American soldier guarded Japanese generals in last days of war American soldier guarded Japanese generals in last days of war

It was a harrowing experience guarding prisoners anyway, but someone had to do it. The assignment and responsibility went to a Chester County soldier named Corporal Harry Brown from West Tennessee.

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RAM, free medical clinic, returning, volunteers needed
RAM, free medical clinic, returning, volunteers needed

Remote Area Medical (RAM) is returning to Chester County, Oct. 17-18, at Chester County Junior High, 930 East Main Street in Henderson.

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C.C. schools face new assessment methods

Chester County schools received their performance results from the 2014-2015 end of year exams, and Superintendent Troy Kilzer II is pleased with his district's achievement.

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University honors retiring employee
University honors retiring employee

Wanda Jones, right, is retiring after 20 years of working with dining services at Freed-Hardeman University.

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Funds now available for Best Management Practices

Chester County Soil Conservation District has new Tennessee Department of Agriculture money for Best Management Practices (BMPs) for erosion control and for farmers using cover crops for the first time.

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Third annual Labor Day weekend Sept. 4-5

Chester County's third annual Labor Day weekend will be at 186 Luray Ave. (North Chester Middle School). Enjoy live music Friday, Sept. 4, from 8 - 11 p.m. and from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

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Independent offices closed Monday, Sept. 7

The offices of the Chester County Independent will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.

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Thrillers and grillers
Thrillers and grillers

Local singer Dara Young thrilled the crowd last Thursday at the Henderson Arts Commission's monthly Arts in the Alley in downtown Henderson.

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Greatest war in history officially ended 70 years ago this week
Greatest war in history officially ended 70 years ago this week

Seventy years ago this week World War II officially ended. V-J Day marks the official signing by the Japanese onboard the USS Missouri on Sept. 2, 1945. World War II was the mightiest struggle humankind has ever seen.

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Henderson Health and Rehab hosts BAH
Henderson Health and Rehab hosts BAH

The Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce held its Business After Hours event last Thursday, hosted by Henderson Health and Rehab on Juanita Drive.

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Long-time Henderson business to close
Long-time Henderson business to close

After 60 plus years in business at various locations, Farmer's Supply will be closing Saturday for the final time.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

I hope everyone had a great week.
On our prayer list this week are: Nella Rush, Sandra and Tommy Landers, Edra Barnett, Celia Murley, Winna Knipper, Esther Murley, Deborah Moody, Sue Murley, Kristen Carlton, Legina Henson, Ward Harris, Ann Hollin and Hershell Burkeens.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

Hello from Deanburg again! I hope you've all had a wonderful week with these cooler days.
Happy Labor Day to everyone! Enjoy, but be safe this last summer weekend.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Happy birthday wishes go to Louise Hudson on Aug. 27; Charlotte Canaday on Aug. 28; Jenette Nobles on Aug. 30; Joey Ashbrook on Aug. 31; and Stan O'Neal and Gerald Russom on Sept. 2.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Happy birthday wishes go to Johnathon Timmer, Steven Grisham, and Daniel Austin on Sept. 4; Sergio Vitale on Sept. 5; Mason Weeks on Sept. 7; Troy Vest on Sept. 8; Brandon Spokes on Sept. 9; Marguerite Timmer, Jasper Weeks and Julie Vest on Sept. 10; Brittany Tedford and Danhyell Martin on Sept. 13; April Collins and Sherry Smith on Sept. 15; and Carrie Timmer on Sept. 16.

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Labor Day 2015
Labor creates all wealth
Labor Day 2015Labor creates all wealth

Monday, Sept. 7, is designated as a Labor Day holiday in the United States. For most it will simply be a day off work to be with family or friends for back yard cookouts. A few organized events may occur that will probably be more suited for July 4. The sad truth is that we have forgotten what this day was originally meant to honor.

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Bite-sized appetizers will please any taste
Bite-sized appetizers will please any taste

I had some miscellaneous leftovers in the fridge this week, so I decided to make some appetizers or snacks. The ham puffs disappeared (um, got eaten) before I could get a picture of them, but they are deliciously bite-sized.

