Area News

Lexington Bypass Becomes Reality

Article by W. Clay Crook- Representative Steve McDaniel, Lexington City Mayor Jeff Griggs, and Henderson County Mayor Eddie Bray met TDOT Region 4 officials, around 10:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, September 18th, at the area where Phase 1 of the Lexington Bypass will enter the southside of Highway 412 West. The spot is now a bean…

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Highway Named for Gen Dan Wood

Release- State Representative Steve McDaniel and State Senator Dolores Gresham have announced that a portion of Highway 22 South will be designated as the “General Dan Wood Highway.” The resolution to name the highway was passed by the Tennessee General Assembly and signed by Governor Haslam earlier this year. This section of highway has been…

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Election Commission Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- Margaret Milam, Bill Martin, Cornelia Morris, Robin Powers, and Pope Thomas met with Elections Administrator Dan Miller for a meeting of the Henderson County Election Commission. Bill Martin served as chairman for this session. The commission did a quality review audit of ten percent of the most recent voter registrations…

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Pepper’s Pantry Holds Grand Opening

Article by W. Clay Crook- A glass of fruit tea, with a $5.00 sample platter, perhaps enjoying a table in the shade outdoors. The next big decision is dessert, or should that wait until Saturday to enjoy chocolate gravy for breakfast. Friday, September 14th was a ribbon cutting event from the Henderson County Chamber of…

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County School Board Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Henderson County School Board met in regular session on Thursday evening, September 17th, electing Tommy Gordon as Chairman, Dennis Ray McDaniel as Vice-Chairman, and David Leslie as the Tennessee Legislative Network (TLN) representative. The second, and final reading of TSBA policy updates were made, and the first reading was made…

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Pine Grove Celebrates 70 Years

Release- Pine Grove Baptist Church held special homecoming events, celebrating its 70th year. Three Pine Grove pastors gathered for the event: Dr. David Skorupa (present pastor), David Walker (pastor from 1971-1974) and Jimmy Burroughs (pastor from 1988 to 2017). For this and other interesting stories, see the September 19th edition of The Lexington Progress. Subscribe Today!

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Holmes Remembered Throughout Coaching For Accomplishments

Article by W. Clay Crook- I stand in a field that is now high in cotton, the bolls beginning to open and the leaves turning crisp as I look towards the old Middlefork Schoolhouse. In the 1940’s and 1950’s there was a ball field here. “We were just a group of kids,” Riley Holmes said,…

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TCAT LPN Program Partners with Schools

Article by W. Clay Crook- It’s the beginning of the new school year, and students are required by state law to have health screenings completed within the first ninety days. If you are a school nurse, it could take three weeks or longer to get these done on your own, but a community partnership with…

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Bassham Selected as New Postmaster

Article by W. Clay Crook- On September 15, 2018, Matt Bassham will become the thirtieth postmaster for the Lexington Post Office. Former postman and historian, Harry Scott, said that the Lexington Post Office was created in 1824, and has had ninety-four postmasters during that time. “Matt will be only the second of the postmasters at Lexington…

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AutoZone Celebrates 25 Years in Lexington

Article by W. Clay Crook- Red, white, and black cupcakes were carefully arranged in a “25” motif, while banners, displays, balloons and even AutoZone buckets were all skillfully displayed in a celebration of AutoZone’s twenty-fifth year in Lexington. The event was held at the Distribution Center on Friday evening, September 7th. Hundreds attended the event, enjoying…

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