Chamber welcomes new member Cave Wave Car Wash with Ribbon Cutting on Friday

Cave Wave Car Wash, located at 4210 Lamar Ave. in Paris, is a proud new member of the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce, celebrating their Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday afternoon.

Cave Wave is a brand new car wash with tons to offer — most importantly, the cleanest car.  They have monthly packages or one-time wash services.

The different packages are the ‘Mega Wave’ washes, which features everything you need for an amazing wash and some, the ‘Splash Wave’ — a great wash, but just below the ‘Mega Wave’, and then the ‘Basic Wave’.

All of these services also come in monthly packages, which is unlimited washes for the month.

They also offer FREE VACUUMS with their services.

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Their hours are Monday-Saturday, 8am-7pm, and Sunday 10am-7pm.

North Lamar JV & Freshman both win at Prairiland Tournament

North Lamar Junior Varsity and Freshman both win at the Prairiland Tournament. The JV team beat Chapell Hill 25-13 and 25-13. Jaycie McEwin led the Panthers team with 8 kills, Sydney Foy had 4 kills and Sarah Penrose  had 6 assists. Then, they beat North Hopkins 25-6 and 25-10. Karlee Alexander and Jaycie McEwin had 3 kills each. Lexi Stephens served 19 straight serves. Next, the Panthers JV beat Paris 25-20 and 29-27. Sydney Foy 5 kills, Sydeny Chadwick 6 assists and Brittany Nichols 8 digs. They beat Prairiland 25-22 and 26-24. Karlee Alexander had 6 kills and Lexi Stephens had 4 kills.

The Freshmen team went 4-0 beating Detroit, Chapell Hill, Paris and Prairiland. Kayla Igleheart, Bailey Jones, Katie Kilcrease and Mallory MIller had a good tournament.

Friday night, the Junior Varsity team beat Paris in district. 25-23 and 25-22. Bailey Jones, Mallory Miller, Karlee Alexander had 3 kills each.

North Lamar Freshmen won in 2. Sydney Chadwick, Michala Smith and Alex Honeywood had good games.

North Lamar JV team at Prairiland Tournament.

Front left to right: Sydney Chadwick, Karlee Alexander, Brittany Nichols, Lexi Stephens, Sarah Penrose

                Back: Shannan Thompson, Alexa Bussell, Jaycie McEwin, Abby Blake, Sydney Foy, Kylie Halstead,                         Kristin Holland, Jimmy Fendley

North Lamar Cross Country Results for September 29

The North Lamar Cross Country team competed at a rainy meet in Mt Pleasant September 29. Here are the results:

Varsity girls finished 1st place out of 17 in the 3A and under division. North Lamar had 39 points while the second place team had 144 points.

Individual results: Daisy Rangel 2nd 12:50, Merilyn Campbell 4th 13:16, Shi Barnett 8th 13:35, Kara Erickson  11th 13:39, Alina Beck 14th 13:54, Lydia Klinkerman 20th 14:04.

Varsity Boys placed 4th out of 19 3A and under teams.

Individual varsity boys results: Sam Erickson 1st 16:04 which was the fastest male time of the day, including the 4A/5A division, Kyle Dunmon 7th 16:55, Brian Wintermute 29th 17:44, Levi Porter 45th 17:57, Dakota Ashlock 52nd 18:03, Jakob McClain 58th 18:08, and Ethan Nicholson 61st 18:09.

Individual jv boy: Ryan Pescaia 67th 19:47.

Junior High girls place 2nd.

Individual junior high girls: Haley Wintermute 14th 14:22, Shiann Rice 17th 14:33, Emily Lamonica 18th 14:35, Lexxi Haage 22nd 14:42, Courtney Middleton 23rd 14:43, Annilise McClain 28th 14:55, Jaimelyn Parker 64th 16:14, Paige Waldrop 92nd 16:44, and Michelle Chavez 104th 16:57.

Individual junior high boys: Johnathan Folse 8th 12:26, Jesse Lynch 11th 12:35, Kyle Terry 22nd 12:52,  Sammy Robinson 27th 13:03, Javier Smith 60th 13:35, and Matt Gibbons 127th 14:42.

The next competition for North Lamar cross country will be Saturday, October 6 at Lake Bob Sandlin.

Woman charged with murder in weekend stabbing death

After police investigation, murder charges were filed against Angela Villines, accused of stabbing a man in the chest on Saturday, according to Paris Police Chief, Bob Hundley.

Just before 5 p.m., the Paris Police Department received a report of a stabbing in the 600 block of Hearon St.  When officers arrived, they found a dead man, identified as James Michael Sims, 45, in the backyard of a residence.

A witness identified Angela Villines as the person who stabbed Sims in the chest. Villines was not at the scene when police officers arrived.

Detectives investigated the crime scene, as other officers began searching for Villines, who was reported to be on foot.

Just before 9 p.m., Villines was located by police at an apartment complex in southwest Paris. Officers arrested her on unrelated Paris municipal court warrants.

After talking with crime scene investigators, Villines was also booked on murder charges.

