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Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:13 am

Pettus L. Read for Tennessee Farm Bureau What’s Over The Horizon? For some reason, the month of July has always been special for me to take in the observation of the moon. No, I’m not involved in some kind of way out there religion or smoke any kind of kooky weeds, but if you have not noticed it, the moon in July is usually extra special. I guess, due to

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  • Alexander focuses on campaign, his record

    Posted on July 18, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    JOHN GULLION special to the times   Editor’s Note: This article is the first in a multi-part series from an exclusive interview with U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander during a campaign stop in Morristown. It is an interesting time to be a Republican on the national stage. Not only is the White House occupied by a Democrat, the liberal party also holds a majority in the U.S. Senate. But the Republicans

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  • Retain our Supreme Court justices

    Posted on July 18, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Our Tennessee and U.S. Constitutions are among the most protective documents ever written. It is the job of our Tennessee Supreme Court Justices to uphold our state and federal Constitutions so the rights of each and every one of us are protected. That is exactly what Justice Cornelia Clark, Justice Sharon Lee and Chief Justice Gary Wade have done and will continue to do if we all vote to retain

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  • Do you know who you are?

    Posted on July 14, 2014 at 2:15 pm

                                         PETTUS L. READ,  Tennessee Farm Bureau While sitting with a group of friends eating Mexican food recently, we got into a discussion of family names and birthdays. One had just recently found out he had been celebrating his birthday on the wrong date after finding his birth certificate, proving he was older

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  • Sheriff explains stance on Charter

    Posted on July 8, 2014 at 7:48 am

    Sheriff Murray Blackwelder

    To the citizens of Lincoln County, as you know, I recently came out in opposition of the current Charter in its written form. I did so on two fronts: one, from the standpoint of sheriff, and the second as a tax-paying resident of Lincoln County. As sheriff, I feel it is my obligation to the people of Lincoln County to speak up anytime I foresee anything that will be a

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  • Common Core should be repealed

    Posted on June 30, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Scott DesJarlais

    SCOTT DESJARLAIS u.s. congressman Tennessee parents and teachers have given me a clear mandate: repeal Common Core. Common Core, commonly referred to as ObamaCore, is a set of national standards created by the federal government in conjunction with leftist ideologues that have been imposed on our schools and children. President Obama bribed states into instituting these Common Core standards by offering them hundreds of millions of dollars in stimulus spending

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  • City mayor addresses county, city sales contracts

    Posted on June 24, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Mayor John Ed Underwood

    JOHN ED UNDERWOOD mayor, city of fayetteville   On Jan. 14, 2014 the Mayor and Board of Alderman passed a motion to notify the Lincoln County Commission that on June 30, 2014 the sales tax agreement put in place on July 1, 2011 would not be renewed. Letters were sent to the County Mayor, Mayor Pro-tem and the Finance Director on Jan. 16, 2014, giving county government five and one-half

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