• Macon County officials and Congressman Bart Gordon, who helped secure $160,000 in federal funding for the project, announced plans for a Macon County Welcome Center.
• J.T. Shrum Auction & Realty move its offices to Brattontown Circle in Lafayette, beside Flex.
• Lafayette Police Department Captain Phil Russell and wife Tina, with the Hair Gallery, had just returned from vacation at Watts Bar in East Tennessee.
• Damon and Barbara Green celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 5.
• Lafayette’s Elizabeth Thompson had recently graduated from the Business Systems Technology program at Tennessee Technology Center at Hartsville. She received an Administrative Assistant diploma and a Medical Administrative Assistant diploma.
• New teachers at Red Boiling Springs included Kristi Dziekiewicz, Deborah Windsor and Kristi Hall.
• Lafayette Police Chief Jerry Dallas announced that the new police station would be named the Wells and Wells Law Enforcement Complex after City Mayor Bill Wells and City Attorney Jon Wells.
• Dr. Al Todd retired after 34 years of service in the community as a general practitioner and then as a radiologist for Macon County General Hospital.
• Barry Newberry was sworn in by Judge Ken Witcher on Aug. 16 as the new constable for Districts 3, 4, 15 and 16.
• Lafayette’s James and Dovie Lancaster celebrated 39 years marriage on Aug. 18.
• Tommy and Thelma Spivey of Red Boiling Springs celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary Aug. 9. The couple was married at Carthage Courthouse by Judge Clint Beasley in 1958.
40 years ago
• The City of Lafayette had appointed Edward Turner, John Johnson and Ronnie Krantz as full-time firemen.
• Carl Baker and son, Bill, escaped possible disaster when they discovered someone had sugared the gas in their airplane at Lafayette airport.
• The Boles and Carman Real Estate Agency opened in Lafayette. Owners were Harvey Bole and Gene Carman.
• Oren M. Cooper retired as rural carrier out of the Lafayette Post Office on Aug. 1.
• Elder F.W. Lambert was presented a certificate for Distinguished Service with the Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts.
• Randy Napier was named captain of the 1970 Macon County High School football team. Mike McClard was named co-captain.
• Mary Dotson and Katie Cothron attended a Rebekah Lodge meeting in Nashville.
• Mr. and Mrs. Lanny Cluck and sons returned home after visiting Niagra Falls and Charleston, West Virginia.
66 years ago
• Lucille Witcher Raines was named the county’s first supervisory teacher.
• Otis Parkhurst of Red Boiling Springs killed 16 copperhead snakes. The mother snake and her brood were found under a sack of lumber on the John Smith farm on Salt Lick Creek.
72 years ago
• Uncle Jim Jones, a 92-year-old Nashville citizen, was a guest of Elder Calvin Gregory.
• Lafayette Elementary opened with an enrollment of 160 students.
• Butler & Maxey Drug Company advertised Talcum powder for 10 cents, Jergens lotion for 10 cents and Rose Hair Oil for 10 cents.
• Uncle Bob Kirby was right sick.
75 years ago
• G.A. and R.H. Gregory, who had been in business together, announced they had dissolved partnership in all things.
• B.V. Mathis had a black mare mule for sale, 6 years old, 16 hands, well broke and sound. Reasonably priced.
• Carl Duncan and Miss Pauline Shrum were united in marriage.
• Barton Wilson purchased from Jas. Ragland a brick bungalow on Westmoreland Road.
• Miss Frances Howser was recovering from a case of pneumonia.
• Elder Calvin Gregory was the happy recipient of three loads of wood brought to him by Walter.
• An unknown woman left a baby at the home of Dennis Watkins in Westmoreland. The baby was left in a basket and its clothes and bottle were placed in the basket with the infant.
• Rodgie B., 5-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Steen, lost his left arm as a result of having caught his hand in a grist mill. He was rushed to Scottsville where the arm was removed between the elbow and the shoulder.
• A meeting was held in the courthouse to discuss the possibilities of having a County Fair.
• James Ivan Moss, age 7, and his brother J.C., age 5, drowned in the Barren River. Reports said they had followed their older sister to school at Akersville and were later discovered by a fisherman who was shocked when he discovered the two bodies.
• Virgil Brooks announced he would be a candidate for sheriff.
• Joe Smith, J.B. Freeman and Geo. W. Johnson were in Jefferson, Indiana, on business.
• Mr. and Mrs. Burford Tooley moved into Mrs. Pearl Hall’s home.