmas Magic to the Holly Jolly Christmas Parade


Clifford the Big Red Dog from WLJT-TV greeting the crowd. (Cassie Walsh photos)


Santa, Rudolph and Santa's Elf waving to the kids at the Holly Jolly Christmas Parade. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Paris, Tenn.- A good crowd braced the cold to enjoy the 11th Annual DPA’s Holly Jolly Christmas Parade on Saturday. There was a variety of floats and designs. The HCHS Marching Patriots greeted the crowd with Christmas tunes during the parade. Santa, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, Grand Marshall Clifford the Big Red Dog from WLJT-TV along with Parade Ambassador Dale O’Daniel greeted the crowd of kids and adults who came out to see the parade.


Parade Ambassador Dale O'Daniel. (Cassie Walsh photos)

HCMC won Most Spirit, Mary L. Ruth won the Best Religious Theme, Sandra and Kaley’s Dance Studio won Best Decorated Float, the Board of Public Utility won the Clark Griswald Award, Paris Danger won Best Walking Unit and Tim Wirgau won the Best Decorated Golf Cart/ Small Tractor category in the parade.


HCMC won Most Spirit (Cassie Walsh photos)


Mary L. Ruth won the Best Religious Theme (Cassie Walsh photos)


Sandra and Kaley’s Dance Studio won Best Decorated Float (Cassie Walsh photos)


Board of Public Utility won the Clark Griswald Award (Cassie Walsh photos)


Paris Danger won Best Walking Unit (Cassie Walsh photos)


Tim Wirgau won the Best Decorated Golf Cart/ Small Tractor category in the parade.(Cassie Walsh photos)

Bracing the Cold to See Santa and More at the DPA Christmas Festival


Santa talks with a little boy about what he wants for Christmas. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Paris, Tenn.- A good crowd came out to the Downtown Paris Association’s Christmas Festival on Saturday. Kids got to enjoy making crafts and handmade ornaments with the help of the 4-H Club and they also got to enjoy trackless train rides and play games courtesy of R.E.A.L. Hope and Youth Villages.


Making homemade Christmas crafts with help from the 4-H Club. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Kids and adults got to enjoy hot chocolate and Christmas stories and songs from Monroe Robbins at The Wimberley Agency.


Monroe Robbins reading Frosty the Snowman. (Cassie Walsh photos)

The Paris Fire Department served up s’mores at the Christmas Festival and attendees also got to enjoy music from the Inman Youth Orchestra will be performing.


Firefighters from the Paris Fire Department cooks up s'mores for the public. (Cassie Walsh photos)


The Inman Youth Orchestra performing. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Santa also listened to all of the wishes from all of the girls and boys in Henry County.


Meeting with Mrs. Claus, Rudolph and Santa's elves. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Lady Patriots Defeat Montgomery Central, While the Patriots Fall to the Indians

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County Lady Patriots defeated the Montgomery Central Lady Indians in District 10-AAA basketball action 71 to 42. Gracie Osbron led the Lady Patriots with 21 points. The Lady Patriots are now 7-1 overall on the season and 3-1 in District 10AAA action.

The Henry County Patriots lost to the Montgomery Central Indians in District 10-AAA action at home on Friday 75 to 71. James King led the Patriots with 22 points. The Patriots are now 2-6 overall  and 1-3 in District 10AAA action.

The Patriots and Lady Patriots will face the Westview Lady Chargers and Chargers at home on Saturday, December 9th. The pregame show will begin at 5:30pm and the girl’s game will tip off at 6pm with the boys game to follow. You can listen to our coverage of the game on WLZK 94.1fm, online at wmufradio.com or by calling 563-999-3349.

Juvenile Charged With School Shooting Threats

Paris, Tenn.- On Friday, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office sent out a press release stating that a juvenile attending an alternate school has been charged in reference to another school shooting threat in Henry County. The juvenile made statements to other classmates that he was going to bring a gun to school and shoot a student as well as others.

Once the Henry County Sheriff’s Office received the call, Deputies as well as School Resource Officer Sgt. Buford Taylor responded to the school and spoke with the juvenile. A subsequent search was done, but no gun found. The juvenile will be charged with committing a delinquent act and will appear in juvenile court.

Paris Rotary Club Presents $1,200 Check for the Weekend Back Pack Program


Pictured from left to right:Randi French, Allyson Palmer, David Hamilton.( Linley White photos)

Randi French, David Hamilton and members of the Paris Rotary Club, presented a $1,200 check to Allyson Palmer, Early Learning Coordinator for W.G. Rhea Elementary School to support the Weekend Back Pack program. 

The Weekend Back Pack program provides approximately 250 children at W.G. Rhea Elementary School with food for the weekend.  The Weekend Back Pack Program provides the bags for children who primarily rely on the school cafeterias for their most nutritious meal of the day; the bags ensure they have something to eat throughout the weekend.

 

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