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Society
1:38 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Chairs That Care Auction & Social for Cancer Care Center of Henry County

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Kate Lochte speaks with Casey Brown of the Cancer Care Center of Henry County. She's the Center's liaison with the Caring Hearts Fund of Paris of the Henry County Healthcare Foundation that's hosting the second Annual Chairs That Care Auction & Social this Saturday at the Paris Winery, from 4 - 7 p.m. According to their website, they ended up with over 70 chairs and raised over $3,600 for the care center. This year, their goal is 100 chairs. See more on their website.

Government
12:36 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Henry County Approves New Investment Plan

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The Henry County Commission has approved an investment of up to $5 million with First Tennessee Bank, in an attempt to jumpstart interest earnings.

Henry County Trustee David Stone estimates the county will reap $50,000 in interest earnings this year. That’s down from 2006, when Henry County earned more than $400,000 from its investments.

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Government
2:59 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Henry County Airport Receives Aeronautics Grant

The Henry County Airport in Paris, Tenn.  is set to make improvements with $200,000  in state grants from the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

The funds are part of more than $2.3 million approved for 10 Tennessee airports.

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Government
12:29 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

AHCA Delaying TN Budgets

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Henry County Mayor Brent Greer said several county budgets are being delayed because departments are having difficulty adjusting to new policies prompted by the Affordable Health Care Act.

Greer said the issue stems from departments having to make final rulings on which employees will be considered full time. In Henry County, a 28-hour work week represents full-time status.

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Society
1:25 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Five Tons of Fish and Fun at the 60th Annual World's Biggest Fish Fry

The Grand Parade was at 10 this morning, the Arts & Crafts Show is now open and the Fish Building, too, at the Henry County Fairgrounds. This is the finale weekend of The World's Biggest Fish Fry in Paris, Tennessee. It's a longstanding tradition involving events that started months ago, culminating this week. The General Manager of the Fish Fry tells us all about it with Kate Lochte.

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Education
3:24 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Police Providing Security Support to Paris Schools

Local police are providing security for schools in the Paris Special School District while administrators review and update safety plans. PSSD Director Mike Brown says Paris Police and Henry County Sheriff officers will be in each of the three schools in the district.

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Government
8:19 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Large Number of 2010 Henry County Property Taxes Outstanding

Property taxes owed for 2010 are delinquent on more than 1,400 pieces of Henry County property. The Post-Intelligencer reports Clerk and Master Mary Burns says that number is four times higher than previous years. Burns is requesting an additional $14,000 to pay postage for summons notices for delinquent property owners.

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Afternoon Update
3:52 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 8/31/12

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Education
8:35 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Henry County Begins Texting-tip Program at High School

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Henry County, Tenn., school officials begin a new texting tip program this school year.  According to the Paris Post-Intelligencer, the sheriff’s office will give the Henry County High School resource officer a cell phone so students can text him with tips about crime. Henry County Sheriff Monte Belew says young people will communicate more readily in a text than they will face-to-face.  Belew says that means students can quickly alert the resource officer if someone brings a weapon or drugs to school or if they overhear someone planning to harm students or faculty.

Government
9:22 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Paris Tennessee Approves Budget

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Henry County, Tennessee commissioners have approved their 2012-2013 budget. The Paris Post Intelligencer says eleven county commissioners voted last night in favor of the $170 million spending plan.  

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