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THP conducts license checkpoint

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 5:05 am

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a driver license roadside safety checkpoint on State Route 50 at the 15.8 mile marker beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19, in Lincoln County. Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who violate the driver license laws of Tennessee. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these driver

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  • Highway patrol receives traffic safety grants

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 11:06 am

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol announced that it will receive traffic safety grants from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to provide increased enforcement, public awareness campaigns and help reduce serious injury and fatal crashes on state roadways in 2015. The grant funds were distributed through the Governor’s Highway’s Safety Office. The THP continues to target seat belt usage across the state. The BELTS program will provide funding to allow state

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  • $970,000 LEAP grant to better link ed, industry

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Fayetteville/Lincoln County is among four areas that will benefit from a $970,000 Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP) grant designed to increase opportunities for Tennesseans to obtain a certificate or degree beyond high school that is aligned with the needs of the workforce in their communities. “Our city and county, along with those of Franklin, Bedford and Marshall counties, have been awarded $970,000 to be split evenly among the four counties

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  • FPU’s ‘Grind a Pine” recycles Christmas trees

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 9:08 am

    The employees of Fayetteville Public Utilities are partnering with Keep Fayetteville-Lincoln County Beautiful to recycle your live Christmas trees into useable mulch in the “Grind a Pine” recycling event. Dates to grind your pine and cedar Christmas trees are from Dec. 29-Jan. 9. To recycle your Christmas tree, please remove all decorations, tree stands and tinsel to help reduce polluting the mulch. Bring your live cedar and pine Christmas trees

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  • City amends code, elects school board liaison

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:07 am

    The Fayetteville Board of Mayor and Aldermen adopted an ordinance amending city code Tuesday, clarifying language describing the role of its representative on the City Board of Education, and then electing a new liaison to the board. Adopted in a 4-2 vote, the amendment brings city code into compliance with state law following recommendations of the Municipal Technical Advisory Service, said Johnny Hill, city attorney, explaining that code as it

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  • Bolander Petersburg mayor; Lashwood police chief

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 5:08 am

    Petersburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen has appointed Phil Bolander to serve as the town’s mayor for the remaining two years of former mayor James Owen’s term. That decision came last week on the heels of Owen’s resignation Nov. 24, both as mayor and from the city’s planning commission, on his physician’s advice. Bolander is to be sworn in as mayor Friday during Petersburg City Court by Judge Quinn Stewart.

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  • DUI charge follows crash into home

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 5:06 am

    Fayetteville Police responded to a single-vehicle accident late Friday evening when an SUV crashed into a house. According to a police report, the driver, William Jerome Wilson, 38, was driving a 2003 Ford Explorer down Amana Avenue from Maple Street West when the vehicle failed to stay in the proper lane and ran into the left side of the front porch of the home, causing minor damage to the structure.

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  • City retires Kimbrough’s badge number

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    The Fayetteville Board of Mayor and Aldermen retires badge 340, the badge belonging to the late Capt. Ted R. Kimbrough, during last week’s meeting. Kimbrough, who had served the City of Fayetteville as a firefighter since July of 1990, passed away Dec. 5 at the age of 61.  ~ Staff photo by Lucy Williams

    Adopting a resolution honoring the memory of Ted Kimbrough, the Fayetteville Board of Mayor and Aldermen permanently retired the firefighter’s badge, badge 340, during Tuesday’s meeting. “Even though Ted’s not with us tonight, I am proud to be mayor of these men, and I’m proud of this board and the city for recognizing his contributions,” Mayor Jon Law said as City Board adopted the resolution honoring his years of service

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  • Record $19,424 is raised!

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Dwight Pamplin

    Fayetteville and Lincoln County’s giving spirit has resulted in a record $19,424 being raised for the Lincoln County Toy Drive, and the bulk of that came Saturday as firemen with the Fayetteville Fire Department weathered the cold for the less fortunate. Dedicated to the memory of their friend and colleague, Capt. Ted Kimbrough, who passed away Dec. 5, the firemen’s roadblock alone raised $12,739.20, also a record. Now in its

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