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Henry County Sheriff's Office

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office says a perceived explosive device at a bank on Wednesday turned out to be an elaborate hoax. 

Courtesy of Tony Lawrence / Paris Parks & Recreation Department

A northwest Tennessee county is preparing to install a $1.3 million splash park.

Tennessee Republican Party, via Facebook

There are currently 13 candidates vying for the Republican nomination to succeed Tennessee’s 8th District U.S. Congressman Stephen Fincher, who has decided not to seek a fourth term. Those candidates will be in Paris this Friday evening for a forum sponsored by the Henry County Republican Party.

Henry County Schools

Henry County Emergency Management will conduct a mock tornado exercise Friday morning at Henry County High School.

A Henry County teacher faces arraignment today on numerous charges regarding unlawful sexual contact with a student.  

Rob Canning

More than a hundred drug-sniffing dogs were in Henry County today wrapping up the National Narcotic Detector Dog Association's annual training program which ended with a time trial competition.

The program brings in law enforcement officers and their K-9 partners from all over the country to undergo a range of scenarios over the course of a week.  

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More than a hundred dogs are in Henry County wrapping up an annual National Narcotic Detector Dog Training program which includes a competition tomorrow.  

The Henry County Sheriff’s Department is hosting the week-long event that started Monday.   

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Henry County has a population of just over 32,000, an unemployment rate of 9.13% and plenty of room to grow, according to the Henry County Alliance. He says Henry County sits on one of the world's largest - and purest - ball clay deposits, largely untapped. From a retail standpoint, several establishments have opened up including CVS Pharmacies and Steak & Shake. A Hardees is currently under construction and a national chain restaurant may be arriving in the next couple of years as new strip centers are completed. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with David Hamilton, CEO of Henry County Alliance, for a general economic outlook for Paris and Henry County initiatives.

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Henry County, Tennessee school officials are reviewing procedures after a kindergarten student walked away from Lakewood Elementary earlier this week and was found near the four-lane Austin Peay Memorial Highway.

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The new exhibit, "Common People in Uncommon Times," a celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War - the Civil War Experience in Tennessee - is showing at the Paris-Henry County Heritage Center through March 28. Myers Brown, formerly of the Tennessee State Museum, now of the Tennessee State Library and Archives, curated the 10 panel exhibit of photographs and artifacts. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte asks brown about the diverse array of personalities whose stories illustrate a land divided.