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Fayetteville firefighter Kevin Mickey carries a box of toys out for a family of three children during Monday’s distribution. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

Toy drive giving tops $20K, benefits 576 kids

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 3:55 pm

The 2014 Lincoln County Toy Drive, which this year benefited 576 local children, has topped $20,171 in giving, thanks to the generosity of citizens from across the community. Many of those donations came in the way of memorials to Capt. Ted Kimbrough, a fireman with the Fayetteville Fire Department, who passed away Dec. 5. The total given results in the campaign being the largest year of giving in the toy

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Fayetteville firefighter Kevin Mickey carries a box of toys out for a family of three children during Monday’s distribution. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

Toy drive giving tops $20K, benefits 576 kids

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 3:55 pm

The 2014 Lincoln County Toy Drive, which this year benefited 576 local children, has topped $20,171 in giving, thanks to the generosity of citizens from across the community. Many of those donations came in the way of memorials to Capt. Ted Kimbrough, a fireman with the Fayetteville Fire Department, who passed away Dec. 5. The total given results in the campaign being the largest year of giving in the toy

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  • Firemen Distribute Toys

    Posted on December 22, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Firemen delivering toys

    Fayetteville firemen gather for a photo as they get ready to distribute toys to families of the 576 children benefiting from this year’s Lincoln County Toy Drive, spearheaded by the firemen as well as The Times and the Fayetteville Rotary Club. The drive provides Christmas toys for Lincoln County children up to the age of 12. Joining the firemen in the distribution were volunteers as well as some city leaders.

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  • Bikers to feed elderly at Christmas

    Posted on December 22, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Local motorcycle enthusiasts with the Currahee Motorcycle Club are asking for the public’s help in identifying those in need as bikers once again lend helping hands to the elderly this Christmas. The tradition of cooking and delivering Christmas Day meals to the elderly began with the local motorcycle group 11 years ago. Since the tradition began, the numbers have continued to grow, but organizers are hoping for the public’s help

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Fayetteville High School's Nicholas Hopkins had a big week for the Tigers, averaging 26 points a game in their match-ups with Coffee County and Forrest. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

City’s Tigers remain undefeated

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Fayetteville High School’s Tigers continue to roll going into the Christmas break undefeated overall at 11-0 and 5-0 in District 9-A action. FHS picked up two wins last week with a 72-37 out-of-district romp at home over Coffee County and a 9-A win over Forrest, 62-48. Currently coacht.com has Fayetteville ranked second in the state in Division I Class A behind Clay County in strength and schedule. Presently Moore County

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  • Lady Falcons drop barn burner to Giles County

    Posted on December 22, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Lincoln County's Morgan Higgins had her third double-double of the season, scoring 21 points and pulling 12 rebounds in action at home against Giles County. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

    Lincoln County High School’s Lady Falcons went down in a barn burner to Giles County, 48-46. The ladies trailed by as many as 12 but battled back going down at the wire. In the Huntsville Times Classic, the Lady Falcons won over Spain Park, 60-53, then went down to a powerhouse Huntsville High School, 50-28. Currently in District 8-AAA standings, Lawrence County is 4-0; Tullahoma, 3-1; Lincoln County, 2-1; Coffee

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  • Lady Tigers drop two

    Posted on December 22, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Fayetteville High School's Nesya Buchanan averaged 14 points a game last week for the Lady Tigers in their match-ups with Coffee County and Forrest. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

    Fayetteville High School’s Lady Tigers dropped two games last week to Coffee County and Forrest. Currently in District 9-A standings, Community is 10-5, 5-0; Middle Tennessee Christian, 10-1, 4-1; Forrest, 12-3, 3-2; Huntland, 6-3, 2-2; Moore County, 10-4; 2-3; Eagleville, 6-6, 0-3; and Fayetteville is 3-7, 0-5. Middle Tennessee Christian is ranked #9 in coacht.com’s strength and success ratings in Division I Class A. Friday night the ladies went down

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Lifestyles

Louie the Lightning Bug from Fayetteville Public Utilities visits with students at Stone Bridge Academy. Louie taught students about electric and natural gas safety.

FPU’s Louie teaches safety

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Pre-kindergarten students at Stone Bridge Academy learned about electric and natural gas safety recently as representatives from Fayetteville Public Utilities visited their school. The visit was highlighted by a personal visit from Louie the Lightning Bug, who helps teach children about electrical safety. Students watch an educational video featuring Louie the Lightning Bug. It teaches them how to use electricity safely in their homes and to be aware of overhead

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  • Mr. & Mrs. Barnes celebrate 62 years

    Posted on December 22, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    62nd Anniversary --

    Bobby Gene and Martha Ellen Barnes, longtime residents of the Hughey Community, celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 20. Martha Ellen Bradford, daughter of Leonard and Mary Bradford, and Bobby Gene Barnes, son of E.W. and Florence Barnes, were wed by the Rev. Moss at the Nazarene Church in Winchester on Dec. 20, 1952. Bobby and Ellen have been blessed during their marriage with four sons, Kenny, who

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  • Koonce couple celebrates 60th

    Posted on December 22, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    60th Anniversary --

    HEATHER BECKER special to the times   Once upon a time, a man, Lewis Koonce, and a woman, Juanita Vann, decided to be joined as one on Nov. 24, the day before Thanksgiving in the year of 1954, in a little town known as Fayetteville in Tennessee. And because of this, the fairy tale began. These two people took an imperfect marriage, and because of love and commitment, never gave

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Entertainment

Jay Jernigan

Local talent continues to emerge for open mic night

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 3:40 pm

“I am just amazed every week by how many incredibly talented artists we have in Lincoln County!” said Lumara Lee, a regular attendee of the Thursday night open mics at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Arts Center. Lumara was one of the many members of the audience who packed the house for the last open mic show of 2014. The next show will be on Jan 8, 2015, as there will not

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  • City Christmas Parade winners announced

    Posted on December 22, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Dedicated to the memory of the late Ted Kimbrough, the Fayetteville Christmas Parade featured nearly a hundred entries this year. Kimbrough, who passed away Dec. 5, worked as a captain with the Fayetteville Fire Department. He had served as a city firefighter since 1990, more than 24 years. Winners of this year’s parade included the large float entered by the Lincoln County High School FCCLA, which won first place in

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  • Musicians, audience growing for open mic night

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Robert Foster, a faithful regular of the weekly open mic at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Arts Center, performs a classic folk cover for the standing room only crowd on hand Thursday.

    “It’s really gratifying to see the number of people signing up to entertain, as well as the number of people in the audience growing every week” said co-host Ron Hackett in appreciation of the standing room only crowd that braved the bitter cold last Thursday night to attend the open mic at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Arts Center. Co-host Taylor Hoch opened the show accompanied by Jay Jernigan on lead guitar,

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