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(From left) IDB Co-Chair Ron Mahal, Executive Director Elaine Middleton, Chair Will Thomas, County Mayor Bill Thomas and County Mayor Jon Law meet to discuss a plan of action in response to Goodman’s anticipated closure in 2017. ~ Staff photo by Lucy Williams

Eyeing regional plan of action

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 8:34 am

Community officials are meeting in a continuing series of sessions to hash out a plan of action they hope will be successful in mitigating the anticipated loss of jobs that will come with the closure of Goodman Manufacturing here in Fayetteville. Said to be two to two-and-a-half years away, the shut-down will result in 1,500 to 1,800 jobs leaving the area for Houston, Texas. “It’s regional in its impact,” said

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  • County nixes new school land purchase

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 6:32 am

    Members of the Lincoln County Commission voted not to allow the County Board of Education to go forward with the $430,000 purchase of 40 acres on Highway 50 for what would have eventually become the site of a new K-8 school. “This is something that’s been kicked around for a long time,” said Commissioner Doug Cunningham just after Commissioner Donny Ogle’s motion to not allow the purchase. “Kids in the

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  • Deputies bust alleged meth operation

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Following a lengthy investigation by local law enforcement, several people were taken into custody on drug charges, including four who were allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine in the western portion of Lincoln County. Early Tuesday evening, sheriff’s deputies arrived at an apartment building behind a residence at 2 Johnson Hill Road where four individuals reportedly had been manufacturing meth. “It was one of the largest finished products I’ve seen in my career,”

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  • $100,000 okayed for repair of courthouse elevator

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 5:28 am

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    The Lincoln County Commission has given its approval to approximately $100,000 in repairs to the courthouse elevator that has been out of service over recent weeks. Approval of funding for the repairs came Tuesday, but it will likely be three to four months before the elevator is operable again. In December of 2013, commissioners agreed to spend $10,000 to have an engineering firm evaluate options in regard to the elevator,

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  • Domestic violence call leads to police chase

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 5:27 am

    Police entered into a pursuit of a vehicle following their response to a domestic violence call involving a man allegedly assaulting a female and juvenile male. Fayetteville Police Chief Richard Howell was in the area of Cotton Mill Road, Shelbyville Highway and Old Mulberry Road when a 1998 red Cadillac backed out of a driveway across from Parsley’s Market and nearly hit his patrol car around the same time the

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  • Ardmore man charged with abusing child

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 5:26 am

    An Ardmore man has been charged with two counts of aggravated sexual battery and aggravated rape of a child. On Dec. 1 of last year, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department was made aware of alleged sexual allegations against Joe Wiley Dixon, 69, of 18763 Stateline Road, Ardmore, said Capt. Joyce McConnell, an investigator with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department. As a result, an investigation was initiated. Although the investigation is

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  • Parsley’s Market robbed

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 6:29 pm

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    Fayetteville police quickly responded to a robbery at Parsley’s Market on Shelbyville Highway Tuesday evening. “It involved one person who entered the store,” said Sgt. Detective Dion Shockley of the Fayetteville Police Department. He noted that the male robbery suspect was “covered up” but did not disclose what the suspect was wearing. “A weapon was involved,” Shockley said. The suspect reportedly took some items from behind the cash register. Shockley

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  • DUI charges follow chase that ends in wreck

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    A 58-year-old Lincoln County man was charged following a high-speed chase late last Friday evening that started at the Alabama state line. Madison County, Ala., authorities notified Lincoln County law enforcement that they were in pursuit of a possible DUI driver on Huntsville Highway coming from Madison County. Investigator James Owen was close by and clocked the man on radar traveling at 73 M.P.H. in a 55 M.P.H. zone. Owen

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  • Police investigate burglaries

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Fayetteville police are investigating two burglaries in town that were reported early last Monday morning. According to Sgt. Detective Dion Shockley, at about 7 a.m., Advance Auto, located at 1111 Huntsville Highway, reported a burglary where forced entry and damage was made to the building. Around two hours later, Long John Silvers, at 1120 Huntsville Highway, reported a burglary that happened Monday morning. “They made a forced entry into the

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