Bus driver indicted on 35 counts of assault

Christina Mathis, 29, was indicted last week by a grand jury in Nashville on 35 counts of aggravavted assault and one count of felony reckless endangerment.

CCHS graduates 202 students

On Monday, May 15, 202 members of the Chester County High School Class of 2017 walked across the stage to accept their diplomas.

Students design new HPD insignia

Police Chief Wilton Cleveland and the Henderson Police Department recently held a contest for local students to help redesign the patch and insignia of the Henderson Police Department.

Summertime relaxation

Spectators at the monthly Arts in the Alley in downtown Henderson enjoy a relaxing evening of summertime music by Thirty-Wonderful with Jennifer Weems and Tony Burriss last Thursday.

Eagle tennis wins district title

Chester County Eagle tennis took home the team district championship last week.

Henry signs with Freed-Hardeman soccer

The Freed-Hardeman University men's soccer program has signed Chester County High School graduate Lane Henry.

Rescue Squad conducts extrication training
Rescue Squad conducts extrication training

On Saturday, May 20, the Chester County Rescue Squad conducted a training session on extrication.

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Coalition tour details IMPROVE Act benefits
Coalition tour details IMPROVE Act benefits

The Transportation Coalition of Tennessee held a series of news conferences across the state Thursday to discuss the impact of the IMPROVE Act's projects on different areas of the state.

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Closed for Memorial Day

The offices of the Chester County Independent will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

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Memorial Day observation is Monday at City Hall
Memorial Day observation is Monday at City Hall

A local observance of the Memorial Day holiday is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, May 29, upstairs at Henderson City Hall.

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Farmers Market to open at Gene Record Park
Farmers Market to open at Gene Record Park

The City of Henderson, in partnership with the University of Tennessee Chester County Extension Office, has announced the grand opening of the Henderson Farmer's Market, from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Friday, May 26.

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Fundraiser Saturday for Phelps
Received heart transplant last month
Fundraiser Saturday for PhelpsReceived heart transplant last month

A fundraiser for Billy D. Phelps, a heart transplant recipient, will be held from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, at Miller's Big Star, 400 E Main Street, in Henderson.

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Letter carriers "Stamp Out Hunger"
Letter carriers "Stamp Out Hunger"

Local postal service letter carriers recently participated in the annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive.

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Historical Society learns history of 4-H
Historical Society learns history of 4-H

At the Chester County Historical Society meeting on May 1, Steve Rickman, Chester County 4-H Extension Agent, left, presented the 4-H Speech Contest Winners.

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King and Queen of HHR
King and Queen of HHR

Henderson Health and Rehabilitation Center recently celebrated Nursing Home Week May 15-19.

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May birthdays at the Senior Center
May birthdays at the Senior Center

May birthdays were recently celebrated at the Chester County Senior Center.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

Welcome to Deanburg news! On our prayer list are Kristen Carlton Jones, Bill and Lorene Overway, Tim Landers, Brianna Landers, Gary Hyatt, June Davis, Kirby Webb and James Melton.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

I had a great week, and I hope you all did as well. I visited my sister, Sylvia, and brother-in-law, Larry, in Lawrenceburg and had a good time as always.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Hello from Enville! I hope you all had a great week and enjoyed this beautiful weather. It has been wonderful. Our weekend was a busy one, with decorations at three cemeteries and Mother's Day.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Hello from Enville! I hope you all had a great week. The weather is just gorgeous, and I hope you are out and about enjoying it. This coming weekend is Memorial Day weekend, the first holiday of the summer.

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Medal of Honor recipient
The Story of the submarine, U.S.S. Harder in WWII
Medal of Honor recipientThe Story of the submarine, U.S.S. Harder in WWII

In response to a request to mention the highlights of my father's life, I am happy to share what I know of his naval career and that of the U.S.S. Harder, which he commanded, in WWII.

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Chickasaw hosting National Trails Day hike
All 56 parks will offer free, guided hikes Saturday, June 3
Chickasaw hosting National Trails Day hikeAll 56 parks will offer free, guided hikes Saturday, June 3

Tennessee State Parks will celebrate National Trails Day with free, guided hikes at all 56 parks on Saturday, June 3.

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Degrees awarded at FHU Saturday
Degrees awarded at FHU Saturday

Approximately 280 Freed-Hardeman University students received degrees at graduation exercises Saturday, May 13.

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Celebrating 75 Years
Celebrating 75 Years

Spencer and Grace Goodwin were married in Kennett, Mo., May 18, 1942.

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Democrats award scholarships
Democrats award scholarships

The Chester County Democratic Scholarship Banquet was held on May 13 to honor two high school recipients.

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Don and Gail Lipford to celebrate 50th Anniversary
Don and Gail Lipford to celebrate 50th Anniversary

Please join us in celebrating the 50th Wedding Anniversary of our parents, Don and Gail Lipford, on June 4, 2017 at the Enville Community Center from 2-4 p.m.

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FHU grad appointed by governor
FHU grad appointed by governor

Freed-Hardeman University Alumni and former Henderson resident, Mallory Garrett, has been appointed by Governor Bill Haslam to serve on the Applied Behavior Analysis Licensing Committee for the state of Tennessee.

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Band program holds award night
Band program holds award night

The Chester County band programs held their annual awards night recently.

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CCJHS Students of the Week
CCJHS Students of the Week

Chester County Junior High "Students of the Week" for the week of May 1-5.

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CCJHS Students of the Week
CCJHS Students of the Week

Chester County Junior High "Students of the Week" for the week of May 8-12.

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East Chester Elementary News
East Chester Elementary News

The top readers at East Chester Elementary School were treated to a field trip on May 15 with the library staff.

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Three CC coders heading for "Frisco"
Three CC coders heading for "Frisco"

Three students from Chester County High School are among 23 from this area that will travel to San Francisco next week after earning the highest honors in the Dev Catalys program.

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East Chester Elementary News
East Chester Elementary News

We have had a fantastic year at East Chester! It is so hard to believe that the 2016-17 school year is over.

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Jacks Creek Elementary School News
Jacks Creek Elementary School News

What an eventful last full week of school! We have so many great students to celebrate at Jacks Creek Elementary School, and we are proud of all of them!

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Davidson named head coach at Schreiner University
Davidson named head coach at Schreiner University

Samantha Davidson was recently named the new head coach for Schreiner University Women's Basketball team in Kerrville, Texas.

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Cold bats freeze-out CC softball season
Cold bats freeze-out CC softball season

Chester County collected five hits but no runs Monday in the Region 7-AA first round tournament game at Dyersburg resulting in a 1-0 setback for the Eaglettes and the conclusion of their season.

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District 14-AA post season awards announced
District 14-AA post season awards announced

District 14-AA Baseball
All - District Regular Season
Pitcher of the Year -
Parker Childers, McNairy Central

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Brown chooses Blue Mountain
Brown chooses Blue Mountain

Chester County High School senior Ben Brown, seated at center, has chosen to continue his basketball career at Blue Mountain College in Mississippi.

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Burns chooses Blue Mountain
Burns chooses Blue Mountain

Chester County High School senior Brent Burns, seated at center, has chosen to continue his basketball career at Blue Mountain College in Mississippi.

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Cox named to All-SEC Tournament Team
Cox named to All-SEC Tournament Team

A Chester County High School athlete has been honored by the Southeastern Conference.

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Joggin' Noggin' 5K Color Fun
Joggin' Noggin' 5K Color Fun

Sunday, May 7, Joggin' for your Noggin' held a 5K Color Fun Run at Chickasaw State Park.

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