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City’s ‘Dump the Junk’ just around the corner

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 5:57 am

The annual Dump the Junk Community Spring Clean-up is just around the corner. The event, held by the City of Fayetteville, is set for Saturday, May 2, through Sunday, May 10, throughout Fayetteville. As part of the event, the City of Fayetteville will be conducting curb side pickup inside the city limits for the following items: limbs, leaves, household trash, rugs, auto batteries, tires (limit four) and household appliances. Items

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  • Lewter earns DuPont’s National Ag Award

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Lincoln County High School’s Kaitlyn Lewter were recognized by the County School Board during its April meeting last week as she was presented the National Ag Award from DuPont Corporation. Lewter won the award for a paper she wrote as part of the DuPont Challenge, said Brad Parton, ag teacher at LCHS, noting that the paper focused on feeding the world through improved crop, beef and fishery production with the

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  • ‘Operation Beard Off’ aids Alzheimer’s Association

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 5:49 am

    Delane Edwards, activities director for Fayetteville’s Bailey Manor, stands behind the purple flower pot chairs that will be awarded to those who purchase the winning tickets. Proceeds from the tickets will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Caruso

    “Operation Beard Off”, a fundraising effort on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association, is underway at Bailey Manor, a facility specializing in care for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. Fayetteville, Manchester and Winchester Bailey Manor facilities are competing to see who raises the most money for the Alzheimer’s Association. The winning facility has the honor of shaving the hair and beard off Anthony Henley, the maintenance director. Fayetteville’s facility is selling chances

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Lincoln County Sheriff Murray Blackwelder presents a plaque of appreciation to retired School Resource Officer Karen Gardner, who retired this month after serving in law enforcement in this area for more than 25 years. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Caruso

Gardner retires after 25 years in law enforcement

Posted on April 14, 2015 at 5:46 am

Following a career in law enforcement that spanned more than 25 years, Lincoln County Sheriff’s School Resource Officer Karen Gardner officially retired this month. Prior to a staff meeting Thursday evening, Sheriff Murray Blackwelder presented Deputy Gardner with a plaque of appreciation for her dedicated service to the community from 1990 to 2015. “I enjoyed working every day. “I love you all … thank you,” Gardner said to a large

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  • Goodwill store expands hours

    Posted on April 13, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee is extending business hours at its stores to better serve customers. Starting April 1, stores are now open one hour earlier. New store hours are 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday. The new standard hours will also be observed during storewide half-off sales the first Saturday of each month at the Goodwill Outlet store in

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  • Lucky Cat Lotto opens

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 10:37 am

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    Fonville and Alicia Mitchell cut the ribbon for their new business, Lucky Cat Lotto, at 716 Lewisburg Highway in Fayetteville, while friends and officials of the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce look on. Located next door to Bill’s Liquors, Lucky Cat Lotto offers all the games and drawings in the Tennessee Lottery, the proceeds from which benefit education across the state. Lucky Cat Lotto is open from 8 a.m. until

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Pat Marsh

Legislative session winding down

Posted on April 14, 2015 at 7:46 am

PAT MARSH state rep We had yet another very busy week here in the State Capitol but things are starting to wind down. It’s expected that we’ll end session for the year either next week or the week after. We still have many bills to get through the committee system and to the House Floor for a vote and we also need to debate and vote on the Governor’s proposed

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  • Moving forward together

    Posted on April 7, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Jon Law

    JON LAW fayetteville city mayor Mayor Newman, IDB Chairman Will Thomas, IDB Executive Director Elaine Middleton and I met with four representatives from a Japanese company that will be starting up their first manufacturing plant in the U.S. They have narrowed the location to two choices, Fayetteville and another southeastern city. This is my first experience in this arena, and I would have felt intimidated had we not had the

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  • Legislators to begin discussing state budget

    Posted on April 6, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Pat Marsh

    PAT MARSH state representative “Don’t watch the clock. Do what it does. Keep going.” ~ Sam Levenson We had another very busy week in the state legislature with many meetings, receptions and committee hearings as we begin to wrap things up for the year. A lot of the committees in the House heard their last bills and closed down including two of the committees that I sit on: the Business

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