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Hampton developer asks to refinance TIF

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 2:55 pm

The developer of the Hampton Inn is asking officials with the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Industrial Development Board (IDB) to consider allowing him to refinance the tax increment financing (TIF) loan that facilitated the project two years ago. It’s a request IDB officials say they will consider on two conditions, one that a restaurant is operational in the accompanying Bennigan’s site, and two, that the propose meets with a review to ensure

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  • Lincoln Road, Daikin signals are installed

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 9:57 am


    Two traffic signals — one at the intersection of Lincoln Road and the Huntsville Highway south of Parks City and another at the entrance to Daikin/Goodman Manufacturing in Fayetteville — are in place and operational now. Installation started for both signals earlier this month, but each of the projects have been in the works for some time. They were both among state Department of Transportation bid lettings last fall, with

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  • South Central taking apps for energy assistance

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 6:16 am

    South Central Human Resource Agency is taking applications for the low income energy assistance program. This program helps low income households through direct energy payments to their energy provider. Households with a total annual income below 150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines may be assisted once during the program year which began Oct. 1, 2014. Applicants must bring in their ID, proof of total household income for the past

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  • 38-cent county tax hike moves forward

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 5:54 am

    Another lengthy meeting early last week on Lincoln County’s fiscal year 2015-16 budget ended with county budgeters agreeing to send the full commission a proposal for a 38-cent increase in the property tax rate. That draft budget went to the commission Tuesday, but it won’t be formally presented until next month. At that time, commissioners will schedule a public hearing on the proposal. If ultimately approved, the new tax rate

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  • Tipton sentenced to 42 years on sex crimes

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Albert Tipton

    A Lincoln County man and former gospel singer pled guilty in circuit court Tuesday to multiple sexual crimes against two young girls and received a total effective sentence of 42 years in prison. Albert Keith Tipton, 48, was sentenced by Judge Forest A. Durard, Jr., for statutory rape by an authority figure, aggravated rape and incest. He had pled guilty to 16 counts on two victims. “Crimes of a sexual

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  • Metro vote is delayed for now

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    A proposal to set in motion a series of events that could lead to the establishment of metropolitan form of county government here in Lincoln County has been delayed for now. Commissioner Ronald Jean had said in April that he would bring a motion to the full Lincoln County Commission during its May meeting to get the ball rolling, but that meeting, held last week, didn’t see a mention of

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  • Alabama men charged with stealing a/c unit

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 5:53 am

    Two Alabama men were charged early Wednesday morning when they were reportedly caught with a stolen central air conditioner in the bed of a pickup truck, along with a backpack full of burglary tools. Some suspicious activity was observed at 4 Foxwood Drive where someone noticed a black Chevrolet Avalanche backed into a driveway, according to authorities. Sgt. Tommy Sanders of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department arrived in the area

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  • Classes of 2015 presented

    Posted on May 25, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    2015 LCHS Graduation (65)

    The Classes of 2015 are presented in this week’s edition of The Times. The special section features pictures of graduates from Lincoln County High School, Fayetteville High School and Riverside Christian Academy, as well local home schools, stories about their top honors, awards, and scholarships. The section also includes photo coverage of commencement exercises held at each of the schools over the past week. The images were captured by Paul

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  • City occupancy tax given final nod

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 9:13 am

    The City of Fayetteville’s occupancy tax, commonly referred to as a hotel/motel tax, has crossed its final hurdles and will become effective July 1. Members of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen gave the measure their approval Tuesday, just days after Gov. Bill Haslam signed it into law, setting into place a 3.5 percent tax on any establishment in the city that provides accommodations. Prior to gaining the governor’s signature,

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