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Plan addresses concerns at old landfill

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 7:10 am

Members of the Lincoln County Commission gave their approval Tuesday evening to a proposal that is expected to see corrective action being taken at the old landfill once operated and still overseen by Fayetteville and Lincoln County. The plan calls for the installation of gas interceptor trenches at the old landfill and allows for the county’s civil engineer to negotiate with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation for additional

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  • Purchase of Hwy. 50 school site heads to budget

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:41 am

    After being put on hold for six months, the Lincoln County Board of Education is expected to take its proposal to acquire 40 acres on Highway 50 for a new K-8 school to the County Budget Committee in December. In their November meeting, county school board members voted 5-2 to move forward with the proposal, which was effectively put on hold with recent elections, a charter referendum and talk of

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  • Frito Lay aids coat drive

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:10 am

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    Employees of Frito-Lay donate coats to the Lincoln County Coat Drive after a campaign for coats within the company and headed by the staff at Frito-Lay’s traffic center. Pictured are (from left) Scott Nolen and Laishka Bruno, who were in charge of the effort, and Malek Damiri, Jeremy Chambers, Cody Butterworth, and Kenny Roberts. In addition to the Lincoln County Coat Drive, the effort benefited Clothe Our Kids, another local

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National News

Business News

Southern Pride Distillery

Southern Pride Distillery opens in Lincoln County

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 8:58 am

After better than two years in the works, Southern Pride Distillery held its ribbon cutting last week with many friends, businessmen, and local and state officials on hand. Owner Randy Trentham and Distiller Tim Shavers did the honors. The official opening has been long awaited by the community after being delayed by four months as a result of the damage sustained from last April’s tornado outbreak, but as some said,

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  • First Commerce announces cash dividend

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    First Commerce Bank’s Board of Directors announced that it has declared its semi-annual cash dividend to its shareholders payable Dec. 1. The semi-annual dividend will total $.45 per common share and $.90 for the 2014 fiscal year. First Commerce Bank’s Chairman and CEO Bill Marsh stated, “We are very proud to be providing a return to the individuals and families who believed in community banking that have purchased shares of

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  • TSC, 4-H host Paper Clover campaign

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    After a record-breaking 4-H Paper Clover campaign in the spring, Tractor Supply Company, in partnership with National 4-H Council, is hosting another Paper Clover campaign in October. On Oct. 9-18, Tractor Supply Company and Del’s Feed and Farm Supply customers have the opportunity to purchase paper clovers for $1 or more during checkout. At the end of the campaign, 70 percent of the funds raised will benefit state and local

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Technology

Editorial

Obamacare language going to Supreme Court

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 8:59 am

MIT economist Jonathan Gruber’s insulting comments about Obamacare and the “stupidity” of American voters, recorded in 2013 but only widely publicized this week, reinforce the wisdom of the Supreme Court’s decision to take up another challenge to the provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Gruber, if you’ve missed the controversy, admitted to a crowd of academics that the architects of Obamacare (he was one of them) misled Americans to sell

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  • Attacks show jihadist long reaching arm

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Two recent terrorist attacks in Canada by lone jihadists with ties to radical Islam show what civilized nations are up against in the fight against the Islamic State. Wednesday’s attack on Canada’s Parliament that left one soldier dead and another three days ago that killed a soldier in Quebec appear to be the work of “lone wolves” — psychos who are inspired to kill, ostensibly in the name of religion.

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  • A costly penny for your thoughts

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Americans have a complicated relationship with the penny. On one hand, people don’t have much use for pennies and are happy to leave them in those ubiquitous plastic “need a penny” trays at convenience stores. But polls show that a majority of Americans can’t bear the idea of permanently getting rid of the inspiration behind such sayings as “a penny for your thoughts” and “a penny saved is a penny

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