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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  • 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hickory Corner News
Hickory Corner News

There has been a heat advisory in effect, so hot weather will be expected. The combination of the hot temperature and high humidity will continue to create a situation where heat illnesses are possible.

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Jacks Creek Community News
Jacks Creek Community News

Monday was exciting for Americans 46 years ago! Kids thought cows jumped over the moon, but Neil Armstrong actually walked on the moon July 20, 1969! Do you remember his first 12 words? Hint: "That's one small ..." (you finish his eight words).

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Montezuma Community News
Montezuma Community News

I would like first of all to apologize to a few people that sent me news and I missed it on my email, as well as not being able to report last week due to being sick with a nasty stomach virus. I am back in full swing this week, and have several happenings to report, so let's get started.

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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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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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Apples: A food for all seasons
Apples: A food for all seasons

Johnny "Appleseed" Chapman (1775?-1845), an American pioneer, was legendary for planting apple seeds in the Ohio River Valley. Today we are learning what Chapman knew all the time: that apples are important to our health.

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UT Extension questions and answers: Staying safe in the summer sun
UT Extension questions and answers: Staying safe in the summer sun

There is no doubt about it - summertime is here! Hopefully, you are able to spend the majority of your summer days in a cool and comfortable place and avoid the soaring temperatures and sweltering humidity.

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Words for the Week: "the gift ..."
Words for the Week: "the gift ..."

Have any of your children grown up, and found "the one" for him/her for the rest of their life? You gave them the gift of life, and now, after their wedding, they are on their own.

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A dose of laughter

The nation's capital can be a lot of laughs, especially for senior citizens, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens. The antics of our government officials and lawmakers can set off a guffaw or two from time to time, but the real laughs are at the Laugh Café.

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