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While training may not sound like an important component of fire safety and rescue, the American Fire Service attributes improvements in training for fire personnel with a decline in the number of fire-related deaths in the last decade.

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When the leaves begin to change and the air turns a little cooler, people are ready to get outdoors and enjoy autumn activities with the family. Some might think there's no better way to spend a beautiful Saturday – or a weekday – than at an orchard picking apples.

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The local VFW and American Legion are honoring Lincoln County’s deceased veterans. The organizations are selling American flags and crosses that bear the veteran’s name, branch of service and the war the veteran served.

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Love to shop local? Want to support the arts? Folks who want to do both can take advantage of bargains through a new “Loyalty Card” rolled out this month by the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Arts Center.

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How much did Fayetteville’s new soccer complex cost? When did the initial plan for a U12 (12 and under) field for young kids to play soccer become a competition soccer field? Will this be a good investment for the city as a whole? These and other questions have been raised by city residents …

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With three vacant alderman seats and the need for a minimum of four candidates to run in next year’s election, Petersburg wants to reduce its board from seven to five members, which requires an amendment to its charter.

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Lincoln County Board of Commissioners gave a brief update on county redistricting, spoke with Fayetteville Main Street Board President Jason Nix and discussed potentially condemning the property where the Molino Fire Station is located, among other matters, during last week’s regular session.

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The number of motorists trying to turn onto the Huntsville Highway from Liberty Road has reportedly been increasing for the past couple of years, especially those trying to make a left turn. This has led the Board of Mayor and Alderman to approve funding to conduct an engineering study to he…

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Members of the Camp Blount Historic Site Association are readying for the inaugural Camp Blount Volunteer Days set for Friday, Oct. 1 and Saturday, Oct. 2, on site of the historic Camp Blount.

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Joey Henderson with Tupelo, Mississippi-based JBHM Architects recently gave the Fayetteville Board of Mayor and Alderman a presentation of the proposed tornado safe room project made possible through a $5 million Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant to the Fayetteville City Schoo…

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For the sixth consecutive year, Lincoln County Home Health and Hospice hosted Celebration of Life, a gathering in Stone Bridge Park dedicated to the memory of those who have passed away. Last Thursday evening’s event was well attended. 

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Fayetteville’s new fire chief has been on the job since Sept. 3 but isn’t new to the staff. Tony Kimbrough has been with the department since 2002 and has spent the past 19 years moving up through the ranks.

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Fayetteville and Lincoln County are honoring the 234th anniversary of the ratification of the Constitution, the laws by which our nation is governed, during Constitution Week. 

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Two officials in Lincoln County have a little something to say when it comes to an upcoming Pickleball Classic, hosted by Friends of the Patrick.

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Eli and Jessica Buckley started raising their own food after their oldest child was born to provide a source of good, clean food for their family. Friends and family soon began asking to buy from them until it grew into a full retail business and a source of income for the family.

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The Fayetteville-Lincoln County Recycling Center will hold a household hazardous waste collection event from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Recycling Center, 705 South Main Ave. in Fayetteville. 

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Personnel issues, including hiring an office assistant and a human resources generalist, administering the oath of office to the newly-appointed fire chief, naming an interim city administrator and determining the stipend for the interim building inspector were topics of discussion during th…

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Parks & Recreation Director Ira Thompson was fired by newly-appointed interim City Administrator Richard Howell following last Tuesday’s Board of Mayor and Alderman Meeting, which was one day shy of his completing six months with the city.

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The street behind Speedway was named Tom Bailey Drive to honor the man who provided civil engineer consulting services to the middle Tennessee area, including Fayetteville, for 23 years.

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Five Fayetteville firefighters were recognized during the Board of Mayor and Alderman meeting for their prompt response and actions that saved the life of an unresponsive patient on Saturday, August 28.

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The reconvened Redistricting Committee Meeting scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 23, at Lincoln Central Academy has been postponed due to CTAS having no personnel that can meet with the committee that night, according to Lincoln County Mayor Bill Newman. 

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Main Street’s First Friday events have come to a close for 2021 and have been lauded as being successful, drawing more participating vendors and attendance compared to last year. In its third year, First Friday began this year in April and ended with the Sept. 3 event. The two previous years…

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U.S. Congressman Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., recently toured the Warrior Exhibit at 113 Main Avenue North in downtown Fayetteville. The Warrior Exhibit honors veterans from Fayetteville and Lincoln County who have served in the armed forces for every period of United States’ history.  From le…

Hwy 55 Restaurant is partnering with The Fabulous Fifties Show Singers and Band to bring an evening of entertainment to diners from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28. Those in attendance can eat in your car on dine inside to hear these talented individuals present great music, organizers said. A po…

The Fayetteville Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau, along with members of the Fayetteville Kiwanis Club of Tennessee joined Dr. Tyler Edge and Ashley Edge for a ribbon cutting Thursday at Elk River Chiropractic at 105 Davidson St. in Fayetteville. Elk River Chiropractic h…

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A new local, non-profit organization has been created to support the Patrick Wellness Center. The Friends of the Patrick Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, was created by concerned wellness members in the community following the discussion of closing the service due to financial har…

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Three Reward Schools, five Level 5 schools, and the district being named an Exemplary district has created a time of celebration for the staff and students of Lincoln County Schools following the 2020-2021 COVID pandemic year of uncertainties.  

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A public involvement meeting involving the Phase 2 Greenway and Multimodal Grant will be held at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday to notify the community of city official’s intent to apply for a 2021 Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Multimodal Access Grant. The public is invited to attend and …