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Local charged with breaking into busted meth lab

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 5:36 am

A Fayetteville man faces meth related charges and entering a quarantined property, Lincoln County Sheriff’s investigators said. According to Deputy Mike Pitts, Nathan Joe Maddox allegedly broke into a former active meth lab at 18 Benson Circle that investigators busted in late February. Maddox lived down the street at 10 Benson Circle. “We found him in the bathroom, and he had components to manufacture meth,” said Pitts. For the full

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Local charged with breaking into busted meth lab

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 5:36 am

A Fayetteville man faces meth related charges and entering a quarantined property, Lincoln County Sheriff’s investigators said. According to Deputy Mike Pitts, Nathan Joe Maddox allegedly broke into a former active meth lab at 18 Benson Circle that investigators busted in late February. Maddox lived down the street at 10 Benson Circle. “We found him in the bathroom, and he had components to manufacture meth,” said Pitts. For the full

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  • LCBPU eyes water supply to northern customers

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    Lincoln County Board of Public Utilities officials are exploring ways of providing water from its own wells and water plants for the purpose of supplying the Mulberry-Belleville System and Chestnut Ridge area. Bob Ramsey, engineer, explained to the board three options from his study. The options include three alternate routes using ductile iron pipe from Flintville to Mulberry. The routes vary in length from 66,000 to 74,600 feet. The estimated

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  • FPU boosts city’s electric infrastructure

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 8:39 am

    FPU electric crews upgrade power supply to the city to accommodate future growth and ensure service stability. Here, crews work near Washington Street Church of Christ along East Washington Street in town. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

    Fayetteville Public Utilities (FPU) electric crews are upgrading portions of the city’s electric infrastructure to increase capacity on the circuit that connects the utility’s Brogan Avenue Substation to the Industrial Park Substation on Winchester Highway. “Capacity on the line will increase from 6 megawatts to 20 megawatts which will ensure the stability of voltage, improve the quality of service and increase the available power in the city to accommodate future

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Sports

Toby Ivey and John Wells took first place in the Middle Tennessee Crappie Club’s first tournament of the season at Tims Ford. They bested the field with a seven-fish limit of crappie weighing in at 7.46 pounds.

Crappie Club’s 2015 season gets underway

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 7:01 am

The Middle Tennessee Crappie Club started its 2015 season on March 21 with a tournament at Tim’s Ford Lake. The tournament blasted off at 7:30 a.m. from Devil’s Step ramp, and participants weighed in their catches at 2:30 p.m. there. It was a chilly start this day with air temperatures in the low 40’s, but the sun came out mid-morning and warmed up nicely to the lower 60’s. This tournament

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  • Lighthouse Classic honors LCHS student Dalton Amos

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 5:02 am

    Lincoln County High School’s Falcon Baseball’s 5th Annual Lighthouse Classic is scheduled for Thursday of this week as LCHS hosts Forrest High School. The event gets underway at approximately 5:15 p.m., prior to a 6 p.m. game. Proceeds will go to the American Heart Association. This year, Lincoln County High School will be honoring one of its own, sophomore Dalton Amos. Dalton was born with pulmonary atresia, is a form

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  • Wins competition

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Wins Competition --

    Tony Lee Bradley of Taft competed in the ATA trap shooting competition at the Nashville Gun Club on Saturday, March 21. Bradley won by hitting 96 out of 100 clay targets.

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Lifestyles

Fayetteville High School’s James Keith reads his line for FPU’s television and radio commercial.

FPU’s Student Utility Board learns about Channel 6

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 5:51 am

Fayetteville Public Utilities’ Student Utility Board (SUB) learned the importance of utility communications while visiting behind the scenes and in front of the video camera. The students saw first-hand how local programming is produced for FPU’s Channel 6 and how the utility’s television and radio commercials are produced. Each of the seven SUB members was interviewed by FPU’s Don Counts and Gina Warren, putting them in the spotlight and giving

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  • FCE clubs host special events

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    For the month of April, several local FCE clubs will be holding some special events or hosting a visiting speaker. The Dellrose Hotrock FCE meeting will be held 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, at the home of Belinda Lance. There will be a bonfire and a “Campfire Cooking Workshop”. Anyone interested in attending as a possible new member or a member from another club is welcome to join in

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  • Sweet potato donation

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Sweet potato donation

    Taft’s Mac Rogers, president of the National Sweet Potato Council, is joined by his wife, Jena, and sons, Elijah and Knox, after delivering 15,000 pounds of sweet potatoes during last week’s Ag Day on the Hill. The event was organized by the Society of St. Andrew with help from State Rep. Andy Holt. Volunteer baggers representing faith communities, corporations and government agencies came together to bag the sweet potatoes for

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Entertainment

Open mic

Full line-up entertains at open mic night

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 2:57 pm

“We had a full list and then some!” said co-host Taylor Hoch about Thursday’s Open Mic night at the Fayetteville-Lincoln Count Arts Center. “It is great to see so many people participating in this weekly arts event,” Hoch added. “Every week, we see more new faces in the audience, and every week newcomers to the show grace our stage. There is an amazing amount of local talent in this area,

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  • ‘Charlotte’s Web’ auditions slated April 13-14

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Auditions for Charlotte’s Web will be April 13 and 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lincoln County Museum Complex. There are parts for all ages eight and up. This is a musical so you must come with a prepared song. If you have an accompanying CD or have accompanying music on a digital device, those holding auditions will be able to play it for you, or you may sing a

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  • Fabulous Fifties Show is all about community!

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 6:15 am

    Jennie Roles-Walter art students from Fayetteville High School work on the backdrop for the Fabulous Fifties Show, Rockin’ through the Seasons. The students assisting with the project include Bonnie Wakefield, Allie Heffington, Madison Phillips, Annie Ho, Maggie Cunningham, Allie Ruhlander, Selin Halaci, Austin Rennie, Lanny Slayton, Denzel Hampton, Jacari Kelso, Patrick Knott, Terry Smith, Erin Wakefield, Kelly Beckley, Haley Jackson, Byrion Fox, Skylar McDonald, Kayla Barnes, Millicent Plunkett, Marta Ysbert, Kwunjira Aimprasertsuk, Rebecca Hall, Destiny Jackson, Devon Balsalma, and Summer Shelton.

    This year’s Fabulous Fifties Show, Rockin’ through the Seasons, is all about community, from everyone on stage and behind the scenes to the audience and local businesses. “We want to thank the community for all the support that is given us,” said Jane Wilcox, producer. “Whenever we ask for help, people are so willing to give it.” The show, now in its 29th year, opens this week in the auditorium

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