Davidson and Trice graduate TBI school Davidson and Trice graduate TBI school

Twenty-one individuals graduated Friday from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) Criminal Investigation School Session IX at the TBI headquarters in Nashville.

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  • Davidson and Trice graduate TBI school Davidson and Trice graduate TBI school

    Twenty-one individuals graduated Friday from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) Criminal Investigation School Session IX at the TBI headquarters in Nashville.

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  • Wanda Smith, community leader, passes Wanda Smith, community leader, passes

    Wanda Lou Garner Smith, 77, passed away Friday, June 24, at West Tennessee Health Care in Jackson.

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  • Belles claim title, play Friday in state Belles claim title, play Friday in state

    A run-ruled victory over Madison Central June 22 gave Chester County Dixie Belles their first district championship since winning the World Series in 2003. The CC girls, ages 13-15, swept through the tournament in Henderson without a defeat.

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  • Family Fun and Fitness Day Family Fun and Fitness Day

    Family Fun and Fitness Day, sponsored by the Chester County Health Council, took place Saturday at Gene Record Memorial Park.

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  • Deputies search river for stolen items Deputies search river for stolen items

    Deputies with the Chester County Sheriff's Office searched the Forked Deer River near a bridge on Garland Road Monday in search of property believed disposed of in the river following a burglary at a Chester County residence last week.

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  • Belles are unbeaten, clinch state ticket Belles are unbeaten, clinch state ticket

    A slow-starting Chester County Dixie Belles softball team keeps getting better each game in the district tournament taking place in Henderson. Monday, the girls, ages 13-15, overcame yet another early deficit to overpower Madison Central 15-9 at the Dixie Youth Park.
    The victory left Chester County as the only unbeaten team remaining in the tournament, and with the top two teams qualifying for the next level, CC is assured of playing in the state tournament which begins July 1 in Summertown.

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Board of Education to purchase properties adjacent to schools

Chester County Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, June 23. Superintendent Troy Kilzer II offered congratulations to Christy McManus for being named Southwest Core Teacher of the Year.

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Premier honors 20-year employees
Premier honors 20-year employees

Premier Manufacturing of Henderson recently celebrated five of its employees for 20 years of service to the company.

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County begins fifth consecutive year without property tax increase

Chester County Commission held a special called session on Monday, June 27. All 18 members of the commission were present.

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Independent offices closed Monday, July 4

The offices of the Chester County Independent will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

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New UT Martin tuition model approved

A new "Soar in Four" tuition model, designed to speed progress toward degree completion, was approved for the University of Tennessee at Martin on Thursday by the UT Board of Trustees.

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Chickasaw State Park Program Schedule for July 4

Thank you for choosing Chickasaw State Park as your destination for summer fun and activities!

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Youth Camp hosting annual Fish Fry

Mid-South Youth Camp will host its annual fish fry from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, July 23, on the camp grounds located at 260 Youth Camp Loop, just off Highway 45 north of Henderson.

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News from the Chester County Senior Center
News from the Chester County Senior Center

Our Mackinac Tour was a safe and fun trip for our seniors who returned June 18 with many interesting stories of adventure to share!

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Shutt campaigns in city
Shutt campaigns in city

Savannah Mayor Bob Shutt, center, candidate for Tennessee's 26th senatorial seat, hosted a meet and greet at the downtown park in Henderson last Thursday.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

I hope everyone had a great week. We had a great time at our ice cream-bingo social Saturday night. We had quite a few that showed up and the ice cream was delicious.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

Hello again from Deanburg! It is Monday night as I write this. I just got back from visiting with my sister Sylvia and Brother-in-law Larry Heard in Lawrenceburg.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Hello from Enville! I hope everyone had a great week and all the fathers had a good Father's Day.
As I write this on Monday, it is a fine day with lots of sunshine and a good breeze.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Hello from Enville! I hope you all had a great week. As I write this, we are getting some much needed rain along with some thunder and lightning.

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God bless America (A patriotic tribute to Americans in this land of the free)
Pat on the back
God bless America (A patriotic tribute to Americans in this land of the free)Pat on the back

What is the 4th of July? Independence Day is a federal holiday in this country commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

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"I was determined!" Nothing could deter them from getting their high school diploma
"I was determined!" Nothing could deter them from getting their high school diploma

Steve Croom works three jobs. His day begins each day at 3:30 a.m. and does not end until past 10 p.m. It is a grueling schedule that few persons could maintain in order to make a modest living, and most would not attempt.

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Blogging the south - Local blogs tackle hospitality, encouragement and what it means to be a southern woman
Blogging the south - Local blogs tackle hospitality, encouragement and what it means to be a southern woman

Rural West Tennessee is rarely considered stylish and modern, but several local bloggers have been working to offer insight into the culture, spirituality and lives of women in the South.

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Davis 50th anniversary
Davis 50th anniversary

July 3, 2016 is the 50th anniversary of Kenneth and Patsy Davis.

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Happy 50th anniversary
July 2, 1966 - July 2, 2016
Happy 50th anniversaryJuly 2, 1966 - July 2, 2016
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Happy birthday cruise
Happy birthday cruise

These vintage 1956 models celebrated their birthdays on a Caribbean cruise to Mahogany Bay, Belize and Cozumel.

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Lion King Experience Camp performance is June 28
Lion King Experience Camp performance is June 28

The Lion King Experience Camp, produced by the Henderson Arts Commission in association with Freed-Hardeman University, is underway. Approximately 25 campers were introduced to the world of theatre Monday, June 20.

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McKinnon 60th anniversary
McKinnon 60th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard McKinnon recently celebrated their 60th anniversary.

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American 5-6 team romps in district opener
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CC Darlings mashed Mad. Central
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CC Ponytails hold off Lexington in opener Friday
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CCHS hosts basketball camps
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Chester County American League
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Dixie tournaments continue
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Lion Basketball camp begins July 10 at FHU
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