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Decatur County Cub Scouts Pack 29 attended the Fall Family Camp at Camp Mack Morris over the weekend. They did lots of activities including: archery, bb guns, crafts, branding, scavenger hunt and making s’mores around the campfire. The theme this year was Haunted Carnival complete with a hau…

Every Scout deserves a trained leader. Angela Tillman has completed Basic Adult Leader Outdoors Orientation (BALOO). This training is required so the pack can go on outdoors adventures. The training teaches leaders about planning, paperwork and cooking for large groups. Angela is the assista…

The Concord FCE Club met on August 19 at Mi Pueblito.  We had eight members present plus Charlotte Moore.  Ms. Moore announced her retirement and received a gift from the club.  

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On August 5, 2021 Scotts Hill Senior Center did some traveling. We all headed out to Tuscumbia, Alabama where we visited Helen Keller's birth place, then onto the Rattlesnake saloon for a wonderful meal and great atmosphere, and for our final distination before heading home was to the Tom He…

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The Scotts Hill Lions Club met recently to elect officers and awards. Seated are President, Bill Hulley, 2 years perfect attendance; Outgoing District Governor and Distinguished Service Award, Kathy Hulley, 2 years perfect attendance; Secretary, Patty Fisher recognized for 2 years perfect at…

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Jerry Taylor––accompanied by his daughter––celebrated his 60 years of service to the Scotts Hill Lions Club with a beautiful cake and a commemorative award presented by President Bill Hulley. One of Taylor's greatest achievements has been to organize the annual Scotts Hill Appreciation Days …

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Huntsville, AL – Shiloh Monroe recently attended Space Camp at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, home of Space Camp®, Space Camp® Robotics™, Aviation Challenge® and U.S. Cyber Camp®. The Rocket Center is a Smithsonian Affiliate and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s Official Visitor Center.

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Knox Garrison Swindle turned 4 on Aug. 5,  2021. Knox is the son of Britt and Kaelyn Swindle; the grandson of Keith and Karen Conder, Mike and Vicki Reeves, David and Deb Swindle; the great-grandson of Don Conder and Kay Sibert and the late Wayne and Virginia Lewis, Joe and Jean Goodman, Joh…

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Richard Hawkinson won the first Decatur County Senior Center pool tournament on Tuesday, Aug. 3. If you are over 60+, come on over and join in the fun.

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Panther Day at First Baptist Church Parsons will look a little different this year! The 5th annual Panther Day will be held Sunday, Aug. 8, at Riverside High School. The sanctuary at FBC is currently undergoing renovations, so the church contacted Hugh Smith, principal at RHS, and he agreed …

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Kallee Jean Swindle turned 1 on July 8, 2021. Kallee is the daughter of Britt and Kaelyn Swindle, the granddaughter of Keith and Karen Conder, Mike and Vicki Reeves and David and Deb Swindle; the great-granddaughter of Don Conder and Kay Sibert and the late Wayne and Virginia Lewis, Joe and …

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The Decatur County Senior Center celebrated July birthdays on Wednesday, July 21 with cup cakes and ice cream. Those present for the party with a birthday in July are pictured from left, Pat Moore and Gerald Thompson. We look forward to many more celebrations in the future at our center. Com…

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Copelyn Maness is 5 and Collyns Maness is 2!The Maness boys, sons of Ryan and Hayley Maness, enjoyed a joint birthday party for their milestones on June 4, 2021 at their home with family and friends. Their theme for day was superheroes (Spider-Man was the star of the show). Guests went down …

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On Tuesday, July 20 the Decatur County Senior Center finally got the opportunity to host another Game Day that was long overdue. Members from Chester County and Scotts Hill Senior Centers joined them for some much needed fellowship, food and games. They played Canasta, shot pool and of cours…

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Fast Stop Market in Parsons recently held a "Round-Up For Kids" campaign which resulted in a donation of over $1,600 for the Decatur County Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. We are very grateful to this wonderful group of people and customers for making an impact for chi…

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The new handgun carry laws were presented to the Scotts Hill Lions Club by Chief David Alexander and Adam Scott of the Scotts Hill Police Department. Club members learned where permits are required and where no guns are permitted at any time. The question and answer segment was particularly …

The Decatur County Senior Center had their first birthday celebration in a while on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Those present with birthdays during the month of June are pictured from left are Ginny Austin, Pat Hays and Johnnye Baldwin. nWe look forward to celebrating more birthdays in the fut…

Jamaya Moore is the recipient of the 2021 Democratic Women’s Scholarship. Jamaya will be attending Austin Peay State University this fall. This year’s scholarship was given in honor and memory of Mrs. Lona Keeton, who passed away is 2020. Mrs. Keeton was a dedicated member of the Decatur Cou…

Scotts Hill Senior Center went on a bus trip to Shiloh, Pickwick Dam, Pickwick Park and to Outpost for lunch before returning to center. Attending were Christy Moser not pictured, John Kelley, Hubert Cleaveland, Yvonne Sisk, JoAnn Hutchnson, Evy White, Glenda Moore, Ann Hollin, Teddy Hollin,…

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Scotts Hill enjoyed another fun trip May 15, 2021. They visited Reelfoot and rode a pontoon then to Lakeview for dinner/supper. Attending the trip was John Kelley, CH Parrott, Glenda Moore, Elizabeth Scott (whom actually got into the picture this time) Gerald Cagle, Linda Baldyga, Buffalo Bo…

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Members of the FCE Clubs of Decatur County met recently for their awards banquet. Kathy Hulley, County Council President, welcomed members of Town and Country and Concord FCE Clubs.

