Beating the heat Beating the heat

An enthusiastic crowd turned up for last week's Arts in the Alley despite near-100 degree temperatures even as dusk descended.

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  • Beating the heat Beating the heat

    An enthusiastic crowd turned up for last week's Arts in the Alley despite near-100 degree temperatures even as dusk descended.

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  • Summertime cool-down! Summertime cool-down!

    Students at Discovery Learning Center, next to East Chester Elementary, enjoyed a cool down from the extreme summer heat.

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  • Season just around the corner Season just around the corner


    For weeks and months, area high school football teams have labored through conditioning drills, weight-lifting and seven-on-seven scrimmages. However, Monday at Chester County High School, and schools all across the state, "real" practice began in helmets and pads. CCHS will open the regular season Aug. 19, hosting Adamsville, just one week after the jamborees.

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  • Great American "road trip" Great American "road trip"

    Nothing is more American than the road trip, and these travelers have the perfect vehicles for the occasion, Corvettes.

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  • City Board passes budget, replaces broken monuments City Board passes budget, replaces broken monuments

    Henderson Board of Mayor and Aldermen met on Thursday, July 14, for their regular monthly meeting. Board members discussed purchasing monuments and repairing broken headstones at Henderson City Cemetery.

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  • Two Dixie teams fall in champ games Two Dixie teams fall in champ games

    Two Chester County girls' softball teams completed major runs through the Dixie tournament series, but each fell just short of winning state titles.

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Commission renames tech center to reflect growing role

Chester County Commission met in regular session on Monday, July 25. Reports for Chester County Schools, the Highway Department, County Trustee, County General, Solid Waste and the library were all approved.

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Kilzer performs well on superintendent yearly evaluation

Chester County Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, July 21. The board presented the results of their evaluation of Superintendent of Education Troy Kilzer II.

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Sales Tax Holiday date now earlier
Shop tax free in Tennessee, July 29-31

Tennessee's sales tax holiday will now be one weekend earlier than it has been in the past, due to a 2016 law change.

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See Chester County in a brand new light

Are you looking for a way to become more involved in our community? Or are you simply wanting to see behind the scenes of our schools, government and tourism?

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Free meal at Brenda's offered to law enforcement, firemen

Members of the law enforcement community, firemen and their families are invited to eat free at Brenda's Kitchen from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, July 30.

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Local heroes wanted, deadline extended

The Chester County Independent will be featuring the Heroes of Local Law Enforcement during the Aug. 11 edition.

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Early voting continues through Saturday

Early voting for the Aug. 4 elections continues through Saturday, July 30, at the Chester County Election Commission Early Voting Annex, in the Public Safety Building at 126 Crook Ave. in Henderson.

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CCHS class of 1949 holds 67-year reunion
CCHS class of 1949 holds 67-year reunion

The Chester Count High School Class of 1949 recently held its 67-year reunion.

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Having a "Bash"
Having a "Bash"

Several hundred persons turned out Saturday at Chester County Middle School for the Back to School Bash.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

It is Monday as I write this, and I think this is the hottest day so far this summer. And the rest of the week is not going to be any cooler.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

Hello again from DEANBURG. I hope everyone had a great week. If it was like mine it was spent inside. This heat is terrible.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Hello from Enville! I hope everyone had a wonderful week. Our ball season has ended; our little 5/6 year old Chester County Sweetees team took home the second place trophy in the State Championship games in Lyles. We are very proud of them!

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Hello from Enville! I hope everyone had a good week, some folks got rain last Friday, but all we got here in Enville was wind; also some had showers on Sunday, but we just got thunder. Maybe rain will come soon.

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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

Hello to everyone! It is good to be here with you one more time. For this is the day the Lord has made, so let us be happy in it and take one day at a time.

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Burning the dogs
Burning the dogs

What is there to celebrate in July beyond the Fourth? Unbeknownst to many people, there are lots of things for the entire month.

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Images of Modern America, Opryland USA Former resident remembers popular theme park
Images of Modern America, Opryland USA Former resident remembers popular theme park

Stephen W. Phillips, 39, a native of Henderson, has a keen interest in theme parks and attractions. He credits it to his mother and grandmother who were always eager to expose him to anything exciting and thrilling.

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CCHS Alumni Association cleans up cases
CCHS Alumni Association cleans up cases

Chester County High School Alumni Association cleaned shadow box cases that hold old jerseys and CCHS memorabilia last week during a special meeting of the alumni association.

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Local author publishes first young adult novel
Local author publishes first young adult novel

Chester County resident and author John D. Harris recently published his first young adult novel, "Holy Moley."

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Rogers-Smith Wedding announcement
Rogers-Smith Wedding announcement

Shelby Kaitlyn Smith and Michael Douglas Rogers will exchange wedding vows Saturday, July 30, at sunset in the mountains of Leicester, N.C.

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A leg up to post-secondary education: High school students pursuing dual-enrollment/ internships discover preparation starts early

Dual-enrollment courses are growing in popularity and importance at Chester County High School and schools around the nation. These courses, once considered a leg up for the traditional college-bound path, are more vital and significant than ever.

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UT Extension questions and answers: Chester County 4-Hers dazzle at State Horse Championship
UT Extension questions and answers: Chester County 4-Hers dazzle at State Horse Championship

The Tennessee State Horse Championship was held June 20-25 in Shelbyville.

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Faulkner receives Risingstar Leadership Scholarship
Faulkner receives Risingstar Leadership Scholarship

Brayden Faulkner, a 2016 graduate of Chester County High School, received the 2016-17 RisingStar Leadership Scholarship from the University of Tennessee at Martin WestStar Leadership Program.

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Arts centers to feature work of FHU professor
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Croom is "Learner of the Year"
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End of Summer Bash slated July 29 at UT Martin
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Free adult education classes offered

Chester County Adult Learning Center will have a New Student Orientation from 9 a.m. - noon July 26 and 28, at 1449 White Avenue, near Southwest Human Resource Agency (SWHRA) and Head Start.

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Henderson resident awarded TCAT - Crump Scholarship
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Two Alabama arts centers to feature FHU professor

The art of a Freed-Hardeman University professor will be on exhibit at the Kentuck Art Center in Northport, Ala., Aug. 4-Sept. 30 and at the Arts Council Gallery in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Aug. 5-Aug. 26.

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Awards extended following FHU girls' basketball camp
Awards extended following FHU girls' basketball camp

Fourth through sixth grade: Sable Winfree - East Side Elementary: One-on-one champion, three-point champion, and lay-up runner-up.

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Freed-Hardeman University hosts Lion basketball camp
Freed-Hardeman University hosts Lion basketball camp

These young men took part in the recent Freed-Hardeman University Lion basketball camp at Brewer Sports Center.

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Lady Lion basketball adds Perry County standout
Lady Lion basketball adds Perry County standout

The Freed-Hardeman Lady Lion basketball team added another player to its 2016-17 recruiting class with the recent signing of Reagen Floyd of Linden.

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Three from CCHS named soccer All Stars
Three from CCHS named soccer All Stars

Three soccer players from Chester County High School recently received post season honors.

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Disney night highlights Generals' homestand
Disney night highlights Generals' homestand

The Jackson Generals begin one of the biggest homestands of the summer Wednesday as the professional Class AA team returns home for five games against the Chattanooga Lookouts.

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Big Monty meets Big Papi
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CC Dixie Boys fall in state semi-finals
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