• Stacey King was crowned 1990 Fairest of the Fair at the Macon County Fair pageants. Other winners were Amanda Goodman, fair princess, Mindy Wells, fair sweetheart, Kyla Cole, petite miss, Danielle Racki, little miss, and Miss Congeniality Angie Dallas.
• Arnette Dyer of Lafayette suffered multiple injuries when a bull he was unloading at the Macon County Stockyard turned on him and butted him to the ground.
• Eloise Wootten won a gold medal for her first-place finish in the golf competition at the State Senior Games held in Clarksville.
• Winner in the Macon County General Election were Doyle Gaines as county executive, James Mercer as sheriff and Jim Chitwood as general sessions judge.
28 years ago
• The Lafayette Church of Christ held its opening service in its new building on Church Street on Sunday, Aug. 8. Morgan Medlin was pastor of the church.
• Don Hanna was hired as football coach at Red Boiling Springs High School.
• Kevin Evetts graduated from the University of Tennessee School of Pharmacy in Memphis.
• Mr. and Mrs. Mark Presley announced the birth of their son, named David Earl.
30 years ago
• Ricky Roark was named Young Farmer of the Year in a contest sponsored by Farm Bureau.
• J.R. Eden, age 48, was killed by a single blast from a shotgun while he was at the home of his sister in the Maple Grove community.
• Shelia Brockette was named District IV Spiffy Dairy Contest poster winner. Shelia was a third-grade student at Red Boiling Springs Elementary.
• Member of the Citizens Bank softball team included Marrie George, Vicki Driver, June Brawner, Jacqueline Claridy, Edna Jent, Mary Reeves, Cheryl Hix, Penny Jent, Lisa Payne, Janice White, Daphne Chitwood, Beanie Harris and Michelle Brawner. The team was coached by Glen Ray.
33 years ago
• Attending 4-H Roundup at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville were Carol Coley, Martha Coley, Dawn Swaffer, Tina Sullivan and Barry Shrum.
• Opal Walker joined the firm of Porter Real Estate and Auctions.
• Lafayette City Council passed its 1977-78 budget, which was slightly more than $1 million, the largest budget in the history of the city.
• Harold Maynard was awarded the President’s Trophy for outstanding contributions to the Youth Softball Program in Lafayette.
35 years ago
• Martha Coley exhibited the top senior heifer calf at the Tennessee Junior Livestock Expo in Nashville.
• Fire destroyed the Macon County Funeral Home with a loss estimated at $75,000.
• Martin Johnson was named band director at Macon County High School.
• Martha Carver was named to the Dean’s List at David Lipscomb College.
44 years ago
• The body of murdered nightclub entertainer Marie O’Day was to be exhibited in Lafayette, courtesy of the Fire Department. The perfectly mummified body, preserved even down to a corn on one toe, was recovered from the Great Salt Lake in Utah, 12 years after O’Day was murdered by her lover.
• Will Hall Sullivan and J.C. York were pictured with checks received for oil pumped from a well on York’s Long Fork farm. They were the first checks ever received for oil in the county.
• Baxter Donoho of the Webbtown community was pictured with a four-foot rattlesnake he had killed. The rattler had 11 rattles and a button on its tail.