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Officers rescue couple from house fire

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 4:37 pm

Two law enforcement officers rescued an elderly couple from a house fire late Friday afternoon. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Hose and Sgt. Nathan Massey of the Fayetteville Police Department responded to the home. “They saved two lives and put the fire out,” said Sheriff Murray Blackwelder. Deputy Eric Hose responded to 1137 Old Railroad Bed Road about 3:30 p.m. where he observed smoke billowing out of the residence. As

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  • Flames destroy century-old home

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    When Lincoln County firefighters responded to a structure fire on McBurg Dellrose Road early Monday morning, flames were shooting through a house nearly a century old. Boonshill, Blanche and Dellrose Fire/Rescue could not save the two-story, wood-frame house. The fire is believed to have started behind a dryer. The owner of the house, Jerry Cartwright, woke up when he smelled smoke and felt the heat of the fire and found

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  • Eyeing regional plan of action

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 8:34 am

    (From left) IDB Co-Chair Ron Mahal, Executive Director Elaine Middleton, Chair Will Thomas, County Mayor Bill Thomas and County Mayor Jon Law meet to discuss a plan of action in response to Goodman’s anticipated closure in 2017. ~ Staff photo by Lucy Williams

    Community officials are meeting in a continuing series of sessions to hash out a plan of action they hope will be successful in mitigating the anticipated loss of jobs that will come with the closure of Goodman Manufacturing here in Fayetteville. Said to be two to two-and-a-half years away, the shut-down will result in 1,500 to 1,800 jobs leaving the area for Houston, Texas. “It’s regional in its impact,” said

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Shoe Sensation employees Andria Jean, assistant manager (left), and Renee Steelman, store manager (right), present Hands of Mercy representative Tina Hudson a donation of nearly $213. Shoe Sensation accepted donations from customers recently on behalf of Hands of Mercy’s program to help local children.

Shoe Sensation aids Hands of Mercy

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 3:38 pm

Shoe Sensation and customers recently held an in-store campaign to benefit Hands of Mercy Outreach program to aid children.   She Sensation presented Hands of Mercy $212.84 in donations collected from its customers during the drive from Dec. 2-8. Individuals making a donation of $1 or more during the drive were rewarded with a 10 percent discount off their purchase of a single item at Shoe Sensation. The money donated

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  • Coloring contest winner

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Coloring Contest - Hannah (1)

    Ollivene Mitchell, The Times’ classifieds manager, presents Hannah Martin, age 7, $50 cash as the winner in her age division of the newspaper’s recent Christmas Coloring Contest sponsored by local businesses. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Pearson Caruso

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  • Davis wins coloring contest

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Coloring Contest - Kattie (2)

    Kattie Lee Davis, age 8, of Fayetteville, receives $50 cash from Ollivene Mitchell, The Times’ classifieds manager. Kattie won her age division in the newspaper’s recent Christmas Coloring Contest, sponsored by local businesses. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Pearson Caruso

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Sen. Lamar Alexander

Fixing ‘No Child Left Behind

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 3:40 pm

LAMAR ALEXANDER u.s. senator Last week, I was elected by my Republican colleagues to be the chairman of the Senate’s Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. This is one of the Senate’s most active committees, and the work of no other Senate committee affects the daily lives of Tennesseans more than this one. It is a great privilege to be chairman of this committee, and I am ready to

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  • State’s health ranking abysmal

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    We smoke too much. We weigh too much. We don’t get enough exercise. That, in a nutshell, is a sobering description of the health of most Tennesseans. Our health rankings among the states stink: 45th in overall health, 46th in tobacco use, 47th for obesity and 49th for physical activity. “Forty-five is not just a number,” Tennessee’s Department of Health commissioner said. “If we don’t change, it’s our future.” These

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  • Better days lie ahead for community

    Posted on January 19, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    WILL THOMAS IDB chairman January 6th seemed like a normal Tuesday until I received a 3 p.m. text message about Goodman’s future closing. I attended a meeting later that day, in which Goodman management gave our mayors, state representative and IDB director a summary of the Goodman plan for the next two years. I left the meeting partly confused, angry and sad. I still can’t say I’ve fully grasped the

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