• Donnie Crawford, a 1993 graduate of Red Boiling Springs High School, was the newest deputy to join the Macon County Sheriff’s Office and was pictured in the Times with MCSO Chief Dep. Robin Gregory.
• Macon County High School cheerleaders Candice Briggie, Ashley Green and Kelly Trent were named UCA All-Stars at a summer camp held at MTSU.
• Macon County Commissioners passed a resolution recognizing John Cook for his efforts in bringing Nestle Waters to Macon County and Red Boiling Springs.
• The Lafayette City Council met in regular session with Mayor Bill Wells presiding and new council members Jerry Wix and Tim Morgan in attendance.
• Eura Meador, a resident at Golden Oaks, celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday, June 6.
• Brenda Williams of the Leonard community of Red Boiling Springs graduated from Cumberland University.
• Ron Meador, owner of Lafayette Laundry, had recently visited his 2-year-old grandson in Miami.
• Macon County High School student Logan Farley had recently been awarded “Who’s Who Among American High School Students.”
• Macon County native Chris Dotson had joined the law firm of Farris Mathews Branan Bobango & Hellen PLC in Memphis.
• Air Evac Lifeteam was to hold a ribbon cutting and open house June 17 at the Air Evac Lifeteam base in Lafayette.
• A 14-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly stealing approximately 168 lottery tickets from Jan Coley of Coley’s Market of Highway 52E.
• Starr Mortgage became the newest member of the Macon County Chamber of Commerce.
• Justin Kirby was the 2004 4-H June Dairy Month Spokesperson.
• Lafayette’s Jonathan Bell had recently graduated from the Automotive Technology program at Tennessee Technology Center at Hartsville.
• Inducted into the Macon County Sports Hall of Fame were Charles Biles, Key Dillard, Jackie Eller, Hugh “Bug” Howser, Bill Jenkins, Norman Perdue and the late Billy Reid.
• Ronald Birdwell announced his candidacy for re-election to the school board.
15 years ago
• Martha Wilburn, a longtime community servant, passed away at age 47.
• Alexander Irkliy, a native of Ukraine, was an exchange student at Macon County High School.
• The Quik-Wash Laundry in Red Boiling Springs suffered heavy fire damage.
• It was announced in the June 8 edition of the Macon County Times that Ray Amalfitano had married Earleen Cosco on May 27.
• North Central Telephone Cooperative announced that it would begin offering local internet access in a few weeks.
• Lafayette’s Todd Austin was chosen as the 1995 June Dairy Month Chairman for Macon County.
• Elton Lee Mathews, a farmer at Hollis Scurlocks Farm and son of Roger Mathews and Pamela Brown of Lafayette, had recently enlisted as a member of Support Squadron 278th ACR in Lafayette.
• The movie “Forrest Gump” starring Tom Hanks was the top-rented video at Captain Video on the Hwy. 52 By-Pass.
• The foursome of Mary Donoho, Margie Andrews, Tonya Doss and Judy Christian won the Ladies’ Golf Tournament held June 1 at Lafayette Country Club.
• Macon County High School senior Brian Cochran had recently signed a National Letter of Intent to Tennessee Tech in Cross Country and Track.
• Yvonne K. Gregory, a Macon County woman whose battle against a heart condition led to a transplant in 1991, passed away at the age of 59 on June 9 due to cancer.
• Macon County High School graduate Whitney Polston was the first recipient of the Daniel M. Mainord Memorial Challenge Tray and Savings Bond and was pictured in the Macon County Times with the family of Daniel Mainord. Daniel was a State 4-H Public Speaking winner who was killed in a car accident.
• Groundbreaking ceremonies were held June 15 at the site of the new Macon County Health Department building, expected to be completed in November 1995.
• Macon County High School student Michele Cothron was named a United States National Award winner in band by the United States Achievement Academy. MCHS Band Director Cindy Gammons nominated Cothron for the award.
• Lafayette’s Patricia Jones had recently graduated from the Business Systems Technology program at Tennessee Technology Center at Hartsville. Jones received a Bookkeeper I diploma.
36 years ago
• It was reported in the June 6 edition of the Macon County Times that Britton Linville, Ronald Dycus and Emma Jean Hunt had been elected a week earlier to four-year terms on the Lafayette City Council in a light voter turn-out. Just 583 citizens of 1,400 registered voters in the city participated.
• Norman Farley, a state trooper with 25 years experience, announced his candidacy for Macon County Sheriff.
• Lester D. Stubblefield, age 58 of Lafayette, had recently passed away at Smith Chitwood Hospital after a long illness.
• Two students from Macon County – Robert Barry Coley (B.S. in Agriculture) and James Ralph Howser (B.A. in Liberal Arts) were among approximately 2,400 candidates for degrees at the University of Tennessee Spring Quarter Commencement on June 7.
