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Local News

RAM, free medical clinic returning, volunteers needed
RAM, free medical clinic returning, volunteers needed

Remote Area Medical (RAM) is returning to Chester County, Oct. 12 and 13, at Chester County Junior High, 930 East Main Street in Henderson.

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Three area parks participating in National Public Lands Day
Three area parks participating in National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) across the nation is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21. Three area state parks have activities scheduled to coincide with the event.

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Area counties to receive disaster loan applications

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Ser-vice Agency announc-ed the AG Credit Act of 1984 authorizes designation of Chester, Hardin and McNairy counties to receive FSA disaster loan applications.

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Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee (BRAT) to stop at Chickasaw

Bicycle enthusiasts across the state are preparing for the annual Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee, which will kick off its 24th year with a seven-day excursion beginning Sept. 14, showcasing West Tennessee’s beautiful landscapes.

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City board to consider rezoning proposal

Henderson Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, in the council chamber of Henderson City Hall.

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Local entertainer to appear on X Factor

A local teenager will compete on a national television show this week. Abbie Bayless, 13, will be a contestant on the X Factor on Fox Television Network.

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September Enforcement plans for Chester County

On Friday, Sept. 20, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting enforcement operations in Chester County at the following times and locations:

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Vet Cemetery fund surpasses $600 thousand

The fund raising committee for the new West Tennessee Veterans’ Cemetery recently met at Parker’s Crossroads and announced that they have received $608,620 to date.

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Opinion

Helping Tennesseans protect themselves against the IRS

The Internal Revenue Service violated the First Amendment rights of the American people — and their trust — when it targeted conservative political groups in Tennessee and around the country for additional scrutiny during the 2012 election.

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Letter to the editor
Letter to the editor
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What makes a writer? Or how I figured out that it’s not about where you are but what you do
What makes a writer? Or how I figured out that it’s not about where you are but what you do

I was reading an online post recently about how people stereotype the lives of writers, and it made me laugh in recognition. Now, as a newspaper reporter, I don’t fancy myself to be on par with famous authors like Stephen King or Nora Roberts, to pick a couple of well-known writers.

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Sports

Cross country teams make good showing in Memphis
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FHU athletics begin AMC competition
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Freed-Hardeman Lady Lions place fourth at Fall Golf Classic
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Junior Eagles continue success story
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Junior soccer remains unbeaten in district
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Lion golf opens with fifth-place in Alabama
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New season, new challenges for FHU volleyball
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Slow-starting Eaglettes now gaining ground
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SPORTS SCHEDULES
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What's Happening

What's Happening
What's Happening
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Education

Chester County High hosts School Board Association Southwest Fall meeting
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CHESTER COUNTY JUNIOR HIGH NEWS
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EAST CHESTER ELEMENTARY NEWS
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FHU names 2013-14 Ambassadors
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FHU students to participate in Research Day
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Freed-Hardeman University to devote days to missions
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WEST CHESTER ELEMENTARY NEWS
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Obituaries

Mary Nell Bailey<br>Jan. 14, 1931 – Sept. 3, 2013
Mary Nell Bailey
Jan. 14, 1931 – Sept. 3, 2013
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Ramelle Patterson
Sept. 4, 1925 – Sept. 3, 2013
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Church News

5th Sunday Singing/Cookout Sept. 29
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Antioch Baptist Church News Sept. 16
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Cave Springs Baptist Church Singing Sept. 14
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Grace Baptist Church Revival Sept. 15-18
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Hopewell Baptist Church Singing Sept. 15
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Revival Sept. 23-25
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Seeing stars
Seeing stars

On the wall of my childhood Sunday School class was a giant, gridlined poster board that looked sort of like an Excel spreadsheet. There was a place for each child’s name, and then all of these vacant boxes running to the right, eager to be filled with shining gold stars.

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Your Right To Know

Your Right To Know
Your Right To Know
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Lifestyle

<i>You’re still my bride at 50</i>
You’re still my bride at 50
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Jackson flight nurse honored by Air Evac
Jackson flight nurse honored by Air Evac

Scott Summars, flight nurse for the Jackson Air Evac Lifeteam base, has been honored with the company’s 2013 Region 3 Flight Nurse of the Year award.

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Parkers Crossroads hosting Alvin C. York exhibit
Parkers Crossroads hosting Alvin C. York exhibit

Despite being one of the most famous war heroes in Tennessee history, much of Alvin York's life has remained hidden for almost a century, but a newly opened exhibit could change that.

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Signaigo – Turner engagement
Signaigo – Turner engagement
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Yager – Clayton engagement
Yager – Clayton engagement
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Movie Review – The Ultimate Life – “sequel-prequel”
Movie Review – The Ultimate Life – “sequel-prequel”

If you enjoyed “The Ultimate Gift,” then this movie is one you should see. It is a prequel (Red’s life before the prior movie) and a sequel, detailing his grandson Jason’s life some time after the prior movie ended.

