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TDOT announces temporary lane closures

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 9:26 am

TDOT announces temporary lane closures on US231 north of Warden Road to Lincoln-Moore County line in order to install various safety improvements and perform the grinding of rumble strips. Closures will continue through Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m.

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  • THP sets roadside safety checks

    Posted on September 19, 2014 at 4:10 am

    Checkpoint

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of Sept. 19 on U.S. Highway 431 at the 20.5 mile marker starting at 6 p.m. in Lincoln County. Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who violate the driver license laws of Tennessee. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these

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  • County jobless rate still lowest in state

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Lincoln County’s jobless rate remains the lowest among Tennessee’s 95 counties. County unemployment rates for July, released recently by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, show the rate increased in 86 counties, decreased in five and remained the same in four counties. Lincoln County’s unemployment rate was the lowest among county unemployment rates at 5.6 for July, up by 0.4 percent in June at 5.2 percent. Bedford County’s

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Moore, Monica

Moore joins General Real Estate firm

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 4:01 pm

Monica Moore has recently joined General Real Estate Services in Fayetteville as a realtor. Originally born in Fayetteville, Moore raised in Florida. She would spend the summers here with family and said she remembers the days when her grandfather owned Moore’s Food Store on the city square, where O’Houlihan’s is currently located. She returned here and obtained her Tennessee Real Estate license. She has two sons. “Her 20-plus years of

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  • Gleghorn honored by state Bankers Association

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 6:01 am

    Charles E. Gleghorn (center), chairman and CEO of the Bank of Lincoln County, receives a plaque commemorating his induction into the Leaders in Banking Excellence program from Tennessee Bankers Association Chairman Bill Marsh (left) and TBA President Colin Barrett.

    Fayetteville banker Charles E. Gleghorn has been named a Leader in Banking Excellence. Gleghorn was one of two Tennessee bankers honored by the Tennessee Bankers Association (TBA) at the Leaders in Banking Excellence ceremony on Aug. 21, where commemorative plaques highlighting the careers of each of the honorees were unveiled at the TBA’s headquarters building in Nashville. Gleghorn, who serves as chairman and CEO of the Bank of Lincoln County,

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  • Enrollment begins for new farm program

    Posted on September 15, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    USDA Tennessee Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Gene Davidson announced that farmers can now enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below the coverage level selected by the farmer. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) also launched

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Technology

Editorial

Time to take America back?

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 4:31 pm

It was a little, incongruous shall we say, for the country’s two-term vice president, Joe Biden, to say, as he did at a rally this past weekend, “It’s time to take America back!” From whom, exactly? He and his running mate have been in power since 2009. Their party also held sway over both houses of Congress for the first two years, and it still controls the powerful Senate. How

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  • Protecting the wilderness helps us

    Posted on September 8, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” The great naturalist John Muir wrote that more than a hundred years ago, and his philosophy is why it’s important to protect wilderness areas around us. It’s the basic reason behind state and national parks and wildlife refuges and national wilderness areas — not to keep us from contact with nature,

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  • Be vigilant against data breeches

    Posted on September 3, 2014 at 11:35 am

    When you are sick or injured, the security of your personal information probably is not top of mind, so it adds a distressing dimension to the news that hackers were able to bypass security measures for Community Health Systems Inc., potentially affecting 4.5 million patients. Franklin-based CHS is the nation’s largest hospital company in terms of number of hospitals, with 206 nationally and 19 in Tennessee. Unfortunately, CHS is added

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