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14 qualify for November city elections

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 5:28 am

As the deadline passed Thursday to qualify for November’s city races, competition mounted as additional candidates filed papers with the Lincoln County Election Commission. Two candidates have qualified for city mayor, while another seven have qualified for three aldermanic seats, and five for three seats on the city school board. Danny Bryant, a current alderman, will face Jonathan Law in the race for mayor of Fayetteville on the Nov. 4

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14 qualify for November city elections

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 5:28 am

As the deadline passed Thursday to qualify for November’s city races, competition mounted as additional candidates filed papers with the Lincoln County Election Commission. Two candidates have qualified for city mayor, while another seven have qualified for three aldermanic seats, and five for three seats on the city school board. Danny Bryant, a current alderman, will face Jonathan Law in the race for mayor of Fayetteville on the Nov. 4

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  • Industrial park Select TN Certified

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Officials gather on Posey Industrial Park property, now among eight new Select Tennessee Certified Sites in the state. Pictured are Bill Newman, county mayor elect; Jerry Mansfield, SCTDD executive director; John Ed Under-wood, city mayor; Ron Mahal and Jeff Alder, FLCIDB; Elaine Middleton, FLCIDB executive director; Tommy Burns, state ECD; Bonnie Hereford, FLCIDB; Doug Cunningham, county commissioner; Jerry Merriman, ECD; Will Thomas, FLCIDB chair; Clay Banks, ECD regional director; Sen. Jim Tracy; Rep. Pat Marsh; Bill Shuff, MTIDA director; Kendrick Curtis, ECD director; and Nathan Ward, SCTDD. ~ Staff photo by Lucy Williams

    Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD) officials were in Fayetteville Tuesday to announce that 33 acres in the jointly held Posey Industrial Park comprise one of eight new properties in the state to achieve Select Tennessee Certified Site designation. “We only win at the state level if you win at the local level,” said Kendrick Curtis, director of community development for ECD, in a meeting at Fayetteville/Lincoln County

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  • Corder retires after 28 years as circuit court clerk

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 6:27 am

    Circuit court clerk-elect Lisa Simmons, Cindy Harmon, a member of the staff in the clerk’s office, present Corder with another plaque honoring her untiring dedication in the office. ~ Staff photo by Lucy Williams

    Friends, family and co-workers reminisced, bid farewell and good wishes to Gail Corder, Lincoln County’s long-time circuit court clerk, during a retirement party held in her honor Friday at the courthouse. Since 1986, Corder has served in the capacity as circuit court clerk and has seen some major changes during that time. “At first it was not computerized, but for at least for five years when I first started working,

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Sports

Members of the Lincoln County Trap Team who competed at the National Championships held in Sparta, Ill., are (front, from left) Jordan Bredeson, Alex Tanner, Jessi Pearson, Evan Buck, Clayton Painter, Jay Kelly, Nolan Paladino, (second row) Coach Mark Horton and Coach Kevin Tanner.

Trap Team earns championship titles, awards

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 3:22 pm

The Lincoln County Trap Team brought home several national champion honors and other awards at the recent Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) Youth Trapshooting National Championship held at the World Shooting Recreation Complex in Sparta, Ill., from Aug. 2-5. Nearly 1,200 competitive shooters from around the nation competed in traditional trapshooting events, and in addition, there were tactical rimfire and special trapshooting competitions. Evan Buck and Nolan Paladino won national championship

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  • Falcons fall in season-opening battle with ‘Cats

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Lincoln County High School’s TJ Crabtree (52) is congratulated by Kip Atchley (60) after making a quarterback sack in Friday night action on the road in Giles County. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

    Lincoln County High School’s Falcon football team went down in an out-of-district battle in their season opener at Giles County Friday night. The Bobcats finished on top, 21-13. Going into the game, the Falcons’ offense knew it had taken a hit with the loss of running back August Hill for the season with a shoulder injury. Expectations were high with Hill cranking out 1,300 yards in 2013. Add in the

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  • RCA takes first varsity loss since last September

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Riverside Christian Academy’s Ryan Eldridge (11) makes a spectacular one-handed catch for a big yardage gain during Friday night’s game against Lighthouse Christian Academy. ~ Photo by Evan Buck

    The Knights of Riverside Christian Academy suffered their first varsity football loss since early last September on Friday night at the hands of the Lighthouse Christian School Lions. “We knew going in to the game that this would be a tough match-up that would challenge our kids in a lot of ways,” said RCA’s Head Coach Travis Creasy. The final score of the game was RCA, 16, LCS, 62. Caleb

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Lifestyles

DAR Workshop --

DAR Workshop

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Members of the Tennessee Society Daughters of the American Revolution attended the August Workshop held recently at the College Hills Church of Christ in Lebanon. Representatives of Kings Mountain Messenger Chapter attended the session. Pictured are Betty Richardson, past chapter regent and Sequoyah District VC of the Tennessee History Committee; Marcia Towry, new member; Addie Hodges, chapter regent; and Sherrie Tomerlin, chapter vice regent. Not pictured is Patricia Hopper, a

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  • Locks of Love

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Locks of Love --

    Molly Alverson, 13, an eighth grader at Highland Rim School, pictured in before and after photos, shows the length of hair she donated to Locks of Love, a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to disadvantaged children suffering from medical hair loss. Tina Posey of Klass Act Salon cut Molly’s hair.

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  • Foundation aids local Home Health & Hospice

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Foundation recipients

    Lincoln County Health System is a multi-faceted system with a wide variety of services to meet the health care needs of the community. The Lincoln County Health System Foundation holds fundraisers to donate monies that support the mission of the various entities of the Health System. Over the past 10 years, the foundation has raised money for items such as the accredited chest pain center, a new bus for the

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Entertainment

comedy, drama

CHP sets auditions for next production

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 3:00 pm

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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  • Area cat owner in Friskies finals

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Lilac and Linus

    It’s time to determine which Internet cats have what it takes to earn one of “The Friskies” coveted catuettes, and among those in the competition is Hazel Green’s Sara Frye and her cats Lilac and Linus. Friskies opened voting to the public recently to find the next Internet cat superstar with the third annual “The Friskies” — the awards for the best Internet cat videos of the year. Now through

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