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DUI checkpoint

THP sets sobriety checkpoints

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 7:58 am

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint on Eldad Road, three-tenths of a mile east of Grisham Road beginning at 10 p.m. on Nov. 28. Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Troopers will target those who operate a

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  • City officials honored

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 8:25 am

    City Officials Honored (3)

    Outgoing city officials were honored during last week’s Fayetteville Board of Mayor and Aldermen. State Sen. Jim Tracy and State Rep. Pat Marsh were on hand to honor Mayor John Ed Underwood who has served the City of Fayetteville either as an alderman or mayor for almost 30 years, and the mayor honored outgoing aldermen Tom Young, who finished his first term in office, and Marty Pepper, who has served

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  • Owen named Agent of the Year

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Dan Owen (at right), University of Tennessee extension agent for Lincoln County, receives the 4-H Youth Agent of the Year Award from Larry Moorehead, Moore County extension agent.

    Dan Owen, University of Tennessee extension agent in Lincoln County, was recently named Central Region 4-H Youth Agent of the Year by the Tennessee Association of Extension Agents and Specialists. Dan is a native of Lincoln County and the son of Harold and Jeannette Owen of Blanche. He has been employed with the Extension Service since 1995 as a 4-H agent. He started with UT Extension in Bedford County and

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Coverage choice for safety net programs now underway

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 5:14 am

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farm owners and producers that the opportunity to choose between the new 2014 Farm Bill established programs, Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) beginning now and continuing through March 31, 2015. The new programs, designed to help producers better manage risk, usher in one of the most significant reforms to U.S. farm programs in decades. “USDA is committed to keeping

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  • Skills breakfast

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Skills Breakfast --

    Lincoln County High School’s SkillsUSA program recently hosted a breakfast with community officials and business leaders. Pictured here are the leaders of the chapter along with state legislators, including (from left) Brileigh Gentry, State Sen. Jim Tracey, Josie Edwards, State Rep. Bill Spivey, Tristian Shepardson, Sammy Owens, State Rep. Pat Marsh, Madison Butler, and Holly Holsten.

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  • Farm Credit opens new office in Fayetteville

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Farm Credit Ribbon Cutting (1) --

    Farm Credit Mid-America, an agriculture lending cooperative serving farmers, rural residents and agribusinesses throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, opened a new office in Fayetteville, located at 4 Chenault Ford Road. An open house and ribbon cutting ceremony were held on Oct. 28, attended by local officials, community members, Farm Credit leaders and Farm Credit customers. The new office is approximately 4,500 square feet with nine total desk spaces. “Our

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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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  • Read All About It

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Pettus L. Read for Tennessee Farm Bureau Is Frosty on Your Roof Yet? Maybe I’m just getting old, there is certainly no debate on that subject, but I feel like we skipped a month between October and December with the election taking up a small part of November. As I was hiding the left over portion of Halloween candy on November first, my neighbor across the road was putting up

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