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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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Jacks Creek Community News
Jacks Creek Community News

A phone call proved wishes and Christmas wishes can come true! Allene Weatherington lives in Milledgeville. Sometimes she attends church with my mother, Bobbie Nobles. She expressed Christian love, respect and tender memories about my mother. Then she complimented a November "cotton picking" newspaper article in which I wished for a cotton sack.

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Only Yesterday
Merry Christmas
Only YesterdayMerry Christmas

Many of us are asking at this time, "Are you ready for Christmas?" Just what do they mean? How would you answer that question? What would first enter into your mind as a means of preparedness for Christmas?

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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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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!

Susan Frazier Davis (Ms. Sue), will celebrate her 90th birthday on Dec. 27, 2014.

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Holder named Regional Employee of the Year
Holder named Regional Employee of the Year

Paul Holder - information systems analyst with Regional Hospital - has been named Employee of the Quarter for the third quarter, as well as Employee of the Year for 2014.

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June Lockhart Remembers "A Christmas Carol"
June Lockhart Remembers "A Christmas Carol"

Released last month on Blu-ray, the 1938 version of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" has long been a favorite seasonal TV movie.

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Reflecting on Christmas past

When you think about your best memories from the holiday's past, it probably does not have anything to do with how much money there was spent or present's that were highly anticipated but were thrown aside as soon as their usefulness or appeal wore off. Most memories remind us that there is still a magical charm, a sense of good cheer and a warmth and joy in the Christmas air.

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News Briefs: Growing old gracefully

The World Health Organization lists Japan as number two in its world rankings for life expectancy. The Japanese are said to have a current life span of 84.6 years. But, that does not mean the elderly in that country accept the fact that they are growing older, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens.

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SWHRA Head Start schedules pre-registration

The Southwest Human Resource Agency Head Start Program is now accepting applications for 3- and 4-year-old children to attend Head Start classes beginning in fall 2015. Head Start serves children the year before they are eligible to attend kindergarten.

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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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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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Local residents receive degrees from UT Martin

Congratulations to several Chester County residents that were among students who received degrees from the University of Tennessee at Martin during the recent fall commencement held in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center on the UT Martin campus.

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UTM names local students to Chancellor's honor roll

The outstanding academic achievements of undergraduate students at the University of Tennessee at Martin have been honored with publication of the "Fall 2013 Chancellor's Honor Rolls."

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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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