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Library earns awards, state appointments

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 11:55 am

The Tennessee Library Association bestowed one of its greatest honors on the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library Board at its annual conference. The Association awarded Margaret Nell Fowler, chairman of the library board of directors, with its Trustee of the Year Award for her outstanding work here in Lincoln County. During last year’s budgetary meetings, it seemed likely that the public library, along with other non-profits, would be cut from the

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Library earns awards, state appointments

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 11:55 am

The Tennessee Library Association bestowed one of its greatest honors on the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library Board at its annual conference. The Association awarded Margaret Nell Fowler, chairman of the library board of directors, with its Trustee of the Year Award for her outstanding work here in Lincoln County. During last year’s budgetary meetings, it seemed likely that the public library, along with other non-profits, would be cut from the

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  • Hampton developer asks to refinance TIF

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    The developer of the Hampton Inn is asking officials with the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Industrial Development Board (IDB) to consider allowing him to refinance the tax increment financing (TIF) loan that facilitated the project two years ago. It’s a request IDB officials say they will consider on two conditions, one that a restaurant is operational in the accompanying Bennigan’s site, and two, that the propose meets with a review to ensure

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  • Lincoln Road, Daikin signals are installed

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 9:57 am

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    Two traffic signals — one at the intersection of Lincoln Road and the Huntsville Highway south of Parks City and another at the entrance to Daikin/Goodman Manufacturing in Fayetteville — are in place and operational now. Installation started for both signals earlier this month, but each of the projects have been in the works for some time. They were both among state Department of Transportation bid lettings last fall, with

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Unity JV scholarship

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 7:18 pm

Unity School’s JV Coach Mark Shaddy (left) and Coach Nathan Browning (right) congratulate T.J. Crabtree, recipient of the 2015 Unity Junior Varsity Football Scholarship for $500. T.J. will be attending the University of Tennessee at Martin in the fall, where he will play football and major in education.

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  • Blanche athletes support Center for Cancer Care

    Posted on May 28, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Blanche School volleyball players, cheerleaders and coaches were treated to a pizza lunch by the Center for Cancer Care out of appreciation for their fundraising efforts during Cancer Awareness Night. The students raised nearly $500 and donated a huge box of food for the Center for Cancer Care. Cancer Center representatives Sherry Mayes and Beth Lauderdale, along with Volleyball Coach Erica Mohler, join the group for a photo.

    Representatives of the Center for Cancer Care visited Blanche School recently to treat the volleyball players and cheerleaders to lunch out of appreciation for their fundraising efforts. Back in September, the volleyball players and cheerleaders teamed up to make a Cancer Awareness night happen. Shirts were bought, the band came to play, the cheerleaders cheered and helped raise money and a portion of the volleyball proceeds that night went to

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  • CHP plans 5K run under the summer stars

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Carriage House Players invites the public to be part of history by participating in the group’s first ever Star Run 5k. The race will be held under the summer stars on Saturday, June 13, on the campus of Lincoln County High School. The moderate course will consist of paved areas, some grassy areas, and some incline. There will also be a one-mile Fun Run all on pavement, which is great

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Library hosts series on homesteading

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 8:16 am

The Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library, with the help of several community partners, has begun a new family class series on homesteading and sustainable living topics. “As a staff, we noticed several new families had moved to the area, bought a few acres and were looking for library materials on raising pigs, growing vegetables, and multiple ‘do-it-yourself’ topics that go beyond crafting or hobbies,” said Jill Rael, library director. “Instead, many

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  • Simmons retires after 20 years on Election Commission

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 5:15 am

    Dan Long, Lincoln County Election commissioner, presents a certificate of appreciation to Melvin Simmons on behalf of the election commissioners and administrator’s office. Simmons served on the Election Commission for 20 years and has now retired. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Caruso

    Friends, family and members of the Lincoln County Election Commission gathered last Monday afternoon to honor Melvin Simmons for two decades of service as an election commissioner. “It’s been an honor to be on there with the good people I’ve been on there with,” said Simmons. Simmons got his start on the commission 20 years ago when one of the commissioners was in the process of resigning and asked Simmons

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  • Chefs Galore offers delicious cuisine

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Chefs Galore is an event that offers a variety of mouth-watering cuisines from some local celebrities. The event will be held at the Charles Gleghorn Center on Saturday, June 6, from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Both dine-in and carry-out dinners are available. Chefs Galore is sponsored by St. Paul A.M.E. Church Women’s Day Committee 2015. Some of the dishes offered include gumbo, pastas, BBQ, chicken, ham, goat, chitterlings, fish

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Entertainment

New hours for the 50th Annual Southern Weekend of Art

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 8:14 pm

This year there are new hours for the 50th Annual Southern Weekend of Art Arts & Craft Show. The 50th Annual Art League Arts & Craft Show will be held at the Stone Bridge Park on Friday, June 19, from 11 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. with a free concert from7 until 10 p.m. On Saturday, June 20, hours are from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. “Our new hours allow the

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  • Final open mic session of season held

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 6:14 am

    Thursday marked the last open mic night for this season. The weekly open mic night at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Arts Center will resume on Sept. 3. “We’ve had a great season, and we look forward to everyone getting back together again starting in the fall,” said co-host Taylor Hoch. Thursday evening’s show was an all-acoustic evening. Everyone had a great time sharing snacks, telling stories, trading off doing songs and

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  • Hoch opens continuing series of shows

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Robert Foster playing his new 12-string Martin guitar, a wedding present from his bride Peggy. The couple’s recent marriage was celebrated during Thursday night’s show, one of a continuing series held at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Arts Center.

    “We had a good turn out last night and everyone had a lot of fun,” said co-host Ron Hackett about the open mic show at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Arts Center on May 14. Co-host Taylor Hoch opened the show, playing three of her original Americana songs. She was followed by a duet consisting of George Hensley and newcomer to the open mic night, Daniel Wiseman. They played three of George’s

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