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From News Director Tim Alsobrooks

Triton Owners Tournament Ongoing on Ky Lake

Buchanan, Tenn.- 388 boats are on the water Friday competing in the Triton Owners Tournament with cash prizes avaiable. Weigh-ins are open to the public and begin at 3pm both Friday and Saturday. Triton has also partnered with Bethel University to offer a $5K per year scholarship and a position on the Bethel University Fishing Team to an eligible winner of the Tom Moody Memorial Scholarship.

APSU Hosting Small Business Google Workshops

Clarksville- Small businesses are invited to learn how to maximize their web presence and leverage video storytelling during the free Expand Your Brand Workshop, 1-3 p.m., Friday, June 8, in the Austin Peay State University Kimbrough Building. Workshop topics include Make Your Website Work for You and Sharing Your Story Through Video.

Sponsored by the APSU College of Business and the Better Business Bureau (BBB), the workshop is offered through Google’s Get Your Business Online program, which brings community members, business owners, and civic leaders together to help small businesses succeed on the web. According to Google, small businesses with websites grow 40 percent faster than those without a website, but many businesses lack an online presence.

“Four out of 5 consumers use search engines to find local information nearby, yet only 37 percent of businesses have claimed their listing on a search engine,” Emily Harris, manager of Google's Get Your Business Online program, said. “Small businesses are the engine of local economies, and when they flourish, their communities do as well.”

Dave Delaney, a Google trainer and speaker, will conduct the workshop. Delaney is a popular keynote speaker, author and digital marketing consultant. He is the founder of Futureforth.com and NetworkingForNicePeople.com. Dave is best recognized for his work in the digital marketing, social media strategy, and business networking spaces. He has appeared in technology related stories in USA TodayForbesEntrepreneur, BBC, CBC, Mashable, VentureBeat, The TennesseanNashville Business Journal, and The Toronto Globe and Mail.

“The APSU College of Business is committed to supporting business growth and development here in Clarksville,” Dr. Mickey Hepner, dean of the APSU College of Business, said. “That is why we are so excited to partner with the Better Business Bureau to sponsor this free Google workshop for Clarksville-area businesses.”

“BBB is excited to partner with APSU's College of Business to present these Google workshops to small businesses,” Melanie Thompson, regional vice president of BBB Middle Tennessee & Southern Kentucky, said. “Small businesses are a critical component to the strength of local economies and helping them grow is essential.”

To register for the free workshop, visit https://tinyurl.com/BBBAPSU.

Southside Cafe Holding Rebate Day Mon. June 4th for RFL

Paris, Tenn.- Southside Café will host a Rebate day for Henry County Relay for Life on Monday June 4th. 10% of all receipts accompanied with a rebate ticket will be donated to Relay for Life. Like the Henry County Relay for Life and Southside Cafe Facebook page for more information.

Portion of County Home Road to Be Closed Tues. June 5th

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County Highway Department will close a portion of County Home Road on Tuesday June 5th for culvert replacement weather permitting. The closure will be at 9-1-1 address 2420 and the road will be back open by late afternoon traffic.

Downtown Paris Week Planned June 3-9; Celebrating 195 Years of Paris

Paris, Tenn.- The Downtown Paris Association will celebrate Downtown Paris starting this Sunday June 3rd thru Saturday June 9th with a week full of activities. Starting on Sunday, it’s Downtown Worship Day and everyone is invited to visit one of the six downtown historic churches.

DPA Executive Director Kathy Ray said, “some of these churches have been in downtown since the mid-1800s and the perfect place to start Downtown Paris Week.”

Monday June 4th is Dine Downtown Day which celebrates the eateries in downtown Paris. Come by and enjoy a delicious meal at Take Me Back Café, Perry’s BBQ, Uncle Billy’s Downtown Eatery, El Antojo Mexican Grill, or LL’s Bar and Grill, or coffee and snacks at Jack’s Java. Register at each place to win prizes from the DPA. After lunch, get some exercise with the Downtown Art Walk, as a number of local artists will display their art in shops and stores all week long.

