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Fayetteville firefighters among the 100-plus firemen from across the state participating in the Fifth Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in Nashville ear-lier this month included (front from left) Dalton Smartt, Josh Seymour, Davy Bergman, (back) Tony Kimbrough, Jeff Smartt, and Michael Pendergrass. Each of the men climbed 110 stories in full turnout gear at the William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower as part of the memorial, paying tribute to the 343 fallen firefighters who gave their lives to rescue and evacuate people on Sept. 11, 2001.

City firefighters remember their fallen brothers in NY

Posted on September 22, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Several Fayetteville firefighters were in Nashville for the 5th Annual Nashville 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, which was held on the morning of Sunday, Sept. 14, at the William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower in downtown Nashville. And for each of the firemen, the event was personal … The men climbed 110 stories in remembrance of the 343 Fire Department of New York Firefighters who died 13 years ago at the Twin

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  • Champion steer

    Posted on September 11, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Champion Steer

    Lincoln County 4-H’er Kelsey Faulkner had the Champion Market Steer at the 4-H Central Region Steer Show. She was also the Reserve Champion in Showmanship and was the Premier Exhibitor in Senior Level II at the state 4-H Beef Expo.

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  • McCormick wins

    Posted on September 11, 2014 at 4:35 pm

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    Local 4-H’er Amy Ann McCormick had the Champion Bred by Exhibitor Angus Heifer at the Tennessee Junior Beef Expo in Murfreesboro.

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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

    coach t - joe namath

    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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Four on the Floor will be performing Saturday, Sept. 27, as part of the Friends of the Library (FoL) Field Party at Cotton Mill Preserve. Tickets, available at Bagley & Bagley Insurance and Carter’s Drug Store, are $15 each, with children ages 12 and under admitted free.

FoL’s Field Party Saturday

Posted on September 22, 2014 at 3:21 pm

The Fayetteville/Lincoln County Friends of the Library (FoL) will be hosting its Third Annual Field Party on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Cotton Mill Preserve located just outside of Fayetteville on the Shelbyville Highway. “Bring your dancing shoes, because this year’s Field Party features local favorite Four on the Floor,” said a spokesperson for the organization, which is dedicated to the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Public Library. “And come hungry,” she added. “There

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  • Ladies Society learns about Prichard’s Distillery

    Posted on September 19, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Phil Prichard

    VIOLET NAUSEEF special to the times The refined ladies of the Southern Tennessee Ladies Society were treated to a delightful dissertation on the distilling of beverage alcohol presented by Prichard’s Distillery. They were immediately set at ease with the subject matter when Phil Prichard referenced Christ’s first miracle — the changing of water into wine. After retiring from his dental career, Phil wanted to do something different with his life

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  • Arts Center hosts Performing Arts Shows

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Ron Hackett and Taylor Hoch have announced additional details about the weekly performing arts venue that will be starting Thursday, Sept. 25, in the basement of the Lincoln County Arts Center at 303 Main Ave. South in Fayetteville. The weekly event will be open to local musicians, song writers, singers, poets, dramatists, comedians and other performing artists. Performances begin at 7 p.m. Closing time is 10 p.m. Doors will open

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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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Flintville School sets Fall Festival

Posted on September 22, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Flintville Elementary School’s Fall Festival will be held Friday, Oct. 24, with a fun night planned for the whole family. A turkey and dressing dinner will be held from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. Games and activities will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. and will include fish pond, spooky school mare, a cake walk and grab bags. Special drawings will be held at 7:15 p.m., and a basket auction

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  • Sales winners

    Posted on September 19, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Sales Winners --

    Students who were winners in Ralph Askins School’s recent magazine fundraiser are (front, from left) Brennan Smith, James Jeans, Ja’Lea Daniel, J.J. McGee, (rear) Michelle Moscato, Waylon Farris, Quin Gordon, Graham Russell, Gracie Hoagland and Conner Holloway.

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  • Motlow hosts Scholarship Saturday

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 5:02 am

    TN Promise

    Tennessee high school seniors who plan to graduate in 2015 are invited to attend “Scholarship Saturday” at the Motlow College Moore County campus on Sept. 20. The event will be held inside the Clayton-Glass Library from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. “Scholarship Saturday” is designed for Tennessee high school seniors to apply for the Tennessee Promise, which allows 2015 graduates to attend Motlow College tuition-free. The Motlow admissions application fee

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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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