Lifestyles

Teresa Brown, Imagination Library director, meets with members of the Casey Manderson family at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Li-brary. There, the children chose some new books from Imagination Li-brary to replace books in their collection that were blown away or de-stroyed in the April 28 tornado. Pictured are (from left) Teresa Brown; Riley, age nine; Miranda Manderson, mother; and Layne, age five.

Imagination Library helps family replace books lost to tornadoes

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 2:01 pm

When the April 28 tornado hit Lincoln County, the Casey Manderson family was safe inside their storm shelter. The building where the children’s books and toys and the Mandersons’ other possessions were stored was destroyed. The Mandersons had been staying with Casey’s parents, Bill and Donna Reavis, while their new home was being built.  An old mechanic’s shop at the home on Old Lincoln Road was a perfect place for

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  • STLS celebrates 5th anniversary, plans fundraisers

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 10:02 am

    The Southern Tennessee Ladies’ Society is celebrating its fifth anniversary year. The vision of nine founding members with a mission of awarding scholarships to graduating seniors in Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Lincoln and Moore counties has become a reality, giving over $90,000 to 35 graduating seniors. Gayla Suddarth, one of the organization’s founding members, said, “I am so proud to have been part of the formation, launch and amazing growth of

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  • Miss Lincoln County Fair nears

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Miss Lincoln County Fair Beauty Contest is back at the Fairgrounds this year and will be held Monday, Sept. 8. The event begins with the “Little Miss Lincoln County Fair” contest beginning at 6 p.m. This contest is for girls ages 4-6 years old as of the date of the contest. For more information, contact Julie Jean at (931) 993-8959. Immediately following that event, the “Miss Teen Lincoln County Fair”

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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

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Motlow students attend Honors Conference

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 2:05 pm

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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  • 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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  • Atkinson attends Governor’s School

    Posted on July 18, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Ashley Atkinson

    Ashley Atkinson, of Flintville, recently participated in the Governor’s School for Business and IT Leadership at Tennessee Tech University. The governor’s school allows students to explore the business world by creating and building a business plan around a product designed by small groups of program participants. Atkinson is a senior at Lincoln County High School. She plans to go to college to earn a business degree after high school. She

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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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