Surviving, thriving and giving back: Relay's Honorary Chairpersons share their stories Surviving, thriving and giving back: Relay's Honorary Chairpersons share their stories

Each year Chester County Relay For Life honors three cancer survivors as Honorary Chairpersons. The 2015 Relay For Life Honorary Chairpersons are Lesa Faulkner, Lee Trice and Brooklynn Woods.

Read More »

Barham promoted to Major, named executive to Colonel
Barham promoted to Major, named executive to Colonel

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott announced Tuesday the promotion of Captain Tony Barham to Major and Executive Officer to the colonel, effective immediately.

more
Arts in the Alley entertained by Molly Ramone
Arts in the Alley entertained by Molly Ramone

Celtic rock band Molly Ramone entertainment Thursday, May 21, at the Henderson Arts Commission's Arts in the Alley in the downtown park.

more
Zippy's joins Chamber of Commerce
Zippy's joins Chamber of Commerce

Zippy's celebrated joining the Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce with an Open House and Ribbon Cutting on Saturday, May 23.

more
School board to hold special called meeting

Chester County Board of Education will hold a special called meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, in the Board of Education meeting room.

more
Relay for Life is this Friday, May 29 - 11 a.m. until 12 midnight, Chester County High School

Schedule of Events
Noon - Kimberlie Helton's School of Voice
2 p.m. - Music
4 p.m. - Gospel Singing - Bob Sumrall, Vicki Dickson, Buel Maness, Macy Morrison, Abbie Bayless, Andrea Holland, Tanya Oliver, Kay Springfield, Frank Bell and Zane Bolton

more
Senior Citizen News

On Tuesday, May 19, there were 22 seniors that boarded the bus to go on a "Mystery Trip!" They went to Green Frog Village at Bells. Mr. John Freeman and his wife met them there for a tour of the village, beginning at the little chapel.

more
HHR celebrates Nursing Home Week
HHR celebrates Nursing Home Week

Henderson Health and Rehab recently celebrated National Nursing Home Week with a free barbeque for the residents and community.

more
Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

I hope everyone had a happy and safe Memorial Day.
Happy birthday wishes this week go to T.J Appling on May 27; Sharon Mays on June 29; June Davis on June 1; and Megan Landers on June 2.

more
Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

Hello to everyone! It is me again. Greetings from the City, this is the day the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad in it. I am so glad to be an American to have the freedom we have.

more
Jacks Creek Community News
Jacks Creek Community News

A cashier's check for $847,215.57 was recently presented to the U.S. Treasury! Peter and Joan Petrasek wanted to express heartfelt appreciation for opportunities to prosper in the world's greatest country, so at their deaths their money went to "America."

more
New Friendship & Glendale Community News
New Friendship & Glendale Community News

I hope you all had a good week. I know some are enjoying a three-day weekend. Memorial Day is a time to reflect on all those who have died serving our country. It is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces.

more
Only Yesterday
High school walk
Only YesterdayHigh school walk

From the files of the Chester County Independent
May 23, 1935
Completed this week
The new concrete walk between Main Street and the High School front entrance has been completed and is now ready for use.

more
In celebration of Summer
In celebration of Summer

You might wonder what is so great about June? For some it is that June is about halfway through the year. The first of June is number 152 of the year if you are counting (153 if it happens to be a Leap Year). That leaves everyone with 213 days until the end of the year.

more
Mental Health Month Depression: An invader that twists the soul
Mental Health Month Depression: An invader that twists the soul

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and, during this time, efforts are made to inform the public of this most debilitating illness in nine percent of Americans.

more
Shepherd's pie in a portable version of a family favorite
Shepherd's pie in a portable version of a family favorite

Several years ago, we took a trip to Estes Park, Colo., to visit the Celtic heritage festival that's held there every year. We had a great vacation, and it was fun to watch the dogs of the British Isles and to find our family tartans. However, one of my husband's favorite parts of the festival was the mini-meat pies.

more
Chester County Campaign for Old Main nears $1 million goal
Chester County Campaign for Old Main nears $1 million goal

The Chester County campaign for the restoration of Old Main building on the Freed-Hardeman University campus has made considerable progress, according to FHU Chancellor Milton Sewell. Approximately 86 percent of the $1 million goal has been reached, committee members learned Monday, May 11, at their meeting.

more
Greenway-Burkhead engagement
Greenway-Burkhead engagement

Lauren Greenway and Britt Burkhead are engaged to be married at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Faith Baptist Church in Henderson.

more
Suggestions for kindness and compassion at home

American writer Mark Twain said, "Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." It's one of those little things that make a big difference in the life of others.

more
UT Extension questions and answers: Proper produce storage will help preserve summer's harvest
UT Extension questions and answers: Proper produce storage will help preserve summer's harvest

Knowing how to properly store your fruits and veggies can help you keep them fresh longer. A handy chart produced by food safety and fruit and vegetable specialists with University of Tennessee Extension was originally designed as a guide for those who prepare and store foods in commercial settings, like schools, health care facilities or restaurants; but the information can be useful to average consumers, too.

more
Career Day at Jacks Creek Elementary
Career Day at Jacks Creek Elementary

Career Day took place recently at Jacks Creek Elementary School. The occasion was a fun and interesting day for our students.

more
Former All-Pro Ray Lewis to speak at Lane College Benefit Dinner
Former All-Pro Ray Lewis to speak at Lane College Benefit Dinner

Lane College announced that former 13-time All-Pro linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens Ray Lewis will be the guest speaker at its inaugural Dinner with the Pros, a fundraiser that will benefit the Lane College Athletic Department.

more
Lady Lion basketball adds Riverside's Linton
Lady Lion basketball adds Riverside's Linton

The Freed-Hardeman University Lady Lions basketball team added a third player to its 2015-16 freshman class with the recent signing of Bree Linton of Parsons.

more
Basketball camp set for grades 4-8

A basketball camp for grades 4-8 is set for noon to 1:30 p.m. June 8-10.

more
CCHS soccer program schedules a youth camp

The Chester County High School soccer program has added a camp for next month.

more
Chickasaw State Park announces Fishing Rodeo

Chickasaw State Park will be having its annual Youth Fishing Rodeo, for ages 16 and under, from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 13.

more
Ducks Unlimited Golf Scramble is two-day event on June 6-7

The West Tennessee Ducks Unlimited Golf Scramble is a two-day event scheduled for June 6-7 at Chickasaw Golf Course.

more
Eaglette girls' basketball camp is June 1 - 4

The Chester County High School Eaglette girls' basketball camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m June 1 through June 4 at the Chester County High School gym.

more

Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: