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Local News

City Board appoints Faulkner to fill vacancy

Editor’s Note: A portion of this story ran in the July 18 edition of the Independent. However, it was incomplete. This is the full version.

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County Commission to hear status of on-going projects

Chester County Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, in the Criminal Justice Complex.

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Milsap to join Worley at River Run
Milsap to join Worley at River Run

Darryl Worley will bring Ronnie Milsap to the annual Tennessee River Run in downtown Savannah Sept. 14.

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The band played on
The band played on

Weather for the 2013 season of Henderson Arts Commission’s Arts in the Alley has been unpredictable, but on July 18, the band played on despite the sporadic bursts of rain.

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Opinion

Bro. Hoyt helped prove there is indeed a Heaven

To make a point early in this recollection of a fine man and friend, I must confess that religious sects and doctrines have never meant as much to me as a person’s power of faith and how they show it in their lives.

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Is democracy for everyone?

Democracy is not for everybody. We’ve learned that in the Middle East, where societies with ancient tribal roots are shown to be unprepared for a government system in which the majority rules by public vote.

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Senate’s college loan solution: Saving students and taxpayers money

A bipartisan student loan agreement I announced this week with several colleagues is terrific news for about 202,000 Tennessee borrowers who will be taking out nearly $1.8 billion to help pay for college costs next year.

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Sports

SPORTS BRIEFS
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State losses conclude Dixie seasons
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Football just around the corner for CCHS
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Nature photographer shares tips for getting out of the grind and into well-being
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What's Happening

What's Happening
What's Happening
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Education

“Walking Tall” exhibit now at the Chester County Museum
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Does your leadership measure up?
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Educator says parental involvement improves student learning
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Financial Literacy program seeks to double its outreach efforts
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Stalagmites speak of climate history
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Thinking about juicing? What you should know before you start
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When the family hits the road, they explore history while making some of their own
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Obituaries

Lupe Rodriguez
April 27, 1970 – July 15, 2013

Lupe Rodriguez, 43, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013.

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Paul Jonathan (Big John) Daniel
June 16, 1953 – July 16, 2013

Paul Jonathan (Big John) Daniel, 60, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013.

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Tony Howell
June 28, 1963 – July 19, 2013

Tony Anthony Howell, 50, passed away July 19, 2013 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

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William Everett Burch
Sept. 3, 1946 – July 16, 2013

William Everett Burch, 66, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013 in Lexington.

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Church News

“Western Roundup” VBS July 29 – Aug. 1

New Home Baptist Church on Silerton Road will be having a “Western Roundup” Vacation Bible School starting Monday, July 29, through Thursday, Aug. 1, from 6:30 to 8:30 each evening.

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Harvest Time’s Youth Day Service Aug. 18

Harvest Time Church of God in Christ is pleased to announce its Youth Day Service at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, August 18.

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Jehovah’s Witnesses to attend Memphis conventions

Last week Jehovah’s Witnesses in Chester County began an intensive, door-to-door, countywide campaign to invite the public to three conventions being held in Memphis next month.

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Singing at Old Path Baptist Church Aug 4

There will be a singing at 1 p.m. at Old Path Baptist Church Sunday, Aug.4 featuring the Ross’ group from Mifflin.

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You have to trust somebody
You have to trust somebody

Whenever someone says, “Trust me,” I start looking for the door, or at least a wall to back up against.

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TN news

Pre-approval process announced for  burial in state veterans cemeteries
Pre-approval process announced for burial in state veterans cemeteries

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder announced an innovative new online pre-registration form which will allow veterans and their families to be pre-approved for burial in the state veterans cemeteries.

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Your Right To Know

Brighton officer indicted for official misconduct

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the conduct of a former Brighton police officer has resulted in indictments against him being handed down by the Tipton County grand jury earlier this month.

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Savannah contractor charged with mail fraud in meth house cleanup scheme

Douglas Earl McCasland, 45, of Savannah, was indicted Monday on 10 counts of mail fraud, and three counts of making false statements regarding the proper remediation of houses where methamphetamines have been produced, announced U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III.

