Area News

County Commissioners Hear Report on Recent Property Assessments

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Henderson County Commission met in regular monthly session on Tuesday evening, August 14th, with a report and presentation by Deputy Comptroller Jason Mumpower from the state Comptroller’s Office as the first order of business. The Comptroller’s Office has been assisting with reassessing property in Henderson County for the last…

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Henderson County Part of the Circle of Hope Spotlight

Article by W. Clay Crook- Henderson County had the 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. spotlight on the Sunday, August 18th, Circle of Hope Telethon in Jackson, Tennessee. Cindy Olive, Whitney Owens and Kay Emerson manned the phones while Colton Flanagan and Bryan Moffitt were part of the on-stage entertainment. The telethon raised about $1,416,105.00 this year, with…

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Early Voting in Lexington Starts Friday

Article by W. Clay Crook- Early voting will begin Friday, August 23rd for the city of Lexington election, and end Saturday, September 7th. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, the voting hours will be from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays will be from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Voting on Saturdays…

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South Haven Elementary Starts Journalism Club

Article by W. Clay Crook- “How do you get your stories?” one young lady asked, “What inspired you to be a journalist?” asked another. The entire classroom was vibrant, enthusiastic and hanging on to every word. Today I felt like a celebrity and speaking at the newly formed Journalism/Newspaper Club at South Haven Elementary just…

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Henderson County Schools Designated as Exemplary for the 2nd Year

Release- The Tennessee Department of Education announced Thursday that the Henderson County School District has been designated as an Exemplary District for the second year in a row. Henderson County is one of 20 out of 145 districts statewide to be recognized. To receive Exemplary Status districts must exceed expectations of state requirements for all…

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Flag Pole Dedicated for African American Section of Lexington Cemetery

Article by W. Clay Crook- It seems an entire world away now, when you had to cross the railroad tracks to enter the African American section of the Lexington Cemetery. The names there reflect the oldest families in Henderson County, their stories often unrecorded, but their contribution is still felt in every corner of the…

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Moody Retires from Food Giant

Article by W. Clay Crook- A special event was held at noon on Thursday, August 15th, for Rick Moody to mark his retirement as store manager of Food Giant in Lexington. Moody started with Mr. Harold Griggs at Big Star some 47 years ago, and became manager of Food Giant during the transition twelve years ago. He…

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SEC Taylor Addresses Rotary

Article by W. Clay Crook- The special guest speaker for the August 20th Lexington Rotary Club was SEC Football official Mike Taylor. He was introduced by his good friend Tommy Gordon. He is originally from Jackson, Tennessee and has officiated locally. He has friends in Lexington and said that Lexington has been known for the quality…

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