Large crowd hears "Songs and Stories Series" at Arts in the Alley Large crowd hears "Songs and Stories Series" at Arts in the Alley

WYN 106.9's "Songs and Stories Series" provided the entertainment last Thursday at the Henderson Arts Commission's Arts in the Alley in the downtown park.

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Reagan man sentenced on statutory rape charges

A Reagan man appeared before the Circuit Court for Chester County, Tennessee, Division II May 29, to determine the sentence to be imposed as a result of the March 25 guilty plea of Randy Ray Hart.

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Grand Jury announces indictments

The Chester County Grand Jury met June 16 and returned eight true bills.

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School board ends midterms and finals tradition

Chester County School Board met in regular session on Thursday, June 18. Board members reviewed the testing policy at Chester County High School and Chester County Junior High School, and they discussed the proposal of opting out of midterm and end-of-course testing.

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Local business wins state Small Business Administration award

Southern Chic Spatique, owned and operated by Stacey Ingold, has been named the Tennessee 2015 Rural Small Business of the Year.

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Lions Club Walking Horse Show is Saturday

The 43rd Annual Chester County Lions Club Walking Horse Show is scheduled for this Saturday, June 27, at the Chester County Fairgrounds Arena.

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City board to reconvene

Henderson Board of Mayor and Aldermen will reconvene at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, in the council chamber of Henderson City Hall.

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Whitehead named to Governor's Teacher Cabinet

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced 18 Tennessee teachers selected to serve on the first Governor's Teacher Cabinet. Among those selected was Catherine Whitehead of the Chester County School System.

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Chester County receives recycling grant
Chester County receives recycling grant

Chester County is one of only 14 places in the United States to receive a recycling grant from Keep America Beautiful and the Dr Pepper Snapple group.

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Crye-Leike Elite Realtors joins Chamber
Crye-Leike Elite Realtors joins Chamber

Henderson-Chester County Chamber of Commerce welcomed new member Crye-Leike Elite Realtors during a ribbon cutting on Thursday, June 18.

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Ribbon is cut at Waggin' Tails
Ribbon is cut at Waggin' Tails

Chickasaw Waggin' Tails, a pet grooming facility at 655 Pleasant Springs Road, officially opened for business last Thursday with a ribbon cutting.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

It's hot in Deanburg! Hello to all this week. Hope it will be a good week.
Independence Day is next week on Saturday. I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday remembering why we celebrate this historic day.

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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

Hello to everyone! I hope you had a great week. Well we only have this week left in the month of June and July will be here, can you believe in five months the year 2016 will be upon us.

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Jacks Creek Community News
Jacks Creek Community News

The Climer family welcomes Daniel and Linda Climer home from North Carolina for a family gathering. Siblings are Hazel Ryan, Mamie Essary, Liz Mooney, Martha Bell Climer, Dean Hart and Joe Climer.

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Montezuma Community News
Montezuma Community News

With summer in full swing, be sure to wear your sunscreen and stay well hydrated when you are out in the heat. Take short breaks and do not over heat.

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Hazardous tanning: Is darkening your skin ever worth the risk?
Hazardous tanning: Is darkening your skin ever worth the risk?

It is the time of year when the heat is on to enjoy the sun, surf and turf. So many are taking their much needed, wanted or deserved vacations, children are out of school for the summer, the pools have been uncovered and filled, grills are fired up for hours of outdoor cooking and the sun and/or water worshippers are headed to the beach in droves.

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An easy lamb recipe - for all those who think lamb is fussy and difficult to cook
An easy lamb recipe - for all those who  think lamb is fussy and difficult to cook

Yes, I'm cooking lamb again. It has become one of the staple meats in our refrigerator, and contrary to popular belief, it's delicious and easy to cook.

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CC Retired Teachers met June 17
CC Retired Teachers met June 17

The Chester County Retired Teachers met at noon Wednesday, June 17, at Whiskers Restaurant. The teachers paid their association dues as they arrived.

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Chester County High School Class of 1985 Reunion
Chester County High School Class of 1985 Reunion

The Chester County High School class of 1985 recently enjoyed their class reunion marking 30 years since they graduated.

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Creative Kids learns about the newspaper business
Creative Kids learns about the newspaper business

Creative Kids Summer Camp recently visited the offices and printing facilities of the Chester County Independent.

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Mr. and Mrs. Relay for Life
Mr. and Mrs. Relay for Life

Wes and Kimberly Murphy were recently named Mr. and Mrs. Relay for Life.

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Habitats that bring butterflies to the garden
Habitats that bring  butterflies to the garden

While driving down an off-the-beaten path in a rural area, the driver ahead of me swirled, then, stopped immediately in front of my car. After hitting the brakes to avoid a rear-end accident, I realized it was my fault. I should have read her bumper sticker which stated: "I brake for butterflies."

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Library Summer Reading Program, Illusionist entertains and surprises
Library Summer Reading Program, Illusionist entertains and surprises

Every summer the Chester County Library has a summer reading program during the month of June designed to both entertain and educate.

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TCAT-Crump instructor named Advisor of Year
TCAT-Crump instructor named Advisor of Year

Regina Wyatt has been named the 2015 Tennessee Post-Secondary SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year. Wyatt was selected from a broad field of candidates representing post-secondary SkillsUSA Chapters across the state including 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology.

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Bethel University awards degree to Henderson student

Bethel University held its Spring 2015 Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 9 in the Rosemary and Harry Crisp II Arena located in the Vera Low Center for Student Enrichment on the school's McKenzie campus.

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FHU awarded Teacher Education Program grant

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission has awarded Freed-Hardeman University a Diversity in Teaching grant for almost $100,000 over the next two years, 2015-17.

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FHU professor, student present research at conf.

Dr. Caleb Kersey, assistant professor of biology at Freed-Hardeman University, and Darren Heintzman, a junior biology major from Sistersville, W.Va,, attended a meeting of the American Society of Microbiology May 30-June 2 in New Orleans.

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JSCC names local residents to Dean's List

Congratulations to local students on the Dean's List at Jackson State Community College. On the Dean's List from Chester County are:
From Beech Bluff: Tyler McCaskill, Ethan K. Ross and Jacob W. Williams;

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JSCC names locals to Honor Roll

Congratulations to local students on the Honor Roll at Jackson State Community College. On the Honor Roll from Chester County are:
From Beech Bluff: Bridgette L. Banks;

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Dixie Boys champions
Dixie Boys champions

Powerade sponsored team claimed the championship this season of the Chester County Dixie Boys, age 13-14, baseball league.

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USA advances to quarterfinals in FIFA Women's World Cup
USA advances to quarterfinals in FIFA Women's World Cup

The United States women's soccer team has advanced to the Quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup after defeating Columbia 2-0 on Monday afternoon.

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Generals hosting camp July 23

The Jackson Generals baseball team will host the first of two baseball camps July 23 at the Ballpark at Jackson prior to the team's game against the Birmingham Barons that night.

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Three-on-three basketball tournament planned for July 18 at Middle School

The Chester County Independent is planning a three-on-three basketball tournament for July 18 during the annual Back to School Bash at Chester County Middle School.

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