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“The Promise Begins at Motlow” set Tuesday

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 10:32 am

Tennessee high school seniors who plan to graduate in 2015 are invited to attend ‘The Promise Begins at Motlow” at the Motlow College Fayetteville Center on Tuesday, Sept. 30. The event will be held inside room FC 023 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. ‘The Promise Begins at Motlow” is designed for Tennessee high school seniors to apply for the Tennessee Promise, which allows 2015 graduates to attend Motlow College tuition-free. The Motlow

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  • FPU offers free fall light up

    Posted on September 29, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Natural gas flame

    Fayetteville Public Utilities again offers its Free Fall Light Up Program to all existing natural gas customers. Scheduling natural gas pilots to be lit early helps customers avoid the rush of turning on their gas heat when the first cold spell arrives. FPU servicemen will assist in lighting pilots for natural gas space heaters, log inserts and fireplaces at no cost to the customer during regular office hours. To schedule

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  • Prescription Drug Take-Back event Saturday

    Posted on September 26, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Prescription drug take back

    More than 1,000 people in Tennessee die each year from drug overdoses, according to the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, and many of those deaths could have been prevented if unused prescriptions were disposed of properly. People across Tennessee are encouraged to join the fight against prescription drug abuse, by removing unused pills from their homes and safely disposing of unused prescriptions during National Prescription Drug Take-Back

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USDA unveils new program

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 4:28 pm

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack last week unveiled highly anticipated new programs to help farmers better manage risk, ushering in one of the most significant reforms to U.S. farm programs in decades. Vilsack also announced that new tools are now available to help provide farmers the information they need to choose the new safety net program that is right for their business. “The 2014 Farm Bill represented

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  • Charter brings ‘all-digital’ to the area

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 6:17 am

    Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) customers in Tennessee and Louisiana will enjoy access to more than 200 high definition (HD) channels, better picture quality and significantly faster Internet speeds as Charter completes its move to a 100 percent all-digital network throughout 2014. “By removing outdated analog signals, we regain bandwidth in our network enabling us to provide more HD channels and open the door to faster Internet speeds and future innovation,”

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  • Gabriela Kent celebrates 35 years in real estate

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Gabriela Kent

    Fayetteville businesswoman and realtor Gabriela Kent recently celebrated 35 years in the real estate business. “At this time I have no plans to retire,” she said, adding, “I am one of those fortunate people who found a profession they truly enjoy. I am the ultimate extrovert and love dealing with people. When I do retire, it will be because I found something to do that’s equally or even more enjoyable.

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September Equinox starts it in motion

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 11:08 am

PETTUS READ, tennessee farm bureau I love this time of the year. September is slipping over the horizon and the month of October is the same as here. October has always been special for me and one reason could be because of the fact it was the month of my birth. Birthdays are pretty big events in our family and coming from a dairy family we “milk” them for everything they

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  • Haslam Summit overlooks key education issues

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    TEA Group Shot and Headshots on June 18, 2014. Photos by Donn Jones.

    BETH BROWN tennessee education association When I was invited to participate in Gov. Bill Haslam’s education summit that took place on Thursday, I imagined it would be a little intimidating to sit down with the governor, the commissioner of education, state legislators, city mayors, business leaders and others – until I realized I was one of the only teachers at the table. I understood quickly while many people are very

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  • City firefighters remember their fallen brothers in NY

    Posted on September 22, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Fayetteville firefighters among the 100-plus firemen from across the state participating in the Fifth Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in Nashville ear-lier this month included (front from left) Dalton Smartt, Josh Seymour, Davy Bergman, (back) Tony Kimbrough, Jeff Smartt, and Michael Pendergrass. Each of the men climbed 110 stories in full turnout gear at the William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower as part of the memorial, paying tribute to the 343 fallen firefighters who gave their lives to rescue and evacuate people on Sept. 11, 2001.

    Several Fayetteville firefighters were in Nashville for the 5th Annual Nashville 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, which was held on the morning of Sunday, Sept. 14, at the William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower in downtown Nashville. And for each of the firemen, the event was personal … The men climbed 110 stories in remembrance of the 343 Fire Department of New York Firefighters who died 13 years ago at the Twin

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