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The Elk Valley Times has just been notified that, as of today, January 7, the supply of COVID-19 vaccine allotted to the Lincoln County Health Department for the week of January 4-8 has been exhausted. As a result, vaccinations will not be carried out tomorrow, January 8.

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In the last couple of days, there has been some confusion over when, where, and how those who currently qualify for receiving a COVID-19 vaccine can acquire their first dose in Lincoln County. Printed below is the most up-to-date information on navigating this process, based on guidance issu…

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On Saturday, January 2nd, the Lincoln County Health Department will be open and offering COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone 75 years of age and older.  This is in addition to persons in tiers 1a1and 1a2, which include high exposure health care workers, residents and staff of long-term health ca…

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Lincoln County Schools has announced that this Thursday, December 10, Flintville, Highland Rim, South Lincoln, and Unity schools will be joining Lincoln County High School in going virtual for the remainder of the semester.

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The Lincoln County School System has announced that students in grades 6 through 8 at Unity middle school will be mandated to attend school virtually during the week following Thanksgiving, November 30 through December 8. LCS has released a statement on the matter and it is printed below:

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Lincoln County Schools has announced that Flintville and South Lincoln schools will be fully virtual from November 30 through December 8, following Thanksgiving Break. The statement making this announcement is below.

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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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