#The Lincoln County Fair

Elk Valley Times

Tire mechanic Vern Payne remembered after farming-related accident

There are some people in life who seem to have a little grit and tractor grease in their blood. Vern Payne was one of those people. The 66-year-old tire mechanic from Fayetteville died Monday, Sept. 13, in a farming-related accident at Bragg Farms in Toney, Alabama. Vern Payne, who was...

Weekend Plans? Be Prepared For Scattered Showers & Storms

Our unsettled, soggy weather pattern remains in the forecast through the weekend. It won’t rain the whole time, but be prepared for periods of rain and storms. Let’s start with high school football!. Albertville and Grissom squared off Thursday. Only a few showers are possible. Let’s hope for a dry...
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Elk Valley Times

Sights, sounds, smiles a big part of the Lincoln County Fair

Ask Lincoln County Fair Executive Board President Dale Kent what he likes most about the fair and he will say “the carnival.”. There’s something about the sights, sound and smiles that keeps him coming back. “To be honest, after you put all this time and hard work in down here...
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Elk Valley Times

Ribbon cutting held for Elk River Chiropractic

The Fayetteville Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau, along with members of the Fayetteville Kiwanis Club of Tennessee joined Dr. Tyler Edge and Ashley Edge for a ribbon cutting Thursday at Elk River Chiropractic at 105 Davidson St. in Fayetteville. Elk River Chiropractic has been open in Fayetteville for a month. The practice is currently accepting patients and offers free consultations. Elk River Chiropractic will be represented at the Lincoln County Fair. To find out more about Elk River Chiropractic, visit or find them on Facebook.
Elk Valley Times

Army worms invade, could be back

Lincoln County farmers and homeowners have been in a recent battle with army worms, and the fight against the invasive pest might not be over just yet. The fall army worms – typically brown and striped caterpillars with an inverted “Y” on the back of their heads – tend to eat everything in their path, according to agents with the Tennessee Extension Service.

County fairs return to Grant and Lincoln Counties

County fairs will return to Grant and Lincoln Counties this year after being shut down in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Sheridan Headlight newspaper reported that the Grant County Fair will run from Sept. 21 to Sept. 25 with events like the livestock show held at the new fairgrounds location on Highway 167 north and others like the carnival and rodeo at the old fairgrounds by the armory. Face masks will be optional for all events, both indoor and outdoor.
Elk Valley Times

Before the fair opens, volunteers are busy readying the grounds

Before the Midway is filled with carnival rides, the show animals are in their allotted barns, the horses are ready for harness races, the 4-H and FFA exhibits have been judged and ribbons awarded, approximately 60 volunteers have spent hundreds of hours readying the fairgrounds for the eight-day 116th annual Lincoln County Fair that opens on Saturday, Sept. 18 and continues through Saturday, Sept. 25.

Sheep show Saturday

Saturday was show day for sheep and goats at the Lincoln County Fair. Left, Brooklynn Estes waits to show one of her entries. Top, Bryleigh Heflin from Carney keeps her eyes on the judge, as does Ethan Stone, above, from Chandler. Complete results from the fair will be in an upcoming edition of the Lincoln County News. Photos/Brian Blansett.

Researcher asks readers to look at old letters

HARRINGTON – Historic researcher and storyteller Rebecca Hom has asked for our readers to look in their family's old letters and see if they have any information regarding the WASPs from World War II. As unlikely as it seems, local readers might have letters written by Katherine Applegate and Vivian Witt, Harrington alumni from the Class of 1921. It was Vivian who sent the obituary of Katherine to The Citizen. Vivian had been an early telephone operator in Harrington and later resided in Illinois where she was a professional artist. Anyone having personal anecdotes about the women of the WASP group would find a listening ear with Miss Hom. Visit or .


Kelly Cordill of Cheney, 12, gives her Hampshire crosses a drink of water Thursday at the Lincoln County Fair in Davenport. Cordill was among area residents participating in the Lincoln County Fair and Open Rodeo over the weekend in Davenport. Author Bio. Roger Harnack, Publisher. Roger Harnack is the co-owner/publisher...
Johnson City Press

Mr. James Donald Trivett, Jr.

FAYETTEVILLE - Funeral Service for Mr. James Donald Trivett, Jr., age 87, of Fayetteville will be conducted on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 10 AM with Bro. Eddie Graves, Bro. Mike Johnson and Bro. Eddie Lones officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens. James was born June 9,...

Sierra Butler named Miss Rodeo Wyoming

◆Butler will compete for Miss Rodeo America in 2022. The 2021 Lincoln County Fair and Rodeo Queen has been named Miss Rodeo Wyoming 2022 following a grueling week of competition during the Wyoming State Fair in Douglas. Sierra Butler, from Freedom, was crowned Miss Rodeo Wyoming on Thursday, August 19.
Newport News-Times

Beverly Branson

Beverly Beryl Branson, 91, went to be with the Lord on August 22, 2021. She was residing at Canterbury Inn in Longview, WA at the time of her peaceful passing. Bev was born on September 9, 1929 in Fields Landing, California. She was the first-born child of Adolph Oliver Peterson and Gladys Marie Johansen Peterson. Bev graduated from Waldport High School in Waldport, OR in 1947. She married David W. Branson on February 15, 1953. They began their married life fishing on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. Dave and Bev spent a season living in logging camps near Ketchikan, Alaska. A new home was completed in 1963 on South Beavercreek. Dave continued to work in SE Alaska every spring and summer until 1970, with Bev taking care of kids, cows, chickens, geese, dogs, cats, a big garden and orchard.

Lincoln County Fair next week

The Lincoln County Fair is but a few days with the opening scheduled for next Wednesday evening, Sep. 1, at the Fairgrounds in Chandler. Jessica Riggin, Lincoln County Extension Director, assures everyone, “We’re having a fair.”. She said it opens this year with the swine show beginning at 6:30 p.m.,...