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Elections set for next Tuesday

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 5:26 am

With early voting wrapping up Thursday of this week, Lincoln County Election Commission officials are ready for the state general, Fayetteville City, and Ardmore City elections to be held next Tuesday, Nov. 4. Precincts across the county will open at 9 a.m. Tuesday and remain open until 7 p.m. A sample ballot appears on Page 8B of this week’s edition of The Times. The proposed amendments to the state constitution

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  • Bevels making progress in recovery

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Peggy Bevels

    Last Monday, Oct. 20, marked Peggy Bevels’ 60th day at Millennium Rehab in Huntsville, Ala., where she continues to recover after sustaining a stroke in late July. “Mother has made amazing progress and what is even more amazing is the fact that her personality and mischievous sense of humor is the same that we all know and love,” said Bevels’ daughter, Rhonda, last week. “Mother speaks in sentences and has

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  • Fire destroys Roxie Drive home

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 6:24 am

    A single-story home was totally destroyed by fire Thursday afternoon. “It was fully involved when it was called in,” said Mike Hall, director of the Emergency Management Agency. Both Parks City and Central stations responded to Roxie Drive to fight the fire at the wood frame with brick facing structure. “No one was inside,” Hall said. “There was a guy outside and he got the animals out.” Hall said he

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Farm Credit grant

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 3:58 pm

South Lincoln’s Middle School Science Department received a monetary gift award from Farm Credit – Mid America based on their stewardship program of giving back to the community. Their program works at supporting and investing in educational settings to provide continuing knowledge of the agricultural industry. This grant will be will be used to construct a greenhouse where labs can be completed and enhance the knowledge of the agriculture and

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  • Local jobless rate still state’s lowest

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Lincoln County’s jobless rate remains the lowest among Tennessee’s 95 counties at 5.3 percent in August. The local rate fell three-tenths of a percentage point from the previous month’s rate of 5.6 percent. One year ago, in August 2013, the local unemployment rate was 5.9 percent. Williamson County, at 5.5 percent, registered the state’s second lowest jobless rate. The unemployment rate declined in Lincoln County’s neighboring counties during August. Moore

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  • Shelton heads to Schofield

    Posted on October 27, 2014 at 3:56 pm


    Lt. Nevada Shelton become one of the Army’s newest aviators on Oct. 2 at Ft. Rucker, Ala. A graduate of Lincoln County High and West Point, Class of 2013, Nevada now heads to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, for three years where he will be flying the Army’s newest model of the U60 Blackhawk, the 60M model. Nevada is a third generation aviator, following the path forged by his grandfather, Clyde, and

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Read All About it

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Pettus L. Read, Tennessee Farm Bureau Lucky Grandkids My grandchildren sure are lucky and the reason is because their Granddaddy is just about as big of a kid as they are when this time of the year comes around. I love this time of the year when the trees across Tennessee allow their leaves to turn an array of colors that would cause an artist’s paint palette to seem dull

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  • Very little to brag about

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Members of Congress are home now, campaigning for the upcoming elections. Their messages are all over the map, and for a good reason: they have very little to brag about. The Congress that just recessed until after the elections makes the 80th — the one that Harry Truman blasted as “do-nothing” — look like a paragon of productivity. This year’s members did manage to avoid a shutdown, but that’s about

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  • TN Promise off to a good start

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    The Tennessee Promise program, offering free community college education to the state’s high school students, is sometimes dismissed as a pipe dream. It’ll never work, critics say. Tell that to the throng of youngsters who are signing up for two years of tuition-free technical or community college studies. There are 35,016 of them so far, The Tennessean in Nashville reports. The deadline to enroll is Nov. 1. The plan, which

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