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Elk Watershed Buffer Initiative kicks off here

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 2:55 pm

An Elk River Watershed Buffer Initiative Kickoff was held at the Lincoln County Fairground’s Exhibition Building on Monday, Aug. 11. The event had a great turnout of landowners from Lincoln, Franklin and Giles counties. Many agency personnel also attended. The Lincoln County Soil Conservation District hosted the event with assistance from David Qualls of the Lincoln County UT Extension Office. Speakers for the event included Pat Gibson of Farm Service

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  • UCHRA announces local food program

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) has announced its sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program in Lincoln County. The CACFP, administered by the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency in 25 middle Tennessee counties, reimburses participating day care home providers all or part of the costs of providing healthy nutritious meals and snacks to children in their care. The level of reimbursement depends upon certain economic criteria. The

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  • Rotary president

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 4:10 pm

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    Dan Holt, (left) the 2014-15 president of the Fayetteville Rotary Club, presents a plaque honoring Owen Bagley, the club’s outgoing president, for his year of service at the club’s helm. The presentation was made during a recent lunch meeting of the Rotary Club. ~ Staff photo by Lucy Williams

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Members of the Lincoln County Trap Team who competed at the National Championships held in Sparta, Ill., are (front, from left) Jordan Bredeson, Alex Tanner, Jessi Pearson, Evan Buck, Clayton Painter, Jay Kelly, Nolan Paladino, (second row) Coach Mark Horton and Coach Kevin Tanner.

Trap Team earns championship titles, awards

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 3:22 pm

The Lincoln County Trap Team brought home several national champion honors and other awards at the recent Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) Youth Trapshooting National Championship held at the World Shooting Recreation Complex in Sparta, Ill., from Aug. 2-5. Nearly 1,200 competitive shooters from around the nation competed in traditional trapshooting events, and in addition, there were tactical rimfire and special trapshooting competitions. Evan Buck and Nolan Paladino won national championship

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  • Local Trap Team celebrates year of big wins

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Lincoln County Trap Team members pictured are (front, from left) Coach Mark Horton, Coach Kay Counts, Coach Larry Boyett, Coach Kevin Tanner, (second row) Clayton Painter, Murdoch Beasley, Koby Chandler, Kayla Chandler, Karston Doud, Tyler Web-ster, Travis Martin, Kragen Doud, Jessi Pearson, Nolan Paladino, Coach Ken Counts, (third row) Garrett Rutledge, Rachael Reed, Evan Buck, Katherine Reed, Alex Tanner, Jordan Bredeson, Travis Webster, Gabriella Reed, Tommy Reed and Jay Kelly.

    Lincoln County Trap Team had a winning year with numerous awards at regional, state and national tournaments. The team would not have been capable of participating and being so successful without wonderful volunteer coaches and generous sponsors, organizers said. The coaches, Mark Horton, Kevin Tanner, Ken Counts, Kay Counts and Larry Boyett, encouraged high character, good sportsmanship, and parent participation. The coaches also trained shooters and oversaw range safety to

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  • National championship

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 4:38 pm

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    The Lincoln County 4-H BB Team recently participated in the Daisy BB Gun National Championship in Rogers, Ark. Pictured are Darla Bonner, coach; Carlee Cowan, returning champion; Caroline Bonner; Selena Leimer; Zoe Cowan; Travis Liemer; and Chandler Heffington. ~ Photo courtesy of Clifton Eoff, Daisy Nationals

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4-H Cow Show

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Lincoln County 4-H recently participated in three cow shows. The first of these was the Lincoln County show, a great way for the cow show group to get together and hang out. The second show was the district show, held in Murfreesboro, for Middle Tennessee, consisting of showmanship, the commercial show, registered heifer show and a steer show. The last show was a two-day state show in Murfreesboro. The first

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  • State Fair offers ‘Fairest’, special needs pageants

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    A tradition almost as old as the Fair itself is being broadened even more this year as the Tennessee State Fair opens the “Fairest of the Fair” pageants to virtually all ages from 0-20 and presents for the first time “special needs” pageants. Encouraging participation in the State Fair pageants from all 95 counties, Fair officials say the pageants rank as one of the top highlights each year. The traditional

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  • Military appreciation night set in Shelbyville

    Posted on August 22, 2014 at 6:35 am

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    There will be a Military Appreciation Night on Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration grounds in Shelbyville. All veterans from across the area are invited to attend. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m., and if you would like to attend, you must call (931) 684-2915, leave your name and number, and you will be contacted regarding there ceremony. Veterans will be provided free vehicle parking

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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

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    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

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    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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American Legion honors five Boys State delegates

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 6:00 am

Five young men from Lincoln County attended Boys State and were recognized during an awards ceremony held at American Legion Post 42 here in Fayetteville. The teens that attended Boys State were Ty Wolaver, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club; Nick Smith, sponsored by the Lions Club; Caleb Hancock, sponsored by The Veterans of Foreign Wars; Cooper Shelton, sponsored by the American Legion; and Carter Stamps, sponsored by the American Legion.

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  • Legion recognizes four after selection to Girls State

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 5:59 am

    Marie McConnell, (right) president of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 42 stands proudly with four girls, who recently returned from Girls State, as they hold their certificates of appreciation. The delegates are Bonnie Wake-field, sponsored by Fayetteville High School; Emma Gill of Lincoln County High School, sponsored by the Lions Club; Annie Steelman, LCHS, spon-sored by the American Legion Auxiliary; and Riley O’Neal, LCHS, spon-sored by the Kiwanis Club.

    Four young ladies received certificates of participation following their recent trip to Girls State. Marie McConnell, president of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 42 presented the certificates to Bonnie Wakefield, Emma Gill, Annie Steelman and Riley O’Neal at an awards ceremony at the American Legion recently. Girls State is a nonpartisan program that teaches young women responsible citizenship and love for God and country. Since the inception of the Girls State

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  • ‘Books from Birth’ tour to visit Stone Bridge Academy

    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 9:59 am

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    The Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation has launched its Books from Birth 10th Anniversary Tour, which will conclude at the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville on Sept. 30, visiting some 50 counties across the state in a 45-foot decorated touring coach. The bus tour will arrive at the Stone Bridge Academy in Fayetteville on Tuesday, Sept. 9. Parents are welcome to bring their children to the bus and enjoy book

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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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