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THP sets sobriety checkpoints

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 7:58 am

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 Nov. 28. 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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  • City officials honored

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 8:25 am

    City Officials Honored (3)

    Outgoing city officials were honored during last week’s Fayetteville Board of Mayor and Aldermen. State Sen. Jim Tracy and State Rep. Pat Marsh were on hand to honor Mayor John Ed Underwood who has served the City of Fayetteville either as an alderman or mayor for almost 30 years, and the mayor honored outgoing aldermen Tom Young, who finished his first term in office, and Marty Pepper, who has served

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  • Owen named Agent of the Year

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Dan Owen (at right), University of Tennessee extension agent for Lincoln County, receives the 4-H Youth Agent of the Year Award from Larry Moorehead, Moore County extension agent.

    Dan Owen, University of Tennessee extension agent in Lincoln County, was recently named Central Region 4-H Youth Agent of the Year by the Tennessee Association of Extension Agents and Specialists. Dan is a native of Lincoln County and the son of Harold and Jeannette Owen of Blanche. He has been employed with the Extension Service since 1995 as a 4-H agent. He started with UT Extension in Bedford County and

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  • City finalizes $2M in police building bonds

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 11:18 am

    City officials have given their approval to a $2 million bond issue that will fund the planned Fayetteville Public Safety Building, the future home of the city’s police department. In action Tuesday, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen authorized the issuance of up to $2 million in bonds for the project. The bonds are expected to carry a 3.25 percent fixed rate. Plans for the building have been scaled back

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  • Mayor honored

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Mayor Honored (9)

    State Sen. Jim Tracy and State Rep. Pat Marsh honor Mayor John Ed Underwood during his last meeting Tuesday night for his years of service to the city.

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  • Courthouse packed as our veterans are honored

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Steve Weber honors veterans on hand for Tuesday’s Veterans’ Day ceremonies at the Lin-coln County Courthouse. A number of speakers took the podium as those gathered in the circuit courtroom paid tribute to the men and woman in our armed forces for their service and sacrifices. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Pearson

    Veterans, their spouses, families and supporters packed the Lincoln County courtroom Tuesday morning for the annual Veterans Day program. Steve Weber served as the master of ceremony and introduced each guest. VFW Post 2167 Chaplain Lewis Curtis opened the program with prayer. American Legion Commander Greg Dodson welcomed the veterans, their spouses and gave thanks to the veterans who were sent back to Iraq. Veterans organizations represented in Lincoln County

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  • 30 sites serve as toy drive locations

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    There are now approximately 30 locations across Fayetteville and Lincoln County where you can donate a toy to the Lincoln County Toy Drive, an effort spearheaded by the Fayetteville Fire Department, the Rotary Club and The Times. The 48th annual campaign, which benefits children up to the age of 12, got underway last week, and already the names of more than 150 children have been added to the list to

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  • Bartlett state’s Clerk of Year

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Clerk of the Year (1)

    Becky Bartlett, Lincoln County’s clerk and master, has been named Tennessee’s Clerk of the Year. The award was presented during the County Officials Association of Tennessee (COAT) awards banquet in Chattanooga held as part of the annual conference at the Marriott Downtown. This is Bartlett’s second win — she was named “Clerk of the Year” in 2011. “It was definitely an honor and completely unexpected,” Bartlett said, “but it was

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  • Teen pleads guilty to felony in shooting

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 5:07 am

    The 17-year-old Madison County, Ala., youth charged in connection with a series of shots being fired in Madden Homes last month plead guilty in court here last week to felony reckless endangerment and vandalism. That plea agreement came after the victim in the case failed to appear in court on two separate occasions, even after being subpoenaed, said Bud Bottoms, the assistant district attorney on the case, just after Wednesday’s

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