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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.

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Blanche students received a visit by Tennessee’s Commissioner of Education, Penny Schwinn, along with Riley the Reading Raccoon, the TN Education Department’s Reading 360 mascot.  Riley will be traveling to schools across the state to help emphasize the importance of early literacy for our y…

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Members of Lincoln County High School’s LIFT LC leadership team recently participated in the Adventure Capital Design4Good Challenge sponsored by global technology leader SAP. Adventure Capital (“AdCap”) is an innovative program that funds student-led solutions motivating and empowering them…

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The Lincoln County High School Student Council is leading an statewide effort to promote donations to Child Advocacy Centers and programs throughout Tennessee. In doing so, Student Council members at Lincoln County High School recently made a large donation to benefit Junior’s House which ad…

Vandie Davis Spirit Award nominees at Ralph Askins School are (from left) Lawson Honey, Alexa Teague, Macie Edwards, Liz Quintero Aguilar and Ben Locker. This award is given to a fourth grader who demonstrates a positive attitude, represents RAS well, is motivated to do his/her best, shows w…

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Vandie Davis Spirit Award nominees at Ralph Askins School are (from left) Lawson Honey, Alexa Teague, Macie Edwards, Liz Quintero Aguilar and Ben Locker. This award is given to a fourth grader who demonstrates a positive attitude, represents RAS well, is motivated to do his/her best, shows w…

Ralph Askins School students nominated for the Marilyn Ashby Award for Excellence are (from left) Lucas Durham, Vayley Hughes, Isaac Castaneda, Nora McCormick and Whit Sumners. The Marilyn Ashby Award is presented each year to one third grade student who demonstrates a commitment to the comm…