25 Years Ago
– The Macon County High School basketball teams break in their new gym during the Vol State Conference Tournament.
– Tennessee 2000, a bipartisan non-profit organization which supports education, establishes a chapter in Tennessee.
– Macon County Fairest of the Fair Susan Gorge competes at the 1992 Tennessee Fairest of the Fair pageant in Nashville.
– Macon County celebrates it’s “sesquicentennial” or 150 years.
– Lafayette Walmart donates $935 to Cordell Hull E.O.C.
– The Macon County Fair wins the title of 1991 State Champion Fair, Class A, Small Counties.
– A reenactment of the signing of the bill that formed Macon County is performed at the Sesquicentennial celebration. In addition, a portrait of Nathaniel Macon, a Revolutionary War hero for whom the county is named, is donated and placed in the courthouse.
– The 4-H Public Speaking contest winners are announced. They are: Caleb Harper, First Place in Fourth Grade; Ken Roark, First Place in Fifth Grade; Matt Polston, First Place in Sixth Grade; Todd Austin, First Place in Seventh Grade; Spencer Harper, First Place in Eighth Grade; Whitney Polston, First Place in Ninth Grade; and Deric McClard, First Place in Tenth Grade.
30 Years Ago
– Macon County High School Tigers and Tigerettes both come in first at the Red Boiling Springs High School Tournament.
– The Putnam County Heart Association donates a “Heart Treasure Chest” to Macon County Schools to help teach students about heart health.
– Macon County High School graduate Kimmy Wix is hired as an intern on Channel 5’s Talk of the Town.
– Nellie White, Creola Pedigo, Marie Joines, Hazel Wooten, Mae Ford, Kathryn West, Cleota Heral, and Gertie Law work to finish the Macon County Homecoming ‘86 quilt to be displayed in the courthouse.
– Macon County High School football players begin their winter workouts and prep for a school sponsored weight tournament.
– Lafayette Mayor Will T. Colter signs a proclamation designating February and March as “Health and Fitness” months in Macon County.
– The Macon County High School Marching Band marches in Governor McWherter’s Inaugural Parade.
– Clay Ward, Martha Ward, Albert McBrayer, Ellion McBrayer, and Vonda Pace attempt to cure cabin fever by putting together a 1200 piece puzzle at the White Hotel while snowed in.ver by putting together a 1200 piece puzzle at the White Hotel while snowed in.