In 2013, University of Tennessee football receiver Pig Howard could see the end zone only feet away and dove for the pylon. A touchdown would have sent the contest with Georgia into yet another overtime period.
The Capt. Jack Holland Marine Corps League Detachment recently conducted a fundraiser at the Wings Over Halls air show to raise money for the proposed Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery located at Parkers Crossroads in Henderson County.
Henderson Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in a special called session on Friday, Aug. 21. The board heard the second reading of the ordinance to "re-do" January's election to establish a 0.5 percent local option sales tax in the city.
Chester County Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, Aug. 20. Superintendent Troy Kilzer II reported on the results and performance students' accountability assessments for the 2014-2015 school year.
I hope everyone had a great week. On our prayer list this week are: Nella Rush, Sandra and Tommy Landers, Edra Barnett, Celia Murley, Winna Knipper, Esther Murley, Deborah Moody, Sue Murley, Kristen Carlton, Legina Henson, Ward Harris, Ann Hollin and Hershell Burkeens.
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. It may not be the New York Times, The Washington Post or The Jackson Sun, but it is ours and we are thankful for it.
Hello to all! The end of the summer will be here soon! Won't it feel great to wake up to fall? Our veteran for the month of August is my brother, Raymond Greene, who served in the U.S. Marines from 1951 to 1953. He received basic training at Paris Island, S.C.
Our community expresses sympathy to families of Virgie Ervin Barham (1-14-24 to 8-19-15), mother of Mary Jane Barham (Buck) Tarpley; Jewell Lee Johnson (10-31-22 to 8-21-15) lived two months and 11 days without her husband, J.W. Johnson - Jerry, James, and Jimmy have the picture of parents joined together again with brother, Joe, at their sides; Dennie Hugh Robison (5-30-36 to 8-23-15) was born in McNairy, served in the U.S. Navy in Korea, married Ruby Stansell on June 2, 1956, and made their home in Finger. God bless these families.
Recently, we were having company come over for a nice dinner. My husband, Chris, decided to make jaeger schnitzel with mushroom gravy, and I was in charge of the dessert. I bought a bag of Rainier cherries because they were a pretty, golden peach color, and I knew I had several cherry recipes that I could try.
In conjunction with the Connections Series, the Freed-Hardeman University Department of Fine Arts will host "Tennessee Music Boxes: From the Tennessee River Valley" Sept. 3 - Oct. 1 in the Troy Plunk Art Gallery on the FHU campus.
SERVPRO, an industry leader in disaster cleanup, restoration and remediation services, has recognized Glen and Debbie Pendergrass with the company's Chairman's Bronze Award for outstanding revenue performance.
Unity Day of Prayer took place Aug. 2 in front of the Chester County High School. Attendees were community leader's who offered prayer for the Chester County Board of Education and every entity thereof, especially the students.
Last week, I came across a quote by columnist, Ann Landers, in an online newsletter. Landers says, "It is not what you do for your children, but what you taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings."
We congratulate the following students for being nominated and chosen as Students of the Week: Will Middleton, Chasity Harper and Jamari Wesley-Carter. For their reward, they are being allowed to dress down one day of their choice and given a free snack from the snack cart. We are excited to be able to announce and reward students at CCJHS for going above and beyond! Congratulations!!
We have had a great week at East Chester. Students are working hard each day and learning so much. First grade has been learning about citizenship and laws in their I/E time each morning. Mrs. Burns' I/E group had to build a structure using an unusual bag of items.
Students are settled in and the 2015-2016 school year is off to a great start. Grades K-3 are practicing reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and computer skills. See class newsletters for specific information about what your child is learning in their classroom each week. There are some great things happening around the school!
Jack H., 7, Taunton, England Dear Jack, When we dig up fossils from the Earth they can tell us a lot about life in the past. Fossils are preserved traces of plants and animals. Unfortunately, one thing that fossils do not tell us a whole lot about is dinosaur color. This includes the color of a Tyrannosaurus rex.
The Chester County High School girls' volleyball team opened their season last week with a busy first week of play. According to head coach Susan Humphry, the Eaglettes look to field a very strong team this season with a lot of talent.
The fourth annual Dennis Cagle Memorial Metric Century Bike Tour is a bicycle ride honoring Cpt. Dennis Cagle of the Henderson Police Department. It takes place Oct. 3 and is hosted by NoXcuse Cycling Club, 123 Front Street in Henderson.