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The new Howell Tank

Howell water tank complete, operational

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 5:44 am

Construction of Fayetteville Public Utiltities’ new 320,000-gallon Howell Water Tank is complete. The tank was filled and placed into service earlier this month. The new tank replaces the old 100,000-gallon tank located on Daves Hollow Road. In addition to the increased water storage size, construction plans also included site improvements for security and safety. The previous tank was a 24-foot tall metal tank, which was constructed in 1977-1978. The new

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  • Lincoln County earns ECD’s ThreeStar status

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:43 pm


    The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced 85 out of 95 counties have been awarded ThreeStar status, and Lincoln County is among those counties. In addition, since the ThreeStar community development program began requiring eligible communities to create and maintain a County Audit Committee in January 2013, the number of counties with Audit Committees has increased substantially. As of March 2013, there were 32 audit committees around the

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  • Suicide Awareness Walk set this fall

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:36 pm

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    In the wake of the recent suicidal tragedy coming out of Hollywood, plans have been announced for the upcoming Third Annual Suicide Awareness Unity Walk. This walk is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4, from 4 until 8 p.m. at the old Franklin County High School football field, located 839 Dinah Shore Boulevard in Winchester. The event will bring together people of all ages and races to remember those lost to

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  • Shelton a nominee for Superintendent of the Year

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Dr. Wanda Shelton, pictured with her grand-daughter Avery Sisk, is one of eight directors across the state to be nominated for 2015 Super-intendent of the Year. She has served as Lincoln County’s director of schools since 2006.

    The Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents (TOSS) has announced the eight finalists for the 2015 superintendent of the year for Tennessee, including Dr. Wanda Shelton, superintendent or director of schools for the Lincoln County School System. Shelton, who has served as Lincoln County’s director of schools since 2006, represents the South Central District in the TOSS nominations. The finalists were selected by a group of their peers for the dedicated

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  • L. Mitchell Road improvements

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 5:43 am

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    L. Mitchell Road was recently resurfaced by the Lincoln County Highway Department as part of the Tennessee state-aid highway system. State-aid roads are 75-percent funded by the state with a 25-percent match by the county. L. Mitchell Road is 2.152 miles in length. The total estimated cost of the project is $212,500.

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  • Troopers encourage back-to-school safety

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 2:50 pm

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    The Tennessee Highway Patrol is urging motorists to utilize extra caution in school zones, around school buses and in neighborhoods during the 2014-2015 school year. State troopers will work to raise school safety awareness and target traffic violators, specifically those who speed in school zones, drive distracted and disregard stopped school buses that are loading and unloading children. “There will be more young pedestrians on the roadways, specifically, in and

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  • Local woman killed in Alabama wreck

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Judy Bracewell

    A 74-year-old Fayetteville woman was killed in an accident in Limestone County Wednesday evening. Judith Bracewell, of Fayetteville, died in the accident, said Alabama state troopers. The wreck happened just before 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Troopers said Bracewell was driving on McKee Road near Athens, Ala., when she ran the stop sign at the intersection of Highway 251. A van traveling north on Highway 251 T-boned her car. Bracewell was pronounced

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  • 110th edition of Lincoln County Fair next month

    Posted on August 14, 2014 at 8:20 am

    It's Fair Time

    September 6-13th marks an exciting week of fun and entertainment during the 110th Lincoln County Fair. The week will be packed with rides, entertainment, competition and harness races, along with good food and lots of fun. Concerts through the week include 4-Miles Gone on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m., Jon Pardi at 8 p.m. and Parmalee at 9 p.m. At the close of the Fair on Saturday, Sept. 13,

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  • Pit bulls likely to be removed as dangerous dog

    Posted on August 14, 2014 at 7:19 am

    When the Fayetteville Board of Mayor and Aldermen meets this week, they will likely take action to remove pit bulls from dangerous dog laws set forth by municipal codes. In its work session Thursday, the board agreed to place on their agenda for this week’s meeting an ordinance amending city codes relating to the ownership and keeping of dangerous dogs within the city. Currently, the code mandates that all pit

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