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Promise deadline nears

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 9:42 am

The application deadline for the new Tennessee Promise scholarship program is quickly approaching on Nov. 1, and the state of Tennessee wants to make sure no high school senior is left out. “Every high school senior in the state of Tennessee who wants the opportunity to attend a community or technical college tuition-free should sign up right now,” said Mike Krause, executive director of the Governor’s Drive to 55 Initiative

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  • State fire marshal advises, ‘Close the door’

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Tennessee State Fire Marshal

    “Close the Door!” That is what Gary West, state fire marshal, is telling Tennesseans in an effort to save more lives if a fire should occur. “A door is one of the best pieces of firefighting and lifesaving equipment,” said West. “If you leave a room that is on fire, simply closing the door behind you can be the best decision you make.” Closing the door reduces fire growth and

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  • Drexler thanks responders for saving his life

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 6:33 am

    Raymond Drexler (center) meets with Lincoln Medical EMS and Huntsville MedFlight personnel to thank them for saving his life recently. Pictured are (from left) Matt Ulrich, flight paramedic, Tim Knueven, pilot, both with Huntsville MedFlight; Drexler; Jamie Whorley, paramedic, Lincoln Medical EMS; and Kim Hellums, flight nurse, Huntsville Med Flight. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Pearson

    Raymond Drexler, 67, has been in life-threatening situations throughout his lifetime, but it was while he was in his home in late August that he found himself in the fight of his life. As a young man, Drexler served in the Marine Corps. He served two tours in Vietnam and worked in bomb disposal. When he retired from the Marines, he joined the National Guard full time and continued his

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  • Fraud, financial abuse focus of senior program

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 6:41 am

    The Adult Abuse Coalition of South Central Tennessee is sponsoring the 10th annual statewide campaign to educate and inform all Tennesseans about fraud and financial abuse of seniors and disabled adults. Governor Bill Haslam is set to sign the official proclamation to proclaim October as Fraud & Financial Abuse Awareness Month in Tennessee. In recognition of Fraud and Financial Abuse Awareness Month, the Coalition will be coordinating several events and

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  • Burn permits are required

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 5:40 am

    Burn Safe

    The Division of Forestry is reminding Lincoln County residents that if they intend to do any outdoor burning, they are required by state law to obtain a free burning permit. The permits are required Oct. 15 until May 15. To obtain a permit, call toll free 1-877-350-2876 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Permits are also available online for small scale debris burns by visiting BurnSafeTN.org. Online

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  • ‘Kids Hunting for Cure’ this weekend

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Kids Hunting for a Cure

    Kids Hunting for a Cure and the Matt Malone Memorial Chapter Deer Hunt will be held in conjunction with the 14th Annual Juvenile Hunter’s Field Day on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24-25. The event begins at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Fayetteville on Friday with sign in from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. where hunters will meet their guide and the landowner. An auction will start at 6 p.m. with

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  • Trail of Tears remembrance set this month

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 5:26 am

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    On the fourth Saturday each October, a remembrance is held in honor of the Cherokee Indians who were driven from their homelands and forced to walk to Oklahoma along the Bell’s Route through Fayetteville and Lincoln County in 1838. Everyone is invited to watch or participate in this somber flashback in history. This colorful, living history event is free to the public. Each year, spectators have witnessed a horse-drawn, covered

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  • Heart Walk Sunday

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 8:28 am

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    The Lincoln County Heart Walk is set for this Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Patrick Rehab-Wellness Center, with festivities and registration at 2 p.m. and the walk beginning at 2:30 p.m. The fund-raising goal for this year’s walk is $40,000, according to organizers, who add that they were at $26,000 last week. Stephanie Cline serves as the director of this year’s Heart Walk. At the event, there will be refreshments,

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  • Remembering Adm. Kelso

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Ken Hoff of Norfolk, Va., points to a picture of the late Adm. Frank Kelso and his first wife, Landess, with former President George and First Lady Barbara Bush as he describes the close friendship of the admiral and the country’s chief executive. Looking on and listening is Marie Caldwell, president of the museum association. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

    While it’s been more than 40 years since Ken Hoff served on the USS Finback with Adm. Frank B. Kelso, the indelible impression Kelso made drew the now retired reservist to the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Museum last week all the way from Norfolk, Va. Hoff, accompanied by his wife and friends from Knoxville, took in the Adm. Kelso exhibit, a collection of items documenting the legacy of a man whose career

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