Feels like fall is in the air Feels like fall is in the air

Pat Jones, community news writer for Jacks Creek, shared this picture of her autumn lawn decorations.

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  • Feels like fall is in the air Feels like fall is in the air

    Pat Jones, community news writer for Jacks Creek, shared this picture of her autumn lawn decorations.

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  • Silence not the answer to abuse Silence not the answer to abuse

    Chester County Mayor Dwain Seaton (right) signed a proclamation on Friday, Oct. 17, declaring that domestic violence does not belong in this community.

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  • 2014 Take Us With You 2014 Take Us With You

    The Chester County Independent's annual Take Us With You photo promotion continues this year with several interesting entries. Readers took trips to the far corners of the world, and to the heights and depths of the planet.

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  • Chester County 13 - Lexington 3: CCHS climbs over the mountain Chester County 13 - Lexington 3: CCHS climbs over the mountain


    Chester County won a defensive struggle with Lexington 13-3 Friday, the first win for the Eagles in the series since 1999. CCHS improved to 7-1 on the season and left Lexington at 4-4. The emotional victory saw CCHS fans rush the field after the final horn sounded as fireworks lit up the night sky.

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  • Chester Countians rally to preserve county's oldest historic landmark Chester Countians rally to preserve county's oldest historic landmark

    Friends of the historic Old Main Administration Building, Henderson's oldest public building, have organized "Old Mainia," a full day of community activities, for Oct. 25, to raise funds for the restoration of the treasured building.

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  • C&R Grocery celebrates 40 years C&R Grocery celebrates 40 years

    C & R Grocery held its 40th Anniversary celebration on Saturday, Oct. 11.

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  • Memorial trees planted at Park Memorial trees planted at Park

    Two apple trees were recently planted near the pavilion at Gene Record Park in memory of the late Brodie Weeks.

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  • Obion obliterated by Eagle defense Obion obliterated by Eagle defense

    Chester County scored on the ground, through the air, by blocking a kick and finally by returning a fumble for a score.

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Community mobilizes to restore Old Main
Community mobilizes to restore Old Main

Henderson and Chester County citizens are coming together Saturday, Oct. 25, to raise funds for preserving a historic landmark. Dubbed "Old Mainia" and designed to help restore Old Main on the campus of Freed-Hardeman University, the event is chock-full of activities for the whole family.

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City Board schedules special called session

Henderson Board of Mayor and Aldermen has scheduled a special called session for 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30 in the council chamber of Henderson City Hall.

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Sales tax referendum on ballot in November

Early voting is presently taking place for the Nov. 4 General Election. According to information provided by the Chester County Election Commission, 377 persons have already voted by appearance or by mail.

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Halloween Happenings and Fall Festivities

The Deanburg Community Haunted Hollow is scheduled from 7 p.m. until midnight on Oct. 24, 25, 31 and Nov. 1.

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Miss Henderson to be crowned Oct. 30

The annual Miss Henderson Pageant is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 at Williams Auditorium at Chester County Middle School.

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Board forms committee to address peddlers in city limits

Henderson Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session on Thursday, Oct. 9.

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How "storm ready" is Chester County?

Is Chester County ready for a major weather event? Is the county "storm ready?" That is a question that the National Weather Service may soon decide when they eventually survey the county for StormReady designation.

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C.C.H.S. Homecoming Parade 2014
C.C.H.S. Homecoming Parade 2014
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Jacks Creek Community News
Jacks Creek Community News

This is sort of unique news. Fifty-seven years ago the class of '57 graduated from dear ole Chester County High School.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

What a glorious season fall is! I took a walk today and the leaves are turning so pretty with the red, yellow and orange mixed with the green.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

It's getting a little nippy in Deanburg as the "old folks" used to say.
Happy birthday this week to: Mike Mays on Oct. 23; Jack Libner on Oct. 27; and Christina Collins on Oct. 29.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Happy birthday wishes go to Robert Edward Smith and Debbie Bishop on Oct. 16; Aiden Culpepper, Madison O'Neal and Sherry Webb on Oct. 17; Addisyn Griffin on Oct. 19; Debbie Finley on Oct. 20; and Billy Canaday on Oct. 22.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Happy birthday wishes go to Kasey Martin and Wes Hutcherson on Oct. 23; Martha Watson and Wayne Vest on Oct. 24; Jimmy W. Vest and Eric Yates on Oct. 25; Larry Gilbert and Phyllis Russom on Oct. 26; Tammie Martin and Novelee Massengill on Oct. 27; Tanya Harwell and Jessica Bishop on Oct. 28; and Malcolm Weeks and Scot Kendrick on Oct. 29.

