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Rabies clinics held this weekend

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 6:26 am

The annual Rabies Vaccination Clinics will take place on Saturday, March 28. Tennessee state law requires that all dogs and cats six months of age must be vaccinated by a licensed veterinarian. The price is $9 per animal. The vaccination fee will be the same at local veterinarian offices March 21-28. The March 28 schedule is Highland Rim School, 1-3 p.m.; Boonshill Community Center, 9-11 a.m.; South Lincoln School, 1-3

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  • Mobile food pantry Saturday

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Hands of Mercy Mobile Food Pantry will be held Saturday, March 28, at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds. Free food for Lincoln County residents will be distributed to the first 250 families present on a first come, first served basis. Numbers will be passed out starting at 8:30 a.m. to participants who have current identification and proof of Lincoln County residency. Volunteers for the food pantry are asked to be at

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  • Petersburg pursues funds for home rehabs

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 7:26 am

    The Town of Petersburg will pursue funding to assist with rehabilitating homes of the low- and very-low income residents. According to a resolution passed last week, the town will submit an application for the Home Investments Partnerships Program (HOME) funds in the amount of $500,000 for the purpose of rehabilitating the homes. Petersburg Alderman Don McLaine noted that this is 100 percent grant money, and there are no matching funds.

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  • LCHS Foundation eyes mini-ambulance

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 10:27 am

    The Lincoln County Health System Foundation will concentrate all fundraising efforts this year on the purchase of a mini-ambulance, much like the one pictured above, for the Lincoln Medical Center EMS. The mini-ambulance will be used at large scale events like the Fair and Host of Christmas Past, where standard ambulances cannot always reach the patient quickly due to crowds.

    Proceeds from Boston Butt Sale in May to aid effort The Lincoln County Health System Foundation will concentrate all fundraising efforts this year on the purchase of a mini-ambulance for the Lincoln Medical Center EMS. This will be an off road vehicle that will be used for events and special rescue situations. “Each year the foundation chooses an item to focus all their fundraising goals around,” explained Debbie Pruitt, Foundation

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  • Kelso man charged with sexual exploitation of minor

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 2:27 am

    A Kelso man was charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor last week. Harley Terrence Roland, 20, was charged after “allegations that he was sending explicit photos to a couple of young teenagers,” said Capt. Joyce McConnell, an investigator with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department. Roland, of 109 North Howard Fitch Road, was released from the Lincoln County Jail on $40,000 bond.

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  • Firefighters battle two house fires

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    A single-story house in Mulberry caught fire Wednesday afternoon while the owner was at home. Moore County, Central, Belleville and Flintville Volunteer Fire/Rescue were dispatched to 13 Louse Creek Road about 12:30 p.m. According to a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department report prepared by Deputy Wayne Graham, the resident, Ella Couch, heard a loud popping noise and noticed red embers in the wall. The fire was believed to have started in

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  • Slawburger Festival nears

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 5:25 am

    Slawburger Festival

    Making plans for the first ever Slawburger Festival in historic downtown Fayetteville, organizers gather for an interview with Fayetteville Public Utilities’ Channel 6 in front of Bill’s Cafe and Honey’s. The group displays artwork by Jennie Roles-Walter’s students at Fayetteville High School. The Slawburger Festival is set for April 18 in downtown Fayetteville. Pictured (from left) are Sandra Morrison, Carolyn Denton, Catherine Sullivan, Gina Warren of FPU, Carol Foster, Hannah

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  • Residential solid waste fee rises

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 5:24 am

    The residential solid waste fee Fayetteville and Lincoln County residents pay each month will increase from $6 per month to $8, effective April 1. The increase, approved by the Lincoln County Commission last week, results from increasing costs associated primarily with transporting solid waste out of the county – “Our existing $6 charge can no longer cover expenses,” said Commissioner Doug Cunningham, who chairs the Interlocal Solid Waste Authority (ISWA),

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  • Bill to curb illegal hunting moves forward

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 5:24 am

    A bill proposed by local landowners concerned about illegal hunting in the area is moving forward. Members of the Tennessee Landowners Coalition from Lincoln and Moore counties have been working with State Sen. Jim Tracy and State Rep. Pat Marsh to draft legislation that would establish a restitution scale with increased fines for those who illegally kill white-tailed deer, wild turkey, bear or wild elk. The Senate version of the

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