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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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  • 30 sites serve as toy drive locations

    Posted on December 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

    There are now approximately 30 locations across Fayetteville and Lincoln County where you can donate a toy to the Lincoln County Toy Drive, an effort spearheaded by the Fayetteville Fire Department, the Rotary Club and The Times. The 48th annual campaign, which benefits children up to the age of 12, got underway last week, and already the names of more than 150 children have been added to the list to

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  • Vets invited to ride float

    Posted on December 1, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    The VFW Post 2167 and American Legion Post 42 of Fayetteville will be sponsoring a float in the Fayetteville Christmas parade. The organizations are inviting any veterans in the county who would be interested in riding on the float to come and join in as the Christmas season is celebrated. The parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m.

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  • Autism group expands to aid developmental delays

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    The Lincoln County Puzzle Solvers Autism Awareness group will hold its November meeting on Saturday, Nov. 22, at Stone Bridge Academy from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The group is expanding to serve not only families with children on the Autism Spectrum but families with children who have a developmental disability. A developmental disability means a disability that is manifested before the person reaches 22 years of age, which constitutes

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  • FPU Harvest of Hope Food Drive begins

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Fayetteville Public Utilities invites you to participate in the annual Harvest of Hope Food Drive that helps fill the shelves at the Good Samaritan Association of Lincoln County. Donated canned and non-perishable food items help feed our neighbors who need assistance throughout the year. Items like peanut butter, boxed macaroni, canned meats, vegetables and fruits, and dry oats, cereal and noodles are just a few of the staples needed at

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  • Horton history collected

    Posted on November 7, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Do you have historical documents, stories, memories or photos of Henry Horton State Park and the Duck River? If so, the park needs your assistance. Henry Horton State Park recently received a grant from Humanities Tennessee for the creation of a historical interpretive document highlighting the history of the park and the Duck River. Part of the grant is focused on collecting and scanning pertinent historical documents, photos and interviews

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