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New business coming to Paris; Recyclers Depot set to open in early summer

New business coming to Paris; Recyclers Depot set to open in early summer

A new and state-of-the business, Recyclers Depot, is already making plans for its opening in Paris, which is currently set for early in the summer of this year. This will be a one-of-a-kind new business for Paris and the surrounding area. “Recyclers Depot is excited to announce the...

01/30/2015 by Josh Allen
First Baptist Church to host annual 'Wild Game Banquet' tonight

First Baptist Church to host annual 'Wild Game Banquet' tonight

First Baptist Church in Paris calling all men to be apart of their large, annual ‘Wild Game Banquet’ tonight at 6 p.m. (dinner will start at 6:30). According to church staff, this is their largest men’s outreach banquet every year. Everyone is encouraged to come and try a wide...

01/30/2015 by Josh Allen
Sheriff's Dept. investigators arrest four during drug bust

Sheriff's Dept. investigators arrest four during drug bust

The Lamar County Sheriff’s Office narcotics division, in collaboration with the Paris Police Department, conducted a narcotic investigation, where an executed search warrant resulted in the felony arrest of four individuals, according to Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass. Investigators...

01/30/2015 by Josh Allen
Calvary Paris to host 'Free Movie Night' on Friday

Calvary Paris to host 'Free Movie Night' on Friday

Mark your calendar and invite your friends to the free showing of the renowned movie, “Veil of tears”, which will be playing at Calvary Paris on Friday, January 23, at 6:30 p.m. This event is completely free and open to the community. “Veil of tears” is a heartfelt...

01/22/2015 by Josh Allen
New Hope Center's 60

New Hope Center's 60" TV giveaway this Saturday - there's still time to get tickets

The New Hope Center of Paris is giving away a 60″, HD television on Saturday, and there is still time for you to get tickets for your chance to win it — just in time to watch the Super Bowl on it. The TV is valued at $750, which will be drawn for at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January...

01/22/2015 by Josh Allen
Leadership Lamar County class meeting focuses on

Leadership Lamar County class meeting focuses on "Introduction to Paris and Lamar County"

The 2014-2015 Leadership Lamar County class met last week at the Union Station Train Depot Community Room, where the class focused on an “Introduction to Paris and Lamar County” — including nonprofit organizations, agriculture in the area, and city and county history. Union...

01/22/2015 by Josh Allen
Calvary Paris women's ministry to host 2nd annual IF: Gathering simulcast

Calvary Paris women's ministry to host 2nd annual IF: Gathering simulcast

The women’s ministry of Calvary Paris, will host IF: Paris, which is a live simulcast of the renowned IF: Gathering from Austin on Friday, February 6 and Saturday, February 7. Registration for this event is completely free and now open by clicking here. The theme this year is “If...

01/20/2015 by Josh Allen
Sheriff warns of phone scam

Sheriff warns of phone scam

Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass wants to warn citizens of a local phone scam, where the caller is perpetrating an employee of the sheriff’s department and asking for payment of a fee due to missing a jury notice. Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass The scam involves a male caller, identifying...

01/19/2015 by Josh Allen
Semi-truck transporting military explosives, rocket engines crashes in Choctaw Co.

Semi-truck transporting military explosives, rocket engines crashes in Choctaw Co.

Highway 271 North, near the casino in Grant, Oklahoma, was the scene of an accident involving a semi-truck — transporting military explosives and rocket engines — and a small passenger car, where one injured was flown to a hospital in Plano, Texas, according to the Oklahoma Highway...

01/07/2015 by Josh Allen
Daisy Farms owner thankful for fast response in containing fire at the dairy

Daisy Farms owner thankful for fast response in containing fire at the dairy

After a fire broke out on Tuesday in one of the barns at Daisy Farms dairy, south of town on Highway 19/24, owner, Ben Sokolsky, told eParisExtra that the combined effort of those who responded significantly minimized damage from the fire that could have been much more substantial. The fire...

12/24/2014 by Josh Allen
Daisy Dairy suffers damage from fire

Daisy Dairy suffers damage from fire

A fire broke out today in one of the barns at the Daisy Dairy complex south of Paris on Highway 19/24. Several different fire and volunteer fire departments were able to contain the blaze and limit the damage. The fire happened in one of the far back barns. According to personnel at Daisy, the...

12/23/2014 by Josh Allen
Update: Preliminary autopsy report released in Powderly murder

Update: Preliminary autopsy report released in Powderly murder

Ashley Morrison A preliminary autopsy report has confirmed the death of a 66-year-old Powderly woman to be a homicide by multiple gunshot wounds, according to Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass. The victim has been identified as Annie Lois Sims, longtime North Lamar teacher and resident of the...

12/22/2014 by Josh Allen
Update: Two teenagers arrested for the murder of 66-year-old woman in Powderly

Update: Two teenagers arrested for the murder of 66-year-old woman in Powderly

A 66-year-old woman was found deceased by a possible gunshot wound in the Powderly community on Thursday evening, where it was also found that the victim’s vehicle and purse were taken from the scene by fleeing suspects. This Google Maps cutout shows the general area of the 3000 block of...

12/19/2014 by Josh Allen
Paris murder suspects apprehended in Oklahoma

Paris murder suspects apprehended in Oklahoma

Authorities have arrested two juvenile suspects at a hotel in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, which is a suburb of Tulsa. Both suspects — a male and female — are under the age of 18 and are believed to be connected to the murder that occurred a few miles north of Paris on Thursday. According to...

12/18/2014 by Josh Allen
Murder north of Paris

Murder north of Paris

Sometime on Thursday afternoon a murder occurred a few miles north of Paris in close proximity to Highway 271, where it has been confirmed that a woman’s body was found by authorities. The Lamar County Sheriff’s Department and Texas Rangers are currently investigating the scene. Few...

12/18/2014 by Josh Allen
Two lucky winners take home big cash after 'Shop Local' drawing

Two lucky winners take home big cash after 'Shop Local' drawing

This year’s annual ‘Shop Local’ $10,000 giveaway, hosted by the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce and held on Saturday, December 13, was a little different than previous years in that there was more money given away to two different winners. Steve Jones receives a $5000 check from...

12/14/2014 by Josh Allen
Car collides with school bus

Car collides with school bus

A small passenger car collided with an occupied school bus on its route to take children home on Friday afternoon. The accident occurred on northbound Highway 271, as the bus was attempting to turn and head west on FM 1499. The small, Chevrolet car hit the bus on its backend as the bus was...

12/05/2014 by Josh Allen
Single car accident on Clarksville Street

Single car accident on Clarksville Street

On Monday, around 1 p.m., a small passenger car collided with a utility pole while heading eastbound on Clarksville Street. The accident occurred just to the west of the 12th Street intersection, where the eastbound, one-way street ends and splits to Lamar or Clarksville. It appears that there...

11/24/2014 by Josh Allen
Phone scammers target City of Paris water clients

Phone scammers target City of Paris water clients

City of Paris water clients have been targeted by a phone scam, Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley said on Monday afternoon. “Water customers have notified the City of Paris water office that they have received phone calls about their water bill,” Chief Hundley said. “The caller...

11/24/2014 by Josh Allen
Want to volunteer? Consider hospice

Want to volunteer? Consider hospice

As an integrated part of any hospice team, the hospice volunteer strives to ensure the highest quality of life possible for the person living with a life-limiting illness. Each hospice patient has team of professionals, which includes a chaplain and bereavement coordinator, the medical staff...

11/24/2014 by Josh Allen