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Health dept. offers free flu vaccine

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 10:16 am

Flu season is here with seasonal influenza cases now reported across Tennessee. The Lincoln County Health Department is working to protect the entire community by providing free flu vaccinations to area residents until vaccine supplies are depleted. Patients may walk in to request a flu vaccine any time during regular clinic hours. “Vaccination is the best protection against the flu, and the Lincoln County Health Department, the Tennessee Department of

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  • THP holds sobriety checks

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 4:04 am

    DUI checkpoint

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint on Eldad Road, three-tenths of a mile east of Grisham Road, beginning at 10 p.m. on Jan. 23. Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Troopers will target those who operate a

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  • Troopers hold safety checkpoints

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Tennessee Highway Patrol - THP trooper

    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 7 p.m. on Jan. 25 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 license

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  • LCBPU eyes $450K savings in water losses

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 6:03 am

    Lincoln County Board of Public Utilities’ Superintendent Chris Merz has proposed a water loss reduction program that will possibly save the system $450,000 over an 11-year time period and at the same time reduce leaks. While testing some of the old meters, Merz explained that on low flow, some of them only captured 85 percent of the customers’ water use. At medium and high flow, though, the meters captured 97

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  • City OK’s funding for wastewater, water jobs

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    The Fayetteville Board of Mayor and Aldermen gave their approval to several funding resolutions last week, making way for two major Fayetteville Public Utilities projects – a $7.9 million water treatment plant and a $5.7 million wastewater treatment plant project. In respect to the water treatment plant, the resolutions authorize the issuance of a water and sewer revenue and tax bond to finance the improvements and the issuance of bond

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  • 105 years young

    Posted on January 19, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Before Cindy Thomason is able to place the birthday cake down, Rowena Cox already has most of the 105 candles blown out. The big celebration was Saturday at Bailey Manor in Fayetteville. ~ Staff photo by Lucy Williams

    LUCY WILLIAMS editor & publisher   “I’m getting used to it,” said Rowena Terry Cox Saturday as she enjoyed the attention that came with celebrating her 105th birthday. From being the focus of newspaper features to having proclamations penned in her honor (both City Mayor Jon Law and County Mayor Bill Newman presented her with proclamations naming the day in her honor), Mrs. Cox doesn’t miss a beat – “I’ve

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  • MLK March held downtown

    Posted on January 19, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    MLK March 01

    A large crowd turned out Monday for the 14th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Day March held in downtown Fayetteville. Participants honoring King’s memory and accomplishments walked from Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist on Maple Street to the courthouse, where speakers included city and county leaders, and then culminated at St. Paul AME. There a program was held for the young people. The event was organized by People Helping People for

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  • Dog rescued from house fire

    Posted on January 19, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Volunteer firefighters rescued a dog and quenched a fire before it consumed an entire single-family dwelling mid-morning in Petersburg on Jan. 8. Petersburg, Boonshill and Central Volunteer Fire/Rescue responded to a residence on High Street and confined the fire mostly to one room of the wood frame house. While the dog was saved, the renter’s belongings sustained heavy smoke damage. Officials with Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) stated that

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  • Electronics, jewelry stolen from Walmart

    Posted on January 16, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Upon review of a security tape recently, Walmart loss prevention spotted two individuals stealing electronics and jewelry from the store. According to a report at the Fayetteville Police Department, a white man and a black man, apparently working together, first stole some tools from hardware, then used them to remove a kids’ tablet and later used the tools to steal jewelry from a display case. Police are investigating the incident.

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