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Mobile food pantry Saturday

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 5:27 pm

Hands of Mercy Mobile Food Pantry will be held Saturday, March 28, at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds. Free food for Lincoln County residents will be distributed to the first 250 families present on a first come, first served basis. Numbers will be passed out starting at 8:30 a.m. to participants who have current identification and proof of Lincoln County residency. Volunteers for the food pantry are asked to be at

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  • Petersburg pursues funds for home rehabs

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 7:26 am

    The Town of Petersburg will pursue funding to assist with rehabilitating homes of the low- and very-low income residents. According to a resolution passed last week, the town will submit an application for the Home Investments Partnerships Program (HOME) funds in the amount of $500,000 for the purpose of rehabilitating the homes. Petersburg Alderman Don McLaine noted that this is 100 percent grant money, and there are no matching funds.

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  • LCHS Foundation eyes mini-ambulance

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 10:27 am

    The Lincoln County Health System Foundation will concentrate all fundraising efforts this year on the purchase of a mini-ambulance, much like the one pictured above, for the Lincoln Medical Center EMS. The mini-ambulance will be used at large scale events like the Fair and Host of Christmas Past, where standard ambulances cannot always reach the patient quickly due to crowds.

    Proceeds from Boston Butt Sale in May to aid effort The Lincoln County Health System Foundation will concentrate all fundraising efforts this year on the purchase of a mini-ambulance for the Lincoln Medical Center EMS. This will be an off road vehicle that will be used for events and special rescue situations. “Each year the foundation chooses an item to focus all their fundraising goals around,” explained Debbie Pruitt, Foundation

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Extension Month

Extension Month

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 5:19 pm

Lincoln County Mayor Bill Newman signs a proclamation for Extension Month in Lincoln County. The University of Tennessee Extension Service has an office in every county in the state. Extension hosts educational meetings with local farmers and advises them on production issues in agriculture. Lincoln County Extension coordinates 4-H, the largest youth organization in Lincoln County with over 2,000 local members. Family and Consumer Science programs help families with health,

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  • Local native designs new science gadget, PocketLab

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 8:02 am

    An invention just released by a former Lincoln County resident and her husband has the potential to revolutionize the way science students experiment and learn in and outside the classroom. The small hand-held gadget called “PocketLab” is an instantly accessible science laboratory that offers instant accessibility and analytics, fits into a pocket and costs around a hundred bucks. Billed as the “Swiss army knife of science”, the gadget is an

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  • Baldwin earns ATA award

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 8:02 am

    ATA Recognition Ceremony 2015

    Aerospace Testing Alliance (ATA) leadership recently held a first quarter award ceremony for fiscal year 2015 where ATA personnel were recognized for exceptional achievements in mission support, customer service, technical support, engineering and quality leadership performed for Arnold Engineering Development Complex.   Jay Baldwin, of the Mission Support Department, Emergency Services, and a Fayetteville resident, was among the award recipients for Craftsperson of the Quarter.

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Editorial

Gene Davidson

Farmers honored on Nat’l Ag Day

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 3:51 pm

GENE DAVIDSON, state executive director, Tennessee USDA Farm Service Agency For more than 40 years we have celebrated National Ag Day as a time to pause and honor the American farmer. Today, our farmers are the most productive and efficient in the world with each one helping feed more than 144 people.  We thank you, as well as everyone who plays a role in producing the food, fiber and fuel

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  • Eight bills run through committees

    Posted on March 16, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Pat Marsh

    PAT MARSH state representative “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”~ Thomas Edison I think this past week was our busiest week yet so far this year. I ran 8 different bills of mine through the committee system and had visits from lots of different people including The Bedford County Leadership group and the Lincoln County

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  • Hamburger Day draws Lincoln County crowd

    Posted on March 10, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Pat Marsh

    PAT MARSH state representative “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.” ~ Mark Twain Legislative Session seems to be in full swing with about 1,400 bills set to go through the system. We have 115 bills

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