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THP sets sobriety checkpoints

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 5:41 am

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting sobriety roadside safety checkpoints during the week of Oct. 24 on Eldad Road, about three-tenths of a mile east of Grisham Road in Lincoln County. Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Troopers will target those who

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THP sets sobriety checkpoints

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 5:41 am

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting sobriety roadside safety checkpoints during the week of Oct. 24 on Eldad Road, about three-tenths of a mile east of Grisham Road in Lincoln County. Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Troopers will target those who

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  • Promise deadline nears

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 9:42 am

    The application deadline for the new Tennessee Promise scholarship program is quickly approaching on Nov. 1, and the state of Tennessee wants to make sure no high school senior is left out. “Every high school senior in the state of Tennessee who wants the opportunity to attend a community or technical college tuition-free should sign up right now,” said Mike Krause, executive director of the Governor’s Drive to 55 Initiative

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  • State fire marshal advises, ‘Close the door’

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Tennessee State Fire Marshal

    “Close the Door!” That is what Gary West, state fire marshal, is telling Tennesseans in an effort to save more lives if a fire should occur. “A door is one of the best pieces of firefighting and lifesaving equipment,” said West. “If you leave a room that is on fire, simply closing the door behind you can be the best decision you make.” Closing the door reduces fire growth and

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Sports

Greystone presents dressage show series

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Greystone Riverdale Events presents Dressage at Greystone Show Series at Riverdale Farms. The 2014 Season Finale Dressage Show will be held Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 8-9, at Riverdale Farms. Enter to compete, cheer on the competitors or stop by to see what dressage is all about. High Point Division winners are at all shows for REI, open, adult amateur and junior young rider. This event will be held at 314

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  • Knights fall to Webb School

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Riverside Christian Academy’s Seth Finch (4) pulls in an impressive one-handed catch for a touchdown during action Friday night. ~ Photo by Evan Buck

    The Riverside Christian Academy Knights fell to Webb School on Friday night with a final score of 54-20. Webb scored two touchdowns and two, two-point conversions before the Knights got on the board with a four-yard catch for a touchdown by Glenn Hammons. Luke Eakes added on the Knights’ two-point conversion on a run to the end zone. Webb would score three more touchdowns and two more two-point conversions before

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  • Falcons get big win over Red Raiders

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Falcon Dillion Jean scored both touchdowns for Lincoln County in action Friday night on the road at Coffee County. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

    The Falcons picked up a big district win on the road Friday night, defeating Coffee County 17-7. It was expected to be a high-scoring shootout. The Red Raiders had averaged 30 points a game putting up 55 on Franklin County and 42 on Columbia. But, the Falcon defense didn’t give up the big play. Offensively, LCHS brought more of a running game with 258 yards on the ground and played

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Lifestyles

Authors celebrate release of books

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 5:35 am

Betty Bolte’, Lesia Flynn and Bambi Lynn will celebrate the release of five novels by throwing a Halloween party at the Tillman Hill Public Library, Hazel Green, Ala., on Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. The Halloween theme was chosen because Bolte’s ghostly love story, Remnants, features a Halloween party that goes badly awry. “We hope the real party goes much smoother,” said Bolte’. Guests are invited to

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  • Help military celebrate holidays

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    “Christmas for the Soldiers”, an effort to show appreciation to military service members, is gearing up for the holidays, and organizers are asking for the community’s support. “I started Christmas for the soldiers in memory of our soldier we lost, Pfc. Tommy L. Curd,” said Ashley Sand of Lynchburg. “He loved his brothers and sisters.” Ashley referenced John 15:13: “Greater love has no man than this that a man lay

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  • Alpha Kappa Home Tour, a holiday tradition, nears

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 5:37 am

    Barrett Home

    Continuing more than a century of service to the community, Fayetteville’s Alpha Kappa Club is investing in the future, supporting students through college scholarships. The Alpha Kappa Home Tour, a holiday tradition in Fayetteville-Lincoln County, is the club’s one and only fundraiser to finance that effort. This year’s Home Tour, set for Sunday, Nov. 9, from 1 until 5 p.m., showcases five of Fayetteville-Lincoln County’s most beautiful and interesting homes

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Entertainment

Kameron Jones sings an original song at the weekly Arts Center performing arts show held Thursday evening.

Art Center plans Halloween-themed edition

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 9:32 am

At Thursday night’s open mic at the Arts Center in Fayetteville, it was decided that the open mic on Thursday, Oct. 30, will be a special Halloween themed edition. Performers and audience are encouraged to come in costume. There will be some special Halloween treats available, and hosts Ron Hackett and Taylor Hoch encouraged all performers to think of Halloween related material to perform. “If you have a ghost story

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  • Flintville Bazaar offers something for everyone

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Flintville Bazaar

    As the holidays draw near and thoughts turn to gifts and decorating for the season, Flintville Baptist Church has set Saturday, Nov. 1, for its 4th Annual Old Fashion Bazaar, an event that offers something for everyone. This Bazaar, “You’ll Be Amazed at What You’ll Find”, will be held in the church’s newly completed Christian Life Center from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. “Our bazaar offers baked goods, gourmet items,

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  • FPU launches Watch TV Everywhere service

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    FPU New Artwork Vector

    Fayetteville Public Utilities (FPU) makes it easy for cable subscribers to watch some of their favorite cable programming anywhere they go with a free service called Watch TV Everywhere. Watch TV Everywhere is available on your PC, laptop, iPad, iPhone, Android and other similar devices. “We live in a world of instant information and portable entertainment,” said FPU’s CEO and General Manager Britt Dye. “With this new service, our customers

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