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Local News

Arts in the Alley features music by bluegrass pickers

Henderson Downtown Park will be filled with music, people and art on Thursday, Aug. 15 for Arts in the Alley.

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City to move ahead with demolition of properties

Henderson Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session on Aug. 8.

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FHU to welcome new students Aug. 17

Freed-Hardeman University is gearing up to receive freshmen and transfer students Saturday, Aug. 17.

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HPD offering free safety seat installation Friday

This week Henderson Police Department has been hosting the Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program for law enforcement officers from across West Tennessee.

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School Board to meet Thursday

Chester County Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15, in the Board of Education meeting room.

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Opinion

American politics, human failures – help available for all

What do Anthony Weiner, Bob Filner, Eliot Spitzer, Thomas Jefferson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Bobby Kennedy and Bill Clinton all have in common?

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Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Pro-Growth and  Pro-Agriculture
Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Pro-Growth and Pro-Agriculture
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Support for the expansion of the Chester County Library
Support for the expansion of the Chester County Library
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Sports

Jamboree is Friday at Eagle Stadium!
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Sr. Games scheduled for fall, signup now for 2014
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"Great Bull Run" to tour country, but rights groups voicing objections
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Baseball card study affirms benefits of smiling
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SPORTS SCHEDULES
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What's Happening

What's Happening
What's Happening
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Education

Can U make a difference?
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Chemicals linked to risk of childhood obesity
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CHESTER COUNTY JUNIOR HIGH NEWS
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CHESTER COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
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EAST CHESTER ELEMENTARY NEWS
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FHU expects increase in new students for fall 2013
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Former Marine offers perspective on overcoming fear
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Freed-Hardeman nursing grads achieve 100 percent NCLEX pass rate
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Hayes receives physician assistant degree
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JACKS CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWS
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Tennessee school districts part of wave of new teacher pay plans
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WEST CHESTER ELEMENTARY NEWS
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Obituaries

Aubry Allen Chandler
July 13, 1943 – Aug. 6, 2013
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Christine Scott Holley
March 30, 1918 – Aug. 12, 2013
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Thomas Glen Pugh
Oct. 23, 1931 – Aug. 10, 2013
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Church News

Adamsville Sportsman Dinner Aug. 17

Saturday, Aug. 17 at 6 p.m. Good Hope Baptist will have Audrey Delahmit, from the Christian Outdoor TV show, “Inside the Wildside.”

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Big Springs UMC Revival Aug. 14

Big Springs United Methodist Church, Ozier Road, Pinson, announced their annual revival last day was beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14.

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Hard grace

It was extremely important for the church of my youth to prove that every single miracle in the Bible be proven as an historical and scientific fact.

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Harvest Time’s Youth Day Service Aug. 18

Harvest Time Church of God in Christ is pleased to announce its Youth Day Service at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18.

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Unity Baptist Church revival Aug. 14

Unity Baptist Church invited everyone to join them at  6:30 p.m Wednesday, Aug. 14 for the last evening of their revival services.

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TN news

Haslam announces 25 historic preservation fund grants

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Environ-ment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau today announced 25 Historic Preservation Fund grants were awarded to community organizations for programs and activities that support the preservation of historic and archaeological sites, districts and structures.

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Your Right To Know

Former probation officer charged with  theft, money laundering
Martha Sue Moore
Former probation officer charged with theft, money laundering

Monday, Aug. 12, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested a former drug court probation officer who worked in Union City after she was indicted by the Obion County grand jury this morning.

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Your Right To Know
Your Right To Know
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Your Right To Know
Your Right To Know
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Public Notices

Public Notices
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Lifestyle

<i>Get on livin’ or get on dyin’</i><br>Decision leads King to wedding dance
Get on livin’ or get on dyin’
Decision leads King to wedding dance

(Dan Jansouzian also contributed to this report. The reporters were members of a team of Middle Tennessee State University students who recently spent the week in Henderson as part of a writing tour of the state.)

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County infrastructure needs low, study says
County infrastructure needs low, study says

Using data compiled in a recent study, Tennessee Infrastructure Alliance (TIA) is calling attention to Chester County’s infrastructure needs from the latest Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations’ (TACIR) Report: “Building Tennessee’s Tomorrow: Anticipating the State’s Infrastructure Needs.”

