Family welcomes first child


James William “J.W.” Downs and Megan Evans of Battle Creek, Mich., announce the May 19, 2017, birth of their son Sawyer William Downs. The baby weighed eight pounds, four ounces and was 21 inches at birth.

Paternal grandparents are Robert “Tracy” Downs and Kim Downs of Paris, and Tracy Lynn Murphy of Charleston. Paternal great-grandparents are Bill and Connie Downs of Paris.

Maternal grandparents are Caroline Tisdale of Richmond, Va., and Robert Craig Evans of Lexington, Ky.