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WMUF/WLZK News                                                               

From News Director Tim Alsobrooks

Weekend News Reporter Benita Evans


DPA's Elf on the Shelf Planned for Sat. Noon to 2pm

Paris, Tenn.- The Downtown Paris Association’s Elf on the Shelf event will be held at Lura Lee’s of Paris this Saturday November 24th from Noon to 2pm. The Elf on the Shelf is a Christmas tradition enjoyed by many families and Santa’s mischievous helper will be telling Santa how all little boys and girls are acting, which helps determine the Naughty and Nice list.

The event is a free photo opportunity for the public and sponsored by Lura Lee’s where Elf on the Shelf products can be purchased.

Number to call for Ballgames has Changed

Paris, Tenn.- For listeners of ballgames that call in on your phones we want to let you know our phone number to call in has changed. Google made wmufradio.com get a new number and that number to hear ballgames on your phone is now 605-781-3169 and is listed on the top of our website. Remember if you listen to any broadcast over your phone standard rates do apply.

Two Charged with Drug Possession by Lt. Perry

Paris, Tenn.- A report at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office stated Lt. Lance Perry made two arrests after spotting a woman who had active warrants going into Lakeview Grocery. The woman matched the description of Lacey Day, age 20, of 5642 Rabbit Creek who was wanted on active warrants for evading, reckless driving, driving on suspended licenses, and more. The driver, Michael J. McBee, age 40, of 675 Buchanan Road pulled the car by the gas pumps.

Lt. Perry went inside the store to keep Day from running, which she had a habit of doing and placed her under arrest for the warrants and placed her in the patrol car.

Lt. Perry then went to McBee and placed him under arrest for accessory after the fact after telling him prior to this if he was caught aiding Day he would be charged.

Lt. Perry and Dep. Barton then searched the vehicle and found a pistol, marijuana, spoon, knife, hypodermic needles, and other items. Both were charged with possession of schedule 6 with intent, possession of schedule 2, and firearm during commission of a felony.

A report at the Paris Police Department stated Sgt. Eric Long responded to a residence of McFadden St. where a muzzal loader gun and two rings were stolen. There were no signs of forced entry and investigation is continuing.

Henry A-Team Surprises Dr. Norton During Superintendent Appreciation Week

Paris, Tenn.- As part of Henry School's UTrust grant, Henry recognizes and shows appreciation for an important contributor to Henry School. This month's honored recipient is Dr. Brian Norton.

Henry's Appreciation Team (A-Team) surprised Dr. Norton as he arrived on campus with a scavenger hunt, lunch, a video depicting the appreciation of the entire school, and a keepsake book full of cards of appreciation. Dr. Norton was also informed that Henry School had collected $1,117.00 that would be donated in his honor to Mary's Kids to help them provide Christmas presents for the kids in the Henry community.

TDOT Halts Road Closures for Thanksgiving Holiday Travel

Nashville- Thanksgiving travelers will not be delayed by construction on Tennessee roads during this busy travel holiday. TDOT will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state. All construction related lane closures will be stopped beginning at noon on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 through 6:00 a.m. Monday, November 26, 2018.  

“Over 1.1 million motorists are expected to drive to their holiday destinations this year in Tennessee,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “This is the most traveled holiday of the year. Halting road work during this busy time will provide maximum capacity on our highways and help alleviate congestion, especially during the predicted peak travel days of Wednesday and Sunday. TDOT’s regional HELP Trucks will also be working throughout the holiday weekend to assist with incidents that may occur along the interstates.”  

While all lane closure activity will be stopped, workers may be on site in some construction zones. Long-term lane closures will also remain in place on some construction projects for motorists’ safety. Motorists are reminded to drive safely and obey the posted speeds, especially in work zones. Drivers convicted of speeding in work zones where workers are present face a fine of up to $500, plus court fees and possible increased insurance premiums.

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and TDOT are partnering with law enforcement across the state for the I-40 Challenge, with the goal of having zero fatalities on the 455 miles of I-40 in Tennessee. Wednesday, November 21st through Sunday, November 25th, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will have troopers stationed every 20 miles on I-40, along with increased law enforcement on all highways.  

