Area News

One Killed and Another Injured in SR 22S and Yates Road Collision

Article by W. Clay Crook- At 8:36 a.m., Monday, September 9th, the traffic along State Route 22 South between Presley Road and Dyers Chapel Road was being diverted while a collision was being worked on at the intersection of Yates Road and State Route 22 South. One driver was killed in and another transported to…

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Parkers Crossroads Becomes National Park Service Affiliated Site

Article by W. Clay Crook- Friday, September 6th was a signature day in the history of the Parkers Crossroads battlefield, as Superintendent Dale Wilkerson with Shiloh National Military Park and Executive Director E. Patrick McIntyre of the Tennessee Historical commission joined with Parkers Crossroads Mayor Kenneth Kizer to make the battlefield an affiliated site with…

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Early Voting Total Low at 460

Article by W. Clay Crook- Early voting for the City of Lexington election ended on Saturday, September 7th, with a low turnout of 460 votes. This was down about 368 votes from the election in 2017. Regular election day will be September 12th, and the polls will open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m.…

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Collision Stalls Traffic on West Church and Monroe Avenue

Article by W. Clay Crook- Traffic was temporarily stalled along West Church Street for a collision at the intersection of Monroe Avenue around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 5th, as the Lexington Police Department, Lexington Fire Department and EMS responded to a two-vehicle collision. A light blue 2010 Honda Odyssey, driven by Kenny A. Gibson, of…

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Sardis Board Meets

Article by Lois Freeland- The Sardis Board of Mayor and Aldermen met on Tuesday evening, September 3rd, starting with invocation and pledge by Mayor Joey Hudgins. The minutes of the last meeting and financial report were read and unanimously approved by all present. In an update on the city park, the park bathroom has been repaired and…

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Modern Woodmen of America Donates $500.00 to Caywood Art Program

Article by W. Clay Crook- Amy Taylor’s art class at Caywood Elementary was bustling with activity as students worked their creative best. In the corner of the room was a table filled with paints, stamps, modeling clay and other art supplies. The supplies were purchased with a $500.00 donation from Modern Woodmen of America. “Art…

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Traffic Sensor Added

Article by W. Clay Crook- A traffic sensor has been added to the top of the traffic light at West Church Street and Highway 104 North. It is not a speed camera, but an experimental sensor to help the traffic light adjust to the traffic needs of the intersection. If successful, the sensors may be…

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Lexington Utilities Completes Projects Along South Main Street Corridor

Article by W. Clay Crook- Recent heavy rains have led to the replacement of some of the force mains along Holly and South Main Streets. Lexington Utilities closed off portions of South Main Street along Climer, Vine, Franklin and Campbell beginning on Monday, August 26th, and completed the work around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August…

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