Great American Cleanup!

Chester County Solid Waste and Recycling Department recently sponsored local participation in the Great American Cleanup.

Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership and Awards Banquet

Former Chester County Mayor Troy Kilzer was named the Outstanding Citizen of the Year.

Fire ignites house on Howard Rd.

A fire broke out at 850 Howard Rd. in the morning of Wednesday, March 7.

Makin' Music 2017 celebrates 40 years

Freed-Hardeman University is preparing for the 40th anniversary of Makin' Music, a campus-wide musical event set for April 7-8.

Annual wrestling show benefits Perkins Center

Local favorite Kevin White, proudly wearing a Chester County jersey, enthusiastically pounds his opponents together in one of the feature matches of the night at the annual Carl Perkins Center benefit Friday March 10 at Eagle...

FHU's title dreams dashed in quarters

The overall No. 1 seed Freed-Hardeman University saw its unbeaten season and hopes for a first national championship come to a dramatic end Saturday, as the Lady Lions fell to No. 3 Campbellsville 73-70, in the quarterfinals ...

Freed-Hardeman University honors Mr. and Miss FHU
Freed-Hardeman University honors Mr. and Miss FHU

Freed-Hardeman University has named two students as the ideal representations of FHU students.

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Eagles' Edge announces Open House April 7

Since September 2016, the Chester County school system, along with many volunteers, has been working to repurpose the house and property just west of the high school campus at 275 Jacks Creek Street, behind Jack's Restaurant.

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Bix to discuss history of women in engineering

Dr. Amy Bix, associate professor of history at Iowa State University (ISU), will visit the University of Tennessee at Martin Thursday, March 23, as part of the spring 2017 Academic Speaker Series.

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TDOT announces Dynamic Message Sign contest winners

Five winning messages have been selected from the Tennessee Department of Transportation's recent Dynamic Message Sign Contest.

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Chester County Kindergarten registration scheduled for March 23-24

Kindergarten registration will be held from noon until 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, and from 8 a.m. until noon on Friday, March 24, at Chester County High School gym, 552 east Main Street, Henderson.

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Relay for Life Pageant scheduled for April 7

The Relay for Life Pageant will be held Friday, April 7, at Chester County Middle School Williams Auditorium.

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Storms one day ... snow the next!
Storms one day  ... snow the next!

An early morning storm with intense rain and high winds caused flash floods in several areas of the county last Friday and down utility lines in other places.

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Chamber hosts career fair for students
Chamber hosts career fair for students

Henderson-Chester County Chamber of Commerce hosted a career fair at Chester County High School on Friday, March 17.

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B L T - Beautiful Loving Teacher
(Tribute to Margaret Bingham - A+ Excellent)
B L T - Beautiful Loving Teacher(Tribute to Margaret Bingham - A+ Excellent)

A beautiful smile can make your day, rain or shine. She made mine and others including, students, teachers, principals, superintendents, cooks, janitors and staff. A quote which describes her well is, "Smile and the world will smile with you."

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Chamber announcing Chamber Buck$
Chamber announcing Chamber Buck$

The Henderson/ Chester County Chamber of Commerce last week announced a new program that is a great opportunity to encourage shopping at home in Chester County.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

Is it not amazing how the temperature can go from 70 degrees to 20 degrees in just a short time! I think that is why so many people have been sick this winter.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

It is Monday as I am writing this, and the weatherman says 81 degrees for the high today. But later in the week it is a little cold again. What a winter we have had! But it is spring now, so hopefully it will begin to level out.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Hello from Enville! I hope you all had a good week. The snow was beautiful on Saturday, but did not last long. The sunshine melted it away pretty quickly on Sunday, which was fine with me.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Hello from Enville! Spring has arrived and as I write this, it is such a gorgeous day the Lord has given us. I know you readers were just as happy as I was to finally welcome the long awaited spring.

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93 but drives like 19!
93 but drives like 19!

Clyde Beshires of Silerton celebrated his 93rd birthday on March 6, a birthday he shares with his grandson, Lance Beshires.

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Civitans donate to 'wish list'
Civitans donate to 'wish list'

Civitan President Stephen Morris presents a $250 check to Chester County special education teacher Jamie Hurst to purchase 'wish list' items for her classroom.

