Lifestyles

Library hosts series on homesteading

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 8:16 am

The Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library, with the help of several community partners, has begun a new family class series on homesteading and sustainable living topics. “As a staff, we noticed several new families had moved to the area, bought a few acres and were looking for library materials on raising pigs, growing vegetables, and multiple ‘do-it-yourself’ topics that go beyond crafting or hobbies,” said Jill Rael, library director. “Instead, many

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  • Simmons retires after 20 years on Election Commission

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 5:15 am

    Dan Long, Lincoln County Election commissioner, presents a certificate of appreciation to Melvin Simmons on behalf of the election commissioners and administrator’s office. Simmons served on the Election Commission for 20 years and has now retired. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Caruso

    Friends, family and members of the Lincoln County Election Commission gathered last Monday afternoon to honor Melvin Simmons for two decades of service as an election commissioner. “It’s been an honor to be on there with the good people I’ve been on there with,” said Simmons. Simmons got his start on the commission 20 years ago when one of the commissioners was in the process of resigning and asked Simmons

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  • Chefs Galore offers delicious cuisine

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Chefs Galore is an event that offers a variety of mouth-watering cuisines from some local celebrities. The event will be held at the Charles Gleghorn Center on Saturday, June 6, from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Both dine-in and carry-out dinners are available. Chefs Galore is sponsored by St. Paul A.M.E. Church Women’s Day Committee 2015. Some of the dishes offered include gumbo, pastas, BBQ, chicken, ham, goat, chitterlings, fish

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Travel

Fall is perfect for antiquing

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 10:54 am

Ah, fall: it means cooler, crisp air, sweaters, bonfires, football games, pumpkin spice everything, and getting out on those cool Saturday mornings to shop for that perfect antique to complete a collection or just complete a room. North Alabama has several antique stores that are sure to have that much sought-after piece for which an antique connoisseur or novice is searching.   Bank Street Art and Antique Mall Located in

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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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Education

Presley graduates from Sewanee

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 7:12 am

Matthew Garrison Presley graduated from the University of the South at Sewanee with a B.A. in religion with a concentration in Biblical studies and philosophy with a double minor in managerial business and music with a concentration in guitar. His intent is pre-law. During his term at Sewanee, he was inducted into the Order of Gownsmen, the Academic Honor Society, was a William D. Kershner Scholar, was elected as a

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  • Stamps earns UT Noyce award

    Posted on May 28, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Keaton Stamps

    Keaton Stamps of Fayetteville, a senior majoring in mathematics with a minor in VolsTeach at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will receive a $24,000 scholarship for his outstanding performance in the classroom and commitment to the teaching profession. “The VolsTeach program prepares STEM majors to make a difference in transforming the lives of Tennessee children,” said Susan E. Riechert, distinguished service professor in UT’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

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  • RCA staff members thanked for service

    Posted on May 28, 2015 at 5:13 am

    Riverside Christian Academy thanked three of the school’s dedicated employees recently for their service to the ministry of RCA. James Bryant, RCA’s head of school, presented Donna Hard, Amy Finch and Juli Ezell with 2014-2015 yearbooks signed by their coworkers. Pictured here are (from left) James Bryant, Amy Finch, Donna Hard and Juli Ezell.

    The administration at Riverside Christian Academy thanked three of the school’s dedicated employees last week for their years of service to the ministry of RCA. James Bryant, RCA’s head of school, presented Donna Hard, Amy Finch and Juli Ezell with 2014-15 yearbooks signed by their co-workers. Donna has been involved with RCA since it began in 2001. She began as a volunteer and then became the school’s secretary. Mrs. Hard

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Religion

Chefs Galore offers delicious cuisine

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 11:15 am

Chefs Galore is an event that offers a variety of mouth-watering cuisines from some local celebrities. The event will be held at the Charles Gleghorn Center on Saturday, June 6, from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Both dine-in and carry-out dinners are available. Chefs Galore is sponsored by St. Paul A.M.E. Church Women’s Day Committee 2015. Some of the dishes offered include gumbo, pastas, BBQ, chicken, ham, goat, chitterlings, fish

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  • Religion

    Posted on May 25, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Cornerstone Baptist Church VBS will be held May 26-29 from 6-8 p.m. each evening. The church is recruiting kids to become a part of Agency D3, as they investigate exciting truths about Jesus and learn how to defend their faith. For more information, call Stacie Newton at (931) 438-2346.   Friends and Family Day and a gospel meeting at the Church of Christ at Liberty will be held Sunday, May

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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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Health

Gary K. Adams, M.D., and staff, in conjunction with the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, cut the ribbon for the new TransforMED CARE. The office offers a variety of services, including antiaging, aesthetics, and hormones, to help people look and feel better. Located at 2310 Thornton Taylor Parkway, Suite B, the business also hosted an open house Saturday. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Caruso

TransforMED CARE opens in Fayetteville

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 4:56 pm

Gary K. Adams, M.D., and staff, along with Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce members and others, participated in grand opening festivities May 8 for the doctor’s new office, TransforMED CARE, at 2310 Thornton Taylor Parkway, Suite B, in Fayetteville. TransforMED CARE offers anti-aging, aesthetics and hormone replacement, Adams said, adding that he has begun accepting new patients at the office. In addition, the office provides a variety of services that

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  • State’s suicide rate increases, local rate falls

    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 10:29 am

    The latest edition of the Status of Suicide in Tennessee report, published annually by the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network, highlights major innovations within the Network’s outreach and awareness efforts during the past year. These new approaches will prove especially vital given the recent increase in Tennessee’s suicide rate. In 2013, the latest year for which state-specific figures are available, Tennessee’s age-adjusted suicide rate was at its highest point in five

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  • Bringing back Sunday dinner encouraged

    Posted on May 14, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Jessica Davis, representing the Coffee, Franklin, Bedford, Lincoln, Moore and Rutherford counties area, is on a mission to see more families share sit-down Sunday dinners with their senior loved ones. The reason? New research shows that 50 percent of surveyed families living near senior relatives feel they do not share enough meals with older loved ones, losing an important family connection. “For seniors, it’s not what’s on their plate that

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