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As the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation marks its 15th anniversary of ticket sales, it announces a record quarterly transfer of $122.9 million returned for education, breaking the previous record set in the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2016.

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Delta Dental of Tennessee (Delta Dental) is partnering with Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF) to award “Bigger Smiles” challenge grants to Imagination Library programs in select Tennessee counties, including Lincoln County.

The Motlow State Community College Crisis Assessment and Risk Evaluation (CARE) Team recently received the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA) 2018 Best Practices Institutional Impact Award for evidenced-based institutional impact.

State Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced last week the 218 public school recipients of the 2019 Read to be Ready Summer grants, which will provide a total of $8.9 million in funding for tuition-free, month-long literacy-focused summer camps for 8,910 students in need across the state.

It was the spring of 2018 when Kara Minor, a senior in Tim Bradford’s environmental class at Lincoln County High School, suggested that the class build another hunting house for the Matt Malone Memorial Chapter of Kids Hunting for a Cure.


As of December 2018, tnAchieves, the partnering organization to Gov. Bill Haslam’s TN Promise in 83 counties, surpassed two million hours of community service given back by its students.


In their December meeting, Fayetteville Public Utilities’ (FPU) Student Utility Board (SUB) served the community by delivering food donations for FPU’s Harvest of Hope Food Drive and reading and making crafts with children at Amana Head Start.

While giving a presentation to Lincoln County High School aerospace engineering students, Paul W. Johnson, aerospace engineer, not only taught the youths 50 different facts in one hour, but prompted students to ask themselves what they will do in order to accomplish their dreams.

Riverside Christian FFA’s Agriculture Issues Forum Team competed recently at the MTSU Stark Agriculture Building, placing third in the Middle Tennessee Region. This is the first team to compete from the FFA chapter since it was established last year. The Agriculture Issues Forum Leadership D…


Motlow State Community College’s Fayetteville campus recently selected its Mr. and Miss Motlow representatives for the 2018-19 academic year. Pictured at the Fayetteville Christmas Parade are Miss Motlow Daisy Martinez from Belvidere, who is majoring in elementary education, and Mr. Motlow W…

Motlow State Community College Testing Center will administer the Residual ACT exam on Thursday, Jan. 3, and Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 12:30 until 4 p.m.


Riverside Christian Academy Student Council pauses for a photo before delivering nearly 200 bags of pantry staples to Wings of Love. They would like to thank the RCA families for the donations and Gerald’s Foodland for providing the grocery bags, which were decorated by the students. Wings o…

Ralph Askins School students decorated pumpkins inspired by their favorite book character. A panel of judges voted, and three students from each grade took home prizes for their creations. 

Martin Methodist College (MMC) is rolling out a new tuition plan, giving half tuition grants to residents in southern Middle Tennessee.

Do you know any former alumni, contributors, or educators from Lincoln County who deserve to be in the spotlight? Can you think of an LCHS alumni who has gone on to fame and fortune and put Lincoln County on the map? Is there a person who has always been willing to donate countless hours of …


Lincoln County teachers Charla Hurt and Jennifer Underwood recently participated in a JMLP Experiential Study Institute in Charleston, S.C. The Institute was part of the James Madison Legacy Project (JMLP), a three-year initiative funded by the US Department of Education, managed nationally …

Dr. Janine Wilson, director of Fayetteville City Schools, was honored by students and staff on Superintendent Appreciation Day celebrated on Thursday. Fayetteville High School’s Beta Club and Leo Club donated boxes of food in Wilson’s honor to benefit needy families. Students at Askins Schoo…


The community is invited to the Veterans Day program set for Friday, Nov. 9, at Lincoln County High School.


While most high school kids were enjoying an opportunity to sleep in and rest during fall break, four Lincoln County High School students were up at dawn, working all day to assist folks in Wilmington, N.C., who had suffered damage from Hurricane Florence.


The Lincoln County Middle Schools Robotics Team – #OneLCRobotics Team #0806 – competed in the Tennessee Valley BEST Robotics Competition held at Calhoun Community College in Decatur, Ala., on Oct. 13 and has advanced to compete at the regional level in December.

Lincoln County High School’s Career and Technical Education Department will be hosting an open house on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 4 until 7 p.m.


Career and Technical Education classes at Lincoln County High School have made it possible for students to be involved in a Reverse Engineering Project, which allowed them to redesign, build in safety features, and fabricate a set of tractor splitting jacks and track system.

Lincoln County Schools is presenting the Sixth Annual Transition Fair: High School on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Lincoln County High School Commons area with door prizes and refreshments.

Motlow State Community College recently received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to offer 100 percent of degree programs taught at the Motlow Sparta site and the Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Academy.

Fayetteville City Schools earned a top composite score for student growth over the year, according to an accountability snapshot presented to the school board during its September meeting.

Lincoln County School students surpassed the state average percent who scored “on track” or “mastered”, according to TNReady student assessment results, with proficiencies among the best in the south central district.

Dr. Michael Torrence, president of Motlow State Community College, has been named to the Advisory Board of Western Governors University (WGU) Tennessee, the state-endorsed, nonprofit online university established as part of Governor Haslam’s Drive to 55 initiative.


Lincoln County High School’s marching band unveiled their new uniforms during Friday night’s game at Meadows-Thompson Stadium. Band students, boosters and supporters, as well as the department of education, have worked tirelessly to raise funds, approximately $45,000, to go toward the purcha…

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…

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.

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 …