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Lexington Man Arrested on Federal Drug Charges

Article by Steve Corlew- A 44-year-old Lexington man was taken into custody Tuesday morning, June 28, 2022, on a federal narcotic trafficking charge. Joel Lynn Arnold of Lexington was arrested by the Lexington Police Department, FBI Agents, Jackson Police Department, Dyersburg Police Department, and officers with the Safe Streets Task Force. The arrest occurred on…

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Lexington Brings Home Double the Crowns

Article Submitted- Miss Lexington Lauren Dickson was crowned Miss Tennessee 2022 Saturday night at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Memphis. Dickson, who works as a financial advisor, is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin and is pursuing a Master of Business Administration at Union University. Dickson said she…

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Truck Plows Through Florist

Article by Steve Corlew- A runaway truck hit a utility pole and crashed into a local business, Monday, June 27, 2022. Emergency crews responded to Green Thumb Nursery at 862 South Broad Street, shortly before 8:00 a.m. to find a truck inside the business. The truck from Precise Rebuilders, which is located across the street,…

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Beware of Summer Heat

Article by Steve Corlew- As temperatures topped 100 degrees in Henderson County, everyone needs to use caution in the heat. The hot dry weather has contributed to fires, emergency responses, and makes being outside miserable. Mike Smith, Henderson County EMS Director, reminds everyone that they need to stay inside and drink plenty of water. “Know…

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Dice Run Raises Funds for Children’s Advocates

Article by Steve Corlew- The Villain’s 5th annual Dice Run stopped in Henderson County, Saturday, June 25, raising money for CASA of Madison and Henderson Counties. Over $7,500 was raised during the event. Part of the proceeds from the Dice Run, benefit the Court Appointed Special Advocates organization. The group works to provide safe, permanent and…

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Parkers Crossroads Approved 2022-23 Budget

Article by Steve Corlew- The Parkers Crossroads City Commissioners will use some of the city’s surplus funds to balance their 2022-23 Budget. The $577,930 total budget was unanimously approved Thursday morning, June 23, 2022, but Mayor Kenneth Kizer was concerned about continuous use of the surplus fund. “We are in financially good shape, but we…

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City Board Approves Purchase of New Vehicles

Article by Steve Corlew- The Lexington City Board did not approve a budget for 2022-23, but they gave the approval to order seven new vehicles for the city, Monday night, June 27, 2022. The board will meet again, Tuesday, July 5, 2022 to try and approve a budget. While there was no action on a…

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Fire Heavily Damages Shop

Firemen from four stations extinguished a blaze in the 800 block of Reed Road, Saturday. A retired Memphis firefighter spotted the fire and quickly reported it to 911. Photo by: Steve Corlew / The Lexington ProgressArticle by Steve Corlew- Twenty-eight firefighters from four stations battled a shop fire on Reed Road, Saturday, June 25, 2022.…

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Lexington Improves Streets at Budget Year End

Article by Steve Corlew- The City of Lexington is busy repaving and improving the city streets as part of the $300,000 budgeted for streets. According to Cody Wood, Lexington City Recorder/CFO, the city is trying to spread the work around to the most needed streets. “We are also doing some milling of the streets,” Wood…

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Young Farmers & Ranchers Host 9th Annual Truck & Tractor Pull

Article by Steve Corlew- The old airport in Lexington was the site of the 9th Annual Young Farmers & Ranchers of Henderson County Truck and Tractor Pull on Saturday evening, June 25, 2022. Casey Youngerman said that the event was another huge success and continues to grow.  “We raised enough money to continue our agriculture…

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