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Your Right To Know
Your Right To Know
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Lifestyle

Cake for the indecisive – Want cake? Can’t decide on the flavor?  Here’s the fix
Cake for the indecisive – Want cake? Can’t decide on the flavor? Here’s the fix

About a year ago, I was given a six-cake mini-Bundt pan. I hadn’t figured out a way to put the pan to use until recently when my husband decided to bake a cake – six different ways.

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Lordy, lordy  Bart Hunt is forty
Lordy, lordy Bart Hunt is forty
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Two complete WestStar Leadership program
Two complete WestStar Leadership program

Reid Barker and Beverly Morton, both of Chester County, were recently honored for completing the WestStar Leadership Program sponsored by the University of Tennessee at Martin.

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West Tennessee Healthcare  names Wheeler to board
West Tennessee Healthcare names Wheeler to board

West Tennessee Healthcare has named Danny Wheeler to its Board of Trustees, following his appointment by the Jackson City Council.

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Movie Review – Turbo –  A movie with meaning?
Movie Review – Turbo – A movie with meaning?

This week’s review was going to be on Monsters University. Thursday evening, when I told the ticket sales person I wanted to see Monsters University he said, “I’m sorry, but that movie is not having a 7 p.m. showing today; we are previewing three other movies in that time slot.

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UT Extension questions and answers: Common questions about trees
UT Extension questions and answers: Common questions about trees

What is that web-looking thing in my oaks, hickory and maples?

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Words for the Week: <i>“And you arrrrrrre …?”</i>
Words for the Week: “And you arrrrrrre …?”

On the left there is a 2-month-old, leaning back and holding her head up, apparently engrossed in whatever the photographer is doing to get a good photograph.

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WTH and Vanderbilt Univ. Medical Center announce Academic Affiliation Agreement

Leaders of West Tennessee Healthcare (WTH) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center today announced an academic affiliation agreement which further establishes a collaborative relationship between the two institutions, now for the creation of new cancer programs in West Tennessee.

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Top Stories

Special Needs wraps up season
Special Needs athlete Darren “Boomer” Taylor launches a home run during the season finale recently in Selmer.
Special Needs wraps up season

Special Needs Athletics in Selmer recently wrapped up its season in patriotic style at Patriotic Park in Selmer. The league serves athletes from McNairy, Chester and Hardin Counties.

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Independent receives awards at TPA ceremony
Independent receives awards at TPA ceremony

The Chester County Independent received first place for Best Personal Humor Column at Tennessee Press Association’s 2013 State Press Awards, co-sponsored by the University of Tennessee, on Friday, July 19.

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One-vehicle accident on Old Finger Rd.
One-vehicle accident on Old Finger Rd.

A one-vehicle motor-vehicle accident sent one person to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital July 17.

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Legion honors Boys and Girls State delegates
Legion honors Boys and Girls State delegates

The American Legion recognized the 2013 Boys and Girls State representatives with a dinner in their honor on July 18.

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Community News

<i>Only Yesterday</i><br>“CCHS enrollment reaches all-time high”
Only Yesterday
“CCHS enrollment reaches all-time high”
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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Happy birthday wishes go to Nick Gilham on July 25; Jade Grisham on July 26; Blake Thompson and Brayden Thompson on July 27; Leah Haley and Carl Adkins Jr. on July 29; Janice Keen on July 30; and Aubrey Garton and Nicole Thompson on July 31.

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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

Hello to everyone! It is good to be here with you. First, I just want to thank the Lord for another week and for the rain on Sunday. If He sends more rain it just might cool us down some.

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Hickory Corner Community News
Hickory Corner Community News

New Home Baptist Church on Silerton Road will be having a “Western Roundup” Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8:30 each evening starting Monday, July 29, through Thursday, Aug. 1.

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Jacks Creek Community News
Jacks Creek Community News

Unlike pink skies or pink waterfalls in other locations, Jacks Creek’s water didn’t have pink lights announcing the sex of the babies, but they were wrapped in pink blankets, if that counts.

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

On our prayer list this week are...

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Tire Shop celebrates  grand opening
Tire Shop celebrates grand opening

The owners cut the ribbon, and community leaders and guests look on, as the Grand opening was celebrated July 17 at the new location of the Tire Shop, 588 Hwy 45 Bypass in Henderson.

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