Brandt Shelton is honored with lunch, a plaque and a cake by the teachers and staff at Flintville Elementary School recently. While he is entering Lincoln County High School, he had been a stu-dent at FES. He is pictured with his parents, Mike and Angie Shelton.

Brandt Shelton honored for his heroism

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:40 pm

Fifteen-year-old Brandt Shelton heard people began to scream as he sat near the ocean with his cousin early in the evening on Sunday, July 13. When he looked around, he saw a crowd gathering several yards from where he was sitting. They were screaming that a man was drowning, but Brandt hadn’t seen anyone diving in the water to help him. As he looked at the water, Brandt couldn’t see

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  • Locks of Love

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 4:40 pm

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    Eight-year-old Callie Newgent donates a good length of her hair to Locks of Love, a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. She donated her hair in memory of Mary Newgent, her grandmother. Maxine’s Beauty Shop in Flintville, gave Callie her first haircut. Callie is the daughter of Tommy and Mindy Newgent.

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  • Annual BBQ Cookoff set for county fair

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    BBQ ribs

    The 14th Annual Lincoln County Fair Barbecue Cook-Off will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6. Meats for the adult competition include Boston butt, chicken, ribs and brisket. The set-up time starts at 12 noon on Friday, Sept. 5. The adult grand champion with the highest total combined points in Boston butt, chicken, ribs and brisket will receive a grilling prize package and trophy. The first place winners for Boston butt,

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Hatch Show Print

Nashville’s Hatch Show Print offers daily public tours

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Nashville’s iconic letterpress print shop, Hatch Show Print, is now offering daily public tours. Another historic property of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, the 135-year-old operation, located within the museum’s new expansion, has opened its doors and its archives to give visitors a peek into its history for the first time. Hatch tours can be purchased online or at the museum’s box office for $15 for an

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  • Wine and cheese a perfect pair

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 4:26 pm


    Wine and cheese: a perfect pair … a perfect North Alabama pair, that is. Most think of places like the California wine country to go for good wine or Wisconsin for good cheese, but both can be found in North Alabama. Belle Chevre has made a huge splash in Elkmont, a small, relatively unknown place in Limestone County. Famous for making goat cheese, visitors can dine, taste the cheese, buy

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  • Beat the heat in North Alabama

    Posted on July 14, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    It is hotter than a firecracker on the Fourth of July, but that’s typical of summer in the South. But don’t stay at home in the air-conditioning just because it is terribly hot. North Alabama has many ways to beat the heat this summer. And if the kids are at home, these places are great for silencing the “I’m bored” remarks.   What better way to beat the heat than

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LCHS hosts College, Career Night

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Thursday evening, Sept. 4, Lincoln County High School will be hosting its annual College and Career Fair with over 40 representatives from area colleges, technical schools, and branches of the military available from 4-6 p.m. in the school’s commons area. In addition, several local industry representatives are going to be in attendance to meet with students who are seeking employment after graduation. “All students and their parent(s)/guardian(s) are encouraged to

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  • Motlow, MTSU reach agreement on mechatronics

    Posted on August 15, 2014 at 7:03 am

    Motlow College and Middle Tennessee State University recently reached an articulation agreement that will allow Motlow mechatronics students to continue their education at MTSU. The agreement will allow Motlow mechatronics students to transfer 64 total credit hours to MTSU in order to complete a four-year plan that consists of a total of 135 credit hours. Upon graduation from MTSU, students will receive a bachelor of science degree in engineering, as

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  • Early Childhood Transition Workshop slated

    Posted on August 14, 2014 at 8:03 am

    An Early Childhood Transitions Workshop will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 19, from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Lincoln County Child Development Center. This is an educational and skill-building workshop for families of infants, toddlers and young children with disabilities. Parents will receive the following information: basic rights information regarding services and protections available for children under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act): Birth to Three (Early Intervention –

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Fowler to speak on Amendment 1 Tuesday

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 4:37 pm

David Fowler, president of The Family Action Council of Tennessee, will be speaking about why you should vote “yes” on Amendment 1, which is up for vote on the Nov. 4 general election ballot, at the Moore County Building in Lynchburg on Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 7-8 p.m. Fowler said the reason he is so passionate about informing the public should know about Amendment 1 is because in 2000, the

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  • Religion

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    St. Paul AME Church Young Adults will be hosting a give-away of items Saturday, Aug. 23, from 7 a.m. until noon, to clean out the parsonage as they make room for new items. Items to be given include clothes, car rims, children’s books, aquarium, school supplies, and ponytails for girls’ hair. The items are free on a first-come basis on the church’s parking lot, 521 West College, Fayetteville.   The

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  • Religion

    Posted on August 11, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    A gospel singing will be hosted by New Life Heart to Heart Church on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 6 p.m. The featured singers are The Worley Family. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Bro. George at (931) 993-8920. The church is located at 1922 Wilson Parkway.   The Annual Homecoming at West End Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 510 Kiwanis Street, will be held on Sunday, Aug. 17, beginning

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Suicide Awareness Walk set this fall

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:36 pm

In the wake of the recent suicidal tragedy coming out of Hollywood, plans have been announced for the upcoming Third Annual Suicide Awareness Unity Walk. This walk is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4, from 4 until 8 p.m. at the old Franklin County High School football field, located 839 Dinah Shore Boulevard in Winchester. The event will bring together people of all ages and races to remember those lost to

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  • You’re not alone

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    E. Douglas Varney Commissioner, state Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services   Through the untimely death of entertainer Robin Williams, a bright light is shining once again on the often-avoided conversation about suicide. In my work over the years as a mental health professional, helping people through crisis of spirit, marriage and family, I have see firsthand how people feel hopeless in their struggle. I have also seen

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  • Suicide prevention begins one-on-one

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    SCOTT RIDGWAY, Executive director, tennessee suicide prevention network   The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network wishes to offer its condolences regarding the death of Robin Williams on Aug. 11. Mr. Williams was a beloved public figure, and his passing has triggered an outpouring of grief nationally and wall-to-wall coverage in print, television, and social media — not all of it positive or helpful. It should be noted that what happened to

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