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Congratulations to Millie Jo England for winning Top Scoring Individual at the Regional 4-H Life Skills Virtual Judging Competition. LifeSkills is a Family and Consumer Sciences program for junior high youth that involves learning from online resources and competing in regional events. At th…

“Don’t be Ridiculous: Vote for Nickolas” was the campaign message Nicolas Long promoted when he ran for a position on the Western Region 4-H All-Star Council. He was elected as the Western Region 4-H All Star Scout. His responsibilities include serving as a Sargent of Arms during business me…

Breanna Mills recently ran for Senior Representative for the TN 4-H State Council. Her campaign slogan of, “Beef it up with Bree” helped her land the position on the state council. Her responsibilities include––but are not limited to––preparing and planning Tennessee 4-H activities and confe…

5-4-3-2-ONE Collyns Maness, son of Ryan and Hayley Maness, has completed his first trip around the sun! He had so much fun at his space themed first birthday party! He had a huge crowd of family and friends to celebrate him blasting off to a toddler. Guests enjoyed space-themed food such as …

Copelyn Maness, son of Ryan and Hayley Maness, celebrated his fourth birthday Toy Story 4/Buzz Lightyear style! Friends and family enjoyed the annual slip-n-slide down the big hill and the Buzz Lightyear pinata. The water balloon fight was a hit this year (literally)! Copelyn wants to thank …

The Joe Boswell Scholarship is traditionally presented to a Scotts Hill senior planing to major in the field of agriculture. This year Mickela Mooney was selected to receive the scholarship. Mickela will be attending the University of Tennessee at Martin majoring in Agriculture Education wit…

The 2019-2020 Leo Club met Monday evening with the Scotts Hill Lions Club to receive recognition for their hard work throughout the year.

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Lexington Electric System recently donated $10,000 and Tennessee Valley Authority matched $10,000 to be given to Second Harvest Food Bank. The money will purchase meals that will be distributed  between Henderson and Decatur Counties, along with the City of Saltillo. Jeff Graves, right, and …

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Harrison Ward will be five on April 18. He is the son of Tad and Brittni Ward. Harrison is the grandson of Bart and Angela Ward and Micki Amacker, Daniel and Sheila Escue and Ronald and Melissa Maness. He is the great grandson of Jean Duffer, Wyneva Ward and Jackie and Sheila Maxwell and the…

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Kera Lynn Adkins turned 2 years old March 21. She celebrated with her family and friends at her party! Her parents are Roger and Kristina Adkins and big brother Jake Adkins of Decaturville. Her grandparents are Paul and Lynn England of Decaturville, Tim and Amanda Rodia of Lexington and Glyn…

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The Decatur County Senior Center celebrated monthly birthdays on Wednesday, March 11. The Boot Scooters performed their line dancing, follow by lunch and then cake and ice cream. “We had a really great day,” said Center Director Rita Moore. Celebrating from left, are Mimi Rutherford, Larry T…

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Dellarose Ward and Millie Jo England recently attended and participated in the 4-H Sub Regional Speech Contest in Linden. Dellarose and Millie Jo were first place winners in the county speech contest and represented Decatur County 4-H in the Sub Regional Contest.

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On Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 the Bivens family welcomed their newest addition, Everlie Grace. Entering the world at 10:59 a.m., Everlie weighed in at 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21 inches long. Her proud big sisters, Ellie Mae and Emmie, welcomed her with open arms. Everlie is the daughter of …

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Game Day was held at Scotts Hill Senior Center Feb. 18. We had several winners that day for several different games. Wade Larson and Juanita were the door prize winners and then we had Teddy Hollin and Dainn Clayton as Rook tournament winners. Thanks to each and every one that came out and j…

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Ruth Ann Hearington would like to introduce her little granddaughter, Reia Gracie Ann Arakaki. She is the daughter of Brandon and Meah Ann (Hearington) Arakaki of Danvers, Massachusetts. Reia will be turning one year old on Friday, January 31, 2020.

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Birthday celebration for January 2020 was held Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 an attending the celebration was Mr. Paul Clenney, Mr. Gerald Tucker, Mr. E. L. Bingham, Mr. John Couch, Mrs. Lovell Laster and Mr. Bill Kilpatrick. It was a wonderful day with great fellowship and food. The February cel…

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The Decatur County Senior Center celebrated with a January birthday party Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. Those present with birthdays during this month were from left, Lella Gordon, Rita Moore, Liz Perkins and Johnnie Wyatt.

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Bobby and Brooxie Hedge of Holladay celebrated 60 years of marriage on December 22, 2019! They would like to invite you to the celebration of their anniversary on December 29, 2019 at Hopewell Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Their wish is for all of their family, friends and extra children to come …

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The Scotts Hill Senior Center recently celebrated November and December birthdays. Kay Anderson and Christy Moser celebrated November birthdays. Celebrating birthdays in December were Doug Blaise, Juanita Moore, Sue Ivey, Cordie Turpin, Dennis Smith, Hubert Cleaveland, Faye Millner, Juanita …

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The Scotts Hill Senior Center has been busy this month. On Dec. 6 we had the pleasure of touring Mr. and Mrs. L.D. Sims’ place and enjoying special treats. Dec. 11, we got our new bus and traveled to Nashville Dec. 14 and toured the Governors Mansion, then onto Opryland Hotel. We also had th…

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The Decatur County Senior Center ended their Sept., Oct. and Nov. Canasta tournament Friday, Nov. 22. The winners of this three-month tournament were from left, Ginny Austin, first place; Louise Buckner, second place; and Mary Counce, third place.