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IN  PARIS, TENNESSEE,  SINCE  1866
P. O.  Box  310,  Paris, TN.  38242-0310

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squig.gif (237 bytes)   From the August 15, 2008 Edition ~ 50  YEARS  AGO

Jean Abernathy ('49) became the bride of Jerry Spencer Richardson ('45) in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church. Mrs. John Porter Lasater Jr. played organ selections. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lovell Abernathy and he was the son of Mrs. Chester Wayne Richardson and the late Mr. Richardson.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the August 15, 2008 Edition ~ 75  YEARS  AGO

Martha Tom Morris ('30) entertained with an informal dance at her home on Blakemore Street in honor of a house guest. Attending were Celest Brown, Hazel Warmack, Elizabeth Harris ('30), Ernestine Turner ('29), Bob Osteen, Pierson Royster, Ben Jobe ('24), Randolph Young ('28), Charles McGehee ('27), Billy Bundy ('30), Eugene Rison ('21), Bob Howard ('24) and
Joe Howard ('31).

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the August 8, 2008 Edition ~ 75  YEARS  AGO

A large number of young people of First Presbyterian Church motored to Sulphur Well for an outing, where swimming, bowling and a picnic were enjoyed. The counselor was Mrs. R.H. Rhodes and youngsters enjoying the occasion were Lucille Dinwiddie, Elaine ('32) and Mildred Gregson ('28), Ruby Nette Denslow ('29) and Eleanor Denslow ('32), Louise Bundy ('33), Marianna Lasater, Hobert Clover, Kenneth Daniel ('32), Percy Williams Jr. ('33), Mr. and Mrs. Terry Gregson, Mr. and Mrs. James Vincent, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Foster Brown.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the July 31, 2007 Edition ~ 50 years ago

Larry McGehee('54) brought the sermon at First Christian Church. He was a senior at Translyvania College and was a public relations representative with the school.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the July 18, 2007 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Children of grade school age were eligible to attend a series of story hours at Robert E. Lee and Atkins-Porter Schools. Speech students of high school age would present the stories once each week. Taking part were Cynthia Jackson ('59) , Bettye Shofner ('59), Marilyn Martin ('59), Judy Veazey ('59), Patty Field ('59), Nancy Krider ('60), Dianne Ross ('60), Suzanne Looney ('60), Barbara Ledbetter ('60), Sandra Guinn ('60) and Nan Bell ('60).

Mrs. Jimmy Vincent, Jr. ('52) and Elizabeth Swinney ('52) honored Amanda Hurdle ('52), bride-elect of Bob Hailey ('52), with a dinner party. An evening of bridge followed dinner. Attending were Anne Nelson ('52), Mrs. Virgil Wall ('45), the honoree and the hostesses.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the July 12, 2007 Edition ~ 25 YEARS AGO

Postmaster R. T. Miller ('49) was pictured presenting awards to post office employes for long years of service. Included were Ralph Carson,
who had 35 years; Glen Stephenson ('50), with 25 years; and Elbert Davis, 25 years.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the July 12, 2007 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Mr. and Mrs. W.I. Luckey and daughter, Mildred ('57), and Emily Sue Cox returned from a 10-day tour of the east. They had visited
New York City, Washington, D.C., Arlington, Va., and other points before returning by way of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the July 6, 2007 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Hamlet Drug Company announced the addition of George Frederick Moore ('53) to the pharmacy staff. Moore had graduated from
the University of Tennessee Medical Unit in Memphis with a degree in pharmacy.

squig.gif (237 bytes)   From the June 27, 2007 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Boone and son Sidney ('55) of Paris had returned from a tour of the Deep South. They visited Bellingrath Gardens, New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Houston and Galveston, Texas. While in Baton Rouge they visited Louisiana State University, where Sidney would enroll in the fall as a junior in forestry and play in the school band.

The local American Legion team whipped Paducah 5-2. Mickey Norman ('57) allowed only two hits in a stellar pitching performance. Big hitters for Paris were Bill Hudson ('58) and Ronnie Guthrie ('58) with two doubles each.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the June 26, 2007 Edition ~ 50 years ago

Janice McCoy ('56) was on the honor roll for the spring quarter at Freed-Hardeman College. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford McCoy of East Wood Street.

squig.gif (237 bytes)   From the June 21, 2007 Edition ~ 25 YEARS AGO

Post-Intelligencer publisher Bill Williams ('52) was elected president of the Tennessee Press Association at a meeting in Knoxville. He was the second generation of his family to serve as TPA president. His father, W. Bryant Williams ('32), was president in 1970-71. Williams was a 1956 graduate of Murray State University and had held other offices in the TPA.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the June 21, 2007 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

