FHU rings in new academic year FHU rings in new academic year

Freed-Hardeman University opened its 2016-17 school year with the annual Tolling of the Bell ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 24.

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  • FHU rings in new academic year FHU rings in new academic year

    Freed-Hardeman University opened its 2016-17 school year with the annual Tolling of the Bell ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 24.

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  • Car/garage fire on Williams Road Car/garage fire on Williams Road

    A detached garage, and an automobile inside, were destroyed in a fire Sunday at approximately 12:40 p.m.

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  • CC 43 - MC 14--- Chester County reigns over McNairy CC 43 - MC 14--- Chester County reigns over McNairy


    A rainy Friday night in Selmer became a flood of Chester County touchdowns in the second quarter of the Eagles' game against McNairy Central. In that quarter, CCHS turned around a 14-12 deficit with five unanswered touchdowns. They added another in the second half to win the high school football contest 43-14.

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Mickens is new warden of Pulaski State Prison (Former Chester County resident takes command of Georgia prison)
Mickens is new warden of Pulaski State Prison (Former Chester County resident takes command of Georgia prison)

(Reprinted by permission, Hawkinsville Dispatch And News, Hawkinsville, Ga.)
Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Homer Bryson announced the reassignment of Sue Mickens to Warden of Pulaski State Prison, effective July 1, 2016.

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Equine disease outbreak detected in 17 horses

The state veterinarian's office is investigating an outbreak of Equine Piroplasmosis (EP) in a group of racing Quarter Horses in Tennessee. EP is a blood parasite that affects equines.

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Applications available for 2016 agricultural enhancement program

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture has expanded the application schedule for the 2016 Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program (TAEP).

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Offices of the Independent will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5 for Labor Day
Offices of the Independent will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5 for Labor Day

Our offices at the Chester County Independent will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, in celebration of Labor Day.

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Board of Education to discuss insurance plans

Chester County Board of Education will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, in the meeting room of the Board of Education office.

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2016 BBQ Festival kicks off Sept. 23

Plans for the 39th annual Chester County BBQ Festival are currently underway for Sept. 23-24, and it promises to be one of the most exciting festivals in recent memory.

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August birthdays at the Senior Center
August birthdays at the Senior Center

Celebrating birthdays during August at the Chester County Senior Center were, front row from left: Debbie Cox, Robert Jones (103), Ester Newton and Nola Smith.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

Well, September is here and in a few days another of the four seasons will arrive. I for one am looking forward to the fall weather. And fall brings a lot of activities, fall festivals, Halloween, hayrides, etc.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Hello from Enville, I hope everyone had a great week! The Lord has blessed us with a beautiful day today (as I wrote this on Monday). I hope there are many more in store for us since another month has passed and autumn is just around the corner, this year is passing so fast.

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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

Hello to everyone! First things first, let us thank the Lord for allowing us to see another week and another month, September has made her arrival. I pray and hope you had a great week.

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Hickory Corner Community News
Hickory Corner Community News

Hello from Hickory Corner. I hope everyone is having a good week. I cannot believe how fast the months go by. September is here already, and autumn is just around the corner, arriving on Sept. 22. I am ready for some cooler weather, are you?

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Jacks Creek Community News
Jacks Creek Community News

This is an emotional week for veterans and Americans who study history and are patriotic. Two events mark this time - World War II started Sept. 1, 1939, and V-J Day is on Sept. 2, 1945.

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Montezuma Community News
Montezuma Community News

There will be a Big Country Breakfast at the Montezuma Community Center from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10.

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Baby-steps to lessen our environmental footprint
Baby-steps to lessen our environmental footprint

Everyone these days are thinking of ways they can go green, save money and have a better quality of life for our children as well as ourselves, but at what expense? People have decidedly come under the gun by their increasing excesses.

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Senior brains
Senior brains

The "Chester County Challengers" represented Chester County Seniors in the Brain Games Competition in Jackson on Aug. 26 and brought home the First Place Trophy!

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Wright-Small to Wed Sept. 10
Wright-Small to Wed Sept. 10

Bailey Wright and Garner Small are happy to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

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UT Extension questions and answers: Most of Tennessee was hot, dry for summer
UT Extension questions and answers: Most of Tennessee was hot, dry for summer

No doubt, you have noticed that it has been hot and dry. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says July 2016 was the hottest month on record for the globe, and as of the middle of August, the U.S. Drought monitor recorded that roughly two-thirds of Tennessee is experiencing abnormally dry to severe drought conditions.

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Calling all preppers for meeting Sept. 8

Local area people who have prepared for a natural or man-made disaster will be meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8., at the fellowship hall at Cornerstone Church, 8520 Hwy 114 in Scotts Hill.

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Chickasaw State Park program schedule, Sept. 3-4

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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Finalists announced in search for new UT Martin chancellor

Four higher education leaders have been selected as finalists in the search for the next University of Tennessee at Martin chancellor. On-campus interviews will begin Aug. 29.

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JACKS CREEK ELEMENTARY NEWS
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Brave young students
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CHESTER COUNTY JUNIOR HIGH NEWS
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EAST CHESTER ELEMENTARY NEWS
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INSIDE CCHS
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UT Martin ranked in top-20 southern colleges
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UT-Martin has tremendous impact on economy
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CCHS "harriers" run at Trenton
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Chester County High Volleyball--Eaglettes challenged by Trinity
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Chester County Junior High girls' softball team
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Eaglette soccer played at Westview
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Freed soccer winless on opening trip
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SPORTS SCHEDULES/EVENTS/SCHEDULES
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