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HIV, AIDS impact too many Tennesseans

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 3:44 pm

More than 16,000 people in Tennessee are living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus, HIV, and that number is growing. In the five years between 2009 and 2013, an average of 871 additional Tennesseans each year became infected. HIV attacks the body’s immune system, causing a life-threatening illness known as Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS. When a person has AIDS, his or her body’s natural defense system loses its ability to fight

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  • State receives $5M to prevent suicides

    Posted on December 8, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services has been awarded two federal grants totaling nearly $5 million to reduce the rate of suicides in the state. The funds, from the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), will be focused on preventing suicides statewide. “The rate of suicides in Tennessee has been steadily increasing since the late 1980s,” said

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  • 30 sites serve as toy drive locations

    Posted on December 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

    There are now approximately 30 locations across Fayetteville and Lincoln County where you can donate a toy to the Lincoln County Toy Drive, an effort spearheaded by the Fayetteville Fire Department, the Rotary Club and The Times. The 48th annual campaign, which benefits children up to the age of 12, got underway last week, and already the names of more than 150 children have been added to the list to

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FHS aids nursing home residents

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Fayetteville City Lady Tigers’ basketball Team is collecting sweat suits, sweat shirts or pants to give to nursing home residents. Collection will take place on Saturday, Nov. 29, from 8 a.m. until 12 noon. Drop-off locations include McDonalds and Advanced Financial. McDonalds will be handing out coupons for every new item donated. The Lady Tigers’ motto is “giving our all on and off the court!”

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  • Tip-Off action continues

    Posted on November 3, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Basketball hoop

    The Fayetteville Lions Club Tip-Off Tournament continues this week with games played at Ninth Grade Academy. With four games played each night, the action gets underway at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The championship games will be held on Friday night this year. It is a double elimination tournament. Admission is $5 for the night, and concessions are available. In first round action Saturday, the Unity Lady

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  • Inky speaks

    Posted on November 3, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Inky speaks

    Inspirational speaker and author, Inky Johnson, delivered a powerful message of determination and hope recently when he appeared as a part of Disability Awareness Month at Motlow College. Johnson, who played football for the University of Tennessee before being injured, recounted the difficulties he faced growing up in inner-city Atlanta and how those early lessons learned have helped him persevere following the injury that ended his football career.

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Motlow hosts free holiday concert

Posted on December 15, 2014 at 4:52 pm

Motlow College will host a free holiday benefit concert on Friday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. inside Eoff Hall’s Powers Auditorium on the Moore County campus. Prior to the performance, there will be a reception inside Eoff Hall at 6 p.m. Admission to the event is free to the public, but reservations are required as seating will be limited. To make reservations, please call Bobbie Underwood at (931) 393-1627 or

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  • Worldwide Candle Lighting set for Dec. 14

    Posted on December 12, 2014 at 7:44 am

    The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor the memories of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters and grandchildren who left too soon. As candles are lit at 7 p.m. local time on Sunday, Dec. 14, hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor the memory of all children gone too soon. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home invites you to

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  • Historical books available for Christmas gifts

    Posted on December 12, 2014 at 5:21 am

    Four historical books, ideal for Christmas gifts, are available now at the Lincoln County Register’s Office. All of the books are on hand at the register’s office, according to Randy Delap, Lincoln County register of deeds. Now in its fourth printing is The Heritage Book, researched by the Lincoln County Genealogical Society in 2005. The hard-back book is $90. The second book published is the Pictorial Book of Lincoln County,

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Pet Stories

Animal Shelter’s ‘limited admission’ policy recapped

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 5:45 am

The Humane Society of Lincoln County’s Animal Shelter is a “Limited Admission” Shelter – that means that when cages or kennels are full, the Shelter staff will not accept any owner surrendered or stray animals until space becomes available. “If the Shelter is at capacity, the only way to make room for more animals is to get some adopted or euthanize them,” said Sharon Dunkin, president of the Humane Society,

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  • Area cat owner in Friskies finals

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Lilac and Linus

    It’s time to determine which Internet cats have what it takes to earn one of “The Friskies” coveted catuettes, and among those in the competition is Hazel Green’s Sara Frye and her cats Lilac and Linus. Friskies opened voting to the public recently to find the next Internet cat superstar with the third annual “The Friskies” — the awards for the best Internet cat videos of the year. Now through

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  • Helping the animals

    Posted on August 11, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Helping the Animals

    For her seventh birthday, Raegan Clemons asked friends and family to make donations of cat and dog food in lieu of giving her birthday gifts. Here, Raegan delivers the donations to the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Animal Shelter. She is the daughter of Lincoln County’s Scott and Amy Clemons.

