Carrying the load for Memorial Day Carrying the load for Memorial Day

Jason Austin carries the American flag through Henderson Sunday as part of Carry The Load, a series of relays from Boston and Seattle, meeting up in Dallas on Memorial Day.

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  • Carrying the load for Memorial Day Carrying the load for Memorial Day

    Jason Austin carries the American flag through Henderson Sunday as part of Carry The Load, a series of relays from Boston and Seattle, meeting up in Dallas on Memorial Day.

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  • SWHRA Central Kitchen opens to serve West Tennessee SWHRA Central Kitchen opens to serve West Tennessee

    Southwest Human Resource Agency opened its Central Kitchen last week. Executive Director Mike Smith stated that the kitchen is expected to serve between 1,000 to 5,000 children daily during the summer months as the summer food program gets underway.

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  • CCHS teams going to the 'Boro! CCHS teams going to the 'Boro!

    First ever for Eagle baseball
    For the first time in the 103-year history of the school, the Chester County High School baseball team is headed to the state tournament. CCHS earned the right by winning its sectional showdown Saturday with Ripley, 6-1, coming from behind in the process.
    The Eagles faced off Tuesday night against Christ Academy of Knoxville, with results coming after press time. The tournament is taking place in Murfreesboro.

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  • Going to the dogs ... Park Board forms committee to fund raise for dog park in memory of Lynn Ramey Going to the dogs ... Park Board forms committee to fund raise for dog park in memory of Lynn Ramey

    A group of Chester County residents have started a campaign to add a dog park as a feature to Gene Record Park in Henderson.

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  • CCHS graduates 209 students CCHS graduates 209 students

    Chester County High School held its 102nd annual graduation exercises Monday, May 16, at Loyd Auditorium in Henderson.

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  • Double Dipping the District, Region--CC baseball and softball both win championships Double Dipping the District, Region--CC baseball and softball both win championships


    Chester County High School beat South Side twice last week, at South Side, in diamond studded fashion. The Eaglettes' softball won the district 14-AA championship with a 4-2 victory Thursday and the Eagles' baseball team did the same on Wednesday, May 11, defeating the South Side Hawks 8-4, with both contests taking place at South Side.
    CCHS came close to four district titles, as the Eagle soccer team was defeated by Lexington 2-1 in the title game Thursday, and the CCHS boys' tennis team finished second in the district back on May 9.

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Ribbon cutting celebrates Southwest HRA central kitchen
Ribbon cutting celebrates Southwest HRA central kitchen

Southwest Human Resource Agency held a ribbon cutting last week at its brand new central kitchen.

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Molly Ramone performs in downtown park
Molly Ramone performs in downtown park

Molly Ramone, a popular Irish band from Nashville, performed at Arts in the Alley on Thursday, May 19.

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State tournament bound!
State tournament bound!

For the first time in school history, the baseball team at Chester County High School has advanced to the state tournament.

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Summer Food Service Program announced

Southwest Human Resource Agency announces its sponsorship of the 2016 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which is administered at the state level by the Department of Human Services, under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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Chester County Library announces summer reading adventures

On your mark, get set ... read! Chester County Library is hosting its 2016 summer reading program. All activities begin at 10 a.m.

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Independent offices closed on Memorial Day

The offices of the Chester County Independent will be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday
All advertising and copy deadlines will be moved up to 5 p.m. Friday, May 27.

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County and city offices will close on Memorial Day!

All Chester County and City of Henderson government offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.

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Henderson Health/Rehab hosts Chamber After Hours
Henderson Health/Rehab hosts Chamber After Hours

Henderson Health and Rehabilitation hosted the Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce's monthly Business After Hours event on Thursday, May 12.

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Shiloh announces Memorial Day schedule
Shiloh announces Memorial Day schedule

From Saturday, May 28, through Monday, May 30, Shiloh National Military Park will be offering a variety of special events to the public, including a concert in the park, artillery demonstrations, special exhibits and ranger guided tours.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

Hope everyone in our community and others have had a great week!
Happy birthday wishes go out to Anita Fish on May 24; and Lavern Lynch and Kristen Mays on May 25.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

Well, it is another week. They roll around fast. I hope you all have an enjoyable week.
Happy birthday wishes for this week go out to T.J. Appling on May 27; Sharon Mays on May 29; and June Davis on June 1. Hoping each of you has a wonderful day!

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Hello from Enville! I hope everyone had a great week. We had a busy one, we played all of our ballgames (no rain outs), and we attended Awards Day at Jacks Creek Elementary and East Chester and many of you at other schools.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Hello from Enville, I hope everyone had a wonderful week! The weather today (Monday) is gorgeous, the weather man is calling for some rain this week, and I just hope it moves out for this weekend.

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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

Hello to everyone! Greetings from the City. The very first thing I would like to say is THANK YOU Lord, for allowing us to see another week. The second thing I would like to say this week is THANK YOU!

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A tribute presented to one of the men of the Greatest Generation
A tribute presented to one of the men of the Greatest Generation
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Family duties to the aging
Family duties to the aging

The family, like the church, has specific responsibilities to its senior members. More and more the family must become involved in providing for their needs because of the limitations of other institutions and agencies to deal with the soaring increase in the numbers of the aging.

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Though not a resident, Stave loved Sweetlips
Though not a resident, Stave loved Sweetlips

McKenzie Meeks Stave was laid to rest April 12 near his grandfather, Robert Wylie, at Sweetlips Cemetery. He had passed away six days earlier of complications from wounds received in the Middle East.

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Anderson receives Juris Doctorate
Anderson receives Juris Doctorate

It is with great joy that we announce that Cardellia Anderson has obtained her Juris Doctorate from Birmingham School of Law.

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Bill was a "jewel" of a military man
Bill was a "jewel" of a military man

William A. "Bill" Jewell was born in 1932, and joined the National Guard at age 17, prior to his graduation from high school.

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Boothe 40th anniversary
Boothe 40th anniversary

Terry and Sharon Boothe will be married 40 years on May 22.

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Cub Scout Day Camp to be held at Crump City Park
Cub Scout Day Camp to be held at Crump City Park

Cub Scout Day Camp will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7-9 p.m. on Friday June 6-10 at Crump City Park.

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Box top toppers
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Brashier appointed Dean of College of Business
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CCHS QB Club hosting golf tournament at Chickasaw Saturday, May 27
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CCJHS Students of the Week
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Chester County student takes Florence Nightingale Pledge
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FHU presents academic awards to students

Freed-Hardeman University presented academic awards to 31 students May 5. Deans and department representatives announced the winners during the school's daily chapel program.

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Girl Scouts outreach
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Eaglette basketball camp is June 6-9 at CCHS

Chester County High School girls' basketball program is hosting a girls' basketball camp from 9 a.m. until noon, June 6-9 at Eagle Gym.

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FHU names Sanderson new basketball coach
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John Smolt gives advice to young pitchers
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Junior Baseball gives out awards
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Lion baseball earns NAIA at-large bid
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Pink races benefit Davis
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Renfroe signs with Columbia State Chargers
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