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Tigerettes volleyball advance to sectionals

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The MCHS volleyball team hosted the Region 4-AA Tournament Tuesday, October 14 among an energetic crowd. With fans cheering on their feet, the Tigerettes defeated Chattanooga Christian in the semi- final round. The first set Chattanooga Christian won with a score of 25 - 20. The second set, Macon County took control and won 25-19. The third set Macon also won with a score of 25 -21. The fourth and final set sealed the win for the Tigerettes with a score of 25-9.Leading Stats: Jordan Shockley, Brandi Garmon and Kayley Scruggs each had 2 aces. Kristyn Flippin had 18 kills, Kayley Scruggs had 7 blocks, while Jordyn Patterson had 39 assists and Kristyn Flippin had 27 digs.


Lingering lead still a threat to kids

Lead poisoning remains the most significant environmental threat to the health of America’s children. More than half a million infants and children have blood lead levels exceeding 5 micrograms per deciliter, the reference level established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While lead poses health problems for people of all ages, its impacts are most devastating to infants and children aged six and under and to pregnant women. Exposure to lead at an early age can cause ...

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BITZ “Safety Day” at Key Park

On Saturday, October 25th, 2014 the Macon County High School FCCLA chapter is hosting a BITZ “Safety Day” at Key Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in honor of National Teen Driver Safety Week. Our goal is to spread awareness about the importance of no texting while driving. We will have students speaking about the dangers of texting and driving. With Halloween right around the corner, our MCHS students will also be talking with the children about Trick-or-Treating safety. At 12 noon we ...

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Red ribbon week full of activities

Red Ribbon Week began as an effort to develop an attitude of intolerance to the use of drugs. It was created to honor the death of Enrique Camarena, an undercover drug enforcement officer who was brutally murdered while working on a drug trafficking operation. Parent groups across the nation worked and displayed Red Ribbons to show support for a drug free community.

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Macon Craft Fair gives hope

LEBANON, TENN. - October 17, 2014 - Macon Bank & Trust invites you to a day of fun, food, and giving hope to our neighbors who are battling cancer! The 2nd Annual Craft Fair to benefit Sherry’s Run will take place this Saturday, October 25 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Macon County Fair Ground in the Sally Wells Building.

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It’s time to get ready for the Lafayette Christmas Parade

Christmas time is here! Yes, believe it or not, it really is almost time for Christmas! The 2014 City of Lafayette—Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade will be held on Saturday, December 6th at 1pm. The Chamber Board of Directors has selected Mr. Jimmy Glover to be our Grand Marshall, and they chose “Christmas in the Country” for our parade theme.

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Fairlane students help local teacher’s family

Fairlane Elementary students have been selling paper pumpkins and leaves “In Honor” and “In Memory” of someone with cancer to help raise money for Easton Goad’s family, who was diagnosed with liver cancer several months ago. Leslie Goad, Easton’s mom, is a Macon County teacher.As of Friday, Oct. 17th, the students have raised $850. The students would like to thank everyone who contributed and wish Easton the very best.

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Joslyn Dawn Huddleston

Tiffany Shrum and Shane Huddleston of Lafayette, would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Joslyn Dawn Huddleston. Joslyn was born on October 10, 2014 at UMC in Lebanon weighing 6lbs 4.6 oz and 17 3/4 inches long.Proud grandparents are Pattie Shrum of Lafayette, and Della and Greg Huddleston of Bay City, TX.

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Paisley Grace Roark

Nick and Paula Roark are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Paisley Grace. Paisley was born on August 28, 2014, weighing 6lbs 14oz and was 21 inches long.Paisley was welcomed home by her big brother, Chance, and big sisters, Calli and Samantha.

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Chamber says thanks

Dear Editor:On behalf of the Macon County Chamber of Commerce and Luncheon Sponsors, THANK YOU for a successful Existing Industry Luncheon held on Friday, October 17, 2014 at Key Park. We were very excited to have such a huge turn out as we served 733 plates. Thank you to the volunteers helped make this great. Join me in thanking our sponsors that made this all possible: Citizens Bank, City of Lafayette, Cobb-Vantress, Farm Bureau, Macon Bank & Trust Company, Macon County General H...

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Who says girls can’t shoot

Eight-year-old Karly Ramsey took her first 3 pt deer while hunting with her dad, Eric, on the KY youth hunt October 12, 2014.

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Local Wakefield Revolutionary War connection to be honored

On Saturday, October 18, at 2:00 P. M., a local connection to the American Revolution will be marked. The Colonel Anthony Bledsoe Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will hold an Official Marking of the Grave of Henry Wakefield. The Colonel Anthony Bledsoe chapter, the SAR chapter nearest to the Wakefield grave, is located in Gallatin.

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Computer classes tour data center

Students from Red Boiling Springs High School Computer Applications classes toured NCTC’s data center in Lafayette on October 3, 2014. Employees of NCTC, Lena Darnell and Chris Carlyle, served as tour guides of the company’s facility. The students were most impressed with the security requirements for entry into the building and the waterless fire extinguishing units. Pictured here are Bryson Cherry, Moises Nunez, Ethan Brown, Stephanie Olivarri, and Lauren Jones in the “col...

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RBS FBLA travels to Ohio

On September 27th twenty-one members of Red Boiling Springs Future Business Leaders of America attended their annual Pro Sports Career Day. The members traveled to the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio to watch the Cincinnati Reds take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Reds won 10-6 in 10 innings.The members learned about the process of working for a pro sports team and behind the scenes information. Twenty-three people from the club attended the game, twenty-one members an...

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MCGH following CDC Guidelines for unlikely case of Ebola

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are urging hospitals to prepare for the unlikely event of having to treat a patient with the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). MCGH is taking this recommendation seriously.The CDC has said only those individuals who have traveled to Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea in the past 21 days or those who have had close contact with a confirmed Ebola case should be concerned about contracting the disease.

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Macon Bank’s Players of the week for Oct. 10

RBS player of the week junior Rodney Pruitte. Pictured with Macon Bank’s Melissa Roark and Head Coach Kyle Shoulders.

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Rotary learns about exchange students

At last week’s Rotary Club meeting, Rachel Moses, Inbound Chair of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program, explained to the club how the exchange works, and the benefits to both the host families and the children involved. Exchange student Ángela García Canto, from Spain, also spoke on the advantages and the great experiences she has had since arriving in the U.S. For more information on the Exchange, you can contact Moses at

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Harvest Fellowship hosts car show

Harvest Fellowship Church of God in Red Boiling Springs held a Car, Truck and Rat Rod show on Saturday, October 11. Despite a cold rain that lasted all day, proud owners displayed their entries, talked shop with fellow enthusiasts and enjoyed the collegial atmosphere of the show. Best in Show was awarded to Darrell Weaver for his 1964 Ford Falcon. Car Hops Choice was awarded to Travis Page for his Superdirt Late Model Race Car. Ron Johnson won the Rat Rod category with his 1946 International ...

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