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Civil War Trails sign dedicated

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 6:46 am

Zollicoffer-Fulton Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will have a dedication of the Civil War Trails sign on Saturday, April 26, at 3 p.m. on the northeast corner of the courthouse square. The sign is a part of the Tennessee Tourism program and depicts events or people involved with the war in Lincoln County. The dedication will be about the people and events shown on the sign.

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  • County to study metro government

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    The Lincoln County Commission has agreed to establish a committee to study the feasibility of establishing a metropolitan form of county government here. During Tuesday’s commission meeting, Commissioner Ronald Jean made the motion that County Mayor Peggy Bevels establish the committee, a motion that was approved in a 20-0 vote, with one commissioner abstaining and three not present. “The recent action of the city mayor and city board of aldermen

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  • Farmers Market info meeting set

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Farmers Market

    There will be a Farmers Market information meeting on Monday, April 28, at 6 p.m. at the Fayetteville Recreation Center. Anyone planning on selling items at the Farmers Market this spring/summer needs to attend. If you have any questions, call Rickey Honey at (931) 433-6059, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Recreation Center is located at 1203 Winchester Highway.

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USDA sign-ups underway

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 3:14 pm

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that starting last week, eligible farmers and ranchers can sign up for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance programs restored by passage of the 2014 Farm Bill. “We implemented these programs in record time and kept our commitment to begin sign-up today,” said Agriculture Secretary Vilsack. “To ensure enrollment goes as smoothly as possible, dedicated staff in over 2,000 Farm Service Agency offices across

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  • Motlow closed on Friday

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Motlow College logo

    All Motlow College facilities, including the Moore County campus and centers in Fayetteville, McMinnville and Smyrna, will be closed Friday, April 18, for a spring holiday administrative closing. The college, including libraries and computer labs, will operate under normal schedules Thursday, and then remain closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Regular business hours and class schedules will resume Monday, April 21.

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  • FPU to upgrade email server

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Fayetteville Public Utilities (FPU) will be upgrading its email server beginning Monday, April 21. The process is expected to be seamless for FPU customers with no mail lost and minimal, if any, potential email service interruptions. During the transfer process, FPU customers may experience some delay in email delivery or temporary disappearance of emails as the final transfer is made. The email server upgrade is expected to take several hours

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Sen. Lamar Alexander

Wasteful subsidies for ‘big wind’

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 6:14 am

LAMAR ALEXANDER u.s. senator One of the things we remember most about the late President Ronald Reagan is what he said about government programs: “The closest you will come to eternal life on this Earth is a government program.” Well, my nomination for the most glaring example of a government program that seems to have eternal life is the wind production tax credit. Last week in Washington, the Senate Finance

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  • Whitaker, Moore honored for service to Petersburg

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 6:12 am

    Pat Marsh

    PAT MARSH state representative “To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.” ~ Douglas Adams We are finishing up the 108th Legislative Session this week. That means that we are through with session for the year. I’ll be back home and will only return to Nashville about one or two days a month for meetings. I

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  • What Winter Is It?

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Farm Bureau logo

         PETTUS READ                                    Tennessee Farm Bureau                        Once again, down at the store, the talk is centered on what kind of winter we are in the grips of, and the vote was tied between Dogwood and Redbud, since both are now in

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