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METRO COUNCIL: Park improvements discussed; Budget meeting is Friday

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 1:25 pm

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — With minimal improvements made at Wiseman Park just before spring and only a few loose ends like painting and cleaning restrooms remaining there for the time being, the Metro Lynchburg Moore County Council has turned its focus toward improvements and upgrades at the Metro Lynchburg Moore County Park on Main St. Last month Mayor Sloan Stewart said he’d like to move forward with some small projects at

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Public invited to Hiring Fair at Motlow College

Posted on April 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. – Motlow College students and area citizens are invited to attend a Hiring Fair on Wednesday, April 29, according to Brenda Cannon, director of student and campus relations. The fair will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. inside the Lincoln County Dining Hall in the Forrester Student Center on the Moore County campus. There is no pre-registration fee or fee of any kind required to attend

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  • Community Outreach Luncheon moving to County Building

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 1:23 pm

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    LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Beginning Saturday, May 2, the First Saturday Community Outreach Luncheon, formerly known as the “Soup Kitchen,” will be moving to a new location in the basement of the County Building. “Because we serve the whole county and are supported by a variety of churches and individuals, we have decided that the County Building is an appropriate location. We are non-denominational and color-blind,” explained Mary Kaye Simmons, one

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  • fce announces call for nominations for Heart of Gold Citizenship Award

    Posted on April 20, 2015 at 3:51 pm

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    LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — The Moore County fce Council announces the sixth annual Citizenship Award, which will be presented during the Frontier Days celebration on Saturday, June 27. The public is encouraged to submit nominations for the 2015 award. The 2010 recipient of this award was Peggy Gold, for whom the award was named. Subsequent winners have been Dudley Tipps, Joe Millsaps, Claude Eady and Betty Robertson. This award recognizes a

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Motlow softball will end regular season at Walters State

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 11:00 am

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — The Motlow Lady Bucks will complete the 2015 softball regular season when they travel to Morristown for a four-game series against TCCAA rival Walters State this weekend. Friday’s doubleheader is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. CST and Saturday’s twinbill will start at noon. Motlow (25-13-2, 17-11) will try to shake off a disappointing showing against Chattanooga State last weekend after the Lady Bucks were swept by

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  • Young Raiders hang with Eagles in 2-1 loss

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 1:20 pm

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    LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Missing senior leadership, a young Moore County Raider baseball team hung tough with highly-rated Eagleville Monday in Lynchburg. The Raiders, 5-14 overall and winless in District 9A, hosted the district-leading Eagles (10-6, 6-3) at Jim Burton Field, with the team’s seniors gone on the annual Moore County High School senior trip. Logan Burt went the distance on the mound for Moore County, giving up only one earned

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  • Raiderettes don’t get enough timely hits in loss at Huntland

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 3:31 pm

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    HUNTLAND, Tenn. — Despite outhitting the Huntland Lady Hornets 5-1 and getting a one-hit, six strikeout performance from junior pitcher Kasey Harvey, the Moore County High School softball team lost to Huntland 2-1 last week. At Huntland on Thursday, the visiting Raiderettes had plenty of baserunners — Harvey, Kate Bowles, Mariah Ward, Emily Powell and Abby Grogan each had a hit — but couldn’t take advantage. The hosts also issued

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Fall Creek Falls State Park recognized as one of nation’s best state parks, ranks in Top 10 of USA Today and 10 Best Reader’s Choice Poll

Posted on April 18, 2015 at 10:00 am

NASHVILLE – Fall Creek Falls State Park received national recognition this past week, placing in the top ten of the reader’s choice contest sponsored by USA Today and 10Best. Readers voted the park the sixth Best State Park. A panel of experts picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts were chosen based on their extensive expertise in American travel and state

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  • Celebrity BBQ chef to be featured at Backroads Heritage spring event April 14

    Posted on April 13, 2015 at 8:50 am

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    A renowned barbecue chef, Troy Black, will share his expertise at Backroads’ annual spring dinner to be held on Tuesday, April 14, at the Winchester City Park-Citizens Pavilion, 1561 Phillip Fulmer Parkway. “BBQ is recognized as a common thread for southern Middle Tennessee folks,” said Dianne Murray, director of Tennessee’s Backroads Heritage organization. “With a knack for invention and love of barbecue, Chef Black has gained an impressive reputation as

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  • Interior Designer Charlotte Moss to speak in Huntsville

    Posted on April 10, 2015 at 11:30 am

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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Huntsville Museum of Art along with Voices of Our Times series sponsors PNC, Dorothy Davidson of Davidson Technologies and Colonial Printing will welcome renowned interior designer Charlotte Moss to Huntsville on Thursday, April 23, for TWO special events. Moss is the final presenter in the Museum’s three-part Voices of Our Times lecture series which previously featured best-selling author Frances Mayes and New York Times National Security Correspondent

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Motlow music department to present vocal and jazz ensemble concert April 29 & 30

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 11:48 am

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. – The public is invited to an afternoon and evening of music performed by the Motlow College vocal ensemble and community jazz ensemble at the annual spring concert on April 29-30, according to Dr. David Bethea, music instructor at Motlow. The Wednesday afternoon performance is scheduled for 2 p.m. Food and drinks will be available at a pre-concert reception at 6 p.m. on Thursday, followed by the concert

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  • Songs & Stories for St. Jude Raises over $16,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

    Posted on April 10, 2015 at 11:38 am

    From left, Senior Vice President of Programming  Michael Bryan, Lee Miller, Brett Warren, Josh Osborne, Chris DeStefano, Jimmy Robbins, Host & The BIG 98’s Amy Paige, Brad Warren, Natalie Hemby, Jessi Alexander & Jon Randall. (Photo Provided)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – iHeartMedia Communities, the community engagement brand of iHeartMedia, and Nashville’s The BIG 98 Country radio station, have announced the fundraising total from its third annual Songs & Stories for St. Jude, a live concert and auction that raised funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The BIG 98 held the benefit event on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 and raised more than $16,000 for the charity through donated

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  • Nashville’s TPAC welcomes Jerry Seinfeld on April 1; Tickets on sale Feb. 13

    Posted on February 6, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Jerry Seinfeld will present his unique form of stand-up comedy at TPAC in Nashville on April 1. (Photo Provided by TPAC)

    NASHVILLE – America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will perform his signature stand-up routine at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall on Wednesday, April 1, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 13 at 10:00 a.m. at TPAC.org, by phone at (615) 782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street, in downtown Nashville. Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life

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