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Police urge caution Halloween night

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 6:27 am

On Halloween this Friday evening, Fayetteville Police Department urges children to stay safe and drivers to watch out for children, using caution while out on the streets. Among the tips for kids and teens are to look both ways before crossing the street and always cross at the corner of the block, police reminded. “Don’t dart out in the street,” said Commander Jesse Casias. Children under 12 should walk only

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  • Elections set for next Tuesday

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 5:26 am

    With early voting wrapping up Thursday of this week, Lincoln County Election Commission officials are ready for the state general, Fayetteville City, and Ardmore City elections to be held next Tuesday, Nov. 4. Precincts across the county will open at 9 a.m. Tuesday and remain open until 7 p.m. A sample ballot appears on Page 8B of this week’s edition of The Times. The proposed amendments to the state constitution

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  • Bevels making progress in recovery

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Peggy Bevels

    Last Monday, Oct. 20, marked Peggy Bevels’ 60th day at Millennium Rehab in Huntsville, Ala., where she continues to recover after sustaining a stroke in late July. “Mother has made amazing progress and what is even more amazing is the fact that her personality and mischievous sense of humor is the same that we all know and love,” said Bevels’ daughter, Rhonda, last week. “Mother speaks in sentences and has

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  • Fire destroys Roxie Drive home

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 6:24 am

    A single-story home was totally destroyed by fire Thursday afternoon. “It was fully involved when it was called in,” said Mike Hall, director of the Emergency Management Agency. Both Parks City and Central stations responded to Roxie Drive to fight the fire at the wood frame with brick facing structure. “No one was inside,” Hall said. “There was a guy outside and he got the animals out.” Hall said he

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  • Burglary ring busted after joint investigation

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Six individuals linked to burglaries in Tennessee and Alabama over the past several weeks are in jail as a result of a joint effort of law enforcement in both states. All but one individual who allegedly took part in the burglaries are in Alabama jails. In addition to Lincoln County locations, the individuals were linked to burglaries in Giles County and several Alabama counties, including Madison, Marshall, Jackson and Morgan.

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  • Alabama man faces meth charges

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Fayetteville Police arrested a 29-year-old Alabama man early Saturday evening with promoting the manufacture of methamphetamine. According to Sgt. Detective Dion Shockley, Alen Joseph Grassel allegedly had all of the components for meth at a home on Brookside Drive. “The components to cook meth weren’t combined — they were in his possession,” said Shockley. Only one individual was involved, the detective said. Grassel, 29, 5947 County Highway 45, Guin, Ala.,

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  • Mental evaluation ordered for robbery, assault suspect

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Scotty Bolin

    A Lincoln County man charged with assaulting and robbing a female real estate agent earlier this year has been rescheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, Dec. 2, due to a request for a mental evaluation. On that date, Judge Forest Durard may set a trial date for Scotty Bolin who is charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated sexual battery and theft of property between $500-$1,000 stemming from the

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  • Woman shot in chest recovering

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 5:22 am

    A 29-year-old woman is recovering from a gunshot wound that was inflicted early Saturday morning. Laura Rogers of Fayetteville was shot in the chest by a small caliber weapon while on Clay Street about 4 a.m., according to the Fayetteville Police Department. A suspect, John Willie Moorehead, 70, of 304 Clay Street, was charged with criminal attempt to commit criminal homicide. He was held at the Lincoln County Jail on

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  • Taft man dies in accident

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 5:21 am

    A 21-year-old Taft man was killed in a vehicle crash in the Bellview community Saturday afternoon. According to a preliminary report by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Christopher T. Fikes of Taft was driving a 2005 Suzuki Forenza sedan northbound on Harbin Road at a high rate of speed. A 2006 International semi truck was parked facing northbound on the side of Harbin Road when the Suzuki struck the rear of

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