Cash Express honors emergency workers on Sept. 11 Cash Express honors emergency workers on Sept. 11

Cash Express believes it is important to honor those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, and thank the first responders - police officers, firefighters and emergency medical services - who continue to protect our communities.

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  • Cash Express honors emergency workers on Sept. 11 Cash Express honors emergency workers on Sept. 11

    Cash Express believes it is important to honor those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, and thank the first responders - police officers, firefighters and emergency medical services - who continue to protect our communities.

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  • Gas leak after car collides with house Gas leak after car collides with house

    Kevin Roeder of the Henderson Fire Department hoses down a natural gas meter at 522 Mifflin Avenue which broke when hit by an automobile Sept. 10.

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  • Late field goal lifts CCHS over JCM Late field goal lifts CCHS over JCM

    Wilson Miskelly booted a 21-yard field goal with 3:25 to play, and the Chester County defense stopped Jackson Central Merry on downs to win a non-district football game 24-21 Friday at Eagle Stadium.

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Board considers enforceable property codes

Henderson Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session on Thursday, Sept. 11. The meeting, and all meetings of the Commission, Henderson City Council and Chester County Board of Education, can be viewed online at www.chestercountyindependent.com, and is sponsored by The Peoples Bank.

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Car show Saturday to benefit fallen aviators

Tennessee Fallen Aviator Army Aviation Association of America is presenting a Car, Truck and Bike Show from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Tennessee National Guard, 2254 Westover Rd., in Jackson.

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Governor's Arts Awards seeks nominations

The Tennessee Arts Commission is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Governor's Arts Awards.

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Mayors proclaim Sept. 21-26 to be Active Aging Week
Mayors proclaim Sept. 21-26 to be Active Aging Week

On Thursday, Sept. 11, Henderson Mayor Bobby King and Chester County Mayor Dwain Seaton met at Southern Oaks Assisted Living to sign a proclamation declaring the last week of September as "Active Aging Week."

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Beatles tribute band 1964 to perform at FHU Benefit Dinner
Beatles tribute band 1964 to perform at FHU Benefit Dinner

Rolling Stone magazine dubbed them the "Best Beatles Tribute on Earth," and the four members of band 1964 the Tribute are coming to Freed-Hardeman University.

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State parks to celebrate National Public Lands Day Sept. 27

In recognition of National Public Lands Day, Tennessee State Parks, along with Friends Groups, invite the public to take part in hikes and volunteer activities across the state on Saturday, Sept. 27.

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Boomer Nation to entertain at Arts in the Alley

Boomer Nation will be the featured entertainment Thursday, Sept. 18, at Henderson Art Commission's Arts in the Alley.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

I hope everyone is enjoying this cooler weather as I am.
Prayers and well wishes are sent to Winna Knipper, Darren Helton, Roger Harris, Edra Barnett, Bess Harris, Deborah Moody, Nella Rush, Sandra and Tommy Landers and June Davis.

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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

Hello to everyone! What a wonderful, wonderful week we had. The cool weather was just great, fall is almost here. The first day of autumn is Sept. 23. Autumn is one of the four temperate seasons; it marks the transition from summer into winter. This is my favorite time of the year, when the leaves start changing colors and a time of harvest. So autumn, I welcome you.

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Hickory Corner Community News
Hickory Corner Community News

There will be a benefit for Mae Marsh this Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Montezuma Community Center. Mae is a cancer patient and mother of two children. Hamburgers and hot dogs plates or sandwiches will be ready by 11 a.m., cooked by Dwain Seaton.

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Jacks Creek Community Club News

The Jacks Creek Community Club met Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Community of Christ Church with 36 members. Jo Ann Jones led the group in singing "America," and Dwight Jones blessed the food.

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Jacks Creek Community News
Jacks Creek Community News

Hello to JoAnn Campbell in Illinois. A year ago this month she asked for a chess pie recipe. I shared that, but she was also interested in the "Cantaloupe Pie" recipe. It is the end of the season, but try this recipe.

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

Our deepest sympathy and love goes to the family and friends of Bobby Joe Weaver. His wife Betty is a good friend of mine. We worked together at the Chester County Independent.

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Sweetlips Community News
Sweetlips Community News

Hopewell Baptist Church will have a singing Sunday, Sept. 21. Preaching will be at 11 a.m., and immediately following the service Brian and Marney Gilliam will be dedicating their baby son, Jacob. A dinner will then be served.

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Legalizing marijuana: Could lead to high times
Legalizing marijuana: Could lead to high times

Statistics indicate that legalizing marijuana would greatly reduce the burden of America's prison system on taxpayers. More than 215,000 inmates are in federal prison and 27.6 percent of drug offenders were locked up for crimes related to marijuana.

