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New 2015 state maps available

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 5:19 am

The official 2015 Tennessee Transportation Map is now available for travelers. This year’s map contains new information to assist motorists and features a special cover to commemorate the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s centennial. The 2015 map contains historical photographs that look back at the development of Tennessee’s highway system over the last 100 years. It also highlights State Route 1, the first cross-state highway built by the state of Tennessee.

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  • Lions recognize local poster contest winners

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Fayetteville Lions Club announced local and district winners of the Annual Peace Poster Contest. Pictured (from left) are Ruth McKamey of Riverside Christian Academy; Lion Cal Perkins, contest chairman; Hannah Carley, Meridianville Middle School; and Karlee Wakefield, Fayetteville Middle School.

    Fayetteville Lions Club sponsored regional schools’ participation in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest. “Peace, Love and Understanding” was the 2014-15 theme. Students ages 11-13 were encouraged to visually depict their interpretation of the contest theme. More than 350,000 children participate in the contest annually across the globe. Three schools in this area entered, and local judges declared one winner per school. The winners and their parents were invited to

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  • Veteran recalls the dark of Vietnam nights

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 2:58 pm

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    Ralph Dietz, a Vietnam veteran, was the guest speaker during the February meeting of the Vietnam Era Veterans held at Mike’s All American Diner in Shelbyville. Tom Taylor, with the Vietnam vets group, read a story written by Dietz for introduction. Following is the story he shared, titled, “A Night in the Jungle.” “May 28, 2014, more than 45 years later, it seems like just yesterday to me. I recall

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  • Pollock, Mendoza chosen for FPU seminar

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Britt Dye, FPU’s CEO and general manager (at left), congratulates Abigayle Pollock and Bobby Joe Mendoza for being selected to attend the 2015 Youth Leadership Summit in March.

    Abigayle Pollock and Bobby Joe Mendoza will represent Fayetteville Public Utilities (FPU) and Lincoln County at the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association’s (TECA) 2015 Youth Leadership Summit March 16-18 in Nashville. Pollock and Mendoza, both juniors at Lincoln County High School, were selected to attend the Summit based on their leadership abilities and interest in the legislative process. They were selected from among the many applications received from the three local high

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  • Free legal advice available

    Posted on February 6, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Norman Feaster, attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, will be at the Lincoln County Courthouse on Monday, Feb. 2, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., to meet with victims of domestic violence and other low-income individuals who need free advice about civil legal problems or other matters. Lisa Corder Simmons, circuit court clerk, or anyone in her office can be contacted for directions to Mr.

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  • Locals in New Orleans for re-enactment

    Posted on January 19, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    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.

    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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