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Local 4-H team takes top honors

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 12:11 pm

The Lincoln County 4-H dairy judging team took top honors in state 4-H Dairy judging contest held in Lebanon. Pictured (from left) are Dan Owen, extension agent; Kelly Faulkner; Molly Odell; Abigayle Pollock; Alex Tanner; and Jeff Mitchell, UT Extension. Abigayle was the second high individual, Molly the fifth high individual and Kelsey was seventh in oral reason.

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Local 4-H team takes top honors

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 12:11 pm

The Lincoln County 4-H dairy judging team took top honors in state 4-H Dairy judging contest held in Lebanon. Pictured (from left) are Dan Owen, extension agent; Kelly Faulkner; Molly Odell; Abigayle Pollock; Alex Tanner; and Jeff Mitchell, UT Extension. Abigayle was the second high individual, Molly the fifth high individual and Kelsey was seventh in oral reason.

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  • TVA fuel cost falls in September

    Posted on September 1, 2014 at 10:13 am

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    Fayetteville Public Utilities announced this week that the Tennessee Valley Authority’s total monthly fuel cost for September will decrease by $4.73 on the average electric bill for 1,330 kilowatts. The fuel cost amount has decreased on the average electric bill by a total of $7.79 since July, giving FPU customers a savings during the summer months. “While the September savings will vary depending on each customer’s kilowatt use, residential consumers

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  • THP sets sobriety checkpoints

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 6:23 am

    DUI checkpoint

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting sobriety roadside safety checkpoints during the week of Sept. 1 on Highway 64 Bypass at the 16.4-mile marker in Lincoln County. Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305 others every year in the United States. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Troopers will target those who operate a vehicle while

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Sports

Fayetteville High School’s Marquice Emmons traps Richland’s quarterback for a loss in the Tigers’ season opener Friday night on the road against the Raiders. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

City Tigers roar in season opener over Raiders

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 11:48 am

It was a Tiger night in Fayetteville High School’s season opener on the road at Richland Friday night. FHS finished with the win, 55-6. The Raiders came into the match-up falling to Moore County, 38-6, in Week 0. Richland is led this season by Coach Joe Moos who left the offensive coordinator post at Lincoln County High School following the 2013 season to fill the spot. Fayetteville was up 21-0

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  • NGA Falcons romp over Bobcats

    Posted on September 1, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Ninth Grade Academy’s defense held Giles County to under 100 total yards of total offense in their 47-7 win over the Bobcats. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

    Ninth Grade Academy’s Falcon football team is off to a 2-0 start with their 47-7 one-sided win at home over the Giles County freshmen. NGA put up just 146 yards of offense but returned two punts of 52 and 39 yards and a kickoff return from 80 yards out, all for scores. Add in a 28-yard interception for a touchdown, and the young Falcon team dominated the scoreboard without taking

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  • Falcons drop battle with Knights

    Posted on September 1, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Lincoln County High School’s Cooper Shelton took it 80 yards for a score on this play in action Friday night against Pope John Paul II at Meadows Thompson Stadium. ~ Photo by Evan Buck

    Lincoln County High School’s Falcons took their second tough loss of the season Friday night falling in their home opener, 21-17, to Pope John Paul II. The Knights came into the match-up at 2-0 with a 59-34 win over Stratford and defeating Wilson Central, 14-10, in their opener. The Falcons, now 0-2, went down in a battle on Week 0 to Giles County, 21-13. It took the Falcons 12 minutes

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Lifestyles

Ladies enjoy themselves at the Booneville Homecoming. Pictured are (from left) Nell Wilkes of Lynchburg Highway, Peggy Jones of Lewisburg, Fannie Bell Kennedy of Lynnville and (at front) Hannah Beck-ham.

Booneville marks 28th homecoming

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 11:39 am

The Booneville Community friends and families came together on June 28 to celebrate the 28th annual Homecoming at the community center, which once served as a Lincoln County elementary school. The room was filled with people visiting and sharing together. The greeters were Felicia McNatt Tucker and Jennifer Thornton, both of Fayetteville. The late Wanda Logan Powell served as a greeter for many years. “Wanda is missed by her many

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  • Fun in the Sun winner

    Posted on September 1, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Fun in the Sun Winner (2) --

    Lucy Williams of The Times presents four tickets to Lake Winnepesaukah near Chattanooga to Carolyn Franco of Elora, the winner of The Times’ recent online Fun in the Sun Give-Away.

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  • Porter to speak to Vietnam Vets

    Posted on September 1, 2014 at 11:38 am

    The next meeting of the Vietnam Era Veterans will be on Thursday, Sept. 11, or 9/11, a date Americans will never forget. The featured speaker for the event will be Donnie Porter, a member of the Vietnam Era Veterans. Porter descends from Benjamin Porter who settled in Lincoln County in1809, the year it was formed from Bedford. He was the 3rd great-grandson of John Porter of Felsted, County Essex, England, who came

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Entertainment

State Fair to showcase arts, crafts heritage

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 11:37 am

The Tennessee State Fair will host several demonstrations and exhibits to showcase Tennessee’s rich arts and crafts heritage. “We are thrilled to have local artists showcase their crafts at the creative arts exhibition at the fair,” said Bill Mullins, Tennessee craft artist manager for the Tennessee State Fair. “We have several opportunities for fair-goers to see local artists demonstrate their skills and it will add to a great fair experience

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  • CHP sets auditions for next production

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    comedy, drama

    Auditions for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” will be held Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 8-9, at the Lincoln County Museum complex at 6:30 p.m. This production will be performed on Nov. 6, 7, 8 and 13, 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. Brenda Wilkes, assisted by Andrew Neal, will direct this play. There are roles for four men, six women, eight boys (ages ranging

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  • Mike Wolfe to host Kids Picker event at state fair

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 7:34 am

    Mike Wolfe

    Television’s Mike Wolfe and his A&E Network show that teaches kids how to pick through trash to find hidden treasures will be a main attraction at this year’s Tennessee State Fair in September. Wolfe, who explains regularly to millions of kids on his nationally televised production that being a Kid Picker is all about unlocking the mysteries of the past, will be sending the same message to a contingent of

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