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THP holds sobriety checks

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 4:04 am

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint on Eldad Road, three-tenths of a mile east of Grisham Road, beginning at 10 p.m. on Jan. 23. Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Troopers will target those who operate a

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  • Troopers hold safety checkpoints

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Tennessee Highway Patrol - THP trooper

    The Tennessee Highway patrol will be conducting a driver license roadside safety checkpoint on State Route 50 at the 15.8 mile marker beginning at 7 p.m. on Jan. 25 in Lincoln County. Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who violate the driver license laws of Tennessee. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these driver license

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  • LCBPU eyes $450K savings in water losses

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 6:03 am

    Lincoln County Board of Public Utilities’ Superintendent Chris Merz has proposed a water loss reduction program that will possibly save the system $450,000 over an 11-year time period and at the same time reduce leaks. While testing some of the old meters, Merz explained that on low flow, some of them only captured 85 percent of the customers’ water use. At medium and high flow, though, the meters captured 97

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Corker elected chair of senate foreign relations committee

Posted on January 19, 2015 at 4:31 pm

U.S. Senator Bob Corker issued the following statement upon being named chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for the 114th Congress. Corker’s appointment was confirmed Thursday during a meeting of Senate Republicans and was to be ratified when the Senate passes a resolution officially organizing committees. “Tennesseans have given me the great privilege of serving in the United States Senate, and I am excited about the opportunity to lead

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  • FPU closes for MLK Day

    Posted on January 15, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Fayetteville Public Utilities will be closed on Monday, Jan. 19, in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Please call FPU at 433-1522 if you need to report an outage or leak. Dispatchers will be available during the holiday to assist with utility emergencies.

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  • Ag producers invited to Farm Bill meet here

    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    The Lincoln County Farm Service Agency, UT Extension and TSU Cooperative Extension Program are hosting a Farm Bill meeting on Monday, Feb. 9, at 9:30 a.m. at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds, located at 1003 Hedgemont Avenue in Fayetteville. The meeting is free and open to the public. Meeting attendees will learn about Farm Service Agency (FSA) Farm Bill programs and important related information including Base Acre Reallocation, Yield Updates, Agricultural

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Better days lie ahead for community

Posted on January 19, 2015 at 10:52 pm

WILL THOMAS IDB chairman January 6th seemed like a normal Tuesday until I received a 3 p.m. text message about Goodman’s future closing. I attended a meeting later that day, in which Goodman management gave our mayors, state representative and IDB director a summary of the Goodman plan for the next two years. I left the meeting partly confused, angry and sad. I still can’t say I’ve fully grasped the

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  • ‘We are all Charlie’

    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 6:57 am

    CONNIE SCHULTZ columnist   This terrible thing happened. Three hooded men armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles seized a magazine newsroom in Paris and murdered many of the journalists meeting there. At least 12 people are dead; at least 11 others are injured. A detail I can’t shake: One of the gunmen reportedly began the massacre by calling out the journalists by name. As I write, we already know that four

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  • U.S. economy looks strong for 2015

    Posted on January 8, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    All indications are that 2015 will be the year when the pall that has overshadowed our economy will finally lift. The Great Recession, starting in 2007, hit the world hard — and while European countries remain in the doldrums, the American economy is pulling itself up by the bootstraps of consumer spending. The U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research states that the recession ended in June 2009. While that was

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