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Lucy Carter Williams             



Lucy grew up in Coldwater in southwestern Lincoln County. After graduating in the first class of Lincoln County High School in 1980, she attended Motlow State Community College and Middle Tennessee State University, where she earned a degree in journalism and English, and then started to work as a reporter. In 1989, she came home to Lincoln County and has worked at The Elk Valley Times ever since. She also enjoys serving the community, dabbling in artwork, and is member of the Fayetteville Rotary Club. She has also been active in the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, Crime Stoppers, the Imagination Library, and Junior's House Child Advocacy Center. She and her husband, Ricky, live in Fayetteville. 




Sandy Williams


Sandy Williams                      

News Editor

Sandy grew up on Chestnut Ridge in northern Lincoln County. A lifelong resident of the area, she joined The Elk Valley Times in 1988 as a staff writer/photographer, later being promoted to news editor. She currently serves as secretary of the board for the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce.








 Paul Henry

Paul Henry                             

Photographer, Sports Writer


Paul was born in Kentucky but grew up in Fayetteville/Lincoln County in the 60’s and 70’s. After graduating from Central High School in 1973, he worked as a team construction manager for Hospital Corporation of America for 15 years, building facilities in 12 states. During that time, he always had a passion for the visual arts and started as a hobbyist in photography in 1981, freelancing in the music industry and doing product catalog work whenever possible. With time, the catalog work evolved into an import business that carried on for a decade. In 1999, he returned to Lincoln County and began working at The Elk Valley Times as a staff photographer and writer a few years later. He finds enjoyment in documenting and sharing moments with the community.




   Laurie Caruso

   Staff Writer


   Laurie is a native of upstate New York but eventually landed in Fayetteville, via Utah and Huntsville, Ala. She was self-employed for approximately 15 years, both in New York State and in Utah. She   majored  in fine arts at Utah State University and later took additional courses at UAH. While living in Huntsville, she worked as a photographer, taking studio portraits and photographing weddings. In the   late 1990s, she began working at The Tullahoma News, then later transitioned to begin working at The Elk Valley Times as a staff writer and photographer.









Janie Richard Herrin 

Janie Richard Herrin              

Advertising Sales Manager


Janie was born and raised in Huntsville, Ala. She graduated in 1979 from Madison Academy and attended the University of Alabama in Huntsville two years. In 1998 she married and moved to Lincoln County where she resides now. She worked for The Huntsville Times for 25 years. Janie joined the staff at The Elk Valley Times in August of 2017. She loves spending time with family,





Faith Andres

Classified Sales Manager 

Faith Riner Andres was raised in Fayetteville and continues to call it home today. She loves being a mom, dog mom, aunt and friend to everyone she meets. She has a diverse employment background, but   her greatest joy has come from being a caregiver to her family. A past employee of The Elk Valley Times, she returned to work as Classified Advertising Manager in July 2018.working in her community, and is an avid hunter.


Beth Groce


Berta Groce                            

Circulation Manager


Alberta (Berta) is a graduate of Moore County High School. She attended Martin Methodist College, studying English, psychology, and journalism. As a military (U.S. Air Force) wife, she enjoyed travel to various locales. She was a consummate student, picking up college credits at Miami Dade University, Texas Tech University, DeKalb County Tech, and Southeastern Business Academy. After being away from the area for more than 20 years, she returned to Fayetteville where she was an active volunteer with the Red Cross, Alzheimer’s Association, American Cancer Society, and an organizer of the Lincoln County Bluegrass Association. She has been the circulation manager with The Elk Valley Times for eight years. She enjoys reading, intelligent conversation, and spending as much time as possible with her three children, eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.





Cole Hamlin                                

Distribution Manager

Cole grew up helping his grandfather, Pete Jean, deliver The Huntsville Times and The Elk Valley Times to readers across the Tennessee Valley, and when Pete passed away in August of 2018, nothing else would do but for Cole to carry on his grandfather's legacy. A senior at Lincoln County High School, Cole is continuing his education while working for the EVT. He enjoys his job, saying every day brings him a new experience, and he loves people -- if you see him out, say hello. Cole also enjoys a good conversation, just like his grandfather! 


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