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"Cooking fails" sometimes result in delicious mistakes
"Cooking fails" sometimes result in delicious mistakes

It's kind of funny how this recipe came about. My husband Chris wanted to make mushroom ravioli for dinner, and everything was ready except for stuffing and cutting the pasta to make the ravioli.

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Alixis Diane Wise birth announcement
Alixis Diane Wise birth announcement

Adam Wise and Ashley Hill of Henderson announce the birth of their daughter, Alixis Diane Wise. She was born Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, weighing 6 pounds and 8 ounces, and was 19 ½ inches long.

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Cook - Burgess Engagement
Cook - Burgess Engagement

Tiffany Renae Cook and Brian Burgess are engaged to be married Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at Big Buck Hunting and Fishing Resort, in Hornsby.

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The Alicia Project: Internet Safety, Awareness program set for Sept. 27 in Jackson
The Alicia Project: Internet Safety, Awareness program set for Sept. 27 in Jackson

The frightening story will be presented of a teenager who became the victim of an Internet luring. Alicia Kozakiewicz, at age 13, was abducted, held captive, tortured and raped.

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Digitally die hard or totally technophobic Does technology enhance or diminish life?

No doubt about it, technology brings a lot of comfort to our lives. There are innumerable advances we use without even thinking about, from microwaves to televisions. It does not stop there either, technology advances on a daily basis.

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Bring home the memories with Puerto Rican crafts
Bring home the memories with Puerto Rican crafts
Photos by Carolyn Tomlin
Puerto Rican crafts are displayed in a artisan's stall.

Best known for its white-sand beaches, stunning sunsets, and friendly people - there is still another reason to visit Puerto Rico. It is the arts and crafts created by local people - known by tourists as "Island Magic."

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Middle School PTS Membership Drive raised $4,000
Middle School PTS Membership Drive raised $4,000

Chester County Middle School recently completed its PTS Membership Drive, selling a total of 822 memberships and raising more than $4,000.

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CCHS Teacher Spotlight: Adele Ellington

This school year, many new teachers have joined the faculty at Chester County High School (CCHS). In the next few issues of the Independent, we will "spotlight" a different teacher each week so the community can get to know the high school's newest teachers.

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Chester County Junior High News
Chester County Junior High News

Spirit shirt order forms went home this week. There are several new styles to choose from and they look great! You will definitely want to buy one so your student can take advantage of wearing them on Fridays, when allowed!

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East Chester Elementary School News
East Chester Elementary School News

We have had a busy week at East Chester. Our PTO membership drive contest has come to a close and we are proud to say that all of our classes had 100 percent participation.

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Jacks Creek Community News
Jacks Creek Community News

The PSO Membership Drive was a big success! We want to thank all who joined our organization. The money is used directly for students (such as field trips and extra supplies not normally furnished by the school system).

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West Chester Elementary News
West Chester Elementary News

Fall picture day will be this Friday, Sept. 19. These photos will be used in the yearbook so make sure your child looks his/her best. Be sure to get the School Way app on your smart phone to receive special announcements from Chester County school district.

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CCJHS mashes Lexington, remain unbeaten at 5-0
CCJHS mashes Lexington, remain unbeaten at 5-0

Peyton Doles scored three times and Peyton Anderson recorded a safety to lead Chester County Junior High to yet another football victory, 36-14, over Lexington Middle School last Thursday at Lexington.

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FHU volleyball: Home opener is Thursday
FHU volleyball: Home opener is Thursday

Freed-Hardeman University hosts Harris-Stowe State in an American Midwest Conference volleyball match at 7 p.m. tonight, Thursday, at the Brewer Sports Center.

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Junior Eaglettes mercy-rule Haywood
Junior Eaglettes mercy-rule Haywood

The Junior Eaglettes of Chester County Junior High defeated Haywood 12-0 last week, in a soccer match that was shortened game due to the mercy rule. Nine different girls scored in the game.

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Junior softball season nears conclusion
Junior softball season nears conclusion

A batter for Chester County Junior High keeps her eye on the approaching ball while a baserunner comes down the line from third in a recent home game.

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Supporting the team
Supporting the team

The Chester County Marching Eagles play loud and clear in support of the Eagle Football team during action Friday at Eagle Stadium when CCHS defeated Jackson Central Merry, 24-21.

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Eagles at South Side as district games resume, McN. on upset alert as FW seeks end of streak

Chester County has won the last five meetings with South Side including a 22-8 victory last fall in Henderson in which the rain poured for most of the evening. Overall the Hawks have a 30-24 advantage all-time.

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Fifth Annual Hall of Fame Scramble set for Sept. 19

The Freed-Hardeman University athletic department will host the fifth annual Hall of Fame Classic Golf Scramble on Friday, Sept. 19.

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