Tuesday June 5th is Music on the Square night from 5:30-7pm with the Old Spirits playing on the east side of the court square. Perry’s BBQ will sell sandwiches. Be sure and bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music and food on the court square.

Wednesday June 6th is Heritage Day during Downtown Paris Week. Ray Harding will lead two free 30 minute walking tours of downtown Paris at 11am and Noon. The tours depart from near Jack’s Java on the corner. Also on Wednesday at 4pm there will be a ribbon cutting for the new mural which was finished by local artist Dan Knowles.

Songwriters on the Square is Thursday June 7th’s showcase event with Vince Dodd chairing a night of round robin music from 6-8pm. Local songwriters and musicians will gather at the downtown park and fountain for the event and Perry’s BBQ will sell food. Paris Fire and Industrial Safety sponsors Songwriters on the Square.

Friday June 8th is Government Day, a tip of the hat to all the local government workers in Paris and Henry County.

Saturday June 9th wraps up Downtown Paris Week with the West Alley Art Walk and Extra Value Days. The West Alley Art Walk will run from 10am to 2pm on the west side of the court square with local artists displaying their arts for sale. Perry’s BBQ will sell food.

“This is our Sixth Annual Downtown Paris Week and we feel it encompasses everything that is wonderful about our downtown,” said DPA Executive Director Kathy Ray. “We invite everyone to enjoy the fun of our historical downtown and to become a member of the Downtown Paris Association, where we champion Downtown Paris and our community.”   For more information, LIKE the Downtown Paris Association Facebook page, visit www.VisitDowntownParis.com, download the FREE Downtown Paris App, or call (731) 653-7274.

David Jackson, Pam Martin Recognized as a Paul Harris Fellows at Rotary

Paris, Tenn.- WMUF's very own David Jackson and Henry County Register of Deeds Pam Martin was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellows Thursday at the Paris Rotary Club's weekly meeting.

State Parks Celebrate National Trails Day Sat. with Free Hikes

Nashville-Tennessee State Parks will celebrate National Trails Day and kick off Great Outdoors Month with free, guided hikes at all 56 parks on Saturday, June 2.

The variety of events includes ranger-led day hikes, night hikes, history hikes, nature hikes and trail clean-up hikes. With more than 1,000 miles to explore, ranging from easy, paved trails to rugged backcountry trails to scenic waterways, there is something for everyone.

“We are grateful to Governor Haslam for making Tennessee the first state to proclaim June as Great Outdoors Month in 2018,” said Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill. “These hikes recognize the important individual and community benefits of getting outside, including better health, economic infusion for local communities, and appreciation and stewardship of our public lands.”

Since 1993, the American Hiking Society has set aside the first Saturday in June as National Trails Day, bringing together outdoor enthusiasts to participate in educational exhibits, trail dedications, gear demonstrations, instructional workshops and trail projects. 

National Trails Day is one of five free statewide hiking events Tennessee State Parks offer. Additional events include First Day Hikes in January, Spring Hikes in March, National Public Lands Day in September and After-Thanksgiving Day Hikes in November.

A list of all National Trails Day hikes at Tennessee State Parks can be found at https://tnstateparks.com/about/special-events/national-trails-day-hikes.

Tennessee State Parks offer diverse natural, recreational and cultural experiences for individuals, families or business and professional groups. State park features range from pristine natural areas to 18-hole championship golf courses. There is a state park within an hour’s drive of just about anywhere in the state, offering a variety of recreational, lodging and dining choices. For more information about Tennessee State Parks, visit their recently updated website at www.tnstateparks.com

Farm Equipment Stolen in County

Paris, Tenn.- A report at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office stated Sgt. David Powell is investigating the theft of a 8 row corn header from a home on Wilson Parker Road. The header was on a trailer and the value of the header was around $20K and the trailer value was around $2500. There are no suspects.

