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Snow … but enough already!

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 4:10 pm

Those in Lincoln County wanting a beautiful snowfall before winter’s end got their wish overnight Wednesday when between four and six inches of the white fluffy stuff blanketed the valley, making for some beautiful pictures and a great deal of fun. Staff photographer Paul Henry’s pictures of the Lincoln County Courthouse, one of which is above, were viewed by over 31,500 people on Facebook as of Friday, gaining comments from

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  • Hamburger Day

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Hamburger Day

    State Sen. Jim Tracy and Carolyn Denton, executive director of the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber, look over invitations to the 27th Lincoln County Legislative Appreciation Day, better known as Hamburger Day on the Hill, being held this week in Nashville. The two offices have been planning the day for months with the help of TPAC and Metro Nashville Parking. The event is hosted by Lincoln County, City of Fayetteville, Lincoln County

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  • Local Humane Society awarded BISSELL grant

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    The BISSELL Pet Foundation™, supported in part by BISSELL Homecare, Inc., has awarded $3,000 to the Humane Society of Lincoln County to support their life-saving efforts. Funds will be used to provide spay/neuter surgeries for shelter dogs. “With literally millions of homeless pets euthanized every year in the U.S., we focus on funding programs that will do the most to change this heartbreaking outcome,” explains Cathy Bissell, Founder of the

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Valentine's Winner (1)

Valentine’s winner

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Lucy Williams (left) of The Times presents a $50 gift certificate for dinner from Cahoots Restaurant and a certificate for a half-dozen roses from the Flower House to Marybeth Allison of Fayetteville. Ms. Allison was the winner of the Valentine’s Giveaway, sponsored by Cahoots and The Flower House. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Pearson Caruso

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  • Tractor Supply announces FFA scholarships

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 8:50 am


    Coming off the heels of a successful second year in 2014, Tractor Supply Company has announced the third annual Growing Scholars program in partnership with the National FFA Foundation. Last year, Tractor Supply customers donated $447,671, resulting in 334 scholarships awarded to FFA members in their pursuit of a college degree. The Growing Scholars program will be supported nationally by each of the more than 1,400 Tractor Supply and Del’s

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  • Local jobless rate lowest in Tennessee

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 9:50 am


    Lincoln County’s jobless rate was once again the state’s lowest, at 4.4 percent in December. The rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point over November’s 4.3 percent. In nearby counties, Bedford County’s unemployment rate dropped from 6.0 to 5.9 percent. Coffee County also dropped by one-tenth of a percentage point, from 5.7 percent in November to 5.6 percent in December. Franklin County’s rate rose from 5.5 percent to 5.6 percent.

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Pat Marsh

Marsh has 15 bills on agenda this session

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 2:15 pm

PAT MARSH state representative “Individually we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” ~ Ryunosuke Satoro This week the legislative session kicked into a much higher gear as the bills started going through the committee system. I have 15 bills on my agenda for this session. Four of them will be going to the subcommittees next week and then hopefully on to the full committee the following week. We

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  • Vaccines save lives

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 5:50 am

    Sen. Lamar Alexander

    LAMAR ALEXANDER u.s. senator From smallpox to polio, we have learned in the United States that vaccines save lives. And yet a troubling number of parents are not vaccinating their children. Here in the United States, we are now experiencing a large outbreak of measles, a disease for which we have a vaccine. Last week, the Senate health committee that I chair held a hearing on the re-emergence of vaccine-preventable

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  • Governor presents budget proposal

    Posted on February 16, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Pat Marsh

      PAT MARSH state representative   “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” ~ Newt Gingrich It has been another very busy week at the Tennessee General Assembly. We started the week off with Governor Haslam giving the State of the State address on Monday night. I thought it was one of his best speeches ever and he

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