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Arts in the Alley Singoff concludes 2013 season

The 2013 Arts in the Alley Finale will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19. Regional musicians are invited to perform. Performers should contact cthompson @fhu.edu to enter.

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Bike Ride stops at Chickasaw Thursday/Friday

Bicycle enthusiasts across the state are currently taking part in the annual Bicycle Ride Across Tenn-essee.

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Election Commission hosts National Voter Registration Day reception on Sept. 24
Election Commission hosts National Voter Registration Day reception on Sept. 24

The Chester County Election Commission wishes to remind citizens that Sept. 24 is National Voter Registration Day.

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Henderson P.D. commended for work with task force in preventing gang violence

Three area gangs, including one from Henderson, have been implicated in a recent Lexington shooting.

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Local Happenings
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School Board to meet Thursday

Chester County School Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, at the office of the Board of Education.

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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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Opinion

Syria - Count the Cost

The President and Congress will make the decisions when it comes to Syria. They and military leadership have far more information than I. However, we will not go into Syria, throw our rocks and run back home unscathed. The scathing may occur immediately or weeks or months later.

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Sports

Football still dangerous, but safer than skateboarding
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Hawks are next challenge
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Jr. High soccer gets 10th win
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Junior football Eagles edged by Lexington
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Lions victorious in AMC opener
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McPherson, Chasteen qualify for region golf
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No. 3 Columbia upset by FHU
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SPORTS SCHEDULES
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What's Happening

What's Happening
What's Happening
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Education

Duck Day at the Creek
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Chester County Middle celebrates PTS drive
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CHESTER COUNTY JUNIOR HIGH NEWS
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CHESTER COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
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EAST CHESTER ELEMENTARY NEWS
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FHU’s Graduate Studies in Bible plans symposium
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Florida photojournalist to visit FHU
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Freed-Hardeman in top tier of 2013 Guidebook
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Freed-Hardeman to host Grooms exhibition
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Freed-Hardeman University to host Professional School Fair and Career Day
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JACKS CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWS
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Limeades for Learning® help fund projects in Chester County schools
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Mesmerizing marchers
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WEST CHESTER ELEMENTARY NEWS
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West PTO membership sales
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West Tennessee Business College announces 125th Anniversary activities
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Obituaries

Tina ‘Tincy’ Cox
May 16, 1934 – Sept. 10, 2013

Tina Mae Roberson Cox, 79, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 at her home in Henderson. Funeral services were Thursday, Sept. 14, at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel.

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Warren Baldwin Sr.<br>Feb. 27, 1935 – Sept. 12, 2013
Warren Baldwin Sr.
Feb. 27, 1935 – Sept. 12, 2013

Warren Thomas Baldwin Sr., 78, passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 at his home. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 at the Jacks Creek Church of Christ.

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Church News

5th Sunday Singing/Cookout Sept. 29

Forty Forks Baptist Church, 672 Ed Barham Rd, Bethel Springs, has announced their fifth Sunday activities and meal Sunday, Sept. 29!

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Catching up
Catching up
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Deanburg Baptist Revival Sept. 22-24

Everyone is invited to attend the Revival meetings at Deanburg Baptist Church, 645 Deanburg Rd. in Henderson (Off Hwy 100 West).

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Financial peace sessions Oct. 1

Struggling with enough money to cover your expenses, your needs … your hopes?

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Haltom’s Chapel Revival Sept. 23-25

Haltom’s Chapel Church will hold their revival at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, and at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23 through Wednesday, Sept. 25.

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Harvest Time’s Women’s Day Celebration Sept. 29

Harvest Time Church of God in Christ is pleased to announce its Women’s Day Service, at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at 414 Beechwood Ave. in Henderson.

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TN news

Capitol Hill Review
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Haslam shifts “Drive to 55” initiative into high gear

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam last week convened key stakeholders including members of the General Assembly and leaders from Tennessee’s four-year colleges and universities, community colleges, colleges of applied technology, chambers of commerce, the business community and the state board of education to discuss the challenges Tennessee faces in building a strong workforce for today and in the future.

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Tennessee’s debt ratio lowest in the nation

One of the country’s top bond rating agencies analyzed debt ratios in all 50 states and concluded that Tennessee’s ratio is the lowest.

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Your Right To Know

Your Right To Know
Your Right To Know
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Lifestyle

Chester County tourism connects with Casey Jones: An American Hero
Chester County tourism connects with Casey Jones: An American Hero

For the remainder of 2013, west Tennessee will experience an increase in tourism. Tour buses and groups will descend on this part of the Volunteer State to celebrate the 150th birthday of Casey Jones—a railroad engineer who gave his life so others might live.

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Pork pasties are a tasty alternative for dinner
Pork pasties are a tasty alternative for dinner

When I run out of ideas for a recipe, I can always depend on my husband to come up with something creative to help me out. I was recently feeling uninspired and frustrated that I couldn’t figure out how to make anything in our house turn into a tasty recipe, and he assured me that he had an idea.

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Crocker – Denson engagement
Crocker – Denson engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith of Henderson and Mr. and Mrs. Mark Crocker of McLemoresville announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Michelle Crocker, to Nathaniel David Denson, son of Dr. and Mrs. David Denson of Monticello, Ark.

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Happy Sweet 16 Birthday
Happy Sweet 16 Birthday
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Little joins Medical Specialty Clinic
Little joins Medical Specialty Clinic

The Medical Specialty Clinic has announced the addition of gastroenterologist Dr. Brittain Little. 

