Tim Tebow to speak at 2017 FHU Benefit Dinner

Tim Tebow, professional baseball and football icon, will speak at the Freed-Hardeman University Benefit Dinner Friday night, Dec. 1. Last year the annual event raised almost $1.7 million for student scholarships at FHU.

Alumni Association donates funds for sign at CCHS

Crews began work to install a new display sign in front of Chester County High School last week.

Chester to host Dixie age 7-8 state

Chester County has the distinction of hosting the Tennessee Dixie Softball Darlings State Tournament beginning Friday, July 7, at the local park off East Main Street.

Smashville: Once in a Lifetime...

I am fortunate to have been to several monumental sporting events in my lifetime: Atlanta Braves World Series 1995, St. Louis Cardinals World Series 2006, Memphis Tigers Final Four 2008, Old Yankee Stadium for Yankees vs. Red...

Frye's Point Christian Church to celebrate 150th birthday this weekend

Frye's Point Christian Church is celebrating the 150th birthday of the church. The celebration takes place from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, July 1, at the church located at 800 Frye's Point Road.

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Independent closed July 3, OPEN July 4

Our offices at the Chester County Independent will observe the Independence Day holiday by closing our offices on Monday July 3.

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Students perform Disney Aladdin Kids in Summer Theatre Camp

The Aladdin Experience Theatre Camp will present Disney Aladdin Kids later this month.

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TN-Go Meats embraced at Henderson Farmers Market
TN-Go Meats embraced at Henderson Farmers Market

TN-Go Meats, the products of Morningside Farms are a popular choice at the Henderson Farmers Market. Born and raised in Milledgeville, the beef, chicken and pork that goes into each cut of meat is a carefully cultivated and bred animal.

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Cox Day in city and county!
Cox Day in city and county!

The community gathered Friday at City Hall to honor softball star Elantra Cox, the all-star softball player for Ole Miss.

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Dr. Anderson named principal of CCJHS
Dr. Anderson named principal of CCJHS

Dr. Belinda Anderson has accepted role of the building principal at Chester County Junior High School.

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Board of Education to hold special called meeting

Chester County Board of Education will hold a special called meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, in the meeting room of the board of education office.

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STEMC donates defibrillators to HPD
STEMC donates defibrillators to HPD

Earlier this week, Henderson Police Department received a donation of three defibrillators from Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

I hope all our fathers had a wonderful Father's Day with family.
Happy birthday to these folks: Rhonda Privitt on June 23; Chad Harris on June 24; Lottie Long Lamport and Trent Harris on June 25; and David Gilchrist on June 27.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Hello from Enville! I hope that everyone had a great week and that all you dads out there had a wonderful Father's Day on Sunday. We certainly had a very good one!

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Jacks Creek Community News
Jacks Creek Community News

"Hey, trust me. I've got your back." - God
Our community expresses sympathy to the families of Johnnie Rhea Goodwin Smith (2-11-34 to 6-17-17), mother of Jacks Creek mail carrier, Betty Terry, and aunt of Sheila Ryals.

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Lions Club News
Lions Club News

The Chester County Lions Club recently welcomed its newest member, Davis Chasteen.

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Montezuma Community News
Montezuma Community News

Welcome home to the Chester County group that recently cruised the "Star Princess" from Ketchum to Juno to Skagway and finally to Anchorage.

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

I hope you all had a good week. It was so hot, humid and dry. Father's Day was Sunday, June 18. It was thundering, and there was a slight shower here.

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National Guard 278th training in Texas
National Guard 278th training in Texas

Tennessee's largest National Guard unit, the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment headquartered in Knoxville, has begun training at Fort Hood, Texas.

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National Guard joins in statewide cyber security exercise
National Guard joins in statewide cyber security exercise

This week, Soldiers and Airmen of the Tennessee National Guard are taking part in a statewide exercise focused on cyber threats.

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C.O.P.E. (Circle of Personal Empowerment)
How to sabotage rehabilitation (6)

1. Denial. "I really don't know why they sent me here."

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Cooking with fresh herbs

As you plan your spring garden, add a few herbs to your vegetable plot. Herbs can be grown successfully in containers with at least six hours of sunlight daily.

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UT Extension questions and answers: Western Regional 4-H Horse Show
UT Extension questions and answers: Western Regional 4-H Horse Show

Chester County 4-H was well represented at the Western Regional 4-H Horse Show on June 2 and 3.

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David Foster Receives Young Engineer of the Year Award

David Foster was recognized recently at the Engineering Week Awards Banquet in Huntsville, Ala. He received the "Young Engineer of the Year" award from the Society for Military Engineers.

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Horse show to benefit Youth Town

The Mid-South Horse Show Association will present the 30th Annual Charity Horse Show at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 8, in Pugh Bourne Park, 343 Oakfield Road, in Jackson rain or shine.

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Local student receives scholarship to UT Martin

A Chester County student has been awarded a scholarship to attend the University of Tennessee at Martin for the 2017-2018 academic year, according to Dr. James Mantooth, executive director, Office of Enrollment Services and Student Engagement.

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FHU's Riley Echols taken in day three of MLB Draft
FHU's Riley Echols taken in day three of MLB Draft

Freed-Hardeman flame thrower Riley Echols recently joined the ranks of the best collegiate baseball players the nation, as he was taken in the 24th round on Day Three of the Major League draft by the Cleveland Indians.

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Lady Lions add Averyale Joy to signing class
Lady Lions add Averyale Joy to signing class

The Freed-Hardeman University Lady Lion basketball team added another player to its 2017-18 recruiting class with the recent signing of Averyale Joy of Middleton.

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Lion basketball adds JUCO stars Rolle and Watts to signing class
Lion basketball adds JUCO stars Rolle and Watts to signing class

The Freed-Hardeman University Lion basketball program added two more players to its 2017-18 recruiting class with the recent signing of junior college transfers Shamir Rolle and Jahmeel Watts.

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Dixie 12 team dominating

At Scotts Hill, Chester County's age 12 Dixie Youth O-Zone team won its first two games in the district tournament.

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Dixie tournaments in full swing Friday

Chester County Dixie Youth Baseball and Dixie Softball tournaments get underway in a big way Friday at several area sites.

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Dixie Youth A, AA finish third

Chester County's Dixie Youth Class A age 5-6, as well as the Class AA age 7-8 team, each finished third recently in their respective district tournaments.

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Dixie Youth AAA

After an opening round victory Saturday against Ramer, Chester County's age 9-10 AAA baseball team was defeated Monday night to Savannah.

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