AAA predicts 54.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more during the Thanksgiving holiday, an increase of 4.8 percent over last year. Tennesseans make up 1.24 million of those travelers, with an estimated 1.18 million expected to travel by automobile.  

From your desktop or mobile device, get the latest construction activity and live streaming SmartWay traffic cameras at www.TNSmartWay.com/Traffic. Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TN511 for statewide travel. As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and Know Before You Go! by checking travel conditions before leaving for your destination. Drivers should never tweet, text or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel.  

West Teach Program Opens Teachers Eyes to Opportunities for Students in West TN

PSSD BOE members look over the options for calendars Tues. night. (Tim Alsobrooks photo)

Paris, Tenn.- The Paris Special School District Board of Education met Tuesday in regular session and heard a presentation on the West Teach Leadership Program. Christy Buckelew, PSSD Special ED teacher,  is in the inaugural class and talked about the program.

She said this has opened her eyes to all the opportunities to keep our graduating seniors in Henry County and West Tennessee with the number of jobs available at great companies. She said they have shared things such as agriculture, technology, communication, and more. The group has toured the Tyson Chicken Plant and others areas around the region.

Buckelew said these businesses are seeking students that have a passion for skills jobs. “It’s not just about college graduates, there are so many jobs for skills positions that are open right now its really opened by eyes.”

She said that toured the mobile stem lab bus in Jackson, virtual STEM labs, and much more. It has made me aware of how blessed we are to have the technology some systems around us do not.

The push for soft skills was also big for many companies asking teachers and parents to get kids off their phones, and being more communicative with their surroundings and people. 30 applicants started in the West Teach Leadership and one per system around the region equalled 14 teachers involved.

PSSD Board Looks at Options for Calendar, Will Discuss More on Make Up Dates in Spring or Summer

Paris, Tenn.- In her report, Superintendent Dr. Norma Gerrell talked about the school calendar and gave the board a couple of options that the teachers liked the best. She said everyone understands we are committed to be in school 180 days and we want to change the narrative about putting education before vacations. Discussions about shortening Fall Break to add more flexibility to the calendar are key issues to the way the calendar is approved.

Chairman Richard Edwards said the calendar is set this year and changing the policy on snow days and makeups would be kept the same this year, but we can discuss this in the spring or summer for next year.

Dr. Gerrell said the Robotics team came in 7th place recently out of 40 in the BETA club competition held Tuesday. Inman Principal Jason Scarbrough said they took around 140 kids to the Convention. He said next year we are swinging our focus on competition and take a smaller group, but be more competitive.

She also showed off a book of drawings and notes from students at Rhea expressing gratitude to Dr. Gerrell and others at the Central Office for Superintendent’s Appreciation week.

The final updates on the Rhea Construction project were given dealing with lighting protection, technicians that worked on the alarm panel said lightning caused some of the issues, according to Director of Facilities Jason Coffield. He said there are a few more very minor things to deal with, the new Pre-K roof is done and they did fantastic job on that and did it quickly. .

Some Arrests From Overnight

Paris, Tenn.- Inv. Derrek Colley of the Metro Crime Unit charged Jeffery K. Lee, of Woodlawn, TN with simple possession of schedule two drug and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was placed on $1K bond.

Ptl. Ashley Neumair of the Paris Police Department charged Jason Alexander Anderson, age 22, of 305 S. Poplar St. with aggravated assault, domestic assault, and criminal impersonation.

Dep. Kyle Waldron of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office charged Donald H. Barnett, age 44, of Woodfield Road in Buchanan with identity theft. He was placed on $5K bond.

Henry Fire Units Extinguish Storage Building Fire

Henry, Tenn.- Henry Fire units were dispatched to a structure fire at 7:35pm Monday evening at 45 Routon Truck Stop Road. 10 firefigthers and two engines responded to find a small block structure near a mobile home fully involved. The Henry Fire department extinguished the blaze and cleared the scene in just under an hour. The structure was used for outdoor storage at the time and no other losses were reported.

