Down Memory Lane


Compiled by Kayla Fleming



January 1997

20 years ago

– Citizens Bank announced the winners of their Christmas drawings. The winners were Doug Combs, Kathy Halliburton, Robert and Scharline Carver, and Bobby and Belinda Watts.

– Tri-County Electric presented its Service Awards. David McClard, Veachel Harlan, Genie Heering, and Sandra Hire all received an award for 30 years of service.

– Employees at J’s Grill decorated Lafayette’s smallest Christmas tree, which grew from a crack in the sidewalk in front of J’s Grill.

– Macon County receives three inches of snowfall the weekend of January 11th.

– Red Boiling Springs fifth grader Miranda Fleming wins a county wide essay contest about Why Christmas, My Favorite Holiday, Is Special to Me.

– Macon County High School volleyball presented their awards, Holly Carter was named Most Valuable Player, Amy Eller was named Most Improved Player, and Amy Sewell took home the Academic Award.

– The Tennessee Telecommunications Association decides to allow Macon County to remain in the 615 area code.

– Macon County Fairest of the Fair Amy Napier prepares to compete at the Tennessee Fairest of the Fair pageant in Nashville.

January 1982

35 years ago

– Macon County’s official temperature falls to ten degrees below zero.

– Macon Countian Rhonda Birdwell competes in the Southern Cotton Ginners Association’s Sew with Cotton contest.

– The Jaycettes presented a plaque to Charles and Betty Roddy in appreciation for their support in the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. The Roddys, who owned the Lafayette Skating Rink, sponsored an MD Skatathon and donated all the proceeds to the Muscular Dystrophy Drive.

– Macon County Schools reopen after nearly a week off caused by six inches of snow.

– The Harlem Wizards basketball team plays at Volunteer State Community College.

– Red Boiling Springs’ Regency Health Care Center presented awards to Lucille Jenkins for Regency Volunteer of the Year and to Troubleshooter’s CB Club President Donald Smith, the club was named Regency Organization of the Year.

– The American Intercultural Student Exchange sought host families for 25 high school students from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, Spain, and the Philippines.

– Santa Claus and the members of First Baptist Church of Lafayette visited patients at Janwynella Nursing Home.

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Compiled by Kayla Fleming

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