Season just around the corner Season just around the corner


For weeks and months, area high school football teams have labored through conditioning drills, weight-lifting and seven-on-seven scrimmages. However, Monday at Chester County High School, and schools all across the state, "real" practice began in helmets and pads. CCHS will open the regular season Aug. 19, hosting Adamsville, just one week after the jamborees.

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  • Season just around the corner Season just around the corner


    For weeks and months, area high school football teams have labored through conditioning drills, weight-lifting and seven-on-seven scrimmages. However, Monday at Chester County High School, and schools all across the state, "real" practice began in helmets and pads. CCHS will open the regular season Aug. 19, hosting Adamsville, just one week after the jamborees.

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  • Great American "road trip" Great American "road trip"

    Nothing is more American than the road trip, and these travelers have the perfect vehicles for the occasion, Corvettes.

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  • City Board passes budget, replaces broken monuments City Board passes budget, replaces broken monuments

    Henderson Board of Mayor and Aldermen met on Thursday, July 14, for their regular monthly meeting. Board members discussed purchasing monuments and repairing broken headstones at Henderson City Cemetery.

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  • Two Dixie teams fall in champ games Two Dixie teams fall in champ games

    Two Chester County girls' softball teams completed major runs through the Dixie tournament series, but each fell just short of winning state titles.

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Sales Tax Holiday date now earlier
Shop tax free in Tennessee, July 29-31

Tennessee's sales tax holiday will now be one weekend earlier than it has been in the past, due to a 2016 law change.

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See Chester County in a brand new light

Are you looking for a way to become more involved in our community? Or are you simply wanting to see behind the scenes of our schools, government and tourism?

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Free meal at Brenda's offered to law enforcement, firemen

Members of the law enforcement community, firemen and their families are invited to eat free at Brenda's Kitchen from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, July 30.

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Local heroes wanted, deadline extended

The Chester County Independent will be featuring the Heroes of Local Law Enforcement during the Aug. 11 edition.

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Early voting continues through Saturday

Early voting for the Aug. 4 elections continues through Saturday, July 30, at the Chester County Election Commission Early Voting Annex, in the Public Safety Building at 126 Crook Ave. in Henderson.

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Music, theatre and Pokémon Go set to thrill crowds at July 21 Arts in the Alley
Music, theatre and Pokémon Go set to thrill crowds at July 21 Arts in the Alley

Dirt Pilgrims will return to the stage at Henderson's downtown park, Thursday, July 21, for the latest edition of this summer's Arts in the Alley series hosted by the Henderson Arts Commission.

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Three charged with underage alcohol sales

Clerks at three Henderson retail businesses have been charged with selling alcohol to a minor following a compliance check Friday.

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CCHS class of 1949 holds 67-year reunion
CCHS class of 1949 holds 67-year reunion

The Chester Count High School Class of 1949 recently held its 67-year reunion.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

It is Monday as I write this, and I think this is the hottest day so far this summer. And the rest of the week is not going to be any cooler.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Hello from Enville! I hope everyone had a wonderful week. Our ball season has ended; our little 5/6 year old Chester County Sweetees team took home the second place trophy in the State Championship games in Lyles. We are very proud of them!

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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

Hello to everyone! It is good to be here with you one more time. For this is the day the Lord has made, so let us be happy in it and take one day at a time.

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Hickory Corner Community News
Hickory Corner Community News

It looks like we are going to have some hot days ahead of us this week, with very serious heat. So be careful out there!

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Montezuma Community News
Montezuma Community News

A very good friend of mine who is on our prayer list, John Phillips, is going through a second battle with cancer in less than a year.

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

As I write this on Sunday, July 17, I hope you have all had a good week. Today has been hot with very little breeze, if any.

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Burning the dogs
Burning the dogs

What is there to celebrate in July beyond the Fourth? Unbeknownst to many people, there are lots of things for the entire month.

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Rogers-Smith Wedding announcement
Rogers-Smith Wedding announcement

Shelby Kaitlyn Smith and Michael Douglas Rogers will exchange wedding vows Saturday, July 30, at sunset in the mountains of Leicester, N.C.

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Approval given for preserving Memphis Civil Rights sites

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) praised committee approval of legislation that would create a national network of sites that were central to the civil rights movement.

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County Fire Dept., Red Cross team up to reduce fire deaths

A home fire can strike anytime, anywhere, devastating families. The American Red Cross and the Chester County Fire Department are working to reduce the number of fire deaths and injuries in the county.

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Deadline near to submit nominations for Farm Service Agency county committees

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Tennessee Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Gene Davidson, today reminded farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that they have until Aug. 1 to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees.

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Shiloh National Military Park protections approved

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said today that legislation that would expand the boundaries of Shiloh National Military Park to include three Civil War battlefields in Tennessee and Mississippi and designate Parker's Crossroads as an affiliated area of the National Park System will honor our obligation as American's to preserve and protect our heritage.

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TDH cautions Tennesseans to respect the sun's might

With temperatures near the 100 degree mark predicted for parts of the state this week, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is reminding residents and visitors to "respect the sun's might" by protecting themselves from excessive heat and intensive sunlight damage.

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Faulkner receives Risingstar Leadership Scholarship
Faulkner receives Risingstar Leadership Scholarship

Brayden Faulkner, a 2016 graduate of Chester County High School, received the 2016-17 RisingStar Leadership Scholarship from the University of Tennessee at Martin WestStar Leadership Program.

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Arts centers to feature work of FHU professor
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Croom is "Learner of the Year"
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End of Summer Bash slated July 29 at UT Martin
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Free adult education classes offered

Chester County Adult Learning Center will have a New Student Orientation from 9 a.m. - noon July 26 and 28, at 1449 White Avenue, near Southwest Human Resource Agency (SWHRA) and Head Start.

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Henderson resident awarded TCAT - Crump Scholarship
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Two Alabama arts centers to feature FHU professor

The art of a Freed-Hardeman University professor will be on exhibit at the Kentuck Art Center in Northport, Ala., Aug. 4-Sept. 30 and at the Arts Council Gallery in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Aug. 5-Aug. 26.

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Awards extended following FHU girls' basketball camp
Awards extended following FHU girls' basketball camp

Fourth through sixth grade: Sable Winfree - East Side Elementary: One-on-one champion, three-point champion, and lay-up runner-up.

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Freed-Hardeman University hosts Lion basketball camp
Freed-Hardeman University hosts Lion basketball camp

These young men took part in the recent Freed-Hardeman University Lion basketball camp at Brewer Sports Center.

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Lady Lion basketball adds Perry County standout
Lady Lion basketball adds Perry County standout

The Freed-Hardeman Lady Lion basketball team added another player to its 2016-17 recruiting class with the recent signing of Reagen Floyd of Linden.

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Three from CCHS named soccer All Stars
Three from CCHS named soccer All Stars

Three soccer players from Chester County High School recently received post season honors.

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Disney night highlights Generals' homestand
Disney night highlights Generals' homestand

The Jackson Generals begin one of the biggest homestands of the summer Wednesday as the professional Class AA team returns home for five games against the Chattanooga Lookouts.

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Big Monty meets Big Papi
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CC Dixie Boys fall in state semi-finals
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