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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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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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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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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 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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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

Hello to everyone! Please forgive me for not having my article last week. I just could not get it together. I hope you had a great week.

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Montezuma Community News
Montezuma Community News

It is hard to believe that half of the year is gone now. I pray that everyone will have a happy and safe Fourth of July.

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

As I write this on Sunday, June 26, it is a beautiful sunny day. As we all know, it is hot and humid, but there is hope. The weather forecast for the next week is calling for lower temperatures and chances of rain.

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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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McKinnon 60th anniversary
McKinnon 60th anniversary

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

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Theater campers perform The Lion King Kids
Theater campers perform The Lion King Kids

During the Lion King Experience Theater Camp last week, middle school students put together a full production of the Lion King Kids, complete with costumes and sets, in six days.

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Weststar honors WTN Healthcare president, CEO
Weststar honors WTN Healthcare president, CEO

James Ross, left, of Jackson, interim president and CEO, West Tennessee Healthcare, received the 2016 Jimmy Daniel Make-A-Difference WestStar Leadership Alumni Award during the program's graduation event June 21 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Jackson.

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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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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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Summertown hosting Dixie Belles state
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