Three traffic accidents send several to hospital Saturday

Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers and sheriff's deputies were kept busy over the weekend as three separate motor vehicle accidents occurred Saturday.

NaNoWriMo gives students opportunity to write novels

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) takes place each year during November, and it offers a chance for writers of all ages and skills to work on their very own novel.

Alverson finishes well in NAIA nationals

The 2016 Cross Country season could not have gone much better for Freed-Hardemen University's Tyler Alverson, as he not only qualified for the NAIA National Championship, but he also finished in the top half of runners across...

Book kiosk provides free book exchange for community
Book kiosk provides free book exchange for community

Little Free Libraries are popping up across the nation as a place to share books in a community, and now Henderson has its very own book kiosk.

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Christmas parade is Thursday
Christmas parade is Thursday

The Henderson/ Chester County Chamber of Commerce will present the Annual Henderson Christmas Parade at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 in downtown Henderson.

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UT Martin online programs receive national attention

The University of Tennessee at Martin's online course offerings have recently received attention at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

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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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Benefit Dinner on track to raise more than $1.6 million

Freed-Hardeman University's Annual Benefit Dinner Dec. 2, is on track to raise $1.6 million for scholarships again this year, according to Dave Clouse, FHU vice president for advancement.

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Take Us With You for December
Take Us With You for December

The Independent always travels to the mountains with the Frank family.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had a good one, except that our grandson Hunter was not home to be with us.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Hello from Enville, I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. We had a great dinner at our house on Thursday, with around 20 family members there, we had a great time together.

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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

Hello to everyone! For this is the day the Lord has made. Rejoice and be glad in it! Last week was such a great week! We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with our family and friends.

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Hickory Corner Community News
Hickory Corner Community News

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Every day should be Thanksgiving Day as we have so much to be thankful for. Gobble, gobble, gobble - we were as stuffed as a turkey on Thanksgiving Day!

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Jacks Creek Community News
Jacks Creek Community News

Lunchtime this past Monday brought so much rain that our cats and dogs did not want to go outside! The Creek might rise! The wind was very strong. Our leaves are visiting our neighbor's yard!

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Montezuma Community News
Montezuma Community News

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, time will fly by until the end of the year. As you are out and about in the hustle and bustle of the shopping rush, just try to stay calm, be kind to others and remember the true reason and meaning behind Christmas.

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High school students learning to lead in Chamber of Commerce program
High school students learning to lead  in Chamber of Commerce program

Thirteen Chester County High School students are getting a head start on learning to lead in their community. They were selected out of a total of 30 applicants for Youth Leadership Chester County, a program of the Henderson-Chester County Chamber of Commerce.

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Sewell transitioning to part-time at FHU
Sewell transitioning to part-time at FHU

Dr. Milton Sewell, chancellor and former president of Freed-Hardeman University, will retire from full-time work as of Dec. 31. Sewell will continue on a part-time basis.

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Tennessee Federation on Aging Innovation Award-2016
Tennessee Federation on Aging Innovation Award-2016

Recently during the annual conference in Pigeon Forge, Chester County Senior Center was awarded the Tennessee Federation for the Aging (TFA) Innovation Award.

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UT Extension questions and answers: Tennessee Agriculture Literacy Week
UT Extension questions and answers: Tennessee Agriculture Literacy Week

Tennessee Agriculture Literacy Week was Nov. 14-18. One Chester County 4-Her, Cody Pierce a junior at Chester County High School participated locally.

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Celebrate fall safely - prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

Colorful leaves and cooler weather lure lots of us outdoors during the fall, and may have you looking for ways to warm up on chilly days and nights.

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FSA County Committee elections to begin

Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have begun mailing ballots to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country for the 2016 FSA County Committee elections.

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Holiday Open House is Dec. 2-16 at Tennessee Governor's residence
Holiday Open House is Dec. 2-16 at Tennessee Governor's residence

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam will open the Tennessee Residence on Friday, Dec. 2, for the sixth annual Tennessee's Home for the Holidays.

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Give the Gift of Reading Book Fair
Give the Gift of Reading Book Fair

West Chester Elementary School students recently had its first "Give the Gift of Reading Book Fair."

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Pardoned turkey visits East Chester "parents"
Pardoned turkey visits East Chester "parents"

Last year, Mrs. Leslie Hunt's pre-k class at East Chester Elementary hatched three turkey eggs. The students eagerly awaited the arrival of the turkeys.

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Red Ribbon Week Poetry winners
Red Ribbon Week Poetry winners

The students in Mr. Marise and Mrs. Naylor's Junior High Reach Classes had an essay/ poetry contest for Red Ribbon Week.

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Chester County Junior High News
Chester County Junior High News

I hope you all enjoyed the break for our Thanksgiving holidays. We all have so much to be thankful for!

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East Chester Elementary News
East Chester Elementary News

East Chester Elementary School has been super busy getting ready for the upcoming holiday season.

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Inside CCHS
Inside CCHS

Students are back after a relaxing Thanksgiving Break, ready to get work done with less than three weeks until Winter Break!

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West Chester Elementary News
West Chester Elementary News

West Chester's first ever Christmas Extravaganza was a huge success! The food was delicious, the spectators were jam packed, and the children were, of course, adorable!

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Cross earns AMC Player of Week
Cross earns AMC Player of Week

The American Midwest Conference announced Monday that Taleeah Cross was selected as the AMC Women's Basketball Player of the Week, after leading the Lady Lions to three impressive wins over ranked opponents this past week.

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Freed-Hardeman Lion golf adds Hickman star
Freed-Hardeman Lion golf adds Hickman star

The FHU golf team added to its recruiting class with the recent signing of Colby Shelton of Hickman County.

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Lions finish strong; secure 74-69 win at Martin Methodist

The Freed-Hardeman University Lion basketball team started the game strong and finished it even stronger, as they were able to hold on for a 74-69 victory over Martin Methodist College Monday night in Pulaski.

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Surging Lady Lions upset NAIA's No. 1

The No. 8-ranked Freed-Hardeman University Lady Lion basketball team proved they can play with any team in the country Saturday, as Kim Mallory and Taleeah Cross combined for 48 points in a 76-67 victory over No. 1-ranked Mid America Nazarene University in the Jackson Rotary Classic at Oman Arena.

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Eaglettes defeat Humboldt

Chester County ran over Humboldt 58-38 last Friday in girls' high school basketball at Dyer.

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Run Rudolph Run 5K is Dec. 10

The Run Rudolph Run 5K and one-mile races are set for 9 a.m. Saturday, 10, beginning at No Excuse Fitness, 123 Front Ave. in Henderson.

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