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Macon County Family and Community Educators (FCE) compete in regional contest

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On Thursday, September 11, 2014, Family and Community Educators (FCE) Ida Tucker, Jo Ann Partin, Teresa Wilson, Patty Petty and FCS Extension Agent Lynne Knight attended the Tennessee Association of Family and Community Educators (TAFCE) Central Region Meeting in Murfreesboro, TN. The meeting was the annual business meeting, cultural arts and fashion revue contests for the Central Region. Macon County entered items in 16 categories of the cultural arts and brought home 8 (eight) first place ribbons, 4 (four) second place ribbons and 3 (three) third place ribbons. The members that entered items were:* Teresa Wilson – 1st out of 7 - Chairs & Stools1st out of 15 – Holiday Decoration1st out of 6 – Needlepoint


Macon County 4-H members take top honors at 4-H outdoor cookery contest.

Macon County youth recently competed in the Central Region 4-H Outdoor Cookery contest. This event like most 4-H activities provide a real practical skill for youth, that they will be able to use their whole life. Everyone enjoys something off the grill, so the skills gained will be used long past their school and 4-H career.

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NE area rep for 4H All Stars

Luci Allen, 10th grade student at Macon Co. High School, was recently elected as the North East Area Representative of the Central Region 4-H All Stars. The Area representatives serve as contacts for their designated cluster area. They assist with planning and conducting area and regional activities. The area representatives are in charge of collecting service project information from their represented counties and submit a report during spring and Fall 4-H All Star Conferences to all members...

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High school seniors apply now for TN Promise free tuition

The Tennessee Promise is a statewide program that allows high school seniors to attend community college free of tuition starting next year. Volunteer State Community College and Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Hartsville (TCAT) are some of the local eligible Tennessee Promise colleges and they are letting high school seniors know that they should apply for the Tennessee Promise now.

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Day honored for 15 years of service

Capital Bank Manger Sharon Day (seated) was honored for 15 years with the company in August.Pictured with her (L to R) are Assistant Manager James Christian, Teller Erin Brown, Teller Amanda Doss and Teller Coordinator Renee Napier.

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Beta Club officers elected

The Macon County High School Beta Club officers for the 2014-2015 school year were recently elected. Pictured (L to R) are President Marisa Owens, Vice President Leah Anderson, Secretary Andrew Salyer, Historian Logan Horn, and Treasurer Brooklyn McClard. The Beta Club induction ceremony will be held on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 3:00pm in the MCHS auditorium. Everyone is invited to attend.

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Grandparents Day at RBS Elementary

On Friday, September 5th Red Boiling Springs Elementary School’s PTO sponsored Grandparents Day. Grandparents had an opportunity to have breakfast with their grandchild or grandchildren. PTO provided coffee, juice, and donuts for the breakfast. They also could have their picture taken together. We had a great turn out for this occasion and would like to thank all grandparents that attended. We are fortunate that everyone had a good time. To see more pictures, go to www.maconcountyti...

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Capitol Cash celebrates Grand Re-Opening

Capitol Cash 1, located at 115 Public Square in Lafayette celebrated it’s Grand-Reopening on Friday, September 5, 2014 with a ribbon cutting. Staff and members of the Chamber of Commerce were all smiles for the event. Jenny Blanford, Branch Manager, said that she was very pleased with the support locals gave her on the big day. Congratulations, Capitol Cash 1.

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Macon County suicide rate in successive years

Based on data provided by the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network the suicide rate for Macon County in 2012, the latest reporting year, was 17.8 per 100,000 people. The national rate for the same year was right at 13 and the rate in Tennessee was 14.8.The immediate preceding year, 2011, Macon County registered a suicide rate of 26.7Shirley Jennings, director of Valley Ridge Mental Health, a nonprofit agency operating under the umbrella of Volunteer Behavioral Health Car...

