No matter how you slice it, Marisa Wade is one brave young lady. Last featured in the Macon County Times in October of 2012, she has continued to battle a rare disease called Cystic Fibrosis for the last year and a half.Now, her mother Alicia says, her lung function is declining. Doctors are saying it’s time for a lung transplant.
Charles Darnell spoke at the Lafayette Rotary Club at their meeting March 5th. Darnell explained the Dictionary Project that the club performs each year, which provides approximately 300 dictionaries to 3rd grade students in the county. Club president Pete Williston also installed 3 new members into the club at the meeting; Dr. Kimberly Hale, Behavior Analyst/Adjunct Professor, Stephen Skinner - Pastor at Rocky Mound Missionary Baptist Church and Greg White - Realtor at Ben Bray Real Estate &...
This Macon County Tiger Cub Scout Pack, along with their Boy Scout family members and cub leaders, visited the Macon County Times and had a tour on Thursday, March 6. Thanks for organizing the visit, Christy Madden!
Last week, the staff at Macon County Junior High handed out awards to students for making gains on the Discovery Education Assessment. Every student that made a gain on one or more portions of the assessment received a Certificate of Achievement. Each student had the opportunity to make a gain(s) in either Language Arts, Math, or Science. In addition, the student with the biggest gain in each grade’s tested subjects received a plaque for their efforts.
Shown left - right H. L. Bray of Madison, TN formerly of Lafayette and Randy East, Macon County Historian with a Jackson Press and an antique dresser that Mr Bray has donated to be used in the Key Park Cabin. He descends from Lewis and Mary Ann DUKE PIPKIN who were the first known owners of the press and dresser. Mary Ann was the daughter of Phillip and Eveline HOLLAND DUKE. Eveline was a daugther of William and Nancy NORRIS HOLLAND and she was a sister to Laurinda HOLLAND JOHNSTON who was ma...
The Macon County Times Relay For Life team is proud to bring you a special concert on Saturday, March 15 at the Macon County Jr. High.Winter Blues features headlining Nashville artist Sophie Shear. Opening for her are local performers Jason Gammon and Jessie Liz Clement. Doors open at 6 pm and the show begins at 7 pm. Tickets are $5 at the door (children 12 and under get in free).There will also be a short public word, before Shear goes on at 8 pm, ackn...
Macon County General Hospital announced their 2013 Employees of the Year—Priscilla Hall and Dawn Nash—on Friday, February 28. The following nomination papers were read, describing each of these two employees.Priscilla HallPriscilla is a walking, talking billboard for excellent customer service. Each time she makes contact with a patient, visitor or co-worker, she communicates to the other person that they are important. She gives full attenti...
Jim and Pat Howell of the Siloam community will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this year. They were married on March 7, 1964. The Howells have two children, Kelly Howell and Connie (Anthony) Blackwell, two grandchildren Rosa Howell and Matthew Howell, and two great grandchildren, Gabe, Kennley and one on the way. Jim recently retired from Mike’s Food Valu in Westmoreland. Pat is a homemaker. The Howells are active members of Siloam Missionary Baptist Church.
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