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Journalist from The Lexington Progress One of Twelve Selected for Tenn Bar Association’s Reporters Workshop

W. Clay Crook, lead writer for The Lexington Progress, was one of twelve media journalists selected for the Tennessee Bar Association and Tennessee Association of Broadcasters’ Reporters Workshop, Class of 2019. The workshop was held May 17th – 18th at the Tennessee Bar Center, in Nashville, for print, online, television and/or radio journalists to develop a…

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State Bound!

After a three-year absence from the state tournament, the Lexington Lady Tigers cleared the final hurdle Saturday night with a 5-1 win over Bolivar in the sub-state game. Lexington improved to 44-4 on the season and is making its 8th state tournament appearance this week. The Lady Tigers have created a dynasty and are looking…

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Henderson County Folk Festival

Article by W. Clay Crook- It was a great turnout on Saturday, May 18th, for the Henderson County Folk Festival sponsored by American Legion Post #77, Lexington, with forty-seven classic cars around the court square and over a dozen vendors. The Masters of Ceremony this year were Mark Ward, Tom Ayers and Hobert Powers, with Henderson…

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Dance Resigns As Lady Lions Softball Coach

The Lady Lions will now be looking for a softball coach this summer. Coach Drew Dance announced to the team, last Friday, that he would no longer be the head coach moving forward.  In a statement given to The Lexington Progress, Coach Dance said, “I have resigned my position as the head softball coach at…

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Alan Reminisces About Entertainment Career in St. Louis

Article by W. Clay Crook- Barbara Alan came to Lexington when she was sixteen, and then spent many decades in St. Louis as a house singer, and on the road with country music artist Nick Nixon who co-wrote “Teddy Bear.” She remains friends with Barbara Fairchild and her home in Lexington is filled with portraits…

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History In The Making: LHS Boys’ Soccer Heads to State

Article by Tasha Loftin- The Lexington High School Boys’ Soccer team is making history with six consecutive 13AA district championships and back-to-back state tournament appearances. The Tigers have had a phenomenal season this year and have worked together towards a great postseason run. The Tigers began their postseason run by winning the district title game,…

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Rescue Squad Week Began May 19th

By W. Clay Crook- The state Rescue Squad week is May 19-25th, 2019, with Governor Bill Lee signing a proclamation honoring the service of the 95 squads in the State of Tennessee. The Henderson County Rescue Squad was founded September 6, 1968, and remains a 100% volunteer organization, with 35 active members who receive no pay…

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Miss Henderson County Speaks at Rotary

Article by W. Clay Crook- Miranda Colgrove, who is Miss Henderson County for 2019, was the special guest speaker at the May 21st meeting of the Lexington Rotary Club. Colgrove currently lives in Memphis and works at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and spoke to the Rotary members on Tourette’s Syndrome. She also expressed how proud she…

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LHS Boys’ Soccer: A Look From Within

Article by Blake Franklin- With all eyes watching and history in the making, the Lexington High School Boys’ Soccer team is continuing its postseason run with a trip to Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The team will compete in the 2019 TSSAA Class AA State Soccer Tournament. Their first game was slated for yesterday, at 1:30 p.m. at…

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2019 Henderson County 4-H Awards Banquest

Article by W. Clay Crook- It was a grand night at the Otto Britt Fairgrounds Building as young people from all over the county came in to enjoy the annual 4-H Awards Banquet, with over one hundred and fifty youth recognized this year, and over 325 people attending. Special guests included 72nd District Representative Kirk…

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