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The Lincoln County Commission gave its approval Tuesday to having Collier Engineering develop what’s called an ADA Transition Plan, a plan that will assess county properties, including facilities and offices, for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and propose ways for any ba…

Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada (R-Thompson’s Station) has appointed House Majority Whip Rick Tillis (R-Lewisburg) to serve as a member of five House committees during the 111th Tennessee General Assembly.

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As the temperature drops and cold winter weather rules, your heating system is working hard to keep you comfortable. Don't worry, though -- you can take steps to keep yourself cozy and save money despite the frigid weather.

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People who park along residential streets where on-street parking is prohibited in Petersburg will now get a $25 ticket for the first and second illegal parking offenses, a $35 parking ticket for the third infraction, and a $212.50 ticket for the fourth offense.

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Lincoln County Board of Education officials have received the construction management company’s proposed contract for Phase I of the school system’s building plan, which includes construction of the new Blanche School and an addition at Lincoln County High School.

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Thanks to a joint effort between city and county officials and the Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency, the community’s weather sirens can now operate more effectively after the completion of newly installed warning and activation software.

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The Industrial Coordinating/Oversight Committee voted Thursday evening to move Russ Dixon’s name forward as the city’s next representative on the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Industrial Development Board.

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While local officials had anticipated the closure of Fayetteville’s Goodman plant in the first quarter of 2019, company officials have now confirmed that continued operations beyond that point are being considered.

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Building on offerings to the community, Fayetteville Parks and Recreation will soon have a nine-hole disc golf course available for the public’s enjoyment – similar to regular golf, the sport sees players using golf discs and aiming for a golf basket instead of using golf clubs and aiming fo…

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Our community is anything but untouched by the epidemic of opioid and prescription drug abuse that seems to be sweeping the nation, according to presentations made during Tuesday evening’s Town Hall Meeting presented by the Lincoln County HELP Anti-Drug Coalition.

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A proposal to purchase 12 new police vehicles at a cost somewhere under $600,000 was discussed in Thursday’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen work session, as officials asked that additional information be gathered for further talks next month.

Lincoln County Volunteer Fire & Rescue’s Park City station will be conducting a fund-raising picture drive starting Jan. 16.

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District Attorney Robert Carter and the Office of the District Attorney General for the 17th Judicial District, which includes Lincoln County, has advised The Times that a district attorney pro tempore will handle the investigation of the death of William Barnard Hawk.

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The City of Fayetteville has issued 23 current and former firefighters checks totaling $92,515 for back pay related to an overtime pay issue following the Tennessee Department of Labor’s acceptance of the resolution approved by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen in December.

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Tennessee Senate Republicans met Monday, Dec. 3, in Nashville where they voted to elect Senator Jack Johnson (R-Franklin) as Senate Majority Leader and Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) as Republican Caucus Chairman.

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam by executive order has renamed Rocky Fork State Park in Unicoi County as Lamar Alexander Rocky Fork State Park, honoring Tennessee’s senior senator for his record of service and commitment to preservation.

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Fayetteville Public Utilities (FPU) announced this week that Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) total monthly fuel cost will increase for the month of January by $1.20 for residential electric customers who use the average of 1,330 kilowatts (kWh).

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Next Tuesday has been set as the tentative closing date on the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Industrial Development Board’s (FLCIDB) sale of the Nippon Steel building here to an investment firm that’ll be looking to resell or lease the facility to another company.

With no fee structure in place to accommodate costs related to obtaining permits for such things as the subdivision of properties, review of cell tower plans and the development of parking lots, the Lincoln County Planning Commission is proposing the adoption of a schedule of fees.

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1 The massive fire in February that destroyed Sir’s Fabrics, an iconic business that helped shape Fayetteville over the last 70 years, leads the list of the top 10 local news stories of 2018.

A Petersburg man was arrested, and a large quantity of narcotic pills were confiscated nearly two weeks ago following a lengthy investigation by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department.

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More than 30 new laws in Tennessee have gone into effect with the new year, including authorizing grocery stores to sell wine on Sundays, changing how suspected opioid abuse is reported and preventing local governments from adopting sanctuary city policies.

Bill, Janice and Darryl Stovall and Stovall’s Body Shop and Wrecker Service are presented a plaque of appreciation by the Lincoln County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department last week. “They have supported our department for as long as I can remember,” said Doug Campbell, EMA director and co…

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As demands on Lincoln County’s volunteer firefighters increase and their equipment ages, officials are looking toward the future as they consider the implementation of an adequate facilities tax, a privilege tax that could be imposed on developers.

Peter MacDonald, youngest of the nine remaining Navajo Code Talkers used by the Marines in WWII, delivered an hour and a half program on their role in the war. At the age of 90, MacDonald tours regularly to raise funds to build a National Navajo Code Talker Museum and Veteran Center to honor…

The Fayetteville Board of Mayor and Aldermen gave its unanimous approval to a resolution Tuesday that will see an extensive study on city firefighters’ overtime pay for the last two years submitted to the Tennessee Department of Labor for review.

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The 2018 annual Lincoln County Toy Drive has raised $19,115 and will benefit 610 children, all thanks to the response from across the community and many donations made in memory of Robert Strope, Fayetteville’s former fire chief who was a partner in the drive for 30 years.

The Lincoln County HELP Anti-Drug Coalition will present a Town Hall Meeting regarding opioid/prescription drug abuse and its effects on our community on Tuesday, Jan. 8, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the South Central Human Resource Agency.

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Unanimously appointed as an alderman, Rachael Martinez was sworn in and then took her seat during Tuesday’s meeting of the Fayetteville Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

Five motor vehicle burglaries were reported over the weekend, according to Fayetteville Police Department reports.