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TDOT announces temporary lane closures

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 9:26 am

TDOT announces temporary lane closures on US231 north of Warden Road to Lincoln-Moore County line in order to install various safety improvements and perform the grinding of rumble strips. Closures will continue through Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m.

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  • THP sets roadside safety checks

    Posted on September 19, 2014 at 4:10 am


    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of Sept. 19 on U.S. Highway 431 at the 20.5 mile marker starting at 6 p.m. in Lincoln County. Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who violate the driver license laws of Tennessee. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these

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  • County jobless rate still lowest in state

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Lincoln County’s jobless rate remains the lowest among Tennessee’s 95 counties. County unemployment rates for July, released recently by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, show the rate increased in 86 counties, decreased in five and remained the same in four counties. Lincoln County’s unemployment rate was the lowest among county unemployment rates at 5.6 for July, up by 0.4 percent in June at 5.2 percent. Bedford County’s

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(From left) Kathleen Calligan, CEO of the BBB of Middle Tennessee, Inc., and Carolyn Denton, Tennessee Valley Advisory Board chair and executive director of the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, are pictured with Steven Wyer, author of Violated Online and founder of The Review Solution, and Kari Chunn, branch manager of BBB of Middle Tennessee. Wyer will lead a free seminar here in Fayetteville on Tuesday, Sept. 30, aimed at helping businesses with their online presence.

BBB, Chamber partner in ‘Online Review’ seminar

Posted on September 22, 2014 at 3:16 pm

BBB of Middle Tennessee, Inc., and the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce are partnering together to host a seminar for Lincoln County businesses titled “Online Reviews: A Small Business Survival Guide.” The seminar will be held 8:30-9:30 a.m., with breakfast being served at 8 a.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 30, in the second floor multipurpose room of the Fayetteville Municipal Building on the square. There is no charge to attend. Steven

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  • Zaxby’s marks anniversary

    Posted on September 22, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Zaxby’s invites the public to their second anniversary in Fayetteville on Wednesday, Oct. 1. Zaxby’s will be having a repeat day. If customers keep their meal receipt, they can bring it back anytime in November and get the same meals free on Zaxby’s.

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  • Moore joins General Real Estate firm

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Moore, Monica

    Monica Moore has recently joined General Real Estate Services in Fayetteville as a realtor. Originally born in Fayetteville, Moore raised in Florida. She would spend the summers here with family and said she remembers the days when her grandfather owned Moore’s Food Store on the city square, where O’Houlihan’s is currently located. She returned here and obtained her Tennessee Real Estate license. She has two sons. “Her 20-plus years of

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Fayetteville firefighters among the 100-plus firemen from across the state participating in the Fifth Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in Nashville ear-lier this month included (front from left) Dalton Smartt, Josh Seymour, Davy Bergman, (back) Tony Kimbrough, Jeff Smartt, and Michael Pendergrass. Each of the men climbed 110 stories in full turnout gear at the William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower as part of the memorial, paying tribute to the 343 fallen firefighters who gave their lives to rescue and evacuate people on Sept. 11, 2001.

City firefighters remember their fallen brothers in NY

Posted on September 22, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Several Fayetteville firefighters were in Nashville for the 5th Annual Nashville 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, which was held on the morning of Sunday, Sept. 14, at the William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower in downtown Nashville. And for each of the firemen, the event was personal … The men climbed 110 stories in remembrance of the 343 Fire Department of New York Firefighters who died 13 years ago at the Twin

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  • The truth behind stronger academic standards

    Posted on September 22, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Dr. Jared Bigham is director of College and Career Readiness at the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) and a leader of the Expect More, Achieve More Coalition. He has a 14-year career as a Tennessee teacher and school leader. DR. JARED BIGHAM   If local educators and policymakers would like to have an honest and respectful debate about Tennessee’s academic standards and what’s best for our students and families,

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  • Time to take America back?

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    It was a little, incongruous shall we say, for the country’s two-term vice president, Joe Biden, to say, as he did at a rally this past weekend, “It’s time to take America back!” From whom, exactly? He and his running mate have been in power since 2009. Their party also held sway over both houses of Congress for the first two years, and it still controls the powerful Senate. How

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