Area News

Victim Identified in Monday Drowning at Beech Lake

RELEASE – On Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at approximately 6:30 p.m., Lexington Police along with rescue and EMS personnel were dispatched to the swimming area of Beech Lake, in Lexington, regarding a report of multiple potential drowning victims. Upon arrival, officers learned that Mr. James A. Pack (29), of Pinson, TN, had become distressed while…

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Search Ends for Missing Henderson County Veteran

Article by W. Clay Crook- A search for a missing veteran, Jessie Thurston, was conducted at Natchez Trace State Park when the vehicle of the missing man was found along one of the trails. Emergency Management Director, Drew Cook, in conjunction with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Department, released the following information after a discovery on…

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Festival of the Lakes

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Festival of the Lakes Fourth of July celebration continues to draw larger crowds and has become a regional event that people not only at home, but for all the surrounding counties to enjoy. The events began at 8:30 a.m. on July 4th with final registration for the pageants (see…

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BB Gun Used in Amanda Park Cove Robbery

Article by W. Clay Crook- Two defendants were arrested after an investigation of an Amanda Park Cove robbery on June 30th that netted about $1,100.00 in property. According to court documents, Investigator Jeremiah Adams looked into a crime in the 100 block of Amanda Park Cove, west of Highway 104 North near Lexington, where a BB…

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LPD Searches for Hit and Run Driver

Article by W. Clay Crook- The eastbound portion of East Church Street was temporarily blocked Friday near the intersection of Fielder Street by an overturned commercial van. The white van was involved in a collision with a black Dodge Charger, flipping the van until it came to rest on its top. The Dodge Charger fled the…

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Let Us Work Together

Article by Glenn Kirk- The recent announcement for the near future closing of our Community Center at 145 South Main, due to significant structure damage caused by mold and mildew creates a challenge for our county and city that will require teamwork from leaders of both governments along with support from business and various community…

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Sardis Board Meets

Article by Lois Freeland- The Sardis Board of Aldermen and Mayor met in regular session on Monday evening, July 1st. With all members being present, the meeting began with an invocation by Alderman Scott followed by the pledge of allegiance led by Mayor Joey Hudgins. The minutes of the last meeting and financial report were read…

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1st Friday Nights

Article by W. Clay Crook- An audience began to gather Friday night, July 5th, for downtown’s 1st Friday Nights entertainment by Steel Kicking. The band played many of the old country tunes familiar from the 1960’s on, and the smell of popcorn wafted over from The Princess Theatre. The band was able to play until about…

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Megamarathon to Pass through Lexington

Release- July in Tennessee brings the scorching sun. It brings heat and humidity. It brings dripping dewy mornings and afternoon thunderstorms. It brings the pulsating song of a trillion katydids at night, and the chirring of cicadas during the day. And it also brings runners from across the country, and around the world, to face…

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