Area News

Help Us Flatten the Curve

Article by W. Clay Crook- Lexington City Mayor Jeff Griggs, in conjunction with Henderson County Mayor Eddie Bray and Emergency Management Agency Director Drew Cook, broadcast a special social media announcement on Sunday evening, March 22, 2020. Earlier in the day, Governor Bill Lee had signed Executive Order 17 calling for businesses across the state…

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Schools Continue to Fill Needs During Closures

Article by W. Clay Crook- Henderson County and Lexington City schools may be closed, but they are still providing a vital service. Both have set up either a breakfast and snack, or a snack and lunch curbside option. “It’s just really important to make sure that children still have the chance for a nutritional and…

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Election Update

Article by W. Clay Crook- Applications for the August 6, 2020 election continue to be processed. The following people have picked up applications to run for the following offices: Henderson Co. School Board: District 1- Dennis Ray McDaniel District 3- Daniel Lewis District 5- Bobby Harrington District 7- Jeff Camper and Jeremy Bartholomew Sardis: Mayor-…

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Members of Lexington City School Class of 1958 Exchange Memories

Article by W. Clay Crook- The doors and windows are now barred, missing mortar leaves cracks between the bricks, but there is something special you feel as you walk up the steps towards the old Lexington City School building. Perhaps it’s the memory of a simpler time, when there was open recess around the building,…

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Lexington City Board Meets in Special Session

Article by W. Clay Crook- Amid concerns with future COVID-19 restrictions, the Lexington Board of Mayor and Alderman moved the regular meeting on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, to noon on Friday, March 20th. The board met in a open to the public work session for two hours on Tuesday evening, March 17th, where all items…

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Discovery Park CEO Scott Williams Addresses Lexington Rotary

Article by W. Clay Crook- The special guest speaker for the March 17, 2020 Lexington Rotary Club was Mr. Scott Williams, President and CEO of the Discovery Park of America. He was raised in Memphis but both sides of his family going back to the 1830’s were from Haywood County. He originally worked for Elvis…

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Lexington Native Greg Singleton Receives Award in Washington DC

Release- The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition announced this year’s recipients of the Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award. The center named Austin Peay State University’s Gregory R. Singleton, associate vice president for Student Affairs and dean of students, as one of the ten award recipients. Greg is the son…

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Drive-In Church Option Approved for Lexington April 5th and April 12th

Release- In an effort to allow people the opportunity to worship during the Easter season, First Baptist Church of Lexington’s Pastor, Dr. Clay Hallmark, has announced that the church will be hosting “Drive-in Church” on Palm Sunday, April 5th at 10:15 a.m. and Easter Sunday, April 12th at 8:15 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. (weather permitting)…

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$125,000 Awarded for Parkers Crossroads Battlefield Acquisition.

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Tennessee Historical Commission and the Tennessee Wars Commission announce the awarding of over $900,000.00 in matching grants through the Tennessee Civil War Sites Preservation Fund (TCWSPF) to preserve approximately 111 acres of endangered Civil War battlefield sites in Hamilton County, Rutherford County, Hardin County, and Henderson County. In Henderson…

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Lexington City School Meal Plans During Closure

Lexington City Schools will serve a meal and a snack for 5 days at a time to ANY CHILD 18 years of age and under beginning Tuesday, March 24.   To participate in this program, you must contact Jan Page via email or phone 731-967-7106 by Friday, March 20 at pagej@caywood.org.   This disbursement will…

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