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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Helping Hand Total Now $67,087

 

Auctioneer Noel Hatman (at left) surrounded by other volunteers at today's auction. (McFarlin photo).

By Shannon McFarlin WENK/WTPR News Director

Paris, Tenn.-The grand total raised thus far in the annual Helping Hand Radio Auction is now 67,087, with the $3,302 raised today by the Oakland community, Junior Livestock, W.G. Rhea Library, Lee School Association and Ray of Hope fellowship.

 

Each year, Helping Hand raises funds for a long list of local non-profit organizations. Dozens and dozens of volunteers, along with local clubs and organizations pitch in to raise the funds.

 

The Helping Hand Radio Auction is broadcast live every weekday and Saturday on WTPR-AM 710. The auctions begin at 12:30 p.m. on weekdays and at noon on Saturdays.

Thursday’s items will be donated by the Oakland community, Junior Livestock, W.G. Rhea Library, Lee School Association and Ray of Hope Fellowship.

Friday’s items will be donated by the Palestine community, Central Point community, First Church of the Nazarene and Bridge of Hope Church.

Saturday’s items will be donated by the Whitlock community and Volunteer Fire Department.

Monday’s items will be donated by Henry County employees, Trinity United Methodist Church, Master Gardeners and the Arts Council.

You can see photos of items to be auctioned off every day at the Henry County Helping Hand, Inc. Facebook page.

Or you can watch the action in person at the Enoch Building at the Henry County Fairgrounds.

Auction phone is 644-1695.

 

Paris Woman, Others Nabbed In Arson-For-Hire

 

By Shannon McFarlin WENK/WTPR News Director

Paris, Tenn.-The Tennessee State Bomb and Arson agency has filed charges of arson against a local homeowner and two others who she allegedly hired to start her home on fire last summer.

Rita Faye Futrell of Paris is charged with felony arson, filing a false or fraudulent insurance claim and filing a false report. Also charged are the parties she contracted with to burn the home: Terry Eugene Swigert of Grandin, Mo., who is her ex-husband and James Douglas Hamilton from Wichita, Kansas. They also are charged with arson.

According to the press release from the Henry County sheriff’s office, On August 12th 2016 the Henry County Sheriff’s Office responded to a house fire at 701 Reynoldsburg Road. The Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division was called to the scene and suspected it to be arson.  At that time they contacted State Bomb and Arson. 

Agent Bryant Allen with State Bomb and Arson responded and worked the scene. 

According to the press release, after several months of intense investigation over multiple states, including polygraphs conducted by Investigator David Doyle of the Sheriff’s Office, Agent Allen determined that the fire was in fact arson and was contracted by the home owner.  The investigation resulted in the charges filed against Futrell and the two others.

All are being held in the Henry County Jail on bonds of $50,000 each.   

Deer Meat Give-Away Is Friday

Paris, Tenn.-The Deputies for the Hungry from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office will be holding its annual deer meat give-away at 9 a.m. Friday at the sheriff’s office.

They deer meat, which has already been processed and placed in containers, will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis. It will be given out until all of it is gone.

For the past several weeks, deputies and local hunters have been donating their deer to the program so that it could be given out free to the public.

The sheriff's office is located at 210 Forrest Heights in Paris.

 

Second Back Alley Mural Begins

 

Paris, Tenn.-Work has begun on the second window mural as part of the “Back Alley Paris” project in downtown Paris. Local Artists Dan Knowles and John Monroe have been busy sketching and beginning the prep work for the painting of the mural, which is located in the alley behind Moon’s Jewelers. The sketch being painted onto the window is the interior of a 19th Century jewelry store. As they did for the first mural (which is located in the same alley behind Maggie’s), Knowles and Monroe first researched and drew up the sketch and then used a projector to transfer the image onto the wall before starting to paint. (Shannon McFarlin photo).

 

Wild Chase Results In Arrests

         

                John Elkins                                             Billy McDaniel

By Shannon McFarlin WENK/WTPR News Director

Martin, Tenn.-Two Weakley County men were arrested on a variety of charges after leading Weakley County law officers on a wild chase that involved ramming several police cars and running into a corn field where one of the men was tackled by a deputy.

