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Pictured here are members of the 4-H Congress with State Sen. Jim Tracy during the 68th annual Tennessee 4-H Congress in Murfreesboro. The group experienced three days of activities and entered contests in citizenship, leadership, essay, poster and public speaking contests.

Locals attend 68th Annual 4-H Congress

Posted on May 4, 2015 at 3:15 pm

The 68th Annual Tennessee 4-H Congress was held recently at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Murfreesboro. Lincoln County delegates included Claire Garrell, Kendall Garrell, Carlee Cowan and Caroline Bonner. Sunday’s opening assembly highlighted the Tennessee 4-H Performing Arts Troupe and the participants in the leadership, citizenship and public speaking contests. “As delegates, we learned about Tennessee’s past, present and future as we enjoyed the tradition of the Congress Pageant,” said

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  • Grant training, BQA classes set

    Posted on April 30, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Lincoln County Extension will host an informational program to answer questions about the 2015 Tennessee Ag Enhancement Program on Tuesday, May 12, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Ralph Hastings Building. Rebecca Blount with Tennessee Department of Agriculture will discuss opportunities for Lincoln County ag producers and changes in the grant programs for 2015. A Beef Quality Assurance class will follow the grant presentation for those needing to

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  • FHS criminal justice students go high-tech

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 3:56 pm

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    NOAH YOUNG special to the times   The Fayetteville High School criminal justice program has recently received an upgrade to its crime-fighting arsenal with the donation of a computerized fingerprinting machine. This crime-fighting tool was donated by Kevin Keele, father of FHS students Amber and Hunter Keele and an investigator with Ray Fraley and Associates. The donation was made by Keele in conjunction with the law firm. Keele donated the

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Kiwanis River Run set Saturday

Posted on April 30, 2015 at 4:03 pm

Kiwanis 7K River Run will be held on Saturday, May 2, beginning at 8 a.m. The start and finish line is located at the River Bend Event Center located at 82 Rambo Road. Registration is online or may be mailed in. The cost is $30. Registration includes a tech shirt and snacks after the race. The race day registration will open at 6:30 a.m. The course travels along mostly private

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  • FPU golf tournament aids Parker

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    The employees of Fayetteville Public Utilities are hosting a golf tournament to benefit Curtis Parker, a fellow employee who is battling colon cancer. The golf tournament is slated for Saturday, May 30, at the Pebble Creek Golf Club in Fayetteville. The tournament features two flights. The first flight begins at 7:30 a.m. with the second flight at 12:30 p.m. Tee times will be available on a first come, first serve

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  • Trap winner

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 5:52 am

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    Lincoln County’s Tony Lee Bradley of the Giles County 4-H Trap Team won at the Academics Integrity Marksmanship regional shooting tournament in Christiana, taking an individual and team award. Tony Lee, as well as the Giles County 4-H Trap Team, took numerous individual and team awards at the April 3 regional shooting tournament held at Big Springs Clay Target range in Christiana. Tony Lee won runner-up in the Sub-Junior Division,

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‘With Hope’ NAMI class set

Posted on May 4, 2015 at 3:24 pm

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and family members of those with mental illness are invited to participate in an upcoming “With Hope in Mind” class. The Coffee County Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will be sponsoring and teaching the educational course for persons who have a loved one with a mental illness. The 16-hour course will cover a variety of mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder,

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  • Local museum open for touring

    Posted on May 4, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    The Fayetteville-Lincoln County Museum and Civic Center, located at 521 Main Ave. South in Fayetteville, is open for the 2015 season. The facility has one of the largest agricultural exhibits in the state and features the Adm. Frank B. Kelso Exhibit, including items sought by the Smithsonian. The museum also has a number of other exhibits linking the past with today. The museum is open for tours every Thursday, Friday

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  • ‘Tea, Crumpets’ honors women in leadership

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Young ladies accessorizing their outfits with the favorite hats enjoy the Tea and Crumpets event hosted by the Women’s Day Committee of St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Fayetteville. Tea and Crumpets, held at the Gleghorn Center, included a tea etiquette demonstration, special poetry presentations, a parade of young beauty, and a parade of seasoned beauty.

    The Women’s Day Committee of St. Paul A.M.E. Church recently sponsored “Tea and Crumpets: Honoring Women Leaders of Our Community”. This noon day event at the Gleghorn Center included a Tea Etiquette Demo, Langston Hughes and other poetry presented by younger and older ladies, a parade of young beauty and a parade of seasoned beauty. Serving as master of ceremonies was Dee Dee Travis. The luncheon menu consisted of ham

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Pet Stories

SAAW yard sale set Saturday

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm

The Southern Alliance Spay Neuter Clinic yard sale will be Saturday, April 25, at Askew Insurance Agency from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Bring donations to the clinic in Park City. Those who plan to drop off items for the yard sale should call (931) 433-0120 or email The Southern Alliance Spay Neuter Clinic provides low-cost services. In less than two years of operation, over 4,000 animals have been

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  • Support Humane Society, SAAW through ‘Big Payback’

