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Two cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at South Lincoln School. One positive case is a student and one positive case is a school employee. Superintendent Dr. Bill Heath released the following statement on the matter:

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Unofficial totals show Corey Smith is the loser in the two person two write-in candidate alderman race in Petersburg. There were three open seats with two qualifying candidates and two write-in candidates.

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Todd Warner is the projected winner to unseat Rick Tillis as State House District 92 Representative.

The Elk Valley Times will be providing election updates throughout the evening through Facebook, along with text alerts and email updates in addition to final results on our website.

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While early voting was up in Lincoln County with 2,864 early ballots cast, election day itself, thus far, seems to highlighted by low voter turnout. At around 2 p.m. there was only one voter and no candidates campaigning at the National Guard Armory precinct. 

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A positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at Donalson Care Center. The positive case is a resident. Lincoln Health System has released the statement below regarding this development:

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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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At approximately 7:15 PM on Sunday, August 2, a Fayetteville citizen was killed in a shooting on Belleview Avenue, between Maple and Robertson. Police found the victim incapacitated at the scene and EMS transported them to Lincoln County Hospital, where they were pronounced dead. The perpetr…

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County Mayor Bill Newman has released a new letter through the Chamber of Commerce, pleading with local businesses to operate in accordance with the guidelines laid out by the TN Pledge. The letter's text is below:

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Carman Smith, (third left) Supervisor of Coordinated School Health for the Lincoln County School System shares with supervisors and principals on the proper use of new equipment as one of the indicators of health protocols for the 2020-21 school year. A Xenon Fever Defense system, a free-sta…

Mark your calendars. For 2020 only, the Tennessee General Assembly has approved two sales tax holiday weekends to help Tennesseans save money and support the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The first tax-free holiday weekend focuses on clothing and other back-to-school items. It begins a…

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Mark your calendars. For 2020 only, the Tennessee General Assembly has approved two sales tax holiday weekends to help Tennesseans save money and support the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The first tax-free holiday weekend focuses on clothing and other back-to-school items. It begins a…

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Recently, the Elk Valley Times had the opportunity to briefly interview Speaker of the House of Representatives of Tennessee Cameron Sexton as well as Representative Rick Tillis. Over the course of the discussion, Sexton and Tillis spoke about the State Legislature’s work to assuage the dama…

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The body of Sharon Michelle Copeland, a Huntsville resident who was reported missing on June 30, was found in Flintville on July 27. Before disappearing, Copeland was last seen in the Ivy Avenue area of Huntsville. Copeland's death is being investigated by the HPD as a homicide. Huntsville p…

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On the morning of Saturday, July 18, members of the community gathered to witness the opening of a time capsule that was sealed in 1988 in the garden of the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Museum. Among those present were County Mayor Bill Newman and Lynn Bailey, the son of the late Tom Bailey, …

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UPDATE: The first COVID-19 death has been recorded in Lincoln County and in less than 24 hours after the Tennessee Department of Health released information that there were 84 active cases in Lincoln County, that figure has increased to 95 active cases.

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When Riverside Christian Academy begins its 2020-21 school year on August 4, all 45 employees, including teachers, staff, cafeteria workers, cleaning crew and bus drivers, will be ready to welcome students, thanks to monies received through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Federal Pa…

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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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Bridgett Hopkins has announced her candidacy for the Fayetteville City School Board on November 3 for the general election. In making her announcement, Hopkins  quoted Marian Wright Edelman, “Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than …

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The U.S. Census Bureau is sending reminder postcards this week to an estimated 34.3 million households. This will be the final mailing before census takers begin visiting nonresponding households across the nation in mid-August. Responding now minimizes the need for census takers to visit ho…

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A case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at the Genesco (Johnston and Murphy) distribution plant in Fayetteville. Genesco’s corporate office has released the following statement on the matter:

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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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Following a case of COVID-19 being confirmed among the staff, the Fayetteville Sonic was closed for one day and then reopened this morning (07/16) with the limited hours of 8 am to 8 pm. Both the statements announcing the closure and the reopening are below. Both statements were issued by ow…

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Attention Wal Mart Shoppers, effective Monday July 20, you will be required to wear a mask in order to shop at a Wal Mart or Sam’s Club store.

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Earlier today, the EVT reported local COVID-19 data provided by the Tennessee Department of Health less than 48 hours ago. As of 2 p.m. new data released now shows active COVID-19 cases to be at 53 and the cumulative total being 106.

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According to the Tennessee Department of Health, the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases in Lincoln County are up by 16 within the past week, increasing from 64 when figures were released Sunday July 5 to 80 currently. Active cases have been remaining steady for weeks, averaging 19-20 but hav…

Fayetteville High School’s Seth Moyers, a member of the Class of 2020, was honored recently by Mayor Michael Whisenant who proclaimed June 24, 2020 as Seth Moyers/Victor E Day in Fayetteville. Along with the proclamation, Seth was given an official key to the city. Seth assumed responsibilit…

When Petersburg registered voters go to the polls on August 6 for the State and Federal Primary and County General Election, they will determine which three of the four candidates will serve as aldermen for the next four years. Currently, the five sitting aldermen, which includes the mayor, …

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During the public hearing portion of a special called meeting on the budget by Petersburg’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen, board members were asked why the Water Fund for Fiscal Year 2020-21 showed a profit while the General Fund showed a loss; what warranted the town’s office staff increasing…

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Consistent with data from across the state, COVID-19 cases in Lincoln County continue to increase, jumping from 56 last week to 64 as of Sunday July 5, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. However, the number of recoveries also continue to increase, now at 45.

Sophia Posey, member of the Dellrose Hotrock FCE received the club’s $200 scholarship. Sophia is the daughter of fellow Dellrose Hotrock member Jessica and husband Brad Posey.

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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…