Beasley Antenna Holding Operation Gratitude Collection Drive

Paris, Tenn.- Beginning this Friday, November 23rd, Beasley Antenna and Satellite, in conjunction with Dish Network’s dish cares volunteer program, will begin a two-week collection of items for Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude takes donated items and sends out over 250,000 care packages to active military troops, first responders, veterans, new recruit graduates, wounded heroes and their caregivers, and to the children of deployed members of the military. 

Items that are requested for donation are: 

  • All purpose wipes (single & 30-ct or less pkgs)
  • Batteries (“AA” and/or “AAA”)
  • Deodorant (travel size, non-aerosol)
  • Drink Mix (individual serving packets
  • Gum
  • Hand Warmers
  • Jerky (Individual bags)
  • Lip Balm
  • Pencils (mechanical preferred)
  • Playing cards
  • Powder (travel size)
  • Puzzle Books (7”x10” preferred size)
  • Sewing Kits (travel size)
  • Socks (black crew length)
  • Sunscreen (travel size, non-aerosol)
  • Handmade with Love Items:  Cool Ties, Knit or Crocheted hats and scarves, Paracord Survival Bracelets

David Beasley, President of Beasley Antenna & Satellite, stated “Our founder, Randell Beasley, is an Army Veteran who served during the Vietnam War. The employees and I are excited to be apart of this collection drive for Operation Gratitude to give back to those individuals who are protecting our freedoms here in the United States and those aboard.”

Beasley, also stated, that in conjunction with the collection drive that Beasley’s will be participating in American Express’ Small Business Saturday this Saturday, November 24th. “This is the fifth year that we have participated in the Small Business Saturday.  We will have the collection drive set up and we are also participating in a Dish Network giveaway called Are You the Biggest Fan?.  In this giveaway, participants tape a short video stating why they are the biggest fan of one of three shows and one network:  Real Housewives of Orange County, Shooter, RAW/SmackDown or Syfy network. The prizes being given away are behind the scenes trips to each show.  We hope you can come out and tape your video this Saturday 10 am – 12 noon.” 

Lady Pats Win, Pats Fall in High Scoring Affair at Camden

Paris, Tenn.- Henry County split games with Camden on the road in basketball Monday evening. The Lady Patriots defeated the Lady Lions 73-43 behind 16 points from Caroline Singleton. The Patriots fell in a high scoring affair 92-87. Semaj King and John Odoms both had 16 apiece for the Patriots. Henry County will host Westview this evening at home in a non-district contest starting with the ladies tip at 6pm. If you can’t make it to Gamlin Gym for the game remember our broadcast begins at 5:30pm on WLZK 94.1FM, streaming online via our website at www.wmufradio.com, or you can listen on your phone by calling 563-999-3349.

Next Shepherd's Table Meal Planned Tuesday

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Shepherd's Table, the Community Kitchen created by the volunteers at the First Presbyterian Church, serves more and more guests with each passing month. October was their most successful month serving nearly 50 guests and about a dozen volunteers. They will be hosting their next supper on Tuesday, November 20th, at 19835 E. Main Street. Dining will begin promptly at 5 pm and the kitchen will be open until 6:45pm. Anyone hungry or seeking fellowship for supper is invited.

Suzanne Jackson, co-chairman of the committee, says they will be serving a Thanksgiving dinner of “turkey and all the fixin's.” The menu will include turkey and homemade dressing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and a delicious dessert.

Everyone that attends The Shepherd's Table is treated as a guest and served restaurant style. Volunteer John Wambles says, “all you have to do is get there! Just come on in and have a seat, a volunteer brings you your drink and your supper.” The volunteers also do all of the cleanup, as well. The guests are asked to simply enjoy a delicious meal compliments of the hard-working kitchen staff.

The mission of the Community Kitchen was to serve as many people in need of a hot meal as possible.  The community kitchen's success is dependent upon guests attending, volunteers and donations. If you know of someone that needs a hot meal or would just prefer to not eat alone please inform them about The Shepherd's Table or better yet bring them by and join.

