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Princess Theatre Has Been Entertaining For Over 100 Years

Article by Steve Corlew- For a little over 100 years, the Princess Theatre has been entertaining Henderson Countians with such classic movies as “Gone with the Wind,” “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly,” blockbusters such as “Top Gun: Maverick,” and even news reels, cartoons, and classic silent films. The theatre has hosted musical events…

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Aldermen Approved Middleton as Fire Chief

Article by Steve Corlew- The Lexington City Board voted to place Lexington Police Department Captain, Jeff Middleton over the fire department filling the vacancy left by Doug Acred’s resignation. Meeting in a special session, November 22, 2022, board members addressed the fire department’s vacancy and possible charter changes. Chief Acred was recently hired by the…

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Tennessee 22A Reopened, but Without Signing

Article by Steve Corlew- The Tennessee Department of Transportation announced that Tennessee 22A was reopened just before the Thanksgiving Holiday, however the lack of signing has left some motorist confused. TDOT reported they opened that section of highway, November 22, 2022, however officials with the City of Lexington did not know about the road being…

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Sea of Blue to Honor Late Assistant Police Chief Roberts

Article by Steve Corlew- A Sea of Blue is scheduled to honor the late Lexington Assistant Police Chief and former Henderson County Sheriff Barry Roberts who passed away after a short illness, November 27, 2022. Area law enforcement officers will participate in a Sea of Blue ceremony set for 6:30 p.m., November 30, 2022. Services…

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Aldermen Discuss Numerous Issues, Leave Some Unresolved

Article by Steve Corlew- The Lexington City Board worked through its agenda in a more somber mood, November 28th, with the recent death of long time city employee, Assistant Police Chief Barry Roberts on their mind. The agenda took three hours for aldermen to cover with Sandra Wood presiding in place of Mayor Jeff Griggs,…

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Henderson County Grand Jury Returns 33 True Bills of Indictments

Article by Steve Corlew- The Henderson County grand jury returned 33 “True” bills from its session on Monday, November 21, 2022, according to the Henderson County Circuit Court Clerk’s office. There were four “No” bills returned and no “Passed” or no indictment. 10 cases were sealed. Those indicted will be arraigned on December 12, 2022:…

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Hygiene Stations to be Completed Soon for Homeless

Article by Steve Corlew- The local homeless will soon have a place to wash clothes and get clean thanks to volunteers and a local church. Local Pastor Miles Roberts has organized The Henderson County Homeless Coalition to help those that want help in trying to survive our streets. Roberts said the Hygiene Stations should be…

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Lexington Man Arrested, Facing Drug Charges

Article by Steve Corlew- A 38-year-old Lexington man faces charges for distributing heroin and fentanyl after his arrest by authorities November 23, 2022. Daniel A. O’Guin was indicted and arrested on multiple drug charges following an ongoing joint investigation by special agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the…

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New State Law Affects Third Graders

Article by Steve Corlew- Lexington and Henderson County educators are trying to prepare parents for a new state law that can affect third graders. The Tennessee Literacy Success Act (LSA) which was approved in a 2021 special session by the General Assembly, is designed to ensure that students in early grades are on tract to…

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A SHHS Physical Science Class Studies Forensics

Article by Steve Corlew- A “crime” has been committed, and the students of Michelle Lyons’ Physical Science class are investigating. The students are getting a chance to put into practice what they have been learning in the classroom. “I want the kids to have fun,” Lyons said. “It is a fun way to experiment with…

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