Guard's 278th continues training in Texas

FORT HOOD, Texas - Tennessee's 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment charged into its second week of training with live fire, tactical lanes, and air operations.

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.

Second Harvest distribution feeds hundreds

Hundreds of persons slogged through the rain and wind Friday to receive free food as Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee conducted another distribution of donated food.

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...

WestStar Class includes local leaders
WestStar Class includes local leaders

Members of the 2017 WestStar Leadership Class graduated Tuesday, June 20, during an event held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Jackson.

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King elected to TML Board of Directors
King elected to TML Board of Directors

Bobby King, mayor of Henderson, was elected to the board of directors of the Tennessee Municipal League (TML) during the League's annual conference recently held in Murfreesboro.

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School board approves budget

Chester County Board of Education met in a special called meeting on Thursday, June 22.

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NO Chester County tax increase for sixth year

Chester County Commission held a special called session on Monday, June 26, to discuss the budget for 2017-18.

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Rainey honored by Scouts and SAR
Rainey honored by Scouts and SAR

Dr. Irvin Rainey received the Robert G. Burt Boy Scout Volunteer Award at the June 4 meeting in Jackson of the James Madison Chapter of the Tennessee Society Sons of the American Revolution (SAR).

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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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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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Jacks Creek Community Club awards scholarships, honors recipients
Jacks Creek Community Club awards scholarships, honors recipients

Jacks Creek Community Club recognized three honor students at a recent dinner meeting.

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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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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

Greeting from Deanburg!
We would like to wish a Happy Birthday to Jeremy Howell on June 28, Ricky Enfinger on July 1 and Esther Murley on July 3.

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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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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Hello from Enville! I hope that everyone had a great week and that you all have a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday.

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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

Hello to everyone! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!
Please forgive me for not having my article last week. I was out of state.

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Cannon firing Saturday at Shiloh
Cannon firing Saturday at Shiloh

In honor of the Independence Day holiday, Shiloh National Military Park will present Civil War cannon firing demonstrations on Saturday, July 1, announced Superintendent Dale Wilkerson.

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Jerry Lee and Wanda Cook to celebrate 60 years
Jerry Lee and Wanda Cook  to celebrate 60 years

Jerry Lee and Wanda (Beacham) Cook will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of their marriage on June 30, 1957.

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Library gets new US flag
Library gets new US flag

The Chester County Library received a new American Flag June 22 from Henderson WoodmenLife Chapter 40.

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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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Sweetlips gets new US flag
Sweetlips gets new US flag

The Sweetlips Community Center and Fire Station received a new American Flag June 22 from Henderson WoodmenLife Chapter 40.

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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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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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Freed-Hardeman adds two-sport star
Freed-Hardeman adds two-sport star

The Freed-Hardeman University Lady Lion volleyball team and softball team added another player to its 2017-18 recruiting class with the recent signing of two-sport athlete Maria Mask of Florence, Ala.

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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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Lady Lions' soccer announces five signees
Lady Lions' soccer announces five signees

The Freed-Hardeman University Lady Lion soccer team has been busy throughout the off-season putting together a solid recruiting class for the 2017-18 season, as five players have committed for the upcoming season.

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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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Lions basketball adds Texas guard
Lions basketball adds Texas guard

The Freed-Hardeman University men's basketball added another player to its 2017-18 recruiting class with the recent signing of Jacob DeLauri of Austin, Texas.

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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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