Arts continues summer shows Arts continues summer shows

Beyond Blame and other artists entertained the attendees Aug. 21 at the latest installment of Arts in the Alley in downtown Henderson.

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  • Arts continues summer shows Arts continues summer shows

    Beyond Blame and other artists entertained the attendees Aug. 21 at the latest installment of Arts in the Alley in downtown Henderson.

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  • Chester County schools make strides in TCAP Chester County schools make strides in TCAP

    Tennessee Department of Education has released the 2013-2014 TCAP results. Specific results for individual schools were embargoed for nearly a month after the basic information was released.

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  • His Honor Highers honored at reception His Honor Highers honored at reception

    Henderson resident Allan R. Highers was honored along with two other judges at a reception last week in Jackson. Highers is Judge of the Court of Appeals, Western District of Tennessee.

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  • Retired professors ring in new academic year at FHU Retired professors ring in new academic year at FHU

    Retired Freed-Hardeman University professors Drs. Milton and Patricia Tucker were Masters of the Bell Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the 15th annual Tolling of the Bell, signaling the beginning of the academic school year.

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  • CCJHS dominates USJ, 38-16 CCJHS dominates USJ, 38-16

    Cornelius Bailey, follows his blockers for big yardage in Chester County Junior High’s 38-16 blasting of University School of Jackson Thursday in Jackson. For more information on Junior High Football, see the Chester County Independent’s special Fall Sports Section, included with this edition.

     

     

     

     

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  • Eaglettes are runners-up at FHU v-ball tournament Eaglettes are runners-up at FHU v-ball tournament

    The Chester County High School volleyball team opened their season this week against three opponents who each qualified for the state tournament last year.

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Two charged with intent to sell
Two charged with intent to sell

Two persons were charged with possession with intent to sell schedule VI drugs following the execution of a search warrant Aug. 18.

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It’s all brand new!
It’s all brand new!

Chester County Fire Chief Jim Vest inspects two new fire trucks which just arrived Thursday from Deep South Fire Trucks in Seminary, Miss.

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School board to discuss end of year results

Chester County Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 in the meeting room of the Board of Education office, at 970 East Main Street in Henderson.

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Officials to receive oath Aug. 29

Newly elected county officials will take the oath of office at 9 a.m. Aug. 29 in the Chester County Criminal Justice Center.

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Stars lining up for Labor Day weekend show

The Simply Soul Band headlines the entertainment for the second annual Labor Day Weekend parade, picnic and bike and car show.

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Independent office closed for Labor Day

Our offices at the Chester County Independent will be closed Monday, Sept. 1, in celebration of Labor Day.

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FHU honors faculty, staff for years of service
FHU honors faculty, staff for years of service

Freed-Hardeman University honored 26 members of its faculty and staff Aug. 19 at its conference launching the 2014-15 school year. FHU President Joe Wiley presented awards to those who have completed five, 10, 15, 20, 35 and 40 years of work at the university.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

Hello everyone. Sorry I ran out on you last week. Orban and I got a chance to go to Gulf Shores, Ala. with Sylvia and Larry so we went.
I did not have time to do my news. We had a great time.

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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

Hello to everyone! First things first, let’s thank the Lord for allowing us to see another week! I hope you had a great week.

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Hickory Corner Community News
Hickory Corner Community News

There will be a benefit at the Hickory Corner Community Center at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 for Guy Clayton who is battling cancer. There will be whole hog barbeque cooked by Avis Clayton, Guy’s brother. Barbeque plates, sandwiches, barbeque chicken plates and hot dogs will be available.

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Jacks Creek Community News
Jacks Creek Community News

“Faster than a cat” is a familiar quote that has true meaning. What do you do when a cat shows up on your property? What do you do when this cat is in the family way soon? Do you turn your back or do you put out food for a starving skinny mother with five kittens draining her strength?

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Montezuma Community News
Montezuma Community News

In the next four weeks our community is asked to help with the benefit for Mae Linda Marsh. The benefit will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Montezuma Center. Cakes are needed as are auction items. The meal will be hamburgers and hot dogs.

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

Ashlee Hill and Adam Wise announce the birth of their daughter, Alixis Diane Wise, born Wednesday, Aug. 20, weighing 6 pounds and 8 ounces. The grandparents are Alan and Linda Moody, Dale Hill, Butch Wise and the late Beverly Diane King.

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A taste of Germany at home
A taste of Germany at home

German food is supposedly an acquired taste, but throughout all my travels, I’ve always enjoyed the food I’ve encountered there.

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Class of 1974 celebrates 40th year class reunion
Class of 1974 celebrates 40th year class reunion

The Chester County High School Class of 1974 recently celebrated its 40th anniversary class reunion with a luncheon at the high school.

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Hunington-Middleton graduated
Hunington-Middleton graduated

Stephanie Rene Hunington-Middleton graduated Practical Nursing School on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, from Tennessee Tech Crump Center

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Seatons to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary
Seatons to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Dwain Seaton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31, at Friendship Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

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August is National Breastfeeding Month
Breastfeeding: Mother’s milk is superior infant food

Melissa Vickers is a longtime LLL (La Leche League), leader and she has been for 24 years and counting.
If you are wondering what the La Leche League is all about you are not a new mother.

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Treasures abound at Arkansas’ Spring River
Treasures abound at Arkansas’ Spring River

In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson purchased the vast territory of Louisiana from France doubling the size of the United States. In this unmapped wilderness, the survey of new lands undertaken in 1815 led to the exploration and settlement of the American West.

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Off The Shelf
Off The Shelf

There have been several big changes going on at our library lately. We have now switched providers for our phone lines and Internet. Our new e-mail address is now library@chestercountylibrary.net. Our telephone number remains the same. Since our move, we are very happy to announce that we have a newly designed web page.

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Chasing Little Red Riding Hood
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CHESTER COUNTY JUNIOR HIGH NEWS
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EAST CHESTER ELEMENTARY NEWS
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Future cheerleaders
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JACKS CREEK ELEMENTARY
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Jessica Rowland earns MOS Certification
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Rickard graduates Navy basic training
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Attack clicks and Lady Lions get first win
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CC Eagle golfers beat Trenton and Madison
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Chester County hosts South Gibson
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Deadline is Aug. 28 for District Senior Olympics
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Early goal helps Lions to 2-0 start
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Junior Eaglettes improve to 3-0
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Late TD sours CC opener
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