Santa takes to the skies early Santa takes to the skies early

Ho, ho, holy smokes - Santa's in a chopper. The Man in Red's pre-Christmas reconnaissance mission included a visit to a family gathering on White Avenue hosted by Carlos Schmitt and Martha Ross Bishop and Mike, Carla and Keegan Schmitt.

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  • Santa takes to the skies early Santa takes to the skies early

    Ho, ho, holy smokes - Santa's in a chopper. The Man in Red's pre-Christmas reconnaissance mission included a visit to a family gathering on White Avenue hosted by Carlos Schmitt and Martha Ross Bishop and Mike, Carla and Keegan Schmitt.

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  • "Cherish the moment"
    Christmas wish grows from tragedy
    "Cherish the moment"
    Christmas wish grows from tragedy

    Oct. 31, 2014, was planned as a big day for the Christopher Bullock family, partly because it was Halloween. Bullock, a specialist (E4) in the Army, was stationed at Schofield Barracks* in Honolulu, Hawaii, and this day was his first break in quite a while.

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  • No. 1 Lady Lions fend off Missouri Baptist, 77-54 No. 1 Lady Lions fend off Missouri Baptist, 77-54

    The No. 1 Freed-Hardeman University Lady Lions will head into the holiday break as the only unbeaten team in the American Midwest Conference women's basketball after a 77-54 win over Missouri Baptist on Thursday night in Henderson.

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  • Chickasaw staff holds public idea meeting Chickasaw staff holds public idea meeting

    Several family folks and concerned citizens turned out to meet and greet Chickasaw State Park staff Monday, Dec. 8.

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  • City to proceed with Downtown Project City to proceed with Downtown Project

    Henderson Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session on Thursday, Dec. 11.

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  • Chickasaw lights the holiday nights Chickasaw lights the holiday nights

    Chickasaw State Park ushered in the Christmas season with its annual Lighting of the Park this past weekend.

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  • The "Hill" is lowered again by CCHS Eagles The "Hill" is lowered again by CCHS Eagles

    Chester County took down Scotts Hill for the second time this season with a 72-56 boys' basketball victory Saturday at Eagle Gym.

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  • CCHS students bring Christmas fun to Headstart CCHS students bring Christmas fun to Headstart

    Students from Chester County High School FCCLA and FBLA organizations visited Headstart last week to bring Christmas cheer to the children. The high schoolers caroled, helped with crafts, set up a Christmas store where Headstart students could "purchase" gifts for two family members and they even brought Santa Claus along to visit the youngsters.
    Jill Irwin and Harvette Croom are the CCHS faculty in charge of FCCLA and FBLA, and they established the tradition of visiting the Headstart classrooms almost a decade ago. The Christmas program has grown exponentially since it began, but it still gives the high schoolers a chance to bring Christmas joy to some of the youngest students in Chester County.

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Cyberstalking: Somebody's watching you

You will probably go to church next Sunday, just like last Sunday. You might look around and see 30, 50 or even close to 100 people that you know on a first name basis.

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Men's Open House at Spatique
Men's Open House at Spatique

It was men's night at Southern Chic Spatique on west Main last Thursday.

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Severe flu season expected, Le Bonheur urges flu vaccine

Flu season is upon us and Le Bonheur Children's Hospital is already beginning to see flu cases. The current flu season is likely to be severe, says Pediatrician-in-Chief Jon McCullers, MD.

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Nominations sought for JEWEL Awards Banquet

The Jackson Madison County African American Chamber of Commerce (JMCAACC) will present its 14th Annual JEWEL Awards Banquet at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27 at Oman Arena.

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Independent announces holiday schedules

The offices of the Chester County Independent will be closed Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, for the New Years holiday.

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THP to conduct checkpoints in Chester County

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting checkpoints in Chester County on two occasions next week.

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911 funding charges to increase Jan. 1

According to a release dated Dec. 15 from the Chester County Emergency Communications District, funding charges for 911 services are slated to increase effective Jan. 1.

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HHR holds Open House Breakfast
HHR holds Open House Breakfast

Santa Claus continued his busy pre-Christmas schedule by visiting with residents, employees and guests at Henderson Health and Rehab's Open House Breakfast, Wednesday, Dec. 17.

