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City’s ‘Dump the Junk’ gets underway Saturday

Posted on May 1, 2015 at 9:48 am

The annual Dump the Junk Community Spring Clean-up is just around the corner. The event, held by the City of Fayetteville, is set for Saturday, May 2, through Sunday, May 10, throughout Fayetteville. As part of the event, the City of Fayetteville will be conducting curb side pickup inside the city limits for the following items: limbs, leaves, household trash, rugs, auto batteries, tires (limit four) and household appliances. Items

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City’s ‘Dump the Junk’ gets underway Saturday

Posted on May 1, 2015 at 9:48 am

The annual Dump the Junk Community Spring Clean-up is just around the corner. The event, held by the City of Fayetteville, is set for Saturday, May 2, through Sunday, May 10, throughout Fayetteville. As part of the event, the City of Fayetteville will be conducting curb side pickup inside the city limits for the following items: limbs, leaves, household trash, rugs, auto batteries, tires (limit four) and household appliances. Items

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  • TVA fuel cost decreases in May

    Posted on May 1, 2015 at 5:45 am

    Fayetteville Public Utilities announced this week that electric customers will see a decrease in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s total monthly fuel charge of $1.17 for the average bill of 1,330 kilowatts effective May 1. The decrease of $1.17 reduces a customer’s average electric bill for 1,330 kilowatts from $143.10 in April to $141.93 in May. The month of May continues as a transition month for electric rates which means lower

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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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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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  • Higgins signs

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 6:03 am

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    Lincoln County High School’s Lady Falcon basketball standout Morgan Higgins signed last week to play for Wallace State following graduation. Pictured (front, from left) are Sloan, Kevin, Morgan and Julie Higgins, (standing) Lady Falcon Coach Herman Hardin and Wallace State’s Head Coach Ron Burdette and Assistant Coach Jessica McBrayer. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

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  • Lady Falcon tennis takes district titles

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Lincoln County High School’s Lauren Gower finished in the top spot of singles District 8-AAA tennis action, defeating Keely Smith from Shelbyville, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5, for the championship. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

    The Lady Falcon and Falcon tennis teams from Lincoln County High School traveled to Sewanee for the 8AAA two-day individual district tournament last week. It was the Lady Falcons who took the top spots with Lauren Gower winning singles, and the team of Ashley Atkinson and Hayley McGee winning the doubles. Gower was named to the All-District team. Coach Jonathan Brown was named District 8-AAA Girls Coach of the Year.

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Lifestyles

BHS Class of ‘55 celebrates 60th

Posted on April 29, 2015 at 3:59 pm

Boonshill Class of 1955 will observe its 60th anniversary on Saturday, May 16, at 4 p.m. at Shoney’s Restaurant in Fayetteville. Widows of five deceased classmates – Jack Mitchell, Bud Thorpe, Jimmy Cunningham, Terry Watson and David Burgess – are most welcome to attend. When this class began in 1951, there were 27 members; 13 of them graduated. The other 14 either moved out of the area, transferred to another

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  • Word from Library … Summer reading nears

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 6:01 am

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    JILLIAN RAEL library director This year the library is getting back to the core of the importance of summer reading for kids. While we will host a wide variety of programs at the library, we have completely redesigned the program to be more inclusive. Partnering with local schools, we are distributing program booklets to each school child in the county between Pre-K and 8th grade. The point system is based

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  • 4-H Winter Events winners recognized

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Lincoln County 4-H Public Speaking winners are (front, from left) Stewart Barnes, fourth grade; Ada Corder, fifth grade; Bayleigh Tucker, sixth grade; Lily Cowan, eighth grade; (rear) Carlee Cowan, 10th grade; Kendall Garrell, ninth grade; Claire Garrell, 12th grade; Abigayle Pollock, 11th grade; and Sam Swinford, seventh grade.

    jana owen 4-H honor club reporter The Lincoln County 4-H winter events were at Fayetteville Middle School. We had many different contests including public speaking contests, baking contests, 4-H poster contests and Christmas craft contests. Lincoln County 4-H would like to thank the staff at Fayetteville Middle School for allowing us to hold our event at their school. Many 4th-12th graders competed in the public speaking contest. The public speaking

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FMS Production

FMS production nears

Posted on April 30, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Kailey Osborne, Sara Clark, Hannah Giffin, Erin Bradford and Libby Peery prepare for the upcoming production of Disney’s Aladdin, Jr., produced by Fayetteville Middle School. The production will be May 11 and 12 at 6:30 p.m. and on May 13 for local schools in the FMS gymnasium. For more information, contact FMS at 438-2533.

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  • Open mic gives preview of Panoply sets

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 3:58 pm

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    “We had a really great show last night,” said co-host Taylor Hoch in regards to Thursday evening’s open mic show at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Arts Center. “Turnout has been low since the advent of this beautiful weather, but we had a good roster of musicians and songwriters last night. We got to enjoy a bunch of original songs and lots of excellent musicianship.” Co-host Taylor Hoch opened the show with

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  • ‘Dixie Swim Club’ opens for limited run

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Being staged for just three nights, all this week, is “The Dixie Swim Club”, a Southern Classic presented by Carriage House Players at the Lincoln County Museum and Civic Center. The play stars Donna Hartman, Brandi Barnes, Nancy Rutledge, Sara Jo Pierce, and Brenda Wilkes, and will be presented Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. It is directed by Sarah Butler and Andrea Delap.

    “The Dixie Swim Club”, the second in Carriage House Players’ year of Southern Classics, opens this week at the Lincoln County Museum and Civic Center. With just three performances being staged in the museum’s theatre, “The Dixie Swim Club” is sure to entertain guests. Opening night is Thursday, April 30, and other performances are Friday and Saturday evenings, May 1-2. Curtain time each night is 7 p.m. Written by Jessie

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