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New state troopers graduate; two assigned here

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 5:19 am

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

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  • Two charged after multiple burglaries

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 5:19 am


    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

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  • Fall semester app deadline for Motlow Aug. 17

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Motlow College logo

    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 Also, staff members are available at all Motlow locations to help students with

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  • Back to School Mobile Pantry set Saturday

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Back to School

    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.

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  • ‘Christmas in July’ blood drive Friday

    Posted on July 18, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Blood Assurance

    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

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  • Deadline a month away in city races

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 11:29 am

    The qualifying deadline is only a little more than a month away in races that will be on the City of Fayetteville ballot come Nov. 4. Incumbent City Mayor John Ed Underwood has said he will not be seeking re-election. Already, one candidate has qualified for the mayor’s race – that being Danny Bryant, who currently serves as a city alderman. Another candidate, Jonathan Law, has picked up qualifying papers

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  • City schools postpone free meals

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 5:28 am

    The Fayetteville City School System is adopting a “wait and see” approach to a program that would provide free meals to all students in the school system. Last month, system leaders discussed the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), part of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010. CEP is a universal meal plan under the National School Lunch Program that permits eligible school systems to provide meals to all students

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  • Local kids to take tour of jail

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 5:26 am

    When her nine-year-old son got in trouble for throwing mulch into a neighbor’s yard, Fayetteville’s Linda Bailey decided it might be good for her son to see where trouble can lead, so with the help of local law enforcement, she’s organized a tour for kids of the Lincoln County Jail. “I asked the police to talk to him, and they did,” said Ms. Bailey. “Then I wondered if there was

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  • New ISO rating to save city residents on insurance premiums

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Of the 1,015 Insurance Services Office, Inc., (ISO) classified communities in Tennessee, Fayetteville is among 38 now rated as a Class 3 community, that thanks to the efforts of Fayetteville Fire Department and Fayetteville Public Utilities. During Tuesday’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, City Mayor John Ed Underwood announced the new designation, noting that the city was formerly rated as a Class 4 community. Continuing, he acknowledged the efforts

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