Scenes of the MCHS 2013 Graduation Macon County High School held their 2013 graduation ceremonies on Friday, May 17. Photos of the Red Boiling Springs High School graduation, held Thursday, May 16, coming soon.
Clark Lumber celebrates four safe months Clark Lumber in Lafayette held a lunch for their employees on Wednesday, celebrating four months without a single lost man hour due to injury. Employees received free lunch, caps and t-shirts and were treated to a giveaway prize drawing for a grill, a tv, a dartboard, and more.
The company has a total of 110 employees across its locations, and will hold a similar event at each location this week. Company wide, there have been 90,000 man hou...
Whitley receives Makin’ Scholarship The Wellness Committee of Makin’ Macon Fit announced this year’s recipient of the Makin’ Macon Fit Scholarship Wednesday. Chelsey Lane Whitley will receive $1,000 out of money raised through the annual Makin’ Macon Fit event.
Recipients of this award must be going into a health related field, and are further narrowed down based on grades, need, and overall qualification.
Dennis Wolford recognized for 29 years at MCGH Our own Dennis Wolford, CEO of Macon County General Hospital, was recently recognized among Becker’s Hospital Review’s “60 Hospital and Health System CEOs with the Longest Tenures.”
In a business where the average hospital CEO serves about four years, Wolford has been with MCGH for 29 years.
He has worked a total of 43 years in healthcare administration, serving two hospitals in Indiana before coming to MCGH in 1984.
When asked what his...
MCHS FCCLA holds final meeting of year On May 7th, Macon County High School FCCLA met for their final meeting of the 2012-2013 school year. At this meeting we discussed our fundraisers and National Leadership Conference on July 7th through 11th. We then had our annual ice cream sudae celebration honoring our outgoing seniors. We also installed our 2013-2014 officers.
‘Barnyard’ 4-H fundraiser held in Lafayette Macon County 4-H held a fundraiser event on Saturday at Tractor Supply Company in Lafayette, featuring concessions and a variety of animals see, pet, and play with. The animal exhibit was provided by Martha Williston and family.
Students complete clinicals at The Palace The students in the nursing assistant class at Tri-County Vocational School completed their clinical training last week at The Palace Care and Rehab. Led by instructor Earl Scruggs, R.N., the class has used the facility located in Red Boiling Springs for several years to provide clinical skills in regards to nursing and geriatric care. “It’s a win-win situation,” said Rebecca Tandy, Executive Director of The Palace. “Our residents love having...
Mural dedication held on the square The Macon County Arts Council held a dedication for the new mural hung on the side of Kathy’s Florist on the square Monday. Present were various community leaders, members of MCAC, and the students who helped artist Linda Johnson with the mural itself.
Truck Pull raises over $6,000 The 2013 KTPA Terry “Jackhammer” Driver Truck Pull, sponsored by the Lafayette Fire Department, was held on Saturday, May 11 after a rained out Friday.
This was the 9th annual pull, which funds a memorial scholarship administered by the Fire Dept. This year, it raised between $6,000-$8,000.
The top two distance pullers in each class listed as follows:
Non-Sanction 9300 Super Farm : 1st place Greg Freeze of Manchester, TN with Deere Tra...
Health Dept and Mayor promote a healthy summer The staff at the Macon County Health Department, along with Mayor Linville’s office, walked from the Health Department to the courthouse to encourage the community to make a healthy lifestyle change.
The mission of the health department is to protect, promote and improve the health and prosperity of the community. According to the 2013 County Health Rankings report, Macon County ranks 89th in Health Outcomes, and 91st in Health Factors of t...
MCHS band experiences Disney World A few weeks ago, The Macon County Marching Band took their long-anticipated trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL.
The kids and their parents have been raising funds and saving for months in order to take the trip. They’ve known for months that they’d been docked to march and play in front of crowds of thousands in a parade through Magic Kingdom’s main thoroughfare. In order to get this spot, they had to submit an application to Disney t...
Kyson Lee Spivey born Janie Sparks and Marcus Spivey would like to announce the birth of their son, Kyson Lee Spivey. Kyson was born on April 23, 2013 weighing 8 lbs, 6.3 oz and measuring 21 1/4 inches. Welcoming Kyson is his little brother, Kurtis Dylan Sparks, and proud grandmother Joyce Ann Brawn.