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Fayetteville Main Street hosts IDEA Initiative

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 8:34 am

The topic, Ignite Downtown Economic Action, a Tennessee Main Street Program, provided the impetus for a brainstorming session Thursday afternoon between state and local officials as they looked for creative ways to develop a more vibrant downtown and draw more to the heart of the city. IDEA Initiative is a program brought about to benefit 26 Tennessee Main Street communities as a courtesy of the state Department of Economic and

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  • Local 4-H team takes top honors

    Posted on September 1, 2014 at 12:11 pm

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    The Lincoln County 4-H dairy judging team took top honors in state 4-H Dairy judging contest held in Lebanon. Pictured (from left) are Dan Owen, extension agent; Kelly Faulkner; Molly Odell; Abigayle Pollock; Alex Tanner; and Jeff Mitchell, UT Extension. Abigayle was the second high individual, Molly the fifth high individual and Kelsey was seventh in oral reason.

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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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Trap Team 02 -- May Winners

Trap team winners

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 11:45 am

The Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) Academics Integrity and Marksmanship (AIM) youth program statewide Monthly Shooting Event (MSE) landed two team squads with top honors. For April, the Junior Squad, composed of Evan Buck, Jay Kelly, Travis Martin, Alex Tanner and Garrett Rutledge, took first place in the state.  In the May competition, the squad composed of Jordan Bredesen, Jay Kelly, Travis Martin, Tommy Reed and Alex Tanner, won second place

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  • Trap Team earns championship titles, awards

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Members of the Lincoln County Trap Team who competed at the National Championships held in Sparta, Ill., are (front, from left) Jordan Bredeson, Alex Tanner, Jessi Pearson, Evan Buck, Clayton Painter, Jay Kelly, Nolan Paladino, (second row) Coach Mark Horton and Coach Kevin Tanner.

    The Lincoln County Trap Team brought home several national champion honors and other awards at the recent Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) Youth Trapshooting National Championship held at the World Shooting Recreation Complex in Sparta, Ill., from Aug. 2-5. Nearly 1,200 competitive shooters from around the nation competed in traditional trapshooting events, and in addition, there were tactical rimfire and special trapshooting competitions. Evan Buck and Nolan Paladino won national championship

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  • Local Trap Team celebrates year of big wins

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Lincoln County Trap Team members pictured are (front, from left) Coach Mark Horton, Coach Kay Counts, Coach Larry Boyett, Coach Kevin Tanner, (second row) Clayton Painter, Murdoch Beasley, Koby Chandler, Kayla Chandler, Karston Doud, Tyler Web-ster, Travis Martin, Kragen Doud, Jessi Pearson, Nolan Paladino, Coach Ken Counts, (third row) Garrett Rutledge, Rachael Reed, Evan Buck, Katherine Reed, Alex Tanner, Jordan Bredeson, Travis Webster, Gabriella Reed, Tommy Reed and Jay Kelly.

    Lincoln County Trap Team had a winning year with numerous awards at regional, state and national tournaments. The team would not have been capable of participating and being so successful without wonderful volunteer coaches and generous sponsors, organizers said. The coaches, Mark Horton, Kevin Tanner, Ken Counts, Kay Counts and Larry Boyett, encouraged high character, good sportsmanship, and parent participation. The coaches also trained shooters and oversaw range safety to

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Ladies enjoy themselves at the Booneville Homecoming. Pictured are (from left) Nell Wilkes of Lynchburg Highway, Peggy Jones of Lewisburg, Fannie Bell Kennedy of Lynnville and (at front) Hannah Beck-ham.

