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Teresa Brown, (far right) president of the Alpha Kappa Club, and Cindy Tinney, (far left) vice president, present the Bessie Parks Memorial Scholarship to two members of the Class of 2019. Allen Scott Alcorn Jr., (second from left) a senior at Lincoln County High School, plans to attend Tenn…

Lincoln County Early Head Start and Amana Head Start, which is accepting applications for a variety of children and family services, will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 18.

I believe in public education. I also know that there is no one size fits all strategy that will work in every school or district. This is a recurring premise among those of us who believe in local control of public education. A one size fits all solution is in effect no solution.

Students from Lincoln County High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter recently attended the FBLA State Leadership Conference at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

Milam Moorehead, a sixth grade student at Highland Rim School, Victoria Langley, a seventh grade student at Meridianville Middle School, Hailey Williams, an eighth grade student at Riverside Christian Academy and Jeremy Jones, a sixth grade student in the Riverside Home School Umbrella, were…


The hard work of love for learning of one South Lincoln School third grader has earned him the opportunity to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum’s Pathways to STEM, a unique learning experience for bright, forward-thinking elementary school students.

Fayetteville Public Utilities’ (FPU) Student Utility Board (SUB) recently toured the Wastewater Treatment Plant and learned how Fayetteville’s wastewater is treated and returned to the Elk River, meeting all regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Tennessee Departmen…

In celebration of Read Across America Week, First National Bank delivered cupcakes to their partner in education, Ralph Askins School. Pictured are (front, from left) Clay Moses, Ja’Lyha Burnett, Jack Pitcock, Krina Patel, (second row) Jillian Jones, Hannah Caldwell, Jordan Sullivan, Tavariu…


“The Imagination Library of Lincoln County would like to thank the people of our community for the outpouring of financial support and to all who are helping us to provide books to local children from birth to age 5,” said Wanda Southerland, director of the local IL affiliate.

Riverside Christian Academy’s Callie Robinson (at right) placed first in the Middle Region Creed Speaking FFA Leadership Development Event on Monday, Feb. 11. Callie will represent Riverside Christian FFA at the State FFA Convention in March. Jimmy White placed third in the Middle Region Sta…

Four students from Fayetteville High School’s recording studio class recently toured Middle Tennessee State University’s audio production, music business and recording industry departments. Everyone had a great time learning about potential careers in the music industry. The studio class wou…

While the Lincoln County Board of Education hasn’t made a final decision as to how Ninth Grade Academy will be utilized in the future, results of the NGA Repurposing Survey show that using the building for a post-secondary school or middle college by far received the most points.


First Baptist Church minister Dr. Jon Hathcock and South Lincoln Middle School’s Principal Jennifer Turpen unveil the plaque, “In God We Trust”, that will be placed in schools throughout the county school system. The design is a collaboration by all Lincoln County principals. Brooke Fanning …

The Imagination Library of Lincoln County was presented a check for $500 last week from the Lincoln County Education Foundation Board that came from a fundraiser spearheaded by Christine Hunter, supervisor over the libraries within the school system.

Highland Rim School students earning Tri-Lake Silver Honor Band honors for grades 7-9 are Richard Williams; Mia Martinez; Nikaela Cummings; McKinna Self; Samantha Cabello; Tyler Nelson, first chair snare drum; Nora Fuller, first chair clarinet; Trent Self, first chair trombone; Omar Cabello,…

The Elk Valley Crafters Association presents its yearly donation to the Lincoln County High School Student Council. Pictured are (from left) EVCA President Dennis Stockbridge, LCHS student Brooke Osborne, and LCHS teacher Lindley Buchannon.

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization connecting generosity with need in 40 Middle Tennessee and three Kentucky counties, announces its annual scholarship application process is now open and invites students to apply by March 15, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. Central …

Students from Lincoln County High School and Blanche Elementary applied to be accepted into the 40th annual University of Tennessee at Martin Honor Band in the fall with seven local students accepted.

The Science and Technology Education and TRAINing (STEDTRAIN) Committee has announced the continuation of its Seed Grant Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Program for K-12 schools in Jackson, Madison, Marshall, Morgan, and Limestone Counties in Alabama and Lincoln Coun…

The Elk Valley Crafters Association makes its an annual donation to the Lincoln County High School Food Pantry. Participating in the presentation are EVCA President Dennis Stockbridge and Karen Thomas.

Several locals are members of the University of Tennessee livestock judging team, which fared well in the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Col., earlier this month. The team captured a reserve champion title within the Carload Contest, in which Lincoln County’s Caroline Davis placed fo…

Fayetteville Rotarians Don Counts and Paul Brindley give dictionaries to third graders at Flintville School as part of the club’s annual Dictionary Project, which sees a dictionary given to every third grader attending Lincoln County and Fayetteville City schools, as well as Riverside Christ…

Ralph Askins School students participated in The Amazing Shake, a competition that teaches students manners, discipline, respect and professional conduct. 


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.


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.