King's history, legacy celebrated

Singing, preaching and remembrance, as well as noting of the historical accomplishments, were heard Sunday evening at Williams Auditorium at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.

School Board hears updates from instructional support services

Chester County Board of Education met on Thursday, Jan. 5. A representative of UTrust, the unemployment compensation firm that the school system works with, presented an award for lowest employment claims in the region for 20...

Occupants escape home fire near Silerton

County firemen battle a house fire at 920 Hurst Road, Friday.

Two-vehicle accident

A two-vehicle accident just before noon Friday sent at least one person to an area medical facility.

Dempsey's 25 leads Lions over Woods

The Freed-Hardeman University Lion basketball team got back on track in conference play Saturday, as they were able to pick up an impressive 90-64 victory over No. 19 William Woods University.

Eagles work multiple overtimes to gain one victory, and respect

Chester County's boys' basketball team is quickly learning how to manage their game at the end of a close game.

Unusual flag honors sheriff's department
Unusual flag honors sheriff's department

Former resident Manuel Azevedo, right, of Foley, Ala., presented an unusual flag to the Chester County Sheriff's Department Friday.

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Applications for package stores available Jan. 23

Henderson Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session on Thursday, Jan. 12. The board heard from Chester County Librarian Nancy Canada in regards to expansion of the library.

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Fire Marshal's Office works to fight winter fire threat

The State Fire Marshal's Office (SFMO) urges Tennesseans to place special focus on home fire safety during what has traditionally been the most tragic week for fire-related incidents in the Volunteer State.

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Alexander seeks expansion of Shiloh National Military Park

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) last week said that legislation he introduced to expand the boundary of Shiloh National Military Park to include three Civil War battlefields in Tennessee and Mississippi and designate Parker's Crossroads as an affiliated area of the National Park System will "honor our obligation as Americans to protect and preserve our heritage."

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USDA Rural Development State Director retires
USDA Rural Development State Director retires

Bobby Goode announced Jan. 4 that he has retired from his position as USDA Rural Development State Director effective Jan. 6.

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Finger man sentenced in child porn case
Is former Selmer PD officer
Finger man sentenced in child porn caseIs former Selmer PD officer

A former Selmer Police Department lieutenant has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for accessing child pornography on a hidden website.

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Raymond W. Naylor, former school board member, passes
Raymond W. Naylor, former school board member, passes

Raymond William Naylor, 95, of Henderson, passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 8, 2017, at his home in Henderson.

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Ingleside-Pentagon Club News
Ingleside-Pentagon Club News

The Ingleside-Pentagon Club met Thursday, Jan. 5, in the home of gracious Patsy Barber. Co-Hostess was Janis McCall.

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Rejuvenate cuts the ribbon
Rejuvenate cuts the ribbon

Rejuvenate Weight Loss and Wellness Center is now officially open at 111 Front Street in Henderson after a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Chamber of the Commerce Jan. 3.

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Topping the Tournament of Trees
Topping the Tournament of Trees

Businesses throughout Henderson decorated Christmas trees last month for the Tournament of Trees competition to benefit the Exchange Club - Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

Hope everyone got off to a good start for 2017!
Happy birthday this week to: Ann Helton, Ruth Landers, Todd Julian and Melanie Morton on Jan. 12; and Ann Hankins on Jan. 17.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

Well, here we are another week gone by! I hope you all had a blessed week. I have enjoyed seeing my grandson, Hunter since he has been home. He has so many friends though we only see him for little bits of time between friends.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Hello from Enville! I hope everyone had a good week and enjoyed the first snow of 2017. I know the kids liked being out of school Friday.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Hello from Enville! I hope you all had a great week, I had a long weekend with the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, so Danny and I took a short trip, we went to Gatlinburg.

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Great Smoky Mountains set new visitation record
Great Smoky Mountains set new visitation record

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) last week praised employees and volunteers at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for their work in welcoming a record 11,312,785 visitors to the park in 2016, the U.S. National Park Service Centennial.

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McNally elected Lt. Governor and Speaker of the Senate
McNally elected Lt. Governor and Speaker of the Senate

The Tennessee State Senate Tuesday elected Sen. Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) as Tennessee's 87th Speaker of the Senate.

