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(From left) Will Thomas and Ron Mahal of the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Industrial De-velopment Board brief city and county officials on the new speculative building now com-plete in the Posey Industrial Park. The briefing was held during a tour of the facility early last week. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

Spec building complete, on market

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 12:30 pm

City and county officials met early last week for a walk-through of the now complete speculative building constructed in the Posey Industrial Park on the Winchester Highway. The $2 million facility, built by Sain Construction Co. out of Manchester, is being eyed by at least one industrial prospect, said Elaine Middleton, economic development director during the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Industrial Development Board’s July meeting. That prospect is expected to make a

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  • Sewer Rehab

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 8:29 pm

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    Contractors for Fayetteville Public Utilities work to replace a section of sewer line along Washington Street as part of the utility system’s ongoing Tanyard Branch rehab project to improve wastewater service for city residents. The firm doing the work is LTS Construction out of Winchester. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

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  • Quilts delivered to residents impacted by April tornadoes

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Pictured are (from left) Janice Grimes, founder and executive director, Joe Parish, Sharon Parish, Sean Parish, Carolyn Tandy and Kathy Quick.

    A team of Quilts of Compassion volunteers delivered quilts Wednesday to about 80 local residents who were impacted by the April 28 tornadoes here. Prior to their stop in Fayetteville, the group handed out quilts in Tupelo, Miss., Louisville, Miss., Birmingham, Ala., Athens, Ala. and Huntsville, Ala. “This trip we brought 700 quilts,” said Janice Grimes, Quilts of Compassion founder and executive director. Last month the team was in Baxter

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Pebble Creek ribbon cutting

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 3:58 pm

Dan Holt is joined by family and friends, as well as the officials of the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, as he cuts the ribbon for the new Pebble Creek Golf Club, which opened Friday to the public for golf, food and drinks. The grand opening weekend featured a variety of contests, free services and door prizes, in addition to live entertainment both Friday and Saturday nights. Pebble Creek is

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  • FPU sells ribeye sandwiches

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Fayetteville Public Utilities will hold a ribeye sandwich sale on Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at their main office located at 408 West College Street. Tickets are $5 per sandwich. Tickets are available at the FPU office and must be purchased in advance. Please present your ticket at the time of pick up. Proceeds benefit the Lincoln County Heart Walk and American Heart Association.

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  • Local jobless rate still state’s lowest

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 3:57 pm

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    Lincoln County’s unemployment rate remains the lowest among Tennessee’s 95 counties. The local jobless rate for June was 5.2 percent, up from May’s rate of 4.3 percent. Williamson County, at 5.4 percent in June, up from 4.6 percent the previous month, registered the state’s second lowest unemployment rate. According to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, county unemployment rates for June show the rate increased in all 95

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Technology

Editorial

Bob Corker

An open letter to Tennesseans

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 4:00 pm

BOB CORKER u.s. senator   Dear Tennesseans, We are incredibly fortunate to live in a state in which companies worldwide are clamoring to establish a presence. Many attribute it to our pro-business culture, well-prepared workforce, low tax environment, right-to-work policies, and engaged citizenry. That is why the announcement by Volkswagen to build its midsize sports utility vehicle and establish the South’s first automotive research and development center in Chattanooga was

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  • Protecting veterans and the GI Bill

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Seventy years ago this summer, Congress voted unanimously to create the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act, known informally as the GI Bill, to provide veterans returning from World War II with business and home loans and tuition and college housing assistance. Within seven years, an estimated 2 million veterans had used the GI Bill to go to college. In 1947, veterans accounted for nearly half of all students attending college — although

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  • Koch donates $25 million to UNCF

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    It has become fashionable to vilify Kansas-based Koch Industries, Inc., a privately held multinational that earns its billions in energy, manufacturing and trading, and whose heads, brothers Charles and David H. Koch, are not shy about using their wealth to lobby for their favored politicians and causes, many of which are fairly labeled as conservative. Some critics, including entertainer Harry Belafonte, have gone so far as to call the Koch

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