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Need a quick and easy dinner from your pantry? Pepper steak requires almost no pre-planning
Need a quick and easy dinner from your pantry? Pepper steak requires almost no pre-planning

This recipe is extremely easy and requires almost no planning. I love it when a recipe can be made with ingredients you have on hand. The best thing is that it’s tasty and can be doubled depending on how many people you plan to serve.

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100th Birthday Celebration planned for Robert Jones
100th Birthday Celebration planned for Robert Jones

On Aug. 22, 1913 a baby boy, who was named Robert Lawrence Jones, was born to Sam and Gertie Jones of Beech Bluff.

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Bladen’s 8th Birthday Party
Bladen’s 8th Birthday Party

Bladen Ray Hooper, son of Brian and Carrie Hooper of Southaven, Miss., celebrated his 8th  birthday Friday, July 26, 2013.

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CCHS 1946 class reunion
CCHS 1946 class reunion
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Movie Review – Planes – “Cars copy”
Movie Review – Planes – “Cars copy”

If you go to see this movie expecting it to be as good as “Cars,” as I did, you may come away disappointed, or you may love it.

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UT Extension questions and answers: FCE group competes at regional conference
UT Extension questions and answers: FCE group competes at regional conference

Hello, citizens of Chester County! I want to take just a few sentences and introduce myself. I am the new UT Extension agent for Chester County.

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Words for the Week: <i>“y’u’annnt to …”</i>
Words for the Week: “y’u’annnt to …”
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Chester County Photo Contest starts Aug. 15

The First Annual Chester County Photo Contest will accept entries from Aug. 15 through Sept. 15 at Henderson City Hall, Mrs. Alicia Holder's office or Freed-Hardeman University, Dr. Barbara England's office or at Chester County High School, Mr. Jeff Haltom's classroom.

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Community Picnic, Parade scheduled Aug. 31

For many years, a community picnic in the Jacks Creek area was a mainstay on the calendar for Labor Day weekend. However, that tradition ended in 2006.

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Freed-Hardeman to offer Bible Lands tour

Freed-Hardeman University is offering the opportunity to tour the Bible lands of Israel and Jordan for 11 days.

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Local business owner honored at SERVPRO Annual Convention

Glen Pendergrass, Owner of SERVPRO® of Chester, Hardin, Henderson and McNairy Counties, was honored with the Millionaire’s Platinum award for outstanding revenue performance during SERVPRO’s 44th Annual Convention, held June 17 – June 21 at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel and the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.

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Top Stories

Chain reaction!
Chain reaction!

Three vehicles were damaged in a traffic accident at approximately 3:05 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8 at the intersection of Main Street and Washington Ave.

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Extremely young Eagles accepting challenges
The Chester County Eagles take part in a preseason practice Monday. They play Hardin County in the Star Therapy Jamboree Friday at Eagle Stadium before officially opening the season Aug. 23 at Adamsville.
Extremely young Eagles accepting challenges

A challenge was made recently to the Chester County Eagles football team. If the team is successful on a very long field goal try, then no laps would be run after practice. However, a miss and the laps would double! The challenge was explained and accepted, enthusiastically.

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Ready for  school haircut
Ready for school haircut

Fourth-grader Hunter Bell gets ready for school with a free haircut complements of Shear Envy, Aug. 3. The salon, located at 1047 Hwy 45 North, offered the free service for Chester County children returning to school.

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Violent crime and gang task force  operation saturates Chester County
Violent crime and gang task force operation saturates Chester County

Multi-jurisdictional saturations have become more common in West Tennessee in recent years with task forces from a variety of local, state and federal agencies working together to sweep areas where crime, gang involvement and drugs have run rampant.

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Community News

<i>Only Yesterday</i><br>“First cotton bolls in county reported”
hester County Independent archives August 9, 1963
Only Yesterday
“First cotton bolls in county reported”
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A Tale of Two Hendersons
A Tale of Two Hendersons
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Chester County Historical Society met Aug. 5

The Chester County Historical Society met for their regular meeting Monday night, Aug. 5, with eight members and seven guests present.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News
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Enville Community News
Enville Community News
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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News
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Hickory Corner Community News
Hickory Corner Community News
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Jacks Creek Community Club News

The Jacks Creek Community Club met on Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Community of Christ Church with 58 members and guests present.

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Jacks Creek Community News
Jacks Creek Community News
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Montezuma Community News
Montezuma Community News
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