Retired professor issues challenge to Freed-Hard. students to begin year Retired professor issues challenge to Freed-Hard. students to begin year

A retired Freed-Hardeman University Bible professor issued a challenge to students Wednesday, Aug. 19, at the school's annual Tolling of the Bell to begin officially the 2015-16 school year.

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Wings Over Halls raises $1,000
Wings Over Halls raises $1,000

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.

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Thrillers and grillers
Thrillers and grillers

Local singer Dara Young thrilled the crowd last Thursday at the Henderson Arts Commission's monthly Arts in the Alley in downtown Henderson.

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Henderson board approves "re-do" election

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.

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C.C. schools reported in "good standing" with testing protocols

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.

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Henderson Health and Rehab hosts BAH
Henderson Health and Rehab hosts BAH

The Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce held its Business After Hours event last Thursday, hosted by Henderson Health and Rehab on Juanita Drive.

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Long-time Henderson business to close
Long-time Henderson business to close

After 60 plus years in business at various locations, Farmer's Supply will be closing Saturday for the final time.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

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.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Happy birthday wishes go to Louise Hudson on Aug. 27; Charlotte Canaday on Aug. 28; Jenette Nobles on Aug. 30; Joey Ashbrook on Aug. 31; and Stan O'Neal and Gerald Russom on Sept. 2.

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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. 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.

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Hickory Corner Community News
Hickory Corner Community News

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.

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Jacks Creek Community News
Jacks Creek Community News

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.

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Cherry galette: It's a pie, it's a tart - It doesn't matter what you call it, just enjoy!
Cherry galette: It's a pie, it's a tart - It doesn't matter what you call it, just enjoy!

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.

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Bladen Ray Hooper "10th" Birthday celebration
Bladen Ray Hooper  "10th" Birthday celebration

Bladen Ray Hooper, son of Brian and Carrie Hooper of Kingsport, celebrated his 10th birthday July 26, 2015. He enjoyed a party with friends and family at his home.

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FHU Department of Fine Arts to show primitive music boxes
FHU Department of Fine Arts to show primitive music boxes

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.

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Local SERVPRO honored for performance
Local SERVPRO honored for performance

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.

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Local student receives national honor
Local student receives national honor

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) has announced student Macy L. Morrison from Henderson has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization.

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Unity Day of Prayer for area schools
Unity Day of Prayer for area schools

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.

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UT Extension questions and answers: Helping children be successful through 4-H
UT Extension questions and answers: Helping children be successful through 4-H

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."

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Chester County Junior High News
Chester County Junior High News

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!!

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East Chester Elementary School News
East Chester Elementary School News

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.

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Inside CCHS
Inside CCHS

The football team will have their first home game Friday, against McNairy County. The theme for this week's student section is America. Students are encouraged to dress in red, white and blue.

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Jacks Creek Elementary School News
Jacks Creek Elementary School News

We've had another wonderful week here at Jacks Creek Elementary!
We would like to welcome Carrie Burns, our new Guidance Counselor, to Jacks Creek Elementary. We are so happy to have her on our team!

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West Chester Elementary News
West Chester Elementary News

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!

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What color was a T-rex?
What color was a T-rex?

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.

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Nipped again!
Junior High team suffers second close setback
Nipped again!Junior High team suffers second close setback

University School of Jackson completed a 14-yard pass for the winning touchdown with only one second remaining on the scoreboard clock to defeat Chester County 32-26 Thursday in junior high football.

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Junior soccer wins opener
Junior soccer wins opener

Chester County Junior High began its girls' soccer season last week with an 8-0 victory over Lexington.

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Madison and Chester knot opener
Madison and Chester knot opener

Chester County and Madison Academic fought to a 1-1 tie in high school soccer last week to begin the 2015 season.

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Strong start for CCHS volleyball

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.

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Belles earn Sportsmanship trophy
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Cagle Memorial Bike Tour is Century Ride on Oct. 3
Cagle Memorial Bike Tour is Century Ride on Oct. 3

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.

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Cheerleaders Car show is Sept. 12

The new school year has just begun, but the FHU cheerleaders have already been in full swing in preparation for the annual car show set to take place on Saturday, Sept. 12.

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