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Yellow dot sticker could save your life

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 6:06 am

Fayetteville-Lincoln County Senior Citizens Center is the official site for the Yellow Dot program in Lincoln County. In the “golden hour” after a serious auto accident, a yellow dot could save your life. Tennessee is encouraging all motorists to participate in the state’s Yellow Dot program which provides identification and critical health information to first responders at the scene of a crash. Drivers simply attach a free, state-issued sticker to

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  • FPU hires firm to eye addition, renovation

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 8:28 am

    Fayetteville Public Utilities has hired a Jackson firm for design and engineering services for a proposed facility addition. Representatives of TLM Associates, Inc., a firm that has provided services for other utility systems constructing new offices, were on hand during last week’s board of directors’ work session. Jerry Hartsfield, a representative of the firm, discussed options for utilizing property purchased by FPU last year along Market Street near FPU’s headquarters.

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  • Turnout steady as early voting nears end

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 5:29 am


    Turnout has been steady since early voting got underway, said Shelia Allen, Lincoln County’s administrator of elections, noting that her office is averaging close to 300 citizens coming in each day to cast their ballots. Early and absentee voting continues through this Saturday, Aug. 2, for the county general, state primary and Petersburg city elections that will be conducted Aug. 7. Through Friday, the Lincoln County Election Commission is open

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  • Spec building complete, on market

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    (From left) Will Thomas and Ron Mahal of the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Industrial De-velopment Board brief city and county officials on the new speculative building now com-plete in the Posey Industrial Park. The briefing was held during a tour of the facility early last week. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

    City and county officials met early last week for a walk-through of the now complete speculative building constructed in the Posey Industrial Park on the Winchester Highway. The $2 million facility, built by Sain Construction Co. out of Manchester, is being eyed by at least one industrial prospect, said Elaine Middleton, economic development director during the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Industrial Development Board’s July meeting. That prospect is expected to make a

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  • Sewer Rehab

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Sewer Rehab --

    Contractors for Fayetteville Public Utilities work to replace a section of sewer line along Washington Street as part of the utility system’s ongoing Tanyard Branch rehab project to improve wastewater service for city residents. The firm doing the work is LTS Construction out of Winchester. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

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  • Quilts delivered to residents impacted by April tornadoes

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Pictured are (from left) Janice Grimes, founder and executive director, Joe Parish, Sharon Parish, Sean Parish, Carolyn Tandy and Kathy Quick.

    A team of Quilts of Compassion volunteers delivered quilts Wednesday to about 80 local residents who were impacted by the April 28 tornadoes here. Prior to their stop in Fayetteville, the group handed out quilts in Tupelo, Miss., Louisville, Miss., Birmingham, Ala., Athens, Ala. and Huntsville, Ala. “This trip we brought 700 quilts,” said Janice Grimes, Quilts of Compassion founder and executive director. Last month the team was in Baxter

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  • Justice visits

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Justice discusses retention (4) --

    Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia Clark speaks to members of the Fayetteville Bar Association, as well as attorneys from around Tennessee, about retention of her position as Supreme Court Justice in the face of some opposition to reappointment of three candidates who were vetted this year. Introducing her was former Justice William Koch. Fayetteville Bar Association and the Lincoln County Chancery Court hosted the event.

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  • Ardmore man charged in making threats on president

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    A Tennessee man who threatened to kill President Barack Obama and other politicians in expletive-laced voicemails was to appear in court last week, officials said on Tuesday. Jimmie Johnson, 45, of Ardmore, left his name and the threats in three voice mail messages with the state’s Office of Homeland Security in Nashville on July 11 and July 12, according to a prosecutors’ affidavit filed in state court. He also threatened

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  • Highway Patrol sets roadside checkpoints

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 5:18 am


    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of Aug. 1 on State Route 275 at the 4.5 mile marker beginning at 8 p.m. in Lincoln County. A second driver license roadside checkpoint will be held Aug. 8 at 1 p.m. on U.S. Highway 431 at the 2.6 mile marker. Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate

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