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Archives for December 2012

Cass selects longtime Paris PD narcotics supervisor Jeff Springer as his chief deputy

By CHARLES RICHARDS Incoming Lamar County sheriff Scott Cass on Monday announced a command staff of eight officers – including Jeff Springer, longtime Paris Police Department narcotics officer, as his chief deputy. “I have chosen a good chief deputy. I wanted a hard... read more

12/31/2012 by Charles Richards

Police report little 'calls for service' over the weekend, but more robberies reported

“Calls for service hit an impressive low over the weekend with only 80 calls for service being answered by Paris police officers,” stated Police Chief Bob Hundley this morning.  “That low activity didn’t balance with arrests as 20 people were taken into custody over the... read more

12/31/2012 by Josh Allen

Obituaries Monday, December 31

Stanley Wayne Caviness, 79, of Paris, passed away Friday, December 28, 2012. Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2nd at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Norris officiating and honors provided by the Paris Police Department. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.... read more

12/31/2012 by Josh Allen

Paris PD adult arrests over weekend, December 28-31

Anthony Pettit Barnes, 42, Public Intoxication David Joe Black, 46, Public Intoxication Sharon Denise Campbell, 52, Failure to Appear (Bond), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Public Intoxication Aaron Kyle Carcuffe, 26, Assault, Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility, Expired Motor Vehicle... read more

12/31/2012 by Josh Allen

Incubator loan encourages job, company growth

Taylor Mechanical & Piping Solutions LLC plans to add more jobs in the new year, thanks largely to a loan from the Red River Region Business Incubator. R3bi has approved $15,000 from the incubator’s revolving loan fund. For company owners Eric and Melissa Taylor, the fund means... read more

12/31/2012 by Jeff Parish

Home with Acreage in Bogata - Reduced

Move in ready country home setting in the edge of a neat country town! Enjoy town conveniences yet country setting with 1 acre to have plenty of elbow room! This is a ranch style brick with rustic decor such as doors and trim and other recent updates. The garage has been converted into a... read more

12/31/2012 by eParisExtra

New Years Eve Praise-A-Thon Tonight

St Paul Baptist Church Presents: New Years Eve Praise-A-Thon  Featuring Chris Spivey and Nu Destiny Joe Johnson and Devine Worship  December 31, 2012 at 10:00pm  St. Paul Baptist Church 444 NE 2nd St Paris Texas 903-783-1640  Pastor Kenneth Rogers, Sr. Pastor All Choirs are Welcome Please... read more

12/31/2012 by eParisExtra

Local comedy and music give Parisians something to do this New Year's Eve

For the ones who want to get out on New Year’s Eve and celebrate the beginning of the new year, live music and comedy performances are happening all around Paris and the surrounding area.  Local comedian Daryl Felsberg is headlining a comedy show at his LMAO Comedy club located in... read more

12/30/2012 by eParisExtra

RRVDSS annual Snowflakes and Diamonds Gala set for January 12

The Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society’s annual Snowflakes and Diamonds Gala, set for January 12, 2013, is once again changing. Moving the gala to the Love Civic Center was one of the changes that RRVDSS made last year.  This change brought in more people and provided more room to... read more

12/30/2012 by Josh Allen

Jeanna Scott resigns as city's building permits administrator; City of Paris turns to McKinney for successor

By CHARLES RICHARDS The city official at the center of a long-standing complaint that the City of Paris was “unfriendly” to contractors and small business owners has resigned and taken a job in another city. Assistant Building Official Jeanna Scott’s last day was Friday,... read more

12/30/2012 by Charles Richards

Obituaries Sunday, December 30

Ruby Marie Parker, 72, of Pattonville passed away Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Paris Regional Medical Center. She was born on January 19, 1940 in Black Springs, Arkansas a daughter of W.A. and Rosa Lee Bobo Ferguson. She was a member of Abundant Life Church at Minter and was retired from the... read more

12/30/2012 by Josh Allen

Ron Sullivan to step down Friday after 22 months as Paris' public works supervisor

By CHARLES RICHARDS Ron Sullivan is retiring as public works director for the City of Paris – a job he has held for the past 22 months. “Ron has announced his retirement, effective Jan. 4, next Friday,” city manager John Godwin confirmed to “We’re... read more

12/30/2012 by Charles Richards

Tragic Shooting Reported

On December 28, 2012 around 2:00pm Lamar County Sheriff Deputies responded to an accidental shooting in the Northeast part of Lamar County. Two (2) male juveniles’ ages nine (9) and thirteen (13) were hunting in a pasture area near both juveniles residences.  The nine year old juvenile... read more

12/29/2012 by eParisExtra

How does the 'Gender-Wage Gap' effect our economy?

Click the photo to view a very informative ‘Infographic’ on the ‘gender-wage gap’ in America, brought to you by Believe it or not, there is quite a large gap in the wages made by men and women, despite equal education, the fact that there are more... read more

12/28/2012 by Josh Allen

Paris Main St. hosts Free 'Visual Merchandising' seminar

All small business owners are invited to this free seminar on visual merchandising and how to increase your number of customers, improve your overall look, and more!  It is completely FREE of charge. Below is a flyer for a the special class that is being offered.  Paris Main Street Design... read more

12/28/2012 by Josh Allen

Police ask for help in identifying armed robbery suspects

The Paris Police Department is asking for help in identifying three suspects involved in the armed robbery at the 9th Street Grocery on December 27. The photographs below are in a low quality format taken from the video surveillance system at the store.  Click the pictures to enlarge. All... read more

12/28/2012 by Josh Allen

Police respond to armed robbery

Four suspects — wearing bandanas on their faces, and one carrying a gun — were involved in robbing a business yesterday evening, according to Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley. Paris Police responded to an armed robbery call at 6:30 PM in the 600 block of NW 9th Street.  Four suspects... read more

12/28/2012 by Josh Allen

Six arrested on Thursday - Paris PD adult arrests, December 27

Tracy Lynn Bratcher, 40, Theft of Property >=$20K <$100K Misty Juanett McFatridge, 44, Public Intoxication Jeffery Dewayne Neal, 30, Assault, Criminal Mischief Tyrone Demetry Reed, 39, Running Stop Sign, Failure to Display DL, Violate Promise to Appear Carol Kay White, 69, Expired Motor... read more

12/28/2012 by Josh Allen

Obituaries Friday, December 28

Harold Lloyd Westbrooks, 82 of Powderly, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Paris Regional Medical Center. Graveside services have been scheduled for Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Long Cemetery at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Mike Jones officiating.  The family will receive friends at... read more

12/28/2012 by Josh Allen

Mic Manik brings Warner Bros. recording artist to Three Brothers Drafthouse Sunday

Tennessee-based major label rapper Big Smo will be performing in Sun Valley on Sunday, December 30, at Three Brothers Drafthouse (in the building that formerly housed Country Joe’s and Club Mix) with local rappers Mic Manik and A.D. Garcia. Big Smo, whose real name is John Smith, is a... read more

12/27/2012 by eParisExtra