No Fair, but Fair Food Chitterlings Still a Tradition

Article by W. Clay Crook- Chitterlings or chitlins, boiled or fried? We’ve missed the fair this year, but many of the vendors that fundraise from the fair with specialty meals are still moving forward with the tradition. Friday, September 18, 2020 would have been Fair Day for the students, and if you drove down East…

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150 Years for Scotts Hill Elementary

Article by W. Clay Crook- David Austin, a local Scotts Hill historian, said that this year’s term marks 150 years for Scotts Hill Elementary.  Austin said that Samuel P. Winston opened the first public school in a small log house in the fall of 1870. The log house had two windows closed by shutters in…

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Brian White from UT Extension Addresses Rotary

Article by W. Clay Crook- The special guest speaker for the September 22, 2020 Lexington Rotary club was Brian White, Director with the Henderson County UT Extension Office. He grew up in the Ebenezer Community and went to Scotts Hill High and then graduated from UT Martin. Mr. Jim McKee helped him start with UT…

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HCN Tigers Defeated Twice in Same Week

Article Submitted- Henderson County North Football lost two tough games this past week to an undefeated McKenzie team and Martin squad, whose record is 3-1. The Tigers started off both games well but seemed to run out of steam as the games went on. The halftime score of the McKenzie game was 16-0 and the…

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Obituaries For September 23, 2020 Edition

Sue Blankenship, 83 Larry Davis, 75 Darryl Gurley, 77 Delynn Keen, 62 Charles Keller, 83 Ricky “Pop” Kennedy, 73 Ruby Louise Payne, 81 Larry Renfroe, 73 Kenneth Stateler, 62 Helen Waddle, 92 For complete obituaries, see the September 23rd edition of The Lexington Progress. Subscribe Today!

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West Tennessee Dive Rescue and Recovery Participates in Search

Article by W. Clay Crook- Captain J. D. Dunkle, with Henderson County’s West Tennessee Dive, Rescue, and Recovery said that the group has been participating in a search of several water sites along the Forked Deer River.  William Brian McKenzie went missing in Madison County in September 2019, and in an effort to cover all areas,…

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No Plans to Reopen the Charter / Spectrum Office in Lexington

Article by W. Clay Crook- The name has been removed from the top of the building, the lights are off and there is a Spectrum business card for McKenzie taped to the front door. The Charter / Spectrum office in Lexington is closed. Patti L. Mihel, the Spectrum media contact for the South Region, which includes…

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Lion’s Club Donates Sanitizer Stations at LMS and Caywood

Article by W. Clay Crook- Lexington Lion’s Club President, Chuck Rowsey, along with Jay Rosson made special deliveries to Lexington Middle School and Caywood Elementary on Friday, September 11, 2020. The Lion’s Club donated an automated hand sanitizer station to each school, along with the initial supplies. “Students will not have to touch anything,” Rowsey said,…

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Lady Tigers Keeping Momentum Going With Victories

Article by Blake Franklin- The Lady Tigers took to the court again last week for a busy stretch to continue their season. Lexington had a three-way match in Milan last Tuesday, September 8. They took on Milan and Halls that evening. The Lady Tigers then travelled to South Gibson the next night, Wednesday, September 9.…

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Henderson County School Board Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Henderson County School Board met in a regularly scheduled meeting on September 10, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Conference Room located at 35 E. Wilson St., Lexington, TN. Board members present were Mr. McDaniel, Mr. Crownover, Mr. Lewis, Mr. Gordon, Mr. Harrington, Mr. Leslie, and Mr. Camper. A…

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