David Carter, co-chairman of the committee, wants to thank all of the many volunteers that have helped serve and cook food for The Shepherd's Table. He asked that anyone interested in helping come by the or contact the church. He “What a blessing it is to serve,” said David. “I invite you to get on the calendar to help volunteer in the future.”

More information about volunteering or donating to the Shepherd's Table may be obtained by calling The First Presbyterian Church of Huntingdon at (731) 986-5642. If no answer, please leave a message, someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

The next supper will be held on the third Tuesday of the month, December 18thh at the First Presbyterian Church Of Huntingdon.

Sheriff Belew, Cpl. Bostwick, Rowdy Honored by Mont. County

Mont. Co. Sheriff John Fuson presents Sheriff Belew with a proclamation for help and capture of Kirby Wallace in October. (Tim Alsobrooks photo)

Paris, Tenn.- It was a lengthy night of presentations and recognition at the Henry County Commission meeting starting with a presentation from Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and County Mayor’s Office to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.

Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson was on hand and presented Henry County Sheriff Monte Belew, Cpl. Stacey Bostwick and K9 Rowdy and the Henry County Sheriff’s Office with a proclamation thanking them for their tireless efforts and work during the manhunt for Kirby Wallace during early October in extreme hot temperatures in which Sheriff Belew and Cpl. Bostwick eventually apprehended Wallace. Sheriff Fuson said the effort had 29 different agencies assisting at one time or another, but “our neighbors and brothers in law enforcement were the first and best partners to have in the manhunt.”

Mont. County Mayor's Office also thanked HCSO for their efforts.

A representative from the County Mayor’s office in Montgomery County was also on hand and presented a plaque along with donations to the Shed to Sheriff Belew. Jeff Truitt said, “over 100 responders worked around the clock and all our region was on edge, we thank Henry County for their efforts and wanted to do something to give back so we gathered donations for the Shed.”

County Mayor Brent Greer also thanked Montgomery County for coming over and making the proclamation and the continued industrial and retail development they have which in turn helps our county as well.

County Commission Learns About Dams and Watershed Needs

Paris, Tenn.- Commissioners also watched a presentation from representatives of the National Resources Conservation Services, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The group had made a presentation to the Watershed Authority Board and President of the Board Tommy Townsend asked them to come make a presentation to the county commission concerning dams in Henry County and assessment of two that need some attention.

The system of dams in Henry County include 7 dams in Henry County and 2 in Weakley County around the Obion River Watershed. The dams look like large ponds, but in turn were all built in the 60s and 70s for retention purposes and helping with flooding after farmers got together to try to find ways to mitigate damages.

The estimate of savings from the dams is $1.1M locally in saving crops and roads from flooding. Studies during the 40s and 50s showed that floods 1 out of every 3 years completely destroyed crops in the area and damaged roads nearly every year. The group also showed virtual simulation of what would happen if the dams were breached and the inundation would cover miles of area.

The NCRS told the County Commission, there is currently federal funding to help counties do rehab work on dams and watersheds and the money in the watershed board needs to be increased some to improve the upkeep of these dams and watersheds.

Townsend told the commission one the dams that needs some rehab is in the 5 Finger Lakes off Gate 3 Road in Henry County. County Mayor Brent Greer said the commission would work with the West TN River Basin Authority and Watershed boards to look into the possibilities and asked the group to come back for the full West TN River Basin Authority meeting in January to discuss the issue more.

Commissioners Hear Updates on Medical Examiners

Paris, Tenn.- The County Commission also heard presentations on the job our medical examiners do as Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Scott Portis discussed how the price of autopsies have gone up to about $2K apiece where a toxicology report is around $200. Dr. Portis said they would try to use toxicology to save money, but would obviously use autopsy if the situation called for one. Dr. Portis said in the years 2011-2018 Henry County had 101 cases that needed investigation that cost $202K. Matthew McClure also spoke on the job duties and introduced the other citizens serving as medical examiners.

ML Bailey, Danny Tucker Honored by Commission

Mayor Greer thanks Danny Tucker and ML Bailey for their years of dedication and service as County Coroners.

Paris, Tenn.- At the end of the presentation from Dr. Portis and Matt McClure, County Mayor Brent Greer presented the loyal Patriot award, the highest honor a citizen can have bestowed upon them, to ML Bailey and Danny Tucker for serving as County Coroners for many years.  