Lee Academy Welcomes Bus Tour

Paris, Tenn.- Visitors with Making Memories Tours enjoy viewing Noragene Harding’s iron cookware and sampling cornbread made by Harding and Jean Owens. Lee Academy for the Arts hosted the 27 visitors as part of the Southern Cooks Tour, a project of the Lakes Region Coalition of Western Tennessee and Western Kentucky. The coalition is made up of seven counties surrounding Land Between the Lakes. It works to bring bus tours to its member counties and offer authentic experiences to the passengers.

TBI Charges Woman in Connection with Dickson Co. Deputy Death

Dickson, Tenn.- Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested and charged a Dickson woman in connection to the ongoing investigation into the death yesterday morning of a deputy of the Dickson County Sheriff’s Department.  

At the request of 23rd District Attorney General Ray Crouch, TBI Special Agents, working jointly with multiple other local, state, and federal agencies, continue to investigate the circumstances that led to the on-duty homicide of Dickson County Sergeant Daniel Baker. During the course of the investigation, authorities developed information that Erika Castro-Miles (DOB 9-5-79) participated in the incident.  

Wednesday evening, Agents charged Castro-Miles, detained in the early stages of the investigation, with one count of First Degree Murder. At the time of this release, she remained in the custody of the Dickson County Jail.  

An additional person-of-interest in Sgt. Baker’s death, Steven Wiggins (an acquaintance of Castro-Miles), remains at-large and should be considered armed and dangerous. Wiggins remains the subject of a Tennessee Blue Alert and has also been added to the state’s Top 10 Most Wanted list. There is currently a reward of up to $7,500 for information leading to his arrest.

Freed-Hardeman Advances to Championship of NAIA World Series

Lewiston, Idaho- The Freed-Hardeman Lions, with former Henry County players JD Flowers as assistant coach and Drake Walker and Cody McSwain as current players on the team, have advanced to the NAIA World Series after knocking off Georgia Gwinnett 11-7 Wednesday. The Lions will await the winner of the other side of the bracket to see who and when they will play again. For more information visit www.naiaworldseries.com.

Tomorrow's Hope Run/Walk 5K Planned for Sat. at Eiffel Tower Park

Paris, Tenn.- Tomorrow’s Hope’s Pregnancy Medical Clinic will hold a Run/Walk 5K or duathlon this Saturday June 2nd at Eiffel Tower Park. The event titled, “Race Like There is No Tomorrow” helps raise money for the clinic and its programs.

Registration starts at 6am with the race beginning at 7am. Pre-registration for the 5K is $20, day of race is $25. Duathlon registration day of race is $30. The Duathlon route will consist of a 5K run, 11 mile bike ride, and 1 mile trail run. Awards will be given for overall Male and Female, Masters Male and Female, and Grand Masters along with three deep in different age categories. For more information call 642-0600 or 731-441-0334.

Bethel U. to Offer Summer Drawing Workshops

McKenzie, Tenn.- Bethel University is pleased to invite participants for a Summer Drawing Workshop for individuals 12 years old and up who are interested in sharpening their skills in drawing from observation. Materials used will include compressed charcoal and conte crayon.

Taught by Bethel art faculty Jason Cole, the class will meet Monday through Friday, June 18-22 and 25-29, 9 a.m. to noon, in the Dickey Fine Arts Building on Bethel’s McKenzie campus. There is a $40 fee per participant to cover the cost of materials.

Interested individuals may register by sending a check or money order, along with contact information and the participant’s name and age c/o Bethel University Business Office, 325 Cherry Avenue, McKenzie, TN 38201. Notation on checks should say “BU Summer Drawing Workshop.” For questions, contact Jason Cole at colej@bethelu.edu.               

Lake Area Farmer's Market Begins This Saturday

Springville, Tenn.- There will be a Lake Area Farmer’s Market with fresh produce and arts and crafts at Paris Landing American Legion Post 89, located at 4326 E. Antioch Road in Springville beginning this Saturday June 2nd. The market will run Thursdays and Saturdays starting at 1pm. For more information call 642-3669.

