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City occupancy tax given final nod

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 9:13 am

The City of Fayetteville’s occupancy tax, commonly referred to as a hotel/motel tax, has crossed its final hurdles and will become effective July 1. Members of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen gave the measure their approval Tuesday, just days after Gov. Bill Haslam signed it into law, setting into place a 3.5 percent tax on any establishment in the city that provides accommodations. Prior to gaining the governor’s signature,

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City occupancy tax given final nod

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 9:13 am

The City of Fayetteville’s occupancy tax, commonly referred to as a hotel/motel tax, has crossed its final hurdles and will become effective July 1. Members of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen gave the measure their approval Tuesday, just days after Gov. Bill Haslam signed it into law, setting into place a 3.5 percent tax on any establishment in the city that provides accommodations. Prior to gaining the governor’s signature,

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  • LCHS, RCA grads walking this week

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 5:10 am

    Graduation cap

    While Fayetteville High School’s Class of 2015 took their final walk as high school students Friday night, commencement exercises for both Lincoln County High School and Riverside Christian Academy are set for this week.   Riverside Christian Commencement will be held Thursday, May 21, at 7 p.m. in Riverside Christian Academy’s gymnasium. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Ralph Gilmore, professor of Bible and philosophy at Freed Hardeman. Rebecca Lynn

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  • County’s multi-user water rates going up

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 7:12 am

    County water multi-use customers will see an increase in their bills over the next five years of approximately five percent per year to make them equal to the regular residential accounts, according to action taken during the May meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Public Utilities. “Currently multi-user accounts pay less per gallon, which is not fair to the majority of users. This adjustment will make the rates the

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McDonald heads to Spring Fling, eyes another title

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 5:07 pm

Fayetteville High School’s Skylar McDonald is headed to the 2015 TSSAA Class A-AA Blue Cross/Blue Shield Spring Fling played this week at Old Fort Park in Murfreesboro. It marks the junior’s fourth consecutive trip to compete for the title McDonald has two state singles tennis titles and one runner-up under her belt. She advances with a 6-0, 6-0, win over East Robertson’s Kristin Grant in the region semifinals and a

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  • Coach of the Year

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    brown coach of the year

    Lincoln County High School’s Tennis Coach Jonathan Brown was selected as the District 8-AAA Girls’ Coach of the Year for his team performance during the 2015 tennis season. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

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  • Gower in action

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    lady falcon tennis - lauren gower

    After winning the District 8-AAA singles title, Lincoln County High School’s Lauren Gower was defeated in the first round of region tournament action at Old Fort Park last week in Murfreesboro. Gower went down to Aya Melham from Blackman, 1-6, 1-6. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

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Lifestyles

Appreciation brunch honors local leaders

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 8:04 am

An Acknowledgement and Appreciation Brunch will be held on Saturday, May 23, at 10 a.m. at the Fayetteville Recreation Center to honor 12 outstanding individuals who have gone above and beyond to help the citizens of Fayetteville-Lincoln County. Honorees are The Rev. Willie Lee Leslie, Attorney James Kidd, Pastor John Brown, Freddie McKinney, Lewis Curtis, Ardel Haston, Frank Clifford Askins, Wilma Moore, Ann Eady, David Buchanan, Sonny Hyde and the

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  • Howard to speak in Lynchburg for Memorial Day

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Dog tag on American flag

    Lynchburg’s 23rd annual Memorial Day, presented by Lynchburg American Legion Post 192, will be held on Monday May 25, at 10 a.m. at the northwest corner of the square. The event, celebrating America’s veterans and memorializing those who have given their lives in battle for the country, annually welcomes a guest speaker for a short service, just outside the Moore County Courthouse. This year, American Legion Post 192 welcomes Jan

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  • Beech Grove UMC Youth car wash Saturday

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Beech Grove United Methodist Church Youth will have a car wash with concessions on Saturday, May 23, to benefit the “Bloodwater” mission. This Nashville based mission helps provide clean drinking water for the prevention of diseases like HIV and AIDS in Africa. The car wash will start at 9 a.m. and will continue until 2 p.m. at Advance Auto parking lot in Fayetteville. The youth will also be selling lunch

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Entertainment

Robert Foster playing his new 12-string Martin guitar, a wedding present from his bride Peggy. The couple’s recent marriage was celebrated during Thursday night’s show, one of a continuing series held at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Arts Center.

Hoch opens continuing series of shows

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 5:01 pm

“We had a good turn out last night and everyone had a lot of fun,” said co-host Ron Hackett about the open mic show at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Arts Center on May 14. Co-host Taylor Hoch opened the show, playing three of her original Americana songs. She was followed by a duet consisting of George Hensley and newcomer to the open mic night, Daniel Wiseman. They played three of George’s

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  • See NYC with Carriage House

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    NYC

    The excitement of an evening in Times Square is just one of the things you will experience on the Carriage House Players to NYC bus trip this summer. There are 10 seats available on the bus. The cost for the trip is $1,125, which includes transportation and hotel accommodations. The price also includes breakfast each day, two dinners in New York, two Broadway shows, the 911 Memorial and Museum, a

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  • CHP to hold drama camps

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    comedy, drama

    Carriage House Players will hold its Fourth Annual Drama Camp this summer. Drama Camp 1, for ages eight to 12, will be June 1-5 at the Lincoln County Museum from 9:30 a.m. until noon. The camp will focus on character building, stage presence, confidence building exercises, movement exercises, public speaking exercises, skit writings and productions and much more. Snacks will be provided. The cost of camp is $30. Drama Camp

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