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Tennessee Announces Three Sales Tax Holidays for 2021

Release- The Tennessee General Assembly has approved three sales tax holidays for 2021, which include the traditional three-day weekend for back-to-school supplies, an added week-long break on food tax, and a year-long opportunity to save on gun safety equipment. Tennessee’s traditional sales tax holiday on clothing, school supplies and computers begins this year at 12:01…

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Lexington City Board Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Board of Mayor and Aldermen for Lexington met on Monday evening, July 26, 2021, in their regular voting session. Lexington Mayor Jeff Griggs began the session by swearing in the newest officer of the Lexington Police Department, Donte Bard. Bard is a graduate of Lexington High School, the son…

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SH Lions Participate In Offseason 7-on-7

Article by Blake Franklin- With the high school football season seemingly right around the corner, the Scotts Hill Lions football team participated in their first 7-on-7 tournament on Thursday, July 15, 2021. The Lions travelled across the county line into Decatur County and took part in the event at Riverside High School. These type events…

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Henderson County Leadership Class History Tour

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce picked back up the Leadership 2020 Class, which had been interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The class included Keith Wallace (City of Lexington), Derrick Stingley (Boy Scouts), Matt Lofton (Community Bank), Lauren McBride (Simmons Bank), Loren Stanford (UT Extension), Ryan Hart (Manpower), Donnie Barber…

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Beware of Fake $100 Bills in the Lexington Area

Article by W. Clay Crook- A local bank manager in Lexington has warned of some counterfeit $100.00 bills in the Lexington area, and passed on the information to bring awareness to the situation for the public’s protection. The first of these bills was discovered on Thursday, July 15, 2021, in a business’s night deposit. As…

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Tigers Head to Bethel For 7-on-7

Article by Blake Franklin- With the offseason looking a bit different this season, in regard to last year when the COVID-19 pandemic started, this year is allowing for more opportunities to let teams get the work in that is needed to be more prepared to start the regular season come August. The Lexington High School…

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LCSS Board Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Lexington City School Board met on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 in their regular session. The board approved a bid from UpChurch Mechanical for HVAC replacement at both schools. Director of Schools Cindy Olive said that the Federal ESSER money will be used to recoup the expenses of this project.…

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Wanda Small Addresses Rotary on Medicare Solutions

Article by W. Clay Crook- The special guest speaker for the July 27, 2021, Lexington Rotary Club was Wanda Small with Medicare Solutions. Her office, which is located at 131 South Broad Street in Lexington, focuses on Medicare and health insurance. “Medicare is kind of like the alphabet, there is A, B, C, and D,”…

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Outdoor Truths

In just a few weeks, squirrel season will open in my area. These small game are not pursued as much as they used to be. But they are fun to hunt and are especially good for taking youth and first-time hunters into the woods. I have some fond memories from my early adulthood days and…

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American Legion Post #77 Awards Achievement Certificates

Article Submitted- Two longtime members of American Legion Post #77 in Lexington were given Certificates of Appreciation for their dedication to the post and our local Veterans. Ben Pope (Adjutant) and Eric Kocke (2nd Vice Commander) will be moving on to new horizons and be closer to families. American Legion Post #77 members wish them…

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