The first play of the summer season by Grove High School students was presented at Weston Hall. In the cast were Suzanne Bennett ('58), Mac Luckey ('53), Robert Covington ('54), Barbara Jelks ('58), Broeak Wahl ('58), Larry Carter ('58), Richard Dunlap ('60), Charlie Brown ('60), Don Berry ('60), Richard Wall ('60), Mike Shoate, Weldon Gaddy ('59), Billy McCutcheon ('60), Lynn Elliott ('58), Tommy McCutcheon ('60), Marilyn Martin ('59) and Blondie Enoch.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the June 20, 2007 edition ~ 75 YEARS AGO

Twelve Henry County boys left by NC&StL Railway to enter training at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., for the Citizens Military Training Corps. In the group were Thomas Gorman ('32), Porter Dinwiddie ('32), Gene Sevier ('32), Johnnie Gorman ('31), Jack Heffernan ('32), 'Red' Minor ('28), J.C. Lockhart ('33), James Warmack ('37), Aldridge Gross ('30), Frank Jennings ('32), Vernon Gross ('32) and Billy McSwain ('33).

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the June 15, 2007 Edition ~ 75 YEARS AGO

Mrs. Clem Krider was teaching religious drama at a young people's conference
at McKenzie. She was dramatics teacher at Grove High School. Others from
here attending the conference were the Rev. W.M. Bigham, Mrs. R.R. Hudson,
Eleanor Denslow and Stark Johnsonius.

squig.gif (237 bytes)   From the June 11, 2007 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

George Frederick Moore ('53) of Paris received a degree in pharmacy from the University of Tennessee Medical Units in Memphis. Moore was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Moore Sr.

Pictured with Andrew Settles, sponsor, were boys leaving for an annual Boys State at Castle Heights Military Academy. In the group were Bobby Joe Akers of Cottage Grove, George Franklin Van Dyke of Grove ('58), Thomas Wayne Jackson of Grove ('58), Richard Anon Shankle of Cottage Grove, Milton Hoyte James ('58) of Grove and Larry Carter ('58) of Grove. Also pictured was Bill Butler, American Legion Commander.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the June 6, 2007 Edition ~ 75 YEARS AGO

On the honor roll at Grove High School for the entire year were freshmen Mary Evelyn Farrar ('35) and Julia Somerville ('35); sophomores Billy Bagby ('34), Rebecca Dale ('34), Ocie Mae Owens ('34) and Orville Snyder ('34); junior Lyde McCampbell ('33), and seniors Julia Irion ('32), Jack Fisher McGehee ('32), Annie Rogers ('32) and Zora Shofner ('32).

squig.gif (237 bytes)   From the June 1, 2007 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Tickets went on sale for the ninth annual “Ye Olde Tyme Minstrel,” directed by Clem Krider. The high school production would feature some newcomers and veterans as well. Favorite end men returning would be Bill (Wild Foot Willie) Warren ('57), Leon (Digger) Ridgeway ('57), Mike (Lasses) Dinwiddie ('58) and Randall (Catfish) Scholes ('58). Among other veterans would be a trio of singers Dian Neese ('59), Carol Caldwell ('59) and Peggy Coursey ('59).

squig.gif (237 bytes)   From the May 29, 2007 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Two Henry County students received degrees from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Robert Owen Scarbrough ('51) won a master of science degree and Ruby Carolyn Brisendine ('53) had earned a bachelor of science in education.

Western District Baptist Association was planning a summer camp for boys in the Royal Ambassadors mission organization. The camp would be on Little Eagle Creek at Kentucky Lake under direction of the Rev. W.A. Farmer of Puryear Baptist Church. Boys would sleep in tents and enjoy swimming and recreation under direction of  Robert Jelks. The fee for a week at camp, including food/insurance and all materials would be $4.50.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the May 29, 2007 Edition ~ 75 YEARS AGO

Mr. and Mrs. Jake Fagenbaum and daughter, Marjorie ('43), had returned from a trip to Nashville to visit Mrs. Fagenbaum's mother.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the May 23, 2007 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Annual commencement exercises at Atkins-Porter School had a class of 145 eighth-grade graduates. An invocation was given by James Wells and City schools superintendent W.O. Inman presented certificates to graduates. J.H. deBruce was principal of the school.

Allen H. Clark ('49), Paris sailor who had been in the Navy eight years, was an officer candidate at Newport, R.I. He had entered Officers
Candidate School May 8.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the May 23, 2007 Edition ~ 75 YEARS AGO

Shady Nook swimming pool opened for the season, and managers Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Jackson anticipated a large summer for business.
Picnic tables had been installed in the park and a spring was running out of a rock there. A two column bowling alley also was in place.

