Area News

Comptroller Releases Audit on Henderson County

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Office of the Tennessee Comptroller has just released their audit results on Henderson County that ended on June 30, 2019. The report says that, “Our audit resulted in five findings and recommendations, which we have reviewed with Henderson County management.” The following are summaries of the audit findings. Office…

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Update on Lexington Bypass

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Tennessee Department of Transportation has listed the first phase of the Lexington Bypass, from Highway 412 West to Highway 22 South on its December 13, 2019, bid letting. The bid letting is notice to contractors of state highway construction bids, in this case to be received December 13, 2019.…

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Suspect Charged in Scotts Hill High School Graffiti Case

Article by W. Clay Crook- Colton Riley Hayes, age 18 of Henderson County, was arrested on November 26, 2019, in connection with the recent threatening graffiti incident at Scotts Hill High School. Hayes was charge with retaliation for past action, vandalism and disorderly conduct. According to the affidavits the defendant “did write on the restroom wall…

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Scotts Hill Board Approves Jessie S. Powers Memorial Highway

Article by W. Clay Crook- The mayor and board of aldermen for the city of Scotts Hill met in regular session on Monday evening, December 2nd. Prayer was led by Alderman Bill Snider, with the Pledge led by Alderman Sharlene Roach. In new business, a proposal was made and unanimously approved to name Highway 114 within…

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Workgroup on Possible Jail Expansion Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- The workgroup tasked with finding solutions to the overcrowding situation at the Henderson County Jail met at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday evening, November 26, 2019, in the lobby area of the courthouse. Henderson County Sheriff Brian Duke said that the inmate population has continued to grow, even with the export of…

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District Governor Robert Huffman Addresses Rotary

Article by W. Clay Crook- The guest speaker at the November 26, 2019 Lexington Rotary Club was the Rotary District 6760 Governor Robert Huffman. He was introduced by Assistant District Governor Robert Roy. There are many worthy veterans and service-oriented organizations, but Huffman said that many years ago he found a special place with a…

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Utility Boards Meet

Article by W. Clay Crook- The utility boards met in a brief session on Tuesday evening, November 26, 2019. Director Jeff Graves of the Lexington Electric System gave an update on the storm clean up and on the number of recent outages. “The worst storm in LES history occurred on October 26th,” Graves said. “Preliminary…

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Qualifying Deadline is December 12th for County Races.

Article by W. Clay Crook- Henderson County Fire Chief Lynn Murphy picked up a petition on November 27th for the Republican Primary ballot for Property Assessor. If the petition is qualified by deadline it will make three candidates on the primary ballot, joining Gregory Christopherson and incumbent Gary Pope. Thursday, December 12th at 12:00 p.m.…

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TBI Agents Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting in Decatur County

Release- At the request of 24th District Attorney General Matt Stowe, TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances leading to an officer-involved shooting that occurred Monday evening, December 2nd, in Parsons. Preliminary information indicates that as members of the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force were attempting to take an individual into custody, for…

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