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Fred "Little Man" Snow Jr.

Fred "Little Man" Snow Jr., 73, of Lamar, died May 20, 2022, at his home. He was a member of Kimbrough Chapel MB Church and a farmer. Visitation will be held at J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home on May 26 from 3-6 p.m. and at Kimbrough Chapel MB Church in Lamar on May 27 from 10-10:55 a.m. with services at 11 a.m. Rev. J.W. Smith Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
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Jackson Mayor Mike Reina Speaks out on Chaos at GOP Meeting

As first reported by TLS, chaos broke out at the Jackson GOP meeting last night. Today, Mayor Mike Reina is speaking out. Jackson Mayor Michael Reina was disappointed with candidates challenging Rep. Chris Smith, and Ocean County Commissioners Jack Kelly and Ginny Haines after they walked into a Jackson Republican Club meeting on Wednesday night.
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2022 On300 CB Olando Trader decommits from Iowa

Jackson (Mich.) cornerback and 2022 early signee Olando Trader has decommitted from Iowa, he announced Wednesday. “Iowa has always been a place that I called home. The coaches were amazing, the environment was live and the players were great to be around. After many conversations and decisions I have decided to open my recruitment up to find where I can be most successful and better myself as a student athlete,” Trader said on social media.
Chester County Independent

What’s Happening in Henderson, Chester County and surrounding areas

Cookies for Cancer will be donating family food boxes on the first and third Fridays in June and July. Anyone wishing to donate can leave donations at Cash Saver. Anything would be appreciated. 10th Annual Bluegrass. Concert May 28. The 10th Annual Bluegrass Concert will be from 4-7 p.m. Saturday,...
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Doug Stanfill Obituary – Aug. 5, 1964 – May 17, 2022

Douglas Guy Stanfill, 57, of Henderson of the Sweet Lips Community, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Visitation was from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, May 20, at Shackelford Funeral Directors Crook Avenue Chapel in Henderson. Funeral service were at 2 p.m. with Serge Shoemaker officiating. Burial followed at the Chester County Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital at
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JOYCE BEECHAM Obituary – June 28, 1943 – May 18, 2022

Joyce Lanell Naylor Beecham, 78, of Henderson passed away May 18, 2022 at Lynnfield Place Assisted Living in Selmer. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at Old Friendship Baptist Church with Bro. Iran Smith officiating. Burial followed in Old Friendship Cemetery. The family received friends at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Crook Avenue from 5-8 p.m. on Friday and from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the Church.
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KRISTI TAYLOR Obituary – June 10, 1974 – May 22, 2022

Kristi Leigh Taylor, 47, of Henderson passed away May 22, 2022 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Palestine Baptist Church with Bro. Anthony Rowland officiating. Burial followed in Palestine Cemetery. The family received friends at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Crook Avenue from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday and beginning at 9:30-11 a.m. service time on Wednesday.
Chester County Independent

Betty Robbins Obituary – Feb. 13, 1940 – May 23, 2022

Betty Jo Crouse Robbins, 82, of Finger the widow of Jack Robbins passed away Tuesday morning May 23, 2022 at the emergency room of Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 27, at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Crook Avenue with Bro. Ken Frye officiating. Burial will follow in Chester County Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at Crook Avenue from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday.

Yielding Growth: Trunetta Atwater

As a lifetime resident of Jackson, I have logged countless trips to the old train depot on South Royal Street. I have visited as a little girl barely tall enough to see all of the old train memorabilia, as a teenager looking for something dangerous to do while walking the train tracks, as a newly engaged woman taking engagement photos on the old box cars, and as a young mom desperately trying to entertain little ones on hot summer days — and the history of the depot is not lost on me. I know that, for nearly two centuries, the station served as a connection point. The trains took men to war, goods to market, small town people to bigger cities and new opportunities. As I parked in the lot in front of the depot last week and stood in front of the big green doors I have seen so many times before, this place felt different. The outside looks much the same, but the way it made me feel was unfamiliar. Something is happening inside those walls that drew me in and the whole place feels very much alive. There is a purpose, really a person, behind that energy. A woman has put feet to a dream, and our whole community has a front row seat to watch her dream unfold.

Reps. Kustoff, Hill introduce CDBG Modernization Act

On Tuesday, Tennessee Congressman David Kustoff and Arkansas Congressman French Hill introduced the CDBG Modernization Act. The bill will establish a new formula for calculating the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for cities and counties. Since its last update...

Home Grown: Poetry By Students at JCM-Early College High

Growing up anywhere has its ups and downs. Its hills and valleys, valleys and hills. On the valleys of our land. The grass that tries to grow in places it shouldn’t;. In the plots of land to make our community grow. The clouds in the sky full of rain,
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Late Dr. Johnson recognized with Chamber’s highest honor

The Henderson|Chester County Chamber of Commerce awarded six community members and businesses at the 2022 Chamber Banquet last week. Emily Johnson was awarded the Ryan Parnell award. Chester County Retired Teachers Association was awarded the Neal Smith Imagination Library Award. First Farmers Co-Op was awarded the Excellence in Agriculture Award.