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Lexington Aldermen Hold Lengthy Session, Discuss Employee Pay

Article by Steve Corlew- The Lexington City Board spent three hours Monday night, January 21st, working though a long agenda, which included raising garbage rates, addressing electric system’s employee pay, naming a future utilities manager, and addressed the broadband project. The meeting included about a 15-minute break for an executive session so the board could…

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Corlew Named Editor

Article by Holland Parkins- The Lexington Progress is proud to announce our new editor, Steve Corlew. Although, Corlew is far from “new” to this business. If you’re an avid reader of the Lexington Progress, then we’re sure you already know this. Reporters are usually great at quality or quantity, but Corlew is an exception. Since…

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Lexington Man Faces Attempted Murder Charge

Article by Steve Corlew- A 28-year-old Lexington man faces an attempted murder charge following an incident on Highway 104 North, Jan. 11th, according to the Lexington Police Department. Lexington Police Chief Jeff Middleton said LPD officers arrested Brandon DePriest Clark, 28, at an apartment on Highway 104 north. Clark was also charged with vandalism over…

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Deadline Set for Parkers Crossroads Election

Article by Steve Corlew- The deadline is set for candidates to qualify for the Parker’s Crossroads City Commission. Candidates have until noon on February 16th to file qualifying applications. Petitions may be picked up at the Henderson County Election Commission office, 435 West Church Street. Candidates will run for a four-year term to fill one…

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The Peoples Bank Plans Relocation Celebration

Article by Steve Corlew- The Peoples Bank has relocated its Lexington Branch less than a mile down the street, but they hope the new location will better serve its customers. The Peoples Bank will be holding a grand opening at their new location, 679 West Church Street, Friday, February 3rd, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00…

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JECDB Approves Bids for Timberlake Site Development

Article by Steve Corlew- The Joint Economic and Community Development Board (JECDB) approved a site development grant bid, January 17th. The board also discussed a community development block grant and the development of board bylaws. The board approved awarding the development of two sites to Ward Contracting. Of the four bids received, Ward was the…

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911 Communications Board Consider a New Director

Article by Steve Corlew- The Henderson County Emergency Management Communications District is considering four candidates the 911 position. Pamela Tolley will be retiring at the end of January. The board held its regular monthly session, January 24th, at the 911 communication office in the Henderson County Justice Complex. The board uses the time to meet…

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Henderson County Man Faces Multiple Charges After Incident

Article by Steve Corlew- faces three counts of assault on a police officer with a deadly weapon, following an incident on Natchez Trace Road, Sunday, January 22nd. James Cody Melton, 28, was also charged with one count of aggravated assault, one count of domestic assault, resisting arrest and vandalism over $1,000. According to Henderson County…

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Henderson County Mayor Discussed Parks Grant at Rotary

Article by Steve Corlew- Henderson County Mayor Robbie McCready discussed plans for a new park near Westover School, at the Lexington Rotary Club meeting, January 17th. Henderson County is one of several local communities applying for the Tennessee Local Parks Fund and Recreation Grants. Those grants require a 50-50 match. As part of the grant…

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Lexington City School Board Postpones Directors Contract

Article by Steve Corlew- The Lexington City Schools’ board postponed action on the Director of Schools’ contract, January 17th, to make sure they were complying with the proper laws. The board will have a called meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 21st, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the contract. The board meets at it office at 99 Monroe…

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