• No. 8 Kenny Wix won the Chevettes division at races held at Macon County Speedway on June 13. No. 24 Chance Hudson won the Kid Karts race, and No. 24 Blake Fancs was first in Race Karts.
• Donna Babcock of Red Boiling Springs, Lafayette’s Jeri Ramsey and Janet Jenkins of Pleasant Shade all received scholarships at Tennessee Tech’s 28th annual College of Business Administration Foundation Scholarships and Awards Banquet.
• The federal government announced that Macon County, along with four other counties, had been added to the City of Nashville’s Metropolitan Statistical Area.
• Shirley Russell was elected vice-mayor of Red Boiling Springs.
• Members of the Lafayette Volunteer Fire Department responded June 10 to an apartment fire above Doug’s Recycling on Scottsville Road. No injuries were reported but a number of apartments were damaged.
• Frank McCall Sr. passed away at the age of 81.
• Celebrating birthdays June 12 were Hannah Marie Keene and Climath Morgan.
• Case Transmission Service had just opened at 205B Hwy. 52 Bypass, next door to Hewitt’s Auto Paints & Supplies.
• The United State Achievement Academy announced that Amy Dean Ferguson of Red Boiling Springs School had been named an All-American Scholar.
• Lafayette’s Jason Geralds had recently graduated from the Machine Tool Technology program at Tennessee Technology Center at Hartsville.
• Alpha Gamma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society had recently awarded Kasey Craig, a 2002 graduate of Macon County High School, the 2003 Education Recruitment Grant in the amount of $1,500.
• Lafayette’s Jasmine Eve Clark had been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Tennessee Pageant to be held June 11-12 in Nashville.
• It was announced in the Times that Lafayette’s Melisa Carol Simmons had on May 10 received a degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin.
11 years ago
• Doyle Gaines was the recent recipient of the Flavious Smith Distinguished Alumnus Award presented by Tennessee Technological University’s health and physical education department. Gaines, a 1957 graduate of Tennessee Tech, received his master’s degree in 1967.
• The Lafayette City Council hired James Keith Tillman to a new patrol position at the recommendation of Police Chief B.T. Wix.
• Two Lafayette men had been charged with the burglaries and break-ins at several businesses and schools in the Mid-State area, reported Lt. Jerry Dallas of the Lafayette Police Department.
• “Mammy” Rosemary Bohanan celebrated her 45th birthday June 9.
• Peggy Miranda Scruggs, a 1999 graduate of Macon County High School was awarded Academic Honors and Presidential scholarships from Austin Peay State University.
• The Lafayette Lions Club was named Top Club in the state at the recent state convention June 3-5 at Paris Landing.
• At a Committee of the Whole meeting, by an 11-8 vote, the Macon County Legislative Body accepted a recommendation on a site for the new Criminal Justice Center, approximately 11 acres known as the “Cothron property” located on Hwy. 52 East.
• Abbigail Thompson celebrated her first birthday June 15, while Amy Jent celebrated her 24th birthday June 19. Also celebrating June birthday were Shawn Patrick Goodall (first) and Tim Swann (40th).
• William J. Becker, a Western Kentucky University student from Lafayette, received the Outstanding Senior in Advertising Award from Journalism Department Head Jo-Ann Huff Albers and WKU President Gary Ransdell during a recent awards ceremony at the school.
• North Central Telephone Cooperative officials announced that the installation of a new multi-million dollar central office switch had made it possible for every NCTC customer to have internet access.
• Lafayette’s Joshua Ellis, son of Dean and Yvonne Ellis, was pictured meeting World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Shawn Michaels.
• Chrissy Roark was named “Most Beautiful” in the 16-19 age group at the Macon County High School Cheerleader Beauty Pageant. In the 13-15 age group, Sara Beth Law was named “Best Dressed.”
• Pam’s Photo was welcomed as a new member of the Macon County Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting ceremony held June 16.
12 years ago
• Macon County High School teacher J.Y. Carter was named the 1998 Wal-mart Teacher of the Year.
• David Woods was transferred to the position of Central Principal during the May School Board meeting and David Flynn was named principal at Westside during the June School Board meeting.
21 years ago
• A U.S. Army helicopter from Fort Campbell, Ky. made an emergency landing off of Cold Springs Road. The pilot was slightly injured.
• Jennifer Hudson and Beau Leslie placed in the District IV 4-H Horse Show in Cookeville. Hudson placed fourth in the Senior Gaited Horse Pleasure class. Leslie won in both Junior Barrels and Junior Poles.
