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Pictured left is the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce 2020 Student Advisory Board Scholarship recipient Harold Canada and right, Board Member Jim Neale, presenting him the award.

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Amid transitioning from her previous positon as the principal of Ralph Askins School to the Special Education Coordinator of Lincoln County Schools, Dr. Bridgette Jones took a moment to speak to the Elk Valley Times about her decision to explore this new opportunity, her fondness for her suc…

Sarah Cox of Fayetteville was among those named to the Brescia University Spring 2020 Dean’s List for completing at least 12 credit hours with a 3.5-4.0 GPA. Cox is an English major with an emphasis in professional writing.

Angel Bumgardner, 14 years old, donated ten inches of her hair to Locks of Love. The organization accepts donations of human hair and money for use in making wigs for Canadian and American children who have medical conditions that cause them to permanently lose their hair. Angel had her cut …

The Fayetteville Lions Club has sponsored Fayetteville and Lincoln County school participation in the annual Tennessee Lions District 12S Drug Essay Contest for over 20 years, encouraging young people in our community to develop personal convictions about avoiding the pitfalls of recreationa…

Lincoln County High School’s Kyle Herd has been elected to serve as the Middle TN HOSA Vice President for the 2020-2021 school year. Kyle is an upcoming senior who plans to attend college in the fall of 2021 to become a Med Flight Pilot. HOSA- Future Health Professionals is a student led org…

Father’s Day came a little early for Dewayne Thompson with the arrival of twins. Thompson and Tahesa Ford welcomed their beautiful twin boys just in time for Father’s Day. The twins were delivered by Dr. Theresa Morrison, who worked closely with the couple’s Maternal Fetal Medicine specialis…

T. Flower Stewart has released two of her “Little Tracy” children’s books, written to teach children to be kind and to have compassion for those who are different or less fortunate.

Select students at Chestnut Ridge Academy recently received the ACSI Distinguished Christian High School Student Award (DCHSS). The award is given to honor deserving high school students from Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) member schools. The DCHSS program recognizes s…

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Shelbyville was once again recognized for excellence during the Tennessee Board of Regents Statewide Outstanding Achievement Recognition (SOAR) Awards.

Motlow State Community College, led by Principal Investigator Omar Tantawi, has been awarded approximately $108,000 of a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation as part of a collaborative project to address the shortfall of qualified robotics technicians in the workforce.

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The Lincoln County Board of Education approved an emergency resolution in its April 20 meeting that adopts, revises or suspends several local board policies in order to comply with Gov. Bill Lee’s recommendations and Tennessee State Board of Education’s rules and policies for the remainder o…

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Ralph Askins School just completed the third annual Amazing Shake competition with its fourth grade students, who were recognized by the Fayetteville City School Board during its March meeting.

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Lincoln Health System (LHS), a county-owned, non-profit health care system, has announced Darrell Blaylock will become the health system’s chief executive officer (CEO) effective June 1.

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Lincoln County and Fayetteville City schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic year in compliance with Gov. Bill Lee’s recommendation, which came Wednesday during an afternoon news conference in Nashville.

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Motlow State and its partners have been awarded a state grant for $949,410 through the Governor’s Investment in Vocational Education (GIVE) program for a Teaching Innovative Learning Technologies (TILT) project.

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced early last week the State of Tennessee will allocate $10 million in Small and Rural Hospital Readiness Grants to support hospitals that are facing financial strain due to the ongoing response to COVID-19.

The Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association (TECA) has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Washington Youth Tour amid concerns over COVID-19.

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As news of Dr. Fred Ralston’s death spread across the community and across the nation, comments began pouring into The Times as colleagues remembered a man known for his impact on the community here as well as the impact he had nationally.

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Sharon Kay Edwards of Flintville, Motlow McMinnville campus branch librarian, was selected as the 2020 Community College Staff Member of the Year in the second annual Statewide Outstanding Achievement Recognition (SOAR) Awards during the Tennessee Board of Regents quarterly meeting Tuesday.

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During spring break, 22 Riverside students, faculty and friends traveled from Fayetteville to Ft. Defiance, Ariz., on the Navajo Reservation to serve on a mission team with local Christian ministers, Terry and Pam Laurence.

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Due to COVID 19, how we connect looks different right now. Unfortunately, not only does this virus not stop child abuse, many reports are predicting an increase in the number of child abuse victims. We have continued to serve children in the community during this pandemic and continue to nee…

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Crystal Guess, executive director of Junior’s House Child Advocacy Center, and Bonnie Bailey, CASA volunteer supervisor at Junior’s House, are accompanied by Allin, the therapy dog, as they plant a pinwheel garden for Child Abuse Prevention Month. Planted at Lincoln County Courthouse, each p…

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This weekend’s beautiful weather saw residents enjoying nature and exercising on local walking trails. Stone Bridge Park, as well as others across our community, remain open for the purpose of residents being able to exercise. Folks are simply asked to maintain the six-foot rule as they meet…

Lincoln Health System officials announced the re-opening of Lincoln Medical Group’s Women’s Center with Michael Nobles, MD, obstetrician-gynecologist, as the practice’s physician. Dr. Nobles will join the Fayetteville-based physician practice group from Winchester.

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The Motlow State Adult College Express (ACE) program might be the solution for adults who are at a crossroads for their future because of the COVID-19 crisis.