Arrested were:

-- John Calvin Elkins, age 32, of Martin. Charged with three counts aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, two counts evading arrest, driving on a revoked license, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence and violation of probation.

--Billy Ray McDaniel, age 30, of Sharon. Charged with three counts aggravated assault, three counts reckless endangerment and evading arrest.

The incident began on Sunday in the lobby of the Weakley County sheriff’s office in Dresden when deputies attempted to serve a violation of probation warrant on Elkins. Elkins got in a vehicle and fled from Dresden Police and deputies. According to Captain Randall McGowan, he ran one deputy’s car off the road on Hwy 54 in Greenfield.

Investigators were looking for him and spotted him Wednesday afternoon while he was a passenger in McDaniel’s car. The car was coming into downtown Dresden. An attempt to stop the car resulted in McDaniel ramming his car into Investigator Eric Smith’s patrol car and almost hitting Chief Deputy Mark Black who was getting out of his car.

McDaniel then drove at a high rate of speed toward Palmersville and turned onto Pleasant Hill Road. The cars of Investigator Smith and Captain Terry McDade were both hit by McDaniel there. Deputies were able to get in front of the car and stop it.

When it stopped, Elkins jumped from the car and ran into a corn field. He was tackled after running about 50 yards, McGowan said. Digital scales were thrown from the vehicle and they were recovered at the scene.

Elkins was already on probation for a previous drug charge conviction and also has been arrested in the past for meth manufacturing, McGowan said. 

Da Vinci Machines Exhibit Now Open

 

Union City, Tenn.-Obion County Mayor Benny McGuire, foreground in red sweater, is among visitors to Discovery Park of America to view its newest exhibit, Da Vinci Machines and Robotics. The exhibit is interactive and allows visitors to walk through the life and works of Leonardo Da Vinci: it has architecture, engineering, history, science and art all in the same room. Guests of all ages can view over 60 different machines and interact with several of them. It will be open at Discovery Park in Union City from now through April 30. It’s located in the ATA Traveling Exhibit Hall each day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost $7 for adults, $6 for members, and $5 for students. (DPA photo).

Dinosaurs Take Over The Dixie

 

Huntingdon, Tenn.-Dinosaur Zoo Live makes its debut at The Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Monday, January 23, and it will provide an opportunity to observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of life-like dinosaurs and other creatures. The Dixie is located in downtown Huntingdon.

The show is 65 million years in the making, as Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live guides families on a tour through pre-historic Australia in a theatrical performance.

The show is brought to life by a team of skilled performers and puppeteers and designed with the help of professional paleontologists. Creates include baby dinosaurs, triceratops, tyrannosaurus and more.

Ask about the “Crazy Dino Deal” at the box office and get two tickets for the price of one. Tickets are $20 each—Buy One Get One Free—for the public performance at 7 p.m. They are available at the box office in Huntingdon by calling 1 731 986 2100 or online at dixiepac.net.

You can also bring your school group to the School Time Performance at 9 a.m. Monday. The 11:30 a.m. performance is SOLD OUT. Tickets are $5 per ticket. The performance is sponsored by Friends of The Dixie and Carroll Bank and Trust.

 

Open Auditions Announced For Sedaka Musical

Paris, Tenn.—The Krider Performing Arts Center and the KPAC Players Community Theatre group announce open auditions for “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do” featuring the songs of Neil Sedaka, licensed for performance by Theatrical Rights Worldwide.  Set at a Catskills resort in 1960, this is the sweetly comic story of Lois and Marge, two friends from Brooklyn in search of good times and romance over one wild Labor Day weekend. The score showcases 18 Neil Sedaka classics, including *Where the Boys Are*, *Sweet Sixteen*, *Calendar Girl*, *Love Will Keep Us Together*, and of course, the chart-topping title song. 

 

Audition Requirements:

  • 32 bar vocal selection.   Choose to perform a capella or bring recorded accompaniment.
  • A prepared 1-2 minute monologue.
  • Schedule of availability from January 30 to March 24.
  • Dress comfortably.  Be prepared for a dance audition.

 Audition:  January 28 at 2 p.m.

