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Greg Bragg (center) is one of nine approved applicants for the Elk River Watershed Buffer Initiative. He is planting tree buffers along a creek which flows into Tucker Creek in the Elk River-Dukes Creek Watershed in Lincoln County. Also pictured are Joey Ashby (right), county executive director for Lincoln County Farm Service Agency, and Mitchell Aman, (right) district conservationist for Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Funds available for watershed initiative

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 4:10 pm

Funds continue to be available for landowners who are eligible for the Elk River Watershed Buffer Initiative. Ten landowners from Giles, Franklin and Lincoln counties have applied for and have been approved, with each to receive a one-time incentive of $1,500 per acre for herbaceous grass and marginal pastureland wildlife habitat buffers and $1,700 per acre for tree buffers established under 10- to 15-year contracts. Payments will be made once

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  • Cowgirl Way Café opens in Petersburg

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 5:08 am

    Sue Lyles (left), cook and mother of Penny Lyles (center) and Kim Hester, restaurant partners, displays a large pan full of piping hot baked chicken to be served as an entree in conjunction with the Cowgirl Way Cafe lunch special. The family-owned and operated business on Highway 231/341 near Petersburg offers good Southern style cooking and homemade desserts. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Caruso

    Two rockers and a table topped with colorful flowers on the front porch of the Cowgirl Way Cafe in Petersburg beckon guests inside to experience a relaxed, country atmosphere and home-cooked, Southern-style food. Open nearly a month now, sisters and partners, Penny Lyles and Kim Hester, decided they wanted to move back home to Petersburg to be closer to family. They, along with their mom, Sue Lyles, decided that opening

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  • Mother’s Day winner

    Posted on May 25, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Mother's Day winner (3) --

    Fayetteville’s Holly Sisk (center) accepts gift certificates to Sabghi’s Jewelers, Sugar Shack and the Iron Kettle after winning the newspaper’s Mother’s Day Contest. Making the presentation are Lucy Williams of The Times and David Sabghi of Sabghi’s Jewelers. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Caruso

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  • CO.STARTERS launched

    Posted on May 25, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Southern Middle Tennessee Entrepreneur Centers (SMTEC) will soon offer CO.STARTERS, a nationally renowned platform that helps communities grow local business. The nine-week program equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn business ideas into action. Unlike traditional platforms, CO.STARTERS applies the lean business modeling methods popular among high-growth startups to businesses of all kinds. The CO.STARTERS program has been adopted by more than a dozen entrepreneurial

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  • FPU closed Memorial Day

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Fayetteville Public Utilities will be closed on Monday, May 25, for the Memorial Day holiday. Please call FPU at 433-1522 to report an outage or a leak. Dispatchers will be available during the holiday to assist with utility emergencies.

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  • TransforMED CARE opens in Fayetteville

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Gary K. Adams, M.D., and staff, in conjunction with the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, cut the ribbon for the new TransforMED CARE. The office offers a variety of services, including antiaging, aesthetics, and hormones, to help people look and feel better. Located at 2310 Thornton Taylor Parkway, Suite B, the business also hosted an open house Saturday. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Caruso

    Gary K. Adams, M.D., and staff, along with Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce members and others, participated in grand opening festivities May 8 for the doctor’s new office, TransforMED CARE, at 2310 Thornton Taylor Parkway, Suite B, in Fayetteville. TransforMED CARE offers anti-aging, aesthetics and hormone replacement, Adams said, adding that he has begun accepting new patients at the office. In addition, the office provides a variety of services that

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  • TDEC hosts watershed event, art contest

    Posted on May 11, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Division of Water Resources is sponsoring a Watershed Event for Pickwick Lake Watershed, Upper/ Lower Elk River Watersheds and Wheeler Lake Watershed on Thursday, May 21, at 6 p.m. at the Ralph Hastings Building. Light refreshments will be served. The object of the event is for everyone to learn about protecting water resources. Organizations, groups and agencies who do great work in the

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