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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  • 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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  • Jones introduced at Health Center Jones introduced at Health Center

    Henderson Health Center, at 1132 Industrial Drive in Henderson, held its annual Open House Friday, with dozens of community leaders and well-wishers turning out for the occasion.

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  • Demo shows respect needed around high voltage Demo shows respect needed around high voltage

    Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation is presenting a series of high voltage demonstrations to the communities in which it serves.

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Modern Woodmen present flag
Modern Woodmen present flag

Modern Woodmen of America representative Bradley McDaniel, right, recently presented Chester County Director of Schools Troy Kilzer II with a new American flag.

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Students arrive on campus
Students arrive on campus

Stedman Stephens of Lexington totes personal belongings into a Freed-Hardeman University dormitory Saturday.

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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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Art of Charlotte Highers on display at The Ned

The art work of Charlotte Highers is on display at the "The Ned," the Ned McWherter Cultural Arts Center, 314 E Main St. in Jackson, through Aug. 31.

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Freed-Hardeman adds five faculty members

Freed-Hardeman University has added a total of five full-time faculty members at its Henderson campus. They are Dr. Joseph Stark Davis, Linda S. Hodges, Gregory A. Hollamon, Daniel B. Overton and Dr. Nathan Warf.

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Chickasaw State Park program schedule for Aug. 27-28

Thank you for choosing Chickasaw State Park as your destination for summer fun and activities! Here are a few reminders that will make your stay with and participation in the summer programs more enjoyable for everyone!

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Enville Fun Day is Saturday

The Annual Enville Fun Day is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. It is a fundraiser for Enville's fire department and community club.

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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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Senior Citizen Day is Aug. 21
Senior Citizen Day is Aug. 21

National Senior Citizen Day is Aug. 21. In recognition, we present a look at the Chester County Senior Center.
The Chester County Senior Center is located at 247 E. Main St and is open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and offers many resources and activities which benefit the seniors in our area.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

It is Monday morning as I write this, and it is so muggy outside. I thought it was pretty nice until I walked and found out different.

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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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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Hello from Enville! I hope you all had a great week. It is Monday as I write, and we are having a cloudy day; it feels pretty good outside with the breeze blowing.

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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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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

Greetings from the City! I hope you had a wonderful week. The first thing I would like to do is give thanks to the Lord for another week. Psalms 107:1 reads, "O give thanks unto the LORD, for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever." It is always great to be with you one more week.

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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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The regrets of a life lived
The regrets of a life lived

It is not very often that people of any age voice their regrets out loud. That is most people are not very willing to because if they voice regret aloud it seems synonymous to admitting a failure of some type.

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Birth of Coleman Allen Durham
Birth of Coleman Allen Durham

Jeremy and Heather Holland Durham of Jackson announce the birth of their first son, Coleman Allen Durham Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

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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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Clayton 50th anniversary
Clayton 50th anniversary

Russell and Joyce (Seratt) Clayton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 4, 2016.

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Jones - Millmyer Engagement
Jones -  Millmyer Engagement

Theresa JoAnn Jones and Trevor Allen Millmyer of Henderson are engaged to be married.

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Junior Rodeo to be held in Henderson Saturday
Junior Rodeo to be held in Henderson Saturday

Rodeo action is coming to Henderson this weekend. The Tennessee Junior Rodeo Association will be hosting two rodeos on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Henderson Arena at 575 East Fourth Street.

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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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Inside CCHS
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INSIDE CCHS
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CCHS Eaglettes open soccer season
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CCHS hosts Adamsville again to start season
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CCHS volleyball beats Bolivar
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Cheer team wins national championship!
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Eagle by Warren drives CCHS golf
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Freed-Hardmeman volleyball signs Hickman County star
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Growing pains labor CC in jambo
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