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High Point Champ

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Taylor Butcher is pictured here with her winnings during the state horse show in Shelbyville. Taylor was the Junior High Point Champion in the Ranch Horse Division. Her horse’s name is Laura Electra.

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  • Ragan speaks to area veterans

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    John Ragan

    Tennessee State Representative John Ragan will be the speaker at the Vietnam Era Veterans’ next meeting set for Thursday, Aug. 14, at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at Mike’s All American Diner above the Walmart in Shelbyville. Ragan is originally from Morgantown, N.C., and currently resides in Oak Ridge. He and his wife, Liz, have two children, Lisa and Patrick. John is a graduate of the United States

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  • Horse judging

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 5:03 am

    Horse Judging --

    Baylee Parton, Sydney Williams, Amber Gentry, Aubrey Malone, Katie Mitchell and Taylor Butcher attended the state 4-H open horse judging contest at the state horse show on June 21 in Shelbyville. Aubrey Malone placed 2nd high individual in halter and 2nd high overall individual in the junior division. Baylee Parton placed 10th high individual, and Taylor Butcher earned 6th high individual in the junior high division. Amber Gentry placed 3rd

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Travel

Beat the heat in North Alabama

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 2:54 pm

It is hotter than a firecracker on the Fourth of July, but that’s typical of summer in the South. But don’t stay at home in the air-conditioning just because it is terribly hot. North Alabama has many ways to beat the heat this summer. And if the kids are at home, these places are great for silencing the “I’m bored” remarks.   What better way to beat the heat than

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  • Visit extreme North Alabama

    Posted on July 7, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    North Alabama is the perfect place to do something exciting this summer – like jump out of a plane, rappel off a cliff, go horseback riding, or kayak down the river! The region is full of outdoor opportunities to get off the couch and experience the beauty of North Alabama in an exhilarating way.   With 3H Stables, visitors can see the beautiful Alabama mountains from horseback! Visitors can spend

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  • Ultimate Frisbee action coming to Decatur

    Posted on July 7, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Decatur, Ala. – Approximately thirty teams from across the southeastern United States will make their way to Decatur this month for an Ultimate Frisbee competition. Hosted by Huntsville Ultimate Club, Huckfest will take place July 12-13, 2014, at the Jack Allen Recreation Complex. The USA Ultimate sanctioned event is expected to attract men, women, and co-ed teams from Louisiana, North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas, and Alabama. Tournament hours are

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Education

Lions Scholarship --

Lions Scholarship

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 6:05 am

Fayetteville Lions recently announced the club’s 2014 scholarship recipients. Laura Megan Shelton (at left) was recognized as the Era P. Jones Scholarship winner. A graduate of Lincoln County High School, she will attend the University of Tennessee with her major undecided. Kayley Russell (right) was recognized as an Academic Scholarship recipient. A graduate of LCHS, she will attend Lipscomb University as a communications major. The scholarship recipients are congratulated here

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  • Homeschool Curriculum Fair, Open House set

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 5:05 am

    A Homeschool Curriculum Fair and Open House will be held on Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the home of Allison Goode, located at 103 Creekside Drive, Meridianville, Ala. The curriculum displayed will be from Bob Jones University Press for grades kindergarten through 12th grade. At 11 a.m., there will be a workshop presentation “Juggling Your Home School Life.” A Bob Jones University representative will be there

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  • Motlow students attend Honors Conference

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 2:05 pm

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    Fifteen members of the Motlow College honors program recently attended the Tennessee Collegiate Honors Conference held at Christian Brothers University in Memphis. TCHC is composed of like-minded honors scholars from across the state who wish to further their education by presenting to and hearing the ideas of their peers. The Motlow presentations covered a wide array of subjects. These included More Than Metal: A History of Barbed Wire by Erica

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Religion

Religion

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:14 am

Julian Drive Concert will be held Thursday, July 24, at 6 p.m. at Harmony Hill Church of God, 3063 Huntsville Highway, Fayetteville.   Big Apple Adventures VBS will be held July 25-29 at Harmony Hill Church of God, 3063 Huntsville Highway, Fayetteville.     The 142nd anniversary of the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church will be celebrated on Friday, July 25, through Sunday, July 27. The celebration kicks off on

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  • Religion

    Posted on July 14, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Annual Country Ham Breakfast at the Charles Gleghorn Community Center will be held Saturday, July 19, from 6 until 10 a.m. A donation of $7 is asked. The event is sponsored by Mary’s Chapel AME Church. The Rev. Ernest M. Latham is pastor.   A gospel singing will be held at New Life Heart to Heart Church on Saturday, July 19, at 6 p.m. The Gardners are the featured singers.

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  • Religion

    Posted on July 7, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Decoration Day for Shady Grove Cemetery will be held Sunday, July 13, at 2 p.m. Donations may be made on Decoration Day or mailed to Shady Grove Cemetery, P.O. Box 1, Flintville, TN 37335. Any amount given would be very helpful for maintaining the cemetery.   A gospel meeting at Booneville Church of Christ is set for July 13-16 with Bro. Ricky Smith as speaker. Sunday morning services begin at

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Health

Parents urged to think about immunizations

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Many students across Tennessee are enjoying their summer break, but it won’t be long before the bell rings for the new school year, and it’s never too early to think about school immunizations. Tennessee students are required to have a number of immunizations for school attendance. “Getting vaccinated is so important to help protect all of us from infections diseases,” said Kelly Moore, MD, MPH, director of the Tennessee Immunization

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  • New approach to suicide prevention initiated

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) is set to launch its Zero Suicide Initiative this week as TSPN delegates participate in the first-ever Zero Suicide Academy, hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in Washington, D.C. TSPN participated in a competitive application selection process and was one of sixteen health care and mental health organizations selected to attend the inaugural Academy. Participants in the academy will

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  • ‘Christmas in July’ blood drive Friday

    Posted on July 18, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Blood Assurance

    On Friday, July 18, Blood Assurance will hold a “Christmas in July” Community Blood Drive on the inner east side of the square from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sponsors include Lincoln County Health System, The Elk Valley Times, Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, Kiwanis, Bank of Lincoln County, Lincoln County Government, City of Fayetteville Government, John Karby-Edward Jones and WEKR/WYTM. “Blood Assurance has been the blood supplier to

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