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County accepts $7.1M jail expansion bid

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 3:55 pm

The Lincoln County Commission has voted to accept a $7.1 million bid for the renovation and expansion of the county jail. Denmark Construction had submitted the low bid of $7,557,000 for the project, but once revisions were made by the Lincoln County Correction Partnership Committee, the revised bid amounted to $7,187,967, according to discussion in Tuesday’s commission meeting. The original cost estimate on the project was $6,236,979, leaving a difference

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County accepts $7.1M jail expansion bid

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 3:55 pm

The Lincoln County Commission has voted to accept a $7.1 million bid for the renovation and expansion of the county jail. Denmark Construction had submitted the low bid of $7,557,000 for the project, but once revisions were made by the Lincoln County Correction Partnership Committee, the revised bid amounted to $7,187,967, according to discussion in Tuesday’s commission meeting. The original cost estimate on the project was $6,236,979, leaving a difference

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  • Clark director of Intelligence Center

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Mark Clark

    The Defense Intelligence Agency has announced the selection of Mark A. Clark, a Fayetteville native, as director of its Missile and Space Intelligence Center (MSIC) and promotion to the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service. Clark assumed the post Aug. 10. MSIC is a DIA field operating activity located on Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala. Clark leads engineers and scientists in all-source scientific and technical intelligence analysis of foreign ballistic missile

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  • Library wins Nat’l Endowment grant

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 6:54 am

    NEA logo

    The Fayetteville/Lincoln County Public Library has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to launch a program to engage teens in digital arts. “Earlier this year we were invited to apply for an Arts Engagement in American Communities grant opportunity from the National Endowment for the Arts,” said Jillian Rael, library director. “This month we received notification that we have won this wonderful opportunity and

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Sports

RCA Volleyball

RCA volleyball

Posted on September 22, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Riverside Christian Academy’s Emma Campbell delivers a serve in the Lady Knights’ 3-1 varsity win over Fayetteville High School. RCA won with scores of 25-20, 25-21, 22-25 and 25-11. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

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  • Lady Hornets take volleyball title

    Posted on September 22, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Highland Rim’s Anna Summers fires a shot in the Lady Hornets’ championship win Saturday over Unity’s Lady Lions. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

    Highland Rim’s Lady Hornets finished in the top spot in the county volleyball tournament held Friday and Saturday at Blanche Middle School. The Lady Hornets won over Unity’s Lady Lions, 2-0, with scores 26-16 and came from behind taking the second, 26-24. Coming out of the regular season, Unity was seeded at the 1; Blanche, 2; Highland Rim, 3; South Lincoln, 4; and Flintville, 5. Unity came into the tournament

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  • NGA Falcons shut out Tullahoma

    Posted on September 22, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Ninth Grade Academy’s Blake Moore (50), Tyler Pruett (30) and D.J. Jones (44) make a stop in the Falcons’ shut-out last week against Tullahoma. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

    Ninth Grade Academy’s Falcons had a big game Thursday night after dropping two road trips. NGA defeated Tullahoma, 20-0. The Falcons put 20 points on the board but it was the defense that stood out. After a turnover at their own 28 yard line, NGA kept the ‘Cats out of the end zone. Hunter Posey picked off a pass and took it 40 yard for a score. “I’m proud of

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Lifestyles

Participants in First Presbyterian Church’s balance program follow instructions for exercises that will strengthen their muscles and help them with balance. Instructor Mimi Hughes was trained to teach the class through a variety of classes she took through the Office of the Aging in Huntsville, Ala. Participants in the class range from 50 to 93. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Pearson

Balance classes help seniors reduce falls

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 3:24 pm

The First Presbyterian Church of Fayetteville has initiated an internship program with Motlow State Community College to assist with the Balance for Life program based in the Family Life Center at the church. Building on the program started in February, FPC will launch its Level II balance class on Monday, Sept. 29, for those participants who have advanced their balance and motor coordination skills. The Level II class will begin

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  • Art teacher aids fundraiser to help child walk

    Posted on September 22, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    An event to be held at Hazel Green High School on Sept. 27, beginning with a one-mile fun run, will help raise funds for five-year-old Rowan Scott’s surgery. Pictured with Rowan are her father, Lee Scott, and sister, Rylie, age eight.

    Local artist Jennie Roles-Walter, owner of “The Art Teacher” studio, organized a local fundraiser to help pay for surgery that will enable a five-year-old girl to walk. “After all is said and done, The Art Teacher’s Studio will have proudly raised almost $2,500 for this special little girl! God is good isn’t he? I just love how local people come together for a good cause to help our fellow brothers

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  • Wear pink for lunch in the park

    Posted on September 22, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Pink Ribbon

    Everyone is encouraged to wear pink and take their lunch to the Stone Bridge Park for the annual event to support Breast Cancer Awareness during the month of October. Individuals, groups, families, clubs, churches or others can show their support, enjoy lunch and fellowship. The time is from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2; Wednesday, Oct. 8, Tuesday, Oct. 14; Monday, Oct. 20; or Thursday, Oct. 30.

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Entertainment

Four on the Floor will be performing Saturday, Sept. 27, as part of the Friends of the Library (FoL) Field Party at Cotton Mill Preserve. Tickets, available at Bagley & Bagley Insurance and Carter’s Drug Store, are $15 each, with children ages 12 and under admitted free.

FoL’s Field Party Saturday

Posted on September 22, 2014 at 3:21 pm

The Fayetteville/Lincoln County Friends of the Library (FoL) will be hosting its Third Annual Field Party on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Cotton Mill Preserve located just outside of Fayetteville on the Shelbyville Highway. “Bring your dancing shoes, because this year’s Field Party features local favorite Four on the Floor,” said a spokesperson for the organization, which is dedicated to the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Public Library. “And come hungry,” she added. “There

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  • O’Connor art exhibit underway at Motlow

    Posted on September 22, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    090814 Meghan O'Connor

    Artist Meghan O’Connor will display her work through Oct. 27 in the Eoff Hall Art Gallery on Motlow College’s Moore County campus. The college hosted O’Connor for a reception on Thursday inside the gallery. Refreshments were served and the artist was available to speak with the public regarding her work. Meghan holds a bachelor’s degree from East Tennessee State University and a master’s degree from Clemson University. She has lived

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  • Arts Center hosts Performing Arts Shows

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Ron Hackett and Taylor Hoch have announced additional details about the weekly performing arts venue that will be starting Thursday, Sept. 25, in the basement of the Lincoln County Arts Center at 303 Main Ave. South in Fayetteville. The weekly event will be open to local musicians, song writers, singers, poets, dramatists, comedians and other performing artists. Performances begin at 7 p.m. Closing time is 10 p.m. Doors will open

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