Area News

Henderson Co. Woman Charged a 2nd Time for TennCare Doctor Shopping

Release- A Henderson County woman was charged in nearby Decatur County with doctor shopping for prescription drugs, using TennCare healthcare insurance benefits as payment for the pills. On May 14th, the Office of Inspector General (OIG), with assistance from the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department, announced the arrest of Julie R. Smith, 38, of Lexington. She…

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Relay for Life Survivor Dinner

Article by W. Clay Crook- The theme for this year’s Henderson County Relay for Life Survivor Dinner was “Knocking Cancer Off the Board” with board games and included as many of the table center pieces. Survivors and spouses gathered at the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church, Lexington. Stephania Williams served as the Master of…

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Lexington City Board Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- The mayor and board of aldermen for the City of Lexington met in regular session on Tuesday evening, May 7th, at 6:00 p.m. Keith Cotton, Executive Director for the Beech River Regional Airport made and received approval of a funding allocation for $8,763.00, which completes the city’s portion of the contract,…

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Renfroe to Host Downtown Walking Tours During Fridays in May

Article by W. Clay Crook- Phillip Renfroe, who serves as the official Henderson County Historian, started off Friday, May 10th, with a historical walking tour of downtown Lexington. “I have wanted to do this for a very long time, and decided that this was the time to start,” Renfroe said as he gathered his initial…

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Henderson County School Board Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Henderson County School Board met on Thursday evening, May 9th, and started the meeting with a presentation from Brandy Eason, Guidance Counselor at Scotts Hill Elementary, on the first Student Wellness Council. She was introduced by Brenda Scott, who oversees the Coordinated School Health program for the board. Eason…

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Henderson County Special Olympics

Article by W. Clay Crook- LHS was proud to work with the Henderson County Special Education Department to host the Henderson County Special Olympics on Wednesday, May 8th. There were over 80 athletes competing from Henderson County and Lexington City Schools. LHS had over 100 student volunteers who served as peer buddies to the athletes…

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Commissioner Speaks to Henderson County Alliance Group

Article by W. Clay Crook- Jeff McCord, the Commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development was the special guest speaker for an event hosted by the Henderson County Alliance at the Lexington TCAT on Wednesday, May 8th. Lexington Mayor Jeff Griggs and Henderson County Mayor Eddie Bray opened and closed the work session…

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Tolley Celebrates 30 Years at 911

Article by W. Clay Crook- Pam Tolley was treated to a surprise reception on Friday May 10th, celebrating 30 years with Henderson County 911. Friends, family, and former staff all joined the 911 dispatchers in honoring Tolley’s long time service. The come and go event ran from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. For this and…

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Colonel Lane Speaks at Avenue of Flags Presentation

Article by W. Clay Crook- Lt. Col. Joseph Lane, U.S. Army (Ret.) was the special guest speaker at the Avenue of Flags presentation, held at the Henderson County Courthouse on Saturday, May 11th. WoodmenLife Lexington Chapter 49 donated 32 full size American flags to the Veterans Honor Guard of Parkers Crossroad. The flags will be…

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Sardis Town Board Meets

Article by Lois Freeland- With Mayor Joey Hudgins and the full board being present, the meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 6th, beginning with invocation by Alderman Holland followed by the pledge of allegiance. A presentation was made by Ms. Philips on behalf of the Sardis Senior Center requesting more funds from…

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