Benefit for Lee Daniel Cole Set for Saturday at Fairgrounds

Paris, Tenn.- There will be a BBQ Benefit for Lee Daniel Cole at 4pm this Saturday June 2nd at the Henry County Fairgrounds. BBQ and the trimmings will be provided by the Tackle Box. There will be a Silent Auction and musical entertainment provided as well. Like the BBQ Benefit for Lee Daniel Cole Facebook page for more information.

Bethel Wins Cabela's School of the Year

San Antonio, Tx.- Winning a single event and having your name in the headlines is the goal of every angler who has ever held a rod and reel in their hands.  To sustain that type of success for a full season, is a dream come true.  The true pinnacle of the sport, the Cabela's School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia is what each and every school is competing for starting at the beginning of the season.

The Association of Collegiate Anglers manages the multifaceted Cabela's School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia. The program has been built to reward and recognize teams that compete on the water in numerous national level trails.  Designed to truly crown a school of the year champion based on performance, the winner of this title has earned the opportunity to be called the best of the best.
The winner of the 2018 Cabela's School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia is Bethel University.  Running away with the title in a dominating fashion, Bethel University proved they are the best of the best for the 2017-2018 school year.  "The Lord has blessed us.  We've been able to recruit throughout the year some really great student anglers.  These guys work hard all year long.  Not just when they're on the water, but both when they're off the water and on the water.  It's just a blessing to get to come to these tournaments and do well," says coach Garry Mason.  The journey to the top began around this time last year, and culminated with a great performance at the 2018 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela's.

MCU Makes Largest Meth Bust in Henry County History

The largest meth bust in HC history, with 1.167 pounds taken off the streets. (Tim Alsobrooks photos)

Paris, Tenn.- A press conference was held at Paris City Hall Wednesday morning detailing the largest methamphetamine bust in Henry County history with a street value of nearly $58K.

Inv. Derrek Colley of the Metro Crime Unit arrested Justin Simmons, age 35, with last address 308 Peachtree Street. Simmons attempted to avoid arrest but crashed his vehicle and was apprehended. He was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, possession of schedule two with intent, possession of schedule 6 with intent, felony evading, violation of parole, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was placed on $150K bond.

Simmons was spotted on East Wood St. and nearly struck two patrol cars as he was attempting to evade. He eventually got stuck in the woods at the end of Elkhorn Road. Simmons was throwing items out of the vehicle as pursuit continued. Found in and around the scene was a metal box with the meth, cash, marijuana, digital scales, and other drug paraphernalia. The 2010 Chevy Malibu he was driving was also seized.

The crystal meth weighed in at 1.167 pounds, making it the largest amount ever taken off the streets in Henry County history. Over two ounces of marjiuana was also seized along with $2,187. The metal box had the crystal meth in it and was located away from the scene of the crash as Simmons had thrown it out the window.

Sgt. Jamie Myrick, Inv. Derrek Colley, and Inv. Jeramye Whitaker of the MCU show off the meth and other items collected from the bust.

Murray State Univ. Volleyball Camps Coming In June

Murray, Ky.- Murray State Volleyball has announced dates for multiple camps this summer that will be held at Racer Arena on the MSU campus. MSU will host a Junior Racer Skills Camp June 11th and 12th for ages 9-13 and it will run from 10am to 4pm both days. Cost for the camp is $130 per camper and is commuter only.

June 13-15 will be the Elite Racer Skills Camp for ages 14-18. Cost is $190 per camp and goes from 10am to 4pm daily and is commuter only.

In July, MSU will host its team camp from the 10th thru the 13th and it is open to all jr. varsity and varsity high school teams. Cost of the camp is $190 per camper for commuters and $230 per camper for those staying overnight in the resident halls. Teams must have a minimum of 8 players. Cost of the camp includes meals and a t-shirt.

For more information about Murray State Racer Volleyball camps this summer, contact Becca Lamb at 618-520-7291 or at rlamb2@murraystate.edu. More information can be found at the camps homepage abcsportscamps.com/racervb.

