Splash day! Splash day!

Students and staff at Discovery Learning Center on East Main held their annual splash day.

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  • Splash day! Splash day!

    Students and staff at Discovery Learning Center on East Main held their annual splash day.

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  • "Only if the signs are right" Family continues long tradition of kraut making "Only if the signs are right" Family continues long tradition of kraut making

    The Old Farmer's Almanac has been printed for more than 100 years. Its pages predict the weather, tell when the fish should be biting, and for some, exactly when to can sauerkraut.

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  • Elder named Manager of Chickasaw State Park Elder named Manager of Chickasaw State Park

    Chickasaw State Park recently named Ron Elder as Park Manager. Elder, who has served as a Ranger at Chickasaw for 10 years, took over his duties last fall, but he was officially recognized on Thursday, July 16.

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  • Flag seller just in it for the money Flag seller just in it for the money

    Justin Pillow has been in the flea market and auctions business for about 10 years. Along the way the Jackson resident and former Chester Countian has learned how to capitalize on fads and tap into new markets.

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  • Angels take second place at state Angels take second place at state

    Some local girls' softball fans were already asking the question: "Where is Moore County, N.C., the site of the Dixie Angels X-Play World Series?" Seemed fitting since their team was undefeated entering the state tournament championship round July 15 at Brownsville. However, the road maps were put away later that evening as Wayne County defeated Chester County twice to take away what surely seemed CC's invite to the World Series.

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For Christopher
For Christopher

A prayer and balloon release was held Monday morning at Bell's Drive In for 3-year old Christopher Thomas who later passed away at LeBonheur Hospital in Memphis.

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New CCJHS principal declares Chester County schools "a hidden gem"
New CCJHS principal declares Chester County schools "a hidden gem"

Earlier this month, Chester County Junior High School welcomed Kris Todd as principal. Todd joins the Chester County School System with 29 years of education experience and 17 years in administration. From 2006 until 2014, he served as principal at Milan High School, and he transferred to the central office last school year.

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Nominations sought for Heroes Among Us

Do you know of a quiet hero - someone among us that quietly makes our community better? Someone that helps out the less fortunate, that goes above and beyond to provide comfort and support to ensure that lives are taken care with no thought for their own person?

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Singletary performs for record Arts in the Alley crowd
Singletary performs for record Arts in the Alley crowd

Henderson Arts Commission's Arts in the Alley saw the largest crowd in its history on Thursday, July 16.

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Commission gives land for future CCHS expansion

Chester County Commission met in regular session on Monday, July 20. Superintendent Troy Kilzer II and the Chester County School Board approached the commission to ask that the property behind the Chester County High School, which was formerly used by the Highway Department, to be allocated to the school system for use in future expansions.

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Independent wins four awards at 75th UT-TPA Awards

Newspaper writers, editors, designers and publishers won top awards Thursday in the Tennessee Press Association's 2015 newspaper contest, co-sponsored by the University of Tennessee.

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MSYC to host annual fish fry

Mid-South Youth Camp will host its annual fish fry from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, on the camp grounds located at 260 Youth Camp Loop, just off Highway 45 north of Henderson.

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Earning your spurs: Being a real cowboy is not about the boots or chaps
Earning your spurs: Being a real cowboy is not about the boots or chaps

The air is full of haze and dust kicked up from the hooves of running, massive wild-eyed beasts on four legs bursting out of an arena chute. The crowd holds their breath as much from the pungent barnyard smells of manure and sweat as they do at the sight of the cowboy perched atop a bucking, leaping violently twisting animal he could be thrown off of at any moment, either leaping to his feet with a square jawed grin or a look of teeth-gritting pain.

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Mid-South Youth Camp Fish Fry, July 25
Mid-South Youth Camp Fish Fry, July 25

The cooking crew works under a pavilion at Mid-South.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

Hello again! I hope everyone had a good week.
Our birthdays this week are: Rhonda Privitte on July 23, Chad Harris on July 24, Lottie Long and Trent Harris on July 25 and David Gilchrist on July 27.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

I hope you've had a nice week.
If you see these folks this week wish them a happy birthday: Pat Dotson and D.L. Murley on July 29; Doris Murley on Aug. 1; and Alex Evans on Aug. 3. I wish each of you a great day!

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Happy birthday wishes go to Clara Holley on July 23; Alessandro Vitale on July 24; Jade Grisham and Connie Timmer on July 26; Blake Thompson and Brayden Thompson on July 27; and Carl Adkins Jr. on July 29.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Happy birthday wishes go to Janice Keen on July 30; Nicole Thompson on July 31; Rebecca Ashbrook and Thomas Gilham on Aug. 2; and Susie Holley, Shannon Tedford and Harold Finley on Aug. 3.

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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

Hello to everyone! It is a blessing to be with you another week. I hope you had a wonderful week also.
Well children, time is running out, and the count down has begun for some parents! Children, your vacation is just about over, you only have a few more weeks before school starts.

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Sisterly Sentiments
Usually your first fan and most candid critic
Sisterly SentimentsUsually your first fan and most candid critic

(Editor's note: Sunday Aug. 2 is National Sister Day.)
Do you remember your very first female friend? Most of us do because unless you are an only child then your first female friend was probably your sister. She may be an older sibling or younger and either you helped take care of her or she helped to take care of you.

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Make-ahead breakfast casserole takes hassle out of special mornings
Make-ahead breakfast casserole  takes hassle out of special mornings

Whether you have relatives visiting from out of town last weekend or you enjoy sleeping in when we get an opportunity, it can be a hassle to wake up early and make breakfast. This tasty make-ahead breakfast casserole is a great solution to taking some of the worry out of breakfast.

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On a roll - A new twist on cinnamon rolls offers a change of pace at breakfast
On a roll - A new twist on cinnamon rolls offers a change of pace at breakfast

Cooking is an important part of my week, but I often run out of time to make breakfast.
If my husband doesn't feel like making breakfast and we're bored with cereal, breakfast rolls are a great alternative.

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Take Us With You, July
Take Us With You, July

Where is Punta Cana?

James and Deborah stayed five nights at Vista Sol Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Flight, taxes, hotels, all food and drinks and airport transfers were only $425/person!

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CCHS Class of 1955 holds 60-year reunion
CCHS Class of 1955 holds 60-year reunion

The Chester County High School Class of 1955 recently held its 60-year class reunion.

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Harville named TAACE Learner of the Year
Harville named TAACE Learner of the Year

Patricia Harville of Henderson was recently named Tennessee Advancement for Adult Education and Community (TAACE) Learner of the Year for 2015.

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Poison center offers tip for preventing/treating black widow and brown recluse spider bites
Poison center offers tip for preventing/treating black widow and brown recluse spider bites

Most spiders are non-venomous and most spider bites are harmless. They may cause some local redness and pain, but can usually be managed at home by washing, applying ice and keeping the area clean.

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Declutter your home and life
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Delta Kappa Gamma appreciates local educators
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Harris receives Doctorate degree
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NEW Soaring Eagle PAKs Aug. 3-7
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School bells mean time to get back-to-school immunizations
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Two local youth attend Woodmen conference
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AA team prepares for World Series trip
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Belles earn Sportsmanship trophy
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CCHS cheerleaders named a "Superior Squad"
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Darlings finish fifth of 13 teams in state tournament
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How to be a good youth sports parent
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Lady Lion basketball receives academic honors
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Lady Lions land D II transfer
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