Today's Top Story

New BMA takes city’s helm

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 5:11 pm

The new Fayetteville Board of Mayor and Aldermen took office Tuesday evening, gathering as its newest members were sworn into office and meeting in its inaugural session. Outgoing City Mayor John Ed Underwood began the meeting, which saw the board accept certified results from the Nov. 4 Fayetteville elections. Then, as incoming City Mayor Jon Law was sworn in, as well as Vice Mayor Dorothy Small and new alderman Anna

Read Full Story

Local Videos

Local News

New BMA takes city’s helm

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 5:11 pm

The new Fayetteville Board of Mayor and Aldermen took office Tuesday evening, gathering as its newest members were sworn into office and meeting in its inaugural session. Outgoing City Mayor John Ed Underwood began the meeting, which saw the board accept certified results from the Nov. 4 Fayetteville elections. Then, as incoming City Mayor Jon Law was sworn in, as well as Vice Mayor Dorothy Small and new alderman Anna

Read Full Story
  • County asked to require dog licensing

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    A request from the Humane Society to the Lincoln County Commission to require dog licensing here will go to the county’s budget committee before officials consider its implementation. Sharon Dunkin, president of the Humane Society of Lincoln County, appeared before the commission Tuesday with the request, one of two she posed to the body. The society operates the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Animal Shelter. “There are a number of reasons why dog

    Read Full Story
  • Donations sought in annual toy drive

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Organizers of the 48th annual Lincoln County Toy Drive – the Fayetteville Rotary Club, The Times and Fayetteville Fire Department – are asking for your donations as they prepare to provide toys for Christmas to local children up to the age of 12. The drive began accepting applications earlier this month, and already the names of more than 200 children are on the list to be provided toys for Christmas

    Read Full Story

Sports

Soccer Lights Going Up 01

Soccer lights go up

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Fayetteville Public Utilities employees (from left) Ron Thomas, Patrick Bradford and Chuck Barnes get the lights ready for one of the poles to be set at the Lincoln County High School soccer field. For the first time lighting of the field was made possible due to the efforts of FPU and the support of individuals and businesses throughout the community. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

Read Full Story
  • Tigers off to 3-0 start

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Fayetteville High School’s James Keith (30) drives to the basket in action last week on the road against Coffee County’s Red Raiders. Keith also exceeded 500 career rebounds in the match. ~ Staff Photo by Paul Henry

    After an opening week win over Richland, the Fayetteville High School Tigers improved their record to 3-0 with road wins last week over Culleoka and Coffee County – both were dominating victories. Thursday the Tigers played up traveling to 3A Coffee County where they cruised to a 69-45 win over the Red Raiders. It was an all Tiger ball game as they finished the first quarter up 23-14 and the

    Read Full Story
  • Falcon JV wins over Coffee County

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Lincoln County's Seth Bertorelli (40) controlled the opening tip off and led the scoring for the Falcon JV in their win last week over Coffee County's freshmen. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

    Lincoln County High School’s Falcon JV basketball team had an easy time in its 64-34 win Monday night against Coffee County’s freshmen. The game was played at Ninth Grade Academy. The Falcons opened quick, up 15-4 at the end of one, and held the young Red Raiders to two points in the second period. The JV was up 28-6 at the break. All 10 players dressed got minutes on the

    Read Full Story

Lifestyles

Lee Orman

Orman visits area veterans

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 5:04 pm

Lee Orman was the featured speaker during the November meeting of the Vietnam Era Veterans. Orman brought the vets up to date on new developments in the Veterans Administration to help benefit veterans. He talked about the veterans’ cemeteries in Tennessee and said that the veteran and his or her spouse can be buried beside each other at no cost to the veteran. Orman handed out a form and told

Read Full Story
  • Porter visits vets

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Porter welcomed --

    Tom Taylor of Vietnam Era Veterans (at right) welcomes Jason Porter to the group’s monthly meeting in November. Porter took the microphone to say a few words and led the vets in opening prayer. Porter is the speaker for the next meeting of the Vietnam Era Veterans on Dec. 11.

    Read Full Story
  • Area pilot gives plane to Wings of Hope

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Bob Becker (right) hands the keys to his Cessna 182 to Don Hoerstkamp of Wings of Hope, an organization twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and dedicated to helping those in need around the world. The presentation was made recently at the Fayetteville Municipal Airport, where Becker has kept his plan for the past 25 years. ~ Staff photo by Lucy Williams

    Since Bob Becker learned to fly here in Fayetteville 46 years ago, the love of flying has kept him coming back, but over the summer, the Huntsville, Ala., retiree decided to give up the hobby and donate his plane to Wings of Hope, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee. “I wish we could keep flying forever,” Becker said recently, adding that he knew his Cessna 182, produced in 1971, would have

    Read Full Story

Entertainment

Rose Pyatt and Stacy Irons perform during Thursday’s open mic night at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Arts Center. During the evening, hosts announced a special showcase event set for Jan. 29 in the main auditorium of the Arts Center.

Open mic nights lead to special showcase in January

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Last Thursday night at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Arts Center open mic, co-hosts Taylor Hoch and Ron Hackett were excited to announce that on Jan. 29 they will be hosting a special showcase event in the main auditorium of the Arts Center. This special event will be a fully-staged show featuring a showcase of six of the talented local artists who have previously performed during at least one of the weekly

Read Full Story
  • Motlow hosts holiday concert

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Motlow College’s Moore County campus will host its annual Holiday Concert on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. inside Eoff Hall’s Powers Auditorium. For the first time in the event’s history, the concert will have a second show on Sunday, Dec. 7, starting at 2 p.m. The concert will feature the Motlow brass ensemble, the Motlow vocal ensemble and the Motlow community band. The students and the community members will

    Read Full Story
  • Guests brave the cold as Open Mic series continues

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Marilyn Harris, a singer/songwriter from Tullahoma, sings as percussionist Ron Adcock backs her up during the continuing Open Mic Night series held at the Fayetteville Arts Center each Thursday evening.

    “Record cold temperatures didn’t hinder our weekly performing art show,” said the show’s host, Ron Hackett, noting that about 20 people braved the weather to participate and listen to the seven acts that performed as part of the continuing Open Mic Night series held at Fayetteville Art Center. Several of the show’s regular performers, including Hackett’s co-host Taylor Hoch, were not able to attend because of illness, but they will

    Read Full Story

Headlines of the Day