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The Mars Farm: A sweet cure for The Great Depression

In 1930, Frank Mars met a couple from Giles County in Middle Tennessee. They talked about farming and livestock, and he told them he was looking for farmland to buy. They told him there was a farm in Lynnville for sale, so he went to look it over.

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UT Extension questions and answers: Arthritis got you down?
UT Extension questions and answers: Arthritis got you down?

Arthritis is a term most of us are familiar with. Whether we have a friend or loved one troubled by the condition, or we struggle with it ourselves, arthritis affects a very large portion of our society.

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Words for the Week: <i>“slippery slope …?”</i>
Words for the Week: “slippery slope …?”

One morning in January, my 5-year-old and I were driving to her pre-school, close to my work, a 90-mile trip. We were talking, laughing, singing and enjoying the morning. We came over the top of a hill, doing about 50 miles per hour. It was a two lane road, with a deep valley before us and then another tall hill. The sun was bright, off to our right, and it was a beautiful day.

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Conference to address issues of aging

The 12th Annual Facing Future Choices Conference, a free educational event, has been scheduled for 9:30 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the West Jackson Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall in Jackson.

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Relay For Life to announce totals, begin 2014 registration

Chester County’s Relay For Life will celebrate the end of the 2013 Relay season and prepare for the 2014 kick-off during the Chester County High School football game on Friday, Sept. 13.

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Top Stories

Commission approves donation to West TN Veterans Cemetery
Photo by Mary Mount Dunbar, Independent
Commission approves donation to West TN Veterans Cemetery

Chester County Commission met in regular session on Monday, Sept. 9. As the 2013-2014 commission year begins, commissioners unanimously voted to maintain Mayor Dwain Seaton as chairman and commissioner Barry Smith as chairman pro tem.

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And the beat goes on
And the beat goes on

From left, Ben Moore, Nicky Gilliam and Ethan Hanson, along with Kayla Kitchen and Jade Cox (background) tap out the beat for the Chester County Marching Eagles during the early stages of the CCHS and Bolivar football game Friday at Eagle Stadium.

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CCHS wins wild one over Bolivar Central
Chester County’s Jarrett Wilson breaks into the clear for big yardage against Bolivar Central last Friday at Eagle Stadium.
CCHS wins wild one over Bolivar Central

There were 27 points total scored in the final two minutes of the second period of the high school football game Friday between Bolivar Central and Chester County, but only 13 were scored in the entire second. The result was a 37-28 victory for the Chester County Eagles, giving them their first victory of the season and leaving Bolivar winless.


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Community News

Reception to honor Nadine Carroll
Reception to honor Nadine Carroll

A reception is scheduled for 2-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 at Henderson City Hall to honor Nadine Carroll upon her retiring.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

Just spent a beautiful day taking Legina to Nashville to Vanderbilt Hospital to her arthritis specialist. She didn’t get a good report. The inflammation in her body is 78 percent, which is very high. She will have to go to Nashville for treatments, probably starting next week. Anyone have a large supply of gas to give away?

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Happy birthday wishes go to Danyhell Martin on Sept. 13; Nicole Robberstad and Ashlyn Nicole McIntire on Sept. 14; April Collins, Lucas Mooney and Sherry Smith on Sept. 15; Ray Garton and Mason Weeks on Sept. 17; and Sue Poff, Allene Weatherington and Teresa Lambert on Sept. 18.

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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

Hello to everyone! Well, we made it through another week. Thank you Lord! However, this week for me brings back the sad memory of 9/11/2001.

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Hickory Corner Community News
Hickory Corner Community News

The Hickory Corner Community Center will have a bingo night on Saturday, Sept. 14. Bring prizes for the bingo table and finger food for the 5 p.m. meal. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the fun and fellowship.

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Jacks Creek Community News
Jacks Creek Community News

Come and check out Four Corner Market. Labor Day weekend opened the doors to the market. It will be handy for those heading through the intersection.

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

On our prayer list this week are Laverne Lott, Fred Tucker, Adam Wise, Pam Priddy, Joanne Sells, Jean Latham, Joanne Altier, Sammy Ross, Phillip Ross, Carolyn Potter, Charles Cupples, George Butler, Gerald Stanfill, Paul Garrison, Randy Miller, Rachel Ellington, LaVerne Austin, Larry and Minnie Austin, Jennifer Hinson, Frenzola Morris, Faye Tucker, Shirley Rietl, Dobber Dyer, Bobbie Nell Wells, Teresa Seaton, their caretakers and our military personnel and their families.

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Sweetlips Community News
Sweetlips Community News

Hopewell Baptist Church will have their yearly Fall Singing Sunday, Sept. 15. There will be no Sunday school that day. Preaching will be at 11 a.m., a meal will follow and around 1:15 singing will begin. The Jeff Smith Family will be performing. Everyone is invited to attend.

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<i>Only Yesterday</i><br>“Freed-Hardeman College opens for 56th school session”
Only Yesterday
“Freed-Hardeman College opens for 56th school session”
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