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With more than $600,000 in prize winnings to his credit, Team Toyota angler Brandon Lester has proven himself to be one of America’s most accomplished young professional bass anglers. The Tennessean is also one heck of a family man, and was gracious enough to lend some advice to parents who …

Since the last Tennessee Department of Health report June 7, two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lincoln County as of June 10, bringing the  cumulative total of 29 cases and 21 recoveries at the beginning of last week to 34 cases and 26 recoveries.

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The Lincoln County Board of Education approved an emergency resolution in its April 20 meeting that adopts, revises or suspends several local board policies in order to comply with Gov. Bill Lee’s recommendations and Tennessee State Board of Education’s rules and policies for the remainder o…

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Challenges and uncertainties are synonymous with farming and ranching. To say these are challenging, uncertain times is an understatement. But, as is their inherent nature, farmers and ranchers will certainly adapt and persevere, and we at USDA are here to help them.

Alex Haley, a close friend and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “Roots”, used to have a powerful message that I always try to keep in mind: “Find the good and praise it.”

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Lincoln County and Fayetteville City schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic year in compliance with Gov. Bill Lee’s recommendation, which came Wednesday during an afternoon news conference in Nashville.

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced last week that free COVID-19 testing is available for any Tennessean, regardless of traditional symptoms, as the Unified-Command group ramps up an aggressive effort to expand testing capacity across the state.

Agricultural producers now have more time to repay Marketing Assistance Loans (MAL) as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.

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Anyone with health concerns, or who has concerns about the health of a family member, is invited to come to the Lincoln County Health Department and be tested for COVID-19. The testing will be provided at no cost to participants, and those who come for testing can remain in their vehicles th…

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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.

In the face of our public health crisis due to the coronavirus, Congress recently passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which provides unprecedented levels of aid to individuals and industries, including a variety of supports for agriculture.

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“Let me start with a heartfelt thank you to our staff, our providers, the medical community, our board of trustees, and the mayor for all the hard work that’s gone into preparing and managing through this time of crisis,” said Russ Spray, chief executive officer of Lincoln Health System, ear…

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In an effort to continue to slow the spread of the Coronavirus and protect the workforce at Arnold AFB, the installation commander, Col. Jeffrey Geraghty has determined that all Base Exchange and Commissary patrons will be required to wear a face coverings while shopping in either facility.

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As American families and businesses transition to remote-work, they may see a surge in home utility use – and in upcoming utility bills. Simple money-saving steps can help lower monthly utility bills without jeopardizing safety or comfort.

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With the COVID-19 pandemic changing daily routines here in Fayetteville, adaptation has become necessary for us all. A typical day is no longer typical of small town living.

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Editor’s Note: The folks at The Local Café had no idea The Times was going to be on hand last week as they delivered complimentary meals to local health care workers. We had simply asked ‘folks in the know’ to give us a call when they hear of good deeds happening – examples of selflessness a…

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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…

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New visitor restriction protocols due to the highly contagious nature of the COVID-19 virus and the inability to allow passengers during patient transport via ambulance can leave the public feeling uneasy and helpless if a loved one is in need of medical services.

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Local law enforcement authorities are taking the common-sense approach when it comes to enforcing two of Gov. Bill Lee’s most recent orders, one mandating that Tennesseans stay at home and another ordering the closure of non-essential businesses, said District Attorney Robert Carter late Thursday.

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 “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”- Fred Rogers

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An individual who applies for unemployment benefits in Tennessee must do weekly certifications in order to receive benefits. These certifications are necessary to ensure a claimant is eligible to receive benefits for that week, which lessens the chance of having an overpayment.

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The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced it will close all 56 Tennessee state parks and state-owned state natural areas to the public effective April 4 through April 14, in support of Gov. Bill Lee’s Executive Order 23.

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