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Dessert winner

Local Cooking Teams Wins Best Dessert

Posted on May 3, 2013 at 10:42 am

Local BBQ Cooking Team Wins Best Dessert at the 26th Annual High on the Hog in Winchester.Tn. Best Dessert had to use Lincoln County’s Prichard’s Distillery” Sweet Lucy” in the their dessert. Dirty South BBQ team consist of Troy Long, John Edwards and Richie Lush. The team received a perfect score of 180 and received cash award and trophy and bragging rights for the next year. Pictured with Dirty South

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  • Civitan Club celebrates 45 years

    Posted on May 21, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Civitan International recently congratulated members of the Highland Rim Civitan Club on their 45 years of dedicated service to the Fayetteville-Lincoln County community. The Highland Rim Civitan Club was organized May 27, 1967. “This is a wonderful achievement! Your longevity is a testament to sustained leadership, hard work, and commitment to the ideals of Civitan,” wrote W. John Rynearson, CAE executive vice president with Civitan International. The club has been

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  • Local Girls to Represent the States of Tennessee & Georgia at National Pageant

    Posted on April 27, 2012 at 9:19 am

    State Representatives

    Young ladies from all over the state were recently crowned at the Pure American Girl Miss Tennessee Pageant. State representatives include (Front Row-L/R) Dorothy Montanye-Little Queen, Jordan Clinard-People’s Choice, Reagan Scott-Toddler Queen, Emma Claire Wright-Tot Queen, Leah Brown-Little Top Model, Rylee Zettlemoyer-Toddler Top Model (Back Row-L/R) Glenda Phillips-Ms.Elegance Top Model, Baylee Davis-Junior Queen, Becca Patton-Young Queen, Magen Brown-Teen Queen, Kristen Buscher-Miss Queen, Alyssa Scruggs-Young Georgia Queen, Jena Lackey-Miss Top Model,

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Motlow College announces winter closing dates

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 4:48 am

Motlow College will close for winter break on Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 4:30 p.m., and will reopen on Friday, Jan. 2, according to college officials. The closing applies to computer labs, libraries and other facilities at all Motlow College locations, including the Moore County campus and the Fayetteville, McMinnville and Smyrna centers. Spring 2015 semester classes begin on Tuesday, Jan. 20, and the last day to register or add classes

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  • Foster Grandparent volunteers needed

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Volunteers are needed for the Foster Grandparent Program. Foster Grandparents are role models, mentors and friends to children with exceptional needs. The program provides a way for volunteers age 55 and over, and within income guidelines, to stay active by serving children and youth in their communities Some of the fringe benefits include compensation (termed stipend) that does not affect SS, SSI, VA, Food Stamps, Public Housing or any other

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  • International Festival

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 6:47 am

    International Fest

    Rebecca Swain, (right) dual-enrollment student and senior at Riverside Christian Academy, won a passport contest during Motlow Fayetteville Center’s International Festival. Laura Monks, director, presents Swain with a portable stereo speaker as her prize. The festival is in celebration of cultural diversity and to help educate students about study abroad opportunities. The festival included food, clothing, crafts, flags, music and more from countries around the world. During the passport contest,

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Foster Grandparent volunteers needed

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 10:53 am

Volunteers are needed for the Foster Grandparent Program. Foster Grandparents are role models, mentors and friends to children with exceptional needs. The program provides a way for volunteers age 55 and over, and within income guidelines, to stay active by serving children and youth in their communities Some of the fringe benefits include compensation (termed stipend) that does not affect SS, SSI, VA, Food Stamps, Public Housing or any other

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  • Volunteers needed for free income tax prep

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    The Internal Revenue Service needs volunteers to staff tax preparation sites to help other people with their tax returns. The assistance is provided through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)/Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program here in Fayetteville/Lincoln County and surrounding area. Volunteers are needed from Jan. 15 through April 15 to help people in this community. The IRS will train volunteers in basic tax return preparation and software

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  • Help military celebrate holidays

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    “Christmas for the Soldiers”, an effort to show appreciation to military service members, is gearing up for the holidays, and organizers are asking for the community’s support. “I started Christmas for the soldiers in memory of our soldier we lost, Pfc. Tommy L. Curd,” said Ashley Sand of Lynchburg. “He loved his brothers and sisters.” Ashley referenced John 15:13: “Greater love has no man than this that a man lay

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