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ABOUT THIS MONTH'S COVER:
Vickie Miller captures Autumn in all its majestic beauty with this photo of tall trees in the Puryear area. She is an avid photographer and the secretary for the Paris Photography Club.
Fall brings fun...join the crowd!
My girls have started their school year. Football is in full swing. And my youngest is already talking about Halloween! Wow, it must be Autumn!
In the spirit of heading back to school, this issue highlights a collaboration between metal artist Stephanie Dwyer and TCAT welding instructor, Keith Townley. They added some topnotch students and the outcome was worthy of the Smithsonian Institution.
Keeping with the “back to school” theme, Shannon McFarlin educates us on the ﬁve college presidents from Paris, and Larry Ray chimes in with history on J.D.C. Atkins for whom Atkins-Porter was named.
Two folks who deserve our admiration are highlighted in this issue. First, we turn the spotlight on Jerry Pearson, the 2016 Chamber of Commerce Person of the Year. If you’ve never met Sergeant Pearson, do yourself a favor and make the acquaintance of this man who has had a profound impact on our community. In the second article, writer Karen Geary introduces us to a youngster who recently raised $1,700 for Henry County’s Darkhorse Lodge – a peaceful retreat for combat veterans.
With this issue we are excited to announce a new series entitled “Back in the Day,” by Bill Neese. As Neese edges closer to retirement from his law practice, he has begun writing personal stories, and they are a hoot. An added perk, I’ve found that his tales spur memories of my own childhood; I’ll bet they have the same effect on you.
As usual there’s lots more to enjoy. We’ll ﬁnd out about a weekend retreat for women, the science of gardening, and the power of food, as well as a hilarious story about a local dog who was an heir to quite an impressive inheritance.
Enjoy autumn and thank you for reading PARIS!
Editor and Publisher of PARIS! Magazine