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Lincoln County Mayor Bill Newman signs the annual Dairy Day Proclamation, declaring   June 6 as Dairy Day in Lincoln County as Julianna Ogle, (left) Young Farmers & Ranchers chairman, and Carlee Cowan, Dairy Day Chairperson, look on.  Lincoln County is one of the leading dairy counties in the state of Tennessee, and the dairy industry is a contributor to the local economy. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Caruso

Dairy Day set for June 6 on the square

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 1:07 pm

Dairy Day will be held on the lawn of the Lincoln County Courthouse on Saturday, June 6, beginning at 8:30 a.m., with activities for all ages. Dairy Day events include a cow bawling contest, milk balloon toss, cow milking contest, ice cream eating contest, guess the weight of the cow contest ($1 entry fee), petting zoo, guess how much corn is in the jar contest ($1 entry fee), train rides

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  • Tab collection

    Posted on May 14, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Tab collection (1) --

    Eleven-year-old Michael Bland is pictured here with a five-gallon bucket filled with aluminum tabs he collected over a two-year period, which will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The South Lincoln School fifth grader has been collecting one gallon containers of tabs and donating them each year since starting kindergarten. Michael is the son of Teresa Bland of Lincoln County. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Caruso

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  • Locals attend 68th Annual 4-H Congress

    Posted on May 4, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Pictured here are members of the 4-H Congress with State Sen. Jim Tracy during the 68th annual Tennessee 4-H Congress in Murfreesboro. The group experienced three days of activities and entered contests in citizenship, leadership, essay, poster and public speaking contests.

    The 68th Annual Tennessee 4-H Congress was held recently at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Murfreesboro. Lincoln County delegates included Claire Garrell, Kendall Garrell, Carlee Cowan and Caroline Bonner. Sunday’s opening assembly highlighted the Tennessee 4-H Performing Arts Troupe and the participants in the leadership, citizenship and public speaking contests. “As delegates, we learned about Tennessee’s past, present and future as we enjoyed the tradition of the Congress Pageant,” said

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Kiwanis River Run set Saturday

Posted on April 30, 2015 at 4:03 pm

Kiwanis 7K River Run will be held on Saturday, May 2, beginning at 8 a.m. The start and finish line is located at the River Bend Event Center located at 82 Rambo Road. Registration is online or may be mailed in. The cost is $30. Registration includes a tech shirt and snacks after the race. The race day registration will open at 6:30 a.m. The course travels along mostly private

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  • FPU golf tournament aids Parker

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    The employees of Fayetteville Public Utilities are hosting a golf tournament to benefit Curtis Parker, a fellow employee who is battling colon cancer. The golf tournament is slated for Saturday, May 30, at the Pebble Creek Golf Club in Fayetteville. The tournament features two flights. The first flight begins at 7:30 a.m. with the second flight at 12:30 p.m. Tee times will be available on a first come, first serve

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  • Trap winner

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 5:52 am

    Trap Winner --

    Lincoln County’s Tony Lee Bradley of the Giles County 4-H Trap Team won at the Academics Integrity Marksmanship regional shooting tournament in Christiana, taking an individual and team award. Tony Lee, as well as the Giles County 4-H Trap Team, took numerous individual and team awards at the April 3 regional shooting tournament held at Big Springs Clay Target range in Christiana. Tony Lee won runner-up in the Sub-Junior Division,

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In remembrance

In Remembrance

Posted on May 25, 2015 at 11:12 am

A magnolia tree is planted in memory of Lyn Johnson on the front lawn of Riverside Christian Academy. Mrs. Johnson was a beloved grandparent at RCA and the wife of Bro. Mike Johnson, who has been an integral part of the RCA family for the last several years as one of the school’s weekly chapel speakers. Pictured are members of Lyn’s family (from left) Riley Hall, Mike Johnson, Luke Hall,

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  • Habitat for Humanity

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Habitat for Humanity

    Two members of the Dellrose Hotrock FCE Club recently volunteered for a Habitat for Humanity Women Build project. Pictured are Helen Weber and Belinda Lance. If you are interested in participating in any of the Lincoln County FCE volunteer projects, please call the UT Extension office at 433-1582, and Eydie Foster will be happy to put you in contact with the club nearest you. FCE welcomes visitors and new members

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  • Word from the Library … Outdoor party kicks off summer reading

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 5:02 pm


    JILLIAN RAEL library director   As schools prepare to let out for summer, things are kicking into high gear here at the local library. On Saturday, May 30, we will kick off our Summer Reading Program with an outdoor party with a carnival atmosphere. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. we will have tons of games, crafts, face painting, a bouncy slide, toddler bouncy house, and much more to celebrate

