Area News

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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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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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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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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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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Wood Becomes Regional Director for Department of Labor

Article by W. Clay Crook- Holly Wood, of Lexington, recently was selected as the Regional Director for the Tennessee Department of Labor, replacing Mark Chandler who recently retired. For this and other interesting articles, see the May 22nd edition of The Lexington Progress. Subscribe Today!

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Deanthony Hart Held on Drug and Assault Charges Including Viable Fetus as Victim

Article by W. Clay Crook- Deanthony Deaundre Hart, age 26 of Lexington, was arrested on May 15th by Sergeant John James of the Henderson County Sheriff’s Department, on twelve charges, including: Aggravated Assault (two counts), Assault- Domestic Related, Assault- Viable Fetus as Victim, Criminal Impersonation, Evading Arrest, Mfg / Del / Sale / Possession with…

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Searock Speaks at BLT Luncheon

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce Business Lunch Training (BLT) was brought into session by Chamber Director Kimberly Douglass on May 16th at the Watson Center. The two-minute speakers were W. Clay Crook with The Lexington Progress and Mark Chandler with the Tennessee Department of Labor. Annie Searock, Director of Henderson…

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Maness Charged with Two Counts of Solicitation of a Minor

Article by W. Clay Crook- On May 14th, Lucas Skylar Maness, age 19 of Lexington, was arrested by Patrolman Wendy Nichols, of the Lexington Police Department, on two counts of Solicitation of a Minor and two counts of Soliciting Sexual Exploitation of a Minor by Electronic Means. According to court documents on September 12, 2018, Maness…

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