Area News

Mayor Griggs Delivers State of the City Address

Article by W. Clay Crook- Lexington Mayor Jeff Griggs delivered his annual State of the City address at the January 14, 2020 meeting of the Lexington Rotary Club.  He commended and credited each of the department heads and their employees and staff with an exceptional dedication to the city and a work ethic and spirit of…

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Glass Crusher Now in Operation at Lexington Transfer Station

Article by W. Clay Crook- Public Works Director Robbie McCready announced at the January 7, 2020 Lexington City Board meeting that the glass crusher is now in operation at the new transfer station on North Industrial Drive. Although curb service for glass is not available, glass can be brought directly to the transfer station. “If you…

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Lexington City Board Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Board of Mayor and Aldermen for the city of Lexington met in regular session on Tuesday evening, January 7th at City Hall. The board approved the resolutions to annex and adopt a plan of service and adopted the ordinance to amend to official zoning map to low density residential for…

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Former DA Gus Radford Addresses Lexington Rotary

Article by W. Clay Crook- The guest speaker for the January 7, 2020 Lexington Rotary Club was Gus Radford, former District Attorney for the 24th Judicial District, composed of Carroll, Henry, Hardin and Benton County. Miss Lexington, Lauren Dickson, opened the meeting with the National Anthem, her last public appearance before crowning her successor. “Much…

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Sardis Woman Apprehended for Theft and Forgery Totaling Over $11K

Article by W. Clay Crook- Wendy Marie Price, age 50 of Sardis, Tennessee, was arrested on January 8, 2020 on theft over $2,500.00, with some of the charges being amended to forgery. The affidavits state that the “defendant did, with the intent to defraud,” forge several checks from Sardis Auto Repair Inc., owned by James Ridley.…

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Weekend Storm Causes Additional Damage to East and Southeast Portions of Henderson County

Article by W. Clay Crook- Storm fronts on Saturday, January 11, 2020, caused additional damage to the eastern and southeastern portions of Henderson County which, in many places, are still recovering from last year’s damage. The Lexington Electric System reported about 2,000 customers without power in Bible Grove, Middleburg, Shady Hill, Reagan, Sardis, Hookers Bend, Visetown,…

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Battle of New Orleans Participant Buried at Duke Cemetery

Article by W. Clay Crook- We often think of our ancestors who were Revolutionary War veterans and our ancestors in the American Civil War, but our county was named for an officer who was killed in the skirmishing leading up to the Battle of New Orleans.  The battle occurred on January 8, 1815, gave a final…

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Sardis Town Board Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Board of Mayor and Aldermen for the town of Sardis met in regular session on Monday, January 6th. The board discussed the possibility of adding crosswalks at City Hall and at the café over to the service island. In other business, they discussed adding some additional street lights and repairs,…

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