A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect into Wednesday due repeated rainfall. A Flood Watch is in effect for our area until 7 AM Wednesday. Where there are more pauses in the rain, totals will be closer to 2 inches but some will receive at least 4 inches of rainfall total. Creeks and streams run high and areas with poor runoff could face flooding problems. Busy commute hours could face more slowdowns, with fog and standing water on roads as well.
HENRY, Tenn. (AP) -- A factory that was the biggest employer in the city of Henry has been wiped out in a fire.
No workers were present when the fire began early Friday morning at the Champion manufactured home plant. The only reported injuries were minor injuries to firefighters.
Henry County Emergency Management Director Ron Watkins says the facility is a total loss and damage will run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
According to the Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce, the plant that opened in 1968 employed about 230 people. Champion Enterprises Inc. is based in Troy, Mich.
Sheriff Monte Belew says investigators will be probing the cause of the blaze but they do not suspect arson.
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