Murphy, former Braves slugger, at Freed-Hardeman Univ. Friday Murphy, former Braves slugger, at Freed-Hardeman Univ. Friday

Former Atlanta Braves all-star Dale Murphy will be the featured speaker of the 2015 Sports Advisory Council Benefit Dinner at Freed-Hardeman University at 7:15 p.m. Friday, May 8, in the Brewer Sports Center.

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  • Murphy, former Braves slugger, at Freed-Hardeman Univ. Friday Murphy, former Braves slugger, at Freed-Hardeman Univ. Friday

    Former Atlanta Braves all-star Dale Murphy will be the featured speaker of the 2015 Sports Advisory Council Benefit Dinner at Freed-Hardeman University at 7:15 p.m. Friday, May 8, in the Brewer Sports Center.

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  • Victorian Tea Party celebrates the gentle art of high tea Victorian Tea Party celebrates the gentle art of high tea

    The weather was perfect Saturday for the annual Victorian Tea Party hosted by the ladies of the Freed-Hardeman University Associates.

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  • CCHS advances with OT thriller! CCHS advances with OT thriller!


    Ryan Hodges, right, passes to a wide open Tyler Holman who put the ball in the back of the net for Chester County in their high school soccer district tournament opening round game Monday at home against South Fulton. However, Holman's goal was disallowed on a disputed call. Yet the Eagles came through in the last minutes to tie the Red Devils and won the contest in overtime.

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  • Fire demolishes Roby Rd. shop Fire demolishes Roby Rd. shop

    A fire broke out in an automotive repair shop on Roby Rd. late Monday afternoon.

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  • HAC Author Talk with Daughety set for May 4 HAC Author Talk with Daughety set for May 4

    Annalisa Daughety, author of inspirational fiction that includes the "Walk in the Park" series and "A Wedding to Remember," will speak in Ayers Auditorium on the Freed-Hardeman University campus at 6 p.m. Monday, May 4.

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  • Sidewalk project receives go ahead, work to begin soon Sidewalk project receives go ahead, work to begin soon

    The city of Henderson is gearing up to begin work on the Downtown Enhancement Project, which has been on the drawing board for four years.

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  • Athletes honored and awarded--Three selected for All-Tournament at Best/West Athletes honored and awarded--Three selected for All-Tournament at Best/West

    Three members of the Chester County High School boys' soccer team were chosen for the All Tournament Team following the Best of the West Tournament last week in Jackson. From left making all tournament are Trevor Burns, Tyler Holman and Brennan Conoway. The Eagles placed third in the event, defeating Dyersburg 1-0 and North Side 2-1, and battling to a 2-all tie Thursday night with University School of Jackson.

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Modern Woodmen members bridge the gap on Join Hands Day
Modern Woodmen members bridge the gap on Join Hands Day

Bridging the generation gap and improving communities. That was the focus of Join Hands Day, a national day of service sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America and other fraternal benefit societies.

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School board will consider eliminating end of term testing

Chester County Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, April 30. The board approved the first draft of the 2015-2016 budget as well as participation in special programs, which include: comprehensive Title I, II, III, V (ESEA); IDEA; Perkins; Child Nutrition; extended contract; technology plan; Coordinated School Health; and Pre-K.

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Independent completes 150 years of service to community
Independent completes 150 years of service to community

In 1965, H.F. "Woodie" Whaley purchased the Chester County Independent from Thomas D. Pace. The date 1965 was significant in that it was the centennial of the newspaper which has been known by several names over the years.

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Chester County pre-kindergarten registration is Friday, May 8

Pre-kindergarten registration will be held from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. May 8 at the Chester County Board of Education, 970 East Main Street.

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Library to host book signing for Sally Rowlett Kilpatrick

Chester County Library will be hosting a book signing for debut author, Sally Rowlett Kilpatrick from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, May 9.

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Library to host book signing for Sally Rowlett Kilpatrick
Library to host book signing for Sally Rowlett Kilpatrick

Chester County Library will be hosting a book signing for debut author, Sally Rowlett Kilpatrick from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, May 9. Kilpatrick's book, "The Happy Hour Choir," was recently published by Kensington Press.

