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Tractor Day

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 3:42 pm

A tradition at Lincoln County High School since 1979, Tractor Day 2015 begins with a mammoth tractor driven by Anna Belle Bradley being the first to arrive just as the sun rises Friday morning. The event, held by the school’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter, culminated with a breakfast sponsored by local businesses.  Originally set to be held in conjunction with National FFA Week in late February, when other

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Tractor Day

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 3:42 pm

A tradition at Lincoln County High School since 1979, Tractor Day 2015 begins with a mammoth tractor driven by Anna Belle Bradley being the first to arrive just as the sun rises Friday morning. The event, held by the school’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter, culminated with a breakfast sponsored by local businesses.  Originally set to be held in conjunction with National FFA Week in late February, when other

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  • Straight-line winds cause damage

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Lincoln County’s fierce storm early last Monday morning wasn’t a tornado, but in some areas wind speeds were in excess of 80 miles per hour, according to Mike Hall, Emergency Management Agency director. The areas hardest hit were Blanche, Taft and Flintville; however, the E-911 Communications Center reported that there were approximately 15 calls with trees down all over the county. Not only were trees hit, but Hall said there

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  • Fake IRS calls on the rise here

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 3:42 pm

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    Local residents are warned that criminals impersonating Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents are making calls in this area, according to reports given to local accountants. In fact, the aggressive and threatening phone calls made by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain near the top of the annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams announced by the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS has seen a surge of these phone scams in recent

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Sports

Lincoln County High School’s Lauren Gower finished in the top spot of singles District 8-AAA tennis action, defeating Keely Smith from Shelbyville, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5, for the championship. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

Lady Falcon tennis takes district titles

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 4:07 pm

The Lady Falcon and Falcon tennis teams from Lincoln County High School traveled to Sewanee for the 8AAA two-day individual district tournament last week. It was the Lady Falcons who took the top spots with Lauren Gower winning singles, and the team of Ashley Atkinson and Hayley McGee winning the doubles. Gower was named to the All-District team. Coach Jonathan Brown was named District 8-AAA Girls Coach of the Year.

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  • Skylar wins district; eyes state title again

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Skylar McDonald ~ EVT File Photo from 2014

    Fayetteville High School’s Skylar McDonald continues to dominate in District 9-A-AA singles tennis action. For the past three years, McDonald has advanced to the TSSAA Spring Fling with two state championships and one runner-up under her belt. As the one seed in the quarterfinals of district play, McDonald won 6-0, 6-0 over Alexa Person Middle Tennessee Christian. In the semifinals she defeated Carly Despain of Greenbrier, 6-1, 6-0. For the

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  • Lady Tigers split with Richland in double header

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 4:05 pm

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    Fayetteville High School split with Richland in a double header on the road last week. In the first game, the ladies were edged, 4-3, but came back to take the second game, 3-1. In two other road trips, the ladies went down at Huntland, 6-1, after dropping one to Franklin County, 12-6. The Lady Tigers’ overall record now stands at 7-7. In the win Friday over Richland, the Lady Raiders

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Lifestyles

Lincoln County 4-H Public Speaking winners are (front, from left) Stewart Barnes, fourth grade; Ada Corder, fifth grade; Bayleigh Tucker, sixth grade; Lily Cowan, eighth grade; (rear) Carlee Cowan, 10th grade; Kendall Garrell, ninth grade; Claire Garrell, 12th grade; Abigayle Pollock, 11th grade; and Sam Swinford, seventh grade.

4-H Winter Events winners recognized

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 4:00 pm

jana owen 4-H honor club reporter The Lincoln County 4-H winter events were at Fayetteville Middle School. We had many different contests including public speaking contests, baking contests, 4-H poster contests and Christmas craft contests. Lincoln County 4-H would like to thank the staff at Fayetteville Middle School for allowing us to hold our event at their school. Many 4th-12th graders competed in the public speaking contest. The public speaking

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  • 91st birthday

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 4:00 pm

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    Virginia Tate celebrated her 91st birthday on March 14 at Marvin’s Restaurant. Celebrating with her were her daughter, Peggy, and son-in-law, Jim Coleman; sister, Dorothy Steelman; niece, Gloria and husband, Jerry Williams, and their daughter, Cynthia Williams; nephew, Danny, and wife, Rita Dodson; nephew, Michael, and wife, Kathy Dodson; and their granddaughter, Julia Dodson.

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  • BHS Class of ‘55 celebrates 60th

    Posted on April 24, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Boonshill Class of 1955 will observe its 60th anniversary on Saturday, May 16, at 4 p.m. at Shoney’s Restaurant in Fayetteville. Widows of five deceased classmates – Jack Mitchell, Bud Thorpe, Jimmy Cunningham, Terry Watson and David Burgess – are most welcome to attend. When this class began in 1951, there were 27 members; 13 of them graduated. The other 14 either moved out of the area, transferred to another

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Entertainment

Being staged for just three nights, all this week, is “The Dixie Swim Club”, a Southern Classic presented by Carriage House Players at the Lincoln County Museum and Civic Center. The play stars Donna Hartman, Brandi Barnes, Nancy Rutledge, Sara Jo Pierce, and Brenda Wilkes, and will be presented Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. It is directed by Sarah Butler and Andrea Delap.

‘Dixie Swim Club’ opens for limited run

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 3:58 pm

“The Dixie Swim Club”, the second in Carriage House Players’ year of Southern Classics, opens this week at the Lincoln County Museum and Civic Center. With just three performances being staged in the museum’s theatre, “The Dixie Swim Club” is sure to entertain guests. Opening night is Thursday, April 30, and other performances are Friday and Saturday evenings, May 1-2. Curtain time each night is 7 p.m. Written by Jessie

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  • Motlow presents vocal, jazz concert

    Posted on April 25, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    The public is invited to an afternoon and evening of music performed by the Motlow College vocal ensemble and community jazz ensemble at the annual spring concert on April 29-30, according to Dr. David Bethea, music instructor at Motlow. The Wednesday afternoon performance is scheduled for 2 p.m. Food and drinks will be available at a pre-concert reception at 6 p.m. on Thursday, followed by the concert at 7 p.m.

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  • Benefit singing planned

    Posted on April 24, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Benefit planned

    There will be a benefit singing on Sunday, April 26, at Hope Assembly of God from 3:30 to 5 p.m.  to help promote George Hensley into the Northwest Alabama Song Writer’s Hall of Fame. A portion of the proceeds will go to help buy musical instruments for underprivileged kids. Hope Assembly is located at 28 Deer Trace Road off Highway 431 North. Here, Hensley pauses for a photo with County

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