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Routine traffic stop leads to drug arrest with over $6,600 found

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A couple was arrested during a traffic stop Friday, when Trooper Johnny Rodgers discovered drug paraphernalia and large sums of cash in their vehicle.Michael David Parker Jr. was originally pulled over for failing to stop at the stop sign at Ellington Drive and Church Street in Macon County. Trooper Rodgers stated in the affidavit, “Parker was nervous and had bloodshot, watery eyes. I asked if he had anything illegal in the vehicle and he stated he did not. I asked for consent to search and he gave consent.”

 

County Commission votes to accept settlement

The Macon County Board of Commissioners met on Monday, April 21 at the county courthouse.The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mayor Shelvy Linville and Deputy Sheriff Bryan Satterfield. Present were nineteen members of the County Commission.The following notaries public were elected: Wanda Smith, Tina Keisling, Kimberly Roark, Elena Knight, Patricia Sutton, Regina Dies.Minutes of the following meetings were approved: 3/17 Commission meeting; 4/7 Committ...

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4-H’ers make Piggy Banks to save money

Saving money is good for anyone at any age! Kids especially can benefit from learning how to make a budget and save money. Teaching children the value of a budget and how to balance a budget is a great skill for them to have throughout their life, and a budget can help adults and children to lead a debt free life. Piggy banks are a great teaching tool and a reminder to kids to save some of their money as they earn allowances, complete chores or make good grades. Kids should set a goal for som...

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Congressman Black visits Macon

Congressman Dianne Black visited Macon County on Tuesday, April 22. She was the guest speaker at the April Macon County Chamber of Commerce meeting. From there, she visited and toured local businesses Tennplasco and Flex Technologies. In the evening, she presided over a Town Hall Meeting at the courthouse. In each of her speaking engagements, she addressed items such as the tax reform bill that recently passed a congressional vote but has yet to be brought up in the senate, picking up the pie...

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Scenes of the Macon County Little League kickoff ceremony

Macon County Little League held their annual season kickoff ceremony on Saturday, April 19.

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Ups and downs for Lady Bulldogs

The Red Boiling Springs Softball team had a good week. They didn’t win all their games, but they played well in all their games. They played Jackson County on April 14th, Watertown on April 15th and Trousdale on April 17th.On April 14, 2014, the Lady Bulldogs lost 3-7 to Jackson County. #8 Katelyn Murphy, #9 Sydney West and #3 Mackenzie Sadler scored the runs. Sadler was the losing pitcher, but had a good day at the plate with a single, a walk and two RBIs.

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Tigerette Tennis improves to 12-2

The Tigerette tennis team’s record improved to 12-2 as they lost to Goodpasture by a score of 2-5 and defeated East Robertson by a score of 8-1. For the match against Goodpasture, Brandy Green defeated Laine Phillips by a score of 9-8, Rosselle Dorero lost to Lou Phillips by a score of 2-8, Macy Riddle lost to Kylie Scruggs by a score of 7-9, Elizabeth Hartley lost to Alana Holman by a score of 6-8, and Kellie Dizon defeated Mimi Honeycutt by a score of 8-3.

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Tigers split with DeKalb in District

The Tigers saw a lot of action in baseball this week beginning with two district games and ending with a tournament held at East Robertson High School in Cross Plaines, TN.In district action, Tigers would face DeKalb Co. Game 1: Tigers would get a must needed win holding DeKalb to 2 runs for the game. Senior pitcher Johnny Brown would get the win with 7 strikeouts, 10 hits, and 3 walks. Kristopher Boone would go 4 for 4 with 2 RBIs, Justin Woodard 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs. Final score 5...

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Bulldogs play six hard games

The Bulldogs played six games last week, three of them double-headers. On April 15th, they played a double-header against Watertown. They lost the first game 0-10 and the second game 0-11.On April 17th, the Bulldogs played a double-header against Pickett County. They lost the first game 0-7. Brince Crouch was charged with the loss. He walked two, struck out two and allowed three runs in 2.03 innings. With a final score of 6-7, the Bulldogs were on the edge of victory in the second ...

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Benny Maggart open house at The Loft

The Loft hosted an open house last Friday to introduce the work of Benny Maggart, which will be on display and for sale there for the next several months. Maggart, a longtime pastor, was an art major at MTSU with a focus on pottery. He now makes delicate clay works, sold under the name “MaggArt Pottery.” For more information, call 666-2083.

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Citizens Bank holds Relay Bake Sale

Citizens Bank, both Main and square locations, held a bake sale to benefit Relay for Life on Friday, April 18. Main branch, L-R: Linda Capps, Amber McClanahan, Debbie Hughes, Regina West, Angie Doss, Renita Wilson.Square branch bakers, L-R: Janice Gammons, Tammye Hewitt, Arline Long (not pictured, Glenna Day).

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Rotary awards presented

At last week’s Rotary Club meeting, District Governor Fred Heitman spoke on April being Rotary Magazine Month, and espoused the benefits of keeping informed with the monthly magazine put out by Rotary International.Heitman also complemented the club on the plethora of awards it received at the recent District Conference, which included: Eradicator, Globe Award, STAR Club, Reach Award, Presidential Citation, District Governor Citation, 1st place Lacy-Bomar Award for Vocational...

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Macon Bank presents RBS basketball with sponsor checks

Pictured is Brandon Woodard from Macon Bank and Trust presenting Coach Michael Owens with checks of $185.00 to the boys team and $160.00 to the girls team. Macon Bank and Trust sponsors Free Throw Challenge, which is where they pay a dollar for every Free Throw made through out the basketball season.Submitted

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Service Learning students present at conference

Students from MCHS Service Learning Class presented at the State Conference in Franklin on March 11, 2014. Mrs. Vera Brewer submitted a proposal describing one of the many service projects her classes are involved in (Tiger Closet) and her students were invited to share details of this project at the conference. SL students gathered materials to be displayed in a booth with Mitchel Porter and Rachel Underwood doing power point presentation describing how the Tiger Closet began and how student...

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Author Michael Shoulders visits RBS Elementary

On April 10th Red Boiling Springs Elementary School was lucky enough to host a visit from author Michael Shoulders. He gave three wonderful and exciting presentations to Pre K through 5th grade. He explained the process of writing and publishing a book. We would like to Thank Mr. Shoulders for coming to our school and giving our students an enjoyable time.Picture, L-R: Author Michael Shoulders, Instructional Leaders Rita Wilburn and Kelly Carnahan, Principal Michael Owens...

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Macon Bank Easter Hunt winners

In addition to the winning groups pictured in last week’s Macon County Times, there was a 0-3 year old winner category, pictured L-R: Briella Jones, Alaya Hargrave, Bryson Elliott, with Radford West, President of Macon Bank & Trust Company.Submitted

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Why I support the open carry bill

A few Tennesseans that I’ve heard from in person and in print have a problem with this new open carry law, which is now held up in a budget committee and may or may not make it to the next legislative vote.But I have to say that I disagree with those who oppose it, for various reasons. I am in support of this particular bill, which I suppose I need to explain a bit for the benefit of the readers before I continue.

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Former dispatcher Jean McGuffey passes away

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.

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