 Rehearsals:  Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00

                          beginning January 30.

 Questions:  Email Mallory Sellers, director, at msellers18@bethelu.edu

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Helping Hand Total Now At $63,785

 

Homemade coconut meringue pie, one of many goodies sold today. (Helping Hand photo).

By Shannon McFarlin WENK/WTPR News Director

Paris, Tenn.-The grand total raised thus far in the annual Helping Hand Radio Auction is now $63,785, with the $8,374 raised today by local banks: Commercial Bank and Trust, Foundation, Regions, First Bank and Carroll Bank and Trust.

Each year, Helping Hand raises funds for a long list of local non-profit organizations. Dozens and dozens of volunteers, along with local clubs and organizations pitch in to raise the funds.

The Helping Hand Radio Auction is broadcast live every weekday and Saturday on WTPR-AM 710. The auctions begin at 12:30 p.m. on weekdays and at noon on Saturdays.

Thursday’s items will be donated by the Oakland community, Junior Livestock, W.G. Rhea Library, Lee School Association and Ray of Hope Fellowship.

Friday’s items will be donated by the Palestine community, Central Point community, First Church of the Nazarene and Bridge of Hope Church.

Saturday’s items will be donated by the Whitlock community and Volunteer Fire Department.

Monday’s items will be donated by Henry County employees, Trinity United Methodist Church, Master Gardeners and the Arts Council.

You can see photos of items to be auctioned off every day at the Henry County Helping Hand, Inc. Facebook page.

Or you can watch the action in person at the Enoch Building at the Henry County Fairgrounds.

Auction phone is 644-1695.

 

Nine To Compete For Hostess Princess

Paris, Tenn.-Nine young ladies will be competing this Saturday for the title of Hostess Princess over the 64th annual World’s Biggest Fish Fry. The pageant begins at 7 p.m. at the Krider Performing Arts Center in Paris.

In the event of inclement weather, the reschedule date will be released via the Fish Fry Facebook page and local news media.

According to Committee Chair Lisa Stone, many local business again are sponsoring prizes for the Hostess Princess and her court, along with Commercial Bank & Trust, which will awrd the $1000 scholarship to the winner.

KPAC will open at 6 p.m. and admission is $5. Children are five and under are free with an adult.

Contestants for this years event in alphabetical order are:

*Aleece Marie Passman, 19 year old daughter of Gary and Tina Passman of Springville. Attends Murray State University and is sponsored by Attitudes Salon.

*Calista Herrera, 17 year old daughter of Cathy Herrera. She is a Senior at Henry County High School and is sponsored by The Animal Doctor.

*Ashton Lynn Thompson, 19 year old daughter of Chris and Jill Thompson. She attends Jackson State Community College and is sponsored by PARIS Magazine.

*Julia Dye, 16 year old daughter of Anisha Page and Brad Dye. She is a Junior at Henry County High School and is sponsored by Paint Plus Flooring.

*Sophie Carter, 17 year old daughter of Tim Carter and Heather Stone. She is a  Senior at Henry County High School and is sponsored by Pot O’ Gold Pawn Shop.

*Kyla Parker, 17 year old daughter of Craig and Christie Parker. She is a Senior at Henry County High School and is sponsored by Ms. Dana’s Diamonds.

*Jasmine Jones, 16 year old daughter of Kevin and Melony Jones. She is a Junior at Henry County High School and is sponsored by Ace’s Pizza

 *Alison Reagor,17 year old daughter of Susan Reagor and Eddie Reagor. She is a Junior at Henry County High School and is sponsored by Joe Mahan Ford.

*Roezona Godbott, 16 year old daughter of Greg and Valerie Godbott. She is a Freshman at Henry County High School and is sponsored by Queen’s of Paris.

 

Eiffel Tower In A Purple Haze

 

Paris, Tenn.-With all the drizzle falling all day yesterday, Eiffel Tower Park was in a purple haze after sundown. Thanks to the lighting system installed by Dill Audio in Jackson and operated by city officials, the Eiffel Tower changes colors most every night. (Shannon McFarlin photo).

