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City occupancy tax given final nod

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 9:13 am

The City of Fayetteville’s occupancy tax, commonly referred to as a hotel/motel tax, has crossed its final hurdles and will become effective July 1. Members of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen gave the measure their approval Tuesday, just days after Gov. Bill Haslam signed it into law, setting into place a 3.5 percent tax on any establishment in the city that provides accommodations. Prior to gaining the governor’s signature,

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  • LCHS, RCA grads walking this week

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 5:10 am

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    While Fayetteville High School’s Class of 2015 took their final walk as high school students Friday night, commencement exercises for both Lincoln County High School and Riverside Christian Academy are set for this week.   Riverside Christian Commencement will be held Thursday, May 21, at 7 p.m. in Riverside Christian Academy’s gymnasium. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Ralph Gilmore, professor of Bible and philosophy at Freed Hardeman. Rebecca Lynn

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  • County’s multi-user water rates going up

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 7:12 am

    County water multi-use customers will see an increase in their bills over the next five years of approximately five percent per year to make them equal to the regular residential accounts, according to action taken during the May meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Public Utilities. “Currently multi-user accounts pay less per gallon, which is not fair to the majority of users. This adjustment will make the rates the

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  • Tensions run high in Petersburg council meeting

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Tensions ran high at Petersburg Board of Mayor and Alderman’s meeting Monday of last week when a debate ensued and a former board member, who made a request to speak, was removed from the meeting. The debate began with discussion concerning the proper procedure for the appointment of a new board member. Three candidates, who had expressed interest in serving as alderman, were present at the meeting, including Verlin “Peanut”

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  • TBI warns of dangerous pills on the street

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Pictured here are counterfeit Oxycodone pills that the TBI analyzed and says could be deadly in high doses. The pills look like Oxycodone, but contain fentanyl instead, a pain killer 50 times as potent as heroin.

    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has issued a warning about a potentially dangerous drug found in pills that otherwise appear to be oxycodone. Recently, a Tennessee law enforcement agency recovered what appeared to be several 30 mg pills of oxycodone during a traffic stop. Each was the same size and featured the signature A/215 stamp characteristic of oxycodone. However, laboratory analysis performed by TBI forensic scientists indicated the pills

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  • Mechanical condition not a factor in crash

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 1:10 pm

      COURTNEY STACHEL special to the times   A preliminary investigation, led by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) with results just released, has left unanswered questions as to why a Cessna 182 crashed in Mulberry, leaving pilot Linda Bauman dead. On May 3 at an unknown time, the single-engine airplane, piloted by a Ms. Bauman, a Belvidere anesthesiologist, crashed into a cattle pond by Steelman Road, off Highway 50

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  • Fayetteville High School graduation

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 4:05 pm

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    Bonnie Wakefield, valedictorian, and Eamonn Morris, salutatorian, lead the Fayetteville High School Class of 2015 during Friday night’s commencement exercises. Moved inside due to the weather, the ceremony featured local attorney Ray Fraley as the guest speaker. The FHS class includes 75 graduates. Riverside Christian Academy’s commencement will be held Thursday of this week; its Class of 2015 includes 25 seniors. Wrapping up local commencements will be Lincoln County High

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  • Memorial Day ceremony set downtown

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 2:08 pm

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    American Legion Post No. 42 of Fayetteville will host the annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 25, at 11 a.m. The ceremony will be held on the northeast section of the Lincoln County Courthouse lawn. Post Commander Greg Dodson invites everyone to come out for this beautiful service to remember all those soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and coast guardsmen that gave their lives defending our country from those that

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  • Dairy Day set for June 6 on the square

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Lincoln County Mayor Bill Newman signs the annual Dairy Day Proclamation, declaring   June 6 as Dairy Day in Lincoln County as Julianna Ogle, (left) Young Farmers & Ranchers chairman, and Carlee Cowan, Dairy Day Chairperson, look on.  Lincoln County is one of the leading dairy counties in the state of Tennessee, and the dairy industry is a contributor to the local economy. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Caruso

    Dairy Day will be held on the lawn of the Lincoln County Courthouse on Saturday, June 6, beginning at 8:30 a.m., with activities for all ages. Dairy Day events include a cow bawling contest, milk balloon toss, cow milking contest, ice cream eating contest, guess the weight of the cow contest ($1 entry fee), petting zoo, guess how much corn is in the jar contest ($1 entry fee), train rides

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