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TennesSeed Camp to be held in Tullahoma

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 3:44 pm

The Southern Middle Tennessee Entrepreneur Centers, headquartered in Tullahoma, will be conducting a free one-day TennesSeed Camp on Tuesday, Oct. 28. The one-day event will be held at the Middle Tennessee Education Center in Shelbyville. “Our goal is to create economic growth in Middle Tennessee communities by connecting promising start-ups and young companies with the resources they need to succeed,” said Dan Marcum, SMTEC executive director. “This one-day event is

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  • Farm Bill, online decision aid training event Oct. 27

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    A one-day 2014 farm bill overview and producer aid demonstration and training is scheduled Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, 165 Courtland St., in Atlanta, Georgia. There is no cost to attend the training, but registration is required. To register, visit . The training is open to U.S. Department of Agriculture-Farm Service Agency staff, consultants, credit institutions, Extension educators, and farmers. The

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  • Trail of Tears remembrance set this month

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 5:26 am

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    On the fourth Saturday each October, a remembrance is held in honor of the Cherokee Indians who were driven from their homelands and forced to walk to Oklahoma along the Bell’s Route through Fayetteville and Lincoln County in 1838. Everyone is invited to watch or participate in this somber flashback in history. This colorful, living history event is free to the public. Each year, spectators have witnessed a horse-drawn, covered

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  • State poet laureate to visit library here

    Posted on October 13, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Tennessee State Poet Laureate Margaret Briton Vaughn will be at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m. “We asked her to come and speak as part of Teen Read Week’s ‘Turn Your Dreams into Reality’ and she agreed,” said Jillian Rael, library director. “This year’s theme just screamed poetry to me and she has a fascinating story about how she became a poet.” This part

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  • New field office opens for veterans

    Posted on October 9, 2014 at 6:25 am

    Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder recently announced the opening of a new field office and the relocation of an existing field office to improve access to claims assistance for Tennessee Veterans. “To improve service to Middle Tennessee Veterans, we decided to open a Smyrna field office which will offer quick access to our customers located south of Nashville,” Grinder said. “The relocation of the Cookeville field office

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  • Elk Cotton Mills family homecoming slated

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Fanny Sweeney, age seven, is pictured with her sister, Ella, 20, at Elk Cotton Mills in Fayetteville. This photo was taken by famed photographer Lewis Hine.

    The 22nd Annual Homecoming for all Elk Cotton Mills retirees, former employees and their families will be held Sunday, Oct. 12, at the South Central Human Resources Agency Building, 1437 Winchester Highway. Descendants now live all over the Tennessee Valley, and of course, far beyond. Fellowship, along with sharing of photos of memorabilia, will begin with a “Walk Down Memory Lane” at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at 1 p.m.

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  • ‘Hoofbeats in Heartland’ Civil War exhibit opens

    Posted on October 6, 2014 at 3:25 pm


    “Hoofbeats in the Heartland: Civil War Cavalry in Tennessee” has opened at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library. Organized by the Tennessee State Museum, Hoofbeats in the Heartland explores the development and impact of mounted warfare in Tennessee during the Civil War. Funded in part by a grant from the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area, the exhibit will be on display at the library until Oct. 27. Drawing upon artifacts,

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