The University of North Carolina Charlotte are the champions of the 2012 Collegiate Bass Fishing Open, presented by Pepsi. The four angler team of Eric Self, Tyler Beam, Shane Lehew, and Adam Waters amassed a two day total of 41.07 lbs. They started Day Two in third place, less than three pounds behind the first day leaders, North Carolina State. In the end, UNC Charlotte brought the largest six fish limit of Day 2 to the scales, at 21.41 lbs. Their haul was more than enough to take home the title, edging out NC State by nearly one pound. Read more
Brenda Valentine, aka “The First Lady of Hunting” and Sharon Seaton, owner of the Fish Tale Lodge co-hosted the weigh-in while a whole crew of volunteers from Two Rivers ran the scales and assisted competitors with caring for the fish.
There were plenty of spectators there to cheer the anglers on and in support of the memory of Paul Steele and Johnny Johnson.
The winning team took home over $1,200 Saturday for their stringer of Kentucky Lake bass.
Thanks to Two Rivers Bass Club for their kindness and generosity in assisting special needs children and college scholarships. This club has been fishing for good causes for over 32 years.
You may recognize the store front. It's been on Highway 79 since 1911. It just recently re-opened and is now "An Eclectic Artistic Gathering."
It originally opened in 1911 as a general store. For over 50 years it was a community hub as a place for locals and visitors to the lake area to gather, shop and socialize. Today, the Rice family has put a new spin on it as a place to go for home decor and gifts. Life is being brought back to the community by supporting our local artisans and craftsmen with a place to display their works.
They offer pottery, stained glass, metal work, jewelry, furniture, home decor, candles, art prints, wood crafts, reclaimed items, gifts, candy and all sorts of treasures.
The Lynn Tackett Memorial Golf Tournament is held every year in honor of Lynn Tackett who was in education for 30 years and a volunteer at the Paris Landing Golf Course for 15 years. The proceeds are used to fund scholarships. These are 4 year scholarships and continue for the 4 year term as long as the individual stays in school.
The first scholarship was presented to Katie Beth Glover and in 2011 it was given to Dakota Ealey. Katie Beth will receive her third scholarship this year and Dakota will receive his second. This year's winner is Zach Bell. The selection process is from Henry County High School. We ask that students who are interested submit a brief summary of activities, grade point average, community participation and what school they plan to attend. From these individuals, a committee selects the student.
Hole Sponsorship is what actually provides the scholarship funds. Team entry fees pay for the golf, lunch and prize money. Anyone interested in sponsoring a hole, it is $100.
The tournament is scheduled for July 14, and begins at 8:00 a.m. For more information on this tournament, please contact DiAnn Tackett at 731-363-0083 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or entry slips can be picked up at Paris Landing Golf Course.
The 13th Annual Triton Owners Bass Tournament this past weekend at Paris Landing State Park had 323 teams! It was a two day event won by Pat Anderson of Ardmore, Alabama and Rusty Rust of Hermitage, Tennessee. Get all the details here.