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Newman takes office

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Bill Newman takes his oath of office as Lincoln County mayor Thursday evening. A commissioner for 16 years, Newman took office Monday after winning 36 percent of the vote Aug. 7 amid a field of five hopefuls, including the incumbent mayor, Peggy Bevels. ~ Staff photo by Lucy Williams

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  • Blackwelder sworn in to office

    Posted on September 1, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Swearing In -- Sheriff (2) --

    Lincoln County Sheriff Murray Blackwelder is sworn into office for another four years by General Sessions Judge Andy Myrick Thursday morning at the courthouse.

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  • Gill sworn into office

    Posted on September 1, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Swearing In -- Gill (1) --

    Tim Gill, county roads superintendent, is sworn in Thursday by General Sessions Judge Andy Myrick. Other county officials were to be sworn in Tuesday of this week.

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  • ADAs sworn into office

    Posted on September 1, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    ADA Swearing In (2) --

    District Attorney General Robert Carter (fifth from left) looks on as Judge Forest Durard (far right) swears in his assistant district attorneys, including (from left) Amber Sandoval, Eddie Bernard, William (Bud) Bottoms, Holly Eubanks, Janice Y. Brown, and Joseph Johnson, at the Lincoln County Courthouse. Carter and his other assistant district attorneys were sworn in Wednesday in Shelbyville. ~ Staff photo by Lucy Williams

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  • Commissioners sworn

    Posted on September 1, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Swearing In -- Commissioners Sworn --

    Members of the new Lincoln County Commission raise their right hands as they are sworn into office Thursday evening at the courthouse. Those not present will be administered their oaths this week. Twenty commissioners were re-elected Aug. 7 to the body, which has four new commissioners this term.

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  • Local 4-H team takes top honors

    Posted on September 1, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Top honors --

    The Lincoln County 4-H dairy judging team took top honors in state 4-H Dairy judging contest held in Lebanon. Pictured (from left) are Dan Owen, extension agent; Kelly Faulkner; Molly Odell; Abigayle Pollock; Alex Tanner; and Jeff Mitchell, UT Extension. Abigayle was the second high individual, Molly the fifth high individual and Kelsey was seventh in oral reason.

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  • TVA fuel cost falls in September

    Posted on September 1, 2014 at 10:13 am


    Fayetteville Public Utilities announced this week that the Tennessee Valley Authority’s total monthly fuel cost for September will decrease by $4.73 on the average electric bill for 1,330 kilowatts. The fuel cost amount has decreased on the average electric bill by a total of $7.79 since July, giving FPU customers a savings during the summer months. “While the September savings will vary depending on each customer’s kilowatt use, residential consumers

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  • THP sets sobriety checkpoints

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 6:23 am

    DUI checkpoint

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting sobriety roadside safety checkpoints during the week of Sept. 1 on Highway 64 Bypass at the 16.4-mile marker in Lincoln County. Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305 others every year in the United States. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Troopers will target those who operate a vehicle while

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  • 14 qualify for November city elections

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 5:28 am

    As the deadline passed Thursday to qualify for November’s city races, competition mounted as additional candidates filed papers with the Lincoln County Election Commission. Two candidates have qualified for city mayor, while another seven have qualified for three aldermanic seats, and five for three seats on the city school board. Danny Bryant, a current alderman, will face Jonathan Law in the race for mayor of Fayetteville on the Nov. 4

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