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Guinn, former business owner, passes April 21
Guinn, former business owner, passes April 21

Wasel Lamar Guinn, 89, passed away Tuesday, April 21, at the Henderson Health and Rehabilitation Center. Services were held April 26 at First Baptist Church in Henderson.

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Ladies Day Fun, food and fashion
Ladies Day Fun, food and fashion

Ladies from Henderson and surrounding counties came together at a luncheon to raise money for the Chester County Imagination Library.

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Ribbon cutting opens new Wedding Shoppe
Ribbon cutting opens new Wedding Shoppe

The Wedding Shoppe of Chester County officially opened Friday, May 1, with a ribbon cutting at 124 B N. Church Ave.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

I had a wonderful time at my 50th Class Reunion Saturday. Most of the class came. It was so good to see everyone and to catch up. Joyce Gardner Mount always gets it together for us and she works so hard to make sure it is perfect!

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

I hope everyone had a nice week. Happy birthday wishes this week go to: Ross Hopper and Winna Knipper on May 7; Courtney Howell on May 9; Benny Barnett on May 10; and Kehlie Hopper on May 12.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Happy birthday wishes go to Emilie Holder and D.B. Weatherington on April 30; Justin Harwell on May 1; Donnie Gibbs on May 3; Lucy Ashbrook and Carla Hudson on May 4; Agnes Tenry Smith on May 5; and April Crowell on May 6.

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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

Hello, to everyone that is reading this paper. It is always a blessing to be part of your life. Why? Because this is the day the LORD has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it! I hope and pray that you will have a great week. The next time you read this article it will be a new month.

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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

Hello to everyone, greetings from the City. "This is the day the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad in it," No matter what life brings us, we always have something to be glad about.

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"Fifth of May"
"Fifth of May"

Celebrations are common enough and a lot of people fall in and enjoy them and sometimes they are not even sure why, especially if it is colorful, loud and fun and this is much the case for Cinco de Mayo.

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A stinging revelation, Or a honey of a situation
A stinging revelation, Or a honey of a situation

Maybe you haven't heard anything lately about the plight of the honey bee but if you have then you know there is the real and incredible possibility that they are dying out. This is definitely a serious dilemma.

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No matter the name, salmon cakes - or croquettes - make a delicious meal
No matter the name, salmon cakes - or croquettes - make a delicious meal

Growing up salmon cakes - or croquettes - were one of our "special" meals. They were always a hit, but no one liked to cook them because they made the kitchen smell fishy. We usually only got to eat them on nice days when my grandfather was willing to take the electric skillet outside on the back step and sit with them while they cooked.

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8Eighth Day hosts BAH
8Eighth Day hosts BAH

8Eighth Day Software hosted the monthly Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event on April 23 at its local office at 106 W. Main in Henderson.

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Be an "Everyday Hero" to a Child
Be an "Everyday Hero" to a Child

April is recognized nationally as Child Abuse Awareness Month, and Chester County Mayor Dwain Seaton and Henderson Mayor Bobby King signed a proclamation last week the Carl Perkins Center recognizing it in Chester County.

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Chester County honors dispatchers
Chester County honors dispatchers

April 12-18 was National Telecommunicator Week, and the Chester County 911 Administration honored the dispatchers who work tirelessly to keep the community safe.

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Election Commission reorganizes
Election Commission reorganizes

On Friday, April 24, the Chester County Election Commission met and re-organized.

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CCHS students participate in Leadership Summit
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CHESTER COUNTY JUNIOR HIGH NEWS
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College Signing Day set for May 11 at CCHS
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EAST CHESTER ELEMENTARY NEWS
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EAST CHESTER ELEMENTARY NEWS
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England named quarterfinalist for annual Music Educator Award
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Explore Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile
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Almeida is Golfer of the Week
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AMC title is near for Lion baseball
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CC soccer escapes scare, advances in district tournament
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Central Baptist to join American Midwest Conference
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Chamber of Commerce golf tournament
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Dresden's Hatchel sign with Lady Lions
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Eagle baseball ends season
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