Carey Counseling Center has been approved as one of 17 agencies in Tennessee that will be allowed to operate a new program to treat children’s behavioral health issues. The Children’s Behavioral Health Safety Net (BHSN) program provides essential outpatient mental health services for children ages 3-17 who lack insurance coverage. A similar program for adults has existed since 2009, but the children’s program only recently began, Josh Douglas, BHSN outreach coordinator, said Carey, which has six outpatient centers and four residential facilities in Northwest Tennessee, said children in the proper age range could be admitted to the program regardless of
The Save-A-Lot store in Paris will be closing. Employees at the store were notified that the store will be closing March 12, along with the Discount Tobacco outlet next door. The Save-A-Lot store is owned by the Houchens Food Group of Bowling Green, Ky. Local Store Manager Shelby McMurray said that employees were called to a mandatory meeting Wednesday morning and the district manager and regional managers were on hand to notify employees of the pending closure of the store. McMurray said there are 13 employees of Save-A-Lot and four employees at the Tobacco Outlet. “They didn’t tell us if
The World’s Biggest Fish Fry 2021 has not been cancelled. That’s the word from 2021 Fish Fry General Manager Loria Plunk. “The Executive Board has met and will meet again after we get some answers for questions that we have,” she said, “because we do not want to do anything that is unsafe for our community.” No official decision has yet been made, but officials will keep the public updated, she said. The Fish Fry is historically held the last full week of April of each year. The 2020 World’s Biggest Fish Fry was cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19
The state of Tennessee has authorized a pilot program for interested Tennessee businesses to obtain COVID-19 test kits, free of charge while supplies last. The goal of the program, administered jointly by the Tennessee Department of Health and Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, is to help participating businesses demonstrate with greater confidence that their facility is safe to customers and employees. In order to access the test kits, each business must be certified by a training coordinator and follow certain reporting requirements and guidelines. Businesses interested in utilizing the BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests should review the below guidance documents for using testing supplies and
The Paris-Henry County Arts Council is currently seeking authors to enter their first-ever Writer’s Competition. It is open to any Henry County resident, ages 14 and above, and there is no entry fee. The theme for the short stories is FICTION and must not excess 1,500 words. Prize money will be given to the top three entries, plus a Judges’ Choice award. First place: $100, second place: $75, third place: $50, Judges’ Choice for best overall story: $150. If enough entries are submitted, the Council plans to publish the stories in book form. Authors may submit up to three stories, but
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