“I’m excited about the opportunity of moving into the mayor’s role after six years as an alderman,” said Michael Whisenant following his win of Fayetteville’s mayoral seat in Tuesday’s election, which saw him defeating challenger Jeff Bradford by a 54-vote margin.
A contract was signed last week between the Lincoln County Department of Education and the owner of the 103-acre property in the Blanche community that is slated to become the future site of the new Blanche School.
The community-wide Veterans' Day program was held Sunday at the Fayetteville Recreation Center, home of the Warrior Project. Lt. Col. Brooke Grubb was the guest speaker. Grubb recently returned home to Fayetteville after serving almost a year in Afghanistan. ~ Staff photos by Paul Henry
It was a clear sweep Tuesday as Republicans took every race by wide margins here in Lincoln County where 10,724 (53%) of the county’s 20,211 registered voters turned out to cast their ballots in the mid-term elections.
Fayetteville Public Utilities (FPU) participated in a hazmat training drill alongside members of state and local emergency management agencies, city and county fire departments, as well as city and county law enforcement.
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) announced Friday an agreement with two solar developers to build the largest solar installations in Tennessee and Alabama at 150 and 227 megawatts, respectively.
A Suicide Prevention Town Hall meeting, sponsored by the Lincoln County Department of Education, will be held Thursday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. at Lincoln County High School, 1233 Huntsville Highway.
A Fayetteville man was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center following an explosion in a rental home and subsequent fire erupting early Thursday morning in northeastern Lincoln County.
By the end of early voting here Thursday, 5,317 Lincoln Countians had turned out to cast their ballots in federal, state and local elections – statewide, over 1.378 million Tennesseans had voted during the early voting phase of the elections.
Just a few months after implementing its friendly reminders to residents whose properties are in violation of maintenance codes, the City of Fayetteville is continuing to experience big results.
Fayetteville Public Utilities (FPU) is expected to formally request that the city and county consider changing articles of incorporation governing the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Industrial Development Board (IDB) to allow an FPU representative to hold a voting seat.
The jobs of 81 Goodman workers are being impacted as the result of the company's relocation of a product line from its Fayetteville plant to its facility in Waller, Texas.
As early voting ends Thursday, just days before Election Day next Tuesday, Nov. 6, voters here and across the state are turning out in good numbers.
Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, along with a bipartisan coalition of 34 attorneys general, is calling on the Federal Communications Commission to create new rules to allow telephone service providers to block more illegal robocalls being made to unsuspecting consumers in T…
With a large contingency of students, administrators and residents from Blanche School on hand, the Lincoln County Board of Education took action in a called session Tuesday evening to pursue the acquisition of a 103-acre site that will hopefully become the home of a new school.
A flag flown “in the face of the enemy” earlier this year in Kandahar, Afghanistan, was presented last week to the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Museum by Lt. Col. Brooke Grubb of the 30th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion of the Tennessee Army National Guard.
Goodman’s parent company Daikin Industries has committed to donating 12 acres just off Wilson Parkway to the City of Fayetteville for the site of a new soccer complex, announced Mayor Jon Law last week.
Russell Wayne Steele of Fayetteville has announced his write-in candidacy as a moderate Independent seeking U.S. House District 4 seat in the Nov. 6 election.
Lincoln County Schools got a big win Tuesday night as the Lincoln County Commission gave its approval to a $32.2 million bond issue, funding plans for a new elementary school at Blanche and an addition to Lincoln County High School.
U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (Rep.) spoke before a standing room only crowd at the Fayetteville Municipal Building recently, with veterans making up about half of the audience.
Early voting begins Wednesday, Oct 17, and continues through Thursday, Nov. 1, for the Nov. 6 elections, which will include Federal and State General elections, as well as Fayetteville City elections.
In a decision that saw City Mayor Jon Law cast the deciding vote, the Fayetteville Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted Tuesday to fund a coordinator’s position in its Department of Parks and Recreation.
Three compassionate law enforcement officers pooled their money earlier this month to purchase a new car seat for a family involved in an accident.
Calling out for justice for the life of Bernard Hawk and the lives of several other black men who they believe were murdered over the last three decades, 16 protestors walked from a West College Street church Saturday to property adjacent to the Lincoln County Jail.
Fayetteville Public Utilities (FPU) sent a team of eight volunteers to Diverse Power Cooperative in LaGrange, Ga., to assist with recovery efforts for Hurricane Michael.
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is observing National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 7-13) by reminding citizens to follow simple safety practices to prevent wildfires.
District and local officials gather at the Lincoln County Courthouse last week to sign a proclamation recognizing the impact domestic violence has locally on health and wellbeing. Pictured are (front, from left) District Attorney General Robert Carter, Circuit Court Judge Forest Durard, Jr.,…
County budgeters are not calling for a tax increase as they send the proposed $32.2 million bond issue, aimed at funding the planned Phase I school building program, upstairs to the full Lincoln County Commission.
The Fayetteville Regional Planning Commission pushed back approval of the conceptual layout for Brookstone Commons Phase II for at least the second time last week as officials pressed for developers to adhere to safety requirements.
Much awaited and perhaps a little controversial along the way, the multimodal access improvement project around the Lincoln County Courthouse is now complete, offering residents and visitors alike new safer sidewalks as well as wider vehicle paths around the square’s inner-loop.
An individually organized “March for Justice” is being planned for Saturday, Oct. 13, from a local church to the Lincoln County Jail in protest of the recent death of an inmate.
Two mayoral candidates and six aldermanic candidates took part in Tuesday’s forum hosted by The Elk Valley Times and the Fayetteville Weekly in the auditorium of City Hall.