 

UC Looks Ahead To New City Hall

Union City, Tenn.-The Union City City Council last night authorized the purchase of the Simmons Bank Operations Center, the Old Farmers Exchange/First American Bank Building, plus all its furnishings and the outbuilding behind it at a cost of $1,000,050.

Council will borrow the money from Regions Bank at 2.7 percent interest. Mayor Terry Hailey said although the city could have easily paid cash, the interest rate is favorable to borrow the money instead.

The building will be either a new City Hall or a new police station.

At the close of the meeting, a citizen asked about Veterans’ Pond. Council affirmed it has authorized the deepening of the pond and that work will be done this spring, making the lake deeper for fishing around the bank.

Reelfoot Pond has been a big success as far as fishing is concerned and Council hopes the same will be true for the much larger Veterans’ Park Lake.

State Commissioner Congratulates Educators

 

Paris, Tenn.-On a recent visit to Paris, Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen congratulated Henry County School System leaders for successfully completing the Governor's Academy for School Leadership (GASL).Tim Mason, along with twenty three administrators from across Tennessee, completed the year long program designed to strengthen the skills and increase the knowledge of emerging school leaders. The program is a joint venture of Vanderbilt University and the Tennessee Department of Education. Amy Veazey served as Mason's mentor for the GASL program. (Photo by Sam Miles).

 

Two Boxers Advance To Nationals

 

Little Rock, Arkansas—The Downtown Paris Boxing Club had another good showing, this time at the Region 6 Qualifier in Little Rock, with two of its members advancing to the National Silver Gloves tournament. Advancing are Cortavious Patton and Demarccus Howard. They will compete in the national tournament in Independence, Mo., in early February. Cam’ron Patton, Elijah Wellington, and Isaiah Hutcherson made it through to the finals before being eliminated. Coach Derik Moon said he is very proud of the young men. In photo, front row from left, Isaiah Hutcherson, Demarccus Howard, Elijah Wellington; back row, Cortavious Patton, Cam’ron Patton, Coach Moon. (Photo by Brianna Wilson).

 

Martin PD Citizens Academy Set

Martin, Tenn.—The Martin Police Department will be hosting a new Citizen Police Academy Class soon and registration is open.

This year’s class will begin at 6 p.m. March 9. Captain Phillip Fuqua said, “We’re very excited to begin a new class and encourage anyone in the area who has not participated before to join us this time. Come join us in learning what we do on a daily basis and what you can do to be a better partner within your own community.”

Cost is $20, which includes purchase of a class shirt.

Anyone with questions may contact Fuqua at pfuqua@martindps.org or 731-587-5355, ext. 241.

To apply online, go to www.martindps.org/police/cpa-registration or to print an application, go to www.martindps.org/…/wp-…/uploads/2014/01/CPA-Application.pdf

         

Cooking Classes With Tennessee Products

Camden, Tenn.-The Benton County Public Library will be hosting Adult Cooking Classes in February and the time to sign up is now.

The cooking classes will be held every Tuesday evening in February at 6 p.m. This year’s theme: Tennessee products. The classes will be held at the main library in Camden.

Also in February, the library will host Life 101 for high school age kids: learning things you need to know before you leave home, such as dorm cooking, how to do laundry, organizing your space. This will be held every Thursday night in February at 6 p.m.

You must pre-register for these by February 3. Call 731 584 4772.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Fulton Victim Autopsy Results Released

Fulton, Ky.-The Kentucky State Police has released preliminary autopsy results for the man shot and killed by Fulton Police during an altercation Monday.

According to the KSP, preliminary results show that Charles “Chris” McClure, age 43, of Union City, died as a result of two gunshot wounds to the torso. Toxicology results are still pending.

As reported earlier, McClure was shot by Fulton Police after he allegedly threatened them and others with a pole and a knife and had been shattering windows on passing cars near the park in Fulton.

 

Bailey Wins World Bull Riding Title

 

By Shannon McFarlin WENK/WTPR News Director

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma—After a hard-fought battle at the international competition, Corey Bailey of Puryear was named the 2016 World Champion Bull Rider over the weekend.

Bailey, age 26, has been bull riding for 12 years, and entered the pro circuit a couple of years ago.

