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.

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...

TN-Go Meats embraced at Henderson Farmers Market
TN-Go Meats embraced at Henderson Farmers Market

TN-Go Meats, the products of Morningside Farms are a popular choice at the Henderson Farmers Market. Born and raised in Milledgeville, the beef, chicken and pork that goes into each cut of meat is a carefully cultivated and bred animal.

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Cox Day in city and county!
Cox Day in city and county!

The community gathered Friday at City Hall to honor softball star Elantra Cox, the all-star softball player for Ole Miss.

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Dr. Anderson named principal of CCJHS
Dr. Anderson named principal of CCJHS

Dr. Belinda Anderson has accepted role of the building principal at Chester County Junior High School.

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Board of Education to hold special called meeting

Chester County Board of Education will hold a special called meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, in the meeting room of the board of education office.

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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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Chester County participating in Select TN Property Evaluation Program

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced recently the counties that were chosen to participate in the Select Tennessee Property Evaluation Program (PEP) Spring Round.

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County Commission to meet in special session

Chester County Commission will hold a special called meeting at 7 p.m. on June 26 at the Criminal Justice Complex.

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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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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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Jacks Creek Community News
Jacks Creek Community News

"Hey, trust me. I've got your back." - God
Our community expresses sympathy to the families of Johnnie Rhea Goodwin Smith (2-11-34 to 6-17-17), mother of Jacks Creek mail carrier, Betty Terry, and aunt of Sheila Ryals.

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Lions Club News
Lions Club News

The Chester County Lions Club recently welcomed its newest member, Davis Chasteen.

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Montezuma Community News
Montezuma Community News

Welcome home to the Chester County group that recently cruised the "Star Princess" from Ketchum to Juno to Skagway and finally to Anchorage.

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

I hope you all had a good week. It was so hot, humid and dry. Father's Day was Sunday, June 18. It was thundering, and there was a slight shower here.

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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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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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Cooking with fresh herbs

As you plan your spring garden, add a few herbs to your vegetable plot. Herbs can be grown successfully in containers with at least six hours of sunlight daily.

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UT Extension questions and answers: Western Regional 4-H Horse Show
UT Extension questions and answers: Western Regional 4-H Horse Show

Chester County 4-H was well represented at the Western Regional 4-H Horse Show on June 2 and 3.

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Vols needed Saturday for trail re-route at Chickasaw

Volunteers are needed at Chickasaw State Park to reroute Owens Spring Trail.

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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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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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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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Dixie tournaments in full swing Friday

Chester County Dixie Youth Baseball and Dixie Softball tournaments get underway in a big way Friday at several area sites.

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Freed-Hardeman hosting several basketball camps

Freed-Hardeman University is hosting a variety of basketball camps this summer for youngsters of all ages.

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