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Holiday Heroes blood drive slated

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:01 pm

Patrick Wellness and Rehab Center will host a Blood Assurance Holiday Heroes blood drive on Monday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Patrick Wellness and Rehab Center is located at 1001 Huntsville Highway in Fayetteville. Blood Assurance is holding several Holiday Heroes blood drives throughout its service area in an effort to boost the blood supply during the holiday season, which tends to be a difficult time to

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  • Plan addresses concerns at old landfill

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Members of the Lincoln County Commission gave their approval Tuesday evening to a proposal that is expected to see corrective action being taken at the old landfill once operated and still overseen by Fayetteville and Lincoln County. The plan calls for the installation of gas interceptor trenches at the old landfill and allows for the county’s civil engineer to negotiate with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation for additional

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  • Purchase of Hwy. 50 school site heads to budget

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:41 am

    After being put on hold for six months, the Lincoln County Board of Education is expected to take its proposal to acquire 40 acres on Highway 50 for a new K-8 school to the County Budget Committee in December. In their November meeting, county school board members voted 5-2 to move forward with the proposal, which was effectively put on hold with recent elections, a charter referendum and talk of

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Chamber urges support of Small Business Saturday

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 4:58 pm

The Fayetteville/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce is encouraging people to remember Small Business Saturday – in particular, our local small businesses – this weekend. An annual celebration of independent businesses, Small Business Saturday will be celebrated this year on Saturday, Nov. 29. Small businesses across the state employ approximately 1 million Tennesseans, helping small businesses play a vital role in the state’s economy and communities. “We’re urging residents to support

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  • Southern Pride Distillery opens in Lincoln County

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Southern Pride Distillery

    After better than two years in the works, Southern Pride Distillery held its ribbon cutting last week with many friends, businessmen, and local and state officials on hand. Owner Randy Trentham and Distiller Tim Shavers did the honors. The official opening has been long awaited by the community after being delayed by four months as a result of the damage sustained from last April’s tornado outbreak, but as some said,

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  • First Commerce announces cash dividend

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    First Commerce Bank’s Board of Directors announced that it has declared its semi-annual cash dividend to its shareholders payable Dec. 1. The semi-annual dividend will total $.45 per common share and $.90 for the 2014 fiscal year. First Commerce Bank’s Chairman and CEO Bill Marsh stated, “We are very proud to be providing a return to the individuals and families who believed in community banking that have purchased shares of

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Obamacare language going to Supreme Court

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 8:59 am

MIT economist Jonathan Gruber’s insulting comments about Obamacare and the “stupidity” of American voters, recorded in 2013 but only widely publicized this week, reinforce the wisdom of the Supreme Court’s decision to take up another challenge to the provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Gruber, if you’ve missed the controversy, admitted to a crowd of academics that the architects of Obamacare (he was one of them) misled Americans to sell

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  • Attacks show jihadist long reaching arm

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Two recent terrorist attacks in Canada by lone jihadists with ties to radical Islam show what civilized nations are up against in the fight against the Islamic State. Wednesday’s attack on Canada’s Parliament that left one soldier dead and another three days ago that killed a soldier in Quebec appear to be the work of “lone wolves” — psychos who are inspired to kill, ostensibly in the name of religion.

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  • A costly penny for your thoughts

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Americans have a complicated relationship with the penny. On one hand, people don’t have much use for pennies and are happy to leave them in those ubiquitous plastic “need a penny” trays at convenience stores. But polls show that a majority of Americans can’t bear the idea of permanently getting rid of the inspiration behind such sayings as “a penny for your thoughts” and “a penny saved is a penny

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