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Pet Stories

Cutest Pet Winner (1)

Cutest Pet winner

Posted on May 25, 2015 at 11:15 am

Fayetteville’s Dianne Tipps, holding Little Darlin’, accepts the first place prize bag after Little Darlin’ won the newspaper’s recent Cutest Pet Contest. Presenting the bag of goodies is Lucy Williams of The Times. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Caruso

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  • HS offers spay, neuter discount

    Posted on May 8, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    With a grant from the sale of Tennessee Animal Friendly License plates, the Humane Society of Lincoln County is partnering with the Southern Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic (SASNC) in Park City to offer a discount to qualifying low-income pet owners who wish to get their dog or cat “fixed”. Owners who can supply proof of enrollment in some government assistance program are required to pay $10 to have a cat or

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  • SAAW yard sale set Saturday

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    The Southern Alliance Spay Neuter Clinic yard sale will be Saturday, April 25, at Askew Insurance Agency from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Bring donations to the clinic in Park City. Those who plan to drop off items for the yard sale should call (931) 433-0120 or email The Southern Alliance Spay Neuter Clinic provides low-cost services. In less than two years of operation, over 4,000 animals have been

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Citizen's Journalism

Watershed Art Contest

Posted on May 4, 2015 at 12:15 pm

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is sponsoring an Art Contest in conjunction with the upcoming Watershed Event at the Ralph Hastings Building on Thursday, May 21 from 6 – 8 p.m. What is a Watershed? Show what you think of when you hear the term “watershed” with your artwork or photographs! (Find out what watershed you live in at ELGIBILITY: Contest is open to all student artists,

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  • Local Cooking Teams Wins Best Dessert

    Posted on May 3, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Dessert winner

    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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471 first graders take part in Farm City Day

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 4:59 pm

A total of 471 first grade students from across Lincoln County and Fayetteville City schools gathered for 2015 Lincoln County Farm City Day recently. Local partnering agencies included Lincoln County Soil Conservation, Farm Bureau Women, Lincoln County UT Extension office, and 4-H and FFA students. The classes then rotated through 10 presentations. Several of the children’s parents, grandparents and siblings also came to enjoy the day. Farm City Day could

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  • Glass speaks at Motlow graduations

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Frank Glass

    Dr. Frank Glass, former president of Motlow State Community College, will address the more than 700 students who plan to participate in commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 9, according to Dr. MaryLou Apple, president of Motlow College. The ceremonies will be held inside Nisbett Center on the Moore County campus. A resident of Tullahoma, Motlow’s third president and its first president emeritus, Dr. Glass is a career educator who served

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  • Band students earn year-end accolades

    Posted on May 11, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    The Lincoln County High School Marching Band had its Annual Band Banquet on Monday, May 4, and while many very talented band kids received recognition for impressive accomplishments this year, two students really stood out — William Gentry and Seth Moulton. William received the John Phillips Sousa Award and a $250 Richard Bagwell Scholarship for going above and beyond his band career. William even attended Tennessee Governors School for Music

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Medicare Patrol volunteers needed

Posted on April 30, 2015 at 3:51 pm

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)/Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) is a statewide program that provides free and objective counseling and assistance to people with questions or problems regarding Medicare and other related health insurance. SHIP/SMP answers questions about Original Medicare; Advantage Plans; Prescription Drug Plans; Supplements; Medicare Fraud and Abuse; Medicare Covered Preventive Services; being under 65 and having Medicare; financial assistance with Medicare premiums; deductibles and copays; and

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  • Gum Springs donates to Hands of Mercy

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Gum Springs Baptist Church in Flintville ladies’ ministry, along with the church family, donated nonperishable foods to Hands of Mercy Pantry for Bags of Blessings (BOBs). The bags are distributed through a network of volunteers and school officials on Fridays before the children leave school for the weekend.

    The ladies’ ministry, along with help from the church family at Gum Springs Baptist Church in Flintville, recently donated nonperishable foods to the Hands of Mercy Pantry. The Bags of Blessings (BOBs) donations go entirely to the students in Lincoln County, which will help provide nourishment to children in kindergarten through eighth grades. Food is distributed through a network of volunteers and school officials on Fridays before the children leave

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  • Hospice volunteers needed

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Lincoln Medical Home Health & Hospice is looking for Hospice Volunteers. Volunteers come from all walks of life – they are homemakers, professionals, retirees, business owners and even disabled individuals. They make time to give of themselves to help others. Here are a few things hospice volunteers do to provide support to families: make phone calls, cook a meal, share a smile, stuff envelopes, file paperwork, read a book, pick

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