Area News

Dancing With The Stars – Double Mirror Ball Winners

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Henderson County Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse held another successful Dancing with the Stars event. The site was held at the Decatur County Fairgrounds this year, as attendance has increased with each event and has outgrown each of the venues used in Henderson County. Judges…

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Lexington Man Captured by US Marshals After Chase

Article by W. Clay Crook- According to Deputy Jeff Love with the US Marshals Service, Michael Priestly Jowers, age 35 of Lexington, was apprehended on March 5th after a multi-county high speed chase. Love said that the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force of the US Marshals Service assisted in the capture of Jowers, as well…

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Lexington’s Z99 Swap Shop Gets Prank Calls from Howard Stern Show

Article by W. Clay Crook- Bro. Terry Rhodes, the favorite and beloved voice to many for Lexington’s WZLT 99.3’s noonday Swap Shop program, was the focus of the Howard Stern Show on Wednesday, March 6th. Stern’s segment does not identify the station or Bro. Terry, but the familiar “Hampster Dance” tune and Bro. Terry’s voice…

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Sardis Town Board Meets

By Lois Freeland, Sardis News & Views- With a quorum being present, the board meeting for the town of Sardis was called to order at 6:30 p.m. with the Invocation by Alderman Holland, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. District Fire Chief Bobby Floyd was present to discuss the dire need of repairs or replacement of…

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Eddie Gilbert Day Proclaimed in Lexington and Henderson County

Article by W. Clay Crook- Hot Stuff Eddie Gilbert. The name still evokes emotion in the wrestling world, and there are numerous sites on the internet and on Facebook where fans still post his photograph. He has been gone from Lexington since his death on February 18, 1995, but for those of us who grew up…

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Lexington City Board Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Board of Aldermen and Mayor for the City of Lexington met in regular session on Tuesday evening, March 4th and began with a special presentation from Chris Hill, Park Manager at Natchez Trace State Park. The program is part of the park’s annual awareness efforts and Hill emphasized renovations…

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Jennifer Shell with WLJT-TV Speaks at Rotary

Article by W. Clay Crook- How tall is Big Bird? Eight feet two inches…some of the guests on Sesame Street, like Kareem Abdul Jabbar, were really tall, “and Big Bird still needed to be a big bird!” said Jennifer Shell, pointing to the cut out of Big Bird and Elmo at the Lexington Rotary Club…

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Civil War Bullet Saved from Old Adams Homeplace

Article by W. Clay Crook- When you think of the Civil War in Henderson County both Lexington and Parkers Crossroads comes to mind. But many years ago, the War swept across the Stray Leaf Community of Henderson County as well, and members of the Adams family have kept a memento. The artifact is a flattened Civil…

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Fire On County Line Road

Article by Henderson County Fire Chief Lynn Murphy- At 1:13 p.m. the afternoon of Monday, March 11th, Stations 2, 3, and 7 were dispatched to a mobile home fire located in the 1000 block on County Line Road. The fire was out upon arrival. The fire started in the kitchen on the cook stove that…

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