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County to study metro government

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 3:43 pm

The Lincoln County Commission has agreed to establish a committee to study the feasibility of establishing a metropolitan form of county government here. During Tuesday’s commission meeting, Commissioner Ronald Jean made the motion that County Mayor Peggy Bevels establish the committee, a motion that was approved in a 20-0 vote, with one commissioner abstaining and three not present. “The recent action of the city mayor and city board of aldermen

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County to study metro government

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 3:43 pm

The Lincoln County Commission has agreed to establish a committee to study the feasibility of establishing a metropolitan form of county government here. During Tuesday’s commission meeting, Commissioner Ronald Jean made the motion that County Mayor Peggy Bevels establish the committee, a motion that was approved in a 20-0 vote, with one commissioner abstaining and three not present. “The recent action of the city mayor and city board of aldermen

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  • Farmers Market info meeting set

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Farmers Market

    There will be a Farmers Market information meeting on Monday, April 28, at 6 p.m. at the Fayetteville Recreation Center. Anyone planning on selling items at the Farmers Market this spring/summer needs to attend. If you have any questions, call Rickey Honey at (931) 433-6059, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Recreation Center is located at 1203 Winchester Highway.

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  • Soft opening for new city pool set

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 10:48 am

    A “soft opening” is being planned for May 10 at the new Fayetteville Municipal Pool, according to discussion during the Board of Mayor and Aldermen’s April meeting. That will also be the date of a ribbon cutting for the facility located by the Fayetteville Recreation Center on the Winchester Highway, according to current plans. Demolition of the city’s old pool got underway last fall, just as the city began the

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Swim team registration begins

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 5:30 am

The Fayetteville Area Swim Team (FAST) will hold registration for this year’s swim team at Stone Bridge Park Pavilion Wednesday, April 23, from 5 until 6 p.m. Swimmers 18 years of age and younger are eligible. For additional information or if you have questions, contact Kimberly Coon at 256-541-3882 or Tammy Hughes at 931-993-9147.

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  • Lady Falcons go 6-1 in softball; host Border Battle

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 3:41 pm

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    Lincoln County High School’s softball team went 6-1 in action last week. On Thursday through Friday, the ladies gave a boost to the local economy, hosting their 19th Annual Border Battle where 20 teams participated over a three-day period. LCHS went 5-1 in the event. Earlier, the ladies picked up a district win on the road over Columbia. Currently, Lincoln County’s overall record is 23-12 and 6-1 in district play.

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  • RCA soccer

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    RCA soccer

    Riverside Christian Academy’s Josh Hill (55) heads the ball to a teammate while colliding with a defender during the Knights’ game Friday afternoon. Riverside fell to West Academy, 5-3. ~ Photo by Evan Buck

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Lifestyles

Benefit for Cash family

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 3:20 pm

A benefit/auction for the family of James Cash, Jr. (alias Franklin), a former local Averitt Express employee, will be held on Saturday, May 3, at the Charles E. Gleghorn Community Center, 77 Clark Avenue, Fayetteville. James passed away suddenly on March 12 due to complications from liver cancer. Proceeds from the benefit will help his widow, Ronda, with medical expenses and other acquired expenses. Ribeye sandwiches and hot dogs will be

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  • Anderson goes from ‘weight struggle’ to ‘weight victory’

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 7:21 am

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    For nearly 22 years, Janet Anderson struggled with a weight problem, but since August 2013, she has lost 80 pounds. “I never seemed to get my weight off after my last pregnancy,” she said. She worked a full-time job and then, being a housewife, cared for her family every day. “After years of not caring about my health, I faced back surgery in 2001,” she explained. “From that year on,

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  • Bolte, local author, speaks at library

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Hometown Heroines

    Local author and Lincoln County resident Betty Bolte will be speaking at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library on Tuesday, April 29, at 6 p.m. Bolte’s program will focus on “Weaving Historical Facts Into Fiction”, based on the research she’s done to inform not only the stories in her book, “Hometown Heroines”, but also in her historical romances and her debut contemporary novel, “Traces”. Additionally, she will be appearing at the

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Entertainment

Maggie Buchanan and Dylan Harter, who portray Edward and Blanche Fairfax, rehearse a scene from Fayetteville Middle School’s upcoming production of “Mystery at Shady Acres”.

FMS students present mystery play

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Fayetteville Middle School proudly presents “Mystery at Shady Acres or Carats and Crumpets” by Michelle R. Davis. The production will be on May 5 and 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fayetteville Middle School gymnasium with productions for local schools on May 9. For more information, you may call FMS at 438-2533. The audience’s help is needed to solve the baffling theft at Shady Acres, a cozy hotel tucked away

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  • Futrelle sisters are at it again in CHP comedy

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    General Geneva Musgave, played by Brenda Wilkes, rallies the troops for a Civil War reenactment for the Faryo Days festival in Carriage House Players’ latest production, “Southern Hospitality”. Also pictured are Mark Mitchell, Truman Carroll, Ben Spears and Tommy Ward. The show opens on May 1 at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln County Museum. Additional performances are May 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10. Tickets are available at Bagley & Bagley, Carter’s, The Book Inn, Sissy’s Antiques, The Flower House and Regions Bank in Parks City. Tickets may be reserved by phoning the CHP hotline at (931) 433-1300 or by emailing carriagehouseplayers@gmail.com. ~ Photo by Jennifer Bradford

    Rehearsals are well underway for Carriage House Players latest production, “Southern Hospitality”, written by the award winning trio of Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten. Those wacky Futrelle sisters from Fayro, Texas, are at it again! The town of Fayro is dying on the vine. Businesses are closing left and right, and folks are moving away. When Senora Caliente’s salsa factory starts thinking of moving into town, it’s sure

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  • Benefit features Waller, Country Gentlemen

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 6:41 am

    Randy Waller

    Boonshill Community Center’s Annual Benefit will be held Saturday, April 26, at 7 p.m. at the Boonshill Community Center. The event will feature special guests Randy Waller and The Country Gentlemen. Tickets for the show are $12 each and are available at Bank of Lincoln County main office, Farm & Home Real Estate, Kirkland Store and Bank of Frankewing. Food will be served from 5 until 7 p.m. The meal

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