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The Student Advisory Board of the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau will be placing jars at the registers of some of our area businesses to collect donations from now until Feb. 15.

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Dr. Janine Wilson, director of the Fayetteville City School System for the past 10 years, announced last week that she will retire at the end of the calendar year, Dec. 31.

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While suicide has traditionally been considered a “big city” problem by the general public, suicide is actually more common in rural areas due to a lack of mental health and crisis intervention resources. But while Tennessee’s metro areas typically have lower suicide rates than the state as …

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The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life in 40 Middle Tennessee counties and beyond, announces $2,397,870 in grants to 365 local nonprofit organizations as part of the 2019 annual grant-making process.

Motlow State will administer the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET™) several times throughout 2020.

To better reach adults wanting to pursue a degree in higher education, WGU Tennessee, a state-endorsed nonprofit university, is awarding $10,000 scholarships to up to 10 Tennesseans as part of its largest annual scholarship, “Tenn-K.”

Pastor Dezi Fletcher, Sr., and Nancy Fletcher will be honored on the pastor’s ninth year anniversary at West End CPCA Church on Sunday, Jan. 12. Special guest will be the Rev. Harris Lee Toney and New Vernon Grove M.B. congregation of Chattanooga at 10 a.m. The Rev. Darius Holden and Mt. Zio…

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Leading up to Christmas, McDonald’s restaurant crews worked just like Santa’s elves – filling “Santa Sacks” with toys for young boys and girls staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Nashville over the holiday.

Select Lincoln County teachers were awarded “Teacher of the Year” certificates by the school board and received monogrammed vests from the Lincoln County Department of Education at a banquet held in their honor recently hosted by the Lincoln County School Board and the Lincoln County Departm…

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The flu vaccine is now being offered at no charge to patients at Tennessee’s county health department clinics as long as supplies last.

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Sidney Rollensack looks through his newest Imagination Library book. His grandmother recently enrolled him in the program, spearheaded locally by the Imagination Library of Lincoln County, by visiting the imaginationlibrary.com website. Now Sidney will receive a book a month until age 5.

Martin Methodist College (MMC) was honored to host the second annual Rural Higher Education Institute, an annual Credo event that is focused on the value of and challenge to rural colleges and universities across the country.

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Patrick Rehab-Wellness Center is pleased to announce that beginning Jan. 1, 2020, the facility will be providing the Silver&Fit® Exercise and Healthy Aging program at its location in Fayetteville to help older adults achieve improved health through regular exercise.

Motlow State recently selected its Mr. and Miss Motlow campus representatives for the 2019-20 academic year. Pictured are (seated, from left) Shamiricle Porter, Miss Motlow Fayetteville Campus; Katie Thomas, Miss Motlow Moore County Campus; Tori Whitman, Miss Motlow McMinnville Campus; and E…

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This is the season of excitement and expectation for children, especially for Killian Moyers. He not only received his first bicycle for Christmas, but has the ability to ride it.

A team of 22 Riverside Christian Academy students, faculty and friends went on a mission trip to Sneedville the weekend before Thanksgiving. Sneedville is located in Hancock County in East Tennessee, which is reported to be one of the poorest counties in the state with most residents living …

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Tennessee Department of Health has awarded the McBurg Community Center “The Bright Spot Award” for the accomplishments residents have made over the past three years as they put a prevention plan in place to promote better health for the members of the community.

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A partnership between Wreaths Across America and the Ardmore High School softball team, headed by Coach Stephen Baugh, is sharing the spirit of Christmas with the Friends of Fayetteville-Lincoln County Veterans, all as part of a mission to honor those who have served.

While discussing faith, I am reminded of a lyric from an old religious song: “Let hope rise and darkness tremble.” That is a powerful and optimistic statement for those who share a strong belief in God.

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Riverside Association of Robotics and Engineering (R.A.R.E.), the robotics team at Riverside Christian Academy, reached the semifinals in the Lipscomb/Nissan Music City BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics Competition held recently at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena.

Sharon Kay Edwards of Flintville, the McMinnville branch librarian for Motlow College, is a nominee for the 2019 Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Statewide Outstanding Achievement & Recognition (SOAR) Excellence Awards for community colleges in Tennessee.

Martin Methodist College (MMC) was honored to host the second annual Rural Higher Education Institute, an annual Credo event that is focused on the value of and challenge to rural colleges and universities across the country.

Lincoln County High School has announced that it will be participating in an EF Tours’ trip during the summer of 2021, and anyone interested in traveling with the group is welcome to attend an informational meeting this week.

Members of the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau’s Student Advisory Board (SAB) recently toured Fayetteville Public Utilities’ water treatment plant.

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With the nationwide teacher shortage projected to nearly double in less than a decade, Western Governors University (WGU), parent university of WGU Tennessee, hopes to help more prospective teachers find their passion in the classroom with the $2,500 Become a Teacher Scholarship.

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Fayetteville Cumberland Presbyterian’s church bell choir, The Faith Ringers, invite you to their annual Christmas concert, set for Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m.

Lincoln Health System recently celebrated the retirement of Gene Thomas who worked in the maintenance department at LHS for over 25 years. He will definitely be missed. Pictured are (from left) Russ Spray, interim CEO, LHS; Thomas; John Lavender, interim administrator, Donalson Care Center; …

The Rev. Dezi Fletcher, Sr., and wife, Nancy, will be honored during the pastor’s pre-anniversary service on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. at West End CPCA Church, located at 510 Kiwanis in Fayetteville. Guest will be Aaron Jones and the DOWC male choir and church family. Everyone is invited.

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Ronnie Smith, (left) an advanced emergency medical technician, is congratulated as he is presented the 2019 the South Central EMS Directors Association’s AEMT Award. Making the presentation is Chad Brown, president of the association. Smith has worked for the Lincoln Medical Center Ambulance…