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Former deputy faces drug charges

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 12:54 pm

A former Lincoln County deputy was indicted by the grand jury on multiple drug charges Tuesday. Chadwick Lee Townsend, 37, has not worked for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department for four years, according to sheriff’s department officials. A capias was issued for Townsend with a total of six counts of possession of schedule II drugs and manufacturing, delivery, sale and possession. “It was after an investigation by the Lincoln County

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  • Deputy rescues baby from burning vehicle

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 10:57 am

    A deputy rescued a baby from a burning vehicle following a single-vehicle crash Wednesday morning. Courtney Neal of Fayetteville was traveling east on Highway 110 at a high rate of speed in a 2007 Pontiac GGT when the accident occurred, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. “Lincoln County Deputy Mark Gay observed the vehicle speeding and confirmed the speed with radar,” the THP report reads. “Deputy Gay then turned around

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  • Lincoln Road, Goodman signals advance

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 5:40 am

    traffic signal - red

    Two traffic signals – one at the intersection of Highway 275 (Lincoln Road) and U.S. Highway 231/431 south of Parks City and another at the entrance of Goodman Manufacturing in Fayetteville – are getting closer to becoming a reality. Both projects were part of recent state bid lettings and both have been awarded to a contractor, Stansell Electric Company, Inc., out of Nashville, confirmed State Sen. Jim Tracy and State

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  • FPU gets clean bill of financial health on audit

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 5:30 am

    Fayetteville Public Utilities got a clean bill of financial health, according to an auditor’s report presented to the board of directors last week. Paul Young with Putman & Hancock, CPAs, was on hand to discuss the fiscal year 2014 audit during last week’s board meeting and noted there were no findings to report. “All departments are in the black,” Young said, referring to FPU’s electric, water, gas and telecommunications departments.

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  • “The Promise Begins at Motlow” set Tuesday

    Posted on September 29, 2014 at 10:32 am

    TN Promise

    Tennessee high school seniors who plan to graduate in 2015 are invited to attend ‘The Promise Begins at Motlow” at the Motlow College Fayetteville Center on Tuesday, Sept. 30. The event will be held inside room FC 023 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. ‘The Promise Begins at Motlow” is designed for Tennessee high school seniors to apply for the Tennessee Promise, which allows 2015 graduates to attend Motlow College tuition-free. The Motlow

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  • FPU offers free fall light up

    Posted on September 29, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Natural gas flame

    Fayetteville Public Utilities again offers its Free Fall Light Up Program to all existing natural gas customers. Scheduling natural gas pilots to be lit early helps customers avoid the rush of turning on their gas heat when the first cold spell arrives. FPU servicemen will assist in lighting pilots for natural gas space heaters, log inserts and fireplaces at no cost to the customer during regular office hours. To schedule

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  • Prescription Drug Take-Back event Saturday

    Posted on September 26, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Prescription drug take back

    More than 1,000 people in Tennessee die each year from drug overdoses, according to the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, and many of those deaths could have been prevented if unused prescriptions were disposed of properly. People across Tennessee are encouraged to join the fight against prescription drug abuse, by removing unused pills from their homes and safely disposing of unused prescriptions during National Prescription Drug Take-Back

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  • THP sets safety belt checkpoints

    Posted on September 26, 2014 at 4:57 am


    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting safety belt roadside checkpoints during the week of September 26 at 11 p.m. on U.S. Highway 64 Bypass at the 16.4-mile marker in Lincoln County. Recognizing the danger to unbelted vehicle occupants, troopers will target those who operate a vehicle while unbelted and take corrective actions for other violations observed. The Tennessee Highway Patrol recognizes that safety belt checkpoints are highly visible and

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  • Scouting Adventure Day at Stone Bridge Park

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    In 2002 Stone Bridge Park’s first event was Elks Scouting Adventure Day. This year, the 12th annual Scouting Adventure Day will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, at Stone Bridge Park from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. A great deal has changed about the annual day, said Kent Galyon, who is helping promote the upcoming event. Scouting Adventure Day will see a number of organizations joining hands to present a day

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