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Senior Center December birthdays
Senior Center December birthdays

Seniors with December birthdays were recently celebrated at the Chester County Senior Center.

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UTM Parsons to celebrate 10-year anniversary
UTM Parsons to celebrate 10-year anniversary

The University of Tennessee at Martin Parsons Center will celebrate its 10-year anniversary Jan. 17 with special guest speakers and a visit from the university's new chancellor, Dr. Keith Carver.

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Youth Town names Sheppard as Director of Advancement
Youth Town names Sheppard as Director of Advancement

Youth Town has named Kellye Cash Sheppard as its new Director of Advancement. Sheppard, Miss America 1987 and community service advocate, began work this month.

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C.O.P.E. (Circle of Perceived Empowerment)
"You will never amount to anything" (1)

(Editor's note: This is the first in a series of therapeutic presentations (originally) developed for Tennessee correctional facilities. Al Price has worked as an individual and group counselor and as program director for an acute care psychiatric unit of a hospital.)

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Celebrate the joy of winter
Celebrate the joy of winter

It is that time of year when darkness arrives early and cold weather out-stays its welcome. Instead of wishing for spring and early daffodils, thank God for a cozy house and warm fire.

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Chester County Junior High News
Chester County Junior High News

We congratulate the following students for being nominated and chosen as Students of the Week: Hayden Tucker, Carley Garrison and Bradley Taylor.

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Chester County Junior High News
Chester County Junior High News

We congratulate the following students for being nominated and chosen as Students of the Week: Katelynn Youdushock, Austin Vest and Tamera Hollingsworth.

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East Chester Elementary News
East Chester Elementary News

A BIG thank you goes out to the Freed-Hardeman University baseball team for coming last semester to talk about character, respect and sportsmanship. The students really love them and look forward to their visits.

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Inside CCHS
Inside CCHS

Deadlines for college and financial aid applications for seniors are fast approaching! The deadline to file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for the Tennessee Promise is Tuesday, Jan. 17.

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Jacks Creek Elementary School News
Jacks Creek Elementary School News

It has been a great first week back, at Jacks Creek Elementary School!
We hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Years break. We are off to a great start in kindergarten for the second half of our school year.

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East Chester Elementary News
East Chester Elementary News

We have been busy bees at East Chester since we came back from Christmas break. We enjoyed an extra day last week as we had a beautiful snow! What an unexpected treat!

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FHU names Chester County students to President's, Dean's Lists

Freed Hardeman University has released the names of students who made the President's List and the Dean's List for Fall 2016.

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Eagletttes mash Bolivar!
Eagletttes mash Bolivar!

Sydney Wilson and Paige Pipkin combined for 42 points, and Wilson completely dominated the rebounding stats, as the Chester County Eaglettes dominated Bolivar Central 68-43 Friday at Eagle Gym.

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Junior season almost complete, tourney here next week
Junior season almost complete, tourney here next week

Basketball season is rapidly drawing to a close at Chester County Junior High, and tournament play begins next week.

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Mallory and Pate propel unbeaten Lady Lions
Mallory and Pate propel unbeaten Lady Lions

The Freed-Hardeman University Lady Lion basketball team continued their undefeated streak Saturday, as they picked up their 16th win of the season with a 62-50 victory over William Woods University at the Brewer Sports Center.

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Waves take second in J'boro tourney
Waves take second in J'boro tourney

West Tennessee Wave, a Henderson Club Volleyball team coached by Alex Britt and Sara Denton of the Freed-Hardeman University volleyball team, participated in the Icebreaker Tournament in Jonesboro, Ark., last weekend.

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Junior teams took on JCS Thursday
Junior teams took on JCS Thursday

The Junior Eaglettes of Chester County Junior High ripped Jackson Christian 43-30 Thursday in Henderson. Chester County had commanding leads of as many as 26 points in the second half.

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Eutectics?

St. Louis College of Pharmacy is known as the Eutectics.

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Lions dominate 'Tectics on the road in St. Louis

The Freed-Hardeman University Lion basketball team picked up its 11th win of the season Thursday night as they cruised to a convincing 98-51 victory over St. Louis College of Pharmacy in St. Louis, Mo.

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