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(From left) IDB Co-Chair Ron Mahal, Executive Director Elaine Middleton, Chair Will Thomas, County Mayor Bill Thomas and County Mayor Jon Law meet to discuss a plan of action in response to Goodman’s anticipated closure in 2017. ~ Staff photo by Lucy Williams

Eyeing regional plan of action

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 8:34 am

Community officials are meeting in a continuing series of sessions to hash out a plan of action they hope will be successful in mitigating the anticipated loss of jobs that will come with the closure of Goodman Manufacturing here in Fayetteville. Said to be two to two-and-a-half years away, the shut-down will result in 1,500 to 1,800 jobs leaving the area for Houston, Texas. “It’s regional in its impact,” said

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(From left) IDB Co-Chair Ron Mahal, Executive Director Elaine Middleton, Chair Will Thomas, County Mayor Bill Thomas and County Mayor Jon Law meet to discuss a plan of action in response to Goodman’s anticipated closure in 2017. ~ Staff photo by Lucy Williams

Eyeing regional plan of action

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 8:34 am

Community officials are meeting in a continuing series of sessions to hash out a plan of action they hope will be successful in mitigating the anticipated loss of jobs that will come with the closure of Goodman Manufacturing here in Fayetteville. Said to be two to two-and-a-half years away, the shut-down will result in 1,500 to 1,800 jobs leaving the area for Houston, Texas. “It’s regional in its impact,” said

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  • County nixes new school land purchase

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 6:32 am

    Members of the Lincoln County Commission voted not to allow the County Board of Education to go forward with the $430,000 purchase of 40 acres on Highway 50 for what would have eventually become the site of a new K-8 school. “This is something that’s been kicked around for a long time,” said Commissioner Doug Cunningham just after Commissioner Donny Ogle’s motion to not allow the purchase. “Kids in the

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  • Deputies bust alleged meth operation

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Following a lengthy investigation by local law enforcement, several people were taken into custody on drug charges, including four who were allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine in the western portion of Lincoln County. Early Tuesday evening, sheriff’s deputies arrived at an apartment building behind a residence at 2 Johnson Hill Road where four individuals reportedly had been manufacturing meth. “It was one of the largest finished products I’ve seen in my career,”

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Sports

Highland Rim's Amelia Kate Richardson (left) battles under the goal with Unity's Aly Hargrave (10) in county championship action Saturday night. Richardson led for the Lady Hornets with 10 points. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

Lady Hornets county champs

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 4:26 pm

Highland Rim’s Lady Hornets finished in the top spot of the county basketball tournament held last week at Ninth Grade Academy. In the championship game Saturday night, the ladies won over Unity, 45-11. The Lady Hornets, led by coaches Heather Hendrix and Bryan Browning, came into the match-up as the one seed with one loss during the regular season coming from South Lincoln. The ladies advanced, winning handedly over Flintville,

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  • Hornets claim county hoops championship

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Highland Rim’s Holt Richardson led for the Hornets with 31 points in their county championship win Saturday night over South Lincoln. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

    Highland Rim’s Hornets took the win in the county tournament played last week at Ninth Grade Academy. The Hornets finished on top of South Lincoln, 59-47, to claim the title. Highland Rim has won the championship 4 out of the last 5 years. The Hornets, coached by Heath Dehart and Skylar Mefford, came into the match-up as the one seed, their only loss of the year coming from South Lincoln.

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  • Lady Tigers drop two games

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Fayetteville High School's Carrie Staples puts up a shot in action last week at home against Middle Tennessee Christian. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

    Fayetteville High School’s Lady Tigers took two losses last week, one on Saturday in out-of-district action to Giles County, 52-32, and Tuesday to district rival, Middle Tennessee Christian, 53-31. Currently in District 9-A standings, Community remains undefeated at 11-0; Huntland and Middle Tennessee Christian are 6-3; Forrest and Moore County, 4-6; Eagleville, 2-7; and Fayetteville is 1-9. Saturday in afternoon action against Giles County, the Lady Bobcats opened strong, up

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Lifestyles

Carol Tunstill, (left) of the Weight Control Center here in Fayetteville, is pictured with Vanntown’s Tim and Pam Britton, who lost 120 pounds in six months and cut all diabetic and blood pressure medication from their lives through the center’s coaching plan.

Brittons lose 120 pounds in six months

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 3:44 pm

Tim and Pam Britton lost 120 pounds in six months and cut all diabetic and blood pressure medication out of their lives through the Weight Control Center’s Coaching Plan. “Their commitment to the coaching plan worked like a miracle for the happy couple from Vanntown,” said Carol Tunstill of the Weight Control Center. “For years I had a problem with my eating habits,” said Tim. “My wake-up call came when

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  • 90th birthday

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 6:44 am

    90th Birthday (Polly Anderson) (2)

    Surrounded by her family, Fayetteville’s Polly Anderson celebrates her 90th birthday with friends and family members during a reception Saturday afternoon, Jan. 24, at the First Baptist Church. Pictured with her (from left) is her daughter, Pat Flowers of Birmingham, Ala., husband, Aubrey, and sons Mike Anderson of Atlanta, Ga., and Bob Anderson of Brentwood. Last Nov. 23, the couple also celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary. ~ –Staff photo by

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  • UMC’s Brenda Smith speaks to DAR Chapter

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Brenda Smith (left) accepts a gift from the Kings Mountain Messenger Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, presented by Addie Hodges, regent. Smith was the guest speaker for the chapter’s January meeting.

    Brenda Smith, children’s director of the First Methodist Church of Fayetteville, was as a special guest at the January meeting of the Kings Mountain Messenger Chapter, NSDAR. She presented a program about Fanny Crosby, an amazing woman from 20th century America. Blind from the age of six weeks, Crosby wrote cantatas, poetry, books, popular songs, and more than 8,000 hymns. She also taught for a time at the New York

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Entertainment

Entertaining the crowd during Thursday evening’s Performing Arts open mic night are (from left to right) Jay Jernigan, Craig Flynt and Ron Adcock. The Arts Center will host a special Showcase on Thursday of this week.

Area talent on display at Performing Arts Showcase

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 3:42 pm

“Everyone is really excited about the upcoming Showcase on the 29th, so it was a real high energy show last night,” said co-host Taylor Hoch after Thursday’s Performing Arts night. “We had a full list of performers and a very enthusiastic audience.” Thursday marked the 15th performing arts show since the Performing Arts Association started at the Art Center last September. Taylor kicked off the show playing and singing several

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  • Fisk Jubilee Singers perform at MMC

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Fisk Singers today

    One of America’s true cultural treasures, the Fisk University Jubilee Singers, will make a return visit to Martin Methodist College on Saturday, Feb. 7, to perform as part of Homecoming 2015. The event, which is being underwritten by a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission, is being billed as “A Tribute to the Matt Gardner Family and Museum,” as efforts continue toward the restoration of the Gardner home in Elkton

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  • Showcase of local performing art talent on tap

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 5:55 am

    Jim Parker

    The Lincoln County Performing Arts Association and the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Art Center, Inc., are pleased to present a showcase of local performing art talent at the Performing Arts Show and Open house at the Art Center on Thursday, Jan. 29. Jim Parker, a songwriter and celebrity from Huntsville, Ala., will be the special guest and will perform with songwriter Greg Mitchell from Fayetteville. Jim has been in the music business

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