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Jones leads committee of the whole

With a much smaller crowd than last month, the Committee of the Whole began their scheduled meeting on Monday, September 8 at 7:00 PM with newly elected Mayor Steve Jones calling the meeting to order. Those present: Chris Wix, Kenneth Witte, Jeff Hughes, Phillip Snow, Scott Gammons, Bryan Carter, Mchelle Phillips, Benton Bartley, Wendell Jones, Helen Hesson, Mike Jenkins, Charles (Chop) Porter, Justin Dyer, Kimmy Warf, Troy Brawner, Bobby Ray King, Don Stevens, Barry King and Shannon Wix.

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Knollwood Manor and The White House Assisted Living, Linda Austin and Beverly Walker, teamed with Ferrell Meador for the Annual Ferrell Meador Apple Festival. The fun began at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 13 with cider making, apple sampling, music, antique and novelty booths, and more. There were craft demonstrations and sales. Some participated in horse shoe pitching and a corn hole contest. Many enjoyed an old-time dinner of pinto beans with ham shanks, coleslaw, corn bread, fried app...

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Red Boiling Springs to receive $600 a day until new fire hall is completed

The Red Boiling Springs City Council met in regular session on September 11, 2014. Mayor Willie Brown conducted the meeting. Legal representative for the council Christi Dalton, Secretary Coby Knight, Vice Mayor Tom Fultz and council members Terry Newberry, George McCrary and Joe Hill were present. Councilmen Billy Joe Carver and Steve Newberry were absent.

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RBS HS volleyball updates

Red Boiling Springs High School opened its volleyball season against Merroll Hyde on August 21st. They play three games a week, on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights and they play to win. “Most of my team graduated last year,” Head Coach Chad Butler said, “so this year we’re rebuilding. So far, we’re looking pretty good.” In fact, with a record of 4 and 3 in the District, they are tied for 2nd place. Recent injuries to team libero, senior Megan Rice and se...

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RBS Jr. High volleyball hits stride

Red Boiling Springs Jr. High Volleyball hit its stride last week. The Varsity won two out of three games. The Jr. Varsity won three out of three. They played a home game against Gordonsville on September 8th. The Varsity played first, winning 25-22 and 25-18. The Jr. Varsity followed with a 25-18 and 25-20 victory. Gordonsville was a tough opponent and the girls worked for every point they made. Coach Elizabeth Dodson said “I’m proud of how well they worked together. We are passin...

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MCHS Girl’s Golf team second in district

Macon County High Girl’s Golf team brings home second place in District 8 A-AA Tournament played on Wednesday, Sept. 10th at White Plains Golf Course in Cookeville, TN. The team will advance to compete in the Region Tournament at Fall Creek Falls Golf Course on Monday, September 15th. Pictured (L to R): Coach Beverly Shoulders, Bailey Powell, McKenzie Mix, and Cameron Toornburg.Submitted

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Boys golf team Region 4 champions

Macon County High boy’s golf team are Region 4 Champions and advance to play in the TSSAA Class A-AA State Tournament next week at Willow Brook Golf Course in Manchester, TN.Coach Beverly Shoulders stated, “I am so proud of these young athletes! We have really had to endure some growing pains this year with both our boy’s and girl’s teams. But those losses to AAA and private schools have made us a better team. It doesn’t matter what our regular season ...

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TVA schedules RBS area outage

Weather permitting, Tri-County Electric members served from the Red Boiling Spring Substation will be affected by an interruption of power scheduled by TVA for Friday night, September 19th.TVA has scheduled the outage to remove an old transmission line. The outage is scheduled to begin at 11:59 p.m. Friday night and power is expected to be restored to all areas by 4:00 a.m. Saturday morning.Red Boiling Springs and Hermitage Springs along with Gamaliel Road, Carthage Road...

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Turning heartbreak into hopefulness for others

On a warm evening last Tuesday, September 9, many gathered at Key Park pavilion to remember something heartbreaking in their lives: suicide. The focus of the Macon Memories program was to turn that heartbreak into hopefulness. Friends and family members that have been affected by suicide joined together to remember their loved one, to encourage survivors of suicide, and also to raise awareness to help prevent it from happening to others.September is Suicide Prevention Month and the...

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