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THP conducts license checkpoint

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 5:05 am

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a driver license roadside safety checkpoint on State Route 50 at the 15.8 mile marker beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19, 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 driver

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  • Highway patrol receives traffic safety grants

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 11:06 am

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol announced that it will receive traffic safety grants from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to provide increased enforcement, public awareness campaigns and help reduce serious injury and fatal crashes on state roadways in 2015. The grant funds were distributed through the Governor’s Highway’s Safety Office. The THP continues to target seat belt usage across the state. The BELTS program will provide funding to allow state

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  • $970,000 LEAP grant to better link ed, industry

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Fayetteville/Lincoln County is among four areas that will benefit from a $970,000 Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP) grant designed to increase opportunities for Tennesseans to obtain a certificate or degree beyond high school that is aligned with the needs of the workforce in their communities. “Our city and county, along with those of Franklin, Bedford and Marshall counties, have been awarded $970,000 to be split evenly among the four counties

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Cotton, corn, soybean meet set

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 4:36 pm

The Middle Tennessee Cotton, Corn and Soybean Production Meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 8, at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Ralph Hastings Building in Fayetteville. Speakers will include Dr. Scott Stewart, UT Cotton Entomologist; Dr. Angela McClure, UT Corn and Soybean Production Specialist; and Dr. Heather Kelly, UT Crops Plant Pathologist. It will also be an opportunity to meet Dr. Tyson Raper, the new UT Extension

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  • Producers urged to apply for assistance

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    For agricultural land and non-industrial private forestland producers interested in applying for farm bill conservation program financial assistance in fiscal year 2015, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Tennessee has set Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, as the signup cutoff date for first evaluation funding consideration. Pending the availability of funds, additional evaluation periods may occur and cutoff dates will be posted on the Tennessee website on the EQIP

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  • Forestry Association holds meeting

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    The Elk Valley Forestry Association will hold its annual membership meeting on Thursday, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 101 Mulberry Avenue, Fayetteville. The program will highlight the Elk River Watershed Project with presentations by Tennessee Valley Authority, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Tennessee Stream Mitigation Program. Please call the Lincoln County Extension Service at 931-433-1582 for meal reservations by Dec.12.

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Russia in economic turmoil

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 4:47 pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who loves to strut on the world stage, appears intent on regaining his nation’s lost stature. But the reality is that Russia is a nation in decline. Global oil prices have tumbled to a five-year low, and Russia’s ruble has fallen 40 percent against the dollar so far this year. Economists predict that inflation may soon reach 9 percent and continue climbing. Even more serious for

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  • Spreading goodwill during Christmas

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    According to the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 3, in the 15th year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, John the Baptist was spurned forward by a Holy Fire and went into the country preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. A crowd gathered to him, seeking redemption and salvation. He gave advice to the tax collectors and the soldiers, but for the common folk, his words were

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  • End Obamacare charade, find a better way

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Saving most Americans money on health insurance by repealing the most objectionable sections of the Obamacare law ought to be a priority when the new Congress convenes early next year. That’s right: For most people, it appears repealing Obamacare would lead to lower health insurance costs. President Barak Obama and his minions have been touting what they claim will be minor increases expected in the cost of insurance through Obamacare

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