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The Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce is holding “Breakfast Buzz,” sponsored by the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Thursday, Jan. 20, at the Lincoln Central Academy location, 909 Main Ave.

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Three of the 14 applicants who applied for city administrator will be interviewed in coming weeks for the position that has been vacant since last August, during which time Police Chief Richard Howell has served as interim city administrator.

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Nashville attorney Steve Elliott, who was hired by the city as outside counsel last November to investigate complaints filed by two city employees, recommended a second censure against Alderman Donna Hartman citing Hartman for publicly naming the two city employees during the Dec. 14 BOMA me…

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Although the Petersburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen had several items on its January agenda, the meeting was adjourned during the process of electing a new mayor.

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Lincoln County Mayor Bill Newman is reminding residents to be careful when it comes to the COVID-19 variant Omicron.

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The National Weather Service in Huntsville said Wednesday there is slightly higher confidence in some light accumulation of wintry precipitation Thursday for areas north of the Tennessee River, including Lincoln County.

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Eddie Cunningham has been named the next head coach of Falcon Football at Lincoln County High School for the 2022 season. The announcement was made to the players during Christmas break.

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Bryan Groce of Farmers Auction Company can’t remember a time in his life that doesn’t involve the stockyard in Fayetteville. He even vaguely remembers playing as a toddler in a play pin on auction day.

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Downtown Fayetteville is a wonderland Monday morning after receiving the first snow of 2022 and the season. Lincoln County experienced a weekend of what could be considered weird and wacky weather. Tornado warnings and severe weather with highs in the 70s on New Year’s Day turned to a winter…

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As many in Lincoln County were resting from the New Year’s Eve revelry and cooking up traditional dishes of black-eyed peas and greens, a Fayetteville couple was preparing to welcome a baby girl.

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Lincoln County Emergency Management Director Doug Campbell said any secondary county roads in the county hold the potential for black ice this  morning along with any of the snow/slush that did not melt between any “tracks” that may have been made in the course of the vehicles traveling them…

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Utility crews are currently working on power outages in Lincoln County. Approximately 200 customers are without power at this time in the far western areas of the county. 

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Four City of Fayetteville employees are retiring and were recognized for their years of service and dedication during the Dec. 14 Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting. Those retiring include: Jeff Smartt, who spent 22 years with the Fayetteville Fire Department; Jerry Taylor retired with 13 y…

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Christmas bonuses, removing asbestos from the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) office, disposing of surplus radios and contracting with a mapping consultant to train the assessor’s office staff were approved by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners at the December meeting. The board als…

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After the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to fund the purchase of approximately 130 acres from Dale and Wade Richardson for $3.6 million to be used as an industrial park and titled to the Industrial Development Board (IDB), the commission approved the $1 million d…

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The National Weather Service is Huntsville said the timing of today’s (Wednesday, Dec. 29) severe weather will begin this afternoon, earlier than previously reported. Fayetteville and other portions of Lincoln County are in an enhanced area with numerous severe storms possible today. Timing …

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The National Weather Service in Huntsville said scattered strong to severe storms will be possible Wednesday afternoon through early Thursday morning ahead of an approaching front. A second round is possible Saturday into Saturday night.

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In a five to one vote, the Fayetteville Mayor and Board of Aldermen voted to censure Alderman Donna Hartman following the recommendation from Nashville attorney Steve Elliot, the outside counsel who was hired by the city to investigate complaints filed by two city employees against Hartman. …

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Approving employee Christmas bonuses, purchasing brick wall heaters, updating water department computer software and the conditions of the Gaunt Hill Reservoir were topics of discussion at the Monday, Dec. 13 Petersburg Board of Mayor and Alderman meeting.

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Logan Jolly announced last week that he is stepping down as mayor of Petersburg effective Friday, Dec. 31, but plans to remain on the board as an alderman. Following the adjournment of the Board of Mayor and Alderman Dec. 7 meeting, Jolly told the board, “Life changes” and being mayor is tim…

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The 55th Annual Lincoln County Toy Drive – sponsored by the Fayetteville Fire Department, Fayetteville Rotary Club and The Elk Valley Times – will see hundreds of boxes filled with toys given away to pre-qualified families this Thursday, Dec. 23, at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds.

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Do you need to replace old NARCAN kits with new ones? Through a partnership with the Franklin County Prevention Coalition, the Lincoln County Anti-Drug Coalition or H.E.L.P. (Helping Everyone Learn Prevention) can assist interested parties in obtaining new NARCAN kits, according to members.

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On the heels of a record-breaking roadblock by Fayetteville firefighters, total giving thus far in the 55th Annual Lincoln County Toy Drive has risen to $27,759.

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In a Dec. 7 special called meeting, the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to fund the purchase of approximately 130 acres located on the Huntsville Highway near the Tennessee-Alabama state line to be used as an industrial park and titled to the Industrial Developmen…

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If you travel Highway 64 east, you can’t help but notice all the solar panels that span across acres of former farmland. Billed as one of the largest solar farms in Tennessee, the Lincoln County solar farm is nearing completion in the Elora area. The project was spearheaded by NextEra Energy…

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A Nashville attorney has recommended the Fayetteville Board of Mayor and Alderman censure a current alderman after investigating complaints brought before him by two current city employees. 

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Ralph Askins School, which recently earned Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Beacon School status, was honored during the 22nd Annual Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence National Conference in Orlando, Florida, last week. Pictured here during an awards luncheon are (from left) Bill W. Hopkins,…

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Everything about Joanna Caldwell’s whimsical and entertaining art brings a smile to your face and happiness to a home. Her work is seldom described as “traditional,” by collectors of her art, who recognize her simply signed signature “JOANNA.” She created her own category – “Soulfulism.”

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Rebecca Bartlett, the Lincoln County clerk and master, has been named “Outstanding Court Clerk 2020” by the County Officials Association of Tennessee (COAT).

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The Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in a special called work session last week to get an overview of estimated costs to “fix issues” at Don Davidson and Stone Bridge parks, the Recreation Center and the city’s swimming pool. Also on the agenda was the cost match for Greenway Phase II and an …

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Fayetteville firefighters held a record roadblock Saturday for the annual Lincoln County  Toy Drive spearheaded each year by the Fayetteville Rotary Club, The Elk Valley Times, and the Fayetteville Fire Department. Now in its 55th year, the drive benefits Lincoln County children up to the ag…

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Partnering with local law enforcement, the Lincoln County Anti-Drug Coalition or H.E.L.P. (Helping Everyone Learn Prevention) recently held what organizers are calling a successful prescription drug take-back event. The event was held Oct. 23 at Lincoln County High School and allowed citizen…