The Hunt The Hunt

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt was the perfect way to spend Saturday afternoon for seven-year-old Kehlsey Willoughby, whose family, although from Mississippi, just happened to be at Chickasaw for the weekend.

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  • The Hunt The Hunt

    The Annual Easter Egg Hunt was the perfect way to spend Saturday afternoon for seven-year-old Kehlsey Willoughby, whose family, although from Mississippi, just happened to be at Chickasaw for the weekend.

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  • “Joseph” takes Williams’ stage tonight “Joseph” takes Williams’ stage tonight

    The Chester County production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is set to open at 7 p.m. Thursday at Chester County Middle School, Williams Auditorium.

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  • Freed-Hardeman Softball
    Lady Lions sweep Col. on Sr. Day
    Freed-Hardeman Softball
    Lady Lions sweep Col. on Sr. Day

    Thanks to some key losses from last year’s team and a very tough early-season schedule, the Freed-Hardeman University Lady Lions got off to a rough start in the 2014 campaign.

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Chamber hosts fashion first
Chamber hosts fashion first

Fashion was all the buzz at Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce first annual Fashion Show and Luncheon Tuesday, honoring administrative professionals.

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FUMC hosting Super Everybody Sunday, May 4
FUMC hosting Super Everybody Sunday, May 4

Sometimes new ideas are just really old ideas people have forgotten about, so they appear to be fresh and innovative.

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Navy Band draws big crowd at Alley Arts
Navy Band draws big crowd at Alley Arts

The Navy Band, Freedom, entertained a large crowd during last week’s Arts in the Alley in downtown Henderson.

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Nathan Pride campaigns in Henderson
Nathan Pride campaigns in Henderson

Nathan Pride greets well-wishers at a campaign rally at the Chester County Courthouse Thursday.

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Local law enforcement participates in roundup

The Multi-Jurisdictional Violent Crime and Gang Task Force conducted operations in Chester, Haywood, Gibson, Crockett, Madison and Henderson Counties on the night of April 17 into the early morning hours of April 18.

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Free Fun Fair is Saturday at CCHS

The Chester County band programs will present Fun Day Fair Saturday, April 26, at Chester County High School. The occasion will be a day of fun and entertainment to raise funds for the operation of the bands.

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Twenty years... and still growing her favorites in Sweetlips
Twenty years... and still growing her favorites in Sweetlips

Cindy Springer was raised in Jackson, lived in Arlington, but in 1990 she moved to Sweetlips. Her son, Austin, and daughter, Amanda, both graduated from Chester County High School. She now runs Sweetlips Nursery, and has for 20 years! How did she get started?

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Chester County Senior Center News

On Tuesday, April 15, the Chester County Senior Center was host for a Rook Tournament which included Parsons, Scotts Hill and Lexington Centers. We had 20 players participate in the tournament.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

I hope everyone had a great Easter with family and friends. It was a glorious day! Bethel Baptist Church had sunrise service at Chickasaw and it was just beautiful.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Happy birthday wishes go to Gail Durbin and Dave Lytle on April 24; Tom Hollingsworth, Donna Wade and Jim Presgrove on April 25; Jake Alexander on April 26; Lauren Nicole Martin and Scarlett Henley on April 29; and Emile Holder and D.B. Weatherington on April 30.

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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

Hello, family and friends. How great and wonderful it is to be with you one more time. The Lord has allowed us to see one more day. I hope you had a great Easter Sunday. As for me and my house, we had a ball with all of our children home except our oldest daughter. After church we grilled out, made a home video and played family feud. We had so much fun. I hope you took some time out with your love ones also.

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Hickory Corner Community News
Hickory Corner Community News

Remember the fundraiser for Larry Beshires from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Hickory Corner Community Center, 6050 State Rt. 225, Henderson TN 38340.

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Jacks Creek Community News
Jacks Creek Community News

The burial location was changed for Mary Louise Hopkins (Rufus) Dickey (1-17-24 to 3-30-14). She was buried beside her husband at Nashville Veterans Cemetery. She is survived by two grandchildren. Her son, Michael Dickey, was buried at Beech Springs. Decoration Day is the first Sunday in May.

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Moving sermon brings unexpected educational rewards
Humble young man expects nothing, gains much
Moving sermon brings unexpected educational rewardsHumble young man expects nothing, gains much

There are varying degrees of hardship and many of us have suffered through what we consider difficult times. We had a single parent childhood or lived with the struggle to pay bills or keep food on the table. What if these struggles were not struggles at all, just the commonality of growing up in another country.

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Need a special occasion meal that tastes likes you spent all day in the kitchen? This dinner is for you!
Need a special occasion meal that tastes likes you spent all day in the kitchen? This dinner is for you!

