Area News

THP Stop in Henderson County Leads to Charge of Transporting Illegal Aliens

Release- Gerson Abimael Morales Castro, age 28 of Houston, Texas, was arrested on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, near mile marker 99 of Interstate I-40, in Henderson County, on one count of transporting of illegal aliens. A trooper with the Tennessee Highway Patrol stated the following details on the citation: “Upon observation, the temporary registration tag…

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Junior Firefighter Camp Hosted by the Henderson County Fire Department

Article by W. Clay Crook- A Junior Firefighter Camp was hosted July 14th through 16th for youngsters ages 13 through 17. The event is hosted by the Henderson County Fire Department, along with trainers and vehicles from the Lexington Fire Department as well. The event started with orientation at the Watson Center, and then hands…

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Traffic Mishaps on I-40 Leads to Congestion in Lexington

Article by W. Clay Crook- Thursday, July 15, 2021, was a trying day for motorists, as traffic mishaps at the 94-mile marker in Madison County, as well as one at the 99-mile marker in Henderson County, led to the shutdown of westbound traffic along I-40, with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Department assisting at Exits 101…

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Lexington City Board Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Board of Mayor and Aldermen for Lexington met in their regular work session meeting on Monday evening, July 19, 2021. Lexington Mayor Jeff Griggs explained to the audience that this was the non-voting session but would welcome citizen comments at the end. David Merrill, age 11, visited the meeting,…

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THP Chase in Henderson County Ends in Nashville

Article by W. Clay Crook- On Wednesday, July 14, 2021, a vehicle pursuit which began in Henderson County by the Tennessee Highway Patrol ended in downtown Nashville. Omari Moore, age 26 of Nashville, was charged with evading arrest, reckless endangerment, theft over $10,000- motor vehicle, possession of a stolen firearm, and violation of community corrections.…

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Union University President Dub Oliver Addresses Lexington Rotary

Article by W. Clay Crook- Lexington Rotary President Clay Hallmark introduced Dub Oliver, President of Union University, as the guest speaker for the July 20, 2021, meeting of the Lexington Rotary Club. Samuel W. “Dub” Oliver was elected as Union’s 16th president in 2014. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Baylor…

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Hallmark To Be Nominated for TBC Presidency

From the Baptist and Reflector- Clay Hallmark, pastor of First Baptist Church, Lexington, since 2016, will be nominated for the presidency of the Tennessee Baptist Convention during Summit, to be held Nov. 14-17, 2021, at Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood. David Green, pastor of First Baptist Church, Greeneville, informed the Baptist and Reflector recently of…

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22nd Annual Walking Horse Show Held at Parkers Crossroads

Article by W. Clay Crook- The 22nd Annual Parkers Crossroads Walking Horse Show was held on Saturday, July 17, 2021, with events beginning at 7:00 p.m. The event is sponsored each year by the Wildersville-Beaver Ruritan Club. The 2021 Ruritan Scholarship Award Winner was Myles Rogers. Myles is dedicated to academics, sports and his church.…

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Firefighters Save Luray Home

Article by Henderson County Fire Chief Lynn Murphy- On Friday afternoon, July 16, 2021, Stations 1, 7, and 11 were dispatched to a report of smoke coming from underneath a mobile home in the 1000 block of Luray Road. The first firefighters to arrive reported smoke showing. Firefighters quickly shut off the power, removed some…

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