Local News

$970,000 LEAP grant to better link ed, industry

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 10:08 am

Fayetteville/Lincoln County is among four areas that will benefit from a $970,000 Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP) grant designed to increase opportunities for Tennesseans to obtain a certificate or degree beyond high school that is aligned with the needs of the workforce in their communities. “Our city and county, along with those of Franklin, Bedford and Marshall counties, have been awarded $970,000 to be split evenly among the four counties

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  • FPU’s ‘Grind a Pine” recycles Christmas trees

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 9:08 am

    The employees of Fayetteville Public Utilities are partnering with Keep Fayetteville-Lincoln County Beautiful to recycle your live Christmas trees into useable mulch in the “Grind a Pine” recycling event. Dates to grind your pine and cedar Christmas trees are from Dec. 29-Jan. 9. To recycle your Christmas tree, please remove all decorations, tree stands and tinsel to help reduce polluting the mulch. Bring your live cedar and pine Christmas trees

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  • City amends code, elects school board liaison

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:07 am

    The Fayetteville Board of Mayor and Aldermen adopted an ordinance amending city code Tuesday, clarifying language describing the role of its representative on the City Board of Education, and then electing a new liaison to the board. Adopted in a 4-2 vote, the amendment brings city code into compliance with state law following recommendations of the Municipal Technical Advisory Service, said Johnny Hill, city attorney, explaining that code as it

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National News

Business News

Producers urged to apply for assistance

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 4:36 pm

For agricultural land and non-industrial private forestland producers interested in applying for farm bill conservation program financial assistance in fiscal year 2015, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Tennessee has set Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, as the signup cutoff date for first evaluation funding consideration. Pending the availability of funds, additional evaluation periods may occur and cutoff dates will be posted on the Tennessee website on the EQIP

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  • Forestry Association holds meeting

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    The Elk Valley Forestry Association will hold its annual membership meeting on Thursday, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 101 Mulberry Avenue, Fayetteville. The program will highlight the Elk River Watershed Project with presentations by Tennessee Valley Authority, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Tennessee Stream Mitigation Program. Please call the Lincoln County Extension Service at 931-433-1582 for meal reservations by Dec.12.

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  • Local NRSC field staffers earn awards

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 11:36 am

    (From left) Mary Douglas Hastings, Mitchell Aman and William Simmons of the Lincoln County Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) brought home awards during the NRCS winter meeting and recognition event in Franklin.

    The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) field staff from Lincoln County took home awards during the Tennessee Area 2 Winter Meeting and Annual recognition event at the Williamson County Ag Expo in Franklin. The event was held to recognize NRCS field staff for the efforts they have made to conserve natural resources. Lincoln County field staff received three awards. Mitchell Aman, district conservationist, was awarded a Certificate of Merit for

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Technology

Editorial

Russia in economic turmoil

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 4:47 pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who loves to strut on the world stage, appears intent on regaining his nation’s lost stature. But the reality is that Russia is a nation in decline. Global oil prices have tumbled to a five-year low, and Russia’s ruble has fallen 40 percent against the dollar so far this year. Economists predict that inflation may soon reach 9 percent and continue climbing. Even more serious for

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  • Spreading goodwill during Christmas

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    According to the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 3, in the 15th year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, John the Baptist was spurned forward by a Holy Fire and went into the country preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. A crowd gathered to him, seeking redemption and salvation. He gave advice to the tax collectors and the soldiers, but for the common folk, his words were

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  • End Obamacare charade, find a better way

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Saving most Americans money on health insurance by repealing the most objectionable sections of the Obamacare law ought to be a priority when the new Congress convenes early next year. That’s right: For most people, it appears repealing Obamacare would lead to lower health insurance costs. President Barak Obama and his minions have been touting what they claim will be minor increases expected in the cost of insurance through Obamacare

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