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Lincoln County Mayor Bill Newman signs the annual Dairy Day Proclamation, declaring   June 6 as Dairy Day in Lincoln County as Julianna Ogle, (left) Young Farmers & Ranchers chairman, and Carlee Cowan, Dairy Day Chairperson, look on.  Lincoln County is one of the leading dairy counties in the state of Tennessee, and the dairy industry is a contributor to the local economy. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Caruso

Dairy Day set for June 6 on the square

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 1:07 pm

Dairy Day will be held on the lawn of the Lincoln County Courthouse on Saturday, June 6, beginning at 8:30 a.m., with activities for all ages. Dairy Day events include a cow bawling contest, milk balloon toss, cow milking contest, ice cream eating contest, guess the weight of the cow contest ($1 entry fee), petting zoo, guess how much corn is in the jar contest ($1 entry fee), train rides

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  • Tab collection

    Posted on May 14, 2015 at 10:37 am

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    Eleven-year-old Michael Bland is pictured here with a five-gallon bucket filled with aluminum tabs he collected over a two-year period, which will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The South Lincoln School fifth grader has been collecting one gallon containers of tabs and donating them each year since starting kindergarten. Michael is the son of Teresa Bland of Lincoln County. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Caruso

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  • Locals attend 68th Annual 4-H Congress

    Posted on May 4, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Pictured here are members of the 4-H Congress with State Sen. Jim Tracy during the 68th annual Tennessee 4-H Congress in Murfreesboro. The group experienced three days of activities and entered contests in citizenship, leadership, essay, poster and public speaking contests.

    The 68th Annual Tennessee 4-H Congress was held recently at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Murfreesboro. Lincoln County delegates included Claire Garrell, Kendall Garrell, Carlee Cowan and Caroline Bonner. Sunday’s opening assembly highlighted the Tennessee 4-H Performing Arts Troupe and the participants in the leadership, citizenship and public speaking contests. “As delegates, we learned about Tennessee’s past, present and future as we enjoyed the tradition of the Congress Pageant,” said

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  • Grant training, BQA classes set

    Posted on April 30, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Lincoln County Extension will host an informational program to answer questions about the 2015 Tennessee Ag Enhancement Program on Tuesday, May 12, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Ralph Hastings Building. Rebecca Blount with Tennessee Department of Agriculture will discuss opportunities for Lincoln County ag producers and changes in the grant programs for 2015. A Beef Quality Assurance class will follow the grant presentation for those needing to

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  • FHS criminal justice students go high-tech

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 3:56 pm

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    NOAH YOUNG special to the times   The Fayetteville High School criminal justice program has recently received an upgrade to its crime-fighting arsenal with the donation of a computerized fingerprinting machine. This crime-fighting tool was donated by Kevin Keele, father of FHS students Amber and Hunter Keele and an investigator with Ray Fraley and Associates. The donation was made by Keele in conjunction with the law firm. Keele donated the

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  • Community comes together to send teen to Harvard summit

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Logan Coble

    Multiple sponsors joined together to help a dream come true for a Fayetteville teen who had to reach a $3,000 goal to attend the People to People Leadership Summit at Harvard University in July. Several months ago, Logan B. Coble was invited to attend a Leadership Summit presented for outstanding high school students from all over the world by People-to-People Leadership Ambassadors. Logan is a 14-year-old eighth grade student at

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  • Household Hazardous Waste Event April 18

    Posted on April 10, 2015 at 5:54 am

    Lincoln Countians are being invited to clean out their cupboards, garages, workshops and sheds of any unwanted cleaners, chemicals and “mystery” cans and bring them to the Household Hazardous Waste Event. The event will be held from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds. It will also include a prescription drug take-back. “This is an opportunity for you to protect your home and

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