Huntingdon 2nd Graders Learn About Seat Belt Safety

Huntingdon, Tenn.- On Monday November 19, 2018 the Huntingdon second grade met with Jennifer Tyler from Tennessee Tech and Ollie the Otter to learn about seat belt safety, booster seat safety, proper seatbelt placement and school and construction zone safety. The program was both educational and entertaining. In the pictures attached are

Each student got to "high five" or "fist bump" with Ollie when leaving the class. Huntingdon Public Safety Director explained to the students that they would be given safety coloring sheets to enter a coloring competion. A winner will be selected from each room with the winner being presented a trophy by Mayor Dale Kelley.

Deputies Busy over the Weekend with Drug Arrests, Thefts

Paris, Tenn.- Dep. Dalton Watson was on routine patrol when he noticed a male speaking with a female near her vehicle on Pockets and the man avoided contact. Dep. Watson then made contact with the man, Kenneth Dustin Nance, age 28, of 1030 Manley Road, and ran his license to find out he had active violation of probation warrants.

Dep. Watson spotted a camflouge bag on the ground and both Nance and the female in the car denied it being theirs at first. Dep. Watson then placed him under arrest for the warrants and during search found a cigarette pack in his pants pocket with a baggie of heroine containing .37 g. After searching the camouflage bag there was meth, 13 Fentanyl patches, several syringes, and other drug paraphernalia.  At the jail, Nance was found to have a Fentanyl patch on his shoulder. He was charged with possession of schedule 2 with intent, possession of schedule 1, possession of schedule 2, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was placed on $20K bond.

A report at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office stated Lt. Clyde Sulcer responded to Hwy. 77 where a man had called dispatch saying he was going to kill himself with a knife and would stab anyone else who tried to stop him. Lt. Sulcer found the man on the road and when he saw the patrol car he ran thru the woods and disappeared. Lt. Sulcer later caught up with him on the other side of 77 and Van Dyke Drive and he was holding a knife to his throat. Lt. Sulcer ordered him to drop the knife, which he did and as he was being apprehended, he refused to comply and place his hands behind his back and after repeated warnings, Lt. Sulcer used a taser. The man, identified as David Gray, was charged with evading arrest, disorderly conduct, and resisting stop, halt, and arrest.

Cpl. David Andrews responded to a residence on Van Dyke Road were a 20 inch chain saw was stolen. The value of the chainsaw is $200. In another report, Cpl. Andrews had responded to a theft of jewelry. The home belonged to the owner’s deceased mother and over $4K worth items, mostly jewelry, was taken.

Three Arrested After Chase, Charged With Drug Charges

Paris, Tenn- Sgt. Blake Jenkins and Dep. William Whitaker was on patrol and observed a orange and white camaro run the stop sign at the 4-way at Bull Durham and East Antioch Road. According to the report, a chase then ensued after Sgt. Jenkins knew the car was driven by Nathanial Caddell, age 18, of 206 Forest Heights, had active warrants on him.

Caddell evaded until crashing his car in a ditch on Hwy. 79 and Caddell tried to get out of the car but was immediately arrested by Sgt. Jenkins. Two passengers were kept on the scene as police searched the vehicle and found 7.91 grams of meth, scales, and 50 keys to what appeared to be stolen vehicles.

Caddell was charged with felony evading, possession with intent of schedule II, and 13 counts of credit card fraud, reckless endangerment, recklless driving, speeding, and evading arrest.

Jemel Kinley, age 31 of Henry, was charged with possession of schedule II with intent, and simple possession of schedule 6, and Taylor Kendall, 20, of Murray, with possession of schedule II with intent. All three men had court dates set for Tuesday.

W.G. Rhea Library, Susan Stewart Honored with Volunteer Awards

Paris, Tenn.- A local organization dedicated to educate and empower the entire community and an extraordinary, long-time volunteer at the Henry County Archives & Genealogical Society were recognized at the annual Paris-Henry County Volunteer Center Annual Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, November 16 at the Lee Academy for the Arts. 