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Noles' work to be published
Noles' work to be published

Billie Noles of Henderson, pictured below, received notice from Eber & Wein Publishing of Pennsylvania that one of her poems, “Fireplace, Can You Tell?” will be published in an upcoming volume called, “This Time Around.”

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Retired teachers met Sept. 11, welcomed two new members
Retired teachers met Sept. 11, welcomed two new members

Clayton Bank hosted Chester County Retired Teachers to a delicious lunch on Sept. 11.

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Signaigo – Turner engagement
Signaigo – Turner engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Signaigo announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Sara Katherine Signaigo, to Mr. Brett Coleman Turner, son of Aubrey Turner and Cheryl Hunt both of Nashville.

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Woodmen presentation to Montezuma
Woodmen presentation to Montezuma

The Montezuma Community Club received an American flag from the Henderson Chapter 40 of Woodmen of the World this past Saturday at the center's fund raiser breakfast.

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Veteran designation driver licenses now available
Veteran designation driver licenses now available

State officials last week announced that honorably discharged veterans may now visit any driver services center in the state to obtain a specially designated veteran driver license or photo identification card.

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Movie Review – Best movie ever made? – “is …”
Movie Review – Best movie ever made? – “is …”

Either I have seen all the movies out now, some more than once, or else they are movies I do not want to go see. My quandary is this: To write a review, or not to write a review – that is the question!

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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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Random Act of Kindness

People do not have to be nice to you, but it is nice to be nice; we should all be kind to one another.

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UT Extension questions and answers: Planting seeds – for now and later!
UT Extension questions and answers: Planting seeds – for now and later!

The title to this article may be a little misleading, if not downright confusing! Why would anyone plant seeds now – lots of gardens are “done,” some of the row crops are being harvested now and our students just recently went back to school. Well, I hope you read on …

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Words for the Week: <i>“havin’ fun yet …?”</i>
Words for the Week: “havin’ fun yet …?”

Who’s to say when your children are grown and moved far away that you can’t enjoy “family time”?

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Civil War, fall color cruises announced for Chattanooga

Soon brilliant colors will decorate the mountains surrounding Chattanooga. Two-hour “Awesome Autumn” fall color cruises will be offered daily aboard the River Gorge Explorer beginning in October.

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Historic Rugby hosts Heritage Day, Sat.

The first Appalachian Heritage Day will take place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST Sept. 21 in Historic Rugby.

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Memphis Zoo announces “leopard cub naming contest”

The fur will fly, but in the end, one will stand the test of time. In partnership with WMC-TV 5, a naming contest for the seven-week-old snow leopard cub is now open until Sept. 20 at the Memphis Zoo.

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New Friendship invites all to FREE stew

New Friendship Community Club invites everyone to come and enjoy a bowl of stew “on the house.”

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State parks announce passport challenge app

A new GeoChallenge for the Pocket Ranger®, the free iPhone and Android application for park visitors on the move, has now launched at statewide Tennessee state parks.

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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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Top Stories

City Board to review sewer pump status
City Board to review sewer pump status

Henderson Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session on Thursday, Sept. 12.

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Drive it like it’s stolen!
Drive it like it’s stolen!

Jeff Smith of Smith’s Towing wades into the water in order to pull out a car found in a tributary of Sweetlips Creek Friday morning off Enville Road.

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Carroll honored with retirement reception
Carroll honored with retirement reception

After 38 years of employment with county government, Nadine Carroll has retired.

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Cash Express honors 911 dispatchers
Cash Express honors 911 dispatchers

On the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Cash Express honored those who died that dreadful day by honoring first responders on Sept. 11, 2013.

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Lady Lions’ soccer falls in first AMC contest
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Stopped two-point try tags defeat on CCHS
Photo by James A. Webb, Independent Jarrett Wilson is run out of bounds by the Jackson Central Merry defense Friday at Eagle Stadium. JCM held on for a 14-12 win over Chester County.
Stopped two-point try tags defeat on CCHS

The non-district matchup left the teams heading in opposite directions record-wise, 3-1 for the JCM Cougars and 1-3 for the CCHS Eagles.

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Community News

Food, friends and fellowship: Annual Trice Street tradition feeds the body and soul!
Food, friends and fellowship: Annual Trice Street tradition feeds the body and soul!

Cooking a delicacy like stew is not so unusual, especially in the rural south. However, when you add the seasoning of family, friends and good fellowship, the taste rises to the level of an indescribable delight.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

Fall is on its way! Can you feel it?
Happy birthday wishes this week go to Jimmy Concialdi on Sept. 19; Beth Ann Hill and Hannah Collins on Sept. 21; Abigail Tully on Sept. 22; and Sharon Hopper on Sept. 24.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Happy birthday wishes go to Pat Presgrove on Sept. 19; Nalani Broderick on Sept. 20; James G. Vinson on Sept. 21; Jo Martin on Sept. 22; Jennifer Martin and Branden Martin on Sept. 23; and Julie Smith on Sept. 25.

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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

Hello to everyone! What a wonderful, wonderful week we had. The cool weather was just great. Fall is almost here. The first day of autumn is Sept. 22.

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Montezuma Community News
Montezuma Community News

The Montezuma Community Center meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7.

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

The New Friendship Community Club invites everyone to the center on Oct. 5 at 11 a.m. for a free bowl of delicious stew. The stew will be available for carryout for $18 per gallon. Drinks and desserts will be available.

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Jacks Creek Community Club News

The Jacks Creek Community Club met on Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Jacks Creek Community of Christ Church with 41 members and guests present.

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<i>Only Yesterday</i><br>“Enville solider wins cotton pickin’ prize”
Only Yesterday
“Enville solider wins cotton pickin’ prize”
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