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FPU electric crews upgrade power supply to the city to accommodate future growth and ensure service stability. Here, crews work near Washington Street Church of Christ along East Washington Street in town. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

FPU boosts city’s electric infrastructure

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 8:39 am

Fayetteville Public Utilities (FPU) electric crews are upgrading portions of the city’s electric infrastructure to increase capacity on the circuit that connects the utility’s Brogan Avenue Substation to the Industrial Park Substation on Winchester Highway. “Capacity on the line will increase from 6 megawatts to 20 megawatts which will ensure the stability of voltage, improve the quality of service and increase the available power in the city to accommodate future

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FPU electric crews upgrade power supply to the city to accommodate future growth and ensure service stability. Here, crews work near Washington Street Church of Christ along East Washington Street in town. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

FPU boosts city’s electric infrastructure

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 8:39 am

Fayetteville Public Utilities (FPU) electric crews are upgrading portions of the city’s electric infrastructure to increase capacity on the circuit that connects the utility’s Brogan Avenue Substation to the Industrial Park Substation on Winchester Highway. “Capacity on the line will increase from 6 megawatts to 20 megawatts which will ensure the stability of voltage, improve the quality of service and increase the available power in the city to accommodate future

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  • Spring arrives?

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Buttercups (1)

    Buttercups along Wells Hill Road, as well as this week’s mild temperatures, are a sure sign that spring has arrived, but don’t pack away your sweaters just yet. After all, this is Tennessee, and there are sure to be a few more cold snaps left. Among those will be dogwood and blackberry winters, just two of the cold snaps in the South named for what’s in bloom at the time.

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  • New rescue truck ready at Blanche

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    blanche volunteer fire and rescue

    The Blanche Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department has purchased and outfitted a rescue truck for the department to replace an old one. The new truck has been outfitted to better serve the Blanche, Taft and surrounding communities for the future. “This has been a long time project for the department and now has finally been completed,” said Blanche VFD member Michael Cothren. “Although the work to put it in service

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Sports

Wins Competition --

Wins competition

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 6:02 pm

Tony Lee Bradley of Taft competed in the ATA trap shooting competition at the Nashville Gun Club on Saturday, March 21. Bradley won by hitting 96 out of 100 clay targets.

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  • RCA baseball

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    RCA baseball (2)

    Riverside Christian Academy’s Gage Cox slides in to score a run during the Knights’ 8-6 win at home over Covenant Christian Academy. Cox finished with one run, two hits and an RBI for Tuesday’s game. ~ Photo by Evan Buck

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  • Tiger baseball team splits with Forrest

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Fayetteville High School's Zack Harwell had two hits and an RBI in the Tigers’ win last week over Forrest. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

    Fayetteville High School’s Tiger baseball team split in District 9-A action last week, taking the win at home over Forrest on Tuesday, but going down on the road to the Rockets on Monday. Thursday, FHS got underway at home with Richland, but the game was called at the end of one due to rain with the score knotted at 3-3. The game was set to be picked up Friday at

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Lifestyles

Sweet potato donation

Sweet potato donation

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 9:50 am

Taft’s Mac Rogers, president of the National Sweet Potato Council, is joined by his wife, Jena, and sons, Elijah and Knox, after delivering 15,000 pounds of sweet potatoes during last week’s Ag Day on the Hill. The event was organized by the Society of St. Andrew with help from State Rep. Andy Holt. Volunteer baggers representing faith communities, corporations and government agencies came together to bag the sweet potatoes for

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  • CAAM BBQ Cook-Off offers food, music, fun

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    The 2015 Coldwater Autism Awareness Ministry (CAAM) BBQ Cook-Off is promising a day of fun for the entire family from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Fayetteville. “This is going to be a great day with plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy,” said Steve Miller, who is co-chairing the organizing committee along with his wife, Julie. “In addition to the

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  • Relay For Life set May 2

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Relay for Life

    The 2015 Relay For Life! will be held Saturday, May 2, from noon until 12 midnight at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds. The survivor banquet will be held prior to the event at 11 a.m., followed by opening ceremonies. This year’s theme is “Lincoln County Strong”. There will be great food, fun activities including a kiss the pig contest, live music and deejays, special ceremonies and recognition. Everyone is invited to

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Entertainment

Open mic

Full line-up entertains at open mic night

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 2:57 pm

“We had a full list and then some!” said co-host Taylor Hoch about Thursday’s Open Mic night at the Fayetteville-Lincoln Count Arts Center. “It is great to see so many people participating in this weekly arts event,” Hoch added. “Every week, we see more new faces in the audience, and every week newcomers to the show grace our stage. There is an amazing amount of local talent in this area,

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  • ‘Charlotte’s Web’ auditions slated April 13-14

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Auditions for Charlotte’s Web will be April 13 and 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lincoln County Museum Complex. There are parts for all ages eight and up. This is a musical so you must come with a prepared song. If you have an accompanying CD or have accompanying music on a digital device, those holding auditions will be able to play it for you, or you may sing a

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  • Fabulous Fifties Show is all about community!

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 6:15 am

    Jennie Roles-Walter art students from Fayetteville High School work on the backdrop for the Fabulous Fifties Show, Rockin’ through the Seasons. The students assisting with the project include Bonnie Wakefield, Allie Heffington, Madison Phillips, Annie Ho, Maggie Cunningham, Allie Ruhlander, Selin Halaci, Austin Rennie, Lanny Slayton, Denzel Hampton, Jacari Kelso, Patrick Knott, Terry Smith, Erin Wakefield, Kelly Beckley, Haley Jackson, Byrion Fox, Skylar McDonald, Kayla Barnes, Millicent Plunkett, Marta Ysbert, Kwunjira Aimprasertsuk, Rebecca Hall, Destiny Jackson, Devon Balsalma, and Summer Shelton.

    This year’s Fabulous Fifties Show, Rockin’ through the Seasons, is all about community, from everyone on stage and behind the scenes to the audience and local businesses. “We want to thank the community for all the support that is given us,” said Jane Wilcox, producer. “Whenever we ask for help, people are so willing to give it.” The show, now in its 29th year, opens this week in the auditorium

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