Aug 13, 2018

The 19th Alabama Civilians

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The 19th Alabama Civilians are coming back to Paris Landing for their 3rd year to participate in The Battle of Paris Landing Chili Cook Off and Civil War Living History.

They are a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving a vital piece of our nation's history through civil war era living history events and battle reenactments.   Their civilian setup includes a fully operational kitchen, bath house, spinning demonstrations, mortuary, chuck wagon, Granny medical impression, town sheriff, tools and blacksmith display, open fire cooking, gunsmith, camp spy, children's toy display, display and many more exceptional representations of life in America in the 1860's. 

They will be here October 19-20
Friday October 19th will be Kids Day.  Saturday, October 20th is open to the public.
More information available on their Facebook page.

Kids groups interested in attending Friday should contact Tamara Edwards, 731-363-4214 to sign up.

Monthlty Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Paris Landing Tourism League (PLTL) will be held Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 6 pm at the Paris Landing Emergency Complex at 15616 Hwy 79 N., Suite A
Buchanan, Tennessee 38222.

We hope you'll join us.

Aug 12, 2018

Photo Contest Winners Week Ending 8/11/2018

We've been getting a lot of great photos lately - making it very hard for us to pick one weekly winner.  So, this week we have two winners.

Johnny Emmons - Golden evening!  Wildflower Point.

By Stacy White

Congratulations to both winners!

Entering the weekly photo contest is easy. Just post your photo in our MESSAGE BOX on our Facebook page at You must tell us something about the photo - like who or what and where. Check out the rules here:

Fun At The Park

There are all sorts of activities going on at Paris Landing State Park this month.
Owl Prowl and Hike
Sunset Kayak Tour
Audubon Wildlife Tour
Night Hike and Smores

or visit our

Aug 6, 2018

Alabama Anglers Win Bassmaster High School Tourney

    PARIS, Tenn. — Keying on the coolest water they could find made winners of Grayson Morris and Tucker Smith of Alabama during the Bassmaster High School Series National Championship at Paris Landing State Park. The final weigh-in was held in downtown Paris on Saturday afternoon. Daily weigh-ins during the tournament were held at Paris Landing.

    The high school competitors were awarded $22,000 in scholarship funds from B.A.S.S. and its sponsors. Bethel University presented $96,000 in scholarship money to the top two teams if they choose to attend the school in McKenzie, Tenn. Morris and Smith each earned $2,000 in scholarship money from B.A.S.S. and sponsors and $28,000 scholarships for four years from Bethel University.
    The tournament included 670 anglers on 337 high school teams from across the nation and three countries.
The winners—who attend Briarwood Christian School–caught an 18-pound, 9-ounce limit of five bass in today’s final round to clinch the championship with a three-day total of 50 pounds, 2 ounces.
The Alabama anglers were fishing shallow all three days in the back of a major creek and keyed on a spot they thought was a spring or cold-water run-in because it featured bubbling water and water temperatures about 10 degrees less than the surrounding water. “The water dropped about a foot last night, which was really shocking to us,” said the 17-year-old Morris.
They began each morning by catching a few keeper bass in lily pads with a watermelon Stanley Ribbit toad, but when the sun got higher, they targeted shady banks with brush. Morris flipped a green pumpkin 1/2-ounce jig tipped with a black-and-blue Strike King Rage Menace spilt-tail grub inside the bushes while Smith, a 16-year-old junior, worked the outside of the bushes with a white Z-Man ChatterBait.
“Each day we had different bites; some were where it was shady up under a tree, and some were on the outside of the shade,” Morris said.
“We knew there was brush under some of the trees we were fishing, so we skipped our baits up under the trees. If we felt brush, we would drag it through the brush all the way out,” Morris said. “If not we would hop it a few times and pull it out.”
They missed some bass early today on the buzz frog and before moving to their cold-water spot, which Smith said was about the size of a tire. “Those fish were just stacked in there,” Smith said. “Every 20 minutes, we would come back through and there would be another 3-plus-pounder on it.”
On their first stop at the spring, the Alabama anglers caught a 3 1/2- and 4 1/2-pounder. They returned later to complete their limit and clinch the championship.
“This win means everything because fishing is all I do,” Smith said. “We don’t do any sports any more. We are all just fishermen.”
“We worked hard to get here,” Morris added. “The win is a big confidence booster, but it is also a humbling experience because we got to see all these other great anglers here representing their schools and states.”
Photo by Garry Mason.

Aug 5, 2018

Photo Contest Winners Week Ending 8/4/2018

Two winners in the photo contest for the week ending 8/4/1018 ....
A Dog name Blue visited Fat Daddys by Karen Hagedorn, and...

A future farmer of America visited the picnic area at Paris Landing State Park by David Kellett Hochreiter.

Entering the weekly photo contest is easy. Just post your photo in our MESSAGE BOX on our Facebook page at You must tell us something about the photo - like who or what and where. Check out the rules here:

Aug 4, 2018

Monthly Photo Contest Winner for July 2018

Congrats to Violet Isbell Roberts, contest winner for July, 2018, for this photo. Violet said, "Storms over The Breakers Marina 7/14/2018. Randall French singing, "Have You Ever Seen The Rain."

Entering the weekly photo contest is easy. Just post your photo in our MESSAGE BOX on our Facebook page at You must tell us something about the photo - like who or what and where. Check out the rules here:

Aug 1, 2018

Vote For July 2018 Photo Contest Winner

Last chance to vote for a winner for the July 2018 photo contest.
Winners are based on the number of Facebook “likes” and “shares” for your favorite photo posted in the Facebook album at

Votes thru August 3 , 2018 will count. Monthly winners will have their photo posted on our Facebook site and our website and will be entered for a $200 prize in our annual contest which ends May 31, 2018. Our Website: or Photo contest rules at: