Area News

Sanders Held on Half Million Dollar Bond

Article by W. Clay Crook- Deshan Dominique Sanders, age 29 of Reagan, was arrested on July 1, 2020 on four counts of Aggravated Assault in conjunction with a shooting at Parker Circle. According to the court documents, Sanders was driving a white Ford Edge in the vicinity of Parker Circle on July 1, 2020. Also occupying…

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Festival of the Lakes Tradition Continues

Article by W. Clay Crook- Although social distancing was encouraged due to the COVID-19 restrictions, Lexington’s annual Festival of the Lakes tradition moved forward. Events were scaled back considerably with no pageants, cardboard boat races or BBQ cook-off, and the opening of the event was pushed to 5:00 p.m. “Many of us feel like it…

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Scotts Hill Board Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Board of Mayor and Aldermen for Scotts Hill met in regular session on Monday evening, July 6, 2020, at the Senior Center. The board discussed the employee handbook and Bill Snider made a motion to table the item for another month for further research. The motion was approved. The board also…

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Montgomery, Gibson Address Rotary on Drug Task Force

Article by W. Clay Crook- The special guest speakers for the July 7, 2020 Lexington Rotary Club were Investigators Ricky Montgomery and Jesse Gibson, who gave a presentation on the Drug Task Force in Lexington. Montgomery has been with the Lexington Police Department for thirty years and Gibson for the last seven, and the task…

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Lexington Board Continues Budget Session on June 30th

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Lexington Board of Mayor and Aldermen passed the general budget on June 23, 2020 and then recessed the meeting to reconvene on Tuesday evening, June 30th to discuss the Gas and Water Fund budgets, along with some bond resolutions and capital project transfers. The budgets for the Gas and Water…

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Board of Zoning Appeals Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Board of Zoning Appeals for the City of Lexington met on Monday evening, July 6, 2020, at the Lexington Utilities Operations Facility at 180 Maple Street. The board approved a variance request for a front yard setback at 280 Natchez Trace Drive, contingent upon the re-zoning by the city board.…

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Henderson County Pioneer Born on July 4, 1776

Article by W. Clay Crook- I’ve known or met several people born on the 4th of July, but an early pioneer in the southwestern portion of Henderson County was actually born on July 4, 1776! Margaret Harmon and her husband, John Crook, came to Henderson County around 1820, and their second home from the 1850’s is…

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Henderson County Fire Department Responds to Car Fire

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Henderson County Fire Department Station 11 responded to a car fire around 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, 2020. The vehicle was a 1991 Dodge Dakota pickup, and the accident occurred on John Pope Road near Huron, Tennessee. According to Henderson County Fire Chief Lynn Murphy, the vehicle was…

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