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Class of 2020 Celebrates a Year They’ll Never Forget

Article by W. Clay Crook- Graduation was a different event this year due to the COVID-19 restrictions, with ceremonies being held outside on the football fields for each school. Director of Schools Steve Wilkinson said that this was the first time for an outdoor graduation on the football field for Scotts Hill, and that “It…

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Pools to Remain Closed, Playgrounds Opened

Article by W. Clay Crook- State Parks are opening playgrounds but have decided to keep pools closed for the 2020 summer season. The playground at Beech Lake is also open for use. Robbie McCready, Public Works Director for the City of Lexington, is staying within the state guidelines at this time and approved the following on…

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Lexington Bypass Making Progress in the ROW Phase

Article by W. Clay Crook- Right of way crews have been taking full advantage of any good weather conditions and are making progress on the Lexington Bypass all along the route. The Tennessee Department of Transportation says that these projects are developed in four phases: Planning and Environmental, Design, Right-of-Way (ROW), and Construction. “The proposed project…

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Outside Memorial Day Service Planned for Courthouse

Article by W. Clay Crook- American Legion Post #77, in coordination with Henderson County Mayor Eddie Bray, have announced that the annual Memorial Day event at the Henderson County Courthouse will be held outside this year due to the COVID-19 restrictions. The event will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 25, 2020, with an…

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Leadership Class Participates in Nonprofit Day

Release- The 2020 Henderson County Leadership Class recently participated in a visit with several of the Nonprofit organizations in the county. The United Way connects community agencies and resources to make lasting changes throughout West Tennessee and the 211 hotline connects people with the local resources. Krista Paul presented the Henderson County statistics for the ALICE…

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LHS Tigers Conduct Virtual Basketball Awards Ceremony

Article Submitted- During these unprecedented times, the Lexington Tigers Boys basketball program officially closed out the 2019/2020 basketball season much differently. The COVID-19 virus made it impossible for the team to have a traditional end of season awards banquet, but it did not stop the Tigers from recognizing the players. Coach Runyon said “I hate…

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Scotts Hill Board Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Board of Mayor and Aldermen for the town of Scotts Hill met on Monday evening, May 18, 2020, observing social distancing and personal protection equipment as directed by the COVID-19 restrictions.  The board approved the minutes from the March 2, 2020 and from the March 12, 2020 special called meetings.…

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Tuggles Receives Award

Article by W. Clay Crook- Henderson County Mayor Eddie Bray had the opportunity to recognize “a hero in action,” recently at the Henderson County Courthouse. “I had the pleasure of presenting the Life Saver Certificate of appreciation to our courthouse security Mrs. Tammy Tuggles,” he said. “On Wednesday, April 29th, we had an emergency situation when……

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County School Board Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Henderson County School Board met on May 12, 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. Chairman Gordon called the meeting to…

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