The deceased was reported to be the boyfriend of the suspect’s mother.  According to Hundley, at this stage of the investigation, it is known that Villines and Sims were quarreling, but it is not known what the argument was about.


Quay Scott runs for 2 TD’s, Dakota Smith throws for 2 more as Paris defeats defending state 2A champion Melissa

MELISSA – Quay Scott ran for two touchdowns and Dakota Smith passed for two TD’s as the Paris Wildcats broke out of their early season doldrums with a 36-19 victory Friday night over defending Class 2A state champion Melissa, which moved up to Class 3A this season .

From the middle of the second quarter to the middle of the fourth quarter, the Wildcats (2-3) put 27 straight points on the scoreboard to turn a 9-7 lead to 36-7. Melissa’s Cardinals (3-2) scored two touchdowns in the last 5:21 to make the score more respectable.

Quay Scott

Smith, starting at quarterback for the first time since the season opener, completed 13 of 20 passes for 132 yards, including a 7-yard pass to Kenny Mason that began the Wildcats’ string of 27 unanswered points, and a 10-yard TD pass to Jackson Reeves in the third quarter. Smith punted four times for an average of 40 yards per kick.

Keandre Robinson, the starting quarterback from games two through four, is sidelined with an injured knee.

Paris is idle next week before opening District 13-3A play at home against Atlanta on Oct. 12.

Donte Bills, who played in the defensive secondary the first four games of the season, responded to a switch to offense by rushing for a game-high 88 yards on 10 carries, including a 52-yard touchdown run in the third quarter for Paris’ final touchdown.

Paris took a 2-0 lead on Melissa’s first possession of the game when the ball was snapped over the head of Melissa quarterback Chris Smith and sailed through the end zone for a safety.  

Scott, who carried the ball 13 times for 71 yards, made it 9-0 on a 3-yard run 41 seconds into the second quarter and scored again on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Blake Beshirs saw action as the Wildcats’ kicker for the first time since injuring his leg several months ago during soccer season. He converted four of Paris’ five extra point attempts.

Melissa’s Chris Smith completed 12 of 22 passes for 136 yards, including touchdown tosses of 34 yards to Jackson Webb and 9 yards to Brass Woods. Marcus Ellis carried 11 times for 56 yards, including a 25-yard run in the second quarter for the Cardinals’ first touchdown.

Raheem Palmore led the Wildcats defensively with eight tackles, Jamal Black and Bricky Reed had seven tackles apiece.

Paris sacked the Melissa quarterback four times – twice by Corwin Cary and once each by Palmore and Jordan Williams.

Cary also led in tackles for loss, registering four of the team’s total of 12.  Black and Reed each had two tackles for loss.

Cary, Williams and Jay Garvin forced fumbles, and Reed recovered a fumble for the Wildcats’ lone take-away.



Paris                       2 14  6 14 — 36

Melissa                  0   7  0 12 — 19

First Quarter

Paris – Safety, ball snapped out of end zone. (7:09) 2-0

Second Quarter

Paris – Quay Scott 3 run (Blake Beshirs kick) (11:19) 9-0

Melissa – Marcus Ellis 25 run (Connor Bazis kick) (10:09) 9-7

Paris – Kenny Mason 7 pass from Dakota Smith (Beshirs kick) (6:40) 16-7

Third Quarter

Paris – Jackson Reeves 10 pass from Smith (kick failed) (7:16) 22-7

Fourth Quarter

Paris – Scott 1 run (Beshirs kick) (8:38) 29-7

Paris – Donte Bills 52 run (Beshirs kick) (6:20) 36-7

Melissa – Jackson Webb 34 pass from Chris Smith (pass failed) (5:21) 36-13

Melissa – Brass Woods 9 pass from Smith (run failed) (1:04) 36-19



                                               Paris   Melissa

First downs                                  18           10

Rushes-yards                     46-228    24-110

Passing yards                           172         136

Passes                              18-25-1    12-22-0

Total yards                               400          243

Punts                        .              4-43        4-32

Fumbles-lost                             3-0           3-1

Penalties                               11-85       10-50


RUSHINGParis” Donte Bills 10-88, Quay Scott 13-71, Quez Allen 11-64, Dakota Smith 9-7, Kenny Mason 3-(-2). Melissa: Marcus Ellis 11-56, Chris Smith 6-37, Kyle Morgan 5-12, Byron Beard 2-5.

PASSINGParis: Dakota Smith 13-20 for 132 yards, one interception; Quez Allen 5-5-0 for 40 yards, no interceptions.. Melissa – Chris Smith 12-22 for 136 yards, no interceptions.

RECEIVINGParis – Quay Henderson 6-60, Kenny Mason 5-41, K.D. Scott 2-34, Donte Bills 2-22, Quay Scott 2-5, Jackson Reeves 1-10. Melissa – Jackson Webb 6-73, Brass Woods 3-28, J.C. Cottrell 2-8, Cameron Hunter 1-27.

RECORDS — Paris 2-3. Melissa 3-2.