Utility Boards Meet

Article by W. Clay Crook- The utility boards met in a brief session on Tuesday evening, November 26, 2019. Director Jeff Graves of the Lexington Electric System gave an update on the storm clean up and on the number of recent outages. “The worst storm in LES history occurred on October 26th,” Graves said. “Preliminary…

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Lady Tigers Lose Three in a Row

Article by Kortney Mallard- Lexington hosted Huntingdon last Tuesday night for the home opener. The Lady Tigers fell to Huntingdon in a close game, with a score of 44-37. Haley Scott was the leading scorer for Lexington with 12 points. Kyla Taylor scored 10 points. Diamond Holland put 5 points on the board. Makayla Herndon…

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Qualifying Deadline is December 12th for County Races.

Article by W. Clay Crook- Henderson County Fire Chief Lynn Murphy picked up a petition on November 27th for the Republican Primary ballot for Property Assessor. If the petition is qualified by deadline it will make three candidates on the primary ballot, joining Gregory Christopherson and incumbent Gary Pope. Thursday, December 12th at 12:00 p.m.…

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TBI Agents Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting in Decatur County

Release- At the request of 24th District Attorney General Matt Stowe, TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances leading to an officer-involved shooting that occurred Monday evening, December 2nd, in Parsons. Preliminary information indicates that as members of the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force were attempting to take an individual into custody, for…

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Tigers Receive Regional Awards

Article by Blake Franklin- In Region 6-AAAA, a host of Lexington Tiger football players recently were awarded with some very high accolades, for their accomplishments throughout the season. On offense, Braxton Grice was awarded the 6-AAAA Offensive MVP and the Offensive Lineman of the Year went to Andrerius Swift. On the defensive side of the…

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Obituaries For December 4, 2019 Edition

Kathy Allen, 64 Norease Nichols Britt, 86 Essie Lee Carter, 90 Louise Currin, 91 Bettie Wood May, 71 Jason Pettigrew, 48 Jason Randall Scott, 69 Vivian Singleton, 25 Melvin A. Taylor, 67 Dorothy Kizer Thomas, 70 Danny Williams, 75 Joseph Yoebstl, Jr., 76 For complete obituaries, see the December 4th edition of The Lexington Progress.…

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The Gift

Article by W. Clay Crook- A story that has never left my mind over the years was The Gift of the Magi, by O. Henry. The young man sells his watch to buy his wife a comb, but she has cut and sold her hair to buy him a chain for his watch. The thought…

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Lady Lions Off To a 3-0 Start

Article by Kortney Mallard- Scotts Hill basketball is officially underway, and the Lady Lions are off to a roaring 3-0 start. Scotts Hill opened their season at Frank Hughes last Tuesday night in a Hall of Champions game and defeated them 67-44. Last Thursday night, the Lady Lions hosted their first game of the season…

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Student Withdraws in Graffiti Incident at SHHS

Article by W. Clay Crook- Students, parents and the community have been dismayed over threatening graffiti on the wall of Scotts Hill High School. A release from the Henderson County Sheriff’s Department on Monday, November 25th, gave the following information: “On Friday, November 22, 2019, at approximately 12:10 hours, School Resource Officer Tim McClerking was notified by…

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Tigers Start Season 0-2

Article by Kortney Mallard- Basketball season officially arrived in Lexington last week when the Tigers played a pair of Hall of Fame games. Lexington lost to McKenzie last Tuesday, 67-47, and then lost to Crockett County, 54-47, on Saturday. Last night, Lexington played their season opener looking for their first win against Huntingdon. After taking…

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