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Ferguson receives EMS award
Ferguson receives EMS award

A local emergency medical services technician recently received an award. Ronnie Ferguson was awarded the Jimmy Studdard EMT of the Year Award at the annual Mid-Winter Tennessee Ambulance Service Associations (TASA) Conference in Gatlinburg.

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Retired Teachers met March 15 at Brenda's
Retired Teachers met March 15 at Brenda's

On March 15, members of the Chester County Retired Teachers Association were luncheon guests at Brenda's Restaurant of WesTN Bank.

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U.S. Army's "Jazz Ambassadors" to perform at Hardin County High
U.S. Army's "Jazz Ambassadors" to perform at Hardin County High

Shiloh National Military Park is co-sponsoring a free performance by the "Jazz Ambassadors," the official jazz band of the United States Army.

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Havana--yesterday and today
Havana--yesterday and today

Only 90 miles from the southeastern U.S., Cuban culture and traditions vary from those of the States.

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Treasures of North Central Arkansas
Treasures of North Central Arkansas

With the north central section of Arkansas a short distance from west Tennessee, families have many opportunities to enjoy natural wonders of this beautiful state.

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Junior High awards football, basketball cheerleaders
Junior High awards football, basketball cheerleaders

The Chester County Junior High School Cheerleading Banquet was held Feb. 21 at Snookum's Restaurant.

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Chester County Junior High News
Chester County Junior High News

We congratulate the following students for being nominated last week and chosen as Students of the Week: Lynsi Brasher, Tucker Webb and Tyler Pierce.

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Chester County Junior High News
Chester County Junior High News

We congratulate the following students for being nominated last week and chosen as Students of the Week: Alisha Bernal, Khloe Weaver and Hannah Stoneman.

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Lions Club Student of the Month
Lions Club Student of the Month

The Lions Club Student of the Month for February was Matthew Adkins from Chester County High School.

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Pride talks "Black History"
Pride talks "Black History"

Chester County Junior High recently had a Black History Program.

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ACT prep course offered through UT Martin Jackson

ACT scores are extremely important when it comes to applying for college and scholarships.

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East Chester Elementary News
East Chester Elementary News

There are outstanding things happening at East Chester all the time! On Feb. 20 we raised $1,800 for the American Cancer Society with our annual Relay for Life baked potato meal.

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Sweeping the diamond
Lady Lion softball takes pair of DHs
Sweeping the diamondLady Lion softball takes pair of DHs

After trailing 2-0 to start both games of the double header Monday, the Freed-Hardeman University Lady Lion softball team regrouped and found their bats late in each game to sweep Central Baptist College with a 3-2 victory in the opening game followed by a 3-2 win in the nightcap.

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Neal named Marine Corps/WBCA National NAIA Coach of Year
Neal named Marine Corps/WBCA National NAIA Coach of Year

Freed-Hardeman University women's basketball head coach Dale Neal is the 2017 United States Marine Corps/WBCA National NAIA Coach of the Year, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association announced Tuesday.

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FHU plays host team in NAIA opener, Wed.
FHU plays host team in NAIA opener, Wed.

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has officially announced the 32 qualifiers and bracket for the 37th annual NAIA Division I Women's Basketball National Championship. The event takes place in Billings, Mont., March 15 - 21.

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Junior High spring sports
Junior High spring sports

Chester County Junior High concluded its girls' volleyball season last week with a home match against University School of Jackson.

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Freed-Hardeman Softball
FHU splits with No. 5 Williams

The Freed-Hardeman University Lady Lion softball team took down No. 5 Williams Baptist with a 2-1 victory in 10 innings in the opening game Friday to secure their first conference win of the season.

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CC softball opens with four victories, but falls in Whitehead tourney semis

Four victories were not quite enough last weekend as the Chester County High School softball team opened its season in the Sara Beth Whitehead tournament at Jackson.

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Lions' baseball drops Friday series at Park

The Freed-Hardeman University Lion baseball team dropped a pair of games Friday afternoon in Parkville, Mo., as Park University handed the Lions a 10-6 loss in the opening game followed by a 2-0 loss in the nightcap.

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