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Eli Padgett, a student at Riverside Christian Academy, was recently recognized as one of Tennessee’s Top 100 Readers in First Lady Crissy Haslam’s Statewide Summer Reading Competition. Eli had to read at least 2,000 minutes to be considered for selection. Here, Eli pauses for a photo with hi…

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Elizabeth Barnes, a senior at Lincoln County High School, is among approximately 16,000 students across the national named as a semifinalist in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, announced officials with the National Merit Scholarship Corp. last week.

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The TN College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Shelbyville Collision Repair Technology instructor, Eric Brown, recently had the opportunity to attend the NACE Automechanika held at the world center Atlanta, Ga.

Motlow State Community College is sponsoring internationally renowned speaker and award-winning author Tawan Perry to share a series of student success presentations on Sept. 10, 11 and 12, as part of Motlow’s Weeks of Welcome (WOW). Perry’s workshops focus on transitioning into college and …

Fayetteville Public Utilities (FPU) hosted its first Student Utility Board meeting for the 2018-2019 school year on Aug. 16 at the main FPU office for a day of orientation.

Finding resources and knowing what resources are available when you or a loved one have a disability is often difficult when you live in a rural county.

The Molino FCE Club members are pictured here with items collected to donate to Blanche School teachers. The club’s community service project each fall helps with supplies for the start of the school year.


Lincoln County Future Business Leaders of America represented Lincoln County High School well at the FBLA National Convention in Baltimore, Md.


While thousands of students across the state are applying for TN Promise, tnAchieves, the organization that operates the program in 83 counties, is recruiting 9,000 volunteers to serve as mentors.

Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that requires states to identify, locate and evaluate all children with disabilities who are in need of special education services.


The newly renovated gymnasium at Flintville Elementary School was dedicated last week to the memory of Joe Vann, a longtime educator and community leader whose career started at the school nearly 70 years ago.

The West End High School Alumni organization has awarded scholarships to four students from the Fayetteville City, Lincoln County and Alabama school systems. Here, Freddie McKinney, president of the organization, presents scholarships to (from left) Stanley High, Jr., and Brandon Moore. Not …

All Motlow State Community College campuses will be closed Thursday, Aug. 23, to permit faculty and staff to attend fall convocation. All campuses will reopen and resume normal business hours on Friday, Aug. 24.


Students who earned a degree, certificate or other credential from Tennessee’s public community and technical colleges in the 2016-17 academic year are projected to earn a total of $940.7 million annually during their working careers – about $224.2 million more each year than they would with…


Before closing its doors here in Fayetteville Wednesday, Nippon Steel and Sumikin Materials USA donated well over $100,000 in equipment to Lincoln County High School and Motlow State Community College here in Fayetteville.

Fayetteville’s Board of Education celebrated the start of the new school year by treating teachers and staff to lunch, a tradition started several years ago. Here, grill masters Jeff Whitmore (at left) and Eddie Wilson cook burgers on the grill while Tommy Holland takes a cooler full of burg…


As students and staff at Lincoln County Schools return to session this week, it’s fair to say that all eyes – and all taste buds – will be on food, from fresh fruits and vegetables to made-from-scratch meals and other choices, as a new food service management company goes to work.

The graduation rate and the number of students who earned a community college degree or certificate within five semesters increased substantially with the first Tennessee Promise class, according to new data compiled by the College System of Tennessee.

Nora Kate Sumners, a student at Ralph Askins School, is the recipient of a special book from the Junior Round Dozen Club awarded at the end of the school year for being an outstanding reader at Askins School. Nora Kate is going into the third grade this fall.

The Hands of Mercy’s Back to School Mobile Pantry, an event that offers free food for the first 250 families and free backpacks, all on a first-come, first-serve basis, will be held Saturday, July 21, at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds.

Ada Corder is this year’s recipient of the Ninth Annual Greg Holder Achievement Award at South Lincoln School. Holder, a longtime educator and administrator, was the first principal of the school.

The Southern Tennessee Ladies’ Society culminated this year’s mission by “Celebrating Our Scholars” with a Scholarship Awards Ceremony at the Franklin County Country Club in Winchester. 

Motlow State Community College recently held a Pinning Ceremony recognizing the 2018 Nursing Class graduates. Pictured are (seated, from left) the Motlow Moore County campus graduates Amy Evans, Lori Todd, Stephanie Godinez, Kayla Matlock, Jessica Joslyn, Megan Walker, (second row) Tricia Hi…

The family of Robert Nicholas Creson announced the 2018 recipients of the Nicholas Creson Memorial Scholarship. Pictured (at center) is KayLee Robinson, 2018 graduate of Riverside Christian Academy. The scholarship of $500 was presented by Madison Shelton (at left) and Case Creson. KayLee is…

Cooper Moran, of Fayetteville, was one of 57 students statewide to participate in the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Humanities during the month of June.

The 2018 First National Bank Student Advisory Board recipients of the annual Parmenas Cox Student Advisory Board Scholarships are Olivia Cox, Ardmore High School; Carson Warner, Forrest High School; Angel Howland, Tanner High School; Eli Wright, Riverside Christian Academy; and Kris Warf, Ri…

The 2018 First National Bank Student Advisory Board recipients of the annual First National Bank/Raymond James Investment contest are Patrick Jobman, Elkmont High School); Katy Payne, Grand Prize Winner, Ardmore High School; Mack Young, Giles County High School; and Will Eldridge, Riverside …

Maggie Dunivan of the Lincoln County Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter is Tennessee FFA’s 2018 Star Greenhand sponsored by Farm Credit Mid-America. The Star Greenhand is the highest award in the state bestowed on a Freshman FFA member.

Nine-year-old Jacob Smith thanks Lincoln County Mayor Bill Newman after a long day as serving as Mayor for the Day, an honor the youth won at a Riverside Christian Academy fundraiser. Jacob had brought his friend and cousin, Aubrynn Cobb, with him to enjoy the day as a special assistant to t…

Johnny Wyatt (far left) and Andy Wyatt (far right), sons of long-time educator Kate Wyatt, congratulate this year’s recipients of the Kate Grisham Wyatt Memorial Scholarships, Kara Minor and Alexis Britton. Kara is the daughter of Amanda Cavanah of Petersburg, and Alexis is the daughter of J…