FHU finance department receives share of Clayton Fund investment FHU finance department receives share of Clayton Fund investment

The Clayton Investment Fund began in December 2006 as a result of a $1 million investment by Jim Clayton, chairman of Clayton Bancorp, Inc. The Clayton Fund is a student-led, student-managed value fund.

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  • FHU finance department receives share of Clayton Fund investment FHU finance department receives share of Clayton Fund investment

    The Clayton Investment Fund began in December 2006 as a result of a $1 million investment by Jim Clayton, chairman of Clayton Bancorp, Inc. The Clayton Fund is a student-led, student-managed value fund.

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  • Marching Eagles place ninth in state Marching Eagles place ninth in state

    The Marching Eagles band of Chester County High School took part Nov. 1 in the State Marching Finals at Stewarts Creek High School stadium in Smyrna.

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  • Eaglettes defeat for first victory Eaglettes defeat for first victory

    Chester County jumped to a quick lead in the first period, saw their opponent claw back, then played a strong second half to gain their first high school basketball victory of the season.

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  • Freed-Hardeman's 50th Benefit Dinner Will Host Dr. Ben Carson Freed-Hardeman's 50th Benefit Dinner Will Host Dr. Ben Carson

    As recent developments have overshadowed the FHU Benefit Dinner's mission of helping students, Freed-Hardeman University has canceled Dr. Bill Cosby's appearance and received confirmation that Dr. Ben Carson will speak at the dinner.

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Board discusses school safety, security at meeting

Chester County Board of Education held its regularly scheduled board meeting Thursday, with all board members present. School safety and security issues were among the most discussed items.

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Henderson Arts Commission receives non-profit designation

The Henderson Arts Commission recently received notification of its status as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, according to Jason Bramblett, HAC president.

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New chamber member
New chamber member

Chester County Circuit Court Clerk Justin Emerson has joined the Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce.

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Fast Pace Urgent Care to open new, walk-in clinic in Henderson

Fast Pace Urgent Care will open its new, state of the art walk-in clinic in the Henderson area on Monday, Dec. 8 at 715 E. Main Street, Henderson.

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Holiday Happenings

The people of First United Methodist Church, 131 North Ave., invite the community to Thanksgiving Dinner featuring turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes, roll, dessert, good fellowship and music.

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Santa's mailbox now open for letters

Santa Claus has an email address set up at the Chester County Independent to make it easier for him to keep track of Chester County children's wish lists.

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Christmas parade just a week away!

The Henderson/ Chester County Chamber of Commerce will present the Annual Henderson Christmas Parade at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4 in downtown Henderson.

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Talking turkey - or ham
The turkey or ham debate, 2014
Talking turkey - or hamThe turkey or ham debate, 2014

People are proud of their food, their elaborate holiday spread and their favorite ways of dressing out the dinner table. Nowhere is this any truer than right here in Henderson and next to their food they love a great debate too.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE! With everyone thinking about that turkey and all the trimmings I hope you'll take time out to reflect on what this day means.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Happy belated birthday wishes go to Deven Middleton on Nov. 20; Jessica Harwell Bethune, and Kelly Wade on Nov. 21; Starr Middleton, Casey Weatherington, and Jack Crowell on Nov. 22; Teralee Haley, Jerry O'Neal and Brandon Culpepper on Nov. 23; Nickie Franks, Connie Neisler, Cheri Hutcherson, Tommy Wade and Doug Yates on Nov. 24.

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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

Hello to everyone! I hope each and every one has a wonderful week. For me and my household, we had a great week. You know I love this time of year when families come together and have a wonderful blessed time.

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Montezuma Community News
Montezuma Community News

The Montezuma community wishes everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Count your blessings and pray for our troops and military families.

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Only Yesterday
Our Thanksgiving Day
Only YesterdayOur Thanksgiving Day
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Learning new techniques: Meringue pies are easier than they seem
Learning new techniques: Meringue pies are easier than they seem

When I was learning to cook as a little girl, meringues tended to fall in an elusive territory. They were difficult and should only be attempted by extremely skilled cooks.

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Beene - White Wedding Announcement
Beene - White  Wedding Announcement

Mr. and Mrs. Sammy Beene are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mary Lauren Beene to Mitchell Blake White, son of Samantha White and Darrell Bingham.

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King named Chairman of SWTDD
King named Chairman of SWTDD

Henderson Mayor Bobby King recently was named Chairman of the Board for Southwest Tennessee Development District. The announcement took place at SWTDD's recent Annual Board of Directors gathering.