    Posted on April 17, 2015 at 6:50 am

    It’s coming! The countdown has begun! The Countdown to what, you say? Why, the Big Payback, of course. What’s the Big Payback? The Big Payback is everyone’s chance to make an online donation to your favorite local non-profit or school. The Big Payback, sponsored by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, is a 24-hour period of giving. It’s the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s way of encouraging folks to help

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  • SAAW offers discount

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Southern Alliance of Animal Welfare (SAAW) has announced a promotion for low-cost spay for dogs. This promotion, thanks to a grant from The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, is income based, and owners must be residents of Lincoln County. For a medium size female dog weighing 30 to 65 pounds, the cost is $20. Appointments are limited so call SAAW for an appointment at (931) 433-0120. The clinic is located

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Citizen's Journalism

Watershed Art Contest

Posted on May 4, 2015 at 12:15 pm

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is sponsoring an Art Contest in conjunction with the upcoming Watershed Event at the Ralph Hastings Building on Thursday, May 21 from 6 – 8 p.m. What is a Watershed? Show what you think of when you hear the term “watershed” with your artwork or photographs! (Find out what watershed you live in at ELGIBILITY: Contest is open to all student artists,

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  • Local Cooking Teams Wins Best Dessert

    Posted on May 3, 2013 at 10:42 am

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    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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4-H club news highlighted

Posted on April 29, 2015 at 5:56 am

Lincoln County 4-H Clubs have submitted activity reports for the month. Home School The regular meeting of Mrs. Cathy’s fourth-12th grade class at the Extension Office was held on March 20 at 10 a.m. The pledges were led by Cody Buford and Travis Leimer. This month’s activity was Dairy Posters and Scrap Books. Those who received first place ribbons in fourth and fifth grades were Andrew Buck, Sarah Dye, Eli

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  • 4-H Winter Events winners recognized

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Lincoln County 4-H Public Speaking winners are (front, from left) Stewart Barnes, fourth grade; Ada Corder, fifth grade; Bayleigh Tucker, sixth grade; Lily Cowan, eighth grade; (rear) Carlee Cowan, 10th grade; Kendall Garrell, ninth grade; Claire Garrell, 12th grade; Abigayle Pollock, 11th grade; and Sam Swinford, seventh grade.

    jana owen 4-H honor club reporter The Lincoln County 4-H winter events were at Fayetteville Middle School. We had many different contests including public speaking contests, baking contests, 4-H poster contests and Christmas craft contests. Lincoln County 4-H would like to thank the staff at Fayetteville Middle School for allowing us to hold our event at their school. Many 4th-12th graders competed in the public speaking contest. The public speaking

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  • Locals head to Girl’s State

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Volunteer Girl’s State delegates meet with American Legion Auxiliary president Marie McConnell and Sandy Law (right), chairman of Girls State. Sponsors chose the girls who will represent this area and travel to Lipscomb University for the event from May 24-30. Students pictured here are Annie Ho, representing Fayetteville High School, and Abigayle Pollock, Natalie Hone, Hannah Hancock and Mattie McCulloch, Lincoln County High School. Not pictured are alternates Amber Gentry and Chelsea Woods. Sponsors of the Girl’s State delegates and alternates are the Lions Club, Kiwanis, VFW and the American Legion Auxiliary. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Caruso

    Five high school students met with American Legion Auxiliary representatives Tuesday morning for interviews and an informational session weeks before their trip to Girl’s State May 24-30 at Lipscomb University, Nashville. American Legion Volunteer Girl’s State is the Tennessee Session of a nationwide leadership and citizenship training program offered to young women. At Lipscomb, the girls will meet, live and work with other young female leaders. The girls will form

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Medicare Patrol volunteers needed

Posted on April 30, 2015 at 3:51 pm

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)/Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) is a statewide program that provides free and objective counseling and assistance to people with questions or problems regarding Medicare and other related health insurance. SHIP/SMP answers questions about Original Medicare; Advantage Plans; Prescription Drug Plans; Supplements; Medicare Fraud and Abuse; Medicare Covered Preventive Services; being under 65 and having Medicare; financial assistance with Medicare premiums; deductibles and copays; and

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  • Gum Springs donates to Hands of Mercy

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Gum Springs Baptist Church in Flintville ladies’ ministry, along with the church family, donated nonperishable foods to Hands of Mercy Pantry for Bags of Blessings (BOBs). The bags are distributed through a network of volunteers and school officials on Fridays before the children leave school for the weekend.

    The ladies’ ministry, along with help from the church family at Gum Springs Baptist Church in Flintville, recently donated nonperishable foods to the Hands of Mercy Pantry. The Bags of Blessings (BOBs) donations go entirely to the students in Lincoln County, which will help provide nourishment to children in kindergarten through eighth grades. Food is distributed through a network of volunteers and school officials on Fridays before the children leave

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  • Hospice volunteers needed

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Lincoln Medical Home Health & Hospice is looking for Hospice Volunteers. Volunteers come from all walks of life – they are homemakers, professionals, retirees, business owners and even disabled individuals. They make time to give of themselves to help others. Here are a few things hospice volunteers do to provide support to families: make phone calls, cook a meal, share a smile, stuff envelopes, file paperwork, read a book, pick

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