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The Lincoln County Juvenile Court needs more CASA volunteers. Children need someone who will speak up for them in the court system. You can be that person for a child.

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Richard Medley, paramedic instructor and coordinator with the Lincoln Health System, was presented the South Central EMS Directors’ Association Educator Award during the association’s recent conference.

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Fayetteville’s John Fitzsimmons, former director of the Lincoln Medical Center’s Emergency Medical Service, received the South Central EMS Directors’ Association 2018 Legacy Award, presented during the association’s annual conference.

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The Lincoln County HELP Anti-Drug Coalition will present a Town Hall Meeting regarding opioid/prescription drug abuse and its effects on our community on Tuesday, Jan. 8, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the South Central Human Resource Agency.

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“Eating Smart and Moving More: Eating Smart at Home”, a program offered by the University of Tennessee Extension Service, challenges participants to make positive changes by improving diet quality and physical activity, food resource management, food safety and food security.

“Eating Smart and Moving More: Eating Smart at Home”, a program offered by the University of Tennessee Extension Service, challenges participants to make positive changes by improving diet quality and physical activity, food resource management, food safety and food security.

It’s time to sign up for health insurance. Between November 1 and December 15, millions of Americans will head to Healthcare.gov or the online exchange in their state to shop for coverage for 2019.

Alex Groce, a Huntland student, hands out gifts to residents at Donalson Care Center in Fayetteville. Inspired by a program he had participated in at school, Alex decided to use his own birthday money to buy gifts for care center residents here.

South Central Human Resource Agency has announced that U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities will be distributed from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds, located at 1003 Hedgemont Ave.

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A Suicide Prevention Town Hall meeting, sponsored by the Lincoln County Department of Education, will be held Thursday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. at Lincoln County High School, 1233 Huntsville Highway.

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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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

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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.