Beating the heat Beating the heat

An enthusiastic crowd turned up for last week's Arts in the Alley despite near-100 degree temperatures even as dusk descended.

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  • Beating the heat Beating the heat

    An enthusiastic crowd turned up for last week's Arts in the Alley despite near-100 degree temperatures even as dusk descended.

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  • Summertime cool-down! Summertime cool-down!

    Students at Discovery Learning Center, next to East Chester Elementary, enjoyed a cool down from the extreme summer heat.

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  • Season just around the corner Season just around the corner


    For weeks and months, area high school football teams have labored through conditioning drills, weight-lifting and seven-on-seven scrimmages. However, Monday at Chester County High School, and schools all across the state, "real" practice began in helmets and pads. CCHS will open the regular season Aug. 19, hosting Adamsville, just one week after the jamborees.

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Commission renames tech center to reflect growing role

Chester County Commission met in regular session on Monday, July 25. Reports for Chester County Schools, the Highway Department, County Trustee, County General, Solid Waste and the library were all approved.

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Kilzer performs well on superintendent yearly evaluation

Chester County Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, July 21. The board presented the results of their evaluation of Superintendent of Education Troy Kilzer II.

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Sales Tax Holiday date now earlier
Shop tax free in Tennessee, July 29-31

Tennessee's sales tax holiday will now be one weekend earlier than it has been in the past, due to a 2016 law change.

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See Chester County in a brand new light

Are you looking for a way to become more involved in our community? Or are you simply wanting to see behind the scenes of our schools, government and tourism?

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Free meal at Brenda's offered to law enforcement, firemen

Members of the law enforcement community, firemen and their families are invited to eat free at Brenda's Kitchen from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, July 30.

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Local heroes wanted, deadline extended

The Chester County Independent will be featuring the Heroes of Local Law Enforcement during the Aug. 11 edition.

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Early voting continues through Saturday

Early voting for the Aug. 4 elections continues through Saturday, July 30, at the Chester County Election Commission Early Voting Annex, in the Public Safety Building at 126 Crook Ave. in Henderson.

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Having a "Bash"
Having a "Bash"

Several hundred persons turned out Saturday at Chester County Middle School for the Back to School Bash.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

Hello again from DEANBURG. I hope everyone had a great week. If it was like mine it was spent inside. This heat is terrible.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Hello from Enville! I hope everyone had a good week, some folks got rain last Friday, but all we got here in Enville was wind; also some had showers on Sunday, but we just got thunder. Maybe rain will come soon.

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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

Hello to everyone! It is a blessing to be here with you another week; for this is the day the Lord has made!
Well August is almost here. What does that mean for the children and teachers here in Chester County? Their vacation is over.

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Montezuma Community News
Montezuma Community News

I would like to extend big congratulations to Private 1st Class Kyle Jester. He graduated July 22 from Marine Corp Boot Camp in Paris Island, S.C.

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

As I write this on Sunday, July 24, I hope you have all had a good week. It has continued to be hot and humid as you all know. Where I live we had a GREAT rain late Saturday afternoon.

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Only Yesterday
Any day will do for a start
Only YesterdayAny day will do for a start

July 30, 1936
It is hard to realize that the long days of summer are at hand, and that from this month on the hours of daylight begin to recede, until in six months we come again to the years shortest day.

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Images of Modern America, Opryland USA Former resident remembers popular theme park
Images of Modern America, Opryland USA Former resident remembers popular theme park

Stephen W. Phillips, 39, a native of Henderson, has a keen interest in theme parks and attractions. He credits it to his mother and grandmother who were always eager to expose him to anything exciting and thrilling.

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CCHS Alumni Association cleans up cases
CCHS Alumni Association cleans up cases

Chester County High School Alumni Association cleaned shadow box cases that hold old jerseys and CCHS memorabilia last week during a special meeting of the alumni association.

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Local author publishes first young adult novel
Local author publishes first young adult novel

Chester County resident and author John D. Harris recently published his first young adult novel, "Holy Moley."

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A leg up to post-secondary education: High school students pursuing dual-enrollment/ internships discover preparation starts early

Dual-enrollment courses are growing in popularity and importance at Chester County High School and schools around the nation. These courses, once considered a leg up for the traditional college-bound path, are more vital and significant than ever.

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UT Extension questions and answers: Chester County 4-Hers dazzle at State Horse Championship
UT Extension questions and answers: Chester County 4-Hers dazzle at State Horse Championship

The Tennessee State Horse Championship was held June 20-25 in Shelbyville.

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UT Extension questions and answers: Diagnosing plant diseases - Sometimes it takes an expert
UT Extension questions and answers: Diagnosing plant diseases - Sometimes it takes an expert

For many in Tennessee summer is defined by home gardens that are in full production and lawns that are well-cared for and lush.

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Approval given for preserving Memphis Civil Rights sites

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) praised committee approval of legislation that would create a national network of sites that were central to the civil rights movement.

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Big Monty meets Big Papi
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CC Dixie Boys fall in state semi-finals
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FHU Lions' golf adds Hodges to recruiting class
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