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Slawburger Festival 2015 (52)

Slawburger Festival a hit

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 7:25 pm

Competitors get down to business in Saturday’s Slawburger Eating Contest, one of the events held as part of the first-ever Slawburger Festival, presented by Fayetteville Main Street and the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce. The top fare of the day, slawburgers, made for it being the biggest day by far in regard to sales for Honey’s Restaurant and Ken’s Fast Foods, both known for the delicacy. The Slawburger Eating contest

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  • 10th annual ‘Finest’ inside this week’s EVT

    Posted on April 20, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Cary & Dexter Sullivan, Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln County

      Honorees in The Times’ 2015 Lincoln County’s Finest Reader Choice Awards are recognized in a special section inside this week’s edition. The section is published annually by the newspaper and recognizes some of the community’s greatest individuals and businesses, said Lucy Williams, editor and publisher, noting this is the 10th year for the reader survey. Voted Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln County are Dexter and Cary Sullivan of Fayetteville. They

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  • Groundbreaking

    Posted on April 20, 2015 at 4:26 pm

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    Mayor Jon Law and other city officials are joined by Police Chief Richard Howell and former mayor John Underwood, as well as officers with the Fayetteville Police Department and officials of BB&T Construction out of Murfreesboro, for the groundbreaking of the city’s public safety building, last Tuesday afternoon. Construction on the $2 million facility, which will house the police department, is expected to be complete in nine months. The building

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Career Coach at Huntland

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 3:52 pm

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s mobile Career Coach will be at Huntland High School located at 400 Gore Street on Friday, April 24, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Career Coach staff will be set up outside the high school to help students create resumes and register with Jobs4TN.gov where there are more than 90,000 jobs available. If you are interested in obtaining your high school equivalency

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  • Gardner retires after 25 years in law enforcement

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 5:46 am

    Lincoln County Sheriff Murray Blackwelder presents a plaque of appreciation to retired School Resource Officer Karen Gardner, who retired this month after serving in law enforcement in this area for more than 25 years. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Caruso

    Following a career in law enforcement that spanned more than 25 years, Lincoln County Sheriff’s School Resource Officer Karen Gardner officially retired this month. Prior to a staff meeting Thursday evening, Sheriff Murray Blackwelder presented Deputy Gardner with a plaque of appreciation for her dedicated service to the community from 1990 to 2015. “I enjoyed working every day. “I love you all … thank you,” Gardner said to a large

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  • Goodwill store expands hours

    Posted on April 13, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee is extending business hours at its stores to better serve customers. Starting April 1, stores are now open one hour earlier. New store hours are 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday. The new standard hours will also be observed during storewide half-off sales the first Saturday of each month at the Goodwill Outlet store in

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Pat Marsh

Legislative session winding down

Posted on April 14, 2015 at 7:46 am

PAT MARSH state rep We had yet another very busy week here in the State Capitol but things are starting to wind down. It’s expected that we’ll end session for the year either next week or the week after. We still have many bills to get through the committee system and to the House Floor for a vote and we also need to debate and vote on the Governor’s proposed

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  • Moving forward together

    Posted on April 7, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Jon Law

    JON LAW fayetteville city mayor Mayor Newman, IDB Chairman Will Thomas, IDB Executive Director Elaine Middleton and I met with four representatives from a Japanese company that will be starting up their first manufacturing plant in the U.S. They have narrowed the location to two choices, Fayetteville and another southeastern city. This is my first experience in this arena, and I would have felt intimidated had we not had the

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  • Legislators to begin discussing state budget

    Posted on April 6, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Pat Marsh

    PAT MARSH state representative “Don’t watch the clock. Do what it does. Keep going.” ~ Sam Levenson We had another very busy week in the state legislature with many meetings, receptions and committee hearings as we begin to wrap things up for the year. A lot of the committees in the House heard their last bills and closed down including two of the committees that I sit on: the Business

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