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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced early last week the State of Tennessee will allocate $10 million in Small and Rural Hospital Readiness Grants to support hospitals that are facing financial strain due to the ongoing response to COVID-19.

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As news of Dr. Fred Ralston’s death spread across the community and across the nation, comments began pouring into The Times as colleagues remembered a man known for his impact on the community here as well as the impact he had nationally.

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Due to COVID 19, how we connect looks different right now. Unfortunately, not only does this virus not stop child abuse, many reports are predicting an increase in the number of child abuse victims. We have continued to serve children in the community during this pandemic and continue to nee…

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This weekend’s beautiful weather saw residents enjoying nature and exercising on local walking trails. Stone Bridge Park, as well as others across our community, remain open for the purpose of residents being able to exercise. Folks are simply asked to maintain the six-foot rule as they meet…

Lincoln Health System officials announced the re-opening of Lincoln Medical Group’s Women’s Center with Michael Nobles, MD, obstetrician-gynecologist, as the practice’s physician. Dr. Nobles will join the Fayetteville-based physician practice group from Winchester.

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Lincoln Health System is closely monitoring all Coronavirus updates from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help keep our patients, employees, and community safe.

Lincoln Health System is pleased to announce urologist, Michael J. Tepedino, MD, FACS, has joined Lincoln Medical Group Specialty Associates, a Fayetteville-based multi-specialty practice.

Lincoln Health System is pleased to announce board certified general surgeon, J. Dennie Crabtree, Jr, MD, FACS, has joined Lincoln Medical Group Specialty Associates, a Fayetteville-based multi-specialty practice.

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Editor’s Note: Originally of Fayetteville, Dr. Ashok Gowda is a 1987 graduate of Lincoln County High School. He is the son of the late Dr. Mallappa Gowda, a surgeon who retired from his practice here in 2003 after more than 32 years. 

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The Tennessee Department of Health joins partners across the state in celebrating the fifth annual Tennessee Quit Week Feb. 3-7. This year’s theme is “Seeing 2020 Tobacco-Free,” and the goal is to inspire Tennesseans to live healthier lives by taking advantage of the state’s free resource, t…

It is always a tragedy when a young person dies. When a person takes their own life, the natural feelings of grief and shock are made even worse by guilt, anger, and the isolation that too often results from the stigma attached to suicide.

While suicide has traditionally been considered a “big city” problem by the general public, suicide is actually more common in rural areas due to a lack of mental health and crisis intervention resources. But while Tennessee’s metro areas typically have lower suicide rates than the state as …

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The flu vaccine is now being offered at no charge to patients at Tennessee’s county health department clinics as long as supplies last.

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Patrick Rehab-Wellness Center is pleased to announce that beginning Jan. 1, 2020, the facility will be providing the Silver&Fit® Exercise and Healthy Aging program at its location in Fayetteville to help older adults achieve improved health through regular exercise.

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Tennessee Department of Health has awarded the McBurg Community Center “The Bright Spot Award” for the accomplishments residents have made over the past three years as they put a prevention plan in place to promote better health for the members of the community.

Lincoln Health System recently celebrated the retirement of Gene Thomas who worked in the maintenance department at LHS for over 25 years. He will definitely be missed. Pictured are (from left) Russ Spray, interim CEO, LHS; Thomas; John Lavender, interim administrator, Donalson Care Center; …

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Ronnie Smith, (left) an advanced emergency medical technician, is congratulated as he is presented the 2019 the South Central EMS Directors Association’s AEMT Award. Making the presentation is Chad Brown, president of the association. Smith has worked for the Lincoln Medical Center Ambulance…

Long-term care facilities across Tennessee, including Lincoln-Donalson Care Center (LDCC), will recognize the contributions of the state’s 30,000 nursing home employees on Nursing Home Caregiver Appreciation Day, Friday, Nov. 22.

As part of Lincoln Health System’s (LHS) commitment to provide quality health care to the Lincoln County community, the health system has announced its plans to open a new orthopedic surgery practice, Lincoln Medical Group Orthopedic Associates, with orthopedic surgeon, Robert A. Beasley, MD…

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During November the home care and hospice community honors the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists, and social workers who make a remarkable difference for the patients and families they serve.

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South Central Human Resource Agency has announced that U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities will be distributed from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds, located at 1003 Hedgemont Ave.

Stephen Mason, peer recovery specialist and regional overdose specialist with TN Save A Life and the TN Department of Health and Substance Abuse Services, understands what drug addiction is all about because he struggled with it for nearly a decade, but he’s been sober since 2016 following h…

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The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) is receiving more than $200,000 in new funding to improve the response for Tennesseans seeking help through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Members of the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Senior Center went purple for Alzheimer’s Awareness. Seniors expressed appreciation to the Pizza Inn in Park City for hosting “Purple Out Day”. Here, seniors pause for a group photo at Pizza Inn.

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When he was a youth, Dr. Charles Alexander Kidd would sometimes tag along with his veterinarian father, Dr. William Kidd, on calls to care for animals.

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Between 350 and 400 people participate in the two-mile Silent Reflection Walk held in Fayetteville Sunday evening. Organized by Sheila Rico, the event raised $2,650 for the benefit of the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network efforts here in Lincoln County. Donations are still being accepted.…

The Multi-County Cancer Support Network’s 26th Annual Walk-A-Thon is set for Friday, Sept. 13, from 6 until 11 p.m. in the football stadium located at 839 Dinah Shore Blvd., beside the Franklin County Annex Building in Winchester.

NAMI Tennessee will sponsor the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program for family members and loved ones of persons diagnosed with serious mental illness.

The Lincoln Medical Center Ambulance Service recently received a grant through the Department of Homeland Security and the local Emergency Management Agency to receive some new training equipment.

The Fayetteville-Lincoln County Senior Center will present a Senior Info Expo on Friday, Sept. 6, from 8 until 10:30 a.m.