Bailey won the title at the three-day 47th Annual International Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City. Contestants numbering 127 from all across the U.S., Canada, and Australia, competed in a wide range of rodeo events, including bareback and saddle bronc riding, team, calf and breakaway roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling and bull riding.

Bailey said, “I wanted to come out here, win all four rounds and win the average, but you know, winning the third round, especially being the high marked ride of the weekend. It feels great, and being able to win the world championship feels even greater. It’s a blessing.”

On his Facebook page, Bailey thanked everyone for all the support. “I am so blessed to be able to say I am a world champion. I could not have done this without God leading and protecting me every step of the way. Also, thank you to my beautiful wife, family and friends for being behind me 100 percent of the way.”

Bailey was the Tennessee Junior Rodeo Bullring Champion and a three-time state champ.

 

KSP Releases More Details On Fulton Shooting

Fulton, Ky.—The Kentucky State Police has released more details on the shooting death of a Union City man by Fulton Police on Monday afternoon.

The KSP is investigating the incident, which resulted in the death of Charles Christopher McClure, age 43.

The KSP is conducting interviews with eye witnesses and processing evidence at the scene. An autopsy has been scheduled for this morning at Madisonville, Ky. Following the autopsy, it is possible more information could be released.

According to the latest press release from the KSP, preliminary evidence shows that officers responded to the intersection of Commercial Avenue and East State Line Street (near Pontotoc Park) after receiving several 911 calls regarding a disorderly male subject swinging a pole at vehicles in the area.

Upon their arrival, officers discovered McClure armed with a pole and a knife. When officers attempted to detain him, the incident escalated, resulting in McClure being shot by police. McClure was later pronounced dead at Jackson Purchase Medical Center.

 

Martin, UTM Honor MLK

Chancellor Keith Carver speaks at MLK Day events in Martin. (UTM photo).

Martin, Tenn.--A morning of celebration, reflection and remembrance highlighted the fifth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Breakfast held Jan. 16 in the Duncan Ballroom of UT Martin’s Boling University Center. The event is sponsored by the city of Martin and the university’s Black Student Association to honor the memory of slain Civil Rights Movement leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. An overflow crowd included community members, local elected officials, university faculty and staff, and UT Martin students.

Martin Alderman David Belote, also a staff member in the university’s Office of Enrollment Services and Student Engagement, emceed the event and introduced Martin Mayor Randy Brundige and UT Martin Chancellor Keith Carver for words of welcome and opening remarks. Corri Chanel Oliver, UT Martin Black Student Association president, added her welcome and was followed by Jackie Thomas, Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church pastor, who offered the invocation.

Following the meal, Student Kameron Echols and Weakley County Educator Beverly Claybrooks served as keynote speakers.

The Harold Conner City of Martin Award was presented by Mayor Brundige to Martin resident Clara Hamilton. The award recognizes longtime service and dedication to the community and is named for the Rev. Harold Conner, the first African American administrator employed by UT Martin after the university was desegregated in 1969.

 

Tickets On Sale For Pancake Supper

Paris, Tenn.—The Paris-Henry County Arts Council is hosting a Pancake Supper at First United Methodist Church from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, January 26 from 4:00-8:00 pm. Tickets for all you can eat pancakes are only $8 and all of the proceeds will be used to continue to promote the arts here in our community.

Tickets can be purchased from any board member or through the Arts Council on our website at www.phcarts.com.

Take-out or eat in available.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Helping Hand Total Now $40,390

One of today's goodies. (Lori Barrow photo).


By Shannon McFarlin WENK/WTPR News Director

Paris, Tenn.-The grand total raised thus far in the annual Helping Hand Radio Auction is now $40,390, with the $2,645 raised today by Quinn Chapel, Civil Air Patrol and Inman Beta Club.

Each year, Helping Hand raises funds for a long list of local non-profit organizations. Dozens and dozens of volunteers, along with local clubs and organizations pitch in to raise the funds.

On Monday, items will be donated by Quinn Chapel AME, Civil Air Patrol and Inman Beta Club.

On Tuesday, items will be donated by Security Bank, and White and Associates, the Wimberley Agency.

