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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Hickory Corner Community News
Hickory Corner Community News

Hickory Corner Community Center will celebrate its homecoming at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16. The meal will consist of barbeque sandwich, baked beans, slaw, chips and a drink for $8 a plate; a barbeque sandwich and a drink is $5; hotdogs are $1; drinks are $1; chips are 50 cents; and desserts are 50 cents.

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Jacks Creek Community News
Jacks Creek Community News

How many Charlottes can you name? From Jacks Creek we had Charlotte Butler and Charlotte Johnson Green; Luray has Charlotte Bailey Joyner; Enville has Charlotte Canaday; Henderson area has Charlotte Stone Seeley, Charlotte Jones Parker, Charlotte Cupples, Charlotte Alexander and Charlotte Howard.

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Montezuma Community News
Montezuma Community News

I don't know about everyone else but I am loving the sunshine and warmer temperatures. I would like to first and foremost wish all Moms a very Happy and Blessed Mother's Day on Sunday.

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New Friendship & Glendale Community News
New Friendship & Glendale Community News

I hope you have all had a great week. We have been blessed with beautiful weather, and this next week is supposed to be beautiful and warmer. There are cold-natured folks that like the warmer weather, but for those who love coolness, I pray you have an air conditioner or a fan.

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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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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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HAC hosts author talk by Annalisa Daughety
HAC hosts author talk by Annalisa Daughety

Henderson Art Commission hosted its second annual Author Talk on Monday, May 4. Featuring Annalisa Daughety, a graduate of Freed-Hardeman University and former Henderson resident, the talks are designed to bring popular authors to Henderson.

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Mid-South Youth Camp to host fishing rodeo
Mid-South Youth Camp to host fishing rodeo

The 19th annual Mid-South Youth Camp Fishing Rodeo will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, at the campgrounds on Highway 45 North. Children aged 6 through 16 are invited to come to the camp's lake and try their hand at fishing, for cash and other prizes.

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Mother's Day: Gifts from the Heart
Mother's Day: Gifts from the Heart

If you're a dad, grandparent, or even older sibling, help younger children in your family make a special gift for Mom. Celebrated this year on May 10 families across our nation pay tribute to their mothers on this special day.

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Questions and Answers: Schedule summer fun at 4-H Camp
Questions and Answers: Schedule summer fun at 4-H Camp

4-H has a long tradition of being at the forefront of youth development, and 4-H camps offered through University of Tennessee Extension are no exception.

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CCHS students participate in Leadership Summit
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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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England named quarterfinalist for annual Music Educator Award
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Explore Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile
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Freed-Hardeman professor's paper accepted for publication in journal
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Fuller receives Arts Scholarship
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CC soccer escapes scare, advances in district tournament
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Chamber of Commerce golf tournament
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Eagle baseball ends season
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FHU baseball beaten, await NAIA bid
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Junior High baseball concludes successful season
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McNairy defeats CCHS in softball opener
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