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Established for the treatment of opioid addiction, BlueBird Recovery, LLC, recently opened its newest location here in Fayetteville.

As the American Red Cross responds to Hurricane Florence, providing food, shelter and comfort to those affected, individuals outside the affected areas are urged to help by giving blood or platelets to care for patients in the storm’s path and across the country.

Quality First Home Care, a premier provider of home health, private duty nursing and CHOICES services, was recently awarded three prestigious recognitions.

Patrick Rehab-Wellness Center and Lincoln Health System announced last week that Kim Davis has been named the new wellness director for Patrick Rehab-Wellness Center (PRW).

The South Central Tennessee Development District’s Long Term Care Ombudsman program advocates for rights of residents in nursing homes, assisted livings and homes for the aged in the South Central 13-county district.


The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) announced the approval of insurance rates requested by the five carriers offering coverage on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) ahead of Open Enrollment for 2019.

Dr. Sarah Thelen welcomed Dr. Misty Slater to her office at 2330 Thornton Taylor Parkway, Suite B, during a meet and greet held recently. A family medicine doctor, Slater received her degree from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and has been in practice several years. Pictured ar…


As we near the end of summer and leaves start to turn, most of us are familiar with the very prominent Breast Cancer Awareness Month that will soon be here. Everything except the leaves will turn pink, and we will all come together to “Save the ta-tas!” It’s a wonderful and important month t…


Before Fayetteville’s Eli and Jessica Buckley started their family farm late in 2012, they had no idea raising chickens, cattle, pigs and goats would be in their future, but then, they hadn’t had children yet.


Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July. Still, there continues to be an emergency need for donors of all blood types, especially type O, to give now to address a severe blood shortage.

Fayetteville’s Ben and Owen Porter recently donated proceeds from their lemonade stand to REACH, a non-profit organization serving individuals and families affected by special needs which grew out of the original mission of CAAM (Coldwater Autism Awareness Ministry). The boys made $203 for t…

Everything changes when we read. The drive to know what happens next, to want to turn the page, the need to keep going, even if it’s hard, because someone’s in trouble and you have to know how it’s all going to end … that’s a very real drive. And, it forces you to learn new words, to think n…


Fayetteville-Lincoln County Senior Citizens Center is the official site for the Yellow Dot program in Lincoln County.


An Atlanta, Ga., benefactor, originally from Fayetteville, has named Donalson Care Center as the recipient of a trust donation of over $75,000, according to discussion in June’s meeting of the Lincoln Health System’s Board of Trustees.

Martin Methodist College’s (MMC) Division of Nursing Chair Michelle Decker walked across the graduate platform at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) in May to receive her doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree.

Valerie Thomison (at left) recently retired after 39 years with Lincoln Medical Center, an affiliate of Lincoln Health System, as a licensed practical nurse in the med/surg department. Pictured here with Thomison is Airess Johnson, RN, director of med/surg.

Do you know how those in history loved their Dairy? Well, here it is! Milk has been a part of our nutrition since time immemorial. Rich in nutrients, milk in its various forms has a long, long history...

Medicare is mailing new, more secure Medicare cards with a Medicare Number that’s unique to every person with Medicare. Medicare is getting rid of the old card because the old Medicare Number was based on a person’s Social Security number. Scammers sometimes use Social Security numbers to tr…

Lincoln Health System and Donalson Care Center held grand opening ceremonies on May 11 for the new Short Stay Rehabilitation Center, a unit in the east wing of Donalson Care Center.

Kevin Kite, president of the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Student Advisory Board (SAB), presents a check for $866.46 to Renee Reynolds, representing Junior’s House Child Advocacy Center. The donation was collected during the SAB’s recent penny drive in support of the annua…

Cancer can strike fear, confusion and helplessness in individuals diagnosed with the disease and their caregivers. Cancer patients/survivors must deal not only with their disease, but also with the impact this has on their lives and emotions.

Dr. Fred Ralston, Jr., is one of 25 Master Physicians from across the United States to be honored with Fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians. The honor was presented during the annual session of the American College of Physicians in New Orleans April 20.

The Second Annual Emergency Care Day at South Lincoln School was another success. Students learned basic first aid skills from trained emergency responders and medical personnel. Along with Lincoln Medical EMS, the care day was supported by Motlow State EMS Education, as well as Huntsville H…

The South Central Human Resource Agency will distribute U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities on Thursday, May 24, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. to eligible area residents on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Survivors and caregivers participate in the opening of the 2018 Relay for Life, held May 5 at Lincoln County High School. This year’s event saw 21 teams raising funds for research and development of a cure through the American Cancer Society.Staff photo by Paul Henry

Lincoln Health System recognized its hardworking laboratory staff, an essential part of patient care, during Medical Laboratory Professionals Week observed during the week of April 22-28.

The Bank of Lincoln County presents a $1,000 check as sponsors for the upcoming Relay For Life event, which will be held May 5 in the gymnasium of Lincoln County High School. Anyone wishing to have their loved ones remembered during the Rose Ceremony, which will be held during the Relay, can…

The staff at First Bank in Fayetteville presents a $1,000 check for the Relay For Life event, which will be held May 5 at Lincoln County High School. Also, anyone wishing to have their loved ones remembered during the Rose Ceremony, which will be held during the Re-lay, can contact Tracy Hol…

Fayetteville-Lincoln County Arts Center will host a unique Yoga in the Gallery workshop with Heather Clemons, a member of the art league and local yoga teacher, on Saturday, April 14.

The 3rd Annual Cruisin’ for a Cure for Huntington’s Disease, a benefit for the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA), will be held Saturday, April 28, at Lincoln County High School.

Lincoln County Mayor Bill Newman signs his application to become a Lincoln Hospice volunteer as April Otinger, hospice volunteer coordinator, looks on.Staff photo by Lucy Williams

The South Central Tennessee Development District’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman program advocates for rights of residents in nursing homes, assisted livings and homes for the aged in the South Central’s 13-county district.

Diabetes is a complicated disease that can strike fear, confusion and helplessness in diagnosed people and caregivers. People with diabetes must deal not only with their disease, but also with the impact this has on their lives and emotions.