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Henry Barn Destroyed By Fire; Cause Investigated

Henry, Tenn.—A barn was destroyed, along with an RV, two cars, a jet ski and other items stored inside were destroyed by a fire Tuesday afternoon on Van Dyke Road. The Henry Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched on a report of a barn on fire behind a house on Van Dyke Road just after 1:30 p.m.


Demolition Of Paris Landing Inn Almost Complete, Construction Of New Inn On Target

Buchanan, Tenn.—With demolition of the Paris Landing Inn pretty much complete, state officials say construction of the new Inn is on target for completion by the summer of 2020.



Hill Road between Old McKenzie Highway and the Highway 218 Bypass will be closed at 7 a.m. Wednesday as well as Monday and April 30 next week for culvert replacements. The road should be open in the late afternoon all three days for traffic, according to the Henry County Highway Department.


BPU Modifies Its HVAC Loan Program

Paris, TN – At the monthly meeting of the Board of Public Utilities Tuesday, the directors voted on several action items, one of which included making modifications to the utility’s HVAC Loan Program.


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


PARIS TN: BPU to send loan resolution to Paris Commission

The Paris Board of Public Utilities voted Tuesday to send a USDA Rural Development loan resolution to the Paris Commission and also discussed an electric rate increase planned for October.


PARIS TN: PSSD to wait on bids for parking lot, repair project

The Paris Special School District board chose to hold up on a Rhea Elementary School parking lot sealing and repair project during Tuesday night’s meeting at Inman Middle School.


2 sisters charged with assaulting family at Tennessee funeral home

sisters were charged with aggravated assault on Monday after police said they showed up to a funeral home and threatened people with a gun, even stabbing the deceased woman’s sister, police said.


Guns N Roses, Def Leppard, Lynyrd Skynyrd coming to Middle Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Guns N Roses, Def Leppard, and Lynyrd Skynyrd will headline a three day festival at Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee this October. The Exit 111 Festival lineup was announced on Tuesday for October 11, 12, and 13th.


Daylight Saving Time bill passes Tennessee House

There may be a lot more daylight in Tennessean's future if The Daylight Saving Time bill passes yet another hurdle. The bill (HB 0247) has passed Tennessee's house and is set to establish Daylight Saving Time as the standard time in Tennessee.


Lottery winner from Tennessee: 'I'm still a redneck'

DYERSBURG, Tenn. - A Tennessee man who won $2 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket says the money will not change him. Timothy Seratt of Dyersburg told WREG-TV, "I might have a lot of money, but I'm still a redneck."


Time To Shine For Inman Students

Paris, Tenn.—It was an evening for Inman Students to shine at Tuesday night’s Paris Special Schools District meeting by showing the board and community members their science projects. A tour of the Inman School greenhouse also was held with 8th grade science teacher Carrie Jones and Inman FFA Presid


PARIS TN: Vacant home destroyed by Sunday fire

A vacant home on East Washington Street in Paris was destroyed by a fire on Sunday night. According to a report from the Paris Fire Department, a home at 527 E. Washington St. was destroyed by a fire that broke out shortly after 8 p.m. on Sunday.


Warmer temps in Tennessee usher in return of brown recluse, majority of bite reports

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--As Spring ushers in warmer temperatures in Middle Tennessee, it also ushers in the return of many insects, reptiles and species residents haven't seen in a while.


Husband of Woman Burned to Death Being Held in Tennessee

Police in southern Illinois say the husband of a woman whose burning body was found inside an automobile has been taken into custody. Authorities say Andrew Montez McKissick was taken into custody without incident late Monday and is being held at the Shelby County Jail in Memphis, Tennessee.


Tennessee man accused of holding kids hostage for drug money

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man is accused of stabbing a woman on Easter and then holding her kids hostage for drug money. News outlets report 25-year-old Ernest Owens is charged with offenses including aggravated kidnapping and child abuse. Memphis police say Owens arrived at a woman's house


PARIS TN: Household hazardous waste day coming here on May 4

This year’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event is coming up from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4 at the Henry County Recycling Center. The event is sponsored by the Henry County Solid Waste Department and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.


Georgia man charged after woman hurt

A Georgia man was arrested on multiple charges, including vehicular assault and DUI, after a wreck injured a Paris woman on Friday. Matthew Catlett, 36, of Dalton, Ga. was arrested on East Wood Street by Paris Police Patrolman Daniel Andres.


Tennessee mom accused of leaving 11-month-old baby home alone to have breakfast with friend

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Tenn. — A mother has been charged with child neglect after admitting to investigators to leaving her baby at home alone to have breakfast with a friend, WSMV reports.


Widow of slain Middle Tennessee deputy calls on residents to 'pay it forward'

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--The widow of a slain Dickson County Deputy is calling on Tennesseans to "pay it forward any way that you can" in memory of Sgt. Danile Baker, who would have been 33-years-old today.