Wrong Address and Middle Initial Used for Wanted Man

Paris, Tenn.- In a story about a man who stole items from the Paris Walmart, the report at the Paris Police Department had the wrong initial and wrong address on the man's name that warrants were issued for. The correct report was released Wednesday morning and the man's correct name and address is Daniel L. Carter, of Hershel Sykes Road in Puryear.

Memorial Day Lemonade Stand Raises over $2100 for Darkhorse Lodge

Paris, Tenn.- The Lemonade stand set up at Trolingers on Memorial Day by two youngsters raised $2,169 for the Darkhorse Horse Lodge. Several people stopped by for lemonade and baked goods.

Springville Home Destroyed in Fire Tuesday

Springville, Tenn.- With pouring rain and wind, Oakland and Springville Fire Departments battled a fire late Tuesday afternoon and into the evening that destroyed a home and caused a family to loss everything. No one was injured in the blaze, but it was a total loss. More information was not available at this time. (James Brawner photos)

Wirgau Speaks on PL Inn, Asian Carp at County Comm. Meeting

Rep. Tim Wirgau discusses the Inn and Asian Carp in front of the HC Comm. (Tim Alsobrooks photo)

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County Commission met Tuesday night and State Representative Tim Wirgau was on hand and spoke to commissioners about some hot button issues that have been circulating in the community recently, demolition of the Inn at Paris Landing and Asian Carp.

Rep. Wirgau said, “I’m working diligently with the state to get full plans of what the plans are for the Inn and when they are ready I’m going to host another meeting down at Paris Landing inviting the public to come and view the plans.”

Wirgau said when you walk around down at the Inn, you see the mold, the mildew, the outdated conditions and know its time to do something. He said in “corporate America, your McDonald’s, Arbys, Burger Kings, they’ve all recently renovated in the last 5 years because they know to keep pace they have too, well, government moves slower, but we know somethings with all our park facilities need to be done.”

Rep. Wirgau said several people have a concern with the inn being smaller, but he told commissioners Tuesday night, there will be opportunities to expand on the renovation once the occupancy builds up, but as of now, the occupancy rate average is only 31%, so it’s hard to justify the need for as many rooms.

The state has set aside $200K guaranteed revenue to Henry County in the upcoming budget year to recoup loss of revenue from the Inn closing in August. Wirgau said we will have to work with the next governor to secure that funding for the next budget year as this project is supposed to last around 18 months.

Rep. Wirgau also discussed the Asian Carp issuing saying, “every one of us in this courthouse knows that Asian Carp is more than fishing issue, it’s a tourism issue and we can’t afford Kentucky Lake to lose tourism.”

He discussed the need to generate a market for the Asian Carp and how they are beginning to incentivise commercial fishermen 20 cents per pound to catch the Asian Carp and store them at a freezer in Henry County at Hart’s Fish Market to be shipped to the processing facility in Kentucky. Wirgau spoke on TWRA’s commitment to putting $250K into the budget the next couple years and how he included money in the Improve Act that money spend and raised on the water like gas taxes for boats ant marinas etc will stay on the water and be used for things like that.

Comm. Approves Airport Grant, New Industrial Rd. at Tosh

Paris, Tenn.- In business Tuesday night, the Henry County Commission approved a resolution to construct an industrial highway connector road on Atlantic Avenue in Henry to State Route 76 along with turning lanes in each direction to help facilitate the traffic flow at Tosh Farms and help aid in growth.

Road Supervisor Richie Chilcutt said it basically re-route traffic to make it safer as Tosh has businesses on both sides of the highway.

Commissioners also approved a resolution accepting a grant in the amount of over $1.2M for improvements at the Henry County Airport for paving the apron where planes turn and move on. County Mayor Brent Greer said the Federal Government is paying 90%, the state 5% and, the local match is 5% or $66,556. Mayor Greer said Delta Contracting has been approved as the contractor and should start on the work soon and be complete by the fall.

The County Commission also approved the sale of certain delinquent tax property at reduced prices Tuesday night as well. As explained before by County Attorney Rob Whitfield, the sale is subject to being published in the paper and any citizen raising the suggested price 10%.

