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14 qualify for November city elections

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 5:28 am

As the deadline passed Thursday to qualify for November’s city races, competition mounted as additional candidates filed papers with the Lincoln County Election Commission. Two candidates have qualified for city mayor, while another seven have qualified for three aldermanic seats, and five for three seats on the city school board. Danny Bryant, a current alderman, will face Jonathan Law in the race for mayor of Fayetteville on the Nov. 4

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  • Industrial park Select TN Certified

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Officials gather on Posey Industrial Park property, now among eight new Select Tennessee Certified Sites in the state. Pictured are Bill Newman, county mayor elect; Jerry Mansfield, SCTDD executive director; John Ed Under-wood, city mayor; Ron Mahal and Jeff Alder, FLCIDB; Elaine Middleton, FLCIDB executive director; Tommy Burns, state ECD; Bonnie Hereford, FLCIDB; Doug Cunningham, county commissioner; Jerry Merriman, ECD; Will Thomas, FLCIDB chair; Clay Banks, ECD regional director; Sen. Jim Tracy; Rep. Pat Marsh; Bill Shuff, MTIDA director; Kendrick Curtis, ECD director; and Nathan Ward, SCTDD. ~ Staff photo by Lucy Williams

    Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD) officials were in Fayetteville Tuesday to announce that 33 acres in the jointly held Posey Industrial Park comprise one of eight new properties in the state to achieve Select Tennessee Certified Site designation. “We only win at the state level if you win at the local level,” said Kendrick Curtis, director of community development for ECD, in a meeting at Fayetteville/Lincoln County

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  • Corder retires after 28 years as circuit court clerk

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 6:27 am

    Circuit court clerk-elect Lisa Simmons, Cindy Harmon, a member of the staff in the clerk’s office, present Corder with another plaque honoring her untiring dedication in the office. ~ Staff photo by Lucy Williams

    Friends, family and co-workers reminisced, bid farewell and good wishes to Gail Corder, Lincoln County’s long-time circuit court clerk, during a retirement party held in her honor Friday at the courthouse. Since 1986, Corder has served in the capacity as circuit court clerk and has seen some major changes during that time. “At first it was not computerized, but for at least for five years when I first started working,

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  • 8 indicted on meth charges

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 4:27 am

    After a four-month investigation that is still ongoing, eight area residents have been indicted on methamphetamine charges. According to Deputy Mike Pitts, Bobby Wayne Dunman of Madison, Ala., allegedly was manufacturing meth and apparently had a number of people “smurfing”, or purchasing pseudoephedrine products to facilitate the production of the drug. “After getting information, we got a list of people that were smurfing pseudoephedrine products for home and we indicted

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  • Shelton guilty, gets 25 years

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Misty Shelton

    Misty Shelton, the 50-year-old Flintville woman charged with stealing a police cruiser and then killing a man in an accident just off the Fayetteville square in August of 2013, pleaded guilty Tuesday to all counts and received a 25-year sentence. The plea agreement, worked by out by the district attorney general and public defender’s offices, was entered into during a hearing Tuesday afternoon in Lincoln County Circuit Court before Judge

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  • Blood supplies low as holiday nears

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Blood Assurance

    Blood supply levels are still low across the country, including at Blood Assurance, the regional blood center. With the busy Labor Day weekend fast approaching, the blood supply levels need to be increased in order to handle any trauma situation that might occur. In our area, there is always a need for O negative blood donors and platelet donors. Donors of all types are urged to come in. Supplies can

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  • Tracy will not contest Republican primary

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Following is a statement released by Jim Tracy this morning. I am announcing my decision about whether or not to file a contest of the August 7th Republican Primary for the Fourth Congressional District. When I started this campaign, my goal was to offer the citizens of the 4th District a choice in who to represent them in Congress. I presented my plan to offer conservative, effective leadership, and my

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  • Petersburg adopts budget resolution

    Posted on August 22, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Petersburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the third reading of Ordinance 2014-2 during the monthly meeting Monday evening last week. The ordinance’s purpose is to adopt a budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015. Last month the board extended the 2013-2014 budget to carry over into the month of August, since the 2014-2 ordinance hadn’t been passed yet.  The board tabled the regular financial report until

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  • Animal Shelter’s ‘limited admission’ policy recapped

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 5:45 am

    The Humane Society of Lincoln County’s Animal Shelter is a “Limited Admission” Shelter – that means that when cages or kennels are full, the Shelter staff will not accept any owner surrendered or stray animals until space becomes available. “If the Shelter is at capacity, the only way to make room for more animals is to get some adopted or euthanize them,” said Sharon Dunkin, president of the Humane Society,

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