Lifestyles

Foster Grandparent volunteers needed

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 10:53 am

Volunteers are needed for the Foster Grandparent Program. Foster Grandparents are role models, mentors and friends to children with exceptional needs. The program provides a way for volunteers age 55 and over, and within income guidelines, to stay active by serving children and youth in their communities Some of the fringe benefits include compensation (termed stipend) that does not affect SS, SSI, VA, Food Stamps, Public Housing or any other

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  • Betty Tanner Angel Tree benefits children for over 25 years

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Two Blanche School students shop for presents for angels referred to the Betty Tanner Angel Tree, now in its 25th year. The Angel Tree project has grown from serving six children to approximately 250 children.

    This year marks the 25th anniversary for the Betty Tanner Angel Tree, a project that has benefitted hundreds of children in elementary schools across the county. “In 1989, six couples asked Jennifer Haynes, the counselor at Ralph Askins, to get us the names of six needy children that we could buy presents for Christmas,” said Emily Law, counselor at Blanche School. The project grew and individuals from the First United

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  • Historical books available for Christmas gifts

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Historical Book (2)

    Four historical books, ideal for Christmas gifts, are available now at the Lincoln County Register’s Office. All of the books are on hand at the register’s office, according to Randy Delap, Lincoln County register of deeds. Now in its fourth printing is The Heritage Book, researched by the Lincoln County Genealogical Society in 2005. The hard-back book is $90. The second book published is the Pictorial Book of Lincoln County,

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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

Motlow College announces winter closing dates

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 4:48 am

Motlow College will close for winter break on Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 4:30 p.m., and will reopen on Friday, Jan. 2, according to college officials. The closing applies to computer labs, libraries and other facilities at all Motlow College locations, including the Moore County campus and the Fayetteville, McMinnville and Smyrna centers. Spring 2015 semester classes begin on Tuesday, Jan. 20, and the last day to register or add classes

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  • Mansfield visits Retired Teachers

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Jerry Mansfield (center), welcomed here by local retired educators Mary Lou Danner and Jimmy Pendergrass, was the guest speaker for the recent meeting of the Lincoln County Retired Teachers organization.

    The Retired Teachers of Lincoln County met at Shoney’s Restaurant on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 11:30 a.m. A delicious lunch was enjoyed by all. President Norma Bradford then welcomed the 20 members present. Erline Patrick gave the invocation which was excellent. She talked about space and Jesus and the wonders of both of them. Norma thanked members for bringing canned goods to support Good Sam in our area. Martha Wolf

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  • Scales donation

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Scales Donation

    Will Wright, kneeling with Dudley Do Wright (dog), and Tony Kimbrough presented the agriculture department at Lincoln County High School with a Paul Livestock Scale to use in classes and activities.  This addition is an important first step toward a long-term goal to develop a livestock facility. Students in the agriculture department already participate in programs such as livestock judging and showing, record keeping, supervised agricultural experience programs and large

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Religion

Christmas services set at St. Mary Magdalene church

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 5:54 am

The people of St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, located on the corner of Washington and Elk, invite the public to join them in worship as they celebrate Christmas. On Christmas Eve at 5 p.m., there will be a traditional Christmas service, including the blessing of the Christmas Crèche, carols and Holy Communion. Beginning at 10:30 p.m., there will be congregational carol singing. At 11 p.m., there will be

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  • Religion

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Men Singing for Christ Singout will be held Saturday, Dec. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at West End Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America, located at 510 Kiwanis Avenue. Special guests will be Phil Ford and the Singing Disciples, Bethlehem from Madison, Ala., Men of Fayetteville and New Hope C.P.C.A. Male Chorus of Madison, Ala. Dezi Fletcher, Sr., is the pastor. For information, call 256-783-9876.   The 2014 Chancel Choir Cantata, presented

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  • Religion

    Posted on December 8, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Men’s Day at the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church will be held Sunday, Dec. 14. Pastor Dezi Fletcher, accompanied by his congregation from West End CPA Church, will be the featured speaker at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Mount Zion is located at 305 West Maple Street.   Hear the Four Gospels preached according to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and

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Health

LMC earns new chest pain center accreditation

Posted on December 15, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Lincoln Medical Center in Fayetteville announces that it has received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), an international not-for-profit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort to create communities of excellence that bring together quality, cost and patient satisfaction. Hospitals that have received SCPC accreditation have achieved a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive

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  • HIV, AIDS impact too many Tennesseans

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    More than 16,000 people in Tennessee are living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus, HIV, and that number is growing. In the five years between 2009 and 2013, an average of 871 additional Tennesseans each year became infected. HIV attacks the body’s immune system, causing a life-threatening illness known as Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS. When a person has AIDS, his or her body’s natural defense system loses its ability to fight

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  • State receives $5M to prevent suicides

    Posted on December 8, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services has been awarded two federal grants totaling nearly $5 million to reduce the rate of suicides in the state. The funds, from the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), will be focused on preventing suicides statewide. “The rate of suicides in Tennessee has been steadily increasing since the late 1980s,” said

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