Henderson Fire Dept. receives Life Safety Achievement Award Henderson Fire Dept. receives Life Safety Achievement Award

The National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire Research and Education Foundation (NASFM Foundation) and Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company have announced that 142 fire departments from 33 states earned the Life Safety Achievement Award for their fire prevention accomplishments in 2013.

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Creation Needlework displayed at FUMC
Creation Needlework displayed at FUMC

First United Methodist Church CLC Building is displaying a needlework collection that brings the Biblical story of creation to life.

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Preparations for 2014 Barbeque Festival are currently underway

Chester County Barbeque Festival is gearing up for Sept. 26-27. This year will bring about several changes for the festival, said Henderson-Chester County Chamber of Commerce Director Emily Johnson.

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County welcomes new commissioners

Chester County Commission met on Monday, Sept. 8. This was the first meeting for four newly elected commissioners: Terry Bell, Johnny Warren Garner, Anne Moore and Chris Simmons.

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Board to discuss City Hall drainage issues

Henderson Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, in the council chamber of Henderson City Hall.

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Veteran's photos needed for CCI book publication

The Chester County Independent plans to publish a special book containing photos of every veteran from Chester County. Readers are asked to submit their photos of family members who are presently serving in the military or who served at any time back as far as the Civil War.

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Deadline approaches for Take Us With You promo

Deadline for photo submissions for the Independent's annual Take Us With You promotion is quickly approaching.

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Snookum retires, Grandson takes over
Snookum retires, Grandson takes over

Buel "Snookum" Maness has retired and turned over operation of Snookum's Restaurant to his grandson Brandon Maness.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

I hope everyone had a great week.
Happy birthday this week to Neal Escue on Sept. 10; Betty Quarles and Sherry Escue on Sept. 11; Kimberly Weaver on Sept. 12; Joyce Mainers on Sept. 13; Gaynell Dees, Corey Tully and Carol Ann Perkins on Sept. 14; and April Collins and Cayce Perkins on Sept. 15.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Happy birthday wishes go out to Joey Haley and Jack Sidwell on Sept. 11; Danyhell Martin on Sept. 13; Nicole Robberstad on Sept. 14; April Collins, Lucas Mooney and Sherry Smith on Sept. 15; Kasey Wynn and Carrie Timmer on Sept. 16; and Steve Senseman and Ray Garton on Sept. 17.

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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

Hello to everyone! Well we made it through another week. Thank you Lord! However, this week for me brings back the sad memories of Sept. 11, 2001.

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Jacks Creek Community News
Jacks Creek Community News

Inquiring minds want to know why there was no article in the paper last week. It's like this - it is extremely hard to write news if tidbits are not shared. All community writers need news if their community is to be represented.

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Montezuma Community News
Montezuma Community News

The benefit for Mae Linda Marsh is fast approaching. You need to get your tickets for the meal and the $1 donation for the $100 gift cards.

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New Friendship & Glendale Community News
New Friendship & Glendale Community News

I am sorry I did not get my news in last week.
Our deepest sympathy and love goes to the families and friend of Louis Thomas Douglas, Mary Cooper, Sammy Ross, Shirley Bailey and Martha Wilson Jones.

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Warm flavors and ooey, gooey chocolate cake mean that autumn is on the way
Warm flavors and ooey, gooey chocolate cake mean that autumn is on the way

As the air grows crisper, it's time to start thinking about fall and the recipes associated with cooler weather. This week's recipe is a chocolate Bundt cake that features a dark German beer as a leavening agent - and also for taste.

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Saving money: Tips from everyday penny pinchers

Saving money is at the top of most people's priority list these days. Some small tips will help us all feel less of the money pinch by pinching a few pennies of your own.

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County attorney among nations' best
County attorney among nations' best

Marty Phillips, the County Attorney for Chester County, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2015 edition of "Best Lawyers in America." This is the ninth consecutive year in which he has been included in this elite list.

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DePriest awarded Specialist designation
DePriest awarded Specialist designation

Brenda K. DePriest has been awarded the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation by the Council of Residential Specialists, an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors.

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Happy 70th birthday Papa!
Happy 70th birthday Papa!

You are my hero!

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Lions honor Whittle as Servant of the Month
Lions honor Whittle as Servant of the Month

The Lions Club recently honored D. J. Walker Whittle as its servant of the month.
Whittle enlisted and served in the United States Naval Seabees, serving 39 months, three of which were served in the Pacific Theatre.

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Trammell takes oath
Trammell takes oath

Josh Trammell takes the oath of office for constable in Chester County.

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Band to compete at Crockett, Henry
Band to compete at Crockett, Henry

Chester County bass drum line members, from left: Rylan Eskew, Ryan Blackford, Jon Michael Thompson, Jae Green and Harley Williams, were part of the excitement Friday when the CCHS Eagles came from behind to win at Bolivar.

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West PTO Membership drive
 West PTO Membership drive

West Chester Elementary School recently held its PTO Membership Drive.

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FHU's Rush to challenge students to "Stand Up"
FHU's Rush to challenge students to "Stand Up"

The Freed-Hardeman University admissions office is preparing for another year of Reaching Unlimited Spiritual Heights, more commonly known as RUSH.

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Kemp is winner at K.I. Academy
Kemp is winner at K.I. Academy

Chelsea Kemp of Pinson is the winner of the mannequin contest at K.I. Academy.

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Chester County High School News
Chester County  High School News

In the recent weeks, school spirit has risen at Chester County High School. Along with the help of the student body, Student Council has increased morale at CCHS.

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Chester County Junior High News
Chester County Junior High News

Spirit Shirt order forms went home last week. There are several new styles to choose from and they look great! You will definitely want to buy one so your student can take advantage of wearing them on Fridays, when allowed!

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East Chester Elementary School News
East Chester Elementary School News

School is in full swing at East Chester. Readwell has started for all grades. Everyone is working hard in kindergarten, first and second learning to read. Third-graders are practicing reading to learn!

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CC volleyball playing district schedule
CC volleyball playing district schedule

Chester County High School volleyball is in the midst of its district schedule.

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Unbeaten Junior Eaglettes at home Thurs., Mon.
Unbeaten Junior Eaglettes at home Thurs., Mon.

Chester County Junior High's girls' soccer team extended its undefeated record last week with victories over Martin and Medina.

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August 12th Football Game Relocated

The football game scheduled for August 12, 2014 has been moved from Lane Field in Jackson to Eagle Stadium in Henderson, TN.

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Two from Chester County qualify for high school golf Regional
Two from Chester County qualify for high school golf Regional

At the District golf match Monday at Woodland Hills, Collin McPherson shot an 81 and Hannah Chasteen shot a 102 to qualify for the Regional Golf Monday, also at Woodland Hills.

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Barnes on the charge
Barnes on the charge

CCHS Eaglette soccer player Erin Barnes, No. 3, was miss-identified in the Sept. 4 edition of the Independent.

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Eagles at JCM, possible season turner

One thing is almost certain, Chester County cannot continue to turn the ball over four and five times and have eight or 10 penalties and expect to win against good teams.

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Lady Lions split twice at Faulkner Invitational

The Freed-Hardeman University Lady Lion volleyball team split a pair of matches at the Faulkner Invitational Saturday in Montgomery, Ala., beating Milligan in four sets before being swept by host Faulkner.

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