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Tigers win in double overtime against Trousdale County

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The Macon County Tigers brought the 2014 season in with an enormous bang. They won their first game Friday night against the Trousdale County Yellow Jackets. The Tigers haven't won a game against the Yellow Jackets since 2006 when the score ended with Macon 17 and Trousdale County 16.Macon County won the toss up and elected to receive. Trousdale was the first to put a number on the scoreboard in the first quarter with a touchdown and the extra point kick. However the Tigers didn't let the Jackets stay on the scoreboard alone for long, #11 Tyler Carlisle scored a touchdown and #10 Brandon Noles followed up with an extra point to even out the score.

 

Cross country teams compete in Voyles classic

Macon County High School Cross Country teams competed in the Mid State Cross Country Association's Voyles Classic cross country meet on Saturday, August 23. Held at Sharp Springs Park in Smyrna, TN the Voyles Classic is the opening meet in the 2014 cross country season.The 2014 MCHS Cross Country girls' team ranked 17th in the preseason meet. They are led by senior Logan Hernandez. Returning runners are juniors Jessica Seehafer, Jordan Hauskin, and Maddy Miller, and sophomore Taylo...

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2014 Macon County High School Football Team

2014 Macon County Football Seniors back row (L to R): Jesse Gregory, Brandon Noles, John Christian, Gage Carr, Chris Gunter, and Dale Turner. Senior girls: Courtney Brooks, Brittany Brown, Bethany Brown, Samantha Tyler, Ryan Anne Cothron.2014 Macon County Football Freshmen back row (L to R): Cameron Doyle, Seth Carlisle, Mitchell McGlothlin, Trent Boles, Tyler Rich, Levi Bolton, Tanner Wilmore, and Lyndon Hackert. Front row (L to R): Ryan Carver, Brett Sloan, Landon Wix, Ben Burrow...

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One car accident on Scottsville Rd

A one-vehicle accident sent two to the hospital on Monday, August 25, 2014. According to Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Tracy Donoho, the driver, 59-year-old Leanetta Likens of Westmoreland, was traveling northbound on Scottsville Road and while negotiating the curve, she crossed the center lane and traveled off the west shoulder of the road. Her Dodge Stratus struck a mailbox and an utility pole. She, and her passenger, 37-year-old Stephanie Likens were both transported to Macon County Gen...

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Oakdale accident calls for Air Evac

A woman was airlifted to Vanderbilt Thursday afternoon, August 21, after being hit head on by a 1996 Toyota Corolla driven by Zachary Bandy, 22. Bandy was traveling northbound on Oakdale Rd and crossed the center lane.The woman, Ashley Ward, 25, of Lafayette, was traveling south in her 2004 Hyundai on the roadway when the accident occurred. According to THP Trooper Cody Ballard’s report Bandy was cited for being at fault.Ward was airlifted to Vanderbilt University ...

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Red Boiling Springs High Comes Out Fighting

The Bulldogs opened their season on August 22nd with a non-conference game against Jackson County. It was a game of inches, according to Head Coach Kyle Shoulders. The Dawgs lost 13-14 on a couple of missed opportunities: a failure in the third quarter to get the extra point and a turnover on the 20 in the fourth quarter after attempting to carry instead of kicking in a field goal. But, it was an exciting game. It was close. “And those are fun,” Coach Shoulders said. “ItR...

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2nd Annual Bank for a Cure Car and Bike Show

Jimmy Shrum's 1954 Chevy 3100Richard Williams' 1957 Chevy Bel-AirSteve Smith's 1966 Ford MustangSaturday, August 23, 2014 friends gathered in the shade on the hot day. Pictured: Dan Mea (standing) from L to R: Phillip Smith, Junior Brown, Jeremy Green and Wayne Green.Pat and Wayne Burton, of Lafayette show off their 2013 Honda Goldwing Viper.Macon Bank employees offer free face painting for the kids. Pictured (L to R): Heather Williams, D...

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MCHS homecoming activities

During the week of September 2nd – September 5th Macon County High School will be celebrating their annual Homecoming Event. Several activities will be taking place during the week. Following is a list of those activities:Bon FireThe Bon Fire will be held on Thursday, September 4th at 8:00 p.m. at LES gravel parking lot behind football stadium.ParadeThe Homecoming Parade will leave from Macon County High School on Friday, September 5th, 2014 a...

