Southern Chic Spatique receives state award Southern Chic Spatique receives state award

Southern Chic Spatique has been named the Tennessee 2015 Rural Small Business of the Year. Opened in 2013, Southern Chic has continued to grow and prosper from a small start up to a business that people visit from miles away.

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  • Southern Chic Spatique receives state award Southern Chic Spatique receives state award

    Southern Chic Spatique has been named the Tennessee 2015 Rural Small Business of the Year. Opened in 2013, Southern Chic has continued to grow and prosper from a small start up to a business that people visit from miles away.

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  • Trans-America journey by bicycle
    German teenager amazed at American generosity
    Trans-America journey by bicycle
    German teenager amazed at American generosity

    Henderson continues its reputation as a crossroads of America. Every summer about this time someone travels through our fair community on a coast-to-coast odyssey. The mode of travel is varied, from walking, veterans marching in step, in Model T Fords or even on a unicycle.

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  • Dixie Youth Baseball tournaments
    Two from CC punch state tickets!
    Dixie Youth Baseball tournaments
    Two from CC punch state tickets!

    Youth baseball and softball tournaments began in earnest last week and already at least two teams from Chester County have earned advancement to state tournaments.

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County Commission approves budget

Chester County Commission met in special called session on Monday, June 29, to discuss and approve the 2015-2016 budget for the county. The budget amendments for all departments were approved without comment.

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July 4th fireworks & festivities

July 3
Jackson Generals at the Ballpark - Fireworks are to follow the final night of the homestand with the Mobile BayBears.

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Independent offices closed Friday, July 3
Independent offices closed Friday, July 3

The offices of the Chester County Independent will be closed Friday, July 3, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

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Soaping out a new hobby
Could your passion turn a profit?
Soaping out a new hobbyCould your passion turn a profit?

If you have ever began any kind of hobby just for fun or even with the idea of resolving a particular problem or situation you may have also wondered if it could become a lucrative idea for profit. Something you love to do is sometimes the perfect beginning for many home-based businesses.

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Chester County Senior Citizens news

On June 19, there were 22 of us that went to Reelfoot Lake to take a pontoon excursion on the lake.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

Orban, Mitch and I had a wonderful trip to Murphy, Texas, to visit Orban's cousin, Carolyn, and her husband, Mickey, last week.

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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

Hello to everyone! It is me again giving God the praise to be here with you one more week. First things first - thank you Lord, for another month and a new day, one that we have never seen before.

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Jacks Creek Community News
Jacks Creek Community News

Needing an understanding shoulder to lean on, Mary Randolph Curtis called to share she had lost a beloved pet. Sammie was a smart mixed breed of Heeler/Border Collie who died June 22.

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Montezuma Community News
Montezuma Community News

With July 4th fast approaching, I would like to remind everyone to reflect on our right of Freedom. We need to say thanks to families and friends that have served our country and even those that have lost loved ones during times of war.

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

I hope you have all had a great week. We have sure had some strong rains, thunder and lightning. This week is supposed to be somewhat better with some cooler temperatures, humidity and spotty showers. I hope this week's weather helps the farmers out.

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What can $200 accomplish? It can influence presidents and nations!
What can $200 accomplish? It can influence presidents and nations!

Our country this week celebrates its 239th birthday. It is a country of heterogeneous peoples from all over the world homogenized into a citizenry that has created the greatest nation and civilization humanity has ever achieved.

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A new take on cooking for company
A new take on cooking for company

Expecting company sometimes puts me at a loss for ideas, especially if said company is visiting on a work night when I don't have much time to prepare.
When we're having friends over for dinner, for some reason lasagna usually pops into my head.

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Hysmith 60th anniversary
Hysmith 60th anniversary

Bobby and Lurlene Hysmith will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on July 3. They were married in 1955 in Corinth, Miss.

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Southwest celebrates 50th annual D.C. Youth Tour
Southwest celebrates 50th annual D.C. Youth Tour

Some 1,700 future leaders - including almost 140 from Tennessee electric cooperative service areas - traveled to Washington, D.C., June 12-18 for the annual Electric Cooperative Youth Tour.

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Therapy dogs change lives
Therapy dogs change lives

They have no degree and often their pedigree is questionable. But these four-footed ambassadors are making a difference by serving others. Ranging from a few pounds to perhaps, over a 100, they come in all colors.

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UT Extension questions and answers: Are they gone?
UT Extension questions and answers: Are they gone?

Are the cicadas gone? No, but the adult (the ones that make the noise and damage the trees) are just about "done." The male dies after mating, so they do no damage to the trees.

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Enrollment opens for risk and price-loss safety nets

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that eligible producers may now formally enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2014 and 2015. The enrollment period began June 17 and will end Sept. 30.

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Library Summer Reading Program
Coon Creek scientists show fossils
Library Summer Reading ProgramCoon Creek scientists show fossils

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

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Freed-Hard. student receives internship at Youth Villages
Freed-Hard. student receives internship at Youth Villages

Ashley Yeager of Henderson was recently selected for an internship at Youth Villages, a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping more than 23,000 children and families live successfully.

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Local student wins iPad at UTM SOAR
Local student wins iPad at UTM SOAR

Madison Reed (left), of Henderson, won a new iPad during Summer Orientation and Registration activities June 19, at the University of Tennessee at Martin.

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Dixie Softball tournaments
Angels in district title game, and then on to state
Dixie Softball tournamentsAngels in district title game, and then on to state

At Ramer, the Chester County Dixie Angels, softball age 9-10, began play Monday as the only undefeated team. CC pitchers have thrown one combined no-hitter, and offensively Maddie Burton has hit two home runs over the fence.

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Barker chosen as FHU SID
Barker chosen as FHU SID

Freed-Hardeman University alumnus Matt Barker has been named the new Sports Information Director for the FHU Athletics Department.

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Women's World Cup wraps up this week
Women's World Cup wraps up this week

The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup will conclude this week in Canada in what promises to be a dramatic conclusion to the month long event that takes place every four years. The semifinals took place on Tuesday, as well as Wednesday of this week so by the time you read this the final will be set.

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Gens' Diaz to play in MLB Futures Game

The Jackson Generals Class AA baseball club has announced that right-handed pitcher Edwin Diaz will be a part of the MLB All-Star Futures Game at 3 p.m. July 12 at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

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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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