Volunteer Center Director, Tara Wilson presented the award for Volunteer Site of the Year to W.G. Rhea Library, a local organization who has been grounded in Henry County for many years and is devoted to uplifting and empowering Paris and Henry County.  In addition to the plethora of resources located at the library such as books, newspapers and computer access, a wide variety of programs are offered all year long to be enjoyed by the community.

Emily Giddens, CPA with local accounting agency Cowart, Reese & Sargent, presented Susan Stewart with the Volunteer of the Year.  Susan has been said to be “dedicated and committed to assuring that no Henry County resident is forgotten.” By volunteering her many, many hours of service each month to this cause, she has definitely helped many Henry County residents to be remembered through preservation and cleaning of monuments and headstones. 

According to Tara Wilson, “The hours these volunteers contribute are phenomenal.   Without the selfless contribution of their time and talents, many of the sites would be unable to continue providing such important services to our Henry County.  We are so lucky to have such a wonderful community of volunteers.” Volunteers within Paris and Henry County contributed approximately 36,000 hours of volunteer service in 2017. 

The Volunteer Center is a joint project of the City of Paris and Henry County, administered by the Paris-Henry County Industrial Committee.

A tragic Vehicle Crash Claims the life of an 11-year old girl Saturday Night 

Routon, Tenn.- A two car collision claimed the life of an 11-year old girl and sent another to the hospital.  According to the report from THP, Saturday evening a 1996 Jeep driven by Ricky Glisson was rear ended by a 2015 Impala Driven by Kevin Hilt. The collision caused the jeep to roll ejecting 11-year old Abigale Luceio and 12- year old Sheyenne Glisson from the vehicle. The Jeep landed on top of the passenges. Luceio was killed by the crash, while Sheyenne was airlifted from the site due to head trauma. Traffic on Highway 79 South was detoured for a few hours because of the incident.  THP was assisted by Henry County EMS, Sherriff Officers, and Fire Department.

Holiday City Closing You Need to Know About

Paris, Tenn.- With the upcoming holiday season fast approaching. Several city departments will be closed for thanksgiving.

Closed the 22, and 23rd

Paris city hall

The city of Paris public works department

Public works and city hall will re-open Monday, November 26.

Other places closed Nov. 22, 23, and 24 that will reopen on Monday Nov. 26

The landfill

The animal shelter

Paris civic center will be closed November 22, but will re-open on November 23 at 6:00 a.m.

Trash Pick-up will be done on Wednesday, November 21 for Wednesday and Thursday.

You are asked to have your trash out by 7 am.

DPA's North Pole Family Fun Day is Set for Friday

Paris, Tenn.- Santa along with Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, Christmas Mouse and the elves roll into downtown Paris on the big, red fire engine November 23rd, Friday morning at 10:00 am, the day after Thanksgiving kicking off North Pole Family Fun Day, an annual event sponsored by the Downtown Paris Association (DPA). With more than a dozen free activities for busy little hands, including a  trackless train rides for adults and children, a petting zoo, games,  free craft tables, and much more.

The event will lasts from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in Downtown Paris.

HCHS Opens Basketball season with wins over Obion County

Paris, Tennessee- Basketball season has begun right for the Henry County Patriots as the open their season with wins aginst Obion County Central.

The lady Patriots battled it out at the hoop as both teams stayed close in scoring throughout the game. Henry County ended up winning 62-49

The Patriots stayed neck and neck aginst the Obion County but opened it up in the 3rd to bring home a hard earned win 69-51.

Henry County is on the road Monday as they face off against Camden with game time at 6.

Patriots Move on to Face Beech After 42-20 Win over Kirby

#88 Paul Atkins jars the ball loose from a Kirby runner during the Patriots 42-20 victory

#48 Jermarcus Johnson breaks free for a 49 yard run against Kirby

 

#5 Jayln Foster breaks away from a Kirby defender during Friday nights game

 

Paris, Tenn,- The Patriots move to the next round of Play-off action after beating Kirby 42-20.

