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New 2015 state maps available

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 5:19 am

The official 2015 Tennessee Transportation Map is now available for travelers. This year’s map contains new information to assist motorists and features a special cover to commemorate the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s centennial. The 2015 map contains historical photographs that look back at the development of Tennessee’s highway system over the last 100 years. It also highlights State Route 1, the first cross-state highway built by the state of Tennessee.

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  • Lions recognize local poster contest winners

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Fayetteville Lions Club announced local and district winners of the Annual Peace Poster Contest. Pictured (from left) are Ruth McKamey of Riverside Christian Academy; Lion Cal Perkins, contest chairman; Hannah Carley, Meridianville Middle School; and Karlee Wakefield, Fayetteville Middle School.

    Fayetteville Lions Club sponsored regional schools’ participation in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest. “Peace, Love and Understanding” was the 2014-15 theme. Students ages 11-13 were encouraged to visually depict their interpretation of the contest theme. More than 350,000 children participate in the contest annually across the globe. Three schools in this area entered, and local judges declared one winner per school. The winners and their parents were invited to

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  • Veteran recalls the dark of Vietnam nights

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 2:58 pm

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    Ralph Dietz, a Vietnam veteran, was the guest speaker during the February meeting of the Vietnam Era Veterans held at Mike’s All American Diner in Shelbyville. Tom Taylor, with the Vietnam vets group, read a story written by Dietz for introduction. Following is the story he shared, titled, “A Night in the Jungle.” “May 28, 2014, more than 45 years later, it seems like just yesterday to me. I recall

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Golf outing aids 10U Velocity

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 2:59 pm

The Velocity 10U baseball team’s first annual Golf Outing, a four man scramble, will be held Saturday, March 21, at Pebble Creek Golf Club in Fayetteville. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with tee-off at 9 a.m. The cost is $55 per single or $220 a team. This includes 18 holes of golf, a cart and lunch. Events include a putting challenge, longest drive, closest to the pin and chip challenge.

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  • Sign-ups continue

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    The City of Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department is still accepting baseball and softball sign-ups daily. Saturday, Feb. 28, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. will be the last sign-up date.

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  • NGA sets cheer info meeting

    Posted on February 16, 2015 at 2:55 pm


    An informational meeting for incoming freshman girls interested in participating in cheerleading at Ninth Grade Academy will be held Thursday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. in the NGA library. Interested freshman girls and their parents are invited to attend. For more information, contact the school office at 433-6156.

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Bob Askew accepts a Fayetteville-Lincoln County afghan from Patsy Crawford of the Alpha Kappa Club. The Fayetteville native spoke to the club in February about the children’s book, “Sewanee A to Z”, which he illustrated.

Askew visits Alpha Kappa

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 2:57 pm

Alpha Kappa Club welcomed Bob Askew, well-known watercolor and oil painter from Sewanee, during its February meeting. Askew paints landscapes and architecture with special emphasis on Sewanee scenes. Program Committee Chair Patsy Crawford gave an introduction of Askew prior to his presentation which was peppered with many great memories of Bob growing up in Fayetteville. Bob is the son of member Carolyn Askew and her husband, Bill, and brother of

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  • Crafters set spring show

    Posted on February 19, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Elk Valley Crafters’ 21st annual Spring Show will be held Saturday, March 14, at Lincoln County High School from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. This will be a one-day event. Admission to the show is free, with ample free parking. There will be food and drink vendors in and around the school. Exhibitors make up a wide variety of crafts and offer something for everyone. There are no “flea market”

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  • CHP holds annual Adnia Rice Awards Banquet

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Receiving awards during Carriage House Players’ 2015 Adnia Rice Awards Banquet, held Feb. 7, are (front, from left) Brenda Wilkes, Mickey Johnson, Jennifer Bradford, Andrea Delap, Lisa Adams, Sara Jo Pierce, Hannah Williams, (back) Sonia Bradford, Ricky Pierce, Kyle Spears, Will Gentry, Ben Spears, Tessa Aldridge, Sonya Williams, Lee Williams, and Mark Mitchell.