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Lavon's hosts Business After Hours
Lavon's hosts Business After Hours

Lavon's Timeless Treasures, located at 107 Front Street, hosted the Chamber of Commerce's monthly Business After Hours.

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Wreck at Jacks Creek
Wreck at Jacks Creek

Two vehicles hit nearly head-on in a collision at the Highway 100 and Highway 22-A crossing Monday afternoon.

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Destination: Cartagena, Columbia
Destination: Cartagena, Columbia
Carolyn Tomlin

Escaping cold winters in the states, tourists often head to Cartagena, Columbia. With a coastline boarding the Pacific Ocean and sharing borders with Ecuador, Venezuela, Brazil and Peru, Cartagena is a mix of the old and the new.

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Unique gift ideas available here at home!
Unique gift ideas available here at home!

The holiday gift buying season gets underway in full force this week with the infamous "Black Friday" buying frenzy. "Small Business Saturday" is the name usually given to the Saturday following Thanksgiving, and local merchants might have just the unique gifts you have been looking for.

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WestStar 25th Anniversary Celebration
WestStar 25th Anniversary Celebration

Amy West, WestStar Class of 2014, of Humboldt; Alex Beene, WestStar Class of 2014, of Henderson; and Tammy Hall, WestStar Class of 2014, of Dyersburg, attended the UT Martin WestStar Leadership Program's 25th anniversary celebration Nov. 6 at Discovery Park of America in Union City.

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Chester County Junior High News
Chester County Junior High News

Thanksgiving break is upon us. We have a lot to be thankful for at CCJHS! It's great to work in a school and a school system that is grateful for their students to teach and to love; supportive of their teachers; and strives to help every single person succeed in their role.

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East Chester Elementary School News
East Chester Elementary School News

East Chester Elementary School is always a busy place, but it seems to be especially busy during this season of the year. The cafeteria staff prepared a delicious turkey and dressing meal and served the entire school on Friday.

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Jacks Creek Community News
Jacks Creek Community News

We are all excited about Thanksgiving break! School is not in session on Nov. 26-28.
Kindergarteners are looking forward to Christmas Craft Day on Friday, Dec. 5, and singing at the nursing home on Dec. 12.

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Off The Shelf
Off The Shelf

It is fine free month! In the spirit of the holidays, we are not charging fines during the month of December. Bring in your library materials, no matter how overdue, and we will remove the fines.

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West Chester Elementary News
West Chester Elementary News

This week, West Chester students have been learning about the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Native American Indians that worked together for the very first Thanksgiving day. Children have been writing and drawing about what they are most thankful for.

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FHU's nursing program receives accreditation

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education has accredited the baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Freed-Hardeman University.

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Double-doubles earn Newby Player of Week
Double-doubles earn Newby Player of Week

Freed-Hardeman University senior Hayley Newby took her first American Midwest Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week award of the 2014-15 and her fifth overall after leading the No. 2 Lady Lions to a pair of wins during the week for the week ending Nov. 16.

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Forhetz earns AMC Player of Week honors
Forhetz earns AMC Player of Week honors

After leading Freed-Hardeman University to a pair of basketball wins to open the season in his debut in a Lion uniform, Evan Forhetz has been named the American Midwest Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week, for the week ending Nov. 16.

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Lady Lion softball signs Friendship's Burton
Lady Lion softball signs Friendship's Burton

The Freed-Hardeman University softball team picked up its first player for its 2015-16 recruiting class with the recent signing of Jordan Burton of Lebanon.

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Crowell, Jones set career highs in FHU Lady Lion victory

Five players scored in double-figures and the Freed-Hardeman Lady Lions made a season-high 13 three-pointers, cruising to a 105-33 win over St. Louis College of Pharmacy on Saturday afternoon in St. Louis, Mo.

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Chickasaw, other parks, hosting After T'giving hikes

Tennessee State Parks will offer free, guided hikes on Friday, Nov. 28. The fourth in the quarterly hikes program, the After Thanksgiving Hikes will be offered at each of the 55 state parks.

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Lewis leads Lions

The Lions seem to be making a habit of strong finishes. FHU used a 10-2 run midway through the second half and continued to pull away from there, picking up an 81-66 win over Cumberland on Nov. 17.

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Lions breeze past STL Pharmacy, improve to 5-0

The Freed-Hardeman University Lions rode hot shooting in the first half to an 82-45 college basketball win over St. Louis College of Pharmacy on Saturday afternoon in St. Louis, Mo.

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