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Former dispatcher Jean McGuffey passes away

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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.

 

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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The Macon County Times asks…

Folks around Macon County: What do you do on Easter?

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Modern Woodmen give Tigers $5,036.11

The Modern Woodmen of America recently presented the Macon County Tiger Football Team with a check for $5,036.11. The organization agreed to donate funds matching the amount that the team raised at their ham breakfast fundraiser. Pictured- Back row, L-R: Gage Carr, Logan Gace, Dale Turner, Tanner Lowhorn, Moises Rodriguez. Front, L-R: Coach Nathan Wilson, Better Carter (Modern Woodmen).

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MCHS students attend math contest

On Tuesday, April 15, 27 students from Macon County High School traveled to Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, TN to compete in the 58th Annual State-Wide High School Math Contest. There were over 350 students at this competition representing 14 different schools. We are proud of these students for their participation in this competition.

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Congratulations, TN Rush!

The 8th Grade Tennessee Rush basketball team won their second championship of the season at the 10th Annual Cavalier Rumble held April 11-13 in Cookeville playing up in the 9th grade division. The team includes- front row, left to right: Camille King (Fentress), Karha Butterworth (Clay), Emily Sewell (Fentress), Emily Gray (Fentress), Jada Kerr (Clay). Back row, left to right: Coach Matt Ferrell, Kaitlyn Pippin (Jackson), Kyndal Bullington (Macon), Savannah Hammock (Pickett), Zoie Crouch (Fen...

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Winding Stairs property land acquisition complete

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...

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April South charged with vehicular homicide

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...

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Plant Sale at Macon County High School

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...

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Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration

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.

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3rd Annual Youth Talent show held

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.

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MCHS baseball double header

Weather delay results in Macon County playing host to York at home in doublehearder District games on April 8th. Game 1: Johnny Brown took the mound for the Tigers. The game tied in the 3rd inning at one run each. What resulted in a pitcher/defense duel, the game went into extra innings. In the bottom of the 12th inning, Hunter Williams hit a single and Jacob Brown hit a double scoring Williams to win the game with final score 2 – 1.Johnny Brown gets the win with an outstandi...

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RBS softball ends losing streak

After enjoying a week of Spring Break, the Red Boiling Springs Softball Team played two games last week. They lost the first 0-14 against Gordonsville on April 10th and won the second 17-7 against Monterey on April 11th. The April 7th game against Westmoreland was rained out and has been rescheduled for April 23rd. The April 8th game against Clay County also was rained out. It will not be re-scheduled.The girls have been loosing on fielding errors according to their coach, Stacey M...

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The Bulldogs were robbed

Literally, as it turned out. Vandals broke into the Bulldog’s concession stand last week. They stole food and broke some things the high school team can’t afford to lose. The incident was reported to the RBS police who said a few other facilities had been targeted by burglars on the same night. Coach Chris Dziekiewicz said he and the players were affronted by the burglary. It’s one thing not to respect the team, but not to respect the game is criminal. Red Boiling Springs Ch...

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MCJH soccer undefeated

Macon County Jr High soccer player dribbles the ball downfield against Walter J Baird last Friday night. Final score, Macon 6 - Walter J Baird 2. Macon is undefeated this season.

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Tigerette Tennis climbs to 11-1

The Tigerette tennis team’s record improved to 11-1 as they defeated Central Magnet by a score of 4-3, defeated Wilson Central by a score of 7-2, and defeated Cannon County by a score of 8-1. For the match against Central Magnet, Brandy Green lost to Jordan Berrios by a score of 3-8, Rosselle Dorero lost to Laurel Tipps by a score of 6-8, Macy Riddle defeated Katie Green by a score of 8-3, Elizabeth Hartley defeated Hope Lehmann by a score of 8-4, and Kellie Dizon defeated Ashley Beckma...

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Boys tennis continues great season

The high school boys tennis teams successful season continues. March 26 the boys defeated Pope John Paul II 8 to 1. On March 28, the boys hosted East Robertson and won 9 to 0. After spring break, the boys suffered their only loss 3 to 4 to Central Magnet of Murfreesboro on April 7. The team bounced back quickly with two more victories on April 10 and 11. Defeating West Wilson 8 to 1 and Cannon County 7 to 1. The boys record has now moved to 11- 1 as they move into the last two weeks of the re...

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Rotary activity

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.

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