“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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  • “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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  • 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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  • 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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  • FHU brings down Brigance FHU brings down Brigance

    Demolition of L.L. Brigance Hall is well underway on the Campus of Freed-Hardeman University.

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  • Visitors create “buzz” at courthouse Visitors create “buzz” at courthouse

    County clerk Johnny Garner checks out a swarm of honey bees who took a liking to a ribbon on the fence in front of the Chester County Courthouse Thursday.

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  • Caught in the Candy Caught in the Candy

    Chi Beta Chi’s “Caught in Candy” took the sweepstakes trophy Saturday night, April 12, in Freed-Hardeman University’s annual Makin’ Music competition at Loyd Auditorium.

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  • Chester County wins Ind-Appeal championship Chester County wins Ind-Appeal championship

    Chester County broke open a close game with three runs in the seventh inning to defeat McNairy Central 7-3 Saturday in the championship game of the Independent-Appeal Baseball Tournament in Selmer. The Eagles went 4-0 in the tournament, scoring at least seven runs in each game.

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  • White serves as Honorary Page for Tennessee House of Representatives White serves as Honorary Page for Tennessee House of Representatives

    Samuel White received the honor of serving in the Tennessee House of Representatives on Wednesday, April 9, at the Tennessee state capitol in Nashville.

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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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Tony Altman announces for Circuit Court Clerk - experienced, dependable, honest, and proven promoter of Chester County!
Tony Altman announces for Circuit Court Clerk - experienced, dependable, honest, and proven promoter of Chester County!

My name is Tony Altman. I am seeking election to the office of Circuit Court Clerk. I have been a businessman (owner of Chickasaw Chalet) and resident of Chester County since 2002.

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Finding the Golden egg What is the origin behind the Easter egg hunt?
Finding the Golden egg What is the origin behind the Easter egg hunt?

Easter is a sacred and much time  honored tradition celebrated by Christians worldwide, that marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ from death. Aside from the church services and religious festivities many non-Christians participate in the Easter celebration as a day of family fun to enjoy Easter chocolates, other candy and of course, an Easter egg hunt.

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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

It really is spring! The trees are green, the grass needs mowing, flowers are blooming and the weeds are growing!

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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 Club News

The Enville Community Club met Tuesday, April 1, with 41 members and seven guests present. President Jack O’Neal called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. and welcomed everyone.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Happy belated birthday wishes go out to Greg Farrier and Maxine Crowell on April 11; Michael Yates on April 12; William Martin, Johnnie Martin and Jeremy Crowell on April 13; Richard Maness on April 15; and Marilyn Smith Mooney, Kelley Collins, Max Massengill and Melissa Maness on April 16.

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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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Alaska: Land of the Midnight Sun
Alaska: Land of the Midnight Sun

Jack London in his book The Call of the Wild, describes a land of breath-taking splendor in Alaska and the Yukon. Even in the harshness of long winter nights where the sun is visible only a few hours daily, unspeakable beauty exists.

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Need a side? Try these cheesy fries straight from the oven
Need a side? Try these cheesy fries straight from the oven

I love potatoes – any form or fashion – I like just about every potato I’ve ever encountered. It’s bad enough that when I was growing up, my grandfather nicknamed me “Potatobug.”

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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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An Evening with Michael English is Friday at Williams Auditorium
An Evening with Michael English is Friday at Williams Auditorium

West Tennessee Christian music fans can celebrate Good Friday with a very special concert event in Henderson.

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Farm Bureau donates to Gleaners
Farm Bureau donates to Gleaners

Farm Bureau recently made a food donation to the Gleaners House, located on N. Washington Street in Henderson.

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Justin Emerson announces for Circuit Court Clerk
Justin Emerson announces for Circuit Court Clerk

My name is Justin Emerson and I’m running for the position of Circuit Court Clerk. I am a graduate of Chester County High and a Freed-Hardeman University business management major.

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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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