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Chester County Historical Society met May 2

The Chester County Historical Society met at the Senior Center on May 2 where a large and appreciative audience heard a presentation on the life and music of local bluesman, Waynell Jones. Al Price, who knew Jones well, presented stories of his life and character using documentation from his own collection. Rodger Holtin played songs that Jones had recorded at Freed-Hardeman University around 1990.
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News from East Chester Elementary School

We are wrapping up this 2021-22 school year. It has been such a joy to watch these little learners learn and grow throughout the last 180 days. This year has been filled with wonderful memories that we all will cherish for a lifetime. As our third graders prepare to leave East Chester for Chester County Middle School, we hope they always remember they have an entire school that loves them, believes in them and will forever be there cheering for them!
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News from Chester County High School

This week, I want to thank all of you. I want to thank each and every person who reads this. This school year could not have been possible without the love and support that the community shows to us here at the high school. I want to thank Kendall Patterson and the other staff members of the Chester County Independent for their support of the idea of letting people write for themselves and voice their own opinions. I want to thank the students of Chester County High School. If it were not for the creativity, kindness, compassion and individuality that I witness every day I walk through the hallways, the school would not be what it is. Thank you for everybody who has shown support and uplifted those around you to make Chester County a better place.
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Chester County 4-H holds Ag Day

Chester County Junior High School students in sixth through eighth grades attended Ag Day May 4, presented by 4-H and community members, showcasing different aspects of the agricultural industry. Agriculture plays a vital role in Tennessee with more than 40% of its land being farmland. This day is held each year to educate students on the importance of our agricultural industry and to give them the opportunity to experience it for themselves. During this event, approximately 600 students saw seven major aspects of agriculture including large animals, small animals, row crop planting, beekeeping, farm machinery, wildlife and Tennessee College of Applied Technology. Chester County 4-H is shaping the lives of students every day by allowing their 4-H members to truly learn by doing.
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Emmy Melton makes UT Martin Cheer Team

Graduating Chester County High School senior Emmy Melton earned the opportunity to continue her cheer career at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Recently, Melton participated in the UT Martin Skyhawks Cheer Squad tryouts. After the three-day process of fight song, cheers, tumbling, jumps and stunts, Melton earned a spot on the Skyhawks Cheer Squad.
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Nathan Britt and Ethan Mullins prepare for State

After having eight of 24 tennis players competing in the regional individual tennis matches recently, Chester County High School still have two remaining, Nathan Britt (left) and Ethan Mullins (right), who will be representing CCHS in the Division I A individuals state championship as a doubles team. With the hope of moving on to state like Britt and Mullins, the CCHS Boys Tennis Team as a whole is preparing to face-off against Huntingdon on Friday, May 20 for a spot in the Boys Division I A State Championship. Read next week’s issue of the Chester County Independent to find out the results of the CCHS vs Huntingdon boys tennis match results.
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What’s Happening in Henderson, Chester County and surrounding areas

The 10th Annual Bluegrass Concert will be from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at the Farmers Market Pavilion-Gene Record Park. Good Times Grass, 7 Mile Creek and The Corinth Courthouse Pickers will appear. Concessions will be available, and admission is free. For more information, contact Ray Eaton at reaton@uu.edu or 731-608-1947.
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News from the New Friendship & Mifflin Communities of Chester County

Hello to everyone! Today is Sunday, May 15; it is sunny, and the sky is blue. Our birds are continuing to visit but not a steady stream. I guess that is good as we will not have to buy seeds sooner. Mosquitoes and flies are out – yuck! There is a very slight breeze noted. We have bluebirds that have built a nest in a birdhouse, and our small yellow bird has made one on the back deck. We have planted a few things in pots but not much. There is no rain in the forecast until Saturday – 40% at the time of this writing. Temperatures should hit 90 around Wednesday. The storm blew through last night leaving us with a gorgeous, orange sky. A new treat for us to observe – compliments of God. This was due to the Blood Moon.
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Tucker Allen and Stewart Brown advance to State track meet

Chester County High School athletes Tucker Allen and Stewart Brown successfully ran past sectionals to the Division I AA State Track and Field Championship that will occur May 24. Both runners will compete in the state 1600 meter race after placing first and second place at sectionals. During the sectionals 1600 meter race, Allen earned first place with a time of 4:29 and Brown earned second with a time of 4:33. Allen will also compete in the state 3200 meter race after earning first place in the 3200 sectionals race. As a team, CCHS Track and Field finished sixth out of 40 teams. In field events, Hannah Rich finished fourth in the discus and fifth in the shot. Top eight track finishes included Julia Briggs and Anna Bolton in the 3200, Melanie Crisler in the 300 Hurdles, Julia Briggs and Daisy McManus in the 1600, Allen and Dillion Williams in the 800.
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Hats off to 2022 Chester County Grads!

Chester County High School held the Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremony on Monday, May 16 at Freed-Hardeman University’s Loyd Auditorium. These graduates now enter the next phase of their lives as young adults. Pictured from left to right as they celebrate graduating from CCHS are: Sydney Martin, Presleigh Hatch, Samuel Hannis, Trinity Geary, Braelyn Ellis and Evan Eads.
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Tigers Season Ends with Shutout Loss to Eagles

The Lexington Tigers knew they had to win their game against Chester County on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in order for their season to continue. Lexington realized Chester County would bring everything they had to the game, so the Tigers were in for a fight on the day. LHS held the Eagles at bay for about half the game, before Chester County was able to record runs in the game. Lexington did not have what it took on the day to keep the season alive and ultimately fell to Chester County and ended their baseball season.
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News from the Montezuma Community of Chester County

School’s out for Summer! Hoping that you all have a great and memorable summer this year. Our center is in need of several upgrades, and if anyone within the community would like to get involved, help with some repair work or just make some larger monetary donations for those purposes, it would all be much appreciated. Contact Ann Moore at 608-2033 or myself at number below. Our center is available for rent, and you can contact Betty Cooper at 879-9078 for price and availability of the community center.
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