Guard's 278th continues training in Texas

FORT HOOD, Texas - Tennessee's 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment charged into its second week of training with live fire, tactical lanes, and air operations.

Second Harvest distribution feeds hundreds

Hundreds of persons slogged through the rain and wind Friday to receive free food as Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee conducted another distribution of donated food.

Chester to host Dixie age 7-8 state

Chester County has the distinction of hosting the Tennessee Dixie Softball Darlings State Tournament beginning Friday, July 7, at the local park off East Main Street.

Rainey honored by Scouts and SAR
Rainey honored by Scouts and SAR

Dr. Irvin Rainey received the Robert G. Burt Boy Scout Volunteer Award at the June 4 meeting in Jackson of the James Madison Chapter of the Tennessee Society Sons of the American Revolution (SAR).

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NO Chester County tax increase for sixth year

Chester County Commission held a special called session on Monday, June 26, to discuss the budget for 2017-18.

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School board approves budget

Chester County Board of Education met in a special called meeting on Thursday, June 22.

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King elected to TML Board of Directors
King elected to TML Board of Directors

Bobby King, mayor of Henderson, was elected to the board of directors of the Tennessee Municipal League (TML) during the League's annual conference recently held in Murfreesboro.

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WestStar Class includes local leaders
WestStar Class includes local leaders

Members of the 2017 WestStar Leadership Class graduated Tuesday, June 20, during an event held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Jackson.

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Frye's Point Christian Church to celebrate 150th birthday this weekend

Frye's Point Christian Church is celebrating the 150th birthday of the church. The celebration takes place from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, July 1, at the church located at 800 Frye's Point Road.

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Independent closed July 3, OPEN July 4

Our offices at the Chester County Independent will observe the Independence Day holiday by closing our offices on Monday July 3.

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Jacks Creek Community Club awards scholarships, honors recipients
Jacks Creek Community Club awards scholarships, honors recipients

Jacks Creek Community Club recognized three honor students at a recent dinner meeting.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

Greeting from Deanburg!
We would like to wish a Happy Birthday to Jeremy Howell on June 28, Ricky Enfinger on July 1 and Esther Murley on July 3.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Hello from Enville! I hope that everyone had a great week and that you all have a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday.

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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

Hello to everyone! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!
Please forgive me for not having my article last week. I was out of state.

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Hickory Corner Community News
Hickory Corner Community News

It has been a few weeks since I last wrote any news, and things have been busy on the home front. We have had some nice visits from our children.

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Jacks Creek Community News
Jacks Creek Community News

"Healing comes when we choose to walk away from darkness and move toward a brighter light."
Our community expresses sympathy to the families of Christine Austin Gray (3-8-44 to 6-22-17), burial at Pisgah; Bettye Jo Cupples Carnell (1-12-45 to 6-24-17), burial at Unity; Jean Little McPherson (3-10-28 to 6-26-17), who worked for many years for Dr. Glen Jordan.

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Lions Club News
Lions Club News

The Chester County Lions Club installed its new officers on June 19.

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Cannon firing Saturday at Shiloh
Cannon firing Saturday at Shiloh

In honor of the Independence Day holiday, Shiloh National Military Park will present Civil War cannon firing demonstrations on Saturday, July 1, announced Superintendent Dale Wilkerson.

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Jerry Lee and Wanda Cook to celebrate 60 years
Jerry Lee and Wanda Cook  to celebrate 60 years

Jerry Lee and Wanda (Beacham) Cook will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of their marriage on June 30, 1957.

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Library gets new US flag
Library gets new US flag

The Chester County Library received a new American Flag June 22 from Henderson WoodmenLife Chapter 40.

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Sweetlips gets new US flag
Sweetlips gets new US flag

The Sweetlips Community Center and Fire Station received a new American Flag June 22 from Henderson WoodmenLife Chapter 40.

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Family activities honoring God and country
Family activities honoring God and country

A recent report estimates over 43 million Americans will travel during the Fourth of July holiday. Whether your family hits the road or plans a stay-at-home holiday, these educational, fun and creative activities will make this a time to remember.

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UT Extension questions and answers: Chester County 4-H at the State Horse Show
UT Extension questions and answers: Chester County 4-H at the State Horse Show

The State 4-H Horse show was held in Shelbyville this past week.

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David Foster Receives Young Engineer of the Year Award

David Foster was recognized recently at the Engineering Week Awards Banquet in Huntsville, Ala. He received the "Young Engineer of the Year" award from the Society for Military Engineers.

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Local student receives scholarship to UT Martin

A Chester County student has been awarded a scholarship to attend the University of Tennessee at Martin for the 2017-2018 academic year, according to Dr. James Mantooth, executive director, Office of Enrollment Services and Student Engagement.

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Freed-Hardeman adds two-sport star
Freed-Hardeman adds two-sport star

The Freed-Hardeman University Lady Lion volleyball team and softball team added another player to its 2017-18 recruiting class with the recent signing of two-sport athlete Maria Mask of Florence, Ala.

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Lady Lions' soccer announces five signees
Lady Lions' soccer announces five signees

The Freed-Hardeman University Lady Lion soccer team has been busy throughout the off-season putting together a solid recruiting class for the 2017-18 season, as five players have committed for the upcoming season.

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Lions basketball adds Texas guard
Lions basketball adds Texas guard

The Freed-Hardeman University men's basketball added another player to its 2017-18 recruiting class with the recent signing of Jacob DeLauri of Austin, Texas.

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Dixie 12 team dominating

At Scotts Hill, Chester County's age 12 Dixie Youth O-Zone team won its first two games in the district tournament.

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Dixie Youth A, AA finish third

Chester County's Dixie Youth Class A age 5-6, as well as the Class AA age 7-8 team, each finished third recently in their respective district tournaments.

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Dixie Youth AAA

After an opening round victory Saturday against Ramer, Chester County's age 9-10 AAA baseball team was defeated Monday night to Savannah.

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