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Beta Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International elects new of-ficers for the 2014-2015 biennium. The new officers are Helen Lowe, president; Carla Caldwell, first vice president; Brenda Ables, second vice president; Cecelia Johnson, recording secretary; Marie Van Lantschoot, corresponding secretary; Andrea Hardison, treasurer; and Martha Wolf, parliamentarian. Pictured here are (from left) Meri Bigham, past president, Helen Lowe, Andrea Hardison, Brenda Ables, Marie Van Lantschoot and Cecelia Johnson. Not pictured are Martha Wolf and Carla Caldwell.

Beta Kappa Chapter elects officers

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Beta Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International met on Monday, March 31, at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church to elect new officers for the 2014-15 biennium. The new officers are Helen Lowe, president; Carla Caldwell, first vice president; Brenda Ables, second vice president; Cecelia Johnson, recording secretary; Marie Van Lantschoot, corresponding secretary; Andrea Hardison, treasurer; and Martha Wolf, parliamentarian. Helen thanked outgoing president Meri Bigham for her two years of

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  • Word from the Library … Lecture series kicks off

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Jill Rael

    JILLIAN RAEL library director Greetings from the local library! With the weather changing and summer fast approaching, we have so many activities planned for our community. The recent American Girl Tea Party was great fun and featured discussions about the girls and their places in history, a fashion show and great food. This was the second April tea party we have hosted since my arrival here at the library and

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  • Farmers Market info meeting set

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Farmers Market

    There will be a Farmers Market information meeting on Monday, April 28, at 6 p.m. at the Fayetteville Recreation Center. Anyone planning on selling items at the Farmers Market this spring/summer needs to attend. If you have any questions, call Rickey Honey at (931) 433-6059, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Recreation Center is located at 1203 Winchester Highway.

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Sports

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Swim team registration begins

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 5:30 am

The Fayetteville Area Swim Team (FAST) will hold registration for this year’s swim team at Stone Bridge Park Pavilion Wednesday, April 23, from 5 until 6 p.m. Swimmers 18 years of age and younger are eligible. For additional information or if you have questions, contact Kimberly Coon at 256-541-3882 or Tammy Hughes at 931-993-9147.

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  • Dangerfield wins Gatorade Player of the Year honor

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Star player of Blackman High School’s the Lady Blaze, in Murfreesboro, Crystal Dangerfield, was named the Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year on March 13. Crystal, at 5’5”, led the Lady Blaze to the school’s first state title in any TSSAA-sanctioned sport. For this season, she averaged 14.5 points a game with 3.6 assists and 2.9 steals. In Blackman’s 65-44 rout of Memphis Ridgeway in the championship game, Crystal scored

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  • Horseman’s Association awards

    Posted on March 24, 2014 at 2:54 pm

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    Lincoln County Horseman’s Association members “ride” away with the top honors at the American Ranch Horse Competition banquet held in Bowling Green, Ky. Pictured are (from left) Penny Cash, Vols ARHA Sportsman of the Year; Jeanne Pearson, Amateur High Point Champion and High Point Open Reserve; Abby Tucker, High Point Open Champion and Youth High Point Champion; Erin Bledsoe, Youth High Point Reserve Champion. Not pictured is Terry Kirby, Amateur

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Lifestyles

Hometown Heroines

Bolte, local author, speaks at library

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Local author and Lincoln County resident Betty Bolte will be speaking at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library on Tuesday, April 29, at 6 p.m. Bolte’s program will focus on “Weaving Historical Facts Into Fiction”, based on the research she’s done to inform not only the stories in her book, “Hometown Heroines”, but also in her historical romances and her debut contemporary novel, “Traces”. Additionally, she will be appearing at the

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  • Higgins plans spring workshop

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Higgins Funeral Home cordially invites the public to the upcoming “Spring Workshop” which will be held on April 23 from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Washington Street Church of Christ, located at 209 Washington Street East, Fayetteville. This event will provide attendees with unique information from the following guest speakers before lunch is served: Attorney John Richardson, legal Issues involving estate planning, last will and testament and power

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  • Luminarias available for Relay event

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    luminaria

    Honor your loved ones at the 2014 Relay for Life by purchasing luminarias in their honor or memory. For a minimum donation of $10, your loved one will be remembered with a luminaria bag placed around the Relay for Life walking track for a special ceremony on May 2. To purchase a luminaria, please visit any of these participating Relay team location: Fayetteville Public Utilities, First Bank, Bank of Lincoln

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Pet Stories

A record number of supporters turned out for the Fourth Annual Wine, Chocolate & Cheese fund-raiser held at the Lincoln County Museum re-cently. Blue Velvet entertained guests as they mingled, enjoyed the fare and the silent auction. ~ Photo by Cindy Kite

WCC fundraiser a great success for Humane Society

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 2:44 pm

The Fourth Annual Wine, Chocolate & Cheese fund-raiser was held at the Lincoln County Museum in late February, which turned out a record number of supporters for the shelter. “We had a wonderful group of people who enjoyed the food, wine and especially the entertainment, said Sharon Dunkin, president of the Humane Society. The Blue Velvet Group highlighted the evening with the great sounds of jazz and instrumental music, with

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  • Benefiting dog rescue

    Posted on March 27, 2014 at 2:11 pm

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    Children attending a painting party at The Party Paige show the paintings they created. Guests brought donations to the party, hosted by Audrey Towry, which will benefit Snooty Giggles Dog Rescue.