On Wednesday, items will be donated by the local banks: Commercial Bank and Trust, Foundation, Regions, First Bank and Carroll Bank and Trust.

The Helping Hand Radio Auction is broadcast live every weekday and Saturday on WTPR-AM 710. The auctions begin at 12:30 p.m. on weekdays and at noon on Saturdays.

You can see photos of items to be auctioned off every day at the Henry County Helping Hand, Inc. Facebook page.

Or you can watch the action in person at the Enoch Building at the Henry County Fairgrounds.

Auction phone is 644-1695.


Breaking News: Officer-Involved Shooting In Fulton

Fulton, Ky.--Kentucky State Police investigators are currently conducting an officer involved shooting investigation in Fulton, KY, involving the Fulton Police Department. 

The incident occurred today between 12:25 and 12:35 p.m.  At this time, the names of the parties involved are not being released until we can ensure that the appropriate family members have been notified. 

Atkinson Presented With Loyal Patriot Award

Local law enforcement at the lead of today's march to the courthouse. (McFarlin photos).


By Shannon McFarlin WENK/WTPR News Director


Paris, Tenn.-Long-time Henry County Educator Roland Atkinson was presented with the Loyal Patriot Award—the highest award that can be bestowed in Henry County—at today’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day program.


Atkinson also was presented with the “Drum Major For Justice” award by the Henry County Ministerial Association.


Atkinson presented the keynote address at this morning’s program, held at the county courthouse. The program followed a prayer breakfast and march to the courthouse. The theme for today’s program was a recognition of the music that was such a integral part of the Civil Rights Movement and a luncheon was held this afternoon at Ketcham Hall to honor the local church musicians and choir directors.

Atkinson received a standing ovation following the award presentations—as well as after his speech. In introducing Atkinson, Rev. Thomas Taylor noted that Atkinson was a teacher for 38 years and still is a substitute teacher, as well as the minister of music for the Union Grove Missionary Church for 40 years.


In his speech, Atkinson told the crowd, “We ourselves have to lift the standards of our community to the other level. We have to come together as one. Let the past die. Replace hatred with love and hope over fear. You have to stop looking for purpose and be the purpose.”


Atkinson noted, “It takes both the black and white keys to play to ‘Star Spangled Banner’” and honored the music of the movement, which he said “gave us power. It was a tool for peace and it unified black America with a common goal.”


At the outset of today’s program, the Henry County High School Madrigals sang and marchers were greeted at the courthouse door with cookies and coffee supplied by County Clerk Donna Craig, County Trustee Randi French and Register of Deeds Pam Martin.


County Commissioner Kenneth Humphreys, left, presents the Loyal Patriot Award to Roland Atkinson.

Welcoming Bethel Students To Paris



Paris, Tenn.—The Atkins-Porter Neighborhood Association hosted a potluck dinner for the new class of physician assistants at the Bethel University Paris campus Friday night. A large group of students were in attendance for the get-together and city officials, including Paris City Manager Kim Foster and Economic Development Director Jennifer Morris welcomed the students to the community. (Shannon McFarlin photo).


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Helping Hand Total Now $37,745

 

One of the scrumptious chocolate pies donated today. (Helping Hand photo).

By Shannon McFarlin WENK/WTPR News Director

Paris, Tenn.-Let’s give a big round of applause to the Pleasant Hill community, which raised a total of $17,241 at the annual Helping Hand Radio Auction today. With that, the grand total raised in the first week of the auction is $37,745.

Volunteer Michael Barnhart said, “Pleasant Hill really showed out today. They donated 310 items and it was mostly homemade food items—from big dinner to cakes and cookies.” Pleasant Hill had 31 slates of items today and the auction took up most of the afternoon.

Each year, Helping Hand raises funds for a long list of local non-profit organizations. Dozens and dozens of volunteers, along with local clubs and organizations pitch in to raise the funds.

On Monday, items will be donated by Quinn Chapel AME, Civil Air Patrol and Inman Beta Club.

On Tuesday, items will be donated by Security Bank, and White and Associates, the Wimberley Agency.

On Wednesday, items will be donated by the local banks: Commercial Bank and Trust, Foundation, Regions, First Bank and Carroll Bank and Trust.

