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Fayetteville City Schools has confirmed an employee at Ralph Askins School has tested positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing has been completed and determined that no students or staff were in direct contact with the employee.

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As a National State of Emergency remains in place, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced today the State of Emergency in Tennessee will continue through October with adjustments made to previous executive orders.

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During the Lincoln County School Board meeting that took place on the evening of Thursday, August 27, a motion to make alterations to some of the provisions in the reopening plan laid out several weeks ago was passed.

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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…

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During the County School Board meeting that took place on the evening of Monday, August 3, Superintendent Dr. Bill Heath brought to the table a motion to declare County School employees "critical infrastructure," meaning (as per the CDC's definition) that workers designated as such could con…

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The Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library has been closed until Tuesday, July 28th as a safety precaution after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member did not have contact with patrons or fellow staff. They have been working with the Lincoln County Health Departme…

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The annual Lincoln County Fair has been cancelled due to concerns over the presence of COVID-19. Randy Cowley of the LC Fair Board of Directors released the following statement announcing the cancellation:

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The Fayetteville City Police Department has announced the indefinite closure of its business office as well as the municipal court. According to City Administrator Scott Collins, this decision has been made out of concerns that some employees have been exposed to COVID-19. Both the statement…

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“Total chaos” were the words used by an anonymous source in describing the state of the Frito-Lay manufacturing plant at 101 Industrial Boulevard on the night of July 1. According to the source, employees at the plant have recently been made aware that a coworker was COVID-19-positive, and t…

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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 …

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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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