Darlings playing for state championship! Darlings playing for state championship!

Chester County baseball and softball teams continue to have great runs in the postseason with two teams reaching the semi-finals of the state tournament.

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  • Darlings playing for state championship! Darlings playing for state championship!

    Chester County baseball and softball teams continue to have great runs in the postseason with two teams reaching the semi-finals of the state tournament.

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  • McCarty found innocent of rape, attempted murder McCarty found innocent of rape, attempted murder

    A jury has found Seth McCarty of Henderson not-guilty of rape and attempted murder. The surprise verdict came at the conclusion of a three-day trial at the Chester County Criminal Justice Center Thursday evening.
    McCarty, however, was found guilty of aggravated criminal trespassing. Sentencing was scheduled for later this month.

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  • Frees pleads guilty to rape of a child Frees pleads guilty to rape of a child

    Joshua Luke Frees, 21, appeared in Chester County Circuit Court July 3 and pled guilty to several charges related to his arrest last September.

     

     

     

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  • Home destroyed on Harrison Lane Home destroyed on Harrison Lane

    Firefighters douse the final flames July 2 that destroyed this home the night before. According to the Chester County Fire Department, the family of Tim Kelley was awakened by their smoke detector and fled the house at 170 Harrison Lane. The call came in to the fire department at 11:55 p.m. July 1, and units from Deanburg Station responded, as well as Station One later the next morning when the fire rekindled. One firefighter was treated on the scene for heat exhaustion.

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  • No change in county tax rate No change in county tax rate

    Property taxes in Chester County will remain the same as they have for the last two years. The Chester County Commission affirmed the tax rate at $2.5202.

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  • Unusual vehicle fire Unusual vehicle fire

    Henderson city firemen extinguish the flames of a vehicle fire on Hwy 45 north of Henderson June 26.

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  • Happy Birthday America Fireworks offer a star-spangled, sizzling celebration Happy Birthday America Fireworks offer a star-spangled, sizzling celebration

    Firework stands and tents are popping up everywhere for great Fourth of July fun. You don’t have to look hard to find the huge red and white tents with the carnival-quality air surrounding them just near the edge of Henderson.

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  • Multiple CC teams advance to state Multiple CC teams advance to state

    Chester County will be well representing in Dixie state tournaments over the coming weeks with at least seven teams now having qualified for state level play.

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VanCleave closes career at SWHRA
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Avoid summer tragedy: Never leave kids in cars
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Back-To-School Bash scheduled for July 26
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Only Yesterday-Work to begin on overhead bridge
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UT Extension questions and answers: What path are you on?
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Chickasaw Park announces program schedule for July 11-13
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Quinco honors McDaniel
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Southwest crew has “powerful” commitment
Southwest crew has “powerful” commitment

Working 30, 40 feet off the ground, within inches of live electrical wires is enough stress for anyone to endure in their profession. You must be “on your toes” at all times aware that danger lurks just one misstep away.

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Heroics in small packages: Dad’s finest moment was seeing his son as a hero
Heroics in small packages: Dad’s finest moment was seeing his son as a hero

It is not an easy task to think of heroes coming in smaller packages but there are some in this town. A hero is simply an everyday person that goes above and beyond what is expected of them and sadly enough during times of strife and stress we don’t always recognize their efforts in our neighborhood.

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Civic responsibility motivates volunteer in the face of danger
Civic responsibility motivates volunteer in the face of danger

The parents of Jack Helvering gave a Chester County man all the motivation he needed to become a hero. Helvering’s parents taught cardio-pulmonary rescucitation (CPR) for many years as a community service, and Jack followed in their foot steps as a county fireman.

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Cleaning up after the storms: Road crews ready to take action

When the weather turns bad and debris blocks the roads, Henderson and Chester County road crews turn out in force to make the streets safe.

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Lions Club News
Lions Club News
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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

God bless America! One nation under God with liberty and justice for all! Dear lord let our nation be restored to the constitution of our forefathers. Lead our leaders in your will.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Happy belated birthday wishes go to Melinda Ritter Johnston and Melissa Ritter Johnston on June 26; Kevin Troutman on June 27; and Jaidynn Griffin on July 1.

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Kirkman finally gets his due
 Kirkman finally gets his due

Researching your ancestry is a popular past time, and often brings together family members from different backgrounds, such as opera singer and antiques dealer.

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Restaurant-worthy dish proves perfect for office party, get-together or holiday celebration
Restaurant-worthy dish proves perfect for  office party, get-together or holiday celebration

We were planning an office party last week at the Independent, and I needed something to bring. Being the cooking columnist, I wanted to make something that would impress my coworkers, so I started sorting through recipes to find something appropriate.

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“70th” Birthday celebration for Charles Williams
“70th” Birthday celebration for Charles Williams

Friends and family are invited to celebrate Charles Williams’ 70th birthday Saturday, July 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Big Springs Methodist Church in Pinson.

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Happy 50th Birthday!
Happy 50th Birthday!

If you see Mr. July (Local Farm Bureau agency manager) wish him a happy 50th birthday!

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Designing new food products

Today’s snack food aisle in the grocery store contains a lot more products than when I was a kid. Back then, we mainly had potato chips and saltines, but not much more. Now there’s a multitude of choices designed to help you satisfy your cravings for something crunchy.

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Have a fun filled fourth
Have a fun filled fourth

On July 4, 1776, the leaders of our country signed the Declaration of Independence and we became a free and independent nation. Gaining her independence from Great Britain, the 13 colonies had cause for celebration. Today, we continue to honor this freedom that was won at a great cost of many lives.

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Words for the Week: “Words …”
Words for the Week: “Words …”

Words that sound the same can have very different meanings! Take ‘bare’ and ‘bear’ for instance – when things get difficult to endure, do we ‘bear it’ or ‘bare it’? Even ‘bear’ itself has multiple definitions! Yep – the inadvertent misuse of some words can be quite humorous!!!

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Adult Education graduation ceremony scheduled July 24 in Lexington
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An ancient American woman buried by the sea
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Corinth Battlefield hosting second Kids Day Saturday
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Education Announcements
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Families needed for exchange students
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FHU campus renovations now in progress
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FHU to host Christian Training Series
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Discovering the fun of Independence
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FHU has busy soccer camp
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Lady Lions sign Georgia standout to 2014 recruiting class
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Lady Lions wrap up large signing class with Kansas forward
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Lion basketball gets All-American transfer
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Lions add Memphis post to signing class
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