County Comm. Approves Sev. Pieces of Del. Property for $500 Min. Price to Attempt to Sell it

Paris, Tenn.- The County Commission also approved the sale of certain delinquent tax property at reduced prices Tuesday night as well. As explained before by County Attorney Rob Whitfield, the sale is subject to being published in the paper and any citizen raising the suggested price 10%.

Another section of delinquent tax property was approved Tuesday night by commissioners at a reduced price. County Attorney Rob Whitfield explained that state law allows the committee to set pieces of property at a minimum price and offer for sale and the commission agreed to do so offering to sell 7 parcels identified as delinquent in the County for $500 minimum bids apiece. Whitfield said, “this is something new trying to get these parcels off the delinquent tax rolls, hopefully it will work.”

Gee Qualifies for Cycling World Championships

Jacksonville, Ala.- Paris resident, Tom Gee, was the top qualifier in his age group at the UCI World Championship selection race held May 20, 2018 in Jacksonville, AL.  The race, known as the Cheaha Challenge, is the only qualifying race held in the United States which selects the U.S. representatives to the Master’s World Cycling Championships. 

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is the sanctioning and governing body for professional and Olympic cycling wordwide.  Gee will be represent the USA Cycling team in the 65-69 age group at the championships.  The World Championship race will take place in Varese, Italy from August 30-September 5.  Gee will ride both the road race and the individual time trial at the championship event.

The Cheaha Challenge is considered one of the hardest Gran Fondo races in the United States.  It is contested over 100 miles and climbs 9500 feet crossing the highest point (Cheaha Mountain) in Alabama twice.  A Gran Fondo (Italian for “big ride”) is a timed mass start race (like a running marathon) and is contested on open roads usually over 100 kilometers in length

Gee hopes to improve on his performance at the World Championships held in Albi France last year.  Gee finished 22nd in the time trial and 54th in the road race out of a field of 120 riders from 29 countries.  This will be Gee’s sixth world championship event over a 46 year cycling career. 

More information can be obtained at www.cheahachallenge.com or by contacting Tom Gee at thgee@hotmail.com or 731-336-0405.

Woman Arrested on Revoked License Charges

Paris, Tenn.- Ptl. David Beauvis charged Ryann N. Sutton, 31 of 606 E. Wood St. with driving on a revoked license and possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop. Ptl. Beauvis initiated the traffic stop because the taillight was orange instead of red and found Sutton to have needles in her bra and she was driving on a revoked license.

A report at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office stated a watercraft was stolen off a trailer parked at a residence4 on Whitlock Road over the weekend. The watercraft was valued at $4500 and there are no suspects at this time.

Transfer and Adult Orientation at UTM Set for Friday June 1st

Martin, Tenn.- Adults and transfer students interested in learning more about life at the University of Tennessee at Martin are encouraged to register for the one-day Transfer and Adult Orientation event from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., June 1.

The day will begin with registration and an administrative fair from 8:30-9 a.m. An official welcome will start at 9, followed by concurrent sessions from 9:30-10:45. Attendees will learn about financial aid, student life, career planning and development, and the student success center, as well as housing and meal plan options.

Advising and registration will begin at 10:45. An optional tour of UT Martin’s campus, which is a Level I Certified Arboretum, will start at 1 p.m.

Visit utm.edu/transferorientation to register. There is no fee to attend. An additional Transfer and Adult Orientation session will be held July 20. Students must have received notice of university acceptance to attend.

For more information, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 731-881-7020 or email admitme@utm.edu.

HCHD Closes Jackson Drive Tuesday

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County Highway Department closed Jackson Drive at the 911 address 295 Jackson Drive around 10:30am Tuesday. It was to be closed the remainder of the day.

Clerk's Office to Close 2-3pm Wed. for Debbie Barner Retirement Reception

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County Court Clerk’s Office will close from 2-3pm Wednesday May 30th to celebrate the retirement of Debbie Barner, who’s worked in the office nearly 23 years. She will be having a retirement reception from 2-4pm in the Chancery Courtroom Wednesday afternoon.  

