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Rainbow trout growing in some Macon County classrooms

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For the second year in a row, Kathy Woods’ 4th grade class at Lafayette Elementary will raise a few dozen rainbow trout from eggs, thanks to the “Tank in the Classrooms” project. Volunteers from the “Friends Aquarium Project”, a collaboration between the Friends of Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery (NFH), Dale Hollow NFH, TWRA, and local schools come together to provide schools with the resources they need to raise the trout.“I love this project,” said Woods. “I want the children to learn about the life cycle of many animals. This is a great way to see that fish start out as eggs and it’s so exciting to watch them develop and grow.”


MC After-School program

SubmittedA free after-school program targeted to a specific age group that often gets overlooked is coming to Macon County. The Macon County (MC) After-School program will serve students currently enrolled in 7th, 8th and 9th grades. Made possible by a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, the MC After-School program will be open Monday through Friday. Transportation home will be provided by school bus at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday evenings. On Fridays students are e...

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Vision 2020 Ladies Tea

Vision 2020 held a ladies tea on September 5th at the Red Boiling Springs Armour Hotel. High tea was served with a light lunch. Attendees were encouraged to wear hats and many hats were on display and available to guests thanks to Debbie Emory, owner of the Armour Hotel. The tea was offered as a fundraiser for the many revitalization efforts of Vision 2020, who’s stated mission is to stimulate interest and awareness of Red Boiling Springs history, promote preservation of historic resour...

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Macon County High Boy’s Golf Team wins District 8 A-AA tournament

The Macon County High Boy’s Golf Team wins District 8 A-AA Tournament held on Monday, Sept. 8th at White Plains Golf Course in Cookeville, TN. Medalist was Larken Whittemore, winning a 7 hole playoff against team mate, Josh Hauskin. The team will compete in the Regional Tournament on Monday, September 15th at Fall Creek Falls Golf Course.

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Fishing Tournament for the Senior Center

On Saturday, August 30th, 2014, a fishing tournament was held at Bledsoe Creek to benefit the Macon CountySenior Citizens Center. Coordinated by Jackie Smith and Chris Cliburn, there were 13 boats registered and a cash payout was given for BIG FISH, 1st and 2nd place.On behalf of the Macon County Senior Center, we would like to sincerely and gratefully thank Jackie and Chris for so kindly agreeing to hold this tournament for us. A special thanks to the fishermen that par...

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Macon County Jr. High Homecoming 2014

With storms threatening under cloudy skies, Macon County Jr. High football players, cheerleaders, court attendants and their Queen took the field Tuesday evening at Pat Parker Memorial Field to celebrate their 2014 Homecoming. As the students took their places on the 50 yard line, they were announced by Master of Ceremonies Kody Davis and heralded by fellow-student Tyler Whittemore’s rendition of the National Anthem.

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Mud Run 2014

By Stacey Morgansmorgan@civitasmedia.comThe 2014 Lions Club Mud Run got off to a slow start on Saturday, September 6. It was delayed when the Macon County EMS was called to the scene of an emergency. Organizers would not start until an ambulance was on the the property for safety purposes. When Macon County EMS arrived, the Mud Run began.Here are the results from Saturday’s Mud Run at the fairgrounds:ATV - Sportsman Class1st - Thoma...

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Lafayette Lioness Lions Club News

The Lafayette Lioness Lions Club held their monthly meeting on September 8th. Many items were discussed but the hot topic was the upcoming Lions & Lioness Lions Radio Auction. This is an annual event and will be held this year from October 27th through October 29th. Members from both clubs will be out looking for great donations for the community to bid on during the auction. If anyone has a small business and would like to donate items for this great fundraiser please contact Lion Monica Gan...

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MCHS homecoming court shines bright

Thanks to the football coaches Nathan Wilson, Matt Dyer, Adam Shaw, Jason Hudson, Jeremy Phillips, Tyler York, Tyler Wilson, Zach Hollis and Tim Greenhaulgh, the Macon County High School 2014 Homecoming celebration went like clockwork. Landon Reid announced and the students played their roles to perfection.

