Great music, pleasant evening, a CCHS victory Great music, pleasant evening, a CCHS victory

These young ladies show their keen interest and cheer on the Chester County Marching Eagles Band Friday night.

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  • Great music, pleasant evening, a CCHS victory Great music, pleasant evening, a CCHS victory

    These young ladies show their keen interest and cheer on the Chester County Marching Eagles Band Friday night.

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  • American soldier guarded Japanese generals in last days of war American soldier guarded Japanese generals in last days of war

    It was a harrowing experience guarding prisoners anyway, but someone had to do it. The assignment and responsibility went to a Chester County soldier named Corporal Harry Brown from West Tennessee.

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  • Chester County 38 - McNairy Central 14 CC extends streak over Cats Chester County 38 - McNairy Central 14 CC extends streak over Cats

    Chester County spotted McNairy Central a quick score in the first period, then ran of 32 straight points before finally defeating their rival 38-14 in high school football Friday at Eagle Stadium.
    The victory was Chester County's seventh straight in the series which began in 1969. It evened the season record for each team at 1-1, with CCHS facing an open date this week before charging full-blast into the region games for the remainder of the season.

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University honors retiring employee
University honors retiring employee

Wanda Jones, right, is retiring after 20 years of working with dining services at Freed-Hardeman University.

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C.C. schools face new assessment methods

Chester County schools received their performance results from the 2014-2015 end of year exams, and Superintendent Troy Kilzer II is pleased with his district's achievement.

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RAM, free medical clinic, returning, volunteers needed
RAM, free medical clinic, returning, volunteers needed

Remote Area Medical (RAM) is returning to Chester County, Oct. 17-18, at Chester County Junior High, 930 East Main Street in Henderson.

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Independent offices closed Monday, Sept. 7

The offices of the Chester County Independent will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.

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Third annual Labor Day weekend Sept. 4-5

Chester County's third annual Labor Day weekend will be at 186 Luray Ave. (North Chester Middle School). Enjoy live music Friday, Sept. 4, from 8 - 11 p.m. and from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

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Funds now available for Best Management Practices

Chester County Soil Conservation District has new Tennessee Department of Agriculture money for Best Management Practices (BMPs) for erosion control and for farmers using cover crops for the first time.

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Greatest war in history officially ended 70 years ago this week
Greatest war in history officially ended 70 years ago this week

Seventy years ago this week World War II officially ended. V-J Day marks the official signing by the Japanese onboard the USS Missouri on Sept. 2, 1945. World War II was the mightiest struggle humankind has ever seen.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

Hello from Deanburg again! I hope you've all had a wonderful week with these cooler days.
Happy Labor Day to everyone! Enjoy, but be safe this last summer weekend.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Happy birthday wishes go to Johnathon Timmer, Steven Grisham, and Daniel Austin on Sept. 4; Sergio Vitale on Sept. 5; Mason Weeks on Sept. 7; Troy Vest on Sept. 8; Brandon Spokes on Sept. 9; Marguerite Timmer, Jasper Weeks and Julie Vest on Sept. 10; Brittany Tedford and Danhyell Martin on Sept. 13; April Collins and Sherry Smith on Sept. 15; and Carrie Timmer on Sept. 16.

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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 and another month. September has made her arrival. I pray and hope you had a great week.

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Hickory Corner Community News
Hickory Corner Community News

New Home Baptist Church celebrated members' appreciation day Sunday, Aug. 30, after the morning service. Members and guests enjoyed a delicious lunch in the fellowship hall.

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Jacks Creek Community News
Jacks Creek Community News

V-I-C-T-O-R-Y spells a word, shouts pure joy, shows a strong emotion and is used as a peace symbol showing two fingers. Seventy years ago, on Sept. 2, 1945, the formalized signing by Japanese officials took place at 9:08 a.m. on Sunday on the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

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Montezuma Community News
Montezuma Community News

I would like to personally thank everyone that came out and supported the Big Country Breakfast this past Saturday at the community center. We had good food and fellowship. Hope to see everyone back at the next one we host.

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Labor Day 2015
Labor creates all wealth
Labor Day 2015Labor creates all wealth

Monday, Sept. 7, is designated as a Labor Day holiday in the United States. For most it will simply be a day off work to be with family or friends for back yard cookouts. A few organized events may occur that will probably be more suited for July 4. The sad truth is that we have forgotten what this day was originally meant to honor.

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Bite-sized appetizers will please any taste
Bite-sized appetizers will please any taste

I had some miscellaneous leftovers in the fridge this week, so I decided to make some appetizers or snacks. The ham puffs disappeared (um, got eaten) before I could get a picture of them, but they are deliciously bite-sized.

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Burnett-Scarbrough wedding
Burnett-Scarbrough wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Scarbrough of Pinson are proud to announce the upcoming nuptials of their son, Dr. Michael Cody Scarbrough, to Maggie Lee Olivia Burnett.

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Lordy Lordy Jason's 40
Lordy Lordy Jason's 40

Love,
Mom, Dad and Courtney

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Pusser-Middleton wedding
Pusser-Middleton wedding

Shelley Kristen Pusser of Enville and Anthony Dale Middleton of Jacks Creek will be united in marriage at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Sagamore Lodge in Chickasaw State Park.

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Advisory and recall issued over green beans, corn
Advisory and recall issued over green beans, corn

The Consumer and Industry Services Division of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture is issuing a public advisory to warn consumers of Listeria monocytogenes discovered in two varieties of frozen vegetables sold in Tennessee.

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UT Extension questions and answers: September gardening tips from the UT Gardens
UT Extension questions and answers: September gardening tips from the UT Gardens

Jason Reeves, horticulturist and curator at the University of Tennessee Gardens in Jackson suggests this "to do" list for the garden for September. These tasks may not apply at everyone, but September is a good time to perform any of these tasks that will enhance your landscape.

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CHESTER COUNTY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
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EAST CHESTER ELEMENTARY
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INSIDE CCHS
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JACKS CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWS
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Matheny to help Special Needs in January
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SCHOOL NEWS--Junior High announces Students of the Week
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SCHOOL NEWS-Band facing first contest Sept. 19
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Belles earn Sportsmanship trophy
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CC enjoys open date ahead of region games
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FHU baseball Alumni/Family Day is Sept. 12
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High school and junior high girls' soccer teams competing well
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Junior Eaglette softball team
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Lady Lion soccer takes first two contests
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Lion soccer wins, loses on opening weekend
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