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Lincoln County Director of Schools Dr. Bill Heath was recently awarded the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents (TOSS) 15 Year CEO Award by Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn for his 15 years of service in leading school districts in Tennessee. The awards ceremony took place at…

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Lincoln County High School Principal Billy Owens recently presented the PRANG Art Teacher of the Year Award to Jennie Roles-Walter. Only 10 teachers receive this national award that recognizes art teachers who have made significant contributions in the lives of their students by advancing ar…

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National Beta members from Fayetteville Middle School are celebrating their recent participation in the Tennessee Leadership Summit. The following students were announced as qualifiers of the following challenges: Collaboration Connection and Project Proposal, Shianne Nunley, Stella Lowe, Li…

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Lincoln County High School’s Art Intern program was born a few years ago and has encouraged young artists to engage in creative opportunities once they have completed all of the art courses offered at the school.

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Each Ralph Askins Elementary School student will be greeted by men from various professions as they enter the school Friday during the kickoff of the Distinguished Tiger Club. The goal of the club is to teach young boys positive life lessons and to mentor young men into gentlemen.

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Lincoln County High School’s Choral Department will be presenting the award-winning musical, “Tick, Tick ... BOOM!” at 7 p.m. Oct. 7-8 and 2 p.m. Oct. 8-9. The performances will be in the Adnia Rice Theatre at LCHS.

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Students from each of the Lincoln County schools, city schools, Riverside Christian Academy and homeschools saw how soldiers lived at Camp Blount where Lt. General Andrew Jackson, who later became the seventh president of the United States, mustered troops for the Creek Indian War in late Se…

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During the September Fayetteville Public Utilities 2022-23 Student Utility Board meeting, students discovered how electricity is distributed, maintained and repaired. They also learned about the dangers associated with electricity and how utility workers use special equipment to stay safe.

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Pam Bryson of Fayetteville has been selected to serve a five-year term on the Utrust Board of Trustees.

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Riverside Christian Academy and Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tennessee recently announced their partnership for dual enrollment classes for its students and graduate program opportunities for faculty and staff. While RCA isn’t FHU’s first dual enrollment program, it is the first a…

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If you’ve been watching the University of Tennessee football games and thinking Davy Crockett looks familiar, that’s because he’s from Lincoln County. Eli Dotson is the son of Philip and Rujena Dotson and was a 2020 graduate of Fayetteville High School. Eli is currently a Junior at the Unive…

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University of Tennessee President Randy Boyd encountered a rousing welcome when he visited Lincoln County High School to speak to seniors about UT Promise Wednesday morning. As the LCHS Band played “Rocky Top,” cheerleaders energetically performed a choreographed routine, prior to his presentation.

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Fayetteville City Schools’ newly-formed Drama Department has announced its lineup of popular productions planned for the upcoming school year: “Snow White a Class Play Adaptation” in September, “Charlotte’s Web” in November and “Disney’s The Lion King Jr.” in February and March.

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State Rep. Pat Marsh presented $1,000 to each school in the city and county school system for school supplies.  Front row, from left,  Christy Wright, Lincoln Central Academy;  Dr. Amanda Pickens, Highland Rim School; Jennifer Turpen, South Lincoln School; Emily Pierce, Unity School; Rep. Pa…

Bill W. Hopkins Jr., left, director of Fayetteville City Schools, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree, the highest form of recognition Athens State University bestows upon persons of exceptional distinction. The presentation was made following his commencement address at Athens …

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Ralph Askins School has achieved a new level of success as a Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School, the highest status awarded through the Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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Katie Alford, center, was named Teacher of the Year in Riverside Christian Academy’s lower school. Principal Cara Sain and Head of School Dr. Laws Rushing presented Alford with her plaque.

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Ralph Askins Elementary School has been awarded a grant from the Tennessee Valley Authority, in partnership with Bicentennial Volunteers, Inc., a TVA retiree organization, to develop science, technology, engineering, and math education projects to help spark student interest in future career…

The community is invited to enjoy what organizers are calling a fun-filled evening of arts and eats from 3:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, April 8, at the Ralph Askins School Roaring Art Fest. 

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A life-size 3D printed statue of a manufacturing scientist from Tennessee is one of 120 on display through March 27 at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. commemorating Women in History month.

Fayetteville Rotary Club President Paul Brindley presents a $1,500 check to representatives of Lincoln County High School’s Interact Club. The gift will be used to help with expenses as many local Interact members prepare to participate in the 2022 District Interact Conference in Pigeon Forg…

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Riverside Christian Academy’s new program, the RCA Dyslexic Learning Center, is for kindergarten through sixth-grade students who have been diagnosed as dyslexic. Students receive small-group instruction in reading, language, spelling and writing with an Orton-Gillingham trained teacher, in …

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Chason Kimbrough will represent Lincoln County and Fayetteville Elks Lodge #1792 in a regional Elks Hoop Shoot. He won first place in the boys’ ages 10 and 11 group at the Elks Hoop Shoot State Finals in Franklin and will now move on to compete March 12 in Paducah, Kentucky, for the Region 9…

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Lincoln County's Hannah Cannon, an Interact member at Lincoln County High School, recites the Four-Way Test speech she gave at the 2022 state conference. Cannon won first place at the conference and a $2,000 scholarship. 

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Lincoln County Mayor Bill Newman, seated center, signed a proclamation last week declaring Feb. 19-26 as FFA Week in Lincoln County.  From left are FFA officers Jay Patterson, treasurer; Clay Owen, sentinel; Makayla Martin, president; Susan Welch, CTE director; Billy Owens, principal; Jana H…

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A flurry of activities is in the works at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Arts Center, with an open house to be held from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26. 

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The Tennessee Department of Education announced the 68 school districts that have received statewide recognition as Best for All Districts for significantly investing in federal COVID-19 stimulus funding to drive student achievement and improve academic outcomes. Lincoln County Schools was o…

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Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department is investigating several burglaries, thefts and the arson of a vehicle that occurred last Monday (Feb. 7), on the western side of Lincoln County. Investigators believe that the crimes could possibly be related to one another and could involve one or more i…

The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) has announced Gay G. Dempsey, CEO of Bank of Lincoln County, was elected to the ICBA Federal Delegate Board, and will serve a three year term beginning March 2022. ICBA is the nation’s voice for community banks.

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All-County Band Day will be held 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 in the Lincoln County High School gymnasium.

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With the addition of five students to the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) dual enrollment industrial maintenance program, Fayetteville High School now has a total of 12 students enrolled in the program. Another four FHS students are enrolled in dual enrollment Math for Meds. T…

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Lincoln County Schools recently announced that Keith Gill has been named Supervisor of the Year and Amy Clemons named Principal of the Year.