Area News

Along Scotts Hill’s Old Stage Road

Article by W. Clay Crook- It looks like the average farm home in Henderson County, but the home where Robert Milam was born and raised on Stage Road is part of the Scuffle Ridge Stage House, and the old well still sits in a grove of cedars across the road from it. “It was originally a…

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2nd Annual Scotts Hill Lemonade Crawl

Article by W. Clay Crook- There were lots of creative, fun and inventive stands participating in the Friday, June 28th, 2nd Annual Scott’s Hill Lemonade Crawl. Many offered other flavors, cookies, deserts, and even hot dogs to help in the fundraiser to support American Legion Post #243 in Scotts Hill. Post #243 works in the local…

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American Legion Post #77 Honor Guard Conducts 50th Service

Article submitted by Tom Ayers- American Legion Post #77 of Lexington did a veteran funeral on Saturday, June 29th. This one was special for all members of our honor guard. This one was number 50 for the year, which was a real milestone for us. The legion fiscal year runs from July to July. Thanks…

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Tyler Spann Water Awareness Safety Day

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Tyler Spann Water Awareness Safety Day was held on Thursday, June 19th, at the Beech Lake pavilion, one year to the day that Lexington High School scholar, athlete and classmate Tyler Spann lost his life during a water outing on the coast. Lexington Mayor Jeff Griggs and Henderson County Mayor…

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Flag Poles Dedicated For Veterans Honor Guard of Parkers Crossroads

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Veterans Honor Guard of Parkers Crossroads held a flag pole dedication event at their building in Wildersville on Monday morning, June 24th. Guest speakers included 72nd District Representative Kirk Haston and Madison County Mayor Jimmy Harris. The invocation was led by Spurgeon Smith, the pledge of allegiance by James…

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Scotts Hill Reports Spam Calls for Police Fund

Article by W. Clay Crook- Henderson County, and especially residents in Scotts Hill and nearby are urged to report any calls where funds are being solicited for the Scotts Hill Police Department. Before noon, on Monday, June 24th, City Recorder Jennifer Martin sent a media alert out to local newspapers saying, “We have been informed…

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James Porter Held on $200,000 Bond for Rape, Bonnewell on Child Abuse

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Lexington Police Department made the arrest on June 17th of James Earl Porter, age 46 Lexington, on one count of rape. The investigation stems back to a May 7, 2019 incident where, according to court documents, Porter pushed a thirteen-year-old female victim into his bedroom and onto the bed. The affidavit…

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Commissioner Schwinn Visits LHS Dance Team

Article by W. Clay Crook- Dr. Penny Schwinn, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Education, took a few minutes to visit with the Lexington High School Dance Team on Tuesday, June 25th. She talked about her role in the Education Department and exchanged stories about her own high school days and listened to the team…

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Newman Addresses BLT Luncheon

Article by W. Clay Crook- Joel Newman, the Senior Small Business Specialist for the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) was the special guest speaker for the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce’s BLT Luncheon on Thursday, June 20th. The lunch was sponsored by The Lexington Progress, and the two-minute speaker for the event was Jacey Miller with…

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