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Among those pictured are David Wright, (far left) “Crossroads to Destiny” artist dressed here in a Tennessee militia uniform; Dr. Farris Beasley, who also chairs the Camp Blount Committee here in Fayetteville; Myers Brown, (sixth from left) curator of extension services at the Tennessee State Museum; and Fred Prouty, (back row, far left) who was key in the state’s purchase of the Camp Blount property here. Also, a flag bearer holds the Deaderick Company flag purchased by the Camp Blount Committee and flown at the Camp Blount Bicentennial Celebration and at this re-enactment – it is the only company battle flag that survived the battle. The original flag is in the Smithsonian.

Locals in New Orleans for re-enactment

Posted on January 19, 2015 at 4:56 pm

Members of the Tennessee War of 1812 Commission were on hand in New Orleans earlier this month in support of the Columbia, Tenn., Light Infantry Company participating in the 200th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans. “The reenactment had 2,000 men on the field, and they did five different re-enactment battles over three days,” said Dr. Farris Beasley of Fayetteville. “It was truly awesome.” It was just outside of

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  • Scott visits area veterans

    Posted on January 19, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Scott Visits

    Vietnam Era Veterans met in January with the senior enlisted member of the Tennessee National Guard, Command Sergeant Major Terry Scott, as the group’s guest speaker. Scott talked about the groups that go into battle when a war is fought. This winning team consists of the branches of the United States military –Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines, along with the Coast Guard, plus the backing of your country, the

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  • FoL Winter Gala nearing at the library

    Posted on January 19, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Blue Velvet Combo will be playing throughout the upcoming Friends of the Library Winter Gala to be held Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library. Blue Velvet Combo plays old jazz standards from the big band era and an eclectic mix of light pop and rock. The band features vocalist Ellen Hood with the musical backing of Dan Charles on violin and Bob and Bartie Scott on guitar and bass, respectively.

    The Fayetteville-Lincoln County Friends of the Library will host the 4th annual Winter Gala on Saturday, Jan. 31, from 6-8 p.m. at the Fayetteville Lincoln County Library. This year’s musical guest, The Blue Velvet Combo, will be playing throughout the evening. The Blue Velvet Combo plays old jazz standards from the big band era and an eclectic mix of light pop and rock. The band features vocalist Ellen Hood with

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Unity hosts Duck, Dive Dodgeball Tourney

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 5:02 am

Registrations are now being accepted for Unity School’s Lions Pride Duck and Dive Dodgeball Tournament, a event that will be held Saturday, March 7. The fundraiser will benefit two school projects, according to organizers, noting that it will raise money to help the school relocate its playground on the hill away from the busy road to a safer location on campus, and two, to raise money to build a field

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  • County hoops tourney slated

    Posted on January 19, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Basketball hoop

    Lincoln County Middle School Basketball Tournament to be played at Ninth Grade Academy gets underway Tuesday with two games played starting at 6 p.m., then continuing Thursday with four games played starting at 4:30 p.m. The championship game will be played Saturday starting at 6 p.m. Admission is $4 per night for everyone school age and above. Girls’ seeding is as follows: 1-Highland Rim; 2-South Lincoln; 3-Unity; 4-Blanche; 5-Flintville. Boys’

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  • City Rec sign-ups slated

    Posted on January 12, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    Fayetteville Parks & Recreation youth baseball and softball sign-ups will be held Jan. 17 and Jan. 24 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Fayetteville Recreation Center. All players must sign up, regardless of whether they played last year. If players are involved in school ball, they can sign up since their season will be over before this one starts. Baseball leagues and ages are Tiny Sluggers, ages three

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Touring Biltmore --

Touring Biltmore

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 3:41 pm

Fayetteville High School students are pictured in front of the Biltmore Estate. On Dec. 19, 47 students, four teachers and three parental chaperones left from FHS by chartered bus to Asheville, N.C. to tour the Biltmore. Upon arrival, everyone enjoyed lunch at the Deerpark pavilion. After lunch, the group perused the gift shops and grounds of the estate. Lastly, the group was divided into three groups and were given a

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  • Ladies Society sets wine, rum tasting

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Southern Tennessee Ladies’ Society will hold its Fifth Annual Wine & Rum Tasting and Silent Auction on Saturday, Jan. 31, from 7 until 9 p.m. Sample wines from world-wide vineyards will be brought to guests by Stones River Total Beverages of Murfreesboro. New this year is an opportunity to sample award-winning rums and liquors from Prichard’s Distillery, Inc. of Kelso. Hors d-oeuvres will complement the spirits at this self-directed tasting

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  • FCE welcomes new members

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    The Lincoln County Family and Community Education (FCE) clubs – formerly known as Home Demonstration Clubs – are looking for new members. Sponsored by the University of Tennessee Extension Service, the FCE clubs consist of six area clubs from which to choose, and guests are invited to join a club that meets near you. Following are the Lincoln County clubs as well as the days and times they each meet,

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Critter campaign

Posted on December 23, 2014 at 9:37 am

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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  • 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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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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ACT Prep

ACT prep course offered on Motlow campus

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 3:52 pm

Area high school students planning to take the ACT can prepare for the test by enrolling in an ACT preparation class at Motlow Moore County campus. Classes will meet on each Monday in March (2, 9, 16, 23 and 30) from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Simon Hall, room 130. The registration deadline is Feb. 25, and the course is limited to 30 students. Registration forms can be obtained

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  • Tucker earns honors

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 5:51 am

    Ethan Tucker

    Ethan Tucker, a student at Lincoln County High School, performed with the Middle Tennessee School Band and Orchestra, ninth and 10th grade Silver Honor Band at Middle Tennessee State University on Jan. 8-10. Ethan had auditioned for the band in December. Altogether, over 600 band students from across Middle Tennessee performed in six different bands participating in the weekend’s events.

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  • Sain valedictorian, Lee salutatorian at Riverside

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 5:50 am

    Riverside Christian Academy's Allison Lee (at left) is RCA's 2015 salutatorian, while Rebecca Sain is this year's valedictorian.

    Riverside Christian Academy held its second quarter awards ceremony last Wednesday, a ceremony that has been a highly anticipated event for the last two school years at RCA because the school administration announces the senior class valedictorian and salutatorian at this event. Both this year’s class and last year’s class had a tie among multiple students for the top ranked GPA. There was a six-way tie for first place this

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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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  • Sock It to Me Challenge

    Posted on January 1, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Sock It to Me Challenge

    Pictured above are the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Student Advisory Board students with advisor Annie Williams and Laura Mayer of Clothe Our Kids. For this holiday season, rather than giving gifts, the SAB chose to donate socks to Clothe Our Kids. Clothe Our Kids began when two moms, Laura Mayer and Shelly Lyon, saw a need and knew they could help. This local non-profit’s mission is to provide at-risk

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