Chester County schools are making headway in the Common Core cirriculum, according to 2012-2013 end of the year test results.
The Labor Day Weekend Picnic tradition in Chester County returns Saturday, Aug. 31 beginning with a parade at 9 a.m. at Chester County High School and eventually concluding at North Chester School, 189 Luray Ave.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn addressed the main concerns of residents across the 7th Congressional District at Henderson City Hall last Thursday. Topics discussed at the open session included foreign holders of the U.S. debt, “Obamacare” and immigration.
People come and people go, but once you experience a sense of community, it's unshakeable.
I’ve always loved those old variety shows. You know, the great ones, like Dean Martin and Johnny Carson. Those were the masters; precision timing, tuxedos and chemistry. They worked with material and sets you knew must have taken days of careful preparation and made it look effortless.
Beware of the multitasker. He or she isn’t being honest, for anyone who claims the ability to talk on the phone, surf the web, cook dinner, send a text message, balance the checkbook, and fly a crop duster all at the same time is terribly misguided. He or she might even be suffering from madness.
Craig Petties, 36, of Memphis was sentenced to nine life sentences in federal prison by United States District Judge Samuel H. Mays, announced U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III.
This week I decided to make some appetizers. I like to experiment when I’m required to bring a dish, so I made ham puffs for a party at work. They seemed to be a big hit, but in the early morning chaos of removing them from the oven and replating them before work, I forgot to take a picture of them.
A 29,000 square foot addition to the Freed-Hardeman University library will be built in memory of FHU’s much loved librarian, Hope Barber Shull, according to an announcement made Aug. 20 by FHU President Joe Wiley at the university’s faculty-staff conference.
After more than two decades leading Youth Town in serving thousands of young men and their families, Executive Director Nick Pappas has announced plans to take on a new role.
“Jobs” – Did you think just a moment about going to go see this movie but didn’t because you thought it would be too “techie,” too “geekie,” too “nerdie” or perhaps be just too boring for the average (or the “analog”) person? Well, if those were your reasons for not going, then if you still can, I encourage you to go.
The First Annual Chester County Photo Contest is now underway. When completed, all entries will be on display upstairs at Henderson City Hall from 1-5 p.m. on Sept. 27, and the awards will be announced during the Chester County Barbeque Festival.
The Inter-Agency Council is accepting nominations for the Century Plus Club. The Century Plus Club is designed to recognize and celebrate seniors in the Southwest Tennessee area who have reached 100 years of age or more.
Each year at this time thousands of tourists embark on cruises along Alaska stunning coastal waters. If they are lucky, the tourists experience dry weather, relatively calm seas, and breathtaking vistas.
Tennessee State Parks, through a partnership with the ParksByNature Network, announced today a new GeoChallenge for the Pocket Ranger®, the free iPhone and Android application for park visitors on the move.
“These Hills Once Spoke: The Life and Legacy of T.S. Stribling” will open 4 p.m. Aug. 30 at the T.S. Stribling Museum in Clifton.
A celebration of the 70th anniversary of the World War II Battle for Tarawa will take place this weekend at Optimist Park in south Jackson at Old Radio Station on Perry Switch Road.
As Master of the Bell, Hoyt Kirk, former Freed-Hardeman University teacher and coach, rang the bell 14 times to signify the beginning of the 2013-14 school year at FHU Aug. 21 in Loyd Auditorium.
Dr. Clyde Woods, lecturer in Bible in the graduate Bible program, has been named a Distinguished Professor by the Freed-Hardeman University Board of Trustees. Woods was nominated by Dr. Billy Smith, dean of the College of Biblical Studies, for his outstanding work as a Bible teacher over almost 50 years.
The usual chatter was absent Monday morning when students began arriving at Chester County High School. As buses and cars drove onto campus dropping off students, a somber mood was evident.
Among the “game maxims” extolled by the late University of Tennessee Head Football Robert Neyland was “press the kicking game, that’s where the breaks are made.” If you want proof of their validity, just watch the game film of Chester County’s season opener last Friday at Adamsville.
In honor of Labor Day Weekend and the last holiday of the summer, Shiloh National Military Park will present Civil War cannon firing demonstrations on Saturday, Aug. 31, announced Superintendent John Bundy.
I hope everyone is holding up to the hot weather. We knew it was inevitable. My thoughts go out to the ones that have to work out in it.
Happy Birthday wishes go to Jenette Nobles on Aug. 30; Joey Ashbrook on Aug. 31; Maureen Mataconis, Zachary Vangorkom and Chad Hanna on Sept. 1; Brenda Essary, Stan O’Neal and Gerald Russom on Sept. 2; and Eric Brown, Larry Lambert and Steven Grisham Sept. 4.
Hello to everyone! First things first. Thank you, Lord, for allowing us to see another week!
I hope you are getting ready for the Labor Day weekend and for all the family reunions.
The monthly meeting at the Hickory Corner Center was cancelled last week and has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. this Thursday Aug. 29. Everyone is welcome.
The Center meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9. Center members’ dues of $25 are due now. Center members also pay $25 to rent the Center. Nonmembers’ fee to rent the Center is now $75.
Our deepest sympathy goes to the family and friends of Gayle Ellington.
He has been a resident of the Mifflin community for several years and had a host of friends.
The family of Mary (Molly) Russell would like to thank the Sweetlips Community of family and friends for its “many kindnesses when we brought our mother back home for burial.”
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