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Highway Patrol sets roadside checkpoints

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 5:18 am

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of Aug. 1 on State Route 275 at the 4.5 mile marker beginning at 8 p.m. in Lincoln County. A second driver license roadside checkpoint will be held Aug. 8 at 1 p.m. on U.S. Highway 431 at the 2.6 mile marker. Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate

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  • New state troopers graduate; two assigned here

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 5:19 am

    Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schrober recently served as the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony for the Tennessee Highway patrol’s trooper cadet class in Hermitage. Fifty state troopers earned their badges at the Hermitage Hills Baptist Church that morning. Two of those graduates, Troopers Robert Orr and Thomas Thompson, have been assigned to Lincoln County. “Congratulations to the graduates of Cadet Class 614 and to your families who

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  • Two charged after multiple burglaries

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 5:19 am


    Two local men were arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies last week following a month-long investigation into area burglaries. Sheriff Murray Blackwelder said that the multiple burglaries occurred at the same residence located on the south side of the county. The burglaries involved the theft of personal belongings, furniture, household items and antique glassware. “We recovered part of the property, but we’re still trying to recover some of the other

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Griner on TGA board of directors

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 5:59 am

Randall Griner of Fayetteville Public Utilities Gas Department was among those newly installed for the 2014-2015 Tennessee Gas Association Board of Directors. TGA is a natural gas state association with just under 400 members comprised of municipal gas systems, utility districts, gas authorities, private and public gas companies, pipelines, gas marketers, affiliated members and housing authorities, representing approximately 10,000 Tennessee employees serving the natural gas industry with over 1.2 million

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  • Ribbon Cutting

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Ribbon Cutting --

    Blair and Mitzi Fawley, owners of Garage Doorman, cut the ribbon at their new business. Members of the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, business leaders and friends join in the celebration. The business is located at 2718-A Huntsville Highway.

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  • UT Field Day set Thursday

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    The 2014 Milan No-Till Crop Production Field Day, a University of Tennessee event that draws several thousand participants, is Thursday, July 24, at the UT AgResearch and Education Center at Milan. Registration begins at 6 a.m., with the first tours leaving at 7 a.m. A total of 16 tours are on the agenda. In addition to information on the no-till production of corn, cotton and soybeans, presenters from throughout the

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Alexander stands on record of service to Tennessee

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 2:11 pm

Whether it’s been in Washington, Knoxville or Nashville, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has long set the standard to which each responsible elected official should strive to meet. A true conservative, Alexander has shown his quality in a number of roles. A beloved former governor, former U.S. Secretary of Education and president of the University of Tennessee, the senator has proven himself a strong steward of the public’s trust and worthy

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  • Read all about it

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Pettus L. Read for Tennessee Farm Bureau                                                 Watch Your Dog During Dog Days As summertime begins to go into its hottest period of discomfort for southern man and beast alike, I’m reminded of the days when air conditioning was only found at J.C. Penney’s in town and

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  • Read All About It

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Pettus L. Read for Tennessee Farm Bureau What’s Over The Horizon? For some reason, the month of July has always been special for me to take in the observation of the moon. No, I’m not involved in some kind of way out there religion or smoke any kind of kooky weeds, but if you have not noticed it, the moon in July is usually extra special. I guess, due to

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