Longtime Macon County dispatcher and beloved community member Jean McGuffey passed away after a bout with cancer on Tuesday, April 15.Her former coworker, Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons, says that she will be sadly missed. Gammons worked alongside McGuffey before he was elected to Sheriff, and then she worked for him until her sickness forced her to retire, within the last two years.
The City of Lafayette recently completed land acquisition for the future city park location, Winding Stairs. On Thursday, April 10, a land swap was conducted to acquire the final 2.8 acres of land needed for the park. The next day, the city turned in an application for $186,000 of federal grant money to pay for the final development of the beauty spot.City Councilman Roger Russell was part of the core group of individuals who put in hours of time (and saved city taxpayers $8,000 by...
April Michelle South was arrested on Thursday, April 10, and charged with vehicular homicide by recklessness. The arrest followed the release of a sealed indictment which was filed on March 26, 2014. The Grand Jurors swore in the indictment that South “did unlawfully and recklessly kill James Richard Chitwood by the operation of an automobile.”This verbage refers to the incident that occurred on May 17 of 2013. Westmoreland resident James Chitwood, age 34, was struck by...
Macon County High School will be having a plant sale at the MCHS Greenhouse. Students have been growing and nurturing these plants for months.There are a variety of different types of vegetables such as; tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers. There are also Charleston Gray Watermelon, and Heart of Gold Cantaloupe. Bedding plants include: begonias, hypoetes, marigolds, geraniums, impatiens, coleus, double petunias, dianthus and more. Hanging baskets: wave petunias, sweet potato vines...
For School Year 2014-15 Kindergarten and Pre-K registration will be held in Macon County on Friday, April 25, 2014, at Fairlane Elementary School, Red Boiling Springs School and Westside Elementary School from 8:00- 3:30 p.m. A child must be 5 years old ON or BEFORE August 15, 2014 to enter Kindergarten and 4 years old by August 15, 2014 to enter Pre-K.
The stars were shining bright as the Lafayette Lions Club held its 3rd annual Youth Talent Show last Saturday, April 12, at the Macon County Jr. High School. A total of 15 various acts were performed for a crowd. Ushers for the evening show included members of the Macon County High School Leo Club and the Community Leo Club. Mrs. Barbara Blankenship, master of ceremony, opened the show by thanking several members and businesses of the community.
At last week’s Rotary Club meeting, Rotarian and Federal Programs Director for the Macon County School Board Cindy Gammons gave an overview of the Tennessee RTI² Model being instituted in the school system beginning next year. For more information on this program, go to www.tncore.org/rtitemplates.aspx.
The Red Boiling Springs City Council met in regular session Thursday, April 10, 2014. Mayor Willie Brown conducted the meeting. Vice Mayor Tom Fultz, legal representative for the council Christi Dalton, Secretary Coby Knight and council members Joe Hill, Billy Joe Carver, Terry Newberry, Steve Newberry and George McCrary were present. The city’s new financial advisor, CPA Hugh Wayne Smith also attended the meeting.
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