FHU rings in new academic year FHU rings in new academic year

Freed-Hardeman University opened its 2016-17 school year with the annual Tolling of the Bell ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 24.

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  • FHU rings in new academic year FHU rings in new academic year

    Freed-Hardeman University opened its 2016-17 school year with the annual Tolling of the Bell ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 24.

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  • Car/garage fire on Williams Road Car/garage fire on Williams Road

    A detached garage, and an automobile inside, were destroyed in a fire Sunday at approximately 12:40 p.m.

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  • CC 43 - MC 14--- Chester County reigns over McNairy CC 43 - MC 14--- Chester County reigns over McNairy


    A rainy Friday night in Selmer became a flood of Chester County touchdowns in the second quarter of the Eagles' game against McNairy Central. In that quarter, CCHS turned around a 14-12 deficit with five unanswered touchdowns. They added another in the second half to win the high school football contest 43-14.

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  • Blackburn addresses local farmers' concerns Blackburn addresses local farmers' concerns

    Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn met with members of Farm Bureau, farming representatives, 4-H members and students from Future Farmers of America during a breakfast at Brenda's Kitchen on Wednesday, Aug. 17.

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  • American Legion riders pass through Chester County American Legion riders pass through Chester County

    Members of the Chester County community turned out to greet American Legion Legacy Run riders as they traveled down Hwy. 45 heading to Tupelo, Miss., on Monday afternoon.

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  • Veteran Cards too much for CCHS Veteran Cards too much for CCHS


    Less than 30 seconds into the 2016 high school football season, Chester County had a 7-0 lead. The Eagles had scored on a 57-yard run on the first play from scrimmage. The players were pumped, the fans thrilled, and all seemed on the upswing for CCHS.
    However, Adamsville, one of the area's top teams for several years had other ideas. Before the first quarter was over the Cardinals had gained the lead 14-7, and bruised their way to a 35-7 victory.

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Mickens is new warden of Pulaski State Prison (Former Chester County resident takes command of Georgia prison)
Mickens is new warden of Pulaski State Prison (Former Chester County resident takes command of Georgia prison)

(Reprinted by permission, Hawkinsville Dispatch And News, Hawkinsville, Ga.)
Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Homer Bryson announced the reassignment of Sue Mickens to Warden of Pulaski State Prison, effective July 1, 2016.

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2016 BBQ Festival kicks off Sept. 23

Plans for the 39th annual Chester County BBQ Festival are currently underway for Sept. 23-24, and it promises to be one of the most exciting festivals in recent memory.

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Board of Education to discuss insurance plans

Chester County Board of Education will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, in the meeting room of the Board of Education office.

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Offices of the Independent will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5 for Labor Day
Offices of the Independent will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5 for Labor Day

Our offices at the Chester County Independent will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, in celebration of Labor Day.

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Applications available for 2016 agricultural enhancement program

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture has expanded the application schedule for the 2016 Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program (TAEP).

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Equine disease outbreak detected in 17 horses

The state veterinarian's office is investigating an outbreak of Equine Piroplasmosis (EP) in a group of racing Quarter Horses in Tennessee. EP is a blood parasite that affects equines.

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Independent earns seven awards at Press Association convention
Independent earns seven awards at Press Association convention

The Chester County Independent was honored with seven awards at the recent Tennessee Press Association Convention in Franklin.

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August birthdays at the Senior Center
August birthdays at the Senior Center

Celebrating birthdays during August at the Chester County Senior Center were, front row from left: Debbie Cox, Robert Jones (103), Ester Newton and Nola Smith.

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Second Harvest has food for the asking!
Second Harvest has food for the asking!

Volunteers for Second Harvest prepare to distribute free food to Chester County residents.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

Hello again from good old Deanburg! Can you believe this is the last article for August. Next month will begin autumn.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

Well, September is here and in a few days another of the four seasons will arrive. I for one am looking forward to the fall weather. And fall brings a lot of activities, fall festivals, Halloween, hayrides, etc.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Hello from Enville! I hope everyone had a good week. I know one lady that did just that, with a big celebration on Friday, Ms. Mae Goodwin celebrated her 93rd birthday on Aug. 19, so her daughter, Paulette and son-in-law Todd planned a party for her at her home with family and friends.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Hello from Enville, I hope everyone had a great week! The Lord has blessed us with a beautiful day today (as I wrote this on Monday). I hope there are many more in store for us since another month has passed and autumn is just around the corner, this year is passing so fast.

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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

Hello to everyone! I hope you had a wonderful week. It is a blessing to be a part of your life one more time. I would like to say "THANK YOU" for taking time out to read the Chester County Independent.

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Baby-steps to lessen our environmental footprint
Baby-steps to lessen our environmental footprint

Everyone these days are thinking of ways they can go green, save money and have a better quality of life for our children as well as ourselves, but at what expense? People have decidedly come under the gun by their increasing excesses.

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Take Us With You August
Take Us With You August

Students see Big Friendly Giant

Kathy Whitehead's first grade class from West Chester Elementary School attended a showing of the movie Big Friendly Giant.

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Chester County High School Class of 1981 Reunion
Chester County High School Class of 1981 Reunion

The Chester County High School Class of 1981 recently held its 35th anniversary class reunion.

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Senior brains
Senior brains

The "Chester County Challengers" represented Chester County Seniors in the Brain Games Competition in Jackson on Aug. 26 and brought home the First Place Trophy!

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Wright-Small to Wed Sept. 10
Wright-Small to Wed Sept. 10

Bailey Wright and Garner Small are happy to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

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UT Extension questions and answers: Busy summer for Chester County 4-H
UT Extension questions and answers: Busy summer for Chester County 4-H

This has been one of those "non-stop" summers for UT Extension and the 4-H Youth Development program. As 4-H agents, we are often asked the question, "Do you work during the summer?"

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UT Extension questions and answers: Most of Tennessee was hot, dry for summer
UT Extension questions and answers: Most of Tennessee was hot, dry for summer

No doubt, you have noticed that it has been hot and dry. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says July 2016 was the hottest month on record for the globe, and as of the middle of August, the U.S. Drought monitor recorded that roughly two-thirds of Tennessee is experiencing abnormally dry to severe drought conditions.

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JACKS CREEK ELEMENTARY NEWS
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Brave young students
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CHESTER COUNTY JUNIOR HIGH NEWS
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CHESTER COUNTY JUNIOR HIGH NEWS
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Coral collection donated to FHU
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EAST CHESTER ELEMENTARY NEWS
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EAST CHESTER ELEMENTARY NEWS
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CCHS "harriers" run at Trenton
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CCHS Eaglettes open soccer season
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CCHS volleyball beats Bolivar
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Chester County High Volleyball--Eaglettes challenged by Trinity
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Chester County Junior High girls' softball team
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Eagle by Warren drives CCHS golf
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Eaglette soccer played at Westview
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