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Would Lincoln County law enforcement resources ever be used to prosecute antigun laws? It’s a question Lincoln County Sheriff Murray Blackwelder says he’s getting every day, particularly in the wake of a contentious fight over gun control measures in Virginia.

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A major component of Phase I in Fayetteville’s Greenway Project became a reality last week as the bridge over Tanyard Branch was hoisted into place by a crane with guidance from a crew on the ground.

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The Fayetteville City School System is pursuing a $5 million Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant to construct a tornado safe room on the Fayetteville High School campus, a facility that could be a multi-purpose building housing classrooms, the first of its kind in Tennessee.

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The Fayetteville Fire Department and Fayetteville Board of Mayor and Aldermen named two local children Honorary Firefighters last week for their heroic efforts three months ago in awakening their family and alerting them to a fire.

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‘Remember, Celebrate, Act’ was the theme of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Day March in Fayetteville Monday. Marchers braved a wind chill in the teens as they participated in this year’s observance, organized by People Helping People for Progress and launched in 2001 by founder Thomas Lee Kemp…

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Lincoln County Board of Public Utilities (LCBPU) officials approved a 600-foot water line extension on Wright Road at the cost of $62,286 during their January board meeting.

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People Helping People for Progress (PHPP), launched in 2001 by founder Thomas Lee Kemp, continues to carry on the work started by Kemp almost two decades ago and is organizing the annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Day March in Fayetteville.

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With only the gym foundation not yet laid, construction continues at the site of the new Blanche School at 1507 Ardmore Highway, just a mile and a half east of the current school which has served the community since 1939.

Recent winds and storms have caused many headstones and other monuments to be blown over at the Blanche Cemetery, said Laura Mullins, secretary of the cemetery association, asking that persons having family buried there please visit the cemetery to determine the condition of your family’s marker.

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Two children, an 8-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl who saved the lives of their family members back in October, are expected to be honored as heroes this week.

Lincoln County Volunteer Fire & Rescue’s Park City station will be conducting a fund-raising picture starting in the next two weeks.

A vacant house on South Fishing Ford Road was totally destroyed by a huge fire early last Tuesday evening.

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department’s Criminal Investigation Division is asking the public to help them locate a man wanted in connection with a residential burglary in Lincoln County.

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It was January of 2015 when Fayetteville-Lincoln County was left reeling as Daikin Industries, Ltd., announced it would be closing its Goodman plant here in Fayetteville in two years — that story tops the list of headlines over the last decade.

As operations here continue to wind down, another 51 employees will see their jobs at Goodman Manufacturing here in Fayetteville come to an end next month.

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Orders are being taken now for t-shirts commemorating the 19th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Day March in Fayetteville.

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The Lincoln County Election Commission needs poll officials to help with the upcoming 2020 primaries and elections, said Sheila Allen, administrator of elections.

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The Lincoln County Commission has given its stamp of approval to Collier Engineering’s ADA Self Evaluation and Transition Plan, a plan that assesses county facilities for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and proposes ways for any barriers to be remedied.

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The 53rd Annual Lincoln County Toy Drive was another success this year, benefiting 550 local children ages 12 and under. Sponsored by the Fayetteville Fire Department, The Elk Valley Times and the Fayetteville Rotary Club, this year’s campaign raised $18,499.

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The Fayetteville Board of Mayor and Aldermen took action earlier this month to beef up its ordinance regulating those who are granted permits to sell beer within the city, particularly those who violate the ordinance.

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The 2019 annual Lincoln County Toy Drive has raised $18,169 and will benefit 549 children, according to organizers, who extend a huge thanks to the community for donations since the drive got underway in November.

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State officials announced Monday morning that the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Industrial Development Board will receive a $500,000 grant for grade and site prep at Runway Centre Industrial Park.

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Volunteers were on hand at Walmart last week to shop for children being served by the Lincoln County Toy Drive, spearheaded by the Fayetteville Rotary Club, Fayetteville Fire Department and The Elk Valley Times. The final buy night is Thursday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. at Dollar General Market. Vo…

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Lincoln Health System and the Lincoln Medical Center Ambulance Service donated a decommissioned ambulance unit to the Fayetteville City Police Department to be used for their Special Operations Response Team (SORT).

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Bob Strong, a driver for SCATS-Lincoln, pauses for a photo on his bus that will be running the shopping route here in Fayetteville free of charge every day starting Monday, Dec. 16, and continuing through Monday, Dec. 23. The free service is a holiday gift to the community from SCATS-Lincoln…

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The Fayetteville Fire Department’s roadblock on Saturday saw approximately $10,765 being given at intersections across the city to the 53rd Annual Lincoln County Toy Drive, bringing total giving thus far this year to $15,299.

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After numerous work sessions eyeing school system needs, the city board of education is moving forward with a list of capital projects totaling approximately $4 million.

Fayetteville Public Utilities’ (FPU) electric customers will see higher December bills as a result of the increases in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) winter season energy rate and the total monthly fuel cost.

A Lincoln County sheriff’s deputy, serving as school resource officer (SRO) at South Lincoln School, was hit by a vehicle Monday morning.  

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The Fayetteville Regional Planning Commission honored one of its key members, Lindsey Galyen, during its meeting last week as the longtime planner stepped down after 12 years of service.

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State archaeology officials were on hand before Thanksgiving to study the proposed site of the historic Greer Cabin, which will be reconstructed and relocated to historic Camp Blount. Finding no artifacts, state archaeologists cleared the area for the cabin.

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For the residents of Fayetteville and Lincoln County, the 2020 census will get underway in March, and local officials are already working together with federal census staffers to make plans for the best results possible.