The first quarter remained scoreless. Henry County opened scoring in the 2nd with a touchdown by Joseph Travis. Kirby came right back putting one on the board making it 7-7 in the 2nd. Ethan Thomas competed a 64-yard touchdown giving the Pats a 14 to 7 lead. With 7-secounds left in the half, Donovan Teague completed a pass from Will Parrish making the score going into half time 21-7.

Coming out of the break, Kirby completed a 51 yard touchdown to make it 21-14. But the Patriot kept raking up the points scoring once more in the 3rd with a touchdown by Jermarcus Johnson. The Pats would score twice more in the 4th. Kirby made the final touchdown of the game making the final score of 42-20.

Henry County will play Beech at Patriot Stadium Friday night. The Patriots have already faced the Buccaneers winning that game at Austin Peay 14-7. We will have that game on  WLZK 94.1FM beginning at 6:30pm. If you are away from the radio you can also listen on our website thru streaming at wmufradio.com or via your phone by calling 563-999-3349 just remember standard rates apply.

W.G. Rhea Elementary School Named Featured School for DPA Christmas Parade

Mama Claus recently stopped by the kindergarten class of Mrs. Belinda Davis to tell her students that W.G. Rhea had been chosen as the  12th Annual Holly Jolly Electric Christmas Parade Featured School

Paris, Tenn.-W.G. Rhea Elementary School has been selected as the featured school of the 12th Annual Holly Jolly Electric Christmas Parade, and they are brining plenty of Christmas smiles, courtesy of their K-2 student body.

“When I say our students are bringing Christmas smiles, some of them will be brining those terrific, ‘All I want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth’ kind of smiles,” said Principal Chris Hudgins of his five to eight-year-old student body. This is a great age for children to begin participating in community events such as the Holly Jolly Electric Christmas Parade and we will be bringing our ‘A’ game to the parade.

“Because our students are so young, this will be the first parade many of them have ever attended, so we want it to be a stand-out event for them,” said Assistant Principal Lynda Searcy. “Mama Claus visited them earlier in the school year to tell them that Rhea had been chosen as the featured school and they were so thrilled.” 

W. G. Rhea Elementary was founded in 1968 as a K-5 school. In 1989, the Paris Special School District (PSSD) clustered into like grades and Rhea became a K-1 school. In 1995, an addition was built on for the second grade, and a preschool wing was added in 2008. In the last decade, the school has embarked on a three-phase construction project that culminated this year with new traffic lanes, a new wing to house first and second grade classes, a new office area, and a new reading center, according to Hudgins.

We have highly qualified teachers for the school’s approximately 500 students. Rhea has four preschool, 10 kindergarten, nine first grade, and nine second grade classes plus a Comprehensive Development Class to meet the needs of special learners,” said Hudgins. Class sizes range from 16 to 18 students per class.     

Asked what types of festive entries the school would have in the parade,” Marketing Director Becky Cate said that she’s “not allowed to divulge highly sensitive, classified Christmas parade information,” but that parade goers need to be “ready to rock with our enthusiastic children and our fantastic faculty and staff.”

The parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 8 at 5:00 pm, immediately following the Downtown Christmas Festival.

Man Charged With Misuse of 911

Paris, Tenn. - According to a report at the Paris Police Department, city units were dispatched to 1409 McFadden Street in reference to a subject who believed parasites were crawling on him.

Patrolman Daniel Andres arrived on scene and made contact with the subject, identified as Jacob Lackey, age 35 was complaining of foot pain but advised he didn’t want to go to the hospital without his advocate. Lackey was advised not to call 911 unless it was an emergency. Lackey called 911 numerous times, but refused officer assistance and on the third occasion, refused EMS.

At 3:37 a.m. Lackey again called 911 and Patrolman Andres arrived on scene and Lackey was placed under arrest for misuse of 911. Lackey also had a history of failure to appear and was transported to the Henry County Jail without incident and was placed on $750 bond.

Paris Man Charged With Aggravated Sexual Battery

Paris, Tenn. - An arrest sheet at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office stated that Deputy John Krezinski arrested Michael Blake Terry of 313 Edgewood Street in Paris. Terry was charged with aggravated sexual battery.

 

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