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Among those pictured are David Wright, (far left) “Crossroads to Destiny” artist dressed here in a Tennessee militia uniform; Dr. Farris Beasley, who also chairs the Camp Blount Committee here in Fayetteville; Myers Brown, (sixth from left) curator of extension services at the Tennessee State Museum; and Fred Prouty, (back row, far left) who was key in the state’s purchase of the Camp Blount property here. Also, a flag bearer holds the Deaderick Company flag purchased by the Camp Blount Committee and flown at the Camp Blount Bicentennial Celebration and at this re-enactment – it is the only company battle flag that survived the battle. The original flag is in the Smithsonian.

Locals in New Orleans for re-enactment

Posted on January 19, 2015 at 4:56 pm

Members of the Tennessee War of 1812 Commission were on hand in New Orleans earlier this month in support of the Columbia, Tenn., Light Infantry Company participating in the 200th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans. “The reenactment had 2,000 men on the field, and they did five different re-enactment battles over three days,” said Dr. Farris Beasley of Fayetteville. “It was truly awesome.” It was just outside of

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  • Scott visits area veterans

    Posted on January 19, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Scott Visits

    Vietnam Era Veterans met in January with the senior enlisted member of the Tennessee National Guard, Command Sergeant Major Terry Scott, as the group’s guest speaker. Scott talked about the groups that go into battle when a war is fought. This winning team consists of the branches of the United States military –Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines, along with the Coast Guard, plus the backing of your country, the

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  • FoL Winter Gala nearing at the library

    Posted on January 19, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Blue Velvet Combo will be playing throughout the upcoming Friends of the Library Winter Gala to be held Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library. Blue Velvet Combo plays old jazz standards from the big band era and an eclectic mix of light pop and rock. The band features vocalist Ellen Hood with the musical backing of Dan Charles on violin and Bob and Bartie Scott on guitar and bass, respectively.

    The Fayetteville-Lincoln County Friends of the Library will host the 4th annual Winter Gala on Saturday, Jan. 31, from 6-8 p.m. at the Fayetteville Lincoln County Library. This year’s musical guest, The Blue Velvet Combo, will be playing throughout the evening. The Blue Velvet Combo plays old jazz standards from the big band era and an eclectic mix of light pop and rock. The band features vocalist Ellen Hood with

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  • FPU food drive aids neighbors in need

    Posted on January 12, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Members of Fayetteville Public Utilities’ Student Utility Board delivered food donations received by early December while FPU employees continued collecting food donations at their office through the end of the year.

    Fayetteville Public Utilities’ (FPU) annual Harvest of Hope Food Drive brings in canned foods and other non-perishable food items during the holidays and serves to boost the food assistance program at the Good Samaritan Association of Lincoln County. “FPU serves as a sponsor and drop-off location for the annual food drive,” said FPU’s CEO and General Manager Britt Dye. FPU has sponsored the local food drive for approximately 10 years.

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  • Porter discusses chaplain’s role with Vietnam vets

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 6:16 am

    Porter visits

    Chaplain Jason Porter spoke at the Vietnam Era Veterans meeting in December, discussing the history of chaplaincy and the role of a Navy chaplain. “Chaplaincy has biblical roots. It can be seen in the relationships between Moses and Aaron; the Prophets and the kings of Israel, and Judah, David and Nathan, etc. As long as there has been war and fighting, chaplains have been called upon. As soldiers face the

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  • Elks donate food

    Posted on January 5, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Elks Donate Food (2)

    Members of the Elk Lodge in Fayetteville package food boxes for needy families prior to Christmas. Every year, the local Elks Lodge donates food boxes, and this year members donated over 130 boxes.

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  • FPU negotiating with off-air network channels

    Posted on December 29, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Fayetteville Public Utilities (FPU) is currently in contract negotiations with off-air networks to continue carrying them on FPU’s cable channels. These off-air networks include WKRN Channel 2, WZDX (54) Channel 3, WSMV Channel 4, WTVF Channel 5 and WAMY Channel 8. While FPU remains positive that a contract agreement to carry these channels will be reached, it must notify its cable subscribers of the negotiations in the event that an

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