                                                                           (See Photograph of  SHADY NOOK SWIMMING POOL)

squig.gif (237 bytes)   From the May 25, 2007 Edition ~ 25 years ago

  One of the last events held at Fairview Kindergarten before the historic school was to close was an open house. On a committee planning the event were Pam Moultrie, Debbie Shankle, Susan Lee, Norma Knott and Jeanie Oliver. 

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the May 18, 2007 Edition ~ 25 YEARS AGO

After more than 80 years, the halls of Fairview School would soon fall silent. Children who were to attend kindergarten there in the fall
would go to W.G. Rhea School instead. An open house was set to mark the end of an era at Fairview, which had opened in the early
20th century on land deeded by Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Hancock for $11. It was a grammar school for many years, then a kindergarten. The
Paris Special School District said it would sell the school, located on Mineral Wells Avenue.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the May 18, 2007 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Gerald Sykes ('53), son of Mr. and Mrs. Prentice Sykes of Curtis Street, was home on leave after completing basic training at the Army's
Fort Chaffee, Ark. He would then report to the Army band at Fort Campbell.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the May 15, 2007 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

The Henry County Babe Ruth baseball league was set to open its season. On the Salant and Salant team would be David Hooper('62), Richard Carothers ('62), David Hart, David Brown ('62), Keith Parker ('62), Billy Bowden ('62), Robert Hitt ('62), Dennis Owen , Charles Thomas, Mike Palmer ('60), Dennis Matlock ('60), John Dale French, Gordon Wynn, Don McFadden ('62), Ronnie Chesemore ('61), Jerry Keene ('61) and Jerry McCree ('61).

Officers for the Student Organization at Grove High School were elected for the coming fall session. President would be Franklin Van Dyke ('58) and others would be Jan Nichols ('58), Peggy Coursey ('59) and Carol Caldwell ('59).

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the May 15, 2007 Edition ~ 75 YEARS AGO

The graduating class of 74 students at Atkins-Porter School were honored at commencement ceremonies at First Methodist Church. The church pastor, Dr. C.C. Daniel, delivered the commencement address A cantata, “Day of Spring” was sung by the class Glee Club and gifts were presented to each graduate.

squig.gif (237 bytes)   From the May 8, 2007 Edition ~ 75 YEARS AGO

The 25th commencement class of Grove High School was the largest in history, with 109 candidates for graduation. A commencement sermon was presented at First Baptist Church by the Rev. W.M. Bigham of First Presbyterian Church. Other events during commencement week included a senior class play at the Capitol Theater, the Barton essay contest and class day at the school. Numerous other private social events also marked the week.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the May 3, 2007 Edition ~ 25 YEARS AGO

For the first time in history, two members of the Paris Lions Club won district awards the same year. Bob Compton ('50) was named 1981 Lion of the District and Bill McCutcheon ('60) was chosen District Lion of the Decade. Plaques were presented to the two by Mayor Bill Culley.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the May 3, 2007 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Camilla Cox ('57), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Cox, was named valedictorian of the 1957 class at Grove High School. Salutatorian was Mildred Luckey ('57), daughter of Mr.and Mrs. Lawton Luckey.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the May 3, 2007 Edition ~ 75 YEARS AGO

Dessie Reen Windsor ('32), graduating senior at Grove High School, had an inviable record few could match. Dessie Reen had never missed a day of school in her life, with perfect attendance since the first grade. “It hasn’t been easy,” Dessie Reen said. “Sometimes I would have sorter of liked to stay at home.”

Arthur Dunlap ('30), student at Vanderbilt University, spent the weekend here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Dunlap of Dunlap Street.

Billy Holman ('30) had finished his college courses at Marion, Ala., and was here visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Holman. They all motored to Memphis for a visit.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the May 2, 2007 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Andrew Settles was again named to coach the Grove Blue Devils football team in the coming season. He would also be assistant principal and athletic director at Grove. In addition, he would be groomed for the administrative post at a new junior high school to be built on the Grove campus. Settles had led the 1956 Blue Devils to a 10-1 season and a victory in the Jackson Exchange Bowl game. Earlier Settles had tendered his resignation here to accept a post in the Jackson school system, but resigned that position in order to stay in Paris.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the May 2, 2007 Edition ~ 75 YEARS AGO

Attended by the largest concourse of people ever to attend a funeral in Henry County, County Schools Supt. Joe Routon was memorialized at the family home at Routon. Routon had served 33 years as superintendent of county schools after teaching 15 years. An ardent Baptist, he had worshipped at Spring Hill Church. Burial was by Spicer & McEvoy in Bevill Cemetery on the South Highway. Pallbearers included A.G. McGehee, C.B. Smith, W.D. Cooper, W.J. Brite, R.H. White and John Richardson.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the April 23, 2007 ~ Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

