Simmons Bank Makes Donation to JSCC

Article by W. Clay Crook- Simmons Bank, located on West Church Street in Lexington, donated $1,500.00 to Jackson State Community College – Lexington Campus on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. The campus plans to offer a workforce readiness camp to help students prepare for college and the workforce. Jackson State Community College provides accessible learning opportunities…

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TWRA Response to Bird Disease Inquiries

Article Submitted- NASHVILLE — Reports of dead birds have been increasing in Tennessee due to the recent news coverage of a disease affecting birds in several eastern and midwestern states. The disease is reportedly causing eye swelling and crusty discharge from the eyes of birds and may also be associated with neurological symptoms. A significant…

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TBI Releases Annual ‘Crime in Tennessee’ Publication

Release- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its 2020 ‘Crime in Tennessee’ publication, which details the volume and nature of crime, as reported by the state’s law enforcement agencies. The report compiles data submitted to TBI through the Tennessee Incident-Based Reporting System (TIBRS). The state’s 2020 crime data was undeniably impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,…

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Experts Hosting Free Virtual Classes on Outdoor Skills

Article Submitted- Nashville, Tennessee – Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunting and Fishing Academy is offering free virtual classes for those wanting to learn new outdoor skills or brush up old ones. To see a full list of upcoming classes and sign up, visit tnwf.org/virtual. The Academy’s virtual classes are hosted live throughout the year, revolving through…

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Obituaries For July 28, 2021 Edition

Jerry Brewer, 68 Judy Carpenter Green, 68 Margaret Katherine Grice, 77 L. V. Hays, 88 William House, 64 Leon James, 77 Donna Monroe, 72 Marvin Taylor, NA For complete obituaries, see the July 28th edition of The Lexington Progress. Subscribe Today!

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THP Stop in Henderson County Leads to Charge of Transporting Illegal Aliens

Release- Gerson Abimael Morales Castro, age 28 of Houston, Texas, was arrested on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, near mile marker 99 of Interstate I-40, in Henderson County, on one count of transporting of illegal aliens. A trooper with the Tennessee Highway Patrol stated the following details on the citation: “Upon observation, the temporary registration tag…

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Junior Firefighter Camp Hosted by the Henderson County Fire Department

Article by W. Clay Crook- A Junior Firefighter Camp was hosted July 14th through 16th for youngsters ages 13 through 17. The event is hosted by the Henderson County Fire Department, along with trainers and vehicles from the Lexington Fire Department as well. The event started with orientation at the Watson Center, and then hands…

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Lexington 9&10 Year Old All-Star Team Claims 2021 State Championship

Article by Blake Franklin- The youth sports scene in Lexington, Tennessee keeps piling up the championships from this past season. Another team that just claimed their share at bragging rights was the Lexington 9&10-year-old Boy’s All-Star team. These boys made quite an impeccable run in Morristown, Tennessee to lay claim to their stake in the…

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Traffic Mishaps on I-40 Leads to Congestion in Lexington

Article by W. Clay Crook- Thursday, July 15, 2021, was a trying day for motorists, as traffic mishaps at the 94-mile marker in Madison County, as well as one at the 99-mile marker in Henderson County, led to the shutdown of westbound traffic along I-40, with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Department assisting at Exits 101…

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Lexington City Board Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Board of Mayor and Aldermen for Lexington met in their regular work session meeting on Monday evening, July 19, 2021. Lexington Mayor Jeff Griggs explained to the audience that this was the non-voting session but would welcome citizen comments at the end. David Merrill, age 11, visited the meeting,…

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