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THP holds license checkpoint

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 8:47 am

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a driver license roadside safety checkpoint on State Route 50 at the 15.8 mile marker beginning at 3 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 27, in Lincoln County. Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who violate the driver license laws of Tennessee. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these driver

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THP holds license checkpoint

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 8:47 am

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a driver license roadside safety checkpoint on State Route 50 at the 15.8 mile marker beginning at 3 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 27, in Lincoln County. Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who violate the driver license laws of Tennessee. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these driver

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  • New 2015 state maps available

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 5:19 am

    The official 2015 Tennessee Transportation Map is now available for travelers. This year’s map contains new information to assist motorists and features a special cover to commemorate the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s centennial. The 2015 map contains historical photographs that look back at the development of Tennessee’s highway system over the last 100 years. It also highlights State Route 1, the first cross-state highway built by the state of Tennessee.

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  • Traveling Vietnam Wall comes to area

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Traveling vietnam wall

    The Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall is coming to Winchester. “Freedom in our nation has been costly and we, who are citizens, owe our freedom to the men and women of the military who have served and continue to serve both at home and abroad,” said Jim Cortner of Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. “Because we often serve families of veterans, we desired to initiate a community project to honor the service and

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Sports

Lincoln County's Austin Grimes takes it to the basket in tournament action against Shelbyville. Grimes led the scoring for the Falcons with 14 points. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

Falcons go down to Eagles in tournament action

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 3:00 pm

After a week of delays due to weather, the District 8-AAA tournament in Tullahoma wrapped up Saturday. The Falcons went down to Shelbyville, 59-40, in the consolation game. Columbia claimed the championship, defeating Lawrence County, 68-54. Xavier Talley-Hyde and Austin Grimes were named to the All-District team. Talley-Hyde received All Tournament honors. Advancing this week to region tournament play, the Falcons travel to Siegel, taking on the Stars Tuesday at

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  • Lady Falcons edged by Eaglettes

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Lincoln County High School’s Morgan Higgins drives into the paint in tournament action against Shelbyville. Higgins led for the ladies with 20 points. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

    District 8-AAA action in Tullahoma got underway Saturday after being postponed for a week due to weather. In the consolation game, the Lady Falcons went down at the buzzer to Shelbyville, 47-45. In the girls’ championship, it was Tullahoma winning their first district tournament title since the mid-1970s, 47-41, over Lawrence County. Lincoln County’s Morgan Higgins and Sloan Mann were named to the All District team. Higgins received All Tournament

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  • Tigers take win in consolation over Vikings

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Fayetteville High School logo

    After a series of postponements, District 9-A tournament action in Eagleville resumed. Saturday, Fayetteville High School’s Tigers bounced back from their loss to Huntland with a big win over Community. In the District 9-A finals boys’ championship, Huntland defeated Moore County, 65-55. In the consolation game, Fayetteville won over Community, 62-44. On the girls’ side in the championship, it was Community, 68, Middle Tennessee Christian, 53. In the consolation game,

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Lifestyles

Craft show set next month at VBCC

Posted on February 28, 2015 at 2:56 pm

The Northeast Alabama Craftsmen’s Association will hold its annual Spring Craft Show at the Von Braun Civic Center on March 21-22. The hours are Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sunday, 12 noon until 5 p.m. There is no admission fee. There are approximately 250 craftsmen participating, offering a variety of hand-crafted items. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit Huntsville charities. The show is located

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  • Crafters set spring show

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Elk Valley Crafters’ 21st annual Spring Show will be held Saturday, March 14, at Lincoln County High School from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. This will be a one-day event. Admission to the show is free, with ample free parking. There will be food and drink vendors in and around the school. Exhibitors make up a wide variety of crafts and offer something for everyone. There are no “flea market”

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  • Lions recognize local poster contest winners

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Fayetteville Lions Club announced local and district winners of the Annual Peace Poster Contest. Pictured (from left) are Ruth McKamey of Riverside Christian Academy; Lion Cal Perkins, contest chairman; Hannah Carley, Meridianville Middle School; and Karlee Wakefield, Fayetteville Middle School.

    Fayetteville Lions Club sponsored regional schools’ participation in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest. “Peace, Love and Understanding” was the 2014-15 theme. Students ages 11-13 were encouraged to visually depict their interpretation of the contest theme. More than 350,000 children participate in the contest annually across the globe. Three schools in this area entered, and local judges declared one winner per school. The winners and their parents were invited to

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Entertainment

The “Sanders Family” is pictured here getting ready for a little singing up at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Pictured (seated, from left) are Sara Jo Pierce, Rachel Benson, Lisa Adams, Sara Brown, (standing) Greg Mitchell, Randy Neely, Ben Spears, Garrett Rutledge and Lauren Clardy.

‘Smoke on the Mountain’ wraps up this week

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 2:54 pm

“Smoke on the Mountain” returns to the stage at the Lincoln County Museum for its second and final week. Join Carriage House Players for this toe-tapping musical comedy. The show features bluegrass/gospel music brought to you by many of the area’s finest musicians and vocalists. The final show dates are Feb. 26, 27 and 28 at 7 pm. CHP welcomes all pickers to join in after the Friday night show,

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  • Music, dancing, food on tap at Elora

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Put on your dancing shoes for an excellent cause! The Elora Pickin’ & Ginin’ Relay for Life team is holding a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society at the Elora Community Center on Saturday, March 7. Concessions start at 5:30 p.m., and there will be hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, drinks and homemade baked goodies for sale. The Kickin Country band will begin playing at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per

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  • CHP holds annual Adnia Rice Awards Banquet

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Receiving awards during Carriage House Players’ 2015 Adnia Rice Awards Banquet, held Feb. 7, are (front, from left) Brenda Wilkes, Mickey Johnson, Jennifer Bradford, Andrea Delap, Lisa Adams, Sara Jo Pierce, Hannah Williams, (back) Sonia Bradford, Ricky Pierce, Kyle Spears, Will Gentry, Ben Spears, Tessa Aldridge, Sonya Williams, Lee Williams, and Mark Mitchell.

    “Willy Wonka” and “Southern Hospitality” were the big winners during Carriage House Players’ annual Adnia Rice Awards Banquet held Feb. 7 at Washington Street Church of Christ. “We had a great awards banquet Saturday night,” said Brenda Wilkes, CHP president. “We want to thank everyone who worked hard to make it a great night, and congratulations, too, to all of our winners!” Named CHP’s Member of the Year was Mickey

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