After two games, the Grove High School baseball team was undefeated. Jack Nichols ('58) had chalked up two victories in the pitching department. He pitched a one-hitter against Trezevant. Ronnie Guthrie was four-for-six in hitting.


squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the April 17, 2007 ~ Edition ~ 75 YEARS AGO

Little hope was held for the recovery of Joe Routon, who had been superintendent of county schools 33 years. The prominent educator was ill at his home at Routon. He had first come down with influenza, then high blood pressure set in. He then suffered a stroke on his left side. After a week or so, he seemed to be recovering, but he relapsed. His family was hovering near his bedside.

squig.gif (237 bytes)   From the April 10, 2007 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Charming blond Janice Thompson was chosen as Hostess Princess of the World’s Biggest Fish Fry and Fishing Rodeo. Sue Beal ('57) was chosen as first maid, Emily Dunlap ('58) second maid and Jan Nichols ('58) alternate.

Dr. Herbert Lee Williams ('31), director of the department of journalism at Memphis State University, was the speaker at a meeting of the West Tennessee Press Association at the New Southern Hotel in Jackson. Williams was a former Parisian and had attended public schools here. Representing The Post-Intelligencer at the meeting were Virgil Clark ('46), Robert Arnett ('24), Charles Frazier ('43), Ernest Williams ('49) and W. Percy Williams ('33).

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the April 10, 2007 Edition ~ 75 YEARS AGO

Grove High School placed second among eight schools in a track and field meet in Murray. Among winners from Grove were Charles Butler ('34) in high jump at 5 feet, 3 inches; Alec Ellis ('34) in standing broad jump at 9 feet; shot put, Winfred Lee ('32), 32 feet, 2 inches; running broad jump, Vernon Gross ('32), at 20 feet.

squig.gif (237 bytes)   From the April 5, 2007 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

On the honor roll at Murray State University for the fall semester were Joseph Casey, Lavinia Claxton, William Crosswy, Martin Hurtle ('50), George Luckey ('53), William Mann ('53), Barbara Marquess, Marilyn Murphey, Marilyn McFadden ('51), Don Oliver, Ted Prince ('49), Diana Rhodes ('55), Gayle Ross ('55), Lucille Walters and Robert Bevill.

squig.gif (237 bytes)   From the March 28, 2007 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Anne C. Williams ('54) of 504 W. Wood St. graduated from the University of  Tennessee Medical Units in Memphis with a certificate as dental hygienist. She was the daughter of I. M. Corbett and the late Louise Corbett.

Grove High School student Frank Hudson ('57) was named most outstanding  speaker at a Tennessee Student Congress at Castle Heights Military Academy at Lebanon. Others attending and placing in competition were Camilla Cox ('57),  Suzanne Looney ('60), Nancy Krider ('60), Charles Brown ('60) and Johnny Humphreys ('60).

Leon Ridgeway ('57), vice president of West Tennessee Distributive Education Clubs, appeared on WDXI television station in Jackson on behalf of the DE program.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the P-I Files March 20, 2007 Edition ~ 25 YEARS AGO

Roland Parkhill ('49), a brigadier general in the Tennessee Army National Guard and commander of the 194th Engineer Brigade,had returned from leading a 20-man contingent on a field exercisein Europe. The Tennessee element participated in an exercise head-quartered in Baumholder, Germany.

A Paris native, Jimmy Tubbs ('65), was named vice president 0f Carroll County Bank in Huntingdon. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Freeman
Tubbs of Russell Street, he graduated from Grove High School and completed finance and management courses at Tennessee State University. Tubbs also was an accomplished musician and played with The Barons band.


squig.gif (237 bytes) From the P-I Files March 20, 2007 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Young Edmond Arnett ('64), a student at Atkins-Porter School, reported to history classes there on a Post-Intelligencer report of Feb. 20,
1891, on the Civil War Battle of Paris. Arnett had found the clipping and brought it to his history class. It was among the keepsakes of his
grandmother, Mrs. John H. Arnett.

David Brown ('54) of Paris was named co-chairman of the stage and traffic committees for the 1957 Carnicus at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Brown was a sophomore in the college of business administation.

Four Grove High School football stars from the l956 Volunteer Conference championship team signed football scholarships.  Mickey Norman ('57) signed with the University of Mississippi, Dara Childs ('57) with Oklahoma A&M and Jimmy Nichols ('57) and Miller Kennon ('57) with Murray State.

 

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