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National drug take back day is October 24 and your Lincoln County Anti Drug Coalition members will be at Lincoln County High School that day from 10am-2pm to collect your no longer needed medications both prescription and over the counter. All you have to do is drive thru and drop it off.

The Elk Valley Times would like to feature the recipes of hometown cooks. Send your recipes to jbone@elkvalleytimes.com. And if you would like, we would like to include a picture of the cook.

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On Wednesday, October 14, from 1-3 p.m., a free flu clinic will be held at the Lincoln County Courthouse. No appointments are required and no insurance will be involved. All citizens are welcome to attend.

Registered Dietitian South Central Human Resource Agency Head Start

The photos above are of the patients of the late Dr. Douglas L Miller, D.D.S., a Fayetteville dentist. The pictures were taken in the 1960’s and 70’s. They were presented to the Times as a relic of Fayetteville history.

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A positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at Donalson Care Center. The positive case is a resident; however, Lincoln Health System has confirmed that there is an unspecified number of employees who have also tested positive for the virus. Lincoln Health System has released the statement…

Angel Bumgardner, 14 years old, donated ten inches of her hair to Locks of Love. The organization accepts donations of human hair and money for use in making wigs for Canadian and American children who have medical conditions that cause them to permanently lose their hair. Angel had her cut …

Father’s Day came a little early for Dewayne Thompson with the arrival of twins. Thompson and Tahesa Ford welcomed their beautiful twin boys just in time for Father’s Day. The twins were delivered by Dr. Theresa Morrison, who worked closely with the couple’s Maternal Fetal Medicine specialis…

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Lincoln Health System (LHS), a county-owned, non-profit health care system, has announced Darrell Blaylock will become the health system’s chief executive officer (CEO) effective June 1.

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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.

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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…

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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.