The Helping Hand Radio Auction is broadcast live every weekday and Saturday on WTPR-AM 710. Listen to KQ 105.5 for Saturday night auctions. The auctions begin at 12:30 p.m. on weekdays and at noon on Saturdays.

Or you can watch the action in person at the Enoch Building at the Henry County Fairgrounds.

Photos of the items donated each day are posted on the Helping Hand Facebook page.

Auction phone is 644-1695.

 

Customer Leaves Taxi Driver Hanging

By Shannon McFarlin WENK/WTPR News Director

Paris, Tenn.-A Patriot Taxi Company driver in Paris was left holding the bag when a customer wouldn’t pay his fare.

The taxi drove the customer, who said he was from Murray, to 819 Curtis St. and the customer told the driver that he needed to go in and get the money and would come back. He never came back.

The driver knocked on the door and got no answer, then called 911. Paris Patrolman Tyrail Jackson also knocked on the door—for several minutes—and no one responded.

The driver said there are surveillance cameras in the taxis and the video will be looked over to try to identify the customer. He described him as black, skinny and tall.

The fare came to $25.


New WestStar Class Is Underway

 

Members of the new WestStar class listen to presentations. (Amy Keathley photo).


Union City, Tenn.--Session I of the 2017 Westar Leadership Class of Obion and Weakley County took place today at Discovery Park of America and included a tour of Tyson Foods in Union City.

Nearly 30 members of the class heard presentations on the impact and future of agriculture in West Tennessee; the future of the regional transportation including the airport; the Port of Cates landing and an update on I-69. 

Union City Mayor Terry Hailey and Obion County Mayor Benny McGuire both welcomed the class and gave short remarks on the city and the county, then Obion County Joint Economic Development Director Lindsay Frilling gave updates on I-69 and the Port at Cates Landing and Regional Airport.

Former U.S. Congressman John Tanner was the luncheon speaker, and Dr. Keith Carter, Chancellor of UT Martin, was special guest speaker.

Thursday programs at the University of Tennessee at Martin included presentations from Jamey Tosh of Tosh Farms in Henry and Bill Latimer, CEO of the Latimer Foundation. Members were welcomed by Weakley Co. Mayor Jake Bynum and Martin Mayor Randy Brundige.

 

Gospel Showcase To Feature Local Performers

 

Paris, Tenn.-The Relay for Life Team—“Elizabeth’s Cancer Crushers”—will present a Gospel Showcase at 7 p.m. Friday, January 20.

The Showcase is named for Elizabeth Cronin, an 8th grade student at Inman School in Paris and cancer survivor.

The Showcase will feature an outstanding group of talented performers: The Shepherd Family, Wire and Wood, Rhonda Stanton, Mike Holden, Chuck Haney, Angela and Terry Alton, and Ervin and Andrea Dutton and Friends.

Tickets are $8 for adults and students 12 and over. Children under 12 are free. Tickets are available at the door and in advance at The Iron Place and Merison’s Furniture.

 

Reception For Kustoff Set

Paris, Tenn.-The Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce will host a ‘meet and greet’ for new Congressman David Kustoff of Memphis from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 17, at the Chamber office at 2508 E. Wood St.

Kustoff is a Republican who represents the 8th District in West Tennessee.

Trivia Night Set For Tuesday

Paris, Tenn.-The Paris-Henry County Arts Council will host its next Trivia Night on Tuesday, January 17, at the Perrylodgic Brewing Co. on Hwy. 79N. Admission at the door will be $10 per player. You can come with a team of six or come alone and a team will be found for you.

Admission will be on a first come-first serve basis.

Ribeye sandwiches and other refreshments available for purchase beginning at 5:30, and of course Perrylodgic will be serving up delicious brews. Trivia will commence at 6:30.

 

IRS Forms At Library

Paris, Tenn.--The W. G. Rhea Public Library has received some tax forms, according to Director Connie McSwain. The forms sent from the IRS so far are 1040EZ,1040, 1040A.  The only instruction books received are for the 1940EZ forms.   McSwain said many different forms have been ordered and the library is waiting on the IRS to provide them.


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