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Vets honored

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 9:43 am

Brown’s Temple Church hosted its annual banquet recently where veterans, including women and men from all branches of the military, were honored. (Ret.) Lt. Col. Ms. Olivette Hook flew from Washington, D.C. where she worked for the government. Mr. Ardell Haston was honored as the oldest. He received a special gift. “This is a historical moment for us,” veterans said. “It such a honor to be recognized for our service

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  • E911 Officers Recognized

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 2:44 pm

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    Local E911 Communication Officers are recognized during National Communications Week, officially proclaimed the second week of April each year and dedicated to honor the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators. The official name of the week when originally introduced in Congress in 1991 was “National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week”. Communications Officers pictured here are (seated, from left) Terri Harper, Candy Fitch-Webb, Beverly Crabtree, (standing) Amber Mitchell, Mary

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  • Supporting the Guard

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 2:35 pm

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    (From left) Brooke Grubb presents District Attorney General Robert Carter with the Patriotic Employer Award for his support of the National Guard and Reserve. Also pictured is John Basinger, a member of the Tennessee Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee. Grubb, a lieutenant colonel in the Guard, serves as the operations officer for Headquarters 30th Troop Command. ~ Staff photo by Lucy Williams

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Sports

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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  • Hunters provide 1 million pounds of venison

    Posted on March 21, 2014 at 6:32 am

    Hunters for the Hungry

    The Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunters for the Hungry program crossed an eye-opening milestone this deer season — more than a million pounds of venison have been collected and distributed to soup kitchens and food banks across the state. “Protein is a precious resource for hunger relief agencies as they struggle to find reliable suppliers. Thanks to generous hunters, donors, processors and other supporters, we’re able to help address that ever-growing

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Lifestyles

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

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    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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  • Harold’s Hog Wash takes home high NBBQA honors

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 7:36 am

    In additional to taking fourth place in the Mustard Mild category of National Barbecue Association competition, the Harold’s Hog Wash T-shirt also won third in the NBBQA apparel contest.

    The National Barbecue Association (NBBQA) has announced that local product, Harold’s Hog Wash, was among the top winners in this year’s Awards of Excellence competition, earning fourth place in the Mustard Mild category. The award was announced at the organization’s annual conference held March 5-9 in San Marcos, Texas. “BBQ enthusiasts from all over the country come here to measure their products against their peers,” said Roy Slicker, association president.

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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

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    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

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Supplies delivered to nearby DAR school

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 8:40 am

The Kate Duncan Smith DAR School is located atop Gunter Mountain in Grant, Ala.. It was opened by the Alabama Society Daughters of the American Revolution in 1924 and was joined by the National Society DAR in 1928. A non-residential school, it serves any child in grades K-12 living on Gunter Mountain in northeast Alabama. It is one of several schools and colleges supported by NSDAR. Its mission is to

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  • Clark essay wins state TCA contest

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 2:38 pm

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    An essay by Katherine (Katie) Clark, a senior at Lincoln County High, is expected to be published in the spring issue of the Tennessee Concrete magazine, published by the Tennessee Concrete Association. Katie received a $100 scholarship award from the association for her award-winning essay. A member of the LCHS First Robotics Team and the Beta Club, Katie is planning to attend the University in Alabama this fall and pursue

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  • STEP workshop slated at CDC

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 7:44 am

    STEP, Inc. (Support and Training for Exceptional Parents) will be the focus of a free workshop sponsored by Lincoln County Child Development Center. STEP is a federally-funded program that offers services to families who have children of all ages with disabilities. The workshop is designed to provide information, training and support to families of infants, toddlers and young children with disabilities. If you would like answers to the following questions,

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Volunteering

Museum

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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