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Laten House Ribbon Cutting --

Laten House ribbon cutting

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 3:10 pm

The Laten House Bed and Breakfast, at 1203 West Washington in Fayetteville, hosted a ribbon cutting and after-hours mixer Tuesday evening. Guests received a limited edition print signed by Melanie Laten and were treated to entertainment by Darin Windham. Ice cream by Early Times in Hazel Green, Ala., was also served.

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  • Conservation Compliance deadline nears

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farmers to file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form (AD-1026) with their local USDA Service Center by June 1, 2015. The 2014 Farm Bill requires producers to have the form on file in order to remain eligible, or to become eligible for crop insurance premium support. Many farmers already have a certification form on file since it’s required for

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  • Cashion joins BMA

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 7:09 am

    Jim Cashion

    BMA Properties has recently welcomed Jim Cashion to the firm. “We’re excited to have him with us, and we’re looking forward to working with him,” said Bob and Jean Malone, owners. “Call Jim for your real estate services today at (931) 438-4492.” BMA Properties is located at 1723 Pulaski Hwy Fayetteville. Cashion is a native of Fayetteville. Upon graduation from of the University of Tennessee College of Architecture in 1980,

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  • Funds available for watershed initiative

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Greg Bragg (center) is one of nine approved applicants for the Elk River Watershed Buffer Initiative. He is planting tree buffers along a creek which flows into Tucker Creek in the Elk River-Dukes Creek Watershed in Lincoln County. Also pictured are Joey Ashby (right), county executive director for Lincoln County Farm Service Agency, and Mitchell Aman, (right) district conservationist for Natural Resources Conservation Service.

    Funds continue to be available for landowners who are eligible for the Elk River Watershed Buffer Initiative. Ten landowners from Giles, Franklin and Lincoln counties have applied for and have been approved, with each to receive a one-time incentive of $1,500 per acre for herbaceous grass and marginal pastureland wildlife habitat buffers and $1,700 per acre for tree buffers established under 10- to 15-year contracts. Payments will be made once

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  • Cowgirl Way Café opens in Petersburg

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 5:08 am

    Sue Lyles (left), cook and mother of Penny Lyles (center) and Kim Hester, restaurant partners, displays a large pan full of piping hot baked chicken to be served as an entree in conjunction with the Cowgirl Way Cafe lunch special. The family-owned and operated business on Highway 231/341 near Petersburg offers good Southern style cooking and homemade desserts. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Caruso

    Two rockers and a table topped with colorful flowers on the front porch of the Cowgirl Way Cafe in Petersburg beckon guests inside to experience a relaxed, country atmosphere and home-cooked, Southern-style food. Open nearly a month now, sisters and partners, Penny Lyles and Kim Hester, decided they wanted to move back home to Petersburg to be closer to family. They, along with their mom, Sue Lyles, decided that opening

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  • Mother’s Day winner

    Posted on May 25, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Mother's Day winner (3) --

    Fayetteville’s Holly Sisk (center) accepts gift certificates to Sabghi’s Jewelers, Sugar Shack and the Iron Kettle after winning the newspaper’s Mother’s Day Contest. Making the presentation are Lucy Williams of The Times and David Sabghi of Sabghi’s Jewelers. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Caruso

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  • CO.STARTERS launched

    Posted on May 25, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Southern Middle Tennessee Entrepreneur Centers (SMTEC) will soon offer CO.STARTERS, a nationally renowned platform that helps communities grow local business. The nine-week program equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn business ideas into action. Unlike traditional platforms, CO.STARTERS applies the lean business modeling methods popular among high-growth startups to businesses of all kinds. The CO.STARTERS program has been adopted by more than a dozen entrepreneurial

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