Booneville marks 28th homecoming

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 11:39 am

The Booneville Community friends and families came together on June 28 to celebrate the 28th annual Homecoming at the community center, which once served as a Lincoln County elementary school. The room was filled with people visiting and sharing together. The greeters were Felicia McNatt Tucker and Jennifer Thornton, both of Fayetteville. The late Wanda Logan Powell served as a greeter for many years. “Wanda is missed by her many

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  • State Fair to showcase arts, crafts heritage

    Posted on September 1, 2014 at 11:37 am

    The Tennessee State Fair will host several demonstrations and exhibits to showcase Tennessee’s rich arts and crafts heritage. “We are thrilled to have local artists showcase their crafts at the creative arts exhibition at the fair,” said Bill Mullins, Tennessee craft artist manager for the Tennessee State Fair. “We have several opportunities for fair-goers to see local artists demonstrate their skills and it will add to a great fair experience

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  • 4-H Cow Show

    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 3:12 pm

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    Lincoln County 4-H recently participated in three cow shows. The first of these was the Lincoln County show, a great way for the cow show group to get together and hang out. The second show was the district show, held in Murfreesboro, for Middle Tennessee, consisting of showmanship, the commercial show, registered heifer show and a steer show. The last show was a two-day state show in Murfreesboro. The first

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Pet Stories

Animal Shelter’s ‘limited admission’ policy recapped

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 5:45 am

The Humane Society of Lincoln County’s Animal Shelter is a “Limited Admission” Shelter – that means that when cages or kennels are full, the Shelter staff will not accept any owner surrendered or stray animals until space becomes available. “If the Shelter is at capacity, the only way to make room for more animals is to get some adopted or euthanize them,” said Sharon Dunkin, president of the Humane Society,

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  • Area cat owner in Friskies finals

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:34 pm

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    It’s time to determine which Internet cats have what it takes to earn one of “The Friskies” coveted catuettes, and among those in the competition is Hazel Green’s Sara Frye and her cats Lilac and Linus. Friskies opened voting to the public recently to find the next Internet cat superstar with the third annual “The Friskies” — the awards for the best Internet cat videos of the year. Now through

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  • Helping the animals

    Posted on August 11, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Helping the Animals

    For her seventh birthday, Raegan Clemons asked friends and family to make donations of cat and dog food in lieu of giving her birthday gifts. Here, Raegan delivers the donations to the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Animal Shelter. She is the daughter of Lincoln County’s Scott and Amy Clemons.

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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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Dr. Paula Thomas was honored as the 13th recipient of the Career Achievement Award during MTSU’s Fall Faculty meeting at Tucker Theatre. (MTSU photo by J. Intintoli)

Thomas honored as outstanding professor at MTSU

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 8:36 am

With more than 30 years of service molding future accountants as a member of the Jones College of Business faculty, Dr. Paula Thomas was honored recently as the 13th recipient of the Career Achievement Award during MTSU’s Fall Faculty meeting at Tucker Theatre. Thomas holds the Deloitte Foundation Professorship in Accounting, an honor “that reflects her success in instilling knowledge and professionalism in students and preparing them for careers,” University

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  • Duckett earns MTSU scholarship

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 5:36 am

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    Walter Norris Duckett, a transfer student from Motlow State Community College, has been awarded Middle Tennessee State University’s highest scholarship for transfer students, the Honors Transfer Fellowship. In addition to maintaining a 4.0 grade point average, Duckett is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the Motlow College Honors Program. HIs school activities include serving as a senator in the Student Government Association and as president of the

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  • Homeschool Convention

    Posted on September 1, 2014 at 11:36 am

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    The Christian Homeschool Association of Lincoln County held the first annual homeschool convention at Riverside Christian Academy on Aug. 23. Many businesses and organizations were represented at the convention: Lincoln County 4-H, Motlow State Community College, Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library, Holistic Therapy Services, Redstone Arsenal Civil Air Patrol, Martha Buck’s Flute Studio, Darlene and Lauren Clardy and Jarad Durham (music lessons), Jennifer Tubeville (music lessons), Lego Club, Riverside Christian Academy,

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FCE refurbishes historic sign

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 6:51 am

For over 75 years, UT Extension has offered a program to better our communities. Known in the past as Home Demonstration Clubs or Extension Homemakers, the Family and Consumer Education (FCE) clubs offer a way to get involved and make a difference in our communities through service and education. The Dellrose-Hotrock FCE Club’s most recent project has been to refurbish an historical Home Demonstration Club sign that had fallen into

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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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