David Brown Patriot Memorial Scholarship Awarded

Paris, Tenn.- Graduating senior, Hunter Goodman, son of Ranson and Karen Goodman has been announced as the recipient of the David Brown Patriot Memorial Scholarship for 2018. 

The David Brown Patriot Memorial Scholarship is a $5000.00 scholarship awarded by the selection committee. One scholarship is awarded each year. To be eligible, the student must be a senior from Henry County High School. This is the third year this scholarship has been awarded.

Darkhorse Lodge Raises Money On Memorial Day

Paris, Tenn.- Working toward their fundrasing goal, the Darkhorse Lodge set up a lemonade stand, bake sale and more in the parking lot of Trolinger's in Paris. Once their fundraising goal is met, they will begin building a lodge which will be a refuge and retreat for combat veterans of all branches to relax, fish on Kentucky Lake, enjoy area activities and gather with others who have devoted their time and risked their lives for our country. The future home of the Darkhorse Lodge will offer 5 guest cabins with 5 rooms per cabin. Each room will be named after one of the 25 men lost from the Marine Corps 3/5, Darkhorse unit.

Downtown Paris Association Cruise In

Paris, Tenn.- If it rains, the Downtown Paris Association Cruise In, scheduled for Tuesday at 5:30p.m., will be moved to June 12th.

Memorial Day At The Henry County Court House

Paris, Tenn.- A crowd joined together on Memorial Day at the Henry County Court House for the Memorial Day program. The program was held to honor the memory of those who gave their lives for our nation’s freedom and  included a reenactment of a military ceremony in honor of those who we have lost.

Drug Arrest Made In School Zone

Paris, Tenn.- According to a report from the Paris Police Department, on Thursday, May 24th, city units were dispatched to the Paris Civic Center in reference to what was believed to be an odor of marijuana coming from the basketball gym. Patrolman Brandon Steele and Patrolman Steven Dean Jr, arrived on the scene and spoke with employee of the Paris Civic Center who asked the two patrolmen to do a walk through in the gym. The officers honored the request and walked around the perimeter of the basketball gym and then determined the strong odor was coming from a black backpack located in a corner of the gym. Patrolman Daniel Andres arrived on scene and individuals present in the gym were asked who the backpack belonged to but no one claimed ownership.

Due to the strong odor, believed to be marijuana, officers took possession of the back pack and searched it. Found during the search of the backpack were 7 individually wrapped baggies, containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana, and digital scales. The total weight of the leafy green substance found was approximately 8 grams. After the search, officers were able to review the camera footage recorded at the Civic Center and observed a black male with dreadlocks wearing a striped t-shirt walk into the entrance carrying the backpack in question. Due to the evidence on hand, Patrolman Brandon Steele re-entered the gym and located the subject in question at which point he was brought outside and detained.

The subject, Dillon Flagg, age 21, of Jackson, TN, was arrested for Possession of Schedule VI with intent and then transported to Henry County Corrections without incident. Bond was set at $6,000.

"It's Time For Me" To Be Held Thursday, May 31st

Paris, Tenn.- Henry County Medical Center’s Women’s Health Advisory Council has planned a special event called “It’s Time For Me” for women to gain tips on de-stressing their lives. Because they know that carving out time for yourself is an integral part of living a healthy, whole and balanced life, HCMC's Women’s Health Advisory Council is inviting other women to join them on Thursday, May 31st from 5:30p.m. to 7:30p.m. for a night of food, fun and de-stressing. The event will be held at Lee School Lunch Room and will include presentations on yoga, essential oils, and how stress can affect women’s health, featuring HCMC’s newest OB/GYN, Katherine Whitfield, DO, and Kristian Elliott, FNP with Paris Women’s Center. There will be giveaways, door prizes and more. The event is free, but pre-registration is required. To pre-register, call (731)644-3463, or go online at www.hcmc-tn.org.

For more information, contact Tory Daughrity at (731)644-8266.

