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Military appreciation night set in Shelbyville

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 6:35 am

There will be a Military Appreciation Night on Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration grounds in Shelbyville. All veterans from across the area are invited to attend. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m., and if you would like to attend, you must call (931) 684-2915, leave your name and number, and you will be contacted regarding there ceremony. Veterans will be provided free vehicle parking

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  • UCHRA announces local food program

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) has announced its sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program in Lincoln County. The CACFP, administered by the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency in 25 middle Tennessee counties, reimburses participating day care home providers all or part of the costs of providing healthy nutritious meals and snacks to children in their care. The level of reimbursement depends upon certain economic criteria. The

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  • Word from the Library … Book club, speaker series continue

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 8:40 am

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    JILLIAN RAEL director, flc public library   Now that school is back in session, we at the library enter a new mode. After a great summer reading wrap-up we are now looking at our future schedule and making new plans. We had the first introductory meeting of our new Readers & Writers Book Club/Discussion Group on Aug. 14 where members decided to meet monthly on the last Thursday at 5:30

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Nashville’s Hatch Show Print offers daily public tours

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 4:34 pm

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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  • Wine and cheese a perfect pair

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 4:26 pm

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    Wine and cheese: a perfect pair … a perfect North Alabama pair, that is. Most think of places like the California wine country to go for good wine or Wisconsin for good cheese, but both can be found in North Alabama. Belle Chevre has made a huge splash in Elkmont, a small, relatively unknown place in Limestone County. Famous for making goat cheese, visitors can dine, taste the cheese, buy

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  • 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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Education

First Annual Home School Convention set

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 7:33 am

The First Annual Lincoln County Home School Convention will be held Saturday, Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Riverside Christian Academy. This event is open to all families in Lincoln County who home school or are considering home schooling. The convention will focus on highlighting resources for families in Lincoln County. Topics covered will include Beginning Homeschooling, Curriculum Recommendations, Home Schooling Through High School, Dual Enrollment, Art

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  • Motlow closes for Labor Day

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 4:33 pm

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    Motlow College will be closed from Aug. 30 through Sept. 1 for the Labor Day holiday, according to college officials. The closing includes all college facilities on the Moore County campus and the Fayetteville, McMinnville and Smyrna centers. Classes will resume Sept. 2. The last day for students to register for fall classes or add classes to their schedules is Aug. 25.

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  • LCHS hosts College, Career Night

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 4:21 pm

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    Thursday evening, Sept. 4, Lincoln County High School will be hosting its annual College and Career Fair with over 40 representatives from area colleges, technical schools, and branches of the military available from 4-6 p.m. in the school’s commons area. In addition, several local industry representatives are going to be in attendance to meet with students who are seeking employment after graduation. “All students and their parent(s)/guardian(s) are encouraged to

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Religion

Pastor Walter “Chick” McGill meets with Fayetteville Mayor John Ed Un-derwood at the Stonebridge Park to present him a book, “If My People”, a 40-day prayer guide. Underwood presented McGill with a lapel pin bear-ing the city’s logo and a key to the city. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Pearson

Pastor walking across U.S. makes stop here

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 5:37 am

Pastor Walter “Chick” McGill was a reluctant participant when he started his walk across America in Kill Devil, N.C. on April 23. It was his 19th wedding anniversary when he left, and while still in the state on U.S. Route 64, incurred a shin splint and a torn meniscus in his right knee. “I was dragging my leg,” he said. In Winston, N.C., a pastor prayed for his knee as

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  • Fowler to speak on Amendment 1 Tuesday

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    David Fowler, president of The Family Action Council of Tennessee, will be speaking about why you should vote “yes” on Amendment 1, which is up for vote on the Nov. 4 general election ballot, at the Moore County Building in Lynchburg on Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 7-8 p.m. Fowler said the reason he is so passionate about informing the public should know about Amendment 1 is because in 2000, the

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  • Religion

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    St. Paul AME Church Young Adults will be hosting a give-away of items Saturday, Aug. 23, from 7 a.m. until noon, to clean out the parsonage as they make room for new items. Items to be given include clothes, car rims, children’s books, aquarium, school supplies, and ponytails for girls’ hair. The items are free on a first-come basis on the church’s parking lot, 521 West College, Fayetteville.   The

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Suicide Awareness Walk set this fall

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:36 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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  • You’re not alone

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    E. Douglas Varney Commissioner, state Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services   Through the untimely death of entertainer Robin Williams, a bright light is shining once again on the often-avoided conversation about suicide. In my work over the years as a mental health professional, helping people through crisis of spirit, marriage and family, I have see firsthand how people feel hopeless in their struggle. I have also seen

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  • Suicide prevention begins one-on-one

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    SCOTT RIDGWAY, Executive director, tennessee suicide prevention network   The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network wishes to offer its condolences regarding the death of Robin Williams on Aug. 11. Mr. Williams was a beloved public figure, and his passing has triggered an outpouring of grief nationally and wall-to-wall coverage in print, television, and social media — not all of it positive or helpful. It should be noted that what happened to

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