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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

Hello to everyone! I hope you had a great week. For me and my house this was one of the best weekend's ever. Why? Because I just love being with my family.

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Standing strong
Standing strong

Pamela Davis has strength of character that pours out of every cell in her body. Davis cared for her mom, who had been diagnosed with breast cancer when Davis was only 30.

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Don't be fooled; there's more to this chicken than just the name
Don't be fooled; there's more to this chicken than just the name

Tender, flavorful roasted chicken is not as difficult to make as one might think. I always thought that roasting required tedious basting and preparation, but since discovering this recipe, I've learned that isn't the case at all.

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Treat yourself: Don't wait for Christmas to enjoy gingerbread
Treat yourself: Don't wait for Christmas to enjoy gingerbread

If you're like me, when you think of gingerbread, your thoughts race forward to Christmas and gingerbread houses.

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Henry Joe Smith born May 2
Henry Joe Smith born May 2

Henry Joe Smith was born on his mother's birthday, May 2, 2014, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Henry weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

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Lordy, Lordy Look who's 40 on Oct. 27!
Lordy, Lordy Look who's 40 on Oct. 27!

Happy birthday, Kerri!

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Mullen - Cupples Engagement
Mullen - Cupples Engagement

Tabitha Warf and Michael Mullen are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Marie Mullen to Kyle Ray Cupples, son of Mike Cupples and Kellie Cupples.

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Whited-Smith Wedding
Whited-Smith Wedding

Daela Whited and Drew Smith of Henderson will marry at 4:30 on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at Ivey Hall, 1928 Riverside Drive in Jackson.

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Entertaining Encourager
Entertaining Encourager

East Chester Elementary hosted Barry Mitchell, center, of Sevierville, on Oct. 8, for a program entitled The Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Show.

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Rickard awarded scholarship
Rickard awarded scholarship

The Anne Harris Schneider Chapter of the Lawyers' Association for Women has awarded the Julie Alexander Grinalds Memorial Scholarship to Caraline Rickard of Henderson.

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UT Extension questions and answers: 4-H Fun Fair and other good stuff
UT Extension questions and answers:  4-H Fun Fair and other good stuff

Yep - the 4-H Fun Fair is something new that was started out of a suggestion from a 4-H member's parent, or actually several parents.

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Haslam proclaims Earth Science Week

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has proclaimed Oct. 12-18 as Earth Science Week in Tennessee, which will promote the important role that geology and other earth sciences play in Tennessee's safety, health, welfare and economy, and awareness of the dynamic interactions of the planet's natural systems.

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FHU Christian Store to host book signing

The Freed-Hardeman University Christian Store has organized a book signing in honor of the release of FHU assistant professor Dr. Justin Rogers' new book, "In The Beginning: Life Lessons from Genesis."

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FHU to host microbiology conference

The joint meeting of the Kentucky-Tennessee branch of the American Society of Microbiology and the Tennessee Emerging Infections Program will be Oct. 17-18 on the campus of Freed-Hardeman University.

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Growing Great Readers

We are learning to respond to literature and participate responsibly in social settings.

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Eaglettes finish as runners up in volleyball tourney
Eaglettes finish as runners up in volleyball tourney

Ahead one game to none, and in the lead 16-11 in the second, the chances for a district volleyball championship looked impressive for the Chester County Eaglettes.

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Senior Soccer Players
Senior Soccer Players

Chester County senior soccer players, from left, Destiny Morris, Talia Hinson, Cami Melaro and Cameron Greer played their final regular season home game Oct. 7 against Adamsville.

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Pinkout Oct. 31 to benefit ACS

Farm Bureau, along with the American Cancer Society, is sponsoring a "Pink Out" Oct. 31 at Eagle Stadium when the Chester County Eagles host McNairy Central in the final regular season football game of the high school season.

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Strut Your Stuff 5K is Oct. 25 in A'ville

The Strut Your Stuff 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for 8 a.m. Oct. 25 in Adamsville.

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CC Eaglettes capture soccer championship
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