Area News

Early Voting Lines Remain Steady

Article by Clay Crook- Early voting was off to a great start in Henderson County, beginning on Friday morning, July 13th. Lines stayed steady from opening throughout most of the day. Bill Martin, with the Election Commission, said that 633 votes were cast by the close of the day on Monday. The three day total is…

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Scott Receives Service Above Self Award

Article by Clay Crook- Former Lexington mayor, Bennie Scott, received a surprise after speaking to the Lexington Rotary Club on Tuesday, July 10th. He was invited to speak on his experience with Guillain-Barré syndrome and was presented the coveted “Service Above Self” award from Rotary President, Tasha Johnson.  Scott is an active member at First…

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Fire on Rue Hammer Road

Article by Clay Crook- Henderson County Fire Department Stations 2, 3, and 7 were dispatched around 1:00 p.m. for a lawn mower fire on Rue Hammer Road, near Baudy James Road, on Friday, July 13th. The mower and a 3 x 5 feet shed were fully engulfed as Station 2 arrived on the scene. The…

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Henderson County receives $285,378 Grant for a New Fire Truck at Middleburg

Release- Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe recently approved nearly $28 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), which assist communities with infra-structure improvements, health and safety initiatives and façade improvements in downtown commercial districts. “Congratulations to the 70 Community Development Block Grant recipients,” Haslam said. “It’s always great…

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Former Countian Saves Life

Article by Clay Crook- How often does a person have a chance to save a life, and with skills learned thirty years ago as a teen? Former Henderson Countian, Janet Tignor Patterson of Murfreesboro, found out during a recent vacation to Ft. Walton Beach. “We were just enjoying a break from our day. It was around…

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Live Oak Graduate Excels in Spite of Brain Tumor

By Lauren Dodd, Waco Tribune-Herald- Between two surgeries to remove a brain tumor, MiMi Tarter, 18, won multiple awards in district and state fine arts competitions. Tarter, a recent graduate of Live Oak Classical School, received the “Female Fine Arts Student of the Year” award from the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools for her…

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Library Hosts Magic Show

Article by Clay Crook- The Everett Horn Library hosted Magic Mr. Nick on Friday, July 11th, who not only presented his magic show, but also spoke about Camp Looking Glass. Camp Looking Glass is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides the summer camp experience to people with and without disabilities in Greenville, MS, at Leroy…

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Mission 2 Lexington

Release from Dr. Clay Hallmark- On July 5th through the 9th, First Baptist Church Lexington engaged as many as 100 volunteers in the local mission effort called “Mission 2 Lexington”. Two other churches, FBC Osceola, Arkansas and Sylvia Baptist Church, Dickson, Tennessee also joined FBC Lexington in this project. The primary focus of the project…

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Meet the Candidates Forum

Article by Clay Crook- The second Meet the Candidates Forum was held at the LHS auditorium on Monday night, July 9th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and was broadcast live by WZLT 99.3 FM radio. Don Enochs, with WLZT 99.3, opened up the event which was co-sponsored by The Lexington Progress. The auditorium was…

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Henderson County Celebrates Independence Day

Article by Clay Crook- For fun, fireworks, and friendly hometown entertainment, Lexington’s Festival of the Lake event was the place to be to celebrate the 4th of July holiday. The morning started out with pageants for all ages, cardboard and kayak races, and rides, treats, and attractions for the whole family. At 2:00 p.m., the official…

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