•The murder trial of Joseph E. Dick of LaVergne, Tenn., was scheduled to be tried before a Macon County jury. Dick was charged with the November 1989 death of his wife, Roxann, whose body was discovered in the charred remains of her car in Clampett Hollow.
•Lafayette attorney James Chamberlain was presented with the Paul Harris Fellow Recognition Award by the Lafayette Rotary Club.
•Flashing lights and four-way stop signs were installed at the intersection of Highway 52 by-pass and Ellington Drive at Macon County Plaza.
•The general contractor of the new MCHS building informed member of the Board of Education that the school would be completed by the targeted Jan. 20 completion date.
24 years ago
•Red Boiling Springs postmaster Paul Sadler announced he was retiring from the postal service after 35 years.
•The Lafayette City Council approved the construction of a bandstand in Key Park.
•A four-year old Siberian husky dog died from rabies after apparently being bitten by a rabid skunk in the Rocky Mound community.
•The MCHS Tigers and Tigerettes were shining during the 1986 season, with the Tigers having a 17-1 record and the Tigerettes having a 15-3 record.
26 years ago
•The Lafayette Jaycees were accepting contributions to construct a war memorial monument to be erected at the courthouse.
•The Red Boiling Springs Athletic Club announced its sponsorship of an alumni basketball game between RBSHS and MCHS.
•North Central Telephone Cooperative announced recent increases in rates were not connected with the break-up of AT&T.
•Lafayette Mayor Will T. Colter announced his candidacy for mayor in the 1984 elections.
28 years ago
•Thomas Carter announced that he was buying out the interest of Hillas Swindle in Thomas Carter Real Estate and Auctions. Hillas said he would probably run for County Judge in 1982.
•A house occupied by Gary Qualls was destroyed by fire in the Green Grove Community.
•Ronald and Barbara Smith of Russell Hill observed their 16th wedding anniversary.
•Denton B. Pitcock, a retired carpenter of the Brattontown Community, passed away at age 68.
•Bob Whittemore had undergone surgery at a Nashville hospital.
•Jacon Melvin Brown, age 75 of Red Boiling Springs, passed away at Macon County General Hospital.
•Tony Wilmore and Chris Tuck returned home after visiting friends and relatives in Richardson, Texas.
•Lucy Eden of the Sullivan Community passed away at age 86.
•Funeral Services were held for Kermit Butler of Lafayette.
•Mrs. Mae Wooten, Times Avenue, observed her 91st birthday a few weeks earlier.
•The sheriff’s department reported a break-in at the home of Mrs. Johnny Beasley in Red Boiling Springs, with a television set being taken.
33 years ago
•The home of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Dean Ray of Willette was completely destroyed by fire.
•Dr. C.C. Chitwood announced his resignation as Administrator of Smith-Chitwood Hospital.
•Gibson’s Discount Centers announced it had purchased Macon Discount Center and would open a Gibson’s store here.
•Church services at several Macon County churches were called off due to the heavy snow.
•Mrs. Eva Counts passed away at age 91. She was the mother of Mrs. Aileen Chitwood of Red Boiling Springs.
•Greg Hance, age 5, was pictured with a snowman he built in their front yard as a heavy snow extended the Christmas holiday period for Macon County School children.
•Mrs. Alda Johnson was confined to Macon County General Hospital.
•Margaret Ferrell was awarded the “Dr. Frist Award” at Smith County Hopsital.
•Fire heavily damaged Butler Drugs on the public square in Lafayette.
•Hardy Ledbetter was named administrator of Macon County General Hospital.
•Bob Fitzpatrick was named head football coach at Macon County High School.
•George Witt Johnson, third mayor of the City of Lafayette and founder of George W. Johnson & Son Insurance Agency, passed away at age 77.
•A photo taken by Barry Shrum of Lafayette was on display at the Kodak Photo Gallery in New York City. The photo of Shrum’s 10-year-old cousin was among 800 finalists in the 1976 Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot Awards.
•Macon County Superintendent of Schools Doyle Gaines announced that because of so many school days missed due to snow, students would have to attend classes until June 20.
•Seven and a half inches of snow was recorded in Macon County, bringing the total amount of snowfall for January 1977 to 24 and one fourth inches, according to Tri-County EMC weatherman Marion Deering.
36 years ago
•Kenneth Witcher of Red Boiling Springs was re-elected chairman of the Macon County Republican Party.
•Aubrey Dallas announced he would seek another term as Macon County Judge.
•County Agent Demps Breeding announced a shortage of tobacco bed covers for 1974. Suppliers were reporting a 50 percent decrease in covers. Breeding urged Macon County formers to reuse old cotton covers.
•Bi-Rite-Food Town was advertising Folger’s Coffee for 89 cents a pound, chuck roast for 77 cents per pound and St. Joseph Aspirin for 49 cents a bottle of 100 tablets.
38 years ago
•Dr. Jack Clark announced that due to a heart attack he suffered he would no longer be able to practice medicine.
•The home of Mr. and Mrs. Ned Dickens, Days Road, was destroyed by fire.
•Lafayette Tire Exchange was broken into with thieves taking about $1,200 in new tires.
•Rev. Harold Mowell, pastor of the RBS Church of God, passed away suddenly at his home.
•Ed Meador, former Macon County Clerk and Master, passed away at his home on Red Boiling Springs Road.
•The home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Curtis of Enon was completely destroyed by fire.
•Macon County Judge E.C. Curtis had attended a meeting in Washington, D.C.
•Richard Ford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Ford of New Harmony, was promoted to District Field Manager with the Fort Motor Company.
•Ruby Thompson Jones and Evelle Doss were presented gold engraved watches by Formfit Rogers for 25 years with the company.
•Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Polston and son of Bowling Green visited Mr. and Mrs. Carnell Polston.
•Mrs. John D. Wooten was confined to Hartsville General Hospital.
40 years ago
•Thomas L. Link, Dairy Farm Specialist at the Karft Foods plant in Lafayette, was honored for 15 years of service by plant manager Woody Elmore.
•Members of the newly formed Macon Archeology society included: Ben Holder, Larry Stevens, Bill Roark, Thurman Stevens, Jeff Keisling, Tommy Dallas, Anton Sloan and Charles Keisling.
•The Sears-Roebuck Company ran an advertisement in the Macon County Times indicating its desire to open a franchise in Lafayette.
•Army Spec. 4 Danny Roark, son of Mrs. Mildred Roark of Red Boiling Springs, was awarded the Bronze Star near Pluiku, Vietnam for heroism in action.
56 years ago
•The Auxiliary of the VFW of Lafayette presented children at the Lafayette Baptist Orphan’s Home with a new television set as a Christmas present.
•The Mad Marquis, “America’s Number 1 Bogeyman,” was scheduled to perform at MCHS. His 11-week run at the Times Square Belmont Theater on Broadway in New York was touted as the “most successful New York run accorded any magician since the passing of the fabulous Houdini.” The MCHS Senior Class was sponsoring the show.
•Pfc. Wayne E. Law, son of Mr. and Mrs. Witt Law, missing in action in Korea since October 1951, was declared officially dead by the War Department.