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Free Reading Resources for TN Families Launch

The Tennessee Department of Education announced the At-Home Decodable Book Series is available for ALL Tennessee families of kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade children to help our youngest learners become stronger readers.   In partnership with Tennessee teachers and state-adopted instructional materials from the State Board of Education approved list, each free pack has 7 decodable booklets which contain 20+ exciting…

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Gov. Lee Pushes Return to Work, Economic Recovery

Ends All Federal Pandemic Unemployment Funding   NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tuesday, May 11, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the end of all federally funded pandemic unemployment compensation programs in Tennessee, effective July 3.   “We will no longer participate in federal pandemic unemployment programs because Tennesseans have access to more than 250,000 jobs in our…

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Manhunt Monday – Tennessee man wanted for child sex charges

Printed by special permission from article author Lisa Dandridge, WREG Channel 3, Memphis- The Lexington, Tennessee police department has been searching for Armando Vazquez for almost two years, after police say he assaulted a child and cut off an electronic monitoring device before his trial. Vazquez is charged with two counts of rape of a…

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Woman Arrested for Aggravated Child Abuse and Neglect

Article by W. Clay Crook- Paula Michele Holman, age 28 of Lexington, was arrested on April 30, 2021 on one charge of Aggravated Child Abuse. According to the court documents, School Resource Office Tracye Pearson requested Patrolman Wendy Nichols to Caywood Elementary on a report from a counselor on the bruising of a child “all…

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Ayers Senior Celebration of the Class of 2021.

Release- The Ayers Foundation at Lexington High School celebrated the Class of 2021 Ayers Scholars on Thursday, May 6th. Jesse Turner and Mr. Steve Lindsey presented the Ayers Scholars medallions, which can be worn at graduation, and the students also received… For the complete article, see the May 12th edition of The Lexington Progress. Subscribe…

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Sammy Pace Addresses Rotary on Pace Pac Program

Article by W. Clay Crook- The special guest speaker for the May 11, 2021 Lexington Rotary Club was pharmacist Sammy Pace. He is the owner/operator of Pace Pac, a program offered by Professional Arts Pharmacy. Pace Pac is a program devised about a year ago during the COVID-19 pandemic to help people who were at…

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Sardis Board Meets

Article by Lois Freeland- The Board of Mayor and Aldermen for Sardis met on Monday evening, May 3, 2021. With a quorum being present, Mayor J. W. Creasy called the meeting to order. A 90-minute presentation was given by Zenner Corporation regarding a new meter reading system. Two specific systems were discussed: a fixed-based system…

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