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Autism group expands to aid developmental delays

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 2:16 pm

The Lincoln County Puzzle Solvers Autism Awareness group will hold its November meeting on Saturday, Nov. 22, at Stone Bridge Academy from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The group is expanding to serve not only families with children on the Autism Spectrum but families with children who have a developmental disability. A developmental disability means a disability that is manifested before the person reaches 22 years of age, which constitutes

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  • FPU Harvest of Hope Food Drive begins

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Fayetteville Public Utilities invites you to participate in the annual Harvest of Hope Food Drive that helps fill the shelves at the Good Samaritan Association of Lincoln County. Donated canned and non-perishable food items help feed our neighbors who need assistance throughout the year. Items like peanut butter, boxed macaroni, canned meats, vegetables and fruits, and dry oats, cereal and noodles are just a few of the staples needed at

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  • Horton history collected

    Posted on November 7, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Do you have historical documents, stories, memories or photos of Henry Horton State Park and the Duck River? If so, the park needs your assistance. Henry Horton State Park recently received a grant from Humanities Tennessee for the creation of a historical interpretive document highlighting the history of the park and the Duck River. Part of the grant is focused on collecting and scanning pertinent historical documents, photos and interviews

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FHS aids nursing home residents

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Fayetteville City Lady Tigers’ basketball Team is collecting sweat suits, sweat shirts or pants to give to nursing home residents. Collection will take place on Saturday, Nov. 29, from 8 a.m. until 12 noon. Drop-off locations include McDonalds and Advanced Financial. McDonalds will be handing out coupons for every new item donated. The Lady Tigers’ motto is “giving our all on and off the court!”

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  • Tip-Off action continues

    Posted on November 3, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Basketball hoop

    The Fayetteville Lions Club Tip-Off Tournament continues this week with games played at Ninth Grade Academy. With four games played each night, the action gets underway at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The championship games will be held on Friday night this year. It is a double elimination tournament. Admission is $5 for the night, and concessions are available. In first round action Saturday, the Unity Lady

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  • Inky speaks

    Posted on November 3, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Inky speaks

    Inspirational speaker and author, Inky Johnson, delivered a powerful message of determination and hope recently when he appeared as a part of Disability Awareness Month at Motlow College. Johnson, who played football for the University of Tennessee before being injured, recounted the difficulties he faced growing up in inner-city Atlanta and how those early lessons learned have helped him persevere following the injury that ended his football career.

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Ardmore home tour aids library

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 5:23 am

Friends of the Ardmore Public Library are hosting Christmas Tour of Homes on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 3 until 7 p.m. Included on the tour are homes of Alisha Schrimsher, Andy and Cecelia Hargrove, Wade and Crystal Boggs, Elayne Shannon, Kevin and Ginger Dunn, Jerry and Mattie Lipham and the newly renovated Ronny Cornelison Building. Tickets are $10 and can be picked up from The Ardmore Public Library, Friends of

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  • Home Tour volunteers

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Home Tour Volunteers

    Dr. Linda Gentle, whose home was on this year’s Alpha Kappa Home Tour, expresses appreciation to Riverside Christian Academy student volunteers for their help with the recent tour. Pictured (front, from left) are Shea Mincher, Abby Sells, Allison Lee, Mary Grace Hamilton, Lauren Harris, Sarah Hammell, (second row) Ezell, Kristin Trahin, Holly Gray, Seth Finch and Glenn Hammons.

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  • Class of 1952

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 6:22 am

    Class of 1952

    Pictured here are members of Boonshill High School 1952 graduating class, which met recently for their 62nd reunion. Since 1987 they have been meeting every year. This year they met at Sarge’s restaurant in Frankewing. Kim and Alexis King handled the decorations and food serving. Pictured are (seated, from left) Brenda Cole, Morgan Blair Towry, Austin Stubblefield, Joyce Ready Langford, Shirley Spray, Joyce Smith, Nancy Jayne Patterson (guest), (standing) Peggy

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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

    Lilac and Linus

    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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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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Lincoln's hat

Lincoln’s hat

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 2:29 pm

Mr. Lincoln (a.k.a. Dennis Boggs) visited Riverside Christian Academy and other local schools last Friday while he was in town for the Host of Christmas Past. He shared lots of history and trivia with the student body and even entrusted ninth grader Logan Groce with his hat during his presentation.

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  • Foster Grandparent volunteers needed

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Volunteers are needed for the Foster Grandparent Program. Foster Grandparents are role models, mentors and friends to children with exceptional needs. The program provides a way for volunteers age 55 and over, and within income guidelines, to stay active by serving children and youth in their communities Some of the fringe benefits include compensation (termed stipend) that does not affect SS, SSI, VA, Food Stamps, Public Housing or any other

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  • Blanche stackers take aim at Guinness Record

    Posted on November 5, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Did you know stacking and un-stacking plastic cups is an energizing, brain-activating and world-record-setting activity? On Nov. 13, Guinness Word Record Day, students at Blanche School will participate in the 9th Annual World Sport Stacking Association (WSSA) STACK UP! Local students will join thousands of participants who will take part in what Guinness World Records terms the “World’s Largest Sport Stacking Event.” During the course of Guinness World Records Day,

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Help military celebrate holidays

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 3:35 pm

“Christmas for the Soldiers”, an effort to show appreciation to military service members, is gearing up for the holidays, and organizers are asking for the community’s support. “I started Christmas for the soldiers in memory of our soldier we lost, Pfc. Tommy L. Curd,” said Ashley Sand of Lynchburg. “He loved his brothers and sisters.” Ashley referenced John 15:13: “Greater love has no man than this that a man lay

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  • Deer season brings hunger relief opportunities

    Posted on September 29, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Hunters for the Hungry

    Thousands of Tennesseans took to the woods last weekend as the 2014 whitetail deer season opened statewide. Hunters will be allowed to take several deer through the roughly 90-day season. That’s where the Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunters for the Hungry program comes in. September is Hunger Awareness Month, and participating deer processors are ready to accept donations of lean, healthy venison as part of Hunters for the Hungry. Last year,

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  • FCE refurbishes historic sign

    Posted on June 25, 2014 at 6:51 am

    Refurbishing Sign 01

    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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