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Paleontologist George Phillips Hosted at Scotts Hill Elementary

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Hampton Gym at Scotts Hill Elementary School was filled with the entire student body. The smiles and energy was electric as Principal Brian Lane took the microphone and announced, “If you like dinosaurs, then this is your day!” The area above the stage had a projection screen with various…

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Lexington City Board Passes LES Broadband Resolution

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in a special called session on Wednesday evening, January 12, 2022, to review and pass a resolution that will allow the Lexington Electric System to explore broadband internet alternatives. Decatur County Mayor Mike Creasy was also present to support the board’s action, as…

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New Sign at Beech Lake for Tyler Spann Promotes Water Safety

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, along with BRWDA, and the Tyler Spann Foundation, dedicated a new sign at the Beech Lake swimming area on Monday, January 17, 2022. Tyler, who was a victim of a riptide at age 15, was a much loved athlete and figure in Henderson County.…

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HCFD and Rescue Squad Respond to Middleburg Road Mishap

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Henderson County Rescue Squad reported that their teams responded on January 11, 2022 to a one vehicle accident on the Middleburg – Decaturville Road, just east of Darden Road. “One female passenger had to be extricated,” said Clint Allen with the Henderson County Rescue Squad. “The Rescue Squad, and…

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Old Lowry – Stripling Clinic Building Undergoes Demolition

Article by W. Clay Crook- To be honest, the building recently demolished near the corner of West Church Street and North Broad Street has been there for so long, that I couldn’t remember what it was. Between the Advance Financial building and the old Bell Telephone building was a smaller structure that once started out…

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Miss Lexington Lauren Dickson Speaks to Rotary

Article by W. Clay Crook- The special guest speaker for the January 18, 2022, Lexington Rotary Club meeting was newly crowned Miss Lexington Lauren Dickson. “I have been here several times to sing, but this is the first time for me to speak to you,” Lauren said. She has always considered Lexington as part of…

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Henderson County School Board Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Henderson County School Board met in regular session on Thursday evening, January 13, 2022. Director of Schools Steve Wilkinson reported that he would like to look into having emergency generators installed in all nine schools. During the recent extended power outage, temperatures in the coolers raise above recommended safety…

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Sardis Senior Center Holds Monthly Genealogical Workshop

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Sardis Senior Center keeps busy with an array of events. Director Tammie Martin said that on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, they have a genealogical workshop. “Sometimes we just get together and share ideas and research, other times we have a speaker,” said Judith Hart Willis. For Wednesday’s…

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