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When Drew Young bought land in the Petersburg area in 1993 with plans for establishing the Circle Y Farm, it wasn’t his intention to raise hogs. “We started with cattle and horses, and got into hogs by accident,” said Drew, a criminal justice teacher at Fayetteville High School and part-time…

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Former and present Booneville residents, along with some Lincoln County candidates running for office, celebrated the 35th Annual Booneville Homecoming, held annually on the last Saturday in June at the Booneville Community Center.

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Pilaroc Farms provided $200 worth of local meats to Moore County resident, Judiann Hasier Lesko, one of the 12 statewide winners from the 2022 Fill Your Grill contest. Pick Tennessee Products, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s promotion program that connects farmers directly to consu…

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Acjunction, primarily a two-piece acoustic duo, will be bringing some friends along to the park at 6:30 p.m. Thursday for Music in the Park. Friends include a fiddle player, someone on keyboards, a drummer and bassist. Tommy Barkley will be playing lead, and Chris Sanders will be fronting th…

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Tickets are on sale for the 27th annual Pasta Premier fundraiser that benefits the Fayetteville Lincoln County Museum. The event will be held at the museum Thursday, August 11 with social hour beginning at 6 p.m. Patrons may enjoy a glass of wine while viewing the many exhibits throughout th…

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Six new Imagination Library Board of Lincoln County members have been added to the board and attended an informational meeting Tuesday to learn more about the role of board members and the purpose of the non-profit organization that was founded in 2005 to provide books at no cost to the fami…

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While the Fayetteville Lincoln County Senior Center was closed for a while during the pandemic, it’s open now and in full swing.

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Before Amy Higgins goes to work, she makes her lunch, gets her water bottle and calls for the dogs as she goes out the door. Her ears attune to birdsong as the sweet nectar of honeysuckle permeates the morning air on her walk down the driveway to open pastures and her office - a beautiful ho…

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With gas, food and cost of living soaring, local nonprofits are in need of help. Always Endure, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit was established by Corey and Brittany Buckner to help families enduring major medical challenges and to aid those pursuing adoption.

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Fayetteville City School’s Board of Education recently approved a new employment contract for Director of Schools Bill Hopkins following an exceptionally high score on his evaluation.

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After a two-year absence due to the pandemic, the 49th Annual CMA Fest got underway June 9-12 bringing some of the best music the industry has to offer. Roads were again blocked in downtown Nashville and the streets filled with music lovers for the long-awaited event, all looking for some se…

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GENTRY SCHOLARSHIP - Lincoln County High School Seniors Owen Swindall, left, and Will Phillips, right are the recipients of the 2022 Ryan Gentry Memorial Baseball Scholarship. From left are Owen, Teresa, and Dale Gentry; Andie Faith, Brileigh and Josh Barnes, and Will. It is the 19th year fo…

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More than a 100 people gathered for Fayetteville’s Memorial Day Program, held at Lincoln Central Academy, where men and women who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of United States citizens were honored. Others honored included Gold Star families, active-duty military and veterans. Amer…

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Riverside Christian Academy is hosting a book release reception with Travis and Whitney Creasy, authors of “Reframing Hope: Our Journey through Cancer, Adoption, and Love,” from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 12 during which time Dr. Laws Rushing, president of RCA, will interview the couple as they t…

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Baptist Pastor David Miller grew up as the son of a sharecropper in Alabama, just north of Huntsville. As a young man in the early 1960s, during the back-to-nature movement, he had planned to purchase some land of his own for homesteading. After two years of searching, he and his wife, Mary,…

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Officers of the Veterans of Foreign Wars accept a donation of $5,000 from NextEra   Energy Resources following the Elora Solar Energy Center Commissioning Ceremony. These funds will be used to support veterans in Lincoln County. Veterans that need more information about the program may call …

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Wanda Boyd, owner of Wanda’s Creations, has a heart for giving to those who are facing some of life’s challenges and uses her expertise and business to make quilts to raise funds. Her sewing friends willingly give of their time in making quilts while Boyd donates all the supplies.

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Lincoln County High School’s Class of 2022 had a total of $6,274,000 offered in scholarships and awards.The following students received scholarships and awards: Andrew Christopher Dixon - University of Florida     Valedictorian     Senior Class President     Graduate with Distinction, State …

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Tonja Whitenack, Ralph Askins School principal, made good on a promise to “Kiss the Pig”, much to the delight of the young Tigers at RAS. As part of Tiger Tracks 2022, Mrs. Whitenack received the most votes, via donations, from students and parents choosing who would kiss a pig at the end of…

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Plans for the Hal R. Sanders Memorial Garden to be constructed on the north side of the Petersburg Square were announced earlier this month at the second annual tea party hosted by the Petersburg Community Library. The tea party’s theme “Enchanted Afternoon” was held under tents on site of t…

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When guests meandered through the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Museum late Thursday afternoon during Tablescapes, an annual fundraiser benefitting the museum, they saw displays reminiscent of a gentler, more graceful era, when tables were set with elaborate centerpieces and formal place setti…

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The Madison Community Band will perform at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26 at Stonebridge Park for Music in the Park. The Madison Community Band has performed concert band music across the Tennessee Valley since 1993, including Host of Christmas Past. The band’s “Movie Night” program features mus…

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American Legion Auxiliary Towry Post 42 members support the American Legion with a spirit of service to honor the sacrifice of those who are currently in the military, veterans who served while protecting our freedoms and to enhance the lives of veterans, the military and their families, bot…

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Madison Baggett, a teacher at Highland Rim School in the Lincoln County School System, was recognized as Teacher of the Month, sponsored by First National Bank.  First National Bank officials said they are proud to play a part in celebrating the wonderful teachers in the community. First Nat…

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Gary Michael Rose received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his acts of heroism, fearlessness and endurance from Sept. 11-14, 1970, while in the U. S. Army as a Special Forces medic during the Vietnam War.

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The Lincoln County High School band and Lincoln County Combined Middle School band won first place in their class in the Music in The Parks Festival this recently in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The high school band also won first place overall in the high school division.

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The Leadership Lincoln organization conducts one adult and one youth class each year. The youth class is made up of 15 to 20 juniors and seniors selected by counselors and administrators from all three high schools. The students recently completed their eight-month program which began with a…

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Strangers with Friends will kick off the 2022 Music in the Park concert series at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at Stone Bridge Park.

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For Coach Louis and Peggy Thompson a huge shingle oak tree near their home of 33 years has held many special memories. The tree, on the corner of Second Avenue and Central Boulevard, provided shade in the summer and an area for children to play as they were growing up. 

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Lincoln County Schools is participating in a partnership with JCF Housements through Work-Based Learning to increase the pipeline of students prepared with the intellectual, technical, and social skills needed to compete and contribute to the needs of our community. The students participatin…

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During a 24-hour online giving event starting at 6 p.m. May 4 and 5, nearly 1,000 participating nonprofit organizations in Middle Tennessee will benefit from support by generous donors. The Big Payback’s ninth event celebrates the spirit of nonprofits, three of which are located in Lincoln County.

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Lincoln County High School’s Falcon Engineering and Robotics Team #547 competed at the Rocket City Regionals 2022 held at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama and finished 18 out of 49 competing teams during an action-packed event with activities that spanned from April 6–9. If they h…

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Three senior high school students are recommended annually by each schools’ teachers to be recognized as DAR Good Citizens, by the local chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.