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Makin’ Macon Fit fast approaching

The Makin’ Macon Fit Annual Family Fitness Festival is drawing near. This year is the event’s 21st and will be held on Sat., Sept. 6th at Macon County Junior High School, located at 1003 Hwy 52 Bypass E, Lafayette. Supported completely by local volunteers, the event is designed to benefit Macon County schools, teachers, and the community.

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MACON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL EVENTS

Leo Club Students may join until August 29th. See Mrs. Shrum in room 103. FFA Future Farmers of America - students have the month of September to join. See one of the Ag teachers. FBLA Future Business Leaders of America Students have until the end of September to join. See one of the Business teachers. FCCLA Family Career Community Leaders of America Students have until the end of September to join. See one of the FACS teachers. BETA Applications may be picked up from Mrs. Angie Shoulders or ...

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Macon County Trap Team brings home AIM Grand National Championship

Over 1,100 shooters from across the United States traveled to Sparta, Illinois to compete in the 2014 AIM Grand National Championships. The AIM Grand Nationals represents the final competition of the 2014 trap season which provides the shooters the opportunity to compete against the best young shooters from across the nation. The AIM Grand demands the young shooters to be at their best to bring home the highest honors of the competition year. The Macon County trap team met the challenge captu...

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MCHS Homecoming Court

Pictured (L-R): Leah Anderson - Football Sweetheart, Briley Driver - Homecoming Queen, Morgan Bottoms - Freshman Attendant, Addie Forstner - Junior Attendant, Devan Jones - Sophomore Attendant, and Emily Cliburn - Senior Attendant.

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Strawberry Patch Barn Sale

The Strawberry Patch Barn Sale was the brain-child of entrepreneur Christy Jo Stone. “In 2009, after twisting a few arms, I began hosting a glorified yard sale in my backyard with a small group of girls who have since become my best friends,” said Stone. They quickly outgrew her backyard space, so in the spring of 2011 they moved the sale to her family’s farm in Hartsville, TN. Starlite Farm is approximately 200 acres and is nestled in the rolling hills of Trousdale County r...

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TVA reschedules outage for Tuesday, August 26th

Weather prevented TVA from the interruption of power scheduled for Wednesday, August 20th. Weather permitting, the outage has been rescheduled for Tuesday, August 26th at 10:00 p.m.Tri-County Electric members on Highway 10 North from Pleasant Hill to the Tennessee/Kentucky state line will be affected by the interruption of power. TVA scheduled the outage to remove an old transmission line. Power is expected to be restored to all areas before midnight.Green Valley Road, O...

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Annual Youth Sunday at Lafayette United Methodist Church

What does the spiritual growth of our youth look like at Lafayette United Methodist Church? That question was answered on Sunday, August 17th during the Annual Youth Sunday! The pattern for our young people's spiritual growth begins with devoted Youth Leaders such as Lena Darnell and Betty Pruitt. Under their guidance and direction, the Youth Ministry of Lafayette United Methodist Church planned every aspect of the service and led the congregation in worship. Charlie Hooper shared the opening...

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McClard’s Gifts hosts Bridal Planning Seminar

Planning a wedding can cause a bride and groom much stress. McClard’s Gifts is trying to ease that stress by hosting a Bridal Planning Seminar this Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Several local merchants will be sharing techniques and tips for the bride and groom. Linda’s Catering will have sample reception menus and cake samples, Cathy’s Florist will present what’s trending right now in florals, and Tennessee Soapworks will offer ideas for bridal favors...

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Macon County Junior High Homecoming Court

Macon County Junior High Homecoming Court attendents. Pictured (L to R): 7th grade attendant McKaylee Mix, 8th grade attendants Erin Smoczynski and Jay Young, Queen Brooklyn Brawner, 8th grade attendants Gracie Andrews and Kayli Cline, 7th grade attendant Chloe Cliburn.Macon County Junior High Homecoming Court attendents. Pictured (L to R): 7th grade attendant McKaylee Mix, 8th grade attendants Erin Smoczynski and Jay Young, Queen Brooklyn Brawner, 8th grade attendants Gracie Andre...

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Macon County Jr High Volleyball Team

Macon County Junior High Volleyball Team participated in the Middle School Volleyball Tournament held at Cumberland University August 15th- 17th. The team came home as champs in their division. Great job girls and Coach Griggs.Pictured (L to R) front row: Carson Roddy, Chesney Yates, Bailey Brooks.(L to R) back row: Coach Griggs, Hallie Shrum, Chloe Cliburn, Gracie Andrews, Aleeyah Silcox, Sierra Rodgers, Mia Brawner and Brooklyn Brawner. (Photo submitted)

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