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Free legal advice available

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 8:28 am

Norman Feaster, attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, will be at the Lincoln County Courthouse on Monday, Aug. 4, from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. to meet with victims of domestic violence and other low-income individuals who need free advice about civil legal problems or other matters. Gail Corder, Circuit Court clerk, or anyone in her office, can be contacted for directions to Mr. Feaster’s

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  • THP accepts apps for trooper class

    Posted on July 31, 2014 at 7:28 am

    THP Cruiser

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) announced it will this week open the application process for a new trooper cadet class slated to begin February 1, 2015. Applications will be accepted online only from Wednesday, July 30, through Tuesday, Aug. 5. All applicants must apply online through the Tennessee Department of Human Resources at agency.governmentjobs.com/tennessee beginning Wednesday, July 30. Applications will not be accepted after Aug. 5. Once approved by the

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  • Yellow dot sticker could save your life

    Posted on July 31, 2014 at 6:06 am


    Fayetteville-Lincoln County Senior Citizens Center is the official site for the Yellow Dot program in Lincoln County. In the “golden hour” after a serious auto accident, a yellow dot could save your life. Tennessee is encouraging all motorists to participate in the state’s Yellow Dot program which provides identification and critical health information to first responders at the scene of a crash. Drivers simply attach a free, state-issued sticker to

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National Farmers Market Week proclaimed

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 5:59 am

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared Aug. 3 through 9, 2014, “National Farmers Market Week”. Throughout the week, USDA will celebrate our nation’s thousands of farmers markets, farmers who make them possible and the communities that host them. The declaration was made via an official proclamation signed by Secretary Vilsack. This year marks the 15th Annual National Farmers Market Week recognizing the important role that farmers markets play in the

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  • Farmers reminded of compliance changes

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack last week reminded producers that changes mandated through the 2014 Farm Bill require them to have on file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification (AD-1026). The Farm Bill relinked highly erodible land conservation and wetland conservation compliance with eligibility for premium support paid under the federal crop insurance program. “It’s important that farmers and ranchers taking the right steps to conserve valuable farm

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  • Pebble Creek ribbon cutting

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 3:58 pm

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    Dan Holt is joined by family and friends, as well as the officials of the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, as he cuts the ribbon for the new Pebble Creek Golf Club, which opened Friday to the public for golf, food and drinks. The grand opening weekend featured a variety of contests, free services and door prizes, in addition to live entertainment both Friday and Saturday nights. Pebble Creek is

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Bob Corker

An open letter to Tennesseans

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 4:00 pm

BOB CORKER u.s. senator   Dear Tennesseans, We are incredibly fortunate to live in a state in which companies worldwide are clamoring to establish a presence. Many attribute it to our pro-business culture, well-prepared workforce, low tax environment, right-to-work policies, and engaged citizenry. That is why the announcement by Volkswagen to build its midsize sports utility vehicle and establish the South’s first automotive research and development center in Chattanooga was

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  • Protecting veterans and the GI Bill

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Seventy years ago this summer, Congress voted unanimously to create the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act, known informally as the GI Bill, to provide veterans returning from World War II with business and home loans and tuition and college housing assistance. Within seven years, an estimated 2 million veterans had used the GI Bill to go to college. In 1947, veterans accounted for nearly half of all students attending college — although

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  • Koch donates $25 million to UNCF

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    It has become fashionable to vilify Kansas-based Koch Industries, Inc., a privately held multinational that earns its billions in energy, manufacturing and trading, and whose heads, brothers Charles and David H. Koch, are not shy about using their wealth to lobby for their favored politicians and causes, many of which are fairly labeled as conservative. Some critics, including entertainer Harry Belafonte, have gone so far as to call the Koch

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