• Lafayette’s Ben Bray, a graduate of the University of Tennessee, was awarded the Wall Street Journal Award for exceptional academic performance by Dow Jones & Company. Bray had just graduated with a degree in agricultural business.
• Sally Greenway and Dianne Flowers Johnson received degrees from Tennessee Tech University.
29 years ago
• Don Stewart resigned as head football coach at Red Boiling Springs High School to accept a position at Houston County High School in Erin, Tenn.
• Jack Gentry was elected president of the Lafayette Jaycees, while Pamela Jent was elected president of the Lafayette Jaycettes.
• The Macon County Times was a first-place winner in the University of Tennessee Press Association contest.
• Suelene Carr became a gallon blood donor when the American Red Cross Bloodmobile visited Macon County.
37 years ago
• Approximately 350 people were on hand to witness the official opening of Carter Automotive Products Corporation, a subsidiary of ACF Industries of New York.
• Hollis D. Gammon, a 1955 graduate of Macon County High School, had been promoted to general manager of Kenrose Manufacturing Company in Roanoke, Va. He had been assistant vice president of manufacturing.
• Mrs. Mai Wright had recently spent a few days with Mr. and Mrs. Claude Ray Beasley of Hartsville.
• Mrs. Bertha Billings of Sparta was spent a few days in Lafayette with Mr. and Mrs. Demps Breeding.
• The proposed nuclear power site which was to be located in Trousdale County on the Cumberland River had been officially named Hartsville Nuclear Power Site.
• Glenn Gregory, a coach at Macon County High School, had been chosen as an Outstanding Secondary Educator of America for 1973.
• The Red Boiling Springs Modern Woodman of America Service Club, directed by Aileen Chitwood, had recently enjoyed an educational tour of Opryland.
• Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Agent Don Carver, Macon County Sheriff Prentice Patterson and Jackson County Sheriff Verble Wade, accompanied by Times Publisher Charlie Gregory, destroyed a field of marijuana near the Macon-Jackson county lines. Carver estimated the crop to be worth several thousand dollars.
• The list of movies being shown throughout June at Macon drive-in included “Walking Tall”, “Break Loose” and “The Girl Game.”
• The movies “Walking Tall” and “Break Loose” were showing at the Macon drive-in.
• Five Macon County High School football halfbacks were pictured in the Times and were to greet coach Glenn Gregory when football drills began in August. The five were Jimmy Harp, Randy Huffines, Rocky Napier, Randy Blankenship and Mark Wilmore.
• Benton Carver was chairman of the Dairy Committee for Macon County.
• Thirty-eight Macon County 4-H members participated in the Annual District IV 4-H Demonstration Day in Cookeville, with nice Macon County members named district winners for their projects.
47 years ago
• Red Boiling Springs hotel operators were reporting “best season in Macon Resort City’s History” based on reservations for July and August 1963.
• Area postmasters announced ZIP code numbers that would be used by individual post offices. Any mail postmarked after July 1, 1963 had to use the appropriate ZIP code.
54 years ago
• Herlon Cox was named chief of police in Red Boiling Springs after resigning as chief of police in Lafayette.
• The first annual meeting of the members of North Central Telephone Cooperative was held at Macon County High School, with approximately 500 people attending.
• Former Macon County High School baseball coach Ronald Bergmeier was named head football coach at Bowling Green (Ky.) High School.
• Lots in the Cothron subdivision on Ferguson Hill Road were sold at auction.
56 years ago
• Bobbie Andrews of Lafayette received his commercial pilot license from the Mid-State Flying School in Murfreesboro.
• Burford H. Tooley was the only qualified candidate running for mayor of Lafayette. The election had been postponed in May because no candidate had qualified. Running for city council seats were Robert White, Eddie Smith, Lee Walrond, Carl King, J.R. Payne, Billy Dan Carter, B.D. Polston, Hazel Goodman and Hugh Fishburn.
• Clifton Ray of Red Boiling Springs received his B.S. degree in Industrial Arts from Middle Tennessee State College.
• Members of the Red Boiling Springs Home Demonstration Club pictured in the Macon County Times were Mrs. Ray Witcher, Mrs. Bert B. Smith, Mrs. Allene Driver, Mrs. E.D. Hagan, Mrs. C.C. Chitwood Sr., Miss Edna Davis, Mrs. W.A. Moss, Mrs. I.C. Cothron, Mrs. Zaza Wakefield, Mrs. W.A. Page, Mrs. Allie Davis, Mrs. C.B. Chitwood and home agent Miss Alma Fox.