Local pastor, teacher assistant charged with rape

Mike Ulmer, 53, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church and a teacher assistant at the in-school suspension program in Chester County Schools, was charged with two counts of rape and one count of sexual battery.

Students earn perfect attendance for fall semester

Chester County Schools have released the names of the students who have had perfect attendance for the first semester of school.

All-District Stars

Several CCHS players received post-season honors announced after the tournament Monday.

UT's Barnes to headline FHU Sports Advisory Benefit
UT's Barnes to headline FHU Sports Advisory Benefit

Rick Barnes, head coach of the University of Tennessee men's basketball team, will speak at Freed-Hardeman University Thursday, April 27.

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Barham charged with attempted murder

At 2:48 p.m. on Feb. 20, officers with the Henderson Police Department and the Chester County Sheriff's Office responded to a shots fired call in the 400 block of Baughn Street.

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Wrestling returns to Eagle Gym

NEO Products and Hare Financial bring Memphis Wrestling to town on Friday, March 10, at the Chester County High School Eagle Gymnasium.

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Ingleside-Pentagon Club February Meeting News
Ingleside-Pentagon Club February Meeting News

The Ingleside-Pentagon Club met in February at the lovely home of Carolyn and Joan Swift.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

Greetings from Deanburg again! Hope everyone had a great week. It sure has not felt like February.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Hello from Enville! I hope everyone had a great week. We sure had an enjoyable weekend. With this weather, how could it be any other way?

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Hickory Corner Community News
Hickory Corner Community News

Greetings go out to all of you from "The Corner." I am sure everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather! What happened to old man winter?

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Jacks Creek Community News
Jacks Creek Community News

"Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you" - Isa Richardson
Our community expresses sympathy to families of Edwin Dewayne Cooper (11-4-32 to 2-15-17); Tommye Morris Patterson (4-29-30 to 2-17-17) was buried at Oak Grove (loving hugs to Francis Hodge Smith for being a special caregiver); Karen Williams Kaneer (11-5-49 to 2-20-17) will have a memorial service; and Mae Inez Bailey Johnson (9-21-22 to 2-15-17) from Jacks Creek area was buried at Bailey Cemetery.

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Montezuma Community News
Montezuma Community News

It is again time to enjoy a Big Country Breakfast and Bake Sale at the Montezuma Community Center.

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

I hope you have all had a very good week. The weather has been wonderful. The long-range forecast is to continue with the warm temperatures, along with some cooler days sprinkled in.

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A human experience - "separate but equal" in the same classroom
A human experience -  "separate but equal" in the same classroom

My name is Yvette Baldridge Damron. I grew up in the City of Henderson, in Chester County. My parents are Marcus (deceased) and Mozella Welch Baldridge.

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James's perspective
James's perspective

My name is James A. Webb. I have lived in Chester County my entire life, and I have four sisters and one brother.

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Smith - Gibson engagement
Smith - Gibson engagement

Bryan and Renee Smith of Sardis are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rachel Michelle Smith to Hunter Andrew Gibson, son of Jim and Stephanie Gibson of Parsons.

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Bigger Smiles grant awarded to Imagination Library

Delta Dental of Tennessee has partnered once again with Governor's Books from Birth Foundation and Tennessee's Imagination Library to award 19 Bigger Smiles grants to Imagination Library programs in selected counties across the state, including Chester County Imagination Library.

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UT Extension Agency questions and answers: 4-H volunteers honored at the Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards
UT Extension Agency questions and answers: 4-H volunteers honored at the Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards

The annual Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards program was held Sunday, Feb. 12, in Franklin. The program is a yearly event held to recognize and honor the efforts of volunteers from across the state of Tennessee.

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CCMS names Students, Teacher of the Month
CCMS names Students, Teacher of the Month

Dominick Williams is the Chester County Middle School Fourth-Grade Student of the Month. Dominick is a joy to have in the classroom as a student but it is also a blessing just to know him.

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Diplomas awarded two from Eagle Academy
Diplomas awarded two from Eagle Academy

Chester County High School held its inaugural Eagle Academy Graduation on Feb. 18 at Williams Auditorium.

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Chester County Junior High News
Chester County Junior High News

We congratulate the following students for being nominated last week and chosen as Students of the Week: Chasity Harper, Jeffery Gary, and Keelie Johnson.

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East Chester Elementary News
East Chester Elementary News

We have had a great week at East Chester!
Kindergarten has been learning all about Tennessee.

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Illusionist performs at Noah's Ark
Illusionist performs at Noah's Ark

Illusionist Richard Seaton recently perform his magic show at Noah's Ark Preschool.

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Inside CCHS
Inside CCHS

Mike Showers will be hosting an ACT Information Night Thursday, Feb. 23. He will present tips and strategies to help students at all levels improve their ACT scores.

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Jacks Creek Elementary School News
Jacks Creek Elementary School News

It has been a fantastic week here at Jacks Creek Elementary School!
We had an exciting week in kindergarten.

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CCHS dominates, takes third place
CCHS dominates, takes third place

Four Eaglettes scored in double figures as Chester County defeated Bolivar Central 72-59 Monday in the consolation game of the District 14-AA Girls' Basketball Tournament.

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Improved CCHS closes season with district loss
Improved CCHS closes season with district loss

Chester County needed one more shot to continue their basketball season Thursday.

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Junior High takes second in FHU volleyball tournament
Junior High takes second in FHU volleyball tournament

On Saturday, the Chester County Junior High volleyball team defeated Hardin County, Rose Hill and Middleton to advance to the championship game of the Freed-Hardeman University Junior High Volleyball Tournament.

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Lions fall twice in AMC contests
Lions fall twice in AMC contests

The Freed-Hardeman University Lions fell twice last week in American Midwest Conference basketball action.

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Close call but still unbeaten
Lady Lions close out William Woods

At times it was too close for comfort; however, the Freed-Hardeman University Lady Lion basketball team picked up its 28th win of the season Saturday with a 59-55 victory over William Woods University in Fulton, Mo.

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Cross is AMC Player of the Week in basketball

The American Midwest Conference (AMC) women's basketball Player of the Week award goes to Taleeah Cross of Freed-Hardeman University.

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Lion baseball performs well in pair of twin bills

The Freed-Hardeman University Lion baseball team fell behind early Saturday evening, but rallied late in the game to pick up the 7-6 win over Roosevelt University at Carnes Field.

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