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  • Donating food to shelter

    Posted on January 6, 2014 at 10:36 am

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    South Lincoln first grade student display bags of dog and cat food they collected. The food was donated to the Fayetteville Animal Shelter during the Christmas season.

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Citizen's Journalism

Dessert winner

Local Cooking Teams Wins Best Dessert

Posted on May 3, 2013 at 10:42 am

Local BBQ Cooking Team Wins Best Dessert at the 26th Annual High on the Hog in Winchester.Tn. Best Dessert had to use Lincoln County’s Prichard’s Distillery” Sweet Lucy” in the their dessert. Dirty South BBQ team consist of Troy Long, John Edwards and Richie Lush. The team received a perfect score of 180 and received cash award and trophy and bragging rights for the next year. Pictured with Dirty South

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  • Civitan Club celebrates 45 years

    Posted on May 21, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Civitan International recently congratulated members of the Highland Rim Civitan Club on their 45 years of dedicated service to the Fayetteville-Lincoln County community. The Highland Rim Civitan Club was organized May 27, 1967. “This is a wonderful achievement! Your longevity is a testament to sustained leadership, hard work, and commitment to the ideals of Civitan,” wrote W. John Rynearson, CAE executive vice president with Civitan International. The club has been

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  • Local Girls to Represent the States of Tennessee & Georgia at National Pageant

    Posted on April 27, 2012 at 9:19 am

    State Representatives

    Young ladies from all over the state were recently crowned at the Pure American Girl Miss Tennessee Pageant. State representatives include (Front Row-L/R) Dorothy Montanye-Little Queen, Jordan Clinard-People’s Choice, Reagan Scott-Toddler Queen, Emma Claire Wright-Tot Queen, Leah Brown-Little Top Model, Rylee Zettlemoyer-Toddler Top Model (Back Row-L/R) Glenda Phillips-Ms.Elegance Top Model, Baylee Davis-Junior Queen, Becca Patton-Young Queen, Magen Brown-Teen Queen, Kristen Buscher-Miss Queen, Alyssa Scruggs-Young Georgia Queen, Jena Lackey-Miss Top Model,

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Education

Maggie Buchanan and Dylan Harter, who portray Edward and Blanche Fairfax, rehearse a scene from Fayetteville Middle School’s upcoming production of “Mystery at Shady Acres”.

FMS students present mystery play

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Fayetteville Middle School proudly presents “Mystery at Shady Acres or Carats and Crumpets” by Michelle R. Davis. The production will be on May 5 and 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fayetteville Middle School gymnasium with productions for local schools on May 9. For more information, you may call FMS at 438-2533. The audience’s help is needed to solve the baffling theft at Shady Acres, a cozy hotel tucked away

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  • French joins Nat’l Society of Scholars

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Nola French

    The National Society of High School Scholars announced Lincoln County High School student Nola French from Elora has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, made the announcement. “On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to

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  • Russell earns Yates scholarship

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Kayley Russell has been awarded a $4,000 Yates Companies, Inc., Scholarship for the first two years of college. Kayley was selected by a scholarship committee at The Yates Companies, Inc., based upon academics, extra-curricular activities and two short essays. Carolyn Voyles, chairperson of The Yates Companies, Inc., Scholarship Committee said, “We set up the scholarship program to recognize and reward high school seniors of our employees who meet certain criteria

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Volunteering

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Volunteers needed for FLC Museum

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 10:07 am

The Fayetteville/Lincoln County Museum Association invites anyone interested in volunteering at the Museum to attend a volunteer morning meeting on Saturday, April 26, at 9 a.m. in the Museum. Refreshments will be served, and door prizes and tours given for any volunteer who may not be familiar with the Museum layout. All committed volunteers who have helped keep the Museum open from May to November in the past years are also

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  • Delap, Peery honored as ‘Volunteer Stars’

    Posted on March 17, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    First Lady Crissy Haslam joined Miss Tennessee 2013, Shelby Thompson, to honor volunteers from 39 counties at the Sixth Annual Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards ceremony in Franklin last week. The awards celebrated the efforts of 71 volunteers statewide, including two from Lincoln County, who strive to improve their communities through service. “I am thrilled to recognize Tennesseans who give of their time and resources to improve the community,” Mrs. Haslam

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  • Volunteer Kick-Off Breakfast is Tuesday

    Posted on March 13, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    The annual Volunteer Kick-Off Breakfast – a thank you to volunteers for all they do for the community – will be held on Tuesday, March 18, at 8 a.m. at South Central Human Resource Agency at 1437 Winchester Highway in Fayetteville. The event is hosted by the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Museum, and SCHRA’s Retire Senior Volunteer Program, all of which have activities in which volunteers

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