Area Breaking News

AutoZone Expansion Approved at the Planning Commission Meeting

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Lexington Municipal – Regional Planning Commission met on Monday evening, October 12, 2020, and approved a 56-acre site plan submitted for the expansion of the existing AutoZone Lexington Distribution Center facility located on Rush Street. Representatives from Kimley – Horn submitted the site plan, which depicts a 219,000 square foot…

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First Baptist Church Opens the Mission Action Center

Submitted- On Sunday, October 11, 202 First Baptist Church in Lexington had a ribbon cutting ceremony and the Grand Opening of its new 25,000 square foot Mission Action Center (“The MAC”). Surrounded by over 250 people, MAC Team Building Chairman Richie Strickland officially cut the ribbon to open the new facility. This new facility houses…

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Lady Tigers Win Back-To-Back District 13AA Championships

Article by Blake Franklin- After defeating the McNairy County Lady Bobcats on Tuesday night, October 6, 2020, the Lady Tigers Volleyball team set their sights on the District 13AA title. Fans and students in attendance were given yet another outstanding display of performance from Lexington. Being down early in the match against Chester County, the…

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Get Ready for Beech Lake Bikefest

Article by W. Clay Crook- It’s time to feel the wind in your hair and enjoy one of Lexington’s most popular events with the Beech Lake Bikefest on Saturday, October 17, 2020. The event is sponsored annually by the Henderson County Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, and is held in memory of…

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Henderson County School Board Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Board of Education for the Henderson County School System met on Thursday evening, October 8, 2020. Board members present were Mr. McDaniel, Mr. Crownover, Mr. Gordon, Mr. Harrington, Mr. Leslie, and Mr. Camper. Ms. Mary Woodall, representative of the Henderson County Education Association (HCEA), then addressed the board concerning…

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Lexington Rotary Holds Annual Multi-Gun Shoot

Article by W. Clay Crook- Although parts of Saturday morning, October 10, 2020 were inclement, avid gun enthusiasts were glad to make the annual Lexington Rotary Multi-Gun Shoot a success. The event was held at the Enoch’s farm at the end of Enoch’s Lane, between Lexington and Parkers Crossroads, and provides ample space for each of…

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Scotts Hill Board Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Board of Mayor and Aldermen for Scotts Hill met in regular session on Monday evening, October 5, 2020. The board discussed getting some quotes from Republic and Waste Management as possible sites to transport solid waste. Quotes were also discussed on vehicles for the water department, and the board approved a…

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Delay in Care Leads to Charges of Child Abuse for Couple

Article by W. Clay Crook- An investigation by Lexington Police Department from a medical care referral led to charges of child abuse and neglect (child under 8) for a Lexington couple. Andrew Phillip Saylor, age 21, and Hannah Grace Maness, were arrested on October 7, 2020. According to the court documents, the two year old…

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Sullivan Team Claims Carl Perkins Bass Classic Title

Article Submitted- The 14th Annual Carl Perkins Bass Classic was held on Kentucky Lake this past weekend out of the Perryville Marina. 115 teams took their chance at winning a portion of the $21,000 prize money with a grand prize of $5,000. There were many veterans, as well as new anglers, chasing after the number one position…

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Commissioner Rogers Attends Unclaimed Veteran Ceremony at Parkers Crossroads

Article by W. Clay Crook- Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner, Courtney Rogers, attended a special ceremony for an unclaimed veteran on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at the Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery – Parkers Crossroads. Director Eddie Long said that the event had been delayed due to the earlier COVID-19 restrictions, but with the loosening…

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