American Legion riders pass through Chester County American Legion riders pass through Chester County

Members of the Chester County community turned out to greet American Legion Legacy Run riders as they traveled down Hwy. 45 heading to Tupelo, Miss., on Monday afternoon.

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  • American Legion riders pass through Chester County American Legion riders pass through Chester County

    Members of the Chester County community turned out to greet American Legion Legacy Run riders as they traveled down Hwy. 45 heading to Tupelo, Miss., on Monday afternoon.

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  • Blackburn addresses local farmers' concerns Blackburn addresses local farmers' concerns

    Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn met with members of Farm Bureau, farming representatives, 4-H members and students from Future Farmers of America during a breakfast at Brenda's Kitchen on Wednesday, Aug. 17.

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  • Veteran Cards too much for CCHS Veteran Cards too much for CCHS


    Less than 30 seconds into the 2016 high school football season, Chester County had a 7-0 lead. The Eagles had scored on a 57-yard run on the first play from scrimmage. The players were pumped, the fans thrilled, and all seemed on the upswing for CCHS.
    However, Adamsville, one of the area's top teams for several years had other ideas. Before the first quarter was over the Cardinals had gained the lead 14-7, and bruised their way to a 35-7 victory.

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Independent earns seven awards at Press Association convention
Independent earns seven awards at Press Association convention

The Chester County Independent was honored with seven awards at the recent Tennessee Press Association Convention in Franklin.

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Students arrive on campus
Students arrive on campus

Stedman Stephens of Lexington totes personal belongings into a Freed-Hardeman University dormitory Saturday.

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Modern Woodmen present flag
Modern Woodmen present flag

Modern Woodmen of America representative Bradley McDaniel, right, recently presented Chester County Director of Schools Troy Kilzer II with a new American flag.

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Liquor will be on November city ballot
Liquor will be on November city ballot

Referendums for package liquor sales and liquor by the drink will be on the November ballot in the city of Henderson, according to Director of Elections Michelle White.

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BBQ Festival seeking volunteers and vendors

The Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers to work the 39th annual Chester County Barbeque Festival in downtown Henderson.

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Imagination Library seeks Triathlon sponsors

The Chester County Imagination Library Board of Directors is looking for sponsors for the Annual Piglet Splash, Dash, and Roll Children's Triathlon benefiting the Imagination Library.

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Enville Fun Day is Saturday

The Annual Enville Fun Day is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. It is a fundraiser for Enville's fire department and community club.

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Second Harvest has food for the asking!
Second Harvest has food for the asking!

Volunteers for Second Harvest prepare to distribute free food to Chester County residents.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

Hello again from good old Deanburg! Can you believe this is the last article for August. Next month will begin autumn.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Hello from Enville! I hope everyone had a good week. I know one lady that did just that, with a big celebration on Friday, Ms. Mae Goodwin celebrated her 93rd birthday on Aug. 19, so her daughter, Paulette and son-in-law Todd planned a party for her at her home with family and friends.

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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

Hello to everyone! I hope you had a wonderful week. It is a blessing to be a part of your life one more time. I would like to say "THANK YOU" for taking time out to read the Chester County Independent.

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Jacks Creek Community News
Jacks Creek Community News

"Our days on earth are like grass; like wildflowers, we bloom and die. The wind blows, and we are gone, but as Christians, we have hope of eternal life." - Psalm 103.

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Montezuma Community News
Montezuma Community News

Montezuma sends out happy birthday wishes to Peggy Whitman on Aug. 25, Reba Croom on Aug. 28, Raven Croom on Aug. 29, Elvie Lee Sanders on Aug. 30 and Kathy Geary on Aug. 31.

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

Today is Sunday Aug. 21. This month is flying by like all the others, before you know it, it will be September.

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Take Us With You August
Take Us With You August

Students see Big Friendly Giant

Kathy Whitehead's first grade class from West Chester Elementary School attended a showing of the movie Big Friendly Giant.

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Chester County High School Class of 1981 Reunion
Chester County High School Class of 1981 Reunion

The Chester County High School Class of 1981 recently held its 35th anniversary class reunion.

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UT Extension questions and answers: Busy summer for Chester County 4-H
UT Extension questions and answers: Busy summer for Chester County 4-H

This has been one of those "non-stop" summers for UT Extension and the 4-H Youth Development program. As 4-H agents, we are often asked the question, "Do you work during the summer?"

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Freed-Hardeman University Professor's work chosen for Sept. 11 memorial

On the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11, 15 one-minute works will be premiered at New York City's Trinity Church by the West Point Band.

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Montgomery museum's "Women's Work" includes prints by FHU art professor

The work of Freed-Hardeman University art professor Laquita Thomson is included in "Women's Work: Prints from the Collection of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts."

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Off The Shelf
Off The Shelf

Thank you, thank you to everyone who donated books for our Friends of the Library July book sale. We had more books and DVDs than we have ever had and we certainly made a lot more money than we ever have.

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Pharmacy Tech program offered at UTM-Selmer

The University of Tennessee at Martin will offer a 50-hour training course for future pharmacy technicians from 6 - 9:30 p.m., Thursdays, Sept. 1-Dec. 15, at the UT Martin McNairy County Center/Selmer.

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CHESTER COUNTY JUNIOR HIGH NEWS
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Coral collection donated to FHU
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EAST CHESTER ELEMENTARY NEWS
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INSIDE CCHS
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JACKS CREEK ELEMENTARY NEWS
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CCHS Eaglettes open soccer season
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CCHS volleyball beats Bolivar
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Eagle by Warren drives CCHS golf
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High school sports participation continues growth
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Lady Lions split openers at Lindsey
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SPORTS SCHEDULES/EVENTS/STATS
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Trinity tags loss on Junior Eagles
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