Winders Brothers Take State Championship Meet Thursday

Murfreesboro, Tenn.- The TSSAA Division Large School State Track and Field Championship Meet was held on Thursday May 24th at MTSU in Murfreesboro.

Titus Winders won 1st place in the 3200 meter race in 9:17 and his younger brother, Silas Winders, finished in just 8 seconds behind him taking 2nd place in the 3200 meter race in 9:25.

For the second time ever by a Henry County High School male athlete, Senior Titus Winders won a the TSSAA individual state title. And it comes as no surprise that Titus also won Henry County High School's first individual state title back in the fall with the TSSAA State Cross Country title.

Sophomore Silas Winders finished 2nd to his brother in both competitions.

Titus Winders has also been invited to compete in Seattle WA on June 8th to compete in the Brooks PR Invitational National meet. He will be running the 2 mile race against some of the top high school runners in the nation. Nationally, Titus is currently ranked 4th in the 3200 meters.

Good Turnout For Quinn Chapel 66th Annual Pancake Breakfast

Paris, Tenn. - The Quinn Chapel Men's Club held the 66th Annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday morning.

The menu consisted of All-you-can eat pancakes, eggs, sausage or bacon, milk, orange juice and coffee.

Summer Meals Feed Kids For Free

Paris, Tenn.- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has partnered with the Henry County School System and they will be providing FREE MEALS to children during the summer. There are no income requirements and no registration. Anyone age 18 or younger may come eat. The free meals will be served May 29th through July 27th with no meals served on July 4th.

This summer, meals will be served at:

Henry County High School - Breakfast - 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.; Lunch - 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

315 South Wilson St., Paris, TN

Church of the Living God - Lunch - 11:15 a.m. -11:45 a.m.

116 S Porter St., Paris, TN

Brookfield Apartments - Lunch - 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

430 Harrison Ln, Paris, TN

Tyson Apartments - Lunch - 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

1044 Manley St., Paris, TN

Puryear Methodist Church – Lunch - 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

114 W Chestnut St., Puryear, TN

Cottage Grove Baptist Church- Lunch - 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

6860 Church St, Cottage Grove, TN

Mt Zion Baptist Church – Lunch - 11:25 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

401 Irvine St., Paris, TN

For more information please contact Karen Wilson at the Henry County Board of Education 731.642.7956 or Arleen Mendes at Henry County High School at 642.5232, extension 2365.

Paris Man Resists Arrest On Thursday

Paris, Tenn.- According to a report from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, responding officers responded with EMS to a house on Thursday, May 24th due to report of an unresponsive not breathing subject. Upon arrival, a female advised responders that the subject was just very drunk. At that time, the subject, Michael J. Trolinger, age 29, of 108 Macintosh Rd. came running around the corner and pushed his mother before yelling at others who were present. As responding officers began to approach Trolinger, he took off running and entered the house. Chase was given and Trolinger had to be physically taken into custody. Trolinger would not place his hands behind his back, and with refusal of every command to comply, a taser was used to gain his compliance. After arrival to the Henry County Jail, Trolinger continued to yell and began kicking doors causing a large scene at which point he was locked down. Michael Trolinger was charged with resisting arrest and public intoxication. Bond was set at $1000.00.

Heritage Center Plans Summer History Camp for Grades 4-8

Paris, Tenn.- The Paris Henry County Heritage Center will be holding a Summer History Camp, history on the move June 4-8 from 9am to 12pm each day for grades 4-8 students. Campers will experience a colorful and hands on look at the history of downtown Paris. Each day the students will meet at 9am at the Heritage Center to start the tour and they can be picked up at Noon at the Heritage Center. McDonald’s will provide snacks. The schedule for the tour is Monday: Courthouse, Tuesday: Paris City Square: Wed.: Downtown Churches; Thurs.: Old Cemetery; and Fri.; Cavitt Place and Poplar St.

Registration is ongoing now and space is limited. Call the Heritage Center at 642-1030 or email winstonclh@gmail.com to register. The camp is free.


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