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New approach to suicide prevention initiated

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 2:04 pm

The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) is set to launch its Zero Suicide Initiative this week as TSPN delegates participate in the first-ever Zero Suicide Academy, hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in Washington, D.C. TSPN participated in a competitive application selection process and was one of sixteen health care and mental health organizations selected to attend the inaugural Academy. Participants in the academy will

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  • Dr. Beasley visits area veterans’ group

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 2:01 pm

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    Dr. Farris Beasley was the Vietnam Era Veterans speaker for the July meeting. Dr Beasley is a retired veterinarian and military historian from Lincoln County. He attends many military reenactments of the Civil War and said more battles were fought in Tennessee and Virginia than in any other state. Tom Taylor, veteran, welcomed everyone to the meeting at Mike’s All American Diner in Shelbyville. Howard Pinkston, veteran, led the pledge.

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  • Back to School Mobile Pantry set Saturday

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Back to School

    Hands of Mercy Outreach Center’s Back to School Mobile Pantry will be held Saturday, July 26, with food distribution beginning at 11 a.m. at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds. Food will be distributed to about 250 people with identification and proof of Lincoln County residency. During the Back to School Mobile Pantry, a limited number of school backpacks, along with school supplies, will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Lions Club Football Jamboree set Aug. 9

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 2:10 pm

The 21st Annual Fayetteville Lions Club Jamboree will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, at Lincoln High School’s Meadows/Thompson Stadium beginning at 5 p.m. with eight teams playing two quarters each. Tickets are $4 for pre-sale from the schools and all proceeds stay with the respective schools. Tickets at the gate are $5. Concessions will be available. Huntland takes on Flintville in the first match-up. Blanche meets South Lincoln in the

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  • 4-H archery program meetings set

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Children interested in participating in the 4-H archery program and their parents are invited to a meeting on Thursday, July 24. There will be two meetings – one at 2 p.m. and another at 6 p.m. at the Ralph Hastings Building. For more information, contact the UT Extension Agency at 433-1582.

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  • 4-H archery program meetings set

    Posted on July 14, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Children interested in participating in the 4-H archery program and their parents are invited to a meeting on Thursday, July 24. There will be two meetings – one at 2 p.m. and another at 6 p.m. at the Ralph Hastings Building. For more information, contact the UT Extension Agency at 433-1582.

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High Point Champ

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Taylor Butcher is pictured here with her winnings during the state horse show in Shelbyville. Taylor was the Junior High Point Champion in the Ranch Horse Division. Her horse’s name is Laura Electra.

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  • Ragan speaks to area veterans

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    John Ragan

    Tennessee State Representative John Ragan will be the speaker at the Vietnam Era Veterans’ next meeting set for Thursday, Aug. 14, at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at Mike’s All American Diner above the Walmart in Shelbyville. Ragan is originally from Morgantown, N.C., and currently resides in Oak Ridge. He and his wife, Liz, have two children, Lisa and Patrick. John is a graduate of the United States

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  • Horse judging

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 5:03 am

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    Baylee Parton, Sydney Williams, Amber Gentry, Aubrey Malone, Katie Mitchell and Taylor Butcher attended the state 4-H open horse judging contest at the state horse show on June 21 in Shelbyville. Aubrey Malone placed 2nd high individual in halter and 2nd high overall individual in the junior division. Baylee Parton placed 10th high individual, and Taylor Butcher earned 6th high individual in the junior high division. Amber Gentry placed 3rd

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Pet Stories

SAAW clinic sees 2,594 surgeries in first year

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 2:46 pm

After its first year in operation, the Southern Alliance Spay Neuter Clinic in Parks City has released numbers regarding surgeries. According to Bonnie Cowan, SAAW/Lincoln County president, since May 22, 2013, the clinic has spayed and neutered 1,065 dogs and 1,529 cats. Total number of surgeries is 2,594. “Years of work and experience in TNR working in the City of Fayetteville, transporting all those dogs and cats to far away

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  • Helping our animals

    Posted on June 4, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Helping Our Animals

    Motlow College’s Phi Theta Kappa Chapter donates much-needed items to the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Animal Shelter. Pictured are (from left) Kimberlynn Young, Professor Michael Hartman, Bill Capshaw and Brutus, Ashley Warren, Lidia Juarez, Michaela Fulkerson, and Hanna Counts. A monetary donation was made as well.

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  • Amos finds a new forever home after night of terror

    Posted on June 3, 2014 at 7:33 am

    Amos with Stan Spray

    PAUL HENRY staff writer As the sun rose on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, it revealed the devastation from the previous Monday night’s tornado outbreak here in Lincoln County – a scene of sweeping destruction, crisis, confusion and loss. Truly in a matter of minutes, the storms brought unexpected change to the lives of so many in our community. But, in many ways, it’s a new beginning forced by the hand

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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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Lions Scholarship

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 6:05 am

Fayetteville Lions recently announced the club’s 2014 scholarship recipients. Laura Megan Shelton (at left) was recognized as the Era P. Jones Scholarship winner. A graduate of Lincoln County High School, she will attend the University of Tennessee with her major undecided. Kayley Russell (right) was recognized as an Academic Scholarship recipient. A graduate of LCHS, she will attend Lipscomb University as a communications major. The scholarship recipients are congratulated here

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  • Homeschool Curriculum Fair, Open House set

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 5:05 am

    A Homeschool Curriculum Fair and Open House will be held on Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the home of Allison Goode, located at 103 Creekside Drive, Meridianville, Ala. The curriculum displayed will be from Bob Jones University Press for grades kindergarten through 12th grade. At 11 a.m., there will be a workshop presentation “Juggling Your Home School Life.” A Bob Jones University representative will be there

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  • Fall semester app deadline for Motlow Aug. 17

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Motlow College logo

    Students planning on attending Motlow College this fall must submit an application for admission or readmission by Aug. 17, according to Greer Alsup, director of admissions and records at the College. Students can apply online until midnight on the 17th. Online applications can be accessed from the “Apply Now” tab on the Motlow College website at Also, staff members are available at all Motlow locations to help students with

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FCE refurbishes historic sign

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 6:51 am

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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  • Delap, Peery honored as ‘Volunteer Stars’

    Posted on March 17, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    First Lady Crissy Haslam joined Miss Tennessee 2013, Shelby Thompson, to honor volunteers from 39 counties at the Sixth Annual Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards ceremony in Franklin last week. The awards celebrated the efforts of 71 volunteers statewide, including two from Lincoln County, who strive to improve their communities through service. “I am thrilled to recognize Tennesseans who give of their time and resources to improve the community,” Mrs. Haslam

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