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Arrest made after MCSD recovered over 20 stolen items

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A man was arrested in Macon County after sheriff’s deputies discovered five truckloads of stolen items. Ewing David McMurtry, 39, of 897 Wilmore Hollow Rd, Lafayette, was arrested on 10/16 by Det. Ron Smith and charged with three counts of theft of property, two counts of criminal trespassing, and aggravated burglary. His court date was set for 10/20 with a $3,000 bond, according to arrest records.The Macon County man has been arrested and charged with more than 20 thefts of household items, pictures, bibles and lawn equipment from dozens of homes.Deputies from the Macon County Sheriff’s Department are trying to connect recovered items with multiple thefts that have been reported.


Harris attends Children of Confederacy convention

Attending the 60th annual convention of the “Children of the Confederacy” in Texarkana, Arkansas is member Mattie Harris and grandmother, Martha Sue Broyles, a member of the Captain Sally Tompkins 2123 United Daughters of the Confederacy chapter of Cookeville, Tennessee.Mattie is this year’s Tennessee C of C President and a member of Colonel Sidney Smith Stanton 962 C of C, sponsored by the United Daughters of the Confederacy chapter, Captain Sally Tompkins 2123....

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Gene Brawner grew this bell pepper in his garden and brought it to The Times to display. Can you see the ‘man in the moon’? He said, “I’d like to see Dennis Brawner grow a pumpkin that looks like this.”Close up of Gene Brawner’s bell pepper that has a ‘man in the moon’.

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Porter celebrates 102 years

Mrs. Ruth Porter celebrated her 102nd birthday with family and friends during Knollwood Manor’s annual fish fry. Her daughters Sue Howard and Ruth Porter are pictured with her holding the cake while everyone looked on and sang happy birthday to her. Mrs. Porter’s son James also attended the event as well as her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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State Fire Marshal’s Office: “Stay ahead of the cold snap”

Nashville, Tenn. – Did you know that when the first cold snap of the fall season occurs, a wave of home fires usually follows? The State Fire Marshal’s Office is urging Tennesseans to take fire safety precautions now in preparation for the colder nights making way into the state.“With colder temperatures come more opportunities for residential fires,” says State Fire Marshal Gary West. “We begin using heating sources that have been dormant for many mon...

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Dedication ceremony being held Friday

A dedication ceremony to commemorate WW II Maneuvers in Macon County will be held on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Macon County Welcome Center in Lafayette, Tennessee. The Macon County Chamber of Commerce, Veterans Service Officer Mike Scott, and the Local Veterans Organizations welcome the public to share in and witness this exciting historical event.The Tennessee Historical Commission has recognized the World War II Maneuvers in Macon County as a significant part ...

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Bank robbery suspects in custody

Two men are in custody following a Tuesday evening armed robbery at the King State Employees Credit Union.Steven Grant Simpson, 27, of Ingram Drive, and Zeb Maggard, 30, of Ogburn Avenue in Winston-Salem, have been charged with arrmed robbery after a prolonged manhunt Tuesday evening.King Police Chief Paula May said the bank was robbed at about 5:20 p.m. Tuesday and said King officers were assited by Forsyth and Stokes county sheriff’s deputies as well as NC Wildli...

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Lions Club screenings help many

There may be some of you out there who don’t realize the good that comes from these screenings provided by the Lions Club and the Lioness Lions Club. Here is a local family that learned the importance of this services and now tries to show their support and volunteer when they can to help the Club continue their exams for children in the community.

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Macon Christian Academy holds Fall Festival

Macon Christian Academy held their Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 18th at their new location on Warrior Dr., behind the old American Greetings building.

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Life changing but not life taking

Life changing moments happen to all of us, but not many as dramatic as Toy Wix. His life changing moment happened on Friday, August 29 while at work. What began as an ordinary day has forever impacted every day since.That Friday Wix was injured while pouring concrete on a jobsite in Virginia. He was holding the pump hose off the concrete truck when a mass of hardened concrete smashed into his left shoulder knocking him off his feet. The distance he fell was only the height of himse...

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Boy Scout Pack 402 events

Cub Scout Pack 402 of Lafayette, TN, led by Cub Master Deshena Halliburton held a Rocket Roundup at Lafayette City Park in August. In September, they visited the Lafayette Airport. According to Webelo Leader Tanya Rubright, the boys, in first through fifth grades, really enjoyed learning about the planes. While they were visiting, travelers from Connecticut landed their Piper plane and allowed the boys to look in it as well.Pack 402 is concentrating on recycling right now and reque...

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RBS Vision 2020 awarded donation

Vision 2020 Treasurer, Karen Davis, left, accepts a check from Macon County from former Macon County Mayor Shelvy Linville for $3,500. This money will used in the restoration of the old Red Boiling Springs Bank building on Main Street in Red Boiling Springs. Vision 2020 is restoring the building, as much as possible, to its 1929 look. The building will be used as a Heritage Museum for Red Boiling Springs and the surrounding community. For more information visit or www.fa...

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Existing industry luncheon has huge turnout

The sun was shining and the breeze was slightly blowing a cool chill as members of the Macon County Chamber of Commerce were serving a free appreciation luncheon in Key Park, Friday, October 17. The lunches of BBQ, slaw, beans, dessert and a drink were given to employees of Macon County industries that RSVP’d.The turnout this year was bigger than ever before with 733 plates served. Many of those were to-go orders.A welcome was given by John Ashburn and an invocatio...

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Soccer league reports wins and losses

Thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed the day. We would like to remind all the coaches to please fill out their publicity reports online by using the QR code reader on your smart phone or by going to the following website:, and entering game information so that we can recognize the effort that the players put in each Saturday. Please make sure to have this information submitted prior to 10:00 AM on the Monday following the m...

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Martial arts has re-grand opening

Compton’s Martial Arts Academy has a new location, 116 Main Street in Lafayette. Saturday, October 17, 2014 was the Re-Grand Opening and festivities. Terra Compton and her students were all smiles as they cut the ribbon. The students had a special day indeed as they participated in a belt promotion, student demonstrations and blessed the building.

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American Revoltionary soldier Wakefield's grave honored

A dedication and unveiling of American Revolution soldier Henry Wakefield, took place last Saturday on a cloudy windy afternoon atop a hill on Union Camp Road.

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Walk to fund diabetes research

The first annual Diabetes Walk took place Saturday, October 18 in Key Park. The sun was shining and it was wonderful walking weather. Anna Wilson, whose love for her daughter Beth, was compelled to take on a major fund raising event for the American Diabetes Association. Anna’s 22-year-old daughter, Beth Wilson, has been a diabetic since she was 17 months old. She was in a coma for 3 days and suffered irreparable damage. Anna wants to prevent this from happening to others, so she champi...

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Democratic party held fundraiser

Democratic Party had a fundraiser October 18 with an auction and covered dish dinner at the Welcome Center. To see more pictures of this event, go to great time was had by all with good food. Wonderful vocals by Maris Duffer and some bargains at the auction.

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