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Cherry galette: It's a pie, it's a tart - It doesn't matter what you call it, just enjoy!
Cherry galette: It's a pie, it's a tart - It doesn't matter what you call it, just enjoy!

Recently, we were having company come over for a nice dinner. My husband, Chris, decided to make jaeger schnitzel with mushroom gravy, and I was in charge of the dessert. I bought a bag of Rainier cherries because they were a pretty, golden peach color, and I knew I had several cherry recipes that I could try.

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Bladen Ray Hooper "10th" Birthday celebration
Bladen Ray Hooper  "10th" Birthday celebration

Bladen Ray Hooper, son of Brian and Carrie Hooper of Kingsport, celebrated his 10th birthday July 26, 2015. He enjoyed a party with friends and family at his home.

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Burnett-Scarbrough wedding
Burnett-Scarbrough wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Scarbrough of Pinson are proud to announce the upcoming nuptials of their son, Dr. Michael Cody Scarbrough, to Maggie Lee Olivia Burnett.

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FHU Department of Fine Arts to show primitive music boxes
FHU Department of Fine Arts to show primitive music boxes

In conjunction with the Connections Series, the Freed-Hardeman University Department of Fine Arts will host "Tennessee Music Boxes: From the Tennessee River Valley" Sept. 3 - Oct. 1 in the Troy Plunk Art Gallery on the FHU campus.

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Local SERVPRO honored for performance
Local SERVPRO honored for performance

SERVPRO, an industry leader in disaster cleanup, restoration and remediation services, has recognized Glen and Debbie Pendergrass with the company's Chairman's Bronze Award for outstanding revenue performance.

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Chester County Junior High News
Chester County Junior High News

We congratulate the following students for being nominated and chosen as Students of the Week: Will Middleton, Chasity Harper and Jamari Wesley-Carter. For their reward, they are being allowed to dress down one day of their choice and given a free snack from the snack cart. We are excited to be able to announce and reward students at CCJHS for going above and beyond! Congratulations!!

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East Chester Elementary School News
East Chester Elementary School News

We have had a great week at East Chester. Students are working hard each day and learning so much.
First grade has been learning about citizenship and laws in their I/E time each morning. Mrs. Burns' I/E group had to build a structure using an unusual bag of items.

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Inside CCHS
Inside CCHS

The football team will have their first home game Friday, against McNairy County. The theme for this week's student section is America. Students are encouraged to dress in red, white and blue.

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Jacks Creek Elementary School News
Jacks Creek Elementary School News

We've had another wonderful week here at Jacks Creek Elementary!
We would like to welcome Carrie Burns, our new Guidance Counselor, to Jacks Creek Elementary. We are so happy to have her on our team!

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West Chester Elementary News
West Chester Elementary News

Students are settled in and the 2015-2016 school year is off to a great start. Grades K-3 are practicing reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and computer skills. See class newsletters for specific information about what your child is learning in their classroom each week. There are some great things happening around the school!

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Nipped again!
Junior High team suffers second close setback
Nipped again!Junior High team suffers second close setback

University School of Jackson completed a 14-yard pass for the winning touchdown with only one second remaining on the scoreboard clock to defeat Chester County 32-26 Thursday in junior high football.

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Junior soccer wins opener
Junior soccer wins opener

Chester County Junior High began its girls' soccer season last week with an 8-0 victory over Lexington.

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Madison and Chester knot opener
Madison and Chester knot opener

Chester County and Madison Academic fought to a 1-1 tie in high school soccer last week to begin the 2015 season.

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Strong start for CCHS volleyball

The Chester County High School girls' volleyball team opened their season last week with a busy first week of play.
According to head coach Susan Humphry, the Eaglettes look to field a very strong team this season with a lot of talent.

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Belles earn Sportsmanship trophy
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Cagle Memorial Bike Tour is Century Ride on Oct. 3
Cagle Memorial Bike Tour is Century Ride on Oct. 3

The fourth annual Dennis Cagle Memorial Metric Century Bike Tour is a bicycle ride honoring Cpt. Dennis Cagle of the Henderson Police Department. It takes place Oct. 3 and is hosted by NoXcuse Cycling Club, 123 Front Street in Henderson.

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CC enjoys open date ahead of region games
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