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14 qualify for November city elections

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 5:28 am

As the deadline passed Thursday to qualify for November’s city races, competition mounted as additional candidates filed papers with the Lincoln County Election Commission. Two candidates have qualified for city mayor, while another seven have qualified for three aldermanic seats, and five for three seats on the city school board. Danny Bryant, a current alderman, will face Jonathan Law in the race for mayor of Fayetteville on the Nov. 4

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  • Industrial park Select TN Certified

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Officials gather on Posey Industrial Park property, now among eight new Select Tennessee Certified Sites in the state. Pictured are Bill Newman, county mayor elect; Jerry Mansfield, SCTDD executive director; John Ed Under-wood, city mayor; Ron Mahal and Jeff Alder, FLCIDB; Elaine Middleton, FLCIDB executive director; Tommy Burns, state ECD; Bonnie Hereford, FLCIDB; Doug Cunningham, county commissioner; Jerry Merriman, ECD; Will Thomas, FLCIDB chair; Clay Banks, ECD regional director; Sen. Jim Tracy; Rep. Pat Marsh; Bill Shuff, MTIDA director; Kendrick Curtis, ECD director; and Nathan Ward, SCTDD. ~ Staff photo by Lucy Williams

    Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD) officials were in Fayetteville Tuesday to announce that 33 acres in the jointly held Posey Industrial Park comprise one of eight new properties in the state to achieve Select Tennessee Certified Site designation. “We only win at the state level if you win at the local level,” said Kendrick Curtis, director of community development for ECD, in a meeting at Fayetteville/Lincoln County

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  • Corder retires after 28 years as circuit court clerk

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 6:27 am

    Circuit court clerk-elect Lisa Simmons, Cindy Harmon, a member of the staff in the clerk’s office, present Corder with another plaque honoring her untiring dedication in the office. ~ Staff photo by Lucy Williams

    Friends, family and co-workers reminisced, bid farewell and good wishes to Gail Corder, Lincoln County’s long-time circuit court clerk, during a retirement party held in her honor Friday at the courthouse. Since 1986, Corder has served in the capacity as circuit court clerk and has seen some major changes during that time. “At first it was not computerized, but for at least for five years when I first started working,

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Perry delegate to Angus convention

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 9:56 am

Jonathan Perry of Fayetteville has been elected as a delegate to the 131st Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates on Nov. 6 at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City, Mo., reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the American Angus Association. Perry, a member of the American Angus Association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo., is one of 317 Angus breeders who have been elected by fellow members in their

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  • Galyon attends SJTA Fall Jewelry Show in Atlanta

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Kent Galyon

    K&B contractors, a long-time Star Store, has been a loyal member of the Southern Jewelers Trade Association (SJTA) for over 26 years and one of the first graduates of the Southern Jewelers Traders University’s Master Jeweler Program. M. Kent Galyon, owner and master jeweler of K&B contractors of Fayetteville, attended the SJTA Fall Jewelry Show Aug. 9-11 in Atlanta. He has attended every biannual show for over 34 years, as

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  • Elk Watershed Buffer Initiative kicks off here

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    An Elk River Watershed Buffer Initiative Kickoff was held at the Lincoln County Fairground’s Exhibition Building on Monday, Aug. 11. The event had a great turnout of landowners from Lincoln, Franklin and Giles counties. Many agency personnel also attended. The Lincoln County Soil Conservation District hosted the event with assistance from David Qualls of the Lincoln County UT Extension Office. Speakers for the event included Pat Gibson of Farm Service

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Summit meeting highlights Africa’s brighter future

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Even as the Ebola virus serves as a reminder of Africa’s manifold challenges, a much brighter future for the continent was on display in Washington this week, where more than 40 African heads of state are attending a summit meeting led by President Barack Obama. Done right, with sufficient follow-through, the event should strengthen American ties to a continent that is expected to outpace China and India in population by

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  • Bill proposed to protect

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    A little more than a year after former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the federal government was collecting and storing the telephone records of millions of Americans, Congress is poised to end the program and provide significant protection for a broad range of personal information sought by government investigators. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has proposed a version of the bill

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  • Read All About It … Where the farm waters flow

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Pettus L. Read, Tennessee Farm Bureau      On one of those surprising cool summer evenings we had recently, I took my “red-neck” golf cart out for a late evening drive around the back forty just to enjoy the night. Mine is one that was bought on the conservative side but fits my lifestyle perfectly. It doesn’t hold golf clubs, but instead has gun racks, floodlights and army green coloring with

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