Area News

Lexington City Board Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- The second reading of an ordinance to amend the Lexington Municipal Code was read and approved that allows the sale of intoxicating liquors for on premises consumption and allows the city to levy a privilege tax. Mayor Griggs explained that this change was to put the city ordinances into compliance with…

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Planning Session at Montgomery Cultural and Enrichment Center

Article by W. Clay Crook- A planning session was held at the Montgomery Cultural and Enrichment Center on Thursday, January 10th at noon. Gloria Carver called the meeting into session with Henderson County Mayor Eddie Bray giving the invocation. The Center is open each Thursday at noon for snacks and Bingo, but Carver said that “with…

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County Commission Meets – Dr. Henderson Retiring as County Medical Examiner

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Henderson County Commission met in their quarterly session on Monday evening, January 14th. Before the start of the session, Commissioner Wanda Powers led the audience in birthday congratulations for Mayor Eddie Bray. The commission approved the following as notaries: Todd Buttrey, Pamela J. Cobbler, Rochelle Deberry, Tammy L. Fessler, Ramona…

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First Baptist Church To Break Ground On A Mission Action Center

Release- On Sunday night, January 13, 2019, an overflow crowd of First Baptist Church members gathered to hear a presentation and vote on the building of the new Mission Action Center or The MAC. The presentation was made by Pastor Dr. Clay Hallmark, Richie Strickland who chairs the New Building Leadership team, Phillip Renfroe the…

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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, January 10th at the Board of Education Office on Wilson Street. County Mayor Eddie Bray and Scotts Hill High School Principal Beverly Ivy, as well as SHHS educator Cindy Landry, who delivered a brief presentation on the WestStar…

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American Legion Riders Meet

Article by W. Clay Crook- American Legion Riders Post #77, Lexington, met for the election of annual officers and a planning session on Saturday, January 12th at the American Legion Hall on East Church Street. The 2019 officer’s slate is: Director Jared Melton, Assistant Director Mike Johnson, Secretary Lisa Johnson, Treasurer Alicia Melton, Road Captain…

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Sardis Board Meets

Release – Sardis held its town hall meeting on Monday evening, January 7th with all present except for Alderwoman Beecham and Alderwoman Wade. The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance and a prayer. Immediately following there was a special presentation for those who volunteer their services and hours in Sardis. This recognition went to the…

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SHHS at Healthy Tennessee Summit

Release ~ Haley Nichols and Destiny Stegall from Scotts Hill High School attended the Healthy Tennessee Summit held in Jackson, TN on December 5th, 2018. Haley and Destiny had a great opportunity to hear from healthcare stakeholders, some of our elected state officials, community leaders, nonprofit, and faith-based organizations, healthcare workers. There were also several…

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State of the City Address

Article by W. Clay Crook- Lexington Mayor Jeff Griggs delivered the State of the City Address at the Tuesday, January 8th meeting of the Lexington Rotary Club. Lauren Dickson, Miss Lexington, was present to sing the National Anthem. Vice-Mayor Sandra Wood, and Aldermen Peggy Gilbert, Jack Johnson, and Tim Rhodes were recognized by Mayor Griggs, as…

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Wade Honored at 104th Birthday

Article by W. Clay Crook- There was more than just a birthday cake, great food, and good music at the Sardis Senior Center on Thursday, January 3rd, as Sardis City Recorder stepped to the podium and read out the town’s proclamation for Cletus Wade Day. Wade turned 104 years old on January 1st and enjoyed a…

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