    “Willy Wonka” and “Southern Hospitality” were the big winners during Carriage House Players’ annual Adnia Rice Awards Banquet held Feb. 7 at Washington Street Church of Christ. “We had a great awards banquet Saturday night,” said Brenda Wilkes, CHP president. “We want to thank everyone who worked hard to make it a great night, and congratulations, too, to all of our winners!” Named CHP’s Member of the Year was Mickey

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Pet Stories

Spay and Neuter

Clinic marks Spay Day

Posted on February 5, 2015 at 5:47 am

The Southern Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic is celebrating Spay Day USA on Tuesday, Feb. 24, by offering spay and neuter surgeries for $24 each.   The offer is good to Lincoln County residents only and one day line, with limited availability. For an appointment, call the clinic at (931) 433-0120.  The clinic is located at 2703 Huntsville Highway in Parks City.

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  • Critter campaign

    Posted on December 23, 2014 at 9:37 am

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    Ralph Askins Elementary School children who donated items for the 18th annual Christmas Critter Campaign, a collection for the Fayetteville Animal Shelter, help load the shelter’s truck as Denise Isbell, shelter manager, stands by. The campaign was originally initiated by Fran Rawleigh, who now serves as principal. Each year students collect food, toys and cleaning products that will be used to help care for the many animals at the shelter.

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  • 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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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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Members of the Kings Mountain Messenger Chapter NSDAR in Fayetteville present school supplies to a DAR school in Grant, Ala. Pictured here are Heather Green, executive director of KDS DAR School; Addie Hodges, chapter regent; Dee Shadden, administrative assistant to the executive director; and Sherrie Tomerlin, chapter vice regent.

Kings Mountain chapter delivers school supplies

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 2:52 pm

Members of the Kings Mountain Messenger Chapter NSDAR in Fayetteville decided that for their Christmas party they would bring gifts of school and art supplies for students at a nearby DAR school, rather than buying gifts to exchange among themselves. A huge box full of crayons, notebook and construction paper, notebooks, folders, pencils, glue, pencil pouches and arts and craft supplies was collected, as well as monetary donations from those

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  • Beta Kappa attends Legislative Symposium

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Pictured here are members of the Beta Kappa chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma who recently attended the Legislative Symposium in Nashville. Pictured are (from left) Helen Lowe and Teresa Brown with Dr. Candice McQueen (fourth from left), Tennessee commissioner of education.

    Beta Kappa chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma attended the Legislative Symposium in Nashville on Feb. 3-4. Attending were Helen Lowe, Teresa Brown, Meri Bigham and Cecilia Johnson. Teresa Brown served as the panel moderator during a panel forum Tuesday evening. On the panel were Senator Dolores Gresham, chair of the Senate Education Committee, Rep. Raumesh Akbare, Johnny Shaw, Jim Wrye, TEA Government Relations, and Donna Cotner, Retired Teachers Association. The

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  • Alpha Kappa Scholarship deadline set Friday

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    The deadline for Alpha Kappa Club’s Bessie Parks Memorial Scholarship is Friday, Feb. 27. The Bessie Parks Memorial Scholarship is awarded by the Alpha Kappa Club of Fayetteville to graduating seniors of Lincoln County High School, Fayetteville City High School, Riverside Christian Academy, and accredited home school programs. The student must be a resident of Lincoln County. The scholarship is a four-year (eight semesters) educational scholarship in the amount of

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Junior Pro

RCA Junior Pro

Posted on February 16, 2015 at 2:56 pm

Riverside Christian Academy’s administration honored the school’s junior pro basketball board members for their dedication to the program and for the money they raised through their efforts to support the school. Pictured (from left) are Head of School James Bryant, Trent Thornton, Brad Thompson, Jeremy Ezell, Kyle Frame, Michael Hall, Maggie Byrne, Quatina Wolaver and Daniel Eldridge. ~ Photo by Evan Buck

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  • Relay for Life kickoff slated

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    The kickoff meeting for the 2015 Relay For Life of Lincoln County will be held Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 6 p.m. at the Parks City branch of First National Bank.’ Current team members and team captains are encouraged to attend, as well as anyone who would like to participate in this year’s festivities. Please keep in mind that no job is too big or too small and every ounce of

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  • Volunteers needed for free income tax prep

    Posted on January 2, 2015 at 3:40 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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