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Paris, Tenn.–The Henry County 911 Board unanimously gave the official green light to creation of a Central Dispatch for the county.

After much discussion at Monday’s meeting, the board directed 911 Director Mark Archer and Board President John Etheridge to negotiate on behalf of the board at a joint meeting of Paris city and county officials who will be meeting later this week.

The 911 board has been moving toward creation of a centralized dispatch for some time but had never formally voted on it. Etheridge said the city and county would be holding the meeting shortly, with several issues to be discussed, namely liability issues and under whose jurisdiction 911 and dispatch employees would be…