Lifestyles

Stonebridge Garden Club members and guests pause for a photo after touring area gardens during its recent meeting. Pictured (front, from left) are Addie Hodges, Eugenia Lancaster, Sherry Galyen, Vickie Small, Mar-tha Lyon, Carolyn Brooks, Sandy Pipher, Jessica Koebel, (rear) Eda Ta-bor, Linda Gentle, Teresa Brown, Faye Liddie, Melanie Robinson, Anita Seifert and Connie Glazner.

Stonebridge Club tours area gardens

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 4:10 pm

The Stonebridge Garden Club recently met at the home of Faye Liddie, with Melanie Robinson co-hostessing. Other members attending included Teresa Brown, Connie Glazner, Cindy Kite, Sherry Galyen, Linda Gentle, Addie Hodges, Martha Lyon, Anita Seifert, Vickie Small, Eda Tabor, and a new member, Jessica Koebel. The club also had two guests, Carolyn Brooks and Sandy Pipher. The members shared 10 different arrangements and 111 specimens, plus reported working over

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  • Garden Club learns about camellias

    Posted on July 31, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    The Fayetteville Garden Club met July 17 at the Fayetteville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The meeting was called to order by the president, Sara Shelton, who led in repeating the pledge to the American flag. Peggy Cobb’s “thought for the day” was entitled “Let Go & Let God.” Roll call was answered by club members sharing the Fourth of July activities they had. Minutes of the June meeting were read and

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  • Parton takes third

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Parton takes third --

    Baylee Parton is pictured here with her horse, Leggs, following the State 4-H Junior High Ranch Division Horse Show in Shelbyville. Baylee was third high individual in overall points. She and Leggs placed second in Ranch Riding, fourth in Horsemanship, third in Trail and fourth in Reining.

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Travel

AMLA-vintage

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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  • Visit extreme North Alabama

    Posted on July 7, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    North Alabama is the perfect place to do something exciting this summer – like jump out of a plane, rappel off a cliff, go horseback riding, or kayak down the river! The region is full of outdoor opportunities to get off the couch and experience the beauty of North Alabama in an exhilarating way.   With 3H Stables, visitors can see the beautiful Alabama mountains from horseback! Visitors can spend

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Education

Motlow schedules COMPASS test

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Motlow College is offering the COMPASS assessment test at all Motlow campuses multiple times through the end of the 2014 calendar year. Students planning to enroll at Motlow for the fall semester who need to take the COMPASS, which is used to assess a student’s readiness for college-level work, should do so as soon as possible. Before taking the test, students must have on file in Motlow’s admissions office the

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  • Fall semester app deadline for Motlow Aug. 17

    Posted on July 31, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Motlow College logo

    Students planning on attending Motlow College this fall must submit an application for admission or readmission by Aug. 17, according to Greer Alsup, director of admissions and records at the College. Students can apply online until midnight on the 17th. Online applications can be accessed from the “Apply Now” tab on the Motlow College website at www.mscc.edu. Also, staff members are available at all Motlow locations to help students with

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  • Wilson new principal at Fayetteville Middle School

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 6:02 am

    John Wilson

    With a background in instructional leadership and administration, John Wilson brings more than two decades of experience to Fayetteville Middle School as its new principal. Wilson takes the helm after former principal Steve Giffin joined the central office staff as a supervisor. “Steve Giffin has done a tremendous job as principal of Fayetteville Intermediate/Middle School, but he has graciously agreed to become the supervisor of attendance and special education,” said

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Religion

Religion

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 4:26 pm

Barnes Cemetery Decoration will be held Saturday, Aug. 2. The meeting begins at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon. Anyone interested is invited to attend. The cemetery is located on Barnes Hollow Road.   Decoration Day at Wright’s Cemetery will be held Aug. 2. The business meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon. For more information, contact Bill Davis at 931-703-1312 or 931-732-4712, 284 Red Oak Road,

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  • International Gospel Hour marks 80th birthday

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    This year the International Gospel Hour, broadcast from Fayetteville, celebrates its 80th birthday. Since 1934, IGH has had two principal speakers, V.E. Howard from 1934 to 1995 and Winford Claiborne, from 1995 to present. V.E. Howard of Texarkana, Texas, originally started the radio program and set a record in religious broadcasting by preaching on the air for more than 60 years. He was baptized into Christ in October 1930 and

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  • Religion

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Julian Drive Concert will be held Thursday, July 24, at 6 p.m. at Harmony Hill Church of God, 3063 Huntsville Highway, Fayetteville.   Big Apple Adventures VBS will be held July 25-29 at Harmony Hill Church of God, 3063 Huntsville Highway, Fayetteville.     The 142nd anniversary of the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church will be celebrated on Friday, July 25, through Sunday, July 27. The celebration kicks off on

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Health

YellowDOT

Yellow dot sticker could save your life

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 6:06 am

Fayetteville-Lincoln County Senior Citizens Center is the official site for the Yellow Dot program in Lincoln County. In the “golden hour” after a serious auto accident, a yellow dot could save your life. Tennessee is encouraging all motorists to participate in the state’s Yellow Dot program which provides identification and critical health information to first responders at the scene of a crash. Drivers simply attach a free, state-issued sticker to

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  • Vanderbilt physicians see rise in brown recluse spider bites

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    The brown recluse spider has a violin-shaped image on its back.

    Vanderbilt medical toxicologists are reporting an increase in patients seen with brown recluse spider bites this summer.   The venomous bites usually heal well if left alone, according to Tennessee Poison Center Medical Director Donna Seger, M.D., but there are so many urban legends about these bites, patients frequently apply many treatments before seeking medical advice.   There are two components to spider bites — the cutaneous lesion and, more

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  • Young scholarship

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Young Scholarship --

    Dr. William M. Young congratulates Cora Beard, the 2014 recipient of the Lincoln County Health System Foundation’s William M. Young Scholarship. Cora will be attending Motlow State Community College where she plans to become a physical therapy assistant. Not pictured is Kelsey Hobbs, the 2014 recipient of the David R. Groce Memorial Scholarship. Kelsey will be attending the University of Alabama in Birmingham where she plans to become a nurse.

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