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Petersburg hosts 5K Run, Cruise In

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 4:32 pm

Petersburg’s “Color Me Petersburg” 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, beginning at 2 p.m. followed by the “Cool Autumn Night Cruise In” beginning at 4 p.m. and featuring live music. During the Color Run, runners are doused with color as they reach various points of the race. Colors are washable but organizers suggest wearing clothing and shoes they don’t mind getting stained. They also recommend cheap sunglasses

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  • Welch joins CDC as new manager

    Posted on September 29, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Ashley Welch

    Fayetteville-Lincoln County Child Development Center’s new manager and home-based teacher Ashley Welch says teaching children is her passion. She knew early on in high school that she wanted to teach children. A Flintville resident, she graduated from Lincoln County High School in 2007. Upon graduating from Middle Tennessee State University, where she had a concentration in the early childhood program, she was hired at the Shelbyville Head Start program. Welch,

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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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BRAT stops here

Posted on September 22, 2014 at 3:53 pm

These are a few of the 275 bike riders coming from 31 states camped out in Lions Park last Monday here in Fayetteville. The group is part of BRAT – Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee –  covering 450 miles in seven days. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

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  • Coach T celebrates

    Posted on September 22, 2014 at 3:33 pm

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    The 1964 University of Alabama National Championship football team held its 50th Anniversary Saturday in Tuscaloosa as the Tide match up with the Florida Gators. Pictured above are two members of that team, retired Coach and Athletic Director Louis Thompson and retired NFL quarterback Joe Namath.

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  • ‘Fast, Furriest’ slated

    Posted on September 19, 2014 at 6:18 am

    “The Fast and The Furriest – Running For Their Lives 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk” is set for Saturday, Oct. 18, at Stonebridge Park. All proceeds generated from this event will used to support the Humane Society of Lincoln County Animal Shelter and further its efforts to reduce the number of unwanted pets in Lincoln County. Everyone is invited – young and old, runners, as well as walkers.

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Yard sale benefits Outreach Center

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Gigantic Summer Clearance Yard Sale will be held Oct. 2, 3 and 4 at The Father’s House Outreach Center, 1992 Pulaski Highway. On Thursday and Friday, the sale will be held from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. On Saturday, it will be from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Grilled hamburgers will be available on Saturday. Organizers say everything must go. All proceeds go to the Outreach Center. All help and

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  • Performing arts shows kick off

    Posted on September 29, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Taylor Hock and Jay Jernigan play during Thursday’s Performing Arts Show held at the Fayetteville Art Center. Shows continue each Thursday at 7 p.m. at the center, located on Main Avenue South.

    The performing arts association at the Art Center started its weekly open mic and performing arts show on Thursday at the Art Center. The show had 10 acts that included 13 local performers. In the spirit of support for all the performing arts, Taylor Hoch kicked off the show with the opening soliloquy from Shakespeare’s Richard III. Jay Jernigan then joined Taylor on the stage and they performed several of

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  • Library hosts Star Wars Day

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library invites the public to participate in the third national Star Wars Reads Day on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 11 a.m. All ages are welcome to participate in games, crafts and contests. There will be numerous Star Wars books to check out and take home, plus free food, fun and prizes. Contact the library at, visit their Facebook page or give them a call at (931)

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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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FHS shrinks world, welcomes exchange students

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Fayetteville High School is shrinking the world, welcoming a dozen foreign exchange students this school year. This year’s group of foreign exchange students represents Italy, Brazil, South Korea, Australia, Spain, Honduras, Vietnam, Thailand, Germany and Belgium. Welcoming these students as Tigers is beneficial not only to the visiting students but also to the student body and staff who get to experience a variety of cultures under one roof. “It’s one

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  • DAR chapter sponsors essay contest

    Posted on September 29, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    The Kings Mountain Messenger Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has announced that the chapter will again participate in the national organization’s essay contest for students. The American History Essay Contest is for grades five through eight. The theme this year is “The year 2015 will mark the 125th anniversary of Ellis Island as an Immigration Station”. A local winner will be selected from each grade and will

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  • Philanthropic Society hosts coffee at Motlow

    Posted on September 29, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    The Motlow Ladies Philanthropic Society will host its annual Fall Coffee at the Fayetteville Center on Monday, Oct. 13, at 10 a.m. MLPS is a group of women dedicated to making a difference in the lives of other women, with the main focus being on the non-traditional (23 years and over) students in need of financial assistance. Donations aid women who do not qualify for the HOPE scholarship and who

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Hunters for the Hungry

Deer season brings hunger relief opportunities

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Thousands of Tennesseans took to the woods last weekend as the 2014 whitetail deer season opened statewide. Hunters will be allowed to take several deer through the roughly 90-day season. That’s where the Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunters for the Hungry program comes in. September is Hunger Awareness Month, and participating deer processors are ready to accept donations of lean, healthy venison as part of Hunters for the Hungry. Last year,

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  • FCE refurbishes historic sign

    Posted on June 25, 2014 at 6:51 am

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    For over 75 years, UT Extension has offered a program to better our communities. Known in the past as Home Demonstration Clubs or Extension Homemakers, the Family and Consumer Education (FCE) clubs offer a way to get involved and make a difference in our communities through service and education. The Dellrose-Hotrock FCE Club’s most recent project has been to refurbish an historical Home Demonstration Club sign that had fallen into

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  • Volunteers needed for FLC Museum

    Posted on April 3, 2014 at 10:07 am


    The Fayetteville/Lincoln County Museum Association invites anyone interested in volunteering at the Museum to attend a volunteer morning meeting on Saturday, April 26, at 9 a.m. in the Museum. Refreshments will be served, and door prizes and tours given for any volunteer who may not be familiar with the Museum layout. All committed volunteers who have helped keep the Museum open from May to November in the past years are also

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