Marching Eagles place ninth in state Marching Eagles place ninth in state

The Marching Eagles band of Chester County High School took part Nov. 1 in the State Marching Finals at Stewarts Creek High School stadium in Smyrna.

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Fast Pace Urgent Care to open new, walk-in clinic in Henderson

Fast Pace Urgent Care will open its new, state of the art walk-in clinic in the Henderson area on Monday, Dec. 8 at 715 E. Main Street, Henderson.

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New chamber member
New chamber member

Chester County Circuit Court Clerk Justin Emerson has joined the Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce.

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Henderson Arts Commission receives non-profit designation

The Henderson Arts Commission recently received notification of its status as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, according to Jason Bramblett, HAC president.

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Board discusses school safety, security at meeting

Chester County Board of Education held its regularly scheduled board meeting Thursday, with all board members present. School safety and security issues were among the most discussed items.

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Independent office will be closed for Thanksgiving

The offices of the Chester County Independent will be closed Thursday and Friday Nov. 27, 28, in celebration of the Thanksgiving holidays.

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Christmas parade just a week away!

The Henderson/ Chester County Chamber of Commerce will present the Annual Henderson Christmas Parade at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4 in downtown Henderson.

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Santa's mailbox now open for letters

Santa Claus has an email address set up at the Chester County Independent to make it easier for him to keep track of Chester County children's wish lists.

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Talking turkey - or ham
The turkey or ham debate, 2014
Talking turkey - or hamThe turkey or ham debate, 2014

People are proud of their food, their elaborate holiday spread and their favorite ways of dressing out the dinner table. Nowhere is this any truer than right here in Henderson and next to their food they love a great debate too.

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Leadership class helps out at Gleaner's
Leadership class helps out at Gleaner's

Leadership Chester County Class of 2014 recently volunteered at the Gleaner's House.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

I hope everyone had a great week. The snow was pretty Monday when I got up, but I am thankful it was not too bad. It is an early winter for us.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE! With everyone thinking about that turkey and all the trimmings I hope you'll take time out to reflect on what this day means.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Happy belated birthday wishes go to Deven Middleton on Nov. 20; Jessica Harwell Bethune, and Kelly Wade on Nov. 21; Starr Middleton, Casey Weatherington, and Jack Crowell on Nov. 22; Teralee Haley, Jerry O'Neal and Brandon Culpepper on Nov. 23; Nickie Franks, Connie Neisler, Cheri Hutcherson, Tommy Wade and Doug Yates on Nov. 24.

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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

Hello to everyone! 1 Ch. 16:34, "O give thanks unto the LORD; for He is good; for His mercy endureth for ever." I would like to take this time out just give thanks for all that we have here in the United States of America. Yes, a day of celebration of Thanksgiving Day is upon.

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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

Hello to everyone! I hope each and every one has a wonderful week. For me and my household, we had a great week. You know I love this time of year when families come together and have a wonderful blessed time.

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Moonlighting for holiday mad money
Moonlighting for holiday mad money

Josh Coy is not really a lab rat, but he did consider it for extra income this time of year so he could buy his girls whatever their heart desires for Christmas.

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Learning new techniques: Meringue pies are easier than they seem
Learning new techniques: Meringue pies are easier than they seem

When I was learning to cook as a little girl, meringues tended to fall in an elusive territory. They were difficult and should only be attempted by extremely skilled cooks.

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Tradition - The holidays aren't complete without our favorite dishes
Tradition - The holidays aren't complete without our favorite dishes

Every family has its own traditions for holidays and special occasions. My love of cooking began with helping my grandmother prepare holiday dinners.

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Beene - White Wedding Announcement
Beene - White  Wedding Announcement

Mr. and Mrs. Sammy Beene are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mary Lauren Beene to Mitchell Blake White, son of Samantha White and Darrell Bingham.

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Jesse Blake Emerson birth announcement
Jesse Blake Emerson birth announcement

Justin and Jenifer Emerson are proud to announce the arrival of their son, Jesse Blake Emerson.

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King named Chairman of SWTDD
King named Chairman of SWTDD

Henderson Mayor Bobby King recently was named Chairman of the Board for Southwest Tennessee Development District. The announcement took place at SWTDD's recent Annual Board of Directors gathering.

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Lavon's hosts Business After Hours
Lavon's hosts Business After Hours

Lavon's Timeless Treasures, located at 107 Front Street, hosted the Chamber of Commerce's monthly Business After Hours.

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WestStar 25th Anniversary Celebration
WestStar 25th Anniversary Celebration

Amy West, WestStar Class of 2014, of Humboldt; Alex Beene, WestStar Class of 2014, of Henderson; and Tammy Hall, WestStar Class of 2014, of Dyersburg, attended the UT Martin WestStar Leadership Program's 25th anniversary celebration Nov. 6 at Discovery Park of America in Union City.

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Chester County Junior High News
Chester County Junior High News

Thanksgiving break is upon us. We have a lot to be thankful for at CCJHS! It's great to work in a school and a school system that is grateful for their students to teach and to love; supportive of their teachers; and strives to help every single person succeed in their role.

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East Chester Elementary School News
East Chester Elementary School News

East Chester Elementary School is always a busy place, but it seems to be especially busy during this season of the year. The cafeteria staff prepared a delicious turkey and dressing meal and served the entire school on Friday.

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Jacks Creek Community News
Jacks Creek Community News

We are all excited about Thanksgiving break! School is not in session on Nov. 26-28.
Kindergarteners are looking forward to Christmas Craft Day on Friday, Dec. 5, and singing at the nursing home on Dec. 12.

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Off The Shelf
Off The Shelf

It is fine free month! In the spirit of the holidays, we are not charging fines during the month of December. Bring in your library materials, no matter how overdue, and we will remove the fines.

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West Chester Elementary News
West Chester Elementary News

This week, West Chester students have been learning about the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Native American Indians that worked together for the very first Thanksgiving day. Children have been writing and drawing about what they are most thankful for.

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Creative Kids visits Le Bonheur
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Double-doubles earn Newby Player of Week
Double-doubles earn Newby Player of Week

Freed-Hardeman University senior Hayley Newby took her first American Midwest Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week award of the 2014-15 and her fifth overall after leading the No. 2 Lady Lions to a pair of wins during the week for the week ending Nov. 16.

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Forhetz earns AMC Player of Week honors
Forhetz earns AMC Player of Week honors

After leading Freed-Hardeman University to a pair of basketball wins to open the season in his debut in a Lion uniform, Evan Forhetz has been named the American Midwest Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week, for the week ending Nov. 16.

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Lady Lion softball signs Friendship's Burton
Lady Lion softball signs Friendship's Burton

The Freed-Hardeman University softball team picked up its first player for its 2015-16 recruiting class with the recent signing of Jordan Burton of Lebanon.

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Crowell, Jones set career highs in FHU Lady Lion victory

Five players scored in double-figures and the Freed-Hardeman Lady Lions made a season-high 13 three-pointers, cruising to a 105-33 win over St. Louis College of Pharmacy on Saturday afternoon in St. Louis, Mo.

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Chickasaw, other parks, hosting After T'giving hikes

Tennessee State Parks will offer free, guided hikes on Friday, Nov. 28. The fourth in the quarterly hikes program, the After Thanksgiving Hikes will be offered at each of the 55 state parks.

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Dozen from CCHS named to all district football team
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