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City Board Accepts Broadband Grant, to Begin Work

Article by Steve Corlew- The Lexington City Board voted to accept the $27.49 million grant for broadband service, September 15, 2022, setting in motion the process to bring high speed internet to the Lexington Electric System’s service area. “It is a big deal. It is a really really big deal,” Mayor Jeff Griggs told the…

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Lexington Rebounds With Win Over McNairy

Article by Blake Franklin- After playing a very competitive game but unfortunately taking the loss the week prior, Lexington was back on the road last Friday night, in a game that saw the Tigers travel to McNairy County. The Tigers had put together a game plan during the week that would be successful for Lexington…

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Sheriff’s Department Seeks Deputies

Article by Steve Corlew- Henderson County Sheriff Brian Duke has a few job openings. With the Henderson County Board of Education’s recent approval of four additional resource officers for schools, Sheriff Duke needs to fill those positions as well as three additional deputies. These positions are just to fill openings in the regular 2022-23 budget…

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Minutemen Dominate Game Against HCS

Article by Blake Franklin- The Lexington Middle School Minutemen football team headed to Scotts Hill last Tuesday evening, September 13, to face off against the Lions of the Henderson County South football program. With the in-county team going against them, Lexington was wanting to start fast and take care of business. LMS wasted no time…

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Scotts Hill Mayor Sees Work Ahead

Article by Steve Corlew- A long-time alderman and now mayor of Scotts Hill, Woody Capley wants to keep the town of Scotts Hill moving forward. Mayor Capley was sworn-in and took office on September 6, 2022. “I want to continue to move the town forward,” the mayor said recently. “My goal is to help Scotts…

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SH Lions Take Loss at Home Against Panthers

Article by Blake Franklin- The Scotts Hill High School Lions football team had their second consecutive home game of the season last Friday evening, September 16, as the Lions welcomed their rival, the Riverside Panthers, to The Hill. Scotts Hill was coming off a win against Gleason the week prior and looked to keep the…

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Lexington City Schools One of 16 Exemplary Districts

Article by Steve Corlew- The Lexington City School was named one of the 16 Exemplary districts in the state by the Tennessee Department of Education last week. Both Lexington Middle School and Caywood Elementary were Level 5 schools and named Reward Schools, September 12, 2022. The Tennessee Department of Education announced those designations which include…

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HCN Tigers Can’t Overcome Turnovers

Article by Blake Franklin- The Henderson County North Tigers football team was on their home turf on Thursday evening, September 15, as the Tigers welcomed Northeast Middle School to town. Henderson County was looking to take a home win in front of their hometown supporters, but turnovers for the team proved to be too much…

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County Commission Has Full Agenda for September Session

Article by Steve Corlew- After some discussion about whether the original planned County Commission meeting would have met proper public notification, the Henderson County Commission changed its meeting date and will hold its first session since being sworn in, September 26, 2022. The commission has a full agenda, including the selection of a chairman and…

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Lady Tigers Soccer Grab Big District Win

Article by Blake Franklin- The Lexington High School Lady Tigers soccer team was on their home field welcoming the McNairy County Lady Bobcats soccer team on Tuesday evening, September 13, 2022. This was a big match for the Lady Tigers, as this would be a district opponent that Lexington was hosting. A win would go…

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