Eastview, TN

#HSFT22 Stop #5 — Booneville Blue Devils

Seniors are important to Booneville football every year, but this season, the group of seniors are extra special to head coach Mike Mattox. “My daughter is a senior, too,” Mattox said. “So I’ve grown up up with these kids since they were in kindergarten and every one of them. It’s a special senior class and a team is only as good as its seniors.”
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Hardin County fun, fireworks and the Fourth of July

Locals and visitors alike will have plenty to do during the upcoming holiday weekend. The Fourth of July weekend would not be complete without fireworks. Hardin County’s show is on the Tennessee River in Saltillo on Monday, July 4, starting at dark, weather permitting. Due to scheduling conflicts and...

Missing Corinth Mississippi man

The ground search for missing Wade Davis has been cancelled. WTVA's Jake White interviewed sheriff Ben Caldwell on the decision. Ground search for missing Alcorn County man suspended. Alcorn County authorities have suspended the ground search for a missing Jacinto man.

Tennis in the Summertime

Bolivar Central Tennis Coach Ian Wellons and former coach Stephen Wood are sponsoring a Bolivar Summer Tennis League at the high school courts on Monday nights at 7:00. The league began June 6 and will run through July 25. There will be no league action on July 4. Players are...

FHU has 129 student-athletes earn academic awards

HENDERSON, Tenn. – The student-athletes of Freed-Hardeman University showed off the first half of their name in the spring of 2022 by seeing 129 different players earning academic awards. 45 Lions and Lady Lions were named to the President's List with 84 earning a spot on the Dean's List, with six two-sport athletes listed on both Dean's and President's list. To be on the President's List, a student must be full-time and have a 4.0 grade point average. Students on the Dean's List have earned a minimum 3.4 grade point average for the semester.

Rose Creek Farms

Rose Creek Farms in Selmer, Tennessee, is not your average farm. The human-powered, no-till farm grows and harvests lettuce and vegetables 52 weeks per year. It’s owned by Ray Tyler and his family — his wife and children can be seen helping each week at the Franklin Farmers Market.

Search for 77 year old Wade Davis, missing for a week, has been suspended

The search for77 year old Alcorn County Resident Wade Davis has been suspended. At this time we have had to make the difficult decision to suspend the ground search for Mr. Wade Davis. After covering approximately 2,000 acres and over 3,000 foot miles walking as well as horse teams, also drone, helicopter, and fixed wing aircraft flights, for the past 7 days and nights no new evidence has been discovered. The investigation will continue until he is found. If anyone has any information or if anyone has seen anything please contact the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office at 662-286-5521.
Chester County Independent

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

Cub Scout Day Camp July 18-22 Cub Scout Day Camp 2022 will be from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. July 18-22 at Freed-Hardeman University. The camp is for all rising first through fifth graders. Camp will offer various types of activities which may include archery, arts and crafts, shooting BBs, field sports, nature, and other fun and unique Cub Scout things. Cost is $125 after if paid after May 27. Fee includes five days of activities, camper t-shirt, collector’s patch, and insurance. Snack and lunch provided daily. Parents can also register as a camp volunteer. Parents who volunteer all week will receive 50% off registration for one child. Register online at
Chester County Independent

Manhunt for Cory Waldrop continues

The United States Marshals Service and Chester County Sheriff’s Department are currently conducting a manhunt for Cory Lee Waldrop, 38, of Henderson, according to the Chester County Sheriff’s Department. Waldrop was reportedly seen driving on Hurst Road Monday, June 20, by CCSD Investigator Seth Preslar. Aware that Waldrop did not have a valid driver’s license and noting he failed to maintain the correct lane of travel, Investigator Preslar initiated a traffic stop. Waldrop refused to stop, and a vehicle pursuit was initiated. The pursuit continued into Hardeman County, and Waldrop’s vehicle reportedly became disabled at which point he evaded arrest on foot.
Chester County Independent

PRESTON RILEY Obituary – April 9, 1949 – June 22, 2022

Preston L. Riley, 73, of Henderson passed away June 22, 2022 at his home. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Crook Avenue with Bro. Brad Patterson officiating. Burial followed in Chester County Memory Gardens. The family received friends at Crook Avenue from noon-2 p.m. service time.
Chester County Independent

JACK ROGERS Obituary – May 27, 1941 – June 27, 2022

Mr. Jack Webster Rogers, 81, of Enville passed away Monday June 27, 2022 at his home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 30, at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Crook Avenue Chapel with Bro. Gene Hanna officiating. Burial will follow in Milledgeville Cemetery. The family received friends at Crook Avenue from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday.
Chester County Independent

Jimmy Hatch Obituary – Jan. 16, 1936 – June 17, 2022

Jimmy O. Hatch, 86, of Morton, Ill., passed away on Friday, June 17, 2022, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill. Services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Bolivar with a one-hour prior visitation. Burial was in Little Hatchie Cemetery in Bethel Springs.