• Lt. Jimmy H. Holland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Holland of Lafayette and husband of Modena Barton, had been presented the Department of Defense Joint Service Commendation Medal for Meritorious Achievement.
• Luster O. Barnsfield, age 82, of the Old Bottom community, passed away June 2 at Smith Chitwood Hospital.
• Mr. and Mrs. P.E. Carlton, of Columbia, Tenn., celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary at the Hotel Cloyd in Red Boiling Springs, where they were surprised with a cake presented to them by hotel owners Pearl and Lester Morgan.
• Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Gwinn of Nashville spent a day with Mrs. Alma Brawner on Scottsville Road.
• New State Trooper Sgt. George E. Pickard was assigned to Lafayette.
• Vester C. Wilson announced his candidacy for Constable.
• The City of Red Boiling Springs was scheduled to dedicate its new 11-acre downtown park Friday, June 11, according to Mayor Willis Knight.
• Rex Gann announced his candidacy for Session Judge of Macon County.
• Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Spivey of Red Boiling Springs and Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland White attended the Grand Ole Opry Saturday night, June 8.
• The funds in six Macon County offices were in “sound financial condition” for the period ending Aug. 1973, according to an audit report recently released by William D. Snodgrass, comptroller of the treasury.
43 years ago
• Carl Baker was installed as president of the Lafayette Rotary Club. Other officers included Vice-President Dr. C.C. Chitwood, Secretary George Tucker and Treasurer Ralph Jent.
• Macon County Sheriff Maburn Dyer completed training at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Academy.
• Deborah Witcher and Nancy Smalling attended a National Future Homemakers convention in Los Angeles.
• Anthony Carter was serving with the U.S. Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean.
48 years ago
• City mail delivery for Lafayette had been approved by postal authorities and was scheduled to begin in late July 1962.
• Alexander Funeral Home announced the installations of a two-way radio in the ambulance.
• Glen Donoho was awarded a football scholarship to Middle Tennessee State University.
• Opal White Johnson was elected deputy recorder of the City of Lafayette.
56 years ago
• The new 100,000 gallon city water reservoir on June 4 was being tied-in to the present water system and was scheduled to begin pumping within a week, according to Mayor George W. Johnson.
• D.K. Witcher had returned home to the Willette community after visiting relative in Nashville.
• Larry K. Wilson, of Red Boiling Springs, a junior at Georgia Tech, had been elected to Pi Delta Epsilon, National Collegiate Honorary Journalism Fraternity.
• The Trustees of the Baptist Home, near Lafayette, met to discuss business matters.
• Miss Swanee Parker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Parker, of Lafayette and St. Louis, Mo., sailed June 9 from Quebec, Canada, aboard the S.S. Arosa Kulm for a tour of Europe.
• A construction crew was pictured on the front page of the June 18 edition of the Macon County Times working on the new home office of North Central Telephone Cooperative and was expected to be completed within 120 days. Local contractors Bohanan Construction Company was awarded the project with a bid of $45,795.
• Elder Calvin Gregory was scheduled to preach June 20-21 at Mace’s Hill, located about three-and-a-half miles northeast of Dixon Springs.
• Sam Whitaker announced his candidacy for Macon County Sheriff.
• A five-run barrage in the eighth inning was enough to give the Lafayette baseball club a 5-3 win against the Nolensville club of Nashville in a game played on the Lafayette Grammar School Diamond.
• Mr. and Mrs. Doug Barton, who had been in Indianapolis for the last 10 weeks, had returned home to the Webbtown community.
• D.L. Cothron was chosen as chairman of the Election Commission of Macon County. B.L. Crowder was selected as secretary.
• Ten senior 4-H Club members were to attend the first Senior Camp to be held in District IV. Scheduled to attend were Paula Bandy, Sue Fishburn, Margaret Sue Livington, Robbie Cothron, Betty Sue Porter, Poca Gulley, Vera Ann Hartman, Dorris Ford, Dee Ann Whitley and Barbara Eller.
• Miss Fannie Cliburn, a well-known resident of the northeast section of Macon County, passed away due to pneumonia.
• The beekeepers of Macon County met June 19 at the Courthouse in Lafayette and organized an association. The main purpose of the association was to promote beekeeping in the county and to get assistance from the State Division of Agriculture.
63 years ago
• The Lafayette Fire Department answered calls to the Lafayette Church of Christ and the C&H Garage building. With dry weather on hand the department was asking citizens to be extremely careful with fire.
• The Macon County Quarterly Court met with Judge G.C. West presiding. In the afternoon, the court discussed the sale of $200,000 in bonds for the purpose of bringing the RBS high school up to state requirements.
• Billy M. Ford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Ford, graduated from Castle Heights Military Academy in Lebanon.
• Edgar Keene Bratton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Bratton of Lafayette, received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University.