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County pursues school site on Hwy. 50

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 5:55 am

After months of study, a town hall session and more than half a dozen other meetings, the Lincoln County Board of Education gave its approval last week to start the process of purchasing 40 acres bounded by Providence Road and Highway 50 for what they hope will eventually be the site of a new school. The purchase price amounts to approximately $430,000, according to the board action, but there are

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  • Grubb announces for circuit judge

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 5:50 am

    Brooke Grubb

    Lincoln County resident Brooke C. Grubb has announced his candidacy for election to the position of Circuit Court Judge Part I for the 17th Judicial District. “My entire adult working career has been one of public service – as a law enforcement officer, a prosecutor and as a soldier,” he said in making his announcement. “After college graduation, my first job was as a Marshall County Sheriff’s deputy. “Since completing

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  • Durard seeks vote as circuit judge

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 5:50 am

    Forest Durard

    Judge Forest Durard announces his candidacy for Circuit Court Judge, Part I, of the 17th Judicial District, which is comprised of Bedford, Lincoln, Marshall and Moore counties. Durard was appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam to complete the remaining term of retired Circuit Court Judge Robert Crigler. The general election is set for Aug. 7. Durard was the successful candidate from a field of five applicants, who applied for the judgeship

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  • LCHS Prom Royalty

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 3:21 pm

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    Lincoln County High School’s Luke Croft and Hailey Herd were crowned king and queen at the 2014 LCHS Prom, “All That Jazz”, Saturday night. Riverside Christian Academy will hold its Spring Formal Thursday evening, April 17, while Fayetteville High School will host its Senior Prom on Saturday, April 26. (Watch for additional coverage in upcoming weeks’ editions.) ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

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  • Church seeks donation of passenger van

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    New Life Heart to Heart Church, located at 1922 Wilson Parkway in Fayetteville, is in need of a 15-passenger van to transport people to and from church. Any individual or business interested in donating a van of this type, in good enough condition to fill the need, is asked to call Derrick Jones, pastor, at (931) 993-5233. Church finances will not allow the church to purchase the van at this

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  • Blue Ribbon Horse Show set Friday

    Posted on April 11, 2014 at 5:52 am

    Blue Ribbon First Place

    The 33rd Annual Fayetteville Blue Ribbon Horse Show will be held Friday, April 11, at the Lincoln County Horseman’s and 4-H Horse Show Grounds on the Lewisburg Highway. A pit barbecue chicken dinner will be served from 5-7 p.m. that evening, with the show starting at 6:30 p.m. The meal includes a half barbecue chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, bread, chips and a drink, and all proceeds go toward supporting

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  • Campaign aimed at reducing traffic fatalities

    Posted on April 10, 2014 at 7:52 am


    Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Tracy Trott last week joined police chiefs and sheriffs’ association leaders and highway safety advocates to announce the nationwide campaign to reduce traffic fatalities by 15 percent in 2014 – the “Drive to Zero Fatalities”. This national effort was initiated by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). The “Drive to Zero Fatalities”

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  • Thorpe announces for Dist. 2 seat

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 9:54 am

    John Thorpe

    John Thorpe has officially announced he is seeking re-election to the Lincoln County Commission for District 2 in the Aug. 7 elections. A native Lincoln Countian, he is the son of Janice Thorpe (Davis) and the late James Thorpe. He and his wife, Andrea Askins Thorpe, have two children, Claire and Jonathan James (J.J.) Thorpe Thorpe has lived most of his life in the McBurg/Dellrose community. He and his wife

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  • Spivey’s speed trap bill to become law

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Billy Spivey

    Legislation aimed at preventing small communities from abusing the power to write traffic citations on interstate highways for increased revenue purposes sailed through the State Senate Monday on a 29-0 vote. The bill, HB1863, had already easily passed through the House with a 95-1 vote on March 20. This week’s Senate action sends it on to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law. The legislation, sponsored by State Representative

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