I’m always looking for new ideas for dinner, and since my husband has finally graduated from school in Colorado and came home for the first time since Christmas – this time, hopefully, to stay put for awhile – I decided to try something special for dinner last weekend.

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Leadership Chester visits with governor
Leadership Chester visits with governor

Recently the group Chester County Leadership visited the State Capitol and took a photo with Governor Phil Haslam.

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Modern Woodmen beautifies park
Modern Woodmen beautifies park

Children and adults, representing Modern Woodmen, planted several trees last week at Henderson’s Gene Record Park.

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Doorknob greeting
Doorknob greeting

Have you ever visited a friend to find them not at home? Or you went to a nursing home and they were away from their room? Or a young mother’s baby sleeping and you don’t want to ring a doorbell? Perhaps you thought, there must be some way of sending a message about your visit. Make a simple “Doorknob Greeting” by letting them know you dropped by and will return later.

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Relay Roster
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FSA disaster loan applications and Federal disaster assistance are available

AG Credit Act of 1984 authorizes designation of Shelby, Fayette, Hardeman and Chester Counties to receive Farm Service Agency (FSA) Disaster Loan applications and Federal disaster assistance. Emergency loans for farmers, ranchers and operators are available through the Fayette and McNairy County Offices of the Farm Service Agency, William H. Tippit, III, Farm Loan Manager, said today.

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Hatchett speaks at FHU Leadership series
Hatchett speaks at  FHU Leadership series

Freed-Hardeman University’s College of Business hosted a leadership series featuring Rob Hatchett titled “Life is a Group Project” April 14 in Ayers Auditorium. Hatchett, an FHU alumnus, is vice president of recruiting for Covenant Transport, Chattanooga, Tenn.

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FHU College Republican chapter wins state award
FHU College Republican chapter wins state award

The Freed-Hardeman University College Republican chapter was named “Chapter of the Year” at the Tennessee College Republicans State Convention Saturday, April 5. Hunter Yoches, chairman of the FHU College Republicans, accepted the recognition.

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Teaching children to save
Teaching children to save

Kayden Johnson, left, studiously reads the handout about the best ways to save your money.

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Chester County Junior High News
Chester County Junior High News

TCAP Week is NEXT week! Students and teachers have worked extremely hard preparing for this test!

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East Chester Elementary School News
East Chester Elementary School News

“Lights, camera, action …” You could hear these words at East Chester on Friday, April 4, as we all worked together to perform “Bring It On.”

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Jacks Creek Elementary School News
Jacks Creek Elementary School News

Teachers and students are counting the days until TCAP! Parents, please remember that our school is depending on you to see that your children get a good night’s sleep and are well-rested for every day.

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CPI Team joins “MISSION: PROTECT CHILDREN”
CPI Team joins “MISSION:  PROTECT CHILDREN”

A 4-year-old boy has just been beaten by his stepfather. A neighbor has sexually assaulted the little girl next door. Child Protective Services has notified the Carl Perkins Center … but what happens next? That’s when a little-known team steps in and makes decisions that steer the journey of each and every case.

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Junior soccer battles in region tournament
Junior soccer battles in region tournament

Chester County Junior High boys’ soccer team entered the region tournament Monday and came away with a 4-1 victory over Martin.

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Croom signs baseball scholarship
Croom signs baseball scholarship

Three Newton (Ga.) High School baseball players inked their National Letters of Intent in a ceremony in front of a hundred teammates, family and friends Wednesday, April 16, pledging to continue their playing careers next season on the collegiate level.

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FHU’s Trice named National Player of Week, is first Lady Lion to earn the NAIA honor
FHU’s Trice named National Player of Week, is first Lady Lion to earn the NAIA honor

After a record-setting week at the plate, Kamara Trice became the first player in Freed-Hardeman University softball history to be named the NAIA National Player of the Week.

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Freed-Hardeman Baseball
Lions sweep Williams, host key AMC series
Freed-Hardeman BaseballLions sweep Williams, host key AMC series

The Freed-Hardeman Lions University Lions needed a weekend sweep in order to stay in the thick of the conference race, and that’s what they got as they finished off Williams Baptist in a Saturday double-header, 6-4 and 13-8, in Walnut Ridge, Ark.

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CCHS girls’ softball
Eaglettes clobber TCA, bounced by Lexington

Chester County scored in every inning to defeat Trinity Christian 9-0 last week in high school softball. Madison McCaskill went the distance for the win, striking out two, allowing two hits and walking one.

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Boy Scout golf tournament scheduled for June 23

The West Tennessee Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, has announced its 39th annual Invitational Golf Tournament.

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Campus Security to host 5K run

Students, faculty and friends of Freed-Hardeman University are invited to participate in the “Beat the Director 5K Run.”

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