Teachers Attaining Tenure Announced by Henderson County School Board

Article by W. Clay Crook- The board of education for Henderson County schools met on Thursday evening, October 10th. The board authorized a transfer from the general fund to the transportation fund. Director of Schools, Steve Wilkinson, said that the transportation budget is based upon the collection of the property tax and that every few…

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Sardis Board Meets

Article by Lois Freeland- The Sardis board of aldermen and mayor met on Monday evening, October 7th, with all members present except for Alderwoman Beecham. The meeting began with an invocation by Alderman Holland and pledge by Mayor Hudgins. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved as written by all present. The…

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Burke Resigns as Head Coach of LHS Softball

Article by Blake Franklin- In speaking with the Henderson County Director of Schools, Steve Wilkinson, confirmation was made that Ronnie Burke has resigned as the head coach of Lexington High School Lady Tigers Softball. Wilkinson stated, “On Monday, October 14, 2019, Mr. Burke met with me and turned in his resignation of coaching duties as…

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Lexington City Board Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Board of Mayor and Aldermen for the City of Lexington met in regular session on Tuesday evening, October 8th, with Jack Johnson, Gordon Wildridge, Sandra Wood, Peggy Gilbert, Emmitt Blankenship and Mayor Jeff Griggs in attendance. The board reviewed and approved a beer application from Jessica Culpepper for an…

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Lexington Utilities Hosts Housing Market Study Meeting

Article by W. Clay Crook- Developers, bankers, real estate agents, pastors, and educators, along with Mayor Jeff Griggs, attended a work session at Lexington Utilities on Maple Street on Monday, October 14th, to brainstorm long range goals for the housing market in Lexington. Thomas Skehan, with the Southwest Tennessee Development District, was introduced by Cody…

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Celtic Society of West Tennessee Holds 14th Annual Fest at Beech Lake

Article by W. Clay Crook- Songs from Scotland, Ireland and many other lands associated with the Celts were highlights of the 14th Annual Celtic Fest held at Beech Lake on Saturday, October 12th. As we approach Henderson County’s bicentennial, the sights and sounds from Saturday’s event reminded me how very much it is a part…

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Obituaries For October 16, 2019 Edition

Justin Blake Beecham, 29 Steve Burton, 61 Teresa Diane Cornett, 65 J.W. Grice, 89 Mary “Mub” Holmes, 84 Willie “Lane” Pulley, 57 Marcus Rickman, 29 Verna Sorrels, 85 Adell Teague, Jr., 57 Maurice Neal Townsend, 88 Berlon B. Washburn, 88 For complete obituaries, see the October 16th edition of The Lexington Progress. Subscribe Today!

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Home Invasion Leads to Shooting

Article by W. Clay Crook- A home invasion incident along Middlefork Road led to the shooting death of the perpetrator around 2:08 a.m. on Tuesday, October 8th. According to initial reports from Captain Tracey Grisham of the Henderson County Sheriff’s Department, the homeowner heard the family dog barking and went to the front of his…

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LHS Tigers Clinch Playoff Spot with Win Over South Side

Article by Kerry Mallard- Lexington pitched its first shutout in five years Friday night defeating South Side in convincing fashion, 27-0. The win puts the Tigers in a tie for 1st place in the Region 6 AAAA standings. After a week off, Lexington will travel to Hardin County on the 18th for what should be…

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Sec. of State Hargett Presents Check to Everett Horn Library

Article by W. Clay Crook- Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett and 72nd State District Representative Kirk Haston attended a reception at the Lexington – Henderson County Everett Horn Public Library on Friday, October 4th. At the event, Hargett and Haston presented library director, Crystal Ozier, with a library grant check from the state of…

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