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Highway patrol receives traffic safety grants

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 11:06 am

The Tennessee Highway Patrol announced that it will receive traffic safety grants from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to provide increased enforcement, public awareness campaigns and help reduce serious injury and fatal crashes on state roadways in 2015. The grant funds were distributed through the Governor’s Highway’s Safety Office. The THP continues to target seat belt usage across the state. The BELTS program will provide funding to allow state

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Highway patrol receives traffic safety grants

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 11:06 am

The Tennessee Highway Patrol announced that it will receive traffic safety grants from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to provide increased enforcement, public awareness campaigns and help reduce serious injury and fatal crashes on state roadways in 2015. The grant funds were distributed through the Governor’s Highway’s Safety Office. The THP continues to target seat belt usage across the state. The BELTS program will provide funding to allow state

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  • $970,000 LEAP grant to better link ed, industry

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Fayetteville/Lincoln County is among four areas that will benefit from a $970,000 Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP) grant designed to increase opportunities for Tennesseans to obtain a certificate or degree beyond high school that is aligned with the needs of the workforce in their communities. “Our city and county, along with those of Franklin, Bedford and Marshall counties, have been awarded $970,000 to be split evenly among the four counties

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  • FPU’s ‘Grind a Pine” recycles Christmas trees

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 9:08 am

    The employees of Fayetteville Public Utilities are partnering with Keep Fayetteville-Lincoln County Beautiful to recycle your live Christmas trees into useable mulch in the “Grind a Pine” recycling event. Dates to grind your pine and cedar Christmas trees are from Dec. 29-Jan. 9. To recycle your Christmas tree, please remove all decorations, tree stands and tinsel to help reduce polluting the mulch. Bring your live cedar and pine Christmas trees

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Sports

Lincoln County High School's Makinley Fitch (center) works to beat the press in action at home last week against the Tullahoma Lady Wildcats. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

Lady Falcons split in district hoops action

Posted on December 15, 2014 at 4:59 pm

Lincoln County High School’s Lady Falcons split in district action last week. The ladies won at home Friday over Tullahoma, 46-37. Tuesday, the ladies went down on the road to Coffee County, 60-46. Currently, the Lady Falcons are 2-1 in District 8-AAA play. Friday against the Lady Wildcats, the ladies were without Bethany Lamon, Brianna Sanders and Darian Norman, all sidelined with injuries. Tullahoma was without Ashlyn McDonald. The absence

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  • Lady Knights undefeated in conference play

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Riverside Christian Academy’s Kennedy Honey was the Lady Knights’ top scorer for Thursday’s win over St. Andrews-Sewanee. ~ Photo by Evan Buck

    Riverside Christian Academy’s varsity girls’ basketball team is currently undefeated in conference play with wins over Covenant and Providence. The Lady Knights started the season on Veterans Day against Providence with a 46 to 43 win. Kennedy Honey led the team in scoring with 20 points and Emma Campbell followed closely with 13 points. Morgan Honey and Megan Green each contributed four points, Hailey Albert netted three points, and Alysa

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  • Lady Tigers win over LaVergne on the road

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Fayetteville High School’s Tamia Baker (5) puts up a three in action on the road last week against Community’s Lady Viqueens. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

    Fayetteville High School’s Lady Tigers picked up a win on the road Saturday, defeating LaVergne, 51-44. Early in the week, the ladies took two district road trip losses, falling to Middle Tennessee Christian, 54-36, and Community, 67-53. Saturday, it was the fourth quarter before the game with the Lady Wolverines was decided. FHS was up 15-13 at the end of one and 29-28 at the intermission. Both teams picked up

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Lifestyles

Foster Grandparent volunteers needed

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 10:53 am

Volunteers are needed for the Foster Grandparent Program. Foster Grandparents are role models, mentors and friends to children with exceptional needs. The program provides a way for volunteers age 55 and over, and within income guidelines, to stay active by serving children and youth in their communities Some of the fringe benefits include compensation (termed stipend) that does not affect SS, SSI, VA, Food Stamps, Public Housing or any other

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  • Betty Tanner Angel Tree benefits children for over 25 years

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Two Blanche School students shop for presents for angels referred to the Betty Tanner Angel Tree, now in its 25th year. The Angel Tree project has grown from serving six children to approximately 250 children.

    This year marks the 25th anniversary for the Betty Tanner Angel Tree, a project that has benefitted hundreds of children in elementary schools across the county. “In 1989, six couples asked Jennifer Haynes, the counselor at Ralph Askins, to get us the names of six needy children that we could buy presents for Christmas,” said Emily Law, counselor at Blanche School. The project grew and individuals from the First United

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  • Historical books available for Christmas gifts

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 4:53 pm

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    Four historical books, ideal for Christmas gifts, are available now at the Lincoln County Register’s Office. All of the books are on hand at the register’s office, according to Randy Delap, Lincoln County register of deeds. Now in its fourth printing is The Heritage Book, researched by the Lincoln County Genealogical Society in 2005. The hard-back book is $90. The second book published is the Pictorial Book of Lincoln County,

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Entertainment

Robert Foster, a faithful regular of the weekly open mic at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Arts Center, performs a classic folk cover for the standing room only crowd on hand Thursday.

Musicians, audience growing for open mic night

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 11:52 am

“It’s really gratifying to see the number of people signing up to entertain, as well as the number of people in the audience growing every week” said co-host Ron Hackett in appreciation of the standing room only crowd that braved the bitter cold last Thursday night to attend the open mic at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Arts Center. Co-host Taylor Hoch opened the show accompanied by Jay Jernigan on lead guitar,

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  • Motlow hosts free holiday concert

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Motlow College will host a free holiday benefit concert on Friday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. inside Eoff Hall’s Powers Auditorium on the Moore County campus. Prior to the performance, there will be a reception inside Eoff Hall at 6 p.m. Admission to the event is free to the public, but reservations are required as seating will be limited. To make reservations, please call Bobbie Underwood at (931) 393-1627 or

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  • Open mic back underway after Thanksgiving

    Posted on December 8, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Jay Jernigan and Taylor Hoch perform during Thursday’s open mic night at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Arts Center.

    After a week off for Thanksgiving, the open mic at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Arts Center was back up and running with a full list of participants who came out to play, sing and network with other performing artists. Co-host Taylor Hoch opened the show playing three of her original Americana songs and was accompanied by Jay Jernigan on lead guitar and Ron Adcock on percussion. Next up was second timer

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