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Wix special account set up

Toy Wix, Macon County native and MCHS Class of 1996 graduate, was critically injured Friday, August 29 while on the job in Roanoke VA. His injuries are serious and life changing. Toy is married to Spencer and they have one daughter Gracie. If you would like to donate, accounts have been set up at Macon Bank and Citizens Bank. When making a donation ask for the “Spencer Wix Special Account”. The money will go to help with travel and living expenses. Most of all this family needs yo...

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Auction for the Arts

Attending the Auction for the Arts event on September 6 (L to R): Ryan Wilkerson, David Wilkerson, Nadine Wilkerson (all of Scottsville, KY ), Kennon McKinney (Nashville, TN), Michael Wilkerson (Dallas, TX) and Jessica Wilkerson (Nashville, TN).Providing musical entertainment for the evening at the Auction for the Arts was the group “Kinship”.Providing some musical entertainment at the Auction for the Arts is (L to R) Melanie Bowman, Marcia Briggie, and Dale ...

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RBS jr. high volleyball

The Red Boiling Springs Jr. High School Volleyball Team opened its season this year on August 14th with a game against Gordonsville. Having lost eight members of last year’s team to high school, the 2014 Varsity and Jr. Varsity teams are almost brand new to competitive volleyball. Thus far, they’ve played Trousdale County on August 18th, Clay County on August 25th, Smith County on August 26th and Macon County on September 4th.

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Clyde Wix Rd and Hwy 52 accident

A two vehicle accident occured September 4, Thursday afternoon on Highway 52 when a 1990 Toyota Camry driven by Tristin Staggs ran into a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix, driven by Lisa Cravens, 43. Staggs was traveling west on Hwy 52 and failed to yield to Cravens as she was signaling to turn left onto Clyde Wix Rd, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Johnny Rodgers.While injury to the vehicles appeared minor, Staggs was taken to the hospital via Macon County EMS ambulance, who ...

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Mama Tried at MCHS

Students and faculty at Macon County High School rocked out on Wednesday, September 3 to the band Mama Tried. Principal Stephanie Meador made it possible and lead vocalist for the band, Ron Alan Powell said “We’re excited to play at the high school. We’re loving being able to give back to the community that’s given so much to us.”Many students were dressed as hippies or rock stars in celebration of the day and homecoming week. They all enjoyed the clas...

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Scenes from RBS Jr High football game vs. Jackson Co.

Red Boiling Springs Junior High players, #58 Shelba Stone and #20 Austin Smith both take down a Jackson County player on Thursday, August 28.Red Boiling Springs Junior High player #85, Hagan Wright, tries to rip the ball away from Jackson County. The final score was RBJH 0, Jackson County 14.

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Scenes from MCJH vs. Gordonsville away game

Macon County Junior High football players listen to the referee on Tuesday, August 26 at Gordonsville.Pictured (L to R): #76, Logan Malotte, #59 Isaiah Scott and #64 Timothy Wix.Isaac Belton, #23, runs with ball at the MCJH away game at Gordonsville. The final score was MCJH, 16, Gordonsville, 28.

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Tigers unable to beat the Eagles

The excitement was felt at the Macon County Tigers’ first home game Friday, August 29 against the Westmoreland Eagles. The Tigers were still high from their win last week over Trousdale.The packed stadium watched as the Air Evac Lifeteam helicopter appeared and descended on the 50 yard line to deliver the game ball to Coach Wilson.The game began with both teams going full force, but it wasn’t until the last three minutes of the first quarter when the Westmoreland Eagles...

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MCHS Volleyball wins against Smith County

The Macon County High School Volleyball team defeated district opponent, Smith County tonight. Macon’s district record stands at 3-0.Scores:Set 1: Macon 25- Smith 13Set 2 Macon 25- Smith 13Set 3: Macon 25- Smith 5Leading statsAces: Kristyn Flippin- 9Kills: Kristyn Flippin- 11Blocks: Bailie Taft- 1Kayley Scruggs- 1Assists: Jordyn Patterson -16...

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