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A team of Quilts of Compassion volunteers delivered quilts Wednesday to about 80 local residents who were impacted by the April 28 tornadoes here. Prior to their stop in Fayetteville, the group handed out quilts in Tupelo, Miss., Louisville, Miss., Birmingham, Ala., Athens, Ala. and Huntsville, Ala. “This trip we brought 700 quilts,” said Janice Grimes, Quilts of Compassion founder and executive director. Last month the team was in Baxter
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia Clark speaks to members of the Fayetteville Bar Association, as well as attorneys from around Tennessee, about retention of her position as Supreme Court Justice in the face of some opposition to reappointment of three candidates who were vetted this year. Introducing her was former Justice William Koch. Fayetteville Bar Association and the Lincoln County Chancery Court hosted the event.
A Tennessee man who threatened to kill President Barack Obama and other politicians in expletive-laced voicemails was to appear in court last week, officials said on Tuesday. Jimmie Johnson, 45, of Ardmore, left his name and the threats in three voice mail messages with the state’s Office of Homeland Security in Nashville on July 11 and July 12, according to a prosecutors’ affidavit filed in state court. He also threatened
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of Aug. 1 on State Route 275 at the 4.5 mile marker beginning at 8 p.m. in Lincoln County. A second driver license roadside checkpoint will be held Aug. 8 at 1 p.m. on U.S. Highway 431 at the 2.6 mile marker. Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate
Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schrober recently served as the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony for the Tennessee Highway patrol’s trooper cadet class in Hermitage. Fifty state troopers earned their badges at the Hermitage Hills Baptist Church that morning. Two of those graduates, Troopers Robert Orr and Thomas Thompson, have been assigned to Lincoln County. “Congratulations to the graduates of Cadet Class 614 and to your families who
Two local men were arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies last week following a month-long investigation into area burglaries. Sheriff Murray Blackwelder said that the multiple burglaries occurred at the same residence located on the south side of the county. The burglaries involved the theft of personal belongings, furniture, household items and antique glassware. “We recovered part of the property, but we’re still trying to recover some of the other
Students planning on attending Motlow College this fall must submit an application for admission or readmission by Aug. 17, according to Greer Alsup, director of admissions and records at the College. Students can apply online until midnight on the 17th. Online applications can be accessed from the “Apply Now” tab on the Motlow College website at www.mscc.edu. Also, staff members are available at all Motlow locations to help students with
Hands of Mercy Outreach Center’s Back to School Mobile Pantry will be held Saturday, July 26, with food distribution beginning at 11 a.m. at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds. Food will be distributed to about 250 people with identification and proof of Lincoln County residency. During the Back to School Mobile Pantry, a limited number of school backpacks, along with school supplies, will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.
On Friday, July 18, Blood Assurance will hold a “Christmas in July” Community Blood Drive on the inner east side of the square from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sponsors include Lincoln County Health System, The Elk Valley Times, Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, Kiwanis, Bank of Lincoln County, Lincoln County Government, City of Fayetteville Government, John Karby-Edward Jones and WEKR/WYTM. “Blood Assurance has been the blood supplier to