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March 20, 2019
  • School raises more than $6,500 for American Heart Association

    Central Elementary School's students raised $6,570.83 for the American Heart Association through the Kids Heart Challenge, a three-week fundraising drive formerly known as Jum...

  • 4-H members participate in public speaking competitions

    The Sub-Regional 4-H Public Speaking Contest was held on Jan. 24, 2019, at Cookeville's Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion.

    The top two county winners fo...

  • 4-H participates in regional, state swine competitions

    The Tennessee Central Region 4-H/Future Farmers of America Swine Show was held at the Tennessee Livestock Center in Murfreesboro from Jan. 9-10.

    Macon Co...

  • Macon County 4-H holds public speaking contest

    There were 63 individuals who recently participated in the Macon County 4-H Public Speaking Contest, which was held at Macon County Junior High School.

    Winners from four...

  • Austin to serve on health care board

    The Tennessee Health Care Association (THCA) recently named Linda Austin, owner/administrator of Knollwood Manor in Lafayette, to its board of directors for 2018-19.


  • Citizens Bank president announces retirement, successor selected

    Citizens Bank announced that Joe Carter will retire in June 2019 as president of the bank.

    Carter is a native of Macon County and has worked his entire banking career at...

  • Area law enforcement emphasizes school bus safety

    Area law enforcement representatives gathered at the Macon County Schools' school bus garage last Wednesday morning to emphasize school bus safety as school in the county has ...

  • Bussell named county's June Dairy Month chairman

    Samantha Bussell has been named the 2018 June Dairy Month Chairman for Macon County. June Dairy Month activities are designed to communicate the value of milk and dairy produc...

  • Blankenship wins state oratory competition

    Macon County High senior William Blankenship recently won the 19th annual Tennessee Right to Life Oratory Contest on April 28 at Nashville's Aquinas College.

    There were ...

  • Area 4-H members attend Tennessee 4-H Congress

    Sydney Gammon and Paige Davenport recently served as the Macon County representatives at the 71st annual Tennessee 4-H Congress, which was held at Murfreesboro's Embassy Suite...

  • Red Boiling Springs hosts Community Easter Egg Hunt

    Suzanna Brabant/For the Macon County Times

    Rylee Rich (at left) and Elizabeth Baber participate in the bunny hop at Sunday aftern...

  • It seems that it was not so long ago when every family farm had a milk cow. That was certainly the case before store-bought milk came along, but even after milk was made avail...

  • Macon County High's top 10 students

    Macon County High School recently released its top 10 students among the class of 2018, which consists of 219 students. Those individuals are as follows …

  • March is extension month in Tennessee.

    Extension is a national educational program supported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the nation's l...

  • Macon County Fair Board competes at state convention

    Members of the Macon County Fair Board of Directors attended the 96th annual Tennessee Association of Fairs Convention, which was held from Jan. 18-20 at Nashville's Music Cit...

  • When I managed a stockyard in Woodbury, in the 1970s, I had an employee named B.W. "Bud" Wilcher, whom people described as "jumpy."

    His friends who knew him well were fo...

  • 2012 -- 5 years ago

    • The Macon County Legislative Body Committee of the Whole recognized

    the Macon County High School (MCHS) boys and girls golf teams for their outstan...

  • Special education instructors speak to Lafayette Rotary Club


    Members of the Macon County High School Interact Club who attended the Rotary Club of Lafayette’s Nov. 1 meeting...

  • Winding Stairs Park holds ribbon-cutting

    Lafayette’s Winding Stairs Park held an open house and ribbon cutting on Nov. 4.

  • After much discussion regarding the rent for the buildings on the fairgrounds, the Macon County Fair Board of Directors has decided to place some limitations on the availabili...

  • County recognized as Healthier Tennessee Community

    Healthier Tennessee Communities is a program of the Governor's Foundation for Health and Wellness. The program recognizes those communities that show commitment to healthy liv...

  • In order to comply with Farm Service Agency (FSA) program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the Macon/Trousdale County FSA office to file an accu...

  • My boyhood days of growing up on a farm will forever be linked to an old John Deere tractor. Some people in these parts referred to the John Deere tractors of that era as Popp...

  • I want to share this

    A couple weeks ago, I took my son into the barber shop to get his hair cut. He had been there once before and done ok. This time we had to wait, wh...

  • Weeds seem to be a constant problem in most pastures and hayfields across Tennessee and the Southeast. Often, producers do not notice how infested a pasture or hayfield is unt...

  • Fairlane holds balloon release

    Fairlane Elementary School held its balloon release for Red Ribbon Week last Thursday.

    Lafayette’s Fairlane Elementary School held its annual ...

  • Massey crowned at Miss Macon County High Pageant

    Mary Massey was named the queen as the Macon County High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) held the Miss Macon County High Sc...

  • Down Memory Lane

    2009 -- 8 years ago

    • Tammy Russell, an administrative assistant to the Macon County mayor, discovered an error that, if left unfound, would have cost the county $739,12...

  • Carter speaks to Rotary Club

    At the Rotary Club of Lafayette meeting on Oct. 25, Shawn Carter, the supervisor of instruction for Macon County Schools, spoke to the club about the value of the pre-K progra...

  • Macon County 4-A meat cookery team captures state title

    Macon County 4-H members competed in the State 4-H Outdoor Meat Cookery contest, which held in Knoxville at the University of Tennessee on Oct. 7.

    The top four teams fro...

  • Annual Harvest Fellowship Church of God Car Show

    Sherry Davis and Reyanna Ford helped to organize the ninth annual car show for Red Boiling Springs’ Harvest Fellowship Church of God, which was held on Saturday, Oct. 7.

  • Macon County 4-H competes at poultry judging contest

    The Central Region 4-H Poultry Judging Contest was held in Lebanon at the Wilson County Fairgrounds on Thursday, Sept. 28.

    This was the second year that Macon County 4-H members competed in poultry judging.

  • Hospital holds blood drive

    The Macon County General Hospital -- located at 204 Medical Dr. in Lafayette -- will be holding a blood drive on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

  • A lofty pledge

    LAFAYETTE -- Diann Bussell has watched legions of kids lose their grip on balloons.

    They've stood there watching the helium-filled spheres sail skyward.

  • What has become of Halloween

    When I was a growing boy, Halloween was just not that big of a deal. I mean, there was trick-or-treating and a few minor pranks pulled, but that was about it.

  • Pre-game event brings community together

    LAFAYETTE - Russell Brown has watched a lot of football from the north end zone of Neyland Stadium.

    "There's a lot of good memories," Brown said.

  • Meadorville Missionary Baptist Church

    Revival is in progress at the Meadorville Missionary Baptist Church. Nightly services will be conducted by Pastor Mike Carver and helper Bro. Jerry Tuttle. Song leader is Jerry Brooks. Everyone is invited to attend.




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