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Delay Social Security benefits, increase lifetime income

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 7:49 pm

TIM MAREMA & ROBERTO GALLARDO special to the times Lincoln County residents who are nearing retirement age can increase their lifetime income if they can wait a bit to start drawing Social Security benefits. In Lincoln County 4,690 residents — or 14.0 percent of the population — are aged 55 to 64. Those are the years when folks start thinking seriously about retirement. Workers can start taking Social Security at

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  • Newman takes office

    Posted on September 1, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Bill Newman

    Bill Newman takes his oath of office as Lincoln County mayor Thursday evening. A commissioner for 16 years, Newman took office Monday after winning 36 percent of the vote Aug. 7 amid a field of five hopefuls, including the incumbent mayor, Peggy Bevels. ~ Staff photo by Lucy Williams

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  • Blackwelder sworn in to office

    Posted on September 1, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Swearing In -- Sheriff (2) --

    Lincoln County Sheriff Murray Blackwelder is sworn into office for another four years by General Sessions Judge Andy Myrick Thursday morning at the courthouse.

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Pesticide applicator cards expire

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 11:33 am

This year is the year for renewal of Tennessee Private Applicator Pesticide Cards. All Tennessee pesticide cards expire Oct. 21, 2014. Renewal trainings will be held on Sept. 18 and Sept. 30 and Oct. 16 at the Ralph Hastings building in Fayetteville. There will be sessions at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. each training day. This program is open to everyone. Individuals need only to attend one class. The fee

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  • Small Biz Survival Guide presented by Chamber, BBB

    Posted on September 1, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce and BBB Middle Tennessee, Inc. are presenting “Online Reviews: A Small Business Survival Guide” on Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 8:30 until 9:30 a.m. in the Fayetteville Municipal Building Multipurpose Room. Steven Wyer, author of “Violated Online” and founder of “The Review Solution”, is the featured speaker. Wyer will discuss how small businessmen can gain control of their business online by knowing how customer review impact

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  • Perry delegate to Angus convention

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Jonathan Perry of Fayetteville has been elected as a delegate to the 131st Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates on Nov. 6 at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City, Mo., reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the American Angus Association. Perry, a member of the American Angus Association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo., is one of 317 Angus breeders who have been elected by fellow members in their

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Jump in ACT scores a huge achievement

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 11:11 am

Statistical analysis — figuring out what numbers mean — is a tricky business. That’s especially true when it comes to reporting on school children’s test scores. Tennessee’s high school seniors who graduated this year had a composite score of 19.8 on the ACT college readiness test, the state Department of Education reports. That was up three-tenths of a point over the previous year’s level, the biggest one-year jump since the

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  • Summit meeting highlights Africa’s brighter future

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Even as the Ebola virus serves as a reminder of Africa’s manifold challenges, a much brighter future for the continent was on display in Washington this week, where more than 40 African heads of state are attending a summit meeting led by President Barack Obama. Done right, with sufficient follow-through, the event should strengthen American ties to a continent that is expected to outpace China and India in population by

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  • Bill proposed to protect

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    A little more than a year after former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the federal government was collecting and storing the telephone records of millions of Americans, Congress is poised to end the program and provide significant protection for a broad range of personal information sought by government investigators. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has proposed a version of the bill

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