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Animal Shelter’s ‘limited admission’ policy recapped

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 5:45 am

The Humane Society of Lincoln County’s Animal Shelter is a “Limited Admission” Shelter – that means that when cages or kennels are full, the Shelter staff will not accept any owner surrendered or stray animals until space becomes available. “If the Shelter is at capacity, the only way to make room for more animals is to get some adopted or euthanize them,” said Sharon Dunkin, president of the Humane Society,

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  • Howell water tank complete, operational

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 5:44 am

    The new Howell Tank

    Construction of Fayetteville Public Utiltities’ new 320,000-gallon Howell Water Tank is complete. The tank was filled and placed into service earlier this month. The new tank replaces the old 100,000-gallon tank located on Daves Hollow Road. In addition to the increased water storage size, construction plans also included site improvements for security and safety. The previous tank was a 24-foot tall metal tank, which was constructed in 1977-1978. The new

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  • Lincoln County earns ECD’s ThreeStar status

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:43 pm


    The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced 85 out of 95 counties have been awarded ThreeStar status, and Lincoln County is among those counties. In addition, since the ThreeStar community development program began requiring eligible communities to create and maintain a County Audit Committee in January 2013, the number of counties with Audit Committees has increased substantially. As of March 2013, there were 32 audit committees around the

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Kite joins Karby’s Edward Jones team

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 8:10 am

Cindy Kite recently joined the Fayetteville office of the financial services firm Edward Jones as a branch office administrator. Cindy joins Kim Dumont, senior BOA, and the two are responsible for the daily operation of the branch, top-level client service and marketing support for the expanding branch activities. “I am excited to become a part of this firm, which has earned the respect and trust of so many members of

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  • Job fair Friday for Burger King

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    A job fair for the new Burger King, to be located inside the Fayetteville Super Walmart, will be held Friday, Aug. 22, at the Motlow College Fayetteville Center. The fair will get underway at 9 a.m. and continue on until 3 p.m. in room 23 of the Motlow College Fayetteville Center at 1802 Winchester Highway. Burger King is hiring managers and team members for the new location, which will be

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  • Rotary president

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 4:10 pm

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    Dan Holt, (left) the 2014-15 president of the Fayetteville Rotary Club, presents a plaque honoring Owen Bagley, the club’s outgoing president, for his year of service at the club’s helm. The presentation was made during a recent lunch meeting of the Rotary Club. ~ Staff photo by Lucy Williams

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Read All About It … Where the farm waters flow

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 11:20 am

Pettus L. Read, Tennessee Farm Bureau      On one of those surprising cool summer evenings we had recently, I took my “red-neck” golf cart out for a late evening drive around the back forty just to enjoy the night. Mine is one that was bought on the conservative side but fits my lifestyle perfectly. It doesn’t hold golf clubs, but instead has gun racks, floodlights and army green coloring with

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  • You’re not alone

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    E. Douglas Varney Commissioner, state Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services   Through the untimely death of entertainer Robin Williams, a bright light is shining once again on the often-avoided conversation about suicide. In my work over the years as a mental health professional, helping people through crisis of spirit, marriage and family, I have see firsthand how people feel hopeless in their struggle. I have also seen

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  • Suicide prevention begins one-on-one

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    SCOTT RIDGWAY, Executive director, tennessee suicide prevention network   The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network wishes to offer its condolences regarding the death of Robin Williams on Aug. 11. Mr. Williams was a beloved public figure, and his passing has triggered an outpouring of grief nationally and wall-to-wall coverage in print, television, and social media — not all of it positive or helpful. It should be noted that what happened to

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