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Former deputy faces drug charges

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 12:54 pm

A former Lincoln County deputy was indicted by the grand jury on multiple drug charges Tuesday. Chadwick Lee Townsend, 37, has not worked for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department for four years, according to sheriff’s department officials. A capias was issued for Townsend with a total of six counts of possession of schedule II drugs and manufacturing, delivery, sale and possession. “It was after an investigation by the Lincoln County

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  • Deputy rescues baby from burning vehicle

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 10:57 am

    A deputy rescued a baby from a burning vehicle following a single-vehicle crash Wednesday morning. Courtney Neal of Fayetteville was traveling east on Highway 110 at a high rate of speed in a 2007 Pontiac GGT when the accident occurred, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. “Lincoln County Deputy Mark Gay observed the vehicle speeding and confirmed the speed with radar,” the THP report reads. “Deputy Gay then turned around

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  • Lincoln Road, Goodman signals advance

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 5:40 am

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    Two traffic signals – one at the intersection of Highway 275 (Lincoln Road) and U.S. Highway 231/431 south of Parks City and another at the entrance of Goodman Manufacturing in Fayetteville – are getting closer to becoming a reality. Both projects were part of recent state bid lettings and both have been awarded to a contractor, Stansell Electric Company, Inc., out of Nashville, confirmed State Sen. Jim Tracy and State

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100 Years Old --

100 Years Old

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Jimmy Cox of First National Bank presents Opal Gatlin of Fayetteville with a $100 bill in honor of her 100th birthday, which she celebrated on Sept. 9. Also pictured is Mrs. Gatlin’s daughter, Sharrell Buchanan. The presentation of $100 bills to those turning 100 has become a tradition for the community bank.

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  • USDA unveils new program

    Posted on September 29, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack last week unveiled highly anticipated new programs to help farmers better manage risk, ushering in one of the most significant reforms to U.S. farm programs in decades. Vilsack also announced that new tools are now available to help provide farmers the information they need to choose the new safety net program that is right for their business. “The 2014 Farm Bill represented

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  • Charter brings ‘all-digital’ to the area

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 6:17 am

    Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) customers in Tennessee and Louisiana will enjoy access to more than 200 high definition (HD) channels, better picture quality and significantly faster Internet speeds as Charter completes its move to a 100 percent all-digital network throughout 2014. “By removing outdated analog signals, we regain bandwidth in our network enabling us to provide more HD channels and open the door to faster Internet speeds and future innovation,”

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Sen. Lamar Alexander

Five issues facing the senate before recess

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 7:29 am

 LAMAR ALEXANDER u.s. senator The senate should be working to solve some of our country’s biggest issues instead of going into recess nearly seven weeks before the November election. A Republican Senate majority, which I hope the country elects Nov. 4, wouldn’t tolerate such nonsense. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has wasted the Senate’s — and taxpayers’ — time on political stunts and sent the Senate home for election season

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  • September Equinox starts it in motion

    Posted on September 29, 2014 at 11:08 am

    PETTUS READ, tennessee farm bureau I love this time of the year. September is slipping over the horizon and the month of October is the same as here. October has always been special for me and one reason could be because of the fact it was the month of my birth. Birthdays are pretty big events in our family and coming from a dairy family we “milk” them for everything they

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  • Haslam Summit overlooks key education issues

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    TEA Group Shot and Headshots on June 18, 2014. Photos by Donn Jones.

    BETH BROWN tennessee education association When I was invited to participate in Gov. Bill Haslam’s education summit that took place on Thursday, I imagined it would be a little intimidating to sit down with the governor, the commissioner of education, state legislators, city mayors, business leaders and others – until I realized I was one of the only teachers at the table. I understood quickly while many people are very

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