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Scouts visit, entertain at HHR
Scouts visit, entertain at HHR

Members of Cub Scout Pack 25 and Girl Scouts troop 40186 visited with residents of Henderson Health and Rehab Center on Dec. 11 spreading holiday joy.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

Greetings from Deanburg! I hope everyone had a great week. It was probably busy if it was like mine.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

Merry Christmas to all communities! I hope everyone will be blessed with good health and fun times with family and friends.

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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

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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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

Hello to everyone! Greetings from the City. "I will bless the Lord at all times." This week is a special week, the week we will be celebrating the birth of Jesus. It is all about him. So this week the City would like to say too all, "Have a MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS."

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Ingleside-Pentagon Club News

Tuesday evening, Dec. 9, hostesses Becky Cyr and Janice Kent welcomed Ingleside-Pentagon Club members and their spouses into a Winter Wonderland of brightly lit snowmen sporting wooden guns and holsters for their Western themed Christmas party.

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Holidays are a great time to preserve family baking traditions
Holidays are a great time to preserve family baking traditions

The holidays are a time for tradition. This is the time of year, more than any other, that people long for family recipes and dishes that have been handed down throughout generations. Even as we marry and blend families, we look for ways to preserve our favorite parts of the holidays.

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Sweets and treats for the holidays and beyond
Sweets and treats for the holidays and beyond

'Tis the season for goodies and snacks. Sometimes with all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, the best therapy is staying home and baking some treats for family and friends.

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Chester County Retired Teachers met Dec. 10
Chester County Retired Teachers met Dec. 10

The Chester County Retired Teachers met in the Brown-Kopel Building Lobby at Freed-Hardeman University on Wednesday, Dec. 10.

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Clayton Bank hosts annual open house
Clayton Bank hosts annual open house

Clayton Bank and Trust hosted its annual Holiday Open House Thursday at its main branch downtown.

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County attorney Phillips is named Super Lawyer
County attorney Phillips is named Super Lawyer

Marty Phillips, the County Attorney for Chester County, has been recognized by his peers as a 2014 Mid-South Super Lawyer in a survey by "Law & Politics" magazine.

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Farm Service Agency honorees
Farm Service Agency honorees

Bill Morrison of Chester County, left, and Greg Mitchell of McNairy County, right, were recently recognized for their service on the McNairy/Chester Farm Service Agency County Committee.

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FHU professor's ornament showcased in Governor's Mansion
FHU professor's ornament showcased in Governor's Mansion

Dr. Barbara England, chair of the Department of Fine Arts at Freed-Hardeman University, painted an ornament representing Chickasaw State Park for the fourth annual "Tennessee's Home for the Holidays" open house event.

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First Farmers Co-op donates $10,000 to area FFA Programs
First Farmers Co-op donates $10,000 to area FFA Programs

First Farmers Co-op recently awarded $2,000 each to five local Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapters. The money, totaling $10,000, was given in partnership with lending cooperative CoBank as part of its Sharing Success program.

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West Chester sings for the holidays
West Chester sings for the holidays

Students at West Chester Elementary School held a holiday concert at the school for parents and other students Dec. 18.

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East Chester Elementary School News
East Chester Elementary School News

It's hard to believe we are halfway through the school year. Everyone has worked so hard this first semester; therefore the students are being rewarded. On Jan. 7, the students will be going to Loyd Auditorium to see "The Beauty and the Beast."

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EAST CHESTER ELEMENTARY NEWS
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FHU names local students to President's, Dean's Lists

Freed-Hardeman University has released names of local students on the President's List and Dean's List for the fall 2014 semester.

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Genealogy course offered for credit at Jackson State

Jackson State Community College is offering anyone the opportunity to learn about genealogy. LIB 1001, Introduction to Genealogy, is a comprehensive course available for both credit and non-credit through the Tennessee State Library and Archives.

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Meis stays hot as FHU Lions cruise past William Woods
Meis stays hot as FHU Lions cruise past William Woods

After struggling from three-point range in his first five games, Ben Meis has quickly reversed that trend in his last five.

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Eagles scheduled for Hub Classic

The Chester County Eagles will once again take part in the Hub Classic Basketball Tournament at Oman Arena in Jackson.

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Lion baseball adds DI transfer

The Freed-Hardeman University Lion baseball team added an NCAA Division I transfer at the semester break with the signing of Chase Young of Dexter, Mo.

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CC 28-point turnaround stops SH
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FHU closes first half at home Thursday
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Freed-Hardeman University Lady Lions sign Bama golfer
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Junior Eaglettes enjoy triple high
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