Fayetteville City Mayor John Ed Underwood holds a proclamation he signed for Constitution Week for members of the King’s Mountain Messenger, Daughters of the American Revolution. Pictured are Kay Wiley, Elaine Powell, Faye Walker, Kris Armitage, past regent, Addie Hodges, regent, Underwood, Eleanor Helton, Bettye Silvey, past regent, and Sherrie Tomerlin, vice regent.

America celebrates U.S. Constitution

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 4:07 pm

James A. Hoobler, curator of the State Capitol and senior curator of art & architecture of the Tennessee State Museum is the featured speaker of the 13th Annual Constitution Week Bell Ringing on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m. at the Tennessee State Capitol. Several local members of the Kings Mountain Messenger Daughters of the American Revolution will be attending this event. Sept. 17 begins the national celebration of Constitution

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  • Relay for Life leadership team plans 2015 event

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Relay for Life

    Several members of the 2014-2015 Relay for Life Event Leadership Team met recently to discuss new and exciting details for the 2015 Relay for Life. “The 2015 Relay for Life is still in the early planning stages,” said Emily Hunter, Lincoln County Relay for Life chairman. “We are still working out details concerning the date, location and theme of our next relay. “Volunteers are being sought who would like to

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  • Fairest of the Fair

    Posted on September 15, 2014 at 4:06 pm

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    The Fairest of the Fair Pageant was held on Monday of last week at the 110th edition of the Lincoln County Fair. Pictured (from left) are Kaylee Gardner, third runner-up; Lauren Reese, second runner-up; Shea Mincher, Fairest of the Fair; and Bonnie Wakefield, first runner-up. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

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Henry Horton Park to host historical tours

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Henry Horton State Park will host two historical tours in the upcoming months. Middle Tennessee is home to great historical attractions and Henry Horton’s tours will give visitors the opportunity to experience what the area has to offer, while staying at a beautiful state park.   The first tour, the Homes and Spirits Tour, will be held Oct. 23-25. The tour will include a bus ride to visit Traveller’s Rest

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  • World War II ship to visit area

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 10:37 am

    LST Memorial

    A 328 feet long piece of American history will be docked at Ingalls Harbor in Decatur, Alabama and will be available for public tours. The USS LST 325 is a World War II vessel that was part of the D-Day Invasion at Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944. This ship is one of the last of her kind and is the only working LST in the United States. The ship

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  • Nashville’s Hatch Show Print offers daily public tours

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Hatch Show Print

    Nashville’s iconic letterpress print shop, Hatch Show Print, is now offering daily public tours. Another historic property of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, the 135-year-old operation, located within the museum’s new expansion, has opened its doors and its archives to give visitors a peek into its history for the first time. Hatch tours can be purchased online or at the museum’s box office for $15 for an

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A member of Delta Kappa Gamma reads to children during the Gover-nor’s Books from Birth Foundation, Books from Birth 10th Anniversary Tour held at the Stone Bridge Academic Learning Center.

Books from Birth tour bus rolls in at SBA

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 5:02 am

Children and their parents visited Stone Bridge Academic Learning Center Tuesday for the Governor’s Books from Birth 10th Anniversary. In addition to enrolling children in the Imagination Library program, the activities included recognizing the work of volunteers and donors and engaging communities in support of the program. Members of Delta Kappa Gamma read to the children and served a story-related treat, and there were also reading-themed give-a-ways from the Governors

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  • Wakefield earns TSBA’s Student Recognition

    Posted on September 15, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Bonnie Wakefield (at center), a senior at Fayetteville High School, received the Student Recognition Award at the annual Fall District Meeting of the Tennessee School Boards Association’s South Central District. Pictured with Bonnie at the awards ceremony Thursday evening are her parents, Colin and Nan Wakefield; Dr. Janine Wilson, director of schools, Fayetteville City School System; Alice Palacio, representing the Fayetteville School Board; and Mark Clark, chairman of the Fayetteville School Board and TSBA South Central District director.

    Fayetteville’s Bonnie Wakefield was honored last week with the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) Student Recognition Award. Accompanied by representatives of the Fayetteville City School System and her parents, Colin and Nan Wakefield, Bonnie was presented the award during TSBA’s South Central Fall District Meeting held at Marshall County High School. Each year TSBA honors one student from each of its nine districts who has achieved distinction in the areas

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  • Hix instructs teachers in Maker Faire session

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Maker Faire

    Billy Hix, associate professor of education at Motlow College and director of the Motlow STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program, recently contributed to the Lincoln County school system’s adoption of the national “Maker Faire” campaign. According to Hix, Maker Faire is a new educational movement currently taking place in schools all across the United States. It has been inspired by research and the best-selling book, “The Art of Tinkering”

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Posted on September 15, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Night of Worship & Prayer is being hosted by Fayetteville First United Methodist Church on Saturday, Sept. 20, beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to the community-wide night of worship and prayer.   A gospel singing at New Life Heart to Heart Church will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, beginning at 6 p.m. The featured singers are The Dollar Family. For additional information, call Bro. George at (931) 993-8920.

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  • ‘The Body’ unites teens in service to God, community

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Youth involved in The Body paint the recreation room of the Fayetteville Art League as part of their community service. More than 20 youth participated in the effort, which also saw Marvin’s donate paint. The Christian youth group is comprised of youth from numerous churches across the community. ~ Staff photo by Lucy Williams

    LAURIE PEARSON staff writer   Dropping barriers, uniting people and looking for ways to help the community are just a few of the goals of “The Body”. “God gave a vision to my wife and me for this community,” says Youth Pastor Travis Lopeman of The Lighthouse Church. While Travis is the youth pastor of 24/Se7en, he and Tara, along with other churches, together form The Body with a goal

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  • Religion

    Posted on September 8, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Pastor’s Appreciation Service at St. Paul AME Church will be held Sunday, Sept. 14, with the Rev. Ernest Latham as speaker for the 11 a.m. service. Everyone is invited. The church is located at 521 College Street West.   Night of Worship & Prayer is being hosted by Fayetteville First United Methodist Church on Saturday, Sept. 20, beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to the community-wide night of worship

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Suicide Awareness Walk set this fall

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 4:33 pm

In the wake of the recent suicidal tragedy coming out of Hollywood, plans have been announced for the upcoming Third Annual Suicide Awareness Unity Walk. This walk is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4, from 4 until 8 p.m. at the old Franklin County High School football field, located 839 Dinah Shore Boulevard in Winchester. The event will bring together people of all ages and races to remember those lost to

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  • Challenging Behaviors focus of workshop

    Posted on September 8, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Techniques to Handling Challenging Behaviors workshop will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at HomeInstead Senior Care, located at 101 West Lincoln Street in Tullahoma. The workshop will be held from 10 until 11 a.m. Are you caring for an aging parent or relative with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia? Are you struggling to handle certain behaviors, such as refusing to eat or take a shower? Are you worried that

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  • LMC patient satisfaction survey nets highest scores ever

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 9:38 am

    While giving Lincoln County Health System’s Patient Satisfaction Report to the board of directors Tuesday evening, Debbie Yorba, director of Quality and Risk Management, stated that satisfaction scores for the hospital in-patients were the highest ever. “We’re excited that we finally attained what we wanted,” she said. Vickie Groce, CNO, added, “The hospital scores were almost nine out of 10 above the state averages.” “We improved in-patient safety,” said Jamie

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