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The Fayetteville City School Board has adopted a resolution urging legislators to increase public school teachers’ pay by the same amount invested in Education Savings Accounts established through legislation passed by the General Assembly this past session.

Lincoln County Schools kicked off the 2019-2020 school year with in-service Thursday. Teachers heard from two powerful motivational speakers, Jack Berckemeyer and H.K. Derryberry, along with his friend, Jim Bradford.

Caleb Gulley earned his doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree with an emphasis in mental health during the College of Nursing spring graduation from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis.

Lincoln County School System and Fayetteville City School System were among 96 districts across the state awarded a total of $3.7 million to support the implementation of high-quality career-focused programs and instruction for Tennessee students.


Students attending Lincoln County and Fayetteville City schools, as well as Riverside Christian Academy, will return to session next week.

Ralph Askins School students nominated for the annual Marilyn Ashby Award are (from left) Tuffy Delap, Lily Hoagland, Walt Jones, Jacob Limbaugh, Isabella Thompson and Nora Kate Sumners, who was this year's winner. The Marilyn Ashby Award is presented each year to one third grade student who…

Ralph Askins School students nominated for the annual Vandie Davis Spirit Award are (from left) Isabella Armijo, Bless’Yn Washington, Tyihnys Reese, J.J. Askins, who was this year's winner, and Kasyn Divens. This award is given to a fourth grader who demonstrates a positive attitude, represe…


tnAchieves has begun its effort to recruit 9,000 volunteer mentors to meet its goal of providing every TN Promise applicant from the Class of 2020 with a local support system.

Riverside Christian Academy senior Alyssa Hampton earned a $2,000 Robert McCarty Memorial Scholarship from the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association while on the annual electric cooperative Washington Youth Tour.

Riverside Christian Academy’s administration has announced that Emma Gordon has been hired as the school’s new agriculture teacher.

Children attending the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library’s Summer Reading and STEM Program, “A Universe of Stories”, listen to Dr. Michael Hartman, Motlow State Community College professor, on “Launch Day” as he explains the procedure and preparation for launching of a model rocket.…

Melodie Dye (at center), bookkeeper at Ralph Askins School, was honored for her years of service to the school with this year’s yearbook dedication. Mel started as an educational assistant in the kindergarten classroom, then did attendance and records before becoming secretary and eventually…

Thomas Hastings, who teaches advanced placement American History at Lincoln County High School, was recently among more than 1,500 high school teachers and college professors traveling to Louisville, Ky., to grade the AP U.S. History exam.

Sahil Patel of Fayetteville is attending the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Humanities this month at the University of Tennessee at Martin. He is one of 56 high school juniors and seniors participating in the program this year. Tennessee Governor’s Schools are offered in a variety of to…


Dr. Bill Heath, director of Lincoln County Schools, was named the 2019 Superintendent of the Year during the Professional Educators of Tennessee’s annual professional development conference, Leader U, at Trevecca University.

Youths participating in Read to be Ready visit Lincoln Health System’s ambulance service and Lincoln Medical Center June 12. The kids about what happens if they have to come to the hospital, what the machines do, why we wash hands and wear funny masks and hats, and even got to hear about the…

Makaya Day (center), who will be attending Motlow State Community College pursuing a business degree, is this year’s recipient of the Kate Grisham Wyatt Memorial Scholarship. Malaya is the daughter of Daniel Day. Presenting the scholarship are Johnny Wyatt (at left) and Andy Wyatt, sons of K…


Bank of Lincoln County has been honored with the “Friend of Education” award presented by the Tennessee Education Association (TEA) during the TEA Representative Assembly.


Riverside Christian Academy graduates turn their tassels after being awarded diplomas during commencement ceremonies Thursday evening, wrapping up the graduation season in Fayetteville-Lincoln County. Photo coverage of area high school ceremonies is included in a special section saluting loc…

The Kings Mountain Messenger Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) awarded the first Junior ROTC medal given at Lincoln County High School to Mary Abigail Harmon during the school’s Awards Day Ceremony.

A proposal to install traffic lanes and a holding area, designed to relieve morning and afternoon traffic congestion at Ralph Askins School, has been abandoned by the Fayetteville Board of Education.


Lincoln County Board of Education officials voted unanimously last week to move forward with leasing a portion of the Ninth Grade Academy building to a Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Center.


Motlow State’s Fayetteville campus is sponsoring an Agricultural Sciences Open House on May 16, with informational sessions at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. for prospective students who are interested in the College’s Agricultural Sciences “2+2” Program.

Twenty-two Highland Rim School instrumental music students traveled to Community Middle School in Shelbyville to be adjudicated at the Tri-Lakes Band Directors Association Solos and Ensembles Contest.

Brandon Hudson, vice president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) at Shelbyville, has been selected to join the 2019 class of the Postsecondary Leadership Success Program at the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), a year-long immersion in leadership deve…

This year’s delegates to the American Legion Auxiliary Volunteer Girls State from Lincoln County High School are (from left) Hannah Stout, Caroline Mills, Emily Hopkins, and Brooke Osborne. Set to be held May 26 through June 1 at Lipscomb University, the program honors students with high mor…

Student workers of Bank of Lincoln County Falcon Branch implemented a marketing strategy to promote the new branch at Lincoln County High School – a television giveaway.

Lincoln County High School FFA’ers took their annual Tractor Day celebration to Stone Bridge Academic Learning Center where pre-k students got an up close look at the tractors and paused for photos with the high school students.


Before the sun began to rise Tuesday, the first of participants in this year’s 40th Annual Tractor Day at Lincoln County High School arrives on campus. Originally set for February and rescheduled due to weather, the event celebrated Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapters around the country…


Students from Fayetteville High School and Lincoln County High School joined approximately 349 of their high school peers in Murfreesboro to express their views on public education in Tennessee at the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) Student Congress on Policies in Education (SCOPE).


Five standouts will be inducted into Lincoln County Schools’ Hall of Fame during the ‘Evening with the Stars’ Thursday evening, April 25, at Lincoln County High School.