Area News

Utility Boards Meet

The Lexington Electric System and the Lexington Utilities Boards met on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. File Photo / The Lexington Progress Article by W. Clay Crook- The following members of the Lexington Utility Boards met Tuesday evening, August 28th: Gordon Wildridge, Gabe Williams, Tim Rhodes, Emmett Blankenship, and Sandra Wood. Jeff Graves said that there were…

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Bus Rear Ended near Mt. Ararat Road

Article by W. Clay Crook- A Decatur County school bus was struck from behind on Highway 412 West early Tuesday morning near Mt. Ararat Road. Director of Henderson County Schools, Steve Wilkinson, said that the Henderson County Transportation officer responded to the incident, but that the bus was from… For the complete story, see the…

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Democrats Hold Meet & Greet

Article by W. Clay Crook- The parking area for the Montgomery Cultural and Enrichment Center was full Tuesday evening, as a meet and greet was held by Henderson County Democrats. Master of Ceremonies for the event was Diann Nielsen. Attending was the Political Director for Carl Dean, Danny Glover; Bredesen’s West Tennessee Coordinator Alan Cartwright; the…

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Rock-N-Run at Scotts Hill Elementary

Article by W. Clay Crook- Scotts Hill Elementary School enjoyed a Rock-N-Run event Friday, August 31st, with a run early that morning, followed by a full day of fun outside with Towmater, Lightning McQueen, the Lion mascot and Ollie the Otter. The Healthy School Team was seen everywhere in their light blue t-shirts as the…

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Sen. Mark Green Visits Lexington

Article by W. Clay Crook- Senator Mark Green, Republican nominee for the 7th Congressional District being vacated by Marsha Blackburn, visited Lexington Thursday, August 30th. He toured various places in the county, including the new Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads, and the… For the complete story, see the September 5th edition of The Lexington Progress. Subscribe…

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VFW Labor Day Cool Car Cruise In and Show

Article by W. Clay Crook- Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1294 hosted their 8th Annual Labor Day Cool Car Cruise In and Show around court square. Registration started at 8:30 a.m. and the opening ceremony took place at 10:30 a.m. with County Mayor Eddie Bray and Chris Dangler with the VFW. The posting of the…

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ilex flowers Holds Ribbon Cutting

Article by W. Clay Crook- The old National Store building at 14 Monroe Street, across from the courthouse, has a wonderful new occupant, ilex flowers. Glenn McDaniel, owner/designer, had the establishment ready for a reception before the ribbon cutting by the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce on Friday, August 31st. McDaniel has over thirty years of…

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Let’s Go Cruisin’

Article by W. Clay Crook- Vintage, antique, and classic cars and trucks, along with Hot Rods met early Monday morning, September 3rd, for a Labor Day cruise and trip. The group met at various places for breakfast, and then gathered in the parking lot across from the Dairy Queen for a safety and route debriefing.…

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Frizzell Honored for Service as Henderson County Trustee for 24 Years

  Article by Clay Crook- A wonderful display of cakes and flowers were set on a table in the north foyer of the Henderson County Court House Thursday, August 23rd, to celebrate not only the retirement, but the life, career, and friendship of one of Henderson County’s most beloved characters, David Frizzell. Frizzell has served as…

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Patterson Receives Award

Article by Clay Crook- On Wednesday, August 15th, Henderson County native Janet Tignor Patterson was presented the Extraordinary Personal Action Award from the American Red Cross at the inaugural 2018-2019 board meeting. Patterson was given the Extraordinary Personal Action Award for recently saving a life, while on vacation in Florida, with skills she learned while…

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