Macon County Times- RSS Feed http://maconcountytimes.com/ http://maconcountytimes.com/ Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:51:17 EST 1800 Tennessee gets a new area code overlay http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-home_top-news/150947745/Tennessee-gets-a-new-area-code-overlay The Tennessee Regulatory Authority has approved an overlay for the 615 area code to accommodate the need for more telephone numbers. The new 629 area code will serve customers in the same geographic region as the current 615 area code. No existing... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:14:07 EST School Board regular session minutes http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news-news_education/150901259/School-Board-regular-session-minutes The Macon County Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at Central Office with Chairman Jeff Harper presiding. With all members present, the following business was transacted. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:01:10 EST Kyla Ellen White http://maconcountytimes.com/news/announcements-births/150863221/Kyla-Ellen-White Evan and Sonya White of Lafayette are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Kyla Ellen. Kyla was born November 7, 2014 at 1:35 a.m. She weighed 7 lbs 6 oz and was 19 inches long. Kyla is the granddaughter of Larry and Nancy Brandon of Pleasant... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:01:09 EST Rhoads and Copas to Wed http://maconcountytimes.com/news/announcements/150881590/Rhoads-and-Copas-to-Wed Along with our parents, we, Tanisha Nicole Rhoads and Jeremiah Cain Copas, would like to announce our engagement and forthcoming marriage. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:01:07 EST Setting the record straight on the “CROmnibus” http://maconcountytimes.com/news/opinion/150887446/Setting-the-record-straight-on-the-CROmnibus When I first ran for Congress, I told Tennesseans that, while we may not always agree, they would know where I stand and why. With that in mind, I want to offer some straight talk about least week's funding measure known as the... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:01:06 EST Fairlane says thanks http://maconcountytimes.com/news/letters-opinion/150887775/Fairlane-says-thanks We would like to send out a big thank you to all the businesses, community members, parents, and students for their donations, hard work, and/or participation with our recent Christmas Festival. It was a great success and we could not have done it... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:01:05 EST Arrests http://maconcountytimes.com/news/blotter-news/150886256/Arrests The following records were provided by the Macon County Sheriff's Office. All individuals charged are presumed innocent until provent guilty in a court of law.Lafayette Police Department Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:00:13 EST West takes down his first deer http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news/150848962/West-takes-down-his-first-deer Garron West, age 7, killed his first deer (3 pointer), on November 8, 2014. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:00:11 EST USDA provides greater protection for crop growers http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news-news_agricultural/150887798/USDA-provides-greater-protection-for-crop-growers WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that greater protection is now available from the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program for crops that traditionally have been ineligible for federal crop... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:00:07 EST MCHS Leo Club attends concert http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news-news_education/150890622/MCHS-Leo-Club-attends-concert The Macon County High School LEO Club attended the Tennessee School for the Blind Christmas celebration on Friday, December 12. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:01:09 EST MCHS clubs give back during holiday season http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-news-news_education/150885301/MCHS-clubs-give-back-during-holiday-season This time of year is always hectic for all people, but it is especially busy for Macon County High School students and teachers. With End of Course (EOC) testing and final exams, most people would forget about the needy families we have here in Macon... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:01:07 EST Ongoing investigation led to multiple arrests http://maconcountytimes.com/news/blotter-home_top-news/150886623/Ongoing-investigation-led-to-multiple-arrests In the early part of the week of December 1, 2014, Detectives at the Macon County Sheriff's Department were investigating burglaries that had occurred over the weekend. Suspects were established in the case. While gathering evidence Detectives... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:01:05 EST Trio arrested after traffic stop http://maconcountytimes.com/news/blotter/150887122/Trio-arrested-after-traffic-stop A routine traffic stop netted three drug arrests. On December 10, 2014, State Trooper Danny Fisher observed a vehicle in the west side of the county that failed to stop at a stop sign. Trooper Fisher pulled the vehicle over and upon searching the... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:22:07 EST Man charged with rape http://maconcountytimes.com/news/blotter-home_top-news/150886436/Man-charged-with-rape On December 8, 2014, Deputy Ashley Tharpe, with the Macon County Sheriff's Department responded to a complaint concerning unlawful sexual contact with a victim. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:09:05 EST Business spotlight: Hardman Auto Body opens http://maconcountytimes.com/news/business-community_news-news/150841160/Business-spotlight:-Hardman-Auto-Body-opens There is a new car repair business in Lafayette. Hardman Auto Body opened its doors in November 2014 on Times Avenue, in the building right behind American Exteriors. Owner William “Bill” Hardman, along with his sister as office manager,... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:01:25 EST RBS HS football win District Awards http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news-sports/150881927/RBS-HS-football-win-District-Awards Red Boiling Springs attended the 2014 Annual District 8-1A Football Banquet at Cherokee Steakhouse on Wednesday Dec. 10. Those receiving awards for Red Boiling Springs were: Standing L to R: Mason Hewitt: All District, Michael Tirjan: Most Valuable... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:01:23 EST MCHS band performs at Rotary Club http://maconcountytimes.com/news/business-news/150881760/MCHS-band-performs-at-Rotary-Club At last week's Rotary Club meeting, Joey Wilburn, MCHS Band Director, gave the club an overview of the great things happening with the MCHS Band. After his presentation, several members of the band, plus Rotarian Doug Haehl, performed Christmas... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:01:21 EST Concert benefits Santa’s Helpers http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top/150882695/Concert-benefits-Santas-Helpers Several bands came together last Saturday, December 13 to raise money for Santa's Helpers of Macon Helps. Held at Macon County Junior High's auditorium and organized by Reggie Hix and Brad Copas, both members of the band Super Nova-Cain,... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:01:18 EST Macon Helps lives up to its name http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-home_top-news/150855345/Macon-Helps-lives-up-to-its-name For volunteer-turned-employee Nancy Peipher, it's not work. “Why wouldn't you love it here? I get to see kids' faces light up when they get a toy.” Peipher works at Macon Helps, Macon County's only one-stop shop for... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:01:12 EST More than $8,600 awarded by MCEF http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/150849765/More-than-$8600-awarded-by-MCEF Some very grateful teachers were awarded with cash recently due to the generosity of the Macon County Education Foundation, Inc. (MCEF), a nonprofit that seeks to enhance the growth and development of the citizens of Macon County by expanding... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:01:07 EST