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Tractor Day

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 3:42 pm

A tradition at Lincoln County High School since 1979, Tractor Day 2015 begins with a mammoth tractor driven by Anna Belle Bradley being the first to arrive just as the sun rises Friday morning. The event, held by the school’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter, culminated with a breakfast sponsored by local businesses.  Originally set to be held in conjunction with National FFA Week in late February, when other

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  • Straight-line winds cause damage

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Lincoln County’s fierce storm early last Monday morning wasn’t a tornado, but in some areas wind speeds were in excess of 80 miles per hour, according to Mike Hall, Emergency Management Agency director. The areas hardest hit were Blanche, Taft and Flintville; however, the E-911 Communications Center reported that there were approximately 15 calls with trees down all over the county. Not only were trees hit, but Hall said there

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  • Fake IRS calls on the rise here

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 3:42 pm

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    Local residents are warned that criminals impersonating Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents are making calls in this area, according to reports given to local accountants. In fact, the aggressive and threatening phone calls made by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain near the top of the annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams announced by the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS has seen a surge of these phone scams in recent

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Generations ribbon cutting

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 3:52 pm

Cheryl and Terry Hobbs cut the ribbon on their new business, Generations, during a spring open house last week. They are joined by Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce representatives and area business leaders. Generations, located at 2900 Huntsville Highway in Parks City, is open from 9 a.m. until 5:30 a.m., Monday through Saturday. ~ Staff photo by Amber Gentry

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  • Motlow hosts Hiring Fair

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Motlow College students and area citizens are invited to attend a Hiring Fair on Wednesday, April 29, according to Brenda Cannon, director of student and campus relations. The fair will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. inside the Lincoln County Dining Hall in the Forrester Student Center on the Moore County campus. There is no pre-registration fee or fee of any kind required to attend the event. Job

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  • 99 graduate from advanced master beef class

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Lincoln County Extension graduated 99 participants in the Advanced Master Beef class during March. Students from Lincoln, Moore, Giles and Marshall counties in Tennessee, as well as Alabama residents, enjoyed a steak and potatoes dinner. Graduates included Fred Alcorn, Wes Alford, Jacky, Steven and Jonathan Eakes, Josh Chandler, Scott Andrews, Curtis Ashby, Joey Ashby, Matt Ashby, Randy Ashby, Bill Askew, Wes Beverly, Vann Bradford, Mike Brown, Jeff Bryant, Paul Byrge,

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Legislative session comes to a close

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 3:55 pm

pat marsh state representative We finally got through with this year’s session on Wednesday evening, April 22, at 10 p.m. After starting the 2nd Tuesday in January and spending time on the Governor’s Inauguration, two weeks off for organizational purposes, a week in extraordinary session on Insure Tennessee and being off several days for bad weather, we still finished in April as planned. We passed approximately 1,400 pieces of legislation

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  • Budget focus of legislative discussions

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 6:52 am

    Pat Marsh

    PAT MARSH state representative “We shall neither fail, nor falter; we shall not weaken or tire … give us the tools and we will finish the job.” ~ Winston Churchill While things are starting to come to a close in the state legislature, we’re still in full swing. We had Floor Session four days this week, debated and voted on many bills and began discussion on the budget. On Thursday,

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  • Legislative session winding down

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 7:46 am

    Pat Marsh

    PAT MARSH state rep We had yet another very busy week here in the State Capitol but things are starting to wind down. It’s expected that we’ll end session for the year either next week or the week after. We still have many bills to get through the committee system and to the House Floor for a vote and we also need to debate and vote on the Governor’s proposed

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