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Farm Bill, online decision aid training event Oct. 27

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 3:27 pm

A one-day 2014 farm bill overview and producer aid demonstration and training is scheduled Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, 165 Courtland St., in Atlanta, Georgia. There is no cost to attend the training, but registration is required. To register, visit http://bit.ly/1tvEzCp . The training is open to U.S. Department of Agriculture-Farm Service Agency staff, consultants, credit institutions, Extension educators, and farmers. The

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  • Trail of Tears remembrance set this month

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 5:26 am

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    On the fourth Saturday each October, a remembrance is held in honor of the Cherokee Indians who were driven from their homelands and forced to walk to Oklahoma along the Bell’s Route through Fayetteville and Lincoln County in 1838. Everyone is invited to watch or participate in this somber flashback in history. This colorful, living history event is free to the public. Each year, spectators have witnessed a horse-drawn, covered

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  • State poet laureate to visit library here

    Posted on October 13, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Tennessee State Poet Laureate Margaret Briton Vaughn will be at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m. “We asked her to come and speak as part of Teen Read Week’s ‘Turn Your Dreams into Reality’ and she agreed,” said Jillian Rael, library director. “This year’s theme just screamed poetry to me and she has a fascinating story about how she became a poet.” This part

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Sports

Kids Hunting for a Cure

‘Kids Hunting for Cure’ this weekend

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Kids Hunting for a Cure and the Matt Malone Memorial Chapter Deer Hunt will be held in conjunction with the 14th Annual Juvenile Hunter’s Field Day on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24-25. The event begins at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Fayetteville on Friday with sign in from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. where hunters will meet their guide and the landowner. An auction will start at 6 p.m. with

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  • Competitive trail challenge at Riverdale Farms

    Posted on October 13, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    A Competitive Trail Challenge, ACTHA & PATH Intl. Shamrock Path Ride, benefiting PATH Intl. and LegUp Therapeutic Riding Center, will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19, at Riverdale Farms. Each of the two days is a separate ride and includes six miles of trail with six judged obstacles by the beautiful Elk River. The divisions are Open, Pleasure, Scout, Junior and Buddy (non-competing). There will be ribbons and prizes

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  • Greystone presents dressage show series

    Posted on October 13, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Greystone Riverdale Events presents Dressage at Greystone Show Series at Riverdale Farms. The 2014 Season Finale Dressage Show will be held Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 8-9, at Riverdale Farms. Enter to compete, cheer on the competitors or stop by to see what dressage is all about. High Point Division winners are at all shows for REI, open, adult amateur and junior young rider. This event will be held at 314

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Lifestyles

Rotary Club’s 44th Fish Fry Saturday

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 8:21 am

The Fayetteville Rotary Club’s 44th Annual Fish Fry will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds. “We’re going to have a great fish fry this year,” said Dan Holt, president of the Rotary Club. “Hopefully, the weather will be perfect for cooking over 1,400 pounds of fish and over 4,000 hush puppies … This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year, and as always we

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  • Alpha Kappa continues Home Tour tradition

    Posted on October 13, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Alpha Kappa Club members are working to bring the community the annual Alpha Kappa Home Tour on Nov. 9 during the Host of Christmas Past. Pictured here are the Alpha Kappa Club officers for the 2014-2015 club year (seated, from left) Arden Humphrey, club president; Helen Lowe, vice president; (standing) Kitty Marsh, treasurer; Melody Layne, reporter; Pat Hallum, secretary; and Erline Patrick, historian. Caroline Askew, parliamentarian, is not pictured.

    The Alpha Kappa Club of Fayetteville met on Oct. 2, 2014 to begin its 108th year. The club has a rich history of service to this community. For many years now, Alpha Kappa Club has become synonymous with two things: college scholarships to Lincoln County students and the Alpha Kappa Home Tour. It is through the monies raised from the home tour that the club is able to give deserving

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  • Hayes-McMillen family reunion planned

    Posted on October 13, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Jonathan Hayes, avid historian, ancestral researcher and member of the Historical Society of Northwest Georgia, is organizing the Hayes-McMillen Family Reunion for spring 2015. Tentative dates include one of the first two weekends in March, either March 7 or March 14. Families with the following surnames will be the most interested in attending the event: Fife, Good, Goode, Hayes, Hays, McDill, McMillen, McMullen, Moore and Strong. “Over the past three

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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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Citizen's Journalism

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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Education

Blanche sets Harvest Festival

Posted on October 19, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Blanche School’s Harvest Festival will be held Thursday, Oct. 23, with a chili supper, carnival games and crowning of representatives. The PTF chili supper will be held from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. Carnival games, including Bingo, toilet paper toss, pick-up ducks, cake walk and many more activities, are from 5 until 7 p.m. A cake auction begins at 7:15 p.m. and crowning of representatives will be held at 7:30 p.m.

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  • RCA students compete in robotics event

    Posted on October 13, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Riverside Christian Academy in Fayetteville will participate Saturday in Lipscomb University and Nissan North America’s annual robotics bonanza: Music City BEST (Boosting, Engineering, Science and Technology). Students in 15 Tennessee schools have spent the last six weeks building their own robot designed to carry out a specific task, and they will put them to the test competing against one another from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Allen Arena. While

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  • Motlow sets fall break

    Posted on October 10, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Motlow College logo

    Motlow College will observe Fall Break on Oct. 13-14, according to college officials. Offices will remain open on their regular schedule, but no classes will be held during the break. This applies to the Moore County campus and the Fayetteville, McMinnville and Smyrna centers. The library on the Moore County campus will be open from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on both Monday and Tuesday. The Folliet Bookstore will be

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Volunteering

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

    Museum

    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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