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County jobless rate still lowest in state

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 10:12 am

Lincoln County’s jobless rate remains the lowest among Tennessee’s 95 counties. County unemployment rates for July, released recently by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, show the rate increased in 86 counties, decreased in five and remained the same in four counties. Lincoln County’s unemployment rate was the lowest among county unemployment rates at 5.6 for July, up by 0.4 percent in June at 5.2 percent. Bedford County’s

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  • Prescription Drug Take-Back event set here

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Prescription drug take back

    More than 1,000 people in Tennessee die each year from drug overdoses, according to the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, and many of those deaths could have been prevented if unused prescriptions were disposed of properly. People across Tennessee are encouraged to join the fight against prescription drug abuse, by removing unused pills from their homes and safely disposing of unused prescriptions during National Prescription Drug Take-Back

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  • Holland seeks city school board seat

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 7:07 am

    Tommy Holland

    Thomas H. (Tommy) Holland, Jr., has announced he is seeking re-election to his seat on the Fayetteville Board of Education in the Nov. 4 city elections. “We’ve just got to remember everything is about the children,” said Holland, a Fayetteville native. “The City School System offers our young people the best teachers and best teaching facilities that we can. “I’m proud of what we have accomplished in the Fayetteville City

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  • Harry announces bid for alderman

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Violet Harry

    Violet Hopkins Harry has officially announced she is seeking election as city alderman in the Nov. 4 election. Ms. Harry, a native of Fayetteville, attended local schools and graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business. She is also a member of the 2012 Leadership Lincoln Class. ‘That experience taught me so much about Fayetteville and Lincoln County and is one reason I became

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  • Site, construction plans okayed for Jack’s restaurant

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Fayetteville Regional Planning Commission has given approval to site and construction plans that will see a Jack’s Family Restaurant built on the Huntsville Highway here. While the action is subject to a stamp of approval from the city’s utility committee, somewhat of a formality, the vote was 4-2 when planners met for their last regular meeting — typically utility committee approval is required before such site and construction plans can

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  • TVA raises rates for second consecutive year

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 5:09 am


    For a second consecutive year, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has announced a rate increase for electric consumers across the Valley. TVA’s 1.5 percent rate increase goes into effect Oct. 1 for Tennessee’s power distributors, including Fayetteville Public Utilities (FPU). At the same time, TVA has increased its total monthly fuel cost and decreased its energy charge due to the scheduled transition month rate which goes into effect next month

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  • $5,000 reward is offered in threats

    Posted on September 15, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Crime Stoppers

    A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for bomb threats aimed at Goodman Manufacturing here in Fayetteville. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) are assisting Fayetteville Police Department (FPD) in the case, said Police Chief Richard Howell Wednesday. This year there have been three bomb threats called into local 911 dispatchers,

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  • IRS warns of continuing phone scam

    Posted on September 15, 2014 at 4:00 pm


    The IRS continues to warn the public to be alert for telephone scams. The callers often claim to be with the IRS and usually demand money. Based on the most recent figures released, there have been at least 90,000 complaints about these phone scams and about 1,100 victims who have lost an estimated $5 million. “Be suspicious of anyone who calls demanding your money or your private information,” said IRS

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  • THP sets roadside safety checks

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 5:08 pm


    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of Sept. 19 on U.S. Highway 431 at the 20.5 mile marker starting at 6 p.m. 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

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