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City occupancy tax given final nod

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 9:13 am

The City of Fayetteville’s occupancy tax, commonly referred to as a hotel/motel tax, has crossed its final hurdles and will become effective July 1. Members of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen gave the measure their approval Tuesday, just days after Gov. Bill Haslam signed it into law, setting into place a 3.5 percent tax on any establishment in the city that provides accommodations. Prior to gaining the governor’s signature,

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  • LCHS, RCA grads walking this week

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 5:10 am

    Graduation cap

    While Fayetteville High School’s Class of 2015 took their final walk as high school students Friday night, commencement exercises for both Lincoln County High School and Riverside Christian Academy are set for this week.   Riverside Christian Commencement will be held Thursday, May 21, at 7 p.m. in Riverside Christian Academy’s gymnasium. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Ralph Gilmore, professor of Bible and philosophy at Freed Hardeman. Rebecca Lynn

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  • County’s multi-user water rates going up

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 7:12 am

    County water multi-use customers will see an increase in their bills over the next five years of approximately five percent per year to make them equal to the regular residential accounts, according to action taken during the May meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Public Utilities. “Currently multi-user accounts pay less per gallon, which is not fair to the majority of users. This adjustment will make the rates the

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Business News

FPU closed Memorial Day

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 8:57 am

Fayetteville Public Utilities will be closed on Monday, May 25, for the Memorial Day holiday. Please call FPU at 433-1522 to report an outage or a leak. Dispatchers will be available during the holiday to assist with utility emergencies.

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  • TransforMED CARE opens in Fayetteville

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Gary K. Adams, M.D., and staff, in conjunction with the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, cut the ribbon for the new TransforMED CARE. The office offers a variety of services, including antiaging, aesthetics, and hormones, to help people look and feel better. Located at 2310 Thornton Taylor Parkway, Suite B, the business also hosted an open house Saturday. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Caruso

    Gary K. Adams, M.D., and staff, along with Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce members and others, participated in grand opening festivities May 8 for the doctor’s new office, TransforMED CARE, at 2310 Thornton Taylor Parkway, Suite B, in Fayetteville. TransforMED CARE offers anti-aging, aesthetics and hormone replacement, Adams said, adding that he has begun accepting new patients at the office. In addition, the office provides a variety of services that

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  • TDEC hosts watershed event, art contest

    Posted on May 11, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Division of Water Resources is sponsoring a Watershed Event for Pickwick Lake Watershed, Upper/ Lower Elk River Watersheds and Wheeler Lake Watershed on Thursday, May 21, at 6 p.m. at the Ralph Hastings Building. Light refreshments will be served. The object of the event is for everyone to learn about protecting water resources. Organizations, groups and agencies who do great work in the

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Technology

Editorial

Meth addict: ‘I was hooked the very first time’

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 4:58 pm

Editor’s Note: Following is Part III of a letter written by Henry Thompson, a Fayetteville man who made the front page of The Times in May 2010 after leading authorities on a high-speed chase. That chase ended with him crashing. Today, as Thompson continues to serve a 21-year sentence, he shares his story in the third of a series of articles from behind prison walls.   HENRY THOMPSON special to

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  • Pay attention to road, your life depends on it

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    jimmy richardson special to the times   Editor’s Note: Jimmy Richardson is an instrument technician in the Aerospace Testing Alliance (ATA) Test Operations Branch and a resident of Tullahoma. He worked at Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) from 2008-2010 and after a layoff, returned to work for ATA in 2014. He shares his story with The Times’ readers as part of Motorcycle Safety Month. When I was working as an

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  • Meth addict shares his story from behind prison walls

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    Editor’s Note: Following is Part II of a letter written by Henry Thompson, a Fayetteville man who made the front page of The Times in May 2010 after leading authorities on a high-speed chase. That chase ended with him crashing. Today, as Thompson continues to serve a 21-year sentence, he shares his story in the second of a series of articles from behind prison walls.   HENRY THOMPSON special to

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