Lexington City Board Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Board of Mayor and Aldermen for the City of Lexington met through an electronic meeting through Webex on Tuesday evening, July 28, 2020 The mayor talked about how the rise in COVID-19 numbers has delayed some of the city services due to some employee quarantines, and asked the public…

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Wi-Fi for Scotts Hill Announced

Article by W. Clay Crook- On Monday evening, August 3, 2020, special guests announced the availability of Wi-Fi at the Scotts Hill City Park location. The announcement took place before the Scotts Hill board meeting with Brian Lane, Principal at Scotts Hill Elementary; Beverly Ivy, Principal at Scotts Hill High School; Steve Wilkinson, Director of Henderson County…

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Dr. Faught Speaks To Rotary About His Time in Vietnam

Article by W. Clay Crook- The guest speaker of the August 4, 2020 Lexington Rotary Club was Dr. Samuel Faught, who spoke on “The Vietnam War from My Perspective,” and included a slide presentation. Dr. Faught has taught for 36 years and is currently at the University of Tennessee – Martin. He was commissioned a 2nd…

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Early Vote Totals 2,605

Article by W. Clay Crook- There was a good turn out for early voting with a total of 2,605 votes. In the Republican Primary, there were 2,370 votes cast and 228 in the Democratic Primary. There were some general election votes for local offices that account for the non-primary votes. Election Day will be Thursday, August…

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TSSAA Allows Return to Play For High School Sports

Article by Blake Franklin- With Executive Order No. 55 being signed and implemented by Governor Lee on Friday, July 31, 2020, high school contact sports statewide will now allow for teams to begin contact drills. All players must go through a week-long heat acclimation process before they can take part in full pads. That includes…

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Releases August Checkpoint Enforcement List

Article by W. Clay Crook- The August checkpoint enforcement list has been released by the Tennessee Highway Patrol. There is only one stop for Henderson County, scheduled for August 21, 2020 at the 10-mile marker on State Route 100. It is a… For the complete article, see the August 5th edition of The Lexington Progress. Subscribe…

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Scotts Hill Board Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Scotts Hill Board of Mayor and Aldermen met back in the City Hall building on Monday evening, August 3, 2020, exercising COVID-19 precautions. The board discussed and approved the bid for the DRA grant that will be used to update the electronics on the city’s water wells. Alderman Betty Simms handed…

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Wright Arrested on Aggravated Statutory Rape

Article by W. Clay Crook- James Adam Wright, age 35 of Selmer, was arrested on one count of aggravated statutory rape and one count of incest on July 27, 2020, following an investigation by Officer Tonya Marshall of the Lexington Police Department. The court documents say that the arrest comes from an alleged act in Henderson…

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Dalton French Receives Letter of Appreciation

Article by W. Clay Crook- On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, Henderson County Mayor Eddie Bray presented Dalton French with a letter of appreciation on Dalton’s recent appointment as National Beta Club President. This is the first time that office has been held by anyone from Lexington in the 90 year history of the club. Dalton,…

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Veterans Honor Guard of Parkers Crossroads Hosts Three Events

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Veterans Honor Guard of Parkers Crossroads hosted three events on Saturday, August 1, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. until noon at their headquarters building in Wildersville. The first event on the schedule was a ribbon cutting sponsored by the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, followed by the Honor Bell Ceremony. President…

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